Schedule 11/02/2019

Good morning people of York! Its Monday 11th January and we have some fantastic programmes lined up for you today. Tune in from midday here: www.tworiversradio.stream

Midday – 1pm – The Lunchtime Rush
An eclectic mix of chat and music from Declan Minskip to kick-start your week.

1-2pm – Ask York
We will be repeating one of our fantastic episodes from the Two Rivers Radio archive.

2-3pm – #LGBT Hour
Yo, LGBT Hour returns today – This month the discussion is around HIV & AIDS from the 1980s to present day with special guest Ben Arnup and lots of great #music too

3-4pm – What Rock?
This week on What Rock? It’s a birthday special as Alex & Sam celebrate Sam‘s 21st by looking at bands from around his home town, Manchester.
Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Music

4-5pm – That 80s Show with Lisa Kelly
Hey, Lisa is back again with “That 80s Show” …awesome tunes from #Bowie#Madonna#U2 and many more….but what was the month that all of these tunes were first released?

5-6pm – Catch A Fire
We will be replaying 1 hour of some fine reggae/dub/dancehall from York’s aficionado’s. This is form the archives and #strictlyvinyl.

6-7pm – Rosey’s Time Capsule
Join Rose Drew for just another day, eh? Not so fast! On or around this day, Tiberius died and cleared the way for Nero to seize control of Rome. I’m sure we can have a great chat on modern dictators that, while not as depraved sexually as Nero, are certainly fiddling while our planet burns. However! Rose will be searching out happy, cheerful events from the past to talk about at 6pm. After all, who wants to listen about the US Pres while they’re starting to think about an evening meal?

7-8pm – Soul Funktion
Soul Funktion returns for its new monthly slot between 8 and 9p.m. with this month David Johnson focusing on ‘Soul Divas’. An hour dedicated to great female soul singers. There will be music from Anita Baker, Randy Crawford, Chaka Khan, The Jones Girls and of course a show like this has to include Aretha Franklin! With Valentines looming this week there will be one or two tunes to get you in the mood for ‘loooove’❤️

8-9pm – Breaking York
This week Graham will be joined by singer/songwriter Colin Cutler.
We’ll be playing some of Colin’s own songs and some songs that have inspired him over the years, whilst chatting about what brought him to #York, Where you can hear him play live, which other musicians does he likes from the local scene, that sort of thing. And of course we’ll be asking the really difficult questions like what setting does he use on his tumble dryer and has he ever dried his socks in the microwave?
Yes we ask the tough, topical questions! Get your ears Cutlerated for an hour.

9-10pm – Beats ‘n Pieces
Another hour of epic beats and sexy syncopation from Jonah Hebron.#hiphop

10-11pm – (Late) Mr Judge to You!
“THE FINAL HOUR OF THE FINAL HOUR!”… The Late Mr Judge To You will be a little less late following today’s show… when we will move to a new 9 till 10 slot… The last of the ‘last hour’ will be marked by a veritable cornucopia of “Radio Quiet” musical monuments, to calm and collect us as we trade our Monday trials, tests, follies and grind for the mystical world of deep night, dark dreams and sleepy secrets in the very last last hour… (until the next one!!)

Tune in and enjoy from midday ’til 11pm today. Please like, share and comment on our content.

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Help! I’m Trapped In The Body Of An Adequate Comedian!

This is the cry for help from York stand-up comedian, Jake Donaldson.

Comedian Jake Donaldson presents his debut solo hour!

Jake mixes stand-up and storytelling in this show, which explores what really goes on inside his head.

A hilarious hour of comedy about what its like to live with a mental health condition from this up-and-coming comic who is fresh from his debut year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and was one of the Huffington Post’s “Ten Must See New Acts at The Edinburgh Fringe.

With support from a selection of the best local, up-and-coming comics on the circuit!

Also named one of “The best comedy show titles at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe” by British Comedy Guide.

Jake will be joining Declan Minskip for the Lunchtime Rush on Monday 14th January.  Make sure to tune in between midday and 1pm!  www.tworiversradio.stream

As heard on BBC Radio Leeds and Radio Yorkshire.

 “… a comedian not to be missed. Incredibly funny and down to earth.”

 

Saturday 19th January @ The Basement, York

Doors open 7:30pm, Show starts at 8pm.

Tickets are £7 (£5 Students) and are available from the Basement website http://www.thebasementyork.co.uk/jake-donaldson

LGBTQ Hour – 17/12/18

LGBT Hour returns with a festive cracker, a Christmas special that is music orientated and each song having an LGBT link. Mixed in with some all time top festive favourites are some rather less well known but great Christmas songs to get you right into the festive spirit and ready for Santa.

