Interviews from 8 August include Roni Perry live in the studio, Greg Marshall and Darren Morrissey live in the studio too, plus Chris Grayston of Open Mic UK.
Roni Perry has had a lifelong career singing in public, starting at just three years old. She has performed in bands since the age of 14 and had the opportunities to sing live across Europe and Mexico as well as all over the UK. After time out to devote to raising her children – during which she still wrote in excess of 90 songs – Roni is now back on the stage doing what she does best… performing solo with her guitars and also with a full live backing band of incredibly talented musicians.
When Greg Marshall decided to climb, uninvited, upon the stage already occupied by Darren Morrissey, and his (former) band to accompany him, the ensuing combination of two vocals created the magical moment….namely the birth of Morrissey and Marshall. They have been writing and performing together ever since. Hailing from Dublin, the pair were already no strangers to the world of music, but it was when they teamed up as frontmen for a previous ‘Rock n Roll’ band, that people really started to sit up and take notice. Playing to sell out crowds and scoring an Irish chart hit single. In 2011 and, by now, consummate composers with a considerable arsenal of songs, the pair left their hometown and established themselves in London as a duo. The irresistible harmonies drew comparisons with The Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel with an Irish twist.
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.
Roni Perry (Live in the Studio)
Greg Marshall & Darren Morrissey of Marshall & Morrissey (Live in the Studio)
Chris Grayston of Open Mic UK & Future Music