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Merchandise Now Available

Following the successful launch of my photographic art, I'm pleased to say that a range of merchandise is also now available to buy in the Gift Shop. From t-shirts to baseball caps, mugs to tote bags, and badges to stickers, there's something …

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Nov. 12, 2020

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

In the week we remember the fallen, it was interesting to come across this little piece of amazing history... Via: Historical Honeybee Articles - Beekeeping History circa. 1943 - World War II era poster which highlights bees' vital role in natio…

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Write A Review For A Chance To Win

There's still time to for you to enter the prize draw to win an A4 print of Charlie's cat painting, created  especially for CATtales by the UK Subs' legend Charlie Harper.  And, what's more, there's now new way you can enter - all you hav…

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Nov. 2, 2020

Lockdown Love

Lockdown Love

As the UK copes with a second lockdown, albeit it at varying times throughout the four nations, many people are struggling to keep their lives together and face financial hardship ahead of what is the most celebrated time of the year. We'd like to …

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Photographic Art Now Available

The shelves of the gift shop are being stocked ready for Christmas and one product that is proving particular popular is the photographic art of live performaners shot by Cat during her adventures backstage. Produced on high-quality, gallery standa…

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Oct. 12, 2020

Memories

Memories

I was delighted to receive a beautiful gift in the post this morning from international publisher Saal Digital Fotoservice GmbH. The gift? A magnificent book of memories, a glimpse behind the scenes backstage during the recording of CATtales Podcas…

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Oct. 12, 2020

Gift Shop Now Open

Gift Shop Now Open

Really exciting news...the CATtales Gift Shop is now open! The shelves are still being stocked, but if you want to get your hands your very own copy the CATtales book or a unique piece of music history in the form of a gallery standard photogr…

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Sept. 22, 2020

Just Bee Cause

Just Bee Cause

It always feels good to give back so that's exactly what we're doing! Each December, 5% of all proceeds from the membership programme or support from ‘buying CATtales a drink’, will be donated to charity chosen by CATtales members. As …

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Become A Member And Get Exclusive Benefits!

Love CATtales and want to receive some exclusive stuff? Well then, the new membership programme is perfect for you. By becoming a CATtales member you will not only be helping to keep CATtales on air but will also be influential in the future of the…

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Win An A4 Print of Charlie Harper’s Cat Painting

There's exciting news for anyone who has seen the fabulous, unique cat painting that the UK Subs' Charlie Harper created especially for CATtales...you can WIN your very own A4, fine art print of it! There are two ways to enter the Prize Draw…

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Aug. 30, 2020

CATtales Book

CATtales Book

Over the years I have been the editor and contributor to a number of publications so am immensely proud but to have my own book, CATtales, published. Listeners of my CATtales podcast series will be familiar with the interviews I have done in the wo…

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Charlie Harper’s Cat Painting

The UK Sub's Charlie Harper is a creative guy and just can't stop the flow. When he's not touring the world with one of the most iconic punk rock bands in history he's raising money for charity by...well...painting...errr...cats!  Now, many pe…

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Aug. 22, 2020

Listen on Podbean

Listen on Podbean

If you like to listen to your podcast on Podbean, we have great news! We've teamed up with the leading podcast app this month where you can now listen to all episodes of CATtales from 1-77. So, what are you waiting for? Just follow the link below,…

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CATtales’ one with Phil Campbell Hits The News

I was absolutely amazed to learn that CATtales podcast had been featured in the international music press recently. The one with Motörhead's Phil Campbell got the scoop on Lemmy's latest days and, unbeknown to me, was shared to Motörhead'…

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The other one about Arts & Entertainment

The arts and entertainment industry has been hit particularly hard during the Covid19 crisis and, despite the Government’s promise of financial help to the sector as lockdown eases, many artists, shows and events are still under enormous press…

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The one about Arts & Entertainment

Lockdown UK has put a lot of companies under enormous pressure and some sectors are faring better than others. The arts and entertainment industry has been hit particularly hard and in order to survive this global crisis, are having to develop innov…

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June 7, 2020

New Site For A New Era

New Site For A New Era

Welcome To The New SiteBack in 2000 when I first entered the world of journalism, I never dreamt that 20 years later I would be the producer of a successful podcast show with tens of thousands of listeners. Of course, podcasts had never even been i…

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BC1: The one with Fairground Attraction’s Eddi Reader

Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader has three BRIT Awards to her name, fronted punk outfit Gang of Four, harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, and topped the UK charts with Fairground Attraction. But when I caught up with her…

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BC2: The one with Malinky’s Karine Polwart

Karine Polwart’s edgy and evocative writing and vocal poise have been steadily winning her respect and affection in the UK and internationally over the past six years as a member of traditional groups Malinky and Battlefield Band. But now th…

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BC3: The one with The Proclaimers

It’s 30 years since The Proclaimers made their legendary TV debut on The Tube, performing the now classic song Letter From America. Back then, the charts were dominated by the likes of Rick Astley and Sinita and The Proclaimers were unlike a…

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BC4: The one with The Animal’s Mick Gallagher

There are few keyboard players as accomplished as Mick Gallagher. He’s contributed to albums by iconic punk-rockers The Clash, played with Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Robbie Williams, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox, and been a right Animal! …

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BC5: The one with Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell’s country vibe struck a chord with the Cambridge Folk Festival crowd with her soft, melodious tones wooing the audience. Her 2000 debut album, Not the Tremblin' Kind brought the Nashville-born and New York City-based performer…

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BC6: The one with Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame

Roddy Frame is an absolute delight. It’s rare for a performer armed only with an acoustic guitar to create a sound which could be mistaken for ten men and his charismatic stage-presence completely captivates any audience. This style of per…

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BC7: The one with Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus is better known as a stand-up comedian and for his time presenting Never Mind The Buzzcocks than singing but I caught up with him just as he was about to go onstage to front a gig by the legendary Blockheads. This is the one with Phi…

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BC8: The one with Nils Lofgren

There’s so much more to Nils Lofgren than just being part of Bruce Sprinsteen’s E-Street Band. He’s played with Neil Young, Crazy Horse, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Patti Scialfa, and Grin as well as being inducted into…

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BC9: The one with Fairport Convention’s Vikki Clayton

There’s more to ex-Fairport Convention Vikki Clayton than excellent song writing, a haunting singing voice and musical talent. Beneath the quiet exterior lurks a passion for cats, a fetish for shoes and an empathy for mankind. This is the on…

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BC10: The one with Bill Wyman

Not so much of an interview as an impromptu 1:1, I caught up with the legend Bill Wyman at the Cambridge Folk Festival and came  face to face with ‘The Quiet One’. What does a Rolling Stone do for entertainment after leaving one of…

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Jan. 1, 2001

The one about CATtales

The one about CATtales
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