Gospel Blues Train special guest: The Simon Kennedy Band

Gospel Blues Train special guest: The Simon Kennedy Band

Tonight, Friday 26 April from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train presented by Lins Honeyman, features an exclusive interview with Simon Kennedy and Mirek Hodun, founder members of Dundee-based blues trio the Simon Kennedy Band at the time of the release of the group’s widely-anticipated second album ‘All Or Nothing’.

Lins spoke to vocalist/guitarist Simon and Hammond player Mirek about the making of an album that sees the group go from strength to strength and cement their position as one of the top blues acts currently on the UK scene.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman, Friday 26 April 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 27 April 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 30 April 10.00-11.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

TTBA Album of the Month

TTBA Album of the Month

The Turn The Beat Around programme Album of the Month for April 2019 is from Joanne Shaw Taylor, the English Midlands Black Country girl with the blues in her soul and has been steadily growing her reputation the old fashioned way, by getting out and playing.

In the latest round of a seemingly endless touring schedule she hit Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall soon after the release of latest album ‘Reckless Heart’.

In blues guitarist terms ‘JST’ is a young kid on the block, but she already has a huge amount of experience and a love of doing things old school.

There’s no preamble, no consideration about making the right entrance or worrying about a stage show. It’s get on the stage, smile hello, plug in and go.

You will hear tracks from her latest CD album when Ian Arbuckle plays tracks from ‘Reckless Heart’ on Turn The Beat Around on 100.8 Revival FM on Wednesday evenings from 8.00pm and Saturday afternoon from 3.00pm.

TTBA programme playlist

TTBA programme playlist

Turn The Beat Around is produced and presented by Ian Arbuckle and broadcast on 100.8 Revival FM on Wednesday evenings from 8.00 until 10.00pm with a repeat on Saturday afternoon between 3.00 until 5.00pm.

The playlist for the Turn The Beat Around programme on Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 8.00pm, repeated on Saturday 2 February 2019 at 3.00pm can be found on a special page of this website. Just click on the Presenters tab art the top of the page and then click on Ian Arbuckle to find details of the songs he will be featuring this week

Simply Country features Dean Owens

Simply Country features Dean Owens

This week’s Simply Country programme on 100.8 Revival FM presented by Leslie-Ann Scoular has as its featured artist, Glasgow born Dean Owens.

Singer-songwriter Dean Owens has a crystalline voice and a sound that meshes country rock with acoustic ballads combining elements of Woody Guthrie and Townes Van Zandt.

Dean Owens is one of Scotland’s most acclaimed and established singer songwriters, with fans including Bob Harris, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand.

Armed with a searingly soulful voice and a neat line in memorable heart-twisting melodies, Dean filters his love of Americana through a gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility. A compelling and engaging live performer, with an innate ability to connect with any audience.


In his early career, Dean was the front-man of the much loved Scottish Americana band The Felsons. His music has taken him far and wide, including Europe, USA and Australia. He has played shows and toured with the Mavericks, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Joan As Policewoman, to name just a few.

Originally from Glasgow, Dean is now living and based in Leith, Edinburgh. Visit the Simply Country playlist here.

Visit the Simply Country playlist here.

Simply Country, Friday 11 January 2019 8.00-10.00pm; Saturday 12 January, 11.00am until 1.00pm and Catch Up anytime.