John Payne

Interview: John Payne

June 5, 2017 thewire 0

(June 2017) John Payne became the frontman of British superband Asia in1992 replacing vocalist/bassist John Wetton and he continued until 2006, when the original lineup decided to reunite. While fronting the band, Asia released 8 studio albums, several live albums and toured internationally. Then in 2007 the original band decided […]


Interview: Ailie Robertson

May 4, 2017 thewire 0

Ailie Robertson is an award winning composer, performer and creative curator. She’s the recipient of a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship for her work and the founder of Lorimer Productions, with the aim of increasing the profile and visibility of both traditional and contemporary music in Scotland. Now she’s bringing her […]


Interview: Steve Kudlow of Anvil

April 4, 2017 thewire 0

If you’re a fan of Heavy Metal music you’ll not have forgotten the contribution that Canada’s grandfathers of metal “Anvil” have made to the scene. They’ve influenced bands like the Scorpions, Slayer & Whitesnake, fostered the heavy metal hair bands of the 80’s & 90’s and have had the likes […]

Interview: Lennie Gallant

March 4, 2017 thewire 0

Considered one of Canada’s greatest songwriters, East Coast native Lennie Gallant returns to Peterborough this month, thanks to the folks at Folk Under the Clock. He is the recipient of an Order of Canada, a multiple award winning songwriter, a staunch supporter of Maritime music and now he can add […]

Interview: Royal Wood

February 4, 2017 thewire 0

Royal Wood is a Juno nominated singer songwriter, who calls Lakefield home. Though he doesn’t get home often, performing over 250 dates a year, Royal will make a pit-stop at Showplace on Valentines Day, when he’ll perform songs from his latest CD “Ghost Light.” Busy? You bet! Later this year […]

Burton Cummings

Interview: Burton Cummings

October 1, 2016 thewire 0

(Oct 2016) Over the years I’ve interviewed everyone from Gene Simmons to Sarah McLachlan, both of which, at different points in my life, I was a huge fan. That of course has been one of the great perks of this gig, but when I found out Burton Cummings was coming […]

Interview: Frank Meschkuleit

September 1, 2016 thewire 0

Having interviewed so many musicians lately, I was looking forward to a conversation with someone who didn’t want to talk about song writing and life on the road. I was not disappointed when puppeteer Frank Meschkuleit called to promote his upcoming appearance at Showplace. Frank’s career spans over three decades […]

Terri Clark

Interview: Terri Clark

August 1, 2016 thewire 0

Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Terri Clark got her start performing stages and talent shows in her early years. After highschool she packed up and took off for Nashville will stars in her eyes and pennies in her pockets.  Her first gig was playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, […]

Kiefer Sutherland

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland

June 1, 2016 thewire 0

So, where do I start !? Kiefer Sutherland, the son of iconic Canadian actors Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, grandson of Tommy Douglas, began acting early. By 18 he had landed his first leading film role in “The Bay Boy”, which earned him his first Genie nomination. A few years […]

Gord Bamford

Interview: Gord Bamford

May 4, 2016 thewire 0

Australian born and Alberta raised, Canadian country music sensation Gord Bamford will be in town this month to perform songs from his new CD “Tin Roof” and to share some of the classics that have driven his career into the global limelight. It was his mother, a singer in a […]