Thursday, 30 June 2011

Guitarist Available, 58, Kent/London

Guitarist Available, 58, Kent/London: RnB/Rock/Blues: Clapton/Bon Jovi/Yes/Genesis/Dire Straits: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Bassist Wanted: Berks/Bucks/London

Berks/Bucks/London: 2 x Guitarists, and Drummer, who met through RTYD, seek mature Bassist for covers: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Drummer Available Essex/London

Drummer who made two very collectible LPs with band Raw Material in the 70s, seeks band. Essex/London: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Piano & Sax Wanted: Kent/London:

Does anyone wanna have fun like they did before jazz, before rock n roll had a name? Piano & Sax Wanted: Kent/London: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Friday, 24 June 2011

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Steve White & The Protest Family

Steve White & The Protest Family play two gigs this weekend in East London http://bit.ly/lQmXDZ @realstevewhite

Steve White & The Protest Family play two gigs this weekend in East London


Steve White and The Protest Family play an 'unplugged' set at The Rose and Crown, Hoe St, E17 on Friday 24th June and The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston, London on Saturday 25 June.

Vote for the Lone Groover in the High Voltage Festival Folk-Off!


Great News! RTYD Award Winner The Lone Groover is in the running to play at the High Voltage Festival. Please take the time to follow the link below and vote for him in this 'Folk-Off': http://on.fb.me/jpecmF

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Saturday, 18 June 2011

A big RTYD WELCOME to new members, Southend-on-Sea, Essex -based rock band BLACK SPRING RISING: http://bit.ly/jTsumW

Friday, 17 June 2011

Guildford Surrey - based guitarist Brad Williams is now a member of ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP & looking to join a band: http://bit.ly/iHmzyR

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The 4th Suit play London

Just got wind of this one!! Tomorrow night (16th): ‎The 4th Suit play Fiddlers Elbow, Chalk Farm/Kentish Tn, NW5: http://bit.ly/mCMVZE punk

Singer Available: Hampshire

Singer Available: Hampshire: Wants to get together w/ musicians to write originals + play a few covers. Most styles: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Former Session Player Rock/Blues Guitarist Available

Former Session Player Rock/Blues Guitarist Available: London/Surrey: Touring/recording experience, 43 & family now: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Monday, 13 June 2011

The Bermondsey Joyriders & John Sinclair (#MC5) support Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg @ViveLePunkTwit Gig, 26 June: http://bit.ly/kXyjg2 punk

The Bermondsey Joyriders & John Sinclair (MC5) support Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg at Vive Le Rock gig

Punk-blooze supergroup The Bermondsey Joyriders will play Islington Academy on 26th June, as main support to the legendary Marky Ramone and his ‘Blitzkrieg’.

Following a phenomenal response to a self-promoted show at London’s 100 Club in May, where performance poet and 60s counter culture icon John Sinclair joined them to deliver live spoken word between songs, the band are pleased to announce that Sinclair will appear as special guest once again in Islington. On this occasion, the show is presented by new national quarterly Vive le Rock magazine, who also feature The Bermondsey Joyriders’ track Part of My Problem on the covermount disc free with their current summer 2011 edition.

Comprised of ‘77 veterans Gary Lammin (Cock Sparrer, and Joe Strummer protégés Little Roosters), Martin Stacey (Chelsea) and Rat Scabies (The Damned), The Berrmondsey Joyriders is a band which pools a lot of hard-won experience and yet refuses to rest on its laurels. Having taken just 12 hours in the studio to record the self-titled 2008 debut that Guitarist magazine’s Charles Shaar Murray declared had achieved a “unique spin on punk-blues”, and which Classic Rock magazine’s Carol Clerk deemed to have “pulled off a really impudent mix of influences”, The Bermondsey Joyriders are now set to show listeners what they’re really capable of - on second album Noise and Revolution.

Recorded over several weeks under the direction of Cure and Depeche Mode producer David M Allen, Noise and Revolution is an ambitious concept record, on which Sinclair acts as narrator, propelling the story forward with a poet’s pace and rhythm to a blend of slide blues, soul, punk and 60s psychedelic sounds. The Bermondsey Joyriders’ decision to air the recent live and in full with Sinclair in May, having not yet even set a release date, spoke volumes about their confidence in it, a confidence which crowd and critical reception that night confirmed to be rightly placed.

Reviewing the night, London live music guide Tour Times affirmed this show was in itself a brave move but qualified praise with the comment “originality doesn’t score points for its own sake, not when bravery sits so close to foolishness that the threat of ridicule can deter most innovators. No, this band really impress because their ambitious idea really works“. Bravery and innovation have been strong themes in The Bermondsey Joyriders’ recent performances, and the revolutionary spirit they share with Sinclair was highlighted once again when Gary Lammin participated in a ‘guerrilla gig’ at the Costa Coffee, which now stands on the site of well-loved independent venue The Gaff, with the aim of reclaiming the space for live music one last time.

Other Bermondsey Joyriders live dates include:

16th June - Club 007 Strahov, Prague, Czech Republic
Supported by Plexis
Doors 7.30pm

8th July - The Bitter End, Romford
More bands TBA
£5.00 adv. / Doors 7pm

Sunday, 12 June 2011

New RTYD Member

London-based Classic Rock Drummer Matt Warner is a new member of ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP & is looking to join a covers band: http://bit.ly/kJnnso

If it makes you happy, why the hell are you so sad?

