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

Barry Ryan

Monday, 17 April 2017, 20:57 | Category : Leeds, Podcasts
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In a rare podcast interview singer Barry Ryan talks to Jason Barnard about his greatest hits and rarities. Paul and Barry Ryan – Don’t Bring Me Your Heartaches (Single A-side, Decca, 1965) Paul and Barry Ryan – I Love How You Love Me (Single A-side, Decca, 1966) Paul and Barry Ryan – Keep It Out […]

Jeff Christie – For All Mankind

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 14:15 | Category : Articles, Leeds
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It’s 45 years since Christie’s ‘Yellow River’ topped the charts around the world and it’s that country rock sound and their self-titled debut album that band leader and songwriter, Jeff Christie, is best known for. However, the long player’s follow up ‘For All Mankind’, including its title track, moved the band’s sound forward, nearer towards Jeff’s British contemporaries […]

The Dimentions

Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 20:42 | Category : Leeds
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For the first time Steve Clarkson tells the Strange Brew of his time with Leeds beat band The Dimentions: The Dimentions at The Mandrake Club in York in Summer ’65 The Dimentions were formed in 1964, disbanding in 1966. Short shelf life but great times: http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/articles/the-dimentions

Rock legends The Dawnbreakers – Amazing Friendly Apple Reform!

Sunday, 23 January 2011, 10:21 | Category : Leeds
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Last night for the first time in over 40 years, Leeds music legends and key figures in the sixties music scene The Dawnbreakers/Amazing Friendly Apple reunited. The band shared tales of supporting Hendrix, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and the Kinks as well as in their guise as the Amazing Friendly Apple what it was like […]

Leeds Beat on the BBC!

Saturday, 11 December 2010, 13:41 | Category : Leeds
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Hi everyone – I was interviewed this morning on BBC Radio about my podcast and music from Leeds in the Sixties! The slot is towards the end of the show and starts at 3hrs 38mins and 30 secs in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00cjt0r/Daragh_Corcorans_Saturday_Morning_Show_11_12_2010/ Here’s the link to the original podcast which is still available to download: http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/http:/thestrangebrew.co.uk/leeds-beat-2 Jason […]