On December 23, 2020, we lost one of the legends of the rock world. Leslie West was 75 when he passed away, suffering from a cardiac arrest. He is best known as one of the founding members and lead vocalist of the rock band Mountain. Leslie was born Leslie Weinstein on October 22, 1945 in […]
Our current Shangrla Featured Artist is Sass Jordan. From time to time we are reminded of a special talent, none more so than Canada’s Sass Jordan This from her website: The roots that grew Canada’s Queen of Rock, Sass Jordan, started in Europe and edged across the pond to the veins of metal pulsing in […]
Our current Featured Artists are the incredibly talented Mojo Makers. Their lineup consists of Lead singer & guitarist Kasper Osman, Lead guitarist Kristian Hoffmann, Kristian Bast on Bass and Morten Hæsum, on Drums. When listening to Mojo Makers, one has to remember that this band do not do covers!! All their music is original compositions […]
Status Quo have been active since 1962. Originally named “The Scorpions” they have had a number of name changes since; “The Spectres” in 1962 and “Traffic Jam” in 1967. When Steve Winwood formed “Traffic” in 1969, they decided to change the name again, this time to “The Status Quo”, which was later shortened to the […]
Born Kenny Wayne Brobst on June 12, 1977 in Shreveport, Louisiana, this Singer, Songwriter and gifted Guitarist has released 9 Studio albums as well as numerous singles, EP’s and a Live album with his band “The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band”. He is completely self-taught and does not read music!! A favourite with all the DJ’s […]
Hot on the heels of QSP (Quatro, Scott and Powell), one of Shangrla Radio’s most popular artists, Suzi Quatro, is releasing a brand new album titled “No Control” – Not a surprising title really coming from this Rock and Roll Dynamo. Suzi began her career in the 1960’s playing with her 3 sisters; Patti, Nancy […]
Toto’s ubiquitous soft-rock anthem ‘Africa’ is being played for ‘all eternity’ in the Namib Desert on the west coast of Africa. Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has created a sound installation called Toto Forever consisting of six white speakers attached to an MP3 player that contains just one song; Toto’s 1982 hit single ‘Africa’. Placed at […]
** BACK AGAIN NEW GIGS 2019 *** (NOW TAKING BOOKINGS) Albany Down is pleased to announce that we will be returning next year with a new line-up and we are now taking bookings for 2019 “. It has been a while since our last gig and we would like to thank all our fans for […]
Congratulations to Anthony Gomes! Blues Rock Review has selected ‘Peace, Love & Loud Guitars’ as the Best Album of 2018 in their top twenty of 2018. WTG Anthony…it is well deserved! Many congratulations!
Congratulations to Ringo Starr who has been made a Knight! He was knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace. He said it would have been nice if George & John could have been there with him on this special day, and how much he still misses them. Well done Ringo!