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A get together of many families, from Marco Mendoza on bass and backing vocals also know to have played with David Coverdale’s Whitesnake. 
To Terry Ilous on all vocals, a rock voce that can do ballets to hard rock, has sung with Xyz and Great White. 
Now to Steve Saluto on guitar, organ and backing vocals that goes from a hard rock solo’s to well place ballets to a smooth acoustic guitar combo. To the drummer Atma Anur, that his favorite playing is with guitarists, from Greg Howe to Tony Mac Alpine to our Steve Saluto. Most of the songs are written by Steve Saluto, Terry Ilous and Pat Fontaine except for “Here I Go Again” written by Coverdale and Marsden. This is the only cover song of the album, very well interpreted, with an intro of acoustic guitar of Steve and a well formed voce from Terry. “Rain” has that rock/funky atmosphere song with as pounding riff as with the choirs that remains in your ears. “I Miss You” is the most lovable acoustic a ballet as with “What We Gonna Do” that has a little spray of electric guitar. 
To the song “Closer” an acoustic chords riff and a well thought acoustic solo with a never forget choirs. 

“Can U Tell Me” which is a good rock song with a powerful guitar solo. “The Wind” is sung in French just to add a bit of romance to the album. 
To end with “Visions” which is an all instrumental song where Steve Saluto proves his song writing and capability on his guitar playing and effects. 
An album that you will keep on listening to year after year, in other words it will not gather any dust. 

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THE GREAT VOCE OF THE ROOSTER, THE ATOMIC ROOSTER THAT WAS AND STILL IS TODAY 

Atomic Rooster is a British Progressive Rock group born in 1969 by Vincent Crane on keyboards, Nick Graham on bass and Carl Palmer on drums, that later left the group to form “Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Peter French came part the “Atomic” with the third album called “In Hearing Of” that included the hit “The Devil’s Answer” that reached number 18 in England. Then on board came Steve Bolton on guitar and Chris Farlowe on vocals, and they relised the album “Made In England”. 
Beside Peter and Steve, of the Atomic Rooster at Brudstock, there’s Tony (Shug) Millidge on bass, Bo Walsh on drums and Tom Szakaly on keyboards. 

Cesare Greselin; Today we are at Brudstock with Peter French the voice of Atomic Rooster, how are you dear Peter.
Peter French; Today I’m wonderful in this beautiful town and the country that I live the most, Italy.

CG; Up to this moment that you have been here, since yesterday, what do you think of the Brudstock Festival and this area of Italy?
PF; Stunning, fabulous, I cannot say enough, I have been warmly treated in such a wonderful way the people are very in branching, the weather the mountains, Italy is so beautiful, you can’t bit it.

CG; Have you any projects as a solo artist and with Atomic Rooster?
PF; People have asked me if I would like to do another solo album because my only and first solo album was many, many years ago. I have some songs, manly ballets that I may use with Rooster, it’s quite a new song book from the originally beside Steve Bolton and myself it’s a Re Rooster if you like to call it. Now we are doing material from the two best albums in my opinion of Atomic Rooster “Death Walks Behind You” and “In Hearing Of Atomic Rooster” which was the best period rock honor of Atomic Rooster. And a selection of tracks like “Tomorrow Night” and “Devil’s Answer” so it will make a good song book of all the songs to make it a good show. So that is what we are concentrating on because the band has been relative new, we’ve together for about a year and it’s been a bit patchy along the way with a few problems we have had our hiccups on the way but it looks very interesting. We have some good gigs come up, we are going to Poland in Norway, possibly Germany we have to see about that, it makes it much more exciting and been here is fantastic and we have been ask to come back to Italy and I personally agreed.

CG; How did Vincent Crane chooses you?
PF; Well I did an album call Leaf Hound which my cousin and myself wrote, formally it was “Black Cat Bones” we took it and turned into a rock band, because we got feed up basically playing in 12 bares blues. So we did the Leaf Hound album that has become quite legendary, I’m proved to say, the original is worth quit a fortune. Vincent got to hear the album and so di John Du Cann and they both asked me to join the band. Because John did not consider himself as a main singer, he wanted a lead vocalist. So I was delighted when they asked me to come down to the studio and try to record “In Hearing Of” which I did and it sounded fantastic the sad thing that happed shortly after was that John fell out over Vincent , not because of me, over the fact they  were crashing over ego’s at the time. So John left the band with Paul Hammond at the time of “In Hearing Of”, he wanted to form his own band and if I remember correctly it was called “Hard Stuff”. He asked me to go with him and said I can’t go with you because I have just done the album with Vincent. So then Rick Parnell and Steve Bolton joined the band for the replacements and we did the American tour, the Canadian tour and various other places. So that’s how it come.

