Monday, June 13, 2016

Radio Podrophenia Folk and Acoustic Special

What a Podophronic blast was had by all at SFOB HQ last night: two hours wherein Piley and I bring you a Matthew Boulter live session with a gorgeous set of new tunes and first play of an exclusive. Rounded up with Matt spinning in some hand-picked plays from his own record collection

Paul Collier artistic director of the Leigh Folk Festival talks us through the history and this year’s story of the 25th Anniversary special. and revealing which band top the Fantasy Folk Tick List for LFF

And Lee Terrell of the Laughter Academy splains about  the local and national comedy scene. With a mention of special guest we can't mention playing at one of his live events..

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Radio Podrophenia: rock, roll 'n' soul

Your recommended monthly listening - Podrophenia the Rock, Roll 'n' Soul edition: strap down your hats for a live session from Steve Hooker and band, plus a few hand picked faves from Steve's record box.

Marmite Mark brings you an obscuro northern soul stomper, while Piley and I pitch in with funk, country and contemporary twists on all things rocking and rolling ...

Plus an exclusive spin of a fruity new Blow Up single from The Bongolian ...



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Friday, April 29, 2016

Radio Podrophenia - Touched by the hand of Hendrix

'scuse us while we kiss the sky'

For our latest Podrophenia, we're joined by special guest Doug Kaye who worked at Mr Love on Brook Street, the restaurant below Jimi Hendrix's flat during the late 60s.. Turn on, tune in and buckle up as Doug relays tales of Hendrix favourite meal, sleb guests swinging though and which Beatle trod on a lodger's head..

Every track Doug picks is played from an album he lent to Jimi. Each album is literally touched by the hand of Hendrix - it's a scrolling roll-call of mod jazz, funk and soul.

All here plus a live acoustic mod soul set from Gary Bynorth.. Download here

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Radio Podrophenia with Rollin' Machine Live

Loaded with rev and rumble - this month's Podrophenia features all of the following:

A walloping live session from Rollin' Machine

Some debut plays from their new (and strictly limited) EP.

Tiny Piley playing a Krautrock classic and a TV Theme on his piano..

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Radio Podrophenia - Motorphenia

For the March edition of Podrophenia Piley and I bring you a line up of rumblers and runners including funk, soul and rock 'n' roll.

We're looking to build a car from band names or songs.. Turin Brakes Graham Bonnet The Doors Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels These Boots are Made for Walking Drivers Seat Pull up to the Bumper Mirror Man

And live in session expect maximum whack from Southend's swaggiest band Rollin' Machine. We get the green light, open the choke and press the accelerator live tonight at 8pm on Ship Full of Bombs

Monday, February 22, 2016

Podrophenia - the Fashion edition with Fee Doran

Scenes of mild peril, salty talk and super-tunes were the order of the day as the glam-rock tornado and High Priestess of Funk that is Fee Doran joined us for Podrophenia last Thursday, bringing the glitziest dressing up box in the known universe with her..

Buckle up for tales of Justin Hawkins knickers, the Scissor Sisters furry bits and the voodoo doings and roots of THAT Kylie catsuit ... all fitted for your listening ears in the latest Podrophenia

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Radio Podrophenia: Bowie remembered, our best of 2015 and Island City in Session

For January's Podrophenia Piley and I bring you a live session from Island City - booming around the SFOB studio with their brand of acoustic northern soul. There's a few tunes from our fave 2015 albums, a rare Bowie demo of All the Young Dudes and respin of David Woodcock and Angel Melodyhorn doing a tango twist on Let's Dance...

A taste test of the Island City boys in session then

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Vive Le Live

Rockers, rollers and rascals - your recommended reading is the new Vive Le Rock

A Joe Strummer special, which features in the reviews section, some scribblings from me: T Rex box set, Sharpies comp, Shandy (new Aussie rockers) and a couple moreThumb through the live pages and you'll find a thumbnail summary of Howling Black Soul supporting Barrance Whitfield at The Railway on page 103

Available at Tesco, WH Smiths and all in the know newsagents..

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Podrophenia - The Black Edition

The latest Podrophenia from Piley and the other one is now up for download. A black special (all tracks fitted around the theme of black). Suitable tunes and unsuitable chat! Including awful pun shop names, your own Scandinavian death metal band name, brand bands, eccentric top trumps, a Q and A with Tiny Piley

PLUS, an extended and exclusive live session from local volume-botherers Howling Black Soul with me now installed on bass..

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I'm with the band: catch us live tomorrow and this Saturday

Eight years on from kicking off my cyberspace allotment, we've ended up doing the loop.

How so? Originally - the PM blog was setup off the back of a band I'd just finished with as way to fill out (some may say flannel) about my own solo music I'd be working on, with those tunes being hosted on Myspace (remember Myspace?).. But after an offer back in June to join Howling Black Soul (who we've been given repeat plays on Podrophenia, and were on the bill for our fifth anniversary bash last year) Huzzah - I'm the new bass cadet for the band...

Gigs have been regular to date, including head;lining The Railway's Eight Birthday Bash and a support slot for the ever-blazing Barrance Whitfield and the Savages. This Saturday we make our debut at Peggy Sue's Music Bar.. with a mix of tunes we've never played before and tunes you won't have played before and me DJing after...

Should you fancy an earful of HBS ahead of Saturday's set - tune into Podrophenia tomorrow 8pm Ship Full of Bombs where, we'll be live in session..

Hope to see you on the wireless stats tomorrow, or live on the night this Saturday.. Salut