is a tribute to Paul Rodgers, the band play a selection of songs from the many different eras of Paul Rodgers; spanning over his 37 year career at the top: from Free to Queen. In the eighties, Paul Rodgers collaborated with the guitarist from Led Zeppelin - Jimmy Page to form the band 'The Firm'. Furthermore, Paul Rodgers, during the nineties, also worked with the guitarist from Def Leppard - Phil Collen to form the band 'The Law'. Heartbreaker not only includes songs from these eras but also from Paul Rodgers' solo career. However, Heartbreaker mainly draws from the Bad Company era. Sometime this year, they are antipating the release of an album from Paul Rodgers and Queen, and they can't wait to include some of those songs into their set. Their band plays at various venues in the United Kingdom and audiences appreciate the live experience of Heartbreaker. This year they will be crossing the English Channel to travel to Beguim and other European countries. They look forward to seeing you at our gig,
Live for the music, Heartbreaker
Check out a few new songs from Derek St Holmes + Paul Reed Smith
Derek St. Holmes is a rock musician known primarily as the rhythm guitarist and vocalist on Ted Nugent's early (and best) solo albums, Derek St. Holmes has also subsequently lent his talents to recordings by other artists and by the dawn of the 21st century, finally launched his own solo career. Hailing from a small city not far from Detroit (Riverview, MI) is now living in Georgia
Details about where to buy a copy will be posted soon on his myspace
PAUL RODGERS Cut Loose/ Silver 25th Anniversary Ltd. Edition
to be released March 4th on Friday Music
Paul Rodgers name is synonymous with everything that is great about rock and roll, and it is with much anticipation and excitement that his first solo effort Cut Loose will finally be back on the shelves, as a newly remastered Silver 25th Anniversary Ltd. Edition on March 4th.
To Order your copy go here
Hailing from the city of Derry, they began in September 2004 and drew their influences from a range of bands including Free, Led Zeppelin, Spencer Davis Group, Rory Gallagher, Humble Pie and Terry Reid.
They have since played over 200 gigs touring the length and breadth of Ireland, in towns and cities such as Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Dundalk, Limerick, Donegal, Lurgan, Draperstown, Downpartick, Warrenpoint, Killarney and their hometown of Derry. They have also been added to the small festival circuit playing in the Glasgowbury music festival Draperstown, The Derry gas yard Féile, the Derry blues and jazz festival, and the New Born Fest Downpatrick
Along the way they have graced the stage with the likes Duke Special, Henry McCullough, and 8 Supports slots with The Answer building up a steady fan base. They also won the Northern Ireland battle of the bands competition in 2006, picking up a cool £1000 prize money.
They have also been featured extensively in the press including the Derry Journal, the Derry News, the Irish News, Alternative Ulster, Radar Magazine and the Evening Herald (Dublin) receiving raving reviews from all papers/magazines.
On top of this, their two releases Back to the Handlebars and Baby Better Lady have been played flat out on the airwaves on a host of radio shows throughout Ireland including Downtown radio, RTE Radio 1, Radio Ulster ATL (including interview and feature), Maiden city fm (Derry local) 107fm (Ballymena local interview and feature) and QUB radio.
Their groovy soulful feel to their music has captured the incredible following they now have and made people realize again that its ok to like rock and roll!!
Brand New Tribute Band from middlesbrough UK
Friday May 16th - The Station, Redcar
Thursday June 5th - O'Grady's, Redcar
Saturday June 28th -The Station, Loftus
Sunday July 20th - The Crown, Brotton
Rock superstar Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Free, Queen) was honored with a special award commemorating his 40 years in the music business. Bassist Tony Franklin - who played in The Firm with Rodgers in the mid-'80s - served as event emcee in Fender's Rhythm Lounge. Former Firm and AC/DC drummer Chris Slade, David Pack of Ambrosia, members of Dramarama and sound pioneer Bob Heil were also present.
Franklin presided over an auction of a Rodgers gold record and Fender Mexican Stratocaster electric guitar with necklace (the instrument fetched $24,000). A silent memorabilia auction raised even more money for Kids Rock Free.
