Paul Barclay

Interview: Alex Tempest talks Country Music in the UK

Interview: Alex Tempest talks Country Music in the UK

When you think of country music, it is probable that you do not think of the North East or even the UK as one of the main hubs of activity for it. Mostly seen as an American style of music, country has shown some growth outside of the US over time. One of the country artists […]

 Paul Nicholson

Interview: The Shires “We always said that if people think we are together, then we’re doing our job right”

Mention country music and most people automatically think of America, cowboy boots and stetsons. But things are changing. There has been a huge surge in the popularity of country music here in the UK. So much so that there is an annual country music festival (Country2Country) which brings a group of the genre’s superstars to […]

 Taylor Pollmann

"It’s The People That I Make The Music For" – We Meet Lindi Ortega

"It’s The People That I Make The Music For" – We Meet Lindi Ortega

She’s been described as cross between Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton, but in the faucets of reality, there isn’t an artist in mainstream country music you can compare Lindi Ortega to. As displayed at her recent gig at the Cluny 2 in Newcastle, her fans range everywhere from the punk rocker to the closet hipster. […]