Tag Archives: David Bowie

Lloyd Cole – Preston Guild Hall

We were two songs in on Monday night before our special guest deigned to talk to us, fixing us with something of a 1,000-yard stare while sussing out his audience before announcing, ‘You’re not getting any younger either’. It was … Continue reading

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What the world needs now – the John Lydon interview

“Hallo, is that John?” I ask my illustrious interviewee, somewhat needlessly. “It is … ‘allo!” “Good day to you. It’s Malcolm here, calling from Leyland, Lancashire.” “Fantastic. Let’s take the scenic route!” It’s seven months since the release of What … Continue reading

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The Human Love story – in conversation with Newton Faulkner

It seems that Newton Faulkner has something of an affinity with the inventive cover version. On his chart-topping double-platinum 2007 debut album, Hand Built By Robots, there was a fresh twist on Massive Attack’s Teardrop, with several more inspired covers … Continue reading

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Shout? Let it all out – the Lulu interview

It was a long time coming, but Lulu’s been fully in charge of her career for at least a quarter of a century now, making up for lost years after at least two decades letting others make her big decisions. … Continue reading

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The Puppini Sisters/Hollie Stephenson – Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

Never mind the pom-poms … here’s The Puppini Sisters. And they want to talk to you about living The High Life. On the back of a brand new album – their fifth, and most independent yet – the London-based trio … Continue reading

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High Life, high fidelity – back in touch with The Puppini Sisters

The past decade has proved a blast for The Puppini Sisters, this close harmony trio amassing gold and multi-platinum discs, and enjoying famous collaborations with everyone from Cyndi Lauper and Michael Bublé to The Manhattan Transfer. There have been lots of … Continue reading

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Me and Mr Jones – the Howard Jones interview

Can it really be more than 30 years since Howard Jones first arrived on our TV screens, with that cutaway t-shirt and distinctive split-level dyed-blond spiky hair, amid a bank of synthesisers performing New Song on Top of the Pops? … Continue reading

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Remembering Bowie, through Sound and Vision

There’s not a lot I can write here that hasn’t been covered elsewhere, but I couldn’t let the week pass without my own tribute to David Bowie, who left us on Sunday, January 10th, 2016, two days after his 69th … Continue reading

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Yes to priories, prog rock and further excess – the Rick Wakeman interview

It’s half eight in the morning when I make contact with Rick Wakeman. And despite his memorable past contributions to the BBC’s Grumpy Old Men series, he’s bright and breezy. So what time did this revered ivory-tinkler and prog rock … Continue reading

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Here She Comes (again) – The Hazel O’Connor interview

Hazel O’Connor has lived ‘up in the hills’ of County Wicklow for around 25 years now, based just under an hour from Dublin. She has Irish roots, Hazel’s Dad having left Galway for Coventry, where he worked at a local … Continue reading

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