Join Lisa Kelly live from 2pm.

Can you guess the LGBT link to all the songs? Get in touch on Facebook or Twitter using #TRRLGBT

Breaking York Special!

Tadcaster based singer/songwriter Bryony Drake is coming to the Two Rivers Radio broadcast lounge to play tracks from her new as yet unreleased EP plus a few extras. Live and exclusive to Breaking York and Two Rivers Radio

Bryony’s vocal style is unique – which is difficult to achieve when there are so many great vocalists out there. Her penchant for wrapping the emotional conundrum inside a dystopian enigma leaves your ears burning with a mixture of why me and a desire to stop the world and fix it.
You’ll fall in love with the characters in her songs as they wrench at your heart strings and stir your compassion for an artist whose talent is under appreciated – still unsigned Bryony is a vocal ruby surrounded by lyrical diamonds set in 18 carat gold.

Tune into Breaking York between midday – 1pm today!

Programme Schedule: 17/12/2018

Good morning York!!
 
This is our final full day schedule in 2018 and its a corker. We will be live & loud from our pop-up studio at The corner pin from midday!

 
Take a look and tune in. 🙂
 
 
Midday – 1pm
A special edition of Breaking York will kick off the day. This is a taster of what is to come in the new year as Graham Blueskies welcomes a very special guest into the Two Rivers Radio studio. Tadcaster based singer/songwriter Bryony Drake is coming to the Two Rivers Radio broadcast lounge to play tracks from her new and as yet unreleased EP plus a few extras. Live and exclusive to Breaking York and Two Rivers Radio.
If you have comments or questions for Bryony do get in touch using #BreakingYork on Twitter or by messaging TRR on Facebook.
 
1pm – 2pm
This month on An Alright Show, to round up 2018, Kieran will be looking at possible contenders for “Album Of The Year 2018” Get in touch with your suggestions for Album of the year!!
 
2pm – 3pm
LGBTQ Hour returns with a festive cracker, a Christmas special that is music orientated and each song having an LGBT link. Mixed in with some all time top festive favourites are some rather less well known but great Christmas songs to get you right into the festive spirit and ready for Santa. Join Lisa Kelly live from 2pm.
Can you guess the LGBT link to all the songs? Get in touch on Facebook or Twitter using #TRRLGBT
 
3pm – 4pm
In the final What Rock? of 2018 Alex & Sam are keeping it local with a focus on rock bands of all types from Yorkshire, hopefully in an effort to tune you into your new local favourite band!
 
 
4pm – 5pm
Beats ‘n Pieces with Jonah Hebron – ‘Beats and Pieces’ plays anything with a beat. Shifting between Hiphop, Funk, Dub and Jazz; we’re all about rhythm here. No drab, 4/4 repetitions here – it’s all syncopation, groove and feeling.
 
5pm – 6pm
Two Rivers Radio presents the latest edition of Crossing Borders from Andræssen Genevieve We Who Move.
‘Songs & Stories for a Winter’s Night’ will transport you to a world of wonderful stories, folklore and exquisite music.
 
6pm – 7pm
Bob Horton Brings the Weirdness. As you will know dear listener, anything can happen! You will need to get locked in to find out.

 
 
7pm – 8pm
The Totally Serious(!) Heavy Metal ShowOzz will not be in the studio on Christmas Eve so the TSHMS is coming to you a week early. He will be co-piloted today by Steve Judge, of Mr. Judge to You – stay tuned for a special from Steve later this evening.

 
8pm – 9pm
Baguette et CroissantMaxime is back in the studio to explore the varies and exciting world of the Chinese Man record label. Baguette et Croissant focuses on music from France and the French diaspora, and this delve into Chinese Man promises some awesome tunes to take you into the late evening.
 
9pm – 10pm
Late Mr. Judge to You! “TFI Not Christmas… Yet!!”…. An hour of under celebrated Christmas Records on The Late Mr Judge To You… In his last radio hour of 2018!!
 
 
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Two Rivers Radio Schedule 03/12/18

Good Morning!
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio:  1pm till 10pm.

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1pm – 2pm – Tune in to listen to Ask York 5: Disability Rights in York.

Ask York panel comes together during the York Human Rights City event organised by  Centre for Applied Human Rights.

2pm – 3pm –   The FanFiction Show Ep 4: Host Becca Miles, and panel Elly Brine and Emily Drew consider FanFic and copyright; authors who hate FF (George “Winter is Coming” Martin, Anne Rice) and those who love or don’t mind FF (Neil Gaiman, Cressida “Train Your Dragon” Cowell). A short run series available only on Two Rivers Radio!

