Radio Stockton Heath



Podcasting music, news and views from Stockton Heath and surrounding Cheshire villages.


  • The Day The Music Lied

    20/10/2021 Duración: 12min

    In 1965, Paul Simon temporarily lived in England and played at various small venues; mostly folk clubs. His song 'Homeward Bound' has long been argued was written at Widnes railway station. Here's a discussion  and analysis of the lyrics. For the video, please visit:  

  • Gently Weeping Guitar

    13/10/2021 Duración: 20min

    This is a 'Musical Steps' podcast as I walk along Old Pewterspear Lane in Appleton to the site of the bungalow Beatle George Harrison bought for his parents in 1965. The bungalow allowed his parents some tranquillity away from the hundreds of fans that swamped their existing Woolton home. It is at the Appleton bungalow that George Harrison wrote 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. A corresponding video of this walk can be found at the link below.

  • Bridge Over True Tolled Waters

    19/10/2020 Duración: 24min

    Experimenting with some new software to make recording different people in different locations easier, I chatted with Gareth Heesom about songwriting, the Mersey gateway bridge, gigging and other such inconsequential topics. Here's that test recording. It's a bit muddy. And in mono. So, I won't be buying the £160 software. There is a live 'standing in a beer tent' hand held stereo recording I made of one of Gareth's songs at a recent gig though. So, all is not lost. :)

  • Love Me Fender

    18/10/2020 Duración: 21min

    This is episode 2 of my chat with Junior Dayvis about his single 'Elvis Is King', guitars and about songwriting generally.

  • Jailhouse Lock

    16/10/2020 Duración: 30min

    I'd organised a phone podcast with Junior Dayvis to talk about his new single 'Elvis Is King', but we got talking about all sorts of things whilst I was setting up the levels etc. As always, Junior entertained me - and, therefore, I thought it worth publishing the pre-chat we had prior to discussing his new single. That podcast will follow! By the way, this episode is sponsored by CHEFY.

  • Grass Is Always Greener

    09/05/2020 Duración: 21min

    Taking a break from creating 'DigIllustrations', I went for an evening walk on a most poignant day - VE Day - down the lanes and roads that mean so much to me, for various reasons. I talked to myself. I had nothing planned. I simply wanted to take in - what we all possibly previously took for granted prior to lockdown - our home surroundings. There had been plans built up by the media / government for weeks to turn the evening into a huge celebration. I'm not sure 'celebration' is the right word to use. This podcast is as simple as it can get. No music. No comments. No local information. Just a simple spontaneous narration that can be used for the people that follow us in the coming centuries; if the human race survives. I hope it does.   By the way, you can buy my digital images at the link below.

  • The Day The Music Died

    18/03/2020 Duración: 21min

    It's been a while since the last podcast. So, I thought I'd better do one today seeing as the UK has shut down with the virus. Apart from the really serious implications to life, this has also meant many pubs and clubs - that provide live music - have closed down for the next few months. As a result, many musicians will struggle to pay their bills. I rang my musician mate Gareth Heesom to chat to him about it. Here's the phone call.

  • Whole Lotta Loathe

    26/02/2019 Duración: 20min

    In this podcast, I talk about Zeppelin L61. This WW1 German airship brought death and destruction to Cheshire and Lancashire a century ago. During bad weather, L61 flew west over Warrington towards Moore and on to Runcorn and Halton before heading north again over Liverpool and on to Wigan before returning to Germany. Music featured in this podcast was written and performed by myself, with live performances of Junior Davies, Gareth Heesom and Nathan Greenfield that I recorded at a recent songwriter's evening hosted by Junior and played through my QSC digital PA and recorder.  

  • Tick It To Ride

    22/02/2019 Duración: 23min

    TICK IT TO RIDE It's been a little while since the last podcast. So, I thought I'd better create a good one. Here, you'll hear me talk about new and old transport around Warrington and Stockton Heath. And how salt was a commercial commodity around Lymm. You'll get to hear some great songs by Matt Jefferson, Dave Cannon, Gareth Heesom and Jonny Daniel too. I do have other recordings of other artists that I didn't get space to fit here. S, I'll use them over the course of the next few podcasts. See you soon.

  • Black Tower of London

    26/05/2018 Duración: 50min
  • Morning Coffee

    21/05/2018 Duración: 20min
  • Moore Nature Reserve

    10/05/2018 Duración: 18min
  • Ready Steady Cook

    18/12/2017 Duración: 17min
  • Living the Dream

    02/03/2017 Duración: 28min
  • New Grapes

    08/01/2017 Duración: 29min
  • Happy New Year

    04/01/2017 Duración: 16min
  • No Use Crying

    22/09/2016 Duración: 25min
  • You For Coffee ?

    27/08/2016 Duración: 37min
  • HoneyFields

    20/08/2016 Duración: 33min
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