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London Calling to the faraway towns – the Gary Crowley interview

Behind every successful career you tend to find a mix of good fortune and hard work, but you’re unlikely to hear any gripes about the latter from highly-affable broadcaster, TV presenter and DJ Gary Crowley. His on-air charm and warm … Continue reading

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The Leader of The Pack, Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny … the Kirk Brandon interview

When I got through to Kirk Brandon, there was an uneasy silence at the other end of the line, his approach similar to mine – if you don’t know a number, let the caller do the hard graft and explain … Continue reading

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Introducing This Day in Music’s Guide to The Clash

It’s finally out there, nine months after I delivered the majority of the words, and a year and three-quarters after my first online hint about the project. This Day in Music’s Guide to The Clash is available from Amazon or online/in … Continue reading

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Remembering Joe Strummer, with Lucinda Mellor and Robert Gordon McHarg III

  To mark late September 2018’s release of a box-set tribute to Clash frontman, punk pioneer, singer/songwriter, activist and all-round inspiration Joe Strummer, who died in late 2002, WriteWyattUK  tracked down the project’s main drivers – artist Robert Gordon McHarg … Continue reading

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Back with a Special Beat Service – the Dave Wakeling interview

It gets a tad confusing with a few of the bands doing the rounds again all these years on, not least when original members have gone their separate ways, starting their own versions of the same group. Take The Beat, … Continue reading

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Reprising the Roachford Files – the Andrew Roachford interview

After his latest successful tour with Mike + The Mechanics, Andrew Roachford is back on the road with his band this autumn. Know the name but struggling to place the back-catalogue? Well, his biggest hits came with his first collective in the … Continue reading

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Fingers Crossed for top night with Mott legend – the Ian Hunter interview

Ian Hunter was at home in Connecticut when I called, having a few days to himself before returning to the UK with The Rant Band for the latest run of shows to promote last year’s acclaimed Fingers Crossed album. He’s … Continue reading

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WriteWyattUK on White Riot … 40 years on

I couldn’t get through Saturday, March 18th, 2017, without mentioning a certain clarion call from the early days of punk, released 40 years ago today – the song that inspired this website’s name. Naive maybe, but so much energy to … 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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