Interview: Monique B

Derek Osei-Owusu interviews Monique B… Congratulations on the release of “Revolving Doors”. Describe it in three words.Thank you, in three words - enlightenment, positive, journey. You’re a singer songwriter and producer originally from Wales. How did it all begin?I’ve been doing music since I was about 14. It all started in my bedroom, I had a little setup using Cubase, and I used to send…

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Interview: Helefonix

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Helefonix, aka Helen Meissner… Congratulations on the release of “Jackie Weaver’s Kicked Him Out”. How does it feel?It feels slightly unreal really, but then so does most of my life when I look back on it. So no change there then! I’ve been called ‘thought, word, deed’ by people close to me and have a habit of acting on impulse. Of course,…

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Interview: Dorothy Bird

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Dorothy Bird Congratulations on Kaleidoscope making the Fresh Faves, how does it feel? I'm over the moon as it's such a dear song to me. It's nice to hear such positive feedback on something that I'm so proud of. You are a singer/songwriter/musician from Berlin and Liverpool. How did it all begin for you? I grew up in the East part of…

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Interview: The JoJo Man Band

Del Osei-Owusu interviews Nick Woodgate, AKA The Jojo Man Band. Hello Nick, how are you?I'm extremely well thanks Del, enjoying this lockdown. My partner Yvonne lost her job last year, but it means we can be together which is great!! Congratulations on making the Fresh Faves Batch 396 with “It Will Be”. How does it feel?It’s amazing!! I’ve been putting songs up regularly for the…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 396

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Del Osei-Owusu this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. It’s been a year since I joined the FOTN team and it’s been an absolute honour. Thank you all for sharing your music with me. Time to delve into this…

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Interview: MYTBE

Hello MYTBE, how are you?Considering it's the end of the world, I'm very well thank you. I am on my third coffee, so maybe that’s got something to do with it. Congratulations on the release of your EP, how does it feel? Thank you, it feels pretty surreal releasing my first ever songs throughout the course of a pandemic. So I'm excited to finally play these songs…

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Interview: Dalmas

Hello Dalmas thankyou for agreeing to talk to us. How are you?Hey Del, we are great thanks all things considered, How are you? Is lockdown treating you well? I am well, thank you for asking! Congratulations on the release of 'Jhm', how does it feel?Thank you so much, releasing ‘Jhm’ feels like such a great moment for us as a band. It’s our biggest track…

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Interview: Aaron Taylor

Hello Aaron, how are you?I'm good thanks! Recently recovering from covid and finally feeling back to normal! You are a singer, musician, songwriter from South London how did it all begin for you?My earliest memories are of learning classical music in school. I wrote my first song around 14 years old, so I've always been working on my craft. I released my first EP in…

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Interview: Umbrellabirds

You are from different parts of the world, Chicago and London. How did Umbrellabirds come into being?Sam: Lewis and I met when we were both doing postgraduate degrees at Oxford. We met in the Wolfson College bar and got to be friends, which then led to talking about how we were both writers and had played in bands. Lewis: We really hit it off talking…

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Interview: Neil March on his book, The History & Evolution of Popular Music Radio in the UK

Hello Neil, how are you?I'm pretty good. Feeling energetic and motivated. You’re a radio DJ, a man with a doctorate, promoter, artist manager, composer, vlogger and so much more besides. How did it all begin for you?You make me sound so interesting! Lol! I can actually pinpoint the exact moment the journey began in terms of my love of popular music and radio. I was…

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