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Archive: The Pete Feenstra Feature (July 2018 – September 2018)

Marcus Bonfanti

Sunday 30 September, MARCUS BONFANTI (Jawbone) (Tuesday 2 October, 21:00 repeat)

Marcus chats about his new band, Jawbone, with tracks from their debut album.

Monster Truck

Sunday 23 September, Jeremy Widerman (MONSTER TRUCK )

Monster Truck have just released a new album ‘True Rockers’. The band’s guitarist Jeremy Widerman chats to Pete Feenstra about their music.

The band play UK dates with Black Stone Cherry and The Cadillac Three, 6-14 December.

Matt Pearce

Sunday 16 September, MATT PEARCE (Tuesday18 September, 22:00 repeat)

Guitarist with heavy rockers Voodoo Six, Matt’s latest venture is a blues/rock/funk format with his band “The Mutiny”. In this hour special, exclusive tracks played from their debut album.

Sunday 9 September: New Blues (Sunday 16 September 21:00, Tuesday 18 September 16:00 repeat)

SARI SCHORR – Valentina
KAT RIGGINS – Fistful ‘O Water
BLUES CARAVAN – Low Down And Dirty
BILLY HECTOR – Wizard OF Babylon
DANY FRANCHI – Everything Gonna Be Alright
LITTLE FEAT – Rock & Roll Everynight
MATT WALKLATE – Could Have Been
JOHN CLIFTON – Strange Land
BLUES CARAVAN – The Way Love Was Meant To Be
VOLA – Ruby Pool

Chris Bevington

Sunday 2 September, CHRIS BEVINGTON (Tuesday 4 September, 21:00 repeat)

Chris Bevington in a rock solid bass player and big band leader.

He’s been playing over 40 years, but didn’t start his solo career until his 50th birthday when he pursued his own musical vision.

Together with the talented multi-instrumentalist /producer/ Scott Ralph (FM/Robbie Williams/Tom Jones/Beverly Knight) etc) and guitarist/producer Jim Kirkpatrick (FM/Bernie Marsden), Chris set about cutting a debut covers album in 2014 called ‘Chris Bevington & Friends’.

A name change to the Chris Bevington Organisation ushered in a follow up album ‘Better Get Cooking’, which featured the band’s own material.

Better still, the current album ‘Cut And Run’ CD topped the IBBA blues charts in June this year and has received airplay world-wide.

Susan Santos
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Sunday 26 August, SUSAN SANTOS (Tuesday 28 August, 21:00 repeat)

In 2009 Susan Santos moved to Madrid to pursue a solo career and since that time has recorded four albums and toured In Europe and USA. “Skin & Bones ” (2016) is her fourth album and was recorded with her usual trio.

In May 2017 Susan released a new single “In Trouble” and she’s been touring in Europe this summer.

UK dates
4 September Beaverwood Club (Chislehurst)
6 September Ain’t Nothing but… (London)
7 September Ain’t Nothing but… (London)
8 September Boom Boom Club (Sutton)

Tas Cru

Sunday 19 August, TAS CRU (Tuesday 21 August, 21:00 repeat)

Blues Music Award nominee Tas Cru is an upstate New York blues man who mixes musical eclecticism with fine guitar playing, thoughtful lyrics, lingering melodies and a fresh take on the blues. He can rock, get lowdown, make you think, and make you chuckle. He’s a band leader, songwriter, guitarist, blues educator and runs the prestigious International Blues Challenge Blues jam.

Gerry Jablonski & Peter Narojczyk

Sunday 12 August: GERRY JABLONSKI & PETER NAROJCZYK (Tuesday 14 August, 21:00 repeat)

A four piece blues rock powerhouse, Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band have released three studio albums and have clocked up successful tours in Poland, Holland, Germany and Norway and played all the major UK blues festivals.

Pete Feenstra discusses their music and the live album ‘Live At The Blue Note’ with Gerry and harp player Peter Narojcyzk.

Admir Hadzic, Big Apple Blues

Sunday 5 August: BIG APPLE BLUES (Admir Hadzic)

Big Apple Blues is a New York City-based collective of NYC-blues scene veterans. Band members have shared the stage with some of the all time blues and roots greats: Hugh Pool, guitarist Zach Zunis, harmonica wizard Anthony Kane, drummer Barry “Baron of the Blues” Harrison, bassist Admir “Dr Blues” Hadzic and Hammond B3 master himself – James Alfredson.

In this hour special Admir Hadzic chats to Pete Feenstra about the band with tracks from the second album ‘Manhattan Alley’.

Elias T Hoth

Sunday 29 July: ELIAS T. HOTH (Tuesday 31 July, 21:00 repeat)

Elias.T. Hoth was born in Leigh, near Manchester, England in the 1960’s. Influenced by such iconic bands as AC/DC, Deep Purple, Bad Company, Queen and Status Quo. He has since released six studio albums ‘Let Sleepin’ Demons Lie’ 2007, ‘Wrath Widower’ 2013 (awarded a gold disc for the fastest selling worldwide sales via CD Baby), ‘Confession With The Devil’ 2015, the acoustic album ‘Sickle & Scythe” 2017 and ‘O Rhesus Negative’ his latest release.

In 2010 Elias.T. Hoth won the Manchester Radio station 106.1 (now INXS Radio) Monsters of Rock Original Band Competition with his ‘Let Sleepin’ Demons Lie’ album single ‘Hex on You’.

Cambridge Rock Festival

Sunday July 22 Cambridge Rock preview (Thursday 26 July, 22:00 repeat)

The Festival takes place 26-29 July.

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Big Boy Blaoter and Pete Feenstra

Sunday 15 July: BIG BOY BLOATER (Tuesday 17 July, 21:00 repeat)

Big Boy Bloater released his latest album in June 2018 via Provogue Records ‘Pills’. The album title reflects Bloater’s battle with depression but the subject matter for the songs range from the autobiographical to the observational, and the slightly obsessional: a lover of horror films there are always references to the weird and the wonderful.

In this hour special he discusses the album and we hear selected tracks.

UK tour dates (2018)
Thu. 6 Sept – NOTTINGHAM, the Maze
Fri. 7 Sept – NEWCASTLE, The Cumberland Arms
Sat. 8 Sept – GLASGOW, Stereo
Sun. 9 Sept – PRESTON, The Continental
Thu., 13 Sept – BIDEFORD, The Palladium Club
Wed. 19 Sept – LONDON, The Black Heart
Thu. 20 Sept – BRISTOL, Mr. Wolf’s
Fri. 21 Sept – ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
Wed. 26 Sept – SHREWSBURY, Albert’s Shed
Thu. 27 Sept – CHELTENHAM, The Frog And Fiddle
Fri. 5 Oct – NORWICH, B2 Venue
Sat. 6 Oct – LOUTH, Hoochie Coochie Club

Porcelain Hill

Sunday 1 July: PORCELAIN HILL (Tuesday 3 July, 21:00 repeat)

UK dates

July 2nd Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst Kent BR7 with Davy Knowles band
July 8th New Cross Inn, London SE14
July 14th Boom Boom Club/Sutton United, Surrey SM1 with 4th Labyrinth
July 24th Beaverwood club, Chailsehurst, Kent BR7 with Deep Blue Sea (featuring Degas USA)
July 27th The Marine, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8BB


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