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Sam Holt
Always loved music live, enjoy all genre's. Adding photography into the mix has been more recent and enjoying combing the two together. Self confessed vinyl junkie, so if not down the front, often found searching through record shops.
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Beth Hart Announces New Album ‘War In My Mind’ + UK/Ireland 2020 Headline Tour

The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Beth Hart will be releasing her brand new studio album War In My Mind on 27th September. Following the stunning sold out performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London in May 2018, she will be bringing her band back for a January-February 2020 UK & Ireland tour. The tour will begin in Dublin and travel through Belfast, Brighton, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Gateshead, Manchester, Sheffield, Plymouth… Keep Reading

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Black Star Riders – New Video “Ain’t The End Of The World” Out Today

The second single is taken from the forthcoming fourth album “Another State Of Grace”, set for release on 6thSeptember 2019, via Nuclear Blast. It is accompanied by a sharp and unconventional animated video. “Ain’t The End Of The World” is yet another example of Black Star Riders’ skillful songwriting and distinctive sound.The track displays the band’s unique sonic dimension, in which Scott Gorham’s guitar intertwines with Christian Martucci’s, the rhythmic section solidly… Keep Reading

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Supersonic Blues Machine New Album ‘Road Chronicles: Live’ Out Now!

Supersonic Blues Machine have recently released their brand new live-album, ‘Road Chronicles: Live!’ ‘Road Chronicles: Live’’ is their first live album, following the release of two acclaimed records, ‘West of Flushing, South of Frisco’ (2016), ‘Californisoul’ (2017) It follows them on their first European headline tour and was recorded during their show in Brugnera, Italy on 20th July 2018, capturing the band in a triumphant and joyous mood. The show was… Keep Reading

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Paul Gilbert Announces September 2019 UK Tour

Following the release of his new album Behold Electric Guitar, Paul Gilbert will be taking to the road and playing 9 shows through the UK in September. The Illinois born, Mr. Big co-founder and Racer X star is now on his 15th solo studio album and continues to enthrall. His latest album was released on Music Theories Recordings in May and received a wave of critical praise with Planet Rock… Keep Reading

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Supersonic Blues Machine reveal ‘Remedy (live)’

Supersonic Blues Machine have revealed the live version of ‘Remedy’, taken from their upcoming live-album, ‘Road Chronicles: Live!’ ‘Road Chronicles: Live’’ is their first live album, following the release of two acclaimed records, ‘West of Flushing, South of Frisco’ (2016), ‘Californisoul’ (2017) It follows them on their first European headline tour and was recorded during their show in Brugnera, Italy on 20th July 2018, capturing the band in a triumphant… Keep Reading

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Kris Barras Band Announce New Album ‘Light It Up’

The rise of the Kris Barras Band continues with the announcement of their brand new album ‘Light It Up. Light It UP is to be released on the 13th of September via Provogue, a month before their biggest UK headline tour to date. It follows a whirlwind 18 months since the release of ‘The Divine and Dirty’ in March 2018, where he sold 75 tickets for the London album launch at Thousand Island, and only 11 months… Keep Reading

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The S.L.P. (AKA Serge Pizzorno) Announces Debut Solo Album, New Track ‘Nobody Else’ & Headline Tour

Serge Pizzorno Announces Debut Solo Album, The S.L.P. Is Out 30thAugust On Columbia Records. Featuring collaborations with slowthai and Little Simz, and announces UK Run Including two dates at London’s EartH New Single ‘Nobody Else’Out Now Following the release of his acclaimed track ‘Favourites’ featuring Little Simz, Kasabian mastermind Serge Pizzorno aka The S.L.P. has revealed he will release his debut solo record ‘The S.L.P.’ on 30thAugust on Columbia Records. Serge will also… Keep Reading

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TERAMAZE – New Album ‘Are We Soldiers’ Out Today

Teramaze’s new album Are We Soldiers is out today via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. “Australian prog has been around for a while,” said Wells on the recent explosion of progressive-minded rock bands from Australia, of which Melbourne’s Teramaze are surely at the forefront. It was kick started with bands like Cog, Karnivool, and now there’s stuff like Voyager and Caligula’s Horse and Plini and things like that.” “Funnily enough I don’t really… Keep Reading

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Henry’s Funeral Shoe – New Album: “Smart Phone Rabbit Hole” Out On 20th September 2019

Hailing from South Wales, Henry’s Funeral Shoe is thrilled to announce brand new album “Smart Phone Rabbit Hole” due for release on 20thSeptember 2019. To coincide with the new record announcement, the Welsh duo is launching the first single “Everybody Says Hi”. With “Smart Phone Rabbit Hole” the Clifford brothers created a modern, complex yet familiar record; filled with no fillers, the listener is taken on a powerful roller-coaster ride… Keep Reading

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Gov’t Mule Reveal Live Video for ‘Mr. Man’

