Here are links to Album and Live Show Reviews that I do for a number of media outlets in the UK and Ireland. Click on the individual review title or Album Cover image to go to the publication.
As they approach their 40th Anniversary New Model Army still approach live shows with as much passion and energy as they always have and still have one of the most loyal and passionate fan bases of any band. This Winter Gathering show once again showcased tracks across the band career from the excellent most recent album Winter right back to the classic tracks from their early days, Terrific show from a band that continue to deliver the goods.
Rockingham 2018 for MidlandsRocks
Had the privilege to again cover the Rockingham Festival for my good friends at MidlandsRocks this year. Both reviewing and photographing, which certainly brings it’s own difficulties.
Review Rockingham Day 2 – Sat 20th October 2018
Review Rockingham Day 3 – Sun 21st October 2018
As always a really wonderful weekend of music and friends with some really stand out performances. And hopefully we will all be back again next year for more of the same.
Another cracking album from Aussie AOR maestros White Widdow out now on the AOR Heaven Label.
Brilliant second album and again a contender for Melodic Rock album of the year, for a relatively new band they are certainly making their mark.
Review Day 2 for RockposerDotCom
Brilliant follow up to 2016’s force of nature, such a wonderful voice in harmony with a group of exceptional musicians
Absolutely cracking new album from Ben Poole, blues with soul, a little funk and a fresh sound, this one is really top notch.
Really brilliant show all around, support from the excellent King King and Europe were on fire, best I have seen them and that’s saying something. Joey’s voice is absolutely on the money right now and he’s loving it.
These Aussie melodic monsters are releasing a high quality album ever 12 months, and this one certainly falls right into the mould, terrific right the way through.
Myles Kennedy made a very welcome stop off in Dublin on his acoustic Tour, in support of the excellent Year Of The Tiger album. A sold out venue and a brilliant show.
The Supergroup return with a new album to stamp their own brand on the rock world.
HRH Blues 4 – O2 Academy, Sheffield – 14th-15th-04-2018
HRH Blues 4 – Day 2
Improving with every release, Cold Star Dancer is the best thing they have done to date and still there is more to come.
HRH AOR 6 – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllheli – 8th-10th-03-2018 for Rockposer.com
Awesome album from Laurence Jones, no doubt at all this will be in the Top 10 at year end.
Hard hitting modern Thrash from Latvia that doesn’t ignore it’s roots.
Excellent and interesting new album from Blood Red Saints, taking a slightly different direction and still holding their melodic sound oh so well, definitely worth some of your attention this one. Cracking band.
Greek AOR band Ailafar released their latest album towards the end of 2017, containing a guest appearance from none other than FM’s Steve Overland.
My personal highlights and lowlights of last year along with those of my excellent colleagues at Midlands Rocks.