Kim Hawes Interview

Rock ‘n’ roll is littered with stories from those fortunate to be in and around the scene over the years, whether that be from the bands or artists themselves, or those who work tirelessly in the background away from the public eye. Kim Hawes’ story is one which is as extraordinary as any that has been written down the years. A girl brought up in the quiet village of Hesketh Bank on the outskirts of Lancashire, she managed to forge her way into the position of tour manager for one of the world’s most notorious rock bands, amongst many others. Her new book, ‘Confessions of a Female Tour Manager’, out in September, is a self-confessed tongue in cheek look at the true story of her life in the industry. Continue reading

Interview with Megan Chapman from VIVA Magazine

I had the pleasure of talking with Megan Chapman from VIVA Magazine. The full interview can be read below or viewed here.

A Mancunian lads’ trip to Las Vegas becomes an in-depth and emotive look inside their heads, in the debut novel from Nigel Cartner.

Lost in Manchester, Found in Vegas is the result of a lifelong dream of freelance music journalist and broadcaster Nigel, 35, who lives in Little Lever, Bolton.

Not only was the novel given a Las Vegas style launch at Manchester 235 Casino with a soundtrack by Mohawk Radio, it also an official song Searching for Answers by Matt Fryers. Continue reading

N.J.Cartner: Lost In Manchester Found In Vegas – Book Review for Louder Than War

Mike Ainscoe from Louder Than War reviews the Lost in Manchester Found in Vegas book launch and book. See original article here.

They say everyone has a book in them. Sometimes it might need a little easing out. For Nigel Cartner, writer and broadcaster, a lads’ trip to Las Vegas seven years ago provided the inspiration to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys).

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N.J. Cartner Interview

Below is the interview Sharon Matthew from GigSoup conducted with me. Original article here.

‘Lost In Manchester, Found In Vegas’ is a witty, life-affirming debut novel accompanied by it’s own EP soundtrack. GIGsoup sat down with the author Nigel Cartner to discuss becoming a writer, living in Vegas and his passion for new music.

Congratulations on the debut novel. Can you tell us what ‘Lost in Manchester, Found in Vegas’ about?

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