Ah the end of half term normally means nothing to me, but you see I had spare leave to burn so I had to have the week off…groan I hear- well it was like a week of Sunday’s, all peaceful and quiet with nothing on the telly. Sadly all those jobs you put off never seem to get done until you have the spare time; well maybe next time ah.
Now, as I had mentioned many times before, I’m ecstatic about the fact that I’ve been asked to be a support DJ to a great new event at Lille in France, on April 27th – I-Synth 1. Which will see Spacebuoy, Shiny Darkness and Tenek all play the same stage again. Three great bands and a beautiful european setting, so why not come and join us in Lille on April 27th >>> I-Synth 1 – TICKETS
This week I was confirmed as a DJ supporting this years BAS 2013. An Electronic festival in Basildon, which is on his 3rd year. Thou I’m supporting the headline DJ’s, who are supporting the headline acts….which this years see HEAVEN 17 top of the bill, I’m nervous…even thou its not till the May bank holiday weekend…. but blimey what a line up;
In the studio we had guest who we have spoken to a few times in the past, under his former band guise- BA5IC, Today we met Dean Michael Oldfield, singer & songwriter, composer and keyboard wizard from Basildon, chatting about his new path. Dean spoke about his new solo work, his time with his cousin as the duo BA5IC and the fact he has a notable songwriter & musician within his family, namely Martin L Gore of Depeche Mode- Has he been inspired by his Uncle? -> LISTEN AGAIN:>> [audio:https://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Dean-M-Oldfield-Feb-2013.mp3|titles=Dean M Oldfield – Feb 2013]
My gig pick for the week ahead:
Mon 25 Feb Fenech-Soler – Birthdays, Stoke Newington
Electro wonder kids from Northampton are back.
Tue 26 Feb Ocean Colour Scene – Electric Ballroom, Camden
Soulful mature rock from Birmingham by one of the leading Britpop bands of the nineties. The laddish band are best known for their commercial rock singles such as the ‘Riverboat Song’ and ‘The Day We Caught The Train’.
Wed 27 Feb Chvrches – ICA (Institute for contemporary Arts), London
Chvrches are Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry – three distinct individuals bearing three distinct personalities on a consummate whole. Combining indie sensibilities and aesthetics with barbed pop hooks and an unhealthy obsession with Prince, Chvrches take elements of classic electronica, hip hop and post-punk, and yet sound like none of the above. Their blend of classic and modern analogue synthesizers, bruised beats and crude vocal sampling comes to the fore in their debut single The Mother We Share, as it did in Lies, their first track that seeped onto the internet in mid-2012.
My Comedy show pick for the week ahead:
Tim Minchin, Alistair McGowan – 27th Feb 2013 • Hammersmith Apollo
Get down to the Hammersmith Apollo for a fantastic night of comedy in aid of the homeless charity “Stand Up For Shelter”. Some of the UK’s finest comedy talent will be there including Tim Minchin, Alistair McGowan, Stewart Francis.
Jon Richardson, Charlie Baker and Shappi Khorsandi – 4th Mar 2013 • Comedy Store
Join Jon Richardson, Shappi Khorsandi, Josh Widdicombe, Charlie Baker, Suzi Ruffell, Marlon Davis and special guests at the Comedy Store… in a night of comedy in aid of The MS Society.
The Saturday Breakfast show – ‘be involved!!!’…
If you are in a Band/Artist local to Brentwood & Billericay or a locally based Comic, then I’d love to hear from you!