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The Maiden United UK Tour 2016

Posted in Get Ready To Rock!, gigs, Music for 2016, News, tours with tags , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake 

Maiden United may play songs from another “Mega Famous” band, but they have lovingly stripped down each song, and rebuilt them as their own, acoustically and the outcome is simply fantastic. The line-up includes Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) and Damian Wilson (Threshold/Headspace).

Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden) will be joining the band for the London Gig.

“For an hour and 40 minutes we were treated to a magical journey of stripped back songs that we all know and love, played lovingly by fans of the band who happen to all be wonderful musicians”.

“These aren’t just acoustic versions of Maiden songs, performed as the originals, only substituting electric guitars for acoustic ones, it’s clear that a lot of thought and work has gone into the arrangements, in an effort to create something very different”.   Midlands Rocks.

Mar 16 Underworld London, United Kingdom info & tickets
Mar 17 The Diamond Sutton-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom info & tickets
Mar 18 The Ruby Lounge Manchester, United Kingdom info & tickets
Mar 19 Bannermans Edinburgh, United Kingdom info & tickets
Mar 20 The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, United Kingdom info & tickets


Posted in Music for 2016, Power pop, Singer songwriter with tags , , , , , , , on February 11, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Twitter is a good way to discover new music, mainly from artist who follow you (in a strictly non-stalker way of course). A couple worthy of a listen are Lee Dodington, whose song ‘If I Called Your Name’ is a taster from a forthcoming EP.

Next up Hayden Timm who has recorded a few cover versions, of which Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ caught my attention. Shades of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell at times. Be interesting to hear some original music from him.

New band the Rebelles feature Tracie Hunter, Elizabeth Westwood and Phoebe White and their debut single is a cover of the Mott The Hoople classic, ‘All The Young Dudes’. It also features Tracie’s dad Ian Hunter! Their debut album is due later this year.