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Richard Gibson aka "Herr Flick" of "Allo Allo" at the Mad Wasp Launch Party with The Sisters of Duras and Lorraine Lancaster

WELCOME TO THE MAD WASP BLOG 2023

WISHING ALL OUR LISTENERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!



Well it's that time again and we have a fantastic array of festive shows for you over the Christmas and New Year break to keep you entertained and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy, Healthy and prosperous New Year.

Nicky G has just started with a new monthly show Poptastic Sounds which takes a deep dive into the world of melodic, hook-filled Rock and Pop from the 1960’s right up to today. Obscure Power Pop, Soft Pop, Brit Pop, Garage Rock, Sunshine Pop, Mod and even some Psychedelia!

And we are also delighted to announce that pMad will be joining us in 2024 bringing you the very best in new music from Ireland - we can't wait!

So have a good one and we will see you on the other side!


Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – December 2023

WHEN DJ ANDY CRAIK CHATTED WITH LIMAHL ON CHOOSE THE CHOONS



If you missed this beauty of a show the never fear you can catch it again at 11am Saturday morning 16th December and when the show has finished airing you can catch it on DJ Andy Craik's Mixcloud page - and watch this Space for more star interviews to come!

You will be hearing Limahl's wonderful Christmas single over many shows on Mad Wasp Radio and we wish him evey success with it :D


Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – December 2023

Step Into an 80’s Inspired Indie Dream with Lush Vocals and Captivating Melodies – ‘Dorothy’ is the highly anticipated new single from Faint Line!



Faint Line, the Leeds-based duo, are excited to announce the release of their new single, Dorothy, available on all major streaming platforms starting October 20th. You will be able to hear it on the live Mad Wasp XS show hosted by Samantha Marcus from 9pm this Friday 20th October and across other shows over the coming weeks and we will post the video as soon as it is available.

After the notable success of their previous single Red Tide, the duo ventured into new sonic territories with Dorothy, melding nostalgic 80’s inspiration with a modern indie flair and beautifully emotive vocals (delivered magnificently by Lia Wickham).

"As this is the first single from our new EP we wanted to make sure we were stretching ourselves a bit. Sonically this is definitely something different to Red Tide. Might be a mistake though, as everyone loved that tune. Worth the risk though for sure right?" reflects Simon.

Simon is right – it was totally worth the risk! Compared to iconic acts like Kate Bush and London Grammar, Faint Line combines synthetic and instrumental elements to create a rich soundscape that is both emotionally evocative and daringly innovative. Dorothy offers listeners layered vocals, orchestral nuances, and a potent blend of pop and indie, with occasional avant-garde moments that echo sentiments of pain, grandeur, and a dash of lo-fi horror.

The duo’s previous release Red Tide, clinched plays with BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, and was showcased by BBC Introducing’s Emily Pilbeam, catapulting Faint Line into the spotlight and culminating in a deal with Red Lantern Records. With Dorothy, Faint Line aims to deepen their imprint on the indie music scene, pleasing both existing fans and new listeners alike with their innovative sound.

Faint Line Social Media:
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Facebook
TikTok

Dorothy will be available on all good streaming platforms from October 20th.


Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – October 2023

GET SET FOR HALLOWEEN 2023 WITH MAD WASP RADIO!



Get set for a wide variety of great Halloween shows over the coming week!

John Dredge is back with a Halloween Special plus Screen Sounds becomes Scream Sounds this month! There are Halloween editions of At His Majesty's (Dis)Pleasure, Lone Frequencies , Clockwork Cabaret, Home Brew Electronica and Steve Hart has a Halloween Dance Hall Filler Top 20 for you!

As more Halloween delights come in we will update you on here and you can check out our schedule page for times these shows are on - as The Clockwork Cabaret girls always say ... STAY SPOOKY!!! And Happy Halloween from all of us at Mad Wasp Radio!


Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – October 2023

2 NEW SHOWS HAVE LANDED AT MAD WASP RADIO



Mad Wasp Radio welcomes 2 new monthly shows to the Wasp Nest!

