Wednesday 31 December 2008

New Years Eve Party Night

Tonights the night that parties will be taking place all over the world to celebrate New year. If you cant get out to a party or you need some good party tunes then tune in this evening (early start) for non stop party music taking you well into New Years Day.

Tuesday 30 December 2008

The best of "Abbey Acoustic"

New Years Days night from 10pm I will be showcasing some of the acts we have had on the show over the last 12 months and inviting them back for more acoustic sessions.

A lot of the acts can be found at where you can view videos of them performing live in the studio

Monday 29 December 2008

The Chill Factor

A very good friend of mine has for a long time now between producing radio shows for various stations. I had the privilege of working alongside him on Digi Radio back in 2002 and he produces a good programme. Take a look at and listen out on a radio station near you to his show.

Sunday 28 December 2008

The last weekend of 2008

So its the last weekend of 2008 as this time next week it will be 2009. This means a few more minor changes to the show and I am back on air from 10pm tomorrow night as well as Tuesday and Thursday but not on Wednesday as that is New Years Eve.

Starting back on the 1st Monday of the New Year is the return of The Bradshaws as well as the website review of the day.

Saturday 27 December 2008

The Bit In The Middle

Its that time where its the bit in the middle. The bit sandwiched between Christmas and New Year and having worked through most of it I can say that I now get a couple of days off and will be back on the radio on Monday night.

What did you all get for Xmas. Whats the worse present you have ever had and why?

Friday 26 December 2008

Boxing Day Sport

Join me from 2pm this afternoon for all the Boxing Day sporting action live on the radio and also on line as well. Bringing you the latest news right through til 6pm

Wednesday 24 December 2008

Its Christmas

Christmas Eve and traditionally its a time for spending with families, eating lots of food and generally enjoying yourself so at this point I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and thanks for taking the time out to read this blog.

I know not many people leave comments and it would be nice to get a few but the stats show that it is visted very regularly at all times of day and night from people all over the world.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Boxing Day Sport

Its a couple;e of days away but you can join me live from 2pm on Boxing Day for all the latest sporting action.

Tuesday 23 December 2008

The Night Before, the night before Christmas


Its the 23rd December and its the night before the night before Christmas and tonights acoustic hour features an hour of acoustic christmas songs.

An acoustic Christmas live on Abbey FM from 10pm

Sunday 21 December 2008

Love on a Sunday

Since 1st December Peter Koth took over my late night Sunday slot bringing you two hours of the worlds best love songs. Peters not available this Sunday and therefore I am back on it as a one off so if you are in the mood for a little romance or just want to wind down after a hectic weekend then join me this Sunday from 10pm and Peter koth every Sunday thereafter at 10pm .

Thursday 18 December 2008

Jon Byrne New Album Release

Tonight on Abbey FM at 10pm, Jon Byrne joined me to talk about his new album release and upcoming gigs as well as playing more of his songs acoustically and live in the studio.

Find out more at Double click a photo to view full size or scroll down to see a video recorded live in the studio.

The full session is also available for download HERE.

The photo below is of Jon Byrne and myself in the studio.

Jon Byrne performed his song called "Money is better than love". Live in the studio tonight.

Saturday 13 December 2008

Feed The Birds (Fundraiser)

Tonights the night of the gig that I will be comparing, Get yourself along to The Kings in Dalton Road and help raise money to feed injured birds throughout the winter months. We are still in need of donations towards this and raffle prizes. Get in touch if you have any you could offer.

The event features 3 different acts and kicks off around 7.30pm tonight.

Friday 12 December 2008

Getting Closer to Christmas

Christmas is getting closer and I've already started playing Christmas songs on the show. The show on Tuesday 23rd December will feature an hour of Xmas songs performed acoustically so oin me for an acoustic Christmas on 23rd december from 10pm.

I do get Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off and am back on Boxing Day for an afternoon of Sport from 2pm

Tuesday 9 December 2008

Feed The Birds (Upcoming Gig)

Elite, Dropping Point, Gwen hechle and event organiser Gillian Nicholson all appear on the show tonight from 10pm. It wasnt easy squeezing 9 of us into a studio but we did it.

The Full session including music from Elite and Gwen hechle
can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Feed The Birds (Fundraiser)

This weekend, Saturday 13th December 2008. Get yourself along to the Kings on Dalton Road and help raise money to feed our little featered friends throughout winter.

MUSICIANS are getting together to help Furness’ feathered friends this winter and a

A live gig is being staged in Barrow to raise money to buy food for the rescued birds and other wildlife cared for by Pat Denny at the voluntary animal refuge in her garden at Cliffe Lane, Hawcoat.

They cost about £100 a week to feed.

The fundraising gig, Feed the Birds, has been organised by Gillian Nicholson, from Barrow, who put together the successful music concert for the Jubilee Bridge centenary celebrations.

She said:“We want raise money so Pat does not have to worry about feeding the birds over winter.”Miss Denny, 65, said: “It’s marvellous. I am overwhelmed by this. I’m very grateful.

“I do enjoy looking after the birds but it is a struggle.”

Bands Elite and Dropping Point, and singer/songwriter Gwen Hechle, will perform at the gig at the King’s Arms, Dalton Road, Barrow, at 7.30pm on Saturday, December 13.

It will be compered by myself

A raffle prize is two tickets to see Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls, of the Wonder Stuff, perform at Barrow Island’s Canteen on December 20.

Entry is free but donations will be appreciated.

Raffle prizes and donations can be left at the King’s.

Contact Gillian Nicholson on Barrow 870529 to have them collected.

Sunday 7 December 2008

Sunday at a loose end

Today is Sunday and it feels strange that I am not doing my usual routine of producing the late nigth phone in and debate. Peter Koth takes over the Sunday Show with a new format starting tonight from 10pm.

I will be back on the radio from 10pm tomorrow night

Saturday 6 December 2008

The weekend

Its a Saturday and I was at a loose end today. Not used to having 3 days off in a row with no radio show to do but its not really as good as it sounds as there is always a lot of behind the scenes work going into the job. Always on the lookout for a good story or some bit of news or gossip to use on the radio. I could have gone round town Christmas Shopping but decided against it as its getting too busy. Instead, my day was spent looking back at the week to see what I could use in next weeks show.

So my 3 days away from radio isnt really what it seems.

Friday 5 December 2008

The morning after the night before.....

Its the morning after my Birthday and I`m sobally tober... or is that Totally Sober. My birthday was like any other normal working day to me and I had a couple of drinks after the show last night and may go out for a few celebration drinks this weekend. Meanwhile, todays another day and it carries on as normal.

Thursday 4 December 2008

Happy Birthday to.....


Yes. Today , 4th December many moons ago (well not that many) was the day that I was born so even if no one else wishes me a happy birthday then erm Happy Birthday to me anyway.

Monday 1 December 2008

New Look to late show

The New look late show starts tonight.

Hits and headlines is taking a break for now so you can expect some great chill out choons acoustically as well as live acoustic bands in the studio. The website review of the day is around 11.30pm and two episodes of The Bradshaws at 11.15pm and 12.15am.

11pm and midnight start the hours with the Late Night Triple Play. One from the 80s , one from the 90s and one from the 21st Century. These can be chosen by you and you can email your choice to me