UFO Phenomenon Deluxe Edition 2019

Originally released in 1974 through Chrysalis, the album Phenomenon was a watershed moment in the trajectory of fledgling English band UFO and tracks such as Doctor Doctor and Rock Bottom are still a much loved staple of the live setlist even now, 45 years later, of both UFO and Michael Schenker Fest. The album signified a move away from the…

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Uli Jon Roth Midsummer Night Concerto – Llansilin 21st June 2019

Midsummer Night, 21st June, in a small village in Powys, Wales a select audience was treated to a wonderful evening of music from the “Master of the Sky Guitar”, the one and only Uli Jon Roth. The venue, the church of St Silin in Llansilin, although a small building dating back to 13th century, is still a prominent landmark looming…

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Wendy Taylor Dung Beetles at Murray Edwards College

I’m currently attending the 145th European Study Group with Industry, this year’s UK version being held at Cambridge University (if anyone is interested I’m in the group looking at monitoring the flow of chemicals from crop treatment in groundwater). I’m being put up in some lovely accommodation at Murray Edwards College, and every morning have the delight of the following…

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UFO Last Orders Tour – The Assembly 8th March 2019

A sold out Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK… second night of UFO’s “Last Orders Tour”, celebrating 50 years of the band, and Phil Mogg’s imminent retirement. As one of the final times I would see them, I made the effort to grab a front row place for the night with my eldest daughter (for whom it was the first and last…

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