SnC 149 – Wed 24 Dec 2008


Energy levels were running very low earlier today but 45 minutes or so of interesting music has sorted that problem out completely. It really must be the cheapest therapy available – and pretty damned effective too.A rich mix of styles and challenges for you in this week’s show including a rare phenomenon and on, and on … – a sing-along track on Suffolk ‘n’ Cool, right at the end. Of course, the combination of Lauren Fincham and strong coffee could have something to do with it!As the inspiring Ashley Brilliant says: "I have explored and rejected every other possibility, life, after all, is for having fun."R’N’R en la radio – BadRriles (San Roque, Cadiz, Spain)Pepe: VoiceJuan: DrumsMiguel: BassAndres: Guitar  Something in the air – Lauren Fincham (Jacksonville, FL, USA)Southern eclectic folk artist, Lauren Fincham has performed in, and organized several Indiegrrl concerts and benefits.Discography: Perfect Pain – 2007 Burning Tree – 2001 Show & Tell – 1997 She is currently working on new cds and songs, watching the eclipses, and seeking that ever elusive perfect cup of swing – Trafic de Blues (Chateau du Loir, France) JamendoFrom the excellent and very varied album Fin de Cavale.Roman Stadnicki (TOURS) : HarmonicaJonathan Truillet (TOURS) : Guitare SoloLénaïc Hureau (NANTES) : Guitare RythmiqueFabrice Lecoffre (TOURS) : BasseFabien Beillard (AIX EN PROVENCE) : BatteriePierre Poussin (TOURS) : Sax AltoDamien Brosseau (TOURS) : Sax TénorVincent Foussard (CHOLET) : TromboneAlexandre Loyau (RENNES) : – which doesn’t seem to work so go de Blues featured on Jeremy Gugenheim’s The G Spot – a brand new specialist blues podcast which is being crafted by Jeremy Gugenheim. The first show went up last week and I hope we can expect more. It"s really good to have someone who knows a bit to guide you through a form of music. You can subscribe through iTunes. More about how you can find the G Spot when Jeremy gets back and can tell us!Let me in – Stereoaccident (Noord-Brabant, Netherlands)As of 20-04-2008 StereoAccident continued under the name Signal to Shore, Comprising of Vocalist/Singer-Songwriters Chris Valentijn and Australian Shaun S Marshall.Signal to Shore are the lastest acoustic duo out of The Netherlands. With lilting melodies, powerful vocals and hook laden tracks they are sure to have written one of your new favourite tunes. Comprising of Vocalist/Singer-Songwriters Chris Valentijn and Australian Shaun S Marshall, Signal to Shore creates and performs songs in their purest form, 2 guitars and vocals. Cutting out all the extra bells and whistles the songs have a honest and pure feel. Take a listen to an acoustic version of that song Ground – Poxfil (France)I’ve played a few Poxfil tracks but I know little about the artist, except that:Poxfil est un collectif de moi tout seul. Y’a plus personne qui veut jouer avec moi, sauf peut être mon pote Georges, mais il me coûte cher en pack de bière ! So Poxfil is a collective him himself all alone, but if he thinks beer is expensive in France, he should try to UK. Three albums are currently available on – AfterThem (East Brunswick, NJ, USA)Afterthem describes their sometimes polished…sometimes raw music as "Avant Garage Funk"…Keyboardist and alleged vocalist Dave George sites Frank Zappa as one of his musical heroes …. Lead vocals are done mostly by Joy Epting but they also have featured guest singers Laurel Barclay (of New York rockers "Daddy") and Liz Matta … who also plays sax but neither are on this track – I think.Dave says you should hurry and buy their music while it is still inexpensive because even as you read this they will be attending conferences and seminars so they can take their music to the "next level".Windy Jones…Bass…D.George…Keyboards…Joe Positive…Guitars…Richard Johnson…BassTomar DeFresco…VocalsGiraffe is taken from their new CD Time Is Fun When You’re Having back – Fire in our eyes – Azoora (Göteborg, Sweden and London, UK)"Azoora" are a blend of acoustic electronica which combines that dreamy shoe-gazing feel with a charming British indie twist. They have recently released their debut EP Tall Tales in which they have two alternative takes of each of their tracks, having both an original, and respective remix to tantalise most tastes. The album Long Time Standing is well underway to being completed this year. It will offer more of a wide mix of genres, being a double album with original and remixes presented separately.London based multi-instrumentalist John Purcell produces the band. Vocals are provided by the songwriter Paul Loader who now lives in Göteborg, Sweden and travels back to London to record in the studio with John, Ben Cochrane provides live drums and Trudi Laurence the fantastic backing with my Brother – Entire Cities (Ontario, Canada)Entire Cities are riding high on the success of their latest album, Deep River, the product of ten musicians using banjos, violins, flutes, pianos, minimoogs, singing saws, trombones, whatever else they saw fit to bring their work to life. The result is a heady mix of country, indie, gospel and’t beat fun – Thom Hopkins (Oregon, USA)From his album Cloud Writing. tune: Happy – Jimmie






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