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The Muffin Men: Play Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
30th Anniversary Tour 2020
Originally formed in Liverpool in 1990 for a one-off show to celebrate the 50th birthday of Frank Zappa. The band have gone on to play countless shows around Europe, often featuring guest apperances by many ex-Zappa musicians.
The 2020 line-up features five original Muffin Men playing a wide variety of songs and instrumental favourites from the vast repertiore of one the of Greatest American Composers of the 20th Century. Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Boogie and Blues, mixed with a liberal pinch of British Humour.
For the 30th Anniversary Tour The Muffin Men are pleased to announce their agreement with The Zappa Trust for their performances of Frank Zappa Music.
Don’t expect a look-a-like tribute band, Expect to hear some favourite Zappa/Mothers played with spirit and adventure.
Roxy Magic are without doubt the UK's No.1 Roxy Music tribute band. All the hits are flawlessly performed live in this authentic tribute show. The lead singer looks and sounds the double of Bryan Ferry with the same stage persona and quirky style.
Because of the huge catalogue of material available to them, Roxy Magic have been able to put together a diverse entertainment programme, there is something for everyone. Songs Include: Avalon, Street Life, Love Is The Drug, Let's Stick Together, Ladytron, Both Ends Burning, Dance Away, If There Is Something plus many more.
'It took a long time for there to be a Roxy tribute band, there is one now and it's very very good' - Roxy Music's Andy Mackay (Ken Bruce Radio 2 Show).
Having rocked audiences across the UK and Europe during 2019, Rhino’s Revenge will hit the road again in 2020.
The title of the new tour is taken from the Rhino’s Revenge song of the same name. Played for the first time during the band’s December, 2018, shows, ‘Never Too Old’ has proved to be an instant, sing-along hit.
The side band of John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, bass player with rock legends Status Quo, Rhino’s Revenge will once more continue to support Save The Rhino International. “Thanks to the generosity of the people who come to our gigs, we’ve already collected a substantial amount for the charity,” says Rhino.
With two albums of original material to its name – and a third currently in the making – Rhino’s Revenge brings songs from that repertoire to the stage alongside Quo favourites which Rhino has either written or co-written, some timeless rock classics and an element of the spontaneous unknown. “I do like to surprise myself and everyone else by throwing in a song which we haven’t necessarily even rehearsed before, in the heat of the moment,” he admits.
Rhino’s Revenge is made up from a pool of stellar players, subject to availability, that currently includes Jim Kirkpatrick from FM on guitar and drummer Richard Newman, who has performed with Paul Rodgers, Rory Gallagher, Jefferson Starship, Steve Marriott, Alvin Lee and Glenn Hughes.
“Paul Rodgers is my absolute hero and when he heard about my association with Save The Rhino, he signed several copies of his latest CD/DVD, gave them to our shared drummer, Richard, and we sold them on our last tour, with all proceeds going to the charity.”
Having previously been a member of acts including The Climax Blues Band, Space and Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Rhino was invited to join Quo in 1986 and has been permanent in the line-up ever since.
THE LYNNE & McCARTNEY STORY – TWO TRIBUTES, ONE NIGHT!
Fronted by top sound-alike tributes to “Jeff Lynne” and “Paul McCartney”, ELO BEATLES BEYOND present “THE LYNNE & McCARTNEY STORY”, a brand new show featuring the songs of ELO, The Beatles, Solo Beatles, Tom Petty, Wilburys, Move and the symphonic pop that these two icons have been involved with.
Prepare yourself for a different kind of sound! Not better – just different! I have also written several new melodic pieces recently for my 9-string Flamenco Sky Guitar as well as new electric ones, some of which I will perform on the tour, and I will improvise some keyboards for you as well.
This summer I also wrote a completely new 12 minute big Orchestra Arrangement of Sails of Charon in full score, which we will include in the program. This one is extremely exciting to play and I can’t wait to share it with you guys!Today I’m very happy to announce my first ever one-man-solo world tour for 2020!
Having devoted the last few years’ tours to mainly my rock related music with my band, this next tour is a completely new departure for me and will be quite different in many aspects. The INTERSTELLAR SKY GUITAR TOUR is going to be unlike any other tour I’ve ever done regarding the choice of music and the format.
It is true that for years I have largely neglected my more classical repertoire and the Sky of Avalon/ Transcendental Sky Guitar music on stage. But quite a few among my audience have asked me repeatedly to play this kind of music again. Well here it is. This tour will be completely dedicated to my “other musical half” – the world of melodic and dramatic orchestral pieces, my personal favourite world of music. This framework will give me the opportunity to do many new things which I couldn’t possibly do in a band context and I’m really looking forward to this artistic challenge!
I’d like to invite all of you who have an ear for this kind of music to come and join me in these shows as my audience so we can go on a journey together. Don’t worry, I won’t be totally alone on stage with just my guitars and the piano, but we will have three screens, which will help to tell the story in terms of visuals, most of which I have produced myself especially for this tour.
All venues will be mainly seated so that you can just sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the music. These are not rock-shows, but it is going to be¬ more of an intense listening experience and a bit of a mind trip so-to-speak.