8pm on the first and third Friday of every month we have a new show from Richard Westney - Music Box At The Bottom Of The World!!

Expat Brit Richard Westney brews up a tasty blend of classic punk, post punk goodness and indie pop with a sprinkle of New Zealand and Australian hops for extra taste. Coming to you from Wellington, New Zealand.

Kev G also joins us on the first Wednesday of each month with his Home Brew Electronica Show bringing you the best under the radar electronica from home producers, unsigned artists and indie labels.

Kev is a proud supporter of the emom (electronic music open mic) grassroots music movement so get ready for ‘Homebrew bangers’ a-plenty and a mad mix spanning all genres of electronic music, from across the UK and beyond. It’s the best music you’ve never heard!
Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – October 2023

AND NOW WE ARE SIX!



At 6pm on Friday 8th September 2017, a brand new radio station, Mad Wasp Radio, hit the airwaves – and we’ve been broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ever since.

It’s been a long journey – but an incredibly fulfilling one – and we will continue to strive to bring you the very best from across the musical board; with a particular emphasis on featuring new bands and artists, including unsigned artists who struggle to get airplay on the playlist-dominated shows of the so-called ‘major' stations.

All of us at Mad Wasp would like to thank, the fabulous and passionate DJs and presenters who have supplied us with such a wonderful variety of shows on the station. Without them we would be nothing. And, of course, a massive thanks to all the listeners for taking the time to tune into us and providing us with loyalty, support and feedback. And an extra special thanks to all who have made donations to help us with our running costs. Sadly, as we get bigger, things also get more costly but that seems to be the way of the modern world. When times are hard (as they are now for everyone) then things like donations are the first thing to fall which is totally understandable but without your donations we would be unable to continue. So if you can spare a few squiddly-diddlies to help us remain ad free and bring you such fantastic shows then please do - it is always very much appreciated.

Love and thanks to you all.
Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – September 2023

CONGRATULATIONS DANNY GRAY OF STOP, LOOK & LISTEN JOINING BEATENPRESS



Not just a pretty face and a great DJ at Mad Wasp Radio, Danny is also a very talented musician and has now bagged himself a publishing deal with Beatnpress! Is there no end to this man's talents? You can check out their website here and get yourself a copy!
Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – September 2023

A NEW SHOW HAS LANDED AT MAD WASP RADIO



Mad Wasp Radio welcomes a new monthly show to the Wasp Nest!

8pm on the first Saturday of every month we have a new show from DJ SpaceTerrapin - Continental Drift!

In our fast-paced world, taking the time to listen to music pieces beyond the 10 minute mark is as useful as it is enjoyable to be in touch with the continental drift! Time to enjoy those wonderful longer tracks from the weird and wonderful otherworldly electronica talent so popular on DJSTs show It Came From... Enclosure Three show which can be heard at 9pm on a Sunday.
Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – September 2023

NEW SHOW - The Last Weekend in Wonderland



Mad Wasp Radio welcomes Simon Lyons to the Wasp Nest!

The novel The Last Weekend in Wonderland includes 88 bands and artists, 28 songs and 22 albums plus countless gigs and festival toilets. Someone thought it could make a fabulous radio show! You can catch Simon bi weekly on a Sunday at 6pm commencing 6th August.

Simon Lyons has spent his life gigging, travelling, blagging a living, drinking and stinking… and so decided to write about it. And now he is going to talk about it. Some call him an author, some call him Arthur.
Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – August 2023

HYBRID VINE - Zombie Apocalypse




Our very Own John Morrison who hosts the show Showcase Scotland has a New Single out with his band The Hybrid Vine which was produced by Cyan Tempest who is himself a young talented multi instrumentalist singer/ ongwriter/producer - the song is called “Zombie Apocalypse“ written by John Morrison with all instrumentation on the track by Cyan Tempest.
Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – August 2023

Michael ‘Mo’ Foster - 1944-2023



Last week we were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our great friend and Mad Wasp supporter Mo Foster. An immensely witty man with a story for just about every occasion, Mo was also one of the UK’s most respected and in-demand session bass players.

