Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 – LETZ ZEP

Led Zeppelin tribute band Letz Zep play Vitoria in Spain on February 8 and will be plugging the work of Nordoff Robbins via their social media. They don’t half tour a lot as well as can be seen by the gigs list below…

June 22, 2018 WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23 United Kingdom
June 23, 2018 Hertford – Corn Exchange United Kingdom
August 16, 2018 CHEPSTOW – Monsters of Roc United Kingdom
August 17, 2018 Prestwich – Longfield Suite United Kingdom
August 18, 2018 LUSTADT, Open Air Germany
September 7, 2018 HULL – Welly Club United Kingdom
September 8, 2018 BRIGHOUSE – Venue 73 United Kingdom
September 22, 2018 REDDITCH – John Bonham – A Celebration United Kingdom
September 28, 2018 NEWPORT – Strings Bar Venue United Kingdom
September 29, 2018 EASTBOURNE – Bandstand United Kingdom
November 16, 2018 SEVENOAKS Stag Theatre United Kingdom
November 17, 2018 HASLEMERE – Haslemere Hall United Kingdom
November 30, 2018 COTTBUS, Gladhouse Germany
December 7, 2018 NEURUPPIN, Kulturhaus Stadtgarten Germany
December 8, 2018 ERFURT, HsD Germany
December 14, 2018 NURMBURG – Hirsch Germany
December 15, 2018 Vacha – Vachwerk Germany
January 8, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – Zenith Arena LILLE France
January 10, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – OLYMPIA PARIS France
January 12, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – CITE DU CONGRESS NANTES France
January 13, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – ZENITH CAEN France
January 15, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – BREST ARENA France
January 16, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – LE LIBERTE RENNES France
January 19, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – VORST NATIONAAL – BRUXELLES Belgium
January 20, 2019 Rock LEGENDS – Kursaal Oostend Belgium
January 22, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – LES ARENES DE METZ France
January 25, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – ZENITH – SAINT ETIENNE – France
January 26, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – ARCADIUM – ANNECY France
January 27, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – L’ AXONE – MONTBELIARD France
January 29, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – LE SILO MARSEILLE France
January 30, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – ZENITH SUD -MONTPELLIER France
February 1, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – BOURSE DU TRAVAIL – LYON France
February 2, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – ZENITH D’AUVERGNE France
February 3, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS- SUMMUM – GRENOBLE France
February 5, 2019 ROCK LEGENDS – ZENITH DE DIJON – France
February 8, 2019 VITORIA – Jimmy Jazz Spain
February 9, 2019 PAMPLONA – Auditorio Burlada Spain
February 10, 2019 SANTANDER – Escenario Santander Spain
February 12, 2019 MADRID – Teatro Rialto Spain
February 14, 2019 VILLADOLID – Porta Caeli Spain
February 15, 2019 Lleida – Cafe del teatre Spain
February 16, 2019 BARCELONA – Barts Spain
March 2, 2019 HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome United Kingdom
March 7, 2019 BERLIN – Columbia Theatre Germany
March 9, 2019 REGENSBURG Germany
March 15, 2019 ONSABRUCK – Rosenhof Germany
March 22, 2019 DEAL – Astor Theatre United Kingdom
March 29, 2019 LONDON – Borderline United Kingdom
April 5, 2019 DRESDEN – Tante Ju Germany
April 12, 2019 AMSTERDAM – Melkweg Netherlands
April 26, 2019 LIVERPOOL – Epstein Theatre United Kingdom
April 27, 2019 MATLOCK BATH – Fishponds United Kingdom
May 3, 2019 MANSFIELD – The Diamond United Kingdom

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‘Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters’ Return in 2019 for a UK & European Tour

I saw them last year at the London Palladium and they are well worth seeing…

‘Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters’ Return in 2019 for a UK & European Tour to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s Debut Album

Marking fifty years since the release of Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album – and its follow-up, Led Zeppelin II – Australia’s celebrated live concert event Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters will return to the UK for ten-dates in April 2019 as part of their European tour.

Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Vince Contarino and bolstered by the breathtaking might of the thirty-five-piece The Black Dog Orchestra, Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters features no fewer than eighteen Led Zeppelin classics.

From the raw, metallic blues of Whole Lotta Love to the epic Stairway to Heaven and the sheer exhilaration of Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters celebrates the timeless musical legacy of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones with a no-holds-barred concert performing the masterpieces of Led Zeppelin.

