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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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Sounds from the Other City – Salford St Philip’s Church

As someone who associates the festival circuit with camping fields, lush greenery, damp tents and mud-caked marquees, I struggled to get my head around Greater Manchester’s latest sell-out ‘celebration of new music, performance and art’. But on the evidence of … Continue reading

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Look to get to know him well – back in touch with Howard Jones

It was a cold, grey day as Howard Jones looked out on to the Somerset Levels from his West Country home studio when we caught up on the phone ahead of his latest solo tour. But Spring was on the … Continue reading

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The Path Master- in conversation with Graham Nash

I couldn’t help but feel nervous listening to singer-songwriting legend Graham Nash’s recent guest spot on Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 show. The Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Hollies star came over a little direct … abrupt maybe … and … Continue reading

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Learning from the Laughter Master – the Stephen K Amos interview

It’s fair to say Stephen Kehinde Amos has seen the world over the past decade or so, this highly-entertaining and likeable comedian charming audiences from Edinburgh to Sydney and several points in between. And while we’ve all had plenty to … Continue reading

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Beyond the sex and drugs – the Shaun Ryder interview

Madchester legend Shaun Ryder is in a great mood, despite being part-way through a rash of interviews as rave culture icons Happy Mondays gear up for their latest anniversary tour. If you’re expecting the unpredictable character that left interviewers like … Continue reading

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Three Poets Walk Into a Club …

IF YOU still reckon poetry’s all about stuffy old school textbooks or finger-in-the-ear performance nights upstairs at your local boozer, think on. For away from the quieter corners in Waterstone’s and uni lecture rooms, there’s evidence that this ancient art … Continue reading

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