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JG chats to Paloma Faith - plus there's live music from Alice Watts, Six Days and Winelight Jazz

Duration:
4 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 February 2013

Live and local music, special guests and lots of fun for a Saturday morning.

This morning JG chats to actress and singer Paloma Faith who was in the county last week as part of her "Fall To Grace" tour.

A brother and sister duo, a singer songwriter from over the border in Dorset and a husband and wife team provide some of the live music today.

Plus we hear from a North Devon filmmaker and a man who's set himself a challenge to climb five mountains.

  • Alice Watts

    Alice Watts

    Alice comes from over the border in Dorset but she's now based in London.

    She and her band played at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games in the Olympic Park and one of the tracks from her latest EP is featured on the Olympic Album "Emerging Icons in the Park".

    Some have compared her vocal style to the likes of Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy and Joni Mitchell.

    You can decide for yourself when she joins us on today's show.

    Alice's website
  • Five mountains for five years

    Five mountains for five years

    Gareth O'Brien once worked at Buckingham Palace.

    After surviving testicular cancer for five years, he's about to embark upon; "the biggest challenge of my life".

    Gaz, as he's known, plans to trek up five mountains between April and June 2013, on behalf of the male cancer charity Orchid.

    He wants to raise awareness and funds for the charity and he'll be joining today's show to tell us how his plans are going.

    www.5mountains.co.uk
  • Mark Brindle

    Mark Brindle

    Mark Brindle lives in Croyde, close to the sea with his fiance and new baby.

    He's been running maniac films for 10 years and is a self-taught filmmaker having had a previous career in telecommunications, IT and Networking.

    Last summer, Mark wrote a filmmaking book on a very tight deadline after seeing an advert for an author.

    You may also remember him for winning "Best Music Video" at the Institute of Videography awards for Mr Pickle and the Junkshop Quartet (if you missed it, click on the link below to watch it!)

    Mark will be in for a coffee, cake and chat on today's show.

    The Junkshop Quartet
  • Mike Isaac and Winelight

    Mike Isaac and Winelight

    Mike and Debbie Isaac met in a band in Plymouth in 1989.

    After taking some time out to get married and bring up their family, they're now back making music together.

    Along with Martin Dale on saxophone, Gavin Martin on piano, Alex Smith on drums and Neil Burns on guitar, they perform as the jazz band Winelight and they'll be playing a few songs live on today's show.

  • Six Days

    Six Days

    Ollie and Ellie Harris are a brother and sister duo from Colyton in East Devon.

    Despite playing in different formats for five years, they've only been performing as Six Days since February 2012.

    They've had success in local music competitions and they're hoping to release an EP later this year.

    Ollie and Ellie will be performing live on today's show.

    Check out their Facebook page
  • Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith

    John will be chatting to singer and actress Paloma Faith on today's show.

    He was invited to join her backstage when she performed in Devon last week as part of her "Fall To Grace" tour.

    Paloma tells JG about her new album, how she feels like the 'luckiest girl alive' and whether she really is 'opinionated'.

    (Photo courtesy of leapimages.co.uk)

    Paloma Faith official website

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