Category Archives: Live Music

New tracks from Fool’s Gold, Cloud Control and She Keeps Bees!

On The BCB Sessions (Wed 27 July), we served up new tunes, archive sessions and west Yorkshire bands…hope it took your fancy.

If you missed the show – you can listen via BCB’s listen again service:

Fool’s Gold – Wild window
Belle and Sebastian – Write about love
Mini Mansions – Monk
She Keeps Bees – Vulture
Scars on 45 (BCB Session) – Heart on fire
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The body
Hannah Trigwell – Come home soon
Bibio – Take your shirt off
Warpaint – Undertow
Cloud Control – Gold canary (Cymbals remix)
Gui Boratto – The verdict
Pete and the Pirates – Half moon street
Cold Cave – Youth and lust
The Mexanines – Give you love

I’m back next Wednesday night at 9pm on 106.6fm in Bradford and (where you can listen live and listen again).

If you’re in a band or you’re a solo artist and you’d like to get your music on the show then get in touch:

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or fiftieth session we’d love to hear from you. You can also send tracks to: Laura Rawlings, The BCB Sessions, BCB Radio, 11 Rawson Road, Bradford BD1 3SH.


World Waves, Tuesday 7th June 2011

PLAYLIST FOR 7/06/2011

listen again HERE

details of Frank Fairfield gig HERE

see also

Aurel & Victor Gore & Costel Vasilescu – “Hora Lautorilor”
(from Suburban Bucharest: Mahala sounds from Romania, Trikont)

Mitica Burcea – “Soarele Si Luna”
(from World Library of Folk & Primitive Music 17: Romania, Rounder)

Vishnudass Shirali – “Tabla Taranga (Raga Adana)”
(from Victrola Favourites, Dust To Digital)

Stavros Tsouras – “O Stavrakas mes’ ston Teke (Stavros in the Hash Den)”
(from Rembetika 2: More of the secret history of Greece’s underground music, JSP)

Unknown musicians, possibly members of Halkias family – “Aiutos (The Eagle)”
(from Greece in Music and Song, Argo)

Frank Fairfield – “Frazier Blues”
(from Out on the Open West, Tompkins Square)

Delma Lachney – “Le Bebe et le Gambleur”
(from Early American Cajun Music

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23rd March – Jasmine Kennedy on The BCB Sessions!

Hello you,

Hope you enjoyed the show…Jasmine Kennedy’s session sounded great. She’s got such a soulful voice – listening back to the tracks made me really smile. If you missed the show, you can listen again via click on ‘listen again’ and scroll down for The BCB Sessions, 23rd March, 9pm. Thanks Jasmine for popping in. She’s got some gigs coming up so for the dates go to

If you’d like to get your music on the show – perhaps record a session – then get in touch. Just email me: and I’ll get my people to talk to your people and we’ll sort it. No, seriously, it’s not that complicated….

So this is what we served up:

Pete and the Pirates – United

The Death Set – We are going anywhere men

Love Inks – Black eye

Jasmine Kennedy interview

Jasmine Kennedy (BCB Session) – Good for each other

Smith Westerns – Weekend

Husky Rescue – Fast lane

Battles – Ice cream

Jasmine Kennedy (BCB Session) – Dinner for breakfast

About Group – Don’t worry

Maia (session track from the archives) – Sidelines (from Hudds. Ones to watch. They’re playing in Hebden Bridge in April so if you’re free go see

Clock opera – Let the lifeboats go

Jasmine Kennedy (BCB Session) – Cardigan sweater

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16 March – Joe Tilston on The BCB Sessions!


Are things better late than never? Hmmmm….hope so! At least if you listen again to the The BCB Sessions (go to BCB’s you can see the matching track listings! Shows last on the system for listen again purposes for four weeks after broadcast. So, on 16th March Joe Tilston was my featured artist. Joe and Luke performed a great session so it’s definitely worth going back to. He’s got a great radio voice and I love playing the little jingle he did for the show. Thanks for coming in chaps. Here’s where you find out more about Joe T:

This is what made the line up:

Joan As Policewoman – Magic

The Heavy – How you like me now?

