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For 3 decades The Wildhearts have remained at the forefront of the British rock scene. From their classic debut album ‘Earth Vs’ (voted number one album of the year in Kerrang! back in 1993, and number 20 in the best rock albums of all time in a Kerrang! Special in 2006), through to now with the release of ‘Renaissance Men’, their first full-length studio album in 10 years, their creative output and legendary live shows have been second to none. Although the 90’s saw the band covered like a living soap opera in the press with tales of sex, drugs, bust ups, fights (both with labels and themselves), splits, more drugs and a lot more controversy (one such incident including entering and then proceeding to trash the Kerrang! Offices!), the recent years have seen the band more focused than ever before and firing on all cylinders. The Wildhearts and their incendiary shows have cemented their reputation and legacy as one of the best bands the UK has ever produced. Welcoming back their long-time bandmate and brother Danny McCormack on bass; Ginger and CJ on guitars and vocals, with Ritch Battersby on drums released their new album ‘Renaissance Men’ on May 3rd to critical acclaim. “It’s The Wildhearts remembering what they do best” - 9 out 10, hailed Classic Rock, with Metal Hammer saying Renaissance Men is “the best thing they’ve made since their genius / batshit crazy debut, Earth Vs The Wildhearts, back in 1993. Actually, thats not true. It might be better.” While Kerrang! gave the album 4Ks, Planet Rock 5 stars and Vive Le Rock 10 out 10! The Wildhearts’ classic line up recorded the energetic and diverse ‘Renaissance Men’ at the Treehouse Studio with Jim Pinder. It finds The Wildhearts at their full creative tilt delivering hard-hitting, retooled classic rock with a modern and urgent twist. Bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and the 10 songs are the perfect manifestation of the band’s immutable wit, charm and righteous anger. Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom) painted the exceptional album cover for ‘Renaissance Men’ and this honest and irresistible new album is an unequivocal triumph, which encapsulates and distills perfectly The Wildhearts’ live energy. To celebrate the release of ‘Renaissance Men’ The Wildhearts played an intimate 8 date UK headline tour, alongside packed HMV signing sessions and have further live plans throughout the year including festivals, short runs internationally and tiny warm-ups across the UK. Creatively brilliant, The Wildhearts helped change the landscape of British rock through the 90’s, and to this day they haven’t shown any sign of slowing down. Here’s to the next decade.

Praying Mantis were formed in London way back in 1973 by brothers Tino and Chris Troy.

They released their latest CD / DVD ‘Keep it Alive’ in November 2019 and their recent studio annum ‘Gravity’ Was released to critical acclaim by Frontier Records in 2018. Mantis continue to tour and record into 2020 and beyond.

In 2019 they celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM)
The movement was formed in London in 2019 when DJ Neal Kay provided the platform for such bands as Praying Mantis, Iron Maiden and Angel Witch. Thanks to the incredibly loyal fans around the world Mantis continue to promote their own more melodic style of NWOBHM whilst touring the world.

2020 will see them touring UK, Europe, Australia and Japan and they producing some of the best music in their 46 year history - a must see.
With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the '70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits “Hocus Pocus”, “House of The King” and “Sylvia”, as well as critically acclaimed albums 'Moving Waves', 'Focus 3' and 'Hamburger Concerto', the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans!

After a comeback in the early 2000's, which resulted in the well-received albums 'Focus 8' and 'Focus 9', the band regrouped with a fantastic new line-up. Along with Thijs van Leer on vocals, flute and keyboards, back on the drums is famed Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden, who joined the group on their second album 'Moving Waves' in 1972. Internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, Pierre remains a defining factor in the Focus sound. Guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, and acclaimed bass player Udo Pannekeet, complete the band's current line-up. Recently, Focus's biggest hit "Hocus Pocus" was used in a 4-minute Nike commercial before the World Cup broadcast. Focus music can be regularly heard on Top Gear and Saxondale on TV in the UK.

A new Focus era has arrived! There is a rejuvenated passion amongst the band as it enters the studio to record Focus 11 and prepares to go out on the road again for a World Tour, in support of the new album, and as it builds up to its 50th Anniversary.

