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The Darkness ‘Tour De Prance’, Rock City, Nottingham December 2nd 2017

The Rock’n’Roll Pantomime that is the Darkness hits Nottingham on a cool Saturday in December. Messrs Hawkins (Justin and Dan), Frankie Poullain and Rufus Tiger Taylor (yes his dad’s Roger of Queen fame), have brought Lowestoft’s finest export to the heart of the Midlands as part of their winter 2017 tour, tonight is party night. Before the Darkness hit the…

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Martin Turner at the Robin 2, Bilston, Wednesday October 4th with support from John Fairhurst.

The Beauty of Chaos Tour. This is the tour in which Martin Turner and his cohorts play Argus in its entirety, something I’ve been looking forward to since the tour was announced. Before we get to hear this though the Bilston audience were entertained by John Fairhurst pulling a solo spot of country-fused blues with a hint of shanty. A…

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Living Colour live at the Robin 2, Bilston by guest reviewer Scott Clarke

The Robin 2 in Bilston has seen many legendary bands over the years and tonight would prove no exception as it played host to New York rockers, Living Colour. Before the headline act, the awaiting crowd were treated to local heroes Stone Broken. Having recently played this venue in support of Glenn Hughes, the Walsall group got proceedings started with…

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The Room – Live DVD (Dutch) Review

The Room – Live @ The Robin 2. Recensie: Rob Birtey (vertaling: Jos Heijmans)   Het is geen geheim dat ik een echte prog-fan ben en daar schaam ik me niet voor. The Room werd in 2010 opgericht door Martin Wilson en Steve Anderson en heeft zijn thuisbasis in Londen/Zuid-Oost Engeland. Het is een hedendaagse rockband met nummers boordevol melodieuze…

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Bernie Tormé at the Robin 2, Bilston, April 6th 2017.

Bernie Tormé sports a fine musical pedigree having played alongside the likes of Dee Snider in Desperado, Ian Gillan in Gillan and  in bands such as Atomic Rooster and then took over from the late Randy Rhoads in Ozzy Osborne’s band. Before we get to hear this Dublin offspring we have 3Sixty from Worcestershire. Formed by long-time friends and writing…

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HRH AOR 5 – Day 3, 11th March 2017

Another female 3 piece Rock band take to the 2nd Stage in the opening slot on the final day, hailing from Cardiff, Häxan are Sam (Vocal/Guitar), Harriet (Bass) and Charlotte (Drums). Häxan were one of the new bands to me at this Festival, but really enjoyed their set. Due to another band dropping out they had the opportunity to play…

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