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Fresh As… Railway Hotel Special (Part 2)

Fresh As… Railway Hotel Special (Part 2)

April 12, 2021

Second half (listen to part one here) of a very special show to celebrate our spiritual (and for many years, physical) home, The Railway Hotel.

Every single tune is by pub regulars at some point in time. Please check out their links and buy more!


The songs:

Dave Dulake - Welcome Home Prezzie


The Hillmisters - Stars


Melodiegroup - Disappointed (But Not Surprised)


Rocket Ship TV - Always On My Side


MilkBoys - Milkboy of Alcatraz


Dark Globes - Do What You Want


Happy Hooves - New Designs


The Penny Antics - Shimmer


High/Low - Sleepwalker


T-BItch - Devil in a Black Dress


The Anti Newley League - The Scene

The Voronas - I Love My Monsters

Howling Black Soul - Another Dawn


MG Boulter - Midnight Movies


Whom By Fire - Rope


Mark Wynn - Lost John


Steve Taylor - Mildsensations


Artgruppe - I Won’t Survive


Plantman - Whispering Trees


Phil Burdett - Heart of the Social


Luxury Liner - Nothing Lasts Forever


Leo Walrus - Who’s Been Well


The Jives - Comanche Moon

The Ugly Guys - Ol’ 45


The Jives - Steamroller Blues


Dave Dulake - Butterfingers


Pancake Promises - Toilet Seat Cover


Alien - Lifeless Animal


Tumbledryer Babies- Tell Me What To Do


Trevor Taylor, Dan Banks, Jose Canha & Robin Porter - Eagle Eyed


Gumbo - Coriolis Force


The Ends - Your Write The Hits (I Write The B-Sides)


The Scarletts - Carousel


Ted Groves - Ghosts


Simon Gentry - Holes In My Jeans


The Lucky Strikes - The Butcher and Mrs. Shaw


Reg Hiss Skiffle Group - Governing My Tapeworm


Jaws & The Midnight Flyer - Wretched & Loveless


Nathan Abbott - On The Shelf


Wednesday’s Child - Lay It On Me


Tuppenny Bunters - Half Out of The Jar


Dave Woodcock - I Forgot To Miss You - Late Night at The Railway Hotel


Mo’ Fingers - Get Carter
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Cusack - Last Shout at The Railway Hotel

Dave Dulake - Come Out With Us

Fresh As… Railway Hotel Special (Part 1)

Fresh As… Railway Hotel Special (Part 1)

April 12, 2021

First half of a very special show to celebrate our spiritual (and for many years, physical) home, The Railway Hotel.

Every single tune is by pub regulars at some point in time. Please check out their links and buy more!


The songs:

The Virgo Intacta - Junk Girls With Wet Hair
Should be available from if you really harass them. Go on, give ‘em a really hard time about it.


Phillious Williams - Oh Ma Old Love


Lucy O’Driscoll - Gone

Sophie Burrows - Bing Bing Bing Song

Corn Fed - Hard Times

Those Men - Razor Farm


The Seasiders - Viva La Friday Night

D-66 - Caroline


Wobbly Lamps - She Wants Me Dead


Son of Buff - Safe Southern Home


The Phrogs - Did I Ching?

Rosalie Cunningham - Number 149


No Good Woman & The Kingsnakes - Jumper On The Line

Blue Vinyl Island - Evelyn


Darren Jones - As Far As She Goes

Chris Davison - Antidote To Rock & Roll


Angel & The Melodyhorns - Beautiful Friend


The Long Run - Hear My Train


Owen Williams - It’s a Worry


Jackson Sloan - Can’t Find a Way


Martin McNeill - I’m On Your Side


Lazy Lester & West Weston’s Bluesonics - Sugar Coates Loves

Ruben Caruana - Up on the Roof

Russ Strutter - Over The Moon


Red House Groove Band - Honey For The Bears


Mo’ Fingers - Time Is Tight
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The Baseys - House of Bamboo

The Beatniks - 'Cc (Love Surprise)


The Seasiders - Don’t Like Yours Much

The Sproketts - Well Respected Man

Tuppenny Bunters - Barmaid Song


Lew Lewis - Win or Lose

Steve Hooker - Sugar Devil


Wilko Johnson - Marijuana


Cusack - Never Get To Heaven

Jamie Parisio - Macassa ’57


Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers - Little Rock


Archimedes - You Can and You Will


Petty Phase - Different For Girls


Eight Rounds Rapid - Channel Swimmer

Fresh As… Mother’s Day Special!