Smiling Ivy – Life backwards (Like this band from Shef lots – Checkout

Interview with Joe Tilston and Luke

Joe Tilston & Luke (BCB Session) – Liza and Henry

Bibio – K is for kelson

Ellen and the Escapades – Preying on your mind (acoustic version from Number 42 Records, new Hudds label

Black Mountain – Rollercoaster

Joe Tilston (BCB Session) – Different Feet

Cloud Control – This is what I said

Handmadehands – Sunshine (great track from Bradford band)

Animal Collective – My girls

Joe Tilston (BCB Session) – Little Scars

Bye for now,


Tasty – Wed 23rd Feb, 9pm

Greetings to you!

Yet another tricky selection business this week….I’m juggling loads of great tunes. Here’s what came top of the list and made it onto the show:

Mazes – Most days
Dorian Concept – Her tears taste like pears
Anna Calvi – Blackout
Joan as Policewoman – Kiss the specifics
The Kills – Satellite
Cherbourg (BCB Session track from the archive) – Never love again
Gabby Young & Other Animals – Whose house (this band are originally from my neck of the woods in Wiltshire…saw them at WOMAD and loved them.)
Disco Machine Gun – The sirens (this is the b-side to their new single. They’re having a party on 9th April to launch the single – your name’s on the list).
Yimino (BCB Session track from the archives) – Q-bit
The Memory Band – A new skin
Olaf Arnalds – Surrender (feat. Bjork)
Malachai – Let em fall
East Park Reggae Collective – The Frontline (from Leeds, fans of La La and the Boo Ya will like this!)

Next week on the show we’ve got Duane Simon doing a bit of beat boxing and moon dancing – it’s gonna be great so tune in Wed 2nd March from 9pm on 106.6fm in Bradford or online at

Final word, if you like what we’ve been playing but you’ve missed the show then fear not! We’ve got a new listen again service – you can listen to your favourite programmes up to four weeks after they were broadcast. Click on this link:

Special delivery – The BCB Sessions, Wed 16th Feb

Hello you,

Thanks for checking into The BCB Sessions. I’m back from my travels and have got loads of new music to play you…hooray! Here’s what made the show on Wed 16th Feb:

Beardyman – Where does your mind go? (great one to get you going)
Gruff Rhys – Honey all over
Jesca Hoop – City bird (she’s coming to Leeds in March – check out for date)
The Death Set – Slap slap slap pound up down snap (total blow out with this one!)
Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou (BCB Session) – Allotment song (from the archives. Get in touch if you’d like to come in and do a session – email me and we’ll get you on the show).
Thomas Truax – February, what ya doing to me? (quirky monthly installment from TT – top talent)
Stateless – Song for the outsider
Gossip – Heavy cross
Disco Machine Gun – Weekend friends (DMG’s new single – launch on 9th April at Bradford Playhouse, be there).
Lia Ices – Love is won
Flats – Never again
Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern – Winter makes you want more
The Lodger (BCB Session) – I can’t stop
Suuns – Arena (in Leeds on Monday…should be fab).

Get in touch if you’re in a band and you’ve got a tune you’d like to get on the radio. Also, if you’ve got a gig you’d like us to plug – get in touch!

Alt Track on The BCB Sessions – Wed 9th Feb

Greetings one and all,

What a cracker we’ve lined up for you….we’ve got Alt Track on the show! They’re our featured band of the week so that gives me an excuse to play three of their tracks. Also on the show:

Gruff Rhys – Sensations in the Dark
Joan as Police Woman – Kiss the Specifics
The Whigs – So Lonely
Alt Track (Featured Band) – Speakers
Chilly Gonzales – You Can Dance (original version)
Thomas Truax – January Egg Race Dream
Josh T. Pearson – Country Dumb
The Psychedelic Singh – Ina Mina Dhika
Alt Track (Featured Band) – No More
The Vaselines – Mouth to Mouth
Spokes – When I was a Daisy, When I was a Tree
Delorean – Real Love
Alt Track (Featured Band) – View from a Mountain

To hear more of Alt Track go to: and get their album ‘Silence is Approval’ – you won’t be disappointed.
Don’t forget to drop me an email if you’d like to get your music on the show or you fancy doing a session:
See you next Wednesday night at 9pm.