Among the items on display in the newly-expanded VIP exhibit are pieces of a broken guitar and fuzz pedal from The Who's Pete Townshend, handwritten lyrics to alt-rock hit "Anything Anything" by Dramarama, plus signed instruments and memorabilia from Rodgers, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Miller, Peter Frampton, Muddy Waters, Dick Dale, Nirvana, Blink-182 and others.
A special section is devoted to Heil, who developed the quadrophonic sound mixer for The Who and developed the Talk Box made famous by Frampton, Joe Walsh and Richie Sambora.
The Igniters, a quintet comprised of 12-14 year-olds from the Kids Rock Free program, closed the event with a brief live set of cover tunes.
For more information on the Fender Center and Museum, the ongoing Johnny Cash exhibit and upcoming Cash Birthday Celebration, go to www.fendermuseum.com.
The 50th Annual GRAMMY® Awards
New Releases to expect
FIRE & WATER
Special Two cd Set
collectors editions which will include some rare
photos from Lucy's ARN collection
BACK STREET CRAWLER
PAUL RODGERS RE-RELEASE - CUT LOOSE
PAUL RODGERS FIRST SOLO ALBUM TO BE RE-RELEASED
Paul Rodgers is ready to Cut Loose again. Twenty-five years after Rodgers released his first solo album, Cut Loose, the record will be back on shelves as a newly re-mastered Silver 25th Anniversary Limited Edition. Of course, this year isnt only momentous because of that anniversary, it also marks Rodgers 40th year as a recording artist. Over his tenure, Paul has affected much of rock royalty. Jimmy Page spoke of him, stating, Working with Paul gave me the opportunity to appreciate what an extraordinary vocalist this man really is, while Brian May stated, Having now had the privilege to work with Paul it is even more clear to me that Paul Rodgers is the rock/blues voice they all look up to. You can look up to Rodgers too when Cut Loose gets re-released on March 4th.
Introducing From Italy
Riki Massini: Voce, Dobro, Chitarre / Guitars, Dobro, Mandolin and voice
Fabrizio Cerutti : Basso / Bass Guitar
Italo Graziana: Batteria / Drums
Born in 2001, they introduce a beautiful blues and rock blues travel including original compositions. This Band has had the pleasure of performing on many important stages and festivals including:VALLE MAGGIA BLUES FESTIVAL (CH) 2005 BLUES TO BOP (CH) 2005 PISTOIA BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2003, 2007 RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (IRE) 2005, 2006, 2007 CORK ROCKS FOR RORY (IRE) 2007 BUTCHER'S ARMS ALLTWEN TOUR (WALES, UK) 2007 TORRITA BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2005 MONTI BLUES (IT) 2007 ROOT'S AND BLUES (IT) 2005, 2006 (riki acoustic) VICENZA BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2005 PONTINIA ROCK BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2005 BORDIGHERA JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2005 PIGNOLA BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2007 NISTOC UNA MONTAGNA DI MUSICA (IT) 2007 AMENO BLUES FESTIVAL (IT) 2006, 2007.
Jordan Gonzalez jamming with Derek St Holmes & Liberty Devitto
Atlanta's 15 Year old Jordan Gonzalez performing with Derek St Holmes
Atlanta's Jordan Gonzalez 15 played with
" The All Star Band" featuring Derek St. Holmes of Ted Nugent.
Jeff Carlisi of 38 Special.
Liberty Divitto of the Billy Joel Band
& Ricky Bryd of Joan Jett Band.
(man I'd like to play guitar behind his voice) Ricky Bryd with Paul
Atlanta's Jordan Gonzalez joined the Pro's on Stage at Tavern On the Bridge
Listen to the Howard Leese Interview
The Free Convention
"40th Anniversary "
Will be held on
Details and Tickets
c/o Bill Flynn 4 Mile End Close, Foulridge, Colne, Lancs. BB8 7LD
telephone : +00447948017380
Planned itinerary :
The sensational Get Vegas band. Turn back the clock 40 years and here we have a band
whose average age is around 19 years old writing blues rock music in the vein of Free a fitting way to
commemorate the 40th Anniversary , their youthful energy and great songs could make this band huge. Miss them
at your peril . for more on this exciting band go on Utube & myspace and then book your ticket !!!
