Black Wax live at Wolfson College June Event ’17

On Friday night I was invited to spin some records at Wolfson College, Cambridge Uni, as part of their June Event. Also on the bill were The Subways, who played at the same time as me… so I played records for the bar staff and the photographer. Great times!

It was a funky soulful affair and you can hear it here!


Track list –

  • 1 California Soul by Marlena Shaw
  • 2 Soul Time by Shirley Ellis
  • 3 Papas Got A Brand New Bag by The Funktified Enforcers
  • 4 Blow Up by The James Taylor Quartet
  • 5 This Girl by Cookin’ On 3 Burners
  • 6 Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder
  • 7 Lady Day And John Coltrane by Gil Scott Heron
  • 8 Cissy Strut by The Meters
  • 9 Mean Man by Betty Harris
  • 10 Cut Ya Down by Eli Paperboy Reed
  • 11 Express Yourself by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
  • 12 I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor by Baby Charles
  • 13 It’s A Shame by The Detroit Spinners
  • 14 Fever by Patti Drew
  • 15 Hit The Road Jack by Helen Reddy
  • 16 (Sitting On The) Dock Of The Bay by Peggy Lee

Black Wax 21 is up!

The black wax was melting during this show! The weather had me in a soul mood, so here it is for you to enjoy again whilst the sun stays out… and when it goes in play this show out loud for a reminder of brighter times.

A little bit of rock n roll and a nod to Father’s Day too. Enjoy!

Track list –

  • 1 Soul Time by Shirley Ellis
  • 2 Heat Wave by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • 3 Sun In The Sand by Lord Large
  • 4 California Soul by Marlena Shaw
  • 5 Pride And Joy by Marvin Gaye
  • 6 Runaway Child, Running Wild by Earl Van Dyke
  • 7 This Girl by Cookin’ On 3 Burners
  • 8 Les Fleur by Ramsey Lewis
  • 9 Double Barrel by Dave And Ansil Collins
  • 10 One Fine Day by The Chiffons
  • 11 Up On The Roof by The Drifters
  • 12 Drift Away by Ike & Tina Turner
  • 13 For Your Love by Yardbirds
  • 14 Tired Of Waiting For You by The Kinks
  • 15 Louie Louie by The Kingsmen
  • 16 Grow Your Own by Small Faces
  • 17 Twenty Five Miles by Edwin Starr
  • 18 I Second That Emotion by The Supremes & The Temptations
  • 19 Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) by Kim Weston
  • 20 Wherever I Lay My Hat by Marvin Gaye
  • 21 Knock On Wood by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  • 22 I Wish It Would Rain (With A Trumpet) by Faces
  • 23 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
  • 24 Happy Together by The Turtles
  • 25 Coz I Luv You by Slade
  • 26 Revolution by The Beatles
  • 27 I Can’t Explain by The Who
  • 28 Boys by The Shirelles
  • 29 Twistin’ Postman by Marvelettes
  • 30 (Come Round Here) I’m The One you Need by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • 31 The Night by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  • 32 Who’s Lovin’ You? by The Jackson 5
  • 33 Ride Your Pony by Lee Dorsey
  • 34 Soul Sister, Brown Sugar by Sam & Dave
  • 35 He Was Really Saying Something by Velvelettes
  • 36 Road Runner by Jnr Walker And The All Stars
  • 37 Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing by Stevie Wonder


Black Wax Live! Show 20

It seemed quite fitting that this milestone show should be a Black Wax Live session. Since launching the show I’ve always been thinking of ways of keeping it interesting for myself whilst making shows that people are going to enjoy listening to and being part of. This show ticked all the boxes. You get great music choices and a brilliant live performance from an ever charismatic Attila The Stockbroker. Punk poetry may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but listen in and I’m sure you’ll hear something you can at least agree with, and hopefully enjoy. It’s different, but different is good.