Having performed numerous sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House and nationwide tours across Australia, Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters’ debut UK tour in 2017 was so successful their 2019 return will preceded by eight dates in mainland Europe for the first time.

Vince Contarino said, “To be able to come back to the UK means the world to us. We were welcomed graciously and treated with the utmost respect when we toured the UK for the first time in 2017, despite being an unknown and unproven act in the UK. To be asked back for an even bigger tour is hugely gratifying. We are feeling the love, and we’re going to be coming back over to give it back by the truckload.”

Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters’ debut UK tour received glowing praise from both Led Zeppelin fans and the music critics alike – including Dave Lewis the editor of the world-famous Led Zeppelin fanzine Tight But Loose, who said the band’s performance of The Rain Song was “quite simply one of the best performances of a Zep song performed by a band that were not Led Zeppelin I’ve ever witnessed.”

Vince said, “We were taken aback by the reception we received. We loved that the UK audiences are so demonstrative – the energy is amazing. We are also still in disbelief when we look back at the reviews the press gave us throughout the first tour. They were so positive and encouraging. In fact, as the reviews were coming in we just kept trying harder and harder each night, so as to keep the standard up.

With the tour falling in between the anniversaries of Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album and its follow-up, Led Zeppelin II, released in March and October of 1969, respectively, Vince admits the timing of the tour is a happy coincidence, “It was only when we saw the tour dates that we realised the timing was perfect. Look at it this way, spending time with friends is a blessing and a great thing to do, but if there is a good reason to celebrate, like a birthday or an anniversary, then crack out the champagne and let’s party!”

The ten-date UK tour will begin at Liverpool’s Philharmonic on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, and end at London’s Eventim Apollo on Sunday, 14th April.

Tickets are on sale now, available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Don’t miss this explosive celebration of the music of Led Zeppelin as one of the most ambitious concerts ever to meet the stage returns to the UK. Way, way down inside, you need it!

The full list of European tour dates for Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters’ is as follows:

March

Sat 23rd            Bergen             Grieghallen     (http://www.grieghallen.no/display.aspx?menuid=&prodid=1173)

Sun 24th           Oslo                 Konserthus     (https://www.oslokonserthus.no/program/led-zeppelin-masters/)

Wed 27th          Utrecht            Tivoli              (https://www.tivolivredenburg.nl/agenda/stairway-to-heaven-led-zeppelin-masters-27-03-2019/)
Thu 28th           Groningen       De Osterpoort (https://www.de-oosterpoort.nl/programma/led-zeppelin-masters/)

Sat 30th            Brussels           Cirque Royal   (https://www.ticketmaster.be/artist/stairway-to-heaven-tickets/492573?language=en-us)

Sun 31st           Eindhoven       Musiekgebouw (https://www.muziekgebouweindhoven.nl/Led_Zeppelin_Masters)

April 2019

Tue 2nd             Liverpool        Philharmonic              0151 709 3789            liverpoolphil.com

Wed 3rd           Cardiff             St Davids                     029 2087 8444            stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk

Fri 5th               Newcastle       City Hall                       0844 811 21 21           theatreroyal.co.uk

Sat 6th              Edinburgh       Usher Hall                   0131 228 1155            usherhall.co.uk

Sun 7th            Manchester      Bridgewater                 0161 907 9000            bridgewater-hall.co.uk

Tue 9th             Nottingham     Royal Concert Hall     0115 989 5555            trch.co.uk

Wed 10th         Portsmouth      Guildhall                     023 9387 0200            portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

Fri 12th             Southend        Cliffs Pavilion            01702 351 135            southendtheatres.org.uk

Sat 13th            Birmingham    Symphony Hall           0121 780 3333            thsh.co.uk

Sun 14th           London            Eventim Apollo          020 8563 3800            eventimapollo.com

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UK Tour Dates For Chicago Bluesman Davy Knowles

Chicago-based blues guitarist Davy Knowles will return to the UK in July for a run of six lives dates, supporting the release of his latest EP, ‘1932’.

Following the release of Davey’s all-acoustic ‘1932’ EP, which was recorded entirely on his  treasured 1932 National Triolian resonator guitar, the Isle of Man-born guitarist’s UK dates begin on Monday, 2nd July, at The Beaverwood Club in Chislehurst and ends at the Linton Festival, near Ross-on-Wye on Sunday, 8th July.

In between, Davy will play headline dates in St Albans (3rd), Nottingham (6th) and Bristol (7th), plus a date at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire (4th) as the as special guest of Supersonic Blues Machine.

