My first gig was Diamond Head in 1980 and later that year I spent the school sports day hiding and drawing a picture of Saxon's 'Wheels Of Steel' logo on my orange kagoule. That was the first clue that rock music was the way forward, and by the end of that summer I was hooked, and Rainbow's 'Down To Earth' and Whitesnake's 'Ready And Willing' albums were glued to my turntable.
Classic Rock and NWOBHM have a special place in my heart to this day and I will never say no to a good down and dirty piece of blues rock at any time. However I like a very wide range of genres and styles - no discrimination or labelling here, if it entertains me it's all good!
I did throw up when watching a video of Devildriver once, but that's a story for another day...
27th December 2016: Liz Medhurst's Best Of 2016
10th December 2016: Marillion: Challenging And Engaging And Still With An Edge
28th November 2016: Last In Line Drive It Straight Through The Heart On Dream Billing With Inglorious
22nd November 2016: Sorcery Abounds As Opeth Provide Deliverance At Wembley
30th October 2016: No Sinner Have No Regrets At The Borderline
22nd September 2016: Marillion Embrace The Fear Factor With New Album
8th September 2016: This Is No Ordinary Iron Maiden Book
26th August 2016: Orphaned Land and Amaseffer Offer A Chance Of Redemption By Taking No Prisoners Of The Past
22nd August 2016: Heart, Joan Jett And Cheap Trick Kick It Out In Dallas Three For All
8th July 2016: Joe Bonamassa Makes Worlds Collide In Greenwich Where It Was Time For A Spectacular Explosion Of Blues
21st June 2016: Alice Cooper Seems Like He's Eighteen Again While Rick Wakeman Puts On A Wizard Of A Performance At Stone Free
14th June 2016: Inglorious: Download Festival, Castle Donington And Interview With Nathan James
12th June 2016: Iron Maiden: Download Festival, Castle Donington
11th June 2016: Black Sabbath: Download Festival, Castle Donington
2nd June 2016: Jeff Lynne's ELO: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17th May 2016: Magnum: Islington Assembly Hall, London
11th April 2016: Pearl Handled Revolver: 'If The Devil Cast His Net'
7th April 2016: Interview With Martina Edoff
5th April 2016: The Enid – Robert John Godfrey's Final Official UK Performance: Cadogan Hall, London
17th February 2016: Last In Line: 'Heavy Crown'
10th February 2016: The Winery Dogs/Inglorious: O2 Forum, London
14th January 2016: The Temperance Movement: 'White Bear'
7th January 2016: Inglorious: 'Inglorious'
29th December 2015: Best Of 2015
5th November 2015: The Enid: The Stables, Milton Keynes
1st November 2015: Heavy Metal Kids: Merton Manor Club, London
21st October 2015: Interview with Steve Hackett On 'Premonitions - The Charisma Recordings 1975 - 1983' and more
12th October 2015: Martin Turner: 'Written In The Stars'
29th September 2015: The Graveltones/Kill It Kid, Scala, London
18th September 2015: Ian Danter: 'Second Time Around'
8th September 2015: Praying Mantis: 'Legacy' Album Launch, The Borderline, London
23rd June 2015: Spike's Free House: The Borderline, London
5th June 2015: The Graveltones: 'Love Lies Dying'
1st June 2015: FM: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
10th April 2015: Lordi: Sub89, Reading
31st March 2015: Yarmageddon Part 4: Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth
9th February 2015: Knock Out Kaine: 'The Rise Of The Electric Jester'
8th February 2015: Black Whiskey: 'Heavy Train'
27th January 2015: The Enid – The Bridge Show: The Court Theatre, Tring
21st January 2015: Stray/Pearl Handled Revolver: The Borderline, London
29th December 2014: Best Of 2014
16th December 2014: Marillion: The Forum, Kentish Town, London
11th November 2014: Paul Rodgers - The Royal Sessions Live: Royal Albert Hall
31st October 2014: Legends Of Rock – The Originals: Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth
15th October 2014: Stonewire: 'When The Crow Flies'
3rd September 2014: The Graveltones: Interview And Gig Review, Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
28th August 2014: Winter In Eden: 'Court Of Conscience'
19th August 2014: Cambridge Rock Festival 2014: Haggis Farm Polo Club, Cambridge
14th August 2014: Pearl Handled Revolver: Interview And Gig Review, Cambridge Rock Festival 2014
22nd July 2014: Blues Pills: 'Blues Pills'
18th July 2014: Sonisphere 2014: Iron Maiden/Metallica/Alice In Chains/Slayer/Alestorm And Many More
4th July 2014: Black Sabbath/Soundgarden/Faith No More/Motorhead: British Summer Time, Hyde Park, London
2 June 2014: Camden Rocks: Saturday 31st May 2014
1 May 2014: Curved Air: Interview With Sonja Kristina With Track By Track Commentary Of New Album 'North Star'
24 March 2014: Legends Of Rock: Yarmageddon Part 3, Great Yarmouth
16 March 2014: The Pat McManus Band Live Review And Interview: Legends Of Rock, Great Yarmouth
4 March 2014: The Evolution Of Friars 1969-2014: Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury
4 February 2014: Savatage: 'Streets: A Rock Opera' Narrated Version Plus The Video Collection (CD+DVD)
1 October 2013: Joan Jett And The Blackhearts: 'Unvarnished'
19 September 2013: Promethium: 'Origins'
30 August 2013: Brett Walker: 'Straight Jacket Vacation'
12 August 2013: Interview With Phil Campbell, The Temperance Movement
12 August 2013: Cambridge Rock Festival 2013
12 August 2013: Interview with Pat McManus: Cambridge Rock Festival
9 August 2013: Interview with Carl Sentance: Cambridge Rock Festival
29 July 2013: The Legendary Pink Dots: 'The Gethsemane Option'
24 May 2013: Orchid: 'The Mouths Of Madness'
22 May 2013: Fair Warning: 'Sundancer'
24 March 2013: Tribute To... Legends of Rock: Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth