Posts Tagged ‘Leah Barely’

Stranded podcast #232

January 16, 2015

* Featuring tracks from Melbourne band Rocket Science *

This week we introduce listeners to Melbourne band Rocket Science who were noted during the ’00s as producing outstanding 60s-sounding garage-rock records and for their visceral live shows and extensive touring.  At one point front man, keyboardist and theremin player Roman Tucker took a nasty fall after a show and ended up with serious amnesia whereby he forget his identity and even his memory of making music.  Amazingly, in time Roman re-learned how to play music and the band even ended up touring Japan with Supergrass.  You can listen to three tracks from the 2004 record ‘Eternal Holiday’ as well as the rockin’ 2008 single ‘With You I’ll Be Someone’.

Featured video: Rocket Science – ‘With You I’ll Be Someone’ [2008]

Stranded podcast #230

January 3, 2015

* Leah Barley LIVE in the CiTR studio *

We kick off a brand new year with a brief retrospective of Eamon McGrath, singer-songwriter. With over 250 songs written and countless tours of Canada and Europe under his belt, Toronto-based (and Edmonton-bred) McGrath is seemingly on path to be one of the greats of Canadian song. Today you can hear a track from his brand new record Exile, as well as selections from the ‘Peacemaker’ and ‘Young Canadians’ records, which were recorded at JC/DC studios in Vancouver, and also tracks recorded in Edmonton from as far back as 2007.

Next up we are joined by our first special guest of 2015 – Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Leah Barley! Leah will be playing the ‘Stranded’ Sunday Sessions #4′ at the Railway Club on 11 January. She speaks today of her music journey beginning on a fateful day when she was introduced to a rowdy roots jam in Canmore, AB. Leah was a joy to interview and I’m sure you’ll be delighted by with her acoustic guitar and banjo renditions of three original songs.

Featured video: Leah Barely – ‘Drip Drop’ [2012]