Carls Special Features

CarlCarl is the presenter of R U Ready 2 Party on Saturday evenings, and Just Can’t Get Enough 80’s & 90’s on a Sunday afternoon.

He’s a huge fan of music from the 80’s, a fountain of musical knowledge, which serves him very well when conducting interviews.

This page lists past interviews for anyone wanting to listen again.

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Interview with Hurricance #1

Possibly one of our most multi-talented guests talks to Carl about being in Hurricane #1 and how the band are taking over the radio playlists with their new songs.

You can also hear how Alex could have been a professional boxer before choosing music as his career and how more recently he has sold paintings to people like Mike Tyson and Woody Allen.

About to release a new album and an autobiography in 2023 it’s set to be a busy year for Alex.

Talking about the early songs and candidly about his health problems including a near death experience it’s a fascinating interview and well worth checking out.

Interview with Nathan Moore from Brother Beyond

Nathan Moore joins Carl for a couple of hours of chat about his time with Brother Beyond and Worlds Apart. A candid behind the scenes chat about the music industry and working with Stock, Aitken & Waterman as well as playing all the tunes and a few of Nathan’s own song choices.

Chatting about his love of Spurs and how sport has played a big role in his life this interview leaves no stone unturned. A cannot miss show for fans of Brother Beyond and Worlds Apart, a fun interview that’s well worth listening to for everyone else.

MARCH 2023
Colin Blunstone from The Zombies

Unusually for a British band the Zombies had more success in the USA than their native UK. One of the bands that led the British Invasion Colin talks about the Zombies releases and songs that influenced him and Rod (Argent). Still going strong in 2023 with a new album and tour Carl plays some music from the critically acclaimed new album. A fascinating insight into the sixties music scene and well worth checking out if you missed the Zombies first time around.

APRIL 2023
Dave Hemmingway from the Housemartins, The Beautiful South, The South and the Sunbirds

Dave Hemmingway could easily be described as a national treasure. A member of the Housemartins, The Beautiful South, The South and now The Sunbirds. An unassuming musician from Hull Dave walks us through his career and tells us about his latest band The Sunbirds. Being a member of two bands with such a huge catalogue of massive hits made this two-hour special easy to fill with sing-a-long anthems. A great chat with one of our more interesting characters.

Leee John lead singer from Imagination

Could it be just an illusion? No, Carl was fortunate to catch up with Leee John lead singer with the fantastic disco and soul group Imagination. A walk through of Leee’s career as back singer for 70’s disco acts through the huge global success of Imagination in the 80’s and a career that has seen him exploring different genres and work with numerous other musicians and singers this two hour special is a must for fans of his music.

MAY 2023
Peter Cox lead singer with Go West

Best known as one half of Go West, Peter Cox is also a successful solo artist in his own right. This two-hour special, showcases some of this solo work alongside all the hits with Go West. Hear how he met Julie Roberts when their song was used in Pretty Woman and his thoughts on the music industry. Often described as “white boy soul music” Peter’s smooth voice alongside his long-time musical partner Richard Drummie were responsible for some of the biggest hits in the mid to late 80’s. A fascinating interview with one of Kingston upon Thames finest.

Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch from Milky Chance

When Clems and Philipp had a huge hit across Europe ten years ago with Stolen Dance they probably didn’t expect to be discussing the fact it has now become a Tik-Tok sensation. Playing some of the songs from the new album and some great interpretations of 80’s classics make this a fascinating show even if Milky Chance are new to you.

Martin Fry lead singer of ABC

Best known for his gold lame suits and the best selling Lexicon of Love, Martin talks us through the hits and albums of ABC. Responsible for one of the iconic albums of the 80’s and one of the first bands to use an orchestra, the man behind such classics as the Look Of Love, When Smokey Sings, All Of My Heart and Be Near Me tells Carl about his latest plans and some of the new releases ABC fans have to look forward to this year.

JUNE 2023
Bluey, Nathalie and Cherry V from Incognito

The man behind the jazz fusion outfit Incognito and two of the bands most recent singers join Carl for a walk through Bluey’s hits and more. From the New York disco scene in the 70’s to his support slot with the legendary Nile Rodgers Bluey explains the choice of songs and the way Incognito operates as an ever-changing group of singers and musicians producing some of the best jazz infused disco and soul music in the UK over the past 30 years.

JULY 2023
Miles Hunt lead singer from The Wonderstuff

Solo artist and lead singer of the Wonderstuff, Miles Hunt has a huge back catalogue of hits and songs from the late 80’s/early 90’s right through to the present. A huge number one with Vic Reeves singing Dizzy was one of the highlights of a long career where Miles has worked with many successful musicians producing a variety of different musical styles. Probably best known for his work with the rock band the Wonderstuff Carl takes a metaphoric walk-through of Miles career to date.

Fred and Richard Fairbrass of Right Said Fred

A sometimes controversial duo who straddle the line between comedy records and tongue in cheek commentary on life Right Said Fred had huge success with their singles in the later 80’s and early 90’s. Nonetheless they have played and sung with some of the greats from the last decade and are frequently supportive of gay rights, freedom of speech and Comic Relief. An enjoyable chat with both brothers and a walk through of their career.

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