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Marillion: FEAR, tour and radio interview

This hour special was broadcast in the first hour of David Randall’s  weekly show ‘Assume The Position’ on Sunday 18 September at 22:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.

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Marillion, Cropredy - 9 August 2014

Marillion release their latest album on 23 September – ‘FEAR’ – whilst preparing for a USA tour in late-October.  The band play UK dates from 27 November.

Described as their “protest” album, ‘FEAR’ still retains all the elements expected by their loyal fans.  It is their eighteenth studio album and will be available as a limited edition Super Audio CD via earMUSIC.

The band’s guitarist (and longest-serving member) Steve Rothery is interviewed by David Randall for a special feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 18 September at 22:00 GMT.

Says David, “As per my early album review I had to declare that I favour the more “romantic” side of Marillion evidenced on the early Hogarth albums.  However, as Steve points out, they are making music that firstly pleases themselves rather than others and so far the new offering has had a great response.”

In addition to tracks from ‘FEAR’ David will also be featuring tracks from Steve’s solo output, including his 2014 album ‘The Ghosts Of Pripyat’ and The Wishing Tree his project with vocalist Hannah Stobart which yielded two albums, in 1996 and 2009.

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Album review (FEAR, 2016)
Album review (The Ghosts Of Pripyat, 2014)

Marillion UK Tour dates

Sunday 27 November – Friars Waterside Aylesbury SOLD OUT!
Monday 28 November – Manchester Academy TICKETS: www.manchesteracademy.net
Wednesday 30 November – O2 ABC Glasgow  TICKETS: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Thursday 1 December – Leeds Beckett Student Union TICKETS: www.wegottickets.com
Saturday 3 December – The Tramshed Cardiff SOLD OUT!
Sunday 4 December – O2 Forum London TICKETS: www.ticketweb.co.uk

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR!

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The Tubes: Mondo Pulp Tour starts 7 October

In June 2016, David Randall chatted at length to Fee Waybill about The Tubes with tracks from many of their albums.  Part 2 is also available via Mixcloud.

The Tubes - Club Academy, Manchester, 8 August 2015

The Tubes celebrate their return to the UK with their “Mondo Pulp Tour” 7-22 October 2016.

After their successful dates in August 2015 the San Francisco legends return with an all-new show.  Says frontman Fee Waybill: “We’re thrilled to be coming back to the country that started it all for us.  I embrace my British heritage; the beer and the fish and chips and the best rock and roll fans in the world.”

The Tubes - Mondo Pulp Tour

In 1977 The Tubes toured the UK, but many of their shows were banned due to British censorship as the authorities reacted to their quasi-pornography and satiricism.

Lead singer Fee Waybill’s deranged on-stage characters included the larger-than-life fictitious platform-booted, drugged out British glam rock star Quay Lewd. In May 1978 – in his persona as punk rocker Johnny Bugger – Waybill fell off the stage at London’s Hammersmith Odeon and broke his leg resulting in cancellation of the rest of the tour.

UK dates

Oct 07 Under The Bridge, London
Oct 08 Club Academy, Manchester
Oct 09 The Great British Alternative Music Festival, Skegness
Oct 11 The Fleece, Bristol
Oct 12 The Hub, Plymouth
Oct 14 The Globe, Cardiff
Oct 15 Concorde 2, Brighton
Oct 16 Brook, Southampton
Oct 18 Robin 2, Wolverhampton
Oct 20 Sage, Gateshead
Oct 21 Holmfirth Picturedrome, West Yorkshire
Oct 22 Art School, Glasgow

Gig review (August 2016)
Radio feature

The Tubes are a Featured Artist at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

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Judie Tzuke: tour dates and radio feature

David Randall first chatted to Judie Tzuke in April 2010. His latest interview formed part of a two-hour special broadcast on 4 September 2016 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. Part 2 is also available via our Mixcloud page.

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JUDIE TZUKE - The Met, Bury, 12 November 2015

Judie Tzuke heads out on the road again from 17 September, with a continuation of her ‘Songs and Stories’ format.  These intimate performances allow the audience to ask questions about her music and career whilst hearing some of her best-known material.

In 1979 Jude came to wider attention with the massive international hit ‘Stay With Me Till Dawn’.  Her debut album ‘Welcome To The Cruise’ remains a fan favourite.

In the 1980s, finding varying fortune via different labels/management, the seeds were being sown for Jude’s independent approach to music making in the late 1990s.  This led to the establishment of her own label – Big Moon Records.

