The Ghost of Christmas Past?

 by author & broadcaster, Dan Green.

Mysteries of the world are fascinating subjects and we rely on scientists, archaeologists, researchers and storytellers to bring them out of the dark.

The blog in October 2019 featured a couple of stories by author and broadcaster Dan Green. He recently got in touch and wanted to share another story. Dan was a resident of South Shields for 40 years and at the time of this event he was living in the town.

‘During many years of research, I have heard dozens of amazing anecdotal stories concerning ghosts and whatever they might be or represent. It has left me having little doubt whatsoever that there is a phenomena behind it all, generally unknown and let alone accepted. However, as good and convincing as other people’s stories may be it is far more rewarding if you can call on evidence from your own personal experience’.

You can’t usually force a ghost to appear or meet with one, but this seems to have happened to me during the late 1990’s when my wife and I travelled down from the North East having resigned ourselves to looking after grandchildren, thus allowing their mum to go out at the time of the Christmas festivities.

Little did we know that this innocent occupation would be taking place in a most ridiculous location – a haunted derelict asylum on a Christmas Eve. Something you could only expect – for those of you old enough to remember their movies – from Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

St Johns asylum, Lincoln, UK.

The derelict St John’s asylum in Lincoln was built in 1852. Originally built to house 250 patients it went on to accommodate thousands from all over Lincolnshire, finally closing its doors in December 1989. At the time of our visit its caretakers were my wife’s daughter and her boyfriend. The property was Grade II listed meaning it couldn’t be demolished and had just been bought by ‘Bungalow’ Bill Wiggins then the boyfriend of glamourous Hollywood starlet Joan Collins, who was to convert the main building into flats.

At the time, building had only just started and so we were offered a luxurious penthouse room for our stay, in the midst of all the empty, decaying, wall peeling eerie corridors. It was quite simply surreal having to leave the warmth and safety of the suite to have to go along dimly lit dank and neglected corridors to the nearest toilet situated in the old asylum quarters. You swore you could hear whispering voices at the dead of night.

Interior of St John’s asylum, Lincoln.

On our first night, two days before Christmas Eve, Lincoln was snowed in. My wife and I retired around 11am after a hectic day’s babysit and nestled down into the extra comfy bed, switching the light off and expecting a quick descent into slumber. After maybe no more than ten minutes and whilst still fully awake we nearly jumped out of our skins when the silence in the dark room was broken by an enormous crash at the foot of the bed. It sounded as if something very large had fallen. After our initial shock we put on the light to see what it could be, already knowing that it couldn’t have been anything as there was nothing there and not even anything else in the room that could have provided such an alarming crash.

My wife was insistent for an explanation and I gave then what was perhaps the most lame and most unbelievable excuse ever – it was the flag on the balcony outside blowing in the wind. It was all I could think of. Both of us knew it wasn’t or anything remotely like it.

The following incident happened about 7pm on Christmas Eve. The snow was all around, like a white blanket. I stood outside marvelling at the sound of silence. The thousands of falling flakes amidst darkness all around in the vastness of the grounds. It was then that I heard the lone sound of a bugle being sounded. ‘It must be an early reveller’ I thought, although a bugle wasn’t the sort of instrument I would associate with an early Christmas celebration.

I was keen to locate exactly where the sound was coming from, expecting that to be easy amidst the otherwise total silence, absence of any other person or activity, and the totality of the space around me. But I could not place it. I moved myself around some distance but still could not pin-point the sounding bugle. I listened until I could hear it no more. It was very clear and distinct but not a musical masterpiece. Strange!

On Christmas day my stepson came to join us and we offered him another swish suite not far from our own. We decided best not to tell him about the bedroom crash or highlight anything else about the building that might possibly spook his nervy temperament. It wouldn’t have mattered. In the morning he told us how no sooner trying to sleep he saw what he described as a ’floating black bin bag’ in the room!

I was glad when we could all leave the premises before anything else might present itself. A week or two later I was recounting my incident with the phantom bugle player to my mother-in-law. It was then she informed me that long ago one of the asylum inmates had escaped on Christmas Eve, a fellow who was renowned for wandering the grounds playing a bugle. However, his escape was a tragedy – he had no sooner sneaked out of the premises playing his instrument when he was hit by a bus and killed outright. I hadn’t known anything about this.

