London based singer songwriter Al Joshua, formerly of Orphans and Vandals, chats to Owen Peters about keeping creative during lockdown and his plans post-Pandemic.
After seeing him perform at Ronnie Scott’s, Owen Peters speaks to singer-songwriter Al Joshua about reaction towards his remarkable debut solo album ‘Out of the Blue’, his plans for his next album and the vinyl reissue of ‘I Am Alive and You Are Dead’, his previous band Orphan and Vandals’ only LP.
Owen Peters soon finds to hear real traditional country music travelling to Nashville isn't necessary. He finds the talented singer songwriter Ags Connolly not far from home in West Oxfordshire!
Owen Peters meets hard-to-categorise singer-songwriter Al Joshua to talk about Joshua's remarkable solo debut 'Out of the Blue'.
On his way to a gig in Norwich, Owen Peters chances upon a talented busker. Vic Allen tells us more about what she's up to and how she got here
Owen Peters catches up with Vintage Pop aficionados The Jooles on the Isle of Wight and gains insight into their mission to make people dance...
Owen Peters chats to Mac, the front man with Wigan indie rock band the Ravellas, about his band's influences and music and how their latest single 'The Thunder' was chosen by Wigan Athletic as part of their Player of The Year celebrations
Owen Peters talks to James Bettis, the vocalist and guitarist in new Oxfordshire alternative rock band Kanadia, about their recent self-titled EP and forthcoming debut album
Owen Peters comes across Oxfordshire-based singer-songwriter Megan Henwood by chance. Delving into her music in more detail, he is left wondering is she is 'a secret' about to be discovered?
Nive and the Deer Children
It's been six years since Nive Nielsen's first album, but her second, 'Feet First' has been worth the wait. Nielsen speaks to Owen Peters about her native Greenland, travelling, her unorthodox route into the music business and overcoming stage fright
Owen Peters talks to the critically acclaimed Gretchen Peters about her lengthy musical career and her new double CD compilation album, 'The Essential Gretchen Peters'
London Klezmer Quartet
Owen Peters speaks to violinist Ilana Cravitz from the London Klezmer Quartet about their Eastern European influences and musical background and its history
Owen Peters talks to Ian Mitchell from Oxford-based alt-folk trio Little Red about his band's three EPs to date and his label All Will Be Well Records
Owen Peters talks with singer-songwriter Lauren Hoffman from her home in Virginia about her new band,the Secret Storm, with which she has returned after being in self-imposed exile for six years
Owen Peters attends a String Project gig in Oxford, interviews the band's founder Ben Mowat and wonders where 2016 will take this multi-talented musician
Owen Peters talks with rising singer-songwriter Rhiannon Mair about her forthcoming new EP before watching her play an entertaining gig in Henley-on-Thames
Interview with Joe Murphy and Jules Dakin
Owen Peters talks to Joe Murphy and Jules Dakin, the co-owners of London-based indie label Blang Records, about its recent tenth anniversary and 'Lucky Dip', a new celebratory compilation album which features acts from throughout its history
Show Of Hands
Owen Peters travels to Aylesbury's Waterside Theatre to meet up with Stephen Knightley of folk act Show of Hands, little knowing quite how huge their audience are...
Owen Peters speaks to to vocalist Claire LeMaster from new blues/rock Oxford band A Reluctant Arrow who have just released their second EP
Owen Peters speaks to Lillian Henley, the composer of the soundtrack to a new documentary 'Make More Noise!', which compiles together silent film from the suffragette era
Johnnie 'Bloody' Walker
When he discovers an old cassette recorder in his attic, Owen Peters is met by a flood of memories of his teenage years listening and taping DJ Johnnie Walker's 70's lunchtime show and his argumentative parents
Owen Peters heads to Cornwall to walk it's coastline, but gets delayed in Falmouth when he comes across the artistic, youthful talents of India Preston
Liverpool-born and now Isle of Man-based painter Eileen Schaer chats to Owen Peters about her unusual paintings, her eclectic favourite musical acts and the influence of them on her art
Oxford music luminary Ian Mitchell has decided to set up a new kind of record label, All Will Be Well Records. Owen Peters meets him to find out all about it.
Upstart Crow Festival
Owen Peters profiles the Upstart Crow Festival, a free singer-songwriter's festival which now in its second year will take place at Spitalfields Market and this year will include on its bill John Murry, Michele Stodart, Pete Greenwood, Felix Indiana and Brooke Sharkey
Modern Music and Silent Films
Live musical scores to silent films are maybe a new experience to Owen Peters, but he soon finds out via various interviews around the subject that it is an expanding concept
A trip to the cinema has Owen Peters confused and frustrated as he watches 'Amy', the film/documentary on the turbulent life of Amy Winehouse
Is This Your Year?
Owen Peters profiles our new series 'Is This Your Year?', in which we will be following the fortunes of five different acts over the course of a year
Sky Art Sessions
Owen Peters looks at new TV programme 'Sky Art Sessions', which profiles new and up-and-coming bands
Waterfront, Norwich, 5/12/2016
Owen Peters at The Waterfront in Norwich experiences why so many people are drawn to the words of Kate Tempest.
