15 February 2014

Rosco Levee, Herbie Flowers, Joe Matera & DJ Pete Cross

Interviews from 3rd February include Rosco Levee of Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide, Herbie Flowers, Joe Matera along with DJ Pete Cross live in the studio.

Guitar drenched, Hammond infused, with hints of the best of 70’s British & American Rocking Blues in a Woodstock meets The Raconteurs kind of way, Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide boil over with flavours of London and the Mississippi.  Rosco draws comparisons with Clapton and Kossoff and has a stage presence reminiscent of Steve Marriott, yet the band have a style, sound and soul all of their own.  Tipped by Classic Rock Magazine as one of the hottest bands to watch in 2014, this band is peerless in their genre and have a string of Festival and shows in the UK and Europe.

Herbie Flowers is an English musician specialising in bass guitar, double-bass and tuba. He is noted as a member of Blue Mink, T. Rex and Sky and as one of Britain's best-known session bass-players, having contributed to recordings by Elton John, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Roy Harper, David Essex, Allan Clarke, Al Kooper, Harry Nilsson , Cat Stevens, Serge Gainsbourg and George Harrison: he also played bass on Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. By the end of the 1970s Flowers had played bass on an estimated 500 hit recordings.

Joe Matera is an Australian solo instrumental artist, rock guitarist and recording artist for European based record label W.A.R Productions . As a 25 + year veteran of countless original and covers outfits, his impressive playing CV includes, being lead guitarist in Australian rock outfit GEISHA (2007 - 2010) and founding lead guitarist for classic rock band DOUBLE VISION (2003 - 2008). He has also contributed guitar to a number of various projects and recordings, one of which include being guest guitar soloist on legendary UK metallers Atomkraft's scorching cover of Thin Lizzy's 'Cold Sweat'. He has also worked with legendary US producer Tom Werman (Motley Crue, Cheap Trick, Poison) who produced two tracks for Matera's former band Geisha. Both recordings feature Matera's electric guitar playing.  During the course of his writing career, Joe interviewed a who's who of the music world, which include artists such as Aerosmith, Metallica, Guns & Roses, Thin Lizzy, Foo Fighters, Kiss, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Steely Dan, Roxy Music, The Doors, Bon Jovi, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Korn, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, Cheap Trick, Queen, Nickelback, Alice Cooper, Slayer, Foreigner, Blondie, Yes, HIM, The Shadows, John Mayer and many, many others. He also spent time on tour with numerous artists such as Nickelback, The Angels and Joe Satriani.

Pete Cross has been a DJ since 1970, beginning his career at Portsmouth's top night spots, The Tricorn Club, Neros Nightclub and the Mecca Ballroom working alongside many of the top names of the day including Slade, Mud, Status Quo, T. Rex, plus making a guest spot on the BBC Radio 1 with Noel Edmonds. In the mid seventies Pete went on the road and has appeared at club's, hotels, restaurants, civic centres, military establishments etc. throughout the Southern Counties including functions on board HM Royal Britannia, The Brighton Centre, Porthsmouth Guildhall, Southampton Guildhall and for two years presented the Christmas party nights at the U.K's top cabaret venue The Lakeside Club in Camberley. For three years he was the Compere for The Miss Southern Evening Echo Contest and Fronted Roadshows for Bass Charington and 'Music for Pleasure Records'.  Pete appeared for five years on BBC Radio Solent presenting 'Pete Cross in Cabaret Land' and the Juke Box Jury shows plus regular live appearances at the Southsea and Southampton shows and not forgetting the near hit single March Of The Mods released in 1982.

Rosco Levee of Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide

Herbie Flowers

Joe Matera

DJ Pete Cross (Live in Studio)

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