Archive for the ‘Rock n Roll’ Category

I had a chat with the broadcasting legend Tony Prince. He talked about meeting Elvis in Las Vegas, the truth about Colonel Tom Parker and Tony’s early life and career that took him from spinning discs and introducing the Beatles in a northern ballroom to broadcasting to an international audience of 100 million on Radio […]


London Calling

29Aug17

In my latest show for America, Slim Jim Phantom talks about the success of The Stray Cats from starting out in London to making it in America, the breakup, the reunions and how he’s worked with rock ‘n’ roll royalty. In, “What’s Happening In Britain” – Reaction to the terror attacks in Barcelona; Why Britain […]


I got emotional on BBC Radio Merseyside yesterday. Driving to work, I heard the news that Chuck Berry had died. I don’t know why it affected me so much, I didn’t know him and never met him. I did see him live once though and can only describe the experience as spiritual. In 1989, I […]


You never know what you’re going to see at a classic car show. The only thing you can guarantee is that there’ll be lots of the classic car owners sitting on folding picnic chairs near their cars. On Sunday we went to the Uxbridge Autoshow, there were a lot of nice cars there. And some […]


If you want to succeed, you have to be a freak. Evolution happens because of freaks. When the environment changes, the herd is thinned and the only ones that survive are the mutants who are suited to the new environment. Survival of the fittest is really survival of the freaks. Elvis was a freak, so […]


I thought I had no real connection to John Lennon until now… For most of the 80s and 90s I lived in Australia and New Zealand and used to impress the locals with the fact that I was born in the same hospital as John Lennon. I was the frontman in a 60s cover band […]


Rock On

19Jan16

My band raised £22,000 for charity in 2011. I was working as Breakfast Show Host on BBC Wiltshire. One day on the show, I interviewed Gavin Jones, the Chief Executive of Swindon Borough Council. During my research, I discovered that he played lead guitar, so I snuck a guitar and amp into the studio and […]


In this one we talk about David Bowie. Let’s hope people start getting his name right! Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. If you’d like to talk to me about it, call me on +44 1438 422106 between 6 […]


You never know where you’ll end up unless you just take a punt and start something. In 2011, I was working as Breakfast Show Host on BBC Wiltshire. One day on the show, I interviewed Gavin Jones, the Chief Executive of Swindon Borough Council. During my research, I discovered that he played lead guitar, so […]


I was the victim of a crime on the mean streets of Chicago a few years ago. I was reminded of this today when I came across a Youtube video of James Bay playing in Buddy Guy’s “Legends” club. James is from where we live in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and it turns out that he’s also […]


Box Clever.

17Aug15

Sometimes you have to bend the rules. Today I found an old VHS tape of the first time I sang on live television. It was 1990, I was the lead singer in The Misfits, a New Zealand pub rock band. In the winter, TVNZ used to have a live Telethon. We sent them a demo […]