PUNKY MEADOWS – FRANK DIMINO – DANNY FARROW – STEVE OJANE – CHARLIE CALV – BILLY ORRICO
Employing a dazzling mix of glam rock, hard rock, and progressive rock, Angel‘s outrageous, white-satin-heavy image and equally over-the-top stage shows, made them one of the more colourful arena rock bands of the mid-’70s and early ’80s. Discovered by Kiss bass player Gene Simmons, the group issued their eponymous debut album in 1975, which hewed closer to prog rock than the glam pop that would inform future endeavours like On Earth as It Is in Heaven (1977) and Sinful (1979). The group went their separate ways in 1981 but reformed in the late ’90s with a new line-up and released 1999’s In the Beginning. In 2018 Punky and Frank returned with a new ANGEL lineup and in 2019 released Risen.
MIKE DYER – LAURENCE ARCHER – ROCKY NEWTON – BENJY REID
Back in the post-Lizzy days, Laurence Archer wrote and performed with Phil Lynott. Grand Slam was cut short in its prime, leaving a hole in the fabric of rock music. Laurence has nurtured a long-term plan to rebuild the Grand Slam machine, and here it is, blue printed and ready to race.
This new band (Laurence along with compadres Mike Dyer, Benjy Reid & Dave Boyce), honours the traditions of rock and Laurence’s song writing dynasty, but also looks to the future – the classic tracks sit alongside a set of brand spanking new rock anthems that embody the same ethos of freedom, positivity and adrenalin that ran through Grand Slam in 1984.
With this pedigree, it is no surprise that this band is a live monster, ready and raring to ransack stages around the world. Look out for tour announcements soon.
CRAIG JOINER – LEIGH MATTY – STEVE DRENNAN – ANDY WELLS
Not everyone starts their career with a debut album – released in 1988 – produced in collaboration with music industry heavyweights: ‘Mutt’ Lange and John Parr. Indeed, it was only a matter of time before Romeo’s Daughter hit the headlines! Hot on the heels of its success, their whirlwind tour of the US saw their single, ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ shoot up the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
30 years down the line, Romeo’s Daughter is proud to present their 30th Anniversary Tour! With a fan base that never quit – even during their 16-year break, from 1993-2009 – they returned to worldwide praise with the release of their album: ‘Rapture’ in 2012 receiving an appropriately rapturous reception! As one of Britain’s finest rock bands, Romeo’s Daughter consistently perform to sell-out audiences and is one of the few bands of their generation who have come back better than the first time.
DAVE ‘DAVO’ AITKEN – GORDON BONNAR – DAVE BOYCE – STEPHEN ‘HAMIE’ HAYMAN – MICHAEL ‘THE WIZARD’ IVORY
Heavy Pettin’ first stirred into action when vocalist Hamie, guitarists Gordon Bonnar and Punky Mendoza, drummer Gary Moat and bassist Brian Waugh first burst out of Glasgow in 1981. They were vibrant, priapic, anthemic and focused. As they showed on a three-track demo, and on the subsequent debut single for independent label Neat (‘Roll The Dice’/’Love Xs Love’), they were more than mere Def Leppard slaves. In fact, the Pettin’ had an international sound that owed something to AC/DC, UFO, Thin Lizzy and Foreigner, but also had its own raging momentum. A slot on the bill for the 1983 Reading Festival, the day that Black Sabbath infamously headlined when fronted by Ian Gillan, did them no harm and touring with Kiss, Ozzy, and Motley Crue helped the quintet’s progress.
In 2017, original members Hamie, Punky, and Gordon joined by Jez Parry on bass and Michael Ivory on drums performed for the first time in 25 years at Scotland’s Winter Storm. Reinvigorated, Heavy Pettin, now joined by ex-Gun guitarist Dave Aitken due to Punky hanging up his guitar and going into retirement, did several shows in 2018 including a 6 date UK tour, with 3 sold-out gigs in Nottingham, London and Edinburgh, as well as 2 sold-out headline gigs in Milton Keynes and Glasgow.
Hamie has said “…the demand and support for new HP material has been so overwhelming, we are excited to say we’re now working on brand new HP Album and other projects will also be released later in 2020… and it’s going great!”
