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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

SOS Festival XI, Day Two – Longfield Suite, Prestwich 13th July 2018

David Wilson

Thoroughly refreshed, it was time to leave the hotel and make our way back to Prestwich for the second day of SOS Festival 2018 and straight from the off, the day proved an absolutely amazing experience. I lovedoved my first experience of Red Spektor at SOS Festival. Phenomenal is the only word for their brooding ...

SOS Festival XI, Day One – Longfield Suite, Prestwich 13th July 2018

David Wilson

2018 was the 11th running of SOS Festival and the team at Rocksector Records really pulled the stops out this year. The line-up seems to get stronger each time yet the festival never loses any of the factors that makes it one of the best around – family friendly, an atmosphere second ...

MR. BIG – Live From Milan

Mark Warburton

Following on from the release of their 2017 album “Defying Gravity”, Mr. Big set out on a world tour to promote the new release in a live setting. Thankfully I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing Mr Big play live numerous times in their nearly 30 year career, with a personal highlight for ...

Gioeli-Castronovo – ‘Set The World on Fire’

Mark Warburton

This is one album I had been looking forward to reviewing for a while, being a massive Hardline, Bad English and Journey fan. Having been fortunate enough to witness all these bands in the live arena , and having met both of these super nice Rock icons over the years I couldn’t ...

Massive Wagons “Full Nelson”

Darren Thompson

Well, well, well. Where do I begin? I was lucky enough a couple of years ago to review Welcome to the World Massive Wagons’ 3rd full album a few months before release and to this day that album in my humble opinion has still not been bettered! So a hard act to ...

Interview with Michael Romeo

David Wilson

I know I say this a lot, but there is nothing better than hearing a new record that just grabs hold of you and holds your attention for repeated listens. The latest of these to cross my desk is “War of the Worlds Pt. 1” the new release from Michael Romeo (guitar ...

Jean Beauvoir – Rock Masterpieces Vol 1

Mark Warburton

Jean Beauvoir…. one of the most recognisable hairdos in rock has had a long and successful career, featuring in the glam / punk band the Plasmatics, AOR cult gods Voodoo X and melodic rockers Crown Of Thorns, together with a long-standing solo career, he has created some classic tunes throughout the years. ...

Hollywood Vampires, The Darkness, The Damned – Manchester Arena, 17th June 2018

Mark Warburton

Well my first live review for Rock Zone UK was certainly a special one that i will never forget, thanks in part to my wonderful wife Pippa purchasing Meet & Greet front row tickets to this all star supergroup, made this an amazing & very sureal night for sure . The Hollywood ...

REECE –New Single Release

David Wilson

Following “Hold On” getting airplay on HARD ROCK HELL Radio, TOTALROCK Radio and playlisted on PLANETROCK for 4 weeks, REECE return with their new release “FALLING DOWN”. The single is released on iTunes, Amazon etc on Friday 22nd June and will coincide with the release of the video as well. The Lyric video will be available from this weekend. “FALLING DOWN” is the 3rd single to be released of their debut ...

WaterBear: A College for Today’s Musicians and Creatives

David Wilson

A New College Offering Flexible and Innovative Higher Education for Creative Minds  WaterBear is a new Brighton-based college for musicians and creatives, now accepting applications for courses starting September 2018.  Working in partnership with the University of Chichester, WaterBear offers BA (Hons) and Master of Arts courses for today’s musicians and music ...

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