Interviews

Foz

Grapevine Magazine hits The BIG Three Oh this month. To kick off a year of birthday celebrations, Tony Bell turns the tables and interviews Stephen ‘Foz’ Foster, a man well known for interviewing others on radio, and someone who has been writing for Grapevine Magazine since issue one. TB: How did you get involved with …

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Dave Thomas

Blues singer and guitarist Dave Thomas was born in Newport, South Wales but now resides in Norfolk. He runs the regular Fine City Blues sessions at The Louis Marchesi pub in Norwich – or at least he used to before the world turned upside down in March of this year. He played his first gig …

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Sara Kathleen

The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds, unbeknownst to me then, became a personal Covid milestone.  Back in February and March I covered BurySOUND for Grapevine Magazine, somehow managing to end up on the judging panel of the competition.  Round five of BurySOUND at The Hunter Club turned out to be the last gig I …

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John Marshall-Potter

I conduct interviews in the strangest of places. Last night’s chat with John Marshall-Potter of FolkEast took place in a field, in the dark and in the rain. John had parked his truck and trailer beside a tree. Not any old tree, but THE tree. The old dead oak that is dressed every year in …

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David Booth

We continue our series highlighting people working in music and entertainment industry by chatting to David Booth owner of The Recording Booth in Suffolk Tony: Tell me a bit about your business, The Recording Booth:  David: I’m a self-employed music producer, multi-instrumentalist (mostly drums & guitars though) and songwriter, based in the lovely patch of …

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Tim Speight

Tim Speight has worked at many of the theatres and festivals in the region and yet you will never have seen him.  When the curtain goes up and the lights come on, he is nowhere to be seen. Yet without him or his team of freelancers you wouldn’t hear a thing. Tim runs Synergy Audio …

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Malaya Blue

As you may know, for the last few years I have been following the progress of Norwich blues singer Malaya Blue as she grows from strength to strength.  Her last album ‘Heartsick’ I thought was excellent but her latest offering ‘Still’ has raised the bar even higher.  The album is a song writing collaboration with Dennis Walker …

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Malaya Blue

For the last few years I have been following the progress of Norwich blues singer Malaya Blue as she grows from strength to strength.  Her last album ‘Heartsick’ I thought was excellent but her latest offering ‘Still’ has raised the bar even higher.  The album is a song writing collaboration with Dennis Walker – it was a …

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Fred’s House

The Zoom Video Interview that didn’t quite work!  A follow up to The Gig That Never Happened! They are quite possibly the nicest group of people to talk to, obviously at ease with each other and the founder members celebrate ten years of Fred’s House this year.  Newest member Prue Ward only joined last year …

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When Rivers Meet

Earlier this week I conducted a safe, socially distanced interview on the phone with Grace and Aaron Bond who together are When Rivers Meet.  The name came about when they were in Sardinia overlooking two rivers that flowed into each other – then they got married and the name seemed appropriate because of the way …

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