BALD WIFE - I saw this band play a storming set to a packed crowd at The Playhouse Bar in Norwich recently, and simply had to book them for a session. And here it is. BIG, bangy drums, played by a big, bangy drummer, sludgy guitar played through a bass amp, and growly disgruntled vocals. What's not… | listen
Location: UK // With BTR Since: 2007
When he was seven, Jason started writing songs -- mostly silly stuff, which went hand in hand with the hilarious (in their minds) radio shows that he and his older sister would record on their dad's dictaphone. Silly voices, comedy sketches, great music... a precursor to the shows that he ended up making for BTR nearly thirty years later.
They lived on a council estate (the UK's version of the projects), and had no money for fancy holidays or name brands. When he was eleven, after a few schoolfriends' families offered to take him on holiday abroad, he made the decision that he wouldn't leave the UK until he was on tour with a band. He stuck to that decision, though it took a bit longer than he thought it would.
He finally left the UK in 2000, for a few small gigs in Denmark. From then until now, he was a gig promoter for twelve years, booking, promoting, and doing live sound for over 2000 shows in 30+ venues. He's played in, and written songs for, a lot of bands and had about 30 songs played on BBC Radio One (even getting to record one of the last John Peel Sessions), and played 600+ gigs in the process.
In 2005, he opened Old School Studios in Norwich, UK, and has been recording bands, making records, and doing live sessions, straight to reel-to-reel tape, for his weekly Live @ Old School Studios show on BTR ever since -- every Saturday. He also plays whatever the hell he likes on Seal Of Approval, every Tuesday
The Latest From Mr Jason
This week, Jason's got a stack of stock to stick it to you with. Including, but not limited to, Ruth & The Adelians, The Droptones, New Juggler Sound, and The Pepper Smelter. All your favourites! Oh boy! I can't wait! Can you? How will it all turn out??? Let's do a radio and see! | listen
DOG'S DINNER - Today's band sort of bring to mind a slightly ramshackle Shellac. Ramshellackle if you will.. They're already getting other radio play here in the UK, and picking up some good gigs at prestigeous venues, so keep an eye on them! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio! | listen
This week, Jason drinks soup, or possibly tea, and guides you through the choppy waters of music, to a serene island that he likes to call, Seal Of Approval. We have new stuff from The Cactus Channel & The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, and lots of would-be classics. Oh boy! I can't wait! Can you? | listen
DISCHARGE LOUNGE - Well, this was a fun session! If you don't believe me, listen to it, and also look at the photos. And if you did believe me all along, still listen to it, and look at the photos. Basically, just listen to the damn session and look at the photos!! OK!! I love you. Hey, Whaddaya… | listen