RIP Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep and more) 1945-2020

It is with great sadness that we announce that Ken Hensley, former Uriah Heep vocalist songwriter and multi-instrumentalist passed away peacefully on 4th November following a very short illness. Hensley was one of the most important musicians of the past half-a-century. His work with Uriah Heep in the 1970s helped to make the band hugely … Continue reading RIP Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep and more) 1945-2020

2018 Crew Review: Gary Cooper – Photographer

[Apologies to Gary for the delay in getting this up - it got lost in our mailbox!] Best album(s) of 2018 Tommy Concrete's Unrelaxed is one of the highlight albums of the year for me, just a stunning piece of work from a man who really shines on this album. Also Alien Weaponry's TU, an amazing album by these young … Continue reading 2018 Crew Review: Gary Cooper – Photographer

Gig Review: Uriah Heep / Von Hertzen Brothers – SWG3, Glasgow (13th Dec 2018)

Here we are back at the SWG3 and it is becoming one of my favourite venues in Glasgow. We are here to see the legends that are Uriah Heep. We have a support band first though - Von Hertzen Brothers who I have not seen or heard before. As they open with the epic 12-minute title track from … Continue reading Gig Review: Uriah Heep / Von Hertzen Brothers – SWG3, Glasgow (13th Dec 2018)

Uriah Heep – extensive digital/CD reissue plan announced

This is a wordy announcement, but a very welcome one for modern-day fans of a definitive classic rock act. Not just a complete re-issue and a couple of new compilation collections, but it's being overseen by none other than founder member Mick Box. The remainder of this post is from the press release. Fans may … Continue reading Uriah Heep – extensive digital/CD reissue plan announced

Review: Uriah Heep – Outsider

Some albums catch you at first listen but, after a while, the initial attraction wears off. Others don't grab you at first but grow on you over time. Sometimes though, you get the best of both worlds: a few tracks hit you straight away; and the album grows on you with every listen. For me, The Outsider by … Continue reading Review: Uriah Heep – Outsider

Review: Uriah Heep – Live At Koko

Uriah Heep was formed in 1969 and were contemporaries of Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. They were probably closest in sound to Deep Purple: both have Hammond organ and guitar leading the sound; both had dalliances with orchestras; and both have a similar hard rock sound although Uriah Heep leaned more to the … Continue reading Review: Uriah Heep – Live At Koko