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Next up in our series of exclusive Chester Rocks interviews, we have The Loud - Lee Pennington - Vocal and Guitar, Matty Freeman - Bass and Leroy Oxton - Drums.

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For the next of our exclusive interviews with the bands playing Chester Rocks, we catch up with The Fallows (www.thefallows.com) Stuart Williams, Gavin Swann, Martyn Leah and Mike Mullard

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In the next of our exclusive interviews with the bands playing Chester Rocks, we have fantastic electro duo Killaflaw. Say hello to Andy Paton and Benn Helm

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In the next of our exclusive ECHO music interviews with the bands playing Chseter Rocks, we have Liverpool retro kings the Wicked Whispers - Mike Murphy, Toby Virgo, Ste Penn, Peter Shilton, Andy Smith

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In the next of our exclusive ECHO music Q&As with the bands playing Chester Rocks we have new girl group Indigo City. Say hello to Sophie Parry, Lottie Britton, Laura Wakefield, Bonnie Mae Kearnes and Olivia Thomas...

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In the next of our exclusive ECHO music Q&As with the new bands playing Chester Rocks, we have Nathan from hot new Deltasonic signing Dustland - Vocals: Adam Bray, Guitar & Keys: Nathan Yates, Drums: Abe Tesfachristos

Exclusive ECHO music Q&A: Strawhouses

By Jade Wright on Jun 27, 11 04:44 PM in

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In the next of our exclusive ECHO music Q&As for Chester Rocks, we have Liverpool folk favourites Strawhouses - Paul Donnelly - vocal, guitar; Chris Smith - lead guitar, backing vocals, Michael Bradshaw - bass, backing vocals, Danny Quirk - drums

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This weekend Chester is going to rock with music as dozens of bands line up to perform at the racecourse in a two-day spectacular. Sunday's main stage bands include  Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Leftfield, I Am Kloot and Lightning Seeds and Tommy Scott and the Red Scare.
Over on the Dawsons Alternative Stage there will be Amsterdam, The Suns, The Thespians, The  Fallows, The Loud, Babylon Leaf, The Wicked Whispers, Fly With Vampires, Dustland, Owls*, Wrecked Career and Killaflaw.
Here's the first of our Q&As with the acts from the Dawsons Alternative Stage - the fabulous Wrecked Career, fronted by Karla Ambrosius


Meet The Thespians, Liverpool's budding punk quartet, and Liverpool ECHO music blogger Miné Salkin's newest musical obsession.
With Paul Thespian as the helm and frontman, the band boasts three other members, with the lovely Jess Branney on guitar, Danny Hall on drums and Phill Gornall on bass.
I caught up with them for a video interview after they'd played an acoustic set for BBC Radio, to talk about what it's like to be an indie Liverpool band.

Interview: The Thespians from minesalkin on Vimeo.

WHEN Ringo Starr puts together his touring band he can pretty much have his pick of any musician in the world. Who wouldn't want to share a stage with one of The Beatles?

His All-Starr Band is billed as a line-up where "everybody on stage is a star in their own right". At each show Ringo performs solo and Beatles songs and then each band member will take turns performing two hits from their own career.

But there's one person in his address book who he's never managed to recruit - his old bandmate Sir Paul McCartney.

"I ask Paul every time we put a band together. I promise him two numbers like everybody else," says Ringo, breaking into a mischievously grin.

"He always seems to be busy at the time. He doesn't turn me down, he's just always busy."

He pauses for a second.

"I used to ask George Harrison too, but he'd say (here Ringo goes into a George impression) 'Ringo, you'd have to give me all the money'."

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