Tag Archives: Dire Straits

Gig review: BLUESCLUB – Eel Pie Club, Twickenham, London, 26 January 2017

I had wanted to see Robbie McIntosh play live ever since I was spellbound by his scintillating playing on The Pretender’s ‘Learning To Crawl’ album back in 1984. Tracks like ‘My City Was Gone’ and ‘Time The Avenger’ are still … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN ILLSLEY – Long Shadows

JOHN ILLSLEY – Long Shadows

Pete Feenstra chatted to John Illsley about his new album and his influences in a one-hour special broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 24 April.  This is repeated on Thursday 28 April at 23:00 GMT.  In this … Continue reading

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News: CHANTEL McGREGOR, STEVE HOGARTH and JOHN ILLSLEY radio features on Sunday 5 October

Chantel McGregor - Cambridge Rock Festival

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Special features on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio On Sunday 5 October, in The Pete Feenstra Feature, CHANTEL McGREGOR chats to Pete about her forthcoming album and about her career to date. (19:00 GMT) Chantel released her … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – October 2014 Highlights

Steve Hackett

October 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Photo: Simon Dunkerley Tuesdays 19:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Signposting upcoming and established blues/rock artists … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN ILLSLEY – Testing The Water

John Illsley - Testing The Water

Pete Feenstra chats to John Illsley about his new album (25:38) John performs three tracks from the album for the ‘In Session’ series on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 5 October, 21:00 Creek [Release date 16.06.14] John Illsley’s track … Continue reading

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Interview with JOHN ILLSLEY (Dire Straits) – 1 June 2014

John Illsley - interview (June 2014)

John Illsley was a founder member, bass player and contributing vocalist to the 120 million album selling Dire Straits, until the group dissolved in 1995. Since then, he’s enjoyed a sporadic four album solo career, established himself as a painter … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOHN ILLSLEY – East End Arms, Lymington, East End, 8 April 2014

JOHN ILLSLEY – East End Arms, Lymington, East End, 8 April 2014

It was back in 1982 after the break up of Steely Dan that Donald Fagen unveiled his signature sound on the ‘The Night Fly’ album and confirmed his creative input into Steely Dan. And while former Dire Straits bass player … Continue reading

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