Wednesday, 28 October 2015

@RFTKPromotions gigs ..bringing the best music to #Newcastle


Bringing The Best Music To Newcastle

RFTK Promotions


November 5th – Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate) + The King Lot + Rusted Hero @ Think Tank


November 14th – Cherie Currie + The Last Great Dreamers + Scream of Sirens @ Globe


November 20th - The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing + Andrew O'Neill @ Think Tank


November 21st – Devilish Presley + Death Party + 13 Candles @ Globe


November 26th - Dorje @ Think Tank


2016
February 12th - Faderhead + Dreams Divide @ Cluny


February 19th  - CJ Wildheart @ Think Tank

March 5th  - Tragedy @ Cluny



Tickets for all are available from www.seetickets.com , www.wegottickets.com , Reflex Records.  Cluny shows are available from the bar.

@JacksMatesFilms reveal #MurderAtDawn #MAD on #Halloween #indiefilm #supportindiefilm #northeasthour





Jack's Mates Films Announces Opening of
 "M.A.D: Murder at Dawn"



Newcastle, UK - Jack's Mates Films are proud to announce the opening of "MAD: Murder at Dawn", a Halloween drama starring Jamie McKay, Dennis Baer, Martin Smith and Carl Walker, and making his debut at directing is actor Martin Owens-Cairns.

M.A.D: Murder at Dawn is the story of David (Jamie McKay), a college student, who attends a pre-halloween party with friends. At the party Jon (Carl Walker) notices his girlfriend dancing with another man, Mike (Martin Owens-Cairns), his college friend, and becomes insanely jealous. He follows them upstairs where he finds them  embracing. Furious at the sight he threatens Mike with murder. The next day Mike is found dead. David accuses Jon of said Murder but was it really him? Or was Mike a wanted man? It is up to DCI Rogers (Dennis Baer) and DS Boone (Martin Smith) to work that out.



Jamie McKay stars in this movie, as his debut performance in the lead. Starring with local veterans of the screen Dennis Baer. With appearences from Rod Glenn, Mark Burns, Mark Bolton, Hedley Sugar-Wells, Peter Round, Eilidh Talman, Tyne Stewart, Sophie Dixon, Leanne Hollick and Carll Armstrong. 

The film will be released on Halloween night 2015 at 7pm on Youtube. For more information or if you are interested in appearing in any future projects contact chairman Martin Owens-Cairns at Jack's Mates Films:

Jacksmatesfilms@gmail.com

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Thursday, 22 October 2015

@freshnet Tom Robinson new album #OnlyTheNow on tour including @Sage_Gateshead 9th November

Tom Robinson Releases ‘Only The Now’
New Album Out October 16th
Featuring John Grant, Nadine Shah, Billy Bragg and Many More



Inspired by the new music he has heard through his 6 Music shows, Tom Robinson has returned with his first new album in twenty years 'Only The Now' a record made with award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver and released on his own Castaway Northwest Recordings.

‘After my second child was born in 1997 I took a break from recording and did more radio work’ says Tom. ‘Both my kids are now grown up now, I've turned 65, the decks are clear, and my musical tastes have changed enormously since working at 6 Music. I've finally met the right producer for all the songs I've had on a backburner for the last 15 years, and the record has exceeded my wildest expectations. Gerry creates the kind of fresh, adventurous noises I actually enjoy listening to - and playing on the radio - in 2015.’

Guest appearing on 'Only The Now' include John Grant, Nadine Shah, Colin Firth, Billy Bragg, Ian McKellen, Lisa Knapp, TV Smith and Nitin Sawhney.

The record will be 6 Music's Album Of The Day this Tuesday October 13th, and the same day Tom will receive the prestigious BASCA Gold Badge award on alongside Peter Gabriel, Mark King, Chris Wright, Leo Sayer and Kim Wilde among others.

Stephen McNeff, Chairman of BASCA said: “we are delighted to recognise the unique contribution each person announced today has made to the professional lives of songwriters and composers.  This is a truly diverse and inspirational group of people, champions of British music who have worked in the public eye and behind the scenes to ensure music is heard and thrives.  BASCA takes pride in the opportunity to honour them at the Gold Badge Awards on 13th October.” More infor and full list of recipients is at at http://www.goldbadgeawards.com/2015-gold-badge-awards

Tom played festivals this summer including GlastonburyLatitude and Green Man plus a showcase at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall in September. 

