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This week’s Sunshinecast is a very special one.
Recorded live last Sunday (9th October 2011) at the Quarterhouse Bar and Restaurant in the Quarterhouse Theatre in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter in Kent, the Garden of England, this is a Bluesky Pie Promotions Unplugged showcase special.
This show features songs from all the artists there on the night, plus interviews with all except Arcelia; I missed them out of the interviews, somehow.
Not to worry though – get yourself a lovely big serving of Arcelia by listening again to this podcast, recorded when Arcelia popped in to the Sunshine Studio to play a live set and chat on air, a couple of weeks back.
Sunshinecast Ep16 – Arcelia play a live session in the sunshine studio Broadcast on Tuesday 20th & repeated Saturday 24th September 2011
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Discovery of the night for me was Mr Payne – a fantastic rapper.
I don’t like rap generally, but this guy blew me away – his lyrics are witty, charming, insightful and compassionate, lyrical and musical in equal measure, and delivered with measured power and rhythmic grace. Yes, really. Check him out. This track is written about something that happened to him on the night I was there, recording this set. ’Drunk woman’ went up to quite a few people that night… Mr Payne is the real deal, I shit you not.
‘Up to You’ (October Freestyle) by Mr Payne
I think I’m ‘sober lady’ at the end of the song – my claim to fame. Eeek!
You can’t tell from the stylish pictures of the Quarterhouse Theatre like this one from ‘Architecture Today‘, but the outside of the building looks like England’s finest and largest cheese grater.
Thanks are owed to Simon Foster of Arcelia for his assistance with recording the night (he let me use his Marantz recorder, which was a lot less hassle than setting up my digital eight-track) and to Dave Sharp of Academy FM, (who was also recording the gig for the airwaves) who shared his recording from the stereo out of the desk with me.
Tune in at 1pm Eastern/6pm UK this Tuesday (18th October) and Saturday (22nd October) to hear the show. There’ll be a podcast posted after the show airs, too.