She is currently preparing her next studio album, but in the meantime two volumes of her “polished demo” recordings are available via her website – Songclub 1 and Songclub Too.

She told GRTR!’s David Randall “There’s quite a few songs on there where we couldn’t improve on the demos.  I’m just as proud of these albums as any other and wanted to share the songs with fans.”

Says David: “We’ve recently placed greater emphasis on featured artists at our radio station and since we started in 2008 Jude has featured prominently in our singer songwriter sequence (Mon-Fri, 14:00) and elsewhere in our playlists.  We’ve also been covering her gigs and albums since 2002 via getreadytorock.com.

She is not only a really talented songwriter but a wonderful vocalist and our latest feature showcases some of her outstanding music including a couple of exclusive tracks from the forthcoming album.”

Judie Tzuke is featured on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 4 September, 2200 GMT.

UK Tour dates

Sep 17 Grand Theatre, Lancaster
Sep 23 Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch
Sep 28 Robin 2, Wolverhampton
Sep 29 Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar
Sep 30 Backstage at the Green Hotel Kinross, Scotland
Oct 01 Barrington Theatre, Ferndown
Oct 13 The 29th Bewdley Festival
Oct 14 Band on the Wall, Manchester
Oct 15 Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
Oct 20 Harlequin Theatre, Redhill
Oct 21 Worthing Piers Southern Pavilion
Nov 04 Acapela Pentyrch, Wales
Nov 12 Pavilion Theatre Hailsham
Nov 17 Bush Hall London
Nov 18 The Hawth Crawley

More information (Feature page)
Artist website
Gig review (November, 2015)
Album review (Songclub 1, 2013)

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This interview was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 28 August 2016.  Pete Feenstra chatted to Sari Schorr about her music and played tracks from her debut album.

Sari Schorr: debut album, UK tour and radio feature

Sari Schorr

New York-based singer songwriter Sari Schorr releases her debut album via Manhaton Records on 2 September.  Sari plays the Colne R&B Festival on 29 August followed by extensive UK tour dates.

‘A Force Of Nature’ is produced by blues veteran Mike Vernon who heard Sari perform at an award ceremony in 2015.  The album features guitarists Walter Trout, Innes Sibun and Oli Brown.

She came to wider attention in the USA touring with the likes of Joe Louis Walker and Popa Chubby, whilst garnering comparisons with both Janis Joplin and Tina Turner.  Aside from music, Sari is also active campaigning for humanitarian causes via Amnesty International and her own project ‘Matters’.

On Sunday 28 August at 20:00 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, she chats to Pete Feenstra about her music with tracks from the new album.  This show is repeated on Tuesday 30 August at 21:00 GMT

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Album review

UK tour dates

Sept 5 Half Moon Putney, London (Album Launch)
Sept 9 Darlington RnB Club, The Forum Music Centre, Darlington
Sept 10 Blues Club, Devizes, Wiltshire
Sept 11 Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester
Sept 14 The Tunnels, Bristol
Sept 15 Southern Pavilion, Worthing Pier, West Sussex
Sept 16 New Crawdaddy, Billericay Town FC Billericay
Sept 17 Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead
Sept 23 Selby Town Hall Yorkshire
Sept 24 The Iron Road, Evesham, Worcestershire
Sept 25 Hope Tavern, Caistor Rd, Holton-le-Moor, Market Rasen, Lincs
Sept 28 Vonnies Blues Club, Cheltenham
Sept 29 Cranleigh Arts Centre, High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey

October 1 Hereford Blues Club, Booth Hall, Hereford
October 6 Bar Brunel Bridgewater

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Gigs to go to

Justin Hayward


GRAHAM PARKER/Brinsley Schwarz, 7-30 September
JUSTIN HAYWARD 9-25 September www.justinhayward.com
SARI SCHORR, 9 September-6 October www.sarischorr.com
CHANTEL McGREGOR 16 September-21 October
JUDIE TZUKE 17 September-18 November www.tzuke.com
CATS IN SPACE/Space Elevator, 21 September-2 October
KEE MARCELLO 22-24 September
DIAMOND HEAD 22 September-9 October

FEEDER 28 September-19 October
ROBIN TROWER/Stevie Nimmo, 30 Sept-19 October
THE TUBES 7-22 October
BAD COMPANY/Richie Sambora/Orianthi, 15-29 October

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Feature video


Glenn Hughes releases a new album – ‘Resonate’ – via Frontiers on 4 November.

