Category Archives: new music

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Come Together: Interview with Barb Jungr

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Cabaret & Jazz star Barb Jungr is currently touring the UK & Europe with Grammy Award Winning arranger John McDaniel.

They have released an album called ‘Come Together’ which features revelatory renditions of Beatles Classics.

The duo are performing in Faversham at The Assembley Rooms Thursday 17th November and then the The Astor Theatre in Deal on the 19th Nov.

Barb spoke to Monday Matters presenter Jason McCrossan about the album and the inspiration behind it.

 

For more information about Barb: http://www.barbjungr.co.uk/

For more information about John: http://www.johnmcdaniel.com/

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.

Monday Matters Trump v Clinton 10 Oct 2016

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They say politics is – show business for ugly people – well, new Chancellor Philip Hammond claimed that Ball’s Charleston was better than his economic forecasting…well, we will hear from Ed Balls about Strickly, the EU referendum and the future of the Labour party.

Our featured artist of the week is: Singer-songwriter and producer Kirsty Maccoll who released pop hits like “They Don’t Know.” If she was alive – she’d be 57 years old – as it was she was killed in a boating accident in December 2000 – aged 41.

Secretary of State David Davis made a statement in the House of Commons on the next steps in leaving the European Union. He used his appearance to tell EU leaders including that any attempt to damage Britain “is not a good strategy to pursue”.

In the final hour Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debated in a town hall setting during the second presidential debate of the 2016 election. We will hear some of the memorable moments from the debate

Monday Matters, AA Roads & Labour Party Conference 26 September 2016

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Cambridge born Olivia Newton-John is the featured artist and we will be playing 4 non-stops songs back to back.

It’s party political season at the moment and the Labour party were in Liverpool. We will hear from Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell who announced he would introduce a “real living wage” of at least £10 an hour in 2020 if elected.

An AA poll shows 8 out of 10 drivers think removal of hard shoulder for Smart Motorway makes motorway more dangerous. Drivers feel that this is not enough to avoid broken down vehicles being forced to stop in live running lanes, with the danger of being hit from behind.

When asked by AA to describe their thoughts on the lay-bys, phrases such as “death zones”, “foolish planners’ promised land” and “desperate unreachable havens” were used. Jason spoke to AA President Edmund King about the findings.

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.

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”.