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

NEWS: Another set of shows produced while in lockdown. Listen out for strained voices.

Gareth Jones - DJ

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Gareth Jones

On my show this month:
Gareth brings you another two hours of essential lockdown listening, including a new social distancing single by Beans On Toast. Plus with flight travel at a minimum and holidays cancelled, why not close your eyes and imagine yourself relaxing in a hot country by the exotic and tropical sounds of the new single by Monster Rally
There may not have been a proper competitive Eurovision Song Contest ceremony this year, but that hasn't stopped Gareth from picking a couple of his favourite contenders, with tracks by Russia's entry Little Big and Iceland's Daði Freyr.
This month's "Secret Songs from the Sixties" brings two cuts taken from "Terror From The Universe", the latest in the series of compilation CDs featuring songs from the record collection of Lux and Ivy of The Cramps on the Righteous label.
In the 2nd hour Gareth will be joined (at a safe distance) by special guests (and Festive Fifty favourites) Ricardo Autobahn and Jenny McLaren from electro-pop duo Spray who will be introducing 4 songs of their choice in the feature "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue". 
Plus hear a track from their new 4-track EP "Offerings from the Algorithm" released on the Analogue Trash label. And when he's not in Spray, you'll also find Ricardo playing keyboards for Helen Love who coincidentally also have a new double A side single released. Then we end the show with a trip to the Autobahn in memory of Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk.

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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:

2020May - Apr - Mar - Feb
2019Dec - Nov - 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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