Nell Bryden, Phil Aldridge & Leslie Mandoki

Interviews from 30 January include Nell Bryden, Phil Aldridge of Illegal Eagles, along with Leslie Mandoki.

Nell Bryden is an American singer-songwriter. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, to Jane and Lewis Bryden, a singer and artist respectively. Nell was living in Greenwich Village in New York during 9/11, an event that had a “profound” effect on her. The following year, she recorded an album in Nashville and toured the US to support the album. Disillusioned with the music business, she travelled to New Orleans to write a new album, inspired by the jazz, roots and blues influences of the Crescent city. Nell began recording with producer John Hill, but after the project ran out of money they returned to New York with a half-finished album. Two weeks later, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, displacing many of the musicians on the record and destroying much of the town.

Following a number of critically acclaimed UK & European tours, The Illegal Eagles have established themselves as, not only the ultimate tribute to The Eagles, but as one of the foremost authentic and talented Tribute Shows in the world.

Leslie Mandoki is a German-Hungarian musician who performed for the music group Dschinghis Khan and as a solo artist. Leslie studied drums and percussion at the musical conservatory of Budapest in the early 1970s. At the same time he was a band leader for the local jazz-rock group JAM, citing groups like Cream and Jethro Tull as his influence. In July 1975, Mándoki, along with Gábor Csupó and others, fled from Hungary to Munich, Germany to avoid prosecution by the communist government for being a member of the student opposition.

Nell Bryden

Phil Aldridge of Illegal Eagles

Leslie Mandoki