Shock City Productions in Cooperation with Mother Management
Journeyman vocalist John Corabi had already been cutting his teeth in the hard rock world for nearly a decade when he landed the high-profile gig of replacing Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil in 1992. Although his tenure with the group proved to be a brief one, Corabi earned a reputation as a go-to frontman and collaborator, amassing a solid résumé as a singer and guitarist with acts like The Eric Singer Project (ESP), Union, and The Dead Daisies.
Throughout the remainder of the decade, Corabi largely split his time between playing with Ratt, Union, and ESP, releasing live albums with the latter two in 2005 and 2007, respectively. Corabi made his solo recording debut in 2012 with the acoustic set Unplugged. In 2015, he joined Australian musician David Lowy’s hard rock supergroup, The Dead Daisies, as lead vocalist, recording their second album, Revolución. Following several tours supporting Kiss throughout Europe and Australia, the band followed up with 2016’s Make Some Noise, which made a strong showing globally and reached number 11 in the U.S. on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart. Corabi’s career renaissance continued as The Dead Daisies remained highly visible, turning out a 2017 concert set, Live & Louder, and a studio follow-up, Burn It Down, a year later.
On August 30th, Corabi will be releasing his brand new single “Cosi Bella,” produced and co-written with Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne). “Cosi Bella” is the first of several new singles coming.
Glasgow (the band) early career included supporting bands such as ‘Pallas’, ‘Spider’ (1983), ‘Uriah Heep’ and ‘Nazareth’. They played at the Kelvingrove Festival (1984) in front of an estimated 6000 people and their performance was impressive enough for the band to be offered the headline for the following year.
At Radio Clyde Studios the band recorded a three-track E.P. which not only resulted in healthy sales but also won the support of Tommy Vance (Radio One) and Alan Freeman (Capital). Clyde distributed the record to 46 Radio Stations throughout Great Britain, Europe and U.S.A prompting a great deal of interest in the band’s material.
In addition to the above activities, the band have provided support to acts such as ‘Kiss’, ‘Bon Jovi’ and at the East Kilbride Festival ‘Nazareth’
DAVID FOSTER – BYRON ‘BEEJ’ GARBETT – BRIAN GREEN – PHILL ‘HAMMER’ BURROWS – CARLOS MARIN
The band started recording their debut album 100% Proof, in the spring of 2018 at SLL Studios and it was released on Off Yer Rocka Recordings in January 2019. On release 100% Proof entered the TOP 10 of both the i-Tunes and the Amazon Rock Charts.
Gin Annie’s music and style has been described as “Swagger and attitude of a band fresh off the Sunset Strip in the late 80s, with a modern edge that is bound to appeal to rockers of all ages” The band embarked on a 7 date UK tour followed by tour dates supporting Deadland Ritual, Last In Line, Geoff Tate and Ugly Kid Joe and festivals such as Ramblin’ Man, HRH Ibiza, HRH 13, Rock & Blues Custom Show, Breaking Bands and Winters End.
Despite a busy schedule, Gin Annie released 2 more singles in 2019, both of which gained airplay on Planet Rock Radio. The 2nd Single “Dying to Live Again” earned the band its BBC Radio 2 debut on the Johnnie Walker Rock Show. Both singles peaked at #2 in the Amazon Rock Charts, with Dying to Live Again remaining in the top 50 for over a month.
January 2020 saw the band recruit Carlos Marin to take over drum duties and embark on a busy 2020 of shows and the recording of Album Number Two.
Bouchard Brothers Albert & Joe first played together in the early 60’s where Albert played the drums & Joe played Piano, guitar & trumpet. After successful high school & college bands the brothers teamed up to form Internationally Successful Legends Blue Oyster Cult. The boys won an audition with Clive Davis in 1971 & soon after that gold & platinum awards came their way, the boys have also won countless awards and have been inducted into The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame, 1000 Islands Performing Arts Hall Of Fame held in Clayton, NY their hometown. Albert & Joe are currently on a tour of the UK where they are performing all the classic BOC classics as well as their solo material from their 50 + years in the music industry.