The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 28/11/2107

November 28, 2017

Episode 141: Freshly Sion

With the legendary Mr Easlea away, The poet Hamilton puts down his quill, rolls up his scrolls, and tries to gets to grip with some new fangled technology. Watch him ride the Prog Flume, try to produce a Long One and work with all the usual spectacular favourites. Oh, and don’t panic, the regular Spec crew are on hand to make sure no one gets hurt.

Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending

The Pretenders- Stop Your Sobbing

De La Soul - Pain

Grandaddy - Stray Dog and the Chocolate Shake

Moondog - Paris

Cass McCombs - Bum Bum Bum

Kevin Morby - Dorothy

Vulfpeck - My First Car

Ryley Walker - The Half Wit In Me

Robert Forster - Learn To Burn

Cate Le Bon - Are You With Me Now

Karen Dalton - Something On My Mind

Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love

Leon Bridges -Coming Home

Curtis Harding- Face Your Fear

Themselves - Crayon Sharpener

Livy Ekemezie - Get It Down

Hey - Wieliczka

Sweet Baboo - You’re A Wave

Francis Bebey - Agatha

Beck - Dear Life

Kevin Ayers - May I?

Robert Wyatt - A Beautiful Piece

Four Tet - 2017

Sean Nicholas Savage - Darkness

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 14/11/2017

November 14, 2017

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular 

Episode 140: "40"

Fabulously up the Railway, 40 days til Xmas, music by Wizzard, Selina Gomez, Black Peaches, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, two by Slade, Leftfield, Charlottes Gainsbourg - Tom Burgess performs live, Graham offers a Taste Of The East, Sion reads a poem, Mysterious Phil is mysterious, George is gorgeous and Steven Hastings is suitably raffish. Great, great tunes guaranteed.

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 31/10/2017

October 31, 2017

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein - Stranger Things Theme
Brian Eno and David Byrne – The Jezebel Spirit
Baxter Dury – Miami
Altered Images – Dead Pop Stars
Siouxsie and The Banshees – Happy House
The Fall – Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
Ghost Poet – Sorry My Love It’s You Not Me
Beck – Fix Me
Owen Williams - God Be Guessing
Sparks – I Wish You Were Fun
Dizzie Rascal – Bop N Keep It Dippin
Beastie Boys – Triple Trouble
Homer Banks – 60 Minutes Of Your Love
Otis Redding – Trick Or Treat
Marlena Shaw – Easy Evil
Gentle Giant – Nothing At All
Chic – Le Freak
Gladys Knight And The Pips – Bourgie Bourgie
Prince Buster – Ghost Dance
Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady
Jabu - Which Way
Pancake Promises - meat Nappy

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - Graham Brown Steps In

October 17, 2017

Episode 138: All The Leads Are Brown’s

Graham Brown steps up to host tonight’s show as Mr Easlea cannot be with us. Look forward to a cavalcade of warm tunes and chat from Graham, Susan, Sion and Alan. Expect the new monster choon from Noel Gallagher, another from Peter Hammill’s forthcoming album, From The Trees; Sparks, Georgie ‘Bad’ Benson in the floorfiller; Roxy Music in the Long One and a veritable host of surprises. Tune in at at 8. TOTES Amazeballs!

Sparks -Amateur Hour
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – High Holy Mountain
The Flies – Love And A Molotov Cocktail
The Skids – Masquerade
The Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Faded In The Morning
Neil Diamond – Crunchy Granola Suite
Squeeze - Another Nail In My Heart
Squeeze – Pulling Mussels From A Shell
Squeeze – Tempted
Robbie Williams – Lovelight
Hybrid – Theme From Wide Angle
Peter Hammill – Girl To The North Country
New Order – Ceremony
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Cliff Nobles - The Horse
Brenda And The Tabulations - California Soul
Bunny Sigler - Great Big Liar
Roxy Music - If There Is Something
Chip Wickham – Hit And Run
Genesis – Firth Of Fifth
Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions
George Benson- Love Ballad
Light The World – I’m So Happy
Londonbeat – 9am (The Comfort Zone)

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 3/10/2017

October 3, 2017

Episode 137: Hails Owen

We are truly delighted to have Owen Williams in the studio with us tonight, ahead of his album launch on November 18 - expect some exclusive plays and some live material. We’ll be paying tribute to Tom Petty, celebrating the 68th anniversary of Peanuts (the cartoon strip not the nut, which sources say have been around longer)

Massive Attack – Everywhen
Tom Petty – Breakdown
Black Peaches – Fire And A Water Sign
Owen Williams – The Man Who Ate A Hurricane
Owen Williams – Oil And Water
Ibeyi - I Wanna Be Like You
Fourtet – Daughter
Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg – Nothing But A ‘G’ Thang
Peanuts Wilson – Cast Iron Arm
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus and Lucy
Horrors – Gathering
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Elkie Brooks – The Risin’ Cost Of Love
Steven Wilson – Blank Tapes
Peter Hammill – Torpor
Owen Williams – Magpie
Guy Garvey – Open The Door
Ronnie Laws – Always There
Owen Williams - God Be Guessing
Bahamas – Lost In The Light
Global Communication – 14:31

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 19/9/2017

September 19, 2017

Episode 136: Correspondents, course

We are absolutely delighted to welcome The Correspondents - Ian Bruce and Tim Cole - into the studio tonight. Just ahead of their new album FOOLISHMAN which is out on the 22nd, and a 12-date European tour, we have three tracks, a greatest hit, and the gents will be around for the whole show to enjoy Paul Draper in the Progflume, LCD in the Long One; Sparks, Killatrix, Selina Gomez, Tay Tay herself, and our celebration for Nile Rodgers and Jarvis Cocker's birthdays. Plus all of the usual kingsized features and cats! 8pm. It will be our pleasure!

