Interview Special – John Holden’s New Album, Capture Light – 326

Capture Light by John Holden
Capture Light by John Holden

John Holden has created a wonderful album for his debut release, featuring, amongst many other excellent musicians, Billy Sherwood, Oliver Wakeman and Oliver Day. I spoke to John about his inspiration for the music as well as how he put it together – in musical as well as technical terms.

It’s a great conversation and there are extracts from the album interspersed to whet your appetite!

Find out more about John and his wonderful music here – https://johnholdenmusic.com/

Episode 171 – A Tale of Two Bobs – Hagger from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop and YMP Benefactor, Burns

New Way of Life
Promotional copy received 2015

The one hundred and seventy-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Bob Hagger from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop and a first look at the contents of an amazing box of Yes delights from the mighty generous Bob Burns!

  • What was it like working with Anderson and Squire?
  • What was getting Mabel Greer’s Toyshop back together like?
  • What’s in the box?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

Bob Burns haul!
Wow! Look what arrived in the post from the very generous Bob Burns!

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Episode 170 – An Interview with Clive Bayley from Mabel Greer’s ToyShop

New Way of Life
Promotional copy received 2015

The one hundred and seventieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Clive Bayley from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop.

  • What was it like in London in the late 1960s?
  • Was it obvious that the Yes men who joined Mabel Greer’s Toyshop would go on to become so successful?
  • Why has band got back together in 2014/5 and recorded an album?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

The boys in the band!
The boys in the band!

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Episode 141 – Geoff Downes talks about Heaven and Earth

Geoff Downes
Geoff Downes, 2014

The one hundred and forty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an interview with Geoff Downes where we talk about the forthcoming album, Heaven and Earth.

  • What was it like to work with Jon Davison and Roy Thomas Baker?
  • Are you pleased with the album?
  • Are the 80s-inspired keyboards sounds on the album deliberate?

Listen to the fascinating interview and then let me know what you think via any of the methods below.

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Episode 112 – An interview with Steve Sullivan from Forgotten Yesterdays and the Voices for Yes campaign – Yes Music Podcast

Forgotten Yesterdays
The amazing fan website, Forgotten Yesterdays

The one hundred and twelfth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a fantastic interview with one of the most influential Yes Fans in the world, Steve Sullivan. He is one of the founders of the amazing fan site, ForgottenYesterdays.com and has been heavily involved in the Voices for Yes campaign to have Yes inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

STOP PRESS – 

Erratum from Steve – Keith Levene wasn’t a member of the Sex Pistols, he was a co-founder with ‘Johnny Rotten’ (John Lydon) of Public Image Ltd., Lydon’s post-Pistols band.  Levene was also an early member of  the Clash, though he was already out the band by the time they made their first album.

  • What is Steve’s own Yes story?
  • How did Forgotten Yesterdays come about and what’s on the site?
  • How can you get involved with the Voices for Yes campaign?

Enjoy my conversation with Steve and then get involved by contacting me via any of the methods below.

 

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Episode 112 – An interview with Steve Sullivan from Forgotten Yesterdays and the Voices for Yes campaign

Forgotten Yesterdays
The amazing fan website, Forgotten Yesterdays

The one hundred and twelfth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a fantastic interview with one of the most influential Yes Fans in the world, Steve Sullivan. He is one of the founders of the amazing fan site, ForgottenYesterdays.com and has been heavily involved in the Voices for Yes campaign to have Yes inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

STOP PRESS – 

Erratum from Steve – Keith Levene wasn’t a member of the Sex Pistols, he was a co-founder with ‘Johnny Rotten’ (John Lydon) of Public Image Ltd., Lydon’s post-Pistols band.  Levene was also an early member of  the Clash, though he was already out the band by the time they made their first album.

  • What is Steve’s own Yes story?
  • How did Forgotten Yesterdays come about and what’s on the site?
  • How can you get involved with the Voices for Yes campaign?

Enjoy my conversation with Steve and then get involved by contacting me via any of the methods below.

 

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Episode 107 – an interview with author, Sid Smith – Yes Music Podcast

Sid Smith
The gentleman of prog, Sid Smith

The one hundred and seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an interview with Sid Smith, author of a book about King Crimson, writer of many album sleeve notes and a bit of a Yes fan. Sid has recently written the words inside the new Steven Wilson re-mixes of Close to the Edge.

  • Which prog rocker interview was Sid’s favourite?
  • What does Sid think of the news that King Crimson are to active again in 2014?
  • How did he approach the writing of sleeve notes for Close to the Edge?
  • What is Sid going to do with all the left-over material from his extensive band member interviews?

Listen out for the answers to these questions and many more in this brilliant interview!

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Episode 107 – an interview with author, Sid Smith

Sid Smith
The gentleman of prog, Sid Smith

The one hundred and seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an interview with Sid Smith, author of a book about King Crimson, writer of many album sleeve notes and a bit of a Yes fan. Sid has recently written the words inside the new Steven Wilson re-mixes of Close to the Edge.

  • Which prog rocker interview was Sid’s favourite?
  • What does Sid think of the news that King Crimson are to active again in 2014?
  • How did he approach the writing of sleeve notes for Close to the Edge?
  • What is Sid going to do with all the left-over material from his extensive band member interviews?

Listen out for the answers to these questions and many more in this brilliant interview!

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Episode 106 – An interview with Schnauser! – Yes Music Podcast

Schnauser!
Bristol-based band, Schnauser!

The one hundred and sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an interview with Duncan Gammon of Pop/Prog/Psych band, Schnauser, who cite the Yes Album as a major influence.

  • Where is that name from?
  • Does the eccentric material fit the characters of the band members?
  • ZX Spectrum?

Check out the brilliant new album:

 

Fun in the pub
Fun in the pub (Click to enlarge…if you dare…)

 

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Episode 106 – An interview with Schnauser!

Schnauser!
Bristol-based band, Schnauser!

The one hundred and sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an interview with Duncan Gammon of Pop/Prog/Psych band, Schnauser, who cite the Yes Album as a major influence.

  • Where is that name from?
  • Does the eccentric material fit the characters of the band members?
  • ZX Spectrum?

Check out the brilliant new album:

 

Fun in the pub
Fun in the pub (Click to enlarge…if you dare…)

 

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