Steve Petch

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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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Camel live at The Royal Albert Hall. | A personal journey.

  Camel fans in my experience are without doubt the most loyal and loving that any band could ever wish for. There is always a lot of love in the room when and where ever they play. Having returned to live touring a few years back staging their epic Snow Goose album Camel revived the …

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IQ | 2018 Remix – 25th Anniversary Edition.

  Those of you who listen to my show on ARFM Rock Radio or may have read any of my blogs will know my current views on the box set culture especially with regards to reissues. So when the 25 year reissue of Ever by Prog stalwarts IQ landed hot off the press at Progmeister …

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Damanek | In Flight

Described as “genre defying”, Damanek have wasted no time since their debut album “On Track” in getting back into the studio and crafting another full and interesting musical journey. The core staff at Damanek is Dan Mash on bass (Mashine,) Guy Manning on vocals, acoustic guitars, keyboards and percussion (The Tangent/Manning) and Marek Arnold on …

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Big Big Train | Merchants OF Light

In September 2017 Prog stalwarts Big Big Train played three concerts at London’s Cardogan Hall just of Sloan Square.  I was lucky enough to have been one of the passengers on the Saturday presentation of which i enjoyed every minute. It must have been very gratifying for the band to have luminaries such as Steve …

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