Breaking York Mini-tour

Exciting new platform for originals performers in York

Blueskies is at it again!

It’s tough to get an audience, get heard and get your music out there, let alone be ‘noticed’, well here’s a novel attempt. Blueskies has set up three gigs, on three consecutive nights with the SAME bands! Sounds bonkers?

We asked Graham Blueskies why? Surely no one is going to buy tickets to three consecutive nights to hear the same music?

He responded with.
‘I’ve seen people go to a covers festival for three days and listen to a dozen versions of their ‘favourite’ songs, but no, you’re right, and that is not my thinking. I’d say who travels? No one needs to walk more than 100 meters in York to find great music, so I decided I’d take the music to them. I’ve selected locations that are not too close together and the purpose is to put the bands in front of different audiences – not the same one.

Remember November – 15th – 17th the gigs are 15th Victoria Vaults – 16th Acomb W.M.C. and 17th Clarence Club C.I.U.

Another innovation is that the members of the bands playing get 50% of the £7 ticket price. Blueskies has long been a believer in empowerment and encouragement. Money is important, but that inspires few, creativity and being a part of it inspires all.

Full details on each gig can be found on the Facebook event pages

https://www.facebook.com/events/329201344507750

https://www.facebook.com/events/1026045714249831

https://www.facebook.com/events/543517026069562

Tickets are available from all the bands playing.

Evie Barrand –

https://www.facebook.com/eviebarrandmusic

Quiet Eyes – Sam Kelly – Nathan Morrit – Ryan Bridges – Edward Dutton

https://www.facebook.com/quieteyesband

Ten-79 – Gary Luckhurst – Martin Fitzgerald – Wally Youngman – Matt Stanhope

https://www.facebook.com/TEN79band

Two Rivers Radio Schedule 15/10/2018

Good Morning!
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio: Midday till 10pm.

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12pm-1pm –  On this week’s edition of The Lunchtime Rush, Declan will be discussing his most recent poetry event: The Poetry Open Mic: The Americans,  co-hosted with Rose Drew, as well as the wonderful work of the Free Tibet organisation. What they do, why they do it and how you can help!

1pm – 2pm –   It’ is going to be a little Pic’n’Mix! If you’d like to join us, sailing on the Two Rivers Net Waves and present your own show or just want to get involved with your local community radio – get in touch!
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2pm – 3pm –  Black York with Fasil Demsash this week will be about the role of Black people in British politics for the 21st century. Plus some great picks of African music!

3pm-4pm –  Breaking York with Graham Blueskies presents lyrics and tunes written played and sung by the people who wrote them. A show case for all genres for fully original work, information about the tracks recordings, where to get them from and go to see the artists’ live performances!  This week we talk about Jade Helliwell at Terrington Hall  on 2nd Nov – and a special mention to Breaking York’s first mini tour featuring three local artists Evie Barrand, Quiet Eyes and Ten-79

4pm-5pm – On Information Takeaway Show with Juliet Powell:
“Mum’s the word – breaking the silence about post natal depression and why being a Mum isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be!”
A knowledgeable panel of professionals and parents debate this sometimes tricky topic, with Anne, Jen, Lindsay and Marnie.
Marnie will also be telling us about National Adoption Week and how we can get involved.

5pm – 7pm –  Two hours of best Reggae selection with the mighty and finest Catch a Fire duo: York Man and Daddy Harper!

7pm – 9pm –  The next HMGW Show will feature a 45 minute live set from the awesome band One Chapter Down. As you can hear from the link attached which features one of their songs named Frankenstein,
they have a brilliant sound! We will also be playing the finest independent and mainstream music, going over recent wrestling shows and what shows are coming up. One Chapter Down are also big #Gaming,#Wrestling and #DragonBall fans, so this is something we will be discussing within the interview with those 4 talented lads.

9pm-10pm – To close the day we have some soothing sounds for the Soul with Paul Coull’s Soul Hour!

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Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”
 

We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.

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We are a not-for-profit oganisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: tworiversradio@gmail.stream or click HERE.
 
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In the City – Saturday

Two Rivers Radio will be #liveandloud from In The City Festival – York – Saturday today.

Join us at the The Spread Eagle, York from 3pm or tune in here: www.tworiversradio.stream

 

There will be wonderful #livemusic and exclusive interviews with the bands as Declan presents Rush in the City between 3-7pm and Grahamhosts a very special edition of the Blueskies Roadshow from 7-11pm.

KAYA Band
bingersuk
Jerry
TZARS
The Avenues UK
Van Der Neer
Juniper & The Wolf

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for updates throughout the day. Join us for a drink at the Spread, come say hello to the TRR team and remember to listen in from 3pm if you can’t be there!

Two Rivers Radio @ The Corner Pin – 1 Year On!!!

Two Rivers Radio broadcast our very first regular Monday, live from our pop-up studio at The corner pin on September 18th 2017. Since then we have produced some fantastic, independent and grass-roots radio for the people of York, by the people of York, in the heart of York.

