I’m Buzzing Off To Mad Wasp Radio!

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For the past eleven weeks, I have been broadcasting My 80s  Radio Show on Thursday nights between 9 and 11pm on Radio Cabin. I will continue to 1016;677;66a3b2980a8616f1bb7365a7c383d0ec858367dbdo so for the next fortnight and then the show is moving to Mad Wasp Radio, where I shall be rubbing headphones with the likes of Steve Blacknell and Garry Bushell.

The show will retain its Thursday evening time slot, as well as regular features Monster Mash Up, Back On Track and Word Up. I also have an array of special guests lined up to choose their Favourite Five 80’s tracks, I will continue to tweet throughout the show on #My80s, and all shows will be uploaded to Mixcloud once they have aired. The only real difference is where you will listen to the show, i.e. the station with a sting in its tail!

Mad Wasp Radio officially launches on 8th September, and the first My 80s will air on Thursday 14th September at 9pm. My final show for Radio Cabin goes out on Thursday 31st August, and will be a farewell to the station party, so get those requests for cheesy, fun tunes coming in. Email me: my80s@radiocabin.co.uk, post on the show’s Facebook page or tweet me @MyEighties using #My80s. You can also use Facebook and Twitter to send me your requests for the show’s launch on Mad Wasp. It’s going to be buzzing!

 

Ready To Jack Up The 80s

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It is that time of year when I start to get overly excited as I pack my suitcase, ready to head off Solent bound. Yes, I am happy to say that Jack Up The 80s is now only days away.

This year’s line up includes Nik Kershaw, Jason Donovan, Alexander O’Neal, The Fizz (Formerly Bucks Fizz) and JUT80s favourites, From The Jam, who gave an incredible performance last year. I can’t wait!

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As well as some great acts, the festival will also have an array of fantastic stalls, offering everything from food and fun to memorabilia and music.

For lovers of vinyl (the best way to listen to music) The Vinyl Countdown is a stall not to be missed. Not only will there be plenty of plastic for festival goers to choose from on the stall, but there will also be the opportunity to purchase my books at the stall, as the lovely Adam has agreed to sell them for me while I’m busy photographing and interviewing artists. badgesWe all like a freebie, so there will also be free 1″ badges, featuring designs from my book covers, for everyone buying a book or vinyl from The Vinyl Countdown. Well, until we run out of badges that is, so be quick!

I look forward to seeing all my fellow fans of the Eighties next weekend – come and say hello when you see me.

 

Just My Imagination …

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Today, I am putting together this Thursday’s My 80s show, and it looks set to be a belter! My special guest this week is Leee John, who will be putting a little twist on OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAour Favourite Five feature. Regular listeners will know that guests usually choose their Favourite Five 80’s tracks, but Leee will be picking his five all-time favourite songs and talking about how they influenced him as an artist.

He has picked some great tracks, and I found it fascinating how elements of those songs helped to shape not only the music of Imagination, but also Leee’s vocal style.

I will also be playing Leee’s latest single “Do It Right Now”, as well as lots of the fantastic requests everyone has been sending me, including those for our Make It Big and Back On Track feature. There are also a couple of fun changes coming soon to the show, which I will announce on Thursday evening, so be sure to listen to Radio Cabin from 9pm. I’ll see you there …

A Sip of H20

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Some voices are so distinctive you know who is singing the second they hit that first note. Former H2O frontman, Ian Donaldson, has one of the most beautifully recognisable voices of the Eighties and, I am pleased to say, he is my special guest on tonight’s My 80s Radio Show. Listen to Radio Cabin from 9pm this evening to hear him choose his Favourite Five tracks from the decade, and talk about his current musical ventures.

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It’s Nasher Next!

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I can’t believe it’s almost that time of the week again when I take to the airwaves to bring you two hours of music and memories from the Eighties. Tomorrow night will see My 80s show number 6 broadcast on Radio Cabin, and another guest choosing his Favourite Five 80’s tracks. The feature was originally intended to appear on the occasional show, but the response from both guests and listeners has been so great that I currently have a Favourite Five lined up for every week until September. So, not only will I be bringing you some interesting chats with some of the decade’s best known artists, but they have also chosen some seriously good tunage!

This Thursday, it is the turn of former Frankie Goes To Hollywood guitarist Brian ‘Nasher’ Nash to treat us to his musical magic five. Listen tomorrow night 9-11pm to hear Nasher’s choices, what he has to say about them and much, much more.

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All past My 80s shows are uploaded to Mixcloud. Guests on previous shows include Soft Cell’s David Ball (Show 5), Musical Youth’s Dennis Seaton (Show 4) and Modern Romance’s Andy Kyriacou (Show 2).

Tonight’s The Night!

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Well, that much anticipated day has finally arrived. I don’t mean that first-past-the post race which has had everyone at each other’s throats for the last couple of months. This is something that will bring people together in a 18700345_218780118634836_973354823970803339_n.jpgswathe of fabulous music from a decade when we could have fervent political debates and still remain friends.

Tonight at 9pm, My 80s Radio Show launches on Radio Cabin. Two hours of some of the best music from the Eighties plus a bit of waffling from yours truly. Listen online or on 94.6 FM if you are in the Herne Bay area.

During the show, I will also be on social media so tweet me @MyEighties or the station @radiocabin with your comments and requests, using #My80s or post on the show’s Facebook page @My80sRadioShow. Speak to you later!