HOLLOWSTAR – Interview (Feature)

HOLLOWSTAR – Interview (Feature)

In advance of reading the interview below I thought I would give readers a chance to have some background leading up to it. I was originally going to interview them around 7pm. However due to traffic problems the sound engineer on the night arrived a little late causing things to fall behind time. The band came up and apologized for the delay. They suggested doing the interview in the actual gig hall before the doors…

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HOLLOWSTAR – Bannerman’s Bar Edinburgh (Concert Review)

HOLLOWSTAR – Bannerman’s Bar Edinburgh (Concert Review)

One of Britain’s new wave of classic rock Hollowstar came to Edinburgh to play Bannerman’s Bar on a Wednesday night. A very healthy crowd turned up to catch these young lads from down south of England and weren’t disappointed as the guys put on a hell of an impressive live performance. This was no mean feat having played about 7 shows in 8 days whilst traipsing around the UK on their holidays from their day jobs! Oh, the glamour…

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ERIC MARTIN – Live at Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

ERIC MARTIN – Live at Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

Eric Martin of Mr Big (as well as Avantasia) fame opened his UK acoustic tour in Bannerman’s Bar in Edinburgh on October 16, a Tuesday night.  Joining him onstage and for the tour was David Cotterill from UK metal outfit Demon. What sounds like a very unlikely pairing is actually very effective and fun. As you will be able to tell from the review both artists complement each other nicely throughout the show. David proving…

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RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Live In Edinburgh (Concert Review)

RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Live In Edinburgh (Concert Review)

Having Laughs In Bannerman’s Bar There have been many great comedic double acts through the years. Laurel And Hardy, Abbott And Costello, The 2 Ronnies and Morecambe And Wise (legends in the UK especially) and it now appears they have some new potential additions in ex-Almighty and now Black Star Riders‘ Ricky Warwick and ex-Alice Cooper and also BSR man Damon Johnson! Both work beautifully together causing many funny moments whether it be stories or…

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CHANTEL MCGREGOR – Live at Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

CHANTEL MCGREGOR – Live at Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

Opening Thoughts: Sunday nights can be often quiet nights all round. Sunday 30th September however had quite a few bands playing in both Edinburgh and Glasgow including blues player Chantel McGregor who had a date in Bannerman’s Bar in Edinburgh. Pleasingly I think there was a bigger crowd there than the last time I saw her in Edinburgh so word must be getting out at how good she is. Having had the pleasure of seeing…

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CYBERNETIC WITCH CULT – Edinburgh, Bannermans (Concert Review)

CYBERNETIC WITCH CULT – Edinburgh, Bannermans (Concert Review)

Background Cybernetic Witch Cult, a stoner rock band from Cornwall in England, came up to Scotland to blast out their own brand of bonkers music.  They played to fans in Edinburgh Bannerman’s Rock Bar on a Thursday night.  This is not always the best evening for crowds, but, pleasingly, there were a good number there and they were definitely up for the show. This three piece have elements of bands such as Cathedral, Monster Magnet…

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MICHALE GRAVES – Edinburgh 2018 (Concert Review)

MICHALE GRAVES – Edinburgh 2018 (Concert Review)

After something like a 15 to 20-year wait, Michale Graves is touring the UK. For many folk, certainly in Edinburgh, this was the first time seeing the man in action. Pleasingly the set gave us all the chance to hear some of the choice cuts of the two Misfits albums he sang on from the late 1990s. Those being American Psycho and Famous Monsters. However, he also gave us songs from some of his solo albums including…

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Stalking a Band Called DIEMONDS (Concert Review/Blog)

Stalking a Band Called DIEMONDS (Concert Review/Blog)

I have a passion. Some would say an addiction. Downright crazy they may say. Even fucked up. Perhaps I do need help. For as many as understand, there are twice that that just don’t get it. I am a hard rock and heavy metal music fan. Let’s go back to addict. It’s not wrong. It makes me happy. More than that, its necessary to get through the day. Perhaps akin to that junkie with the…

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