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Legendary guitarist Hank Marvin has gone straight into the UK Album Chart at Number 9 this week… With his 3CD set GOLD. Gold is also available as A Gold Vinyl album featuring selected tracks.
Glitter Machine release their second single Take the Pain on 2nd August. The group recently got great reviews for their debut show.
Today 12th June 2019 would have been John Wetton’s 70th Birthday. In celebration of this, the John Wetton Estate announce the title of a career-spanning box set – An Extraordinary Life – that they have been putting together for some time.
American RnB group Shalamar, who had numerous hit singles in the seventies and eighties, release GOLD – a career spanning 3CD on 19th July. Hits include: I Can Make You Feel Good and Night To Remember.
On June 28th guitar legend Hank Marvin will release a career spanning 3CD set as part of Crimson Records’ successful Gold series. Hank is joined on this collection by guest appearances from amongst others, Cliff Richard and Brian May.
King Crimson celebrate their 50th Anniversary this year.
As part of the celebrations they will perform 3 shows at the Royal Albert Hall on 18th, 19th and 20th June.
TOTO have announced special guests British hard-rock stalwarts – The Darkness will join them for their Live At Chelsea show on 13th June.
Glitter Machine have had nearly 300k views on YouTube for Black Bird – their first single – check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ugYx8SzsLk
GLITTER MACHINE are delighted to announce their First EVER live show…. they will perform at The Lexington in London on 18th May.
Check out the new issue of PROG Magazine with Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe on the cover….. Also featuring John Lodge and Alan Parsons features inside…
THE MOODY BLUES’ JOHN LODGE: TO HEADLINE BIRMINGHAM NIGHT OF STARS CHARITY SHOW With his SOLO 10,000 LIGHT YEARS TOUR ON 11TH APRIL
John Lodge will now headline the Birmingham Night of Stars Charity Event at the Symphony Hall on Thursday 11th April in aid of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and other charities. His 10,000 Light Years Tour starts on 9th April at the wonderful Trading Boundaries in East Sussex.
Robert Fripp will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of King Crimson with a one-day event, by invitation only – in London on 6th April. Fripp will host this special event, making a presentation and answering questions during the day. There will also be exclusive clips from the forthcoming King Crimson documentary and a presentation about other plans for the 50th Anniversary.
The Black Country’s Rebecca Downes releases her third album – More Sinner Than Saint on 24th May.
The album was mixed by Chris Childs (Thunder) and Bill Drescher (Rick Springfield & The Bangles) and takes her music into a rockier sound than previously. It features guest guitars from
Alan Nimmo (King King) and Magnums Tony Clarkin.
Rebecca is supporting The Quireboys on their unplugged tour in March.
John Lodge has added 3 shows to his solo 10,000 Light Years UK Tour in April – making 5 dates in total.
They start from 9th through to 14th April.
Full UK Tour Dates are:
Tue April 9th East Sussex Trading Boundaries
Thur April 11th Birmingham Symphony Hall, Night of Stars (with Jasper Carrot & Carl Palmer)
Fri April 12th Milton Keynes The Stables
Sat April 13th London Cadogan Hall
Sun April 14th Wimbourne (Dorset) Tivoli Theatre
Andy Bell releases his third solo album – Torsten in Queereteria on 12th April.
Here’s a YouTube clip of first track – We Hadn’t Slept for 20 Years:
Andy Bell of Erasure fame, releases his third solo album performing as alter-ego Torsten, entitled Torsten In Queereteria on 12th April.
To coincide with the album release Andy will perform the show of the same name at The Above The Stag Theatre in London from 10th to 28th April.
Check out the new issue of PROG Magazine with Jethro Tull on the cover.
Out now and our 2nd Cover in 2 months. Thanks to Editor Jerry Ewing.
John Lodge will join Carl Palmer at the Birmingham Night of Stars Charity Event on 11th April at the Birmingham Symphony Hall hosted and organised by Jasper Carrott. John’s other UK dates are The Stables MK 12th April & Cadogan Hall London on 13th April.
More details for the Birmingham show here:
John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist with the Moody Blues brings his solo tour to the UK for select dates in April. As well as his classic Moody Blues hits he will perform solo material including tracks from his studio album 10,000 Light Years Ago.
Check out the new issue of PROG Magazine with STEVE HACKETT on the COVER…..
It will be in the shops on 28th December.
Steve Hackett has launched the second track Underground Railroad, featuring vocals from Durga & Lorelei McBroom (Pink Floyd). Taken from At The Edge of Light – out 25th January.
Listen Here: https://youtu.be/DEqCKaFFCXM
Check out these Hackett gems.
STYX announce their ONLY UK Date for 2019 at the prestigious London Palladium on Tuesday 4th June –
AN EVENING WITH STYX. They will perform music to celebrate their hugely successful 47-year career.
TOTO have been announced as one of the first artists to perform at Live At Chelsea on June 13th 2019. The London show is part of Toto’s world tour 40 Trips Around The Sun, celebrating their 40th anniversary.
Craig Blundell will join Steve Hackett on drums and percussion for The Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings & Album Highlights tour during 2019.
Legendary Guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album At The Edge Of Light on 25th January 2019. The album features ten songs and sees Steve unite a vast amount of styles ranging from Guitar driven rock to epic orchestration, from world music to the reflective and atmospheric – all brought together in Hackett’s unique style….