Matteo Sedazzari

Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:28

Peter Hook On The Cobbles

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“Well, it’s a good life and a good world, all said and done, if you don’t weaken’” states Arthur at the end of Alan Sillitoe’s novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. An angry young man, who works in a bike factory, resists authority, drinks too much and sleeps with the foreman’s wife. Yet after receiving a beating from his foreman’s brother and his friends, who happen to be soldiers on leave, Arthur questions his life waking up to the fact that to lead a fulfilled life you have to exercise self-control and strength.

Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:00

Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs in depth

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The hot sun is beaming down on the face of the rhythm guitarist playing onstage in Mexico in 1999. On occasions he gazes up to the sun, he is slightly blinded by its glare and he is annoyed that he has left his sunglasses behind in the dressing room but happy he is no longer a plasterer from Manchester.

Sunday, 18 December 2011 14:54

Carl Smyth Of Madness Talks to ZANI

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“… a true joke, a comedian's joke, has to do more than release tension, it has to liberate the will and the desire, it has to change the situation.”The Comedians Trevor Griffiths
Sunday, 18 December 2011 14:27

Ian Page of Secret Affair

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The sweat drenched kid moves his body in time to the powerful rhythm of the band. He sings in unison with the crowd, as the enigmatic beautiful lead singer mesmerizes the audience with his soulful voice. The handsome and smart guitarist sets the people on fire with Fender guitar.

Sunday, 18 December 2011 14:02

Gary Crowley - The Lord of Pop

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The impact of hearing music for the first time on an adolescent can be a life changing moment. Suddenly life takes on a new journey, a spiritual connection is made and an obsession for music has begun. The need to know everything about music, to collect records and to follow a fashion is consuming. In many cases the inspiration to become an artist themselves is just as strong.
Sunday, 18 December 2011 13:52

Steve White The Eminent Man Speaks




It’s the early 80s, and it’s a hot idyllic sunny Sunday afternoon in southeast London.  A group of teenagers are togged up in Italian and French polo tops, sporting faded jeans and bright coloured cords, with an array of smart trainers and desert boots on their feet. They are in a relaxed frame of mind, as they swap anecdotes and jokes in a friend’s back garden.

Sunday, 18 December 2011 13:42

The Brand New Heavies speak to ZANI



Starting a band is an electrifying experience for any budding musician.  A collection of like-minded individuals committed to their cause, to make music and for the world to listen.  As the exhilarating voyage unravels, their record collection becomes their mentor and their chosen instrument becomes their lover.  Soon the band embarks on an expedition in the hunt for success and personal fulfilment.

Sunday, 18 December 2011 13:09

Dave Wakeling The Beat Goes On

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In the early 70’s in the UK, there was a great deal of debate across the land whether there was life on Mars. However in certain parts of the country where job prospects looked barren for young and old alike, the matter of paying the rent took precedence over such trifling discussions.

Sunday, 18 December 2011 13:05

Sam Moore The Soul Man

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As Georges Bizet, the famous French composer once wrote, "music, what a splendid art. And what a sad profession." Bizet did not live long enough to see his operatic masterpiece ‘Carmen’ become a major success. The statement certainly rings true for Bizet, who died from angina, aged just 36.

Sunday, 18 December 2011 13:00

Wilko Johnson On That Thing

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Robert Johnson, the Grandfather of Rock & Roll sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads in return to become a guitar legend. Probably one of the greatest rock and roll myths to date. However what is far more important and indeed realistic is Johnson’s life and how an individual became obsessed with music and its performance. This is the real world of rock and roll. As Johnson plyed his trade and sacrifices were made. A legend was born.

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