Last Chance - Vote Now! 31/12/20
One final reminder that if you have not voted yet in our WRC 2020 Awards here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees 2019 WRC Awards, then you have until midnight tonight to cast your vote for each of the nominees in our nine music categories. Indeed, as we look forward to launching our new website tomorrow, today's Video Of The Day was our very first VOTD when we launched our existing website on 16th January 2015, namely Aerosmith, who won our 2014 Best Rock Performance award for their memorable set at the Clapham Common's Calling Festival in June (pictured). Make sure that you watch out for our 2020 Best Rock Performance award tomorrow!
Rock Vault Cult 31/12/20
Today's latest Track Of The Day is episode 25 of 2020 WRC 'Best Radio Show' nominees Rock Vault 107, featuring Green Day, The Cult (pictured), Free, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and more. Indeed, you can always listen live to Jules and Bob every Friday night at 8pm on 107 Meridian FM. Taking you back in time, they'll bring you tracks that you may know and some you may not, plus they always feature a special year.
New Year - New Website! 31/12/20
Well tomorrow we not only welcome a New Year but also our new website! We're sure that you will find it much easier to navigate around, such as our new drop drown menus plus our dynamic search engine that will easily find your favourite band in our WRC archives! Indeed, we aim to further add to our comprehensive WRC News Archives e.g. reviews, photos and videos, over the coming months, including stuff from our very first website that was originally launched at the end of December 2010! Anyway, try and have a rockin' New Year's Eve!
Vote Now - Best International 30/12/20
It's the penultimate day in our 2020 WRC Awards and for the final time we focus on our nominees in the Best International category. Firstly we go back to early February and the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith where we saw Beth Hart and then, later in February, when we caught the Goo Goo Dolls (pictured), again in London, at The Roundhouse in Camden. At the end of February we went along to London's original Ealing Club to see Jim Kahr, and finally in March, just before Lockdown, we took in Samantha Fish at London's Islington Assembly Hall. So if you want to cast your vote for one of these awesome International artists then simply go here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees You have until midnight tomorrow to make your choice and only one vote per category per e-mail address is allowed - so there.
Reynolds Leather Jacket 30/12/20
Jon Reynolds & The Aches have recently released today's kaleidoscopic lyric Video Of The Day for their brand new single, ‘Leather Jacket’, taken from the forthcoming debut EP, 'Petrichor', out on Friday 22nd January. ‘Leather Jacket’ is a potent Pop Rock track oozing with atmosphere and inescapable hooks reminiscent of a pairing between The War On Drugs and The Gaslight Anthem. The band first emerged in 2018 with two well-received singles ‘Undertow’ and ‘Tomorrow’s News’. Following their release and a period of reflection, Jon buried himself in the studio with engineer Owen Lewis (Willie Nelson, Snow Patrol, R.E.M) and drummer Matt Singler, to work on new material. This newfound clarity reverberates right through the new EP, which also features the previously released singles ‘Imogene’, ‘Come Now Spring’ and ‘Love Blind’.
Brian Tatler Interview 30/12/20
On today's Track Of The Day, Brian Tatler from Diamond Head joins The Zach Moonshine Show to talk and play their new album 'Lightning to the Nations 2020', plus there's new music from Eternal Champion, Vessel of Light, Possessed Steel, Sorcerer, Curse of Eibon, Vhaldemar, Hell Riders, Nihilum, Hell-Born, Teren and Kriegsgott! Also, by request, Zach plays some classics from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Chris Holmes, Cirith Ungol, Acid Bath, Deadboy & The Elephantmen, Type O Negative, Alice In Chains and Darkthrone!
Vote Now - One's To Watch 29/12/20
With just three days left now, the penultimate category showcased in our 2020 WRC Awards is One's To Watch. Our nominees include The Kendall Connection , who we saw supporting Aynsley Lister at London's 100 Club in late January, plus three other support bands that we caught in London in the space of seven pre-Lockdown days at the end of February, namely The Howling Tides with Myke Gray at Camden's The Underworld, Soeur (pictured) with Vex Red at the O2 Islington Academy and Black Tree Vultures with Molly Karloff at Camden's Black Heart. With voting closing at midnight on New Year's Eve, make sure you vote here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees now!
Liberty Man 29/12/20
Joseph Williams will release his new solo album, 'Denizen Tenant', next year on Friday 26th February, via The Players Club/Mascot Label Group, and ahead of this, he has released his second song from the album, and his self-produced Video Of The Day for 'Liberty Man'. Joseph's latest tune with David Paich, is also a reunion with his Toto bro’s Simon Phillips and Leland Sklar. Also featured are the incredible Mike Landau and of course Steve Lukather, who will also release his solo album simultaneously, with both artists making a significant contribution to the other’s masters. 'Denizen Tenant' features a dozen new recordings. Amongst these are a cover of The Beatles 'If I Fell', which Williams cites as the one specific song that taught him about the power of harmonies and vocal arrangements. On Peter Gabriel’s 'Don’t Give Up', a very special guest performance is featured in his daughter Hannah laying down a vocal track. Indeed, Joseph is the son of film composer John Williams and actress Barbera Ruick.
300 Up! 29/12/20
Today's 2020 WRC Best Radio Award nominee Blues On The Radio Track Of The Day is a bit special. Not only is it Richard Dunning's 300th Show, and the last one of 2020, but Rich also plays his 12 favourite releases of the year (pictured).
Vote Now - Best Prog Rock 28/12/20
With just four days to vote now in our 2020 WRC Awards, today we turn our attention to the nominees in our Best Prog Performance. In January we caught both of Francis Dunnery's It Bites gigs at Wolverhampton's Slade Rooms and Manchester's Club Academy, whilst later that month we saw The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (pictured) at Nell's in London. In early February we also took in Atomic Rooster at the 100 Club, and finally, towards the end of the month, and also in London, we attended Dream Theater's (Video Of The Day) Eventim Hammersmith Apollo gig. So if you want to cast your vote for one of these superb Prog Rock bands then simply go here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees
Island of Forgotten Toys 28/12/20
On the back of three recently released singles, 'King Creep' (Track Of The Day), 'Never Stop' and 'Beneath The Silence', Psych Rock outfit Kilfeather earlier this month released their new full-length album, 'Island of Forgotten Toys', on Riot Records (part of Golden Robot Global Entertainment Group). Performing with a power trio under his own name, Kilfeather is a known multi-instrumentalist but specialises in guitar, vocals, and songwriting, and has written and released over 30 records and counting since 2006. His music has been referred to as “Psych Garage Punk”, a sound that best describes a concoction of Garage Rock and Roll mixed with elements of Punk, Classic Metal and Pop music. Indeed, Island of Forgotten Toys is a 12-song powerhouse filled with every flavour of Rock and Roll, and his latest work explores many aspects of the genre while also mixing in a dash of Punk and Pop into the potion.
