Tag Archives: Paul Carrack

The Best of Times with the Right Reverend – back in touch with Jon McClure

Reverend and the Makers’ frontman Jon McClure was enjoying a little home time in South Yorkshire ahead of his band’s latest UK jaunt when I called. And Sheffield is clearly still at the epicentre of his universe, a dozen years … 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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Introducing the Islandman – the Elliott Morris interview

There’s a song on The Waterboys’ 1990 album Room to Roam that appears particularly apt in describing the career journey of inventive guitarist and singer-songwriter Elliott Morris. In Islandman, Mike Scott cites England as his ‘spine, the backbone and the … Continue reading

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Building on the past, towards a brave new year

It’s that time of year when we’re full of high hopes for the future and plans we can’t usually keep. But 2014 was a great year for all of us at writewyattuk (ok, so that’s just me), and 2015 promises … Continue reading

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Paul Carrack/Elliott Morris – Preston Guild Hall

From Satisfy my Soul through to a show-stopping How Long, those at the Guild Hall on Wednesday night were left in no doubt as to why they call Paul Carrack ‘the man with the golden voice’. Whether tackling classic ‘60s … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones to the big time – the Paul Carrack interview

When I introduce myself to Paul Carrack on the phone, telling him I’m putting together something for a Lancashire publication, his gruff Northern response is, “You don’t sound very Lancastrian.” I add more detail, explaining how I’ve got around a … Continue reading

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From unmade beds to living room word games – the Lisbee Stainton interview

Rising singer-songwriter Lisbee Stainton is going places, even if that list of locations still involves the odd living room and village hall. This ‘English rose with the eight-string guitar’ is barely 26 but already has four albums behind her and is … Continue reading

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Some Fantastic Praise

I was a little alarmed at first. I tuned into watch the BBC 4 Squeeze documentary, Take Me I’m Yours, only to find an acoustic tribute act comprising a lesser-known member of ZZ Top jamming with a geography teacher. I … Continue reading

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