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The Jam night is dead - long live the Jam night!
STOP PRESS! Great news for those among you who, like myself, were mighty saddened to hear that the Legendary Maverick Jam Night had come to an end after so many years - after a couple of false starts,the two house bands have have found a new home for the evening at The Cross, in Oldswinford, under a...
Interview: Steve Hacketts 40 Year Voyage
IT is 40 years since Steve Hackett released his first solo album and he is celebrating the fact with a nationwide tour in October. That first album, 'Voyage of the Acolyte', set the scene for many more solo works, most notable 'Spectral Mornings'. At the time of his early solo outings, ...
Ian Anderson Celebrates Jethro Tull With New Show
Progressive Rock pioneer Ian Anderson has announced 6 dates of a 2015 UK tour, titled 'Jethro Tull - The Rock Opera'. The shows will take place in September, with tickets on general sale from 9th March. 'Jethro Tull - The Rock Opera' honours that 18th Century English agriculturalist after whi...
Steve Hackett Celebrates 40th Anniversary
On the back of his latest chart album Wolflight , Steve Hackett brings his ACOLYTE TO WOLFLIGHT with Genesis REVISITED TOUR, to the UK for 19 shows in October. The set list will cover a huge part of his discography, with a selection of solo material from early albums including Voyage ...
Martyr De Mona New Guitarist Announcement
Local lads Martyr De Mona have been busy auditioning for new guitarists following the news that Ant Rickett stepped down from the role at the end of 2014. They've just released this announcement; "After months of searching we are pleased to announce and welcome Josh Jones as our new guit...
End of an era for The Maverick Jam Nights.
One of the homes of budding young musicians and seasoned professionals alike this week announced that their 22 year long stretch of Wednesday night Jam Nights would be coming to an end as of last night. Management put out this notice via facebook on the 16th December: It is of great regret afte...
2 Weeks for Early Bird Breaking Bands Fest Tickets
There's just 14 days to get advance Early Bird Tickets for 2015's Breaking Bands Festival. Featuring great upcoming bands such as A Tower Of Crows , Broken Jaw , Black State Highway , Death Ape Disco , Death Valley Knights , Electric Cake Salad , Fury , Headstone Horrors , The Her...
Takes All Night Single Launch with a Twist
Of Kings And Captains Remember the local band we reported on that got a support slot to none other than Bon Jovi . Well, since their run of successful support slots with the New Jersey Superstar OKAC have been hard at work recording their latest single - "Takes All Night" - for release 28t...
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...
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...
Musicians Jam Night At The Maverick
'Jam night?  Why would anyone want to review a jam night?' I can hear you say.  Well, dear reader, speaking as a musician & music lover, I've been to quite a few jam nights over the years, and for me, the Maverick Jam Night is the best one around.             The first thing you should ...
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...
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