Sonja Kristina - Curved Air/Acid Folk
It was a pleasure to interview Sonja Kristina for the Jane Nicola Soundvibe show. She spoke abut how she met Graeme, she was living in the countryside with her husband Steward Copeland (Drummer of the Police). Sonja shares how Graeme came to visit them and he soon became a friend, the producer, as well as the bass player of her touring band. They played at folk clubs and psychedelic clubs all over the UK. Graeme also recorded "Songs from the Acid Folk" at his Beat Factory Studio in London which was co-run with Marijke Bergkamp. Marijke and Alex Holdaway (Wife and mother of Finlay Holdaway) also feature in my podcasts which are due to be released in the next month in celebration of Graeme Holdaway's life and work.
Blues Walker - US Musician in Sweden
I recently spoke online with Blues Walker, born in the US, he moved to Sweden. During his time there he has toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia. This included a residency at The House of Blues and Jazz in China where I was lucky to see him play! Blues shares the stories behind his songs. He's got quite a track record and has been on the bill with Albert Collins, Percy Mayfield, Jimmy Dawkins Big Big Mama Thornton and more!
John Carroll - The Art of a Seanchai
John Carroll is an Irish musician living in Hangzhou China. He arrived here by boat from Korea, with a Nokia phone, his backpack and a guitar. John candidly shares his story in how he created albums and toured around China magnetising audiences just like that of a Seanchai. He skilfully weaves aspects of Chinese language and culture into his songs. So exciting to make this podcast!
About Jane Nicola:
Jane Nicola Soundvibe show features original podcasts created by Jane Nicola Douglas. Since May 2022, Jane Nicola founded the Soundvibe podcast show as a means to provide a creative and interactive platform for arts innovation and creativity. The monthly show features the work of musicians, bands and creatives from all over the globe. Jane Nicola is currently based in Shanghai but she originally grew up in the UK. She gained a B.A. Hons Degree at Middlesex University, London and she then went on to train as a Music Therapist at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge graduating with a Masters Degree in Music Therapy. Jane Nicola also undertook an LTCL Diploma in Music Education and a Post Graduate Cert. in Education with Dundee University. Jane Nicola currently lives in Asia and for the past 14 years, her work has incorporated performing, entertainment, music education and music therapy.