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!

Stoakes Media announces The Isolation Sesssions Album

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Black Star Riders – Announce New Single/Video “Candidate For Heartbreak”

Black Star Riders

New Single Candidate For Heartbreak Out Now Watch Lyric Video Here New Album: Another State Of Grace Out Now “This is Black Star Riders best work yet.” – Mojo “Another State Of Grace shows there is still life beyond Lizzy.” – Classic Rock “Courage and empathy, allied to superior song-writing, makes BSR a band …

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Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith announces fishing memoir ‘Monsters Of River & Rock’

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Massive Wagons – New Video “Bangin In Your Stereo” Out Now

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GYPSY PISTOLEROS – New line-up for new album confirmed!

Gypsy Pistoleros, the Flamenco Glam Sleaze Rock n Roll pioneers, having signed a Worldwide record deal with Golden Robot Global Entertainment / RIOT Records, home to Rose Tattoo, L.A Guns, Skid Row, Kings X, Gilby Clarke,  etc. return with an August 28th release ‘‘The Greatest Flamenco Sleaze Glam Band Ever!” …

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ALREADY BEEN CHEWED (A RETURN TO BUBBLEGUM) – THE NEW EP BY THE NEW BARDOTS!

ALREADY BEEN CHEWED (A RETURN TO BUBBLEGUM),  THE NEW EP BY THE NEW BARDOTS OUT NOW! “Fantastic Group both Live and in Studio…..Great Rock and Roll” Joe Cerisano -Trans Siberian Orchestra   “Electrifying! That’s how I would describe my reaction to seeing The NEW Bardots’ Live show. The repertoire is …

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Buster Shuffle Charity Single

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MAN WITH A MISSION release ‘MAN WITH A “REMIX” MISSION’ album

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JEFF BECK & JOHNNY DEPP PREMIERE NEW VIDEO “ISOLATION”

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Born to Destruct – Book of Destruction Rock n Roll EP

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Heavy Music Awards – Pick Up Exclusive Merch and Help #SaveOurVenues

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RAGE IN MY EYES – Looking For Fan Photos/Footage With ANDRE MATOS

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