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News in 2004
30 Dec 04   Dave Bucket Colwell
30 Dec 04   Brady Cole
30 Dec 04   Mike Martin
30 Dec 04   Jaz Lochrie
30 Dec 04   New Tribute Band
30 Dec 04   BOA Fan Website
18 Dec 04   Clapton Tribute and Simon Kirke
18 Dec 04   Simon Kirke UK Dates
18 Dec 04   Howard Leese Website coming soon
18 Dec 04   Fozzy / Duke
9 Dec 04   Free At Last
9 Dec 04   Paul Rodgers Reviews - Vancouver - Seattle
9 Dec 04   The Duke
14 Nov 04   Chris Blackwell
14 Nov 04   Derek St. Holmes Interview
14 Nov 04   Allrightnow welcomes Mike Lowry
14 Nov 04   Sue and Frank Marry
7 Nov 04   Simon Performs in New York cancelled
7 Nov 04   Geoff Whitehorn Interview
31 Oct 04   Milwaukee Tickets Now on Sale cancelled
31 Oct 04   Paul Performing at UK Music Hall of Fame
31 Oct 04   The Greg Ridley Memorial Concert
31 Oct 04   All Right Now (the song)
31 Oct 04   Remember The Old Days
31 Oct 04   Freescompany
31 Oct 04   Website for Unsigned Bands
17 Oct 04   Free Tributes Guide
17 Oct 04   Allrightnow Welcomes Forrest McDonald
17 Oct 04   Freed Video of Portsmouth
17 Oct 04   Jaz and Bucket with Phil Hilbourne
17 Oct 04
10 Oct 04   Highlights of the UK Fender trip 2004
10 Oct 04   Exclusive Interview with BOA
10 Oct 04   Brady Cole
10 Oct 04   Dave Gilmour and Debra
10 Oct 04   Camp Jam in Atlanta

Dave Bucket Colwell

Second guitarist named for The Shortlist

Roger has secured the services of guitarist Dave 'Bucket' Colwell to finalise the new line-up of The Shortlist for the forthcoming gigs in Europe.  Dave comes with quite a pedigree, having been with Bad Company on and off for a number of years and also played with Samson, Humble Pie (with Bob Tench) & ASaP. He has also worked with Zak Starkey where he crossed paths with Micky Moody.

The full band line-up now reads:

Roger Chapman
Ian Gibbons (Keyboards)
John Lingwood (Drums)
Micky Moody (Guitar)
Dave 'Bucket' Colwell (Guitar)
Andy Hamilton (Sax etc)
Gary Twigg (Bass)

Mike Martin

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Jaz Lochrie

7th & 8th May 2005 London Music Show

Wembley Conference Centre
Phil Hilborne with . . . .
Nicko McBrain - Drums (Iron Maiden)
Jaz Lochrie - Bass (Paul Rodgers/Bad Company) and special guests

More details to come.

New Tribute Band

Heavy Load  from Newcastle are a new Tribute Band to Free & Bad Company
Upcoming dates are

January 8th The Southern Club Newton Aycliffe

January 14th The Guidepost Rhyhope Sunderland

January 21st The Lord Clyde South Shields

January 27th The Three Tuns Sherrif Hill Gateshead

February 4th The Wheatshief Benton

February 12th The Old Horse Shoe Crook

February 18th Hearts Of Oak Peterlee

Clapton Tribute and Simon Kirke

WHITLEY BAY Playhouse, Marine Avenue,

Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, England 

Box Office Tel: (0191) 252 3505

THURS. 21 APRIL 7.30pm

Tickets £10





All the Hits…   Layla, Wonderful Tonight,
Sunshine of Your Love, Cocaine,
I Shot The Sheriff, Crossroads,
Tears in Heaven and many more.




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Plus special guest for this one and only gig - Simon Kirke (legendary drummer of Free & Bad Company) performing an intimate set on guitar and piano, telling stories & singing  songs from Free & Bad Company and introducing  his own melodic songs


Howard Leese Website coming soon

Official Website:
coming soon........