CG; You also played the album “Beck, Bogert, Appice”?
PF; No I did not sing on it, I wrote the lyrics of “Lady” and “Lose Myself With You” on that album, I was with “Cactus” previously. Cactus was formed preventively by the claps of “Vanilla Fudge” after they did a tour by mistake with “Led Zeppelin” that they blow them off the stage. So then they formed “Cactus”, they did two albums then I was on “Ot ‘N’ Sweaty” abbreviated, that was recorded live in Porto Rico studio, at the same time Jimi Hendrix was recording “Electric Lady Land” in New York. “Ot ‘N’ Sweaty”, it’s a fabulous album, it caught the real rock ‘n’ roll, it caught the magic of the live it’s got the studio it dynamite and it got great reviews all through America, we did two American tours it was super. Sadly what happened, against advice of Rod Steward and Ron Wood that told Carmine Appice don’t break up Cactus because Beck is not reliable, he always leaves bands. They went with Jeff Beck and they last a year then it clasped to think that Cactus at that time was a very hot band. So I come back from America and I was on Atlantic Records and I come back to England. 

CG; Can you tell me about “Randy Pie”?
PF; “Randy Pie” yes I came back still shined to this American organization that would let me get out of this contract, so for three years I could do anything, not a thing. Then Mick Batory used to run Chappell Music he had a real good German band called “Randy Pie” who have done already a couple of  albums and they were looking for a English singer. I got the audition and lived in Hamburg for three years and recoded the “Fast Forward” where I wrote most of the lyrics and did two German tours and that’s “Randy Pie”. Then I did my solo album in Germany.

CG; Yes please tell us about it “Ducks In Flight” was the title, right?
PF; That come about with Polydor that fired “Randy Pie”, they called me in the office because they messed them around terribly, they spending a lot of money. Seeing I had done so much work that they appreciated, they asked me if I would you like to do a solo album? I said yes, but only if I can go back to England to record it because I did not know any German musicians. So I went back to England and got Geoffrey Haslam to produce it, that had produced the Cactus album. Then I got Kenny Jones from the “Faces”, then Brian Robertson from “Thin Lizzy”, “Whitesnake” Micky Moody, Tim Hinkley on keyboards a lot of fantastic musicians. We did this album “Ducks In Flight” which we recorded in Jethro Tull’s studio that is how that came about.

CG; Listening to “Leaf Hound” and in one of the songs it sounds and if Led Zeppelin got a little influence from you, do you agree? 
PF; I love Led Zeppelin, I went to see them many times, I can see a connection there somewhere, it can happen, it was not done intentionally for sure.

CG; You did something also with the “Yardbirds”?
PF; Yes, I actually did in fact, I did a copy of track on an album that was a compilation called “Family Tree: Birds Of A Feather” released in 2007.   

CG; Is there anything you would like to add to my interview that I have not asked?
PF; In all sincere we have been welcomed in a fantastic way, so the band and I are looking forward in giving you a great show tonight, so that next year you want us back.

CG; Thank you for the interview and we’ll see each other tonight at the concert.  








Atomic Rooster Live in Brudstock Festival



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The Claypool Lennon Delirium are back with their second album, 'South Of Reality', available February 22, 2019, on ATO Records. 

Check out the first single, "Blood and Rockets- Movement I, Saga of Jack Parsons - Movement II, Too the Moon" now on Rolling Stone

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JOHN BUTLER TRIO IS MORE THAN A TRIO 


All Australians on stage at the Gran Teatro Geox in Padova on the night of the 27 October 2018. To open the show was Bobby Alu doing his alternative, indie music with his ukulele and his smooth voice for half an hour. Then on came John Butler Trio that actually where in five, an additional two musicians that played the tambour, keyboards and guitar. John Butler gave proof of his capability on his 11 string guitar, yes his 11 string guitar because he took away the G string because to his taste it give to much trebly sound on his Maton acoustic guitar. On his acoustic Maton also sounds like an electric guitar because he has the pickup systems in two ways, one is electric tone and the other acoustic tone. So the sound come out to say little in a wild powerful way and his technique on finger picking and slide guitar with the addition of guitar percussion is optimal .


