Live Gig Photos

Joe Lynn Turner live at Voodoo, Belfast on April 4th, 2015

Well worth the wait and credit must be given to local promoter SD Entertainment for securing an artist of his caliber to make his debut appearance, in N.ireland. Several minor gripes aside from punters regarding the length of the set but to me personally it represented a finely tuned and well delivered combination of quality music and personal anecdotes-exactly what was promised. Joe himself lived up to all his star quality but with a genuine caring and personal side. The seed has now been planted for his return with an electric band to fill in the gaps in his back catalogue with more rock anthems to play live. The demand and interest is certainly there with the N.Ireland rock audience. Over to you promoter….

DVD Reviews

Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers Live DVD Review

Deep Purple even brings an element of fun in this live setting as you hear long virtuoso pieces that the fans used to, including a drum solo from Paice in Lazy or six-minute keyboard solo by Lord all make for an interesting performance one which many didn’t think could happen considering the bands peak and the turmoil within at one point. If you’re a long time Purple fan, you NEED to check out this performance simply to take a sneak peak in time, a wrinkle of greatness was again rekindled and shared live on stage, chemistry that can only be had when you make great music, and this line up was responsible for so many of those moments early on in their careers.

Album Reviews

Deep Purple – Now What Review

Purple fans that hold allegiance to a particular era of the band that isn’t the current one will likely remain the same in regards to Now What?!, but if one is able to open their mind and allow songs like “Weirdistan,” “Above and Beyond,” “Uncommon Man,” and “Out of Hand” to entertain them, then it’s likely the latest offering from Deep Purple, though not their best album ever, is still pretty good, especially in this day and age of cookie-cutter rock music. It’s nice to hear the band making great music still, and hopefully someday they will get the recognition they so deserve.

Album Reviews

Iron Claw – A Different Game

The feel of the album is raw and natural while still sounding full and professional which should go a long way to pleasing the purists, the guitars are up loud and as dirty as you could possibly want and recently added lead vocalist Gordon Brown has all the makings of a great singer…