Dan Reed Network - The New Single "The Brave"

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It's always refreshing to hear that band's reunions is not, all the time, about money and trying to cash in as much as possible but sometimes, as in the case of Dan Reed Network, purely for the love of music. When Dan Reed Network, one of the most eclectic rock bands of the 80's decided to call it a day, back in the early 90's, nobody would have expected to see them making such a successful comeback as they have done with their 2016 brand new album, Fight Another Day, just released last month.

The album of the Oregon's collective features a collection of 13 brand new songs and see the band dazzling their fans with catchy rock tunes. It's a very interesting and highky entertaining record, containing an interesting amalgam of Prog Rock elements, thanks to the excellent work of The Man Himself Dan Reed, Funk and even Soul.


Dan Reed Network

The first single extracted from the album, Divided, had showed already the band's new found inspiration, not just musically but also lyrically through a very uptempo rock beat that somehow echoes especially in the intro of the song, the sound that made Bon Jovi one of the most famous rock bands worldwide.

Dan Reed Network has now released a second single called The Brave, equally uplifting, with excellent lyrics and choruses, a guaranteed radio-friendly tune.

The song is released Monday 18th July worldwide and the video of the song can be found at the YouTube link below:

The Brave - YouTube



Giovanni "Gio" Pilato


Narcao Blues Festival 2016 - 20th-23rd July - Sardegna (Italy)

Narcao Festival


It's one of the longest running Blues Festival ever in Italy and one of the most prestigious music event for Blues music worldwide. Throughout the years, in this wonderful corner of the world, deep in the heart of Sardegna, one of the most beautiful parts of Italy, the Festival has featured some of the most important names of the Blues and Blues/Rock circle, artists like Scott Henderson, Popa Chubby, Canned Heat, Mick Taylor, John Mayall, Robben Ford, Peter Green, The Neville Brothers and many more.

For the 26th edition of the Narcao Blues Festival, which will take place from 20th to 23rd of July, the event organisers have done, once again, a fantastic job in assembling some of the most popular artists worldwide.

The program of the Festival will include 2 concerts every night and the artists performing will be the following:


Wednesday 20th July:

Mr. Owl & The Groovy Walkers (Italy)

Roland Tchakounte' (Cameroon)


Thursday 21st July:

Laurence Jones (United Kingdom)

Lucky Peterson (United States)


Friday 22nd July:

On The Road Quartet (Italy)

Moreland & Arbuckle (United States)


Saturday 23rd July:

Luke Winslow-King (United States)

Sweet Soul Music Revue (United States).


If you happen to be in Sardegna in Italy, for leasure or for any other purpose, this is a music event not to be missed. Twenty-six years featuring the cream of the Blues artists on the planet and thousands of music fans coming from all over the world to witness it every year say so.



Giovanni "Gio" Pilato


Rival Sons to Play Portland, Maine

Rival Sons    

The Long Beach, California quartet, RIVAL SONS, are touring with Black Sabbath. Sabbath has embarked on their final world tour, before the band settles into retirement. Rival Sons, on the opposite end of the spectrum, are just beginning to claim their own stake in the future of Rock and Roll Legendry.

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The final song from David Bowie: Lazarus

The world received the shocking news today that iconic singer, musician and producer, David Bowie has died of cancer. Our grief cries around the globe. Bowie predicted his larger than life influence on music, art and culture, would be instantly summarized, defined - appreciated by the media. But in its midst, David Bowie has outsmarted us again. His final song release, which was on his birthday, just a few days before his death, is a prophetic and haunting reprise. At 69 years old, he lived his life exactly as he wanted to, with simultaneous presence and foresight. In his parting message to fans, Lazarus depicts the struggle with life and death, mocking the outflow of superficial media that will occur, and celebrating the release of spirit that his passing will embrace. It reflects who he is and always has been. The song has somber jazz undertones with ironic lyrics that mock the face of dying and superficial communication. The video tells the story. It mirrors his style of emotional freedom on every level. David Bowie has left us an elegant, inspiring echo.

