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Interview Archive A-Z List

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

I have recordings of hundreds of interviews hosted over the years – some are uploaded here on the website, some on my YouTube channel or Mixcloud page and others I’m uploading bit by bit.

Look through this A-Z list or please use the “Search” function on the left hand side menu bar on the top page of the website.

Air 2010

Alan McGee – Creation Records Founder 2011

Alicia Keys 2004

Amanda Hyndman – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group 2013

Andy Summers – The Police 2008

Arctic Monkeys 2011

Ari Up – The Slits 2010

Asian Dub Foundation 2011

Basement Jaxx 2014 video

Basia 2009 video

The Big Pink 2009

Bluey – Incognito 2008 2009 London 2013

Bombay Bicycle Club 2014 video

Cancer Bats 2009

Charice 2010 video

Che’Nelle 2010

Chic 2006 2010

Coldplay 2005

CSS 2012 video

Delphic 2010

Dennis Morris – photographer 2008

Don Letts and Mick Jones – The Clash / Big Audio Dynamite 2011

The Drums 2010

Duran Duran 2008

Ebony Bones 2009

Ed Sheeran 2012

Emiliana Torrini 2010

Fourplay 2010

Frankie Knuckles 2009

Franz Ferdinand 2009

Giovanca 2010

Giovanni Allevi – piano virtuoso 2010

Glasvegas 2011

Go Chic 2010 2011

Goldie 2014

Gotye 2008

Grizzly Bear 2009

Gwen Stefani 2004

Henny Frazer – Hyatt Regency London, The Churchill Hotel 2013

Hilary Kole 2011

Holly Cole 2008

Hot Chip 2008

Hotei 2013

Hurts 2011

Jack Penate 2009

James Morrison 2012

Jamie Cullum 2010

The Japanese Popstars 2009

Jason Derulo 2010 video

Jeff Solorio – Dita Eyewear co-founder 2013

Jet 2009

Jimmy Choo 2008

Joe Fox – Hyatt Regency London, The Churchill Hotel 2013

John Lydon – Sex Pistols / Public Image Limited 2013

Jonathan Barnbrook – David Bowie album jacket designer 2013

Jose James 2010

Jose Parla 2013

Dame Judi Dench 2011

Jungle 2014

Justin Chadwick – film director 2008

The Kills 2008

Karl Hyde – Underworld 2005 2010

Keane 2009

Kyte 2009

Laura Mvula – singer/songwriter 2013

Little Barrie 2011

Little Mix video 2014

The Maccabees 2012

Manic Street Preachers 2012

Mark Ronson 2015 video

Masa Hidaka – Fuji Rock Festival Founder 2011

Massive Attack 2010

Metronomy 2009

MGMT 2010

Mick Jones and Don Letts – The Clash / Big Audio Dynamite 2011

Mitsuko Watanabe – Vogue Japan Editor In Chief 2012

Mogwai 2009

Monday Michiru 2008

The Morning Benders 2011

Mutemath 2011

Myself – (err.. not actually me) 2010

Natty 2009

Neil Barrett 2011

Nile Rodgers – Chic 2006 2010

OK Go 2009

Panic At The Disco 2011

Patrick Wolf 2009

Sir Paul McCartney 2013

Paul Sands and Richard Myerscough – Virgin Atlantic Airways Japan Managers 2010

Sir Paul Smith 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011

Paul Weller 2008 2012

Peter Hook – Joy Division, New Order, The Light 2012 video part 1 part 2

Pixie Lott 2012

The Qemists 2009

Sir Richard Branson 2009

Richard Collasse – President of Chanel Japan 2013

Richard Meyerscough – Virgin Atlantic Airways Japan Manager 2012

Richard Woods – artist 2008

Royksopp 2009

Sally de Souza – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group 2013

Sananda Maitreya – formerly Terence Trent D’Arby 2013

Sparks 2008

Sting 2003

Suzanne Vega 2012 video

Taio Cruz 2010 video part 1 part 2

Teenage Fanclub 2009

Temples 2014

These New Puritans 2011

Tim Deluxe 2010

The Ting Tings 2011

Tom Tom Club 2013

Tricky 2008

Underworld 2005 2010

The Vaccines 2011

White Lies 2009

William Saito – software entrepreneur 2010

Zachary Alford – drummer for David Bowie, B-52’s, Tomoyasu Hotei 2013

2 Many DJ’s 2009

Virgin Megastores Japan Tribute

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

September 2014 is the 24th anniversary of the opening of the first Virgin Megastore Japan in Marui department store, Shinjuku Tokyo – so we’re having a reunion party!!

ヴァージン・メガストアーズ・ジャパン 24周年記念同窓会パーティー!!

All former Virgin Megastore / Virgin Group staff, friends and customers are invited to join the reunion party.

Thursday 9/18
Brew Dog craft beer pub Roppongi
Free entry.
Cash bar and full food menu.

Virgin Megastore DJ’s Guy Perryman and Sayoko Kamei DJ at the party!!

