Tag Archives: Mark Brzezicki

Spirit of ’77 – All Around the World with Russell Hastings and From The Jam

It was a cheap shot, but when I called Russell Hastings back seven hours after rescheduling our initial 10am date due to a dodgy signal, I couldn’t help but ask him, ‘So, Just Who is the Five o’clock Hero?’ “Ha! I … Continue reading

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The writewyattuk quotes of 2016, part two – July to December

As the festivities start to take hold at writewyattuk hq, we best conclude our 12 months of quotes from 2016’s feature/interviews, encapsulated via a series of soundbites. Again, much gratitude to all who responded, and big respect to those who … Continue reading

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Dreams stay with you – in conversation with Mark Brzezicki

Four shows into Big Country’s latest anniversary tour, Mark Brzezicki was back home this week, between dates at Holmfirth’s Picturedrome and The Warehouse, Falkirk. And three decades after his primary band’s commercial peak, he can confirm there’s still plenty of love … Continue reading

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Big Country show their Steeltown mettle – the Bruce Watson interview

Be honest. What do you think of if someone mentions Big Country? The band that is, not the 1958 Gregory Peck and Jean Simmons film success based on Donald Hamilton’s novel, with that fantastically-evocative and stirring musical score. Do you … Continue reading

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Where did it all go right? In conversation with From the Jam’s Russell Hastings

  I’ve suggested before now that if I had any problem with Bruce Foxton’s impressive 2012 comeback LP Back in the Room, it was the fact that –despite clearly being a collaborative effort – it only carried his name on the … Continue reading

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Back (on the phone) with Bruce Foxton – the writewyattuk interview

Before I begin, let’s go back in time. I’m not talking about the day Paul Weller and Steve Brookes first stepped on to a stage at Woking’s Working Men’s Club in November 1972, nor the May 1974 milestone (yes, 39 … Continue reading

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Bruce Foxton – Back in the Room (Absolute/Basstone, 2012) – a writewyattuk review

I really didn’t know what to expect with Bruce’s first solo album in more than a quarter of a century, but I’m pleased to say my critical sense was uncompromised by the end result – 12 strong songs ensuring a … Continue reading

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