In the 1960s, Mo formed progressive jazz/rock group called Affinity, before forging a live career playing with artists such as Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Joan Armatrading, Gil Evans, Gary Moore, Van Morrison with Dr John, Eric Clapton, Sting, Dusty Springfield, George Martin, Hank Marvin, Roger Glover, Geno Washington, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The London Symphony Orchestra.

As a studio musician, Foster played on over 400 albums and singles, including recordings with Gerry Rafferty, Brian May, Ringo Starr, Annifred Lyngstad of ABBA, Cher, Peter Green, Meatloaf, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Leo Sayer and Kenny Rogers. Mo was also a key part of Phil Collins’ backing band on his debut solo tour in 1982, in addition to contributing to his Hello, I Must Be Going! album.

Mo also co-wrote the1982 novelty Top 20 hit "Chalk Dust - The Umpire Strikes Back” by The Brat (aka the comedian Roger Kitter). Coincidentally this song was played on this week’s edition of DJ Andy Craik’s Choose The Choons show.

His film soundtrack work included two Bond films, For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy, as well as the TV shows Bergerac and Minder. In addition, he released five own solo albums and wrote a number of books, including British Rock Guitar, an amusing semi-autobiographical description of rock’s early days in Britain.

We will miss you at our regular Waffle Club Meetings Mo.
Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – July 2023

NEW MIX SHOW WITH DJ SIR VINDY



Sir DJ Vindy was born in Edinburgh then moved to Handsworth in Birmingham where he fell in love with hip-hop music. Now based in Southampton, his music influences include 2Pac, Biggie Smalls Jay-Z, Kanye, Lil Wayne & Nas, James Brown, Bob Marley, Oasis, Elvis and Michael Jackson. A supporter of Arsenal FC, he is a portrait artist and blend/mix DJ. He also makes is own melodies and beats

Join Sir DJ Vindy for his new mix show and we would like to offer him a big welcome to the Mad Wasp Radio team :D
Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – July 2023

Je T'aime Je T'aime - IndifferentMonkey




From a love of making music is indifferentMonKeY. The band are influenced by an eclectic mix of Trip Hop, Heavy Rock, Funk, Jazz, Electronic and Pop.


Great news just in is that they will be the Sunday 13th August Headline Act on Stage 2 at Deva Fest! You can also catch them before them at the Amersham Arms New Cross 21st July and Temple of Art and Music (TAM) Mercato Metropolitano 42 Newington Causeway London SE1.

indifferentMonKeY are:

Pippa: Vocals
Joe Lowe: instruments, writer and producer
Brendan Syson: Guitar
Graham Darbyshire: Drums

Check out their social media pages and give them a follow. TWitter @IndifferentM Facebook & Instagram @IndifferentMonKeY
Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – July 2023

The Gonads - latest single Full English




Good to see Garry Bushell and the gang - The Gonads back with a new single Full English their own stab at the Ian Drury number - Hurrah!
Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – July 2023

Cygnet Committee - fundraising event



The Cygnet Committee Band are organising a fundraising event / gig in July for the charity Myeloma UK.

The inspiration came from a friend of their singer who is suffering from multiple Myeloma. Jase Edwards is a musician and producer, and the lead guitarist in the band Wolfsbane. He was diagnosed at the end of Wolfsbane’s 2022 tour - most of which he spent playing sat down due to a broken back - a symptom of the cancer. He’s doing well and responding to treatment, but there is ultimately no cure for Myeloma and remission is not for ever. All cancer charities are worthy, but this one is close to the heart.

The gig will take place on Sunday 16th July at the Amersham Arms venue in New Cross, London. the Cygnet Committee will play, and hopefully at least one more. Get down there if you can!

Hit them up on Social Media and give them a follow!
Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – July 2023

NEW SHOW COMING TO MAD WASP RADIO - THE OVER 60S CLUB



Making its debut on 5th July and brought to you by MAGICian the Over 60's club will feature classic tracks and deep cuts from the 60s and 70s.

If you can recall the days of Luxembourg, Seagull, Geronimo, RNI and Caroline from the Mi Amigo then these shows will certainly be of interest.