Fresh As… Mother’s Day Special!

March 18, 2021

Fresh As... Mother's Day Special with Emmie Schurer. 


The songs:

The Beach Boys - Mama Says

This Is The Kit - She Does

Ralph McTell - Nanna’s Song

Brigitte Bardot - Moi je joue

Sophia Loren - Bing, Bang, Bong

Peggy Lee - It’s A Good Day

The Kinks - I Gotta Go Now

Bill Withers - Grandma’s Hands

Etta James - Tell Mama

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children

The Monkees - As We Go Along

The Byrds - Don’t Doubt Yourself, Babe

The Who - Squeeze Box

Monty Python - I’m So Worried

Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore

Pretenders - Kid

The Sundays - Here’s Where The Story Ends

The Beautiful South - Little Blue

J.J. Cale - Mama Don’t

Tom Paley’s Old Time Moonshine Revue - Keep On Truckin’ Mama

The Mamas & Papas - California Dreamin’

Herbie Hancock - Fat Mama

Ray Charles - This Little Girl of Mine

B.B. King - Nobody Loves Me But My Mother

Molly Drake - I Remember

A Letter To Nick Drake from his sister Gabriella

Nick Drake - Northern Sky

Phil Burdett - Song For Mama Moon

John Martyn - Fairy Tale Butterfly

Jeff Buckley - Mama, You Been on My Mind

Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl

Alela Diane - Oh! My Mama

Brian Houston - Teresa Has Fallen In Love

Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors

Joni Mitchell & The Band - Coyote

Laura Marling - Mama, How Far I’ve Come

Chris Rea - La Passione

Fresh As… Episode 12: #1 #1 #1

Fresh As… Episode 12: #1 #1 #1

February 28, 2021

The songs...


Peter Case - Million Dollars Bail

Jason Steel - I Lost My North

Peter Bruntnell - By The Time My Head Gets To Phoenix

Mogwai - Dry Fantasy

It Hugs Back - Shadows

The Hillmisters - Stars

M.G. Boulter - Midnight Movies

Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers - Falling Blue

The Tumbledryer Babies - Not Waving But Drowning

Yung Wu - Big Day

Hand Habits - I Believe In You

Superstar - She’s My Everything

Martin Carthy - Funeral Party

Martha Tilston - Red

Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone (just after being called Judas)

Danny & The Champions of the World - Ghost In The Wire

Belle & Sebastian - Like Dylan In The Movies

Dave Dulake - Dorothy I’ll

Phillious Williams - Immagrentie

Cusack - Femme Fatale

Stan Getz Joao Gilberto - The Girl From Ipanema

Wiskey Biscuit - Santa Ana River Delta Blues

Stereo Total - Tout le Monde se Fout des Fleurs

BMX Bandits - E102

Fresh As a Sweet Valentine’s Day Takeover

Fresh As a Sweet Valentine’s Day Takeover

February 14, 2021

Not trusting Tom to play two hours of Valentines appropriate music, Emmie Schurer stands in with her very first show!


The songs:

Chet Atkins & Dolly Parton - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?

Elmore James - Hawaiian Boogie

Slim Harpo - I Got Love If You Want It

The Chiffons - He’s So Fine

Margo Guryan - Sunday Morning

Jacqueline Taieb - 7 hueres du matin

Gillian Hills - Tut tut tut tut

David Bowie - The Prettiest Star

Buffy Sainte-Marie - He’s a Keeper of the Fire

Odetta - Baby, I’m In The Mood For You

Bob Dylan - Love Minus Zero, No Limit

Jack Kerouac - The Beat Generation

Chet Baker - Like Someone In Love

Chick Corea - My One and Only Love

Ella Fitzgerald - A House Is Not a Home

Edna St. Vincent Millay - Love Is Not All

Elizabeth Cotton - I Don’t Love Nobody

Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

Kurt Vile & John Prine - How Lucky

Steely Dan - Any Major Dude Will Tell You

BMX Bandits - Cats and Dogs

The Lemonheads - Different Drum

Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - So You Think You’re In Love