Hawklords announce the Generations Tour 2019 featuring very special guest and long-time friend, Nik Turner.

Key former Hawkwind members Harvey Bainbridge (synths & vocals) and Jerry Richards (guitar & vocals) alongside Dave Pearce (drums) and Tom Ashurst (bass & vocals) will be joined by legendary 'God-father of space-rock' and founder member of Hawkwind, Nik Turner for a string of dates which include two sold out shows for the 2019 HRH Prog Festival at Sheffield O2 Academy and at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

Turner was a key driving force in the creation and success of legendary British stoner band Hawkwind back in 1969, throughout the 1970s and beyond, so expect a choice selection of classic and contemporary songs, poetry, a retina-reducing psychedelic light-show and a maelstrom of mind-blowing music from these Masters of the Universe as they celebrate 50 years of British space-rock.

The band will also be performing songs from their 2018 hit album, "Brave New World" which debuted at number 12 in The Official UK Top 40 Rock & Metal Chart, alongside material from their latest studio album "Heaven's Gate". Their 8th studio release in as many years.

This is one hard working and hot rocking act at the peak of its powers: Don't miss them on this very special and unique tour. See you 'out there'...

“Hollowstar are the kind of band that exude so much shimmering potential that you’re reassured the future of rock music could well be in safe hands.” *Planet Rock Surging into the top five in the ‘Best New Band’ category at Planet Rock’s 2019 awards, Hollowstar are carving out their own route to the top, paved with hard-hitting riffs and cemented by melodic yet inherently impactful lyrics. Modern, fist-pumping rock at its very finest, Hollowstar combine classic and contemporary influences to create a distinctly infectious sound all of their own which, whilst undeniably drawing upon musical idols past and present, feels altogether unique. Formed in 2015 in the market town of St Ives, Cambridgeshire by vocalist/bassist Joe Bonson, his brother Jack Bonson on drums, and dual lead guitarists Phil Haines and Tom Collett, Hollowstar wasted no time in making their presence known, picking up The NMG’s ‘Breakthrough Artist’ award in their very first year before returning to collect the awards for ‘Breakout Artist’ and ‘Best Rock Band’ just two short years later. In 2017 they unleashed their debut EP, ‘Some Things Matter’, which peaked at no.13 on the iTunes rock chart and led the way to bigger things. In 2018 they returned to the fold with the acclaimed singles ‘All I Gotta Say’ and ‘Let You Down’, taken from their then forthcoming debut album, which each picked up plays and praise alike on both BBC Radio 2’s Rock Show and Planet Rock, with the latter even singling them out as their ‘Ones to Watch’. Tours alongside the likes of Graham Bonnet and Dan Reed Network only served to raise the band’s stock even further and created a tangible air of excitement as they made preparations for their first ever headline tour, which saw them play to sold-out crowds throughout the UK. In early 2019 Hollowstar delighted fans with the announcement of their eponymous debut album, released on May 3rd to widespread acclaim. Reaching the top 10 in the iTunes Rock Album Chart and declared one of Classic Rock’s top 30 albums of the year, the album not only led to the band’s first headline UK tour in front of capacity crowds around the country, but also created in-roads into Europe alongside the incredible Skid Row.
"Beefy, rugged guitar chops and brooding vocals help make this the strongest thing we’ve heard from these Midlands rockers so far." - Classic Rock Magazine

"These guys are going to be HUGE!" - Sam Hughes, Planet Rock Radio

"This rocks hard! I LOVE IT. PISTON!!" - Paul Anthony, Planet Rock Radio

"The guitarists slay! The sort of riffs that would go down in rock history! I love it." - Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio

Piston’s 'Rainmaker' was A listed on Planet Rock (UK's #1 rock station). 'Rainmaker' was exclusively premiered online by Classic Rock Magazine and Louder Sound.

Piston's 'One More Day' was officially playlisted on Planet Rock (UK's #1 rock station) and BBC Radio 2's rock show hosted by Johnnie Walker. Following the release, Planet Rock made Piston their 'Ones To Watch' for upcoming rock acts.

