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The Best of 2019

The GRTR! Reviewer choices – 2 December
Popular Poll – 9 December
Results – 22 December


DAN REED NETWORK - Live Rooms, Chester, 17 November 2018

Dan Reed Network, FM and Gun hit Big 3-0 in December

Three bands, including two GRTR! Featured Artists, will be showcasing  their 1989 albums on tour in the UK in December.

Scottish hard rockers Gun achieved chart success in the summer of 1989 with ‘Taking On The World’ before opening up for the Rolling Stones across Europe on the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tour.

In October 1989 melodic rockers FM released ‘Tough It Out’ whilst Dan Reed Network(pictured) released ‘Slam’ having enlisted famed producer Nile Rodgers.

October also sees the reissue of the first two Dan Reed Network albums via Universal Music, including ‘Slam’,  both remastered and available on CD, double vinyl and download.

The Big 3-0 Tour – December 2019
9th Bristol – O2 Academy
10th Southampton – Engine Rooms
11th London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
13th Wolverhampton – KK’s Steel Mill
14th Norwich – LCR UEA
15th Nottingham – Rock City
17th Newcastle – O2 Academy
18th Leeds – O2 Academy
20th Manchester – Academy 2
21th Glasgow – Barrowland

Album review (Gun, R3Loaded)
Album review (Dan Reed Network, reissues)


Joe Satriani - G3 2018 - Manchester Apollo, 27 April 2018

UK Tours 2020 at a glance

Amongst those major tours already announced for 2020:

MAGNUM 19 March – 4 April
Promoting a new album ‘The Serpent Rings’.
IAN ANDERSON 20 April – 19 May
Words and music.
JOE SATRIANI (pictured) 22-28 May
Promoting a new album due in April.
YES 26 May – 5 June
Performing ‘Relayer’ in its entirety.

WHITESNAKE/FOREIGNER/EUROPE 31 May- 8 June
JETHRO TULL 30 September – 13 October
The “Prog Years” tour.
STEVE HACKETT
Playing the whole of ‘Seconds Out’.


Check out forthcoming album/DVD releases here!


Gigs to go to

LAST IN LINE - The Tivoli, Buckley, 27 November 2019

DECEMBER/JANUARY 2020

LAURENCE JONES BAND 22 November-13 December Archive Review
LAST IN LINE
(pictured)/Vega/Gin Annie 26 November – 7 December Review
DAN REED NETWORK/FM/Gun 9-21 December Archive Review
CATS IN SPACE 12-20 December Archive Review

THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL 17-20 January
(Savoy Brown, Bernie Marsden etc) Archive Review
GIANTS OF ROCK
  (Hawkwind, Gun, Quireboys etc) 24-27 January
Archive Review

Check out our full listings!


More gig reviews


Feature video

EXPLORING BIRDSONG

Prog-pop trio Exploring Birdsong release their debut EP – ‘The Thing With Feathers’ via Long Branch Records on 29 November.

Having recently graduated from Liverpool’s Institute of Performing Arts, the young group have released two singles to date.



Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting.  “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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