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Backstage Posts

Feb. 19, 2022

Fancy a little Foxtrot?

I was fortunate to spend a little while chatting with the legendary Steve Hackett just as he announces his Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights tour for 2022. The tour will mark the 50th anniversary of the Genesis…

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What a gentleman Marty Wilde was. His senior years showed in his professionalism and the time he was happy to spend with me chatting about the industry, how things had changed, Covid vaccines, and his relationship with his daughters Roxanne and Kim…

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Dec. 12, 2020

Backstage with Limahl

I can’t say I was a fan of Kajagoogoo but it is one band that I can still clearly see in my minds eye from their many appearances on Top of The Pops and continual radio play in the 80s. Anyone who lived through that decade couldn’t fail…

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I first met the fabulous Fairbrass brothers on my birthday back in 2014. Before then, I’d been liaising with Fred for a couple of years on behalf of a client and had got pretty friendly so by the time I met him and Richard for a meeting it fe…

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Well, I don’t mind telling you, Bob was a delight. A very humble and gently spoken man, he was very generous with his time and after the interview was happily asking me questions about my experiences in lockdown and how I thought the music ind…

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Katrina is the kind of musician that I’d love to have a drink with. And if our conversation had been in person rather than over the line then the backstage bar would have had to look out! A CATtales member put forward Katrina as a suggestion …

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It is Mick Gallagher’s 75th birthday today so it seems fitting to share a bit about one of the most accomplished keyboard players in the business. He’s contributed to albums by iconic punk-rockers The Clash, played with Paul McCartney, …

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Jethro Tull must be one of the most iconic bands of all time. Full stop. Fronted by the eccentric flute player, Ian Anderson, I first saw them play at Cambridge Corn Exchange about a decade ago and was fortunate enough to have access to the photogr…

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Oct. 12, 2020

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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I first met Del back in 2003 at the Cambridge Rock Festival. Although we move in the same circles, it was only a fleeting encounter but his distinctive look stayed with me and the following year we both found ourselves back there again. He rocked t…

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