Track List –

  • 1 Keep On Keeping On by The Redskins
  • 2 Heavy Lounge #1 by Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind
  • 3 TV Eye by The Stooges
  • 4 Mambo Sun* by T Rex
  • 5 My Death* by Newtown Neurotics
  • 6 Heartbreak Hotel* by John Cale
  • 7 There There My Dear* by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  • 8 Live In Session by Attila  The Stockbroker
  • 9 Walls Come Tumbling Down by The Style Council
  • 10 Turning Up The Heat by Any Trouble
  • 11 Clampdown by The Clash
  • 12 Bully For You by Tom Robinson Band
  • 13 Sitting On A Fence by The Housemartins
  • 14 Far Far Away by Slade

Photos by Andy Lee


Vinyl Junkies June

On Thursday, after voting,  I went to The Herald pub for their monthly ‘Vinyl Junkies’ open decks night. I was great to see that the night has grown since I last went, and there were more people signed up to spin their records. Again it was a real mix of musical styles and everyone was very welcoming and appreciative of each others’ passion. Vinyl Junkies takes place on the second Thursday of each month at The Herald, Broadly Road, Harlow.

Here’s what I played –

The Stooges – TV Eye
Wilson Picket – Born To Be Wild
Dead Boys – Sonic Reducer
The Nerves – Hanging On The Telephone
The Who – I Can’t Explain
Small Faces – Grow Your Own
Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings – This Land Is Your Land
Aaron Neville – Hercules
T Rex – Children Of The Revolution
Newtown Neurotics – Kick Out The Tories


Black Wax 18 & 19 Ricci Sits In!

Apologies with the delay in listing the last 2 shows – it’s been a busy couple of weeks! Gigging has taken me back up to Manchester and then over to Serbia, both times with the Newtown Neurotics. Whilst I was off on bass duties my good pal Ricci Ashoori took control of the show for me, so no dead air and if you’re interested in Salt & Vinegar crips show 19 is the one for you!

Both shows are here and track listings are below. Enjoy!

Track list 18 –

  • 1 Fa-Fa-Fa by Datarock
  • 2 I Believe In Miracles by Jackson Sisters
  • 3 Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  • 4 Hello by Oasis
  • 5 Beautiful Ones by Suede
  • 6 Helicopter by Bloc Party
  • 7 Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins
  • 8 This World (Is Going Up In Flames) by Charles Bradley
  • 9 Freddie’s Dead by Curtis Mayfield
  • 10 They Call Me Superbad by James Brown
  • 11 Sliced Tomatoes by Just Brothers
  • 12 D.A.N.C.E. by Justice
  • 13 We Are Your Friends by Justice vs Simian
  • 14 It’s Not Over Yet by Klaxons
  • 15 Always Your Way by My Vitriol
  • 16 Graffiti by Maximo Park
  • 17 What Do You Want From Me by Monanco
  • 18 Munich by Editors
  • 19 The Rat by The Walkmen
  • 20 Blinded By The Sun by Seahorses
  • 21 The Letter by The Box Tops
  • 22 Wolf Like Me by TV On The Radio
  • 23 I Wait For You by Souls
  • 24 Yes by McAlmont & Butler

Track list 19 –

  • 1 Downtown by Petula Clark
  • 2 Reward by The Teardrop Explodes
  • 3 Whip It by Devo
  • 4 Midnight At The Oasis by Maria Muldaur
  • 5 Miss You by The Rolling Stones
  • 6 The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) by The Jam
  • 7 Down On Me by S O U L S
  • 8 Holocene by Bon Iver
  • 9 Girls by Death In Vegas
  • 10 9:45 by The Feelmores
  • 11 Accidentally Completely by Spiral Soul
  • 12 Garden Cities Of Tomorrow by The Worldonfire
  • 13 Tales From The Barside by The Filaments
  • 14 The Mess by Newtown Neurotics
  • 15 Save The World Get The Girl by The King Blues
  • 16 If… by The Bluetones
  • 17 If You’re Thinking Of Me by Dodgy
  • 18 Human As You by Krome
  • 19 Already In The Blood by Bibelots
  • 20 House Party At Boothy’s by Little Man Tate
  • 21 The Hunger by Frankie & The Heartstrings
  • 22 Trains To Brazil by Guillemots
  • 23 Ms. Jackson by Outkast