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Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

Cornwall Rocks – Breaking the Sound Barrier!

Brand new three day festival to be launched later this year….. Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Cornwall Rocks will be held at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe on 15th, 16th and 17th November 2019  The line-up for our first rock festival in Cornwall had to tick all the right boxes.  With The Quireboys, Diamond Head and Massive Wagons headlining plus fifteen other very different, but …

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The Treatment – Power Crazy

“Power Crazy” is the fourth full-length album from hard rock band The Treatment, released earlier this month via Frontiers Music Srl.  The Treatment formed in Cambridge over ten years ago. Whilst “Power Crazy” is the band’s  fourth album it’s the first album to feature their new third vocalist, Tom Rampton. …

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Iron Maiden are too hot for Chile!

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THE QUIREBOYS – Rock And Roll Icons Revel In Amazing Disgrace

On their essential new album, THE QUIREBOYS amazed themselves. “The new music has surpassed all of expectations” admitted long-term guitarist Guy Griffin. “It’s the most diverse album we’ve ever done” added fellow six-stringer Paul Guerin. And for a band celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2019 that’s saying something. Amazing Disgrace is the sixth Quireboys‘ album in seven years …

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The Planet Axe Tour Collective Announces US Tour Dates for April 2019

The PLANET AXE Tour collective featuring Alice Cooper guitarist Ryan Roxie plus Brandon Gibbs (Devil City Angels), and Joel Kosche (ex-Collective Soul). Other members include Robby Miller (Bass) and Kenny Bailey (Drums,) will embark on their 2nd US tour during the month of April 2019. Following dates are: APRIL: 3rd: Rascal’s, Moline, IL 4th: Tailgator’s Live, Cedar Rapids, IA 5th: Mississippi Moon Bar, Dubuque, IA 6th: …

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