En MOSICA Y PAROLAS entrevistaremos al cantautor inglés Alastair, que visita España, y vendrá de actuar en Zaragoza hoy domingo en la Campana de los perdidos

Además actuará en Madrid el día 10 de abril a las 23.30 en el Irish Rover. Podéis visitar su web en y su blog donde podéis escucharle en alguno de sus temas.

Decir de Alastair que viene a España para presentar su último disco Four Lawn Hope. Así que os esperamos el próximo martes a partir de las 21.00 en el 102.8 de la fm de Zaragoza, y pronto podrás escucharnos por la red de redes, en internet.

El martes le tendremos en el programa tras haber hablado con él y con Isabel que hará de traductora (gracias Isabel).

En su bitácora se da a conocer de esta forma:

Alastair was born in Birmingham some time between Bev Bevan and Duran Duran. Despite persistent rumours, he attended various educational establishments and successfully qualified as an aimless teenager, ending up in a Midlands studio, where he honed his tea-making skills.

After a series of re-mix triumphs (Earl Grey and Tetley), he moved to London and discovered a whole new world of coffee. Years of cover gigs led him to managing a rehearsal studio, of which he says: "years of cover gigs led me to managing a rehearsal studio".

And thence to playing keyboards for ’THE FAT LADY SINGS’ where he perfected the art of sleeping in a van and dressing up. A tour of the USA culminated in marriage and the breakup of the ’FATS’ though, despite his best efforts to concoct a rock and roll story, there was no connection between the two events.

The need to put food in the cat bowl drew him back to his TM and FOH engineering roles, and so began a new phase in his life, pushing buttons and boxes for the likes of ASH, 18 WHEELER,THE WANNADIES and JIMI TENOR.

The marriage ended after a disagreement over tour support, but led to him getting his guitars back, and as a way of avoiding extensive therapy, writing some songs. Enlisting help from the likes of TIM BRADSHAW (The Fats, Dog’s Eye View, David Gray) and HERBIE FLOWERS (Bowie, Tom Jones, Marc Bolan, Sky, Lou Reed, Clive Dunn, and everybody else) he set about recording what was to become ’Poet, Servant, Clown or Queen’

The subsequent years saw Alastair back in the fray as engineer culminating in 36 months of world travel and shoe buying with KEANE. Meanwhile new songs were written on the road and recording done during the breaks in the touring schedule. Slowly, the album, FOUR LAWN HOPE, took shape and was completed in the summer of 2006.

A far more acoustic affair, reflecting his love of artists such as ALISON KRAUSS and MINDY SMITH, it still retains it’s essential Englishness. Imagine Noel Coward playing Bluegrass and you’ll still be wide of the mark!

Album release is set for late autumn and live dates, with both the Tea Dance Band and solo, are in the pipeline.

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2 comentarios

David -

Qué nivel Radio MAI, ya hasta entrevistamos grandes artistas llegados desde Londres.

JV -

Ayer lunes estuvimos con alastair entrevistandole, a los mandos tecnicos David, en la traduccion Isabel y tambien teniamos hasta una fotografa.

la entrevista que surgio al final la podreis escuchar el proximo martes 17 de abril, ya que esta noche tenemos a maria Jose hernandez en el programa, sera a eso de las 21.00