Saturday, 29 February 2020

Lives in Music - John Mostyn

John Mostyn. You won't believe what he's done. 

Hugely (at times discreetly) influential for 40+ years

Photo credit: Graham Young, Birmingham Live

A Lives In Music chat with John Mostyn can not be brief: there's so much to talk about. But it's fascinating. From promoting for love in the 70s to handling really successful global acts, and one massive catastrophe which John retells unflinchingly, it's compelling stuff. And have you heard of Carpe Aqua? 

Listen to John's Lives in Music here. 

Robin Valk introduces this week's guest, the fascinating and jovial John Mostyn:

With some fifty years in the business across a dizzying range of bands and activities, John Mostyn is endlessly interesting. He's done the mega-deals, battled with the music industry at the very top levels, and he's worked just as hard on small local projects which simply deserved some help. And he has some incredible stories. 

There's a lot to be gleaned from listening to John's experiences. Not that John minds; he's always been happy to share and lend a hand. John touches on a wide range of music and musicians, and to check any of them out, head to the companion show notes blog post on the Radio To Go Blog at

The Lives in Music series celebrates people who have spent a lifetime in music. They may be famous; they may be people who have spent their lives working in the background for the love of it. But they all have stories.

The intro and outro music in this series comes from the great bass player Mike Hatton, who you can hear interviewed in series 1, here. 'Everything Changes' is included in his excellent 2019 album 'Bassic Salvation'. 

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