Straight To Video

Straight To Video

"Never forget what made you - YOU" Bassist, Pop Culture Nerd and proud Fanboy, Rob Lane, talks to musicians, actors and all round interesting people who are willing to wax lyrical about their childhood, pop culture, growing up and what shaped them into who they are today. Get ready for stories of hometowns, trips to the Video Store, life changing first concerts and who's poster hung on their walls as a kid.


February 16, 2024 43 mins

We talk to Rich Jones - Guitarist, Songwriter & Graphic Designer. Rich takes us on his ever changing and evolving rock and roll journey from moving from the UK to Canada as a young kid, picking up the guitar and heading out on a punk rock touring career with the likes of The Black Halos, Amen, The Loyalties, Ginger Wildheart and Michael Monroe. Our chat takes in early concert memories, the Canadian Music Scene, how London has c...

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We talk to Mike Tramp - Singer Songwriter. Mike talks to us from his home in Denmark all about his brand new solo album 'Mand Af En Tid (Man of a Time)' and the memories attached to the songs about growing up and aspiring to be like his heroes on TV. He recalls his first visits to the USA and specifically New York and the early days and success of White Lion throughout the 80s and 90s. Along the way he shares memories of ...

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February 2, 2024 34 mins

We talk to Bright Light Bright Light - Welsh musician Rod Thomas who now lives in New York whose music is inspired heavily by 80s/90s pop culture incorporating elements of disco whilst also branching into synthpop, dance and house music. We chat about the struggles and rewards of being an Independent musician in todays industry as well as the experience of touring with Elton John, living and touring in the US as well as a deep dive...

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January 26, 2024 50 mins

We talk to Andras Jones - Actor, Musician, Writer and the Host / Creator of Radio8Ball. As Andras gets set to release his brand new studio album 'Recognise, De-Escalate & De-Code' - a series of songs that have been created over a decade of experiences, he takes us on a journey through all his different creative, entrepreneurial adventures from moving to Hollywood in the late 80s and balancing both music and movie care...

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January 19, 2024 42 mins

We talk to Todd Kerns - Bassist for Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators). On the eve of the band's next world tour Todd checks in to update us on all his recent recording projects as well as a dive back into the early 90s when his band Age of Electric first visited Hollywood's Sunset Strip. We hear tales of his first meeting with his future band boss and how Guns N Roses encapsulated everything Todd wanted...

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January 12, 2024 36 mins

We talk to Tommy Henriksen - Multi Instrumentalist and Guitarist for Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires and creator of the epic multi media band Crossbone Skully. Tommy charts his journey through Rock and Roll from early Punk and Hard Rock influences to landing in Los Angeles auditioning for some of the biggest names in Rock and Metal. It's a journey that has brought him to today channelling all his passion into Crossbone Skully...

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December 22, 2023 35 mins

We talk to  You, Me & The Movies - Uber popular Movie Reaction YouTube Channel. As the last show of 2023 what better way to end the year than to check in with two of our favourite YouTubers to chat all things 80s and 90s Christmas Nostalgia. From Films and Toys to Mall Santas and Christmas traditions, it's all here to accompany you over the Christmas Holidays.

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December 15, 2023 21 mins

We talk to Princess Goes - Electronic Alt-Rock Supergroup featuring Michael C Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under), Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie) and Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers). With their latest album Come of Age, the band continue to push boundaries of creativity both sonically and visually which sees their fanbase grow not only in the USA but throughout the UK and Europe. We chat about their time touring overseas, performing at previ...

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December 8, 2023 42 mins

We talk to Jake West - Film Director and Editor. With a horror pedigree directing the likes of 'Evil Aliens' and 'Doghouse' through to the essential 'Video Nasties - The Definitive Guides Parts 1 & 2', Jake has now turned his attention to one of this countries best kept secrets of the VHS era in Cliff Twemlow. Cliff is the focal point for Jake's new documentary 'Mancunian Man: The Legenda...

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December 1, 2023 47 mins

We talk to Lee Murray - Drummer for 90s Pop Rockers Let Loose. As we head into the 30th Anniversary of the bands huge hit single 'Crazy For You' which dominated the charts throughout the summer of 1994, Lee revisits the road the band took to earn their success in the industry, the highs and the lows of pop success and how today, three decades later the band are back with a brand new line up, new music and getting set to o...