Huge thank yous also go out to all of our presenters and producers, past and present: Steve JudgeDeclan MinskipRose DrewAlan GillottFasil DemsashStephen AllanTracy Neasham-AllanCatch A FireDave HarperSteve BrooksHMGWPaul CoullUpside Your MindJake FurbyJim HornbyNigel Daniel FinburgJess Justjess ParkerJuliet PowellKate LockGraham BlueskiesPete KilbaneSam BoothAlex Fisher, @Lisa Kelly, Claudia L. WardleChristian SimonJohn Compost CosshamBob HortonEmily MarcoBecca MilesMaxime MaigretMadeline Leah Bennett, the News Team from York St John MediaAdam Walsh, Dr David Lawson & Jonah Hebron.

There has been some fantastic radio made over the last 12 months. Whether you have produced 1 hour or 51 hours over the last year, your involvement, enthusiasm and effort has been greatly appreciated. There are big plans for the rest of this year and into 2019 so we hope you stick with us as we grow and develop as York’s Community Radio station.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Linford & Kevin at The corner pin for providing us a studio space every week. Thank you also to the team at the Pin who have put up with us over the last year, Joseph, Starr, Valentine Zoë Myers.

Finally, Two Rivers Radio wouldn’t be where it is now without the fantastic behind the scenes work by Maja Krystyna MorawskaPresh PreciousBen Ozz Wallace & Jez Russell.

If you are reading this and have not been involved, but would like to be – please email tworiversradio@gmail.com

We will be live from midday ’til 10pm today so please tune in here:www.tworiversradio.stream

Dyls Party in the Park – Live!!

Join Two Rivers Radio from midday today for another wonderful afternoon and evening of #livemusic from Party in the Park at Dyls.

Tune in: www.tworiversradio.stream

There will be live music and exclusive interviews throughout the day from local artists including:

Suzy Bradley
Pete Bridge
Stan Smith Music
Stephen Leach
Lizzy James
Noggy
Thomo

There will be great food & drink, music, cocktails from Sloemotion and a super atmosphere. All in aid of SASH.

Dyls – Party in the Park Live!!

Party in the Park is live today at Dyls! Fantastic #livemusic all day, cocktails from Sloemotion, great food and a top atmosphere – all in the heart of #York.

Tune in from midday here: www.tworiversradio.stream for great sounds from:

Scott & Matic
Stuart Priest
Tebble Tebble
Jesse Hutchinson
KAYA Band
& more special guests…

Come down to Tower Gardens or tune in to enjoy some excellent live music – supporting SASH.

Black Rose Events – York

SO WHO ARE WE & WHAT DO WE DO?


We are a small hard but working team of goths. Our first event was in 2013 when two of our group decided that they really wanted to attend a high Goth, elegant, masquerade ball in the UK. However, they couldn’t find the sort of event they were after so decided to start their own. From small acorns , hopefully,  come mighty oaks as we have seen our event grow over the last 6 years.

The Masquerade Ball has always been the centre piece of our weekend. Elegant, in a prestige venue, in a gorgeous city. Joined by like-minded people, open to all who love dark gothic elegance. We have added  both a concert night and a trading event to the ball over the years.

 

The other two central aims for all our events are to create safe spaces for the alternative gothic community that are open to all who feel different – and to raise funds for charity. In the first two years we raised funds for a local hospice, that does excellent work, but in the last 4 years, we decided to raise for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation as it is a charity close to all our hearts in the alternative scene.

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Our concert   will take place on Friday 31st August 2018 at the Fulford Arms between 7:30pm-11pm and features the bands:-

They Called Him Zone – Dark post-punk mixing sultry Electronics and chewed up guitars     

 

 

 

Red Sun Revival – Powerful gothic rock with haunting violin melodies 

 

 

 

 

& headlining act Bad Pollyanna – Female fronted, guitar driven hybrid gothic rock!!

 

 

 

ABOUT THE BIZARRE BAZAAR

We will once again be holding the Black Rose Bazaar in the De Grey Rooms on Saturday 1st September between 11:00am -4:00pm.  Where a number of handpicked traders will sell unique gothic and alternative handcrafted items, alongside a gothic themed café in the bar area. Tea and cake whilst shopping you know it makes sense.  

 

ABOUT THE BALL

The  Jewel  in our crown  but for now that jewel appears slightly tarnished as this year’s Ball  theme is ‘Wasteland’ … an elegant, glamorous and very decadent ball has been interrupted by a post-apocalyptic event… the ball is now only a memory of this elegant affair…. the glory of the event has faded but the party must carry on….

And finally the reason we do this, the charity for which we raise money

THE SOPHIE LANCASTER FOUNDATION

Sophie Lancaster died on the 24th August 2007 following a mindless and savage attack on her and her partner Robert Maltby on the 11th August 2007.  The reason for this attack merely that Sophie and Robert were dressed differently. Sophie’s mother Sylvia took the decision that a charity should be set up in her daughter’s name

The Aims of the Charity are as follows *

  • To create a lasting legacy to Sophie
  • To provide educational work groups that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people  from alternative subcultures
  • To campaign to have the UK Hate Crime  legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures or lifestyle  or dress

 

* These aims are taken for the Sophie Lancaster foundation website

All of us at Black Rose Events  are proud to raise monies for  this admirable cause.

