Ray Thomas – The Moody Blues

Friday, 28 November 2014, 17:47 | Category : Podcasts
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To celebrate the release of 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition of  The Magnificent Moodies album, Ray Thomas, founding member of The Moody Blues, joins host Jason Barnard to talk about his incredible career. The Moody Blues – Go Now! (first version) (The Magnificent Moodies – 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition, Esoteric Recordings, 2014 rec 1964) The Moody Blues – It […]

Mark & the Clouds – Blue Skies Opening

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 20:09 | Category : Reviews, Welcome
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Review by Jason Barnard Hailing from London, Mark & the Clouds are fronted by singer/guitarist and songwriter Marco Magnani. They released the excellent ‘Blue Skies Opening’ album back in the summer and if you haven’t heard this long player, now definitely is the time to take a listen. The moment you give it a spin it’s clear there’s a […]

Joe Symes & The Loving Kind

Monday, 24 November 2014, 20:52 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard I recently posted an interview with Liverpool based songwriter Thomas McConnell and it’s pretty clear that Merseyside has produced some exceptional artists over the past 50 years. Another group from that great lineage is Joe Symes & The Loving Kind, whose acoustic rock is gathering acclaim. They have a mini album out which, from […]

The Fleur de Lys – Keith Guster

Sunday, 16 November 2014, 15:28 | Category : Articles
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By Jason Barnard The Fleur de Lys (or Les Fleur de Lys as they were originally known) were formed fifty years ago in Southampton. Until they split five years later they recorded and released a string of memorable records including ‘Circles’ and ‘Hold On’; universally recognised as classics of the era. However they are also notable […]

Balduin

Sunday, 16 November 2014, 15:13 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard The past few years have seen some great records that haven’t troubled the charts but have created a lot of noise for those in the know over the interweb. Swiss marvel Balduin is one such artist who’s been quietly creating pop-sike marvels echoing psychedelic British whimsy of the late 60s. However to […]

Beau – Recorded @ Rocker’s – The Dandelion Radio Sessions

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 20:40 | Category : Reviews
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Local Underground Records Review by Jason Barnard In July 1969, as Beau, Trevor Midgley released the very first single on John Peel’s Dandelion Records so it’s fitting that his new release is to support Dandelion Radio, a station inspired by the great man’s legacy. This download mini-album is of Beau’s recent “live-in-the-studio” session and are re-workings of tracks he’s […]