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November 24, 2023 30 mins

We talk to Miss Velvet - Singer Songwriter. After moving from her hometown of New York City and arriving on the West Coast of California, it's been a rollercoaster few years for powerhouse vocalist Miss Velvet. Becoming a new mother, making a new home and then carving out a brand new music career from scratch, it has all come to fruition in the form of her new album Traveler. We chat about the work that went into this amazing ...

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November 17, 2023 34 mins

We talk to Michael Des Barres - Actor, Singer, Radio DJ and Rock & Roll Icon. With a career that encapsulates enough rock excess and debauchery for several bands, not just one person, it's incredible to find that Michael Des Barres continues to be as outgoing and creative as ever. Whether we find him as a villain on our TV screens in MacGyver, fronting The Power Station at Live Aid, writing chart topping songs like 'O...

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November 10, 2023 35 mins

We talk to Thom Mathews - Legendary Actor known for portraying Tommy Jarvis in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and Freddy in The Return of the Living Dead 1 & 2. Thom recalls growing up in Hollywood and what led him to pursue an acting career. We learn of his friendship and loyalty to George Clooney and the lengths Thom went to creating the look and style of characters he played in his career. Along the way we hear about h...

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November 3, 2023 42 mins

We talk to Thomas Nicholas - Actor, Musician and Producer. Following his breakout role in Rookie of the Year back in 1993, Thomas would go on to star as Kevin Myers in the iconic American Pie series of movies. Outside of acting his love and passion for music would run alongside his film career and prove to be equally as rewarding and lead to many incredible friendships and opportunities. We chat about his very first concert experie...

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October 27, 2023 44 mins

We talk to Boy Meets Girl - Singer Songwriters George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam share their incredible journey from Seattle to Los Angeles to become two of the 80s most in demand hit makers penning iconic tracks for Whitney Houston before having their own smash hit single Waiting For A Star To Fall. We hear their thoughts on 90s Grunge emerging from their home city and it's effect on the industry, their experiences in the UK...

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October 20, 2023 39 mins

We talk to Lina & The Lions - Pop Rock Synthwave Band. Vocalist and Bassist Lina Lane and Guitarist / Producer Lee Feltham take us on their journey from experimental studio project through to Comic Con conquering showstealers whose 80s inspired soundtrack has been taking pop culture crowds by storm. With a true hardworking DIY ethic which shows no boundaries when it comes to new ideas and a real vision for what they want their ...

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October 13, 2023 33 mins

We talk to Dani Thompson - Horror Actress, Model and TV Presenter. As the UK's resident and premier Scream Queen, Dani has forged a reputation for killer on screen performances in dozens of UK and International independent horror movies. She shares stories of her journey through modelling in London to bridging the career shift to acting and the challenges along the way as well as her early introductions and love for the rejuvi...

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October 6, 2023 37 mins

We talk to Robert Kurtzman - Film Director, Writer and legendary Special Effects Makeup Artist. From watching horror movies at the local drive in and studying the photographs in movie magazines, Robert Kurtzman's journey would see him head out to California to become one of the leading effects artists during the 80s horror movie boom. He shares tales of Hollywood Halloweens, working with an upcoming Quentin Tarantino to bring ...

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September 29, 2023 48 mins

We talk to Diandra Lazor - Horror Video Creator, Cosplay Artist, Actress and Producer. Discovering the Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Series in the mid 2000s would send Diandra on an unpredictible journey into the world of Cosplay, Horror and unexpected creative opportunities. Bringing a spotlight to Creators and Behind The Scenes Artists through her videos and short documentaries would be only a short example of what she continuall...

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September 22, 2023 54 mins

We talk to James McCulloch – Singer & Bassist of hard rock band She Burns Red and Comic Book Author. James takes us on his pop culture journey from first discovering horror films by walking in on his parents watching An American Werewolf, legendary album releases and eventually becoming a successful Comic Book creator and author. He shares his appreciation for his band's incredibly loyal fan base, tales of Cosplay encounte...

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