Best album of recent times
Electric Boys – And Them Boys Done Swang (2011)
FM – Only Foolin’ EP (2012)
FM - Rockville (2013)
Halestorm – ReAniMate: The Covers EP (2011)
Halestorm - The Strange Case Of (2012)
Steve Howe - Time (2011)
Manowar - The Lord of Steel (2012)
My Dynamite - My Dynamite (2012)
Phenomena - Blind Faith – From Tom Galley (2010) CD featuring Steve (FM) Overland, Terry Brock, Robin Beck and more
Royal Republic - Save The Nation (2012)
Hardline - Danger Zone (2012)
Neal Morse - Testimony 2 (2011)
Sherwood Billy Sherwood – What Was the Question? (2011)
Threshold - March Of Progress (2012)
Neal Morse - Momentum (2012) featuring a 34-minute, six-part epic
A draw from
Flying Colors - Flying Colors (2012) - Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue, Casey McPherson, Neal Morse and Steve Morse. Prog + rock + pop played by a great combination of musicians.
Squackett – A Life Within A Day (2012) CD – Chris (Yes) Squire and Steve (Genesis) Hackett with a lovely sounding album from 2 prog legends that has a ballad about aliens being us from the future on it.
Best album from ages past
Halestorm – Breaking The Silence EP (2001)
Halestorm – One & Done EP (2005)
Halestorm - Halestorm (2009)
Halestorm – Live In Philly EP (2010)
Grace Slick Welcome To The Wrecking Ball (1981)
Sherwood Billy Sherwood - At The Speed of Life (2008)
Gig of the Month
Eric Martin @ Rock City (Basement) 5th March
The Flower Kings/Neal Morse+ Mike Portnoy @ Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall 8th March
Halestorm @ Rock City 11th March
Dan Reed Band @ Rock City (Basement) 14th March
It Bites / FM @ Nuneaton Queens Hall 22 March
Black Crowes @ Brum O2 25th March
We Will Rock You @ Notts Arena 28th March
Best stage show - We Will Rock You @ Notts Arena 28th March
Best gig - The Flower Kings/Neal Morse+ Mike Portnoy @ Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall 8th March.
4 songs from The Flower Kings lasting 70-minutes (including one 30-minutes long)
75 minutes of nice Neal Morse tunes including the 30+ minute World Without End and songs ranging from gentle tunes to all out hard prog.
THEN a ¾ Transatlantic reunion for the last 40 minutes culminating in both bands being on stage.
Cinema film of the Month
Oz The Great And Powerful
All decent enough without being wow. But I’ll go with Mama for the shocks.
Film on TV
The Darkest Hour
Jeff, Who Lives At Home was nicely whimsical and ultimately uplifting.
The Dictator was the usual Sacha Baron Cohen humour.
John Carter was a fun human among the aliens of Mars Sci-Fi
Living room lights
Above bed light
There was something else bought, but it hasn’t been made up yet so I’ll have to go with sliding door wardrobe because it cost the most and will hopefully help with storage of things.
April has 1 day off work, 7 gigs (including a 2 day all day fest in Rotherham).