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Stone Broken

The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton 12th November 2016.

I think it’s fair to say that this evenings event is going to be quite a special one, as the growing buzz in the music scene around the up and coming band Stone Broken really has given them wings, and boy oh boy, here we have a band who are most definitely set to fly.

Tonight’s line up also includes three other rather excellent bands and getting this evenings event underway were Wicked Stone, who hail from the south east area of Kent. Wicked Stone sit sweetly within the southern style hard rock genre and have a melodic sound akin to that of Black Stone Cherry, which was a perfect match with tonight’s audience. Given that the band only formed last year, their ability and achievements together are impressive and based on their performance tonight, I’m sure we will be hearing a lot more from them in times yet to come.

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Next up and fresh from their success at Hard Rock Hell, were the Glasgow based band Mason Hill who are definitely another of the up and coming young bands to watch out for. The stand out aspect for me about the bands set tonight was the level of energy that they put into their performance as from my privileged position in the photo pit, the adrenaline which poured off that stage was quite astounding. Mason Hill are a great band to see live and I highly recommend that you do.

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With just one final band set to play before our headliners took to the stage, The Slade Rooms was looking just about full to the rafters so it was amidst some mighty loud cheers and applause, that our penultimate band of the night Trucker Diablo took to the stage.

Trucker Diablo have been rocking the sound waves hard since 2008 and have the kind of history that can’t fail to impress with previous highlights for the band including supports with giants such as Foo Fighters, Terrorvision and Thin Lizzy to name only a few. That being said, these guys are no strangers to outstanding headlining performances in their own right, so seeing them here tonight was a bit of a treat in itself! From the first song to the last, Trucker Diablo and The Slade Rooms rocked and it’s always a pleasure to see a band and audience connect like that, as it’s that kind of atmosphere which captures the spirit of live music and making tonight’s set from the band, something pretty special to witness.

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The past three years have seen Stone Broken’s popularity grow at an incredible rate and the fact that tonight’s audience was over 500 strong in numbers marks that fact well. And even though you could pretty much classify this as a hometown gig for the band, some of The Broken Army fans had travelled quite a distance to be here which gives an impressive indication of the growing interest that Stone Broken are currently generating across the UK.

For me, the magic of Stone Broken comes very much from the band members themselves. During the past three years I have seen Rich, Robyn, Kieron and Chris raise their own bar at every opportunity and never give anything less than 110%. With this firm focus now combined with the management of Peter Keevil, Stone Broken are turning their dreams and aspirations into reality and this undoubtedly is quite awesome to see.

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And tonight, that focus was firmly fixed on making this an occasion to remember, with the bands energy and enthusiasm being completely addictive to watch.

Tonight’s set list saw Stone Broken’s debut album ‘All In Time’ played in it’s glorious entirety, which made for a very happy audience indeed. In addition to that, we were also privy to a sweet little taster of what album number two might sound like, in the form of two new tracks titled ‘Other Side Of Me’ and ‘Just A Memory’.

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Stone Broken really are one of the brightest lights amongst up and coming new music and I really do recommend you go and see them live. The band are set to tour UK and Europe with Glenn Hughes in January/February 2017 so make sure to check their Facebook Page or website for details of where, when and how to get tickets!

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.

Stone Broken

Announce dates with Glenn Hughes across Europe.

Breakthrough UK hard rockers, STONE BROKEN, are celebrating the start of a UK headline tour this week by announcing a 24-date run across Europe as Special Guests to GLENN HUGHES and his band early next year.

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STONE BROKEN will be joined by Orange County (USA) groove rockers, IDLEWAR and young Welsh upstarts, FLORENCE BLACK for a run of dates that includes a mainstage slot at Planet Rockstock on Fri 2nd December. (Cairo Son replace Florence Black in London)

Vocalist/guitarist, Rich Moss says: “We are really looking forward to this tour; three talented hard rocking bands on the road – you simply can’t beat it. Couple that with our announcement that we will be joining the legendary Glenn Hughes across Europe in January & February, it’s a fantastic time to be in STONE BROKEN. We are humbled but ready to tear up some stages.”

He added, “We have recently joined up with renowned, booking agents, TKO and our remit to them is that we want to tour, tour, tour. As much as we love the reception our debut album has received, it’s in front of a rabid rock’n’roll crowd that is the true home of STONE BROKEN.”

