After a miserable January and February, Spring has finally sprung and smacked us squarely in the face. March was a fantastic month for gigs in South Wales and my personal highlight was discovering a hard rock/metal band called "Striker" when they supported "Sonata Arctica" in the Tramshed Cardiff.

The first thing that drew my attention to the band, wasn't their sound or riffs, but the energy the band brought to the stage. It was refreshing to see a young band play traditional hard rock/metal and with the mix of clean vocals and impressive harmonies they defiantly make me turn up to 11!

March brought us a vast range of genres. From good old fashion rock with "Black Star Riders", AOR with Mike tramp, Punk with the "Stiff Little Fingers" and a band I think you will agree don't fall under any genre, except fantastic, and that's "Ghost".

Moving forward to April's gigs and we are definitely spoilt for choice. Whoever said the live music scene in Swansea was dead needs to think again. On April 1st (and this is not an April fool) there are 3 great show's, with Ross The Boss (former guitarist of Manowar) playing The scene with great local support from Helldown. And a stone throw away The Texas Flood hold their album launch party in Sin City. Priced at just £3 this is an absolute bargine, just remember to take extra cash, as after you've heard the album you wont be able to leave without a copy. And last but no means least , Crowleys Rock Bar host meatlers Ferinus and Darogan. With free entry there is no excuse not to go and check them out.