Interviews

Andrew Roachford interview – part one

Ever since bulldozing his way onto the scene with unforgettable tracks like Cuddly Toy and Family Man in the late 1980s, Andrew Roachford’s maverick take on music has spread far and wide. Watch our exclusive interview about his musical career.

Claudia Morris

Claudia Morris is a talented jazz singer and songwriter, who returned to making music after a lengthy break.

Looking back, Jamie Cullum

Back in June 2004, M magazine spoke to a new wave of British songwriters on the cusp of something big. Among the rising stars we cornered for our Young Guns Go For It special were Jamie Cullum and Amy Winehouse. Following Jamie’s gig and masterclass in London this week, you can read his full interview here.…

Looking back – interview with Amy Winehouse

Back in June 2004, M magazine spoke to a new wave of British songwriters on the cusp of something big. Among the rising stars we cornered for our Young Guns Go For It special were Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum.

2-4-6-8 Motorway

Continuing our look at the stories behind the songs, we turn our attention to a perennial driving favourite. Tom Robinson talked to M about the secrets of 2-4-6-8 Motorway – the debut single by Tom Robinson Band (TRB) in 1977. I’d come up with the song about a year earlier whilst trying to work out the chords to Climax Blues Band’s Couldn’t Get It Right – which I’d only heard once before and couldn’t remember properly.…

M meets Vartan Melkonian Part 1

Armenian composer Vartan Melkonian has been on a remarkable journey that has spanned both continents and musical genres, from 50s American pop through Western classical music to Middle Eastern folk.