Gig Review: Alcatrazz / Girlschool – Bannermans, Edinburgh (25th November 2021)

Back at Bannermans Edinburgh again, this time for a fantastic sold out double header with Girlschool and Alcatrazz featuring Doogie White on vocals, and oddly it's Girlschool on first. A band I have seen many times over the years since their 1981 Hit and Run tour and they never fail to deliver with tonight being … Continue reading Gig Review: Alcatrazz / Girlschool – Bannermans, Edinburgh (25th November 2021)

Gig Review: Girlschool / Evyltyde – Bannermans, Edinburgh (7th February 2020)

Tonight we are back at Bannermans in Edinburgh to see a true NWOBHM band in the form of Girlschool. I first saw the original line up on the Hit & Run tour in 1981 at the Edinburgh Odeon, only Kim McAuliffe, lead vocals/guitar, and Denise Dufort on drums survive from that line-up and are ably backed … Continue reading Gig Review: Girlschool / Evyltyde – Bannermans, Edinburgh (7th February 2020)

Saxon announce rescheduled Glasgow date

Saxon announce a new date for Scottish fans to see the band following the cancellation of the Glasgow Braehead Arena show on October 18th2019 due to Lead Singer Biff Byford’s recent heart operation. The new date is Friday March 27th2020 and the venue is Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom. Due to venue restrictions this show will not … Continue reading Saxon announce rescheduled Glasgow date

Gig Review: Rose Tattoo / Girlschool – SWG3, Glasgow (6th September 2018)

Here we are at a new venue for myself and quite a few of the people here tonight due to the devastating fire at the Art School, closing the O2 ABC for the foreseeable future, moving to SWG3 and what a nice venue it is too. First up tonight we have Girlschool and having seen them many … Continue reading Gig Review: Rose Tattoo / Girlschool – SWG3, Glasgow (6th September 2018)

MetalDays 2018: Day 6

After running / crawling up a hill in the morning, I grabbed some lunch and headed to the festival arena for what was without a doubt my busiest day. The sun was shining strongly, and the bands today were guaranteed sweaty crowds... even before they took the stage! On the New Forces stage, I unfortunately … Continue reading MetalDays 2018: Day 6

Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2018 – Day 1

Last week I headed to Norway’s biggest rock and metal open-air festival - Tons of Rock – which celebrated its five year anniversary this year. Located in the spectacular Fredriksten Fortress in Halden the festival featured two stages this year and a fantastic line-up of not only Scandinavian rock and metal, but also some big … Continue reading Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2018 – Day 1