CHRISTINE COLLISTER: Her career

Collister was born in Douglas, Isle of Man.[2] In 1985, she joined the Richard Thompson Band as a backing vocalist,[3] also singing with Thompson on many songs which had been previously performed as duets with ex-wife and former collaborator Linda Thompson. Collister was a part of this band for four years, contributing vocals on six […]

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OSIBISA: Q&A

Q1: What does Osibisa mean? The name Osibisa was described in lyrics, album notes and interviews as meaning “criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness” but it actually comes from “osibisaba” the Fante word for highlife. Q2: What does Woyaya mean? Woyaya means “we keep going” in a Ghanaian language called Ga.

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ELKIE BROOKS: Q&A batch #1

Q: WHERE IS SHE NOW? Born in Salford, singer Elkie Brooks was discovered aged just 15 by showbiz impresario Don Arden. She fronted Vinegar Joe with Robert Palmer, and after going solo, became one of the UK’s biggest-selling artists. and she lives in north Devon and has two sons. Q: HER EARLY CAREER and VINEGAR […]

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MO FOSTER: ….. ‘back in February 2016, I put together a band of the finest players for a gig at the Pizza Express Jazz Club’ …..

NB: The above is just one of Mo’s extensive instrument collection. It has no relevance to the post below; we just happened to like the image. Yes, it is ‘effectively an EB3 and an SG on one body’ says Mo. Anyway, moving on ….. Mo tells us ….. I had been a fan of Gil […]

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MO FOSTER: The bass master interviewed by Bass Inside magazine

Many if not all artists wrestle with their own identity at one time or another. `What am I first and foremost: a bassist, singer, songwriter, all or some of the above?` In listening to your new release, TIME TO THINK, am I safe in saying that you are past that point in your life, that […]

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