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Wolverhampton Civic Hall Battle Of The Bands
Friday 25th April marks the Grand Finale of this years WCH Battle Of The Bands Back after a four year break, Wolverhampton Civic Hall are putting on their infamous battle of the bands contest yet again. Spearheaded by Adam Lavender the show format is laid out as follows; 24 acts co...
Magnum Release New Studio Album + 13 date UK Tour
LEGENDARY BRITISH MELODIC ROCKERS' NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'ESCAPE FROM THE SHADOW GARDEN' RELEASED MARCH 24TH ON SPV + 13 DATE APRIL & MAY UK TOUR Supreme British melodic hard rock group Magnum have confirmed the release of their utterly compelling new studio album, 'Escape From The Shadow Ga...
The Bonham Family Legacy Continues; Deborah Bonham
The Bonham family tree is firmly rooted in musical tradition. First was John Bonham, the esteemed drummer for Led Zeppelin, who was followed by his son Jason, a skilled drummer in his own right, who performed with Zeppelin at their much hailed O2 show, for which the double Grammy nominated DVD 'Ce...
Looking Back: The Whiskey Syndicate
Dear Reader, it is with great sadness and mournful sorrow that I am writing the following article. One of the finest bands to come out of Wolverhampton of the last decade are, unfortunately calling it a day, or rather as they term it "going on indefinite hiatus". The Whiskey Syndicate hav...
Martyr De Mona Release Impera...
THE BRAND NEW ALBUM 'IMPERA' IS RELEASED 31st MARCH 2014 With three records and a Best British Band of the year award under their belts; MARTYR DE MONA have already performed in support of Guns N' Roses, Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold and Alter Bridge and are the leading light of...
Boars Head Voted Best Small Venue In UK!
Kidderminster's finest live music venue, The Boar's Head in Worcester Street, has won the award for best small venue in a national competition held by the House of Commons. Sandra Baker and Sid Palmer took over the pub two years ago with the aim of bringing live music back to Kidderminster, an...
Black Country Band Get Bon Jovi Support Gig!
Absolute Radio teamed up with AEG and Bon Jovi to offer a unique prize to an emerging talent - the chance to appear on-stage at Bon Jovi's five UK stadium gigs this summer. The prize was won by unsigned Stourbridge-based band, 'Of Captains And Kings' Of Kings and Captains performed their first...
My Great Affliction's Paragon Of Girth
After various mishaps last year which resulted in the drummer and bassist being the only members of My Great Affliction remaining, the search was on to find people to replace the members of the band who had left. Guitarists and a singer to be precise. Though the band searched originally fo...
Shropshire Lad Takes Blues Back To The USA!
Dan Owen, aka Blues Boy Dan, is an inspiring 20-year-old blues musician from Shrewsbury who is developing an international reputation. Dan's first experiences of live performance were gained at the young age of thirteen, playing guitar and bodhran while his sister sang. Three years later, at...
Tubby Blues Club - Raising Money for Hospitals
The Tubby Blues Club was originally created to raise money for the Renal Unit of the Gloucester Royal Hospital, by Michael 'Tubby' O' Connell. He was a patient there, and as an act of gratitude after his discharge in 2003, he decided to set up the Tubby Blues Club with the aim of raising money for n...
Historic Bridgnorth Venue Seeks Musicians
The Black Boy Inn is a well-known Bridgnorth landmark, a 400 year old listed building situated on the famous Cartway in Bridgnorth, has a wonderful beer garden with a view of the Severn, serves real ales and Old Rosie Cider as well as draught lagers, ciders and bottled beers - and is said to ...
New Model Army robbed in Walsall
Superb Bradford based alternative rock/punk band New Model Army had most of their touring equipment stolen from their van, which was parked in the car park of the Holiday Inn in Walsall after their gig at The Robin 2, Bilston, on Saturday June 2nd 2012. With gear borrowed from other groups, ...
Remembering Andy Hamilton MBE
It was with great regret we heard that reknowned Birmingham based jazz saxophonist Andy Hamilton had passed away on Sunday June 3rd, 2012 at the age of 94. Andy Hamilton was born on 26 March 1918 in Port Maria, Jamaica, and learnt to play saxophone on a bamboo instrument. He formed his first...
A Brief History of Steve Gibbons
Birmingham born Steve Gibbons' first notable group was the Dominettes, which he joined around 1960. Their edgy R & B set, & uncompromising rock & roll attitude (they were sometimes hired to back strippers at some of the seedier joints, and posted advertisements which read "anything c...
John Peel Vinyl Collection Online From May
Admiriers of the iconic & legendary DJ John Peel, admired & respected throughout his career, will doubtless be delighted to hear of a new project which aims to provide fans with details of 2,600 albums from the late DJ's vast and cherished vinyl collection. The project has been se...
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