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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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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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CROBOT Reveal New Video ‘Keep Me Down’ Ahead Of UK Tour

CROBOT have released a video for their new song, “Keep Me Down”. Directed by Mike Danger the hilarious video marks the first new music from the band in three years. The band describes the song and video like, “ a kick to the teeth and a punch to the dick, “Keep Me Down” let’s all y’all mutha funkers know – Crobot’s back and we’re comin’ out swinging, baby!” Blending funk, blues,… Keep Reading

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Lechlade Festival Expecting Record Numbers Next Weekend

Lechlade Festival expecting record numbers next weekend! The fine, dry weather has reportedly boosted ticket sales, with camping tickets almost sold out for the 3-day festival taking place over the bank holiday weekend. “The site build is underway and we can’t wait to open the gates on Friday” says Festival Director and Founder Jennie Rainsford, “we’ve experienced bumper sales in the last few days. Live in Vehicle pitches sold out… Keep Reading

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Black Star Riders – Announce New Album “Another State Of Grace” Out On 6th September

Nuclear Blast are delighted to announce the release of Black Star Riders new studio album “Another State Of Grace” on the 6thSeptember 2019. The band will support the record with a full UK and Ireland tour in October 2019 with additional dates in other territories to be announced in the near future. “Another State Of Grace” sees the band deliver another stunning collection of songs. The bands new members Chad Szeliga (Drums)… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks – Final Line-up and Stage Times Announced

Camden Rock Festival is thrilled to announce this year’s finalised phenomenal line-up, alongside the running order for each venue and band. The hottest event in London is taking place on Saturday 1stand Sunday 2ndJune 2019 and it will bring over 400 bands across 20 venues all within Camden Town. Heading this year Camden Rocks line-up are acclaimed punk and folk singer songwriter Frank Turner and talented alt-rock quartet Deaf Havana.… Keep Reading

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Gov’t Mule Reveal Live Video For ‘Life Before Insanity’

Rock titans Gov’t Mule have released “Life Before Insanity,” the first cut from their forthcoming live album and film package, Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre out June 28th The film, directed by renowned music photographer and director Danny Clinch (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Phish) in a 9-camera shoot, was captured during two special nights at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, on… Keep Reading

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Supersonic Blues Machine Announce New Album ‘Road Chronicles: Live’ + Reveal Lyric Video ‘Running Whiskey’ ft. Billy F. Gibbons

Supersonic Blues Machine will be releasing their brand new live-album, ‘Road Chronicles: Live!’ on 12th July 2019. ‘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… Keep Reading

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Live Music Venue Borderline Set to Close

13th May 2019: With ever increasing rents, rising business rates and ongoing redevelopment plans for Soho, we’ve taken the decision to close the venue by 31 August 2019. We will reinvest into the other areas of its venue portfolio with £1 million earmarked for work on the Thekla in Bristol; the upcoming 40th anniversary for the iconic Rock City in Nottingham and work underway to open its first Birmingham venue while… Keep Reading

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The STRAY CATS Reveal Official Video For ‘Rock It Off’

All revved up and red hot, The STRAY CATS are back. Brian Setzer (guitar, vocals), Lee Rocker (bass, vocals) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums, vocals)–original founding members of the iconic and acclaimed American rock and roll trio–are celebrating their 40thanniversary in 2019 with a new album and tour. Ahead of this they have revealed the brand new video for ‘Rock It Off’. Talking about the song Slim Jim Phantom says; “‘Rock… Keep Reading

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Stiff Little Fingers – Announce UK/EIRE Dates in May/August 2019

Stiff Little Fingers are pleased to announce additional UK/EIRE tour dates this summer. After the traditional and critically acclaimed run of UK dates in March, the band is back on the road in May and August to deliver their usual energetic and spellbinding performance to fans across the country With a career spanning over more than 40th years, Stiff Little Fingers’ live shows always become something special and a unique event that never… Keep Reading

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Looking Forward To Lechlade Festival…

