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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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