Had I encountered his ghost on the calendar night he had lost his life? If so, then this must rate as a first class ghostly encounter. I’ve since spoken to others about our nights at the old asylum and wasn’t surprised the things I learnt from them. My stepdaughter confirmed that both she and her boyfriend had seen things – ‘a human sized figure made up out of speckles, like what you get when a faulty TV aerial disrupts the screen’.

She had decided not to tell us anything about her experiences in case it put us off coming to stay. The asylum certainly had a ghostly reputation. A care worker I met years later who had worked at St John’s confirmed how staff had to contend with lights suddenly switching themselves on and off and the sound of footsteps being heard above them in empty rooms.

The grisliest tale he told me was when a room had been found after a wall had been broken into, and there around a table sat upright skeletons, the table having rotted food as if a feast had once been prepared. With no windows or doors in the room they had all been entombed in there.

We were also told by my stepdaughter that the previous caretakers, a husband and wife, had left the building at the dead of night – in their pyjamas! They never returned, leaving costly personal belongings.

So, the old asylum at St John’s – haunted? Hard to think otherwise, although I’m sure psychologists would offer a bland explanation for it all, rather like my flag blowing in the wind.

Read more stories by Dan Green at: www.dangreencodex.co.uk

Edited by Gary Alikivi  October 2020.

WAITING FOR ANOTHER WAR

author Trevor Ristow talks about his new book on The Sisters of Mercy.

The Sisters of Mercy, 1984. Gary Marx (guitar) Craig Adams (bass) Andrew Eldritch (vocals) Wayne Hussey

Watching live music in the early ‘80s was a heavy mix of rock bands delivering the goods – Sabbath, Priest, AC/DC and Motorhead. Then with a little swagger came Hanoi Rocks, The Cult and Psychedelic Furs. Regular venues were in Sunderland and Newcastle – the Mecca, City Hall and Mayfair, then Tiffanys for darker nights that served up a poisoned brew from cult bands The March Violets and The Sisters of Mercy. A side note is their gig at the Newcastle venue on 13th March 1985 was bootlegged (Disguised in Black) and regarded highly among Sisters fans for it’s quality.

Recently some Sisters tracks have been synced on TV shows Game of Thrones and American Horror Story but I first came across the band around ’84 on the John Peel show when they played a session in the BBC studios. Hearing a baritone voice and drum machine was unusual for a rock band, and they did have an extra edge of driving bass carrying the sound onwards and upwards. Check out ‘Floorshow’,  ‘Body Electric’ or the spellbinding ‘Marian’.

The Sisters mk 1 peaked with an appearance on the Old Grey Whistle Test in March 1985 and then in June a final burn out at The Royal Albert Hall, London. Reports coming out of fan websites mention that at the end of the set, backstage Lemmy offered ‘assistance’ to frontman Andrew Eldritch and a refreshed Sisters played a blistering final encore of ‘Ghostrider’ and ‘Louie, Louie’. The gig was a triumph and God-like status was assured for Eldritch.

If ever there was a book needing to be written about a band it is this one. In a new interview, American author Trevor Ristow reveals how long the book was in the works and how ‘Waiting for Another War’- a line taken from the track ‘Valentine’ which featured on The Reptile House EP – was not the first title….. This book has had three titles. The working title for over a decade was ‘Mission and Revenge.’ Obviously that’s borrowed from the unreleased second Sisters album, but I also thought it nicely expressed something about the band, specifically about Eldritch’s stewardship of it over 30 plus years.

But originally the book was going to have a longer sweep: 1980 to the present. When I cut it down to 1980-1985 I didn’t think ‘Mission And Revenge’ was appropriate, so I renamed it ‘Heaven And A Hope Eternal.’ I even went so far as to design the cover with this title, but I changed it at the last minute.

The main problem was that I found the title a bit soft for a book about a band that articulated an unapologetically masculine aesthetic during the period in question. Also, the implications of the title were a little obvious: an old fan savouring the golden years and hoping for a new album.

‘Waiting For Another War’ recommended itself to me because it implies a more subtle version of the same sentiment: we all want another album, and wars are one of the few things that seem to motivate Eldritch to write new material. So here we are, waiting for another war.

‘Valentine’ was definitely one of my first favourite Sisters tracks, and it is still one of my favourites, so that helped.

Author, Trevor Ristow.

