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Robot Overlords DVD and book giveaway on Instagram…

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

To celebrate the premiere of ROBOT OVERLORDS on Sky Movies UK today (Good Friday), the lovely people over at Gollancz are having a book ‘n’ DVD giveaway. To enter, just pop over to the …

Source: Robot Overlords DVD and book giveaway on Instagram…

Music for 2016: MOUNTAIN JAM

Posted in Get Ready To Rock!, Modern rock, Music for 2016, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 15, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Another band that followed me on Twitter and following back was invited, nay challenged, to given them a listen. Mountain Jam hail from Hinckley and Tamworth and are named after a classic Allman Brothers Band song. This song reminds a of the Stone Roses and Oasis (in the guitar sound), with a definite nod to the psychedelic sounds of the late 60’s. Have a listen well worth it!

Dangerous Music reunite for new album and tour

Posted in AOR, Blues rock, Classic rock, Get Ready To Rock!, hard rock, Melodic rock, Music for 2015, Uncategorized with tags , , on December 1, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake


Dangerous Music launch their new album ‘Painful Kiss’. Robin George, Jon Camp from Renaissance and Charlie Morgan from Elton John reunited.

Jon and Robin first worked together touring in Roy Wood´s band and formed a strong friendship and musical alliance which inevitably led to Robin inviting Jon to join Dangerous Music.

Charlie Morgan was introduced to the band by legendary producer Gus Dudgeon and is the featured drummer on Dangerous Music II. Charlie continued to work with Robin on the LovePower & Peace charity album, Robin’s History album and then the Climax Blues ‘Broke Heart Blues’ album featuring Pete Haycock, Jacquie Williams and Mel Collins.

This all led to an inspirational musical partnership which has lasted to this day. So watch this space! The guys are already writing and recording together for their next ground-breaking Dangerous Music album!
Now Dangerous Music rock on with ‘Painful Kiss’…brand new songs and the band’s innovative versions of Robin’s songs, performed and recorded by Robert Plant, Phil Lynott, David Byron, Glenn Hughes, Pete Haycock, Ruby Turner, Jaki Graham, Daniel Boone, Vix Fuzzbox, Pete Way, Chris Slade, Sean Harris and many others.

Jon’s distinctive classical bass, Charlie`s inimitable rock solid musical drums and Robin’s unique melodic rock guitar combine for a truly original soundscape from this matchless power trio.

Rock DJ Wyatt Wendell’s charity bike ride

Posted in Family life, Fundraising, News, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Planet Rock DJ Wyatt Wendell is off cycling on 3rd December, cycling overnight from Planet Rock’s central London studios to the Planet Rockstock festival site in Trecco Bay, Wales. You can check out his route & donate via Planet Rock’s website, watch Wyatt’s interview with Danny from Thunder, and find out more about the CALM/Planet Rock partnership.

His very honest and moving story can be found here:

Please, if you are feeling that your future looks bleak or you are at your wits end, find that someone as there is always someone who will listen and not be judgmental.

Albums of the Year: THE JOKERS

Posted in Albums of the Year, Best of 2015, Classic rock, Get Ready To Rock!, hard rock, Music for 2015, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 29, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Missed this one of my top 25 – daft lad! The Jokers returned with ‘Hurricane’ and it is their most varied album to date. They have the hard rocking tunes you’d expect like ‘Run For Cover’ and ‘She’s On Fire’, plus a couple of new musical diversions like ‘Summer Time’, a touch of Whitesnake on this one. Highly recommend seeing them live and was lucky enough to see them again in January this year.


Super Six – 6 Players Stoke City Could Loan Out

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

An excellent Stoke City blog and an interesting look at our possible stars of tomorrow. For the first time in years Stoke City have a decent youth set-up and some genuine prospects.

The Wizards Of Dribble

The Football League structure is going from strength to strength, with the quality and competition improving each season. Put simply, it’s probably the best it has ever been.

With the transfer window closed and the emergency loan window open, we’ve already started seeing some players move out to get regular game time. Dion Teixeira has gone to Fleetwood Town, whilst at lower levels we’ve seen Oli Roberts move to Tamworth and Dom Kurasik to Stafford Rangers, whilst Dale Eve is currently at Forest Green Rovers.

So who else from Stoke’s squad could benefit from a loan move for regular game time? We take a look at six possible candidates…

Jakob Haugaard – Goalkeeper


What’s His Situation?

Very little has been seen of Haugaard since a frankly incredible debut performance against Everton in the Asia Trophy. An appearance against Wrexham’s mixture of U21 and first teamers yielded a clean sheet for the…

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Making time to read…

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Couldn’t agree more! Make time to read, much more entertaining than trash TV and engages the brain. Well unless you read anything by Jeffrey Archer 😉

Mark Stay Writes

There was a time, about twenty years ago, when my reading prowess reached its peak. I could whip through a novel in a day. There was one holiday where I devoured twenty-four books in a fortnight (okay, most of them were short children’s books, but my holiday companions were all fairly impressed), and I was engaged and enthralled by all of them. No skim-reader, me.

But how times have changed. Writing takes up almost all of my spare time now. When I’m not working at the day job at Orion, I’m writing: on the train to work, my lunch break, the train home, the evenings and weekends. And then there’s real life: bits of housework and paying bills and all that crap. Oh, and a family! So I’ve found myself with very little time for reading. I tend to leave it till the end of the day, which I find is okay for non-fiction…

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