Having learned to play guitar from listening to guitar legend such as Rory Gallagher, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Peter Green and John Mayall, and honing his skills playing the local music circuit, Knowles’s professional career started with a bang – arriving in America aged 19 with his band Back Door Slam, an acclaimed debut album,  and rave reviews at SXSW 2007

From that dynamic introduction, Knowles proceeded to make a significant impact across US media – from memorable TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America, to a three year run at radio with the singles ‘Come Home’ from the debut album Roll Away and ‘Tear Down the Walls’ and ‘Coming Up For Air’ from the Peter Frampton-produced follow-up album – both albums Top 3 Billboard Blues Chart.

A relentless four-year touring regime followed for Knowles in support of his albums, taking in legendary festivals Lollapalooza, Memphis In May, Bonnaroo  and Austin City Limits, and headlining shows at The Troubadour, Red Rocks, World Cafe and The Iridium. He also toured with Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, The Who, Warren Haynes, George Thorogood, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rhythm Devils and the Satriani/Hagar inspired supergroup Chickenfoot.

Other highlights from this period include playing live to Astronauts on the ISS from mission control in Houston – one of only a handful of artists to be invited to do so – three tours of the UK and Europe and numerous international festivals including Jakarta, Tokyo, and Perth, Australia.

Davy Knowles

In 2011 Knowles’s song Reach Higher was the official anthem for the Youth Commonwealth Games, and in 2012 his ‘birthday’ tribute to Woody Guthrie – a stunning electric version of Pastures of Plenty – was released in aid of WhyHunger?.

In 2014, as Ambassador for the Isle of Man’s “Year of Culture” Knowles played the International Celtic Festival in Lorient, France, and that same year began filming the documentary Island Bound – tracking the migration of Celtic and European folk music with the early settlers to the British Colonies, with Davy demonstrating how this music was preserved and passed down through generations, evolving into Bluegrass, Folk, Country and Americana –  and ultimately influencing the blues and rock music of today.

From the very start Knowles earned the respect of fans, media and musicians alike. Throughout this musical journey, though, Knowles has kept ‘the blues’ close to his heart. He said, “I love the guitar as an instrument, it’s so versatile and endlessly challenging, but whilst I will try play any style to meet that challenge, blues is the music I first fell in love with, and I have always connected deeply with it. I enjoy playing the historian, and am fascinated by all facets of the genre, from the earliest field recordings, to the more recent guitar gods that electrified and supercharged this music. It’s from all along this timeline that I like to draw influence from.”

Davy Knowles’ UK tour dates is as follows:

Mon 2nd July    The Beaverwood Club Chislehurst                              Tickets

Tues 3rd July    St Albans                    The Horn                                 Tickets

Wed 4th July    London                        O2 Shepherds Bush Empire* Tickets

Fri 6th   July      Nottingham                Rock City Basement               Tickets

Sat 7th July      Bristol                          The Thunderbolt                     Tickets

Sun 8th July     Ross-on-Wye  Linton Festival                        Tickets

(*opening for Supersonic Blues Machine)

www.davyknowles.com

@davyknowles

www.facebook.com/DavyKnowles

Davy already has a recognizable style. He’s definitely the gunslinger guitarist of the 21st century,’’ – Peter Frampton

“My favourite modern Bluesman” – Joe Satriani

“Davy Knowles continues to amaze me – he’s still so young and yet he plays, writes and sings with such maturity.  He’s immersed himself in the styles of many great players and has emerged with his own brand, playing with a smile on his face.  He’s a rare bird, one I will continue to watch and study.” – Bernie Marsden

NINEBARROW newsletter June 2018

We hope this email finds you well and enjoying the start of the festival season wherever you are! 😎 After a pretty epic three months launching and touring the new album, we’ve just got back from a few weeks off, and we’re now raring to hit the road again!

‘The Waters and the Wild’: launched ✅ 

It’s hard to believe that it was back in April we had our launch show at Lighthouse Poole. It really was a special evening – so a huge thank you if you managed to make it down! If you didn’t – we thought you might like to have a little look at one of the songs we played. It’s not off the new album this time…but a new arrangement of an old favourite from our first album: The Sea. 

The show really was a massive success and it’s really inspired us to explore working as a band a little more often. Watch this space…we’ve got some exciting things in the pipeline that we can’t wait to share with you! 😉

What did the ‘media’ think?

