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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David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 23 August 2020.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 25 August 2020.


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