Open to public and everyone welcome!!

Please bring something from your Virgin days – a photo, T-shirt, original goods – let’s share some great times!!

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場所:六本木Brew Dog Bar




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In September 1990 I was brought to Japan for the launch of the first Virgin Megastore in Marui department store Shinjuku, Tokyo. I came on a three month contract but was still DJ’ing for Virgin Megastores Japan when the last store was rebranded Tsutaya in December 2008. I started out as Virgin Megastore DJ in Sydney in 1988, so I was a Virgin for 20 years (yeah OK I had to make one virgin joke).

I had some brilliant experiences in those 20 years, including creating the UK Night at Milk Club in Ebisu in the Brit Pop boom of the early 90’s, producing the Virgin Atlantic Airways in-flight J-pop channel, starting Virgin Mega Station cable/satellite radio network in 1997, setting up Virgin club tents and chillout zones at Fuji Rock Festivals, and interviewing hundreds of inspiring artists. I would like to say a huge thank you to DJ Sayoko Kamei, producer Dennis Oliver and my former boss Mike Inman who made it all possible.

Click on the play button below and listen to a few bits and pieces I dug up out of my DJ archive vault..

Oh so young!! Virgin Megastore Shinjuku opening magazine 1990.

Virgin Mega Station flyer 1997.

UK Night At Milk club flyer 1997.

Virgin Mega Station flyer.

Virgin Mega Station page in CAN (Cable Audio Network) magazine.

Virgin club tent at Fuji Rock Festival 1998 flyer.

Gainer magazine DJ article 1996.

Virgin Megastore collaboration event Club Rocket flyers.

Club Rocket membership card.

radio:on DJ’s and Dennis at Virgin chillout zone at Fuji Rock Festival.

Sayoko and Guy say sayonara to Virgin Megastores 2008.

With the boss!!


Goldie Interview Fuji Rock Festival 2014

Monday, July 28th, 2014

I bumped into British Drum’n’Bass legend Goldie backstage at Basement Jaxx live show at Fuji Rock Festival 2014 a couple of hours before his DJ set.

Goldie FRF 2014.

Jungle Interview Fuji Rock Festival 2014

Monday, July 28th, 2014

A quick chat with Tom of British new soul duo Jungle backstage before their live show at Fuji Rock Festival 2014.

A lovely gentleman who likes to chat – but not get his pic taken..

Jungle FRF 2014.

Temples Interview Fuji Rock Festival 2014

Monday, July 28th, 2014

A quick chat with Sam and Tom of British psychedelic rock band Temples backstage before their live show at Fuji Rock festival 2014.

Temples FRF 2014.

Onboard Silver Shadow

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

I had a wonderful adventure on Saturday May 3 2014 touring the Silver Sea cruise liner Silver Shadow while in port in Tokyo.

I met up with Captain Cataldo Destefano for a quick chat about life at sea. Click on the play button below to listen..

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I’m now inspired to get my sea legs and get back onboard a cruise liner for more adventures!!

Get inspired too

Captain Destefano with Guy.

Silver Shadow Captain

Frankie Knuckles Godfather of House

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

With the very sad news of the loss of Frankie Knuckles I’ve reposted this interview to the top page of my website.

It was such a pleasure to meet up again with Frankie Knuckles the Godfather of House during his February 2009 Tokyo trip where he was DJ’ing one of his legendary long DJ sets at Ageha.

Click on the play button below for the conversation..

With Frankie Knuckles 2009.

And here’s a flyer from the New Year’s Eve countdown party in Sydney 1989 where Frankie played. I was one of the opening DJ’s and this was the first time we met.


Sir Paul McCartney Interview

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

It was a thrill and a great honor to have Paul McCartney call me live on the air!!
Sir Paul held only one radio interview in Tokyo during his Out There tour in November 2013 – here it is!!
Click on the play button below to listen..

Guy and Madoka “Maddie” Kato on the air chatting with Paul McCartney.

Paul McCartney

Chanel Japan President Richard Collasse

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

I had the most fascinating conversation and interview with Richard Collasse the President Representative Director of Chanel Japan in September 2013. We talked a lot, but the most memorable thing he said to me after the interview was “I am an imposter”. It’s the opening line of his first novel, but it’s also what he says he believes about himself. I believe him. Most people are always trying to prove they are something, he is trying to prove he’s not. Inspiring!!

Click on the play button below to listen to our chat..

Here’s a photo of us in the Chanel building in Ginza in front of a wonderful piece by artist Vik Muniz simply titled “Coco Chanel”, it’s a photograph of thousands of real diamonds!!

Richard Collasse

Hotei in London

Friday, September 13th, 2013

I met up with legendary rock star Tomoyasu Hotei in a cool cafe on Kensington High Street, London in September 2013 for a chat about his music, British music and why he loves London.

Click on the play button below to listen to the Electric Samurai conversation..

Click here for the Hotei website

Hotei London 2013