Welcome to our Advent Calendar Special, twenty-four festive tracks to help you unwind while doing your present wrapping and get you into the Christmas spirit. We've included some tracks you'd expect and some you maybe wouldn't with a few surprises along the way. Have a very, very merry Christmas.
In honour of our favourite annual three-week madness, mayhem and bug-eating TV reality show we just had to do this 40 minute programme for all you bonkers I'm A Celebrity... fans. We've chosen ten acoustic tracks that relate to an aspect of the show, have a listen and see if you get each link. If like us you can't wait to have Ant & Dec down under back on your screens we hope this little special of ours get's you into the jungle mood!...Anyone for Kangaroo testacles?....mmm yummy!
Welcome to our Peaky Blinders Special - As proud Brummies we loved the BBC drama 'Peaky Blinders' I guess it was just inevitable that we would produce this special broadcast. The superb eight part drama was set in Birmingham during the inter-war period of the early 20th Century which is an usual setting for any period drama. The horrors of the 'Great War' saw many damaged men delivered back into society and this hard hitting drama has all that on show in abundance. Set in 1919 the drama is focused on a gangster family that ran a large part of Birmingham, the men of the family kept razor blades hidden in the peaks of their cloth caps, hence, Peaky Blinders. Here we present ten tracks that fit the narrative of the programme beautifully. Don't be a stupid Peaky Blinder!...check out the programme for yourself if you haven't already.
This new episode is the first of four new shows where we present to you our top acoustic tracks. Each episode in the series will include 25 acoustic songs that we think you should hear, although they're in no particular order as it's just way to hard decide which song is better than this or that.
Here are the two hugely popular shows from our 'The Story Behind The Song' series. Presented by Sarah Birks and originally broadcast in May 2013 these two great episodes delve deep behind each track to reveal the story of its conception.
BRMB & ATV Special - Broadcast April 5th, 2013
It feels so amazing that Acoustic1 Radio is based at Radio House in Aston, Birmingham that we felt compelled to do this special broadcast in honour of BRMB and ATV. BRMB went live in the February of 1974 thanks to some brilliant people who really were the pioneers for local commercial radio in the UK, Birmingham being the first. We hope this show takes you down memory lane to a time when local radio had a real identity and really meant something to the people. Thank You BRMB!
Louisa Ryland Special - Broadcast April 24th, 2013
On Sunday 14th April we spent the afternoon recording our first ever 'Bandstand Busk'. Birmingham has so many parks and bandstands due to one woman, Louisa Anne Ryland. Born 1814 she was a major benefactor to the then town of Birmingham and upon the death of her father became a millionaire. Her donations included several large areas of land to create public parks, the largest donated in 1873, some 80 acres, and became Cannon Hill Park, she also donated towards the building of Birmingham School of Art. When she died her estate was worth around £2Million. Birmingham was made a city in 1889, the year she died. Thank you Louisa Anne Ryland!
This week's show is in celebration of Saint Patrick for all our Irish friends. Birmingham has a massive and vibrant Irish community and over the years we've all enjoyed some great nights out at the Irish Centre in Digbeth, Birmingham. The show features some of Irelands best acoustic artists including, Aiden O'Brien, The House Devils, Lunasa, Cathy Ryan & many more. Pour yourself a Guinness and enjoy the show!