Wig Wam Bam 28/12/20
The recently reunited Norwegian Hard Rockers Wig Wam are back next year with ‘Never Say Die’, due to be released on Friday 22nd January, of which 'Kilimanjaro' is today's Video Of The Day. It's their first album since 2012 and an exciting record that showcases all the elements that have helped the band forge their reputation: driving energy, unstoppable force and never ending fun! The most complete sounding effort yet by the quartet, its twelve fresh sounding songs still wear loud guitars on their sleeves while showcasing a more mature approach. The catchy hooklines and Melodic Hard Rock anthems they are renowned for are still very much in evidence, and, with three gifted songwriters in the camp, the album shines, tweaks and pounds just the way a full blooded Rock 'n' Roll record should. Wig Wam is back and ready to take its listeners on a wild ride.
Never The Bride Gig Rescheduled 27/12/20
Owing to London's current Tier 4 restrictions, 2020 WRC Award Best Blues Rock performance nominees Never The Bride's Ram Jam, Kingston, gig today has been rescheduled to Sunday 31st January next year. Other nominees include Joanne Shaw Taylor, Savoy Brown and Aynsley Lister, so if you want to cast your vote for one of these outstanding Blues Rock performers then simply go here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees
About Moving On 27/12/20
Today's beautifully understated Lo-Fi Alt Pop Track Of The Day, is Canadian songstress Vissia's breathtaking music video (directed by Cassandra Paige) for 'About Moving On', released last month. Following the tale of strength in vulnerability in ‘Walk Me Home’, comes a minimalist ballad about the painful fallout of a relationship - heart-breakingly intimate, with Vissia’s exquisite voice leading the charge. Unequivocally cinematic and ethereal in tone, Vissia’s new offering is an exploration into the unpredictable nature of grieving and emotions. Her astute lyricism is matched here with deep yet minimal synth lines which gives the song a sense of flow and continuum, making the feeling of heartbreak incredibly palpable.
Another Side 27/12/20
Beloved Enemy are back with today's Video Of The Day of 'Virus Undead', which shows the band from an acoustic side, and is taken from next year's EP, 'Another Side', due out on Saturday 30th January. Industrial, Metal, Gothic, Rock - the musical mixture from the pen of guitarist Peter Pathos is incomparable and lays a perfect foundation for the unique voice of singer Andrew James 'Dead L-Vis'. Also consisting of Martin 'Dog' Kessler on drums, Chai Deveraux also on guitar plus Eddy on bass, 'Enemy Mine', their debut came out of nowhere in 2007 and was followed by 'Behind Enemy Lines' in 2011.
Leslie West 26/12/20
American Rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Leslie West (Video Of The Day), best known as a founding member and co-lead vocalist of Mountain, sadly passed away at the age of 75 this week, just days before Christmas. This legendary Power-Rock band made its electrifying debut at Woodstock in the summer of 1969, and thirty-five years and millions of album sales later, the line-up still included the whiskey voiced West, plus the incomparable Corky Laing on drums (who believe it or not did not play with them at Woodstock), when we were lucky enough to see them at Dartford's Mick Jagger Centre, back in February 2005.
Little Caesar Livestream Today 26/12/20
Powered by Blackstar Amplification and in partnership with BraveWords, Streaming For Vengeance continues today at 3pm Eastern (8pm UK), with Little Caesar streaming their iconic 1990 Geffen Records debut LP live in its entirety for the first time ever here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bravewords666?sub_confirmation=1
Vote Now - Best Reviewed CD 26/12/20
There's still time to vote in our 2020 WRC Awards, and today we switch our attention to the nominees in our Best Reviewed CD - namely Write A Better Day - Buck & Evans, Eupnea - Pure Reason Revolution, Warriors - Rews (Track Of The Day), White Noise - Haxan (pictured), Ballad Of A Prodigal Son - Jim Kirkpatrick and Nightbird Motel - Connor Bracken & The Mother Leeds Band. With voting closing at midnight on New Year's Eve, make sure you vote here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees now!
Merry Christmas! 25/12/20
Seasons Greetings to you all! Don't forget there's still time to vote for our nominees in our 2020 WRC Awards here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees which includes Goo Goo Dolls (Video Of The Day) and The Blues Club Podcast (Track Of The Day). In the meantime have a wonderful Christmas Day!
Beth Hart UK Tour 24/12/20
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Beth Hart and her band will return to the UK next yearincluding a rare solo performance at the London Palladium on Friday 5th November. The five-date tour will start at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Friday 29th October, including dates in York and Bath as well as a second night with Beth’s band at the Palladium. Audiences can look forward to experiencing more of Beth’s breath-taking emotionally charged live shows including songs from her latest albums ‘War In My Mind’ and ‘Fire On The Floor’. Beth continues to wow audiences all over the world with her unique performances and astounding voice. Previously, she sold out London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, whichwas later released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Gimme Shelter 24/12/20
Today’s beautiful new Video Of The Day is the recently released Christmas single, ‘Silent Night’, from Multi-award-winning, genre-crossing Blues, Roots and Americana star Elles Bailey, plus her fellow Bristolian and Award Nominated singer-songwriter, Lady Nade, as they join forces to raise funds for the charity ‘Shelter’. The chance to collaborate on a joint project has been a long time in the making for these two talented musical friends, who over the years have shared many a stage together.It’s available on all digital platforms, and it’sa cause that they are both passionate about, so if you’re able to donate to Shelter you can do that here: https://england.shelter.org.uk/donate
Rock Vault Scorpions 24/12/20
Today's latest Track Of The Day is episode 26 of 2020 WRC 'Best Radio Show' nominees https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees Rock Vault 107, featuring Stealers Wheel, Soundgarden, Humble Pie, The Rolling Stones, Alice In Chains and Scorpions (pictured) plus loads more. Taking you back in time, they'll bring you tracks that you may know and some you may not, plus they always feature a special year.
Rainbreakers Ashes 23/12/20
The mighty Rainbreakers are back, having been busy over the last two years recording their lovingly honed new material, spearheaded by their striking new single ‘Ashes’, which will be released on Friday 26th February, taken from the band’s forthcoming new album to be released next year. Their new music pours the best elements of Rock, Blues and Soul - that some might describe as Rock ‘n’ Soul! Defying simple pigeonholing, but taking influence from the late 60’s and early 70’s great Rock bands, and infusing it with a modern sense of Soul and Blues, the Shropshire based band, consisting of Ben Edwards (vocals), Charlie Richards (guitar), Ash Milburn (bass) and Sam Edwards (drums), have been consistently engaging brains and ears during a steady emergence over recent years.
