The Dave Berry Show
This month Absolute Radio’s Dave Berry has mostly been listening to…
I am awaiting the arrival of Rag’ n’ Bone Man at Birmingham Town Hall, the latest venue to play host to a special Absolute Radio gig. Rory Graham, Rag’ n’ Bone Man] has
recently had two significant additions to his already busy life – one is a baby son and the other is a face tattoo. I am not a father myself, but it is certainly worth thinking about as a way to mark the birth of your first-born. Just before I get to introduce him onstage, I can hear the vocal warm-up emanating from his dressing room. He is in fine voice. It’s a voice the crowd that evening loved and the
reason he’d go on to win a Brit Award a couple of weeks later. Back in London, I meet Muse for the first time. They are charming and, to be honest, I am a little shocked at how “normal” they are for one of the world’s biggest bands. Matt Bellamy tells me they are releasing tracks as and when they want to, but says fans can expect an album later this year. If their new single, Thought Contagion, is anything to go by, Muse lovers are in for treat. The boys also tell me that the name of one of their biggest-ever tunes, Plug In Baby, came after leafing through the Argos catalogue and stumbling across a baby monitor! All in all, it has very much been a certificate PG month in my world of rock’n’roll. Listen to The Dave Berry Show, weekdays 4-7pm on Absolute Radio.
Dave with Muse’s Dom Howard (left) and Matt Bellamy.