Sunday, 18 March 2012

Dig Deep with The Templebys

On this week's show we welcome up and coming Preston based funk band, The Templebys into the studio to play some of their tracks in the run up to playing live at this Saturday's Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club event.

They will come armed with some some rare and exclusive recordings of the band, from both the studio and at their most recent live gig at The Mad Ferrit which was recorded especially for Preston FM.

If you are yet to hear The Templebys, band members Kim Hollin (Vocals), Alec Hollin (Guitar), Chris Mather (Bass), Nick Broadbent (Drums), Dave Farnworth (Keys) have been refining their authentic sound for time, and their tracks sit neatly next to the likes of Alice Russell, Breakestra, Sharon Jones & The Daptones, The Meters, Laura Vane & The Vipertones, Vicki Anderson etc...

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Dig Deep with Paul Thornton (Funk & Soul 45 Special) 080312

On this week's show we wade our way through a wedge of funk and soul 45s - old and new.  Expect a 7" special that joins the dots between Nina Simone, Leon Austin (a rare James Brown production), big funk covers, sweet soul sisters and breaks galore.

Paul really has dug deep this week as we gear up for the forthcoming Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club event taking place at 53 Degrees on March 24th featuring The Templebys & The Milk Live plus DJ selections from Craig Charles plus support from the Preston FM funk duo that is Holt & Thornton.  Quick links: Facebook event listing / Buy Tickets.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Robert Glasper remix competition delivers some things of beauty...

Thought I'd just take a moment to share this Robert Glasper remix competition as he is one of my favourite jazz musicians in the world today...  Check out the competition Leaderboard to hear all the entries. The Detroit based Tall Black Guy's remix stands out to me - currently up for free download from Soundcloud...