Mighty Bosscats Found You 23/12/20
It was good to receive both a Christmas and a positive New Year’s message from Richard Townend of The Mighty Bosscats, thanking everyone who purchased this year’s releases of ‘Live In Moscow’ and ‘Ticket To Memphis’, of which, ‘I Found You’, is today’s Track Of The Day. Not unexpectedly, both albums received great reviews, and the good news is that this has spurred Townend on to start recording a new album in the New Year. Indeed, we understand this one will be special, incorporating some pretty big-name players who will be helping Richard on it!
You Make It Real 23/12/20
New Progressive Rock supergroup, Arc Of Life, release their self-titled debut album next year on Friday 12th February through Frontiers Music Srl, and fans can get their first taste with their new single, and today’s Video Of The Day, 'You Make It Real'. Arc of Life features three current members of Yes including vocalist Jon Davison and bassist/vocalist Billy Sherwood with additional drummer Jay Schellen, plus Dave Kerzner on keyboards (Sound of Contact) and guitarist Jimmy Haun - who has played with Yes in the past. The concept behind the band is, in keeping with the Progressive Rock philosophy, to craft creative, challenging and ear-pleasing music that pushes boundaries. Indeed, Arc Of Life is a true garden of delight for Progressive Rock fans and the band is looking forward to performing live.
Samantha Fish Tour Rescheduled 22/12/20
Due to the on-going pandemic situation, Samantha Fish has rescheduled her March 2021 UK tour and will now play Newcastle, Edinburgh and London this September, with Bath, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff and Brighton now taking place in February 2022. Samantha's incendiary live performances have been mesmerising audiences around the world, and in September 2019, the genre-bending guitarist, singer and songwriter released her critically acclaimed album, ‘Kill Or Be Kind’, which featured two Rock radio singles ‘Bulletproof’ and ‘Watch Them Die’.
Feel Like Crying 22/12/20
We were really chuffed recently to be included in a tweet from Detroit musician, singer and record producer, Fernando Saunders, which included Saunders performing his stand-out composition of ‘Feel Like Crying’, filmed at Bratislava’s Livin’ Blues a couple of years back. However, Fernando is perhaps best known for his long-time partnership with a certain Lou Reed, from 1982 to 1987 and again from 1996 to 2008, of which a classic performance by them both on the Late Show with David Letterman, is today’s Video Of The Day.
Blues On The Radio 2020 Review 22/12/20
Reflecting on all the great music released this year, Richard Dunning’s latest Blues On The Radio Track Of The Day, is part one of two, that today features Catfish, Dave Ferra, Norman Beaker, Trevor Babajack Steger, Jack J Hutchinson, Sean Taylor, Dion (pictured), Robbie Reay, Half Deaf Clatch, James Oliver, Birdmens, Chris Bevington Organisation, When Rivers Meet, Troy Redfern and Chris Corcoran.
Dance Of The Black Tattoo 21/12/20
‘Dance Of The Black Tattoo’, a magnificent collection of rare and vital versions of Magnum’s most accomplished, uplifting Rock compositions, is all set to more than light up every Rock music fan’s dreary winter days once it’s released next year on Friday 8th January on Steamhammer/SPV.During the three years since Magnum brought out ‘The Valley Of Tears - The Ballads’, a compilation that focused on their quiet, more other worldly and dreamy side, the idea matured to follow with a companion piece, ‘Dance Of The Black Tattoo’, alternatively highlighting the band’s anthemic, harder rocking, blockbuster songs. Consequently, Tony Clarkin - guitar, Bob Catley - vocals, Rick Benton - keyboards, Dennis Ward - bass and Lee Morris - drums delved deep into their impressive archives to unearth this rare live cuts and outstanding radio edits of fourteen fist-in-the-air-pumping Rock numbers! The band is also set to tour the UK and Ireland next year, kicking off at Nottingham’s Rock City on Thursday 16th September.
Anneke's Promise 21/12/20
Anneke van Giersbergen has recently unveiled today’s Video Of The Day for ‘My Promise’, the first new track taken from her new solo album, 'The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest’, which is set for release on Friday 26th February via InsideOutMusic. Lyrically, and musically, the award-winning Dutch artist lays her soul bare with the most evocative record of her career - captivating song-stories told with acoustic guitars, strings, horns, percussion, and Anneke's hypnotic vocal harmonies. The resulting 11-track record has all the intimacy of Anneke serenading an audience of one, combined with surprising departures into swampier, foot-stomping grooves. Former front-woman for melancholic Metallers, The Gathering, it’s her 23rd career album and proves, once again, that Giersbergen defies being pigeonholed by any genre.
For fans of Iron Maiden, Helloween, Symphony X, Kamelot, Marty Friedman and Dragonforce, Progressive/Power Metal quartet, Immortal Guardian, recently unveiled the music video for today’s Track Of The Day, ‘Lockdown’, taken from their upcoming 2021 concept album, ‘Psychosomatic’, via M-Theory Audio, out on Friday 12th February. It’s the second single taken from ‘Psychosomatic’, and the album itself is a product of the extraordinary events of 2020. Indeed, the result is a truly multi-national record, with guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian remaining in Las Vegas, vocalist Carlos Zema recording his vocals from his home in Brazil, new drummer Justin Piedimonte joining the band from his hometown in Montreal, and new bassist Joshua Lopez remaining in Immortal Guardian's native Texas. Following on from their acclaimed 2018 debut full-length, ‘Age of Revolution’, this is the next step, capturing the band’s exhilarating trademark melding of Melodic Power Metal with Progressive/shred tendencies.
Christmas Day Collateral 20/12/20
Angelo Tristan, front man of UK rockers Collateral, delivers to fans a present for the festive period, with therelease of his ‘Acoustic Covers Lockdown EP’ on Christmas Day. It consists of four covers of songs that he holds in high esteem, recorded in his home studio during Lockdown this year. The EP will be a digital only release and includes Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’, Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’, Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin' On A Prayer’ and Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.
Waking The Damned 20/12/20
Here to pitch a belter of a Video Of The Day is today’s debut Melodic Metal Rock single, 'Waking The Damned', from Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders, that was released on Friday. After years of focus, tuition programs, past bands and international competitions developing his musical style, 2017 to 2020 saw the London based artistfront the British Rock outfit Louzada on guitar and vocals, amassing thousands of worldwide fans through just one EP. However, the arrival of the worldwide pandemic brought about the amicable hiatus of Louzada, resulting in time to put in the focus and determination needed to launch his most ambitious project yet; Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders.Think big riffs, impactful grit-laden vocals and an energy just screaming to be invited to the live stage.