In these difficult times how did the book come together ? I am originally from San Francisco and have lived in New York since 1989. I wrote the book in two separate apartments in New York. The first one was in Tribeca, a tiny little studio on the 49th floor overlooking the World Trade Center. Then, years later, I finished the book from a different home on East 7th Street in the East Village. At the very end of 2019, with the book finished but not printed, I moved with my family to a new apartment because we were expecting our second son in April.

Three months later the pandemic struck New York City like a tornado. Unrefrigerated dead bodies were piling up outside NYC hospitals, including the one where we were scheduled to give birth. Husbands were not allowed into delivery rooms. There was a PPE shortage and everyone was panicking. Crime was spiking and summer was around the corner.

I packed up my very pregnant wife and two year old son and we left our home to stay outside the city. Although I sent the final files to the printer from New York City in February, I ended up receiving the shipment of books, signing them, and sending them from a family home in the countryside. 

What inspired you to write the book ? I was inspired to write the book because I love the band. Of course, an interest like this waxes and wanes. I loved the 1991 US gigs but for some reason I didn’t really care enough to go to Philadelphia in 1997, a one-hour train ride from New York City. I was in graduate school and I guess I had other things going on. The next year I saw them at The Ritz again in New York City and the fever returned. Since then I’ve flown overseas for gigs, like many other fans. Sisters music has been a constant companion of mine since I was very young and the book is an expression of my passion for the music.

Waiting for Another War. pic. Ulf Burglund.

Do any stories stand out – what is your favourite ? I guess my favourite story that I unearthed myself is the story about the band going to a party for Joe Jackson in San Francisco. I know the guy who took them, the club they came from, I know the corner the party was on very well, I know the street, the neighbourhood. I can picture the van ride there, the people, everything, because San Francisco is my hometown. So, apart from the fact that the story is funny, it’s very vivid to me.

Are you planning another book and where is ‘Waiting for Another War’ available ? Yes, I will do at least one more. For the moment, just here (https://www.gkwfilmworks.com/sisters) and eBay. I’m working on Amazon. I may reach out to some record stores in the UK and see if they would like to stock it, because the shipping charges from the USA are prohibitive for some people who might otherwise be interested. But that’s just an idea at this point.

To get an insight into The Sisters of Mercy and the Leeds music scene of the ‘80s go to the excellent blog ‘I Was a Teenage Sisters of Mercy Fan’.

Interview by Gary Alikivi  October 2020.

SOUND & MEMORY

with Field Music’s David Brewis

Peter & David Brewis (pic. BBC website)

On the same dial as Roxy Music and Prefab Sprout, are Sunderland bands The Futureheads and Field Music who formed during the noughties…The music community at that time was pretty tight. I’m sure there was rivalry but it was also really supportive. We probably shuddered at the idea of it being a “scene” – but that’s what it was.

The spine of Field Music are brothers Peter and David Brewis….We’d been teaching at a youth music project in Sunderland where we met Barry Hyde who later joined The Futureheads, and a bunch of other young musicians including Ian Black, who’d later join Field Music and release some records as Slug.

We asked Barry to join our band, which was just what we needed really. We could share our experience with regard to getting out there and playing and arranging for a band and he opened our eyes to a lot of music we didn’t know about – Captain Beefheart and The Velvet Underground and the free-er style of jagged edge in jazz.

That was an inspiring time, we had a lot of ideas and started a lot of bands which never played a gig. It took us a while to stop flailing around and make sense of what we wanted to do. For Barry that was The Futureheads, and for us that eventually became the first Field Music album.

What was your first experience of a recording studio ? We recorded with Frankie Stubbs at the Bunker in Sunderland a couple of times when we were first starting out – in ‘94 and ‘95 I think. And then we did a gig at South Hylton Working Mens Club to pay for a couple of days in Frankie Gibbon’s studio in Lambton Lion Park. But really, we felt best recording ourselves. We had a cassette four-track at home and were always working on songs and we fancied ourselves as producers as well as players.

In 1997 we applied for the first round of Lottery Arts funding and they gave us £4000 to set up and run a community studio for 6 months. We couldn’t afford the rent after that so we moved it back to our parent’s spare room. Our first proper release was an EP under the name The New Tellers, was recorded there, along with the first Futureheads demos.