Piston released their highly anticipated debut album in September 2019 and recieved publicity from various magazines including Classic Rock, Planet Rock, HRH, Powerplay, Fireworks and Black Velvet, plus over 100 music websites.

In September 2019, Piston's Jack Edwards had a six page interview in Total Guitar Magazine. The feature saw Edwards pair up with The Cult's Billy Duffy to discuss all things Gretsch and how Duffy once inspired him to pick up the guitar. Total Guitar published a feature with Jack in October's issue titled 'Ones To Watch'. Music Radar nominated Jack Edwards and Luke Allatt of Piston for 'Best New Guitarist' 2019.

Piston embarked on a 10 date co-headline UK tour with Collateral in September 2019. In October 2019, Piston joined the Planet Rock Roadstars tour with Hannah Wicklund & Gorilla Riot. In late October, Piston were announced as special guests on The Cult's Sonic Temple 30th Anniversary UK Tour. Piston later completed shows with Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons. In November 2019, Piston toured as special guests to Glenn Hughes on his 'Performs Classic Deep Purple Live’ tour.

In November 2019, Piston released an electrifying cover of Slade's 1972 anthem 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now'. Planet Rock premiered the official video featuring cameos from new rock bands Bad Touch, Collateral, Gorilla Riot and more. Piston's 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' featured on BBC Music Introducing in the West Midlands.

Piston's 'One More Day' will be featured on Earache Records 'New Wave Of Rock N' Roll' limited edition vinyl set for release on Friday 13th March 2020.

Piston won a competition on Planet Rock to play the Rising Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair in July 2019. Piston were such a hit, they have been invited back to play Ramblin’ Man Fair 2020. Piston will play the Grooverider stage on July 19th. Piston are announced as one of the special guests to Thunder on their UK arena tour in November. Piston will support Thunder at Birmingham's Resort World Arena on November 20th.


Bad Touch formed in 2010 when the band members were still in college and over the next few years [and over 500 shows] established a reputation as a dynamic live act in venues all around the UK.They have toured the UK supportings bands such as Skid Row, The Answer, King King and The Kentucky Headhunters, completed 3 headline tours, played most of the UK's major festivals and are now taking the first steps in mainland Europe with shows in Germany, France, Switzerland and Holland.With 2 successful [self released] albums in the bag the band signed for Marshall Records and released Shake A Leg in 2018. The album was met with much critical acclaim and each single has been playlisted on the UK's top rock station [Planet Rock]  With future tours being discussed, and the recording of their fourth studio album set for release in 2020, the future certa








"Eliana Cargnelutti is a guitar player/singer from North Italy. She is the new hope of rock blues. A strong singer and a crafty guitarist, Eliana is one of the rare real front women of the European scene. She signed for the Ruf Records label three years ago and she already did her international tour with Girls With Guitars 2015 (performing in big festivals and clubs from Germany to US) . Joe Bonamassa put a song of Eliana on the list of the eight recent songs absolutely to hear. Eliana was named one of the five “best female guitarists” in the rock blues scene at the American “Jimi Awards” in 2015 and she was nominated the 5th best female guitar player of the rock blues world by the american Blues E-news magazine. Eliana's is endorser Frog amps and cables, Dophix pedals, D'Orazio Strings. Her quartet plays a flavour of rock blues with a bit of everything in between: electric funk, mixed with pop and jazzy instrumentals, raw rock, tight blues grooves, illuminated by her skills as an electric guitarist. Her sets truly have something for everyone."


UK rock band Anchor Lane released their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Casino’ at the end of January 2020 which went straight into the Official UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart at Number 9, scoring the band their first Top 10. It also reached Top 20 in the Official Scottish Albums Chart and Top 50 in the Official UK Independent Albums Chart.