Gov’t Mule have revealed the video for Mr. Man taken from their forthcoming live album and film package. Talking about the song, Warren Haynes says; “This is a cool version of Mr. Man which is a song we stopped playing for a while but recently brought back. Glad we captured this version which  breaks down at the end and goes somewhere different than the usual arrangement.” PRESS HERE to pre-order the live album/film… Keep Reading

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Supersonic Blues Machine Reveal ‘Watchagonnado (live)’

Supersonic Blues Machine have revealed the live version of ‘Watchagonnado’. It’s taken from their upcoming live-album, ‘Road Chronicles: Live!’ on 12th July 2019. Talking about the song, Fabrizio Grossi says; “It has a thumping funky-soul hop to it that it never fails to get the crowd involved , which makes it twice as fun for us on stage playing it. One of our favorites to play live and i guess you… Keep Reading

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Hacienda Classical Returns With New 2019 Set To London’s Royal Albert Hall & Isle Of Wight Festival

Hacienda Classical Returns In Summer 2019 With Manchester Camerata Orchestra With A New & Updated Soundtrack As It Moves Into Its Fourth Year Since its very first shows in February 2016, Hacienda Classical has played more than 40 concerts in the UK and internationally with audiences well in excess of 300,000. This year’s Summer 2019 concerts for Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra,  see the show come… Keep Reading

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New Yorkers’ Hollis Brown Release New Album ‘Ozone Park’ Today

Hollis Brown, today release their new album Ozone Park, via their new home at Cool Green Recordings / Mascot Label Group. Hailing from New York, the beginnings of the quartet was born out of a garage in the Ozone Park neighbourhood of Queens on a steady diet of psychedelia and basement jams in Greenwich Village. Their first show came at the legendary Greenwich Village bar, Don Hill’s– which had hosted the likes of Blondie,… Keep Reading

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DeWolff Reveal Video For ‘Tombstone Child’  (live)

Psychedelic-blues renegades DeWolff return with the live video for fan favourite. ‘Tombstone Child’ taken from their new live record ‘Live & Outta Sight II,’ which will be released on Mascot Records on 14th June, 2019. The video was shot in December of last year during DeWolffest 1.5 at TivoliVredenburg/Utrecht and talking about the video Pablo van de Poel says; “We saved the best for last: check out our brand new live… Keep Reading

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Geddy Lee – Announce UK Special Events To Celebrate The Best Seller “Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book Of Bass” In June

Geddy Lee, vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player for the Hall of Fame rock group Rush is coming to the UK for 3 special events to meet longtime fans while signing copies of his best seller “GEDDY LEE’S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS”. The events will take place in three different locations across the UK: London (signing), Manchester (Q&A + signing) and Glasgow (signing). One ticket for the event grants you… Keep Reading

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band New Album ‘The Traveler’ Out Today

The new album from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band ‘The Traveler,’  is released today. Last week the band also announced that they will be returning once again to headline the Outlaw Country Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair this July and have added extra dates to their UK tour for November. Gone is the young Louisiana gunslinger who erupted onto the early-’90s scene with his burn-it-down guitar solos and gut-punch songcraft. The 41-year-old he’s… Keep Reading

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VOLA Announce September 2019 UK Tour

Copenhagen’s VOLA have announced their September 2019 European Tour which includes 4 shows in the UK in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Nottingham. To celebrate this they have revealed the brand new video for ‘Ruby Pool’. The tour is hot on the heels of their triumphant tours with MONUMENTS and Haken and the release of ‘Applause Of A Distant Crowd,’ which came out in October on Mascot Records, which has led Prog Magazine to declare… Keep Reading

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Black Star Riders – Release Video For New Single “Another State Of Grace”

The First Single To Be Taken From the new studio album, also titled “Another State Of Grace”, Set For Release On The 6thSeptember 2019. UK & Ireland Tour in October 2019. Black Star Riders release a video to accompany their new single “Another State Of Grace”. Acool performance videothat introduces the new band lineup, featuring Chad Szeliga (Drums) and Christian Martucci (Lead Guitar), who join Ricky Warwick (guitar,vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar) and… Keep Reading

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Paul Gilbert Unveils Video For ‘A Herd Of Turtles’ + New Album Out Now

Guitar pioneer Paul Gilbert released his brand new album Behold Electric Guitar, last week. Now he reveals the video for ‘Herd of Turtles.’ “How do you know when you’ve gained your producer’s trust?” Gilbert says. You ask him this question: “Hey John, can you set up a vocal mic? I want to recite a poem about turtles in a Ringo Starr accent, and then launch into a ferocious groove with the… Keep Reading

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Reveals New Song ‘Gravity’

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band have unveiled their brand new song Gravity. It’s taken from their upcoming album The Traveler, which is out on 31st May via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. World-class guitar playing has always been his calling card, but in his forties, Shepherd knows when to blaze and when to breathe. “There’s some restraint on ‘The Traveler’,” he considers. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to lean towards the approach of less is more. I play for… Keep Reading

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