His headline Mighty Sword Of Justice tour with special guests Kitten Pyramid begins next Monday October 19th. Tom's touring lineup includes Faithless drummer Andy Treacey, producer/multi instrumentalist Gerry Diver, session guitarist Adam Phillips  (Richard Ashcroft, Cher, Rod Stewart), and guest vocalist/guitarist Lee Forsyth Griffiths.

Tracklisting for ‘Only The Now’ (including guests) is:

1) Home In The Morning (Robinson/Diver)
Tom Robinson: bass, lead vocal
Gerry Diver: violin, piano, musical saw
Adam Phillips: guitar

2) Merciful God  (Robinson/Diver/Phillips/Treacey)
TV Smith: backing vocal
Tom Robinson: bass, lead vocal
Lee Forsyth Griffiths: backing vocal
Adam Phillips: guitar
Andy Treacey: drums
Gerry Diver: violin

3) Mighty Sword Of Justice  (Robinson/Diver)
Tom Robinson: lead vocal
Billy Bragg: vocals
Martin Carthy: vocals
Lisa Knapp: vocals
Colin Firth: newsreader
Gerry Diver: violin
Frank Rollick: steel pan

4) Don’t Jump, Don’t Fall  (Robinson/Diver)
Tom Robinson: lead vocal
Lee Forsyth Griffiths: vocal
Gerry Diver: violin, piano
Adam Phillips: guitar
Andy Treacey: drums

5) Holy Smoke  (Robinson/Diver/Phillips/Treacey)
Tom Robinson: bass, lead vocal
Ian McKellen: voice of God
Swami Baracus: rap
Lisa Knapp: choir vocals
Gerry Diver: programming, violin, piano
Andy Treacey: drums
Adam Phillips: guitar

6) Cry Out  (Robinson/Diver/Phillips/Treacey/Randall/Scott)
Co-written with Steely Dan guitar legend Elliott Randall
Tom Robinson: bass, vocal
John Grant: lead vocal
Lee Forsyth Griffiths: backing vocal
Adam Phillips: guitar
Gerry Diver: violin, piano
Andy Treacey: drums

7) Never Get Old  (Robinson/McGuinness)
co-written with Tom McGuinness (Manfred Mann, McGuinness Flint, The Blues Band)
Tom Robinson: bass, vocal
TV Smith: backing vocal
Lee Forsyth Griffiths: backing vocal
Gerry Diver: violin, piano
Andy Treacey: drums
Adam Phillips: guitar

8) In My Life  (Lennon/McCartney)
Tom Robinson: lead vocal
Martin Carthy: guitar, lead vocal
Gerry Diver: violin

 9) One Way Street  (Robinson/Diver/Phillips/Treacey)
Tom Robinson: bass, vocal
Ian McKellen: lead vocal
Nadine Shah: backing vocal
Gerry Diver: banjo, violin, piano
Andy Treacey: drums
Adam Phillips: guitar

10) Risky Business  (Robinson/Diver/Phillips/Treacey)
Tom Robinson: bass, vocal
Lee Forsyth Griffiths: backing vocal
Gerry Diver: violin, piano
Adam Phillips: guitar
Andy Treacey: drums

11) Only The Now  (Robinson/Diver)
Tom Robinson: vocal
Nitin Sawhney: piano, acoustic guitar
Gerry Diver: violin, acoustic guitar, harmonium

The Mighty Sword Of Justice Tour with special guests Kitten Pyramid:

September
Thur 17th                    SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook
Fri 18th                        LONDON, Queen Elizabeth Hall

OCTOBER
Mon 19th                  LONDON: Rough Trade East instore
Thur 22nd                 NOTTINGHAM: Rough Trade instore
Sun 25th                     HAILSHAM, Hailsham Pavillion
Mon 26th                   STROUD, The Convent
Tue 27th                     BURY ST EDMUNDS, The Apex
Wed 28th                   NEWBURY, Arlington Arts Centre
Fri 30th                        HARPENDEN, Harpenden Public Halls
Sat 31st                       LEAMINGTON SPA, The Assembly

NOVEMBER
Sun 1st                        HOLMFIRTH, Picturedrome
Mon 2nd                     CAMBRIDGE, Junction
Wed 4th                     MANCHESTER, RNCM
Fri 6th                          EDINBURGH, Queens Hall
Sat 7th                        GLASGOW, Oran Mor
Sun 8th                       ABERDEEN, Lemon Tree
Mon 9th                     GATESHEAD, Sage
Wed 11th                   NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Thur 12th                    FROME, Cheese & Grain


Sunday, 18 October 2015

@Freshnet 's entire interview with Jo about his #newalbum #OnlyTheNow and #Tour

Tom Robinson Interview
New Album: Only The Now


Jo: So, First of all let’s talk about this new album, Only The Now.

