Busy busy bee….During the week I got to enjoy an up and coming band from Glasgow; who played in London- ‘Chvrches’. The three piece managed to fill a truly odd looking venue in Islington, the Electrawerkz, and indeed, put on a really exciting performance, with one odd highlight for me, a Prince track, given their unique electro pop style – certainly a band to watch out for in 2013. So I had to have my little twofers feature as 2 tracks from the Chvrches: ‘Lies’ and that Prince cover, ‘I would Die for you’.
On today’s show, we had all the usual things and stuff, plus a little old guest in the shape of Lee Mayer, one third of local band Weirdgear – we talked about their possible new Cameo look and how to be a human sequencer : listen to our chat in full right here>>> [audio:https://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Weirdgear-Lee-Mayer-2012.mp3|titles=Weirdgear’s- Lee Mayer Nov 24th 2012]
My Comedy show picks for this week……
Greg Davies: The Back Of My Mum’s Head – 27th Nov 2012 • Hammersmith Apollo
You’ll recognise him as Mr Gilbert from “The Inbetweeners”, and stints on “Have I Got News for You”, “Live at The Apollo” and “We are Klang”, but now you can see Greg Davies doing what he does best — a solo stand-up show
Michael McIntyre, at Wembley Arena – 28th Nov – 3rd Dec 2012 • Wembley Arena
Michael McIntyre is one of the biggest names in comedy and his witty commentary on everyday life has made him a huge star. You can catch him when he plays a week-long run at Wembley Arena.
Rowan Atkinson, Jimmy Carr, Dame Edna…and more! – 28th Nov 2012 • Royal Albert Hall
The cream of Britain’s comedy talent will be taking to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall, in a show in support of the Prince’s Trust. Rowan Atkinson, Jimmy Carr, Miranda Hart and the E4 comedy trio The Midnight Beast.
My music pick for this week;
Mon 26 Nov The Human League – Royal Albert Hall, London
Synth-pop international superstars from Sheffield. The group were one of the most innovative bands to break into the pop mainstream on a wave of synthesizers.
Tue 27 Nov Elbow – Wembley Arena, London
Inspirational acoustic indie band from Bury who came into prominence in the late nineties
Wed 28 Nov Darwin Deez – XOYO, London
A New York indie-pop collective fronted by the enigmatic Darwin Smith. Formed in 2009, the band found initial recognition in the UK as opposed to their US homeland. Slobbered over by the NME, Darwin reached the top 10 of the hipster bible’s ‘Cool List’ and appeared on the cover of said tome.
Fri 30 Nov Keane – The O2, London
Emotive rock band laden with spooky melodies and inspiring lyrics. The genteel band have emphatically topped the UK album charts since their debut release ‘Hopes and Fears’ in 2004 and have become huge festival favourites.