Pulchra Morte Interview 20/12/20
Pulchra Morte joins today’s Zach Moonshine Show Track Of The Day to talk about their new record 'Ex Rosa Ceremonia', the bands influences, recording/live gigs, the band’s origins and stories from the road. They also discuss working with Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, plus guest appearances from Jay Fernandez (Brutality), Heather Dykstra, 1349, Immolation, Exhumed, Black Tusk, Mondo Generator and more! This episode also features new music from Sacrocurse (Mexico), Wayward Dawn, Briton Rites, Ardduc, Writhing (Australia), Asgardsreia, Elephant Tree, Baxaxaxa, Bloodkill, Cyrax, Sur Austru, Dungeon Weed, State Of Mind, Cardinal Wyrm, Valravn (Finland), Wolfstar, Crawl Below, Dread Sovereign, Blind Witness, Nominon, Mephistofeles (Argentina), Mortiferum, Hermit's Maze, Hypnos, In The Company Of Serpents, Lykantropi, Malsten, plus there’s classics from Gina And The Eastern Block, Warbringer, Alice in Chains, Jason Aaron Wood, Type O Negative, In Solitude, Iommi and Morbid Angel!
#Krismasparty Tonight 19/12/20
Tonight, The Kris Barras Band perform a very special Kris-Mas livestream show here www.krisbarrasband.com/tickets at 8pm GMT, where you’ll be able to catch the band from the comfort of your own home with more than a small dose of festive merriment. Barras will perform a 30-minute acoustic set, followed by a full band show. The band will also be hitting the road in 2021, supporting Thunder at the SSE Wembley Arena on Saturday 15th May and be joining Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry for a month from Thursday 9th September and culminating at the legendary Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 29th September.
Shakepoe Family Christmas Tonite 19/12/20
Larkin Poe (Track Of The Day) are joining forces with Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown at 7pm GMT tonight to bring fans a virtual musical extravaganza, which promises to bring plenty of Yuletide cheer and classic Christmas tunes. Fans can join the airing live here http://shakepoe.veeps.com to watch the show and chat in real-time with both bands. Last month, The GRAMMY® Award-nominated sister duo of Rebecca and Megan Lovell, released ‘Kindred Spirits’, their first ever covers album - a collection of stripped-back versions of both classic and new songs – and their second full-length album of 2020 following June’s release of ‘Self Made Man'. Both albums were produced by Larkin Poe and released on their own Tricki-Woo Records.
Wood Brothers Muse 19/12/20
To celebrate the release next year on Honey Jar Records, on Friday 5th March, of a double-LP vinyl reissue of their modern classic, 'The Muse', The Wood Brothers have premiered a performance of the album in its entirety, which is today’s Video Of The Day. Originally issued on 1st October 2013 via Zac Brown's Southern Ground label, the 11-track collection was produced by Nashville music legend Buddy Miller and contains many of The Wood Brothers most celebrated songs that remain staples of their live performances to this day, including 'Wastin' My Mind', 'Sing About It', 'Neon Tombstone', 'Keep Me Around' and 'I Got Loaded'. An initial vinyl pressing of ‘The Muse’ sold out years ago and has been in high demand by The Wood Brothers' fanbase ever since.
Streaming Of A White Christmas 18/12/20
Following the release of their semi-prophetic Top 10 album, ‘Easter Is Cancelled’, at the end of last year, The Darkness return tonight here https://www.axs.com/uk/events/397551/the-darkness-tickets?skin=aegpresentsuk at 8pm GMT to close 2020 with a new message of festive joy and goodwill with a live concert and stream from London’s Indigo at The O2. It will also be recorded for a live album, ‘Streaming of a White Christmas’, out in April 2021 on CD and Vinyl, in partnership with Live Here Now. The show promises to be a flamboyant extravaganza packed with all the snow and tinsel one could dream of as the band unwrap a selection of their biggest hits, fan favourites and Christmas cracker surprises galore. Spreading further Christmas cheer this year, The Darkness have also teamed up with Signature Brew to create the special extra seasonal bitter, Bells End!
Beggars Soul 18/12/20
Today’s Video Of The Day of 'Beggars Soul', is the lead J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls single, and title track, from their second album release due early next year.Gutsy, Rock ‘n’ Roll, swagger, edgy and swampy - just some of the words used to describe this Surrey bands sound. Typically the stuff of biker Rock legend, that you'd find somewhere down an American highway - they blend Americana with Bluesy retro vibes to create their unique brand of spiced Blues Rock.Fronted by Jason Lee Barratt, with Harun Kotch on lead guitar, Wayne Riches on drums and Mike Hartnett on bass, this Bluesy, Roots album is littered with rockin’ riffs plus sassy brass, and with a sound this big, you'll have to pinch yourself to remember that they come from the UK!
Blues Club Feelgood 18/12/20
Today's latest Blues Club Podcast Track Of The Day is another two hours of non stop Best in Blues and beyond with More Music and Less Chat, including new releases, classic tracks and UK IBBA Presenters' Picks, featuring music from King King, Joe Bonamassa (pictured), Dr. Feelgood, The Teskey Brothers, Catfish, The BluesBones, Tanya Piche Blues Band, Laura B And Her Band, Shaun Murphy, When Rivers Meet, Jamie Williams & The Roots Collective, Jo Harman, Frank Bey, Katie Bradley, Dave Ferra, Pink Floyd, Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide, plus many more.
Jensen's Fireworks 17/12/20
Country singer-songwriter Hayley Jensen released her latest single, 'Fireworks', last month, through Social Family Records, the Power Pop-Country follow-up to her biggest hit to date, 'Breakin’ Hearts'. Co-written with Aussie expat and Billboard Country #1 songwriter, Phil Barton, and writing partner, Dana Heaton-Perdue, 'Fireworks' features soaring, powerhouse vocals we’ve come to expect from Jensen, the song capturing the electricity and spark of young love. Sticking with a winning formula, Hayley called on the production prowess of Troy Kokol at Reluctant Cowboy Records in Canada, who also produced and co-wrote 'Breakin’ Hearts'. As with the previous single, Jensen recorded vocals in her home studio in Sydney, and Kokol played every instrument on the track.