Launching an album is a really nervous time – it really is. We really like it – but you obviosuly hope everyone else does too!! And we’ve been SO pleased with all of the feedback we’ve had. We even managed to pick up two ★★★★★ reviews in the Morning Star newspaper and also the EFDSS EDS Magazine. Here’s a quick round up of the highlights:

We also managed to reach No. 2 in Amazon’s Folk Album Best Seller Chart last week, which was pretty amazing! If you fancy doing a review of the album on Amazon to help that along – you can do that by clicking here: Leave a review

New Dates Announced

As always, we’re announcing new dates all the time – and it’s been a little while since we sent you any, so there’s absolutely stacks of new ones. Please do check out the gig map and dates down the side of this email (or at the bottom if you’re viewing on mobile). It’d be great to see you out and about at one of them soon!

Until next time – all the best and take care,

Thu 14 Jun 2018
The Apex
Bury Saint Edmunds

Fri 15 Jun 2018
St Edith Hall
Sevenoaks

Sat 16 Jun 2018
All Saints Church
Wokingham

Sat 23 Jun 2018
Dunton Folk Club
Bedford

Fri 29 Jun 2018
Horton & Little Sodbury Village Hall
Bristol

Sat 30 Jun 2018
St Nicholas’ Church
Guildford

Thu 05 Jul 2018
St Andrews Church
Rugby

Fri 06 Jul 2018
Roots Music Club
Doncaster

Sat 07 Jul 2018
Folk at the Hall 2018
Rhyl

Sun 08 Jul 2018
Eglwys St Hywyn
Aberdaron

Fri 20 Jul 2018
West Coker Commemoration Hall
Yeovil

Sat 21 Jul 2018
St Andrew’s Church
Colyton

Fri 27 Jul 2018
Turweston Church
Brackley

Sat 28 Jul 2018
Rhydycroesau Village Hall
Oswestry

Sun 12 Aug 2018
Springhead Trust
Shaftesbury

Sat 18 Aug 2018
Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 2018
Swanage

Sat 25 Aug 2018
Cornwall Folk Festival 2018
Wadebridge

Fri 31 Aug 2018
NINEBARROW AND FRIENDS CONCERT
Lyme Folk Weekend 2018

Sat 01 Sep 2018
The Selsey Centre
Chichester

Fri 07 Sep 2018
Swanage Folk Festival 2018

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA new song ‘Lovers In The Rain’

After taking the world of rock music by storm with last year’s surprise hit Amber Galactic (which was also nominated for a Swedish Grammy in the process), and leaving people speechless after a breath-taking first European tour in November/December, Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA have announced the release of their impatiently awaited next album, Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough – out June 29th via Nuclear Blast.

Today, they are releasing the second single off the upcoming album, entitled ‘Lovers in the Rain’. It’s accompanied by an animated music video, which you can watch here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7zcmpdg0so&t=140s

ICYMI, you can watch the video for the first single, ‘This Time‘, here: https://youtu.be/9QdHI0if_xk
Pre-order the album here in a variety of formats: http://nblast.de/TNFOWorldAintEnough

Just like 2017’s Amber Galactic the album will feature two different cover artworks for the regular and limited edition versions.

The album is set for release on June 29, 2018 via Nuclear Blast and will contain 12 brand new songs. The limited first edition digipack CD as well as the vinyl will also feature an exclusive bonus track. The Japanese version will also feature an additional bonus track.

Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough
01. This Time
02. Turn To Miami
03. Paralyzed
04. Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough
05. Moments Of Thunder
06. Speedwagon
07. Lovers In The Rain
08. Can’t Be That Bad
09. Pretty Thing Closing In
10. Barcelona
11. Winged And Serpentine
12. The Last Of The Independent Romantics
Limited edition digipack CD & Vinyl bonus track
13. Marjorie
Japanese Bonus Track
14. Pacific Priestess

Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough was again produced by the band themselves and was recorded at Handsome Hard Music / Larsson Music Studio as well as Nordic Sound Lab in Skara, Sweden. Mixing duties were taken on by the band’s guitarist/percussionist Sebastian Forslund and mastering was done by Thomas ”Plec” Johansson at The Panic Room.

