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The Best of 2017

Vote for your favourites!

Pop rock revivalists Cats In Space and their second album ‘Scarecrow’ has been selected as Top Album of 2017 by popular music website Get Ready to ROCK!  Reviews Editor Jason Ritchie wrote “Cats In Space have succeeded in taking their love of 70′s music and adding a modern shine to it all, purrrfect.”

Top Live Act award goes to Black Star Riders who consolidated their popularity this year with a new album and touring.  Live Editor Dave Wilson is a big fan and, reviewing the band in Edinburgh, described them as “one of the most consistent live acts on the circuit”.

Breakthrough Act was named as Eliza Neals who Blues Editor Pete Feenstra described as “the most original and hardest hitting voice to come out of the Detroit blues scene for years”.

Since 2003 the website has published a selection of ‘Best of’ the year, as chosen by their reviewers.

There are always some surprises.  As Reviews Editor Jason Ritchie points out: “The list includes the less obvious and reflects the eclectic tastes and nature of the website.”

Managing Editor David Randall adds: “2017 marked our fifteenth year and I’m happy to say for most of that time we have maintained our superb review team.  This means that our end of year selections build into a definitive listing and reflect the writers’ knowledge and authority.”

Magenta - HRH PROG VI – Pwllheli, North Wales, 17-18 November 2017

Get Ready to ROCK! has a wide brief and, together with a complementary radio station, covers classic rock, blues, progressive and singer songwriter.

GRTR! genre specialists voted the following albums ‘Best of 2017′:

Blues Rock: MARCUS MALONE – A Better Man
Progressive Rock: MAGENTA – We Are Legend
Melodic Rock: ECLIPSE – Monumentum
Singer Songwriter: JUDIE TZUKE – Peace Has Broken Out

From Monday 4 December, readers and listeners can vote for their favourites in a  Popular Poll the results of which will be announced in a radio special on Sunday 17 December.  Participants can also enter a prize draw to win a  selection of CDs and vinyl.

Throughout December the Get Ready to ROCK! Radio playlists will include Best of selections.

The Best of 2017


More News

In the run-up to Christmas, on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio David Randall is playing a selection of favourites from 2017 in the weekly sequence ‘New to GRTR!’.

This show, first broadcast on 10 December, features Orestea, Skarlett Riot, D2Ur, Simple Minds, Austin Gold and more. (58:30)

On Sunday 17 December (21:00) the show features a special session with South African Vern Daysal introducing his album and music.

Album review


BLACK SABBATH – The End (DVD)

Win Black Sabbath DVD!

We have two copies to giveaway.  Check out Dave Atkinson’s review!

Competition (closes 17.12.17)


Bob Catley - Magnum

Magnum – new album and tour

Melodic pomp rockers Magnum release their 20th studio album in January followed by a UK tour in February/March

More information and tour dates
Album review


Uriah Heep - HRH PROG VI - Pwllheli, North Wales, 17-18 November 2017

HRH PROG VI – Review and Photos…


Andy Latimer - Camel

Camel UK tour in September 2018

Prog rockers Camel play a series of UK dates in September 2018 ahead of their appearance at Royal Albert Hall, when they will feature the 1976 Moonmadness album in its entirety.

More information and tour dates


Gigs to go to

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2018

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – 2-4 January
OPERATION MINDCRIME 11-21 January
KING KING
(pictured) 17-27 January
GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL 19-21 January
GIANTS OF ROCK 26-29 January
MAGNUM 20 February-12 March
STONE BROKEN/Jared James Nichols/The Bad Flowers 22 Feb – 7 March

Check out our full listings!

More gig reviews


Feature video

JEFF SCOTT SOTO Retribution

The new video, and title track of Jeff Scott Soto’s new album ‘Retribution’ via Frontiers.


SALVATION JAYNE Juno

Salvation Jayne are a young, female driven rock band and are steadily making a name for themselves in the UK music scene.

Formed in 2013, the band have built up a formidable live reputation hitting stages in legendary venues across the country and at several prestigious venues and festivals.



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