Black Wax is Back! One Night Only

After a bit of a break we’ll be back for a special Friday night show this week, Friday 9th March!

Tune in from 8pm on!

OR – if you’re local come on in to watch the show featuring a special live performance from Brandy Row!

Brandy Row started his musical journey in Harlow as lead singer of punk band The Seminals in the early 00′s. Since relocating to London he has fronted various bands but is now a well seasoned solo performer with a unique brand of punk fuelled soulful folk having supported the likes of Adam Ant and former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock.

The event is supported by Harlow is 70, and has been rescheduled from December. Entry is free. There is a fully licensed bar. Phoenix Live is based at 15-17 West Gate in Harlow town centre.

Brandy was recently a guest on the Glass Onion show on Boogaloo Radio, talking all things Brandy Row and selecting some tracks that have influenced him and his music. You can hear that full show here –


It’s 2018!

How did that happen!?

Well, news is – the radio show is on hold for the time being. If you’ve been tuning in recently, that wasn’t me… Black Wax Radio will live for a while as 29 streamable shows via Mixcloud. Thanks to everyone for supporting that venture. It’s not over, it’s just on the shelf for a bit.

Reason being – I’ve got a few other bits I’m working on and time is always running out. So, here’s what’s happening…

Saturday 20th January @ Phoenix Live (Harlow). I’ll be hosting a night of record spinnin’ with punk poetry duo Cherry & Peesh playing live. Full details are on the Facebook page but in short, it’s a chance to get out and get together, support some local art and listen to some cool music!


Friday 2nd February @ Club Foot (Harlow) – I’m on bass duties with the legendary Eddie & The Hot Rods! It’s a special show for Independent Venue Week. I was just excited to be putting the show on, let alone playing it!
A pretty important show as it’ll mark 1 year since the closure of The Square (venue in Harlow) and Eddie & The Hot Rods were the last band to ever play at that venue.
Full details and ticket link is on the Facebook page, or go straight to the venue’s website here.


Friday 9th March @ Phoenix Live (Harlow). Another night of record spinnin’ but this time we have Brandy Row playing live – rescheduled from the snowed off show in December. This one’s Free Entry as it’s being supported by the Harlow Is 70 campaign. Full details on the Facebook page.


That’s a lot to take in for now, so get it all in your diaries and tell your friends, make plans and enhance your life.

More coming soon!

BW x

Black Wax Live! The Teamsters

Another live special with The Teamsters in session, made all the more special with it being their last ever live performance! Add to this the usual mix of quality punk, soul, rock & roll spinning on the decks and you’ve got one hot show to warm up these cold winter nights!

Track List –

  • Quicksand by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • Be Bad Too by Black Mambas
  • Just A Little Misunderstanding by Imperial State Electric
  • Happy Loving Couples by Joe Jackson
  • Give Me Some Time by The Nerves
  • Just My Life by The Ar-Kaics
  • I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In by Sharon Jones
  • Love Me Two Times by The Doors
  • Roxette by Dr Feelgood
  • 10 Queen Bitch by David Bowie
  • 11 Feelin’ by The La’s
  • 12 Empty Days by Richard Holgarth
  • 13 Live In Session by The Teamsters
  • 14 Party Dracula by James And The Ultrasounds
  • 15 Radio Punk by Bad Nerves
  • 16 Do Or Die by Brandy Row
  • 17 Medicated Goo by P.P. Arnold
  • 18 (I Know) I’m Losing You by Rod Stewart
  • 19 Look What She’s Doing by Richard Holgarth
  • 20 Pride And Joy by Marvin Gaye
  • 21 May I Baby by Sam & Dave
  • 22 Give Me Just A Little More Time by Charimen Of The Board
  • 23 I’ve Been Around by Fats Domino
  • 24 The Witch by The Sonics
  • 25 Keep The Customer Satisfied by Simon & Garfunkel

Black Wax Live! With Henri Herbert

The wait it over!

Here in all it’s glory is show number 28. It’s the usual mix of killer Rock & Roll, Punk and Soul, with regular features –

Classic Album – We hit the hit on Joe Jackson’s ‘Look Sharp’
Some Weird Song – Mauro introduces us to Oh! Gunquit who you can catch live at the SWS/Dirty Water Club Halloween Party
7 Minutes Of Soul – 2 tracks back to back this week from the Motown label
It’s Alive! – We’ve heard rumblings from Thee Hypnotics… could it be??

All of this plus a super special live session from Henri Herbert and The Fury! Playing in front of an intimate live audience, HH gave a master class in boogie woogie rock n roll piano pounding!

Midway through their European tour in support of their new live album ‘Live at the Gypsy Hotel’ Henri Herbert and The Fury called into Phoenix Live especially for Black Wax – you can hear it here right now!

Track List –

  • Disco Sucks by The Computers
  • Flying Saucer Attack by The Rezillos
  • Sweet Gene Vincent by Ian Dury
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him by Joe Jackson
  • Substitute by The Who
  • Don’t Burst My Bubble by Small Faces
  • Too Many Girls by The Mystery Lights
  • Mean Man by Betty Harris
  • Dive Bomber by Pete Johnson
  • 10 Georgia Lee by Tom Waits
  • 11 Mean Woman Blues (Live At The Star Club) by Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 12 Live in Session – Henri Herbert and the Fury
  • 13 Get Across to You by Eddie & the Hotrods
  • 14 Inside My Head by The Hateful
  • 15 All Night Long (Live) by Thee Hypnotics
  • 16 Rave On by Buddy Holly
  • 17 Nomads Of The Lost by Oh! Gunquit
  • 18 Standing In The Shadows Of Love by Four Tops
  • 19 25 Miles by Edwin Starr
  • 20 512 by The Jim Jones Revue

*Photo by Andy Lee.



