Thursday, 28 October 2010

Midlands Rocks : interview with Chris


Here's the interview with Chris, as done by Peter Keevil of Midlands Rocks, at Birmingham O2 Academy after the Y&T show....

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Thanks Peter for the interview & pic above.

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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Dave Meniketti of Y&T speaks about Fury UK


Hear Peter Keevil's interview with Dave Meneketti of Y&T, at Midlands Rocks. Great interview all round & when you get to 27.30, Dave speaks about Fury UK....

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Thank you & a fan review!

The past 4 gigs were again a blast.. Leeds, Newcastle, Carlisle & Grimsby. Thank you so much to those of you at each of these shows, we had a brilliant time & you seemed to as well! Thanks also to our special guests on these 4 shows.. Babylon Fire. You guys rocked & as always it was a real pleasure to be following you onto the stage, knowing that the audience was already in the mood! \m/ A word also for our good friend Mick Ball who at the post-gig party in Grimsby on Sunday managed to break his foot & toe, despite manfully lasting until today to actually go to hospital to get the injuries looked at! A word also for our excellent crew.. drum tech Sager & guitar tech Crazy Mike. You both did a cracking job, were great fun on the tour dates & we will miss you in Derby on Friday at the Old Bell. Thankfully you'll return to look after us at the Helloween Ball on Saturday. Phewwwwww!

We found these fan comments on the Ents24 website regarding the recent Southampton & London shows & were touched by what was written there. Huge thanks to "Mikey from Erith" - sorry but we're not sure if we got to meet you at these gigs Mikey but either way we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your words....

Event Date: October 14, 2010
Event Venue: The Brook, Southampton

Wow! What an amazing band! This was the first time Id ever seen this 3 piece live, as support to Y&T.
The sound they have is incredible and they play brilliantly up on that stage. Not a note out of tune and full-on raw n' heavy. The singer has a great voice and is visually stunning to watch. His guitar playing is amazing, I looked round to witness everyone in the venue (including the staff) watch his awesome solo's. But that's not all. They have the most catchiest songs to back it up! After this gig I had 'I See Red' and 'Nemesis' stuck in my mind. I thoroughly enjoyed their set and was buzzing to know I have seen this band before they get huge, which on this performance is a certainty.

Event Date: October 16, 2010
Event Venue: 02 Islington, London

Having seen this excellent band once before it was great to see what response they would get from a group of friends that came with me. They agreed, like me, that we'd witnessed a band play who are sure to get massive.
The crowd took to them because they have it all. Great sound, great stage presence, brilliant songs, stunning guitar solo's. The bassist is active too and like the singer, great to watch. The drummer is a real character too, walking on stage hands aloft shouting out loud, stirring up the crowd as he enters the stage first.He pulls it off wonderfully too!!!! The headline act Y&T even said that in 2 years they will be probably supporting them!!! The set they played was brilliant. Starting with the catchy 'I See Red' and ending with 'Death By Lightning'. The crowd gave them a well deserved applause and totally loved this band.

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(Our sincere thanks to Skypirate Photography for this picture)

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Headline shows start today....

The headline leg of the UK tour starts today & of course we can't wait to get started....

October
Thursday 21st Leeds, The Well
Friday 22nd Newcastle, Trillians
Saturday 23rd Carlisle, The Brickyard
Sunday 24th Grimsby, Yardbirds Club
Friday 29th Derby, The Old Bell
Saturday 30th Radcliffe, Manchester, The Helloween Ball @ Radcliffe Civic

November
Thursday 4th Swindon, The 12 Bar
Friday 5th Milton Keynes, Underpass @ The Crauford Arms
Saturday 6th Brighton, The Hydrant
Friday 12th Bathgate, Dreadnought Club
Saturday 13th Aberdeen, The Moorings
Sunday 14th Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
Saturday 27th Birmingham, Route 44

At each of these shows we play between 60 & 90 minute sets.

See you out there!

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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Another live review....

Get Ready To Rock were at the Islington O2 Academy show with Y&T & have written some kind words about us....

"full on, quality traditional British metal.. highly gifted guitarist, ably supported by a rock solid rhythm section.. reminiscent of early Maiden in places.. illustrates why this band have a bright future ahead of them".

To read the full review click HERE

Thanks to Jim Rowland & Noel Buckley for words & pictures \m/

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Y&T.... there are no words!

Yes, there are no words that properly sum up our tour dates with Y&T but we'll do our best! Massive thanks to the Y&T band first of all.... frontman/lead vocalist/lead guitarist Dave, guitarist/backing vocalist John, drummer/backing vocalist Mike & bassist/backing vocalist Brad (respect & best wishes also to regular bassist Phil who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, our hearts are also with you Phil & hope that one day our paths will cross). Big thanks also to Y&T's manager Jill & crew members Rolf, Jon & Steve. It was actually Steve that recommended us to Y&T (having seen us at Bristol Academy on the Michael Schenker tour) & we're forever in his debt for that. You are all very very cool people & we salute you!

Massive thanks also to our fans old & new. The support from our existing fans was brilliant, & the new fans & friends gained on this tour has been fantastic too.

The press coverage on this tour has been cool also.... see the recent live reviews so far.... for example by Komodo Rock, Bacon Music, Rockgig Reviews, Mayfair Mallzine. There's a lot of photographs out there from the tour too & we've not yet had chance to catch up with those. Big thanks nevertheless to all photographers, those we have managed to see so far have been ace.

