Steve Petch

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GU-RU | Tales From The Ashram

On a recent visit to my usual record emporium i was spotted mid rummage by the owner and summoned to the counter. Knowing my particular penchants and playlist of my radio show he informed me of a band i needed to listen to as they are “Prog Psyche”. Yes, Prog Psyche. So as not to …

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Chasing The Monsoon | No Ordinary World

There is a story behind this review. Worry not i will be brief as possible. On a recent trip to south Wales to stay with one of my shows listeners who has since become a friend, I was played a piece of music on a very elaborate high end Hi-Fi system that to be frank …

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The End Is Nigh

Apocalyptic yes, though nearer the truth than we care to think as far as our Prog and mostrecently pop heroes are concerned and as they pass away. In some cases this is due to the natural aging process and others like Keith Emerson, Richard Wright, Sid Barrett, Chris Squire, Greg Lake, Peter, Bardens and most …

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A New Adventure In Hi-Fi

Two things I am passionate about are music and Hi-Fi (Audio). I am always moved by just how powerful, healing and uplifting music can be when experienced fore good quality audio equipment. This was further demonstrated recently when I was fortunate enough to visit the home of Caron Jones who listens to my show every …

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Looking back at 2018

2018 has been a challenging year for me personally in so many ways. As usual it’s been music that got me through some extremely difficult times and of course closest friends and family. Unfortunately writing reviews took a hit towards the middle of the year though I still managed to attend some great gigs, Marillion, …

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Big Big Train announce UK Tour in 2019

  Big Big Train have announced a UK tour for 2019. The band will play six dates, kicking off at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh on October 26 and bring the run to a close with a performance at London’s Hackney Empire on November 2. Big Big Train will play songs from throughout their back …

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New studio album from Steve Hackett

  Steve Hackett Announces Release of New Studio Album At The Edge Of Light     25th October 2018 London: Following the tremendous success of 2017’s The Night Siren” (charted at #22 in Germany, #28 in the UK), legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album At The Edge …

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The Pineapple Thief | Dissolution

  Having recorded and launched a successful album like Dark Side Of The Moon and basically getting your pension sorted in your twenties, imagine the challenge faced by Pink Floyd to follow such a milestone? Well they did it in a way that withheld some of the formula used to create their colossus whilst changing …

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