Tag Archives: Chris Difford

Tales from the Rocking Chair songsmith – in conversation with Dean Friedman

While four decades have passed since Dean Friedman’s biggest UK hits, admittance of a liking for him in trendy circles often remains reserved to cautious whispers here and there. But Dean’s hip stock rose with the inclusion in 1987 of … Continue reading

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Glenn Tilbrook / Charlie Austen – Clitheroe, The Grand

With the A59 submerged in places that afternoon, there was a worry that we might not even reach Clitheroe on Saturday night. But if Glenn Tilbrook could get across from a Newcastle Opera House date with Wilko Johnson in that … Continue reading

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The Freedom I’ve Been Gifted – Glenn Tilbrook makes it to the phone again

Squeeze frontman and co-founder Glenn Tilbrook will be keeping himself busy these next couple of months, not only supporting Wilko Johnson’s band on the UK leg of their tour, but also filling a few gaps with his own solo dates. … Continue reading

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Kingdom come, beyond Del Amitri – the Justin Currie interview

Chances are that you probably still know Justin Currie best for Del Amitri, the Scottish alternative/crossover outfit who enjoyed a dozen top-40 hits over a decade in the wake of 1990’s classic breakthrough single, Nothing Ever Happens. But this Glaswegian singer-songwriter … Continue reading

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Boo Hewerdine / The Huers – Wigan Parish Church

I’ve encountered some impressive live music settings over the years, and All Saints’ Church, Wigan, must be up there with the best, however unlikely a venue. It was clearly an odd call for Boo Hewerdine too, this Cambridgeshire-based singer-songwriter up … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Best of Times – the Glenn Tilbrook interview

Glenn Tilbrook’s clearly not one for putting his feet up at home. Barely off the plane a few days after a major US tour with Squeeze, he’s already on the road again. What’s more, he’s fielding calls from the likes of … Continue reading

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Squeeze / John Cooper Clarke – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Dr John Cooper Clarke was already halfway down Beasley Street by the time I rocked up at the Liverpool Phil on Monday night. The legendary wordsmith is as much a stand-up comic these days, his one-liners and winning anecdotes soon … Continue reading

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Squeeze – Cradle to the Grave – a writewyattuk review

Squeeze are back, some 17 years after the rather disappointing Domino, with a brand new set of songs. And they’re everything I might have hoped for. In the same sense that I wish The Beatles’ Let It Be hadn’t followed Abbey Road … Continue reading

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Squeeze into a new era – the Chris Difford interview

Catching up with Chris Difford’s blog earlier this week, I realised how close we were to a new Squeeze album, the band’s first since 1998, the result of a project also serving as the soundtrack to a new BBC comedy … Continue reading

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Glenn Tilbrook – 53 Degrees, Preston

I’ve said it before, but I’m pleased to see 1991 Squeeze LP Play getting some kudos again all these years on. And it seemed fitting that Glenn Tilbrook started off his solo show at Preston’s 53 Degrees with one of … Continue reading

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