Magnum @ The Robin, Bilston, Wolverhampton (5/12/14)Review
By WoodyWhen local rockers Liberty Lies first emerged on the local scene I was intrigued by
their classic rock influenced sound and they showed a lot of promise ...
Posted 30 Dec 2014, 14:35 by Paul Woodward
FM @ The River Rooms, Stourbridge (23/11/14)Review
by WoodyTonight’s support is Hand of Dimes who are fronted by popular Brit Rock alumni Nev
McDonald of Skin. It’s a stripped down acoustic affair for ...
Posted 30 Dec 2014, 14:33 by Paul Woodward
Magnum @ Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (3/5/14)Review
by WoodyIt’s always great when you see a support act win a
crowd over and Neonfly collected
themselves a whole host of new fans tonight. The Magnum ...
Posted 3 Jun 2014, 09:30 by Paul Woodward
HRH AOR 2 - Saturday 22nd MarchReview
by WoodyI have to say some of the sound issues that affected
the Friday bands were totally dealt with and every band I saw on the Saturday
Posted 10 Apr 2014, 13:28 by Paul Woodward
HRH AOR 2 - Friday 21st MarchReview
by WoodyI arrived at the main AOR arena just in time to
catch another long time British favourite of mine Newman and like Dante Fox the previous night ...
Posted 10 Apr 2014, 13:21 by Paul Woodward
HRH AOR 2 - Thursday 20th MarchReview
by WoodyI’ve always been a big supporter of Midlands rockers
Dante Fox and it’s great to see them
perform to the largest gathering for any band ...
Posted 10 Apr 2014, 13:17 by Paul Woodward
Del Amitri @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall (6/2/14)Review
By WoodyAmerican duo The
O’s are tonight’s opening band and they play a sort of acoustic American
folk style which is very popular in certain circles ...
Posted 14 Feb 2014, 15:00 by Paul Woodward
Thunder @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall (21/12/13)Review
By WoodyFor a retired band Thunder has had an extremely busy and active year, including a
couple of live shows in Japan. Not that anyone’s complaining and ...
Posted 19 Jan 2014, 08:33 by Paul Woodward
Magnum @ The Robin, Bilston, Wolverhampton (25/7/13)Review
By WoodyI learnt something important from this show, I was
picking up from various posts and comments on social media sites that ticket
sales for tonight were not ...
Posted 3 Aug 2013, 14:39 by Paul Woodward
VEGA @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton (4/7/13)Review
By WoodySo the summer is finally here and the temperatures
have soared promising that my trip to The Slade Rooms to see VEGA was going to
be a ...
Posted 13 Jul 2013, 12:02 by Paul Woodward
Jeff Scott Soto @ The Asylum, Birmingham (5/4/13)Review
By WoodyJeff has been excited about his European tour dates
for quite some time and he was keen to not only support fellow musicians but
also offer fans ...
Posted 21 Apr 2013, 08:12 by Paul Woodward
Marillion @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall (13/9/12)Review
By Rob StanleyWhen I started writing for Midlands Rocks I decided
to take the opportunity to go and see a few bands live that I ...
Posted 22 Sep 2012, 07:12 by Paul Woodward
Garbage @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall (2/7/12)Review
By WoodyI can’t say I’ve heard of tonight’s support act The Jezebels before but I did do some
research prior to the show on this ...
Posted 8 Jul 2012, 10:37 by Paul Woodward
UFO @ Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (31/3/12)Review
By Rich WardIt’s been a week since my last dose of live British
classic rock and I’m hoping my trip to Wolvo to ...
Posted 6 Apr 2012, 11:45 by Paul Woodward
Molly Hatchet @ The Robin, Bilston (14/12/11)Review By WoodyTonight’s opening act is the youthful Naked Sunday, seems an odd name as I thought everyone had naked Thursdays not Sundays, or is that just me ...
