UFO at Leamington Assembly 19/3/14

UFO kicked off another tour last night at the Assembly in Leamington Spa (UK), and being my local venue how could I not go along? The Assembly is a wonderful little “art-deco” style venue, opened in 2008 after extensive redevelopment designed by Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen (I kid you not). As well as the front of house decor, it features one of the…

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UFO at The Institute 4/3/13

UFO came to Birmingham on 4th March as part of the UK leg on their current 2013 Seven Deadly tour, and despite a flooded gents oozing (hopefully water) over the auditorium floor, and their tour bassist Rob De Luca suffering from a heavy cold, they put on quite a show to a packed and enthusiastic audience. Said audience was warmed…

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“Favourite” Albums: The Dirty Dozen

This is an attempt to highlight a dozen of my favourite albums for no particular reason other than wondering if I could narrow down my favourites to just a dozen (started off trying to do it with ten, but that didn’t work out), and doing anything to avoid work in the run up to Christmas. “Favourite” is a very emotive…

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UFO – Seven Deadly 2012

This album is the band’s fourth with guitarist Vinnie Moore, and the years of song writing and extensive touring together have borne fruit in a deliciously well constructed and varied album (it goes without saying that Mogg, Parker and Raymond were already a well oiled package). For me the last couple of albums have been missing something, they’ve been good,…

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