Petra Kluk (Womb2) + Madeleine Dunnigan (Ladybeard) We celebrate all things female with Petra Kluk events manager at the numbers group and organiser of a new female centric event ‘Womb2’ at Number90 and Madeleine Dunnigan co-editor of the beautifully produced glossy and online magazine Ladybeard.
Interview + live session with John Fairhurst Blues singer and guitar talent John Fairhurst will be performs live and talks about his passion for making bows ahead of his performance at London Remixed Festival at Rich Mix (2/3 February 2018)
The story of Arthur Wint
As part of his Black History series, Jonny Virgo interviews some Olympians from London 1948 to uncover the story of the original Usain Bolt, Jamaican athlete and fighter pilot Arthur Wint.
Tales of East Glasgow
We twin with East Glasgow with an extract from Jessie Lawson’s ongoing project SIGOHA (Settled in Glasgow Oral Histories Archive) featuring voices from people who have made Glasgow their home.
This month Pearl Wise and Jonny Virgo meet Number 90 events manager Petra Kluk ahead of a new female-centric event series and Madeleine Dunnigan from feminist glossy mag Ladybeard, Jonny reports on unsung black hero; 1948 olympic gold medalist Arthur Wint and Jessie Lawson twins the show with East Glasgow via voices from the Sigoha Project. Rising UK guitar phenomenon John Fairhurst performs live.
Orton is celebrating the re-issue of her second album first released in 1999, Central Reservation, and will be performing with her full band. The album won her a Best Female Award at the Brits and gave her a second Mercury Prize nomination.
We Interviewed Ian Bennet aka Farrago about his acoustic/folk event The Music Box at Paper Dress a couple of months ago. Ian is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and on this week’s show we played his track Red Rag to a Rainbow.
Founders Alex Murray-Leslie and Melissa Logan have always stated that they are more of an art collective than a straight up band, and on this week’s show we played their track Utopia. Their new album of the same name was released in March this year and they are here in East London for their UK single launch. It is invite only so check the ace hotel for details.
On this week’s show we played Welsh singer songwriter Sweet Baboo’s rendition of Thin Lizzie’s The Boys are Back in Town. Sweet Baboo is playing a mini tour to celebrate the release (on The Mochi Mochi label) of a collection of recordings recorded by Sweet Baboo on the Mark Riley show.