Freespirit have been added to the itinerary - Time to be announce
another very exciting prospect putting some of the most talented tribute musicians together in 1 band is going to be
quite a spectacle for a one off occasion
11pm Heavy Load - great live band who I know will make this an occasion to remember
12pm special guest spot included in end of night jam
More details tba
Dont Miss it !!
Derek St Holmes update
DEREK ST. HOLMES - Legendary TED NUGENT Singers Many Irons In The Fire
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 14:49:02 EST
Article from Bravewords.com
Soulful singer fer miles DEREK ST. HOLMES has had a stellar classic rock career, singing, writing and playing rhythm guitar on TED NUGENTs biggest albums, also playing with AEROSMITHs Brad Whitford in WHITFORD ST. HOLMES as well as MICHAEL SCHENKER on his Built To Destroy album.
St. Holmes has a number of irons in the fire, including a possible collaborator with the Whackmaster himself, for which he helped create the classic Ted Nugent, Free For All and Cat Scratch fever albums
Lets see, we just finished a Paul Reed Smith album, who is the founder of the guitar company; we just finished a PRS guitar album, and I sang I think nine out of the ten on that album, and co-wrote seven or eight of them. Lets see, what else? Im singing on and co-producing an album with a band called BLOOD OF THE SUN, sort of a 70s classic rock band in Dallas, Texas, all Texas boys, and they are so into the 70s that they even buy their old vintage 70s stuff online. So were talking clothing and gear. Theyre really a lot of fun; they sound really good. So Im working on that. Im working on a second Derek St. Holmes album, for which I have about six of the songs completed. Ive got four more that Im working on, so I want it to be ten songs. But in the wonderful world of downloading for 99 cents, whats the worth in making ten songs on an album, let alone 15? Its kind of crazy, so Im trying to figure that out in the new year. Lets see, Im working with two young children, two girls, who are incredible singers, and they are sisters. Ive recorded one song that we co-wrote and were recording a few more, so thats going to be an incredibly new talent coming out this year.
What is the direction of your new solo material?
Its still a little bit of the I guess sort of, not really r&b-flavoured, just kind of new music Im coming up with. Not hard though. I dont know, Im not at the point where Im young enough to start slamming like JUDAS PRIEST or something. But weve got that animal, and Ive just finished a trailer for a movie which is called Heavy Petting, a romantic comedy, and doing the soundtrack for a new horror movie called Dead Girl, so just working on that. That starts here in the next couple weeks. So Ill be busy for quite a while.
Notably, Dereks website has been taken down, but have no fear, hes up and running with a fairly info- and visual-stuffed myspace page, at myspace.com/derekstholmes.
Yes, I shut that down, but I have a MySpace page run by friend of mine, this lady Lucy, who also does PAUL RODGERS fan website. Ill be putting up a photo there of myself and Paul which we took at the LED ZEPPELIN show. Also, Ive got a new production company with my girlfriend called My Baby Productions - Shelley is quite the businesswoman, so she is co-writing that with me. Im also looking to produce and arrange and ready to play and get back on the road as well. I went out, the very last part of the year, and did five shows with Nugent. And those were incredible. He was very nice, very giving, nice I mean, we got along better than we ever did. And I think hes just a different person - and so am I. I guess were just older, more mature. So in the future were talking about writing an album together, hopefully in the next... well, I dont know, the next, hopefully by March. So hes excited about that. He called me and said, Yeah, weve got to get together and write the perfect album. Lets get it done. He said he couldnt do it anytime in January and February because hes doing a movie with TOBY KEITH, the country star.
Gender Bender - - Warning - lots of blood so beware !!
Kenny - Jo - Al
During the Launch of the FREE DVD in London