In four days time I shall be flying (ooooh!) up to Glasgow to join Trembling Bells and their guests, at Oran Mor as part of the Celtic Connections Festival. It feels a bit strange because I will be without my safety net of The Perfect Strangers, but it should be an interesting and entertaining couple of days
Here's a link to the 'Listen Again' which is only up for 7 days, but if you want to have a listen... here it is
My bit starts at 2hrs 22 mins or thereabouts :-)
Yes indeed , My lovely band and I will be playing and singing again at this fabulous venue. The WaterMargin Restaurant on Entertainment Avenue at the O2 Arena have asked me back. Which is lovely indeed,
Here is a link to the website
Auditioning For Auntie
Journalist and broadcaster Pete Paphides delves into the BBC auditions process for aspiring bands of the 1950s and 1960s such as The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Pink Floyd.
Throughout this era, any artist hoping to achieve wider national recognition would have to try and secure national radio exposure. To do this, they would have to meet the exacting standards of a small but powerful board of assessors within the BBC.
Producers and sound engineers of the time remember the sessions, and musicians such as Peter Hammill of Van der Graaf Generator, Judy Dyble of Fairport Convention and Alvin Stardust recall their audition processes.
Here's the cover of MOJO
The interview is in the Interviews section here and the complete interview should be on the MOJO website soon
Many more lovely reviews have been added to the Reviews section as well :-)