‘Casino’ garnered rave reviews across the board, showcasing the band as exceptional rock musicians and skilled songwriters. The album was written by singer Conor Gaffney, guitarist Lawrence O’ Brien, bass player Matthew Quigley and drummer Scott Hanlon in their hometown of Glasgow and was recorded at Vale Studios in the Midlands with renowned rock musician, writer and producer Toby Jepson (Wayward Sons, Gun, Little Angels). “Anchor Lane are ambitious with strength of character and real vision. Judging by the material they’ve
come up with so far, they have a very big future" said Toby Jepson

Anchor Lane have built a reputation as a thrilling and dynamic live act. After coming to the public’s attention with their stunning debut EP ‘New Beginning’, the band toured incessantly securing notable guest spots with Cheap Trick, Eagles of Death Metal and Tremonti as well as performances at prominent music festivals Download, Isle of Wight, Stone Free, Belladrum and Hard Rock Hell
"After a rough year in 2019 (loss of two band members) the band is coming back into the new year with more hunger than ever. Kikamora are back in 2020 with a European tour, festival slots new material and the strongest line up the band has seen. Keep an eye out for the new release because it's going to be something very special"












Before THUNDERSTICK there was Barry Graham Purkis. an English drummer who played with such bands as `Tiny and the Hot Toddies`..a no nonsense rock band.. the Italian outfit `The Primitives` based in Sicily...touring all over Italy,Sicily and Greece`... Archer` a space folk rock band....`OZ` prog rock band and then finally ` Iron Maiden`... He also enjoyed a stint with Bernie Torme`s `Electric Gypsies`. It wasn`t until his inclusion in the band `SAMSON.` that the character .Thunderstick was born..Becoming a focal figure for the the emerging NWOBHM movement...Playing from inside a cage,the masked drummer would `break out` during Samson gigs to terrorise audiences.


In 1981 the individual became a band. Highly theatrical the female fronted Thunderstick embraced the Hammer Horror/Edgar Allen Poe/Rocky Horror ideal A four track "Feel like Rock 'n' Roll?" (EP, 1983) and "Beauty and the Beasts" (LP, 1984). Were to be the band`s releases,backed up by supporting tours.

In 2011 Thunderstick himself remasterd these as well as large amounts of bonus material to release `Echoes from the Analogue Asylum`. A third full feature album titled "Don't Touch, I'll Scream" (1985), has never been released ....Until now? It is Thunderstick`s intention to re-record & release in 2017

Thunderstick is regarded as the pioneer of Masked Rock/Metal bands...such as Slipknot & Ghost Today, the cult of Thunderstick is alive and well, especially now that their albums have been reissued on CD.

False Hearts manifest a melodic but hard-hitting sound which has captured the attention of music fans across the country. Comprising of vocalist/guitarist Emma Hodgson, lead guitarist Ali Westwood, drummer Adi Bowes and bassist Phil Benton, False Hearts create their distinctive brand of modern rock inspired by bands such as Halestorm, Shinedown and The Pretty Reckless. The coming year will see the band embark on a number of dates across the UK, including festivals such as Crazy Cowboy Festival 5, Cambridge Rock Festival and Hard Rock Hell XIV 2020 along with the much anticipated release of their latest EP ‘Remedy’.


A five piece band from London

Take A band where half the members come from eastern Europe and were classically trained in Moscow music conservatories, whilst the other half come from western Europe and are hardened experienced blues rockers with pedigrees including a formative member of talk talk.

All those influences incorporating classical music, jazz, funk, blues and hard rock make for a musical style which is as diverse as the guys who create it. Their music isn’t held hostage to any particular genre but goes where it goes, in JFK Blue its all about the song itself !


White Raven Down are fusing their own style of hard rock drawing inspiration from heavier styles intertwined with melodic choruses played with pure passion winning new fans wherever they perform.

Live the band draw a HUGE sound by seriously customising their respective instrument's rigs to create something controlled and devastating....

Cancel The Transmission are a Welsh hard rock band, formed in Cardiff in 2015. The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Justin Crowe, lead guitarist Josh Thomas, bassist Carl Oag and drummer Rich Selby.

With the goal to bring Rock music back to the mainstream and capture an audience of all ages with their youthful energy and good time message, the band are shaping up to become an explosive breakthrough onto the air brushed face of today's current mainstream music scene. Cancel The Transmission's sound is best described as a hard-hitting shockwave at a time where Rock music lacks substance and attitude. With an array of feel good Hard Rock anthems, raunchy and riff driven powerhouses, infectious hooks and passionate ballads, the band are truly diverse at what they do.

