A Little Something From The Road, Vol. 1

Multi-platinum selling guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd embarks on a 5-date UK tour starting this Friday April 10 at Salisbury City Hall, culminating at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on Wednesday April 15. Tickets can be booked from The Gig Cartel and the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898.

In a recent interview with Blues Matters, Kenny revealed that blues rock supergroup The Rides (featuring Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg) have completed recording their second album. “We just finished mastering,“ says Kenny Wayne, “and now we’re working on the artwork and release date. The record’s great. It’s almost all new original songs that we’ve worked on, and I definitely think it’s an improvement on the last record”.

APRIL 2015 TOUR

SALISBURY CITY HALL                                                    FRIDAY APRIL 10

HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME                                     SATURDAY APRIL 11 (SOLD OUT)

GLASGOW O2 ABC                                                          SUNDAY APRIL 12

ABERDEEN LEMON TREE                                               MONDAY APRIL 13

LONDON O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE               WEDNESDAY APRIL 15

 

Closer

On the 22nd of May 2015, after more than four years, the long awaited fifth solo album “Closer” by Michael Bormann will see the light of the world. 2014 has been an eventful and exciting year. With his impressive performance at one of today’s biggest TV-Shows “The Voice of Germany” Michael reached millions of people.

All songs were written, recorded and produced within a three-month studio session by the end of 2014.

Due to the huge demand of the Demi-Lovato song “Warrior”, that got him into “The Voice” – show, Michael had no chance but taking it on the forthcoming CD. Downright refreshing, versatile and rocking Bormann presents “Closer”.  Ballads, mid-tempo songs and pure Rock´n´Roll: you got it all! Defining a favorite is pretty hard as every single song has its own magic.

“Because we are the world” goes straight to the heart. The children’s choir  makes this tune very special. Not only radio stations will love this song.

It should be mentioned, that a valuable contribution to this album has been given by Eric Ragno and Bobby Stoecker. Knowing what and how he wants it, Bormann played most of the instruments by himself. It’s impressively showed on “Closer”.

His strong “Voice” – performances got Michael the long deserved attention. Now it´s time for the next level. Closer will be drawing in the crowds under its magic spell.

Michael Bormann

Line-up:

Michael Bormann – Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Guitar & Lead guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

Jean Bormann – Guitars, Backing Vocals

Marco Grasshoff – Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Eric Ragno – Keyboards

Bobby Stöcker – Lead Guitar

Katie Juraschka – Backing Vocals

Produced by M. Bormann

Recorded and mixed at RMB Studios, Duisburg, Germany

Mastered by Michael Bormann

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Danny Bryant

Danny Bryant has announced more dates for 2015. Details and links below.

TOUR 2015:

16 APR   GERMANY, ZWICKAU, ALTER GASOMETER: TICKETS
17 APR   GERMANY, SEIDENROTH, EULENSPIEGEL: TICKETS
18 APR   GERMANY, RUTESHEIM, UHLENSPIEGEL: TICKETS
19 APR   GERMANY, DORTMUND, MUSIKTHEATRE PIANO: TICKETS
20 APR   GERMANY, FURTH, KOFFERFABRIK: TICKETS
21 APR   GERMANY, KARLSRUHE, JUBEZ: TICKETS
22 APR   GERMANY, BONN, HARMONIE: TICKETS
24 APR   GERMANY, BORDESHOLM, SAVOY THEATRE: TICKETS
25 APR   GERMANY, HANNOVER, BLUES GARAGE: TICKETS
26 APR   GERMANY, RHEDE, BLUES IN RHEDE: TICKETS

09 MAY   UK, YEOVIL, YEOVIL BLUES FESTIVAL: TICKETS
10 MAY   UK, ST IVES, ST IVES BLUES FESTIVAL: TICKETS
15 MAY   BELGIUM, ZOTTEGEM, MORE BLUES FESTIVAL
16 MAY   NL,  BREDA JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
17 MAY   UK, LINCOLN, LINCOLN BLUES FESTIVAL: TICKETS
21 MAY   GERMANY, REICHENBACH, DIE HALLE: TICKETS
22 MAY   GERMANY, FARSLEBEN, BLUES IN DER SCHEUNE: TICKETS
23 MAY   GERMANY, FURTH, NEW ORLEANS FESTIVAL
24 MAY   GERMANY, HERZBERG, OPEN AIR BOTANISCHER GARTEN