The party at the end of the London show was immense, crazy, emotional & very very drunken. Chris had managed to get himself invited on stage with Y&T towards the end of their set-closer "Forever" & that set the tone for an emotionally-charged ending to this experienec we'll never forget. After that it was back to Y&T's hotel for the madness induced by our good friends Jagermeister, JD & assorted brands of rum! Good times!

Next up is our headline shows across the country, taking in Leeds, Newcastle, Carlisle, Grimsby, Derby, Manchester (Radcliffe), Swindon, Milton Keynes, Brighton, Bathgate, Aberdeen, Glasgow & Birmingham. Full listing at www.furyuk.com

Can't wait to see you out there again \m/

More reviews....

A live review this time by Komodo Rock, this time from the London, Islington O2 Academy show last Saturday with Y&T.. "the place is packed, heads are banging and Fury UK have inevitably gained more fans. The proggy centrepiece followed by an outstanding
lengthy guitar solo in the last song adds something extra to an already fine performance" Read more....

"A Way Of Life" album review by Rockpages in Greece.. "truly a message of happiness for every melodic Metal fan. This is one impressive mixture of ╬ťaiden/Megadeth/Satriani" Read more....

\m/ Thanks again to Komodo Rock & Rockpages!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Latest album review....

Thanks to Komodo Rock for a really cool album review of "A Way Of Life". As well as liking the album we just think they've really intelligently commented on the way the band's developed & understand very well what we're about & where we're up to with things in general....

"In an act of old school hard labour Fury UK unleash their 3rd album 'A Way of Life' when a lot of fans have only recently digested 'VR'. This not only succeeds in keeping the momentum rolling but shows how quickly the band have managed to raise their game since their debut a mere four years before".

Read the full review HERE

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Ticketlinks for the October headline shows....

Here's the details for the headline shows in October, together with ticketlinks and/or phone numbers to buy tickets for these shows.

21st October : Leeds, The Well. Venue website
With support from Babylon Fire, Old School Enemy & Filthy Trigger
Buy Tickets

22nd October : Newcastle, Trillians. Venue website
With support from Babylon Fire
Free admission

23rd October : Carlisle, The Brickyard. Venue website
With support from Babylon Fire, Whores Of Khan & Red Persona
Buy Tickets

24th October : Grimsby, Yardbirds Club. Venue website
With support from Babylon Fire & Heat Ray
Buy Tickets by phone at 01472 351125

29th October : Derby, The Old Bell. Venue website
With support from Kyrbgrinder, Imicus & Inferno
Buy Tickets : contact the venue directly on tel. 01332 343701

30th October : Manchester, The Helloween Ball @ Radcliffe Civic. Venue website
With support from Babylon Fire, Exit State & Afterdown
Buy Tickets

(We regret to advise that the Mosh4dosh event planned at Victoria Hall, Hanley for 31st October has been cancelled. We have no details about the reasons for this but in any case we apologise to the many people who we know had been planning to attend this show).

Monday, 11 October 2010

More live reviews....

More live reviews coming from the tour so far....

Newcastle O2 Academy with Y&T, by Komodo Rock.. "a superb job. Nemesis, Call To Arms & Death By Lightning stood out in a bold set of straight up metal".
Read more....

Nottingham Rock City gig with Y&T, by Bacon Music.. "hot on the heels of the release of excellent new album, ‘A Way of Life’. Fast becoming known for their explosive live performances, Fury UK duly delivered a blistering set".
Read more....


Bradford Rio's gig, by Rockgig Reviews. "Plenty of potential to go further".
Read more....


Thanks to all contributors \m/

Live review from the Newcastle O2 Academy show....

We've received a stunning live review by Mayfair Mallzine from the Newcastle O2 Academy show on October 8th.... "we had the pleasure of once more seeing what we consider as Britain’s premier Heavy Metal band"
Read more....


Many thanks for these excellent words about the band & our performance.

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Massive thanks....

Massive thanks to everyone that's been to the shows so far on this tour.... that's Manchester, Bradford, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham. We've had a totally brilliant time. Once again here's the ticketlinks for the remaining shows on the Y&T leg of our tour & please watch for the early stage times at Birmingham & London.. at both of these shows we're ONSTAGE at 6.45pm!

14th October : Southampton, The Brook
Doors open 8.00pm
Fury UK on stage 8.30pm
Buy Tickets

15th October : Birmingham, O2 Academy
Doors open 6.30pm
Fury UK on stage 6.45pm
Buy Tickets

16th October : London, O2 Islington Academy
Doors open 6.30pm
Fury UK on stage 6.45pm
Buy Tickets

Monday, 4 October 2010

Tour so far....

2 dates gone & so enjoyable so far. Manchester & Bradford rocked, massive thanks to everyone who came along, packed houses & a sell-out at Manchester. Y&T have been really cool with us, great guys & we've been looked after brilliantly.. AND they are an awesome band without doubt. The aftershow party in Manchester was cool too & we sunk a couple of cold ones along the way!

Our setlist so far has been I See Red, Fall From Grace, Saviour, Nemesis, Call To Arms, Death By Lightning.... although missing Call To Arms in Bradford.

The next 3 shows with Y&T this week are....
Thursday 7th : Glasgow, O2 ABC
Friday 8th : Newcastle, O2 Academy
Saturday 9th : Nottingham, Rock City

*** Remember at each of the above shows, doors open 6.30pm & we're ONSTAGE AT 6.45pm. ***

See you out there!

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Review by Pure Rawk....

Review by Pure Rawk.. "ten tracks of quality classically influenced, but undeniably modern, metal.. an album of a band playing to all their various strengths, whilst still adding new ideas, and coming out of it very much on top" (Sexy Dave)

To read the full review please click HERE