Lechlade Festival Full Line Up Revealed Now in its 9th year, Lechlade Festival returns over the bank holiday weekend from 24th to 26th May 2019. The boutique festival in the Cotswolds is jam-packed with over 100 performers, including Ivor Novello award-winning, Brit Award-nominated band The Feeling as headliners.  The Feeling burst onto the British pop scene in 2005 and enjoyed a string of Top 10 hits, including: Sewn, Rosé, Fill My Little… Keep Reading

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Diamond Head – Release New Video “Death By Design” Taken From Forthcoming Album “The Coffin Train”

Diamond Head – the Stourbridge, England born New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers – return to the world stage with a new album. The Coffin Train is at once fresh and exuberant while also being a stone-cold classic slice of old school heavy metal excellence. It is packed with the sort of riff-fueled power that founding member (and riff LORD) Brian Tatler led a genre and influenced the odd band or two with?  It’s electric… Keep Reading

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NEWS: Academy Music Group expands in Newcastle with O2 City Hall

LONDON (03 May 2019) – Academy Music Group Limited (AMG) today announces that the commercial operation of the 2,135-capacity Newcastle City Hall will transfer from Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust to Academy Music Group. The deal follows an agreement between AMG, Fusion Lifestyle and Newcastle City Council. The deal welcomes City Hall to the portfolio of award-winning venues across the UK that are owned and operated by Academy Music Group, including… Keep Reading

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Gov’t Mule Announce New Album ‘Bring On The Music – Live At The Capitol Theatre’

Rock titans Gov’t Mule have announced the release of Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre. Filmed at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, on April 27th and 28th, 2018, the 9-camera video shoot was directed by renowned music photographer and director Danny Clinch (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Phish). The release features more than 2 hours of live music, a full-length concert film, interviews… Keep Reading

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The Kris Barras Band Announce Supports For October 2018 Headline Tour

As one of the UK’s breakout artist over the last 12 months, the Kris Barras Band have had a whirlwind rise, they will be playing the biggest venues they have ever headlined this October. Joining them on the headline tour, on selected dates, will be Wille & The Bandits and Elles Bailey. The rise? Well, from the release of last years The Divine And Dirty’, there have been the; A-list radio singles,… Keep Reading

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Guns n’ Roses’ Duff McKagan Announces European Tour August / September 2019

North American tour kicks off 30th May in Philadelphia, the European tour begins 22nd August in Poland. He also releases new song ‘Don’t look Behind You’, taken from the new album Tenderness coming 31st May. Los Angeles, CA (23rd April 2019) – “People are going to herald this as one of the best albums of the year.” That’s what SiriusXM radio host Larry Flick said about Tenderness, the upcoming solo album from Guns N’ Roses… Keep Reading

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Tesla – Announce UK Headline Show Around Download

The legendary American rock band TESLA released their new studio album, SHOCK, worldwide on March 8 2019 via UMe. The album is available on CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited edition translucent blue vinyl formats. Produced and co-written by Phil Collen (Def Leppard), SHOCKis TESLA’s eighth studio album. TESLA is actively touring across North America, Europe, and elsewhere around the globe throughout 2019, including a performance at the UK iconic Download Festival.… Keep Reading

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band reveals new song ‘I Want You

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band have unveiled their brand new song I Want You. The song is 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… Keep Reading

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Hollis Brown release video for ‘Bad Mistakes’

Hollis Brown are delighted to unveil their new video  for ‘Bad Mistakes’  taken from their new album Ozone Park. The band are also encouraging fans to share their own bad mistakes with the hashtag #HBBadMistakes. 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… Keep Reading

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DeWolff To Release New Live Album ‘Live & Outta Sight II’

Psychedelic-blues renegades DeWolff return to display the full force of their live experience on their new record ‘Live & Outta Sight II,’ which will be released on Mascot Records on 14th June, 2019. Following the release of 2018s ‘THRUST’ and the acclaim that followed, the band picked up the prestigious Dutch Edison Award for ‘Best Rock Album’ in February. This capped off an incredible 9 months and saw the band play… Keep Reading

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