Welcome to Rock-Regeneration!
Rock-Regeneration is a website that is all about Rock music, well just music to be honest, and the various genres that surround it, anything from Folk, Punk, Metal to Blues, Ska and anything in-between. We are a team who are very passionate about music in general, between us going to hundreds of gigs a year and bringing back all the information that you, the reader, wants to hear about such as set lists, live videos, reactions, reviews, interviews and up to date news. We are all from the South of England and you can expect to find articles from all around the area, just depending on where the mood and the vibe takes us.
Ever read a music review in tabloids, or local press, and felt there was no passion in the review, or even that the reviewer attended?
Therefore, our aim is to become the heart of the vibrant live music scene providing a platform for all types of artists to show the world what they have to offer. If you are one such artist and you would like some exposure on Rock Regeneration, please feel free to get in touch and tell us about your gig or you latest release. If you are not an artist and you feel you have something to contribute please feel free to get in touch.
Meet The Team
I have been a fan of live music for a long as I can remember, my very 1st experience of a live concert was seeing Madness at Poole Arts Centre in 1981 after my parents bought me tickets for Christmas, I don’t think they realised just what they started when they bought them for me. My Mother was an Usherette at the Poole Arts Centre (now the Lighthouse) and a perk was that she could get me in to see virtually any band that performed there. I got to see Human League, Iron Maiden, Big Country, The Cult, Ultravox, Psychedelic Furs, The Damned, The Mission….only to name but a few. after this I was hooked and any chance I got I would go any live music event I could, Festivals, Pub gigs, Concert Halls and Rock clubs. I started writing about my passion about 10 years ago for fanzines, music magazines and websites. I have had my own personal blog from a long time as well as writing for Mr Kyps, Mudkiss, Babble and Beat, Wohoo Music and more recently the great Dorset Rock Online.
I have always had a love of music, and have also known Chinners for a very long time (too long?). My first proper introduction to music was Iron Maiden, and Jean Michel Jarre. This can only lead to a broad and eclectic taste in music (those who know me also say “wrong”). My first proper concert was Zodiac Mindwarp, and was followed by a number of summers going to see Thunder, Little Angels, Pantera, Iron Maiden, The Mission and plenty of others – all local, and thanks to Poole Arts Centre, now the Lighthouse. From here my love of music has grown and broadened (Rock, metal, punk, goth, EBM,…).
Having spent ages pestering Chinners to do a web-site, and hearing about the unfortunate closure of Dorset Rock Online, we both decided to start Rock Regeneration. Along, with the rest of the Team we hope to fill the void left by Dorset Rock Online, as well as keep people up to date with live music.
Dan O.I was born in London, moved to Spain, sang in a Spanish band, moved back to London, married a buxom barwench, had two kids, moved to Bournemouth and all through my life ROCK has been the one constant.
In Spain I got into motorcycles, rowdy bars & drinking. On balmy Spanish night in Marco’s Mini Bar, one of the old American bikers tossed me a beat up cassette and said “listen to this, it’ll change your life” and it did, the tape in question?…Led Zeppelin IV!
Rock had me and I haven’t looked back!
I started up Scoundrel Designs and now I take photos, shoot video, design logos and flyers for bands and companies here and the States.
I love writing and have written various band reviews for Bournemouth’s Listed Magazine and event reviews for the Harley Owners Group magazine ‘Hog Tales’ and more recently, for the now defunct, Dorset Rock Online.
JasmineComing from a musical family, I’ve been around music for as long as I can remember. I was trained classically in violin and singing and have played in many orchestras and ensembles since a young age. I decided to take to the contemporary scene back in 2011. I’m violinist, singer, and ukulele player in Quirk Folk band Willowen, and have been a part of the local music scene for over two years.
My favourite artists include Regina Spektor, King Charles, Joe Bonamassa, MS MR, Tune Yards, Lisa Hannigan, Wille and the Bandits, Fleet Foxes, and Flight of the Conchords to name a few (it’s so hard to choose!).
I’m currently studying Spanish, English and Linguistics at Durham University, and I love to write! I’m so happy to be a part of Rock Regeneration and not only gain experience writing and editing, but getting to listen to loads of great artists.
My earliest musical memory would have been watching Sham69 performing ‘If The Kids are United’ on Top Of The Pop’s in ’77, and I’ve been hooked ever since. First ‘proper’ gig The Undertones Poole Arts Centre ’81. I got into reviewing thanks to an invitation to submit a review for BHOne & have been writing ever since. After meeting Chinners at Therapy? ’09 and then Inme 2010 we discussed our love of all things musical, and our passion for the local scene. Having stayed in touch I was invited to “pick up my pen” once again! Favourite band-Therapy?, Favourite live band-Feeder, Favourite local band-Butcher Blues Foundation, Favourite band outside Bournemouth – Soma High.