Stone Broken are:
Rich Moss – Lead Vocals / Guitar
Chris Davis – Lead Guitar / Vocals
Kieron Conroy – Bass / Vocals
Robyn Haycock – Drums / Vocals.

‘Better’ taken from the acclaimed debut album, All In Time.

HEADLINE UK RUN – STARTS THIS WEEK!

November
Thur 24 – B2 @ The Brickmakers, Norwich (+ Idlewar and Florence Black)
Fri 25 – The Corporation, Sheffield (+ Idlewar and Florence Black)
Sat 26 – The Black Heart, Camden, London (+ Idlewar and Cairo Son)
Mon 28 – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (+ Idlewar and Florence Black)
Tues 29 – The Cluny, Newcastle (+ Idlewar and Florence Black)
Weds 30 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (+ Idlewar and Florence Black)

December
Thur 01 – Rebellion Bar, Manchester (+ Idlewar and Florence Black)
Fri 02 – Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay, South Wales – SOLD OUT
Sat 03 – Sanctuary Live, Basingstoke – SOLD OUT
Sat 10 – The Rock’n’Roll Circus Xmas Charity Bash – The Dolls House, Abertillery – SOLD OUT

On tour as Special Guests to Glenn Hughes
January 2017
Fri 20 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
Sat 21 – Islington Assembly, London, UK
Mon 23 – The Robin 2, Bilston, UK
Tues 24 – The Garage, Glasgow, UK
Thur 26 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
Fri 27 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK
Sun 29 – Sub 89, Reading, UK
Mon 30 – The Junction, Cambridge, UK

February
Weds 01 – Church, Leeds, UK
Thurs 02 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK
Sat 04 – Le Forum, Vaureal, FR
Sun 05 – Boerjerij, Zoetermeer, NL
Tues 07 – Posten, Odense, DK
Weds 08 – Toldkammeret, Helsingor, DK
Fri 10 – Union Scene, Drammen, NO
Sat 11 – Frimis Salonger, Orebro, SE
Mon 13 – Meet Factory, Prague, CZ
Tues 14 – House Of Art, Spa Piestany, SK
Thurs 16 – Simm City, Vienna, AT
Fri 17 – Zona Roveri, Bologna, IT
Sun 19 – Serraglio, Milan, IT
Mon 20 – Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, AT
Weds 22 – Zeche, Bochum, DE
Thurs 23 – 013, Tilburg, NL

Tickets available at Stone Broken.

Idlewar

IDLEWAR BRING THE ‘GLORY’ AHEAD OF UK TOUR.

WITH STONE BROKEN / PLANET ROCKSTOCK

Calfornian rock trio IDLEWAR have unveiled the video for ‘Glory’, the latest track to be released from their extremely well received debut album, ‘Impulse‘.

With less than two weeks to go before the Californians make their live debut in the United Kingdom, this new music video features Idlewar at rehearsal, jamming songs in preparation for a UK tour with STONE BROKEN, and their slot at this year’s SOLD OUT Rockstock on the 3rd of December.

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With the release of ‘Impulse‘ and last year’s ‘DIG IN‘ ep, Idlewar are fast becoming renowned for their material’s groove laden riffage and incredibly rich hooks, whilst the lyrics reflect on topics that are more than ever relevant to society today. “Glory is about being aware of perilous times and preparing for them by becoming better people. We don’t need to idolize martyrs or appease the masses. People just need to be the best version of themselves. If we all did that together, we’ll be able to overcome the darkness.” (James Blake – vocals / bass).

Don’t miss Idlewar live in the UK with Stone Broken this November / December.

24th Nov – NORWICH – Brickmakers Arms
25th Nov – SHEFFIELD – The Corporation
26th Nov – LONDON – The Black Heart (SOLD OUT)
28th Bov – BRIGHTON – The Hope And Ruin
29th Nov – NEWCASTLE – The Cluny
30th Nov – EDINBURGH – Bannermans
1st Dec – MANCHESTER – Rebellion
3rd Dec – PLANET ROCKSTOCK (SOLD OUT) – Idlewar only

Tickets: visit Idlewar official website, see link below.

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Idlewar’s debut album ‘Impulse’ is out now via PHD, with the CD available to buy in-store at HMV, and online at Amazon, iTunes, and all other good digital retailers.

For more information visit Idlewar official website.