Category: Interviews

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Sylvie Simmons Interview

I interviewed Sylvie Simmons last year after her Leonard Cohen book tour.  In the interim, she’s done the unthinkable, crossed the divide from rock journalist to musician and…

Sylvie Simmons Interview

During an illustrious career Sylvie Simmons has published a book of short stories, written acclaimed biographies of two musical heroes of mine, Serge Gainsbourg and recently Leonard Cohen and…

Stephin Merritt interview and ukulele version of The Nun’s Litany

Finally, Strange Powers, the documentry about Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields, is available to digitally rent on iTunes and lovefilm.com.  I missed the theatre screening in London…

Mr Solo and his pink ukulele interview

Image: Dylan Walker Mr Solo, also known as The Vessel from cult favourites David Devant and his Spirit Wife, is an artist, as well as a musician, who…

The Strumpettes

I recently caught up with all girl ukulele trio, the Strumpettes, in the East London pub the Nelson’s Head. The Strumpettes are a ukulele close harmony trio who,…

An interview with Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer

I had the rather fortunate pleasure  of interviewing Chap-Hop pioneer Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer.  For those of you not familiar, he’s a B-Boy banjolele playing gentleman who…