TR: Yeah have you had a chance to hear it yet?

JO: I’ve had a quick listen through and I love Mighty Sword of Justice.

TR OK, Cool

JO: You’ve obviously got a whole new set of axes to grind with this album?

TR: No not really, there are only a couple of songs on there that are overtly political but they seem to be the ones that other journalists write about. Also they are the ones that live, seem to get the audience going, get the biggest reaction, because they connect with people’s lives.

JO: Yes definitely

TR: I’d say its an album of things I’m passionate about but not all of it involves tubthumping and banging a drum.

JO: The song you had out in the summer was quite a powerful one.

TR. Yes that was Don’t Jump Don’t fall, in support of the anti-suicide charity CALM. Because I know first hand that young men in their teens and twenties are at really big risk from depression, because of that British stiff-upper-lip thing. We’re not supposed to talk about it. If you’ve have a broken leg and go to the doctor there’s no shame in that, but if you call into work and say “Can’t come in today I’m depressed..” (laughs), they wouldn’t view that very kindly.

JO: Especially when you’re male?

TR: Especially when you’re male. I think women are more able to vocalise it perhaps. Certainly, other women are more willing to listen.

JO: So it’s 20 years since your last studio album? 

TR: (sigh) I know! 

JO: But you’ve never stopped writing have you?

TR: Well I did it long before they paid me for it and will carry on long after they stop paying me. I always written. All that stuff was on the back burner until I came across Gerry Diver, who made it possible to make the kind of album I like listening to.

JO: Yeah, Gerry’s coming on tour with you isn’t he?

TR: Yeah he’s great, cos he’s playing about 70% of what’s on the album! He’s a phenomenal multi-instrumentalist. 

JO: So you’re excited?

TR: Very excited. Because the summer festivals went down so well. We did Glastonbury, we did Green Man, Latitude and just phenomenal reactions! We hadn’t expected it, playing the duff slots midday or late afternoon on a side stage. But people came and it was really gratifying and humbling in a way because you think you’ve been forgotten, and apparently not.

JO: Yeah I was watching the little promotional video on your website and I thought it was perhaps targeting people who maybe didn’t realise what you did before. Because young people listen to 6 Music and maybe don’t realise how big you were before.

TR: Well, temporarily, these things come and go don’t they? Pop success: People who live by the pop single die by the pop single. So I had a couple of years when I used to get recognised in the street because I was on telly a lot. But it’s much nicer to be able to go to the supermarket and not be harassed, keeps your feet on the ground, being able to live a private life. Some people thrive on it, on that kind of thing anyway, but I found it quite hard-going, because I’m a bit fragile I think.

JO: So new album: Its on Pledge Music isn’t it?

TR: As of today the Pledge Campaign has closed, at 188% funded, everyone’s signed albums have gone out in the post, and it’s a regular release now. On iTunes and Amazon and all the other web stores. I’m doing a couple of gigs at Rough Trade Record Stores next week

JO. Excellent, yes I saw that.

TR: So it’s great to be back in the game although I’m very aware of what a tiny, tiny minnow every record is in the huge vast ocean of music that comes out each week.

JO: When I was asking for questions I did get the “when is he going to play my song?” and I said, you and the other 70-odd thousand people (laughs).

TR: Yes, I’ve tried to do various blog posts to try and explain. If you were to google “listening to the inbox Tom Robinson” there are posts explaining how going through 200 song in a week competing for 15 slots. Just explaining the way I go through and mark them. Some of it’s meant to be funny and some of it’s meant to be enlightening but….nobody has the God-given right to get played on the radio. As I’ve discovered myself with this record! (laughs)

JO: I have to say I’ve not received a press release about it.

TR: Oh? I’ll get them to send you one then. Had a promo copy of the album?

JO: I er pledged for one!

TR: Oh bless you!

