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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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Kris Barras Band Unleash Stunning Live Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock & Roll’

Ahead of their biggest headline tour to date and the Rockin’ The Blues tour, The Kris Barras Band have kicked off 2019 with a bang. Covering Led Zeppelin’s seminal 1971 classic Rock And Roll to shake off the January blues.  Speaking about the song, Barras explains “Over the Xmas and New Year period, I got together with some friends to film our own version of the Led Zeppelin classic ‘Rock And Roll.’ It was all recorded… Keep Reading

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Baby Chaos Tour Dates

Glasgow’s Baby Chaos have announced two forthcoming dates in Dundee and Glasgow in December when they will be performing songs from their soon to be released fourth album. Details as follows: DECEMBER Sat 01 Dundee Book Yer Ane Fest XII Fri 07 Glasgow Stereo Dundee Tickets:https://makethatatakerecords.bigcartel.com/ Glasgow Tickets:https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/baby-chaos-wolf-and-the-stereo-tickets/8871205 Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/247652469431381/   With the band members leading hectic and busy lives, it has taken a little longer than they would have liked to… Keep Reading

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Brooders Reveal New Single Breathe & A Mini Tour

Breathe is the new single from Leeds based Psyche-Grunge trio Brooders, released on 16 November. Breathe speaks of the realities that people face in everyday life and through all walks of life. The ambiguous and bitter-tasting imagery works as a call and response between the twisted mindset of being trampled by life whilst hearing in the other ear how accessible and achievable the dreams and desires of the world are… Keep Reading

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Hollis Brown Sign To Cool Green Recordings/Mascot Label Group

Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of Hollis Brown to a global recording agreement with Cool Green Recordings. Lead singer Mike Montali shares, “It’s an honour to be working with one of the best labels in the world. Can’t wait to do amazing things together.”  Mascot Label Group President, North America Ron Burman offers, “We’re thrilled to have Hollis Brown join our MLG family. I love their unique brand of… Keep Reading

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Of Mice & Men November UK Dates

Of Mice & Men – Aaron Pauley [vocals + bass] Alan Ashby [guitar] Valentino Arteaga [drums] and Phil Manansala [guitar] – have announced two UK headline shows, following on from their huge tour with Bullet For My Valentine. UK dates as below: NOVEMBER Sat 10 London Alexandra Palace | with Bullet For My Valentine Sun 11 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena | with Bullet For My Valentine Mon 12 Newcastle Riverside |… Keep Reading

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CROBOT sign to Mascot Records

Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of Crobot to a global recording agreement with Mascot Records. Known across the world for their unique blend of good old-fashioned hard rock with funk, blues and other elements of musical inspiration combining to become a howling vortex that is uniquely the Crobot nebula. The band is currently working on their next release. Crobot’s Brandon and Bishop offer, “For almost two years, the… Keep Reading

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Fields of The Nephilim, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

It’s Halloween, and what better way but enjoy one of the finest goth bands in full flow At the time most people had heard of the Mission and the Sisters of Mercy, but for me The Fields of the Nephilim made a far greater impact. Its that impact that’s brought so many out tonight The Fields have enjoyed a cult status amongst fans that have followed them for many years.… Keep Reading

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New Music: Saul Blease – The Great War

The latest offering from Bad Elephant Music, a label that has signed many independent artist in recent years is Saul Blease’s The Great War. Saul Blease, the labels most recent artist signing has produced a very thought-provoking album, one that will be released Armistice day November 11th, exactly 100 years after the end of the first world war, known to many as the Great War, or the war to end… Keep Reading

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DeWolff – Share The Ride

DeWolff are delighted to present their brand new track Share The Ride. However this is no ordinary single release. To hear the track in it’s entire form, you need to have 5 friends with you. Each stem from the song is available on Spotify and each listener will have to select which one they would like to hear. When all played at the same time, you will be able to… Keep Reading

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Clean Cut Kid Tour Dates

Painkiller The New EP from Clean Cut Kid was out now and features the single Emily. The band head out on an an intimate UK tour in November. ‘Emily’ is about a friend of theirs who was dealing with depression and it is a topic close to the band’s heart. Written, recorded and engineered entirely by the band, the band then took a 10 month break from the road to record new music. The… Keep Reading

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Rockin’ The Blues 2019 Tour feat. Jonny Lang, Walter Trout & Kris Barras

