Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 13 March 2011

Tuesday 15 March 2011, 11:18

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This week's show is dedicated to the memory of the late, great John Sicolo who died a year ago this week.

John co-founded The Legendary TJ's in Newport, Gwent - a venue that had a profound and positive impact on Welsh music. When I started doing my first 'proper' radio show in October 1993, the majority of the Welsh music we got most excited about had been nurtured or supported in that venue. It was those bands - Dub War, Novocaine, 5 Darrens, 60ft Dolls, Rollerco - that made me realise, very early on, the potential for truly great bands lurking relatively unknown in Welsh towns not unlike the one I had grown up in. It was an important lesson to learn. And it was TJ's - and John - that taught me that lesson.

We're moving premises in Wrexham at the end of the month, so there has been a major sorting out operation going on. I've been sorting through thousands of CDs/records/MiniDiscs/DATs/tapes & music papers looking for the most precious items to take with us on the move. After John's sad death last year, I scoured the building looking for an interview I'd conducted with him back in 1998. We didn't archive anything back then. I couldn't find a copy anywhere and sadly resigned myself to it being lost forever.

However, when I started clearing the shelves, the very first item I put my hand on was a dusty MiniDisc with the word 'John' written on it in my handwriting. I didn't dare believe it was a copy of the interview, but (obviously) it was. I've no idea how it got there and no idea how it was missed last year. Producer Jeremy has edited some of the highlights from the interview together for us to broadcast in this week's show in tribute to John's memory. What a man. Still sadly missed.

There is an hour long documentary, TJ's - The John Sicolo Story, being broadcast from 7-8pm on BBC Radio Wales as part of Radio Wales Music Day (Friday 25 March). Elsewhere in the show I play a selection of tracks from the bands involved and detail some of the ways we're going to be celebrating Welsh music on the day.

Tickets are available now for our gig in Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Mold) featuring Colorama, Masters In France, Houdini Dax, Courteous Thief and DJ Fuzzyfelt. Claim your free tickets (it's an 18+ event) by calling the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line on 03700 10 10 51, Monday to Friday 9am-7pm. Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis and will be posted to the recipients.

You can keep up with latest developments for Radio Wales Music Day on the BBC Wales Music blogs and via Twitter. The hash tag for the day is #rwmd.

Elsewhere in the show, Huw Williams takes time off from the Pooh Sticks' reunion gigs to remind us of Cindy Williams 60's singles for Parlophone. Lara Catrin translates some Geraint Jarman, and Ben Hayes treats out ears to some classic baroque pop from The Turtles.

Oh, and there is plenty of fascinating, Welsh music to get your earholes around. This week we have debut plays for My Pet Monster, Kat Jonband, Barefoot Dance of the Sea and Mars to Stay.

Please send demos/new releases/gig info/recommendations to themysterytour@gmail.com

Or, Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales, Library & Arts Centre, Rhosddu Road, WREXHAM LL11 1AU

Have an excellent music filled week,

Adam

60FT DOLLS - 'Piss Funk'
Newport

JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Whirring (album Version)'
Mold

GENTLE GOOD, THE - 'Aubade'
Cardiff

LLEUWEN - 'Cawell Fach Y Galon'
Bangor

WOLF CURSE - 'Heathens Beneath Our Feet'
Newport

SATURDAY'S KIDS - 'Pillow'
Cardiff

ROLLERCO - 'Rollercoaster'
Newport/Falmouth

JOHN SICOLO - 'Interview Part 01'
Newport/Falmouth

MANIC STREET PREACHERS - 'Motown Junk'
Blackwood

MY PET MONSTER - 'Whatdafughbug'
Cardiff

DERRERO - 'Radar Intruder'
Newport/Falmouth

NO THEE NO ESS - 'All Replaceable Parts'
Swansea/Cardiff

PAMELA WYN SHANNON - 'The Bee Boy's Song'
Wrexham

COLORAMA - 'Turnham Green'
Benllech

MASTERS IN FRANCE - 'Little Girl'
Caernarfon

HOUDINI DAX - 'O.l.l.'
Cardiff

FRIENDS ELECTRIC - 'Something You Should Know'
Neath

EMMY'S UNICORN - 'Call Out [live Version]'
Swansea

ESOTERRA - 'Montage Of Fat'
Cardiff

SOLUTIONS - 'Sons Of Daughters'
Cardiff

KAT JONBAND - 'Do You'
Chicago/Newport/Netherlands

HUW WILLIAMS - 'Spoken Contribution'
Swansea

CINDY WILLIAMS - 'Eyes Of A Man'
Swansea

JAMIE ANDERSON & OWAIN K - 'Airwalk'
Cardiff

CATATONIA - 'Bleed'
Cardiff

JOHN SICOLO - 'Interview Part 02'
Newport/Falmouth

SMALL FACES, THE - 'All Or Nothing'
London

MILK RACE, THE - 'Attention Please'
Cardiff

DANCERS - 'Stay A While?'
St Asaph/Denbigh

MODERNAIRS, - 'Loss'
Bangor/Manchester

VIOLAS - 'Sea Shells'
Cardiff

FFRANCONSTEIN - 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Lab'
Bethesda

NODZZZ - 'Highway Memorial Shrine'
San Francisco

SAMOANS - 'Vladimir'
Cardiff/Aberdare

JOSHUA CAOLE - 'One Of You Again'
Cardiff

BAREFOOT DANCE OF THE SEA - '531 Miles From Aberdeen To Cardiff'
Cardiff

LARA CATRIN - 'Spoken Contribution'
Bangor/Cardiff

GERAINT JARMAN A'R CYNGANEDDWYR - 'Gwesty Cymru'
Denbigh

MARS TO STAY - 'Staywell'
Cardiff

D. GRITTY - 'Real Talk (radio Edit)'
Cardiff

BEN HAYES - 'Spoken Contribution'
Ruthin

TURTLES, THE - 'Outside Chance'
Los Angeles

CHRISTOPHER REES - 'Heart On Fire'
Cardiff

SEAHAWKS - 'Into Night'
Pacific

RENé GRIFFITHS - 'Heno, Mae'n Bwrw Cwrw'
Patagonia

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