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Power to the M People – the Heather Small interview

“Stop barking! It’s like, ‘Take notice of me!’ I’ve had to be away from her for the morning. I’ve only had her two years, and I wouldn’t be without her. She’s absolute sunshine.” That’s Heather Small, talking about her beloved … Continue reading

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Eggland expects – The Lovely Eggs interview

If you’re passing through Lancaster late at night, wondering where that glorious racket’s coming from, it could be Holly Ross (vocals/guitar, ex-Angelica) and David Blackwell working on new songs at their place, while their four-year-old lad sleeps through. Don’t get … Continue reading

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July to December 2017 – the writewyattuk review: the second six months

Former Status Quo ‘frantic four’ drummer John Coghlan on the key moments that will always stay with him: “Those six weeks at Butlin’s were an eye-opener, doing it – in a sense – professionally, getting to play to people and … Continue reading

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A man of Substance – the Peter Hook interview

  ‘I’m here now … sorry,’ read my text message, and after a couple of days struggling to locate Peter Hook, it seemed I finally had my chance. We’d missed each other a few times, but seeing as it was … Continue reading

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Clean Bandit / Starley – Manchester Academy

It’s official – there’s still life in pop music, 65 years to the week Al Martino topped the first official UK charts, judging by this winning Manchester tour finale. Granted, I can’t imagine Martino’s Here In My Heart or fellow … Continue reading

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Wind and Rain and Shine – the Graham Gouldman interview

Perhaps I should open with a few stats, seeing as today’s interviewee is associated with plenty that make for impressive reading. For starters, 10cc, the band Graham Gouldman formed with Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Crème in 1972, have … Continue reading

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Talking ’bout that Who generation – back in conversation with Richard Houghton

Did you happen to catch a band called The High Numbers in Greenford, West London, in 1963? They were regulars at the Oldfield Hotel around then, still playing there the following year, by which time they’d changed name to The … Continue reading

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