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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DARKNESS DIVINE – Prelude (EP Review)

DARKNESS DIVINE – Prelude (EP Review)

Darkness Divine are a female fronted 5 piece band from Glasgow in Scotland, who I first came across in Bannerman’s bar in Edinburgh. I was most impressed at what I saw and heard. They had songs, energy and tight musicianship. I was happy to be sent a copy of their EP (out now via Radiate Records, see below) for reviewing. The EP is 5 tracks if you go for the download version. For those who…

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CORRUPT THE SYSTEM – IN CONVERSATION (Interview)

CORRUPT THE SYSTEM – IN CONVERSATION (Interview)

Decibel Geek was lucky enough to have a chance to interview upcoming Glaswegian thrash rockers Corrupt The System whilst they were in Edinburgh before their excellent gig in Opium. A chance to find out a little about the guys and to remind the interviewer how bloody old he is! DG: Hi guys, thanks for sparing some time to chat. First of all, can you tell us a little about the background of the band to…

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CORRUPT THE SYSTEM – Live At Edinburgh Opium (Concert Review)

CORRUPT THE SYSTEM – Live At Edinburgh Opium (Concert Review)

CORRUPT THE SYSTEM LIVE! Young Glasgow rockers and thrashers Corrupt The System came to Edinburgh Opium as part of their very first UK tour! They also took time out to have a brief chat with us here at Decibel Geek before the show, of which there will be more about soon on this site! Having come across them a few months ago supporting Edinburgh based band Perpetua in the G2 in Glasgow I was very…

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THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING – Live in Edinburgh (Concert Review)

THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING – Live in Edinburgh (Concert Review)

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing came to Edinburgh as part of their tour promoting their fine new album Double Negative (review can be found here: Double Negative Album Review Before the show, I was lucky enough to get to interview the band. An interview where I managed to get their name wrong TWICE! The good news is being gentlemen they stilled allowed me into the gig itself to review it. Which…

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FAHRAN – Live Bannermans Bar Edinburgh (Concert Review)

FAHRAN – Live Bannermans Bar Edinburgh (Concert Review)

Fahran, Fragile Things & Falling Red Party in Edinburgh Having seen British rockers Fahran before, the chance to review them in my home town at Bannermans Rock Bar just had to be taken. Their album Chasing Hours is full of classic sounding rock songs, with a hint at times of power metal (just briefly, but they are there), so there would be no problems when it came to the enjoying the music itself! The night…

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TONY WRIGHT – Bannerman’s Edinburgh (Concert Review)

TONY WRIGHT – Bannerman’s Edinburgh (Concert Review)

There are things which are almost impossible to do in life. Things like touching your chin with your tongue, raising one eyebrow independent of the other, tickling yourself or indeed leave a Tony Wright (solo or with Terrorvision) show without a massive grin on your face! With great songs, some of the catchiest choruses ever written and some very humorous banter surrounding those, a fun night is always guaranteed. This was Tony in acoustic form…

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It’s Such A TRAGEDY (Concert Review)

It’s Such A TRAGEDY (Concert Review)

The Meister has done something. And I shall not apologize…..perhaps even you’re welcome! TRAGEDY: An All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond. While in Edinburgh I visited a fantastic rock bar and live venue called Bannermans. I struck up a conversation with the guy next to me at the bar. It turns out that he is a writer and there on assignment for a site called Jukebox Metal. I had heard earlier that…

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