Video Interviews: Bonafide and Tequila Mockingbyrd

By Cameron Arndt, gig picture © Ritchie Birnie/Jace Media Bonafide hit the UK a few days ago to perform 14 shows in 14 days supporting their top-notch 10th Anniversary record, Flames. Read our review of the record here. The band are supported on the tour by fellow Swedes, Killer Bee, and Australian all-girl trio Tequila Mockingbryd. Before the opening date of the tour, at Glasgow’s O2 ABC, we caught up with Tequila Mockingbyrd, and Bonafide’s Pontus Snibb. Bonafide: Frontman Pontus Snibb …

Interview/Feature: Michael Schenker Fest LIVE in Tokyo (Interviews with Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Robin McAuley & Ted McKenna)

By Cameron Arndt, Tokyo show photos by and © Emili Muraki ‘You know, the Japanese people they understand the art of lead guitar playing and pure self-expression – and of course Scottish and English people understand, that’s where it comes from. There’s people all over the world who understand what I’m doing, but the commercial ‘wide mass,’ they don’t understand. But over 40-50 years I think people have been educated and they have started understanding more and more and I think …

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 …

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 …

#: Americana/Jazz – Chris Marshall (Red Pine Timber Company, Solo)

 Roads To Rock N Roll #6 One of the most interesting features in Classic Rock’s – sadly recently discontinued – Blues Magazine was ‘The First Time I Met The Blues’ where a musician was asked what got them interested in blues  music in the first place. While it’s perhaps a little foolish to try to pin an artist down to a particular genre, in this series we’re going to attempt to do it anyway! What we’re really interested in is …

Interview: Marco Mendoza

Interview by Cameron Arndt, 18/01/17 (Photos provided by Marco Mendoza, except where noted) Over the past 20 or so years, Marco Mendoza has been the go-to bass player for some of the most legendary rock bands and artists in history. He’s covered the low end in Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake, and joined up with Journey’s Neal Schon in Soul SirkUS. He’s also played for Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward, ex-Dokken guitarsit George Lynch among many others, he was a founder member of …

Monthly Roundup: January 2017

It’s been a pretty rock & roll-filled start to the year, both here on Rock And Roll Traffic (naturally!), and in the wider world. Huge tours by Black Sabbath, Rival Sons, Glenn Hughes and Tyketto have kept us busy in recent weeks, as well as plenty of new music. Here’s our first regular monthly roundup showing you everything we’ve featured in the last four weeks – hit the titles to go to the article in question. Maybe you missed some …

#5: Metal(core?) – Chris Gardner (Spectacular Primate Disaster)

 Roads To Rock N Roll #5 One of the most interesting features in Classic Rock’s – sadly recently discontinued – Blues Magazine was ‘The First Time I Met The Blues’ where a musician was asked what got them interested in blues  music in the first place. While it’s perhaps a little foolish to try to pin an artist down to a particular genre, in this series we’re going to attempt to do it anyway! What we’re really interested in is …