News: JOHN LODGE interview and Part 2 of SONJA KRISTINA feature, Sunday 31 May 2015

John Lodge
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Get Ready to ROCK! Radio features two recent interviews on Sunday 31 May.

Moody Blues bassist and songwriter John Lodge has recently released his first solo album for 38 years.

“10,000 Light Years Ago’ was released on 4 May via Esoteric Antenna and reunites Lodge with special guest contributions from former Moody Blues members – flautist Ray Thomas and keyboardist Mike Pinder – on the song ‘Simply Magic.’  Legendary guitarist Chris Spedding also appears on the album, among others.

A member of Moody Blues since 1966, Lodge has written hit songs for the band such as ‘Peak Hour’, ‘Ride My See Saw’, ‘The Eyes Of A Child’, ‘Isn’t Life Strange’, ‘I’m Just a Singer (In A Rock & Roll Band)’, ‘Steppin’ In A Slide Zone’, ‘Gemini Dream’ (with Justin Hayward) and many more.

John was in recent conversation with Pete Feenstra and their chat is broadcast in Pete’s Sunday Feature show at 19:00.

The Moody Blues start a UK tour on 12 June.

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CURVED AIR - Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, 17 April 2015

Also on Sunday 31 May, at 16:00, Part 2 of David Randall’s chat with Sonja Kristina.  Sonja brings her story up to date with her current and future activities, her pioneering of ‘acid folk’, and electronica work with Marvin Ayres.

There’s also a rare outing for her version of Carl Orff’s ‘O’ Fortuna’, a collaboration with Daryl Way in 1985 that appeared on a rare 12″ single.

Part 1 of the Sonja Kristina feature is now available at Mixcloud.

Sonja is a Featured Artist at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.

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On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.

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COCO MONTOYA I Wouldn’t Wanna Be You (Alligator)
SKYFEVER Burning Hands (OTI Records)
HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE High Shoulders Everywhere (indie)
MICHAEL J BOLTON Trans Lunar Injection (Market Square)

Featured Albums w/c 5 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 STRANDED New Dawn (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 HOLLOW HAZE Between Wild Landscapes And Deep Blue Sea (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 SESSION AMERICANA North East (indie)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

BRIAN ROBERTSON – Diamonds And Dirt (2011)



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