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Interview – part 1

https://youtu.be/ECfIJIaAYkE This is the link to my You Tube video Hope you enjoy Chester

STRING DRIVEN THING ON THE ROAD, AT SEA & IN THE AIR -PART 1

STRING DRIVEN THING ON THE ROAD, AT SEA & IN THE AIR Part 1 – UK The release of Songs From Another Country in 2009 was the catalyst for the next few years of going out on the road and playing lots of live gigs.  Travelling the length and breadth of the UK, we performed… Read More…

String Driven Thing & Me – The 21st Century

This would have been Chris’s 77th birthday this week.  This month’s post looks back on our time together after the Millenium.  We did a lot, laughed a lot & drank a lot.  Hers’s to Chris Adams and the 21st Century The arrival of the 21st century was a very busy time for us both with… Read More…

String Driven Thing & Me – The 1990’s

The 1990’s This decade saw the release of The Damage and Chris and I had a good few photo sessions with some great pics being taken and, later on, when the new live band was formed, we had some great sessions and some really atmospheric photos.  In searching for suitable locations for The Damage, we… Read More…

String Driven Thing & Me – The 1980’s

THE 1980’S A lot happened to us in the 80’s.  Chris had taken on a management role with The Henry Gorman Band and we decided that, together, we should form a little record company, and so, Backshop Records was born. We released “Chase The Night Away” as a single and we took great satisfaction in organising… Read More…

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…