Carnival FM Shows on Mixcloud

As I’ve mentioned before, I recently produced and presented a series of Local Music Shows on Carnival FM in Hastings.

Well, the first two of those shows are now available to listen to again, or for the first time, on Mixcloud.

The first show, which went out on Friday 2nd August featured a pre-recorded interview and live session with Claire Hamill, as mentioned in another recent post on the Pierless Music site.

The second show was originally broadcast on Monday 5th August and featured interviews and live sessions with both Blair and Poppy Prescott.

Links to both shows are below. The remaining Local Music Shows are planned to be uploaded in due course.

Don’t forget to check out the Carnival FM YouTube channel for videos of the interviews and live sessions that I did during the programmes. Once again, these are being uploaded gradually:

Local Music Show Carnival FM 2013 Show 1 by Carnival Fm on Mixcloud

Local Music Show Part 2 Carnival FM Mon 5th Aug 2013 by Carnival Fm on Mixcloud

The Voice

Don’t get worried, I’m not about to start going on about TV talent, or lack of talent, shows. But, I came across this article the other day and although it isn’t right up to date it is still very relevant.

All singers need to make sure that they look after their voice, especially if they hope to forge some sort of musical career. Or even if they just want to carry on playing local gigs for years to come.

Our voice is something that we all tend to take for granted. But when it happens to be the thing that we use to either help us pursue a career, or to do something that gives us pleasure, it needs to be looked after.

The article here gives some tips in how to protect your voice. It’s not the definitive guide, but it certainly gives some good pointers. There’s never a substitute for getting professional advice, but this is better than nothing.

It could even be used for anyone who uses their voice a lot, DJs and radio presenters for example. I’ve noticed myself that when I do a lot of radio presenting, or compering, my voice suffers. Maybe I need to take this on board as well then? Do you too?

Here’s the link:

Hastings Rock 2013

Well, it’s that time of year again.

Hastings Rock radio will be returning, license permitting, once again in May 2013. The station will be the on air from Saturday 4th May until midnight on Friday 31st May, probably on the usual 87.7FM frequency & also via the Internet.

This year will be the 20th anniversary of the very first Hastings Rock broadcast back in August of 1993. So there is bound be an air of celebration surrounding this years proceedings.

Local company Booker & Best are very kindly sponsoring this years Hastings Rock broadcast and the station will, once again, be supporting and raising awareness for St Michael’s Hospice throughout their 28 days on air.

I will give more information about this years Hastings Rock broadcast nearer the time, including a full programme schedule. But, for the moment I just wanted to publicise my own Local Music Shows that I’ll be doing once again on Sunday evenings throughout May.

This year those Local Music Shows will be on at the slightly later time of 8-10pm on Sunday evenings.

But, for those shows to take place I need your music. I have already started getting local music together for inclusion, but I know there’s more out there waiting to be heard. So, if your music fits the following criteria/rules please get in touch with me via Pierless Music. The email address is:

  1. All music must be original material, no cover versions.
  2. No swearing.
  3. You, or your band must come from the Hastings, Eastbourne, Rye, Battle and Robertsbridge area.
  4. All music must be on CD or mp3 and be of broadcastable quality.
  5. There is no guarantee that your music will be played on air.
  6. Music doesn’t have to be classed as Rock. I can move the musical boundaries for this show, within reason. Blues, Folk, World, Jazz and other genre’s have been included in the past.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Andy Gunton

PS: For those who aren’t already aware. I am the Chairman of Hastings Rock radio and therefore have an interest in the radio station.