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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

NEWS:
26 hours of December shows - plus Festive 50 arriving from Christmas day.

Gareth Jones - DJ

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Gareth Jones

On my show this month:
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and I've got a bumper 3-hour bulging sack of Christmas goodies for you. There are several surprise guests popping up throughout the show who have recorded special festive messages. I won't reveal who they are though, you'll just have to listen in!
Plus along with Mark Whitby this month, I'll be bringing you five tracks from 'A Very Cherry Christmas Vol.14', the Indie Christmas compilation CD released by Cherryade Records. It includes a cracker of a new Christmas song by Arrest! Charlie Tipper featuring our very own Rocker on his big Christmas organ.
This month's edition of 'Secret Songs from the Sixties' contains two cuts from the compilation CD 'Merry Luxmas, It's Christmas In Crampsville! - Season's Gratings From The Cramps' Vinyl Basement', released on the Righteous label through Cherry Red.
For those who don't eat turkey, there are 3 Vegan Christmas songs. You'll also hear Christmas songs sung in French, Russian and Spanish plus all styles of Christmas music, from Hip-Hop to Bluegrass to Gabba to Punk.
And if you want to hear more, I'm DJing 12 hours of non-stop Christmas songs for charity on Friday 13th December (unlucky for me!). Please donate if you can. Full details at https://justgiving.com/fundraising/12hours

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Biography:
In my teens I was an avid listener of Peel plus Mark & Lard and always wished I could play obscure songs at the wrong speed and utter some nonsense into a microphone. This sort of happened in my twenties when I accidentally stumbled into DJing at Moles Club in Bath for their regular Thursday nights called 'Purr'. From 2000 - 2009 I had the opportunity to play whatever I liked inbetween the live bands and witnessed early gigs from the likes of Art Brut, The Futurheads, Gossip, The Long Blondes, Los Campesinos and Wild Beasts, all playing in this tiny venue with me constantly pushing my way through the drum kit to get myself back into the DJ booth! I later became a promoter there myself and booked mostly bands who disappeared off the face of the earth, but I did manage to book a then unknown Metronomy for £60! When I eventually threw in the promoter towel at Moles club, I ended on a high by booking the late great Frank Sidebottom. Yes, I did get to see him without his head on! But he wouldn't let the support bands see him!!
I very occasionally continue to promote gigs in Bristol under the name 'Go Ape', with shows including The Lovely Eggs, Piney Gir, The Thyme Machine, Tunabunny, Sam Coomes (Quasi) and co-promoting Damnably shows with Shonen Knife and Otoboke Beaver. I'm also a keen collector of Indie/Alternative Christmas records, and in recent years I've helped to compile the annual Indie compilation CD 'A Very Cherry Christmas' for small DIY label Cherryade Records (the label who originally released the first two Lovely Eggs albums).
Wanting to get into radio but not really sure how to go about it, a few years ago I started making an occasional podcast. It's imaginatively called 'Radio Radio' (yes, after the Elvis Costello song) and I've interviewed bands/artists including Allo Darlin, Bis, Helen Love, Kid Carpet, Momus, Paul Guided Missile's Dream Themes band, The Spook School, They Might Be Giants and more. You can find them at podomatic.com/podcasts/radioradiopodcast
Outside of music, I've sometimes been known to review new crisp flavours on my facebook page and I collect toy robots (although the shelves are now getting a bit too full for many more). I live with my suffering girlfriend Becky and Lily our cat.

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2019Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - Mar - Feb - Jan - Festive 50
2018Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar
2017Dec

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