3pm-4pm –  Yorkshire! This week Sam and Alex are keeping it local with a focus on rock bands of all types from Yorkshire, hopefully in an effort to tune you into your new local favourite band! Tune in to What Rock?

4pm-5pm – Monday Memories. Jayne Phoenix takes you back in time, with music, news stories and more. Can you guess the year? Tweet your answer to @tworiversradio using the hashtag #MoMe there’s a prize for someone who can guess the year correctly.

5pm-6pm – This month on the YSJ Hour, Brett will be making his debut with the show as a presenter. We will be hearing from GoalBall experts looking at the importance of inclusive sports on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We will also be hearing about the Christmas market and all the christmasy things we love to talk about. Finally we will be discussing the news of the day!

6pm – 7pm –  “Bob and friends are alive again, and what better way to make the best of being alive than by going on an adventure? This month, the Weirdness is about VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY! What will we discover, aside from Bob’s dark past? Can we not discover that, please? The only way to find out is to strap on your trusty boots and join us!” Tune in to Bob brings the Weirdness

7pm-8pm –  With this being the last Soul Funktion show before Chtristmas Dave Johnson will not only be playing his usual eclectic mix of Jazz Funk and Soul from the last four decades but will also be including some festive ‘tunes’ from the likes of Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder and Earth Wind and Fire. So put your feet up, treat yourselves to a cheeky mince pie and enjoy an hour of top class music.

8pm – 9pm –  Tune in to listen to Ask York 5: Disability Rights in York.

Ask York panel comes together during the York Human Rights City event organised by  Centre for Applied Human Rights.

9pm-10pm – To finish the day we will have some exclusive choices of French music from Maxime Maigret. Tune in for Bagguete et Croissant! This week we will focus on independent label “Chinese Man Record” and explore different bands of this label.

www.tworiversradio.stream
 
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.

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 or click HERE.
 
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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Theatre Review: The Price (York Settlement Community Players)

 

 

 

Highly illuminating and thought-provoking, yet humorous!

Written by winner of the 2018 York ‘Script Factor’, Sophie Buckley, ‘The Price’ was certainly worth the money! Directed by Jim Paterson and produced by Helen Wilson, the play was performed at a favourite York pub, the Eagle and Child on High Petergate. It deals with numerous engaging issues surrounding not only the history of cryptocurrency but also various concepts of value: both in a monetary and in an emotional sense.

Throughout the performance, a disturbing reminder of the fluctuation of both trends and of Bitcoin flashed upon the wall in an almost dystopian fashion. From the outset, members of the audience were participants in the performance, directly addressed by a charming yet bogus salesman (Liam Godfrey) who exhorted us to invest in a new cryptocurrency, ‘Antheum’. He suddenly froze and the meta-narrative broke into the play’s main narrative elements.

In the general plot, a young construction worker (David Phillipps) bids his sweetheart (Joy Warner) farewell as she leaves to read philosophy at Cambridge. While she is there, the relationship comes under strain as the young woman encounters a smarmy and unscrupulous lecturer (Thomas Jennings) who entices her both romantically and then financially into investing in Bitcoin. As this story plays out, the audience is shown intermittent recordings of a distressed woman (Jess Murray) being convicted for numerous crimes by the Californian state.

Inspired by real events surrounding Bitcoin, the play is an ingenious commentary on cryptocurrency, the danger of unrealistic or confused dreams, and – what I at least inferred – a certain arrogance that exists in academia. It draws upon the true story of a Welshman who discarded a hard drive containing £70 million worth of Bitcoin and also that of the founder of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. The character whose story reflects that of Ross Ulbricht was portrayed by Jess Murray, who was seen only via video recording until later on in the play, making her entrance particularly striking. Her performance in the video as she was convicted was convincing and powerful and left me wide-eyed. Her live performance towards the end of the performance then played a critically cohesive role in terms of the plot.

The relationship between the young couple almost reduced me to tears in parts! Though I was surprised to see David Phillipps in the role of a sweet, honest young builder (I’m sure he perhaps should have had a slightly less RP accent), his performance was marvellous and even rather heart-breaking. Equally impressive was that of Joy Warner, who evolved from a naïve fresher at university to a resolute woman finally marrying her true sweetheart and realising what matters in life (note: not Bitcoin!). Thomas Jennings, who played the both idealistic and lecherous lecturer, truly brought alive that kind of character whom those of us who went to certain universities will definitely have met at least once in our lives. Suffice it to say, by the end none of the audience seemed very keen to invest in ‘Antheum’… At least, I hope so, in spite of Liam Godfrey’s persuasive orations.

