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  MARK TAYLOR'S BIG CITY NIGHTS

MIKE TRAMP - STAR OF KINGS
London
22 May 2013


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An acoustic affair for the former singer of American glam rockers White Lion, a hugely successful band in the late eighties who never really got the recognition they rightly deserved.

A support slot from Swedish blond bombshell Mia Klose got the evening off to a good start who was backed by two guitarists from her band and in the acoustic setting gave a country flavour with her soothing voice. Two new tracks were played and I await to her them done in electric with anticipation. A first rate cover of Skid Row's 'I Remember You' was done with so much more emotion than the original.

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Mike Tramp has a few stories to tell from his days of the travelling rock 'n' roll circus and many of them are put to music on his new album Cobblestone Street, for which the title track is his opening gambit. The dark and Kurt Cobain styled 'This Ain't The Life I Asked For' is an honest account of how family life dosn't always live up to expectations. His past glories are not forgotten with the peace anthem 'Cry For Freedom'. 'All The Fallen Men' from the Fight To Survive album gets a rare outing on UK shores.

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His time with his post White Lion outfit Freak Of Nature is remembered with 'What I Am' and 'Rescue Me'. But it is songs from the mutlimillion selling Pride album that strike the chord the most with songs that were originally written in the acoustic form before the big production. 'Wait', 'Hungry' and 'Lady Of The Valley' are welcomed like long lost friends and 'When The Children Cry' has a cheesy taste but strong meaningful lyrics that still apply in today's world. Tramp was amongst loyal friends. He could've played all night.

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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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