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Legends in their own time, “Mott The Hoople” are a one of a kind Rock Group!  Fronted by Ian Hunter, perhaps, the most prolific Songwriter of our time, the group were a working class outfit from the industrial area of the U.K.  Obviously there is not enough space in this column to even begin to write on their storied career!  However, some very special news on the group:  2014 will see the release of a brand new DVD/CD of the reunion tour of 2013.  Released through Angel Air Records, the DVD will feature live performances from November’s Manchester show, plus the two CD’s will feature the entire O2 London performance!!

 Also from Angel Air, and Concert Live…a beautiful and limited edition of this book!-“We’ve Got A Great Future Behind Us”, is available to order on-line from this site:   https://www.concertlive.co.uk/books/mth/   There are only a few left, as the number of prints is 1,000!-a very rare find indeed! 

Angel Air is also releasing “The 7% Solution” from Ray Majors, who is part of the “Mott” family, having joined the revised group when Ian Hunter split to pursue a solo career.  He appeared on both “Mott” albums and also the final line-up of “The British Lions”.  Angel Air is a unique label out of England, one that supports veteran Artists with releasing rare material, both new and classic Recorded Works.  Check them out:  www.angelair.co.uk                

“Life, Love, & Hope”, the new Boston album is now in your favourite music store!  The album features the late Brad Delp on vocals-as well as Tommy Decarlo, Kimberley Dahme, David Victor and Tom Scholz as well!  This collection is songs steeped in the signature sound of Boston, and a little closer to the heart.  Tom has also employed the original analogue equipment he has used for years in producing previous Boston records!  “Life, Love, & Hope” promises to be the warmest of Boston releases…one with uplifting messages and, of course, that signature sound! 

And this just in…the Vancouver based Rock Trio: “Jesus Krysler” are guesting on the Kenny Shields & Streetheart performance this week in Surrey, at the Bell Performing Arts Centre!  December 6th to be exact, and what a break for this deserving Rock group!

Bruce E.J. Atkinson    

Under The Lights

Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:

The Blue Gator:    Orio:  Dec. 12th   Zamboni Brothers:  Dec. 19th

Dream Café:  Barney Bentall:  Dec. 6th   Offramp:  Dec. 7th

The Green: (Vernon)-   Sunday Night Jams-featuring  GTR   

The Minstrel Café:  Blue City Trio:  Dec. 5th & 6th  Fighting Orange:  Dec. 7th    The Trips:  Dec. 19th   The Rowdymen:  Dec. 20th

Turtle Bay Pub:  Wild Son:  Dec. 6th

On The Rocks Pub & Grill (Kamloops):   Prism:   Dec. 7th 

Notable Concerts:  

Fields Of Green-Appearances:   Riley’s Pub-December 6th with Prism & the Jimmy LeGuilloux Band   

Prospera Place:   Blue Rodeo:   January 6th/2014   Hedley:   Feb. 15th 

Kelowna Community Theatre:  Matt Anderson:   February 2nd   The Johnny Clegg Band:  April 27th 

South Okanagan Events Centre (Penticton):       The Band Perry:  January 9th-2014   Barenaked Ladies:   January 19th   Kenny Rogers:  February 27th 

Interior Savings Centre (Kamloops):  George Thorogood & The Destroyers:   May 1st 2014


                 …if you have a musical story or news and would like me to write something… drop me a line at:  [email protected]  and let’s celebrate Kelowna’s rich and varied music community together!!.....


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About the Author

We call him the Professor of Rock: With a career in music, television and media arts spanning 30 years, Atkinson knows music. He's traveled as a professional musician and he loves Rock 'N Roll. He is a music journalist who writes internationally for Frontier Records' Melodic Rock magazine and he owns FBA International a multifaceted management, consulting, promotional entity.


The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet presents its columns "as is" and does not warrant the contents.

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