10 JUL   POLAND, SUWALKI BLUES FESTIVAL: TICKETS

22 AUG   NL, BLUES FESTIVAL TBA

01 OCT   UK, DERBY, THE FLOWERPOT: TICKET
02 OCT   UK, NEWTOWN LE WILLOWS, TRUE BLUES CLUB: TICKETS
03 OCT   UK, BLUES FESTIVAL TBA
04 OCT   UK, BLUES FESTIVAL TBA
16 OCT   UK, SEDGEFIELD, ROCK AND BLUES CLUB: TICKETS
17 OCT   UK, BLUES FESTIVAL TBA
18 OCT   UK, BLUES FESTIVAL TBA
21 OCT   UK, NORWICH, THE WATERFRONT
22 OCT   UK, CHISLEHURST, THE BEAVERWOOD CLUB
25 OCT   NL, EINDHOVEN, CAFE WILHELMINA

12 NOV   UK, NEWBURY, ARLINGTON ARTS CENTRE: TICKETS
13 NOV   UK, FESTIVAL TBA
14 NOV   UK, EBBW VALE, BEAUFORT THEATRE: TICKETS
15 NOV   UK, WORTHING, WORTHING PIER

November / December dates to be announced soon.

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Blindstone Live

Blindstone have just released a new album ‘Keep The Rock Alive (Live In Denmark)’

We’re big fans of the band here at Rockposer Dot Com, and it’s great to see the band release their first Live album.

This is Blindstone’s sixth album release.

Tracklisting:

  1. Freedom’s Calling
  2. Temple Trippin’
  3. Rock Your Mojo
  4. Land of 1000 Nights
  5. Karma
  6. Struck Down By The Blues
  7. Waste A Little Time On Me
  8. Keep The Rock Alive
  9. Stone Free
  10. Are You Experienced
  11. GM1 Jam

Blindstone are :

Martin J. Anderson – Vocals/lead guitar

Jesper Bunk – Bass

Anders Hvidtfeldt – Drums

For more information and mp3 samples visit Grooveyard Records

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Martin J. Andersen - Six String Renegade

Blindstone frontman / guitarist Martin J. Anderson has just released a brand new solo album, ‘Six String Renegade’ via Grooveyard Records.

The album contains  10 tracks,including a cover of Frank Marino’s ‘Strange Dreams’

Martin’s influences include aforementioned Frank Marino, Robin Trower, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Schenker & Pat Travers.

Tracklist:

  1. The Fire Burns Wihin
  2. Six String Renegade
  3. Dirty Little Angel
  4. Strange Dreams
  5. Never Ending Climb
  6. The Trooper
  7. Freak Flag Flying
  8. Funky State Of Mind
  9. Stranger
  10. Anthem For Humanity

For more info and mp3 samples, please visit: Grooveyard Records

 

Spin

British AOR/MelodicRock group Romeo’s Daughter will release their new album, “Spin” on April 20, 2015 via RD Records/Cargo Records.

This is the eagerly awaited 4th studio album from Romeo’s Daughter. It is slightly darker in its lyrical content than the last 3 but still has the sound that fans of Romeo’s Daughter have grown to love. The new songs received an incredible reception at HRH 2015. Their stunning lead singer, Leigh Matty, was voted Number 5 Lady Rock Singer of all time in Classic Rock Magazine and their single ‘Bittersweet‘ was in their ‘Top songs of 2012‘ chart.

Track listing:

  1. Touch
    2. Already Gone
    3. Love will come to those who wait
    4. Enemy
    5. Didn’t see it coming
    6. Radio
    7. Tonight
    8. All Because of you
    9. Perfect Plan
    10. Tall Buildings

The band’s pedigree is second to none, with each member having previously worked at the highest levels with artists such as: Bonnie Tyler, Whitney Houston, Roxette, Meatloaf, Tom Jones, John Parr, Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Kevin Rowland and, Ex GoGo, Jane Wiedlin!

Romeo’s Daughter are:

Leigh Matty – Vocals
Craig Joiner – Guitars
Ed Poole – Bass
Andy Wells – Drums

Romeo's Daughter

RD UK Tour

From the release of their debut Album in 1988, produced in part by the infamous Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange, it was surely to be only a matter of time before Romeo’s Daughter hit the headlines. And that, they certainly did. During a whirlwind tour of the U.S.A their single ‘Don’t Break My Heart’, leapt up the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The calibre of their songs attracted many established artists; Heart covered the single ‘Wild Child’ on their 3 million selling album ‘Brigade’, achieving No. 2 on the Billboard Rock All Play chart. Eddie Money, Bonnie Tyler and the recently reformed Steps too, have had recording successes with other Romeos’ titles. Their track ‘Heaven in the Backseat’ was the also the opener for the film, ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 5’.