Not to leave out the songs done with his five and six string banjo and his weissenbrn lap steel guitar and also a normal six string acoustic guitar. Not to forge that his sings all the songs giving out his hits like “Zebra”, “Ocean”, and “Home” that give the title of his lasts cd that come out this year. He used the Programmed Beats Rhodes in a spectacular way, with sound coming from everywhere but all and only from him. He also pulled out his Fender Telecaster for two songs that all together gave to his fans song to dance and a sound that in a way simple but at the same time very technical and very well constructive. So hats off to this young Australian musician that does this original blue grass and with a touch of rock alternative.















By Cesare Greselin

FLAV MARTIN  & JERRY MAROTTA – SOUL REDEMPTION

Flav Martin and Jerry Marotta both with Italian descendents teaming up to make their “Soul Redemption” a part of their life relisted in 2018 by Dreamland Recording Studio. A fresh modern pop rock with that alternative intentional sound to it. You can hear very distinguished Jerry’s as he directors the recordings, it’s extraordinary and his past experiences with musicians like Peter Gabriele brings to evidence his drumming and percussion techniques. Bring to the studio his all time friend Tony Levin on bass bringing to life their times past together and also with Peter Gabriele. 



Flav Martin brings his song writing to a high light and his guitar composition to a climax well disserved. All nine songs are very romantic and dreamful that takes you to a good state of mind and a very pleasant atmosphere of world music. The guitar is the primer instrument of the entire album where you can admire the love that Flav has for his music, everywhere the sound of his guitar is played in the way a guitarist would likes to hear the instrument plaid. Songs like “Soul Redemption” takes you to sing along with it and “Please” very love poetry song. “Tell It To My Face” starts with a Spanish guitar atmosphere partly sung in Spanish with a backup from Gary Schreiner’s accordion.
“Rio De Janeiro” brings out that Latino dance, party influences from Flav, then “Wild Moon” is a modern fairy story. Then to prove there roost a song written by Italian musicians “Caffee Song” (Cosa Hai Messo Nel Caffè). The other studio members are Mark Schulman on guitar, Peter Primamore on piano, Robert “Thor” Jensen also on guitar.

Flav Martin & Jerry Marotta will be in Italy at “Il Giardino” in Lugagnano Di Sona, Verona on the 05 April 2019.

By Cesare Greselin



The Mary Go Round to Vicenza Jazz 2018 part 2


Sixth Mary go Round, this again brings us to the Teatro Olimpico on the 15 May with “Dado Moroni”, there was to be Darry Hall on bass but unfortunately was ill so Luca Bulgarello took his place very well. So this was a mix on piano from Dado and the rhythm beat of the bass of Luca well melted together.
The concert carried on with “Enrico Pieranunzi Quartet Feat. Seamus Blake” and Luca Bulgarello took his original position with his quartet. Enrico on his piano and Seamus on sax completed the evening with a lot of solos between the two musicians bringing a thrill to the audience. 
Being at the Teatro Olimpico I was an able to go to listen to “Bobby Watson Quartet” at the Bar Borsa. I went just as the concert finished in the theater but when I got there he had also just finish, hope to see him next time around the Mary Go Round of Vicenza Jazz, seeing he has been here before.



Seventh Mary Go Round, this time at the Teatro Comunale for two shows on the 16 May. Starting off with “Raul Midon” a blind guitarist, singer, percussion and pianist. He proved to be at the top of all these instruments and his voce not always in words but as the sound of sax and trumpet. And his words cutting like a knife from his latest CD “Bad Ass and Blind” that come out last year gave the true sense to the concert.
Now it’s the turn of “Giovanni Guidi, Salida Feat. Dave Virelles” both keyboard players that alternated in making great music with the bass of Derzon Douglas to keep them both on track. 




