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HRH United, Day 2 – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllhelli March 2015

David Wilson

After a morning of interviews (evidence to be found elsewhere on the site) and full English (the least said ...

HRH United – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllhelli March 2015

David Wilson

As has become tradition at Rock-Zone UK, March sees the arrival of Hard Rock Hell AOR. This one, the ...

Santa Cruz – Manchester Academy 3 , 20th March 2015

David Wilson

Review, Photography and Video by Mick Parry For those who don’t know Santa Cruz are a Finnish band formed ...

Space Elevator – Live at The Railway Venue, Bolton 13th December 2014

David Wilson

I think that to start with I should declare that I have something of a soft spot for The ...

Vega and Newman at The Railway Venue, Bolton – 6th November 2014

David Wilson

Now here’s a strange one! I normally ruminate on my gig visits prior to putting finger tip to keyboard ...

Rock of Ages UK Tour – Palace Theatre, Manchester 3rd (6th, 8th and 10th!) May 2014

David Wilson

Right then, just in case anybody might have missed it … Davey boy is just a bit of a ...

Hey! Hello!, Von Hertzen Brothers and The Wildhearts – Manchester Academy 10th April

David Wilson

Three bands for the price of one? A busy night but why not? Quick rush over to the Academy ...

Foreigner/Europe/FM – Manchester O2 Apollo, 3rd April 2014

David Wilson

When this tour was announced it was right at the top of my must see of 2014. Why? Firstly, ...

ColdSpell/Lawless/Junker – The Box, Crewe March 24th 2014

David Wilson

OK, I admit it – I live for music and do develop obsessive, compulsive tendencies in respect of bands ...

HRH AOR 2 (plus a bit of Prog 2 and Blues 1!) – Hafan Y Mor, Pwellheli 20th, 21st and 22nd March 2014

David Wilson

Right then boys and girls. Hands up who likes festivals? Really? All of you? Hmm … let’s try that ...

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Things of Interest

Toby Jepson, Wayward Sons – Interview Newcastle 8th October 2017

David Wilson

The lovely Toby Jepson from Wayward Sons very kindly took some time to have a chat with Rock-Zone UK just prior to hitting the stage at the O2 Academy in Newcastle upon Tyne Don’t forget to buy “Ghosts of Yet to Come” it’s an absolute cracker and our review is here Wayward ...

Sister – HRH Sleaze, Sheffield 3rd September 2017

David Wilson

Interview with Sister by Justin Buckley

New Device – HRH Sleaze, Sheffield 3rd September 2017

David Wilson

Interview with New Device by Justin Buckley

Chasing Dragons – HRH Sleaze, Sheffield 3rd September 2017

David Wilson

Interview with Chasing Dragons by Justin Buckley

Dan Reed – The Cluny 2, Newcastle upon Tyne 16th September 2017

David Wilson

Over the last seven years, I have seen one man perform live more than any other. In fact, I often joke, with Dan that I see him more than my family – he always says “surely not” but, in all honesty, my comment has more than a hint of truth about it. ...

Wayward Sons – Ghosts of Yet to Come

David Wilson

You know that feeling when one of your favourite bands comes to end? Yeah that feeling of “What now?”, “Surely not?” and emotions for some of the more musically obsessed amongst us that feel like a kind of bereavement. Well I can still remember the day when Little Angels came to an end. ...

Grimm Up North – Bury’s Rock and Metal Town Centre Takeover! 30th September – 1st October

David Wilson

“Grimm Up North” (September 30th and October 1st 2017) is a benefit event which will be held in support of Diabetes UK and to help to raise funds for fellow musician (and also a Diabetic) Steve Grimmett. Steve fronts the band Grim Reaper and following the onset of an aggressive infection whilst touring in South America earlier ...

Martina Edoff – “We Will Align”

David Wilson

There are some who like to suggest rock in all it’s various pigeon holes is dead … or atthe very least on a life support system and the priest has been called in to administer the Last Rites. Those of us fortunate to have the opportunity to hear the stuff being produced ...

Twisted Illusion – Insight to the Mind of a Million Faces

David Wilson

Well who would have thought it? 48 ½ years on this planet and still finding new and exciting music that fills one soul with passion and excitement. Sure, I will always be a child of the 1980s when music was all about fun, big hair and stupidity, yet here I am filling ...

Joe Matera – Heart of Stone EP

David Wilson

You’ve got to love social media and the internet. In amongst the bile filled hate and pictures of kittens I find that the glories of the internet have presented me, and many others, with a route to new artists and music like never before. One such was Joe Matera whose last album ...

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