Skip to content

Recent Articles

15
May

Skycad Confirmed For Dong Open Air 2013

Skycad has been confirmed for the Dong Open Air 2013, set to take place July 11-13, 2013 in Neukirchen Vluyn, Germany.

http://www.dongopenair.de

11
Nov
(c) Xmas Metal Fest / Lady End

Skycad Confirmed For Xmas Metal Fest 2012 (Valencia)

Skycad has been confirmed for the Xmas Metal Fest 2012, set to take place December 14-15, 2012 in Valencia, Spain.

www.xmasmetalfest2012.tk

8
May

‘Back Home Again’ Photos

Here are some photos from the recent ‘Back Home Again’ gig at The Cluny in Newcastle. With the help of a few ‘friends’ (including the members of Skyclad) it was great to play in my hometown for family and friends. I have to thank Arron, Steve, Sophie and Dave for all their hard work and hopefully we can take all this on the road again soon.

20
Apr

Press Release: New Video & “Back Home Again” Gig

Press Release

He may be a ‘Well-Travelled Man’ but Kevin’s firmly on home turf for the ‘Back Home Again’ gig at The Cluny, Newcastle (20/04/2012). This show will feature solo and band performances of songs from his solo album – ‘Flying In The Face Of Logic’ – as well as some Skyclad favourites.

‘Friends’ include Steve, Georgina and Arron (from Skyclad) as well as Steve Reay (guitar), Dave Anderson (bass) and Sophie Ball (fiddle).

Support comes from ‘Bad Arrow Good Arrow and ‘The Unreliable Narrator’. Starts at 20.00, tickets/door £5.00.

www.kevinridley.com

http://www.facebook.com/theunreliablenarratorband
http://www.thecluny.com/

9
Apr

Back Home Again

25
Mar

New Interview

…about the next Skyclad album, some Skyclad history and solo activities @Metal-Trails.com.

17
Dec

Plans for 2012 taking shape

Plans for 2012 are coming together for my solo work and for Skyclad. These include the first gig in Newcastle for my solo album (at the Cluny on Friday, April 20), Skyclad playing at the ‘Up The Hammers’ Festival in Athens (on Saturday, March 3) and the Ragnarok festival in Germany (on Saturday, April 14) as well as working on new material. More updates will be posted shortly about gigs and videos and … well everything!

10
Oct

Irish-Pubtastic

Finally, we did it! There were a few echoes of Skyclad’s ‘unplugged’ Irish Pub tours here as we did the first gig for the ‘Flying In The Face Of Logic’ album at Paddy Whacks in Sunderland. Despite a few technical shortcomings – and the distinct lack a punters on this rainy Wednesday night – the band played ten of the fourteen album tracks without a hitch. I should say that this was really the point of this first ‘test’ gig and my thanks to Arron, Dave, Steve and Sophy for all their hard work and commitment because, in the first instance, I needed to get the band together and be able to perform a long enough set for festivals, support slots and so on, and we have now achieved this in some style (so time for more gigs I hear you say). Thanks also to Sarah Holmes for her support set. The set list was:

  • Flying In The Face Of Logic (Intro)
  • Eat The Sun
  • Where We Want To Go
  • Angel at Harlow Green
  • De Profundis (Back Home Again)
  • Point Of Departure
  • Which Is Why
  • They Dance Till Tomorrow
  • Good Intention
  • Still Lucid After All These Beers
19
Sep

Rehearsal

Rehearsals are now well underway for the band’s first gig at Paddy Whacks in Sunderland (UK) on Wednesday, October 5th. The band is mostly comprised of people who played on the album (Arron, drums – Dave, bass and Sophy, fiddle) with the addition of Steve Reay on guitar/vocals. Photos courtesy of Matze who popped in while on holiday.

15
Sep

Skyclad Confirmed For Germany’s Ragnarök Festival

Skyclad has been confirmed for next year’s Ragnarök festival, set to take place April 13-14, 2012 in Lichtenfels, Germany.

http://ragnaroek-festival.com