From The Archives: Nikki Sudden and Red Brocade

Nikki Sudden creates enchanting rock ‘n’ roll. From the late 70’s excess of the Swell Maps, to the Jacobites and his own distinguished solo career, Sudden’s music remains vital, charming the listener with a rich kaleidoscope of sounds. From Stones-like swagger to acoustic songs drenched in raw emotion, Sudden is indeed a breed apart. This … Continue reading From The Archives: Nikki Sudden and Red Brocade

Rockbrat Remembers: KEVIN JUNIOR December 26, 1969 – January 16, 2016

I only recently heard about the sad passing in January this year of Ohio’s Kevin Junior (real name Kevin Bain Gerber). According to Billboard magazine, singer-songwriter Kevin Junior—who spent his most prolific and fruitful years in Chicago—died at age 46. The story says "the cause of death is not clear," but as Gossip Wolf reported … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: KEVIN JUNIOR December 26, 1969 – January 16, 2016

Rockbrat Remembers: Nikki Sudden – Who Died Five Years Ago Today 26/3/2006

When I was running Vicious Kitten Records in the 1990s, five artists dominated the roster. They were Kevin K, Freddy Lynxx, Jeff Dahl, Rick Blaze & the Ballbusters – and Nikki Sudden. I was fortunate that through the label, I got to know Nikki Sudden. Nikki released an album for Vicious Kitten, “Red Brocade” in … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Nikki Sudden – Who Died Five Years Ago Today 26/3/2006

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Jeff Dahl, Nikki Sudden, Freddy Lynxx – The Lost Acoustic Tour Poster (1996)

In 1996, Nikki Sudden, Jeff Dahl and Freddy Lynxx did a series of dates together throughout Europe. As the boys were unplugged, the tour was billed ‘The Lost Acoustic Tour’ – that’s right – all acoustic. Jeff, Nikki and Freddy were amazing when the amps were cranked up, but acoustically, they were also exceptional too. … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Jeff Dahl, Nikki Sudden, Freddy Lynxx – The Lost Acoustic Tour Poster (1996)

Rockbrat’s Websight Highlight:What A Nice Way To Turn 17 Blog

So cool to find a blog written by folks that know their rock. From what I gather 'What A Nice Way To Turn 17' was originally a print zine from the mid-80's and is now spreading the word of cool rock n roll via this blog. Nikki Sudden, Dave Kusworth, Tav Falco, Jerry Nolan, Thunders … Continue reading Rockbrat’s Websight Highlight:What A Nice Way To Turn 17 Blog

Rockbrat Introduces You To: Freddy Lynxx

Can’t get no satisfaction with the rock n roll radio ? Does it leave you feeling frustrated, as you frantically flick the dial in a vain search for something cool ? You’re thinking "Man, there has to be something out there better than this !" as you begin to slide into a state of rock … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: Freddy Lynxx