Tuesday, 1 May 2018
I#d like comments if you still view this blog just ojut of curiousity more than anything
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Join me live on Thursdays from pm til pm. Saturdays from pm and Sunday evenings for an hour from pm
As this blog doesnt get updated much these days and everyone seems to be using facebook then I advise you to visit bill clark on the radio on facebook. A direct link is HERE...
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
At some point in 2015 Barrow will have its own community radio station broadcasting on 106.3 FM. It currently broadcasts 24hrs a day on line at www.candofm.co.uk
Check out their website and see what you think. Also look out for CandoFM on facebook.
Talking of facebook, most my updates these days are done on my facebook page. Please feel free to click on it and "LIKE" it. The link is here www.facebook.com/billclarkontheradio
Monday, 20 January 2014
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Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
In the run up to Christmas its always a demanding stressful time, especially if you are alone but hopefully we can help you get through Christmas and New Year
Christmas Days night from 10pm I will be talking about various organisations that can help you as well as chatting live to the Samaritans in Barrow in Furness and putting you in touch with people that can be there for you at Christmas.
Telephone numbers of organisations that maybe able to help over the festive period and these are listed below:-
* Samaritans can be found at http://www.samaritans.org.uk/ , The local branch is at 16 Hartington Street in Barrow and can be contacted 24 hrs a day on 01229 825656
* Mind In Furness is there for any mental health and care in the community issues. The Barrow Branch is in School Street and can be contacted nationally on 0845 766 0163. Their website is at http://www.mind.org.uk/
* Furness Carers association is available for anyone who cares for someone else and they can be contacted on the web at http://www.furnesscarers.co.uk/ or by telephone Barrow 822822
* Animal concerns should be directed at the RSPCA and they can be found by telephoning 0870 5555 999 or on the web at http://www.rspca.org.uk/
* If you are homeless or worried about it and need support then you need Barrow Homeless Support centre located at 27 Bath Street Barrow. Telephone 821134
* SAFE stands for Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) and is available to anyone who has been a victim of domestic violence. They will help you out in a number of ways and they can be contacted directly on Barrow 838746 and are committed to tackling issues of violence and also offer practical support for those in an abusive relationship as well as providing a service for children.
* Victim Support provides services to Furness residents and you can find out more about them at http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ or by telephoning the local office on Barrow 839989
* Age Corncern is there for helping the elderly and inirm. They are based at Lakeland House on Abbey Rd in Barrow and they can be contacted on Barrow 831425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org No matter what the issue is then Age Concern are there to help you, It could be anything from dealing with pensions and allowances to help with keeping warm and there are a number of things you can do to keep you and your home warmer this winter.
* Wear thin layers of clothes rather than one thick layer
* Choose clothes made with wool, cotton, or fleecy synthetic materials
* Don’t stay sitting still for long periods
* Spread chores through day and alternate between rest and activities
* Get a flu jab
* Eat at least one hot meal a day
* Sip hot drinks regularly throughout day and before bedtime
* Keep a flask of hot drink by your bed should you wake up feeling cold
* Stock up on provisions in case it is too cold to go to the shops
* If you are using an electric blanket make sure you have it checked by a safety expert at least every three years. Age Concern are offering free electric blanket testing in selected areas across the UK.
For more information and help please visit http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/ and download the factsheet which will tell you about:
* Reducing heating expenses
* Warm Front Grants
* Cold Weather Payments
* Winter Fuel Payments
If anyone reading this knows of any other organisations then please feel free to click on the comments link and leave details there
Monday, 19 December 2011
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Listen out for an acoustic session, a 70's retro session and the famous hits and headlines with the Golden Years has returned as well.
Find out more at www.radiofurness.com
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Feel free to download it and listen. Its a big download so click the link and go put the kettle on. It may take a few minutes.
Heres the link you need
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
As for other radio stuff, I have not been doing much in the way of presenting but have been involved in a bit of background work producing sweepers and idents for a few stations. The other thing I have been doing is trying to keep up with the live music scene so if you are a musicianm and yopu have a gig in Cumbria then please email me and let me know and we can get it promoted here for you. Best of all , its all FREE of charge and lots of people read this blog.
I still have some airchecks and snippets from my shows on various radio stations and will eventually get round to uploaidng them onto my youtube site.