UK Tour dates (November 2016)

The Assembly – Leamington Spa
Tuesday 8 November 2016
Book Online w/ SeeTickets: http://bit.ly/2aOWe64
Book Online w/ Ticketweb: http://bit.ly/2bojxJZ
Tickets: £22.00 / Doors: 7:30pm
Venue Tel: 01926 311 311 Email: enquiries@themjrgroup.com
Spencer Street, Royal Leamington Spa
Warwickshire, CV31 3NF http://leamingtonassembly.com/
Wulfrun Hall – Wolverhampton
Wednesday 9 November 2016
Book Online w/ SeeTickets: http://bit.ly/2aRNApv
Tickets: £25.00 / Doors: 7:00pm
Box Office – 0870 320 7000 boxoffice@wolvescivic.co.uk
North Street, Wolverhampton,
West Midlands, WV1 1RQ www.wolvescivic.co.uk
Riverside – Newcastle
Friday 11 November 2016
Tickets: £24.75 / Doors: 7:00pm
Book Online w/ SeeTickets: http://bit.ly/1WuCNmZ
Neptune House, 1 The Close, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear, NE1 3RQ www.riversidenewcastle.co.uk
Hard Rock Hell
Saturday 12 November 2016
Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park,
Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales, LL53 6HJ
Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
Monday 14 November 2016
Book Online w/ alt-tickets: http://bit.ly/2aRSJ0F
Book Online w/ Ticketweb: http://bit.ly/2b3Y6uO
Tickets: 25.00 / Doors: 7:30pm
Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street NG15GG Nottingham
02 ABC – Glasgow
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Tickets: £23.00 / Doors: 7:30pm
Book Online w/ alt-tickets: http://bit.ly/2aNfrp1
300 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JA Glasgow
O2 Ritz – Manchester
Thursday 17 November 2016
Book Online w/ Ticketweb: http://bit.ly/2bnVLcI
Tickets: £23.00
Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ
The Junction – Cambridge
Saturday 19 November 2016
Book online: http://bit.ly/2aSb25L
Tickets: £24.50 / Doors: 7:00pm
Venue Box Office: 01223 511 511 (Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm)
Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX www.junction.co.uk
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sunday 20 November 2016
Book Online w/ ticketweb: http://bit.ly/2bmlCTt
Tickets: £26.00 / Doors: 7:00pm
Shepherd’s Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

European dates

DIAMOND HEAD All The Reasons You Live

Diamond Head start their UK tour on 23 September.  They also play extensive USA dates from 2 November.

Album review

IDLEWAR On Our Knees

Album review
Featured album w/c 12 September Get Ready to ROCK! Radio 12-13:00 GMT

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We’ve had unrivalled festival coverage this year, including events in the USA and France…

Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Skegness 22-24 January

Giants Of Rock, Minehead 29-31 January

Hard Rock Hell AOR, Pwllheli, 10-13 March

Hammerfest, Pwllheli, 10-13 March

Hard Rock Hell Prog, Pwllheli, 17-20 March

Bearded Theory Festival, Catton Hall, South Derbyshire 26-29 May

Breaking Bands Festival, Stoke Prior Country Club, 27-29 May

Download, Donington Park, 10-12 June

Stone Free, The O2, London 18-19 June
Day 1 (Alice Cooper, The Darkness, Blackberry Smoke…)
Day 2 (Rick Wakeman, Marillion, Steve Hackett…)

SOS Festival, Prestwich, Manchester 15-17 July

Moondance Jam, Walker Minnesota, 21-23 July
(Boston, Chicago, Sixx: AM, Queensryche…)

Ramblin’ Man Fair, Mote Park, Maidstone, 23-24 July
Day 1 (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Europe…)
Day 2 (Black Stone Cherry, Thunder, Airbourne…)

Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23-24 July
Day 1 (Thunder, The Answer, Blues Pills…)
Day 2 (The Darkness, Terrorvision, The Dead Daisies…)

Cambridge Folk Festival, 28-31 July
(Imelda May, Christy Moore, Eliza Carthy…)

Cambridge Rock Festival, Haggis Farm Polo Club, Barton, Cambridgeshire, 4-7 August


Weyfest, Surrey,  19-21 August
(From The Jam, The Darkness, Wishbone Ash, Big Country…)

Watchet Live Festival, Somerset, 26-28 August


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