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Born in the late 60's, Chesy hails from a Welsh mining village with a long name and was pretty glad when he got the Hell out of there. He got into Rock/Metal in about 1980, thanks to a TISWAS related incident (Rainbow video for All Night Long) and thankfully has never looked back. Chesy often sang solo in the school choir, but thanks to a puberty related incident his voice is now completely bolloxed, although in his own head Paul thinks he sounds like a blend of Coverdale and Dio (R.I.P). He was brought up on the classics - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Rush, Whitesnake and loved melodic rock and the Hair Bands of the 80's. (Nowadays, he has progressed a little and prefers a more technical and/or progressive metal - Dream Theater, Rush, Symphony X, Porcupine Tree, Pain Of Salvation, Spock's Beard. He hates Black and Death Metal (can't stand the grunting) but for some unknown reason loves the magnificent Opeth! He wont stop this blog until his beloved FM finally play the likes of the NEC as a headlining act!!!

Saturday, 31 January 2015

NIGHT RANGER announce special concert at London Islington O2 Academy, Thursday 12th March

Night Ranger; the critically acclaimed San Francisco hard rockin’ band, will play a special concert at the London Islington O2 Academy on Thursday 12th March. The special London show is being treated as a rare and intimate, warm-up to their Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival appearance on Saturday 14th March.



Islington O2 Academy tickets are available from 0844 249 1000, and Ticket Web, Eventim, Gigantic or See Tickets. VIP Experience Packages can be booked from Night Ranger’s Website.



Night Ranger will perform songs from their multi-platinum 1983 album Midnight Madness, which includes their hits Sister Christian”, When You Close Your Eyes” and (You Can Still) Rock In America”, plus songs 2014’s High Road” album.  They’ve sold over 17 million albums worldwide, performed over 2,500 concerts, and played with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, ZZ Top, Journey and Whitesnake.

NIGHT RANGER

LONDON, O2 ISLINGTON ACADEMY 
THURSDAY 12th MARCH 2015
Tickets: £20.00 / 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 249 1000
Book Online: Ticket Web, Eventim, Gigantic



Doors: 7.00pm / Stage Time: 8.30pm

16 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS


See also album review here -
http://www.chesyrockreviews.com/2014/05/night-ranger-high-road-album-review.html


NIGHT RANGER – OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY

With 30+ years, more than 17 Million albums sold worldwide and over 2500 live shows performed, Night Ranger continues to rock.  It all started when five hard-rocking kids from the San Francisco Bay Area joined forces in the early 80’s to form Night Ranger. Like no other rock band, Night Ranger both epitomized and transcended the arena sound and style of that decade and beyond. Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.

Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim and multi-platinum album status as they produced legendary hits such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes” and the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America” - Songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and expanded the bands ever-growing fan-base. 

Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. Night Ranger’s songs can be heard in the Rock BandGuitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film; the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie NightsFriday the 13ththe Secret of My Success; TV Shows Glee, American Dad,Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation; JBL’s "Hear The Truth” campaign; and many more! 


Night Ranger is Jack Blades (bass guitar, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars) and Eric Levy (keyboards). 

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