If you want to see videos of guests in the studio with me then check out www.youtube.com/billclarkontheradio
Below is a short video demo I`ve done.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
More information can be found at at www.codejak.co.uk or phone Healeys Bar on 01229 823712
More Fun Filled Nights with Local Talented Band Codejak are coming up if you cant make this gig. Dates are at the bottom
Codejak was featured on my acoustic sessions live on Abbey FM and have since been signed to a record label and more recently been joined by the talented Jonny Regan from the J.R. Experience
You can hear live radio interviews with them and hear their songs by looking at the audio pages of this blog.
More dates from Codejak coming up.
1st August 2009 at The Kings on Dalton Road in Barrow
CodeJak are playing with New York’s finest: Adam Bomb! NOT TO BE MISSED!
Finally, if you want to see them live them get yourself down to Barrow Parks bandstand as they are playing there this afternoon
Saturday, 4 July 2009
If its reviewed then it will appear in this blog (allow time as there's so many and a backlog from people who have emailed) and once its in this blog then radio stations will lift it from the blog and use it in their programming so you never know whos`s gonna hear about it or read it.
Leave details in the comments section or email me direct
Friday, 26 June 2009
The Streets - Ash - The Zutons - Noah & the Whale - Idlewild - Twisted Wheel - Nine Black Alps - Goldie Lookin' Chain - The Sunshine Underground - Red Light Company - Emmy the Great - Rumble Strips - Riot Jazz - Smoove & Turrell - Cornershop - Punch and the Apostles - The Travelling Band - Whiskey Cats - The Yards - Middleman - The Witch & the Robot
Chase & Status feat MC Rage - Stanton Warriors - Skream - Krafty Kuts - Beardy Man - Andrew Weatherall - AIM (DJ set) - Iration Steppas (DJ set) - Crazy P - Shy FX - Alphadrive - PBR Streetgang - Silverclub - Dave Martin - Ash Howell - Death on the Balcony - Digital.is - DJM - Exodus - Hereldeduke - Shaun Read - Hot Sands - Magic Lantern - Quip - Nito - Traffic Residents - Richard Silk - Jay Kilka
Frank Turner - Joe Driscoll - Craig Charles - Mumford & Sons - Tommy Reilly - Tarras - Chris Helm - Cantaloop - Captain HotKnives - Ressonation - Paddy Rogan - Samsa - Saffires - Rosie Doonan - Pyrates - Mr & Mrs - Northern Reggae Generator - Louise Mary Martin & Jack Heartly - Laura James - The Clay Faces - I am Spartacus
WE ARE CALLING STAGE:
HOSTS: Friday - Mighty Boof, Saturday - Same Teens, Sunday - Club COG
The King Blues - Kid British - Chewlips - Fight Like Apes - The Answering Machine - Lo-Fi Culture Scene - Nervous Shakedown - Out from Animals - Light Streams - Detroit Social Club - Dutch Uncles - May Sixty Eight - Micky P Kerr - The Kabeedies - Tommy Sparks - Lucid Dream - Televised Crimewave - Robb Blake - Lost Knives - Bell Vue - Asleep Beneath Volcanoes - Atlas - Spuds - Kasms - The Raged - Fallback Productions - Mazzoni
AND ALL THIS.....
THE HOLY QUAIL INN:
Off the wall performances from a host of artists across the weekend. Also featuring our TRADITIONAL ALE BAR with a specially brewed Kendal Calling beer supplied by DENT BREWERY.
SNO!ZONE OFF PISTE AREA:
See what happens when SNO!zone bring 50 tonnes of snow to a festival... tobogganing for all, snowbeach, DJ's & off piste bar www.snozoneuk.com
THE VILLAGE GREEN:
Featuring a Solar Powered acoustic area going into the wee hours as well as some great grub. A place to gather when the day is done and trade tales of tom foolery from the days frolics.
MORE DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS WE MOVE EVER CLOSER TO TAKE OFF!!
The website has full details on Line up, Travel, latest news & anything else you'll need to know to navigate your way to a weekend of festival Utopia.
£70 WEEKEND CAMPING TICKETS ON SALE NOW
0871 424 4444 / http://www.ticketline.co.uk/kendal-calling
Coach tickets available through Ticketline from Kendal, Lancaster, Ulverston and Penrith
Tickets now available from the following outlets:
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Wednesday, 24 June 2009
2 gigs this week - Cumbria and London!
The mighty AMM show continues this week with appearances at opposite ends of the country.