The show will be broadcast exclusively on Mad Wasp Radio every Wednesday 6-7PM UK time. Repeats/Replays are also available on the station see their schedules for this.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – July 2023

Calling All Astronauts - latest single Rapture




Calling All Astronauts are a London based Industrial Metal supergroup, featuring members of Goth stalwarts The Marionettes, much loved Pop-Punkers Caffeine and seminal Rap Metalers US:UK, often compared to Ministry, Rammstein, KMFDM but their sound doesn’t stop there as they introduce, Goth, Drum and Bass, EDM, Darkwave and Punk, into the mix.

Their latest singles have been mixed by double Grammy winner Alan Branch (Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, U2) and in their previous incarnations they have toured the world with The Offspring, The Cult, Sisters Of Mercy, Blink 182, AFI, Less Than Jake, The Dickies and many more. So far they have released 21 singles and 3 albums

Show them some love - hit them up on:

Facebook
YouTube

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – July 2023

Not all of us agreed - Harry Kappen




Dutch singer-songwriter and music therapist, Harry Kappen, releases his new single “Not All Of Us Agreed”. This song is an indictment of the rapid development of new technologies, particularly Artificial Intelligence, and the many questions it raises for human beings.

The lyrics of the song provide an avenue to think about our current and future interaction with technology. It questions the reality of the news we see, if we will one day communicate with our government only through robots, and whether humans will eventually turn into algorithms.

Harry Kappen is known for his thoughtful and profound lyrics, and this track is just the latest in a long line of emotionally charged songs. Last year, he released “Wargames”, an anti-war song in response to the Ukraine war. Early 2023 saw the release of “The Freedom Inside”, a song that is an invitation to individuals to consider the great global changes that are happening around them.

Harry Kappen is an independent musician and music therapist from the Netherlands. He’s an experienced and diverse musician who has played in many bands and has also served as a producer for a number of Dutch pop bands. Outside of his music career, Harry works as a lecturer in an international master’s degree in music therapy located in Rotterdam. There, he helps young kids and adolescents cope with a variety of issues and also assists families battling dysfunctional patterns.

www.harrykappen.com

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – July 2023

MAD WASP RADIO CROSS POLINATION! MEET SOME OF THE WONDERFUL BANDS THAT SUPPORT US!


new single from The Far North - Home Sweet Home




Out today Friday 23rd June is the latest single release on Red Lantern Records from The Far North - Songs for Healing Hearts Vol 1, which is the Second release from The Far North following 2020 debut album Songs for Gentle Souls.

Lee Wyding wanted to continue the thread of writing directly like he did on SFGS and these songs are aimed at anyone who has obviously felt love, loss, hope and despair. Lee says the songs aren’t about anyone specifically per se but the feeling we all have when we fall in love, when we get our hearts broken, when we miss someone when we feel amazing we’re full of hope.

The one exception on the EP is the song Unplayed Guitar which he wrote in tribute to his friend John who passed away in 2009, The song basically states that his life meant a lot to me and you know I’ll never forget you, and your friends won’t either.

The second EP Songs for Healing Hearts vol two will hopefully be released in the winter and it will continue this vein of songwriting. There are a lot of songwriters that I admire and a lot of them like to tell stories and I’ve always tried to be that kind of songwriter. It doesn’t come easy to me so I only write about what I know and I know an incredible amount about heartbreak, sadness and loss.

But that’s not to say this is a sad record, because the underlying thread that holds all my songs together is the fact that there’s always hope, even if it’s a smile on the tube or it’s a happy text from someone that you like there’s always hope.


Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – June 2023

MAD WASP WIPEOUT ON TWITTER!


UNBELIEVABLE!



As some of you will be aware, for reasons none of us at Mad Wasp Radio have any explanation for, our Twitter account has been permanently suspended for supposedly violating their terms of service.

Naturally, we have appealed this decision and have asked to be told the reasons for why this has happened but unfortunately all we get in response is a bot reply with no proper explanation.

As a result, we have been forced to create a new Twitter account - @MadWaspRadioMWR. Here you can find all our tweets about upcoming shows, programme information so please do follow us.

