02 Mar 2009
02 Mar 2009

REVIEW : HOTLEG @ The Village

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I headed down to the village friday just gone to see Justin Hawkins and his new band HotLeg. Ive heard a few of their songs before through their myspace and having been a fan of the darkness in their time thought it would be worth a gander to see Justin take out his Axe and throw out some rocking riffs.

I arrived just as the support band "The Crave" were starting their set. They rattled through an array of catchy rocky type songs which felt strongly influences by The Atari’s. Being a fan of The Atari’s i actually enjoyed their set and really felt for them as the place was pretty sparse on people at this point. The Crave put on a good show and had some good songs but they deserved a better crowd than they got as it seems that anyone coming for hotleg was leaving it last minute to show up.

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02 Mar 2009

Justin Hawkins on FM

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02 Mar 2009

Rick Wakeman: Face To Face

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The Arts Channel Is Proud To Announce New Zealand Premiere Of Music Talk Show ‘Rick Wakeman: Face To Face’

Premiering on Sunday 19 April 8.30pm, ‘Rick Wakeman: Face To Face’ is a weekly music talk show hosted by rock legend Rick Wakeman. Putting a face to the name of some of the worlds most legendary musicians, each episode profiles the careers and reve

Featuring a stellar line-up of guests, including Brian May (Queen), Rob Halford & Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest), Jon Lord (Deep Purple & Whitesnake), Justin Hawkins (The Darkness & Hot Leg), Neil Innes (The Rutles, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), Jeff Wayne (War Of The Worlds),Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Andy Fairweather-Low (Eric Clapton’s Band & Amen Corner), Brian Bennett & Bruce Welch (The Shadows), Roger Chapman (Family), Snowy White (Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd), Dave Cousins (The Strawbs), Chris Barber (Jazz & Blues Legend), Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent(The Zombies), Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel), Whispering Bob Harris (Old Grey Whistle Test), Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers), Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jnr (The 5th Dimension); 'Rick Wakeman: Face To Face' presents an insight into the minds of the musicians.

Host Rick Wakeman is a rock legend, composer, and raconteur. He is best known as the cape-wearing keyboard wizard and creative genius of the rock supergroup YES; for his string of multi-million selling hit solo albums; and his celebrated collaborations in the 60s and 70s with the likes of David Bowie, Cat Stevens, T. Rex, Elton John, Lou Reed, and Black Sabbath.

Rick Wakeman: Face To Face, screens weekly on the Arts Channel from Sunday 19 April, 8.30pm.

The Arts Channel, SKY Digital Channel 79

Credit: www.scoop.co.nz
02 Mar 2009

Isn’t he lovely…

+ posted by FlamingWhopper

Ray Foley has a snapshot with Justin Hawkins at rayfoleyshow.blogspot.com

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