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Paul has been obsessed with music since seeing Adam and the Ants on Top of The Pops at the age of six. Since then, he has amassed a huge collection of music, played drums in several incredibly unsuccessful bands and lost quite a bit of his hearing through listening to live music.

On backstreetradio he will be playing his favourite indie/alternative songs as well as throwing in some from a variety of other genres. There will also be some inane and sarcastic banter, some very sad music facts that only a middle-aged man who spends far too much time reading music biographies would know, and some brilliant randomly generated music items.

Expect to hear songs you know, songs you don't know, songs from brand new artists and songs you really don't want to hear again! But mostly you will get great tunes from a hugely passionate music fan and all round good vibes!

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Paul Barker plays the best in indie, alternative and left-of-centre music – with some random bantering thrown in. All broadcast from a bedroom in East Manchester!