The concert will consist of two halves and there will be a brief intermission between the two.
I have prepared an eclectic mix of music for this and it contains some of my all-time classical favourites in the first half. Pieces by Mozart, Bach, Puccini - which I am interpreting a la “Transcendental Sky Guitar” - and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a piece which I love to play, because it is most exciting and a challenge, followed by my Metamorphosis Concerto. The second half will be dedicated to mainly my own pieces and it will include a couple of Electric Sun and Scorpions tracks with orchestra backings.
What is a Mighty Poon? Well, it’s not a Mediterranean fishing implement.
It’s a 7 piece rock band featuring some of the finest musicians in the whole world....well, maybe not the world, but certainly Scotland. The Mighty Poons, or “The Poons”, as they have become to be known, was formed by Rupert Black, who was the keyboard player with such well known bands as The Pretenders, Talk Talk, The Alarm and Midge Ure, and David Bell, the singer from Big Vern ‘N’ the Shootahs. Their idea was to create a band that would allow them to play their favourite rock songs from the The Old Grey Whistle Test years, great songs that very few bands play nowadays, but which everybody knows.
For those not familiar with TOGWT, it was a 70’s version of Later with Jools Holland, featuring live performances from bands like Led Zeppelin, Argent, Focus, The Who, Little Feat, Fanny etc.
So, plundering the musical talent around Glasgow, they found other like-minded musicians. Ian Macfarlane, the guitarist with Life and Soul, Neil Mcbain, a drummer who worked with David Bowie, The Kinks and The Blow Monkeys and is hewn from the very DNA of 70’s rock drummers. 2018 saw the Humph Family bass player, Kenny Gair come on board, and then a powerful addition to the band has been the “Wonderlungs”, Marj, from The Eurythmacs, and Shoot the Craw, and Janice from The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band on lead and backing vocals.
The band deliver a powerful mix of rock music from the 70’s and 80’s, covering everything from Jethro Tull, Clapton, Genesis. Pink Floyd via ELP, Lindisfarne, and Manfred Mann’s Earthband, to It Bites!
So, if you like your rock to be of the classic variety, the musicianship to be of the top quality, and a band that tends not to take itself too seriously, then a night of top tunes from The Old Grey Whistle Test years with The MIGHTY POONS is an absolute and total MUST!
KINGDOM of MADNESS:Classic MAGNUM
I had the pleasure of photographing this incredible band of musicians at their inaugural concert last year.
PSO are hitting the road again later on this year on a short UK tour playing the music of Mike Oldfield.
Look out for them appearing early September in Hull, Morecambe, Newcastle and Kinross. More dates to follow.
The pedigree of this band is truly awesome, led by Phil Spalding who played with the original Mike Oldfield band, as well as Elton John, Mick Jagger, Robbie Williams and Ray Charles to name-drop just a few! Every one of the band members has a CV that reads like a who's who of classic rock.
In the meantime, here's a taster of PSO in full flow.....
In October 2020 Arena will be touring across Europe to celibate 25 years of receiving from Rock journalist, magazines and Fans alike around the world 5-star reviews for their chart successes with their 9 studio albums and constantly getting voted as one the of best live acts around.
Arena we be releasing their 10th studio Album in October 2020 called….
“The Theory of Molecular Inheritance”
For the 25th anniversary tour Arena will be playing tracks from every studio album
Zervas Pepper are songwriters that have been crafting songs and capturing imaginations with their previous critically acclaimed albums 'Lifebringer’, 'Abstract Heart', ‘Wilderland'. 2019 brings a fresh ofering, an album that fnds a band that have honed their sound on the road, songwriters that continue to mine the depths of their creative pairing..
Zervas Pepper's sounds have made their way across the National airwaves of both UK and Europe. Appearing as guests and in-session for fagship National Radio BBC shows such as BBC 6music's Lauren laverne, Radclife and Maconie, Tom Robinson and many more.
Singer Kathryn Pepper says' “Endless Road, Restless Nomad’ was written whilst touring through Europe. “A life spent passing through, ..looking back, shared moments and endless roads.” The album title taken from the two songs on the album that express exactly that, 'Endless Road' and 'Restless Nomad”.
'There is Only Love' is a reaction to the intense period of negativity in the press and social media. Kathryn Pepper explains “We wanted to bring the free-spirited feeling we get on the road into the music, touring puts us in a bubble, away from the 24 news landscape we live in back home” Paul Zervas adds.. “We were looking to capture a sense of late's 1960's hippie optimism, drawing from an era of music that offered hope in troubled times”. Listen in for summer of love inspired 12 string electric guitars, harmony-drenched message of love.
'Gas Bottle Blue' finds the pair exploring opportunities missed, ..the roller coaster ride of chasing down your dreams while album opener 'The Gift' offers the gift of courage and the new hope.. “The gift you gave to me from the seventh son, ..reckless abandon.. child on the run”.
Previous notable appearances include performances for Celtic Connections Festval, BBC Radio 2 live in Hyde Park, Pride festival, Glastonbury Festival, Moseley Folk, Lunar, Deer Shed, Secret Garden and Greenman Festivals.
