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NEWS:
For July we have 9 new shows - including some election specials from Gareth

Gareth Jones - DJ

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Gareth Jones

On my show this month:
We hope Gareth's July show gets your vote and you will elect to listen to it. It begins with a selection of Election-themed songs, including the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and The Kunts.
Plus this month there are TWO instalments of 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue', with Natalie and Erin from Manchester punks Loose Articles co-hosting in the first hour to celebrate the release of their debut album 'Scream If You Wanna Go Faster', released July 26th on Alcopop! Records.
Then the 2nd hour features New York experimental electronic artist Pas Musique who releases his new album 'Come Follow Me' on July 12th, a concept album inspired by the style of the late Fad Gadget.
So let your ears vote for Dandelion Radio, but Gareth hopes you don't vote Tory!

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Twitter: twitter.com/garethgoape
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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).

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2024Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan Festive Fifty - 2023 Review
2023Dec - Xmas Show - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan Festive Fifty - 2022 Review
2022Dec - Xmas Show - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan - 2021 Review - Festive 50
2021Dec - Xmas Show - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Mar - Feb - Jan 2020 Review - Festive 50
2020Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan 2019 Review - Festive 50
2019Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - 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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