Brand New Brandy Row Video!

Firstly apologies for the delay in getting last Sunday’s show up. We’re remixing Henri Herbert’s live session so it sounds great for you all. It’ll be here soon don’t worry. In the meantime you can check out the brand new video from Brandy Row!

Do Or Die.

Don’t forget Brandy Row is in session for Black Wax on Sunday 10th December and you can be in the audience! Grab your free tickets now from this link.


Show 27 is up!

Show 27 is up! Ricci Ashoori sat in on Mic 2 as we paid tribute to Black Wax fave Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. We continued our exploration of Joe Jackson‘s debut LP ‘Look Sharp’, checked in with Mauro Some Weird Sin for this week’s Some Weird Song from Miscalculations. It’s Alive came curtesy of The Jam‘s ‘Dig The New Breed’ live album whilst Al Green and the Bar-Kays gave us our 7 Minutes Of Soul.
We let Ricci loose for ‘Ric’s Pick’ and spun a hefty mix of Rock N Roll, Punk and Soul from The Hives, Cyanide Pills, Squeeze Official, Cute Lepers, Thee Vicars, Ramones, Brandy Row and more!

Play it loud!

Track List –

  • Here Comes My Girl by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Swallow My Pride by Ramones
  • Radio by Ludes
  • Dead End Job by The Police
  • Sunday Papers by Joe Jackson
  • Baby Baby by The Vibrators
  • You Lie by Thee Vicars
  • I’m A Man by Bo Diddley
  • Club-A-Gogo by The Animals
  • 10 The Escapist by Miscalculations
  • 11 Some Hits Hurts by Cute Lepers
  • 12 I Don’t Remember by Cyanide Pills
  • 13 Two-Tming Touch And Broken Bones by The Hives
  • 14 I Feel Much Better by The Small Faces
  • 15 (What’s So Funny) ‘bout Peace Love And Understanding by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
  • 16 Going Left Right by Department S
  • 17 Slap & Tickle by Squeeze
  • 18 Ghosts (Live) by The Jam
  • 19 Decline Of A Better Man by Brandy Row
  • 20 Supernaturally by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • 21 (She’s Gonna) Do You In by The Boomtown Rats
  • 22 Emerald by Thin Lizzy
  • 23 Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
  • 24 Soul Finger by The Bar-Kays
  • 25 Listen To Her Heart by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • 26 Anything That’s Rock N Roll by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Show 26 – We’re Back!

Summer is over and the Black Wax is spinning once again! It was great to be back in the newly refurbished Phoenix Live studio.

The first show back from summer break – your weekly dose of Rock & Roll, Punk and Soul is right here to enjoy again and again. This week features tracks from The TeamstersThe ObjectsBrandy RowTheCarsThe ClashThe FilamentsGiudaRadiohearts and a lot more including new regular segments –
Classic Album – We go track by track through Joe Jackson‘s 1979 album ‘Look Sharp’ starting with track 1 – One More Time.
It’s Alive! This week Nine Below Zero got their mojo workin’ live at the Marquee.
Some Weird Song – Mauro from Some Weird Sin introduces us to The Cavemen (NZ)
7 Minutes Of Soul – we pay tribute to the Screaming Eagle Charles Bradleywho we lost yesterday.

Check it out now, and turn it up loud!

Track List –

  • The Pusher by Steppenwolf
  • Heat Treatment by Graham Parker & The Rumour
  • Tired Of Waiting For You by The Kinks
  • One More Time by Joe Jackson
  • 1 2 Crush On You by The Clash
  • Sharp Suited Son Of A Gun by The Teamsters
  • Highly Strung by The Objects
  • Shakin All Over by Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
  • Too Many Houses In Here by The BellRays
  • 10 I Love To Boogie by T Rex
  • 11 Star by David Bowie
  • 12 Bye Bye Baby by The Detroit Cobras
  • 13 This Is Rock N Roll by The Kids
  • 14 I’m A Mess by The Cavemen
  • 15 Let’s Get Rid Of New York by The Randoms
  • 16 Daytime Man by Radiohearts
  • 17 Jimmy Jimmy by The Undertones
  • 18 Boys Will Be Boys by The Blockheads
  • 19 Talkin’ ‘bout The Boogie by Henri Herbert
  • 20 The Spider And The Fly by The Rolling Stones
  • 21 Got My Mojo Working by Nine Below Zero
  • 22 Land Of Lions by The Filaments
  • 23 Everyday People by Sly & The Family Stone
  • 24 I’m Blue by The 5678’s
  • 25 50 To A £ by The Paddingtons
  • 26 Just What I Needed by The Cars
  • 27 Bad Days Are Back by Giuda
  • 28 You Put The Flame On It by Charles Bradley
  • 29 Heart Of Gold by Charles Bradley
  • 30 Consolidated by Brandy Row
  • 31 I Can Feel The Fire by Ronnie Wood