Gasoline Outlaws are a band whose story we have now followed for four calendar years. Ahead of their second album landing in April 2019, this listen again feature rewinds to Wildfire Festival 2016, where I recorded a full-band feature interview on the band’s beginnings. Aired originally as a four-part interview series in August, it then […]
Backstage from Brighton in early 2019, Alan Nimmo from King King talks about the band’s 10th anniversary, the rising rock scene and importance for us all to push to get more mainstream media attention for today’s guitar bands. Alan also speaks about touring with Sari Schorr and the health of the rock and blues music […]
APRIL ALBUM OF THE MONTH Good music cheers up your day; great music has timely social relevance. At a time of national anxiety – with political division, economic uncertainty and a wellbeing timebomb that needs to be tackled – Melissa touches on topical issues but, unlike protest albums that meet anger with anger, this album […]
First aired as a radio hour special in February 2018, I spoke with Melissa about highlights from her impressive album archive and we reflected on the power of music to unite people at times of change and uncertainty. Melissa also talks about her forthcoming UK tour dates and we get some early words on her […]
A week before the release of the band’s 2019 Top 10 album, I spoke with Danny and Luke in London to discuss the story behind the new album. With the future of HMV in the balance (at the time), we also discussed the future of music on the high street and reflect on the emerging […]
Originally aired on my Friday show as an hour special, here we talk about the band’s 2018, we look ahead at 2019 and we discuss some of the big issues facing the grassroots rock scene today. An interview of light and shade with serious and funny moments sitting side by side.
Ahead of his UK tour and Q&A sessions, I spoke with John Illsely about the early years of Dire Straits – the road to Brothers in Arms. John also talked about this tour dates for spring 2019 and we reflected on the new guitar scene rising today, and what they can learn from the great, […]
In recent months, so many issues have come to a head – Pledge, the future of music retail, wellbeing, grassroots venues closing: So I met up with our ‘Band of The Year’ The Virginmarys and Rob from Lightning In A Bottle to chat about the issues head on.