About

For nearly 30 years Gary  has been a Documentary Photographer & Film Maker on Tyneside, UK. His music documentaries include ‘We Sold Our Soul for Rock n Roll‘  and ‘The Butchers of Bolingbroke‘ with more available on You Tube . This blog features interviews with Blues, Rock, Punk and NWOBHM musicians and bands.gary-wilkinson-copy-2

‘I’ve found that musicians are good storytellers and it’s all about the story’.

To read any of the stories or interviews type the name into the search bar above:

BIG MOUTH STRIKES: PYROMANIAX –  IT’S ONLY ROCK N ROLL – LET THE MUSIC DO THE TALKING – NEW GANG IN TOWN  TEN – BARE TEETH (E.P. review) – LOWFEYE (album review). 

VINYL JUNKIES: 7 songs that shaped their world – NEIL ARMSTRONG – WILL BINKS – JOHN HESTON – MARTIN POPOFF – COLIN SMOULT – NEIL NEWTON – TONY HIGGINS – VINCE HIGH – JON DALTON.

SMALL TALK: 5 minutes stop and chat with – ADORN THE WICKED (USA rock) – BIGFOOT (UK rock) – PAUL DI’ANNO (ex Iron Maiden/Battlezone) –  STUPID KARATE (French pop/punk) – RICKY MARX (Now or Never/ex Pretty Maids) – HIGHTOWER (French pop/punk) – UPSIDE DOWN (Spanish pop/punk) – TENTATION (French heavy metal) – PISTON (UK rock) – OVERDRIVE (NWOBHM).

FEATURES: ANDY ROWE (The Room) – ANGELIC UPSTARTS – ANGELS WHISPER – ANTONY BRAY (Venom Inc) – ANVIL – ATOMKRAFT – AVENGER UK – BARE TEETH – BERNIE TORME – BLAST (recording studio)  – BLITZKRIEG – BODO SCHOPF (Eloy/MSG/Pendulum of Fortune) – CAROL NICHOL (Lowfeye/The Relitics) – CLOVEN HOOF – CRASHED OUT – DANNY McCORMACK (The Main Grains/ The Wildhearts/ The Yo Yo’s) – DAVE ALLISON (Anvil) – DARK HEART – DEALER – DESOLATION ANGELS – ED THOMAS (Gunslinger) – FREDDY MAZZUCCO – FIST – GLENN S.HOWES (Fist/Blitzkreig) – GOLD – HAT’S OFF GENTLEMEN IT’S ADEQUATE – HELLANBACH – HI-FI SPITFIRES – HOLLOW GROUND – HOWARD BAKER (Warbeck).

JAGUAR – JOHN VERITY (Phoenix/Argent) – KAT GILLHAM (Lucifers Chalice/Winds of Genocide) – KEV CHARLTON (Hellanbach/ Bessie & the Zinc Buckets) – LAST GREAT DREAMERS – LOU TAYLOR (Saracen/Blind Fury) – LOWFEYE – MARK WOODHOUSE (White Vice) MARTYR (Dutch metal) – MICHAEL McCRYSTAL (Tygers of Pan Tang)  – MICHAEL MAUGHAN (Phasslayne) – MILLENNIUM – MOB RULES – MOND COWIE (Angelic Upstarts) – MYTHRA – NEIL NEWTON (Angelic Upstarts) – NEV LARKIN (Marauder) – NOW OR NEVER – OBSIDIAN – OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON – PAR CAN – PHASSLAYNE – PISTON – RAVEN – REPULSIVE VISION – ROBB WEIR (Tygers of Pan Tang) – THE ROOM – SALEM – SATAN – SAVAGE – SIMON DONALD (Viz magazine) – SNATCH BACK – SOLDIER.

SPARTAN WARRIOR – STEVE DAWSON (The Animals/ Saracen) – STEVE JAMES (The Fiend/ Warwound) – STEVE KINCAIDE (The Bastard Sons of Cavan) – STEVE THOMPSON (Bullfrog/ NEAT Records) – STUPID KARATE – TAROT – TENTATION – TERRY & GERRY – THUNDERSTICK (Samson) – TOKYO BLADE – TREVOR SEWELL – TROYEN – TYGERS OF PAN TANG – TYSONDOG – TYTAN – UK SUBS – UPSIDE DOWN (Spanish pop/punk) – VENOM INC – WARFARE – WARRIOR –  WAVIS O’SHAVE – WEAPON UK – WILDHEART (Belgium glam/metal).