Spencer Robertshaw


Interviews


Dan Whitehouse - Interview

Dan Whitehouse

Spencer Robertshaw chats to London-based singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse about his wide range of influences, and eclectic and much-acclaimed debut album


Miscellaneous - Interview with James Houston

Miscellaneous

Spencer Robertshaw talks to James Houston, the organiser of North Yorkshire festival Galtres, which is now in its eighth year, about his extraordinary festival and its links with charity


Selecter - Interview

Selecter

Spencer Robertshaw chats to Pauline Black, the front woman with the Selecter, about her recent autobiography, 'Black By Design', and her seminal group's recent reformation


Megan Henwood - Interview

Megan Henwood

Spencer Robertshaw speaks to BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner Megan Henwood about her influences and 'Making Waves', her just released debut album


This Will Destroy You - Interview

This Will Destroy You

Winchester-based singer-songwriter Jon Allen speaks to Spencer Robertshaw before a show in Leeds about his latest solo album, 'Sweet Deceit'

More Interviews

Miscellaneous - Interview with Sean Birdsall Miscellaneous - Interview with Sean Birdsall

John Cooper Clarke - Interview John Cooper Clarke

Lost Boy AKA - Interview Lost Boy AKA

Martin Newell - Interview Martin Newell

Hugh Cornwell - Interview Hugh Cornwell








Profiles


Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin FAQ: All That’s Left to Know about the Greatest Hard Rock Band

Led Zeppelin

Spencer Robertshaw enjoys George Case's fact-packed new book about Led Zeppelin


Beatles - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: The Beatles and Bournemouth

Beatles

Spencer Robertshaw enjoys Nick Churchill's new book which focuses on the part that the seaside town of Bournemouth had to play in the Beatles' development

More Profiles

Jett Brando - Bad Reputation: The Unauthorized Biography of Joan Jett Jett Brando - Bad Reputation: The Unauthorized Biography of Joan Jett

Wild Mercury Sound - Live in America Wild Mercury Sound - Live in America

Nicky Hopkins - The Extraordinary Life of Rock's Greatest Session Man Nicky Hopkins - The Extraordinary Life of Rock's Greatest Session Man

Yes - Union Live Yes - Union Live

John Barry - 1933-2011: The Name's Barry-John Barry John Barry - 1933-2011: The Name's Barry-John Barry




Live Reviews


Jim Jones Revue - Wardrobe, Leeds, 9/10/2012

Selecter

Spencer Robertshaw watches reformed 80's ska band the Selecter play a spellbinding set at a gig at the Brudenell in Leeds


Selecter - Brudenell, Leeds, 23/2/2012

Selecter

Spencer Robertshaw watches reformed 80's ska band the Selecter play a spellbinding set at a gig at the Brudenell in Leeds

More Live Reviews

Submission Orchestra - Brudenell, Leeds, 13/10/2011 Submission Orchestra - Brudenell, Leeds, 13/10/2011

Miscellaneous - Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire, 26/8/2011...28/8/2011 Miscellaneous - Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire, 26/8/2011...28/8/2011

John Cooper Clarke - Brudenell, Leeds, 3/6/2011

Henry Rollins - Academy, Leeds, 22/1/2010 Henry Rollins - Academy, Leeds, 22/1/2010

Hugh Cornwell - Academy 3, Manchester, 27/11/2009 Hugh Cornwell - Academy 3, Manchester, 27/11/2009








Favourite Albums


Just Joans - Buckfast Bottles in the Rain

Just Joans

Spencer Robertshaw looks at Scottish indie pop band the Just Joans' concept album, which originally released five years ago under the title of 'Last Tango in Motherwell', has been reissued under the new name of 'Buckfast Bottles in the Rain' in a vinyl only edition

More Favourite Albums

Shades of Rhythm - Shades Shades of Rhythm - Shades

Portico Quartet - Knee-deep in the North Sea Portico Quartet - Knee-deep in the North Sea




Features




Evidently Spencertown

In his 'Evidently Spencertown' poetry column Spencer Robertshaw reflects on cancer, a 'time bomb' that affects that us all.




Evidently Spencertown

Spencer Robertshaw writes of his now grown-up daughter in the latest poem in his 'Evidently Spencertown' column.

More Features

Evidently Spencertown - Action Man Evidently Spencertown - Action Man

Evidently Spencertown - Cloudy Days Evidently Spencertown - Cloudy Days

Evidently Spencertown - Welcome to Trumpton Evidently Spencertown - Welcome to Trumpton

Evidently Spencertown - And the Band Played On Evidently Spencertown - And the Band Played On

Evidently Spencertown - Creative Journeys Evidently Spencertown - Creative Journeys




Reviews




Robert J. Hunter

Energetic and infectious blues rock on fifth album from British blues guitarist Robert J Hunter


Wilko Johnson - I Keep It to Myself: The Best of Wilko Johnson

Wilko Johnson

Fabulous double CD best of compilation from former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, which consists of songs from his catalogue which he re-recorded between 2008 and 2012

More Reviews

Ghostpoet - Some Say I So I Say Light Ghostpoet - Some Say I So I Say Light

Lloyd Cole and Hans-Joachim Roedilus  - Selected Studies Vol. 1 Lloyd Cole and Hans-Joachim Roedilus - Selected Studies Vol. 1

Group Rhoda - Out of Time, Out of Touch Group Rhoda - Out of Time, Out of Touch

Janice Graham Band - Assassiner Janice Graham Band - Assassiner

Various - The Art of the 12 Inch, Volume Two Various - The Art of the 12 Inch, Volume Two

Skint and Demoralised - This Sporting Life Skint and Demoralised - This Sporting Life

Various - Thirty One Various - Thirty One

Red Inspectors - Are We the Red Inspectors? Are We? Red Inspectors - Are We the Red Inspectors? Are We?

Kings of Leon - Talihina Sky - The Story of the Kings of Leon Kings of Leon - Talihina Sky - The Story of the Kings of Leon

Tom Moriarty - Fire in the Doll's House Tom Moriarty - Fire in the Doll's House