Category: Interviews

BOSPOP 2017 – and the beat goes on!

From 7 – 9 July 2017, the picturesque City of Weert which is located in the Limburg region of The Netherlands, will host BOSPOP under the expert guidance of…

BOSPOP 2016 WAS totally a-ma-zing!

The sun shines on the righteous, or so they say… and as BOSPOP 2016 was blessed with totally perfect weather, I’m guessing that we must have been ticking someone’s boxes…

BOSPOP 2015 – 35 years and still rockin’ – part 2!

BOSPOP 2015 – 35 years… and still rockin’! Part 2 So how did it all begin? How do the cogs that drive the BOSPOP mechanism turn behind the…

BOSPOP 2015 – 35 years and still rockin’!

“.. there are a lot of festivals… and some festivals like BOSPOP, Wacken, Download, Hellfest… are amaaaazing… I mean… these are institutions and they are… they are a…

BOSPOP 2015 – teasers

Well, the future hasn’t been written yet but woohoo, the programme of events for BOSPOP 2015 certainly has! Be sure to check out the full list of artists and bands…

BOSPOP 2014 – 2 days of rock, soul, blues ‘n’ rain!

Whenever someone mentions the word “festival”, several images come instantly into my mind.  For example, “music” as in: different kinds of music; “people” as in: lots of people;…

BOZZPOP 2013 – back home!

Dilemma: What do you do when three festivals that feature bands and musicians you really, really want to see, fall on the same weekend in three different countries?…

Bospop 2012 – two glorious days of mud, music and much, much more!

As Forest Gump’s mama always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’re gonna get!” And I guess the same could be said…

Bospop 2011

BOSPOP 2011 – 3 Days of Bands, Beer and Brilliant Music! Not only was Bospop 2011 the 31st occasion in the history of this music festival, but it…

Aja Kim talks about GET IT ON, the album she recorded with Clarence Clemons

Depending on your geographical location, it is quite possible that Aja Kim’s name could be causing a few eyebrows to be raised inquisitively, particularly when I tell you…

Marc Tyley interview with Bobby Bandiera in Osnabrück for BFBS’ Classic Rock Show

(sound of pool balls clacking against each other in the background) Marc: Now, nine o’clock in the morning, there I am in a German hotel/country club and ready to…

Johnny Pisano – one of my favourite bass players!

Depending on where you live, what type of music you like, and, and, and… the name, Johnny Pisano, might not ring immediate bells. On the other hand, if…

Toto talk to Chris Pratt from BFBS during their Falling In Between tour.

This interview has been published with kind permission obtained from Marc Tyley and Chris Pratt and it is the “uncut” version of an edition that was broadcast exclusively…

Micky Kemp and the Asbury Jukes!

The “Micky Kemp Story” really began for me last November when I saw him perform an acoustic opening set for Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at their…

Boystown – an interview with David Polemeni

Until very recently, the New Jersey band, “BOYSTOWN” was a name that was certainly familiar to me but beyond a “Flashback” article I had read about them, I…

EuroJukes 2004 – Part 5: Southside Johnny is interviewed by Marc Tyley in Osnabrück

During the course of the Osnabrück weekend, Marc Tyley, from BFBS Radio 2’s “Classic Rock Show”, together with Neil Knowles from BFBS Radio 1, came along and interviewed…

Eddie Manion – Follow Through – the man behind the music.

For the first time ever on CD, Eddie Manion, saxophonist with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, has exchanged his role as band member, to that of band…

Gary U S Bonds talks about his career and new release, Back In 20

One of my all-time favourite singers has recently been to the UK on a tour that boasted 13 shows in just over a fortnight. Together with his band,…

Jesse Malin – exclusive interview at the Cockpit, Leeds

Picture the effect of a stroboscope running… you know, when everything is moving like greased lightning. OK, so now take that image and apply it to a person…

Introducing: KATRINA CHESTER in her début Broadway performance as Janis Joplin

To the discerning traveler, Bleeker Street in New York City’s Greenwich Village is the epicenter of where it’s at as far as great music venues, record stores, ultra…

Messin’ With The Blues – an interview with Southside Johnny

For the last few months, there has been much speculation among Southside Johnny Lyon’s loyal fans regarding the news that he was back in the recording studio.  Topics…

Jersey Shore Musician/Drummer – Lance Hyland Stark

About eighteen months ago, I saw Lance Hyland Stark play a set with Bobby Bandiera and bassist T M Stevens during the course of a benefit event which…

Rockin’ with the Bobby Bandiera Band at the Chesterfield Café in Madrid… OLÉ!! – includes exclusive interview with Bobby Bandiera.

Speaking as a fan of Bobby Bandiera’s music living some four and a half thousand miles due east of New Jersey, I know all too well that getting…

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