Wednesday 21 February 2018

Gloucestershire interviews

Read SoGlos interviews with Gloucestershire chefs, bands, artists, experts, celebrities and personalities.

Meet the man behind the famous Rene roast, head chef Lee Knickenberg. © Stark Image Photography.

In the kitchen with Lee Knickenberg from Café Rene

From his humble beginnings pulling pints behind the bar, Café Rene head chef Lee Knickenberg tells SoGlos about working his...

SoGlos goes backstage with Katy and Rob Pearson, aka Kitten and Bear, an acoustic duo from Cirencester.

Backstage with Kitten and Bear

From winning battle of the bands before they’d even set foot on a proper stage, to performing a jam-packed summer of festivals...

SoGlos goes in the kitchen with acclaimed head chef of The Daffodil, Tom Rains.

In the kitchen with Tom Rains from The Daffodil

The Daffodil head chef Tom Rains reveals all about the day that Claridge’s shook, cooking for the Queen and his passion for...

Wyck Hill House head chef, Mark Jane, reveals all in SoGlos’s latest behind-the-scenes interview.

In the kitchen with Mark Jane from Wyck Hill House Hotel

SoGlos goes in the kitchen with Wyck Hill House head chef, Mark Jane, who tells all about Angelina’s omelette, knobbly Jerusalem...

SoGlos goes backstage with hip hop duo Witts and Greenstreet.

Backstage with Witts and Greenstreet

Stroud-based Witts and Greenstreet tickle SoGlos with talk of running their own conceptual record label, hating on other hip...

Get an insight into the Cowley Manor kitchen, when SoGlos speaks exclusively Alan Jones.

In the kitchen with Alan Jones from Cowley Manor

Cowley Manor head chef Alan Jones talks Michelin stars, cooking for Kylie and of hopes that ‘shortcut cooking’ is just a flash...

Cheltenham pop band Young Kato talks exclusively to SoGlos.

Backstage with Young Kato

Having just stepped off the bus from their first UK tour, Cheltenham pop pioneers Young Kato take SoGlos on a trip back to...

Discover all about acoustic hip hop outfit KSH and the Going Goods, only with SoGlos.

Backstage with KSH and the Going Goods

Fresh from the ‘ghettos’ of Cheltenham just six months after forming, alternative acoustic hip hop crew KSH and the Going Goods...

Discover all about contemporary folk duo Ethemia in this exclusive SoGlos interview.

Backstage with Ethemia

Having released debut album just nine months after forming and already planning a stateside tour, contemporary acoustic duo...

Premier Blues Brothers tribute The Joliet Blues Band reveals all to SoGlos.

Backstage with The Joliet Blues Band

SoGlos goes backstage with top tribute band The Joliet Blues Band to talk festivals, fans and fedoras, ahead of its eagerly-awaited...

Find out more about Chord Rush before their upcoming Wharf House gig.

Backstage with Chord Rush

Herefordshire-based band Chordrush will be headlining The Wharf House’s annual Beer, Cider and Perry Festival this year. Here,...

The sky’s the limit for county-based artist George Montague. © Gerry Lane Photography.

Backstage with George Montague

Fresh from supporting musical comedian Tim Minchin at the Eden Project, George Montague introduces to the ‘fuzzrop’...

Find out more about folk pop artist Ben Maggs in this backstage with interview. © Fiona MacLeod.

Backstage with Ben Maggs

With just a year of solo performances under his belt, folk pop artist Ben Maggs has already released his debut self-written...

Three-piece skiffle pop band Thrill Collins reveal all to

Backstage with Thrill Collins

Ahead of playing the finest local summer music festivals, Cheltenham-based trio Thrill Collins talks skiffle pop, playing alongside...

Hot on the heels of his The Voice television appearances, goes backstage with local legend Vince Freeman.

Backstage with Vince Freeman

Fresh off the back of his appearance on BBC One’s The Voice, the barefoot, bearded crooner Vince Freeman tells all...

Discover more about the one-man electro-pop extraordinaire.

Backstage with Charlie Baxter

Following the release of his latest album, and ahead of playing a plethora of local festivals, goes backstage with... goes backstage with solo folk and blues artist Avert Francis.

Backstage with Avert Francis

After performing solo for just a year, folk and blues artist Avert Francis is already releasing his debut album and playing...

Gloucestershire’s own Coxon’s Riot describe themselves as ‘frantic geeks’ with Art Brut comparisons.

Backstage with Coxon's Riot goes backstage with Coxon’s Riot, a noisy ska-influenced Gloucestershire band, to talk human pyramids, Art Brut...

Go backstage with experimental electro outfit Brown Torpedo.

Backstage with Brown Torpedo goes backstage with Danny Ash and Dan Cooper, of the dubiously named Brown Torpedo, an experimental electro outfit...

Find out more about contemporary Irish band The Roving Crows.

Backstage with The Roving Crows

Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, goes backstage with one of Gloucestershire’s most popular Irish bands,...

Local band Featherstone bring classic rock with a bluesy twist to the county.

Backstage with Featherstone goes backstage with the very loud, and very grounded, local band Featherstone – to talk covers, Iron Maiden, and...

Folk trio Tinkerscuss gives a glimpse of why their gigs attract everyone from goths to grannies!

Backstage with Tinkerscuss

From Fairy Festivals and fishing trout, to comparisons with Bill Bailey, finds out more about the folk trio Tinkerscuss.

Get behind the decks with some of Gloucestershire’s finest DJs.

Behind the decks with interviews goes behind the decks with Gloucestershire DJs to find out more about the county’s finest mix masters whipping up...

After 16 years behind the decks, Dakota’s Love Saturdays resident DJ Saul Bliss knows a thing or two about a thing or two.

Behind the decks with Saul Bliss goes behind the decks with Dakota’s Love Saturday resident DJ Saul Bliss, who dishes the dirt on naked clubbers,...

With a third album already under her belt, Cate Cody has gone from strength to strength.

Backstage with Cate Cody

Having just released her third album, and garnered an excellent reputation across the county, Cate Cody is one of Gloucestershire’s... goes backstage with indie rockers Zoidberg.

Backstage with Zoidberg catches up with local indie rock band Zoidberg to talk Futurama and being on the cover of NME – well, this time... goes backstage with acoustic folk rock duo Taylor and Williams.

Backstage with Taylor and Williams

Local duo Taylor and Williams have become a must-see act on the local scene. With a new album just around the corner, we go... goes backstage with Cheltenham’s alternative rockers The Divine Secret.

Backstage with The Divine Secret

Cheltenham band The Divine Secret has been rocking venues across Gloucestershire, and the UK, since 2005. goes backstage...

Psytrance DJ Toad, aka Nick Hughes, keeps the county’s trance lovers on the dancefloor.

Behind the decks with Toad goes behind the decks with DJ Nick Hughes, aka Toad, to find out what the psytrance resident at Toadstool has to... goes backstage with Cheltenham alternative rockers Hesters Way.

Backstage with Hesters Way

Gloucestershire alternative rock band Hesters Way has, in despite of the prejudices that come with the name, become a local...

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