After rushing from work like a loon I sit down Thursday (Feb 8th) to listen to Poles Apart
on All Fm 96.9www.allfm.org
. Seconds later me and the rest of the listeners all
jump out of chairs, spilling their drinks, with wild eyed panicked looks.
Why all this commotion you ask? Well for a moment us listeners glued to laptops
and radios all over the country and indeed the world, thought we weren't about
to get our much needed Mog and Paul Heaton show. The weekly instalment of eclectic
music and giggle-some feelings it brings forth.
You know you have boarded the right train when the crossover hit single Summertime blasts
through the ether. The Gershwin musical number was covered by Billy Stewartwww.myspace.com/billysblues
in 1966 and was a hit in both the pop and Rhythm and Blues charts.
It's really good with a big band reggae approach and horns you could hang off.
The scat lyrics and vocal trills are delivered with lots of energy and style.
Tragically Billy died along with three of his band when their van plunged into the
Neuse River in North Carolina shortly before his 33rd birthday.
The rousing opening tune was followed by The Switches and Drama Queen then a band
that people seem to be making a bit of noise about right now The Little Ones.
The track Cha Cha Cha was chosen by both Mog and Paul and came across kind of U.S.
folk with drifting psychedelic nuances. Other tracks in the first hour included one by Grand Puba.
The only other time I've heard this name before was a few years back when Detroit
Grand Pubah had a track out called Sandwiches.
It was tipped for the top by many but it never seemed to happen.
Although the disc still
remains a favourite for turntablists to drop alongside funk and soul grooves from the seventies.
Discussions on donkeys and Scientology followed the song Ride Your Donkey possibly
Ride Me Donkey by The Tenors. This was good and sparked off the idea of collecting
all the song titles about donkeys, of which I'm sure there must be many.
After haggling over how to say the name The Noisetteswww.myspace.com/noisettesuk
their song Sister Rosetta followed. It didn't really grab me but go search them out
for yourself and make your own mind up. With the image of a young Paul Heaton
waiting outside the newsagents every week for the annual that didn't arrive still in
my head, there was a brief burst of something by Ivor Cutler.
He of the singularly bizarre yet strangely fulfilling songs and poems sadly died March last year.
As well as being a favourite on John Peel's radio show, he also inspired the likes of
Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand and comedian Billy Connolly
Later in the show the gloriously rustic I'm Walkin' To A Farm was played.
As promised Paul did play The Talkswww.myspace.com/thetalks
(there's the link just in case you
don't know it by now) He chose the song Teachers taken from their recent four track EP.
Paul described them as "cheeky" and as "a not overly modest band from Hull".
This weeks 8.40pm wolf slot was given over to a song called Lady and the sweet soulful
sounds and rhythms of Marte Wulffwww.martewulff.com
Her new record Safety Pins is released on February 19th.
Paul did announce that it was Norse Day so airing the Norwegian singer/songwriter
was very apt if we are to believe him.
Music News - Glenn Williams CD (aka The Lazyswede) Hits the Top
Glenn Williams Cd entitled Something Old Something New
has just hit the number one spot!
It's the number one British Roots album in the True Country category for January 2007
on the Official Independent Radio Chart List on
Root Music Report
website in America.
Independent Radio Stations around the world submit their
Music News - Zhain - From Hull to Hollywood By Dawn Slack
While other bands dream of touring the U.K., Zhain took the bull by the horns and toured the world. People told them it could not be done but they proved them wrong.
After hearing one of their old tracks from the seventies being played on the radio in
Los Angeles, Zhain decided to get back together.
The only stipulation was that the music rocked and was valid
Music News - Poles ... Apart On All FM 96.9 By Michelle Dee
As I predicted the Mog and Paul Heaton show Thursday nights on www.allfm.org
had a name
change from Move The Chair to The WHAT? to, Poles..Apart for this weeks edition -
1st Feb. The name change was inspired by the news that persons from Poland will
be filling the Thursday night 7pm - 9pm slot at the end of the
Music News - Band Biog and Tour Dates The Talks Photographs By Kate Langan
The Talkswww.myspace.com/thetalks were formed
in June 2006, though it was a culmination of 6 months of writing and recording in Lint's sweaty bedroom.
Lint (vocals/guitar) and Jody (guitar/vocals) met at college many years ago and have been
touring and recording ever since.
Following their progression through a series of other bands (Lint
Music News - 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.
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.
Music News - Steve Reed Invites You to the Cobden Club 26th February 07
Top quality singer songwriter Steve Reedwww.myspace.comstevereedmusic
will be playing at the
Cobden Club 26th February.
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
bands some you'll know like, 59 Violets, and some you may not, such
as The Tractor Factory and AKP.
Music News - Band Biog Lecorum By Laura Wallis
New band Lecorum are thinking fast. Having formed in the late summer of
2006 following discussions between Chris Howard (vocals, guitar), Damien Johnson
(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
of song-writing talent
Music, Band Biog- Introducing Pat D
Pat D is a Hull based beatmaker and DJ.
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
Music News - Local DJ Heads for the Big Time
A DJ from Kirk Ella is heading for the bright lights of Las Vegas after securing a
slot on a radio station.
Chris Plant, 24, is leaving to start a new life in the US in February.
He has visited the country several times in the past two years and has now
been given a weekend DJ slot with Las Vegas radio
Music News - New Photographer on the Scene
Chris Little is a new photographer to the 'ull scene and thisisUll.com.
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
Music News, Interviews - Interview with Jeff Caudill and Francis Garcia feat. I Was The Lead Singer EP (Allabout Records) Available from iTunes By Nick Quantril
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.
Local musicians Glenn Williams and Paul Hewson have found success stateside with their latest
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)
Music, Band News- New Guitarist For The Johnsons By Michelle Dee
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
Music, Band News- Introducing Hull Band The James Dean Syndrome By Michelle Dee
New band The James Dean Syndrome has been formed from the ashes of Revolver.
They either play upbeat exciting grooves harking back to the seventies rock and funk
era or rework the Britpop sounds of the early nineties, depending on which you see as more telling.
The newly formed band landed a highly prized slot at the seshRead more...
Music News - ist Bidding For Xmas No 1 I am Jesus (And You're Not)
Just catching up with the myriad folks out there who have - in the past - expressed an, interest,
a disinterest, glowing love or outright hatred...
We're ist, as you know, and we're campaigning for Christmas No. 1. We've made it our profile song.
It's a fun song, a serious song, and, above all, a very short song...
Try before you
Music News - Your Chance To Be On The Latest Sesh Compilation
This will be number four in the popular series compiled by DJ Mak. It is due out around Christmas.
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.
All genres considered.
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Music, Band News- Circus Envy Launch EP Going Nowhere
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
7th February Tiger's Lair, Hull
We're returning to the studio to record some more
Music News - Response from The Chicolinis to Jimmy Andrews Interview
While we're happy that Jimmy Andrews is making a name for himself on the Hull music
scene we'd like to ask that you amend the recent profile published on your site about him
regarding his association with the ChicolinisThe Chicolinis were, are and always will be a two-piece band and nobody else has
ever been involved
Music News - Special Offer - Buy all 3 Screaming Tarts albums for £10!
For a limited time only we're selling all 3 of our compilation albums for £10.
Thats a total of 55 tracks for a tenner!
The albums feature tracks by
Planet of Women,
Miss Black AmericaMcQueen,