In 2001 we clubbed together with The Futureheads and a couple of friends to have our own studio and practice room in a community centre and since then, we’ve always had our own studio space. We stayed in that first space for over ten years and recorded three Field Music albums, my first solo album as School of Language, Peter’s album under the name The Week That Was, most of the first Cornshed Sisters album, one of the early Maximo Park EPs, a chunk of The Futureheads’ fourth album and their first EP.

How did you get interested in music, are you from a musical family ? We, that’s me and my older brother Peter, don’t come from a particularly musical background but our parents were of that generation who grew up in perfect alignment with British rock music.

They were nine or ten when the Beatles came along, 16 year old and trying out rebellion when Let It Bleed (Rolling Stones) came out. And then in the ‘80s, when they were dealing with us, the few records they bought were either sophisticated adult rock like Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush and Hall and Oates, or sophisticated adult pop like the Pet Shop Boys.

What instruments did you pick up ? Peter was itching to play the drums after watching The Bangles on Top of the Pops. That was probably 1989. I wanted in on the action so I saved up for a twenty quid acoustic guitar from Argos. Actually, I’d been saving my pocket money ready for a holiday in Yugoslavia but their currency was devalued while we were there so I ended up bringing my meagre savings back and bought the guitar.

We didn’t know what we were doing but we liked the idea of playing music and then found a Led Zeppelin track on one of our parents’ compilation albums I think it was called – ‘By Invitation Only’. They also had Free Live – we became totally obsessed. Peter learned to play my guitar much more quickly than I did so I switched to bass after a couple of years.

Who were you listening to and who did you watch live ? We had a brief period of going to gigs at Newcastle City Hall while we were learning to play. The first one was probably Jethro Tull, who had Dave Mattacks playing drums with them on that tour, which is odd because we’ve gotten to know Dave a bit in recent years.

We went to a couple of technical guitar-type gigs – Joe Satriani, Steve Vai – while we were learning to play but that style of music didn’t bed in with us. We bought a Black Crowes CD in about 1993 and that did make sense to us. We travelled to Sheffield to see them play in 1995 but by then we were already gigging around the local pub circuit.

Where did you first rehearse as a band ? We rehearsed in the spare room in our parents’ house in Cleadon Village. Our neighbours were very tolerant! For a long time our bands revolved around me singing and playing bass or guitar, Peter playing guitar live but drumming on a lot of our demos and Andrew Moore, who was our friend from school and an incredible piano and organ player.

Our first drummer was called Paul Taylor. I’m not sure we ever saw eye to eye musically but he was a good drummer and amazing to watch. A young metaller called David Dorward joined on bass one time, and when we went to college the pool of musicians we knew grew a lot and we played with a couple of really good local drummers – Jaimie Curle and Garry McKenna – though I think we always had a sense that we wanted to be in charge of the drums.

What was your early experiences of playing live ? We must have played at school a couple of times but the first thing that really felt like a gig was a battle of the bands at Manor Quay called Wearstock in 1994. I think the band was called Underfoot back then.

From 1994 until 1998 we played tons of gigs on the pub circuit, doing mostly covers but gradually trying to add in our own songs. Our favourite venues were places like The Duke of Cumberland in Felling, The Turk’s Head in South Shields, Sleepers in East Boldon and The Keelboat in Fatfield. There were tons. It was a very wholesome way for a 14/15 year old to spend their free time!

Once we retired the pub-rock band, we were playing at places like The Royalty, Pure, Ashbrooke Cricket Club and Bar 36 in Sunderland and occasionally we’d venture to The Head of Steam in Newcastle.

When did you become a professional musician and how has it worked out for you, is it what you imagined as a teenager ? We signed a publishing deal a couple of months after I finished university in 2001 and since then I’ve mostly just been a musician. The period from 2001 until we released the first Field Music album was tricky. We didn’t really know what we were doing. We had very supportive manager and a very supportive publisher but we didn’t understand the extent to which being independently-minded means doing things yourself.

We probably didn’t realise that in order to get a record made our way, we would have to record it and mix it ourselves. We didn’t realise that in trying to make odd music on stage, we’d have to think very hard about how to make that work for an audience in venues which are primarily geared towards bands whose music is not odd!

