Sunday, 5 July 2020

My Radio Interview with Cockney Rebel Connections

It was a real pleasure recently to be given a one-hour interview slot on the independent radio show Cockney Rebel Connections.

As the name suggests the channel is dedicated to the work of Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, and I discussed my novel The Best Year Of Our Lives with presenter Stewart Griffin, with particular emphasis on the influence of Harley's music and lyrics on my own formative years and of course on the book itself. The singer-songwriter has appeared on the show in person on more than one occasion.

Some time back I was thrilled to receive some words of praise and encouragement from the man himself, who had read the novel and told me he was "pleased and privileged" to have been an influence.

The music of Cockney Rebel is referenced several times in the story, set in 1976, as the two lead characters are fans.

Click here to listen to the interview, which also includes a selection of songs which I was given the opportunity to select.

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