Toby was recently interviewed by Great Music Stories Guy Bellamy about Lightning In A Bottle, with the interview aired on Meridian FM.

Click here to listen to the interview plus discover more about Guy and Great Music Stories.

“Putting the storytelling back into rock

The rock world in Britain today gives music lovers a reason to be excited. Across all corners of the UK, there is a new generation of bright young bands emerging, creating great music and working really hard to travel the country and put on great gigs. As I have discovered more of these bands I have developed an interest in giving many of these bands a voice. So many of them don’t get the airtime they deserve and even when songs do get through there can be a real lack of true storytelling behind the bands. Every band has a story to tell and the Great Music Stories are an attempt to let radio listeners and music fans get closer to the bands – to understand where they have come from, what makes them tick and get a feel for the people and the personalities behind the music.

Many of the interviews I have done I have then aired on my rock show on Meridian FM – other interviews I have organised have been done at festivals and for other platforms. In its broadest form the Great music stories marry words and music in a 60-minute format – playing music that needs to be heard and telling the stories that need to be told.

The archive on this site predominantly features speech only clips from my full-length interviews, unless otherwise specified. I will be updating the site with new band interviews every month and sharing news on features that are scheduled for the future. Giving a website home for these interviews enables music fans to also discover new bands in one place. And if you have a suggestion on a band you would like me to interview do drop me a line.

Guy Bellamy”