Rock And Roll Radio 17/12/20
'Rock And Roll Radio', the third solo album by Swedish vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Michael Palace, was released by Frontiers at the beginning of this month, of which the track, 'Way Up Here', is today's Video Of The Day. It's the first that Palace has fully self-produced, mixed and mastered, and it delivers authentic 80's influenced AOR/Melodic Rock in spades, with dreamy keyboards, layers of soaring guitars, a huge drum sound and thundering bass. Palace has also featured on releases by other artists, with the likes of labelmates Angelica, Crazy Lixx, Find Me and Creye benefitting from his expert songwriting, guitar and vocal skills. His association with Frontiers began as a songwriter and guitarist for First Signal (featuring Harem Scarem vocalist Harry Hess), Cry of Dawn (featuring session vocalist Göran Edman), Kryptonite (featuring The Poodles vocalist Jakob Samuel) and Toby Hitchcock (also of Pride Of Lions), after which he signed to the label.
Vote Now - Best Radio Show 17/12/20
Today's latest Track Of The Day is episode 23 of 2020 WRC 'Best Radio Show' nominees https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees Rock Vault 107, featuring Kansas (pictured), AC/DC, The Eagles, Boston, Jethro Tull, Guns N' Roses and loads more. Indeed, you can also listen live to Jules and Bob tomorrow night and every Friday night at 8pm on 107 Meridian FM. Taking you back in time, they'll bring you tracks that you may know and some you may not, plus they always feature a special year.
Vote Now - Best Prog Rock 16/12/20
Don't forget that there's still time to vote in our 2020 WRC Awards, as today we turn our attention to the nominees in our Best Prog Performance. In January we caught both of Francis Dunnery's It Bites gigs at Wolverhampton's Slade Rooms and Manchester's Club Academy (pictured), whilst later that month we saw The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown at Nell's in London. In early February we also took in Atomic Rooster at the 100 Club, and finally, towards the end of the month, and also in London, we attended Dream Theater's Eventim
Hammersmith Apollo gig. So if you want to cast your vote for one of these superb Prog Rock bands then simply go here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees You have until midnight on 31st December to make your choice and only one vote per category per e-mail address is allowed - so there.
Good Riddance 2020! 16/12/20
Legendary Australian rockers Taste have released today's Video Of The Day for '2020's Gone', the new single from their upcoming EP, 'Brothers Vol. 1', that will be available worldwide on Wednesday 23rd December. Written as an anthem to kick this year's arse and say "good riddance 2020", Ken Murdoch (vocals), Michael Tortoni (bass) and Joey Amenta (guitar), are hoping to create a universal response at 12.01am on Friday 1st January 2021 by encouraging all media and musicians to join them in playing '2020's Gone' through whatever outlet is available to you! 'Brothers Vol. 1' is an EP for our times, but steeped in the wide-screen colours of a more Progressive era. Real strings. Layers of percussion. Walls of harmony. Crafted segues, dramatic timing shifts and a vast, unified vision that befits the grandeur of its title. The band is a potpourri of Queen, Muse and 10cc. Harmonies, guitars and souring vocals abound!
Halcyon Hymns 16/12/20
DBA (Downes Braide Association) return next year with their fifth album, 'Halcyon Hymns', which will be released on Friday 5th February, and the duo have recently launched the first track from the album, 'Love Among The Ruins', a delightful and uplifting love song, that is today's Track Of The Day. Keyboard wizard with Yes, Geoff Downes was a founder member of Asia and was one half of Buggles, with Trevor Horn on 'Video Killed The Radio Star', whilst British singer-songwriter-pianist-producer Chris Braide, who recently re-located back to the UK from the USA, has worked with the cream of artists, from Lana Del Rey, Paloma Faith and Marc Almond to Beyonce to name but a few. Indeed, 'Halcyon Hymns' also features contributions by Almond (ex-Soft Cell) and David Longdon (Big Big Train). It's their fifth DBA collaboration, and follows their previous critically-acclaimed studio albums 'Pictures of You' (2012), 'Suburban Ghosts' (2015) and 'Skyscraper Souls' (2017). The duo have also released 'Live In England' (2019), recorded at their first ever concert at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, in 2018.
Gales Tour Rescheduled Again 15/12/20
Following the release of his album, ‘The Bookends’, via Provogue/Mascot Label Group last year, Eric Gales has now rescheduled next year's UK tour from February 2022 to March 2022. The album features collaborations with B. Slade, Doyle Bramhall II and Beth Hart, and was written over a nine month period, recorded at Studio Delux, Van Nuys, California, The Dog House, Woodland Hills, California and Blakeslee Recording, North Hollywood. Special guest on all shows is the critically acclaimed British Blues Rock guitarist Danny Bryant. Hailed as “A National Blues Treasure", Bryant released his 11th studio album ‘Means of Escape’ via Jazzhaus Records to great fanfare last year.
Elles Crowded Table 15/12/20
Multi-award-winning, genre-crossing Blues, Roots and Americana star, Elles Bailey, released her brand new covers album ‘Ain’t Nothing But’ last Friday and her first single, Country music Supergroup, The Highwomen's, 'Crowded Table', is today's Video Of The Day. It's a 16-track album, recorded live as part of Elles’ 'Ain't Nothing But' livestream series at White Noise Studios, surrounded by dangling Edison bulbs and candles on the floor, during this Summer. The album draws together 2 of her 3 livestream shows: ‘Ain't Nothing But The Lyrics’ and ‘Ain't Nothing But The Blues'. ‘Ain’t Nothing But’ not only showcases Elles’ much-acclaimed, feeling-filled, sonorous and super-smoky distinctive lead vocal style, but also features stunning performances from Joe Wilkins (guitar and background vocals tracks 1-16), Phil King (guitar and background vocals, tracks 1-7) and Joe James (double bass and background vocals, tracks 8-16).
Lisa Mann Zooms TNMC Tonite 15/12/20
Today, we look again at our Best Radio Show category nominees in our 2020 WRC Awards, which includes The Blues Club Podcast, The Zach Moonshine Show, Rock Vault 107 plus today's Blues On The Radio Track Of The Day, that features two fabulous tracks from Lisa Mann, ahead of her Zoom appearance tonight, at the similarly nominated, 'Best Livestream' show, The Tuesday Night Music Club. Anyway, simply choose your favourite show here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees by hitting the vote button. You have until midnight on 31st December to make your choice and only one vote per category per e-mail address is allowed - so there.
Vote Now - Best Blues Rock 14/12/20
With two bands currently going head-to-head in the voting, today we refocus on the Best Blues Rock performance category in our 2020 WRC Awards - namely Joanne Shaw Taylor who we saw at London's Nell's in March, Savoy Brown who played The Beaverwood in Chislehurst in January, Never The Bride who performed at Camden's The Green Note in February, and finally, Aynsley Lister's (pictured) annual visit to London's 100 Club at the end of January. So there you have it - if you want to cast your vote for one of these outstanding Blues Rock performers then simply go here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees You have until midnight on 31st December to make your choice and only one vote per category per e-mail address is allowed - so there.