Saturday 27th June we play at Dent Folk Festival in Cumbria. This will be our second appearance at the festival following a memorable show in 2006. We really enjoy the festival, it's a great setting and atmosphere, and this year Ade Edmonson and the Bad Shepherds are headlining!
Following our camping trip in Dent we will be heading south to London for our second capital gig. This time we're in Soho, at The Mighty Craic on Greek Street. The show starts at 7.30 and we're on at 8.15. The other acts are Tam Walker and Melpomeni, who is one of the Medieval Babes. It's £5 in, but if you email us we'll put you on the guest list which means you'll get a quid off!
the London gig at The Mighty Craic, Soho, is on Tuesday 30th June at 7.30pm.
Thank you to Andrew Allan and Barry Bonus for pointing that out in their alliterative way. Who's next, Craig Cooper? Donald Duck?
Right, how do you put a tent up?
Rosie and Matt xx
Monday, 15 June 2009
"Atlas At Day And Night" is on Friday, June 19 at 8:30pm.
Night And Day Cafe Street:
26 Oldham Street
A taster of Atlas playing live on the show is below
Monday, 1 June 2009
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009
The show runs from 1 til 6 in the afternoon, and also features Atlas, The Prophets, The Razzcats and Your Intentions. (Again these bands have been featured on the show and they have been in the studio to perform live) and now its your chance to see them live.
£5 entry, bar on site, take no booze!
AMM will be playing as a 4-piece with Jake and Pete joining Rosie and Matt for the summer, and will be onstage at 3pm this Monday.
Thursday, 30 April 2009
They are playing live in Kendal. Details below
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 7:00pm
Kendal college 1st and 2nd year degree students perform for a grade. thats how music is judged in 2009.
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Its a jam session on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 9:00pm (Tomorrow)
Get yourself along and join in
The Union Inn
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Throughout the months of May and June this fantastic duo are performing live at various places and it is my recommendation for you to go and see them play and sing. Check out their page at www.myspace.com/aprilmaybemay for more info.
4th May @ 1pm
Gig In The Garden, Ford Park, Ulverston Cost: £5 All dayer featuring loads of cool bands. Atlas, April Maybe May, The Prophets, The Razzcats and Your Intentions. We’re on about 3 ish.
6th May @ 8pm Furness College, Barrow
13th May @ 8pm Atlas Bar, Manchester
Cost: Free Us, Simon Chandler, Zoe Chiotis. Show moved from April cos of football!
29th May @ 8pm0 atBorrowdale Folk Night , Lake District,
5th June @ 8pm at The Nines, Barrow Dalkeith St,, Barrow-in-Furness, Northwest
Cost: £3 adv, £4 door
6th June @ 8pm ALBUM LAUNCH The Met, Bury, Manchester
28th June @ 8pm Gregson Center, Lancaster
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Catch them this week at The Knights Club on Dalkieth Street in Barrow from 10pm this Saturday (25th April 2009)
More info on John can be found at www.johnl.co.uk and www.barrowmagic.co.uk as John is a very multi-talented guy who can turn his hands and vocal chords to anything. Available for provate parties, he can perform play and sing as well as do magic.
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Saturday, April 25 at 8:00pm.
Host: THE MOONCATS
Start Time: Saturday, April 25 at 8:00pm
End Time: Sunday, April 26 at 2:00am
Where: THE CINEMA ROOM CANTEEN MEDIA AND ARTS CENTRE. BARROW IN FURNESS CUMBRIA
Friday, 10 April 2009
Hart and Soul
Super Soul Sunday @ The Last Orders with Hart & Soul.
Pop down for a pint on Sunday and have a boogie! You'll all be drunety drunk by then anyway! Fun Times! :)
A special chart event on Saturday and a Retro 70s and 80s event on Easter Sunday (with free entry all night for those in fancy dress).
Sunday is the Canteen’s traditional big Easter show with Liverpool’s Major Major headlining a who’s who of local talent. Among the bands on the bill include The Relics, The Mooncats, Ramirez, Don’t Tell Grant (acoustic) and Dropping Point. Tickets as ever are on the doors which open at 7.30pm. Also on Easter Sunday in the Cinema Room is the much awaited Luke Solomon and A Darker Disco DJ event in the Cinema Room from 9pm.
THE KINGS (Dalton Road - Barrow In Furness)
Easter Sunday, Homegrown present the first Super Sunday of the year.