Eight Mary Go Round, back to the Teatro Comunale on the 17 May this time on the terrace with “Joe Clemente Quintet Awake” his young guitarist that brings me to mind Pat Metheny. His group of all young musicians very well combined among themselves.  
Now in the Theater starts the concert of “Aarset-Petrella-Rabbia”, yes, Gianluca Petrella the trombone that played in the Piazza Dei Signori with Thomas De Pourquery always playing to his standards. But here with a touch of electronic music from the guitar of Eivind Aarset and also the drums of Michele Rabbia with many electronic effects made it a unique evening.
The evening is not over, there’s “Ralph Alessi Quintet Feat. Ravi Coltrane”, what a compilation of sound, the soft and pricy trumpet from Alessi and the sax of Ravi with the influences of his father John Coltrane made the evening.  



Ninth Mary Go Round, just to warm up everybody, on the terrace of the Teatro Comunale “Fabrizio Gaudino Quartet”, his a marvels trumpet player with a great feel while playing Miles Davis’s songs. Also with him the drummer Paolo Birro that kept up with him very well. 
Let’s be taken now to the sold out concert of “Manhattan Transfer” at the Teatro Comunale the 18 May. The concert started with both the powerful voices of Cheryl Bentyne and Janis Siegel accompanied by Alan Paul and the new comer Trist Curless that proved to all that he has a great vocal capacity. They call from heave the voice of dear Tim Hauser that left us in 2014 and they did a song with him in playback. Touching all style of music from pop to rock, to swing to jazz and the brilliant song of Weather report “Bird Land” made the audience exalted through the whole song. They come out twice to do their bis and the whole Teatro Comunale went under the stage to dance and clap their hand in admiration. To say the less, they had a great success. 
Then who wanted to go to the free concert at the Cemetery Maggiore to hear “Gavino Murgia & Cantar Lontano” which I personally did not go to.   



             
Tenth Mary Go Round, so on the 19 May at the Teatro Olimpico the first concert of the Armenian pianist “Tigran Hamasyan” with his mix of folk for Armenia, jazz and a touch of rock all with energy that emotion end the listeners.   
Now the turn of “Randy Weston & Billy Harper” to give that Afro-American mixed with Jamaican. Randy on piano at only 92 years old and Billy on sax at the age of 74, not bad. Throughout the concert they both gave that old and at the same time new sound together to make it a unique night at the Olimpico. 
This is where my personal experience with Vicenza Jazz 2018 finishes but to who wanted to go to the Foyer of the Teatro Comunale there was to finish off the night “Tronheim Jazz Orchestra”.



Eleventh Mary Go Round, brings us to the finale night of Jazz in Vicenza at the Teatro Olimpico with Poetry Vicenza Jazz with “Zavalloni – Tonolo – Birro”, now we have to wait until next for the next sensational Vicenza Jazz 2019.

All this is for my personal experience of the Mary Go Round of Vicenza Jazz 2018 without getting me dizzy and sorry if I did not make it to all the rides. I would like to thank for their corporation, kindness and help, Riccardo Brazzale, Daniele Checchini and the TCVI of Vicenza.
                                                                                                                                                            
By Cesare Greselin



The Swedish actress and artist Regina Lund release a new single "The Flood" on Friday 21st September, recorded, written and produced in Toronto, Canada by Greg Babinski and Regina Lund.

Swedish actress and recording artist Regina Lund started her own label Regina Records after two successful albums at Warner Music. Her decision to do so was in order to have the total artistic freedom to release her songs at her own pace. She has released over fifteen productions on her label since her debut album "Unique" 1997, the album was critically acclaimed, became Grammy nominated and followed a big tour through Scandinavia. The second album "Year Zero" was released 2000 and was a massive hit also.


Regina Lund comments on her new single "the Flood" here;