Fozzy / Duke

Dec 12th 2004
Ryhthm & Brews Club
Chattanooga Tennessee
About 10 mins ago Rob and I returned from  Tennessee after going to see a Heavy Metal band named FOZZY.
Now don't get me wrong I am not a Heavy Metal fan at all, but my dear friend Michael Martin has just joined this band
and wanted me to see the show.  Well I dont think I have had so much fun at a concert.  I did have to wear my ear plugs for sure
but this band were outstanding. !!!!   Read all about them here  Their stage show is just something else, so alive
with action and power music.  I decided to stand at the front of the stage and take photos of this very photogenic band, and I am so
pleased I did. 
The Duke aka Rich Ward has his own website too at Make sure you check out his
  IF you ever hear the band are playing near you, I highly recommend you go see this
very entertaining band. They sure make you smile.
Good Luck guys on your European tour.


Simon Kirke UK Dates

Due to unprecedented demand

Legendary co-founder/drummer of Free and Bad Company
hits the road, taking time off from his newly founded
Rockstarz DVD project
"An Evening with Simon Kirke"
 brings you an intimate show on guitar and piano, telling stories &
singing  classics from Free & Bad Company and introducing
 his own melodic songs
 Larry Oakes (ex Foreigner + Bad Company) on guitar
This is Simon's 1st solo performance in the UK and Scotland
Don't miss it !!!
5 shows only


2005 Tour Dates An Evening with Simon Kirke
Mon 18th April ROBIN2 Wolverhampton UK NOW ON SALE

Tue 19th April LIMELIGHT Crewe UK

Thu 21st April WHITLEY BAY THEATRE UK Tickets NOW ON SALE Box Office Tel: (0191) 252 3505

Fri 22nd April BEIN INN Glenfarg Scotland Tickets NOW ON SALE Tickets available from the Bein Inn Tel. 01577 830216 or Goldrush Records in Perth

Sat 23rd April BEIN INN Glenfarg Scotland Tickets NOW ON SALE Tickets available from the Bein Inn Tel. 01577 830216 or Goldrush Records in Perth

London show tba

Chris Blackwell

 FREE's Producer Chris Blackwell receives National Honour


FREE's Producer Chris Blackwell receives National Honour

On the 18th of October 2004, Chris Blackwell was awarded the Order of Jamaica for philanthropy and outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry. He, along with Professor Kenneth Hall and Shirley Miller, were presented the medals by the Governor-General Sir Howard Cooke at a ceremony on the lawns of King's House.

Friends and family joined him at Strawberry Hill to wish him well. Some were co-recipients like the legendary Ernie Ranglin while others were life-long friends such as Carl Bradshaw.

All of us wish him the heartiest congratulations.
 Island Post is the owner of Island Post

Sue and Frank Marry

Things are ALLRIGHTNOW for
Frank and Sue - Photo taken on their  wedding day
Two Fans who met on our website. !!

Simon Performs in New York


Website for Unsigned Bands

Do you have a band ?
Do you wish music lovers to hear your music ?
Then sign up to
Great site for the UNSIGNED bands

Mention if you visit the chat room


All Right Now (the song)

See video for advertisement.

Click here to download

Press on picture.



Tribute band
will be appearing at the
"THE STUDIO" in Hartlepool
Tower Street
TS24 7HQ
November 5th
 (Guy Fawkes Night)
£4 (£3)
 The Studio website
Set list is as follows


Remember The Old Days

For the British Readers
Remember the old days?


 ICheck out the Who and Hendrix jingles too, way cool !!!!!
I adore but no nothing about the band, can anyone help?Pickin' the Blues by Grinderswitch


Free Tributes Guide

Freeway Gig Guide

Allrightnow Welcomes Forrest McDonald Welcomes Forrest McDonald
Forrest McDonald Official Web Site
The most refreshing album I have heard this year
Forrest McDonald & Andrew Black
"Pure Magic"
Lucy Piller
 CD can be purchased here
Press Release

October 1, 2004 – For Immediate Release

Atlanta, GA – World Talent Records, a leading independent label in GA, today announced the release of Forrest McDonald's new CD Colorblind.

About every decade, an artist comes on the horizon that changes the flow for the positive and “Forrest McDonald” is that vessel. Forrest McDonald indisputably sets the course for the next generation of blues-rock musicians. He is powerful, vibrant, unyielding and a testimonial all by himself. Take a ride in the fast lane with his all-star lineup and enjoy 10 red-hot originals and two classic covers on this monumental new release.