We will continue to make every effort to get an explanation from Twitter and hope to restore our original account at some time in the future.

We will keep you posted… and needless to say - if we find out who has caused this to happen ...



Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – June 2023

MAD WASP RADIO CROSS POLINATION! MEET SOME OF THE WONDERFUL BANDS THAT SUPPORT US!



Kicked Out Of The Sky




Kicked Out Of The Sky out of Los Angeles, formed in 2020 by musician Matt Bachman as a solo project. Alternative rock/punk style with hook appeal.

You can check out the website right here!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – June 2023

The Notorious Lightbulbs




The Notorious Lightbulbs are an English duo, formed in 2016 and based in Leeds. They have no set genre, fusing a wide mix of styles, taking inspiration from pioneers such as Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band to post punk (and its revival!) acts like DEVO, Talking Heads, Yard Act & Squid.

You can check out their bandcamp page right here!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – June 2023


TWO BRAND NEW SHOWS COMING TO MAD WASP RADIO!


DAMMIT RECORDS PODCAST



We are pleased to announce the Dammit Records Podcast will be joining Mad Wasp Radio which is published by Dammit Records and hosted by the record label’s owners Nick and John. On the show they feature new and previous releases from bands on the label from around the world as well as guest reviews, band interviews and updates on what their fast growing label are doing. A show of no holds barred chat, occasional explicit language and of course, excellent punk music.

Catch the April Episode of The Dammit Podcast Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – May 2023

MAD WASP RADIO CROSS POLINATION! MEET SOME OF THE WONDERFUL BANDS THAT SUPPORT US!


DISTANCE FROM ZERO BAND




Meet Distance From Zero a band with roots placed very firmly in a post-punk landscape but with an eclectic mix of influences colouring their soundwaves, from electro, through Mancunian indie to dub and breakbeat. UK Post Punks, politics and the human condition being their primary lyrical focus. A New album is coming soon which you will hear on Mad Wasp Radio :D

If any of you are heading to Strummer Camp this year 26th/27th/28th May 2023 then make sure you catch them there!

Thank you for your support and keep those brilliant Wasper Pics coming! You can check out their bandcamp page right here!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2023

PORTOBELLO EXPRESS




Portobello Express are a Female fronted Psychedelic Heavy Blues-Rock Band founded in 2015 in Vienna (Austria).Vienna-based band Portobello Express are like a time portal into the golden age of the Psychedelic Heavy Blues Rock , exploring a sound that has its roots in the 60s and 70s and harnessing that era’s unique, raw energy whilst paying homage to their multicultural roots. “Portobello” is both a reference to London’s famed Portobello Road, the psychedelic mushrooms of the same name and singer Betty’s Italian heritage, whereas “Express” is a neat reference to “espresso” - an Italian staple - and trains and their sheer power. The band, which started off as a Sixties Cover band at a birthday party, has evolved to become a force that reminds us what it was like when Blues and Rock were in their heyday, with a powerful stage presence that unites the room.

Happy Betty (vocals, bass, keyboards and percussion) and Patrick Slowhand (guitar) are youth friends who reconnected again in Italy as adults and became a couple. They initially formed the band in 2010 and their broad influences have seeped into their music, giving them a sound that is both retro and fresh. Patrick has been heavily influenced by the British music scene, having played R’n’B for 30 years with his other Viennese band, The Jaybirds. Betty cites West Coast Psych Rock in the U.S. as a formative influence and they are both big fans of Black Sabbath.

Check out their bandcamp page here! And please keep the wonderful Wasp pics coming - always very much appreciated!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2023

JOHN DREDGE & THE BALCONY SHIRTS BAND release debut single ‘Double Agent Working Alone’




Here's our very own John Dredge together with the Balcony Shirts with their debut indie guitar pop single - and we are sure you will agree that it is fabulous!

Double Agent Working Alone is a joyously catchy two-minute guitar-pop song conceived as a homage to the stylish spy thrillers of the sixties. The video also evokes memories of cinematic espionage, with the inclusion of a secret message and a mysterious multi-story car park.

