Putting the storytelling back into rock

The rock world in Britain today gives music lovers a reason to be excited. Across all corners of the UK, there is a new generation of bright young bands emerging, creating great music and working really hard to travel the country and put on great gigs. As I have discovered more of these bands I have developed an interest in giving many of these bands a voice. So many of them don’t get the airtime they deserve and even when songs do get through there can be a real lack of true storytelling behind the bands. Every band has a story to tell and the Great Music Stories are an attempt to let radio listeners and music fans get closer to the bands – to understand where they have come from, what makes them tick and get a feel for the people and the personalities behind the music.

Many of the interviews I have done I have then aired on my rock show on Meridian FM – other interviews I have organised have been done at festivals and for other platforms. In its broadest form the Great music stories marry words and music in a 60-minute format – playing music that needs to be heard and telling the stories that need to be told.

The archive on this site predominantly features speech only clips from my full-length interviews, unless otherwise specified. I will be updating the site with new band interviews every month and sharing news on features that are scheduled for the future. Giving a website home for these interviews enables music fans to also discover new bands in one place. And if you have a suggestion on a band you would like me to interview do drop me a line.