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 25/7/2015

July 25, 2017

Episode 135: Summertime Special

Tonight, for the final show before the summer recess, we are delighted by joined by acclaimed sports writer and singer-songwriter, Joe Devine. One half of the best band you've never heard of, the Dragon Eats, Joe also was a much-tipped performer in the late 00s, before he ventured into journalism. 

Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman

Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator/Dentaku

Paul Draper – Things People Want

Bob Dylan – Maggie’s Farm

Elton John – Madman Across The Water

John & Beverly Martyn – Primrose Hill

John And Beverley Martyn – Primose Hill

Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Owen Williams - The Man Who Ate A Hurricane

The Scarletts - In The Mirror

Joe Devine – The Blood

Marc Almond – Not For Me

The Flys – Love And A Molotov Cocktail

Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love

Jean Knight – Do Me

Earl Jackson – Soul Self Satisfaction

Cat Stevens – Foreigner Suite

Darts - Naff Off

Dragon Eats - The Dove

Joe Devine – Fields And Vessels

Prince – Diamonds And Pearls

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 11/7/2017

July 11, 2017

Episode 134: The Soul Of My Suit

We are delighted tonight to be joined by tailor to the stars, David Stevens. Trained at St Martin's, where he ran with the Pistols crowd, David went on to be head tailor at Burberry before branching out to his own Fusion Tailoring in the 00s. Hear some of his favourite tunes by people he's dressed, a couple of his own, great anecdotes as well as some couture tips for Mr Easlea.

Beck – Deborah
Mary Epworth – Me Swimming
Jack Bruce - Never Tell Your Mother She is Out Of Tune
T Rex- The Soul Of My Suit
Wire – Mr Suit
Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
Public Image Ltd – Warrior
Nick Cave – The Weeping Song
David Stevens – Calling Out Your Name
TLC – It’s Sunny
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Cissy Houston – When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
Brenda Holloway – Every Little Bit Hurts
Roxy Music – In Every Dream Home A Heartache
Fango – Rectum
David Bowie – Lazarus
David Stevens – Cold Rain
Leonard Cohen – That’s No Way To Say Goodbye

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 27/6/2017

June 27, 2017

Episode 133: 2017 HOW ARE YOU?

Taking a break from out fabulous guest list this year tonight, we are all here and looking at the finest tunes of 2017 so far according to Mr E, plus a few fine oldies that rose to the top.

PLUS AN EXCLUSIVE PLAY OF A NEW MIX OF TESTIFY by great friend of show, HiFi Sean and a new track by The Dove (ft show fave Joe Devine). Graham and Sion and Sue and Al too. 8pm!

Freelance Hellraiser - Nelly Vs Grange Hill
Flo Morrissey and Matthew E White - Grease
Lorde - Green Light
Carla Bruni - Miss You
Girl Ray - Stupid Things
Meat Raffle – Brother
Thundercat – Inferno
Pharrell – Yellow Light
Morton Valance – Das Modell
Yorkston Thorne Khan - False True Piya
Cherryade - Get By
Harry Styles – Ever Since New York
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Prince – The Dance Electric
Roger Waters – The Most Beautiful Girl
The Dragon Eats – The Blood
Hi Fi Sean – Testify (OPOLOPO Remix)
Thievery Corporation - Strike The Root
Ishawna – Shape Of You
Bod MArley - Turn Your Lights Down Low

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 13/6/2017

June 13, 2017

Episode 132: A Touch Of Class

Tonight, contemporary classical composer Jan Harris (ex-Red Sonnet) joins us in the studio. We'll be playing a couple of his recent compositions as well as having a piano in the studio for a little live tinklage (as we believe it is said in posh circles). Mr Easlea is playing a selection of piano-related material.

Glen Campbell – Jesus
Roger Waters – Bird In A Gale
Pete Townsend – Arpeggio Piano
Underworld Live - Piano Model
Alexis Taylor – Piano Ducks
Beastie Boys – Piano Jam
Spike Milligan – The Q5 Piano
Indian Rope Man – The Dog Is In The Piano
Sun Ra – Plutonian Nights
Jan Harris – Sonnet
Jan Harris – Across The Bridge
Al Walton Trio – Al’s Thing
Frankie Valli And the Four Seasons – The Night
Meat Raffle – The Horseshoe
Homer Banks – Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
James Carr – The Dark End Of the Street
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - The Tracks Of My Tears
Jan Harris – Exile
Genesis – Supper’s Ready
Sugababes – Freak Like Me
Miles Davis – Blue And Green
EriK Satie - Gymnopédie No 1