Rolling Stone -"Harmonies glazed in honey, Little psychedelic clouds and open tunes guitars-the Laurel Canyon Sound is surprisingly resides in Cardiff"
No Depression -”Harmonies seep out of the speakers like warm fresh honey, Musicianship sharp as a tack”
Classic Rock – 'Superb Harmonies'
Mojo - 4 Stars "Zervas Pepper have many exquisite sounds to peddle"
Uncut - "Expertly done with open tuning and elliptical lyrics"
The Guardian - "Some of this years best Americana'
BBC6MUSIC'S Mark Radcliffe -”Just fantastic!”
David Crosby - "I've been listening.... I like Zervas Pepper, ..great songs.. Fine Singing..Excellent!" BBC6Music's Donn Letts - “Z&P.. Respect in every way!”
He may be one of the most lauded artists in the contemporary blues arena today, and rightfully so, but for Mike Zito, the thing that counts the most is maintaining his honesty, authenticity and integrity. Those are the qualities that have steered Zito’s career since the beginning and continue to define every effort he’s offered since.
“I have nothing to hide; it seems my honesty is what people relate to most,” he once told Vintage Guitar magazine. “Anders (Osborne) told me early on, ‘If you don’t believe what you’re singing, you’ll never be a good singer.’
Zito’s upcoming album -- his 16th -- due this November on Ruf Records and descriptively titled Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, finds him broadening his boundaries still further even as it marks a return to his roots. The album consists of 20 Chuck Berry classics performed by Zito and an impressive array of 21 guest guitarists, among them Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, Luther Dickinson, Albert Castiglia, Anders Osborne and, significantly, Chuck’s grandson, Charles Berry III.
Naturally, patience and perseverance have been Zito’s stock and trade since the beginning. He began playing guitar at the age of five, and by the time he reached his late teens, he was already a fixture on the local St. Louis music scene. He initially released his music independently and then signed with Eclecto Groove Records in 2008. "Pearl River," the title track of his 2009 album for the label, won Song of the Year at the Blues Music Awards and marked his first collaboration with Cyril Nevill, with whom he’d later work in the Royal Southern Brotherhood. A steady succession of critically acclaimed albums followed, culminating in 2011’s Greyhound, which was nominated for Best Rock Blues Album at that year’s Blue Music Awards ceremony in Memphis. Two years later, he signed with Ruf Records and released Gone to Texas, the story of how he gained his sobriety, offered an emotional homage to the state that left an indelible imprint on his entire life. It also marked the debut of his band, the Wheel.
Meanwhile, the accolades keep coming. His album Make Blues Not War debuted on the Billboard Blues Album Chart at number one and garnered him recognition as the 2018 Rock Blues Artist of the Year at the Blues Music Awards. Last year’s First Class Life followed suit, also entering the charts at number one. Alternate Root magazine insisted that “The First Class Life that Mike Zito titles his upcoming album can be heard in the sweet sound of Blue Soul rising like heat waves from his guitar and his vocal.” American Blues Scene said “Mike Zito’s return to the blues is, in a word, triumphant!” No Depression declared, “Once again, Zito has delivered the goods, a first class package with no postage due.”
Now, with Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, Mike Zito again does what he does best, making an album that’s humble, heartfelt, skilled and sublime....and, to paraphrase Chuck himself, letting it rock all at the same time.
Mike will rock the stages in Europe in 2020! With well-known hits and the rousing new songs from the album Rock'n'Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry!
Powerful and energetic, standout act with an ultra confident, no-holds-barred swagger.
Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band have a unique trademark sound and style.
Their raw and crafty stage show takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of dangerous, charming and gutsy music with hooks and melodies that cross genres and age groups.
“an absolutely refreshing and life affirming experience. The best band you never heard of”Classic Rock Magazine
2018 Blues Awards - UK Blues Act of the Year
Live national TV appearances on STV
10 years road experience throughout Europe, UK and Scandinavia
Stan Webb was at the heart of the British Blues Boom as he led his band Chicken Shack around the Blues club circuit in the late 60s. Londoner Stan played guitar in skiffle groups before forming his own band in 1965, playing a series of residencies in Hamburg, Germany over the next couple of years. When the band signed for the new Blue Horizon label in 1967, they were called Chicken Shack and consisted of Stan on guitar, Christine Perfect (later McVie) on piano, drummer Dave Bidwell, and bassist Andy Sylvester, who later played with Foghat.
In 1968, they released their album ’40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve’, and opened a big tour for labelmates Fleetwood Mac. Their most popular number was a version of ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’, the Etta James standard, sung by Christine Perfect. Stan himself had a true Blues sensibility, and an excellent guitar technique, closely modeled on Freddie King. Five years of constant touring and recording followed, and the pressures of this crazy lifestyle led to many changes in personnel, including Christine Perfect switching to Fleetwood Mac.
In 1974, Stan dissolved Chicken Shack and joined another British Blues band, Savoy Brown, but returned a year later with ‘Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack’. This band, with an ever changing roster of side-men, has continued to support Stan up to the present, playing regularly in the UK and touring Europe. After almost 50 years on the road, Stan still carries the torch for British Blues.