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Madrid Live - 04/02/2019

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Madrid Live

In this edition of Madrid Live, we talk to Ray McVay the leader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra UK which plays in Madrid on 19 February.  Ray tells us how Glenn Miller dominated popular music in the late thirties and early forties, and how he developed a distinctive sound.  Ray also tells us what prompted him to form the Glenn Miller Orchestra UK which actually maintains the exact same lineup on stage as in Glenn’s day.    

We meet Andy Rumbold whose first novel “The Last Fiesta” has been described as “stunning” by top ghostwriter Andrew Crofts.  In “The Last Fiesta”, a group of friends travel to the north of Spain and end up in Pamplona for the bull running.  Dark truths from the past emerge and dreadful revelations entwine their lives in a way that will ultimately lead to disaster.  Andy was inspired to write the book after he read Hemingway’s book “Fiesta “ and went to the bull running in Pamplona after a young  American was gored to death in 1995.

We also meet German film director Jan-Ole Gerster who came to Madrid to promote his award-winning film “Oh Boy”.  “Oh Boy” is a black and white film set to a jazz soundtrack.  It’s about a day in the life of a dropout  in modern-day Berlin.