King of the Buttons

‘It was never supposed to make that noise’

MAC Makes Music: Switch 2

August 14th, 2018

Switch_Sunset.jpg 

We return for a catch up with MAC's resident band Switch as they prepare for their 'Switch Sunset' Gig at in the MAC Arena. There's interviews with the band, back stage recordings and exclusive live performances.

With thanks to:
Switch, The Warriors, Dan Whitehouse, Holly Radford, Youth Music and all at MAC Birmingham.

Switch and the 'MAC Makes Music' project are supported by Youth Music and are part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England. The work has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England. For more information go to youthmusic.org.uk

'Switch 2' was written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2018 for Midlands Arts Centre.

00:0000:00

The New Curiosities Box: Show Seventeen

July 17th, 2018

NCB_JS.jpeg

In this show we speak to up and coming singer songwriter Eileen Quigley as she lauches her new EP 'Jumpers for Goalposts', we gaze into the past through the For-wards project's 'Iris' as it adds mood to Erdington and we say goodbye to one of Birmingham's oldest markets through the immersive arts experience 'Everyting Must Go'.

This show was first broadcast on Wednesday 27th June 2018 on Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & Online.

The New Curiosities Box is written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production.

With thanks to Friction Arts, For-wards, Eileen Quiqley, M7 PR and 448 Creative.

'Jumpers for Goalposts', Artificial Flowers' and 'Soundtrack of Life' by Eileen Quigley appear with kind permission. All rights are reserved.

Title and incidental music: 'Café connection' by morgantj (c) copyright 2009 and licensed under creative commons.

00:0000:00

Sally Payen: The Fence And The Shadow at MAC Birmingham

November 1st, 2017

sallypayen.jpg

In this podcast we get insight and perspective on a study of women's activism, protest and peace campsthrough a conversation with artist Sally Payen exploring The Fence And The Shadow exhibition at MAC Birmingham.

Thanks to Sally Payen & Mandy Fowler and MAC Birmingham for thier support in the making this podcast.

For more information and links check out our blog: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

This podcast is taken from a show that was first broadcast on 25th October 2017.

00:0000:00

The New Curiosities Box: Show Eight

October 8th, 2017

NCB_JS.jpeg

We dig deep into the classic that is Jane Eyre through The National Theatre's enthralling production at The Rep Birmingham, get spun out with Jazz and Folk with expanding string quartet Fret & Fiddle, plus there's a round up of local events and some new music releases to boot!

Thanks to Fret & Fiddle and The Rep Birmingham for thier support in the making this programme.

'Noto Swing' (Reinhardt) and 'J'Attendrai' (Olivieri) are taken from the album 'J'Attendrai' by Fret & Fiddle. Usage with permission and all rights reserved & all copyrights are observed.

For more information and links check out our blog: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

This show was first broadcast on 27th September 2017.

Some tracks referenced in the show do not appear in this podcast version, See our spotify playlist to fill in the gaps!

For more links and info check out our blog:
http://thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.co.uk/

00:0000:00

What if the plane falls out of the sky?

July 9th, 2017

IdiotChild-f.jpg

In this podcast I get anxious with Idiot Child Theatre by way of their performance piece "What if the plane falls out of the sky?" as I speak to co-director Susie Riddell.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham and Idiot Child for their support in the making of this podcast.

This interview is an excerpt from 'The New Curiosities Box: Episode 5' which is written & presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

This interview was first broadcast on 5th July 2017.

Title Music 'Café connection' by morgantj  and is (c) copyright 2009 licensed under creative commons.

what_if.jpg 
 
00:0000:00

The New Curiosities Box: Show Five

July 9th, 2017

NCB_JS.jpeg

In the fifth show of the series we open the box to speak to singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore about her new album "The Counterweight" and get anxious with Idiot Child Theatre by way of their performance piece "What if the plane falls out of the sky?" There's also a consideration of Roger Waters' new album "Is this the life we really want?" and a round up of fesitval activity & gigs in the city.

"New (Radio Mix)" by Thea Gilmore appears courtesy of Cooking Vinyl 2017 and the artist. All rights are reserved.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham, Idiot Child and Thea Gilmore for their support in the making of this podcast.

'The New Curiosities Box' is written & presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

For more information and links check out our blog: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

Some music referred to in the show does not appear in this podcast version due to restricted permissions.

This show was first broadcast on 5th July 2017.

All copyrights are observed.

00:0000:00

The New Curiosities Box: Show One

March 12th, 2017

NCB_JS.jpeg

And so the first show of a new series on a new station kicks off with two maestros of the guitar! 

Sardinian Guitarist Paolo Angeli gives us a tutoral with his unique prepared guitar and Derek Gripper gives us his classical take on Malian music.

'Mancina' and 'Tinta Unita' by Paolo Angeli appear by kind permission of the artist and are copyright SIAE/Angeli Manuche Productions SCP 2015 (from the Album 'SU').

'Lampedusa' and 'Salama' by Derek Gripper appear by kind permission of the artist and are copyright BMG/No Format/Derek Gripper 2016 (from the Album' Libraries on Fire').

All rights are reserved.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham, Making Tracks and Kapa Productions for their support in the making of this podcast.

'The New Curiosities Box' is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

More information and links at: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

00:0000:00

Bully in the Alley

May 31st, 2013

Extra Track from our bank holiday special exploring the shanty and songs of the sea.

With thanks to  Tony Spender of local shanty group "Deck and Fo'c'sle"

Studio Production by Ellie West-Thomas.

A King of the Buttons Production for 93.7 Express FM

00:0000:00

Drunken Sailor

May 31st, 2013

Extra Track from our bank holiday special exploring the shanty and songs of the sea.

With thanks to  Tony Spender of local shanty group "Deck and Fo'c'sle"

Studio Production by Ellie West-Thomas.

A King of the Buttons Production for 93.7 Express FM

00:0000:00