E D Brayshaw CD Review 14/12/20
"The album ends with a lovely instrumental called ‘Twilight’, that has the melody carried along by picked chords over which E D plays some excellent Bluesy solos. The bass is again excellent. This is a really fine collection. E D doesn’t quite have the same connotation as EC but is well worth checking out all the same. These are the sort of songs and style of guitar playing that puts a smile on the face!" Today, read one of our last album reviews before the launch of our new website, as Simon Green gives you his take here: https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/cd-reviews-july on E D Brayshaw's latest CD, 'Fire Without Water', that was released earlier this year, including today'sTrack Of The Day of 'Hear The Rain'.
Apropos Lockdown Blues 14/12/20
With socially distanced gigs gradually rearing their new normal heads again, such as Warmduscher at Hackney's Earth on Saturday night (pictured), today's Video Of The Day is the Dave Sinclair Four performing 'Apropos Blues' at St. Harmonica's Blues Club in London's Southgate, back in October. Consisting of David Sinclair - vocals/guitar, Geoff Peel - guitar, Jos Wolfman Mendoza - bass, Rory Mendoza - drums and Laurie Garman - harmonica, this was the first public performance of 'Apropos Blues', a song written during the first UK lockdown, and performed just ahead of the second lockdown. So why don't you check out the DS4 YouTube channel and subscribe?
Vote Now - Best Livestream 13/12/20
With two nominees currently neck and neck in the voting in our unprecedented 'Best Livestream' WRC 2020 Awards category, there is still time to vote for Devin Townsend's NHS fundraiser, both the Lockdown and Isolation Music Festival's that did us so proud earlier this year, and finally, not forgetting, The Tuesday Music Club's excellent Zoom sessions. Simply choose your favourite show here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees by hitting the vote button. You have until midnight on 31st December to make your choice and only one vote per category per e-mail address is allowed - so there.
Out Of Time 13/12/20
For fans of Faith No More, Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin and Volbeat, Feed After Midnite hails from Ottawa and thanks to recent, pandemic-granted free time, they have recently released their energetic, upbeat first single, 'Out of Time', which is today's Track Of The Day. Consisting of Dylan DeRepentigny (bass), Sean Bolster (drums), Yvon Gauthier (vocals), Denis Bastien (guitar) and Marc Bastien (guitar), those who enjoy many facets of Hard Rock and Metal will appreciate this Canadian band, which was formed in 2018, that takes a large amount of inspiration from horror movies, current events and childhood memories. Indeed, when they first started out they had a predominantly Hard Rock sound which evolved into heavier stylings but at the same time, remaining catchy and simple.
Existential Reckoning 13/12/20
Last Friday, Puscifer released their critically-acclaimed new album, 'Existential Reckoning' (Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG) on physical formats (vinyl/CD/cassette), accompanied by today's Video Of The Day of 'Bedlamite'. Born somewhere in the Arizona desert, they're an Electro-Rock band, multimedia experience, traveling circus and alien abduction survivors! Renowned for an immersive live show, the group’s performances blur the lines between concert and theatre. Indeed, the clip features performance footage from the band’s recent record-breaking livestream event, 'Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti', which found Puscifer in the heart of the Arizona dessert, surrounded by the uniquely “utopian metropolis” that Architectural Digest described as looking like “the sublime set of a big-budget sci-fi movie.”
Pearce Mutiny At Cavern Tonight 12/12/20
Tonight at 6pm, WRC 2020 Best Support award nominee Matt Pearce & The Mutiny are playing a free, limited gig at London's Raynes Park Cavern Freehouse. Other Best Support nominees include Rebecca Downes, Kris Barras and Felix Rabin, so if you want to cast your vote for one of these awesome support artists, then simply go here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees You have until midnight on 31st December to make your choice and only one vote per category per e-mail address is allowed - so there.
It's Christmas All Over Tonight 12/12/20
Tonight at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET/Midnight GMT, sees the official free live streaming on Fantracks of WRC 2020 Best International award nominees, Goo Goo Dolls', first-ever augmented-reality movie musical, 'It's Christmas All Over'. It features the band performing music from their brand-new Christmas album, going beyond the realm of a live concert to transport viewers through an unparalleled musical journey, taking place within a surreal virtual world. Other Best International nominees include Beth Hart, Jim Kahr and Samantha Fish, so if you want to cast your vote for one of these awesome International artists, then simply go here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees
Both Gazpacho & TesseracT Livestream Tonite 12/12/20
There's great news for Progressive Metal and Art Rock fans as TesseracT (Video Of The Day) and Gazpacho (Track Of The Day) both launch virtual live cinematic experiences tonight. At 6pm GMT, TesseracT (pictured) premier P O R T A L S here www.portals.show - a ticket that offers a gateway for its passenger to travel amongst realms; through 5 acts, as TesseracT have designed a gateway into their world. Meanwhile, following the release of their latest album, 'Fireworker', on Kscope, Gazpacho will be streaming here www.musiekgieterij.nl/m-view/gazpacho at 8pm GMT/9pm CET/ 3pm EST their first filmed 70-minute performance of the album from their rehearsal space St Croix, a historic venue south of Oslo.
Vote Now - Best Rock Performance 11/12/20
With nearly 4,000 votes already cast, just a reminder that you have until midnight Thursday 31st December to make your vote here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees in one of our nine categories in our 2020 WRC awards. And remember, you can only vote once per category per e-mail address. Indeed, our Best Rock Performance nominees include Supersuckers (pictured), who we saw at at London's 100 Club in February, kicking off a seven-date UK headline tour, and secondly, Myke Gray at London's Underworld in late February - the first tour that Myke had ever done under his own name. Finally, the last two nominees, again at the back end of February, are Molly Karloff at their 'Supernaturalation' EP Launch Party at Camden's Black Heart, and Vex Red, at Islington's O2 Academy, performing their first collection of new music since 2002!
The Lonesome Man 11/12/20
In September, Swedish band Diamonds and Guns released their latest/third single, and today's Video Of The Day, 'The Lonesome Man', a kind of a dark story, pirate-party-Punk Rock song with an Irish tone. The Stockholm based band is relatively new, originally forming just two years ago in September, with the band's name a tribute to America's West Coast Punk Rock, with the feel of such bands as Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphy and Turbonegro. Indeed, the band, consisting of Kim Johansson bass, Pontus Åberg, lead guitar + vocals, Victor Ekvall, guitar + lead vocals, and new, former Collussus drummer, Thomas Norstedt, perform Punk 'n' Roll with straight pipes, a cocky attitude and technical drums, all with a party feeling, plus a love of the Blues thrown in to the mix too!
