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Episode 105 – Sharon Alston

On this week’s episode we are joined by Sharon Alston. When the Forever Young Festivals began in 2019 it gave Irish retro music fans a chance to spend the weekend in the company of the top music acts from the 80’s and 90’s. We wanted to find out just what it takes to run an event on…

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Episode 104 – Billy Steinberg

Billy Steinberg is an American songwriter who was inducted into the songwriters hall of fame in 2011. Billy has had Number 1 hits in the USA with “Like A Virgin” (Madonna), “True Colors” (Cyndi Lauper), “So Emotional” (Whitney Houston), “Eternal Flame” (The Bangles) and “Alone” (Heart). Billy co-wrote other well-known Top 10 hits, including “I’ll…

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Episode 103 – Colin Blunstone

On this week’s episode we are joined by Colin Blunstone, Colin is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. He started his career in 1962 while still in school as a singer and founding member of The Zombies where he remained until the band split in 1968. The group had British and American hits with “She’s Not There” and…

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Episode 102 – Peter Dillon

Peter Dillon is an Irish stunt coordinator, stunt performer and actor. Having spent several years working as a secondary school teacher in Ireland, Peter took a career break in 1998, which saw him trek the Himalayas to an altitude of 18,000 feet, teach scuba diving in the South China Sea, and further his study of…

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Episode 101 – Sananda Maitreya

Sananda Maitreya started his career with the stage name Terence Trent D’Arby, he is an American singer and songwriter who came to fame with his debut studio album, Introducing The Hardline According To Terrence Trent D’Arby. The album was released in 1987 and included the singles “If You Let Me Stay⁠⁠⁠“, “Sign Your Name”, “Dance Little Sister”, and the…

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Episode 100 – Gavin Friday

On this weeks 100th episode we are joined by Gavin Friday. Gavin, born and bred in Dublin is a singer, songwriter, composer, actor and painter, and all round Irish legend, best known as a founding member The Virgin Prunes who were one of Ireland’s most ambitious post-punk groups. Gavin left The Prunes in 1986 going on to…

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Episode 99 – Billy Vera

Kieran and Derek are joined by Grammy award winner Billy Vera. Billy is an American singer, actor, writer and music historian who’s musical career spans decades and many different musical genres, from R&B to Soul and Country to Rock-n-roll. Often compared to the vocal stylings of the great blues singers, he remains one of the…

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Episode 98 – Terry Christian

Derek and Kieran are joined by broadcaster, journalist and author Terry Christian. A stalwart of the Manchester scene Terry has championed music from his beloved city throughout his career.  Terry first appeared on national TV in the show Devil’s Advocate this would be the catalyst for a career in media. Terry hosted radio shows for…

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Episode 97 – Glen Matlock

Kieran and Derek are joined by Glen Matlock. Glen is an English musician, and the original bass guitarist of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols. He is credited as a songwriter on 10 of the 12 songs on the Sex Pistols’ only album, Never Mind The Bollocks. After leaving the Sex Pistols, Matlock went…

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Episode 96 – Sam Brown

On this week’s episode Derek and Kieran are joined by blue eyed soul and jazz Singer, Songwriter and Musician Sam Brown. Born in London in October 1964, Sam has been active in music industry from the age of 12. She came to prominence in the late 1980s as a solo artist, and released six singles…

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