The group were formed when singer/lyricist John Dredge met guitarist/producer/shop owner Scott Balcony in the Balcony Shirts garment printing and embroidery shop, deep in the heart of Uxbridge. Bassist Chris Taylor, additional guitarist Leigh Heggarty and drummer Bob Burgons were quickly recruited from the shop staff, and the debut single was actually recorded there despite constant interruptions from the customers. But what a result! Shop-based pop at its finest.

Double Agent Working Alone is available here! And you can check out The Balcony Shirts shop site here!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2023

HAPPY EASTER FROM ALL OF US AT MAD WASP RADIO



Wishing all our listeners a very Happy and peaceful Easter - there is an amazing line up of shows on over Easter from our fantastic DJs so please enjoy - there is always something for everyone on Mad Wasp Radio!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2023

MAD WASP CROSS POLINATION
SOME OF THE AMAZING NEW TALENT PLAYED ON MAD WASP RADIO


We love to highlight some of the variety you will hear on Mad Wasp Radio and we are pleased to add music videos today from pMad The Band and The Metal Bryds - both wonderful bands that we play and who are very supportive of us too.

pMad - Sisters




Paul Dillon is a solo artist from Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland named pMad.

Following a path of introspection with a unique view of the world and what we are doing to ourselves and the planet! 'Sisters' delves into the feelings we have, when people we love leave our lives too soon. Even with the devils and the demons that often inhabited their lives, those we love that have gone too soon have left such an impression in our lives and we are grateful for the path they have led us to.

Paul has been in bands The Suicidal Dufflecoats to The Greeting & now to pMad, and recorded ‘Sisters’ in the middle of a pandemic and it is created in collaboration with Ireland (Zedakube Recording), Germany (Protonaut Studio) & Mexico (Elith Mastering Labs) without ever being in the same room together.

pMad has received huge chart success, critical acclaim and played worldwide on radio and is a favourite of listeners at Mad Wasp Radio.

Find out more about pMad on their website or email them (email available on the website).

#gothicrock #postpunk #indie #goth #gothrock #gothic #synthwave #postrock #alternative #indierock #coldwave #pmad #whoami #darkwave #ireland #irishmusic #pMad #medicine #gotico #gotica #NewMusicAlert

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2023

The Metal Bryds - Little Lies




The Metal Byrds band are born musicians. London born Suzanne Birdie, has a power-pop rock voice, that compliments Sly Rye's ripping rock riffs and lead guitar solos in every song! These catchy songs are a throwback to a time where female front-women dominated the radio waves with rocking sounds. A time where Hair Bands and Classic Rock & Roll ruled the world.

Their sound comes from individual influences over the decades. Sly Rye's guitar playing style has been influenced anywhere from classic rock all the way from metal to alternative rock. Suzanne's singing style is heavily influenced by all the great women in rock history. From Joan Jett, Pat Benetar, Stevie Nicks and Heart. They are not the typical cookie-cutter sounding rock band, and if you listen closely, you will hear a sound like none-other." says the band of creating songs together.

The Metal Byrds have received rotation on both international and national online and FM radio stations, including Mad Wasp Radio, and like us they have a growing fan base that keeps on growing. Songs from their latest album have risen up the radio charts to reach #1, they maintain at least one song on any given time on a top ten chart, every week since the beginning of 2020, as well as being featured on several explosive and popular Spotify playlists that feature other great up and coming Indie Rock bands and musicians.

Check their great music on The Metal Bryds website here!

#rock #metal #TheMetalBryds #NewMusicAlert

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – April 2023

MAD WASP RADIO WELCOMES NEW PRESENTER ANDY CRAIK



We are overjoyed to welcome Andy Craik to the Wasps Nest even though he hates wasps apparently! Andy was a mobile DJ in Manchester pubs, clubs and social events in the 1990s and with the onset of the internet he continued DJing as an online mix DJ – you can search for DJ Frankie Pigeon for examples of his early work.

In 2021 Andy became the host of film and TV music show Screen Sounds where he built up a loyal fanbase of listeners. After a year long hiatus that show returns in April 2023 on one of our monthly rotation slots.

