Interviews

Read our exclusive interviews with local movers and shakers on the Birmingham music, food, arts and fashion scene.

Artist to the stars Fabian Perez launches search for new muse in first UK Living Legend series

Clarendon Fine Art and Whitewall Galleries – the country’s leading gallery group – is welcoming outstanding figurative artist and modern master Fabian Perez, to the UK as… Read more »

Ryan McMullan Concert Review & Interview

The Irish sweetheart returned to Birmingham on Wednesday the 9th, for a concert at Digbeth’s Mama Roux’s, supported by fellow musicians from back home, Conor Scott and… Read more »

Q & A with Local Photographer Jack Spicer Adams

Hello Jack, We have been rubbing shoulders so to speak since my early days with Grapevine. You were photographer at the first Dine Birmingham event at Millennium… Read more »

Real Bodies The Exhibition Q & A with Tom Zaller – President and CEO

Real Bodies The Exhibition Q & A with Tom Zaller – President and CEO

Real Bodies The Exhibition is a powerful thought-provoking exhibition exploring life by displaying 20 real, perfectly and respectfully preserved human bodies and more than 200 anatomical specimens,… Read more »

The Incredible Women of Digbeth’s Independents

The Incredible Women of Digbeth’s Independents

Guest post by Bread Birmingham Ltd Yesterday was International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the triumphs and highlight the struggles of women and female presenting people… Read more »

Desert Island Discs at 1000 Trades + Steve Bignell Q&A

What is Desert Island Discs On Saturday November 11th from 12pm until 8pm, Chris Bridge and Steve Bignell aka “Our Friends are Eclectic” launch their inaugural “Desert… Read more »

Stone Roses DJ Dave Booth to play 1000 Trades + Q&A

Legendary Mancunian and Stone Roses’ tour DJ Dave Booth returns to the decks for our monthly night full of proper music from the most underrated decade since… Read more »

Q&A with Pete Jordan, founder of MADE Festival

The UK is well into the swing of festival season, with this year’s Glastonbury having been a huge success yet again, and other favourites like Boomtown and… Read more »

Suzie Hunt’s ‘Universe of Oddities’ Q&A

Suzie Hunt’s ‘Universe of Oddities’ Q&A

Birmingham/Worcester-based artist Suzie Hunt is about to embark on an exciting residency at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.  A top emerging Fine Art graduate, she will continue… Read more »

San Proper preview + Ohme at Colore Q&A

Coloré, Moulin Groove & Cache Present… An Evening With San Proper (Rush Hour, Perlon) THE RAINBOW ROOFTOP, DIGBETH FRIDAY JUNE 23RD // 10pm-5am Tickets available Coloré is back, jumping… Read more »

Clean Cut Kid Exclusive Interview by Angela Cascon

Liverpool based and indie pop band Clean Cut Kid hit Birmingham on the night of the 22nd of April as the support band for The Kooks during… Read more »

Birmingham’s Gambimi – Welcome To My City tour.

Punch Records hit the road in May for the first edition of the Welcome To My City tour. Known for their groundbreaking work with emerging artists and… Read more »

Chris Rhythm Doctor Interview + DJ Mix

Birmingham and the West Midlands is so often emitted from documentaries, and national news features, when it comes to music scenes or people of influence. Perhaps this… Read more »

Why Go Vegan in Brum? Sally Jones interviews Go Vegan World director Sandra Higgins

You may have seen recently adverts for the Go Vegan World campaign popping up across the city. As a vegan myself, I was intrigued and wanted to… Read more »

Marina Medvetskaya’s Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet Interview

A fantastic show is coming to Symphony Hall. Marina Medvetskaya’s Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet will be performing Tchaikovsky’s classic Swan Lake on Saturday 7th January accompanied by… Read more »

Morais Vibes Interview

For our latest Q&A session we catch up with local DJ and producer Morais Vibes. Morais DJs at the Bureau bar on Colmore Row in Birmingham city… Read more »

