A Slice Of Fried Gold Playlist for 17/10/2013


Hey everyone, here’s what was on the show this evening:

Saint Motel – 1997
Eyedress – Nature’s Trip
The Ragazzi – Crystal
Pional – Invisible Amenaza
Evan Andree – This Photo Of You
Delorean – Dominion
Abagail Grey – Starling
Ejecta – It’s Only Love
Colour Coded – Trying
The Deadline Shakes – Bright Spot In A Bad Year
Lionel – 5AM
Vertical Horizon – Broken Over You
Miss Lucid – Seduction Of Solitude
Gungor – Finally
Dylan Tierney – Do You Ever Think?
Gifted Kings – Last Trace Of The Sun
Jonathan Powell – A Denial
Have Mercy Las Vegas – The Pier
Danny P – What Goes Around Comes Back Around
Grapell – White Fox In The Snow
Forest Fires – Foreverlution
Estrella – I’d Give It All
Ann Scott – Hoola

Next show is on Monday 21/10/13 between 5 and 7pm on http://www.abcradio.co.uk OR ABC Radio Alness via the Tune In App. This one should be up on Mixcloud in the not too distant future. Thanks for listening. Subscribe to Fried Gold Music on Facebook and Twitter πŸ™‚

A Slice Of Fried Gold Radio Show Play List For 27/05/2013


Here’s what you heard on the show this evening:

Arcade Parade – Grace
Scarlet Shift – Clouds
Alan Smithee – Surplus
Dylan Tierney – Do You Ever Think
Fake Major – Little Researcher
The Henry Girls – Stop Saying Forever
Colour Coded – Trying
Gifted Kings – Last Trace Of The Sun
Matchstick Maker – Prizefighter
The Eden House – Bad Men
Red Ronson – Paper Statues
Topher Elliott – The Old Wood
Camera Obscura – Do It Again
Adam Holmes and the Embers – Aviemore
Deerhunter – Back To The Middle
Queens Of The Stone Age – My God Is The Sun
The Strokes – Tap Out
The Ragazzi – Crystal
Majical Cloudz – Childhood’s End
Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra – Great Fire of Bayker
The Mystic Shoes – Never Gonna Make It Home
Donald Macdonald and the Island – Blown Away
Showbizheroes – Saving Grace

And it’ll be up on Mixcloud soon. Next show is on Sunday 02/06/2013, 2-4PM GMT at http://www.abcradio.co.uk or ABC Radio Alness via the TuneIn app! Thanks for listening! Subscribe to Fried Gold Music on Facebook and Twitter

Music Plus Showcase April 20th Preview!

Music plus. Whassat then? Well it’s an organisation that mentors and educates young musicians on various aspects of the business. From the creative side with songwriting and mentor-ships to the boring stuff like marketing yourself. It takes some great young musicians, nurtures them a bit and hopefully gives them an idea of what they need to do to stick around long enough to be some great old musicians. They also make me feel ancient and talentless which gives me an excuse to drink beer. Yay!

Half of the above is guess work btw as I only know roughly what they do. You can find out some more here. I know it’s a good thing though. And it also gives you the opportunity to hear a half dozen good things. For free. Here are those things. And by things I mean very talented musicians.


Yay, you should totally go! That’s Alice! At the front.

Alice Bentley – I want to repeat what I wrote for the showcase piece a month back but that would be really lazy. Been through one band already and still going, there’s some staying power for you. Also survived doing a session on my show. Great voice, great guitar playing, hopefully taming the old butterflies, good start to this list which is in no particular order.
Imogen Hay – No idea. An enigma wrapped in a puzzle. Your guess is as good as mine. Never heard her. WHICH IS THE POINT! Look forward to what she sounds like, no doubt rather good as she’s in this thing. This is why we go to showcase events after all, right?
Josh Mackenzie – Dave you idiot, that’s a link to Lionel. WELL when you add a ua to the end of his name Josh is the lead singer/guitarist of said band. A very very good band that haven’t been around for more than 7 months or so but took the battle of the bands that launched the Eagle Upstairs by storm. Not sure I’ve heard him by himself but I’m sure he’ll be very good as his band is.
Molly Nolan – Another new one for me but this one has a page, yay! In a select group of, as far as I’m aware, 3 ladies that sing and play the piano. The standard is very high in that group and (from what I’ve heard) Molly holds her own nicely. Sounds a bit like a young Abagail Grey for a probably not good comparison. Should give you an idea anyway. But you’re already going right? Still have some icing for this cake.
Dylan Tierney – Future session guest and fairly exploded when he hit the local scene recently. Talent beyond his years, great retro sound, dude that plays the guitar AND I’ll finally see him play live after failing a number of times so far. Yay!
and finally Jemma Tweedie – though to be fair I don’t know if this is the actual running order. No stranger to readers of this page or listeners of the radio show (and she’s included in this one). Worth the ticket price alone!


