Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Transmission Statement

Car nut and ace musician Shepherd is in town to talk about the forthcoming album Lay It On Down, the Deluxe Edition of which takes book form and indulges in selected vehicle and guitar images. Pete and Kenny talk through the new record contents and all matters related. Shepherd is gifted the MOJO edition covering the re-vamped Sgt Pepper album, guitar picks are traded…
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Stevie King – Young Man’s Blues

He's 21, he loves his music, he is aiming at the top. Here, Just Listen To This pitches a hatful of questions to this young artist. Although we cannot share Stevie's love of Bono, we can share his responses, to create a picture of what makes this player tick. Thank you Stevie!
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The King's Parade

The King’s Parade – Marching On

We caught this act out at The Walled Garden Festival in deepest Kent and were pleased to find in conversation with them after their set that the material was their own. The nearest reference points might perhaps be The Gin Blossoms, Squeeze and Crowded House however for us it was the touch of Hall & Oates that made their performance special. We have now lined them up against the wall to explain themselves ...thank you all, gentlemen for your entertaining responses...
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Broken Witt Rebels

Danny Core (Broken Witt Rebels)

Broken Witt Rebels are a four-piece band from Birmingham, United Kingdom who are building up their fanbase with catchy songs, savvy media campaigns and high-profile support slots alongside festivals. With the recording of their debut album nearing completion and an extensive headline Autumn UK Tour looming, we sat down for an exclusive and detailed chat with frontman Danny Core. So sit back, get a drink and read on...
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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones – Back To Blues Roots

The Stones record a new blues-based album in London and subsequently Chuck Leavell adds piano parts in the US. Our man talks to Chuck about the Stones, the new blues set release, song selections and more
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James Montgomery – Drawing On An Icon

Harpist and singer James leads The James Montgomery Blues Band and he and Pete share the same main inspirational player from their earliest days – Mr Paul Butterfield. However the latest album on Cleopatra Records blues imprint shows that the band has no fear of stepping forward from the Chicago master’s style to channel their own ideas… read more

Devon Allman – Riding Hard

The US musician is on a series of UK dates promoting his Ride Or Die album and after a classy and soul-soaked set at the Boom Boom Club in Sutton, Pete and Devon speak about all manner of things, after he has met the attending fans and checked in with home. His guitar playing is fluid and spiky, but you’d hire him as a singer anyday… read more

Wilko Johnson – As The Years Go Passing By

It’s an anniversary year for our guitar-toting livewire, still firing after a close brush with death. When Pete and the then seriously ailing Wilko last met to talk life and music at his, our man said he thought Johnson would somehow pull through and the two-part interview that we ran ended with Pete the more optimistic of the two. Operations proved successful, Johnson survived and here we are, catching up now for a celebratory Part Three… read more

Joe Bonamassa – Back To The Wood

It’s acoustic album time once more for the American guitar man, as his Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening set is released. Pete and Joe discuss the material, personnel and everything else. But how long this time before the conversation descends into pure guitar nerdery? Read on to find out… read more

Henrik Freischlader – You Want Moore?

A few special shows called ‘ Blues For Gary ‘ and nodding to the late Irish guitarist Gary Moore are planned by the formidable axe duo of Matt Schofield and Henrik F – with former Moore group players aboard. Namely bassist Pete Rees and veteran keyboard player Vic Martin. Drumming by Moritz Heinschafer read more

The Hallows

This three-piece band formed in London in 2014 and have individually cited Tori Amos, The Smashing Pumpkins and The Foo Fighters as influences on their rock sound. With their debut album Of Time and Tides scheduled for a summer release and several live dates being finalized, Pete sat down with the band for a customised set of interview questions. Here are their responses... read more

John Mayall – Talking About That

One of the Godfathers of the British Blues scene has been back out on the road promoting his current Talk About That album on Forty Below but the UK tour schedule had no available time in London for a meet, so Pete called him later in California to talk about everything new and old in – for John – an early morning call…. read more

Sam Way – One Way Or Another

Singer-songwriter Sam Way is a self-taught musician who has featured in billboard advertising campaigns for big brands including Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger and Diesel. With the release of his EP 'Architect' under his belt and an album scheduled for August 2017, Pete sat down with Sam for another set of customised questions. Here are his responses: read more

Pelle Almqvist (The Hives)

Swedish rock band The Hives have a series of successful albums under their belt including 'Barely Legal' and 'The Black and White Album'. With a set at Green Day's British Summertime Festival in London imminent Pete sat down for an exclusive chat with frontman Pelle: read more

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