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 these interviews type the name into the search bar above:

ANGELIC UPSTARTS – ANTONY BRAY (Venom Inc) – ANVIL – ATOMKRAFT – AVENGER UK – BARE TEETH – BERNIE TORME – BLAST (recording studio)  – BLITZKRIEG – 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 – FIST – GOLD – 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) – LOU TAYLOR (Saracen/Blind Fury) – MARTYR – MICHAEL McCRYSTAL (Tygers of Pan Tang)  – MICHAEL MAUGHAN (Phasslayne) – MILLENNIUM – MOND COWIE (Angelic Upstarts) – MYTHRA – NOW OR NEVER – NEIL NEWTON (Angelic Upstarts) – OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON – PHASSLAYNE – RAVEN – REPULSIVE VISION – ROBB WEIR (Tygers of Pan Tang) SALEM – SATAN – SAVAGE – SNATCH BACK – SOLDIER.

SPARTAN WARRIOR – STEVE DAWSON (The Animals/ Saracen) – STEVE JAMES (The Fiend/ Warwound) – STEVE THOMPSON (Bullfrog/ NEAT Records) – STUPID KARATE – TAROT – TERRY & GERRY – THUNDERSTICK (Samson) – TOKYO BLADE – TREVOR SEWELL – TROYEN – TYGERS OF PAN TANG – TYSONDOG – TYTAN – UK SUBS – VENOM INC – WARFARE – WARRIOR –  WEAPON UK.

SMALL TALK: 5 minutes stop and chat with – BIGFOOT – PAUL DI’ANNO (ex Iron Maiden/Battlezone) –  STUPID KARATE (French pop/punk band) – RICKY MARX (Now or Never/ex Pretty Maids) – HIGHTOWER (French pop/punk band).

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

BIG MOUTH STRIKES: Stories plus interviews with writers/performing artists – IT’S ONLY ROCK N ROLL – LET THE MUSIC DO THE TALKING – NEW GANG IN TOWN SIMON DONALD (VIZ)TEN – WAVIS O’SHAVE.