"The best inspiration for all of my songs is my life and I get the best flow when I travel. I get a sense of freedom and I start hearing music, production, getting visions and melodies and writing lyrics.
My first time ever in Canada was now just a couple of weeks ago and I landed in Toronto and it was a great feeling and experience. It was an impulsive trip like most of my trips and from being in a tv production in Sweden to be downtown Toronto in the middle of a flood felt like an out of body experience. A good one. New smells, new impressions and new vibes yet I felt at home and at ease.
I had like 60 lyrics without music in me from Sweden but still, I felt like writing a new lyric and a new song inspired by where I was. The day of the song there was a flood in Toronto so entering the studio I wrote the lyrics and melody the second I walked into the studio and Greg and Brian had been listening to my previous albums before I came in so they were totally in sync with who I was and what I sounded like. It was almost a one-take feel over it. I heard the melody in my head going through the flooded streets of Toronto.
I felt it and I missed my son as I always do when he is not with me and the song got to be a combo of all emotions in me of missing someone, standing up and being strong for the one you love and be ready to take whatever shit comes along to save and protect the one you love. Be the lifeguard to someone. To save yourself and the ones you love no matter what.
The song is a very strong rescue song on all levels.
I invited Greg on guitar and piano, Brian by the computer and we had the song done in 3h and When we came out the flood was gone and the streets were clear.
I invited my friend Dani, his wife and kids into the studio when we were done and they got to come in on some of the choruses.
It was a beautiful moment.

The flood in Toronto to me became an allegory for all kinds of floods, good and bad, emotional floods, life changes and it can also be floods of bullying, hardship of all kinds coming someone's way and you just want to let them know that you wish to save them from it and be there as a support if needed.
It is a heart opening, lifesaving supportive kind of love song.
Right now I am in the mood of simple acoustic songs as I also am building the soundtrack to my debut as a film director.
But I will tell you more about that later.
Hope you all will like this Swedish Canadian Instant collaboration of mine.

Who would you save first when the Flood comes?
The first people or person you think of, send this song to them.

Sending you all goodness and I wish you all a safe and happy home and a peaceful, exciting and prosperous life.

All the best

Regina Lund



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SULO has announced the release of his new double album 'Nightshift' & 'Brilliant Outsiders' with 27 tracks on September 14th, 2018 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. It's a: “A melancholy masterpiece and a Country Classic“.


Track listing:



Sulo - Nightshift

1. End Of Me
2. All Shapes Of Loneliness
3. Time To Alight
4. Nightshift
5. I Swear To God I Don’t Believe
6. I Keep Running Into Your Arms
7. Hit Me Where It Hurts
8. This Burden Is Forever
9. Hard To Go Easy
10. Still Sleeping With The Lights On
11. Recollection Of You
12. Lord Of Mercy On My Baby Tonight
13. If The Lights Return
14. Roaming Bird


Sulo's Brilliant Outsiders - Brilliant Outsiders

1. Brilliant Outsiders
2. Early Morning Light
3. Curse Of The Ring
4. Bring Down The Angels
5. God-Damned Jesus
6. The Girl With The Rainbow Eyes
7. Redemption’s At Hand
8. When The Work Is Done
9. Constant Reminder
10. Your Precious Heart
11. Love Is For The Broken Hearted
12. Good Enough
13. A Song For Every Train

Sulo Karlsson is well known as the frontman of Swedish glam boogie rockers Diamond Dogs and lead singer in the UK Punk supergroup The Crunch, that features members from The Clash, Sham 69 & Cockney Rejects. Sulo is also probably the most productive and creative singer/songwriter in modern time. He has been writing and releasing 5 albums (yep, 5) per year since 2008 for himself and other artists in almost any genre. Punk, Pop, Soul, Country and Rock n Roll it doesn’t matter, Sulo is literally everywhere!

If last years gifted Rock n Roll album “Sulo’s Full English“, contained 19 tracks with guest performances from Chris Spedding, Wilko Johnson, Robert Wyatt etc. was impressive, Sulo has managed to top that. This double deal is a songwriter at the top of his game.

“Night Shift“ is a dark, melancholy almost acoustic ride into the depths of the soul. With naked, strong and sometimes painful lyrics on a bed of blue coloured melodies, Sulo manages to create a new musical landscape. Sulo says “It’s a musical diary of the things that keeps you awake at night, a study of the darkness within“.

“Brilliant Outsiders“ is Sulo’s most ambitious work so far. Together with producer Kevin Porée he has writen and recorded 13 country duets. It all started with the song “Constant Reminder“, written and recorded at Berry Street studio in London before recording the vocals with duet partner Maria McKee in LA. Then followed a musical journey around the world, London, Stockholm, Los Angeles, Nashville, Florida and more. The line-up of duet partners is extraordinary with Janis Ian, Terry Reid, Bellamy Brothers, Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee’s sister), Paul Young and more. Backed up by the UK’s finest Country band Los Pacaminos including Jamie Moses (Queen, Tom Jones Band), Hamish Stuart (Average White band, Pau McCartney, etc.).

