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The Moshville Times

Big name guitarists on tour!

The nice folk at Noble PR have given us some great interviews and the chance to review some of the best guitarists round recently. There are quite a few tours featuring some of these artists coming up, so cast your eyes down this list and consider getting a ticket or three. I can’t see any of these shows being anything less than superb. Header image by Stephen Fourie.

Photo by by Keith Newhouse

Photo by by Keith Newhouse

Chantel McGregor

New album out on October 9th. After four years of touring and festival appearances, Chantel returns with a vengeance with ten new songs that not only salutes contemporary rock, but shows her gradual transition from conventional Blues to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound with progressive influences.

  • Billericay, New Crawdaddy Club – Friday Aug 28
  • Leamington Spa, The Assembly – Friday Sept 11
  • Zephyr Lounge Newark, Blues Festival – Saturday Sept 12
  • London, 100 Club – Thursday Sept 17
  • Hessle, Town Hall – Saturday Sept 19
  • Whitby, Pavilion Theatre – Sunday Sept 20
  • Stockton, The Arc – Thursday Sept 24
  • Louth, Riverhead Theatre – Friday Sept 25
  • Wrexham, Central Station – Saturday Sept 26
  • Birmingham, The Institute – Thursday Oct 1
  • Ruislip, The Tropic – Friday Oct 2
  • Halifax, Playhouse – Friday Oct 9
  • Southport, Atkinson Blues Festival – Saturday Oct 10
  • Doncaster, The Dome – Friday Oct 16
  • Retford, The Elms – Saturday Oct 17
  • Sheffield, Greystones – Wednesday Oct 21
  • Edinburgh, The Caves – Thursday Oct 22
  • Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy – Friday Oct 23
  • Carlisle, The Venue – Saturday Oct 24
  • Salisbury, Arts Centre – Monday Oct 26
  • Exeter, Phoenix – Tuesday Oct 27
  • Bridport, Arts Centre – Wednesday Oct 28
  • Brighton, Komedia – Thursday Oct 29
  • Lincoln, Engine Shed – Saturday Oct 31
Photo by Stephen Brinkman

Photo by Stephen Brinkman

Joanne Shaw Taylor with Federal Charm

Celebrated British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, returns to the UK in autumn 2015 for an exclusive Planet Rock Live Presents Nationwide UK Tour.

  • Exeter Phoenix – Tuesday Sep 22
  • St Ives Guildhall – Wednesday Sep 23
  • Warwick Arts Centre – Saturday 26 Sep
  • York, Fibbers – Monday Sep 28
  • Glasgow Oran-Mor – Tuesday Sep 29
  • Liverpool Epstein Theatre – Thursday Oct 1
  • Sale Waterside Arts Centre – Friday Oct 2
  • Kendal Brewery Arts – Saturday Oct 3
  • Clitheroe Grand – Sunday Oct 4
  • Durham Gala – Wednesday Oct 7
  • Lincoln Drill Hall – Thursday Oct 8
  • Shorham Ropetackle – Saturday Oct 10
  • Bromsgrove Artrix – Monday 12 Oct
  • Gloucester Guildhall – Wednesday Oct 14
  • Frome Cheese And Grain – Thursday Oct 15
  • Milton Keynes Stables – Monday Oct 19
  • Norwich Waterfront – Tuesday Oct 20
  • Hertford Corn Exchange – Thursday Oct 22
  • Newbury Arlington Arts – Friday Oct 23
  • Southampton, Talking Heads – Saturday Oct 24
  • London, Jazz Café – Monday Oct 26
  • London Jazz Café – Tuesday Oct 27
Photo by by Tina Korkonen

Photo by by Tina Korkonen

Erja Lyytinen

Take one part blues traditionalist, blend it with a forward-thinking music academy graduate, serve with a side order of skill and a garnish of Nordic beauty. What have you got? Singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen, a.k.a. “the Finnish slide goddess” (The Blues Magazine).

  • Darlington, Darlington Blues Club – Friday Oct 2
  • Luton, The Bear Club – Saturday Oct 3
  • Wolverhampton, Robin 2 – Wednesday Oct 7
  • Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms – Thursday Oct 8
  • Keighley, Keighley Blues Club – Friday Oct 9
  • Blakeney, The Harbour Room – Saturday Oct 10
  • Oxford, Haven Music Club – Monday Oct 12
  • Evesham, Iron Door – Wednesday Oct 14
  • Chislehurst, Beaverwood Club – Thursday Oct 15
  • Sutton, Boom Boom Club – Friday Oct 16
  • Chester, Chester Blues Festival – Saturday Oct 17
  • Frome, Frome Blues Festival – Sunday Oct 18
Photo by Joe Lester

Photo by Joe Lester

Glenn Hughes with Jared James Nichols

The concerts will showcase highlights from Glenn’s career including Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Country Communion, California Breed, along with his solo material. Special guest on the tour is Jared James Nichols who recently released his critically acclaimed debut album Old Glory & The Wild Revival.

