Interviews from 19th January include Bob Catley of Magnum, Joe Jammer of Olympic Runners, Chris Grayston of Future Music, along with John Wetton of Asia live in the studio.
Bob Catley is a British musician, perhaps best known as the lead singer of the rock band Magnum. He is also an accomplished solo artist.
The Olympic Runners were a 1970s British funk band, put together by record producer Mike Vernon who also played percussion, and fronted by singer George Chandler. They also included multi-instrumentalist Pete Wingfield, and had a number of hit singles in both the US and UK.
Chris Grayston is a British music promoter, event organizer, record producer, musician, label owner, and talent scout. He served as a music promoter in the early 1990s for acts such as Judge Jules, DJ Spoony, DJ Fabio and Grooverider, and promoted the massive “Fusion” raves across the United Kingdom from Hastings Pier, Bath Pavilion, Milton Keynes Sanctuary, and a 10,000 sell-out festival at Wembley. As a musician he’s collaborated with SL2 and was a founding member of both Midas and Cynical Blend. Chris was involved in the early years of Hardcore techno in the UK, which was an extension of the Acid House music movement from 1989 to 1990. Acid House later split to generate the genres of Breakbeat/hardcore, Drum and Bass/Jungle, and Techno scenes collectively known as rave music. Chris founded the UK music competitions Live and Unsigned and Open Mic UK, and is currently head of A&R at Future Music Management.
John Wetton is an English singer, bassist, and songwriter. He was born in Willington, Derbyshire, and grew up in Bournemouth. He initially rose to fame in with bands such as Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry, Uriah Heep, and Wishbone Ash. After his period with King Crimson, John formed UK, and later he was the frontman and principal songwriter of the supergroup Asia which has proved his biggest commercial success. Their self-titled debut album sold 8 million copies worldwide and was Billboard magazine’s No. 1 album of 1982. He later formed the duo Icon with Geoff Downes (ex-Yes, ex-Buggles) and since the 1990s has had a successful solo career releasing a large number of studio and live albums. John has had a long career as an in-demand session bass player and has collaborated with many members of progressive rock bands such as Yes (including Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Geoff Downes, Alan White, Billy Sherwood and Peter Banks) and Genesis (Steve Hackett).
Bob Catley of Magnum
Joe Jammer of Olympic Runners
Chris Grayston, MD of Future Music
John Wetton of Asia (Live in the Studio)