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Is This Thing On Podcast 100!

So here we are, episode 100! Recorded live at The Cellar Southampton and what an afternoon Paul (Unplug the Juke Box) and I had!

Sadly no live video stream ( I broke the internet!) but some great live performances from Anja McCloskey, Marvin B Naylor, The Lost Boys, Mike Vaughan and Gideon Towers from Gideon’s Demise. I filled in with some amazing tracks from Tim Farrell and Matt Stevens ( the remixed one by Pseudo Ambient) . I chatted with Guy Sivour from Sand River,  David Simnell, and Mark Lawrence from Broken Links. It would have been mean not to play one of their tracks so I did that too!

In time honored fashion I finished of with one of my tracks Be Like Your Friend.

Thanks to everyone that came along and especially to Mark & Kev from The Cellar for letting me shout in their bar for a few hours!

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Two fat ladies?

Yes podcast 88 where me, good old Nick Tann ably assisted by Izzy bring you some of the best music you have never heard!

In no particular order Fit & The Conniptions ~ Wood for the Trees, Gray Smith ~ Peach, Meniscus ~ Fight Club, Mentirosa & Mad Colour  ~ Scarz of Marz, The Lost Boys ~ Weekend Tales, Mohatra ~ Buzz, Crisifus ~ I Know What You’re Thinking and a tune of mine from The Vinyl Project

Paul Lane form Unplug the Jukebox was talking about Hey Sholay as well as giving his opinion on the music from last weeks podcast. ….

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In part 2, a little more “refreshed” we carry on our journey of showcasing some of the acts that Paul from Unplug the Jukebox has featured in previous episodes.

In this part we play The Rusty Blues, Dead Wax, The Lost Boys and a track by me from my Vinyl Project.

As I wrote this the day after I am glad to report that neither Paul or myself have a hangover. We put this down to the quality of that fine Polish beer Tyskie!

It may be worth noting at this point that Is This This On podcast is looking for sponsors….

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In this weeks podcast Paul and I interview The Rising who also play a cracking acoustic track!  I also play Faux Disco Club ~ Recovery, Bang Bangs ~ In Arms, PostCode ~ Drop Dead, Planes Over Paris ~ Signs, an exclusive track from The Lost Boys ~ Crazy Weekend, Paul eventually sent me a Dan Sheers & The Velveteen Orkestra ~ City of Dreadful Night, Camp Out ~ Made My Self Sick, Marvin B Naylor ~ Boy Became a Man and a frankly dodgy track by me. It seemed like a good idea at the time!!! Some nice new jingles by The Posh Bird…very nice!

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Part two does start, eventually after about 12 seconds, sorry about that but there were technical problems with this one.

Apoc told us the tale of a Canadian Xmas followed by the mighty Matt Stevens with his Xmas address. A great track Fearless by ITTO fave Paul Liddell then Repeat by Tommy Eye (ft Matt Diaper), Odin the Great by Defy 4Unravelling from Liz Longley, a tune from me which you can download for a £1 by clicking hereSarah Griffin bought us close to the end with her brilliant tune poet and the whole chaotic festive jumble was bought to an end by The Lost Boys and their cracking tune I don’t want to be a Christmas Single.

That’s it for this year, the next podcast will hopefully go live in a couple of weeks so keep checking all the usual places.

The new website is close to being completed. You can now catch up with podcast 15 to the present day now with each episode having it’s own little player. Have a look around as it will be the new permanent home very soon.

Hope you have a great time over the holiday and I’ll be back in the new year.


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As I explain, a bit late this week…

I kick off with an amazing track by the marvelous Marvin B Naylor with a track called Boy Became a Man that I recorded live at a Pure Acoustica event at The White Swan In Winchester.

I followed that up with great track called Flowers by Southampton ban The Lost Boys

The picture above shows how this weeks Unplug The Jukebox with Paul Lane was recorded…

A lovely piece of jazz by the sublime Matt Erion Trio leads me in to an interview with the wonderful Helen Austin a Brit in a land similar to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, probably..She makes a few bucks (Canadian) by getting her tunes on tv shows and adverts.

Another live tune this time by Southampton’s Uke Supergroup The Spiraltones

I mentioned the forthcoming Xmas bumper special. If you want to send a dedication then email me at with some audio or just an email and I will read it out on the bumper Xmas show. DEADLINE will be Friday 17th December so get recording and emailing and stuff , remembering to put XMAS in the subject header.

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Nick Tann Dave Miles Drew Harris

This week I was joined by my very good friends Drew Harris and Dave Miles.

As well as singing his famous Subcontinental Travel Sick Blues he also bought a few tracks that he has played on his own fine radio show on BCFM

First off though I played 10,000 leaves by the amazing Bella Kardassis, Dave responded with a fine live track Spider from Bristol artist Andy Skelton. I then countered with In To The Sea by Matt Stevens.
Dave then played his famous tune, the aforementioned Subcontinental Travel Sick Blues live in the studio and then introduced Stanton Delaplaine and his amazing tune Concrete.
It was then time for Paul Lane from Unplug the Jukebox to come and wax lyrical about 30 Pound of Bone and I followed up with Loser Rock by The Lost Boys.
Dave then introduced the sublime Baba Yaga’s Consort playing a live version of their track Snakes.
I closed the show with a rendition of a song I wrote for Dave, imaginatively titled Dave. worth clicking on the link if only just to see a lovely picture of Dave, all poise and sophistication!