Olli’s Radio Show 30-03-14

Olli On The Radio
The Voice FM

local radio for North Devon – Online – On Digital, and on 106.1 and 107.8 across North Devon.

Thank you to Anna Takken for an excellent show as always.

Coming up, as well as some great music old and new, this week’s show is centred around the North Devon Gigathon, a 12 hour live music marathon taking place on 26th April.

Early Bird tickets have been extended until 31st March which is tomorrow so you can still get tickets for just £20 for a 12 hour non stop show featuring 24 superb local bands. 



A warm day with plenty of hazy sunshine, south westerly winds around 10 – 20 mph  and the chance of rain less than 5%. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.


A clear night at first, but clouding over during the early hours. Turning misty with low cloud developing to give fog over the hills. Chance of rain increasing to 40% around dawn. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.


Starting off cloudy with early rain easing off, before more cloud moves across from the South East bringing increasing the chance of rain to 60% but interspersed with some sunny spells. Rain clears northwards by late evening leaving cloud but less than 5% chance of rain overnight.  Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Variable but often large amounts of cloud are likely throughout and feeling warm in bright or sunny spells. However occasional showery rain is likely, which could be heavy and thundery.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 30 Mar 2014

Unsigned Bands

North Devon Gigathon – 26th April

Full details at www.northdevongigathon.com

A spectacular all day fun filled music fundraising event for North Devon Hospice and supporting the local music scene. Featuring 24 top local bands & acts from North Devon performing non-stop on two stages for 12 hours. Licensed bar open from 6pm, Hog Roast, seating/tables/toilets, band merchandise stall, prize raffle, special guest appearances and some very special prizes to be won. Date Saturday 26th April 2014. Event starts at 12 midday. Final confirmed bands/acts and running order below. Tickets now on sale…£20 for 24 bands!! now that’s a bargain!!….

Raising money for North Devon Hospice

Just in case you don’t know, North Devon Hospice are a local charity providing specialist care and support to those with a life-threatening illness and to their loved ones, completely free of charge.

The chances are, if you DON’T know who they are and what they do then you are one of the lucky ones who has never had a relative or friend with a terminal illness. I do know an awful lot of people who have.



Rich Woods, Rob Knight Lynn, Kit Pearce, and Ryann Snow, put on a superb show every time they play. Rich has a fantastic voice, really soaring and he can handle all those classic rock numbers that the band do so well. They came into the studio for a Street Live session a while back and did some tracks. Superb recordings but the band ae even better live.

Slaughtered Lamb

Doug Macfarlane – Bass
Martin Gallantree – Drums
Symon Otani – Guitars and vocals
James Cann – Guitars

A highly respected North Devon rock and metal covers band. Plans are afoot to get them onto Street Live in the not too distant future.


Phil Saunders, Mike Cook & Keith Norburn, Dan Pearse a four piece alt-punk band. I’ve played them before on the show. You can find them on Facebook and their own website is captal.co.uk

Redkite (all one word)

Sam Chalkley – Vocals & guitar.
Jo Peacock – Keys, violin & vocals.
James ‘Stix’ Walden – Drums.
Kev Teague – Lead Guitar. (also of The Flamin’ Ratrods)
Giles Isaac – Bass.

They describe themselves as

A cover band with a twist. Re-working popular songs to suit our style and throwing a few suprise song choices out there.

I can tell you from seeing Sam Chalkley solo at The Boathouse, that she has a brilliant voice.

The Black Dogs

Matt Roberts – Bass Guitars
Andy Higgins – Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Gary Saunders – Guitars & Vocals

They won themselves a recording contract last year at a gigathon at The Old Bus Station. Currently working on those recordings and I hope to bring you something from them in the not too distant future.

Small Town Jones

Small town Jones is basically Jim Jones
with occasional additions from
Dave Little
Peter Bruntnell
Will Greeves
Michael Reed
Matt Street
Lincoln Youree
Martin Neil
Paul Gibbings
and other special guests

I’ll play a track from his album Freight Ships


When I moved to Devon one of my most treasured discoveries was the local word for a woodlouse. I long to have a reason to talk about woodlice just so I can use it.  Meanwhile, “Chiggypig” are a 4 piece band paying homage to the most explosive, controversial, and inspiring era in rock music the punk rock era from the late 70,s to modern day

Kiera Osment

I saw Kiera the other day in the shop where I work. In fact it was she who inspired me to do a show based on the bands playing the gigathon, so thank you Kiera for that. She’s a big favourite of Street Live. A stalwart even.

Julian Langer

Another Street Live favourite, he’s just a brilliant songwriter, singer and guitarist who should be a household name already.

Scott Xander Linn & the Broken Bottles

Fantastic band featuring the talents of Scott Linn guitar and vocals, Nathan Layland on bass and Toby Parker on drums. We play them loads on the Voice and rightly so. No apologies for playing them again now.

Leighton Howley

Leighton Howley came into the studio a few weeks ago and did a Street Live session with Roy Grimes. We’ve kind of picked on his track “Out of my Depth” as the favourite out of a really high quality bunch of recordings.

Anti Plastic Explosives

A.P.E. are a four piece band who describe themselves as “The loveable degenerates of party-punk/aggro-ska.”
the line up is

Matt Egan – Guitar/vox:
Rob Cowper – Lead Guitar
Alex Watson – Bass
John James – Drums/vox

I’ve got one track of theirs that I’m allowed to play on the radio so we’ll go with that one then.

Grey Blokes

are an acoustic duo featuring Ian Hudson and Kevin ‘Beano’ Green other than that I don’t know a whole heap about them.

Such and Vincent 

Heidi Such and Darren Vincent are an acoustic covers duo, performing a wide range of unusual tracks from 60’s to present. From Depeche Mode to Electric 6 – expect the weird and wonderful!


Roholio are a Barnstaple based dynamic folk duo, inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash & Seth Lakeman.

Roholio consists of singer/songwriter Roseanna Ball on vocals, guitar, dulcimer, mandolin and banjo and Mike Lake on double bass, vocals and guitar.

Specially requested by Liz Green even before I decided to concentrate on the gigathon. Roholio have been in, a couple of times, to Street Live so there should be plenty of choices for a track to play.

Trudi Mackie-Brown

Trudi came into the studio to do Street Live with Roy Grimes on Thursday 6th March just a few weeks ago. By the way you can listen to the whole of that interview as well as all the other Street Live sessions by going to www.thevoicefm.co.uk and scrolling down to the “Listen Again” links.

The Verbals

A three piece indie punk band consisting of Matt Smart, Ali Mackenzie, Guy Squires. I’ve played them a fair bit on the show and every time I do they generate a load of great feedback which is great.

One Man Boycott

The awesome One Man Boycott steps in to fill the slot left by Dogleg who sadly had to pull out due to circumstances beyond their control.

He’s a huge favourite of mine and a great addition to the line up

The Rivals

I expect to have something from these artists to play for you in the near future. Watch this space as they say.


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