Stamp

Out

Prejudice,

Hatred and

Intolerance

Everywhere

To find out more about Black Rose Events and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation tune into Two Rivers Radio tomorrow.  Nick Wright of Black Rose Events will be joining Declan Minskip on The Lunchtime Rush between midday-1pm and will be talking to Steve Allan on Coastin’ between 6-7pm.

 

Dunnington Fayre Goes Live Today!

Two Rivers Radio will be live and loud from Dunnington Community Events today from 11am – late!

As ever we will be bringing you exclusive interviews with the best bands in York and some fine live sessions, too.

Tune in here: www.tworiversradio.stream

Throughout the day we will be talking to bands and artists including Dunnington Community Choir, Main Street, Razzamataz Theatre School YorkThe Cover LoversMaggie WakelingHolly Taymar BiltonBLAZE DANCE YORKAlex GolistiFlatcap CarnivalHonoursLACYIan Kay’s Soul DreamDebra SimpsonLost TrendsSmith n Wallace & SONIC WAVES. Maybe many more!!!

Your hosts for the day will be The HMGW Show, Declan Minskip & Jez Russell.

So if you love fantastic #livemusic – like and follow Two Rivers Radio for updates throughout the day. If you can’t make it to Dunnington, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Tune in: www.tworiversradio.stream

#communityradio by the people of #York, for the people of York, in the heart of York.

A Snippet of StaxTENbury 2018

We had a fantastic weekend at StaxTENbury at the beginning of July!  Its taken a while to get round to writing our first post-StaxTENbury blog, but here we go…

HMGW produced 3 StaxTENbury specials over the weekend and interviewed some fantastic bands and artists.  We were even lucky enough to have a few do live sessions with us in the Radio Shack!

Check out this cheeky film of Circa 15 appearing on the HMGW StaxTENbury Special from Saturday 7th July.

Video courtesy of Circa 15 and Digital Creations

Two Rivers Radio will be at Dunnington Fayre Goes Live tomorrow from 11am ’til about 10pm with more exclusive interviews and live sessions!

So, come and watch the bands, say hello, grab a drink and have a dance.  It’s going to be awesome!

Schedule – 9/07/18

Sunniest of hellos!
Check out the great shows that we’ve prepared for you today!
Lots of fantastic music, live band, interesting guests, so tune in on:

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12pm-1pm –  It’s Declan Minskip with Lunchtime Rush; we will be talking about Staxtonbury and there is an exciting interview with band Kaya waiting for you!

1pm – 2pm – It’s The Poetry Show and we will replay not one but two episodes for those who missed them! So get read for: S01 Episode 18: Dreams and S01 Episode 25: Politics and Blame !
Next week we will have the last episode of the Poetry Show and Stairwell Books before Rose and Allan go away for a bit of an adventure to record brand new episodes!

2pm – 3pm – Black York with Fasil Demsash. Fasil’s guest this week is Mr. Jaeh Daycon, aka #Brother_Soul – Singer/Songwriter, DJ, Producer, Composer, Radio Presenter and Radio Station Owner , Creator of Dayconmusic , Co-creator and Owner of LABR – Love A Brother Radio.

3pm – 4pm – Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show has a slightly different time slot this month! John will be interviewing Robert Griffin , who’s taken up a nomadic lifestyle. Rob used to DJ with a pirate rave-music station and helped John with the York Green Festival!

4pm – 5pm – On this week’s Information Takeaway, Juliet will be chatting to Claire Cutler-Casey about the cycle of emotions which begins with an experience or event and then our thoughts, emotions, physical reactions and behaviours which occur afterwards. Claire is a knowledgeable practitioner with great insight. Plus great music from the 60s onwards.

5pm – 7pm –  Just Jessin’ About with Live DJ Jess Parker and his new mix! Pop into the Corner Pin studio to see him work his magic live!

7pm – 8pm – We will replay and episode of Music History 101!

8pm- 9pm – All That Brass will be hearing about – and from- the young York brass musicians and percussionists of Shepherd Youth Brass Band, who took part in the national Music for Youth Festival at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on Friday. Presenter Kate Lock will be joined by Mike Pratt of the Shepherd Group family of brass bands, who will be talking about the Youth Band’s progress and previewing the famous Durham Miners’ Gala which sees brass bands leading the colliery banners for the “Big Meeting” this weekend in Durham.

9pm – 10pm – It’s the Soul Hour with our favorite Soul man: Paul Coull

10pm – 11pm – Upside Your Mind will close the day with some blissful tunes. A trip from the basement to the tropics and back is waiting for you…

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Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”
 
We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.
 
Further to this, you can find us broadcasting live from all sorts of special events this summer, including , Dunnington Fayre Goes Live ’18 & Staxtonbury Family Music Festival among others. Get in touch if you’d like to work with us on your event!
 
www.tworiversradio.stream
 
We are a not-for-profit oganisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: tworiversradio@gmail.stream
 
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! 🙂
 
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line: tworiversradio@gmail.com
 
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