Hastings Rock Radio 2016 and Sarah Harvey’s Retro Rock Show.

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Hastings Rock is back air Saturday 30th April to Friday 27th May 2016

Sarah Harvey… Hastings Retro-Rock is a new weekly specialist show on this year’s Hastings Rock broadcast. The music featured will be those bands and artists that played in the Hastings area during the 60s, 70s and 80s. So it’s not just about the Pier, it’s about other venues in the area as well (many of which have now passed into history).

The show will feature music of the likes of Genesis, The Who, Saxon, Gong, Osibisa, Wolf, etc. etc. , with the music played reflecting what the bands and artists may have played when they played at their concerts in those days (i.e. no modern tracks by those bands or artists). In addition it is hoped to obtain some good studio recordings of local bands from that era (60s, 70s and 80s), and this is where your help is needed. If you have any good ‘studio’ recordings that are suitable for broadcasting (i.e. not live recordings), please do let me know along with a little bit of background to the band and the recordings.

Bear in mind that Hastings Rock is primarily a Rock station although this definition could be stretched a bit depending upon the recording. The show is intended to be interactive in that people are welcome to share their memories of the music, gigs and concerts they attended. If you can have any recordings of local bands and artists then please let me know. Email me at retro@1066-media.com ….. remember only 60s, 70s, 80s! The local music of modern day still remains with Andy Gunton’s weekly show on Hastings Rock.

Alan Esdaile… This sounds great Sarah and looking forward to it. Can anyone help with recordings?

Peter Fairless… Fab and groovy!

Paul Dove… Brilliant , im sure Jon Mc Callion has a recorded 45 from the sixties of MULLER, a song Jon & I wrote called Messing Around, think its on Youtube, hope this helps.. Dovey.

Tony Davis… Nice job Sarah – glad to see that you have managed to get your idea up and running. I can hardly wait to listen.

Wendy Weaver… Sounds good.

Sarah Harvey… Its nice to be able to share my collection of music from that era.

Sarah Harvey… Just one week to go until Hastings Retro-Rock hits the airwaves on Hastings Rock. Music and memories from the bands and artists that shaped the music in Hastings and surrounding areas during the 60s, 70s and 80s, . Music from bands you remember, and some you may have forgotten about. Share your memories. Join me and Tony Davis from 7pm each Thursday on 87.7 FM and online. Hastings Retro-Rock is sponsored by SMART, Seventies Music and Retro Talk.

Iain Cobby… Alas Sarah, I only have one recording of Damaris and that was recorded in mono on Hastings Pier in the ballroom. The quality is not that good, but hey………… if only we knew then ………… thanks Mr Davis for the tape to CD job!

Sarah Harvey… Don’t forget Thursdays (starting 5th May 2016) on Hastings Rock 87.7 FM or www.hastingsrock.co.uk for the retro rock show with Tony Davis and Sarah Harvey. Between 7 and 9 pm we will be playing music from bands that have played venues in Hastings over the years. Please listen in and share your memories with us.

Harvey Summers featuring Laura Cole performing the brand new album “Human” – The Printworks Hastings 8.00pm Fri 17th June 2016


Harvey Summers is a record producer, composer and artist from Bexhill in Sussex with an impressive track record and over 2 million solo album sales to his name. Having worked with the likes of Steeleye Span, Danny Thompson, Ellie Ford, Paul McCartney and countless others, his last album, “Jupiter”, released in 2013 to critical acclaim has featured on TV shows including HBO’s ‘Looking’ and has received much airplay including BBC Radio 2 and XFM. “Human” is a record he has been planning for many years but only recently did he find the voice he was looking for to front the project when he heard a duet between legendary producer Daniel Lanois and Laura Cole. Last Year, Laura came to the UK to record ‘Human” along with bassist Chris Chiarcos. The first single from the album, “Skeletons” has also received Radio 2 airplay and featured on SubTV and another song from the album in R2 magazine. It is a rare thing for Harvey to venture outside of the studio but with “Human”, he wanted to take his latest work on the road and perform a series of rare live shows…            http://www.harveysummers.com

Laura Cole is a rising star in her native Canada where she recorded a duet, “Papineau” with Daniel Lanois and released her debut album, ’Dirty Cheat’ last year which has seen her compared to the likes of Amy Winehouse and Etta James. Her unique, smokey, soulful voice belies her youthful appearence. A regular feature on Canadian radio and TV shows, Laura is a mega star in the making, come hear her sing – she’ll make you dance, laugh and cry. If Laura’s voice doesn’t give you goosebumps, nothing will!           http://lauracolemusic.com