Interviews from 25th January include Paul Carrack, Brian Hodgson of Matchbox, along with Mike Giverin of The Jaywalkers.
Paul Carrack is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Carrack has been a member of several bands including Ace, Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics, and Roxy Music, been a session and touring musician for several others including Nick Lowe, and has enjoyed success as a solo artist as well. His distinctive voice appears on some of his affiliated bands’ best-known hits.
Matchbox is an English rockabilly band that formed in 1971. The band’s biggest hits include “Rockabilly Rebel”, “Midnite Dynamos”, a cover of The Crickets “When You Ask About Love”, and “Over The Rainbow” . In Australia, the band and album were dubbed Major Matchbox to prevent confusion with an Australian band of a similar name.
The Jaywalkers are BBC Young Folk Award finalists from 2009, and are one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British folk scene. Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and occasionalslap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Brian Hodgson of Matchbox
Mike Giverin of The Jaywalkers