JO: Because I was listening to it on the Soundcloud and thought “I want this in me car” and I knew my son would love it. He’s a born lefty! 

TR: obviously starting him on the right road!

JO: So we’ve to wait until the 9th November for the Sage Gateshead gig.

TR: Well I can’t wait. I’ve got a long association with the Northeast, my Dad used to live in Esh Winning. So I used to come into Newcastle every Saturday night for the wild nightlife! Which in those days consisted of the gay club above the bus station called The Casablanca, and then there was Rock Shots remember?

JO: Oh yes I did attend Rock Shots..once. 

TR: Ha ha! It was pretty brutal..I’ve come up a lot for local music events, put on by Generator and stuff, in association with Narc

JO: Of course. So you’ll know how great the Sage is?

TR: The Sage is amazing we were streaming the 6Music Festival there earlier this year. I played the Cumberland Arms, a little acoustic gig.

JO: Did you find it frustrating, the twenty years of heping other people with their releases, getting them on the radio. Then thinking “I wanna do this, I miss this”?

TR: Well I didn’t miss it really. And it was awfully nice actually, not having the pressure to come up with new material. Not having the expectations of people going “When you touring next?”, and being able to sleep in your own bed, see your family grow up and know when the next crust is coming from. I mean honestly , 15 years ago when I got the job at 6 Music it was like a lifeline. Hacking around the nostalgia circuit when people are only really interested in what they liked 30 years ago, it’s so depressing. I don’t ever want to be a nostalgia act again. You’ve either got something to say in 2015 or you haven’t. If people don’t want to hear what I’m saying, fair enough but at least I’m saying it.

JO: I did read a comment on one of the recent shows, where someone said they did go to the gig for the old songs but came away more excited about the new music. Which is a really good sign.
TR: That’s a fantastic comment! Pleasing to hear that. But you’ve got to do the old songs, about 60% I think. When people pay 20 quid a ticket, then they’ve got expectations.

JO: That’s right.

TR: And you’ve got to satisfy them. I mean I’d be really miffed if I went to see Brian Wilson and he didn’t play any Beach Boys songs! There was a really funny review of Shakin’ Stevens at Galstonbury mid afternoon on the main stage. “And then came the words that nobody in the crowd wanted to hear: (Welsh accent) “Now I’m going to play a few songs from my new album!”
JO: (Laughs) I can imagine! You’ve got some interesting people on the album, you’ve got Ian McLellan?

TR: Yes, basically Gerry loves different voices, loves the human voice. He did a thing called “Speech Project”. He’s fascinated by all the different textures and personalities and so he got me to go through my address book, see who was available!

JO: And Billy Bragg as well..

TR: Yeah, have you seen the video?

JO: Yes for ….uurrgh (brain fog)

TR: Mighty Sword (Of Justice)..

JO Yes! I like!


Mighty Sword of Justice: video

TR: We’ve only just put that out. It was really nice of him to come and do that, so really pleased. This morning I woke up and realized I hadn’t updated my own website. So it was all still “Coming soon, new album”..I was like, hang on it’s out today!

JO: I was quite impressed how up to date it was! Because to be honest a lot of people are pretty bad at doing that. So I think you’re doing pretty well! Considering how busy you are!

TR: Have you seen the updated site? I only did it this morning.

JO: Oh yes!

TR: Oh well it was worth it for that alone! So the last two hours in bed with my laptop, not talking to my wife was worth it then!

JO: Ha ha!
JO: What can people expect at the gigs then?

TR: I think we’ll try to give then a well-rounded show. An entertaining evening, with plenty of communication and involvement with the audience. Because that’s the trouble when you do songs that deal with social issues and social justice. People think “Oh God, he’s gonna lecture us for two hours”. I try to do what Billy Bragg manages to achieve. When you go to a Billy Bragg show, he’ll make you laugh, he’ll make you cry, he’ll make you think, he’ll stir you up. But above all it’s a really well-crafted piece of…entertainment! In the end, unless people like the music and enjoy the show they won’t give a toss about what your opinions are about the world.

JO: Sounds good to me. I know you’ve got a lot of people to talk to today so...
TR: yes, unfortunately due another one about now!

JO; Thank you very much for talking.

TR: Thank you and if you come to the show do say hello.

JO: Will do!