Elvis Costello - I Want You

Big Thief - Paul

The Zombies - A Rose For Emily

Diane Cluck - Petite Roses

Elvis Presley - It Hurts Me

The Beatles - This Boy

The Shirelles - Mama Said

Wizz Jones & Bert Jansch - Freudian Slip

Sam Cooke - Since I Met You Baby

Nick Lowe - Without Love

Yo La Tengo - My Little Corner of the World

The Arlenes - Tell Someone You Love Them

Neil Young - Till The Morning Comes

Laura Marling - For You

King Curtis - A Whiter Shade of Pale

Fresh As… Episode 10: A Truly Awful Cup of Tea.

Fresh As… Episode 10: A Truly Awful Cup of Tea.

January 31, 2021

The songs.

Blaze Foley - Clay Pigeons

Hand Habits - 4th of July

Benny Goodman - Stomping at the Savoy

Teenage Fanclub - I’m More Inclined

M. Ward - To Go Home

Grandaddy - Fox In The Snow

Jack Forbes - Rolling Down The River

Lucinda Williams - Sharp Cutting Wings (Song To a Poet)

Wilco - You & I

Grand Drive - Jukebox

Edwin Collins - Sparks The Spark

Daniel Johnston & Yo La Tengo - Speeding Motorcycle

Half Japanese - Wondrous Wonder

No Vacation - Days

The Feelies - On The Roof

Chuck Prophet - Jesus Was a Social Drinker

Frank Black - I Burn Today

Jeffrey Lewis - The Adventures of God as a Young Boy

Mark Eitzel - Western Sky

Pavement - Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse)

Ghetto Brothers - Girl From The Mountain

Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

BMX Bandits - Do You Really Love Me?

The Arlenes - Soft Touch

Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

BMX Bandits - Do You Really Love Me?

The Arlenes - Soft Touch

Golden Smog - Until You Came Along

Molly Sarlé - Human

The Lemonheads - Into Your Arms

Daniel Johnston - Walking The Cow

Daniel Johnston - Life In Vain

The Tumblerdryer Babies - Daniel Johnston, Please Don’t Die

Teenage Fanclub - Weird Horses

Cusack - Can’t Be Told

Fresh As… Episode #9: The Gift of Own Brand Rich Tea Biscuits

Fresh As… Episode #9: The Gift of Own Brand Rich Tea Biscuits

January 17, 2021

The songs


Muddy Waters - Louisiana Blues

Tom Paley - Browns Ferry Blues

Johnny Flynn - Detectorists

Mikaela Davis & Mary Lou Lord - Some Song

Emmylou Harris - Pancho & Lefty

First Aid Kit - Emmylou

Nancy Wallace - January

J Mascis - Wide Awake

Phil Burdett - Mother of Pearl

Jackie Leven - Your Winter Days

Diane Cluck - Soft Little Reach Out

Peter Bruntnell - King of Madrid

Telstar Ponies - Lügengeschichte

Tumbledryer Babies - Scarlet Letter Sweater

Teenage Fanclub - Sidewinder

Wilco - It’s Just That Simple

Daniel Johnston - Tell Me Now

The Hanging Stars - Heavy Blue

Bert Jansch & Hope Sandoval - All This Remains

Karen Dalton - Are You Leaving For The Country?

Right Away, Great Captain - Devil Dressed In Blue

Robyn Hitchcock - I Saw Nick Drake

Alela Diane - Tired Feet

Vagabond & Courtney Barnett - Reason To Believe

Yuck - Shook Down

Lilys - A Nanny In Manhattan

Julia Jacklin - Baby Jesus Is Nobody’s Baby Now

Mount Eerie - Ravens

Men I Trust - Show Me How

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - This Is The Day

Big Star - September Gurls

Courtney Barnett - Being Around

Fresh As… Episode 8: What Day Is It?

Fresh As… Episode 8: What Day Is It?

