Exclusive juicy Rock stories by Slade iconic guitarist Dave Hill

Nov 29 2019

I know it’s the start of the festive season when I receive a phone call by Dave Hill, iconic guitarist with legendary glam rockers Slade, who get back on the road for a series of Christmas gigs. He always remembers me because we seem to connect over our shared passion for rock music.

Last time we spoke, a year ago, he told me he was working on what became So Here It Is: The Autobiography, the heart-felt story of his incredibly colourful life, from his childhood, humble beginnings as a musician and his raise to rock star status. Then there’s that festive smash, of course, ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’, one of six UK No.1 singles and 16 top-10 hits (added to three No.1 LPs and five top-10s).

This is not the usual interview where I ask questions but more a catch up with Dave telling me lots of anecdotes of his Slade days on the road. And being Slade a very ‘tactile band’ (in Dave’s own words), there are a lot of stories to uncover.  

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Chatting to London teen band Velvet High

Nov 19 2019

London Mums’ child reporter Maya Benedetti recently interviewed members of Velvet High, a school band from Clapham who at 15 years of age are about to record their second track, after the good reception of “Blue starfish“, their first recorded song. Listen to it on Spotify, YouTube or Apple Music and you will understand the reason for their success!

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Exclusive chat to rising rock star Emily Capell on her debut album Combat Frock

Nov 14 2019

This ain’t like no other song you’ve heard today.” Emily Capell’s lyric on her track, ‘Bombs to the Beatles’, is the perfect summary of her debut album Combat Frock, released in October. North West Londoner Emily Capell creatively fuses together highlights of pop, punk, blues & Indie, presenting the perfect image of a young British Mod. Following in the footsteps of Lilly Allen and Kate Nash, Emily Capell demonstrates what it means to be quintessentially British standing out as a unique musical talent in the thriving hotbed of the UK music scene.

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