Category Archive: Interviews

Interview with Kimmie Rhodes

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Kimmie Rhodes has just released a new book entitled ‘Radio Dreams’ detailing not only her own life and career but also the life and career of her late husband and soulmate Joe Gracey. As she prepares to bring her book tour to Belfast as part of the 2018 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival I caught up […]

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Interview with Steven Wilson

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Ahead of his forthcoming Belfast and Dublin concerts, I was delighted to catch up with the legendary prog musician, composer, and producer Steven Wilson to discuss amongst other things his musical inspirations, the pressures of remixing a classic album, and his Dorian Grey-like ability to look like a man half his age. What are your […]

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Interview with Beth Nielsen Chapman

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Songs about vulnerability and strength. That’s how Beth Nielsen Chapman describes her new album ‘Hearts of Glass’. She plays the Portico in Portaferry, Co. Down on 2nd April and The Waterfront Hall, Belfast on 3rd April. We asked about her latest album and how it felt to be inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. […]

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Interview with Steph Cameron

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Steph Cameron is currently touring Europe to promote her second Album ‘Daybreak Over Jackson Street’, which follows on from her Polaris listed ‘Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady’. Not too many support acts get an encore but that’s what happened to Steph at the Malojian Gig in the Duncairn Centre. We talked to the Canadian singer/songwriter before the […]

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Interview with The Orphan Brigade

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During their recent Italian tour we managed to have a long distance conversation with  Ben Glover, Neilson Hubbard, and Joshua Brit from The Orphan Brigade as they travelled between shows. There’s more to The Orphan Brigade than you three guys. Tell me who else is involved and what lead to the formation of the band? […]

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The Lost Brothers Interview

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They are about to celebrate ten years together, release a new album and hit the road again. We caught up with Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland AKA The Lost Brothers for a chat as they prepare for the tour. Let’s go back to the beginning. How did you both meet and what lead to the formation […]

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Interview with Una Clarkin

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After a successful performance during the recent Ards International Guitar Festival, I caught up with Belfast songwriter Una Clarkin for a chat about her current work, self-promotion and future plans. You’ve been involved in the Northern Ireland music scene for a while; tell me a little about those early years and beginnings? I suppose you […]

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Interview with Jesca Hoop

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On 29th August, the Marine Court Hotel in Bangor plays host to Sam Beam (of Iron and Wine) and acclaimed songwriter Jesca Hoop. It’s one of our most anticipated shows of this year’s Open House Festival, if not the year so far. They released the collaborative album of duets ‘Love Letter For Fire’ on 15th […]

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Interview with Spirit Family Reunion

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Spirit Family Reunion is a tough band to pin down. You’re going to get country, bluegrass, rock and roll and a smattering of gospel in the mix. Undoubtedly you’ll witness one hell of a live show with high energy performances, good old fashioned story telling and straight-up honest tunes. They’re just about to start their […]

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Interview with The Sandrunners

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The Sandrunners are gearing up to release their debut album in Belfast later this month.  Ahead of the launch, I managed to have a quick chat with band member David McCann about the band and the new record. Tell me how the Sandrunners came together and who’s in the band. Well, John and Ryan and Mark […]

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