Gospel Blues Train: Hans Theessink special

Gospel Blues Train: Hans Theessink special

This week’s (Friday 7 December) Gospel Blues Train programme on 100.8 Revival FM, presented and produced by Lins Honeyman, features an exclusive interview with Dutch-born, Vienna-based blues singer, guitarist and mandolin player Hans Theessink. 

With nearly 50 years in the business, Hans has become known for his laidback Delta Blues style and his rich baritone voice and, with a back catalogue containing in the region of 30 albums, has collaborated with the likes of Terry Evans, Ry Cooder and Brooks Williams. 

Lins caught up with Hans just before he went on stage at the Edinburgh Blues Club earlier this year to find out more about his long and varied career.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman, Friday 7 December at 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 8 December 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 11 December 10.00-11.00pm plus Catch-Up anytime for up to 7 days.  This service is now available again after a short break.

Andy Russell joins 100.8 Revival FM

Andy Russell joins 100.8 Revival FM

100.8 Revival FM has a new Breakfast and morning show host with Andy Russell taking over the weekday early programme from station manager Dave Mitchell who will be working on the new Glasgow area licence service which is scheduled to launch at Easter 2019.

Andy will be waking-up 100.8 Revival FM listeners with all the information they need to start their day plus an inspiring mix of music to uplift the mind.

Andy says: “I am delighted with this opportunity to have a daily programme on 100.8 Revival FM, and in particular the breakfast and morning show, when I will have regular guests coming into studio 1 at Revival FM just after 10.00am.

Dave Mitchell commented: “Andy is a great addition to the team here at Revival FM and I just hope the winter weather is kind to him unlike last year’s winter ‘beast from east’ I had to deal with in the early morning!”

Andy Russell Breakfast & Morning Show, weekdays 7.00-11.00am on 100.8 Revival FM.

Revival FM is offline – no Listen Live or Catch Up

Revival FM is offline – no Listen Live or Catch Up

Due to technical difficulties, 100.8 Revival FM is not webcasting on the internet at present, and is therefore ‘offline’.

Programming output is not available on mobile devices, like mobile phones, tablets plus laptops and desktops.

Programming does continue as normal on 100.8 FM across Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and surrounding areas.

Revival FM apologies for this internet downtime and intend to have the online internet stream available as soon as possible.  The Revival FM office telephone number is also affected.

Andrew J. Newall guests on Celtic Fusion

Andrew J. Newall guests on Celtic Fusion

On this week’s Celtic Fusion on 100.8 Revival FM, Bob McWilliam has Lanarkshire singer-songwriter Andrew J. Newall as a guest talking about his newly released CD album ‘Reflections from an Airport.’

Andrew writes on the album notes: “Life rarely turns out how you imagined it would be. In a second, your plans and dreams can change. 

When my son was killed in a road accident, all that was important to me changed.  Work and career almost immediately became irrelevant.  My friends suggested keeping busy would help.  It does, but what kept me busy was not what I would have expected. 

Almost overnight, songs and words began to flow from me.  Maybe shock triggers something in your brain. I know that I cannot explain it.  This album was my means of keeping busy.  I guess I have you to thank for that, Paul.”

‘Andy’ Newall (right) pictured with Bob at Revival FM.

This is an album for busy people who have earned the right to take a moment to stop and let the world drift by. It’s for people who deserve ‘me time’. So indulge and treat yourself to some time away from the pressures that life may throw at you.

The album has songs that will make you smile, make you laugh, make you cry and make you think. Drawn from life’s experiences, each song tells a story and paints a picture we can all relate too. It touches on basic human truths we all share in common…..like love won and lost in all its guises.

Andrew, who is well known in the London and Bristol folk scene, recently moved to Lanarkshire. His compositions reflect the breathtaking beauty of the Hebrides of Scotland. The Isle of Barra has a special place in his heart, having spent what feels like a life time travelling the globe, it is not surprising his music derive ideas, style and tastes from a broad diverse range of sources.

With help from some of the best musicians in the country such as Graeme Duffin (of Wet Wet Wet fame), produced and mastered by Sandy Jones at the Foundry Music Lab in Motherwell, it’s an album of such quality you will want to listen to it over and over again.

Celtic Fusion, Tuesday 23 October 8.00-10.00pm; repeated Saturday 27 October 5.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.