Bob Harris, Simon Mayo, Claudia Winkleman, Jo Whiley, Tony Blackburn and Ken Bruce talk about their lives in broadcasting; from where they started, to the song they love most. It’s a programme about life on the radio - The Gift Of The Gab
CHELSEA space presents the very first UK exhibition dedicated to the American letterpress art of Hatch Show Print based in Nashville, Tennessee. This exhibition will represent a rare opportunity to view archive material and stunning posters from one of the world's greatest producers of letterpress design and explores the importance of the art of the poster in the history of communication.
Originally established in 1879, in a world before TV advertising and the internet, Hatch Show Print used strong design to convey information to the widest possible audience – a visual ‘shout’ across the American landscape.
Hatch’s design success is most closely associated with posters for Country Music and Americana, but also Blues, Jazz, and Rock and Roll including work for musicians such as Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Aretha Franklin, and Neil Young to name but a few.
The Old Grey Whistle Test: The Anthems, the latest in the series of OGWT Compilatons is now available here
Miles now has his very own weekly radio on a brand new flagship Internet Radio Station, Smokestack Radio. Playing everything from Americana to Indie, and stopping off via Country & Blues, his show goes out on Saturday evenings- but you can also listen again during the week on the site if you missed it!
One of my absolute favourite bands, Keston Cobblers' Club, released their new EP 'A Scene Of Plenty' recently… And launched it by performing on a moving 1966 Routemaster bus round London! Miles' own WBBC Videography also filmed it and made this little mini-documentary of the day. Heaven…
Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company
'The Old Grey Whistle Test 40', 'The A-Z of AOR', 'The Songs The Beatles Gave Away', 'The Sandy Denny Story', 'The Maple Leaf Revolution', 'The Day John Met Paul' and 'Who Breaks a Butterfly upon a Wheel'.... more about these here