Modern Love Affair – Alan McGeoch

When one of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers gave me an FB-heads-up about his recently released CD, I was like… so, how can I get to hear this? …

Radio Caroline – the boat that rocked is still rocking!

Back in the day – that would be the mid-sixties – when the teenage girl must-haves included a Max Factor “Strawberry Meringue” lipstick, a pair of Marks &…

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – STILL the Greatest Bar Band in the World!

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes earned the title of being “The Greatest Bar Band in the World”, waaaaay back in the day when they became famous for…

BOSPOP 2016 WAS totally a-ma-zing!

The sun shines on the righteous, or so they say… and as BOSPOP 2016 was blessed with totally perfect weather, I’m guessing that we must have been ticking someone’s boxes…

Eddie Manion – NIGHTLIFE

  Released towards the end of last year, NIGHTLIFE, lifts the lid – or in Eddie Manion’s case, his signature Fedora – on a collection of tracks that…

Music from the barn with Joe D’Urso – Melle 25 July 2015

Dedicated to the memory of Louis DeMartino – “Mr Lou” – († 1959 – 2015)

BOSPOP 2015 – 35 years and still rockin’ – part 2!

BOSPOP 2015 – 35 years… and still rockin’! Part 2 So how did it all begin? How do the cogs that drive the BOSPOP mechanism turn behind the…

BOSPOP 2015 – 35 years and still rockin’!

“.. there are a lot of festivals… and some festivals like BOSPOP, Wacken, Download, Hellfest… are amaaaazing… I mean… these are institutions and they are… they are a…

BOSPOP 2015 – teasers

Well, the future hasn’t been written yet but woohoo, the programme of events for BOSPOP 2015 certainly has! Be sure to check out the full list of artists and bands…

The Billy Walton Band in Melle-Buer and Lübeck DE April 2015

I would imagine that existing Billy Walton Band fans reading this are probably adopting a nodding-dog-on-back-parcel-shelf-of-car-mode as they quietly smile at my thoughts here. For sure, I had heard…

BOSPOP 2014 – 2 days of rock, soul, blues ‘n’ rain!

Whenever someone mentions the word “festival”, several images come instantly into my mind.  For example, “music” as in: different kinds of music; “people” as in: lots of people;…

Steven Jump 1957 – 2013

Steven Jump 1957 – 2013 I remember the exact day, date and time I first heard of Steven Jump and “Badlands”, as in the UK Springsteen Fan Club…

Summertime Bruce!

AWD Arena, Hannover – 28 May 2013 There are always a few questions hovering at the back of my mind whenever I have a Springsteen concert marked on…

BOZZPOP 2013 – back home!

Dilemma: What do you do when three festivals that feature bands and musicians you really, really want to see, fall on the same weekend in three different countries?…

Bospop 2012 – two glorious days of mud, music and much, much more!

As Forest Gump’s mama always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’re gonna get!” And I guess the same could be said…

Bill Toms and Martin Praetorius on deichRadio

Bill Toms and Martin Praetorius – two outstanding performers from different continents with songs to sing and stories to tell – especially the one about how they ended…

Bospop 2011

BOSPOP 2011 – 3 Days of Bands, Beer and Brilliant Music! Not only was Bospop 2011 the 31st occasion in the history of this music festival, but it…

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes – not one, but TWO nights of great rockin’ in Amsterdam and Melle – 15 and 16 October 2010

Something was certainly in the air during the week the Jukes returned to Central Europe – and I don’t just mean the heady aroma of the Dutch Weed that seems…

Bospop 2010

BOSPOP FESTIVAL – Weert, The Netherlands, 10 and 11 July 2010 – 2 days of baking temperatures, fabulous music, a spectacular thunderstorm and an appearance by… Southside Johnny…

Delores “Dee” Holmes July 18, 1946 – April 16, 2010

  The news that announced the passing of Delores Holmes on April 16th, 2010 was met with great sadness; not just from those closest and dearest to Delores,…

Light of Day – first EVER German show – Melle, 4 December 2009

December 4th, 2009 will go down in music history marking the first, ever, Light of Day show to take place in Germany. And what an amaaaaaazing night it…

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – 29 October 2009, Melle

So what is it about the Jukes that can entice several hundred people from the coziness of their homes to a dot-on-the-map (albeit a very nice dot) on…

Danny Federici (1950 – 2008)

I’d like to wind back time and go back to Friday, December 7th, 2001. The place: Jack’s Music, Red Bank, N.J. The occasion: Danny Federici was making an…

Bruce Springsteen – Pure MAGIC in Hamburg!

According to my ticket-stub collection, it would appear that last night’s Hamburg show was #32 for me but such was the surprise element, it could have been #1,…

Roger Waters Live in Hamburg.

Hmmm… so yeah, I wasn’t exactly the happiest of bunnies as I headed for Hamburg to see this gig… and yes, as anticipated, the tail-back at the Elbe…

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