  • Southampton, Engine Rooms – Saturday Oct 17
  • Norwich, Waterfront – Monday Oct 19
  • Newcastle, Tyne Theatre – Tuesday Oct 20
  • Belfast, Limelight – Thursday Oct 22
  • Glasgow, The Garage – Friday Oct 23
  • Holmfirth, Picturedrome – Sunday Oct 25
  • Bilston, Robin 2 – Monday Oct 26
  • York, Fibbers – Wednesday Oct 28
  • Manchester, Club Academy – Thursday Oct 29
  • London Electric Ballroom – Sunday November 1
Photo by Christie Goodwin

Photo by Christie Goodwin

Joe Bonamassa

Following the recent release of Joe Bonamassa’s live DVD, Blu-ray and album, Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, and his critically acclaimed 2014 studio album Different Shades of Blue, the internationally renowned guitarist embarks on 8-date UK arena tour during October 2015.

  • Newcastle Metro Arena – Wednesday Oct 21
  • Liverpool Echo Arena – Friday Oct 23
  • Leeds First Direct Arena – Saturday Oct 24
  • Nottingham Capital FM Arena – Sunday Oct 25
  • Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Tuesday Oct 27
  • Bournemouth BIC – Wednesday Oct 28
  • Brighton Centre – Friday Oct 30
  • Brighton Centre – Saturday Oct 31
Photo by Adam Kennedy

Photo by Adam Kennedy

King King with Ben Poole and Rebecca Downes

King King are on a roll. Faced with their army of fans and armfuls of awards, it’s hard to believe that Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keys) have come so far, so fast. As Henry Yates of Classic Rock Blues notes, “King King are the hottest draw in British blues-rock”. Yet there’s no smoke and mirrors behind their five-year rise: just killer songs, performed with true passion, by a fist-tight lineup.

  • Burton Upon Trent, Brewhouse – Wednesday Oct 21
  • Bury St. Edmunds, The Apex – Thursday Oct 22
  • Harpenden, Public Halls – Friday Oct 23
  • Tavistock, The Wharf – Saturday Oct 24
  • Coventry, The Copper Rooms – Sunday Oct 25
  • Carlisle, The Old Fire Station – Tuesday Oct 27
  • Holmfirth Picturedrome – Thursday Oct 29
  • Clitheroe, The Grand – Friday Oct 30
  • Glenrothes, Rothes Hall – Saturday Oct 31
  • York, Fibbers – Sunday Nov 1
  • Chesterfield, Real Time Live – Tuesday Nov 3
  • Hull, Fruit – Wednesday Nov 4
  • Frome, Cheese And Grain – Friday Nov 6
  • Shoreham, Ropetackle Arts – Saturday Nov 7
  • Bromsgrove, Artrix – Thursday Nov 12
  • London, O2 Islington Academy – Wednesday Nov 11
  • Sale, Waterside Arts Centre – Friday Nov 13
  • Morcambe, The Platform – Saturday Nov 14
  • Shrewsbury, Theatre Seven – Sunday Nov 15
Photo by Jon Luini

Photo by Jon Luini

Joe Satriani with Dan Patlansky

Legendary artist and performer and the hardest working guitarist in the business, Joe Satriani, is proud to announce “The Shockwave UK Tour” which will take in nine dates from 1st November 2015. Award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter Dan Patlansky will be special guest on all UK concerts.

  • Manchester O2 Apollo – Sunday Nov 1
  • Birmingham Symphony Hall – Monday Nov 2
  • Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Tuesday Nov 3
  • Sheffield City Hall – Wednesday Nov 4
  • Cardiff St. David’s Hall – Thursday Nov 5
  • Southend Cliffs Pavilion – Saturday Nov 7
  • Bristol Colston Hall – Sunday Nov 8
  • Portsmouth Guildhall – Monday Nov 9
  • London Eventim Apollo – Tuesday Nov 10
Photo by Steve Brinkman

Photo by Steve Brinkman

Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock

The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour with his band Temple of Rock starting at the Bilston Robin in Wolverhampton on Wednesday 20th January 2016.

  • Bilston Robin – Wednesday Jan 20
  • Holmfirth Picturedrome – Thursday Jan 21
  • Edinburgh Queen’s Hall – Friday Jan 22
  • Inverness Iron Works – Saturday Jan 23
  • Gateshead Sage – Monday Jan 25
  • Livepool Academy – Tuesday Jan 26
  • Manchester Academy 2 – Thursday Jan 28
  • Nottingham Rock City – Friday Jan 29
  • London, Islington Assembly Hall – Saturday Jan 30

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Mosh

Father. Husband. Teacher of Computing. PADI divemaster. Krav Maga Practitioner. Geordie. Geek. Nerd. Metal nut. I also own and run a website - you may have heard of it.

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