Whatever dreams I had about being a musician when I was young have been stripped down to the barest elements and go along with essentially running a small business. So, yes, I get to make the music I want to make and I spend all this heady time writing songs and being creative in the studio and working out how to play these songs on stage with my friends, but I also have to book hotels and do VAT returns and do amateurish joinery in our studio. It’s harder work than I imagined but also probably better.

What does music mean to you and what has it given you ? I love writing songs and I love recording. If I ever have a period when I’m not doing those things I get gloomy and anxious. It’s not that it’s the only way I can express myself – I’m a wordy kind of person! And it’s not that it’s the only thing I’m good at – I could probably have stayed in academia in some maths-related sphere. But music is the thing which gets my synapses crackling. And in songwriting I can dive into pretty much any topic or follow any curious thought.

The last Field Music record grew out of a commission for the Imperial War Museum as part of a season about the aftermath of the First World War. We ended up researching and writing songs about planning law and sanitary towels and reparations and Tiananmen Square.

Our brains were in overdrive pulling these things together and turning it into a performance and then a record. It’s such a privilege that we get to do these things. But also I feel really proud that we can take on a challenge like that and make it work.

Interview by Gary Alikivi October 2020.

ATLANTIC RIDGE

Steve Hall talks about The Questionnaires new album.

An earlier interview with Steve talking about his time in North East band East Side Torpedoes features on the blog in March 2019. The Torpedoes were signed to EMI, regularly toured the UK and played the Knebworth Jazz Festival in 1982 supporting Ray Charles. After suffering bad luck in the recording studio the band called it a day in 1986.

Steve took up a successful career in academia while playing in local bands like The Questionnaires who supported Paul Young at the North Shields Fish Quay Festival in 2003.

In the interview Steve talked about ‘not being suited to life on the road and enjoying more the writing and recording side of music’. This brings his story up to date, as The Questionnaires have been busy in the studio with new album ‘Atlantic Ridge’.

In early 2019 guitarist and Dobro player Jim Hornsby and drummer Steve Dolder, who I’ve known for a long time, heard an earlier version of one of the songs, Hide and Seek and persuaded me to make the album. Initial sketches of the songs were made by Jane Wade and I in my home studio, just vocal and acoustic guitar. Some of our other musicians also own home studios or small semi-commercial studios.

Over time we evolved a performing and file-sharing process that worked, recording various instruments, bouncing rough mixes back and forward and re-doing them until everyone felt it was right. We said we wouldn’t be happy until it sounded like a band who had played together for a long time. It wasn’t easy.

By the time we were happy with the basic tracks, in effect we had played together for a long time. Atlantic Ridge was made between June 2019 and August 2020.

Steve Hall, The Questionnaires.

Who plays on the album? Our first album Arctic Circles, released in 2002, was a touch on the esoteric side, but we wanted Atlantic Ridge to be more down-to-earth, with a country/folk flavour to most of the songs. We chose the musicians very carefully.

They all had to be good enough to handle one or two tricky arrangements but at the same time sensitive enough to interpret the songs and come up with the parts that sounded right and conveyed the mood for each song.

To be quite honest we think we found the perfect combination. Jim Hornsby (Prelude, American Echoes, Martin Stephenson) on Dobro and guitar is a legendary country/Americana player, and as well as a great player, a great listener – every part he contributed in some way complemented the melody and harmony.

Steve Dolder (Eastside Torpedoes, Prefab Sprout, Glenn Tilbrook, Sid Griffin) on drums and Stephen P. Cunningham (Lindisfarne, The Proud Ones) on bass are as solid a rhythm section as you’ll get anywhere.

Anyone who cares to listen to the album will soon find out why Connecticut-born adopted Geordie Niles Krieger (Assembly Lane, The Often Herd) is regarded as one of the very best folk/bluegrass fiddle players in the country.

That was the core of The Questionnaires’ recording band, and we drafted in some special guests to put the icing on the cake – Roy Pearson on percussion, Liam Fender on organ, Les Watts on piano and Bevan Morris on bowed bass all show why they are constantly in demand for live and recording work on the North-East music scene. One fellow-musician and songwriter commented  ‘This is the North East’s Wrecking Crew’.

They made the production of this album a real pleasure, and where Jane and I pushed them to their limits they pushed us beyond ours.

What themes do you explore through the lyrics ? The themes that Jane’s lyrics follow vary from thumbnail portraits of interesting characters you meet in pubs and on the streets in provincial cities like Newcastle, to broader themes like the state of the world in these strange times and how it is affecting people.

