Tag Archives: Bruce Springsteen

Forever switched on – back in touch with Andy Kershaw

It’s been 35 years since Andy Kershaw left West Yorkshire’s Radio Aire, redundancy from his promotions manager role in November 1983 proving the catalyst for a wealth of  adventures in rock’n’roll and broadcasting. “Was there ever a more productive sacking, … Continue reading

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Celebrating The Day I Was There – the Neil Cossar interview

Music was always a passion for Neil Cossar, from teenage years learning guitar and dropping by at a record stall on Stockport Market through to minor early ’80s success with his band, a move into radio and establishing his This … Continue reading

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Going North, South, East and West with The Members – in conversation with JC Carroll

You could say Jean-Marie Carroll’s musical education started in November 1970, when he caught T. Rex live at Guildford Civic Hall. Within a week, Marc Bolan and Mickey Finn had their first top-10 hit with ‘Ride a White Swan’, and the … Continue reading

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This one’s from the hip – the Lloyd Cole interview

I first tried to get hold of Lloyd Cole while he was on tour Down Under, enjoying a little respite from a harsh North American winter with shows in Australia and New Zealand. It was all a bit hectic out … Continue reading

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Taking the low road to success – the Thea Gilmore interview

It’s been a long time coming, but Thea Gilmore is finally getting true recognition, with her fan-base ever-growing and each album outselling the last – 17 years after her debut. She has admirers in high places too – Joan Baez … Continue reading

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Blackbirds by Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter Records) – a writewyattuk review

From the moment the electric guitar chops signal the lead-off title track on Blackbirds, we’re in no doubt as to the underlying grit of Gretchen Peters’ latest 10-track opus. We certainly have a contender for a career-best outing here, the … Continue reading

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Paul Carrack/Elliott Morris – Preston Guild Hall

From Satisfy my Soul through to a show-stopping How Long, those at the Guild Hall on Wednesday night were left in no doubt as to why they call Paul Carrack ‘the man with the golden voice’. Whether tackling classic ‘60s … Continue reading

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A truly independent spirit – the Badly Drawn Boy interview

Ahead of appearances at the Beat-Herder Festival in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley and Portmeirion’s Festival No.6 in North Wales, writewyattuk tackled Damon Gough – aka Badly Drawn Boy – on everything from Beck to Boney M and Bruce Springsteen.  Before I … Continue reading

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