300th and final edition of ‘The Classic Rock Show’ to end on a high!

final showAs mentioned last week, ‘The Classic Rock Show’ will still be around, albeit not on a weekly basis; I may very well revisit the 70s in a 10-part series, just as I did with the hugely popular ‘Back To The 80s’ shows.

The 300th and final edition of ‘The Classic Rock Show’ will definitely end on a high, that’s for sure! Thursday’s show will be rammed full of top-notch, Classic Rock tuneage.

Do join us this Thursday from 7pm GMT.



Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: @ClassicRockShow
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NEW YEARS EVE – We’ll be counting down our ‘Top 10 Albums of 2015’ this Thursday 7pm GMT


Hoping your Christmas went well.

This week’s show falls on New Years Eve and not only will we have your requests to play as well as some ‘Classic’ bangers from years gone by, but we’ll also be counting down our ‘Top 10 Albums of 2015’ this Thursday 7pm GMT (Top 10 albums can be found here – http://ow.ly/WpHx0).

Let’s ring in the New Year with a bang!



Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: @ClassicRockShow
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#NEWS Calling time on ‘The Classic Rock Show’ in 2016. But a brand new show is coming soon…

Presenting The Classic Rock Show in Studio 1 at Felixstowe Radio 107.5

It all began on local community radio at 9pm, Thursday 5th November 2009. ‘The Classic Rock Show’ gradually picked up listeners, becoming known as a show that listened to and interacted with its audience.

“The Classic Rock Show…MJ plays what you wanna hear” was its strapline, so to speak. The very best from the ‘Classic Rock’ archives; the well-known tunes, as well as some of the ‘Album’ tracks that can often find themselves being overlooked.

I was always looking to shake things up a little, so music from today’s rock bands was thrown into the mix, ever hopeful that a following from a different audience – the discerning ‘Classic Rock Show’ listener – could be gained.

cropped-wpid-img_20141127_121828.jpgI’m humbled by the reaction the show gets each and every week. The feedback received has been overwhelmingly positive, in fact, I can only recall one time when a passing listener made public his distaste for what was being broadcast. However, and much to my surprise, a brand has developed and is recognised amongst industry circles by bands, tour managers, PR and fellow radio presenters, both commercial and independent.

The show has also seen friendships made and relationships blossom.

Six years and almost 300 shows later, it’s time to set myself a new challenge.

And so I can now announce that I’m calling ‘time’ on ‘The Classic Rock Show’. A new project that I’ve been working on will be launched soon.

The format will be somewhat different to what listeners to ‘The Classic Rock Show’ have been familiar with in recent years: Working closely with record labels and unsigned bands alike, a fresh sounding, brand new weekly show will begin broadcasting on a Thursday night in early 2016, date to be confirmed.

Mixcloud Profile1The ‘Real Rock Show’ will feature new music from across a multitude of rock genres:- Post-hardcore, Stoner, Blues, Sludge, Desert, Progressive, Alternative, Garage, Swamp, Heavy Metal, Modern, Death Metal, Gothic, Viking, Grindcore, Hardcore, Speed, Indie, Punk, Math, Industrial, to name but a few.

I accept that it won’t be to everyone’s taste given the audience I’ve built up over the years, but if, like me, you are open to hearing some of what today’s working bands are putting out there, then all I ask is that you please give us a listen.

Again, I reiterate what was said earlier, a date for the new show has yet to be confirmed, and ‘The Classic Rock Show’ continues for the time being. When we do come to our last ever show, I can assure you that it’ll be something rather special.

For Rock Music to be relevant in a world of fake, meaningless, auto-tuned pop, we must all show solidarity by supporting musicians whenever and wherever possible.

Music has and always will be a passion of mine, especially when it comes to seeking out exciting new and emerging rock bands. If, through this new show, I can make a contribution to helping bands realise their ambitions by putting their music out there to be listened to, thus encouraging people to buy their music, their merch or go to a gig, then it’s worth it.

The ‘Real Rock Show’ is something that I’m really excited about and I hope you will come and join me in the new year when we take our first step.



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#TONIGHT Who are the movers and shakers on tonight’s show? Tune in from 7pm BST

TCRS tonightHello again!

Following last week’s celebration of all things 1987 in ‘Back To The 80s’, we are back to some sense of normality (ahem) this week. Your requests, some prime choices of our own as well as some new music are brought together for three hours of non-stop, commercial-free rock indulgence.

Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Meat Loaf, The Rolling Stones, Montrose, Boston, Kiss, Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Pat Travers, Mountain, Nazareth, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band are represented. We’ve also got some new music from Skindred and Crossfaith who are on a UK tour together in November, Crobot, plus the latest from Coheed & Cambria, Electric Six, Buck & Evans, I.C.O.N., Voodoo Vegas, Zebrahead, Antimatter, From Ashes To New, Lamb Of God, Metal Allegiance, Amorphis and the new single taken from the forthcoming album ‘White Bear’ by The Temperance Movement.

TuneIn: http://ow.ly/Qi6Rc  

See you later.


Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: @ClassicRockShow
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Classic Rock mixed with some great new music. Tune in Thursday from 7pm BST / 2pm EDT / 11am PDT

Classic Rock mixed with some great new music, that’s what we’ve got for you on Thursday’s show (23rd July) – 7pm BST / 2pm EDT / 11am PDT.

Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Status Quo, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Dio, Scorpions are more than worthy of a mention. Lining up against them are bands with some brand new music like NWOBHM’ers Praying Mantis, Thrash legends Acid Reign release their first single in 25 years, Joe Satriani who releases his 15th studio album on 24th July, Royal Hunt, Lynch Mob, Amorphis, Unleash The Archers, Audiotopsy, King King and the awesome new single from Queensryche!

unnamed (4)Not only that, we hear from Josh Smith and Marcus Bridge of Northlane ahead of their new album Node, which is being released Friday 24th July.

Naturally, we intend to get through all of your requests, which include Blackberry Smoke, Steppenwolf, Lionize, UFO, Kiss, Saxon, The Who, Extreme and Motorhead.

Old Rake competitionLet’s not forget that we will be announcing the ‘Ol Drake’ Competition Winner (click here to ENTER). Be quick, as the competition closes at 9pm BST.

Join in the chat and comment on our Facebook Group and on Twitter @classicrockshow during the ‘live’ broadcast from 7pm until 10pm BST. Listen links can be found on the Homepage.


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#NEWS 3 hours of top notch tuneage from 7pm BST / 2pm EDT / 11am PDT

Start the weekend early by tuning in for three hours of top notch tuneage from 7pm BST / 2pm EDT / 11am PDT.

The Allman Brothers Band, Styx, Argent, Grand Funk Railroad, Alice Cooper, Motley Crue, Hellyeah, Korn, Squakett, Dokken, Living Color, Golden Earring and Def Leppard all feature with a track taken from an album they released around about this time, back in the day.

We’ve also had a number of requests in for Budgie, Rainbow, Iron Maiden, Neil Young, Janis Joplin, Dire Straits, Girlschool, L.A. Guns, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Schenker Group to name but a few.

Plus, we’ve some brand new music from supergroup Devil City Angels, Coheed and Cambria, Wearing Scars, Slam Cartel, as well as a track from the forthcoming Vardis EP ‘200mph’.

Competition-wise, there’s a copy of Ol Drake’s new album’Old Rake’ up for grabs. Click on our Competition page for more info.

All in all, it’s set to be another corker of a show.

Join in the chat and comment on our Facebook Group and on Twitter @classicrockshow during the ‘live’ broadcast from 7pm until 10pm BST. Listen links can be found on the Home page.


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#NEWS Here’s what we’ve got on ‘The Classic Rock Show’ Thursday 7pm BST 2pm EDT / 11am PDT

Here’s what we’ve got planned for ‘The Classic Rock Show’ on Thursday, 9th July from 7pm BST / 2pm EDT / 11am PDT:

The month of July seemed to be an exceptionally good time for album releases in years gone by, and we’re gonna play you some of the very best. Classic cuts from Alice Cooper, Dio, David Lee Roth, Slayer, Megadeth, Pat Benatar, Helix, Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, Ratt, Great White, Ace Frehley, Y&T and Heart will no doubt help to bring back some memories of you running down to the local record store to pick up a copy.

“What about our requests?”, I hear you say. Of course, this show wouldn’t be the same without your contributions, so we’ll also be hearing from Blackberry Smoke, Cozy Powell, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour, Massive, Nickelback, the new one from Shinedown, Dire Straits, Faith No More, Gary Moore, Def Leppard and Loverboy.

New music will primarily come from the ‘Blues’ end of the music spectrum. The amazing Will Johns (appearing at The Criterion Theatre, Coventry on July 11th and The Wheatsheaf, Oxford on July 13th) has a new single out ‘Last Page’, and we’ll be playing that for you. Plus we’ll play something from the new album by Jared James Nichols, who’s tour support for Glenn Hughes in September, and also hear a track from the new King King album ‘Searching For The Light’. They’ll be back out on tour in October.

As you see, we’ve quite a mix for you…well, we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Join in the chat and comment on our Facebook Group and on Twitter @classicrockshow during the ‘live’ broadcast from 7pm until 10pm BST. Listen links can be found on the Home page.


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