Blues Club Branch 11/12/20
Today's latest Blues Club Podcast Track Of The Day is another two hours of non stop Best in Blues and beyond with More Music and Less Chat featuring new releases, classic tracks and UK IBBA Presenters' Picks, including music from King King, Duke Robillard & Chris Cote, Keb' Mo', Chris Bevington Organisation, Tanya Piche Blues Band, Bill Blue, Mojo Preachers (pictured), Maya Fadeeva & Club des Beligas, Susan Angeletti, Red Red, Etta James, Delbert McClinton, The Achievers, Dr. John, Dave Specter & Billy Branch, Bobby Rush, The Cash Box Kings, Professor Longhair, Nick Moss Band and many more.
a.P.A.t.T. + New Ghost Livestream Tonite 10/12/20
Following Buds & Spawn first livestream show in October featuring VÄLVĒ and Persona, tonight the Sheffield promoters host the second in a series of four online shows here at budsspawn.nutickets.com featuring Liverpool based collective a.P.A.t.T. (pictured) and Sheffield Post-Rock/Shoegaze outfit New Ghost. a.P.A.t.T. have inspired comparisons with Devo, Metronomy, Frank Zappa, The Residents and Cardiacs, without actually sounding like any of them! Similarly, citing the likes of Mogwai, St. Vincent, Mitski, Mew, Boards of Canada and Broadcast, as among the groups influences, the sound of New Ghost has been described as Progressive Pop, Glitch Pop and Art Rock among many others.
Vote Now - Best Reviewed CD 10/12/20
Today in the final category in our 2020 WRC Awards, we switch our attention to the nominees in our Best Reviewed CD - namely Write A Better Day - Buck & Evans, Eupnea - Pure Reason Revolution (Video Of The Day), Warriors - Rews, White Noise - Haxan, Ballad Of A Prodigal Son - Jim Kirkpatrick and Nightbird Motel - Connor Bracken & The Mother Leeds Band (pictured). With voting closing at midnight on New Year's Eve, make sure you vote here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees now!
Rock Vault Disturbed 10/12/20
Today's latest Track Of The Day is episode 22 of the Rock Vault 107 show featuring Argent (pictured), Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Queen, Disturbed, T Rex, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Stone Temple Pilots, The Moody Blues and many more. Indeed, you can also listen live to Jules and Bob tomorrow night and every Friday night at 8pm on 107 Meridian FM. Taking you back in time, they'll bring you tracks that you may know and some you may not, plus they always feature a special year.
Vote Now - One's To Watch 9/12/20
Today, the penultimate category showcased in our 2020 WRC Awards is One's To Watch. Our nominees include The Kendall Connection (pictured), who we saw supporting Aynsley Lister at London's 100 Club in late January, plus three other support bands that we caught in London in the space of seven pre-Lockdown days at the end of February, namely The Howling Tides with Myke Gray at Camden's The Underworld, Soeur with Vex Red at the O2 Islington Academy and Black Tree Vultures with Molly Karloff at Camden's Black Heart. With voting closing at midnight on New Year's Eve, make sure you vote here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees now!
PG.Lost Oscillate 9/12/20
Swedish Post-Metal/Post-Rock outfit PG.Lost, who feature Mattias Bhatt, Martin Hjertstedt (ex-Ghost), Gustav Almberg (The Great Discord) and Kristian Karlsson (Cult of Luna), have recently shared today's Video Of The Day for ’Shelter’, taken from their latest album, 'Oscillate’, which was released last month via Pelagic Records. Founded in 2004 in Norrköping, the LP is packed to the gills with pure drama and catharsis, and it's their first effort since 2016’s much lauded 'Versus'. 'Oscillate' leans on an instrumental approach and while their keen understanding of tension/release may warrant comparison to the likes of MONO, Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the band is unafraid to move into exciting new directions. Indeed, it's sovereign in execution and mammoth in scope, with ten tracks of pure dramatic bombast and a massive step forward for the decades-old band. The four years away have been well worth it!
Schytehawkes Interview 9/12/20
On today's Track Of The Day, The Schytehawkes joined The Zach Moonshine Show to play and talk about the new 'Streets Of Rage' EP, to take take questions from the live audience and to talk about all things Schytehawkes, namely crotch-less thongs, beers, fights and puking in the pit and much much more! There's also new music from Diamond Head, Ellefson, Scour, Autopsy, Nails, Pounder, SxWxP, Lucifer, Project Alcazar featuring Chris Steberl, Cynik Scald, Cadaver, Battle Of The Bands winners Sick Society, Evangelist, Temple, En Minor, Serpents Oath, Satanize (Portugal), Prezir, Volur, Within The Ruins, NAR, The Deviant, Cemetery Dwell, Hellz, Manu Armata, Hulder, Extirpation, Horncrowned, Dormanth, Haunted Cenotaph, Edoma and Eternal Evil!
Vote Now - Best Support 8/12/20
With just three categories to go now, today we turn our attention to 'Best Support' in our 2020 WRC Awards, namely Matt Pearce & The Mutiny (pictured), who we saw supporting Savoy Brown at The Beaverwood in Chislehurst in January, Rebecca Downes, who supported The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, later that month at Nell's in London, Kris Barras who supported Beth Hart at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith at the beginning of February, and finally in March, Felix Rabin, who supported Samantha Fish at London's Islington Assembly Hall. So if you want to cast your vote for one of these awesome support artists, then simply go here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees You have until midnight on 31st December to make your choice and only one vote per category per e-mail address is allowed - so there.
Rearrange The Broken Colours 8/12/20
Following on from their uplifting, Funk-Rock driven anthem, 'Rearrange', released in June, British Indie-Rock act, Tony Goff & The Broken Colours, pulled together friends Fred Folkes and Ana Mazuran to create today's accompanying dance-driven and rhythmically mesmerising Video Of The Day. Hailing from High Wycombe, the band, with its new line up, sound and direction, has well and truly exploded back onto the scene.
BluesBones On The Radio 8/12/20
On today's Blues On The Radio Track Of The Day there's something from all three of the UK Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) Picks Of The Month for December, namely Catfish, Tanya Piche Blues Band and The BluesBones. David Rotundo Band kicks off the show, then there's new releases from Troy Redfern (pictured), Epi K. Paradox, Ben Reel, Dave Ferra, Red Red, Voodoo Walters and Johnny Mastro and Mama's Boys.
