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Hard Rock Hell United – Camp HRH Pwllheli, 12th March 2016

David Wilson

Well, how did that happen? Suddenly it was Day 3 and the last day of music for HRH United ...

Hard Rock Hell United – Camp HRH, Pwllheli 11th March 2016

David Wilson

After what seemed like a very short sleep, Friday dawned with weather less Spring-like and more misty mountain compared ...

Hard Rock Hell United – Camp HRH, Pwllheli 10th March 2016

David Wilson

Where did that year go? It only seems like a few weeks since I reported on the annual pilgrimage ...

Dan Reed Network – Newcastle upon Tyne Academy 2, 21st October 2015

David Wilson

Review by Jack Davey On a crisp clear October evening, The Academy 2 in Newcastle was the venue for ...

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 ...

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 ...

Grace Solero – “Hundred Years Apart”

David Wilson

Possibly a new name to you, Grace Solero are a band not short on talent – with singer/guitarist Grace ...

Pat McManus at The Railway Venue, Bolton – 24th March 2013

David Wilson

There comes a time in one’s life where a spot of re-evaluation needs to take place….the trouble is I ...

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Things of Interest

Stevie Nimmo Hard Rock Hell Blues

David Wilson

Apologies to Steveie Nimmo as the last post revealed a bit of a hiccup with the images. These are Ange Cobham’s shots from Hard Rock Hell Blues the other week from the spectacular set from Stevie   All photography copyright 2018 – Ange Cobham/Cobspix

Hard Rock Hell Blues – Sheffield, Sunday 15th April 2018 – Part 3

David Wilson

Rock-Zone new addition, Angela Cobham, covered the Sunday of Hard Rock Hell Blues in Sheffield. All that attended confirmed this was up to the usual HRH standard of aesomeness. Hope you enjoy Angela’s photographic record of the day. This time we have Sugarman Sam and the Voodoo Men first Black Thunder Revue ...

Hard Rock Hell Blues – Sheffield, Sunday 15th April 2018 – Part 2

David Wilson

Rock-Zone new addition, Angela Cobham, covered the Sunday of Hard Rock Hell Blues in Sheffield. All that attended confirmed this was up to the usual HRH standard of aesomeness. Hope you enjoy Angela’s photographic record of the day. First up … Catfish’s main stage set King King   All photographs Copyright Angela ...

RSO – “Radio Free America”

David Wilson

RSO finally release their first full album since getting together musically and personally in 2013 (released 11th May 2018) and it is an absolute stormer of a record. Would you expect anything less from a band consisting of an American rock icon, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Songwriters Hall of Famer, ...

Crimes of Passion, Tri State Corner and Luke Gasser – Trillians, Newcastle upon Tyne 2nd May 2018

David Wilson

I never thought when I was a small child (yes, I was small once thank you) first getting hooked by the wonders of rock and roll that I would reach such an age as i have that it would be possible to still be discovering new bands and music that would fast ...

Tri State Corner “Hero”

David Wilson

On this incredible journey (yeah, I know, too many occasions when I have been unfortunate to catch sight of some dross laden reality show), I get sent some incredible stuff to check out and provide some thoughts on. So many, in fact, that it does involve  trying to see through the musical ...

Maverick – “Cold Star Dancer”

David Wilson

Time and again we keep being told they don’t make bands like they used to. I’m really never sure exactly what people mean by that but have to assume that what is meant is that those saying it may be quite blinkered in their choice of listening. Come on, admit it, we ...

The Last Great Dreamers, Psychobabylon and LoGOz – Trillians, Newcastle Upon Tyne 22nd April 2018

David Wilson

Another night, another trip to The Toon for a gig. What a life I lead, eh? Tonight was another one of those where the city was kind of inundated with gigs but this one was always going to be the winner for me – having experienced the infectious glam/pop/rock/punk/insert own description performances ...

Hard Rock Hell Blues – Sheffield, Sunday 15th April 2018 – Part 1

David Wilson

Rock-Zone new addition, Angela Cobham, covered the Sunday of Hard Rock Hell Blues in Sheffield. All that attended confirmed this was up to the usual HRH standard of aesomeness. Hope you enjoy Angela’s photographic record of the day. First up … Catfish Big Canyon Pontus Snibb’s Wreck of Blues   All photgraphy ...

VEGA – Only Human

Mark Warburton

2018 just keeps getting better and better for album releases with another one ive looking forward to hearing and reviewing, its VEGA with their fifth offering ‘Only Human’ through Frontiers Music. I’ve followed Nick, Tom, James & the boys since the very start of their career, and their debut release ‘Kiss of ...

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