Carnival Fm Radio – 87.9 – 2nd to 11th August 2013



Live from the Jenny Lind on 87.9FM for Hastings Old Town Carnival Week 2013!

A terrific line up of broadcast professionals, including well known voices from the BBC and commercial radio such as Andy Knight, Mike Buxton, Scott Saunders, Terry James and Andy Gunton.

All of the presenters, voice artists and technical staff are passionate about promoting the Hastings area, supporting St Michael’s Hospice and will be giving their time for free

SMART recommends to listen out for ‘The Chris Gentry Show’ for some great Soul, Stax & Motown


Chris Gentry gets arrested! I didn’t think the records he played were that bad.

Story line -Police have been called to the home of Chris Gentry, because somebody has removed his Time Machine and he needs this for his show on Carnival FM on Monday Evening – Here we see the police taking details

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Here is the line-up for the first day of Battle rocks 2013 – Friday 9th of August 2013:
Nick Gray from the emancipation show – Short DJ set – If you haven’t been to one of Nick’s DJ sets before then we really recommend coming to see him live.
Lost Boys – A fantastic local band who are guaranteed to get the crowd going!
Dorey the wise – An up-and-coming local band with an impressive back catalogue of gig venues and recently air time on the bbc, get down and catch this band before they’re big!
Union Gap – A brilliant band with a long and very successful career behind them which includes a string of hits and a Number one in the UK singles chart!
As you can see it is going to be a fantastic night of music and it’s all in aid of supporting local charities and the work they carry out in our community.

Tickets and more information are available (first come first serve)

Here is the line-up for the second day of Battle rocks 2013 – Saturday 10th of August 2013:
Atlantic – If you enjoy the music scene around the Hastings area then you must have seen this band!
Cushty – A four piece band who play a mixture of high energy covers and originals encompassing many different musical styles
Poppy Prescott – This up-and-coming artist is definitely worth coming to see live and where better than Battle rocks!
Highway – Another popular band from the Hastings area who will get the crowd going!
The Chandelier’s – A must see band who always put on a brilliant performance
Devils queen – A four piece rock and pop cover band from Eastbourne who always get the party started
Spin – driven by time twisting drums, funky bass, soulful keys & dirty guitars…
Slam – A definite crowd favourite last year and it’s not hard to see why! Slam is a 4 piece rock covers band
The Fortunes – A hit recording band who have had a very successful career including a number of top ten singles in the UK singles chart!!!!
As you can see it is going to be a fantastic night/weekend of music and it’s all in aid of supporting local charities and the work they carry out in our community.

Tickets and more information are available
(Also if you order your tickets in advance on our website then you can benefit from a special discounted price)


Mick Farren R.I.P.


Mick Farren of the Deviants dies after collapsing onstage
July 29, 2013, 11:55 AM EST

Veteran musician Mick Farren has died after collapsing onstage while performing with his band the Deviants at a gig in London on Saturday. He was 69. Farren, a former journalist for music magazine NME, was onstage at the Borderline music venue as part of the Atomic Music Festival when he collapsed and lost consciousness. He was later pronounced dead but no further information was available as WENN went to press.

Born in Cheltenham, England, Farren formed the Deviants (originally Social Deviants) in 1967 in Ladbroke Grove in west London,  and the band went on to release three albums between 1967 and 1969.Farren’s solo debut, “Mona: The Carnivorous Circus,” followed a year later, but he spent the latter part of his life writing for music publications and, as an author, penned 23 novels and 11 non-fiction books.

A career-spanning anthology of Farren’s writing, “Elvis Died for Somebody’s Sins But Not Mine,” was published earlier this year.


I meet Mick a couple of times at IT (International Times Magazine) as I was going to write a music column for them. The office had a giant nude poster of John & Yoko on the wall and everyone was great and laid back. The next time I arranged to take some copy round, the second  I arrived outside the office in London the place was being raided by the police and looked like everyone was arrested. I quickly disappeared and thought this not the right path for me!                                                                                                          Johnny Mason


J J Cale Dies

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 ‎J.J. Cale in Concert – Munich, Germany 1975 (Circus Krone)

J J Cale has dies aged 74. The following is from his official site

JJ Cale Has Passed Away

JJ Cale passed away at 8:00 pm on Friday July 26
at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA.

The legendary singer / songwriter had suffered a heart attack.
There are no immediate plans for services.
His history is well documented at,
and in the documentary, To Tulsa And Back.

Donations are not needed but he was a great lover of animals so, if you like,
you can remember him with a donation to your favorite local animal shelter.


Einar Vilberg

When I worked in the country of Iceland in the 70’s, I was really impressed with the musical talent and got to see lots of bands. I met Einar Vilberg in the club I was working in and was blown away by his track ‘Nowhere’. So much so that I took some albums back to the UK and worked round my contacts in the record companies to try and  set up a UK release.  Had a lot of interest especially from ‘CBS’ but they had too many singer songwriters on their label at that stage. I was soon off again to my next overseas gig, so was unable to push this further. Anyway here’s the track, enjoy..


by Julius Agnarsson



Bláir englar. Spiluðu blues 1991.

Einar’s still going strong and making good music. Here’s another track from 1977 – Maybe Its Your Faith?





ReGenesis – Sat 2nd November 2013

A tribute to the early Genesis years
ReGenesis, the UKs most popular Genesis tribute band, are proud to present a show to mark the 40th Anniversary of the seminal Genesis album ‘Selling England by the Pound’.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary, ReGenesis are presenting a very special show performing the album in it’s entirety, including songs rarely if ever performed, as well as many other classics from their early seventies work, with new costumes and lighting effects.
Dining Tickets £45
Standing Tickets £15

Trading Boundaries
Sheffield Green,  Uckfield, TN223RB