General facets of modern life like addictive internet shopping and in the sadder moments, broken hearts and lost love. Some of it is quite serious, some of it is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Lyrical influences vary from jazz, ‘60s pop, folk and music hall songs. I think the stand out track is Heavy Heart.

How did you find recording the album in these uncertain times for the music industry? I knew that recording and promoting independent music is an uphill struggle if ever there was one. The corporate music industry has so many of the promotional platforms sewn up. They produce some great music and a lot of nicely produced crap, but they succeed because it’s their great music or their crap you hear on the radio or see on the TV every day.

The quality of independent music varies too, but it’s far harder to get airplay, so you don’t come across our great music or our crap on the airwaves every day. Some broadcasters who support local independent musicians – such as Chris Donald, Gary Hogg, Paul Kirsopp and a handful of others – are the salt of the earth, but we knew it would be a hard road, especially in a band whose ages vary from 29 to 73.

So, we began with the intention of just knocking the songs into shape because we love doing it and always have done, and keeping the recordings for friends, family and posterity.

But we’re all pros or ex-pros, and as we got going we began to think, well, you know, this is sounding OK, so why don’t we put a bit more effort into it and try a release?

As I said, our method of working was tricky. Working in home or semi-commercial studios owned by some of our musicians, initial song sketches on vocal/acoustic guitar sent to the rhythm section, guide drums and bass put on, everything redone again, add guide guitar and fiddle, percussion, organ, backing vocals, rough mixes bouncing back and forth, nobody happy, do it all again and on and on.

Of course Covid knocked us onto the back foot for months. But we persevered – we worked out that if a record label had been paying for the time we all put into Atlantic Ridge it would have cost over a million quid. As it all came together, we began to enjoy it more and more. By the time we finished we all agreed that this was easily good enough for a commercial release. We ran it past some pretty hard-headed music industry people we know and they said it was one of the best albums they heard in years.

‘Atlantic Ridge’ main sales is through the site Bandcamp https://thequestionnaires.bandcamp.com/

The album is available as a limited edition CD or digital download. It’s also available on Spotify, I-Tunes and all the other digital platforms. This is a special release for our friends and social media followers.

After a promo campaign Atlantic Ridge will be released nationally on January 15th, when, hopefully, if we get past the gatekeepers, you’ll be able to read about us in the press and hear us on national radio stations.

Interview by Gary Alikivi October 2020.

SHE ROCKS

Recording Studio Manager Lisa Murphy talks about a new project for Women in Music Production.

Research has found that women make up a very small percentage of artists, songwriters and producers. I want to address this imbalance. This project is designed to support more women into the music industry by providing them with the opportunity to develop music production skills’ said Lisa Murphy, Studio Manager for Blast Recording Studios and Production Room in Newcastle

A six month project for aspiring female music producers to further their career in the music industry is starting in November.

The application closing date for this exciting new opportunity in Newcastle is Sunday 25th October, so get in touch now.

Lisa added ‘Working as a female music producer in professional recording studios in the North East, I want to share my skills, experience and contacts to open the door to more women working as music producers.

The course will include working on projects in professional recording studios, masterclasses from professional music producers and individual time in the studio to complete your projects’.

What do you hope the course will achieve ? ‘The aim is to enable four emerging female music producers to develop skills, knowledge and contacts in order to further their career. This will be achieved through weekly sessions with myself and other relevant guest speakers, hands on learning in a studio environment, and individual time for each participant in the studio on a weekly basis for them to practice their skills and produce work for their portfolio.

Also built into this programme will be a number of projects developed by myself to give the participants access to other studios, recording session musicians and selected bands in a larger setting with different equipment’.

What is the aim of the project ?The overall aim is to enable the participants to gain their first important steps into a career in music production, an industry that is heavily influenced by a producer’s portfolio of prior work and contacts.

The use of teachers and music producers such as myself and other selected professionals – local songwriters, sound engineers and musicians – female, whenever possible, will support this aim, demonstrating that there is a place for women in the music industry – specifically in technical roles in which they are currently under-represented’.

Check the website for full details and how to apply:

www.womeninmusicproduction.co.uk

Applications close: Sunday 25th October

Interview by Gary Alikivi  October 2020.