Helen O’Hara is a violinist, composer, musical director and arranger. She was a key member of Dexys Midnight Runners from 1982-1986 and was Tanita Tikaram’s violinist from 1988-1990. She has recorded two solo instrumental albums, Southern Hearts and ..
Steve Pringle is the author of the Fall blogs The Fall in Fives and You Must Get Them All, and the creator of The Fall in Fives Radio Show. Born in Durham, he spent 20 years as a secondary school teacher and deputy headteacher before becoming a civil..
Iain Matthews first gained public attention in 1967 as a member of Fairport Convention. For the next five decades he has been making music, touring and releasing records, as a solo artist or with a group.
One half of the famed Hanley Brothers rhythm section, he was the drummer in The Fall from 1980-85 and currently plays with HOUSE Of ALL. Alongside his brother Steve, he hosts the popular podcast series about The Fall, Oh! Brother.
Steve Hanley is a legendary bass player best known for his time with The Fall, a band he was recruited into at the age of nineteen. His distinctive and original sound has seen him acknowledged as one of Britain’s foremost bassists.
Olivia Piekarski is a writer with a passion for contemporary fiction and music. She has worked abroad and in the UK as a teacher, an actor and in radio. She lives in Manchester.
Book: The Big Midweek: Life Inside The Fall..
Clinton Heylin is one of the leading rock historians in the world, with over two dozen books to his name. These include biographies of Bob Dylan (Behind The Shades), Van Morrison (Can You Feel The Silence?), Bruce Springsteen (E Street Shuffle) and S..
Ian Clayton is an author, broadcaster and storyteller from Featherstone, West Yorkshire. His stories are about making sense of where we come from. His books include Bringing It All Back Home, a bestselling book about music; Song For My Father about h..
Simon Wolstencroft is a musician from Manchester, England, best known for playing drums with The Fall between 1986 and 1997.
He was a member of The Patrol, an early incarnation of The Stone Roses, with childhood friends Ian Brown and John Squire a..
Tom Hingley was born in 1965 in Abingdon, Oxford, the seventh and youngest child of an Oxford Don. Moving to Manchester in the mid 1980s, he took a job as a glass collector at the Hacienda before rising to fame in the early 90s as lead-singer with In..
Michael Nath was brought up in South Wales and Lincolnshire. He is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Westminster. His major teaching and research interests are in Creative Writing and Modernism, as well as in Shakespearean Drama. His ..
Michael Gray is a critic & public speaker. He pioneered the serious study of Dylan’s work with Song & Dance Man: The Art of Bob Dylan, 1972, the first such critical book. Born in 1946, he grew up on Merseyside and studied History & Englis..
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