Monday, 15 August 2011

recode/whistling/hip hop/art/battle of the bands

Blueneck were teriffic guests other week , if you can get to bristol to see them they do a
spellbinding show.
Blueneck’s Third album will be released by Denovali Records in September 2011, and will be named Repetitions.
next week the special guests are Recode-
Thier acoustic performance from last february you can hear again this week, and they'll be popping into
the studio next week for a listen to brand new tracks from thier forthcoming album.
Recode are an alternative powerpop / rock four piece who always deliver and never fail to impress. Quickly gaining an excellent reputation the band have gone from strength to strength, delivering their unique original music with an expertise that belies their relatively young age, and fueled with passion. After knowing each other for years James, Luke and dan asked steph to join them on there new project . After a few months of writing together, they got there first acoustic gig in Frome. Recode's first electric gig was at BoxRocks Festival. Recode are currently building there fan base and giging.

here's a tracklist for the whistling show i did recently!
lovin spoonful what a day for a daydream
goldfrapp lovely head
games without frontiers peter gabriel
wind of change scorpions
brother bones sweet georgia brown
give a little whistle pinnoccio
whistle stop roger miller
twisted nerve bernard hermann
happy mondays step on

robbie mr bonjales
disney heigh ho
singing the blues tommy steele
eliza doolittle skinny genes
roger whittikar
rammstein engel
david bowie golden years
let's go surfing the drums
centrefold the j geils band
xtc generals and majors
peter bjorn john old folks
always look on the bright side
walk like an egytian
sitting on the dock of the bay
muzzy marcelino heap big cheif

the hip hop favourites me and aron did  -
hip hop
g flash white lines
run dmc my addidas
nwa express yourself
mr b the gentleman rhymer straight outta surrey
sage francis best of times
salt n pepa push it
wu tang clan method man
lakim shabazz truth and living
guru time to play
sound providers time to play
adbominable breathe later

de la soul eye know
mr wendal arrested development
so fresh so clean outkast
blondie rapture
mc chris boba fett
funky cold medina
black stacey
beastie boys
paid in full
eminem lose yourself
public enemy fight the power
the message

on 1st september we'll welcome back Bath Grime MC Terraforma -
 Last time there was some quite incredible vocal talents coming from that young man - I got the feeling
he could have gone on for another half hour easily!

11 aug
here are some links of some interesting local bands i've found
 centrefolds came on my show last winter and are a great live band - look forward to hearing more of Forgery Lit

also mr keep calm-     -
A Glastonbury couple are looking for a musical act for a very special concert at the beginning of September. The Hawthorns Charity Art-Start Hoedown runs on Sunday the 4th September in the Hawthorns, Glastonbury and is to celebrate the opening day of an art exhibition by rising Glastonbury artist Sarah Stanislaus.

The music will run from 3pm – 10pm and while entry is free, donations taken on the day will got to a local charity, The Martha Care Trust. Further to this 15% of the money raised selling the artworks over the course of the exhibition will also go to Martha Care while a further 10% of the art commission will go to the Disasters Emergency Commission in aid of the Somlian Famine.

Acts confirmed so far on the day;

Mr Keep Calm – ex Keeps frontman and protest singer

Rich Maya – A mixture of delicately performed original and cover material

North & South – Lively covers duo

Leigh Wright – Intense, introspective singer-songwriter

Taterdemalion – Lively folk band

Robin Gray – All round entertainer

Gary Smith, co-organiser, explained more; “We still have at least one gap of around 30 – 45 minutes that we need to fill and we’re looking for an acoustic act of 1-3 people who can offer something different. So far we’ve got a good variety of excellent artists and it promises to be a great day of music for all tastes.

 Local artist Sarah Stanislaus has exhibited in various galleries around the county and this is her first large exhibition in Glastonbury. The Hawthorns exhibition runs from September the 4th until the 1st October. For more information see

 The Martha Care Trust ( is a local charity that helps to look after families with children in hospital. This can involve benefits and housing advice where families live away from the hospitals.

If there are any solo artists, duo’s or trio’s who would like to play please email Gary at or contact the Facebook page for the event “The Hawthorns Charity Art-Start Hoedown”

Please ensure you give contact phone number, name, brief bio and links to sound or, better still, video files. With this being a charity event please note it will be unpaid.

Organisers Gary Smith and Sarah Stanislaus have a record in setting up charity events in and around Glastonbury and are immersed in the local art and music scene.

Gary Smith plays as Mr Keep Calm and has recently completed an 8 weeks songwriting project, taking a Monday morning news story and having 10 hours to write and record a song with video posted onto youtube. MP3’s are being sold for Martha Care from

Sarah Stanislaus has recently completed a successful large solo exhibition and her bespoke commissioned artworks are in high demand.

tracklist - 11 august
bluetones - slight return
slow club - two cousins
centrefolds - fresh air
keep calm - red button 6
archimedes - ammo
brave brave bats - tent city
termites -ammo
off the wall - who took the jam out of our doughnut
lamb - gorecki
forgery lit - toffee
idles - thieves
red dust road - blue
stevie j rivers - rockin blues

also most importantly - there is a battle of the bands happening soon -
Writhlington Pro Tools HD Recording Studio's Battle Of The Bands

WIN...a days recording and mixing in the top new studio.

Band applications are now welcome...
Bands and solo musicians of all genres and ages are invited to submit up to four of their songs to be judged.

For more information or to be considered for a slot on the live final, send an email to Martin Miles:
Include your band name, a mini bio and a link (if one exists) to your facebook/myspace etc, or an mp3 of a rough demo.

Successful applicants will be contacted and must be available to play live on Friday September 30th when judging will take place.

Please let other bands know about this event - and repost

The Final will be held at Mardons Social Club.