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1 May 2014

MetalTalk favourites Stray are to play a special show at the venue of the original Dagenham Roundhouse as part of The Village Reunion on Saturday May 31st.

This is the fourth such event to take place. Stray's leader Del Bromham will also be doing an acoustic set before his band take the stage for a full electric set.

The Roundhouse in Dagenham was home to the Village Blues Club from the late 60's through to the mid 70's and hosted many of the top names in rock during this period. Iron Maiden, Rory Gallagher, Queen, Genesis, Hawkwind, Can, Wishbone Ash, Thin Lizzy, The Groundhogs, Golden Earring, Deep Purple, Focus & Man all trod the boards and bands such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd & Family also appeared there.

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The Village Reunion was set up for old fans of the iconic venue to meet up and share stories and to make new acquaintances .People who were too young first time round are more than welcome to attend for what promises to be a special night.

Tickets are priced at £11 in advance and can be obtained by Paypal or by making contact with promoter Ken Ansted at

Stray recently released 'Live In Japan 2013' and you can read a review of that plus an exclusive video interview with Del Bromham by Mark Taylor of MetalTalk right here.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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