Featured Artists

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.

Website: www.robertplant.com   www.ledzeppelin.com

Featured Artist: Europe

EUROPE - THE FINAL COUNTDOWN - the hit that started it all for them! To think this is almost 30 years ago now - "we hardly recognise ourselves!" Whilst this was an important chapter in their lives, EUROPE have evolved over the decades and they still love what they do today, bringing power and emotion! They have got some great surprises in store for their 10th studio album which is currently in the pipeline, so stay tuned!

Website: http://europetheband.com

Madness

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.

Website: www.madness.co.uk

Kevin Davis

Based out of Westchester County, New York, Kevin fronts the rock band “Big Guns”. In the style of skid row, nickleback Bon Jovi, Big Guns have been together on and off since 1995. A recent reunion went over so well with so much response they decided to get back to work again. Mostly 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.

Website: www.thealarm.com

Mike Tipton

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 website.

Website: www.muddyboggyband.com 

Elbow

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 sincere’.

Website: www.elbow.co.uk

Falton Rock

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 day jobs. ”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.

Website: www.scoutingforgirls.com

Eamonn Jackson

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 Cowboy.

Website: www.eamonnjackson.com