Armed only with the music they love, Paul and guest, Simon Wilkinson aka Circa69, try to find the formative music that lives in the intersection of their Vinyl Venn Diagram. Featuring Classical, Beat Exotica, DooWop, Indie Noise, Electronica, Soundtrack and lots of loops.
THE CITY NOT THE CITY is a radio and film documentary about artists who live and create in unique and unconventional homes: in self-builds, shacks, boats, barges and caravans, and the remarkable histories of these environments. The film looks at the draw of the city and its margins. For the project, blues, folk and experimental musicians, including Jazz legend Bobby Wellins, created performances on the edges of a Brighton that may, at first, appear unrecognisable.
A second show sourced from Brighton & Hove charity shops. 60 minutes of crackle, skip and wax warp from the sounds of cheesy listening to film soundtracks, gospel hollering, Glaswegian Funk and spooky girl guide folk; Crooners, Divas, Kazoo blowers, scatting classicists, risque nightclub comediennes, beatmakers, folksingers, Calypso Kings and Disco pioneers. All donated, rejected and tossed aside by the good people of Brighton and Hove.
To celebrate attending his 10,000th gig, Nick Hider picks his formative tunes, from the Robinson Crusoe Theme tune through to phlegm-soaked punk, post-punk triple LPs, live reggae and West African juju. First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM, Brighton on 6th October 2013.
To celebrate return of British summer time this transmission features stories and songs of Light. Answering the questions: Why do we change the clocks? How does blue light help old ladies mow the lawn? What happens when the shipping forecast goes wrong? Spoken contributions from Tom Waits, Charles Bukowski, Ken Nordine, Chris in the morning, Dylan Thomas and Marilyn Monroe.
Originally broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM, Brighton on 10th April 2013.
Nick and Paul continue their stumbling way around the globe with the 2nd in an occasional series of shows featuring a piece of music from every recognised country on the planet. The second journey features sounds from Switzerland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Senegal, Mali, Pakistan and Lebanon.
First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM, Brighton, UK on 3rd April 2013.