They have kicked off 2015 with a stunning performing at HRH and will be touring with FM in May:

1st, May Bristol Bierkeller
2nd, May Wolverhampton Robin 2
3rd, May Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
5th, May Nottingham Rescue Rooms
8th, May Newcastle 02 Academy
9th, May Manchester Academy 2
10th, May London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire

They’ll be touring again in October/November – dates to be announced soon.

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Palace Of The King

AIRBOURNE’s Joel O’ Keeffe (frontman/guitarist) says “Palace Of The King is literally like a huge ground shaking Palace of RIFFS, SOUL and Rock’n’Roll.  With more hooks and lines than a hard working Bering Sea fishing fleet they are guaranteed to tangle you up, reel you in and blow you away with their unique six-stringing, soul singing, sexy stomping Rock’n’Roll! They are the real f**kin’ deal and I can’t wait to see them setting fire to Europe soon! Crank up POTK!”

The all-new 10 track album is set for release on 12th June 2015 in the UK via Listenable Records (A.D.A/Warner).
Clocking in at 44 minutes long, WHITE BIRD/BURN THE SKY was largely recorded at ColourSound Recording Studio with mixing duties handled by both Mike Tholen at Rax Trax Recording in Chicago as well as Rick Will at Oxygen Studios in Sydney.
Vinyl, CD and digital purchase options will all be made available shortly.
Cover art was once again handled by Kristian Kimonides – Tattoo Artist.

Formed in late 2012, Palace Of The King – nameless at that point – quickly recorded a three-track demo and developed the vision of a six-piece blues-infused rock and roll band. Far from a grave-robbing retro trip, Palace Of The King has just as much in common with Rival Sons, Graveyard and Jack White as they do Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.

The band are to announce dates for a European tour in October 2015 – details to follow.

Palace Of The King are:

TIM HENWOOD – Vocals & Percussion
LEIGH MADEN – Guitars
MATTHEW HARRISON – Guitars
ANDREW GILPIN – Bass Guitar
ANTHONY TROIANO – Drums
SEAN JOHNSTON – Keyboards

 

Klogr

Klogr are digging deeper into their forthcoming release ’Make Your Stand’ (EP / Live Album / DVD) unveiling a new live music video:

Filmed during a show with GUANO APES – this live track is taken from Klogr’s stunning 2nd album ‘Black Snow’

“Klogr are an alternative hybrid that draws from its roots with integrity and innovation” – Terrorizer Magazine

“Prog tinged metal” – Metal Hammer Magazine (UK)

‘Make Your Stand’ cd features 3 new studio songs, 10 live tracks plus a feature packed DVD with full live concert and 4 new documentaries detailing the history of this unique alternative metal band.
This very special bundle is set for UK release 27th May – pre order options now available until 8th April:

 

Ahead of 20th April release of FM’s highly anticipated new album ‘Heroes and Villains’, the celebrated AOR band has debuted a lyric video for the song ‘Life Is a Highway’. Along with ‘Digging Up the Dirt’, the first video/single from the album, ‘Life Is A Highway’ is available now as an Instant Gratification Track on iTunes with album pre-orders:

FM lead guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick said, “Life Is A Highway is one of the band’s favourite songs from ‘Heroes and Villains’. Steve Overland brought the original idea to rehearsal and then the rest of the band all chipped-in to create this melodic rocker.”

The ninth original studio album of FM’s career, ‘Heroes & Villains’ is the band’s first album release since signing to Frontiers Music Srl, and follows FM’s celebration in 2014 of their 30th anniversary, and the successful release of the ‘Rockville’ albums in 2013.

To support the release of Heroes and Villains’, FM will embark on a ten-date headline UK tour from 1st May

FM – HEROES AND VILLAINS UK TOUR DATES:

1st May – Bristol, BierkellerTickets

2nd May – Wolverhampton, Robin 2Tickets

3rd May – Portsmouth, Wedgewood RoomsTickets

5th May – Nottingham, Rescue RoomsTickets

6th May – Glasgow, Classic GrandTickets

8th May – Newcastle, O2 AcademyTickets

9th May – Manchester, Academy 2Tickets

10th May – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush EmpireTickets

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