Interviews from 14th December include The Portraits live in the studio, author Caroline Sanderson, producer Mike Vernon, along with Snowy White of Thin Lizzy.
Anglo-Irish alt-folk duo The Portraits, aka husband and wife songwriters Jeremy and Lorraine Millington from Bristol and Galway respectively, reached the iTunes chart in January 2015 with their charity single The Rest Of Time, championed by BBC local radio, Radio 2 and 6 Music and featuring the voices of 2000 people recorded across the UK during 2014 all singing to save lives lost to blood cancers, with each contributor credited on the final record. The Portraits’ decade long journey has seen the former secondary school teachers travel from intimate café concerts in western France, where they first honed their storytelling songwriting style, to playing some of the UK’s biggest acoustic music events.
Caroline Sanderson is a writer, editor and books journalist. Her articles, book reviews and author interviews have appeared in The Times, The Independent on Sunday, The Mail on Sunday, Mslexia, newbooks and Book for Keeps. She is a regular contributor to The Bookseller where she has been non-fiction editor for over ten years, and is also editor of ALCS News, the monthly magazine of the Authors Licensing & Collecting Society. Caroline is a regular broadcaster on radio, appearing on programmes such as BBC Radio 4’s Open Book. She is an accomplished public speaker, and also chairs events at literary festivals. She was a judge for the 2013 Costa Biography Award.
Mike Vernon is an English music executive studio owner, and record producer from Harrow, Middlesex. He produced albums for British blues artists and groups in the 1960s, working with the Bluesbreakers, David Bowie, Duster Bennett, Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John Mayall, Christine McVie and Ten Years After amongst others
Snowy White is an English guitarist, known for having played with Thin Lizzy and with Pink Floyd and, more recently, for Roger Waters’ band. He is also known for his 1983 solo effort “Bird of Paradise”, which became a UK Singles Chart Top 10 hit single
The Portraits (Live in the Studio)
Snowy White of Thin Lizzy