2013 was a big year for Danny George Wilson, the new record STAY TRUE, was universally fawned over by the music critics. He formed his first ‘stable’ band since the inception of 'Danny & The Champions of The World' and rode on the wave of a near sell out UK Autumn tour. I caught up with him as he relaxed prior to the penultimate date at the Maze, Nottingham.
I’d heard his family ran a business emporium in Australia, I asked him to tell me about the early days and the…Continue
Posted on January 2, 2014 at 2:00am — 3 Comments
It's that time of the year when you reflect on what you have seen, what made ya tick and what really ... could have been improved!
So for what it is worth ... here is my two penneth worth ...!
Album of the year - The Graceless Age - John Murry ... What can I say ...?!
Live performance of the year - Danny & The Champions of the World, at the Maze Nottingham (Cosmic American) ... A pedal steel driven, soul review,…Continue
Posted on December 21, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments
John Murry swept through the 'End of The Road' Festival (UK) like a dark desert storm on a summers day. So powerful and gut wrenching was his performance of the bitter sweet yet beautiful 'Little Colored Balloons' the final song of his set on Sunday, that seldom have I seen a crowd so emotionally…Continue
Posted on September 3, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments
The Handsome Family talk to Alan J Taylor in steel town (Sheffield, UK.)
After over twenty years together, husband and wife duo, Brett and Rennie Sparks are still bouncing off each other like a pin ball game. I caught up with ‘The Handsome Family’ on a dark rainy night in Sheffield, just prior to their gig at the Greystones.
Brett was relaxing in a leather chair and Rennie was attending to her make up…Dark hair framing her pale face as she applied deep red…Continue
Posted on June 12, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments