Mancunian Candidate (01/04/21 )

Missed my Show? Not to worry, you can listen again here. Never listened live before? Well my show is a mixture of good music, chat quizzes and votes containing selection from the 50’s to modern day. A bit of something for everyone…!

Charlie’s Jazz Picks (01/04/21)

Join Charles Stevens, in association with The Jazz Cave of Cirencester, as he plays jazz that’s familiar and also not-so-familiar.

Sheer Isolation – with Dan Petley (Brick Project) and Fraisia Dunn (Sedated by Brick) (28/03/21)

You get two guests for the price of one on this week's Sheer Isolation as we continue our quest to celebrate the West of England's music, art and theatre scenes after a year of lockdowns. We're joined by Dan Petley, who in 2011 created a community led piece of artwork known as the Brick Project. Since then he's overseen similar schemes in the UK and Europe, and is hopeful of getting the paint-pots out from storage later this year. We also talk to Fraisia Dunn who is from the Sedated by Brick Theatre troupe in Bristol. After a year of no performances they have just started getting the wheels in motion for a new adaptation of an Ursula Le Guin novel. Both guests are also experimental musicians, and are part of the surprisingly large group of bin painters at the Glastonbury Festival.

Music this week is provided by ex-Wiltshire based songwriter, Jess Vincent, and our guests pick a tune from fellow festival bin doodlers, Stanlӕy. In news, we report that Forest Live has sadly been postponed for the second year running, but Kieran brings positive news about new gigs that are in his calendar.

Fred on the Radio (28/03/21)

Sunday morning with Fred Hart: Broadcasting from home. An eclectic mix of music and Fred’s take on the week’s events.

Fred on the Radio (22/03/21)

Fred plays an eclectic mix of tracks from his collection.

Helping Hands

Sheer Isolation – with Rich Swatton (21/03/21)

One of the founders of Minety Festival, Rich Swatton, joins us on this week's Sheer isolation. The weekend long festival is due to go ahead just two weeks after the UK's current schedule for fully unlocking, making it one of the first festivals to take place in Wiltshire. Rich tells us about the challenges that brings, who's on the 2021 line-up, and how the event has gained such popularity since it's launch just five years ago.

Both tunes this week are picked by Rich. We play a track from his own band, The Dirty Smooth, and an acoustic session recording from Bath based Enter Red - both groups are on this year's Minety line-up.
We also put a shout out for musicians and duos to make themselves known as venues across the region dust off their diaries and start to plan gigs for late summer and autumn.

Mancunian Candidate (18/03/21 )

Missed my Show? Not to worry, you can listen again here. Never listened live before? Well my show is a mixture of good.

Wandering Minstrels with Jared Ingersol (14/03/21)

An hour long folk program hosted by Jared Ingersol, spotlighting a wide variety of folk music from the traditional, to the contemporary, to the cutting edge; all its offshoots and branches – music from all around the world.

Sheer Isolation – with Andy Rae (2000 Trees) (14/03/21)

It wasn't long after the Government announced provisional dates for unlocking England that festival organisers started stocking up on gaffer tape, charging their walkie-talkies and getting ready to open their doors after a fallow year. Andy Rae is one of the founders of Gloucestershire's 2000 Trees Festival. He joins us on Sheer Isolation to talk about their plans for this July, in particular how they want the four day event to be as normal as possible, while being conscious that another blip in the Covid stats could scupper plans for the second year running. We also come up with a Flaming Lips-style workaround for keeping the event open, but quickly find a flaw in the plan.

On the music menu we've got a sweet, acoustic ditty from the most Glaswegian Bristolian we know; The Lonely Tourist has a new release out. And Andy picks a metal/pop/alt track off Canadian group, The Dirty Nil's new album.

Also, in what's becoming an unintended regular feature, Kieran has a pop at the Performing Rights Society.