The band's musical influences include bands such as Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Whitesnake. As well as drawing influence from classic bands, they are also greatly influenced by many of the modern rock bands of today such as The Darkness, Alter Bridge, Inglorious, The Treatment and Airbourne.

In October of 2016, Cancel The Transmission, released their debut four-track EP entitled "Back To The Start", which received very positive reviews from a myriad of different radio stations, magazines and music fans worldwide. "We aren't going to lie, this is a potential game changer for British music!" - Wreckage Radio. Cancel The Transmission’s new album “Live It Up” is due to be released in the coming months and has already been met with very positive reviews from several different media agencies that have previewed it. “After hearing the album, I am really surprised that this band are still unsigned. Too many people are missing out on this talented foursome.” - Jace Media.

Vambo’s inspiration stems back to the hard rocking 1970’s and at the same time they remain contemporary in both songwriting and recording.

Jack Stiles, on vocals, is a compelling presence on stage with an undeniable centre stage magnetism. His powerhouse voice and range ensure your attention.

Pete Lance plays guitar with a vengeance rarely seen today. A captivating performer coupled with outstanding natural guitar skills.

Steve Price drums with superb technique and power. He becomes the third instrument rather than just the rhythm blending the drive and subtlety that are Vambo trademarks.

James Scott on bass is simply an outstanding musician.His fluid and imaginative bass lines underpin every performance bring their own energy, depth and quality to the music.

Together their music is organic, dynamic and overflows with raw energy and passion which reflects the unique musicality within the band.

So you get great, original music performed by four musicians of the highest calibre bringing an exciting live show that will be long remembered by the audience.

Based on the southern edge of sprawling London, Vambo released their self titled debut album to critical acclaim in October 2019.
LUKE DOHERTY BAND

The award winning Blues Rock Guitarist, Luke Doherty, started playing Festivals when he was twelve years old, and 10 years later, he hasn’t looked back. After achieving a Rock School first, 2 grade 8’s by the age of 11, it lead to many Newspaper and Radio interviews. While Luke was Ploughing his was through his grades, he was encouraged to record his version of Parisian Walkways of which Gary Moore had a copy. Luke has gone on to play numerous Festivals, Blues Clubs and Music Venues up and down the Country, including the Legendary Cambridge Rock Festival, 100 club London and Upton Blues Festival, to name a few.

Luke is never happier than when he is playing Blues. It all started when he was 7 years old and he found an old music VHS in a cupboard featuring several Blues players. He was enthralled with the playing of Eric Clapton and B.B King, both of which he was extremely honoured to meet a few years later. Over time he also met the great Peter Green, Jeff Healey and Andy Fairweather-Low, and John Mayell which enlightened his passion for Blues even more.

Luke has been truly blessed to share the stage with many fine Blues rock artists including, Aynsley Lister, Danny Bryant, Virgil and the Accelerators, Connie Lush, Mike Estes of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Skinny Molly, As well as the Legendary Buddy Whittington, who told the crowd when Luke was on stage with him “This is how the Blues should be played”.

2015 was an exciting time for Luke and his band with the release of their all originals album “Six Strings and a Stetson”. The album has been played all around the world and to rave reviews. With such enthusiasm from the public about the album it has propelled them to go back into the studio to start on another long awaited second all original album, which they hope will be available very soon.

Luke is very fortunate to have the backing of such accomplished musicians in his band, such as:-
The legendary Paul Morgan on vocals and harp, who has shared the stage with Dr Feelgood, Deep Purple, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown to name a few.
Simon Parratt, who has recently obtained a BMus (hons) degree in jazz. His jazz and hard rock influence gives their songs an edge, which makes their songs stand out in the crowd and gives them a little twist. Throughout his musical career Simon has done lots of session work and recording for many Blues, Classic Rock and Jazz bands.

Ant Biggs has been playing bass for many years and toured the world with Cajun Rockers Folk band The Butter Mountain Boys, who received international Musician and Recording Artist of the Year and Arts Council Musician in Residence, with one album charting at number 17, which lead to many Radio and TV appearances throughout the 80s and 90s retiring from music 1995, Ant came out of musical retirement to join the band and to playing Blues with Luke in May 2014.
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