Interviews

Every week Geoff has fantastic guests live on the telephone into the studio or sometimes even sitting in the studio with him.  We edit out the interviews from the live show and upload them here to the website within a week-or-so in order that you can listen back to your favourites or discover new interviews you may have missed.

You'll find the most recent interviews right here, and if you want to scroll back further through our blog, you can use the page buttons at the bottom.  Looking for the complete archive?  Choose the archive option in the menu.

 

Francis Rossi, Allan Cosgrove, Pat McGarvey & Pye Hastings

The first set of interviews from 2013 includes Francis Rossi of Status Quo, Allan Cosgrove of Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, Pat McGarvey of the Southern Tenant Folk Union and Pye Hastings of Caravan...

Francis Rossi OBE, is a British musician best known for being a co-founder of the English rock band Status Quo, in which he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar.  Rossi was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours along with fellow bandmate Rick Parfitt.

 

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Geoff Stephens, Michael Schenker, Ted Turner, John Coghlan, Graham Sclater & Barb Jungr

Interviews this week feature Geoff Stephens, Michael Schenker, Ted Turner of Wishbone Ash, John Coghlan of Status Quo, Graham Sclater and Barb Jungr...

Geoff Stephens is a songwriter, most prolific in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and 1970s.  He began this career during his amateur theatrical days when he wrote songs and sketches for musical revues presented by his own company, the Four Arts Society, while working as a school teacher, air traffic controller and silk screen printer. This led to BBC Radio accepting some of his satirical sketches for their Monday Night At Home programme.  Subsequently becoming involved with music, in 1964 he had his first hit "Tell Me When", co-written with Les Reed, a Top 10 hit for The Applejacks. That year he and Peter Eden discovered and managed Donovan, producing his first hit single and debut album, What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid.

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Brooks Williams, Mitch Murray, Jim Goodwin, Brian Bennett & Les Reed

This week features two OBE's - Brian Bennett and Les Reed, joining Brooks Williams of State of the Union, Mitch Murray  and Jim Goodwin of Kan...

In the grand tradition of 'The Special Relationship', State Of The Union combines the talents of America and England, producing an end result that is sure to delight fans of hook-laden songs, fiery and emotional guitar playing and soulful vocals.  Tapping into a multitude of influences, from Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash to Blind Lemon Jefferson, the wide open Fenlands and the frenetic buzz of London, State Of The Union is a masterclass in songwriting, showing off the talents of bluesy Americana stalwart Brooks Williams and cult British singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine to full effect.

 

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