The Raver’s Return

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29 11, 2018

LIVE! NYJO NONET at THE 100 CLUB

2018-11-29T13:06:35+00:00 The Raver's Return|

Oxford Street, London, 21st November, 2018 It was one of those magical moments when a jazz musician’s heartfelt burst of emotion inspired an audience to break into spontaneous applause. It came when Harry Evans took a muted solo in the midst of his interpretation of Duke Ellington’s classic Creole Love Call and summoned the spirit of James ‘Bubber’ Miley with great aplomb. Even the bespectacled

20 11, 2018

LIVE! JOHN COGHLAN’S QUO RULES

2018-11-20T12:36:37+00:00 The Raver's Return|

The Borderline, Charing Cross Road, London November 2nd 2018 ‘Old Guys rule...’ The man judiciously placing himself near the bar and in front of the stage was among friends and listening to just the kind of music his generation has loved - since he was a Young Guy. The slogan on his T-Shirt spoke volumes while John Coghlan’s Quo played volumes from the Status Quo

29 10, 2018

LIVE! CODA – ZEPPELIN FLIES AGAIN

2018-10-30T11:10:05+00:00 The Raver's Return|

When Robert Plant sang the haunting Ten Years Gone on Physical Graffiti nobody expected that fifty years gone Led Zeppelin aficionados would still be celebrating and performing the music of a band that reached its peak in the 1970s. Yet in 2018, five decades on from the birth and demise of the world’s greatest rock band, their legacy lives on and their songs are being

27 09, 2018

LIVE! THE STEVE EGGS BAND ROCKIN’ AT THE CAVERN

2018-10-30T11:13:30+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

18 07, 2018

CHRIS SPEDDING’S 50th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

2018-07-18T11:25:28+00:00 The Raver's Return|

STILL MOTOR BIKING...SPEDDING IN THE SPOTLIGHT Iconic guitarist Chris Spedding celebrated his remarkable career in music with a splendid 50th Anniversary concert in London on June 29. He performed with a special All-Star group and also took part in a Face to Face Question and Answer session with Melody Maker’s Chris Welch in front of a large and appreciative audience. Fans had come from as

9 07, 2018

DO THE SLOSH – IN MEMORY OF ROY CARR

2018-07-09T11:47:26+00:00 The Raver's Return|

We were sad to hear of the death of Roy Carr, one of the NME’s most popular and influential writers during the 1970s and 1980s, who also contributed to the MM, Uncut and Vox. Roy, a jolly, outgoing personality, blended his enthusiasm for many strands of popular music with a sly, witty humour. He championed many newly arrived artists, notably Bruce Springsteen and Elton John

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

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