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA
– Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough –
European Tour 2018
+ Special Guests BLACK MIRRORS

01.11. SE Malmö KB*
02.11. DE Weissenhäuser Strand METAL HAMMER PARADISE*
03.11. SE Skövde Skövde in Rock*
08.11. SE Stockholm Kägelbanan*
10.11. SE Göteborg Sticky Fingers*
11.11. NO Oslo John Dee*
16.11. FI Helsinki On The Rocks*
23.11. DE Cologne Luxor
24.11. DE Osnabrück Rosenhof
25.11. NL Zoetermeer Boerderij
26.11. NL Arnhem Willemeen
27.11. BE Vosselaar Biebob
28.11. FR Nantes Le Ferrailleur
30.11. UK London Underworld
01.12. FR Paris Petit Bain
02.12. FR Toulouse Le Rex
03.12. ES Madrid Caracol
04.12. ES Barcelona Bóveda
05.12. FR Lýon Warmaudio
06.12. IT Milano Legend Club
08.12. CH Zurich Dynamo
09.12. DE Mannheim MS Connection
10.12. AT Salzburg Rockhouse
11.12. HU Budapest A38
12.12. AT Vienna Szene
13.12. AT Graz Dom im Berg
14.12. DE Munich Backstage
15.12. CZ Prague Nova Chmelnice
16.12. DE Nürnberg Hirsch
17.12. DE Saarbrücken Garage
18.12. DE Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal
19.12. DE Berlin Bi Nuu
20.12. DE Jena F-Haus
21.12. DE Dresden Eventwerk Studio
22.12. DE Bochum Matrix
* = without BLACK MIRRORS

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA members:
Björn Strid – vocals
Sharlee D’ Angelo – bass
David Andersson – guitars
Richard Larsson – keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck – drums
Sebastian Forslund – guitars, percussion

www.facebook.com/thenightflightorchestraofficial | www.nuclearblast.de/thenightflightorchestra

SKERRYVORE new album ‘Evo’

Highly recommended album and you can read my review here

Skerryvore, one of Scotland’s finest musical exports, are gearing up to release their sixth studio album this weekend.

The multi award-winning eight piece male line-up, firm favourites on the festival scene, will launch Evo at their own signature festival, Oban Live, on Saturday June 9th just days before its official June 11 release on the Tyree Records label.

Skerryvore

Full of their trademark fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana this heady brew of musicians hails from all corners of Scotland, each one bringing something different to the mix. Glasgow-based, Livingston-born lead singer and guitarist Alec Dalglish has penned five new songs that contrast with the belting tunes spread liberally across the 11 track release.

As with the definition of Evo, Skerryvore – named after a remote reef in western Scotland – have stealthily evolved their driving Celt-rock sound over the past 12 years. Formed in 2005 by Isle of Tiree-born Gillespie brothers Daniel (accordion) and Martin (Highland bagpipes), the band now boasts newest member Scott Wood on pipes and whistles, Ayrshire’s Craig Espie (fiddle) and Alan Scobie (keys), Aberdeenshire’s Jodie Bremaneson on bass and West Lothian’s Fraser West (drums).

No blade of grass stands a chance of growing under the feet of this energetic line-up. Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music Awards coveted ‘Live Act of the Year’ (2016 and 2011) their upward trajectory has taken them from a small Hebridean island on a global journey often away from the well-trodden gig circuit for prestigious milestone performances in New York’s Central Park, at the Ryder Cup in Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, China.

Recorded at the renowned Castlesound Studios in East Lothian and Carriage House Studios in Conneticut, Evo is instantly engaging. An expectant drone kicks in for the haunting tour de force opening number – Martin Gillespie’s tongue-in-cheek tune The Exorcists, triggered by the band’s exorcising of spirits of a different kind from promoter Gordon MacKenzie’s Oman home in his absence. Mackenzie remarked: “If you want spirits removed from your house, call in the Skerries!” It segues into Scott Wood’s tune Donnie’s.

Opening at full throttle with that big emphatic sound of thundering drums and pipes, as rich as a Scottish single malt, it lays down the gauntlet for this captivating album that for 45 minutes draws you into another world that is vibrant and emotive in equal measures.

Dalglish’s songs start with At the End of the Line, with its opening keyboard refrain. With his engaging, clear voice he ponders the global touring shuttle “4000 miles in the sky till the wheels hit the ground” and the location of Paradise and concludes it is “where your people are”, totally changing the mood created in the opening number.

And this is what Skerryvore is so good at – migrating from the big blast numbers to the heartfelt reflective tracks.

Dalglish has these songs down to a fine art, from the infectious Hold On to the hopefulness of Waiting on the Sun and the catchy mainstream-nudging love song Take My Hand, released as a single.