Dragged Under UK Tour 7/12/20
Seattle Punks, Dragged Under, will be supporting The Ghost Inside next year on the Metalcore titans incredible sold out comeback show on Saturday 3rd July at London's O2 Academy Brixton, before heading off on a run of solo UK shows calling through Leeds' Key Club, Birmingham's Asylum, Manchester's Star & Garter and London's Camden Assembly Rooms, before finishing at 2000 Trees Festival on Saturday 10th July. Tony Cappocchi (vocals), Ryan Bruce (guitar), Sean Rosario (guitar), Hans Hessburg (bass) and Kalen Anderson (drums), strike an elusive balance between thrashed-up Punk, pit-splitting Hardcore, Technical Metal and hooky alternative. The deluxe version of their debut album, 'The World Is In Your Way', was released last month on their new home of Mascot Records, and has already picked up support from BBC Radio1, Kerrang, Rock Sound, Distorted Sound, Alt Press, Loudwire and Guitar World.
Carpenter Brut Fab Tool 7/12/20
French Synthwave icon Carpenter Brut has released a brand new single, ‘Fab Tool’, which is today's Track of The Day. Effortlessly combining futuristic Synth sounds with ritualistic undertones and a movie-like expansiveness, ‘Fab Tool’ displays Carpenter Brut at his anthemic, epic best. Thunderous drums and bellowing chants from American musician David Eugene Edwards echo with one another, building towards a colossal and electrifying conclusion. The accompanying video heightens the track's potency, detailing a journey through a dystopian wasteland full of strange creatures, forgotten landmarks and flashes of an unknown danger. Stay tuned for more to come from Carpenter Brut in 2021!
Vote Now - Best International Artist 7/12/20
Today in our 2020 WRC Awards we focus on our nominees in the Best International category. Firstly we go back to early February and the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith where we saw Beth Hart and then, later in February, when we caught the Goo Goo Dolls, again in London, at The Roundhouse in Camden. At the end of February we went along to London's original Ealing Club to see Jim Kahr (pictured), and finally in March, just before Lockdown, we took in Samantha Fish at London's Islington Assembly Hall (Video Of The Day). So if you want to cast your vote for one of these awesome International artists then simply go here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees You have until midnight on 31st December to make your choice and only one vote per category per e-mail address is allowed - so there.
Todd Rundgren 'Clearly Human' Tour 6/12/20
Legendary recording artist, producer, songwriter and tech pioneer, Todd Rundgren, has announced his 2021 'Clearly Human' virtual tour, featuring 25 performances, each geofenced and tailored to a different US city. With each performance emanating from a Chicago venue (the most convenient time zone to allow for 8pm show times in every market), the shows will be “localized” to give both the band and the fans a sense of place (e.g. local landmarks will appear on the video wall, catering for the band and crew will feature dishes associated with each city, etc). Emulating a traditional routing itinerary, the Clearly Human Tour will kick off Sunday 14th February 14 “in” Buffalo and wrap up Monday 22nd March “in” Seattle. Todd's band for the tour will feature Kasim Sulton (bass), Prairie Prince (drums), Eliot Lewis (keys), Gil Assayas (synth), Bruce McDaniel (guitar), Bobby Strickland (sax), Steven Stanley (Trombone), plus the erstwhile “Global Girls”: Michele Rundgren, Grace Yoo, and Ashle Worrick (background vocals).
Quatro's Heart And Soul 6/12/20
Trailblazing American Rock vocalist and musician Suzi Quatro’s brand new Christmas single, ‘My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Xmas)’, was released last Friday on all digital platforms via SPV Records, and the touching, heart-warming video for the song, is today's Track Of The Day. Even in the highly adrenaline-fueled music business, it’s rare to find a bundle of energy and talent on a par with Suzi , the multi-million-selling female Rock pioneer who has enjoyed over 56 years of unrivalled success. With hits such as ‘Can The Can’, ‘48 Crash’, ‘If You Can't Give Me Love’, 'She's In Love With You' and ‘Devil Gate Drive’, she became an icon in the seventies, and remains so to this day. Suzi’s hugely accomplished current album ‘No Control’ was released in March 2019, prior to a sold-out ten date headline UK Arena tour, ensued later in the year by the massively acclaimed documentary ‘Suzi Q The Movie’.
Vote Now - Best Prog Performance 6/12/20
We're now more than half way through our nine categories in our 2020 WRC Awards, and today we turn our attention to the nominees in our Best Prog Performance. In January we caught both of Francis Dunnery's It Bites gigs at Wolverhampton's Slade Rooms and Manchester's Club Academy, whilst later that month we saw The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown at Nell's in London. In early February we also took in Atomic Rooster at the 100 Club (pictured), and finally, towards the end of the month, and also in London, we attended Dream Theater's (Video Of The Day) Eventim Hammersmith Apollo gig. So if you want to cast your vote for one of these superb Prog Rock bands then simply go here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees You have until midnight on 31st December to make your choice and only one vote per category per e-mail address is allowed - so there.
Dan Reed Network Co-Headline UK Tour Rescheduled 5/12/20
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Dan Reed Network have rescheduled their nine-date co-headline UK tour with Reckless Love to March 2022. All dates will feature special guest Mason Hill and all tickets remain valid.The highly anticipated tour will preview new songs from the band’s forthcoming studio album 'Let’s Hear It For The King' whose release will coincide with the UK tour. The new album won’t be for the faint hearted or those easily entertained, yet pays tremendous detail to infectious melodies, provocative lyrics and honours their shredding Funk Rock roots.
Vote Now - Best Blues Rock 2020 5/12/20
Today we focus on the Best Blues Rock performance category in our 2020 WRC Awards - namely Joanne Shaw Taylor (Video Of The Day) who we saw at London's Nell's in March, Savoy Brown (pictured) who played The Beaverwood in Chislehurst in January, Never The Bride who performed at Camden's The Green Note in February, and finally, Aynsley Lister's annual visit to London's 100 Club at the end of January. So there you have it - if you want to cast your vote for one of these outstanding Blues Rock performers then simply go here https://www.wrinklyrockersclub.com/wrc-award-nominees You have until midnight on 31st December to make your choice and only one vote per category per e-mail address is allowed - so there.
Evanescence Livestream Tonight 5/12/20
Today's Track Of The Day, 'Yeah Right', is taken from Evanescence’s first album of original music in a decade, ‘The Bitter Truth', which will be released next year on Friday 26th March, and tonight at 9pm, the band will be hosting their first public performance of the Covid era, a livestream concert experience dubbed Evanescence: A Live Session From Rock Falcon Studio. The livestream will be available through to Tuesday 8th December. The band, who postponed their massive 2020 international tour earlier this year, safely assembled from Nashville, Sacramento and Germany to perform live renditions of songs from the upcoming album for the first time, as well as some fan favourites and a few can’t miss surprises.