Forrest McDonald has been renowned as one of the world’s finest guitarists since the early seventies when he first gained prominence with the Wadsworth Mansion and later as a session guitarist in the Muscle Shoals, Alabama recording scene. He can be heard soloing on Bob Segers platinum hit “Old Time Rock & Roll” and may other great recordings. After 7 albums on the WTR label, he has astonished listeners with his remarkable, emotionally powerful playing and writing ability. Now he has launched an adventurous new project with producer Tony Carey culminating in the release of Colorblind his eighth CD.

Veteran Producer Tony Carey is well know for his work with many artists such as Rainbow - "Rainbow Rising ", "On Stage" and "Live in Germany", Pat Travers - "Puttin' it straight", Peter Maffay - "Sonne in der Nacht", "Tabaluga und das leuchtende Schweigen", "Lange Schatten" (1988), John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - "Chicago Line", Joe Cocker - "Now that you're gone", Josep Carreras & Cris Juanico - "Tabaluga Viatja Buscant El Seny" and The Forrest McDonald Band - "Colorblind". Tony will be producing the new John Mayall CD in January 2005.

Of their new album, Colorblind, singer Andrew Black says, “This album is a journey. We have created a powerful statement of where the band is right now, the songs are full of energy, tension, contrast and beauty.”

Members of the band are Forrest McDonald on vocals, and lead guitar; Andrew Black on vocals, and guitar; Raymond Victor on vocals, and keyboard; Tony Carey on Bass and keyboard; John McKnight on vocals, and drums.

Forrest McDonald’s U.S. tour dates will begin with a kick off performance in Atlanta, GA the first weekend in October and is scheduled to conclude in Boston, MA in December 2004.



Roxy Live Live


Clip:  Only Moments


Highlights of the UK Fender trip 2004

Visited David Kossoff with Simon Fowles and Izzie of FREED the tribute band
Camden Town  shopping with Marty and Debra
Fender show Wembley, what an amazing evening.
All performers especially Paul Rodgers, Jasmine and Stephen
 were just outstanding. Had the ultimate pleasure of meeting
Frankie Miller. It was my dream to meet you Frankie. You sure brought a smile to my face
Went to hear Al's band Dazed & Confused
Al and Jo are good friends who I stay with in Central London
Went to hear Robin Bibi's band at the Torrington London,  great show as always Robin
Also two friends of mine surprised me at the show
Michelle and Phillip,  Thanks for coming to see me guys
Trip to Glasgow, visited the famous
Bein Inn. What a fantastic pub/venue, Its just
swamped with Free and Paul Rodgers photos everywhere.
David Mundell is sure a super host - see you again soon David, Thanks to Gordon for all the driving
Met Davy Arthur ( Frankie Miller's) Webmaster and good friend.
 I Had a blast Davy, see you again soon I hope
Davy surprised me with a show with the Cream Tribute band Creemd.
With the amazing guitarist Ray Minhinnet (website)
Super show Ray !!!
Attended Brady Cole concert in Kinghorn
Four great Scottish lads who I have full confidence in
They played their hearts out. Well done guys
Site -Seeing,  bars of  Cadburys Flake & Turkish Delight  supplied by Gordon
Not forgetting all the other great people I met on this trip
Mark and Steve of Jaguar - Damiler
Annerlie Moss of Rock Sensations of St Andrews

Steve Smith with the Jaguar guitar
that Paul used at the Fender show

Photos copyright by Lucy Piller 

Exclusive Interview with BOA

Exclusive Interview with BOA
Boa - the official website,  information on the band, gallery, biography , discography and more...
Photos of Paul Rodgers with his children Stephen and Jasmine
taken at the Fender show Wembley London.

Photos copyright Lucy Piller

Brady Cole

Brady Cole are making their first appearence in London. 
 I had the great pleasure of seeing them perfrom live in Scotland last week
and was not disspointed. !!
 If you are living in the London area go check them out
at the Pleasure Unit in Bethnal Green.
This is the same venue HEAVY LOAD the club used as its monthly party place but with the success of the club
they moved the West End for a larger venue.

More gigs


BRADY COLE + The Ejector Seat + support
first appearence in London's Pleasure Unit
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Wednesday 10th November 2004
359 Bethnal Green Road

London E2 6LG

Dave Gilmour and Debra

At Stratpack

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