Last week I was delighted to get the chance to speak with a musician named Trevor Sewell. Trevor is a North East England based artist who released ‘Calling Nashville’ (his latest album) at an event in The Cluny.
Support on the night came from Rod Clements and Ian Thomson of Lindisfarne and this interview was actually conducted in the same room which I helped BBC3 organise a speed dating event for the show Geordie Finishing School for Girls back in 2011 as a member of the Production Team.
This interview was recorded in 4K by the lovely folks at Eze As Pi Productions (who ARE available for hire and should be contacted) and I’ve included a clip from the Geordie Finishing School show (the Speed Dating clip) below. Which is also fascinating and brings back some good memories.
I first met Kyle when he was drumming for Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal in Newcastle’s 02 Academy in 2015. He was also performing there as the drummer with Twister – who were both the support act AND Ron’s backing band for his headline show.
Ron spoke with me that night and told me that Kyle was one of the most talented drummers he had ever met. And Kyle was later invited to tour with Ron on several occasions. Last December I got to sit down with Kyle and talk about some of the things he had going on. Truth be told, the man hasn’t stopped since this video was made but I couldn’t be happier for this guy.
His own words can describe it better than I can. But I’m in the video too. Enjoy.
Last December I got the chance to interview Micky Crystal from Tygers of Pan Tang. He’s a lovely guy and they’re a great band originally founded out of Whitley Bay, near to where I’ve been based myself the last few years. The band are currently on tour in Europe and they’ll be back on UK soil in November.
The video was recorded shortly after Micky performed live with Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal in Newcastle Upon Tyne as part of Ron’s mini UK Tour.
We filmed this back in December 2016 with the @Ezeaspi guys and I featured it on my radio show, but finally we can release the video too.
More interviews coming soon! Keep watching guys and keep tuning in to my website www.WayneGMadden.com for all of the comings and goings of what I’m working on and who I’m talking to!
In 2015 I worked on the Sal Lumsden Archive Project (you can find more about SLAP on this site, there’s a dedicated page) and filmed – partially – a documentary about the SLAP Theater Project with local filmmaker David Graham Ward. As part of this project we presented a local play entitled ‘The Making of a Woman’ and exhibited it at several venues across the North East.
There was meant to be three parts of it and, quite frankly, I’d forgotten a portion of it was shot in my own bedroom (prior to the roof leaking in January 2016) so feel free to enjoy our ramblings as it serves as a fine example of some work I’m very proud to have done.
Last November I had the pleasure of meeting Gavin Felvus, famed for performing internationally as Axl Rose with the incredible Guns 2 Roses. Now, obviously, a lot has been changing in the world of Guns N Roses themselves and I was really eager to talk to Gavin about the world in a leading, acclaimed, tribute act. Enjoy.
Guns 2 Roses will be returning to the North East in April 2017 for the Fake Festival in Tynemouth
The following footage comes from a performance in Newcastle in 2010 which I taped personally on a mobile phone