“The Cockney Rebel Connection” is the name of a streaming radio program hosted by Stewart Griffin, an early and generous champion of Josephmooon, for which we are grateful.
There is something very uplifting about hearing one’s original music played in the context of other songs and artists, as on a radio show, or playlist, and the current edition of “The Cockney Rebel Connection” features not one, but two Josephmooon compositions.
We can’t thank Stewart Griffin enough for giving a spin to “Every Right Now,” from Ian Nice’s album, Love Revolution, and “Out of Tune,” from So Far So Good.
It’s pretty cool to be part of the Cockney Rebel family, though I confess that in my callow youth, when Steve Harley’s very popular U.K. band was working hard to crack U.S. radio markets, my hipster rock critic peers and DJs seemed to favour the crooning of David Bowie and Bryan Ferry. No matter these days, as Mr. Harley appears to have done just fine for himself over the years.
So, what’s the “connection?” Thought you’d never ask.
So Far So Good was produced by Ian Nice and his teenage son, Ronnie Nice, at their studio in Hua Hin, Thailand, which is called Rocky Head Studios, “stone head” or “rock head” being the literal translations of hua hin.
Ian Nice was for many years the keyboard player in Cockney Rebel.
And by the way, Steve Harley (né Nice) is Ian’s older brother, and Ronnie’s uncle. It doesn’t take a genetic scholar to note the obvious, that music runs in the family.
So, if you’ve come to Josephmooon via Cockney Rebel, welcome and enjoy the music.