Interviews

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.

M at The Proms: Simon Holt

For our third instalment of M at The Proms, we spoke to Bolton-born composer Simon Holt about his life and work.

M at The Proms: Judith Bingham

Sought-after British composer Judith Bingham wrote the new organ piece The Everlasting Crown for the annual Proms festival this year. It debuted yesterday at London’s Royal Albert Hall by organist Stephen Farr, and has already received critical acclaim.