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Paul Roberts Frontman for Sniff 'N' The Tears ("Drivers Seat") Exclusive Interview!

Sniff 'N' The Tears Legendary Singer/Songwriter Paul Roberts Exclusive on Interviewing the Legends!

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PAUL ROBERTS LEAD SINGER/SONGWRITER/MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST

WITH UK ROCK GROUP SNIFF ‘N’ THE TEARS

ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends I’m your host Ray Shasho.

Sniff 'n' the Tears formed in 1978 and after releasing their first album Fickle Heart, had a worldwide hit with Driver’s Seat, which reached 15 on the billboard chart in the USA in 1979. The band toured extensively following the success of Driver’s Seat, including a two-and-a-half-month tour of the States, and performed and recorded together until 1982.

In the early nineties Driver’s Seat reached number one in Holland after being used in a car ad campaign which introduced it to a new generation and led to the band reforming for a European tour and to make another album. Hollywood films such as Boogie Nights and Anchor Man 2 as well as the series The Walking Dead have kept Driver’s Seat in the public eye, and it has become a perennial favorite loved by successive generations.

Although the band members have all been engaged with other projects in the intervening years, they have stayed in touch and continued to work together. Random Elements is the latest album with the full band.

In 2018, Paul Roberts and Les Davidson started performing together as an acoustic duo. The acoustic project marks a long-awaited return to live performance, and a new creative approach to Sniff ‘n’ the Tears songs old and new.

PLEASE WELCOME LEAD VOCALIST/MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE BRITISH ROCK BAND SNIFF ‘N’ THE TEARS PAUL ROBERTS

TO INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS.

PURCHASE

J U M P

By

Sniff ‘n’ the Tears

The 2020 acoustic album from the veteran British band. A couple of years ago, guitarist Les Davidson suggested to Sniff 'n' the Tears singer/songwriter Paul Roberts that they should get out and do some gigs. Only this time as a duo. The current music scene seems to be increasingly about live performance and all they would need as an acoustic duo would be their guitars; the logistics of putting a band together for anything other than a fair-sized tour being costly. The first two gigs they did were very encouraging as not only did the audience enjoy hearing the songs, they knew but feedback from people afterwards suggested they had gained new insights into the songs. This has opened a whole range of possibilities explored on the album Jump.

AND

RANDOM ELEMENTS

By

Sniff ‘n’ the Tears

The 2017 release. Random Elements is the eighth album from Sniff 'n' The Tears. After an accident in 2012, and several months' recovery, Paul Roberts got into a songwriting spree. This was partly due to keyboardist Robin Langridge, sending inspirational sonic sketches to him. Thus started a collaborative process which led to some rather interesting song structures. In Paul's words: "Some of these new songs reflect the times, in terms of the dilemmas we face in the 21st century. Some are more personal but then, the personal and the political can be connected. " Themes Sniff fans are all too familiar with, "but", he explains, with a shrug of acceptance, "humanity is what it is, and it won't stop any time soon.

BOTH

available at

www.sniffnthetears.com

and amazon.com

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

PAUL ROBERTS

AND

SNIFF ‘N’ THE TEARS

VISIT

www.sniffnthetears.com

Official website

www.facebook.com/sniffnthetears

Facebook

www.youtube.com/user/tradelica

YouTube

 

SNIFF ‘N’ THE TEARS

DISCOGRAPHY

Studio albums

Year         Album

1979         Fickle Heart

1980        The Game's Up

1981         Love/Action

1982         Ride Blue Divide

1992         No Damage Done

2002        Underground

2011         Downstream

2017         Random Elements

2020        Jump

 

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  • Paul Roberts Interview
  • Sniff n the Tears
  • Drivers Seat
  • Top 40 hits
  • 70s rock
  • The Rock Star Chronicles
  • Ray Shasho
  • Interviewing the Legends
Show notes

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The Zoom interview can be seen at www.youtube.com/c/InterviewingtheLegends in its entirety.

 

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