Move The Chair To The WHAT? On All FM
By Michelle Dee
The radio show that Mog and Paul Heaton present on Manchester based community
radio station All FM 96.9 has now got a name. As of last Thursday the popular
music show will be known as, Move The Chair To The WHAT? The explanation for
this title is better heard than written down so I'll leave it to Paul to
explain from whence it came.
Although, feeling the impulsiveness in the way the show is put together,
I shouldn't be surprised if they don't choose a different name, equally
obscure, for the show this week.
Last weeks show (25th January) was filled with music, mirth and The Monkey Sons.
The latter being a band that Paul had found on Myspace and decided to play
two of their tracks in the one show. The two D.J.s appear to have free rein
on what they play so spontaneity and organic are the watchwords.
The two tracks by The Monkey Sonswww.myspace.com/monkeysons
were Ha Ha
which was more party than The Klaxons which preceded it, and
Sunshine Day dedicated to two girls listening and dancing here in Hull.
The tunes that the two men play are the real stars of the show.
The second hour included a rather interesting demo that Mog and Paul had had
thrust into their hands by a local band the week before in the pub.
The name of this local group, I didn't quite catch; something Radio?
The track was I'll Never Love Again which had a crackly classical tone and
ended with a tape player sound that was reminiscent of the kind of records
Peely used to finish on.
The two are well aware of the pioneering spirit
embodied by John Peel, of course The Housemartins Paul's first band owe a lot
to him and his resolute way of championing new artists.
A few irregular features break up the songs and anecdotes including,
Good Intro Bad Song, this week featuring The Temptations.
Amongst other topics, including, snow and/or rain, apes, The View and duelling
pork sausages, Paul spoke of an up-coming live music festival.
This must see event is being being organized by tour manager Simon Foster,
Gaz Birtles, saxophonist from TBS and Ist, and Dave Stead TBS drummer.
Song 07 Festival, to be held during the last weekend in July, describes
itself as, "A weekend of quality music on three stages, camping, good food,
real ale, family fun, set in the lovely Honley Showgrounds deep in the heart
of West Yorkshire."
The full line up is still to be announced but the following artists have confirmed.
The Levellers, Waking The Witch, Sara Spade, Tobias Freuberg.
Also just confirmed, the wonderful Thea Gilmore, The Song Club and Irelands
leading lady of folk Eleanor McEvoy. More information and regular updates
about the festival, ticket info and weblinks to the featured artists can
be found at
All that remains to be said now is to make sure you tune in this week
and Listen Online Thursday 7pm until 9 pm for more hilarity, more thought
provoking tunes and this week, Paul's special Top 20 feature - whether
this is a one off or a monthly thing I don't know, but it is bound to
throw up a few surprises-
Music News - Paul Heaton Co-Presenter For New Music Show On All FM By Michelle Dee
It is well known that Paul Heaton (once resident in Hull) moved across the Pennines to Manchester.
He and his band The Beautiful South have just returned to the U.K. after touring the U.S.
promoting latest album Superbi. On his return he began working alongside friend Mog, a
radio presenter with community radio station All fm.
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will be playing at the
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Steve wows audiences with his smooth playing style, intimate vocals
and first class song-smithery at every turn. He explains everyone is
welcome, so invite all your friends. He asks that all those who
Music News - Take A Look At Howden Live
Like live music? Looking for a new place to see quality bands? In a local
band, looking for a new place to play?
Extend your fanbase and your friends by checking out Howden Live.
The Shire Hall in Howden has recently hosted some top quality local
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(piano) and Joe Nicholson (drums), they quickly recruited bassist Johny Hamlin
and it's been non stop ever since. Quickly compiling a set boasting a fine array
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He has been making soulful and jazzy beats since 2003, taking influence from
hip-hop acts such as Gangstarr, Jay Dee, Common and Braintax.
His beats blend the soulful elements of jazz with the rugged drums of Hip-Hop.
Pat D Discography:2005 - A Cold Day In Hull (Remix CD)
A remix cd that was made
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He has visited the country several times in the past two years and has now
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However this has not stopped him getting right in there and start making a name for himself.
He is a talented young photographer who works very well in black and white.
Having met him on many occasions I find him to be a thoroughly personable sort
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It really shouldn't work; two former punk-pop stalwarts, Jeff Caudill and Francis Garcia,
choose to showcase their development into Americana singer-songwriters by covering songs
from each other's back catalogues.
As a way of laying the past to rest, it's certainly more inventive than most.
Former front-man of California based Gameface,
Music News - The Muddy Water Boys Making Waves Over The Pond.
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album, Something Old Something New.
The new album was recorded at Paul's own private studio in Withernsea.
Paul is a well known drummer based in Hull and was a music teacher until his health
forced him to retire. Glenn (a.k.a. The Lazyswede)
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Hull band, The Johnsons have parted company with Jon Paul guitarist for the last year.
However in order to take advantage of the special buzz around the band at the moment they
have very quickly brought in a Leeds based musician called Ben.
Ben used to play bass with Room 3 around Blackburn, and also managed (for a few months) a
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It's a fun song, a serious song, and, above all, a very short song...
Try before you
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For your band to be considered for inclusion on it please submit demos by the end of November 06.
They'll be around 20 + Slots available so please don't be offended if you don't make the cut.
There's always next time.
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Just a bit of Circus Envy news: our Our E.P. Going Nowhere launched today on iTunes
so iPod owners can purchase 5 of our songs for a measly four quid - good value in anyone's books!
Upcoming (acoustic) gigs:
19th November - Bell and Crown, Snaith
6th December Tiger's Lair, Hull
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scene we'd like to ask that you amend the recent profile published on your site about him
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Thats a total of 55 tracks for a tenner!
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With my copy of Kate Millet's Sexual Politics open, I sit down to type
the interview just conducted with the hottest, hip-sounding electro/punk/rap
group in town.
Tonight was the debut of all girl duo Dance Bastards, and
the fact that most of you missed it, is just pitiful.
These two girls are in their early twenties, never pay
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attending as audience are aged between 14 - 19 we welcome anyone who wants to play.
We aim to provide professional P.A and lighting facilities to give young bands the
Music News - Help Steer Finish The Job!
Steer are launching their third album, due for independent release in October 2006.
The only problem is that they can't decide on a track listing or an album title!
Steer needs your help!
Add Steer to your friends on Myspace, download the four tracks released
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