GUY CHAMBERS

GUY CHAMBERS IS THE LESS VISIBLE HALF OF ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL POP SONGWRITING PARTNERSHIPS IN BRITISH MUSIC HISTORY. WITH HIS FRIEND ROBBIE WILLIAMS, CHAMBERS HAS PENNED SOME OF THE MOST CELEBRATED SONGS OF THE LAST QUARTER OF A CENTURY – INCLUDING THE TRANSCENDENT ANGELS.
This month he’ll release a solo album – GO GENTLE INTO THE LIGHT – featuring instrumental piano versions of classic Williams and Chambers songs. “I chose the music that I thought would lend itself to solo piano,” he explains. “It’s nice to shine a different kind of light on these songs. These are songs that connect with me on a very deep level – they’re in my DNA. ”… In this new edition of our podcast, Chambers talks to us about his album and, of course, his enduring work with Robbie Williams…

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TIM BOOTH (JAMES)

IN THIS VERY SPECIAL TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH EDITION OF THE MOUTHCAST, RECORDED BACKSTAGE PRIOR TO A RECENT SHOW BY ENDURING MANCHESTER BAND JAMES, TALISMANIC FRONTMAN TIM BOOTH OPENS UP AND DISCUSSES HIS LIFE AND BELIEFS…

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FRANCIS DUNNERY

NEXT JANUARY FRANCIS DUNNERY WILL BE RETURNING TO THE UK FOR A SHORT SERIES OF DATES – AT EACH OF WHICH HIS NEW BAND WILL PERFORM THE IT BITES ALBUM ONCE AROUND THE WORLD, IN FULL.
Upon its original 1988 release, the band’s second album began its thirty year journey as a cult classic… Commercially, in its day it failed to ‘hit home’ – having managed to confound critics and wider public alike, who’d invested in the misdirection of Virgin’s marketing of the band, and written them off as mere pop cannon-fodder. The album was progressive, detailed and intricate – hardly surprising to those who had been paying more than cursory attention, or had seen the band’s live shows. On it Dunnery and his bandmates managed to scratch away the pop sheen to reveal a purer form and, three decades on, it stands as testament to a hugely imaginative and fully committed group of musicians. In this new interview with The Mouth Magazine Dunnery speaks from his home in America, discussing the original version of Once Around The World, and explaining why he is revisiting it…