Great to have new music from the Divine Comedy and ‘Queuejumper‘ is a catchy little ditty that bodes well for the upcoming double album ‘Office Politics’ due on June 7.
Creed vocalist Scott Stapp returns with a new song – an enjoyable piece of modern rock. Or as the PR blurb says…
“Purpose For Pain” is an auto-biographical rush of memories, from abuse, to escape, and going from bad to worse before finding the beauty in life’s hard-learned lessons. The single is the first from Stapp’s upcoming album “The Space Between The Shadows”, out in July 2019 on Napalm Records.
Also some bonkers space power metal from Gloryhammer, who have a new album, also released on Napalm Records, called ‘Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex’ which is out on May 31.
Legendary singer Lulu has announced an extensive UK tour for autumn 2019.
Celebrating 55 years since the release of
the debut smash hit single ‘Shout’, Lulu’s ‘On Fire’ tour will see the
Grammy-nominated singer play 35-dates across the UK, starting on September 19th
and ending on 2nd November.
‘On Fire’ is a show packed full of
hits, such as ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, ‘Relight
My Fire’, ‘To Sir With Love’ and, of course, ‘Shout’, amongst many
others, as Lulu recounts her remarkable life now at 70 years old and a
career that has outshone many of her contemporaries.
The announcement comes just 48 hours after
Lulu was revealed as Take That’s very special guest for their 37-date Greatest
Hits Live Tour, where every night they will reunite to perform their #1 smash
hit Relight My Fire together.
her band, a huge LED screen (for the first time) showing carefully selected
personal and career defining moments, Lulu will have audiences nationwide,
sitting, standing, dancing, singing, laughing and simply listening to an
amazing story that started on 3rd November 1948.
said, “I’ve so enjoyed touring with my amazing band over the past few years
that it didn’t take very long for me to get the urge to hit the road again.
We’ll be playing here, there and everywhere, so I invite fans old and new to
come along and share a great night covering my six decades in music. ”
songwriter, actress, business woman and national treasure are all labels that
have been attributed to Lulu, who has stayed the course, when many have
faltered, simply because of her talent as an artist and her determination as a
powerhouse performances have ensured a loyal following of fans who come out year
after year to witness a legend at work.
to shout about? Lulu has plenty!
The dates for Lulu’s ‘On
Fire’ tour are as follows:
Basingstoke Anvil Arts
Eastbourne Congress Theatre
New Brighton Floral Pavilion
Lanark Memorial Hall
Whitley Bay The
Wolverhampton The Grand Theatre
High Wycombe Wycombe Swan
Peterborough New Theatre
St George’s Hall
Bury St Edmunds The Apex
Northampton Royal & Derngate
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
St David’s Hall
Kings Lynn Corn
A ticket presale through the tour’s venues will
take place from 10.00am on Wednesday, 17th April.
Kian Sparkes is a musician/audio engineer who has released a series of EPs and albums to date. The four songs on the free EP are well produced rock with a distinct country feel. Not surprising given his love of Lynyrd Skynyrd! ‘Has It Got What It Takes’ is a tasty classic rock fuelled tune, featuring plenty of loud guitar. The other stand out is the country rocker ‘Come Outside (And Hold My Hand)’, one perfect for daytime radio. Maybe not the strongest vocalist, however the songs have strong melodies and tales of the everday in the lyrics.
Things change. Life goes on. After
thirteen great years which have flown past in the blink of an eye, the
Sweet’s ‘Still Got The Rock’ tour in May will be my last with this fantastic band.
It’s been a fascinating ride filled with music, laughter and great
memories. I have met many wonderful friends and fans along the way, and
will always value my time spent fronting The Sweet.
I’m not retiring and will continue my involvement with FRONTM3N and solo
projects. The time is simply right for us all to make this change.
I wish Andy, Bruce and Tony the very best for the future continuation
of this most iconic of bands, and thank them for their friendship and
cameraderie on the road. I would also like to take this opportunity to
wish my mate Paul Manzi well in his new role – I know he’ll do a
We are, and will remain, firm friends and I’m
sure I’ll be making a return appearance from time to time, so this is by
no means a forever goodbye!
Greetings to you all from my new home in Shrewsbury! I’m currently having a great time touring with UFQ but the main purpose of this email is to tell you all about my NEW ALBUM! And also the accompanying tour and lots more besides. Read on to find out more 🙂
I’m also delighted to say that for the first time, I will be releasing a banjo tablature book. I’ll be returning to the Midwest Banjo Camp in the US (see below) in June and last year so many people asked me about a book I thought it was about time I did one! It will be a collection of tabs from four of my albums – The Same But Different, Incidents and Accidents, Verging On The Perpendicular and the new album Trio. It is aimed at intermediate to advanced players primarily but hopefully there’s something for everyone! There’s plenty of instructions to accompany the tab. More information to follow on release dates, where to get it etc but I thought I’d give you the good news now 🙂
USA TOUR IN JUNE
Delighted to be heading back for my third
tour of the USA. I’ll be returning to the Midwest Banjo Camp in Olivet,
Michigan to play and teach alongside some of the world’s finest banjo
players (no pressure…) and then heading to California for a little run of
gigs. Dates as follows, would be lovely to see you:
Finally, very excited to tell you that
over the summer and in a few gigs in the autumn my band Urban Folk Quartet
will be augmented! UFQ x2 will hit the festivals featuring an extra fiddle,
bass and a horn section as part of our tenth anniversary celebrations.
We’ve had the first couple of rehearsals and it sounds amazing! We can’t
wait to unleash it on the world – head over to theufq.com and check the gigs out.
Thank you all so much for the continued support. It’s a crazy life I’ve chosen, and you all make it possible and I am forever grateful.
9th June ROCK HARD FESTIVAL Gelsenkirchen, Germany
11th June BURY ST. EDMUNDS Apex
12th June HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome
13th June WARRINGTON Parr Hall
15th June ROCK THE COAST FESTIVAL Malaga, Spain.
Magnum’s latest album, ‘Live At The Symphony Hall’, was universally acclaimed on release in January 2019, Classic Rock’s Malcolm Dome raving in his 8/10 review that “The band are tight and passionate, while Bob Catley’s vocals cut through with febrile certainty. And it says a lot about how committed Magnum are to more recent material that tracks like ‘Crazy Old Mothers’ and ‘When We Were Younger’ sound as momentous as the timeless ‘How Far Jerusalem’ or ‘The Spirit’.”
‘Live At Symphony Hall’, which was recorded on 19th April 2018 at the exhilarating final concert of their 2 month long ‘Road To Eternity Tour’ in Birmingham, contains an impeccable mix of Magnum classics and cracking new songs from 2018’s studio album, ‘Lost On The Road To Eternity’, which was widely acclaimed as one of, if not the best album of the group’s entire career to date when released at the end of January this year.