Music Reviews: New/Recent Releases August 2017

NEW/RECENT RELEASES AUGUST 2017 With a million things going on in July, we didn’t get a chance to post a round up of reviews. Don’t worry though, that just means there’s all the more for August! Once again we’ve got a tonne of top class music for you, with reviews by Cameron Arndt and Chris Small. Click one of the links below to jump to a specific review, or scroll through and find something new! Over The Covers EP (Brownout) …

Tour News/New Video: Dan Reed Network Announced As Support for Extreme UK Tour

  DAN REED NETWORK ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON EXTREME’S DECEMBER 2017 UK TOUR   Dan Reed Network are pleased to announce they will be special guest on EXTREME’s December 2017 UK tour. The O2 Pre-sale starts Wednesday, 2 August at 9am, followed by a Live Nation Pre-sale on Thursday 3 August at 9am. Tickets go on sale to the general public from livenation.co.uk andwww.ticketmaster.co.uk on Friday 4 August at 9am.   All cylinders are furiously firing, Dan Reed Network are back all guns blazing. With the recent release of their critically acclaimed album “Fight Another Day”safely in their pockets, the band have indulged Europe and the …

Review: 3 Days At The Montreux Jazz Festival 2017

By Cameron Arndt, all photos by CA, all shows reviewed took place 9th-12th July 2017   It’s been a stormy day in Montreux. We step off the train into a torrential rainstorm and struggle through the short walk to our hotel near the lakeside. The usual spectacular view is completely obscured by clouds and mist, with only the start of the lake visible and no hint of the stunning vista of mountains that lies on the far side.   Fortunately the …

Gig Review: Dan Reed/The King Lot (Dreadnought Rock Bathgate, 01/07/17)

By Cameron Arndt, all photos courtesy and © John McIntyre Photography   Dan Reed – a man with a stellar resume from his trailblazing days in the Dan Reed Network, where he played to sold out stadiums on tours with Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and others – makes no secret of the fact that he loves playing smaller gigs these days – club shows, house concerts, even bigger but still reasonable-sized shows with the reformed DRN.   As he told us …

Preview/Interview: Dan Reed returns to Dreadnought Rock (01//07/17)

Interview by Cameron Arndt   One of the world’s greatest musical talents and a true internationally renowned musician returns to Dreadnought Rock to perform a solo acoustic show on Sat 1st July supported by local heroes The King Lot who will also perform acoustically, with their new line up. After successes with the reformed and rejuvenated Dan Reed Network who toured globally in 2016 and early 2017 (read our review of their excellent show at Glasgow’s Oran Mor here!) this …

Gig Review: Dan Reed Network/VEGA (Oran Mor – Glasgow, 08/03/17)

Written by Keith Reid, edited by Cameron Arndt All photos courtesy of and © Martin Bone As with my previous trip to Glasgow (to review Tyketto at the ABC) there were three other bands in town this evening, namely Black Star Riders, GUN and The Backyard Babies at the O2 ABC. A sizable crowd had, however, selected Oran Mor as their venue of choice and the Dan Reed Network as their band this Wednesday night, and they were not to …

Interview: Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network)

Interview by Cameron Arndt The Dan Reed Network return to the UK in March 2017 to tour in support of their superb recent album, Fight Another Day (2016). They’ll be supported on all dates (except Sheffield) by UK melodic rock band. VEGA, and play Glasgow’s Oran Mor on March 8th. Find the full list of tour dates and relevant links at the bottom of this page. Fight Another Day was released on the 3rd of June 2016 and marked a return …

Live Review: Marco Mendoza (Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow 13/02/17)

Review by Cameron Arndt, All pictures provided courtesy of and © Mark Rutherford except where noted Marco Mendoza loves playing music, loves touring, and loves meeting the fans. It hasn’t been too long since he came this way with his solo band – last May in fact – but with a few months off from Dead Daisies duty he decided to head back on the road once again. Even though it’s only been seven months since he visited Glasgow, this gig was …