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Tequila Mockingbyrd

INTERVIEW SHORT: TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD AT THE VEGAN CAFE

The cake chat saga continues. From a tea room in Harrogate and the infamous lemon drizzle bake off at Wildfire 2017 to choc cake in Brighton – and now the latest instalment from May 2019. Josie and I met in …

Tantrum

INTERVIEW DOUBLE: TANTRUM

A rising Scottish band we have followed for some years. Two years on from our first feature interview at Wildfire 2017, it was great to see the band again in Scotland this summer. Here is a short preview clip of …

Verity White

SHORT INTERVIEW: VERITY WHITE

2019 has seen a new raft of acts come to the forefront of my Friday radio show. Verity has been one of them. Here is the first of a number of interview shorts I did with Verity over the spring …

Bourbon House

FEATURE INTERVIEW: BOURBON HOUSE

A band I played a fair bit last year on the Friday Rock Show. With new material coming out this year, it was time for a GMS band hour special. The interview was done over Skype and we hear about …

Wayward Sons

SHORT INTERVIEW: WAYWARD SONS – ALBUM 2

A short interview with Toby first aired May 2019, when Toby talks about Wayward Sons’ preparations for the second studio album – and discusses some of the band’s summer tour dates.

These Wicked Rivers

INTERVIEW DOUBLE: THESE WICKED RIVERS

One of the ‘watch list’ rising bands for the second half of 2019, with a debut album on the way. This audio clip comprises of the feature interview recorded at the end of 2018 in London where the band looks …

Wildfire 2019

LIVE FROM WILDFIRE 2019: SHE BURNS RED & THE MYSTERY DRUMMER

She Burns Red is a band we are looking at closely at the moment and a Great Music Stories feature interview was recorded with the band at Wildfire – that will form an hour special to be broadcast in the …

Wildfire 2019

LIVE FROM WILDFIRE 2019: THESE WICKED RIVERS – BISCUIT TALK

An audio clip from a new five-part feature with the band, where we talked about plans for the year ahead, the importance of grassroots music events and news on the band signing with RPM Management. We had fun too – …

Wildfire 2019

LIVE FROM WILDFIRE 2019: DAY 2 WRAP: FAN REVIEW – PART 1

A website taster directly from Wildfire 2019, which proved to be a weekend about the people behind the music. In this short clip music fan Andy reflects on day two as SKAM perform their headline set.

Wildfire 2019

LIVE FROM WILDFIRE 2019: DAY 2 WRAP: FAN REVIEW – PART 2

Wildfire Festival returned in June 2019 and proved to be a great coming together of music fans and a ‘who’s who’ of today’s rising bands in a beautiful location. Over the 3-day weekend Great Music Stories interviewed 37 bands, giving …

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Empyre

EMPYRE – SELF AWARE

JULY ALBUM OF THE MONTH With ‘Self Aware’ a new sun rises on a new rock Empire. A fresh counterpoint to an ageing rock scene