My first gig was Diamond Head in 1980 and later that year I spent the school sports day hiding and drawing a picture of Saxon's 'Wheels Of Steel' logo on my orange kagoule. That was the first clue that rock music was the way forward, and by the end of that summer I was hooked, and Rainbow's 'Down To Earth' and Whitesnake's 'Ready And Willing' albums were glued to my turntable.
Classic Rock and NWOBHM have a special place in my heart to this day and I will never say no to a good down and dirty piece of blues rock at any time. However I like a very wide range of genres and styles - no discrimination or labelling here, if it entertains me it's all good!
I did throw up when watching a video of Devildriver once, but that's a story for another day...
15th October 2014: Stonewire: 'When The Crow Flies'
3rd September 2014: The Graveltones: Interview And Gig Review, Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
28th August 2014: Winter In Eden: 'Court Of Conscience'
19th August 2014: Cambridge Rock Festival 2014: Haggis Farm Polo Club, Cambridge
14th August 2014: Pearl Handled Revolver: Interview And Gig Review, Cambridge Rock Festival 2014
22nd July 2014: Blues Pills: 'Blues Pills'
18th July 2014: Sonisphere 2014: Iron Maiden/Metallica/Alice In Chains/Slayer/Alestorm And Many More
4th July 2014: Black Sabbath/Soundgarden/Faith No More/Motorhead: British Summer Time, Hyde Park, London
2 June 2014: Camden Rocks: Saturday 31st May 2014
1 May 2014: Curved Air: Interview With Sonja Kristina With Track By Track Commentary Of New Album 'North Star'
24 March 2014: Legends Of Rock: Yarmageddon Part 3, Great Yarmouth
16 March 2014: The Pat McManus Band Live Review And Interview: Legends Of Rock, Great Yarmouth
4 March 2014: The Evolution Of Friars 1969-2014: Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury
4 February 2014: Savatage: 'Streets: A Rock Opera' Narrated Version Plus The Video Collection (CD+DVD)
1 October 2013: Joan Jett And The Blackhearts: 'Unvarnished'
19 September 2013: Promethium: 'Origins'
30 August 2013: Brett Walker: 'Straight Jacket Vacation'
12 August 2013: Interview With Phil Campbell, The Temperance Movement
12 August 2013: Cambridge Rock Festival 2013
12 August 2013: Interview with Pat McManus: Cambridge Rock Festival
9 August 2013: Interview with Carl Sentance: Cambridge Rock Festival
29 July 2013: The Legendary Pink Dots: 'The Gethsemane Option'
24 May 2013: Orchid: 'The Mouths Of Madness'
22 May 2013: Fair Warning: 'Sundancer'
24 March 2013: Tribute To... Legends of Rock: Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth
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