Hello hello hello! I’ve got an hour of freshest new music for you. See I’m down with da kidz. On The London Ear this week, I’ve got new music from The Eskies, Trick Mist and, I have to say, I adore Ham Sandiwich’s new one ‘Bodies’.
Also, I’m bad, today is my godson Cian’s birthday and I didn’t give him a shout out. Happy Birthday Cian!!
The London Ear with Nessy // Show 171 // November 18 2017
Here’s the playlist for today’s show:
1. The Eskies: I’m not sorry
2. Nocturnes: Humans
3. Heavy Soda: Elephant
4. Hayes & Y: Always so Simple, Always So Cold
5. Penrose: Better Man
6. Picturehouse: Somebody Somewhere
7. Ivan Nicholas: Moving On
8. Trick Mist: Fraction (Phare Remix)
9. Wyvern Lingo: Out of my Hands – Ringsend Road Sessions
10. Peco: Self Harm – A Beginner’s Guide
11. HamsandwicH: Bodies
12. Sinead Harnett: Unconditional
13. Conor Mason: Grounds to Fall
14. Childhood: Too Old for My Tears
15. Rews: Your Tears
You can keep up to date with all the music I play on The London Ear in one handy Spotify playlist. Every track I’ve played in 2017 and that is available on Spotify is in there. You can find it right here.
On this week’s show, I was joined by Cecily Maher from London Irish LGBT Network and to Kieran McGuinness from Delorentos.
London Irish LGBT Network
I was delighted to catch up with Cecily Maher from London Irish LGBT Network. They are a relatively new not for profit group who work to give a voice to the Irish LGBT community in London.
The London Irish LGBT Network are hosting their Christmas Jumper Party on December 16th at 8pm in the Phoenix Artist Club , 1 Phoenix St WC2H 8BU. It’s a free event so why not head along? Find out more on their website.
I was lucky to get Kieran from Delorentos on the phone at all! I caught up with Kieran as the band were on tour in Berlin during the week. Unfortunately, we had serious problems trying to get decent phone reception. We managed to chat for a few minutes and when Delorentos are back in the UK in 2017, we’ll sit down and have a proper conversation.
The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 138 // December 10 2016 // Playlist
1. Ham Sandwich: All Worthwhile
2. Brian Deady: Clap Both My Hands
3. Hifi Sean Ft Crystal Waters: Testify
4. Chat with Cecily Maher of London LGBT Network
5. Autamata: Liberty Bell
6. Chat with Cecily Maher of London LGBT Network (Part 2)
7. Wham: Last Christmas
8. Delorentos: Home Again
9. Chat with Kieran from Delorentos
10. Delorentos: Valley Where The Rivers Run
11. Trevor Kaneswaran: U.N.I.T.E.D.
On today’s show, I had the chance to catch up with Jack from The Carnabys. First off, thank you Jack, so much for speaking so openly and honestly about your epilepsy. I featured the band’s album ‘No Money on the Moon’. You can check out the album here.
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1. The London Ear intro
2. Ham Sandwich: Illuminate
3. Soak: Blud (CHVRCHES Remix)
4. Embrace: Follow You Home
5. The Kooks: Down
6. Interview with Conall from We Cut Corners (Part 1)
7. We Cut Corners: Easy
8. Interview with Conall from We Cut Corners (Part 2)
9. We Cut Corners: Best Friends
10. Storyfold: The Underpass
11. New Secret Weapon: I Draw Fire Watch
12. Kill Krinkle Club: By Choice
13: Josh Record: For Your Love
14: Lapsley: Station
15: Swords: Hips
16: Fox Jaw: Kerosene
Don’t forget if you’re Irish and in a band based in the UK or touring in the UK, get in touch I’d love to hear from you. I love hearing new music so if you have something you think I’d be into send me a mail nessy @ nessymon.com (Take out the gaps)
Somewhere between a hurling game and a football game today in Croke Park, Kells heroes, Ham Sandwich, played a few tunes accompanied by non other than funnyman, Fred Cooke. If that wasn’t enough the boxer, Bernard Dunne tried to get Podge to do a duet as gaeilge. Gawd bless his cotton socks.
Sorry the video wasn’t closer, it was filmed from the Davin stand, or as I still prefer calling it, The Canal End.
It’s hard to believe it’s a year since Derek Nally passed away. Tomorrow night Saturday July 16, Ham Sandwich, who Derek managed, will be joined by friends for a tribute concert, which will take place in Whelan’s . of Wexford St, Dublin 2All proceeds from the night will be donated to Derek’s family.
There’s an early start of 7pm and tickets are 15 euro and are available from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078], Tickets.ie & Ticketmaster.ie.
Here’s the official stuff:
Derek worked with the great and the good over the years including Judy Collins, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Bert Jansch, John Cale, Guy Clarke, Townes Van Zandt, John Martyn, Allen Toussaint, Ian Dury & the Blockheads, Alex Chilton, Arlo Guthrie, Booker T, and John Cooper Clarke, to mention just a few. He also managed the acclaimed Irish acts Juliet Turner and Ham Sandwich, steering their careers with remarkable passion and enthusiasm. Continue reading “Reminder:A Tribute to Derek Nally July 16th”