Review: JCRS – Arclight August Day (June 3rd, 2022) Reviewer: David Pearce The debut album from a new group is always an intriguing prospect, doubly so when, as is the case with JCRS, this duet have connections with three of the best-known groups of the 80s. John Crawford founded 80s legends Berlin, whose love theme […]

Review: Tysondog – Midnight From The Vaults (April 29th, 2022) Reviewer: David Pearce Tysondog are survivors of the original New Wave of British Heavy Metal, having formed in 1982. Now you may have heard of some of the other groups from the time like Saxon, and of course bands like Iron Maiden and Def Leppard […]

Review: Dare – Road To Eden Legend Records (April 1st, 2022) Reviewer: David Pearce Dare are the brainchild of singer and keyboardist Darren Wharton who was previously the keyboardist for Thin Lizzy. The band have been together since 1989 and have forged a reputation for being a creative and powerful AOR outfit who show few […]

Review: Magnum – The Monster Roars Steamhammer / SPV (January 14th 2022) Reviewer: David Pearce Magnum are one of those groups that seem to have been around for ever … probably because they have! First put together as the house band for Birmingham’s Rum Rummer nightclub in 1972(!) this year marks 50 years as a band. As […]

Review: Plush – Plush Pavement Entertainment (October 29th 2021) Reviewer: David Pearce Plush are a four piece female rock band who are already making waves with their music, and whose eponymous debut album is being released at the end of October. Moriah Formica is the singer and guitarist, and also writes the songs. Formica’s fellow guitarist […]