Barry Ryan Interview

Sunday, 11 June 2017, 12:28 | Category : Articles, Leeds
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Barry Ryan alongside his songwriting brother Paul produced some of the lushest most inventive music of the 1960s and 70s, including European chart topper ‘Eloise’.  In a rare interview transcribed from his extensive podcast interview with Jason Barnard, Barry talks about the tracks that shaped his career: thestrangebrew.co.uk/articles/barry-ryan-interview

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 […]

DJ Ashba – Sixx:A.M. – The Magic Behind The Songs

Sunday, 11 December 2016, 12:27 | Category : Articles, Interview
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DJ Ashba, lead guitarist in Sixx:A.M. talks to Jason Barnard about the magic behind Sixx:A.M.’s songs. Read an extensive interview with DJ covering new album Prayers for the Blessed: DJ Ashba of Sixx:A.M. – The Magic Behind The Songs.

Tony Prince – The Royal Ruler

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 14:13 | Category : Articles
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By Jason Barnard Tony Prince, former DJ on the boat that rocked, Radio Caroline went on to became DJ & Programme Controller of Radio Luxembourg. His role cannot be overstated, Tony and the station shaped broadcasting as we know it, bringing popular music to Europe from the 1960s to early 1980s.  Tony talks to Jason Barnard about his […]

Tony Klinger

Monday, 4 July 2016, 19:59 | Category : Articles
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Tony Klinger’s 50 year career has straddled the world of film and music, highlighting the symbiotic relationship between the two art forms. Of particular note is his work on Deep Purple and Roger Glover’s ‘Butterfly Ball’ and The Who’s ‘The Kids Are Alright’.  Speaking to Jason Barnard, Tony vividly recalls his time working across both […]

Rod Argent – And We Were Young Again

Saturday, 2 July 2016, 12:38 | Category : Articles
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“You took my hand and we were young again and magically the years just fell away.” The Zombies (2015) Rod Argent and The Zombies are undergoing a remarkable renaissance at what is typically perceived as the twilight of a band’s career. Their latest album  ‘Still Got That Hunger’ climbed the US charts whilst the group packed out live shows on both […]