Lives in Music

Series produced by Robin Valk

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Stories of music and music making down the years from the UK

When you've put in the years, you've got stories to tell. This series will feature musicians and music workers from the UK who have put in some serious time. People who have spent their lives making, or supporting the making of, music. Some are very well known; others less so. But they're all interesting. This series is a tip of the hat to those craftsmen and supporters who have given pleasure over decades, even half centuries. And the stories are amazing.


14 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Roy Adams is a beast of a drummer with excellent taste across a wide variety of styles. It's tricky to list all the bands Roy currently plays with....

  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 29:30
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A walking encyclopedia of great music. The buzzcut's been in place for nearly fifty years.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 35:57
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When life slaps you down, getting up and getting stuck in is great therapy. The UB40 sax man takes this to a new level.

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 26:42
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A vintage UK folk craftsman plays live and reminisces about the folk scene of 50 years ago

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 32:40
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40 years in one of the UK's finest orchestras. Mark Robinson has stories!

  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 51:21
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'And then, Bill Haley and the Comets arrived... and that was the end for Big Bands...'

  • Added: Nov 24, 2019
  • Length: 27:29
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He plays on a ridiculous range of ensembles across the UK and Europe, he is adept on pretty much anything strung and plucked, he runs a Jazz label,...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2019
  • Length: 24:53
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From folk clubs in the 60s to the present day, veteran UK standup comedian Jasper Carrott has rarely not been around music and muscians.

  • Added: Nov 10, 2019
  • Length: 31:37
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A founder member of the legendary Specials, Horace talks about his early days, the punk and rock against racism movements and an awful lot more, wi...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2019
  • Length: 38:09
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A craftsman spells out the Bassic Fundamentals: get your Jazz chops right!

  • Added: Oct 27, 2019
  • Length: 23:50
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The man who launched Black Sabbath. among MANY other things.

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 31:00
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The legendary Mellotron story from the team who carry on the work that started in the 60s with Streetly Electronics in the UK.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 34:17
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The deeeeepest voice in Brum. UK Blues shouter and cool Jazz saxman, Steve Ajao has been playing for over half a Century

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 27:51
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Now approaching national treasure status in the UK, Ruby is a veteran Soul and Gospel singer - one of the finest the UK has ever seen.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 27:10