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27 09, 2018

LIVE! THE STEVE EGGS BAND ROCKIN’ AT THE CAVERN

2018-09-27T12:22:14+00:00 The Raver's Return|

It was an exhilarating night when the Steve Eggs Band unleashed a storm of cheers and whistles from the audience at one of London’s best ‘live’ music venues. And what was the cause of all the excitement? A band playing its own highly original songs with panache and conviction and having a great time in the process. And that’s just what happened at a crowded

12 09, 2018

LIVE! GEORGIE FAME AT RONNIE SCOTT’S CLUB, LONDON

2018-09-12T09:27:10+00:00 The Raver's Return|

GEORGIE FAME & GUY BARKER - SWINGING THE BLUES A cool, silver haired dude in a smart white jacket stepped on stage and proceeded to entrance his audience with one of the most enjoyable shows ever beheld at Ronnie Scott’s Club (Thursday September 6th). Of course, that might have been said of any of the nights during Georgie Fame’s eagerly awaited season with the Guy

16 08, 2018

LONG HOT SUMMER OF EVENTS

2018-08-16T14:13:35+00:00 The Raver's Return|

Jon Newey and Chris Welch A HEATWAVE OF ROCKIN’ EVENTS JON HISEMAN’s FAREWELL, A YES MEMORIAL and visits to ABBEY ROAD and RONNIE SCOTT’S There was a tropical heat wave of events for The Raver to enjoy and experience over recent weeks, as the sun blazed and temperatures rose during the long hot summer of 2018. REMEMBERING JON First came an unforgettable afternoon when friends

26 06, 2018

YES 50th Anniversary Show 02

2018-06-26T18:34:32+00:00 The Raver's Return|

Fans raised their arms in supplication as the Quintessential Yes roared towards the climax of their 50th Anniversary Show at London's 02 Arena (June 17th). They were moved by the sheer power of 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart, ' the hit song that revived the band's fortunes in 1983 and ensured another 35 years of classic rock excellence. It was just one of a series

20 06, 2018

A TRIBUTE TO JON HISEMAN

2018-07-09T09:41:28+00:00 The Raver's Return|

MAGICIAN OF THE DRUMS When Jon Hiseman passed away in the early hours of June 12, 2018, he left a huge void in the lives of family, friends, fellow musicians and all those he had met and inspired during a lifetime of dedication to music. Photograph Phil Mulford (above) Wolfgang Gonaus (below) An inspirational force of energy, he tempered his enthusiasm, ambition and passion for

11 06, 2018

RYAN McGARVEY at the BEAVERWOOD

2018-06-11T21:51:02+00:00 The Raver's Return|

It was a hot and wild night at the Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, when American guitar hero Ryan McGarvey flew into town and into action. Backed by a powerful rhythm section, the charismatic performer sang and played a selection of songs from his album 'The Road Chosen'.  He simultaneously entranced, and partially deafened a crowd of his most loyal British fans, who clapped and cheered every stomping, blues