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An original on which I contributed the bassline and BVs was played this afternoon on the radio.

OK, it was internet radio being broadcast from someone's back bedroom somewhere ... we're not talking Radio 2 or Capital here.

But it remains my first ever radio broadcast.

Box ticked.

Next up? Television. 9_9😂

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4 minutes ago, Happy Jack said:

An original on which I contributed the bassline and BVs was played this afternoon on the radio.

OK, it was internet radio being broadcast from someone's back bedroom somewhere ... we're not talking Radio 2 or Capital here.

But it remains my first ever radio broadcast.

Box ticked.

Next up? Television. 9_9😂

Internet radio is the future, apparently. So who knows where it may lead.

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9 minutes ago, Happy Jack said:

An original on which I contributed the bassline and BVs was played this afternoon on the radio.

OK, it was internet radio being broadcast from someone's back bedroom somewhere ... we're not talking Radio 2 or Capital here.

But it remains my first ever radio broadcast.

Box ticked.

Next up? Television. 9_9😂

I'd be happy with that. Must still be a great buzz. My last band had a feature on a small local online news site and I thought I was a rock star! 😂

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Nice one, Jack!

I had a number one...

on an online alt. radio station in Australia...

It was me and one other guy working perched on the end of my bed in SW London and the management demanded a finished track halfway through mixing, so the BVs were a bit up front. And I can't be sure, but I think the song was about cocaine, or ketamine. Never was much of a lyrics guy...

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2 hours ago, Happy Jack said:

Next up? Television. 9_9😂

Strictly Come Dancing?

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I remember vividly the thrill of hearing Tommy Vance reading out my name on The Friday Rock Show when I did a session for them in 1981. What I never realised at the time, when I was 17, was that this would probably be the highlight of my career 😂

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I have to make do with the sense of satisfaction I get hearing bands I once auditioned for on the radio :) 

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3 minutes ago, Bilbo said:

I remember vividly the thrill of hearing Tommy Vance reading out my name on The Friday Rock Show when I did a session for them in 1981. What I never realised at the time, when I was 17, was that this would probably be the highlight of my career 😂

Ah, the Friday Rock Show, seems a million years ago :(

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Back in about 2013, I learned that my band All The Queens Ravens was going to be played on BBC Radio on the Gary Crowley show. So Iined up my family, parents, pals etc to listen. GC played the track and then read out the old line-up with the name of the previous bassist ... 🙄

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1 minute ago, Clarky said:

Back in about 2013, I learned that my band All The Queens Ravens was going to be played on BBC Radio on the Gary Crowley show. So Iined up my family, parents, pals etc to listen. GC played the track and then read out the old line-up with the name of the previous bassist ... 🙄

Nooooooooo :(

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We did a festival years ago, and the live radio broadcast moved to a discussion of the bands to date during our set. There were apparently two complaints phoned in, one from the singer’s brother, the other from his mum :) 

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Some years ago now,  a friend was very proud of his upcoming broadcast on Radio Blackburn. He told his mum but she missed it - she listened to Tony Blackburn instead!

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The nearest I have come was that my blues rock trio were invited to play at the Stowblues Festival this year, an event organised partly by BBC Radio Suffolk and the gig was to be recorded and broadcast.  Hopefully next year! 

I've been on the tele with my garden a couple of times, mind :) 

 

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We (The Daub'z...) played, once again, at our village summer 'Fete de la Musique', and earned ourselves an laudatory write-up from an i-news scribbler, in which mention was made of the drummer (me...) having once been one of the Dïck Rivers group of musicians..! No idea where this idea came from (perhaps my age :$ ..?), but I felt strangely flattered. -_-

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I had a PPL cheque for a whopping £1.70 this summer so somewhere at some point someone is playing something i worked on.... 

Last time i did a live broadcast for Radio 2 things couldn't have gone more wrong, glad those are wiped from the iplayer now! 

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2 hours ago, Beedster said:

I have to make do with the sense of satisfaction I get hearing bands I once auditioned for on the radio :) 

Almost the same here; in my case it is hearing bands on the radio playing songs I can play along to at home! :biggrin::$

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2 hours ago, Paul S said:

I see a TV career looming, too.

Bass off?

Master bass? (steady...)

Strictly Come Slapping?

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The producers of Midsomer Murders wanted our band for filming some village fete scenes. I declined because I didn’t want to become yet another murder victim.

Actually I couldn’t get away from my day job but the above is a better story.

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