Featured Artist: Robert Plant – Led Zeppelin
Rock legend Robert Plant and his latest ensemble,
the Sensational Space Shifters have been wowing audiences. With
storming, wide-open versions of such Zeppelin classics as Black Dog,
Whole Lotta Love and Rock and Roll. Where lead guitar blends with the
Gambian riti, a one-stringed fiddle played by Juldeh Camara. “It’s
a far-out collision of styles, very infectious and fluid”.
Though his contribution to Pop Culture began with
his work with Led Zeppelin, his path since has been uncompromising:
keep it fresh, spin the bottle, dig deep, embrace the past – visit
it – celebrate it – but don’t build a home in it.
Madness are one of the most recognized and probably the most successful English ska bands of all time. Originating from Camden Town, London, they formed in 1976. One of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s 2 Tone ska revival, they continue to perform with their most recognized line-up of seven members. Madness are currently in the middle of a major tour and recently performed at Buckingham Palace and the closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games. Checkout their website for tour dates and tickets as well as downloads and some fantastic media.
out of Westchester County, New York, Kevin fronts the rock band “Big
the style of skid row, nickleback Bon Jovi, Big Guns have been
together on and off since 1995.
recent reunion went over so well with so much response they decided
to get back to work again.
for fun, they all have "paying" jobs, Big Guns can be seen
back on the New York Rock circuit. Kevin toured Europe, Paris,
France, Portugal, and Spain in 1996 and on another project with a
guitarist named Jimmy Packes. stayed and did some work in East Sussex
UK at Stanbridge Studios.
Facebook: Big Guns
Mike Peters – The Alarm
Mike Peters is best known as the lead singer
of The Alarm. After the band split up in 1991, Mike wrote
and released solo work, before reconstituting The Alarm in 2000.
Additionally, he is co-founder of the Love
Hope Strength Foundation, a wonderful charity promoting bone
marrow donation and saving the lives of cancer victims.
Mike was also the lead vocalist for Big
Country four four years, up to 2013 as well as The Alarm. Full
of drive and enthusiasm, Mike is hugely charismatic in real life as
well as up on stage. A truly gifted performer.
Mike is the front man for the Muddy Boggy
Band, a hard hitting Rockabilly group from S.E Oklahoma USA. For over
10 years now they have been playing every venue possible and
regularly entertain the crowds at Rodeos, Street Dances and Country
Fairs. Their energy and drive is infectious and they often have the
dance floor packed for over three hours.
Mike has also performed with some major artists
over the years including the world famous Blue Grass Performer, Bill
Grant and Janet Robin who has toured with Fleetwood Mac and Sheryl
Crow. Mike grows then cuts his hair every 4 – 5 years and sends it
to “Locks for Love”, a charity that makes hair pieces for kids
with Cancer. You can check out Mike and the Muddy Boggy Band on their
UK band Elbow were one of the brightest
discoveries of 2001, their first single, “Newborn”, gaining a
Single of the Week from both the NME and The Independent alongside
ranking in many paper’s end of year charts for that year.
Lead singer, Guy Garvey, fronts the band who are
all approaching their fortieth birthdays and have been together since
their late teens. The elbow of 2014 are both the same and markedly
different to those five lads of 1992. Always critically respected,
from their debut EP, ‘Noisebox’, a self-release that landed in
John Peel’s Festive 50 of 1998, through the Mercury nominated debut
of ‘Asleep In The Back’ (2001) to the current day. Still the only
band to score four consecutive 9/10 album reviews in NME, the band
may now have Mercury, BRIT and Ivor Novello awards to their name and
graduated from halls to arenas, inside pages to front covers, best
kept secrets to globally recognized names, festival second stages to
main stage headlines but their core motivation remains that stated by
Guy on the release of debut single proper ‘Newborn’ in 1999:
‘It’s not very fashionable to give a shit
about anything but, for us, both lyrically and musically it has to be
Falten Rock are a 7 piece rock band from Aachen,
Germany. Having only formed 3 years ago Falten Rock are already
taking Aachen by storm, regularly performing to crowds in excess of
600 strong in local venues.
Covering rock classics from the likes of Deep
Purple, Manfred man, The Stones and Pink Floyd, Falten Rock are now
getting some major press coverage ! More recently, female vocalist
Rosa Prochnow has joined the group allowing tracks from Alanis
Morissette and Mellissa Etheridge to expand the sets and draw in ever
growing crowds of fans.
Singer, Kevin Moon (bottom Right) talked to us
recently and admitted to being recognised now by people in the
street. Faltern Rock are obviously on the up, watch out for them !
Website: Falten Rock
Scouting For Girls
“A greatest hits? I never thought we’ d even
get to make a single,” chuckles Scouting For Girls singer,
songwriter, pianist and guitarist Roy Stride. “When we started all
those years ago, all I wanted to do was make music with my mates. If
it went really well we thought we might earn enough to give up our
”It’ s too late for that of course. Over the
course of three sparkling, life-affirming, Top 10 albums the UK band
Scouting For Girls have made the journey from playing pubs in Harrow
and Ruislip to headlining Wembley Arena. This, then, is the tale of
three friends who followed their dream, seduced a nation and sold two
million records along the way.
A new young Irish country singer,
launches not only a new Record Album but also a new Professional
Backing Band. For several years now, this recently new young
Breffni singer has been wooing the hearts of a hoard of lovable
country dancing ladies and patrons in his home County of Cavan and
surrounding regions – with his vibrant show of Old and New Country
& Irish dance tunes.
Such is the success of this versatile young singer
that he has been attracting huge dancing crowds to date, and
furthermore, these dancers have hailed him locally as The Midnight