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WILDFIRE REVISITED – DEADFIRE LIVE FROM LE COTTAGE

Full version of an interview with Deadfire from Wildfire Festival last summer, clips have aired before but never the full piece. An interview early morning from Le Cottage, with Whitney, Eric, Andy from Reach 360 Promotions and Simon from Loverocks …

Love Rocks VII

THE QUIET BEFORE THE STORM – LOVEROCKS FESTIVAL PREVIEW INTERVIEW

Feature interview #1,629 in the ongoing series: 36 hours before LoveRocks Festival kicks off on the south coast, I had a chat in London with Simon from the management team on this year’s event. A three-day festival featuring a who’s-who …

Wildfire24

WILDFIRE REVISITED – INTERVIEW COLLAGE FROM THE MOUNTAIN

“Don’t worry, he won’t use this” said Dave Ritchie to Jamie Porter from a sun-drenched Wildfire festival last June. Famous last words Dave. Presented here – a collage of interview out-takes from Wildfire Festival 2023. A random interview collage, featuring …

PROMETHIUM – THE MUSIC IN NUMBERS INTERVIEW

Full version of a feature interview with Dan from Promethium for our Music in Numbers series. A clip of this piece aired for the series, but this interview was far too long to go out in full – so here’s …

Theia

THEIA – THE MUSIC IN NUMBERS INTERVIEW

Full version of a feature interview with Kyle from Theia, a segment of which was used as part of our Music in Numbers series, which ran for 18-weeks on the Monday rock show: A wide-ranging exploration of how artists find …

FROM THE 10 YEAR ARCHIVE: TAROT RATS AND EMPYRE LIVE IN KENT: JULY 2017

Feature interview #279 in the ongoing series. Going back to July 2017, the original audio from a Great Music Stories hour special, featuring Tarot Rats and Empyre after their live show in Tunbridge Wells. The Rats talked about new recording …

THE QUIREBOYS AT THE TRIANGLE – FULL INTERVIEW

Feature interview #1,627 in the ongoing series: A new chat with Spike, Nigel and Luke from the Triangle, London in May 2024 as they offered a special private show for fans that pre-ordered the box set of the new album …

Massive Wagons - Back to the Stack

FROM THE 10 YEAR ARCHIVE: MASSIVE WAGONS AT STONE FREE – JUNE 2017

Feature interview #232 in the ongoing series. A delightful blast from the past from our 2016 Band of the Year and an act we put a serious shift in for on the rockshow – Massive Wagons. A year on from …

Violet Blend

VIOLET BLEND: BAND OF THE YEAR ALBUM – THE FULL INTERVIEW

Feature interview #1,625 in the ongoing series: Towards the end of 2023, Great Music Stories followers and rockshow listeners called Violet Blend as our ninth Band of the Year. Building on from that moment, the band are heading over to …

Henry's Funeral Shoe

FROM THE 10 YEAR ARCHIVE: HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE – APRIL 2018

Feature interview #357 in the ongoing series – a blast from the past. A wonderful moment out and about from April 2018. Recorded at the Borderline, London, in spring 2018 – I spoke with Henry’s Funeral Shoe about their catalogue, …

album of the month

Scarlet Rebels - Where the Colours Meet

Scarlet Rebels – ‘Where The Colours Meet’

For fans of classic rock, ‘Where The Colours Meet’ is set to become one of the most emphatic and cohesive album releases of 2024.

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Calum Ingram - The Man

CALUM INGRAM – ‘THE MAN’

Sometimes though you need to go off-piste, embrace the unknown, be excited by what’s different and remember what it really feels like to be alive. ‘The Man’ from Calum Ingram will do this to your music collection.

Amongst Liars

AMONGST LIARS –‘BY DESIGN’

With ‘Design,’ Amongst Liars just go up another level, as the anger of the ‘Black Days’ era is now superseded by channelled rage for album two…

Ellis Mano Band - Access All Areas

ELLIS MANO BAND: ‘LIVE – ACCESS ALL AREAS’

Ellis Mano Band have been firm listener favourites with Great Music Stories for some years now. They’ve had two previous albums of the month, and then ‘Single of the Year’ for a song that was never actually a single, but magically – and totally organically – generated a massive groundswell of requests that kept it on the rockshow playlist for a year…

Recent show highlights

Friday Rock Show: 16 July 2021

The first hour of the Friday rockshow, news and music from a new generation of unsigned and rising bands: Music includes: Skam, The Autumn Killers,

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