The Breakfast Show on BishopFM

I’ve been promoted already! Tomorrow morning from 8-10am I will be presenting the Breakfast Show on to lead up to live broadcasts from Wear Valley Food Festival at Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland.

No blues, unfortunately, and it is only a one-off (but it’ll all look good on the CV!) Better get my beauty sleep!

Coffee Nation

The standard of service station coffee from machines has improved a lot over the past few years, with many high street coffee shops now placing machines in garages too. Today I had a cup of Coffee Nation cappuccino (with an extra shot) from my local service station and it was delicious – great foam and a perfect taste. I’ll be back again and again!

Onyx Forge T Tone Monster

Onyx Forge – A11 Custom T

I really like the finish on this and I’m sure it plays great too.

Custom Electric Guitar Custom Electric Guitar


BODY: Hand made at Onyx Forge – Custom T, rear loaded controls, front and back bookmatched Ash; translucent Purple under gloss nitrocellulose lacquer to match the Purpleheart neck; rolled body edges; custom belly and arm contours; black pearl “signature” pickguard; modern adjustable Gotoh chrome bridge; all screws polished 18-8 stainless steel; recessed vintage string ferrules; Dunlop Straploks; recessed Electrosocket jack, top hat style pickup selector knob.

NECK: Hand made at Onyx Forge – Macassar Ebony fretboard with Paua Abalone markers (black mother of pearl at 12th fret) on a Purpleheart neck; natural under satin nitro, except for the headstock face under gloss nitro; 16″ radius fretboard; 25.5″ scale; thin “C” profile with rolled edges; Onyx Forge Vintage 6 / side tilt 13 degree headstock; stainless steel medium jumbo frets; Paua Abalone side dots; 18:1 ratio Grover locking tuning machines; zinc alloy threaded inserts for strength and outstanding sustain; white Mother of Pearl Onyx Forge logo on headstock face; double action truss rod; 1 11/16″ nut width; custom laminated Graphite & brass alloy nut; Bloodwood truss rod cover under satin nitro.

4-way custom pickup switching, including both pickups in series; the bridge pickup is a Wilkinson Vintage “T”; the neck pickup is a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates wired through a 3 way mini switch for series/split/parallel modes which allows a TON of switching / tonal combinations; all interior wiring channels and cavities coated with grounded conducting paint to eliminate unwanted RF interference. Vintage style cloth wire is used for an unbroken wire core through 3 or more lugs.

Blues Show 29 online and playlist

Part 1: Download here or stream below

Part 2: download here or stream below

Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy
Toni McPhee – Drop Down Mama
Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Just Kissed My Baby
Moody Marsden – It Hurts Me Too
Paul Asbell – Parker’s Mood
Blues Brothers – Everybody Needs Somebody
Jim Suhler – You’re Fine
Arsen Shomakhov – Let Me Be Your Romeo
Hadden Sayers – End Of The Road
Memphis Slim – Going Back To Tennessee
Earl Hooker & Junior Wells – Messin With The Kid
B.B. King – Help The Poor
Robben Ford – Moonchild Blues
Ten Years After – I’m Going Home
Chris Whitley – Living With The Law
Little Charlie & The Nightcats – Steady Rollin’ Man
Blind Gary – Got To Go Down
Koerner, Ray & Glover – Southbound Train
Rusty Wright Band – Pretty Little Lies
James Cotton – Just To Be With You
Leslie West – Boom Boom
Jim Kweskin Jug Band – Memphis
Jim Bianco – To Hell With The Devil
Michael Hill’s Blues Mob – Young Folks Blues