Escort Knights’ Re-mix Competition Winner Announced!

Hi everyone, hope you enjoyed this week’s show. We announced the winner of Escort Knights’ re-mix competition – woo…read on to see who got the golden gong.

Here’s a reminder of what we played:

Autokratz – Opposite of Love
Ladytron – Ace of Hz
Blue Roses – Doubtful Comforts
Edwyn Collins – In Your Eyes
Arsonists – Bout That Time (from Matador at 21 box set)
La La & The Boo Ya – Junglest Soldier
Erland & The Carnival – Map of an English Man
Smoke Fairies – Hotel Room
Caribou – Odessa
Escort Knights – Maths Joy Re-mix* (*Re-mix Competition Winner) – I Don’t Know Your Name (Well done, sounds great!)
David Lynch – Good Day Today
Sarabeth Tucek – Get Well Soon
Night Herons – Bury Your Head

If you’d like us to play any of your tracks, or you fancying coming in and recording a session for the show, just drop me a line:

…..and if you’d like to find out even more about getting your music on the radio (not just on The BCB Sessions!), here’s an event you should shimmy along to. Book early because places fill quickly.

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Ooh the weather outside is frightful but never worry never fear – The BCB Sessions it is here!

The BCB Sessions – 1 Dec 2010

Far be it from me to harp on about the weather (not very showbiz) but we’ve all got giddy with it. Loads of snow = six hours before the show,  stranded in London, scrambling to get on a train, thinking this must have been what Lord of the Flies was like…. Anyway the chance of trudging through the white stuff to get my record bag and meticulously selected songs was a big fat zero. On the upside, three hours on a train gave me plenty of time to find weather related (or tenuously connected) tunes on the ipod…and lovingly put together a show for you.

The cherry on the snowy icing is the session from Les Shelleys (FatCat Records). Thanks to Albert Freeman for pressing the record button and adding some extra sparkle. The result’s gorgeous. Three fab covers…

Miike Snow – Black and blue

Fujiya & Miyagi – 16 Shades of black and blue

Stereolab – Come and play in the milky night

Fists – Finger (from a Tip Toe Records compilation. Leeds based label with lovelies like Fran Rodgers, Buen Chico and Insect Guide)

Les Shelleys – Late John Garfield blues, written by John Prine

Ed Harcourt – In the bleak midwinter

Peppermint Lounge – Snow falls down (session track from the archive. Love these guys, hear more of them at

Mercury Rev – Snowflake in a hot world

Les Shelleys (BCB Session) – I’m on fire, written by Bruce Springsteeen, originally on his Born in the USA album.

Belle and Sebastian – Write about love (’s one way to keep warm on a cold night)

Fleet Foxes – White winter hymnal

Northern Introvert – Breakdown (Producer/DJ from Bradford…Secret Symbols EP out on Dec 6th)

Neon Indian – Terminally chill

Les Shelleys (BCB Session) – Deep Purple, written by Peter DeRose (1920s tune)

I’m back on Wednesday night at 9pm – 106.6fm in Bradford / online. Whatever the weather the show must go on (my stiff upper lip is actually frozen) and our session comes from Gregory and the Hawk, who’ve been touring with Les Shelleys.

Don’t forget to keep the postie busy and send in any songs you’d like me to play on the radio: Laura Rawlings, The BCB Sessions, 11 Rawson Road, Bradford BD1 1NE. Or if you’d like to come and do a session, email me:

Until Wednesday.