Interviews from 25 July include BeX live in the studio, Peter Chegwyn of Wickham Festival live in the studio, Danny Wood of Molly’s Daggers, Spike Edney of SAS Band, along with Malaya Blue.
BeX is an accomplished professional performer & aspiring singer songwriter from the UK. BeX has developed into a true professional and an astonishing performer, with her powerful vocal talent, versatility, stage presence and her great passion and talent for song-writing, expressive creative lyrics and catchy hooks and melodies she appeal’s to a wide range of audiences. BeX trained as a professional Singer, Dancer & Actress in London and has worked all over the world on various shows and productions… including performances at The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Troubadour, The Bedford, Sky TV, The BT Tower, AD NEC, supporting Olly Murs and much more, whilst performing on the road BeX discovered songwriting was what she loved to do. With influences growing up listening to the likes of her icons, Eva Cassidy & Carole King these artists really have inspired her creativity, BeX style brings the elements and qualities from her favorites artists P!nk & Anastacia, and with a country feel of the Dixie Chicks & Lady Antebellum, so with the essence of all these influences ‘BeX’ Creates her own unique and original sound as an artist/ songwriter in her own right across the Pop, Rock/ Americana genre. A huge talent BeX has is she’s so diverse and versatile, she is able to write and sing across so many genres, and is always ready for a challenge, which means writing for other artists or any projects is so exciting, she has caught the attention from key industry individuals and with her passion and drive and she is continuing to pursue a career within the music industry as a singer songwriter.
The outskirts of historic Wickham village provide a picturesque setting for one of the safest and most relaxed festivals of the summer. The festival offers the chance to enjoy some great live music in a family-friendly atmosphere – find out more at www.wickhamfestival.co.uk.
Riding a blues-tinged psychedelic rock train right through Nashville and Motown. Mollys Daggers were founded in the bosom of Molly Malone herself. Not the legendary Irish fish selling lady of the night, nor the silent movie film star of the 1920s, but the equally infamous Essex public house.
Spike Edney is an English musician who, since the early 1970s, has performed with a number of bands, most notably with Queen, where his participation started in 1984. He was unofficially deemed the 5th member of Queen because of the amount of concerts played with them. Spike can be seen on Queen’s Live at Wembley Stadium DVD, playing guitar on “Hammer to Fall,” and piano on both “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Tutti Frutti.”. In 1994, he formed SAS (Spike’s All Stars), a band with constantly fluctuating personnel, including musicians from Queen, Whitesnake, Free, Roxy Music, Toto, Spandau Ballet and solo artists including Fish, Roy Wood, Leo Sayer, Kiki Dee and Paul Young. Others that have appeared with the band include Suggs, Lionel Richie, Bob Geldof and Toyah Willcox.
Malaya started her musical journey as a child singing gospel music in the church choir. Since then she’s gone from strength to strength, working as a top session vocalist and featuring on a number of releases through labels such as Ministry Of Sound, Universal, Hed Kandi, Pure Funk, 989 Records and Konami. In 2011, she guested on blues-rock guitarist Mick Simpson’s album, ‘Cruel World’, singing lead vocals on the track, ‘Find Another You’. This was followed by a featured vocalist spot on the 2013 single release, ‘Lady Sings The Blues’ by Mockingbird Hill, this track was a huge success, hitting number 1 in the German pop jazz radio chart, beating the likes of Katie Melua and Jamie Cullum.
BeX (live in the studio)
Peter Chegwyn of Wickham Festival (live in the studio)
Danny Wood of Molly’s Daggers
Spike Edney of SAS Band