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 10/11/2016
Owen Peters finds Indian musician Anoushka Shankar's sitar playing elating and heavenly at a gig to promote her new album 'The Land of Gold' at the Birmingham Symphony Hall
Cores End United Reform Church, Bourne End, 19/9/2016
Owen Peters, exploring another church in search of great jazz, finds that Sarah Moule and a band of local musicians don't disappoint
Nettlebed Folk Club, Nettlebed, 29/2/2016
Owen Peters marvels at the vocal dexterity of Cara Dillon at her recent Nettlebed Folk Club gig, but is left with regret her set didn't have more of a mix to it
BBC Global Beats
BBC, London, 21/12/2015
Owen Peters invites us to join him in a long, drawn-out but entertaining queueing experience while he waits to see one of the BBC's Global Beats recordings.
Stables, Milton Keynes, 26/11/2015
Owen Peters travels to Milton Keynes to see Mercury-nominated singer Eska, but is left wondering whether he's come to the right place
Athlete Services, Henley-on-Thames, 29/11/2015
Louise Petit swaps guitar for promotional duties as she publicly launches I.A.M. Owen Peters goes along to check out the talent
Upstart Crow Festival
Spitalfields, London, 27/9/2015
In only its second year Owen Peters watches a talented line-up at the one day Upstart Crow Festival at Spitalfields Market in London
All Will Be Well Records
Jericho Tavern, Oxford, 13/11/2015
Owen Peters enjoys a showcase gig from new label All Will Be Well Records at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford, which featured six of their acts and included a remarkable performance from singer-songwriter Louise Petit
Asian Dub Foundation
Anvil, Basingstoke, 24/10/2015
Owen Peters at the Anvil in Basingstoke watches electronica outfit Asian Dub Foundation play a gripping live soundtrack to George Lucas' 1971 scince foction cult film 'THX 1138'
Servant Jazz Quarters, London, 1/10/2015
Owen Peters reviews Gren Bartley's excellent opening gig of his 'Magnificent Creatures' tour at the Servants Jazz Quarters in London
Rich Mix, London, 7/6/2015
Composer Emily Hall's new opera explores the psychotic disorder 'Folie A Deux'. Owen Peters finds it ocnfusing and lacking weight in a performance at Rich Mix in London
Union Chapel, London, 3/4/2015
Owen Peters enjoys Mercury Award-nominated Manchester-based trio GoGo Penguin's fusion of modern jazz, electronica and classical music at a triumphant gig at the Union Chapel in London
Craufurd Arms, Wolverton, 30/3/2015
Owen Peters finds no doubt of acclaimed young singer-songwriter Marika Hackman's talent but her lacking stage presence during her latest tour at a show at the Craufurd Arms in Wolverton
Macbeth, London, 7/3/2015
Owen Peters finds rising Leeds-based indie band Glass Caves refreshingly different at a show at the Macbeth in London
Servant Jazz Quarters, London, 26/2/2015
Owen Peters watches Vancouver-born and now Oxford-based singer-songwriter Miriam Jones play an evocative show at the Servant Jazz Quarters in London to launch her latest album, 'Between Green and Gone'
Barbican, London, 24/2/2015
Owen Peters watches bestselling singer-songwriter Rumer play a pitch perfect set to an enraptured audience at the Barbican in London
Assembly, Leamington Spa, 24/2/2015
Owen Peters enjoys Arrested Development's nostalgic hip-hop at a gig at the Assembly in Leamington Spa on a rare UK tour
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, 14/11/2015
Owen Peters watches blues artist Kit Holmes perform an excellent set in support of John Etheridge at the Norden Farm Centre in Maidenhead to promote her latest album, 'You Took the Blues'
Redchurch Brewery, London, 15/1/2015
At the launch gig for her new album '9 by 7', Owen Peters sees underrated Reading-based singer-songwriter Jo Bartlett play a versatile set at the Redchurch Brewery in London
We Need To Talk About Cerys
In the third and fourth part of a four part story by Owen Peters, the first two parts which we published last month, 'We Need To Talk About Cerys' tells of a marriage gently disintegrating, and the effect on it of Cerys Matthews' radio show
We Need To Talk About Cerys
In a four part piece, two parts which we are publishing this month and two parts next month, Owen Peters offers a story/parable 'We Need To Talk About Cerys'. It tells of a marriage gently disintegrating as the years go by, and the impact on it of the music of Cerys Matthews
TV Music Memories
TEDTalks: Natalie Merchant—Singing Old Poems to Life
In his 'TV Music Memories' column, in which he looks at TV music programmes, Owen Peters watches an unusual concert film in which 10,000 Maniacs' front woman Natalie Merchant performs songs from her 2010 album 'Leave Your Sleep', in which she converted nursery rhymes to songs
TV Music Memories
Singer-Songwriters at the BBC
In his 'TV Music Memories' column, in which he looks at music programmes on television, Owen Peters watches an archive programme of singer-songwriters from the 1960s and 1970s
TV Music Memories
Killers 'Live from the Artists Den'
In the second in his new series 'TV Music Memories', in which he looks at television music programmes, Owen Peters watches a Killers concert film and interview, which was first shown in 2013 on the Sky Arts channel
TV Music Memories - MusiCares Person of the Year 2006
In his new column 'TV Music Memories', in which he will be examining music programmes on television, Owen Peters watches a tribute concert originally shown in 2006 for James Taylor
Life After Death ? : A Profile
Massively influential in punk circles, the Ruts came to an abrupt end when their singer, Malcolm Owen died of an heroin overdose shortly after they released their debut album. John Clarkson charts the band's history and examines their lasting legacy