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WildFire Festival 2017 – A Review

The WildFire Festival, a rock music event held near Biggar in southern Scotland, took place across three days but, for various reasons, I was only able to attend on Saturday 24th June. Luckily for me, it was the strongest day’s … Continue reading

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2016 Not The Worst Year Ever

All over the place I hear or see 2016 being hailed as ‘the worst year ever’. Hmm. I’m reasonably confident there have been plenty of worse years throughout human history. Brexit is just a mad experiment. It might not even … Continue reading

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Storm Force

The small, Scottish, seaside town of Troon appears, on the face of it, to be a pretty unlikely place for a rock festival to take place. If someone proposed to hold it at the end of November, it might seem … Continue reading

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It’s A Long Way To The Top

I’ve been into rock music in a serious way since I was about eleven and I’ve always loved live music. However, in recent years, I’ve been seeing fewer and fewer bands live. I won’t pay touts, I don’t like big … Continue reading

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Killed By Death

Last night Glen Frey, founding member of The Eagles, passed away, aged 67. As a friend commented on Facebook – that’s no age these days. And it isn’t really. Only, he’s the latest in a steady stream of rockers who’ve … Continue reading

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Just the Ticket – Not!

In 1983 Kiss put on their first proper tour of the UK. Aged 14, four of us got tickets by getting an older sibling to phone the box office on the morning they were released. They cost £5 each, and … Continue reading

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A Rush of Inspiration

I’ve been playing bass guitar since I was about thirteen years old. When I started out I was hugely influenced by Geddy Lee from the Canadian rock band Rush. As a novice, I struggled to play along with their seminal … Continue reading

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