Following a hugely successful 2018 tour, the Mascot Label Group/Provogue ROCKIN’ THE BLUES tour returns in 2019 For 2019 theres an incredible line-up featuring the platinum selling international star Jonny Lang, blues-rock royalty Walter Trout,  and the fast-rising blues-rock hero Kris Barras. The tour will be calling through Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands and the UK and will see them all come together for a final jam at the end… Keep Reading

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Marcus King Band, The Fleece Bristol

Marcus King and his band are in town tonight to a  near sell out gig at the Fleece. The Fleece has a capacity of 450, and its great to see it so full considering its only their second visit to Bristol! Supporting  Marcus King was Beth Rowley, who accompanied by her guitarist Tom delivered a short but entertaining set. Sighting siblings and an argument with her then boyfriend as inspiration… Keep Reading

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Vandenberg’s Moonkings Release Burning Heart Lyric Video

Vandenberg’s MoonKings have unveiled the official video for the brilliant stripped back acoustic version of Adrian Vandenbergs 1993 hit Burning Heart. The track comes from their new record ‘Rugged and Unplugged’ which will be released on 23rd November 2018 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Speaking about the album and the track, Adrian explains: “We decided to strip down a bunch of songs to the bare basics and let them speak in… Keep Reading

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King Nun – Greasy Hotel

King Nun have shared a new track, Greasy Hotel, the latest to be taken from the band’s forthcoming debut EP, I Have Love, set for release on heavyweight 12” black vinyl on 9 November via Dirty Hit. Greasy Hotel follows the comeback track Chinese Medicine and the raucous Heavenly She Comes and Family Portrait, and arrives following the band’s recent UK tour with label mates Pale Waves and ahead of their own… Keep Reading

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Embrace Christmas Shows

Embrace will be playing two Christmas shows in December to road-test songs from their debut album, The Good Will Out, ahead of its 21stanniversary tour next year. The Christmas shows take place at Birmingham The Mill on Saturday 8 December and Southampton Engine Rooms on Sunday 9 December. Tickets for both shows are on sale now. Embrace then celebrate the 21stanniversary of The Good Will Out with a ten date… Keep Reading

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New Music: Normandie – White Flag

Swedish band Normandie release their widely anticipated second album this Friday, 26thOctober. I’ve been given a preview copy to listen to and I’ve been mightily impressed. I caught up with the guys a few months ago prior to their  appearance at a very wet Reading Festival. The  quartet of Anton (Drums) Philip (Vocals) Hakan (Guitar) and Lucas on Bass together combined create an alternative rock sound that went done a… Keep Reading

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Pennfest: Mainstage Act Confirmed For Saturday 20th July 2019

Craig David to perform and close the festival with an almighty performance like no other More acts to be announced soon Alongside the main stage will also be the big top stage which when the sun sets becomes big top late night. The bigger warehouse last year went down a storm so more that for next year along with the introducing stage featuring a diverse selection of exciting local and… Keep Reading

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Tommy Emmanuel Announces March 2019 UK Tour

Following the release of 2018s ‘Accomplice One’, a hugely successful UK tour and his first ever European Guitar Camp in Scotland, esteemed Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and guitar virtuoso TOMMY EMMANUEL will be returning to the UK for a March 2019 Tour. His UK Tour dates will be calling through Perth, Coventry, Shrewsbury, Salisbury, London, Sheffield, Manchester, Cambridge and features special guest J.D. Simo who will be performing a solo set… Keep Reading

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DMA’s Release Remix Single – The End

DMA’S have shared a remix of their single THE END by highly sought-after Californian producer and song writer CHANNEL TRES. His DMA’S remix merges early hip-hop influences, house chillness and vocal sensuality to create infectious beats and contagious vocal hooks.   DMA’S recently announced their return to the UK with a headline tour this December, including dates at London O2 Forum, Manchester Victoria Warehouse and two nights at Glasgow Barrowland… Keep Reading

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The Kris Barras Band Announce February-March 2019 Headline Tour

Following a triumphant 2018 The Kris Barras Band will be hitting the road in February-March 2019 for their biggest UK headline tour to date. Talking about the tour Barras says; “2018 has been an amazing year for me and it looks like 2019 is going to be even better. I’m really excited to be heading out on a UK tour in February/March. We are taking a step up in venue… Keep Reading

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