Andy was 18 years old in 1990 so the 90s are a well-loved era of music. He is also well known as the host of 90s request show 'On This Day 90s' and now joins Mad Wasp Radio to host a brand new Saturday morning fun show 'Choose The Choons' which is a mix of year focussed choices and listener requests as well as numerous special features. We are really looking forward to it!

Andy truly loves all genres of music so don't be surprised to hear an eclectic mix that might include Rush, The Inspiral Carpets and Worzel Gummidge in the same show...and that's just episode 1.

You can contact Andy via his twitter page (there is a link on his page via our Team Page or find him at @andycraik and use the hashtags #ChooseTheChoons or #ScreenSounds. If you would like to get involved in his shows you can email him via choosethechoons@gmail.com or ScreenSounds@gmail.com

Andy says his DJ heroes are John Peel, Kenny Everett + Mark & Lard. He is thrilled to be hosting at a station where they all would have fit in perfectly.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – March 2023

The Pozers - "Two" [Official Music Video]




We love to highlight some of the variety you will hear on Mad Wasp Radio and we are pleased to add a music video from The Pozers for your delectation! This is the track Two from their Crybaby Bridge Album.

The Pozers are very popular with us and our listeners - they give us a lot of love and support and we like to reciprocate that back :D

The Pozers are an award-winning, power pop band based out of Dallas Texas. Singer/songwriter Jim Richey formed The Pozers in 1994 as a vehicle to showcase his songs. Since their formation, The Pozers have released 7 CD's. Check them out on Bandcamp!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – March 2023

The Far North - This House Is Ours - on Red Lantern Records




We love to highlight some of the variety you will hear on Mad Wasp Radio and we are pleased to add new music from RED LANTERN RECORDS for your delectation! This is The Far North with This House Is Ours.

"Focused on world, roots, folk and Americana music, RED LANTERN RECORDS was established in 2019. It is a not-for-profit label that looks to challenge conventional thinking and provide artists with better support. Via sister label Black Lantern Records, it is able to also support the harder-edged music acts too."

Check them out!

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – February 2023

OUR YOUNGEST DJ - LAURA HERPOEL JENSEN - OCCASIONAL DJ ECLECTIC CORNER!



Laura Herpoel Jensen. I'm an occasional guest DJ on Eclectic Corner, where I present some of my favourite music, playing records I have raided from my dad's collection, when he turns his back. :)

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – February 2023

THE GOLDEN GAY TIMES - I'M TEMPTED!




We love it when great new music comes in and occasionally we get a crazy video with it that we like to share with you!

Introducing Maitland band, The Golden Gaytimes (featuring members of Muzzy Pep, Forever Since Breakfast and The Great Diving Range) with the one and only Jane ‘Jane-O’ Harvey up front.

The video is Filmed, directed and edited by Matthew Walker and the track is from the album Hot As Buggery (hac265) out March 2023 on the Australian label Half A Cow Records. Check them out on Bandcamp.

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – February 2023

A NEW YEAR AND FANTASTIC NEW SHOWS - LEON WITH TECHNO HOUSE AND MARTIN JENSEN's DISCO DUNGEON!



As well as all your well loved favourites we are pleased to announce 2 new shows (and more coming!).

Commencing Friday 6th January 2023 at 8pm - Martin Jensen and his Disco Dungeon! A new monthly show. And commencing Saturday 7th January at 2am - enter the Techno House world of DJ Leon!



Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – January 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MAD WASP RADIO



A very, very Happy New Year to all our listeners and friends from everyone at Mad Wasp Radio.

We will be having a Special NYE Mad Wasp Radio DJ Party tonight at 9:30pm (UK Time) taking us up to midnight and you might hear one or two surprising revelations from our DJs! We hope you can join us - it is going to be fun!

As we always seem to say, we hope this coming year will be a big improvement on the one we’ve just endured.

Alongside all your favourites, we have lots of new shows coming your way in 2023 and we hope that listening along with us will help make things seem just a teenier bit brighter!

With love and peace to all xxx

Dee and David – Mad Wasp Radio – January 2023

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