they gave us just about two hours of thoroughly enjoyable Heavy Metal Thunder music from a truly Great British band
Lights, Camera, Saxon!
We are a unique British band that write a unique style that makes it Heavy Metal with a touch of Class
This event was to be the warm up gig for Saxon’s UK tour with Motorhead and Girlschool.
Demon Records has announced the release of an extraordinary Saxon Box Set containing vinyl LPs of the band’s nine studio albums recorded between 1991 and 2009. “Eagles and Dragons” will be released on 18th March.
On Friday 24th July the weather was raining and very windy. This did not bode well for the first ever Ramblin’ Man Fair festival to be held at Mote Park Maidstone Kent on the weekend of the 25th and 26th July.
However, good old English weather prevailed and the morning of Saturday the 25th the rain stopped and the sun was out, there was still a good wind and this helped the ground dry out. This was what we wanted a great day to start this festival off.
What a difference a day makes. So sang Renee Olstead in the classic song from yesteryear. The day before the inaugural Ramblin Man Fair, the heavens opened and it looked like it could all be a washout. Then, it’s rumoured, Klaus Meine steps forward, has a word with the powers that be, pointing out that Scorpions “don’t do rain” and the day they headline is an absolute dream. Hot sunny weather, the middle of a beautiful country park in the heart of Kent (The Garden of England), real ale on draught (Iron Maiden’s Trooper Ale), a real ale tent and 3 stages containing the best that Classic Rock, Progressive Rock and Outlaw Country music have to offer.
Saxon gave this Dublin crowd everything they had, the enthralling power of their music has stood the test of time. They may be one of the most unfashionable bands of all time, but fashion has no loyalty, Saxon and their fans bleed it.
Saxon is currently touring North American with Chris Jericho’s Fozzy for 22 shows from September 12th- October 10th to support their latest CD release – Sacrifice. A hard-hitting anthemic metal CD that captures the true essence of the band, sounding more like a Saxon CD from the 80’s.