Interviews from March 2020 onwards

In March 2020 the world took taking drastic measures to combat the Coronavirus, and the radio studio from which we had broadcast our weekly show was closed, but that doesn’t stop us from continuing our interviews with some of the world’s best-known musicians and industry professionals, as well as new local talent.

Below are all of the people we have chatted to since the first lockdown came into force, along with the links below each name to hear their interview in full on our Mixcloud account.

Gary Fletcher, bassist with The Blues Band

Duke Fakir from The Four Tops

Alan Warner from The Foundations

David Paton from Pilot

Jeff Bannister

Gordy Marshall, drummer with The Moody Blues

Gordon Haskell

Ricky Ross

Romeo from The Magic Numbers

Tom Toomey

Jason from Little Red Kings

Allan Clarke from The Hollies

Martin Brammer from Kane Gang

Stephen Tow, music historian and author

Greg Kane from Hue & Cry

Nicky Chinn, one half of Chinn & Chapman

Nick from Vega

Adam Norman from Future Fires

Shel Talmy, American record producer, songwriter and arranger

Donal Gallagher, brother and manager of Rory Gallagher

Denise Pearson from Five Star

Dennis DeYoung from Styx

Jamie Lawson

Caroline Stephens

Limahl, singer with Kajagoogoo and soloist

Lorna Rees

Vince Connolly

Judd Lander, record promoter

Ben Edwards

Mike Batt, record producer, songwriter, manager, and voice of The Wombles

Barry Ryan

Rachael Sage

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Keith Airey, musician who has worked with Roger Taylor, Paul McCartney and Nigel Kennedy

Steve Allen

Alex White

David Courtney, singer-songwriter and record producer

Keith Harris

Graham J

Clark Datchler from Johnny Hates Jazz

Phil Gregory

Graham Dee

Ronnie Platt

Marty Wilde

Colin Hare from Honeybus

Don Airey

Steve Hackett

Ian Donaldson

David Fenton

Phill Brown

Owen Paul

Marty Kristian

Charlene
https://www.mixcloud.com/SoftRockShow/charlene-interview-18th-september-2020/

Ace Frehely from Kiss

The one and only Chesney Hawkes

Andy Crofts

Dick Carruthers, producer of the TV series ‘Icon’

Nik Kershaw

Elliot Kennedy
https://www.mixcloud.com/SoftRockShow/elliot-kennedy-interview-26th-october-2020/

Joey Molland from Badfinger (now solo artist)
https://www.mixcloud.com/SoftRockShow/joey-molland-interview-26th-october-2020/

Chris Difford from Squeeze

Peter Asher

John York from The Byrds

Simon Kirke

Kris Gray

Richard Easter

Jim Peterik from Survivor

John Rossall from The Glitter Band, now a solo artist

Frank Allen from The Searchers

Digby Smith

Bev Bevan from The Move, E.L.O. and Black Sabbath

Geoff Downes from The Buggles, Yes and Asia

Richard Hewson, arranger and soloist as The Rah Band

Don McLean

Steve Ellis from The Love Affair

Phillip Wright from the original Paper Lace

John Helliwell, saxophonist and clarinet player from Supertramp

Digby Smith, again!

Patrick Olive from Hot Chocolate

Suzi Quatro

Paul Carrack

Right Said Fred

Marilyn

JC Carroll from The Members

Rusty Egan from the Blitz club and Visage

Andy Scott from The Sweet

Eddy Grant

Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet

Danny Zelisko

Denny Seiwell

Andy McMaster from The Motors

Andy Kyriacou from Modern Romance

Neil Fairclough

Eagle-Eye Cherry

John Lodge

Chris Groom

Peter Cunnah

Andy Bennett

Allan Cosgrove

Eddie Mooney

Paul Evans

Beaky

Will Sergeant from Echo & The Bunnymen

Martin Fry from ABC

Tony Burrows

Jeff Brown

Richard Jones from The Stereophonics

Sandy Newman from Marmalade

Steve Hackett