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Roger Waters Live in Hamburg.

Hmmm… so yeah, I wasn’t exactly the happiest of bunnies as I headed for Hamburg to see this gig… and yes, as anticipated, the tail-back at the Elbe…

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…

Marie Batchelder – In Our Own Time

Every once in a while it happens… a “sound” leaps out at you, hooks its way into your head and refuses to go away. Evocative melodies… a vocal…

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…

Toto live @ the Hammersmith Apollo

Originally known as the Gaumont Palace then the Hammersmith Odeon and now the Hammersmith Apollo, this legendary London venue has been playing host to some of the biggest…

Keith Urban @ Grünspan, Hamburg

WOW!! Yes, big time WOW… that was the word that was buzzing round my head as I left the Grünspan club in Hamburg after seeing Keith Urban and…

Nizlopi – a seven letter word containing three vowels, four consonants and three syllables… and so much more!!

A seven-letter word containing three vowels, four consonants and three syllables… hmmm… kinda sounds like something you might see on a Scrabble board, right? Maybe… but… beyond the…

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…

Bruce Springsteen – Düsseldorf vs. Hamburg June 2005

PHILLIPSHALLE, DÜSSELDORF June 16 2005 vs. COLORLINE ARENA, HAMBURG June 30 2005 The Phillipshalle in Düsseldorf has to be one of the most uninteresting buildings ever created for…

EuroJukes 2004 – Part 4: Amagar Bio, Copenhagen with Mickey Kemp

So yes, by the time the Amager Bio club date in Copenhagen came round, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. “Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen…” goes the song from way…

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…

EuroJukes 2004 – Part 3: Southside Johnny, Bobby Bandiera and Soozie Tyrell Lagerhalle Osnabrück 7 November 2004

This smaller, more intimate venue was just perfect for this truly exceptional acoustic show. Vanessa may, but Soozie certainly does – rock with her violin that is! Considering…

EuroJukes 2004 – Part 2: Fan Convention, Unikellar Osnabrück 7 November 2004 with “Souls On Fire”

Prior to the Sunday night acoustic show, the very first Jukes’ Fan Convention to be held in Europe took place at the Unikellar bar, an integrated hostelry part…

EuroJukes 2004 – Part 1: Hyde Park Osnabrück 6 November 2004

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes re-visited the Hyde Park club, in Osnabrück, for a never-been-done-before weekend package that meant a full-band performance on the Saturday night followed…

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 – Borderline, London – 24 September 2004

From the second that Mark Leimbach’s Fender sent out the first few oh-so-familiar opening notes of Jolé Blon until the last vibrating cymbal was once again silent, there…

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,…

Jarrett Dean – Under Shades of Blue

“Do you like bands like Matchbox Twenty, Fuel, Nickelback, Counting Crows, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, 3rd Eye Blind & LIVE?” asks the speech bubble on the front of the…

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…

4th July 2004 Part 1: Bobby Bandiera – Is My Father There? Record Release Party @ The Stone Pony

Is My Father There? is Bobby Bandiera’s third official release if you don’t count the Shove It Down Your Throat compilation of his first two CDs, Bandiera and…

Bob Burger, Celtic Cottage, Long Branch 1. July 2004

As you will see from what I’ve written below, catching Bob Burger performing his own show at the Celtic Cottage was very much on my “to do” list….

4th July 2004 in New Jersey

I’ve never been in the USA at this time of year so I was interested to check out all the things we Europeans have come to associate with…

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