Category Archives: Music

Peter Tatchell remembers George Michael

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Jason McCrossan’s guest on 106.9 SFM Saturday Breakfast penned an article for his PeterTatchell foundation website and also the Pink Paper in which he states “Anyone who remembers George Michael solely for his music is missing the real importance of him” – he is human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell who shared his memories of George and a chance encounter before he was famous in a gay bar in London.

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Boston’s Blues Rockers Mr. Airplane Man

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Mr. Airplane Man is Margaret Garrett on vocals and guitar and Tara McManus on drums, keyboard and vocals. The band started in the late ’90s and almost immediately joined Morphine for a U.S. tour and recorded a self-titled EP with Mark Sandman (Morphine).

They have released three albums and an EP on Sympathy for the Record Industry garnering high praises from press including Rolling Stone: “Bostonians Margaret Garrett and Tara McManus are deeply sensitive to the inborn ache of the blues. But Garrett’s guitar is the real salvation. It cuts and swings and explodes, crying.” 

Since re-forming the band after a few years hiatus, Margaret and Tara have been gigging around New England and Europe, writing new songs, and recording new material. In October 2015, Dirty Water Records released “The Lost Tapes, an album recorded at The Money Shot (with Bruce Watson of Fat Possum Records) in 1999 and had not been previously released.

The Dowling Poole New EP

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Following their critically acclaimed second album One Hyde Park’, which was released earlier this year, The Dowling Poole has just released a new EP, featuring a brand new never heard before song ‘Miles Checks Out’. The EP also features bonus tracks ‘Saving It All For A Saturday’ and ‘Getting A Licence’ which were recorded live in Manchester on the band’s acoustic tour in 2015. Full electric versions of both bonus tracks feature on the groups debut album ‘Bleak Strategies’, which was released to high critical acclaim in 2014.

The group are playing live, supporting The Wildhearts at London’s 02 Forum on December 17th. Tickets here.

Best of Monday Matters 2016

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Jason McCrossan brings a special extended bank holiday edition of Monday Matters which features 4 hours of the best of the music brought to you by the show over the past 9 months of the radio programme.

The show starts with concert tracks from The Feeling, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, Depeche Mode and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark to name a few.

There is then music which has just been released, to classic tracks dating back to the 70s.

Monday Matters Elvis Presley Mix

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Jason McCrossan’s Monday Matters featured artist this week was Elvis as 2016 marks 39 years since his death. Had he been alive- he’d be 81 years old…his birthday being in January.

Debut Album Released By Sir. O

Sir. O release of a new single, ‘Lost’
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London-based alternative Rock/Pop singer-songwriter Sir. O marks his debut LP release, ‘Forever + a Day’, alongside the release of a new single, ‘Lost’, taken from the album.

‘Lost’ is an alternative rock duet, performed alongside singer-songwriter Lir Shilton, who is also Sir. O’s other half.

As hinted in the track’s title, the song is about getting lost in the world, a well-known feeling we all share.The melancholic lyrics come across in perfect harmony with the vocals and peaks with the powerful line “On the outside I’m alive, on the inside I’m dead”.