Wildfire Radio presents
David Uosikkinen's In the Pocket
Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen loves talking about music almost as much as he loves making it. From MTV-era super-stardom to his ongoing gig as band leader of the all-star ensemble In the Pocket, he’s got plenty of stories to share. Join him and longtime Philadelphia-area entertainment writer Andy Vineberg for in-depth conversations with some of Philly’s finest musicians, as well as some nationally known acts. If you love hearing the stories behind the songs from the people who lived them (with an occasional side dish of sports and pop culture talk), this is the show for you. in-the-pocket.simplecast.com
May 18, 2021
Episode 89 - Glen Burtnik
Glen Burtnik talks about playing Paul McCartney in "Beatlemania," performing and recording with Styx, co-writing the hit "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" with Patty Smyth, recording at the Beatles' Abbey Road Studios, and why his current band the Weeklings likes to pretend the '80s never happened.
February 10, 2021
Episode 83 - Greg Sover
Blues-rock singer/songwriter/guitarist Greg Sover talks about once auditioning for Joe Frazier's band, his new EP "The Parade," how hearing Jim Hendrix's "Purple Haze" for the first time changed his life, and getting laughed at by his childhood friends for liking country music. Plus, Dave gets a surprise birthday phone call.
January 27, 2021
Episode 82 - Rob Hyman
Hooters co-leader Rob Hyman shares the stories behind songs such as "All You Zombies" and "Blood From a Stone," talks about co-writing "Time After Time" with Cyndi Lauper and playing drums on Joan Osborne's "One of Us," and recalls his earliest impressions of Dave.
December 23, 2020
Episode 80 - Jay Davidson
Saxophonist Jay Davidson talks about touring with the likes of Cinderella, Steve Winwood and Whitney Houston (and playing 2-on-2 basketball with Houston), recalls his years in the Philadelphia Sixers House band, and shares other stories from his multi-faceted music career.