Another stand out number is his life-affirming Live Forever, a remixed version of the original song recorded in Conneticut. It provided the soundtrack for Scottish Tourism’s ‘Wild About Argyll’ campaign and hit No 1 in the iTunes World music chart last year, followed by a 70-date Live Forever tour of UK, Italy, Spain, Denmark, The Netherlands and USA.

Craig Espie’s Mile High tune set apparently recalls his fainting episode on board a flight home from Spain, with little sympathy from his bandmates. But there’s nothing light-headed about this number which is fast and furious -Mile High Header being followed by the aptly-titled Momentum, with the pipes let loose.

Elsewhere there are covers of the late Aberdeenshire piper-composer Gordon Duncan’s lively and intricate tune Trip to Modera and Glaswegian songwriter Alex Wayt’s rocky song Borderline.

Soraidh Slan, a slow, respectful air composed and performed by Martin Gillespie, is the poignant penultimate track – a farewell to loved ones lost in 2017 before The Rise, also written by Martin, ends on an optimistic, upbeat note with all musicians at full pelt to bring the music full circle.

Skerryvore marked their 10th anniversary in 2016 with a “Decade” concert at Mossfield Stadium, Oban, selling 3,000 tickets in 90 minutes. The capacity was increased and 6,000 visitors enjoyed the event with guests including Dougie MacLean and Ireland’s Sharon Shannon.

Image result for oban Live logoIts success led to the creation of the band’s own annual festival Oban Live that has now attracted over 10,000 festivalgoers and become the biggest live music event in Argyll and Bute. The 2018 event (June 8 & 9) will witness the launch of Evo. http://obanlive.com/

This year sees Skerryvore embarking on another world tour that will include a headline performance at the famous Tonder Festival in Denmark and a date at the Brooklyn Bowl. In the UK they will be appearing at festivals including Shrewsbury, Wychwood and Moonbeams.

Classy and confident, this tight, talented line-up continue to set the bar high. Skerryvore -The Evolution – continues.

http://skerryvore.com/

BERNIE TORME The Final Fling Tour

‘(Bernie) did me a great favour. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be doing it now. I’d have given up’.
Ozzy Osbourne, 2018

Last orders at the bar…

World-renowned guitar legend Bernie Tormé will be heading out on tour for the final time in the U.K. later this year.

With a new studio album rumoured to be in the offing, the celebrated Irish six-stringer will hit the road for a string of dates in November/December.

A man whose CV is as impressive as his six-string dexterity, Tormé has lent his enviable skills over the years to Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne, Dee Snider, Atomic Rooster and many others whilst maintaining an acclaimed solo career alongside.

Prior to the final U.K. tour Tormé and his band will be heading to the prestigious Sweden Rock festival, playing alongside the likes of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, Rose Tattoo and a certain Mr. Osbourne…

“Elegantly crafted music based around the man’s electrifying blues, with a kick.”
Classic Rock

Bernie Tormé ‘The Final Fling’ UK 2018

22nd Nov – Facebar, Reading
23rd Nov – Queen Vic, South Shields
24th Nov – Winterstorm Festival, Troon
25th Nov – Bannermans, Edinburgh
27th Nov – Robin II, Bilston, Wolverhampton
28th Nov – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
30th Nov – The Lounge, London
1st Dec – The Bear, Weston-super-Mare

Guitar legend, blues rock psychedelic shredmeister, glam punk sleaze rock frontman: Bernie Tormé has enjoyed a long and remarkable career. Hit records, world tours and international acclaim came as lead guitarist in Gillan. After which, Bernie stepped in for Ozzy Osbourne in the aftermath of guitar legend Randy Rhoads‘ tragic death before going on to front Electric Gypsies and Tormé. Teaming up with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and Iron Maiden’s drummer Clive Burr,

Bernie put together Desperado and later reunited with ex-Gillan colleague, John McCoy and drummer Robin Guy in GMT.

Returning to the stage in 2013, Bernie also began working in his favoured trio format once again, releasing three critically-acclaimed albums; ‘Flowers & Dirt‘ (2014), ‘Blackheart’ (2015) and the 3CD ‘Dublin Cowboy’ (2017) package (comprising a live, an acoustic, and a new electric studio album). All three were crowdfunded, connecting Bernie directly with his fans.

Bernie states: “In the past you were pretty distant and separated from your fans with a record label in between. Making these albums with pledge campaigns has been a great experience. I like having the connection with fans and getting the feedback direct on making an album.”

2018 will see the release of Bernie’s latest, as-yet untitled, studio album.

Bernie Tormé has recorded over 24 albums in his career to date as a solo artist or band member.