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Lives in Music

Nov 10, 2019

If you think that all Jasper Carrott had to do with music was to wander on stage with a guitar before bringing an act on stage, think again.

Jasper has been deeply involved in music all his life, and has some interesting views on the music business, artists' fees, the record industry, performance and audience reaction,...


Oct 25, 2019

The fate of bass players? To be shamefully ignored while the front man gets all the attention. Boy, is that a mistake... Bass maestro Mike Hatton, like many musicians, plays in more than one band - he can be found delivering smooth Jazz grooves, or a solid bedrock for powerhouse blues, or even harking back to 60s power...


Oct 9, 2019

Don't even think about the number of guitars he's got these days.

Charming, witty, and with vast musical knowledge, Horace Panter is brilliant company. 

I really can't remember first chatting with Horace Panter, but it might well have been in 1978, when the Specials played at Birmingham University.

They were at that...


Oct 2, 2019

Hidden away in their secret workshop, John Bradley and Martin Smith breathe fresh life into vintage machines which powered progressive rock and a lot more: the Mellotron.

What is a Mellotron? Well, please read on as you listen to the podcast. John Bradley and Martin Smith have been involved with Mellotrons all their...


Oct 2, 2019

Tales of rock, muso photography, jazz and blues. And launching a little band called Black Sabbath along the way...

Jim Simpson has done an awful lot in his time. He's the man who shot a ton of 60s and 70s rock stars. You can see his shots online and often in exhibitions around town. Little Richard never...