“It was a great crowd for an opening slot. I was quite surprised. It was nice.”

The pressure is often high when opening a festival and 27 DAYS did well to get the crowds going as they started pouring in for NozFest. Lotty Whittingham spoke to Jordan Watts and Steven Speck about their music, live show and their side project Velvet Rose. So first off introduce yourselves to the readers? Jordan: … Continue reading “It was a great crowd for an opening slot. I was quite surprised. It was nice.”

“It’s good to support the rock scene, the local scene especially as it’s suffering at the moment”

The festival is under way and the bands have started. There is already an atmosphere of love, happiness and appreciation for the straight up rock music. Before they were due to start, Lotty Whittingham spoke to THE WICKED JACKALS about their music, NozFest and what advice they would give for starting a band. First of … Continue reading “It’s good to support the rock scene, the local scene especially as it’s suffering at the moment”

“I would describe it as country and western through a marshal.”

NozFest had just opened its doors and the atmosphere was already buzzing. There was excitement in the air and there was already a handful of punters ready to watch the first lot of bands. Lotty Whittingham grabbed a quick chat with THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA about NozFest, their sound and supporting the scene. Hi guys, thanks … Continue reading “I would describe it as country and western through a marshal.”

“People are already calling themselves Nozzers.”

It’s the day of NozFest. The day had finally fallen upon us. There was a lot of anticipation and nervousness leading up to the event. It was all brought together and organised by local promoter Jodie Bowie. After a series of Rock Nights, she held her first festival. Lotty Whittingham grabbed a quick chat with … Continue reading “People are already calling themselves Nozzers.”

“We don’t write just songs, we write albums”

HAMMERFALL have been making records of the past two decades and they only get stronger with every album. They are about to release their eleventh studio album Dominion and are about to embark on a US tour with Power Metal Titans SABATON. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham speaks to Joacim Cans about Dominion, their … Continue reading “We don’t write just songs, we write albums”

“I have worked alongside a lot of the bands that are on the bill for NozFest and I am happy to be participating in that.”

Marco Mendoza is no doubt one of the hardest working and passionate musicians to date. He has played with the likes of THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE and currently THE DEAD DAISIES. He is due to appear at a brand new festival NozFest, which takes place very soon. Lotty Whittingham spoke to him about this festival appearance, … Continue reading “I have worked alongside a lot of the bands that are on the bill for NozFest and I am happy to be participating in that.”

“I often think this when it comes to songs; if you can apply it to anything in your life, it doesn’t matter what the song was written about. “

Rising Hard Rock quartet EMPYRE release their debut Self Aware today. Their ground breaking sound has seen high praise from both fans and critics alike. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham chats to lead vocalist/guitarist Henrik Steenholdt and lead guitarist Did Coles about certain songs on the album, the artwork associated with the album and … Continue reading “I often think this when it comes to songs; if you can apply it to anything in your life, it doesn’t matter what the song was written about. “

“If I can express my rage in a song while telling a good story, I consider it a success.”

Heavy Metal isn't dead and London based NIGHT SCREAMER are one of the bands setting out to prove this. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham grabbed a chat with vocalist Gadd, bassist Julia B Cadau and guitarist Calvin Lever. They spoke about their sound, their debut album Dead Of Night and who they would have … Continue reading “If I can express my rage in a song while telling a good story, I consider it a success.”

“There is so much talent out there right under our noses – don’t forget this is how The Beatles were found.”

It’s no secret that it’s crucial to support your local music scene. It helps new bands progress in their careers, keeps venues open and it offers a great experience for the fans. Promoter Jodie Bowie is one of the promoters that is making sure this happens. She runs her own successful Rock Nights that showcase … Continue reading “There is so much talent out there right under our noses – don’t forget this is how The Beatles were found.”

“That’s the thing for me, music is always my saviour. “

Rock will never die and bands like BETH BLADE AND THE BEAUTIFUL DISASTERS continue to prove that is the case. They produce balls to wall, no nonsense rock and roll with meaningful messages behind their words. Rock Out Stand Out spoke to the talented Beth Blade herself about her band's latest album Show Me Your … Continue reading “That’s the thing for me, music is always my saviour. “