It’s not only the fact that Creak have the casually virtuosic Vladi Shlesman on lead guitar that makes me envy them; It’s also the fun that they always seem to have whenever they are gathered together to perform - which they are with some frequency of late.

This fun has been maximised by a number of personnel changes in their early days, but has paid off big-time, because as we all know, the fun-factor is essential for the longevity of any band. (Start reading between the lines, if you wish)

Last night my band Pocket Rocket was the filling in a sandwich on Creak’s classic rock ‘n’ pop bread, on the menu at The Hart pub in Hammersmith, which un-metaphorically speaking means: we played a set between two Creak sets at the invitation of the band, who are currently playing a monthly residency there.

The Hart was Pocket Rocket’s fourth gig in six months, and despite a low turnout, I enjoyed it. I settled into performance mode quite quickly, helped by a good sound, my first pint in 4 days and by the right wardrobe decisions - I over-dressed because I’ve noticed that the hotter I get, the more relaxed I feel.

Creak are used to playing to a decent audience - usually a partying one - but, unfortunately, despite hoping to attract our friends ‘out west’, Pocket Rocket was unable to help provide one, which was disappointing and a little embarrassing, but what can you do.

Indeed. What can you do? I was left wondering just that on my long tube train ride back across town.

When all the ambition has all gone. When the expectation is lower than ever. When every time you play you can count your supporters on one hand. What is the point?

I’ve been looking at skateboards recently. I love window shopping for skateboards, almost as much as guitars. I can’t buy one because I know that the motivation to do so is all about the feeling that riding a skateboard used to give me. It won’t be the same at 44. My mates won’t be interested in coming out skateboarding with me. If I fall like I used to, I’m more likely to break bones. And what’s more, I’d feel too self-conscious riding it around. If I bought one I’d probably just hang it on my wall, get it down from time to time to hold it, and maybe I'd stand on it occasionally in the lounge.

Which is maybe what I should be doing with the guitar - not standing on it in the lounge - but hanging it on my wall and getting it down just to play it for my own pleasure.

As you can tell, not in a good place right now.

Musicians Wanted: Staffordshire/West Midlands/Worcestershire

Musicians Wanted: Staffordshire/West Midlands/Worcestershire: Sax, trumpets, bones, keys, bass for new Swing Band: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Electric Jam tonight @ Fox's pub 150 Kirkdale, Sydenham London

Electric Jam tonight @ Fox's pub 150 Kirkdale, Sydenham London SE26. Bands welcome, all instruments, and gear supplied inc. drumkit blues

Musicians Available: Essex: Drummer

Musicians Available: Essex: Drummer playing since 60s. Good gear & transport. Will consider most styles: http://bit.ly/dOde2w
Musicians Available: London: Mature amateur guitarist, been playing for four years wants to join a blues band: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Who's your musical hero? RTYD Member Rob Paige's is John Mellor: A discussion on ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP: Network http://bit.ly/lpMkd8

Nags Head Rochester Songwriters Open Mic Night

RTYD Member Graham Hunt on the Nags Head Rochester Songwriters Open Mic Night http://bit.ly/lKWO7O openmic

The Ditchdwellers play the Angel, Glemsford, Suffolk

The Ditchdwellers play the Angel, Glemsford, Suffolk on Sat 12 November: More details on ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP: http://bit.ly/hNUuWI

Musicians Wanted: Derbyshire/Leicestershire/Staffs

Musicians Wanted: Derbyshire/Leicestershire/Staffs: Rock Vocalist Urgently Wanted by established band in 40s/50s: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Musicians Wanted: Gtr Manchester/Lancashire

Musicians Wanted: Gtr Manchester/Lancashire: Acoustic guitarist/singer wanted to form duo 4 cover/originals pubs/clubs: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Tenor Sax Player Wanted : Greater Manchester/Lancashire/West Yorks,

Tenor Sax Player Wanted : Greater Manchester/Lancashire/West Yorks: For Rossendale-based R & B, Swing and 70's+ band: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Musicians Wanted Surrey:

Musicians Wanted Surrey: Rock n Roll Drummer (30+) with adult outlook on life to join real fiery beer cooled band: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Friday, 3 June 2011


THE LONE GROOVER plays The Hope Weekender Festival, BigginHill, Kent, this Sat 4 June: http://bit.ly/ej3GHM folk punk @lonegrooves

This weekend: Mick Ronson Legacy

A Fan-based Celebration of the Mick Ronson Legacy: Sat 4 Jun 2011 at The Springhead, Aston Rd, Willerby, Hull: http://bit.ly/ej3GHM glam

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The Lone Groover at Burnbake Calling in Dorset

The Lone Groover, BeansOnToast, UK Ramones ++ at Burnbake Calling Festival, Burnbake Campsite, Dorset: Fri10-Sun12 June http://bit.ly/ej3GHM

New RTYD Member: London

London-based multi-instrumentalist Wayne Avrili is a new member of ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP, and is looking to join a band: http://bit.ly/mQEWqB