News/Tour Preview: Joe Bonamassa UK Tour, April 2017

JOE BONAMASSA APRIL 2017 UK TOUR Blues/Rock superstar Joe Bonamassa returns to the UK next month for a hotly anticipated run of dates. With a triumphant 2-date stint already announced for 21st/22nd April at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall – which he first headlined in 2009 and captured on the memorable DVD release Live From The Royal Albert Hall – he’s added three further gigs around the UK due to huge demand and limited tickets for the London shows. These include dates …

TOUR NEWS: Michael Schenker Fest announces UK Tour in November 2017!

MICHAEL SCHENKER ANNOUNCES “MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST” NOVEMBER 2017 UK TOUR With the release of his superb new DVD, Michael Schenker Fest LIVE Tokyo now only a week away, there’s further exciting news from Michael Schenker in the form of a UK Tour slated for November 2017! As with last years Schenker Fest concerts the tour will reunite the original three M.S.G. vocalists, Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, plus MSG musicians Steve Mann (guitar, keyboards), Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums). For the FULL story on this project read our recent …

Interview/Tour Preview: Sari Schorr

Interview by Cameron Arndt Photos © Laurence Harvey Celebrated blues vocalist Sari Schorr  kicked off her UK tour on Wednesday 15th March at the Bridgewater Bar Brunel and plays Cottiers in Glasgow on Sunday 26th March. The New York based singer is currently in Bath recording the follow-up album to her critically acclaimed debut album. A Force of Nature was released last year and it’s really quite stunning. Filled with searing guitar playing, excellent bluesy backing it contains 12 cuts of groove-filled, soulful …

New Single/Tour Dates: Broken Machine (Ash Wilson)

By Cameron Arndt,  All photos © Phil Wilson Lincolnshire’s Ash Wilson has launched the brand new music video for the single Broken Machine, taken from his exceptional upcoming debut record of the same name. The single’s out on Friday 17th March with the album following on Friday 21st April 2017, and Ash hits the road to support it from 20th March. Get all the info on his upcoming tour dates at the bottom of the page. Broken Machine Single Have a read of our full review of …

Single Review/Kickstarter Info: Hollow Tree (Red Pine Timber Company)

By Cameron Arndt Perth-based Scottish Americana collective, Red Pine Timber Company, are poised to return in 2017 with their eagerly awaited second record. The follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed Different Lonesome, the band recorded and self-produced the new LP at Perth’s Clearwater Studios. The band have gone from strength to strength in the years since their debut record was released, with excellent shows including three sold out headline slots at Perth Concert Hall, and an inventive online presence which has …

Interview/Preview: The Roadstars Tour Feat. Broken Witt Rebels & Bad Touch

By Cameron Arndt March 2017 sees the start of the latest Planet Rock-sponsored Roadstars tour, which kicks off in Leeds on the 16th and comes to Glasgow’s O2 ABC2 on the 18th. The show will make it’s way all round the UK before concluding at London’s Borderline venue on April 8th. It features two of the most exciting young bands to form on these islands in recent years. Both play their own brand of tough, bluesy American-style rock, infused with an …

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 …

Tour Preview/Interview: Stevie Nimmo

Glasgow’s Stevie Nimmo is about to hit the road again in 2017, supporting his superb second solo record, Sky Won’t Fall, released in March last year (get all the tour dates and the relevant links at the bottom of this page). A giant of the Glasgow blues scene, and beyond, he’s performed for over twenty years as part of The Nimmo Brothers along with his younger sibling, King King’s Alan Nimmo. Both brothers are possessed of soulful singing voices and superlative skills on …

Tour Preview/New Video: Blue October

By Gillian Thomson, edited by Cameron Arndt Photos provided by Red Sand PR Texas alternative rock band, Blue October are hitting the UK in March to support eighth album Home. Released in April 2016, the album sees the band celebrate their fifth Top 20 Billboard record in a row, and it’s so far spent over six months in the US Top 40. The record received such a positive response that the band postponed their European dates due to such a …

Gig Preview: The Answer with Black Cat Bones (Band On The Wall – Manchester, 03/03/17)

By Cameron Arndt The Answer bring their ‘In This Land’ tour to Manchester this Friday, appearing at Band On The Wall with support from Liverpool rockers, Black Cat Bones. Rock And Roll Traffic will be there to review all the action, but right now you’ve still got time to be there as well! Check the bottom of this page for full tour dates and ticket details. Also, just about halfway down the page, we have an exclusive interview with Black …