Hi. I’m George Fullerton. I’m from Bournemouth, the first gig I ever went to was Keane at the BIC and I play in a band called Willowen. My favourite artists include System of a Down, Enter Shikari, Slipknot, Frank Turner, Newton Faulkner, Pendulum, Keane, The Offspring and Ten Second Epic.
I have a broad taste in music, but my favourite genre is either metal or pop punk, despite being in an alternative folk/acoustic band. Although I am young, I have enjoyed writing through studying English Language and starting my own reviewing blog, so combined with my passion for music, Rock Regeneration couldn’t have come along soon enough!
My love of music started in Yeovil, where a combination of influence from family and friends and the chance to go and see some awesome bands from the impressionable age of 13 got me completely addicted. It really is a genuine addiction, I am never without my music and I dread to think how many times I have stood people up to go and see bands and how much money I have spent on tickets and transport! I have been to a gig at least once a month in the last 7 or 8 years, but since moving to Bournemouth this has turned into something more like 2 or 3 a week, I just can’t seem to stop! The local music scene is pretty impressive and I’m hoping that by contributing to this website it will help to spread awareness of some of the great talent that is on offer, as well as giving people something interesting (I hope!) to read. My music taste is varied, I guess I predominantly listen to punk pop and metal, but I will listen to anything as long as I enjoy it.
I’m from Southampton, currently studying Philosophy at Southampton University. I’ve grown up in a family where music is an important part of life and my parents introduced me to a wide range of genres early on. My first ever concert was Electric Six when I was about 13 and I was definitely the youngest one there, happily singing along to ‘Gay Bar’! I like my rock to be slightly on the heavier side of things, but still with a good melody and right now, I’m particularly enjoying listening to: A Pale Horse Named Death, Jane’s Addiction, Fearless Vampire Killers and Alice In Chains. I also love vintage fashion, make up and men in tight leather trousers, which I hope partially excuses my passion for some of my more embarrassing favourites, including the ever-controversial Black Veil Brides! I also write for the Southampton University entertainment magazine, The Edge and love writing reviews and interviewing bands. It makes a pleasant change from writing essays about Plato!
My whole life so far has been revolved around music, and I hope it continues to do so. Growing up with my mum, I was always surrounded by her and her friend’s love for rock music, and I was brought up on music like Black Sabbath, Metallica and Iron Maiden. Over the years, my music taste has varied from that and I started to enjoy many more types of rock music, and spend most of my life at gigs. My life doesn’t feel complete without going to a gig or two every month, and I spend most of my weekends at local venues or friend’s gigs, and when I’m not there I’m listening to it, writing about it or reading about it.
I live in Bournemouth and I had my own music blog, but I really wanted to work as part of a team and that’s what led me to working for Rock Regeneration. I couldn’t be happier writing for them, and I hope I can continue reviewing as a career later in life because it involves my two favourite things in the world; writing and music. My favourite bands vary from stuff like Guns N’ Roses, to Avenged Sevenfold, to The Blackout, to You Me At Six. It’s all pretty varied and I love it.
Ask anyone who knows me, music is my absolute passion, you get me talking about it, I won’t stop unless you make me. It started when I listened to a friends iPod during a long bus journey, and Killswitch Engage came on. Ever since then, I have been a massive fan of anything rock, favourite bands including Muse, Rage Against The Machine, Avenged Sevenfold, Red Hot Chilli Peppers (and approaching my heavier tendencies) Slipknot, Trivium and Machinehead. I am absolutely ecstatic to be part of the Rock Regeneration team, Music and writing combined is both of my passions in one place. Let’s hope I can do the team justice, and keep you readers satisfied!
I’ve recently just moved to Bournemouth from London where I studied the musical theatre course at The BRIT School. This is where I decided that music was really the thing I wanted to pursue in life. I’ve always had (in my opinion) a fantastic education in music thanks to my parents who both favourite varying genres of music. I think my first ever gig was an Iron Maiden one at the Hammersmith Apollo, at the age of 11, which I went to with my parents. My mum has always had me listening to Bryan Adams, Guns N’ Roses and Bon Jovi, whilst my dad has had me listening to Robert Plant, Iron Maiden, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Nirvana. I’ve always had an interest in the way that music genres change and shape over the years. I’d much prefer to go to a live gig in a pub or at a festival rather than listen to highly edited commercial songs.
I’m interested in Pop, Rock, Indie, Folk, Acoustic, Metal, Ska, Blues and Jazz but always try to broaden my listening so that I am able to listen to up and coming new artists with an exciting new sound and something that is really going to make a difference to the music industry.