You can see Tom at The Sage on 9th November.

http://sagegateshead.com/event/tom-robinson

http://www.tomrobinson.com/

The rest of the dates: 


19 Oct London: Rough Trade East instore gig
22 Oct Nottingham: Rough Trade instore gig
25 Oct Hailsham: Pavilion – 01323 841414
26 Oct Stroud: Convent – 0330 2232 707
ABOVE SHOW VIEWABLE WORLDWIDE AS A NETGIG
27 Oct Bury St.Edmunds: Apex – 01284 758000
28 Oct Newbury: Arlington Arts – 01635 244246
30 Oct Harpenden: Public Halls – 01582 767525
31 Oct Leamington Spa: Assembly – 0871 220 0260
01 Nov Holmfirth: Picturedrome – 0844 478 0898
02 Nov Cambridge: Junction – 01223 511511
04 Nov Manchester: RNCM – 0844 478 0898
06 Nov Edinburgh: Queens Hall – 0131 668 2019
07 Nov Glasgow: Oran Mor – 0844 844 0444
08 Nov Aberdeen: Lemon Tree – 01224 641122
09 Nov Gateshead: Sage – 0844 478 0898
11 Nov Nottingham: Rescue Rooms – 0845 413 4444
12 Nov Frome: Cheese & Grain – 01373 455420
25 Nov Leuven (Belgium): Het Depot –  00 32 16 22 06 03

Plus end-of-year acoustic gigs:
04 Dec  Liverpool: Philharmonia Music Room – 0151 709 3789
05 Dec  Skegness: Great British Folk Festival – 0330 102 5395
09 Dec Dublin (Ireland): Whelans – Ticketmaster 00 353 81 8903 001
10  Dec Cork (Ireland): Cyprus Avenue – 00 353 21 4276165


Thursday, 15 October 2015

@Troyslaterart is more than just a #tattooist , he's an artist and in demand!

Troy Slater is Working Round The Clock to 
Create Masterpieces on People's Skin

Since rediscovering his talent for tattooing, Troy Slater has gone from strength to strength in his expertise in the craft. He works at Immortal Arts Studio in Carlisle and has a strong background in fine and graphic art.
Lion

The past few months have been non-stop for Troy as people see his work and want something of that quality for their own corporal canvas. Troy is a unique artists and can create commissioned pieces. This post, however is about his tattoo work. We'll be back with another post about his wall-mountable art.

Gothic

 George and The Dragon


More of Troy's work can be seen on his Facebook page and you can contact him regarding your own tattoo (or art) requirements through there.

Friday, 9 October 2015

@HackettOfficial comes to @Sage_Gateshead 17th October #progrock #genesis #stevehackett

Prog rock pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release Premonitions
 - The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983



A comprehensive reissue project that includes his first 6 albums on the Charisma label, includes a wealth of previously unavailable recordings as well as remixes by Steven Wilson.  ‘Premonitions’ is released on 16th October by Universal Music Catalogue/Virgin. 


Premonitions comes in a Super Deluxe box set featuring a total of 135 songs on 10 CDs and 4 DVDs (5.1 mixes), plus an extensive booklet; included in this version are 67 previously unreleased recordings between old and new tracks, live and remixes.

 Tour Trailer

“I'm pleased that Steven Wilson has done several new mixes in both surround and stereo” - Hackett has declared – “The box set will also contain a number of live shows from the era. I've enjoyed being involved with this comprehensive trip down memory lane. There's also a substantial booklet containing a lot of background info along with many wonderful Armando Gallo shots, and Roger Dean has painted a beautiful picture for the cover.  For me it's a proud souvenir that highlights those years. I'll play plenty of this early work at shows in the autumn which will include some numbers not played live for many moons, like Icarus Ascending and Star of Sirius plus all time faves such as Every Day and Spectral Mornings.”

Exclusive Footage Of Rehearsals


Hackett’s two most successful albums from the Charisma era, Please Don’t Touch and Spectral Mornings, will also be re-released separately in a deluxe expanded version with 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson in 2016.   Both records were previously reissued in 2005 as expanded single disc sets.

2015 marks 40 years from the release of Steve Hackett’s first solo record Voyage of the Acolyte; He was the first member of Genesis to release a solo album, before leaving the band in 1977. Hackett’s musical career has been blooming over the past four decades, establishing him as a loved icon and pioneer of the genre. His current studio album Wolflight was released in March to critical acclaim, charting at 31; it’s the first studio album of new material since Beyond the Shrouded Horizon in 2011 and explores past and contemporary cultures in a revolutionary journey.

