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String Driven Thing & Me – The 1970’s

My involvement with the Chris and the band goes back more than 50 years and I have tried to gather together my memories of the good times we had together. The 1970’s I first saw the band performing at Duck Bay Marina, Loch Lomond around 1969/70.  I stayed just up the road from the venue… Read More…

Heartfeeder plus 9 – $uicide in Berlin

HEARTFEEDER plus nine – $uicide in Berlin   The last musical project that I was involved with before the studio closed and the waters of debt rose over my head was a rock musical called Vinyl, written in the mid 80’s with my long-time friend Chester Studzinski.  This was 1986, and we had been asked… Read More…

Heartfeeder plus Eight

HEARTFEEDER plus eight – Bacon Slicer      As the 80’s gave way to the 90’s, I continued to make a living as a driver on the private hire taxi firm. All thoughts of music were by now gone.  Fact is, I hadn’t played a guitar in anger in years. Then one day a friend… Read More…

Heartfeeder + 7 – From Hollywood to Howwood

HEARTFEEDER plus 7 – From Hollywood to Howwood.   I remember after a sound check on one of the tours we did with Genesis, congratulating Mike Rutherford on their first ever Melody Maker front page, a head and shoulders shot of Peter Gabriel in a flower shaped headdress, not unlike the ones worn these days… Read More…

Heartfeeder plus six – Black Magic Mushrooms

HEARTFEEDER plus six – Black Magic Mushrooms As the eighties progressed, the royalties tsunami from ‘It’s a Game’ gradually dwindled to a medium surf wave and eventually to a trickle, and as it did, inevitably I was pulled by the Law of Brownian Motion towards the centre of Life’s wash hand basin, thence perilously close… Read More…

Robin Adams – latest news

ROBIN ADAMS has been working hard over the lockdown producing a new album that is receiving rave reviews from across the land. He has also recently featured (12 January)on the excellent BBC Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart Show where he took part in the Me and Three slot and chose three songs that had influenced him. … Read More…

Heartfeeder Plus Five – The Cover

HEARTFEEDER plus five – The Cover For all of us who didn’t ‘make it big’ in Rock Music, there came a day when we had to turn our back on the long held dreamscape and re-enter the world of normality where the name of the game is finding some sensible way to pay the bills…. Read More…

Heartfeeder Plus 4

HEARFEEDER plus four – “LITTLE RISING” We had one more go at the singles market before Pauline and I left the band, in the spring of ’74. By that time, we were both burned out, mainly because we’d made the fatal mistake of moving to a cottage in the Buckinghamshire village of Steeple Claydon, while… Read More…

Heartfeeder plus 3

HEARTFEEDER plus three – IDOL        I remember in early ‘73, coming off tour to be at my sister Jane’s wedding. The band was doing well at the time, and with the full beard and hair down to my waist, I was feeling pretty cool and groovy about myself. There had been a time not… Read More…

Heartfeeder plus two – The Game

HEARTFEEDER plus two – The Game     February 1973 saw the release of Circus as a single to coincide with the Genesis tour and we also appeared on Old Grey Whistle Test and the ITV kids programme Magpie.  I mentioned that I had decided to talk to Gail about getting a drummer, for whenever… Read More…