Tag Archives: Robbie McIntosh

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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Gig review: THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL, Skegness, 23-25 January 2015

Lez Zeppelin - Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2015

Despite having an arguably weaker line-up than last year, the 19th Skegness Great British Rock & Blues Festival had an irresistible vibe, and the best moments from the likes of Skinny Molly, Caravan, Del Bromham, Babajack, Roadhouse and Nine Below … 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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