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Vic Allen : Interview - Interviews
On his way to a gig in Norwich, Owen Peters chances upon a talented busker. Vic Allen tells us more about what she's up to and how she got here

Johnnie 'Bloody' Walker : A Memoir - Profiles
When he discovers an old cassette recorder in his attic, Owen Peters is met by a flood of memories of his teenage years listening and taping DJ Johnnie Walker's 70's lunchtime show and his argumentative parents

Kate Tempest : Waterfront, Norwich, 5/12/2016 - Live Reviews
Owen Peters at The Waterfront in Norwich experiences why so many people are drawn to the words of Kate Tempest.

Sarah Moule : Cores End United Reform Church, Bourne End, 19/9/2016 - Live Reviews
Owen Peters, exploring another church in search of great jazz, finds that Sarah Moule and a band of local musicians don't disappoint

Anoushka Shankar : Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 10/11/2016 - Live Reviews
Owen Peters finds Indian musician Anoushka Shankar's sitar playing elating and heavenly at a gig to promote her new album 'The Land of Gold' at the Birmingham Symphony Hall

India Preston : Interview - Profiles
Owen Peters heads to Cornwall to walk it's coastline, but gets delayed in Falmouth when he comes across the artistic, youthful talents of India Preston

Jooles : Interview - Interviews
Owen Peters catches up with Vintage Pop aficionados The Jooles on the Isle of Wight and gains insight into their mission to make people dance...

Ravellas : Interview - Interviews
Owen Peters chats to Mac, the front man with Wigan indie rock band the Ravellas, about his band's influences and music and how their latest single 'The Thunder' was chosen by Wigan Athletic as part of their Player of The Year celebrations

Eileen Schaer : Interview - Profiles
Liverpool-born and now Isle of Man-based painter Eileen Schaer chats to Owen Peters about her unusual paintings, her eclectic favourite musical acts and the influence of them on her art

Kanadia : Interview - Interviews
Owen Peters talks to James Bettis, the vocalist and guitarist in new Oxfordshire alternative rock band Kanadia, about their recent self-titled EP and forthcoming debut album

We Need To Talk About Cerys : Part 3 - Features
In the third and fourth part of a four part story by Owen Peters, the first two parts which we published last month, 'We Need To Talk About Cerys' tells of a marriage gently disintegrating, and the effect on it of Cerys Matthews' radio show

We Need To Talk About Cerys : Part 4 - Features


Megan Henwood : Interview - Interviews
Owen Peters comes across Oxfordshire-based singer-songwriter Megan Henwood by chance. Delving into her music in more detail, he is left wondering is she is 'a secret' about to be discovered?

Cara Dillon : Nettlebed Folk Club, Nettlebed, 29/2/2016 - Live Reviews
Owen Peters marvels at the vocal dexterity of Cara Dillon at her recent Nettlebed Folk Club gig, but is left with regret her set didn't have more of a mix to it

We Need To Talk About Cerys : Part 2 - Features


We Need To Talk About Cerys : Part 1 - Features
In a four part piece, two parts which we are publishing this month and two parts next month, Owen Peters offers a story/parable 'We Need To Talk About Cerys'. It tells of a marriage gently disintegrating as the years go by, and the impact on it of the music of Cerys Matthews

Harry Chapin : Southport Theatre, Southport, 1977 - Features
In our 'Gig of a Lifetime' column recalls attending his first gig as a teenager, which was a show by the late American folk singer-songwriter Harry Chapin at the Southport Theatre in 1977

Gretchen Peters : Interview - Interviews
Owen Peters talks to the critically acclaimed Gretchen Peters about her lengthy musical career and her new double CD compilation album, 'The Essential Gretchen Peters'

Nive and the Deer Children : Interview - Interviews
It's been six years since Nive Nielsen's first album, but her second, 'Feet First' has been worth the wait. Nielsen speaks to Owen Peters about her native Greenland, travelling, her unorthodox route into the music business and overcoming stage fright

London Klezmer Quartet : Interview - Interviews
Owen Peters speaks to violinist Ilana Cravitz from the London Klezmer Quartet about their Eastern European influences and musical background and its history

Little Red : Interview - Interviews
Owen Peters talks to Ian Mitchell from Oxford-based alt-folk trio Little Red about his band's three EPs to date and his label All Will Be Well Records

Rhiannon Mair : Interview - Interviews
Owen Peters talks with rising singer-songwriter Rhiannon Mair about her forthcoming new EP before watching her play an entertaining gig in Henley-on-Thames

String Project : Interview - Interviews
Owen Peters attends a String Project gig in Oxford, interviews the band's founder Ben Mowat and wonders where 2016 will take this multi-talented musician

BBC Global Beats : BBC, London, 21/12/2015 - Live Reviews
Owen Peters invites us to join him in a long, drawn-out but entertaining queueing experience while he waits to see one of the BBC's Global Beats recordings.

Lauren Hoffman : Interview - Interviews
Owen Peters talks with singer-songwriter Lauren Hoffman from her home in Virginia about her new band,the Secret Storm, with which she has returned after being in self-imposed exile for six years

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