SOLKO - It's not often we get to record reggae bands around here in sunny Norwich in the U of the K, so today's rather refreshing. Listen to all the warm, crunchy, analogue goodness, put on your skanking slippers, and most importantly, make sure you at some point leave the house, and go and catch Solko playing live, in a venue near you.
MIRE - This week's session is a local 3-piece that were brought to my attention by my glamorous assistant Conor, who was also on engineering duties for the session. And a sterling job he's done too! Let us see if you agree. If you don't, then, well, you're wrong. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
Grass House-LIVE @ OLD SCHOOL STUDIOS with MR JASON - Saturday 25th October 2014
BEN SMITH - This week's show is brought to you live on tape from Brooklyn's best venue, The Grand Victory! I was lucky enough to record a load of shows there last June, and I've gradually been bringing them to you bit by bit since then. This one's a doozy, featuring frontman from The Brought Low, the amazing Ben Smith. If you're wondering why the photos aren't from the gig, it's because I was busy doing the live sound mix, AND recording it separately to reel to reel tape, so I wasn't able to leave the booth to go down the front. You'll just have to use your imagination, or better still, why not go and see Ben playing a show? Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
Playing the music of and speaking to Norwich, UK-based surf-punk band CLAWS.
LET'S EAT GRANDMA - This week, we have a live set from Norwich's best all-girl multi-instrumentalist duo, Let's Eat Grandma! Between the two of them, Rosa & Jenny, during this session they played drums, guitar, keyboard, mandolin, saxophone, cello, harmonica, chimes, and they both sang. They were rushing around, swapping instruments, running from the keyboard to the drums, that kind of thing. Hopefully they won't have a nasty fall, like Mr Dumpty.. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This week, our boys start the show with another incredible made-up song, all about Sonya from Eastenders. You couldn't make this stuff up! Oh.. Hang on.. They did make it up.. Also, a brand new Album Of The Month from The Hipshakes, and some straight-off-the minnelium-dome rapping from Iain.
THE ORKNEY CAVALCADE - This was a fun and relaxing session. A lovely summer's day outside our nuclear bunker, and a conveyor belt of musicians inside. They swapped instruments, helped out on each other's songs, then played some songs all together at the end. Apologies for possibly mis-remembering exactly who played what.