Exclusive: Sally W-Jones Interviews Hal Cruttenden

Comedian Hal Cruttenden is currently touring the UK after returning from Australia with his new tour. Sally W-Jones caught up with him to chat about shocking comedy,… Read more »

DJ Andy Smith at Hare & Hounds + Exclusive Q&A by Sam Redmore

For our latest exclusive Q&A, Sam Redmore of Freestyle, has caught up with legendary DJ Andy Smith (who many will recognise from his work with Portishead), ahead… Read more »

Tara Tomes of East Village Q&A

With all the brand new developments going on in Brum, there comes new business, whether that be retail, food & drink, leisure or accommodation. All this needs… Read more »

Actress & Bishop Refit & Lou Woodley Q&A

Actress & Bishop Refit & Lou Woodley Q&A

Situated in the heart of St Pauls Square in The Jewellery Quarter, The Actress & Bishop opened in 2003 and has since become one of the city’s… Read more »

The All-Star Stand-Up Tour 2016 + Q&A of the Stars

Together for the first time and ready to take the roof off! Stand by for the stand-up comedy event of the year as Double Sony Award winner… Read more »

Night & Day Markets Review & Adam Regan Interview

Night & Day Markets Review & Adam Regan Interview

Last weekend, Seasonal Markets and Leftfoot joined forces to bring The Night & Day Markets to Digbeth. This two day festival witessed a bespoke banquet of music,… Read more »

Exclusive Joe ‘Independent Birmingham’ Interview

Exclusive Joe ‘Independent Birmingham’ Interview

In our last Q&A session we spoke with Adam Regan on his endeavours in dance music, and a successful interview it was too. With over 160 social… Read more »

Exclusive Adam Regan ‘Leftfoot and Hare & Hounds’ Interview

Exclusive Adam Regan ‘Leftfoot and Hare & Hounds’ Interview

So our first interview for 2016 and it’s a good one! Many people will know or have been to a Leftfoot event, if not you will most… Read more »

A Radio Love Affair ft 1972 Brum Soul Radio Broadcast

A Radio Love Affair ft 1972 Brum Soul Radio Broadcast

Here’s a little bit about my own love affair with radio, featuring an interview from local soul DJ legend Mickey Nold (and a radio show from 1972… Read more »

Chris Wiggin ‘Canoodle’ Street Food Interview

Chris Wiggin ‘Canoodle’ Street Food Interview

Welcome to our special Christmas edition of Grapevine Q&A. We are ending the year with a fab interview, Chris Wiggin from Canoodle Catering and a regular at… Read more »

Richard P J Lambert: Local analogue photographer Interview by Kate Hook

Richard P J Lambert: Local analogue photographer Interview by Kate Hook

Richard P J Lambert is a analogue photographer from Birmingham, who produces visually stunning and elegant imagery from his home town to his travels around the world…. Read more »

Richard Dorfmeister/Steve Cobby to DJ at Hare & Hounds + Exclusive Interviews

Richard Dorfmeister/Steve Cobby to DJ at Hare & Hounds + Exclusive Interviews

This Saturday (14th Nov) Leftfoot will be welcoming Richard Dorfmeister and Steve Cobby to the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath. In the world of electronic music Richard… Read more »

Grand Central opening & Andy Street Interview

Grand Central opening & Andy Street Interview

It has been nearly two weeks since attending the pre-launch media breakfast on Thursday 24th September 2015, for the Grand Central Birmingham opening & John Lewis Ribbon-cutting…. Read more »

Exclusive Interview: The Man Behind Dine Birmingham

Featured Image: Ahmed Ahmed (left) with Birmingham Indepedent Food Fair 2014 sponsors Hello Ahmed, this is the second in our interview series for Grapevine Birmingham, the first… Read more »

An Exclusive Interview with Ollie ‘Yardbird’ Lloyd.. Will it reopen?

The recent closure of the Yarbird live music venue has left a huge void in Birmingham city centre. Many people into jazz, funk, soul and acoustic are… Read more »

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