A mere hour and a half long, the performance was expertly crafted to interact with the space it was in, which was not particularly large and was thus created a quite intensely intimate environment. The whole thing both really entertained me and really made me think, and I don’t think you can ask for too much more from a theatre performance!

Watch out for more events by the York Settlement Community Players, including play readings, a Christmas Extravaganza on 7 December, and the production of The Duchess of Malfi from 16 March 2019.

Claudia L. Wardle | 29 November 2018

Photo credits: S R Taylor Photography  –  www.srtaylorphotography.com

The York Blues Music Festival

Putting on a Blues Festival in their home City of York is something that DC Blues had talked about doing for a while, it’s not something that they have attempted to do before but were spurred in to action following some devastating news when a very close friend & their partner tragically lost their baby at birth. As friends they felt helpless but knew they could attempt to do something positive and music is something they are good at. The Blues Festival is for charity and DC Blues are donating all profits to Charlies Angel Centre Foundation who do fantastic work in providing counselling and supporting bereaved parents.

The event is taking place on Saturday 6th April 2019 at The Crescent Community Venue in York from 1pm-11pm. After putting out a message on Social Media there was an astounding amount of interest from people who wanted to attend as well as over 200 applications from Blues Bands from all over the World who wanted to play.

The bands playing are:-

Mike Darwin
Steve Fulsham Band
Soulcasters
TC Blues Band
Groove-a-Matics
Dogfinger Steve
Emma Wilson Blues Band
Miles Gilderdale
DC Blues
The Achievers (headlining)

Keep your eyes and ears peeled as there will be more information to come on TRR over the next few months as well as a live session from DC Blues in the new year!

Two Rivers Radio Schedule 26/11/18

Good Morning!

Today from 2pm till 10pm.
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio:

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2pm – 3pm –  Black York with Fasil Demsash who will be presenting an open discussion on lived experiences of members of the BAME community in York. His guest, Dev Dee  will share her life and work experience in York by comparing with other parts of the UK she lived.

3pm-4pm – Breaking York with Graham Blueskies. This week we have another track from Ten Millennia’s album – Love Won’t Wait.
We’ll be featuring a track from Peculiar Blue duo Paul and Lynn Harrison songs from Tom Mckenzie, James Herford (aka Jimbo Doomface) and Gary Middleton – we also have another exclusive from Wurly Pig featuring the vocals of Jessica Penn and something from These And The Other Guy – so many great vocals for you to enjoy from brilliant local artists and bands. Sumptuous, sizzling syllables, sliding off the chords mixed with some deliciously delectable lyrics – you’ll want coffee and chocolate cake and an hour where we can take you to a warm place.

4pm-5pm – On this weeks Yor Living Well Show Juliet will be chatting to Dorothy Hodgkinson – change is all around us but sometimes it can be overwhelming, Dorothy talks about ways to cope and relates her own experiences to support this. A lively discussion in prospect and great music including some Cat Stevens!

5pm-6pm – This slot is going to be a little bit of Pic’n’Mix! If you’d like to join two rivers radio send us a message or email us on tworiversradio@gmail.com

6pm – 7pm –  On this edition of the Totally Serious(!) Heavy Metal show, our hero decides to hang out with some Gauls & some Huns, indulges in a little light necromancy, a little bit of modern warfare and some palaeontology, getting a lift back to reality at the end of it all by a fella from Nazareth who drives a rather funky automobile… Because as always, heavy metal is serious business!

7pm-8pm –  This month on Music history 101, Christian will be going through the history of musical pioneers The Velvet Underground. Tune in to hear some great tunes and crazy stories of music, art, sex, drugs and conflict

8pm – 9pm –  This month on Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show, Kate Hey, Student Council leader and Eco Brick initiator at Bootham School, and Robert Gardiner from the school would like to share about their ecobrick project with John. The ‘bricks’ made will be collected and used to make some furniture that will be used in the school. Kate and Robert will bring a ½ filled Eco brick and will discuss how to make them.

9pm-10pm – Covering the graveyard shift this week is The Other Side Of The Tracks. Glenn will be playing album tracks from Classic Albums released 50 years ago. Expect music from The Stones, The kinks, The Band, Cream and The Beatles amongst others. A treat for your ears!

www.tworiversradio.stream
 
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.

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 or click HERE.
 
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
 
www.tworiversradio.stream