Featured are no less than eight acts, among them Homegrown DJs, Media Monkeys, Musical Mayhem, The Mooncats DJ set, Ste Tyson from The Prophets DJing, Mister Sushi, and full live band Zenfo.
On top of that are a few mystery guests plus live graffiti in the garden – weather permitting.
All of this plus nice atmosphere, friendly people and a jaegermeister machine, beserk medicine at sub zero temperatures.
Proceedings begin at 4pm, with Mooncats and Prophets selections from past and present followed by Musical Mayhem's Steve Graham with an eclectic blend of funk, soul and grooves
Playing live are Manchester's Zenfo. This laid back hip-hop quartet have been busy around their hometown scene, playing at the Warehouse project and supporting Nightmares on Wax to name just two recent highlights.
Getting the dancefloor moving will be Media Monkeys, on top form with the latest breaks, beats and maybe a little old school magic for good measure, while Mister Sushi will round off with breakbeat, dubstep and twisted disco.
With the new sound system now complete, the friendly atmosphere and quality line-up, this should be a Sunday session to remember.
Ends 3am and entry is free.
Friday, 3 April 2009
Tuesday (April 7) is the date for your diary and is an event that gives young people a chance to see some of the best young bands in town.
The Mooncats, who also play Manchester’s Night & Day on April 18.
Others in the line-up are Dropping Point, Audio Conspiracy and Galleon.
The gig runs from 7pm to 10pm.
Friday, 27 March 2009
Expect all the legendary Motown, Atlantic, Stax and Chess favourites including classics and modern anthems from Amy Whitehouse and Duffy to name but a few; this was soul heaven right here on earth. If you fancy going to a go-go any time soon, check out this quality outfit and don’t forget to put on your dancing shoes.
Jon Byrne is back in his hometown of Barrow In Furness to promote his new Album.
"It’s Boring Being in Control " is launched this Saturday at The Nines, where he will be supported by cover band The Smiths Indeed.
Jon will do his first show – a solo acoustic supported by Maudlin Rich, Lee Rooney and Paul Byrne, and special guest – from 3pm to 6pm. This will be a free show, open to all ages. (U14s to be accompanied by an adult).
Then at 9pm there will be a full band show, a double header with The Smiths Indeed.
Tickets are available in advance from Bar 5 and this gig is over 18s only.
Following the two Barrow gigs at The Nines, Jon will be playing Cardiff, Oxford, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Newcastle, Chester, Manchester and Glasgow.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Quote from the mooncats:
The Mooncats began when a series of like minded musicians, (sick of hearing bands that could be easily pigeon holed) formed a bond with an urban poet, and began honing their craft. In a very short space of time, The Mooncats were spreading their tales of Barrow life all over the North West of England. The music seemed to come effortlessly, the lyrics almost wrote themselves. The very town that we live in inspired us to write what we write and play how we play. Over the two years or so of The Mooncats full existence (to the form it is today), there have been one or two minor changes made to the line up. Creative differences occur at the best of times, what's said is said, and the future is there for the taking, we don't dwell on what's happened, but take it, build on it, and head to the future.
Since the bands creation many moons ago, there have been some vast and incredible musical journeys occur. The people we have met so far along the way have been incredible and we have made some fantastic friends from being involved in the music industry.
Some of the acts, local, national and even international, we have had the pleasure of working with along the way are:
Neville Staple (The Specials), Miles Hunt (The Wonderstuff), The Airborne Toxic Event, The Holloways, Cajun Dance Party, Sevens, The Dead Class, Gear, Vinnie Peculiar & Many, many more!
2009 is looking to be a very exciting year for The Mooncats as we plan to release both our debut single and album. We hope that many of you take the time to listen to what we do and enjoy it, we are all very happy with how the album sounds and are really excited for the launch.
As with any band, we have had our fair share of feedback from promoters, venues and such, here's what some of them said:
Find out more at www.myspace.com/mooncatsuk
If you still haven't bought our debut album "Everman" you don't know what your missing! You can purchase it online on hard copy or download at: www.codejak.co.uk!
CodeJAK won The Best Song of 08 Award in the BAFMP Cumbria Music Awards!
4th April - Whitworth, Manchester, North-West
17th April - Bar Fever, Wigan
18th April - Kings, Barrow
30th May - The Twist, Colchester