And that’s Jemma. I cropped myself out as I just look confused at how to work the camera. It was a new phone…

Aaaaaaaand that ticket price is actually free for nothing as there aren’t tickets, just show up. Anyone under 16 needs an over 18 with them though, and anyone over 18 is big enough and ugly enough to look after themselves. I know I am. I’ll be there, in fact I’m missing Doctor Who for it so it BETTER be good. Hope a lot of you will be there too πŸ™‚

A Slice Of Fried Gold Radio Show Play List For 08/04/2013


Here’s what you heard on the show this evening:

Adora – Save Yourself
Isolated Atoms – Hold On
Kenda Nagasaki – One More…
Dylan Tierney – The Boat Song
Pharis and Jason Romero – I Want To Be Lucky
Craig Alan Hughes – Avaline
One Last Secret – The Attitude
The Deep Red Sky – Zombies (Things Don’t Stay The Same)
Kurt Vile – Air Bud
Woman’s Hour – To The End
Kitty The Lion – Pin The Tail On The Donkey
Cahalen Morrison and Eli West – Potluck Dinner/Vicco Returns
The Whiskys – What A Boost
Nevada Base – Love In My Mind
Drowning Pool – One Finger and a Fist
Mt Wolf – Hypolight
Enerate – Unstoppable
Washington Irving – Dear Liza
PAWS – Poor Old Christopher Robin
Red Ronson – Sweetheart Be Mine
Valentiine – Love Like
Iron And Wine – Grace For Saints And Ramblers
Mike Nisbet – Paint
Gary Clinton (as Tobasco Fiasco) – Passion Fruit

And it’ll be up on Mixcloud soon. Next show is on Tuesday 09/04/2013, 6-8PM GMT at http://www.abcradio.co.uk or ABC Radio Alness via the TuneIn app! Thanks for listening! Subscribe to Fried Gold Music on Facebook and Twitter

Headway Highland Charity Gig 5th April Preview

I’ll be honest with you, I had a bit of trouble starting this piece as it has to be somewhat serious. You may recognise the name of the headline young artist there, he’s hit the local scene quite recently and made quite a splash. Alas, things didn’t quite start as well for young Dylan. When he was very young, younger than any of us can remember things from, he lost his mum. It started with a headache which lead her to the hospital. She was prescribed pain killers that she couldn’t get due to it being the weekend, and refused further treatment until she’d gotten them (bar an injection for the pain from her GP). Over the next two weeks she suffered headaches on and off before collapsing and being rushed to the brain unit in Aberdeen. Unfortunately it was too late and she passed away. So essentially, Dylan never really knew his mum. I find that especially sad as 1)my mum is awesome and that would suck and 2)she (and I) nearly died when I was born due to the epilepsy that she suffered from at the time.

In honour of Kelly there’s going to be a gig, the poster may have given that away, in support of Headway Highland. They are a charity who promote an understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services for people who have suffered a brain injury, their families and carers. (I’ll admit I copied and pasted that bit from the FB page as I couldn’t write it any better). The poster says a fiver but I’m sure no one would mind if you used a different bigger note to get in.

It’s not all altruistic though, you get to hear the following:

Emily Mackinnon – Can’t understand a word of the first tune on her Soundcloud as it’s in gaelic, but not a problem with the Mumford tune. They both sound absolutely lovely
Jemma Tweedie – No way I need to say anything about her. She sings, she plays guitar, she was on the show, she’s ace etc etc
Meeshelle – Doesn’t play anything as far as I know so she’ll have someone along to do that bit. Or not if I’m wrong. Lead singer of the funky Leonard Jones Potential, soulful and powerful voice. Lovely stuff.
Sara Bills and The Hasbeens – very generous band these guys as they do a fair bit of charity gig work. Also means it’s not just Dylan representing the boys. Sara is a girl obviously, the Hasbeens aren’t though. Y’all have heard them before. Just on Monday there actually
and of course
Dylan Tierney – the main man himself. A sound and talent for someone way older than he is, the next Jake Bugg, someone I haven’t seen live yet and probably won’t this time because of the flippin bus. Catch him now so you can tell people you saw him back when.

EXTREMELY generous at the price that and you’ll be doing some good with your weekends entertainment budget. Get along to Nellie Dean’s!