January 3, 2021

The Songs:

Steve Taylor - Mildsensations

British Sea Power - To Get To Sleep

Grand Drive - Track 40

Belle & Sebastian - I’m a Cuckoo

The Go-Betweens - Streets of Your Town

The Pastels - Advice To The Graduate

Pete Astor - Suffering Jukebox

Elliot Smith - A Fond Farewell

Bert Jansch - Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning

Wreckless Eric - Reconnez Cherie

Phillious Williams - The Last Dance

Lost In The Trees - Neither Here Nor There

Dave Dulake - Butterfingers/Coriander

Syd Barrett - Gigolo Aunt

Real Estate - Holding Pattern

Fazerdaze - Lucky Girl

Modern Nature - Footsteps

Ben Floyd - Cold Mountain

Robyn Hitchcock - Raining Twilight Coast

Emma Swift - You’re a Big Girl Now

Darren Hayman - I Taught You How To Dance

Teenage Fanclub - Some Place, Different Place

Mojave 3 - Pictures

Cusack - Can’t Be Told

Alan Tyler & The Lost Sons of Littlefield - Cowboys Don’t Cry

Nick Drake - Northern Sky

The Buff Medways - Troubled Mind (for Rik)

Fresh As A Sweet New Years Day

Fresh As A Sweet New Years Day

January 3, 2021

The songs:

Laura Marling - Needle and the Damage Done

Robert Scott - The Moon Upstairs

Nap Eyes - Mixer

Vic Godard - In This Town

Television Personalities - Diary of a Young Man

The Kinks - Big Sky

Wire - Outdoor Miner

Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth

Wallis Bird - You Are Mine

Country Teasers - Golden Apples

The Pastels - Different Drum

Felt - Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow

Mark Wynn - Buses on New Years Day

Dump - Class of…

Teenage Fanclub - Thin Air

Brinsley Schwarz - What’s So Funny ‘bout Peace, Love & Understanding?

Orange Juice - Rip It Up

Fresh As… Episode 7: A Fab Sunday Morning?

Fresh As… Episode 7: A Fab Sunday Morning?

December 22, 2020

For over a decade the Sunday before Christmas at The Railway Hotel would be marked by the Annual Beatles Convention, a day where everyone would pick a handful of their favourite songs (no repeats!) and give them a play. 

As this wasn't an option this year, we felt this was needed to fill the void.


The Magical Mystery Tour (alternate version)

Aerial Tour Instrumental (Flying) Take 8

Like Dreamers Do (Rejected Decca Demo)

Help! (Take 1)

And I Love Her

Two of Us (Naked) 

Solider of Love (Live at the BBC)

Penny Lane

Fool on the Hill (Take 1)

Savoy Truffle (for Steve Taylor)

Hey Bulldog

If I Needed Someone

Strawberry Fields Forever (selected demos and work in progress)

You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (for Robin Ince)

For No One

It’s Only Love

Martha My Dear

I’m Only Sleeping (for George O'Hare)

Act Naturally


Back In The USSR

A very Beatley Christmas Present from Daryl Easlea

I Feel Fine (Live at the BBC)

I’ll Follow The Sun

You Won’t See Me

Oh! Darling 

John Lennon - Jealous Guy

Baby, You’re A Rich Man (for Duglas T Stewart)

Paul McCartney - Singalong Junk

Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? (for Jon Monk)

John Lennon - Ain’t That A Shame

Michelle (for Jennifer Taylor)

George Harrison - Beware of Darkness

I Will (for Jo O'Hare)

Revolution (Escher Sessions)

She’s Leaving Home (for Liz and Genevieve)

Only a Northern Song (for Robyn Hitchcock)


Wings - Picasso’s Last Words (Drink To Me) (for Phill Jupitus)

All Things Must Pass (studio chat/work in progress)

I Me Mine (for Barry Sinclair)

Paul McCartney - Seize the Day

Ringo Starr - Photograph

I Call Your Name (for Dave Collins)

Hold Me Tight

George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)

Something - A work in progress (from Let It Be Sessions)

Get Back (Apple Rooftop, first performance)

A Day In The Life

Tuppenny Bunters - Carnival of Light

All Things Must Pass

Ram On! (for Lily Bond)

The End

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