The two albums together are an amazing collection of songs. 27 tracks with such high quality music and lyrics that you can’t help wonder how it’s possible. A double album for the lonely nights, early mornings and the long drive home.

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On 24th August Killing Joke’s Big Paul Ferguson, proudly releases ‘Remote Viewing’, a seven track EP on the Dead Radio Station label.

Killing Joke embark on their 40th anniversary World tour, Laugh At Your Peril. in September 2018. See their tour schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/killingjokeofficial/app/123966167614127

The BPF – Big Paul Ferguson’s Remote Viewing EP also features Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission, Tricky, Peter Murphy) on guitar.

Watch the impressive artistic interpretation of the I Am War (trailer) by longtime Killing Joke confidant Mont Sherar/Montster Filmwerks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFmLkkXKcHs&feature=youtu.be

BPF Remote Viewing track listing
01 Hungry Ghosts
02 Reboot
03 The Great Motivator
04 Terrible Warriors
05 X-Box
06 I am War
07 Zarzal


To pre order the Remote Viewing CD go to: http://www.deadradiostation.com/bpf/


The digital release is available now to purchase through the record label store.

Paul Ferguson is a rock drummer, best known for his work in the post-punk/industrial group Killing Joke and cult English punk band Pink Parts.[1] In 1978 Ferguson became a founding member of Killing Joke and served as their drummer from 1978 to 1987. He is known as ‘Big Paul Ferguson’.


Ferguson, together with bassist Paul Raven, departed from the band in 1987 during the recording of their seventh studio album, Outside The Gate. The last album he recorded with Killing Joke during this period was the 1986 release Brighter than a Thousand Suns.

He subsequently worked on other musical projects, notably with rock outfits Warrior Soul (1987–1990), Murder, Inc. (1991–92) and Crush (1992–93). During the following years Ferguson lived in the United States and Puerto Rico, and became a sculptor and art restorer, specialising in ancient sculptures. He also briefly played with The Orb.

Ferguson rejoined Killing Joke for their 2008 reunion, which saw the original line-up together for the first time since 1982.[2] Ferguson wrote and recorded with Killing Joke for the first time in 23 years on their 2010 studio album Absolute Dissent. He remains with Killing Joke, playing on their April 2012 album release MMXII and subsequent tour, as well as their 2015 release Pylon.

2015 also saw the launch of Boneyard, a line of skull-and-bone jewellry designed and handcrafted by Ferguson . Each unique piece is individually cast and hand finished in solid sterling silver : https://www.boneyardskullrings.com/about


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This will be the closers you can get in breathing the air of the ’69 from Max Yasgur’s farm in White Lake, N.Y. at WOODSTOCK to BRUDSTOCK. Even this year in Vigonovo Di Fontanafredda, Pordenone (10Km from Aviano) will be the 21° Edition of BRUDSTOCK from the 20th to the 22th July 2018, it will be a 3 Days of Love, Pace & Music! When you get to Fontanafredda just ask for the “Agriturismo e Pesca Sportiva Le Orzrie”, where you can also fish all day long because there is a lake full of fish waiting for you. So come along, bring your family and friends because you can camp out free with your tent or camper, free showers, the food is not free, that you’ll have to pay for and the drinks, remember DON’T drink too much, we are there for the music, not for the drinking! 

You will find an outdoor kitchen and also the Agriturismo that has all kind of specialties that can satisfy your flavors and tastes. We had invited Ian Paice, to our festival but he’s occupied with the tour with Deep Purple, his their drummer, he should be with us next year. You can see him explaining all this on a video he send us, so go to our web site www.brudstock.it and you will see it. Not only you will find a video sent to us by Leo Lyons of Ten Year After and one of Atomic Rooster’s guitarist Steve Bolton, check it out.    


