Simon Nicol – Fairport Convention

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 20:08 | Category : Podcasts
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Fairport Convention’s founder member Simon Nicol talks about Fairport’s new album 50:50@50 and classic tracks from the band’s 50 year catalogue. Eleanor’s Dream (50:50@50, Matty Grooves, 2017) Lord Marlborough (live) (50:50@50, Matty Grooves, 2017) Meet On The Ledge (Single A-side, Island, 1968) Who Knows Where The Times Goes (BBC Radio 1 Session, 4 February 1969) […]

Stephen Emmer – Interview

Friday, 17 March 2017, 20:21 | Category : Interview
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By Jason Barnard Three years ago, Dutch composer/ arranger and musician, Stephen Emmer released his groundbreaking album International Blue. Celebrating the art of the pop crooner with artists as diverse as Glenn Gregory, Julian Lennon, Tony Visconti and Midge Ure it achieved critical acclaim, and led to Glenn and Tony teaming up for Holy Holy. For Stephen’s new long player, Home Ground, […]

Astralasia – Oceania

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 20:30 | Category : Reviews
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Three years on from Astralasia’s last double album ‘Wind On Water’, the band have topped that long sold out release with ‘Oceania’. Split across double vinyl, the band present 80 minutes of largely chilled out electronica. It’s 11 tracks delve deep into the lost continent it is named after and, as the band describe it: “It’s about […]

Garland Jeffreys

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 20:29 | Category : Podcasts
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The music industry’s best kept secret Garland Jeffreys, gives a career spanning interview with Jason Barnard. Garland Jeffreys – Schoolyard Blues (14 Steps to Harlem, Luna Park, 2017) Garland Jeffreys – Wild In The Streets (Single A-side, Atlantic, 1973) Garland Jeffreys – Lon Chaney (Garland Jeffreys, Atlantic, 1973) Lou Reed – You Wear It Well […]

The Krew – Part 2

Monday, 6 March 2017, 20:04 | Category : Articles
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By Nick Warburton In late August 1967, The Krew split with French singer Sylvie Vartan and landed a two-week residency at the Byblos Hotel in St. Tropez, which ran from 1-15 September. The Krew, Geneva, late 1967. Back row, left to right: Eddie Sparrow, Howie Casey, a South African organ player standing in, Archie Legget. Middle […]

Mark Nevin – My Unfashionable Opinion

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 14:57 | Category : Interview, Mark Nevin
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By Jason Barnard Mark Nevin’s career will always be marked by his time as lead songwriter for Fairground Attraction and as Morrissey’s former songwriting partner. However, over the last twenty years his solo material has provided an outlet for his most personal songs such as ‘The One I Love’, ‘A Ghost Of Summer Past’, ‘The […]