The 40th anniversary celebrations continue with 19 UK shows on the ‘Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited Tour’, where fans will have the opportunity to relive the Charisma years while discovering the guitarist’s more recent work, together with a selection of Genesis tracks previously unheard live.

Full Dates Are:

October 2015

Tue 6th                        GUILDFORD            GLive                                                  0844 249 4300
Wed 7th                      LONDON                   O2 Shepherds Bush Empire        0844 477 2000
Fri 9th                          NORTHAMPTON     Derngate                                           01604 624 811
October 2015
Sat 10th                      CARDIFF                   St David’s Hall                                 02920 878 444
Sun 11th                     SOUTHAMPTON      02 Guildhall                                      02380 632 601
Tue 13th                     BASINGSTOKE        The Anvil                                            01256 844 244
Wed 14th                    YORK                         Barbican                                            0844 854 2757
Fri 16th                        ABERDEEN              Music Hall                                     01224 641122


Sat 17th                      GATESHEAD            The Sage                                    0191 4434661

Sun 18th                     GLASGOW                Royal Concert Hall                          0141 353 8000
Tue 20th                     LEEDS                       Town Hall                                          0113 224 3801
Wed 21st                    LLANDUDNO           Venue Cymru                                   01492 872 000
Fri 23rd                       LIVERPOOL              Philharmonic                                    0151 709 3789       
Sat 24th                      LEICESTER              de Montfort Hall                                0116 233 3111
Sun 25th                     SALFORD                 The Lowry                                         0843 208 6000
Tue 27th                     IPSWICH                   Regent Theatre                                01473 433 100
Wed 28th                    BRISTOL                   Colston Hall                                     0844 770 1797
Fri 30th                        BIRMINGHAM           Symphony Hall                                 0121 345 0602
Sat 31st                      SOUTHEND               Cliffs Pavilion                                    01702 351 135


Tickets for all shows (apart from London) £29.50, £27.50; London: £37.50 level one, £33.50; (All tickets subject to booking fee).  24-hour ticket hotline 0844 338 0000 and Online: BookingsDirect.com.   Showtime will be 7.30pm – there is no support.   There will be an interval.

Steve Hackett made his mark on prog rock in the Seventies with his astounding, innovative work as Genesis’ lead guitarist, before leaving in 1977 to pursue a solo career. Since the release of Voyage of the Acolyte in 1975, he has continued his journey of discovery and he’s considered today one of the most influential pioneers of the genre.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

#gigreview @SkarlettRiot @TheRavenAge @edenthornband @Blackout_Hotel an @RFTKPromtions gig at @weareThinkTank

A Mini Rock Festival

Think Tank had a crowd ready for a night of blistering rock, and it started with local band Blackout Hotel. Their motoring, 90s style rock was supplemented by a cheeky chappie stage style and assorted biscuits. Come Out Fighting was epic rock with Psychedelic Furs edge. Something about this band i really love, is their interaction with the audience, a great opener. 
Blackout Hotel


Next up were Edenthorn (also local) playing hard melodic rock with a nod toward Soundgarden and Dio. Tight 4 piece. They played their upcoming single (possible called There's A Place?) and have a penchant for changing the time signatures around. Their metal waltz Life and Death was a stand-out track for me.
Edenthorn

The Raven Age put on very polished headbanging performance which bodes well for their tour supporting Iron Maiden. The powerchord was reborn in Into The Shadows. It is hard not to join in the mosh with this band. A very polished performance right down to rotating who had a foot on a monitor for the best photos. 
The Raven Age



Skarlett Riot are another "finished product". Skarlett Riot are obviously enjoying every second on stage. Singer Chloe is a happy heavy metal pixie who positively sets the stage alight with her smile. Her amazing vocals were somewhat muffled on this occasion as the sound was just too loud for the PA, sometimes less is more, even in rock. I wasn’t the only one with tinnitus after this gig and I’m no metal gig virgin. The performance however, was faultless. The band are electric on stage and deserve every success. 



All photos by Joanne Oliver for Jowheretogo and RFTK Promotions. Contact Joanne at jowheretogo@yahoo.co.uk find out how  obtain rights to use any of these, and more photos. Jowheretogo has now moved into a Newcastle studio and can offer press shots and other studio photography at comptetetive prices.