Livo Lounge 012 – Scarred for Life (Hallowe’en Special)

Joining me for this extra special bumper Hallowe’en special are the authors of the rave reviewed celebration of the darker side of growing up in the 70s ‘Scarred for Life’ Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence.

To buy the ‘Scarred for Life’ book please visit http://www.lulu.com/shop/stephen-brotherstone-dave-lawrence/scarred-for-life-volume-one/paperback/product-23116461.html To follow them on Twitter go to https://twitter.com/ScarredForLife2 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/scarredforlifebook/

‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and http://www.facebook.com/thelivolounge

Livo Lounge 011 – Mike Neary

This week’s guest is guitarist, pianist, actor and raconteur Mike Neary, recounting his days from budding Litherland musician to the unique place he now holds in Liverpool’s arts firmament. Mike discusses his early days in bands, his love of Prog Rock, a shared passion of mine, and Kate Bush. Mike also details his lengthy working life as musician, actor and interviewer of such luminaries as Alexei Sayle, Kirsty Wark, Peter Serafinowicz and Michael Heseltine. Much is covered in this chat from Bowie to modern politics.

‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and http://www.facebook.com/thelivolounge

Follow me on Twitter @MichaelLivesley

 

The Livo Lounge 010 – Martin Dempsey (Yachts/Gentle Scars)

This week’s guest is artist and bass commander Martin Dempsey who discusses his life from the dales of Todmorden to the streets of Liverpool. Along the journey there are stories of Eric’s, Bill Drummond, Ken Campbell and Adrian Henri. Not to mention his legendary Grandad.

Martin is currently the bass player in The Gentle Scars. For more information on The Gentle Scars visit https://www.facebook.com/thegentlescars/

‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and http://www.facebook.com/thelivolounge

Follow me on Twitter @MichaelLivesley

The Livo Lounge 009 – Dave Pichilingi

This week’s guest is old mate, and music impresario Dave Pichilingi discussing his career from the days of 35 Summers to the present day. This one is dedicated to our mate Bob Rathmill who as you’ll hear played a crucial role in Dave’s story.

‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael ‘Livo’ Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and http://www.facebook.com/thelivolounge

Follow me on Twitter @MichaelLivesley

The Livo Lounge 008 – Jack Hargreaves Special with Simon Baddeley

This week’s show is a celebration of that legend of the old country Jack Hargreaves and his Southern TV show ‘Out of Town’. To tell the story I am joined by Jack’s Stepson Simon Baddeley. By kind permission of Simon the show features many clips from ‘Out of Town’ and also the famous theme tune.
 
‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael ‘Livo’ Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and http://www.facebook.com/thelivolounge

Follow me on Twitter @MichaelLivesley

The Livo Lounge 007 – Steve Hardstaff

This week’s guest is renowned album cover artist Steve Hardstaff, discussing his work from his student days helping Peter Blake on the Sgt Pepper sleeve to his current work with Half Man Half Biscuit.

To buy Steve’s book please visit https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cover-Versions-Album-Steve-Hardstaff/dp/1846311519

‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael ‘Livo’ Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and http://www.facebook.com/thelivolounge

Follow me on Twitter @MichaelLivesley

 

The Livo Lounge 006 – John Reppion and Richard MacDonald

This week’s show is a magical mystery tour of ghosts, legends and the occasional Thylocine from the neolithic age to the now from those modern antiquarians John Reppion and Richard MacDonald.

‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael ‘Livo’ Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

To find out more about John Reppion please visit www.moorereppion.com

To find out more about Richard MacDonald please visit http://www.rjmacdonald.com/

For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and www.facebook.com/thelivolounge

Follow me on Twitter @MichaelLivesley

The Livo Lounge 005 – Ukulele Uff Trio

This week’s guests are those doyens of the Ukulele scene The Ukulele Uff Trio aka Chris ‘Ukulele’ Uff, ‘Lonesome’ Dave Searson and ‘Brother’ Bill Leach. It’s quite a boozy one this so prepare for some candid chatter.

‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael ‘Livo’ Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

You can find out more about The Ukulele Uff Trio please visit www.ukuleleufftrio.co.uk and https://www.facebook.com/UkuleleUffTrio

For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and www.facebook.com/thelivolounge Follow me on Twitter @MichaelLivesley

The Livo Lounge 004 – Parabhen Lad (Long Finger Bandits/Common Ears)

This week’s guest is Liverpool based musician, writer and singer Parabhen Lad discussing her work and life in general.

‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael ‘Livo’ Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

You can find out more about Parabhen and her work at http://www.longfingerbandits.co.uk/ and For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and www.facebook.com/thelivolounge Follow me on Twitter @MichaelLivesley

The Livo Lounge 003 – Roger Appleton (Looking for Lennon)

This week’s guest is my old college lecturer, Liverpool based documentary film maker Roger Appleton, talking about his work including his current film ‘Looking for Lennon’.

‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael ‘Livo’ Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

You can find out more about Roger and Looking for Lennon at http://www.brightmoonmedia.co.uk and getbackfilms.co.uk Follow Roger on Twitter @RogerAppleton

For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and www.facebook.com/thelivolounge

Follow me on Twitter @MichaelLivesley

Audio only podcast available here;

The Livo Lounge 002 – Martin Dempsey & Ste Lamb (The Gentle Scars)

Hello, good evening and ey up! For the second Livo Lounge we dip our toes into the murky swamp that is the Lark Lane Music Scene and pull out a few ‘live ones’ Martin Dempsey and Ste Lamb of the band ‘The Gentle Scars’. The chaps discuss their careers and adventures including amphetamine fuelled charity cricket matches with Motorhead and let rip on life, the universe and everything. Great fun!

‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael ‘Livo’ Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

You can find out more about The Gentle Scars here https://www.facebook.com/thegentlescars/

For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and www.facebook.com/thelivolounge

Follow me on Twitter @MichaelLivesley

Audio only podcast available here;

The Livo Lounge 001 – Big Wow

Evening all! Well it has taken a wee while to get the studio built and get up and running but The Livo Lounge – my new filmed podcast recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane – is now open for business. Here is the first episode for your amusement. An interview with those legends of Physical Comedy ‘Big Wow’ aka Matt Rutter, Tim Lynskey and, fresh from his runaway success ‘The Big I Am’ at the Liverpool Everyman, Bob Farquhar – to talk about their years of devising and performing.

‘The Livo Lounge’ is a new filmed podcast hosted by Michael ‘Livo’ Livesley, known from his one man show based on Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ recorded live in the heart of Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

You can find out more about Big Wow here and you can follow Bob on Twitter

For more details on The Livo Lounge and other assorted nonsense please visit www.michaellivesley.com and www.facebook.com/thelivolounge

Follow me on Twitter @MichaelLivesley

Audio only podcast available here;

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Shedcast 02 – Hector and the Catador

For this second Shedcast I go all Jackanory with ‘The Adventures of Hector and Mary – Hector and the Catador’ – an everyday story about a couple who live in a lighthouse. Mary has the enormous Hector on a diet as today is the day he gets weighed at the lorry park. However, trouble arrives along the way when Hector gets a whiff of the new Artisan bakery….

The Parrotopiate of the Masses!

Good day all!!

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve had the time to post. Despite a paucity of live shows this year it has still been one of the busiest years I’ve known due to the writing, recording and producing of Parrotopia! My first collaboration with Lord Rodney Slater of The Bonzos. In total it was a gestatory 9 months, but a very jolly one! The CD is now available to buy here or if you prefer to ‘try before you buy’ you can do that here.

A full field report shall be forthcoming in a few weeks when I drag Lord Rod into the shed for a good long gab about the whole process. Meantime here are a few bits of press we’ve done to give you a flavour.

Interview with Arthur Smith for BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club

Interview with BBC Radio Tees Bob Fischer

Interview with top comedy blogger John Fleming

Prog Rock Mag Review

Until the next time dear chums!

 

Shedcast 01 – RODCAST!!

Finally – after much technical mither – Shedcast 01 is here! An in depth gab in the shed over a pot o’ rosie with founder Bonzo Dog Rodney Slater. We discuss his journey from young newt on the farm in Lincolnshire to the parrot he is today via sojourns  in psychiatry and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

For more info on Parrotopia – the upcoming debut LP from Rodney Slater’s Parrots – and the upcoming Crowdfunder please visit www.facebook.com/rodneyslatersparrots

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