TTBA Album of the Month: Paul Carrack

TTBA Album of the Month: Paul Carrack

The Turn The Beat Around producer and presenter Ian Arbuckle has chosen the new CD album from Paul Carrack titled ‘These Days’ as the October Album of the Month.

Paul Carrack has plied his trade with some excellent rock and pop outfits over the years, including successful stints with the likes of Ace, Squeeze and Mike and The Mechanics to name but a few.

The Sheffield born singer, guitarist and keyboards ace is now firmly established as a significant performer in his own right too, and his latest solo set serves up a generous helping of mature and effortlessly melodic pop-soul featuring telling contributions from top notch sidemen such as guitarist Robbie McIntosh, drummer Steve Gadd and legendary saxist, Pee Wee Ellis of James Brown fame.

Turn The Beat Around with Ian Arbuckle, Wednesdays 8.00-10.00pm and Saturdays 3.00-5.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

Revival FM 12th Anniversary Dinner & Auction

Revival FM 12th Anniversary Dinner & Auction

The Revival FM 12th Anniversary Dinner & Auction is this Friday, 28 September 2018, and will take place in Kirkintilloch Town Hall, Union Street, Kirkintilloch G66 1DH at 7.15pm.

The event is a ‘sell-out’ at the new Kirkintilloch Town Hall.  However, there may be some late availability and further information, please call the Revival FM studio/office during office hours on 01236 721110.

Revival FM commenced full-time licensed broadcasting on 100.8 FM on 3 September 2006.  Every September, Revival FM celebrates the service to the Christian community with a Dinner & Auction to raise funds for continuing ministry, this, the 12th year of Revival FM.

Pictured, the new Kirkintilloch Town Hall, just off Cowgate in the town centre.

TTBA Album of the Month: Belle And Sebastian

TTBA Album of the Month: Belle And Sebastian

The Turn the Beat Around ‘Album of the Month’ for August is the current offering from Glasgow band, Belle and Sebastian with How to solve our human problems.

Belle And Sebastian have proved to be a surprisingly robust band. The Glasgow sextet are fronted by a former church caretaker and they are still going strong 22 years. This is their 10th album, and is more proof of their staying power.

How To Solve Our Human Problems is an album containing 15 new songs with Ian Arbuckle featuring tracks each week on Turn The Beat Around on 100.8 Revival FM on Wednesday nights from 8.00-10.00pm, and Saturday afternoons 3.00-5.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

TTBA June Album of the Month

TTBA June Album of the Month

The Turn The Beat Around programme Album of the Month for June 2018 is the 21st album from singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading and it is called Not Far Away.

“I write,” says Joan Armatrading, “because I love it.”

Joan Armatrading is an artist who has always stayed true to herself and love, as another famous person once wrote, is not love if alters when it alteration finds.

Grounded in her music and confident in her abilities, Joan has never buckled to current trends and genres in over four decades of superlative music-making. ‘Influential’ and ‘pioneering’ are just two of the epithets that have been rightly attributed to her.

In 2018 Joan Armatrading re-signed to BMG. Her first album for the label is the 10 track ‘Not Too Far Away’, released just a few weeks ago.

Joan writes, produces, arranges and, again, plays all the instruments. A deeply personal album that is both intense, poignant and, at times, positively jaunty, it gets straight to the heart of things. The songs are a catalogue of emotion that is as engaging, direct and relevant as it is individual. No prevarication on this album.

‘Not Too Far Away’ is a great testament to a woman who has gone where no British female artist has gone before and who is not afraid to tell it how she sees it.

It is a strong and telling statement from one of the best loved, most enduring and, unquestionably, accomplished artists working today.

Turn The Beat Around with Ian Arbuckle, Wednesdays 8.00-10.00pm; repeated Saturday afternoons 3.00-5.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.