Ron D Bowes is based in Farnborough, UK. Since the 1970s, he’s been playing rock music with a ton of bands, among which Midnight Circus, Palantir, Stag, Gambler and Sneak Preview. In his most active years as a musician he’s contributed to a ton of records before indulging in a long, we guess, needed break. However, the rock gods eventually summoned him again so Bowes eventually came back to business and is still rocking hard. In 2018 he’s rocking a solid discography of seven albums and three singles.
Here we’re listening to “All the World’s a Cage”, the album currently up in his Drooble page and released in August 2018 by DK Records. So, what we got to say about it? Two words – pure rock’n’roll. Ron Bowes knows his game and “All the World’s a Cage” is a rock record, written by the books. It’s lengthy, consisting of 14 tracks; it’s classic, mean and punchy, and carries a heavy blues feel mixed with a slightly punk edge. For some the production might be over the top raw, but for us this is exactly how it should be done in the times of overly sterile, squeaky clean sound. You can’t make a rock banger without getting your hands dirty.
But beware, your new favorite rock’n’roll legend Ron Bowes doesn’t write ballads. “All the World’s a Cage” is no place for whiny tunes but only for solid bangers instead. So, dust off that leather jacket, put on your dancing shoes and blast the album like there’s no tomorrow. You know, there’s no time to waste on bad rock’n’roll so give Ron Bowes a chance.
That’s what we got to say.
Ron D Bowes
Ron D Bowes is a UK rock musician who has been round the block once or twice. Back in the day, he was known as Boz Bowes and played bass and sang vocals in numerous semi-pro bands in 70s, such as Midnight Circus, Palantir, Stag, Gambler and Sneak Preview. He played bass for David Jackson (Van Der Graaf Generator) on some of his demo work. He has collaborated with Trevor Thornton: Drummer (Asia, Saxon and others), Ray Brookes: Multi-instumentalist (ex-Rory Gallagher Band), Kathy Shortt: Singer (Kathy & the Shortt-List) and Fred White: Drummer (DirtPile). He played in Stag at Windsor free festival on the same billing as Hawkwind. In the 80s He helped form "Shoot the Butler" who released an indie album, cut at Abbey Road studio. then he went back to gigging for a while. After that, a return to the studio for a cassette release called "Final Curtain" by Flix. A period of10 years in the wilderness followed, as Ron concentrated on family life. Now he's back and rocking!!!