It will start off on the 20 July at 20.00pm with “Happy Jack”, they are a young group from Verona that does a tribute to “The Who” as you know their where at Woodstock in 1969. In fact they got name from an LP “A Quick One” that come out in 1966 with the hit “Happy Jack” written by Pete Townshend. Next on stage will be  “C.S.N. & Y. Hommage” from Trieste, here it’s very clear that they do there tribute to Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, just to get you in the right mood of Woodstock, as you know they were also at the festival in 1969. Then from UK the “Atomic Rooster” one of the most influent English Progressive group that the drummer Carl Palmer when he left  formed “Emerson, Lake & Palmer”. Then to leave you with a very good rock blues band “Fabio Stevie Ulliana & Off Limits Band that are from Pordenone, to close the evening, or should I say, hello to the morning.    

Second day of music will be with “Screaming Eagles” all the way from Lodi, which isn’t the song of Creedence Clearwater Revival!  They do all covers of Country and Southern Rock, from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Blackfoot.  Then to carry on our evening these “Tres Hombres” from Brescia that are a great cover band of “ZZ Top”, and keep an eye on their guitarist, his so talented and natural when he plays. They should get you warmed up because from all the way from England “Hundred Seventy Split” with the original bass play of “Ten Years After” Leo Lyons that played at Woodstock. The air is starting to warm up like many years ago back in the 69’. Leo plays his bass in the same manner of that unforgettable and unrepeatable concert in the farm close to Woodstock. Moving from the song “I’m Going Home” to “Love Like A Man” to the bluesy “Good Morning Little School Girl” to the Rock ’n’ Roll of “Choo Choo Mama”. To end off this great evening of great music we have “Shaman’s Blues” from Venice that do all songs of “The Doors”, I guess that they will end there concert with the song “The End”. Now you can lay your head down on your pillow and dream of the good old days and imagine you are there, wish that I could have been there. This year the artists will arrive on stage at Brudstock by helicopter, like at Woodstock 1969.  

Third day there will be a contest of 6 young bands from 16 to 28 years of age that will perform music from the ’60 to the ’76 and the winner will have a big surprise. To take stage now will be “AiR4” where you can dance to the music of Maroon 5 and more. Next “Renegade” that space from Led Zeppelin . Jimi Hendrix to Steppenwolf. To follow “The Doorstep” to give you more Doors to the festival. “Last Ride to the Moon” great name for a group like their own original music to move to Black Sabbath, Cream and Steppenwolf, can’t ask more to a young group. Now it’s time for “Welcome Home” that brings us to the Rolling Stones, to the ZZ Top, quite a jump of style of music for all that come to the festival. To finish this long and musical evening we have for you “Sparkle Haze”, that have some amazing videos on YouTube for you to check out, especially the one of Gun N’ Roses. 


For all 3 days you can admire the Motor Show, of Epic cars, motorcycles, Vespe, and trucks from the ‘70ties.
To make a sweet but maybe sawyer list of what you have missed in the past years. There have been many big artists, like in last year we had the “Canned Heat” and ones again Leo Lyons with his band “Hundred Seventy Split”, so who missed them last year you will be able to see them this year. In 2016 “The Band Of Friend” from the UK, which is a celebration to Rory Gallagher and every guitars knows who he was. There are not a cover band, because Gerry McAvoy is the original bass player, he played for 20 years with Rory.  Then there was Ted McKenna on drums, he played with Rory for 5 years. Then again there was “Clive Bunker” drummer of “Jethro Tull”. There was also to be “Don Airey”, keyboard player of “Deep Purple” but unfortunately “Ian Paice” felt ill for a short period, luckily. So Deep Purple had to move down the dates of their tour and this made the presents of “Don Airey” fall through.  In 2015 “Bernie Marsden” guitarist of “Whitesnake” and also “The Animals”. In 2014 there was “Ian Paice”, drummer of “Deep Purple” and “Leo Lyons” bass player of “Ten Years After”.  Back in 2013 they had “Ken Kensley” keyboard player, guitarist and also singer of “Uriah Heep”, and in 2012 there was “Clive Bunker” drummer of “Jethro Tull”, not bad, hey. Luckily Bruno Dotta decided to do Brudstock even this year and we all thank him, because my dear friend this would not take place without him, his man that makes this all happen. 

A big round of applause to Bruno for his effects in all these years, thank you. Not to forget that all around the concert aria there will be stands of handmade and not, products reflecting to the epic years of 69’ of “WOODSTOCK” see you all there. For more information and directions check out the site www.brudstock.it cheers.

article and photo by Cesare Greselin