Read, listen, watch :

Look up here, I'm in heaven I've got scars that can't be seen

I've got drama, can't be stolen

Everybody knows me now

Look up here, man, I'm in danger

I've got nothing left to lose

I'm so high it makes my brain whirl

Dropped my cell phone down below

Ain't that just like me?

By the time I got to New York

I was living like a king

Then I used up all my money

I was looking for your ass

This way or no way  

You know, I'll be free


Just like that bluebird

Now ain't that just like me?

Oh I'll be free

Just like that bluebird

Oh I'll be free

Ain't that just like me?

Read more: David Bowie - Lazarus Lyrics | MetroLyrics



Rest in peace, David Bowie. Check ignition and may God's love be with you.

Intro Photo Credit: Heroes album cover shoot, 1977, photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. © Sukita, Courtesy the David Bowie Archive

Bluebird Reviews Tour Date Music Guide - November 2015



To help finding your favourite artists and friends of Bluebird Review on Tour around the globe and enjoy the best of music, wherever you live in any part of the world. Many more artists and their tour dates on our website still to come. Have a great time and, most of all, never stop loving music!


Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo


The legendary Harmonica Blues from Italy will tour the United Kingdom to promote his latest studio album with the Chicken Mambo band called Spaghetti Juke Joint.


Nov 8th The Ivy House, London

Nov 9th Bulls Head, London

Nov 10th The Railway, Winchester

Nov 11th Nambucca, London

Nov 12th Mr Kyps, Poole

Nov 13th Central Studio - The Theatre At Queen Mary's College

Nov 14th Craft Beer & Blues Festival - Reigate


Walter Trout Band


Walter Trout is back with a new album, Battle Scars. The American Blues/Rock artist will be touring Europe premiering worldwide his comeback album.


Nov 07th Frederikshavn, Blues Festival - Denmark

Nov 08th KB, Malmoe - Sweden

Nov 10th Kedelhuset, Silkeborg - Denmark

Nov 11th Amager Bio, Copenhaghen - Denmark

Nov 13th Nordic Hall, Harstad - Norway

Nov 14th Kulturhuset, Tromso - Norway

Nov 17th Arc, Stockton-On-Tees - United Kingdom

Nov 18th ABC, Glasgow - United Kingdom

Nov 20th Holmfirth, Picturedrome - United Kingdom

Nov 21th Forum, London - United Kingdom

Nov 24th Assembly, Leamington Spa - United Kingdom

Nov 25th Cheese & Grain, Frome - United Kingdom

Nov 28th Le Carre', Amsterdam - Netherland



Joe Satriani - Feat. Support Artist Dan Patlansky


The Shockwave Tour 2015 continues in  the United Kingdom in November. The legendary American guitarist will have, as support artist for this tour, another old friend and fabulous artist Dan Patlansky.


Nov 01st O2 Apollo, Manchester

Nov 02nd Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Nov 03rd Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Nov 04th Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

Nov 05th Cardiff St.David's Hall, Cardiff

Nov 07th Southend Cliffs Pavillion, Southend-On-Sea

Nov 08th Bristol Colston Hall, Bristol

Nov 09th Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth

Nov 10th Hammersmith Apollo, London


Buddy Guy


One of the greatest blues artists of all time will be performing in November in the United States.


Nov 06th Paramount Theatre -  Rutland, VT

Nov 07th Garde Arts Center -  New London, CT

Nov 08th Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT

Nov 12th Scottish Rite Auditorium - Collingswood, NJ




Enjoy the music!


Giovanni "Gio" Pilato



Out On The Tiles

Alberta Cross: NYC November 9, 2010

Review: Alberta Cross
Date: November 9, 2010
Venue: The Temptress Boat Cruise, NYC

Rock and Roll Rocks the Boat!!!

We've all been to rock and roll shows. Most of us have been to huge arenas, medium size stadiums, small intimate clubs, casino showrooms, many places to see a show. Tonight was different. Tonight was something new. Tonight was outstanding rock and roll on a ship! I didn't really research the venue before going, just knew that it was a boat cruise with my absolute favorite new band Alberta Cross being supported by another band called the London Souls. It just so happened that I was in town for Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin experience already but even if I wasn't I would not miss Alberta Cross. Wild horses... as they say.

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