Posted 8 Feb 2012, 12:33 by Paul Woodward
Whitesnake @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall (8/12/11)
Review By WoodyPhotos By Rob StanleyTonight’s show from the ‘snake was originally billed as the only date outside of London for a couple of select special Christmas ...
Posted 8 Feb 2012, 12:20 by Paul Woodward
Bronz @ Hard Rock Hell, Prestatyn (3/12/11)Review By WoodyLiterally a few weeks before the festival I discovered legendary AOR vocalist Max Bacon was back in the band, which was great news not just for established ...
Posted 18 Dec 2011, 12:02 by Paul Woodward
VEGA @ Hard Rock Hell, Prestatyn (2/12/11)
Review by Woody
Photo's by Sean Larkin
When I found out VEGA were set to play this year’s Hard Rock Hell festival I was determined to get along ...
Posted 7 Dec 2011, 16:21 by Paul Woodward
Epica @ The Robin, Bilston (11/3/11)
Review by WoodyPhotos by Rob StanleyApart from the odd festival appearance, tonight’s gig was set to be Epica’s first ever show on UK soil, right here ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 15:40 by Paul Woodward
Trigger @ The Boatman's Rest, Walsall (29/1/11)
I wasn’t ready and prepared to review tonight’s gig, presuming it would be mostly cover songs with maybe one or two originals – given that it was a pub ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 15:27 by Paul Woodward
Danny Vaughn + Vega @ JB's Dudley (10/12/10)
Review by WoodyPhotos by Paul Jasper
Tonight’s gig at JBs could quite possibly be my last ever gig at my favourite venue, so whilst I was really excited ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 15:13 by Paul Woodward
Marseille @ JB's Dudley (5/10/10)Review By WoodyTravelling to JB’s tonight I was filled with a great sense of melancholy, normally a trip to JB’s is like going to my second home ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 15:01 by Paul Woodward
Glenn Hughes @ The Robin, Bilston (28/9/10)
I’d been really looking forward to this gig especially on the tide of recent excitement about Glenn’s new band Black Country Communion. Glenn’s current output and live ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 14:58 by Paul Woodward
Skin @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton (7/6/10)
It’s my first visit to the new Wolves Civic-run venue The Slade Rooms (well for a gig…hic…shhhhh) - which has replaced the city's old Little Civic ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 14:53 by Paul Woodward
H.E.A.T @ JB's Dudley (24/5/10)
The opening band tonight is Invisible Idols, a Yorkshire based trio consisting of Matt Black (Vocals / Guitar), Joe Lally (Bass) & Damien Campbell (Drums). The band has a modern rock sound ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 14:39 by Paul Woodward
Jaded Heart @ JB's Dudley (16/5/10)
I’m a big fan of Midlands based melodic rockers Seven Dayz who are tonight’s opening band, so I was really looking forward to another chance to see them ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 14:27 by Paul Woodward
Winger @ JB's Dudley (26/3/10)
People were still drifting in slowly as opening band Furyon took to the stage, so there wasn’t an overly large crowd to greet them. I’m probably the worst ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 14:23 by Paul Woodward
Delain @ JB's Dudley (24/3/10)
Musically, I was a little out of my comfort zone tonight but I do have a penchant for these female fronted symphonic goth metal bands, like Nightwish (now fronted by ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 14:18 by Paul Woodward
Gun @ The Asylum, Birmingham (20/3/10)
There were some changes to tonight’s support acts which I was totally unaware of until I got to the venue. I was actually quite pleased to hear that the ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 14:12 by Paul Woodward
John Waite @ The Robin, Bilston (1/3/10)
I wasn’t expecting there to be a large crowd tonight, given the low reported levels on John’s visit to the UK last year. So I was happily surprised ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 14:06 by Paul Woodward
House Of Lords @ JB's Dudley (4/11/09)
It’s been a very busy week for me with 4 gigs in 5 days, not sure whether my ear-drums will ever forgive me, but I wasn’t going ...
Posted 25 Jul 2011, 14:01 by Paul Woodward