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29 days of fresh new shows.

Gareth Jones - DJ

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Gareth Jones

On my show this month:
After taking a break in January, I'm back on Dandelion in February with 2 packed hours. To mark Valentine's Day, there's a song about failed relationships courtesy of The Just Joans and a Welsh song called 'Cariad' from Ani Glass. We also get political with a song dedicated to Boris by Cabinet Of Millionaires teaming up with Zion Train and a song dedicated to Nigel Farage by Jonny Brownbow.
There's a tribute to Neil Innes with tracks by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and The Rutles plus cover versions of their songs by Frank Sidebottom and Shonen Knife. Following the news that Billie Eilish will be recording the next Bond theme, there's a cover of 'Goldfinger' sung in Portuguese and a rejected Bond song by Pulp.. All this plus 'Secret Songs from the Sixties', the return of 'Soundtracks of the Strange' and brand new releases by Juniore and The Ghost Wolves amongst others.

On the show NEXT month:
In the mad month of March, I'll be bringing you 2 hours packed with new releases and one or two lost classics. To mark International Women's Day on March 8th, we've new songs by female artists from France including Juniore, Spain including Lisasinson and Japan from Otoboke Beaver, plus two tracks from 1966 by Barbara Lynn and Cheryl Gray in this month's edition of 'Secret Songs from the Sixties'.
In the 2nd hour I'll be joined by all three members of the post-punk band Shopping for a chat and introducing four songs of their choice in the occasional feature 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue'. And where might you go shopping? At the Cornershop perhaps? So we indulge in a 9-minute track from their new album 'England Is A Garden'.

Twitter: twitter.com/garethgoape
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Biography:
In my teens I was an avid listener of Peel plus Mark & Lard and always wished I could play obscure songs at the wrong speed and utter some nonsense into a microphone. This sort of happened in my twenties when I accidentally stumbled into DJing at Moles Club in Bath for their regular Thursday nights called 'Purr'. From 2000 - 2009 I had the opportunity to play whatever I liked inbetween the live bands and witnessed early gigs from the likes of Art Brut, The Futurheads, Gossip, The Long Blondes, Los Campesinos and Wild Beasts, all playing in this tiny venue with me constantly pushing my way through the drum kit to get myself back into the DJ booth! I later became a promoter there myself and booked mostly bands who disappeared off the face of the earth, but I did manage to book a then unknown Metronomy for £60! When I eventually threw in the promoter towel at Moles club, I ended on a high by booking the late great Frank Sidebottom. Yes, I did get to see him without his head on! But he wouldn't let the support bands see him!!
I very occasionally continue to promote gigs in Bristol under the name 'Go Ape', with shows including The Lovely Eggs, Piney Gir, The Thyme Machine, Tunabunny, Sam Coomes (Quasi) and co-promoting Damnably shows with Shonen Knife and Otoboke Beaver. I'm also a keen collector of Indie/Alternative Christmas records, and in recent years I've helped to compile the annual Indie compilation CD 'A Very Cherry Christmas' for small DIY label Cherryade Records (the label who originally released the first two Lovely Eggs albums).
Wanting to get into radio but not really sure how to go about it, a few years ago I started making an occasional podcast. It's imaginatively called 'Radio Radio' (yes, after the Elvis Costello song) and I've interviewed bands/artists including Allo Darlin, Bis, Helen Love, Kid Carpet, Momus, Paul Guided Missile's Dream Themes band, The Spook School, They Might Be Giants and more. You can find them at podomatic.com/podcasts/radioradiopodcast
Outside of music, I've sometimes been known to review new crisp flavours on my facebook page and I collect toy robots (although the shelves are now getting a bit too full for many more). I live with my suffering girlfriend Becky and Lily our cat.

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2019Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - Mar - Feb - Jan - Festive 50
2018Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar
2017Dec

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