Sheffield Live! 93.2 fm is partnering with MagHull Community Radio in North Liverpool to remember those who were affected by the Hillsborough Disaster.
David Hughes, one of the volunteers at Maghull community radio came up with the idea to wear a red carnation as way of paying tribute to those who lost their lives on that day, twenty-five years ago today.
“It’s a personal way of showing you remember. There are lots of big events and big organisations that do things,” said David, “but this is personal. It is your own way of showing you remember.”
Sheffield Live! 93.2 FM was contacted by David to see if staff would be willing to wear a red carnation on the day. Sangita Basudev, chief executive of Sheffield Live! 93.2 FM said “This is an important time to show our solidarity with the people of Liverpool. 96 people lost their lives, 766 were physically injured on the day and countless others were affected.” Sangita added “It is important that a community radio station in Liverpool and one in Sheffield will stand together today to remember.”
Sheffield Live! 93.2 fm will have a minute’s silence at 15:06 today.
In Sheffield and the surrounding area we are blessed to be vastly saturated in talent, extending through countless genres and every age bracket, and just recently I have stumbled across yet another astonishing act that have blown me away, writes Sheffield Live! volunteer Jade Knox.
After the incredible success of our home-grown Arctic Monkeys there have been innumerable new acts attempting a similar style of heavily accented vocals and I have been waiting patiently for this fad to pass.
Bang Bang Romeo are a Yorkshire based 4-piece who have brought something new and wonderful to the local music scene. Completely unlike anything I’ve heard of late I am ecstatic to have found something that sounds so emotive and real. When I first listened to the EP I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, perhaps I had been cynical enough to first believe this could be just another bedroom indie band - and how wonderfully incorrect I was.
I played the first track from the EP ‘Carnival’ and set about doing some housework. It is tough to describe how intensely and immediately my attention was taken away from my intended errands. It felt as if my ears had done a double take, I had heard the music but then I couldn’t help but listen. I stopped what I was doing and sat captivated for the remaining tracks.
To put it bluntly; you could have no ears and still know that lead vocalist Anastasia Walker has phenomenal vocal talent. There is such an expressive element within her voice that her lyrics are no longer only words but characters, conjuring feelings of nostalgia with a somewhat haunting element. When I heard this powerhouse of a voice I was initially concerned that the rest of the band could be left sounding diluted and lacklustre and I was elated to learn that the reality was a million miles from this assumption.
Behind Anastasia are three wonderful musicians: Ross Cameron, Richard Gartland and Joel Phillips, whose riffs and rolls are powerful and meaningful and performed with technical grace. I have struggled to put into words how successfully the music can ‘fill a room’, it felt dense and almost heavy with soul and provoked much more of a reaction than simply “I like this.”
Bang Bang Romeo, I believe, will have no problems achieving success in what they do, they are perfectly formed and ready to go and will remain one of my favourite local groups.
Paul Gregory was joined in the studio during his Saturday morning “It’s me PG” show today by James Gillespie, who is appearing at The Viper Rooms tonight (12th April) in Sheffield.
Paul and James discussed James’ musical background: busking, appearing in a wide range of bands and now touring as a solo artist. Listen to the podcast of the 2nd hour of Paul’s show, containing the interview with James.
James is an acoustic singer/ songwriter based in London. James brings a lot to his music - story telling from Folk, pain and passion from blues, hooks from pop and all with an indie edge.
James’ live performance is engaging, honest and mesmerising. His personality is charismatic and contagious.
After completing a very successful 25 date UK tour in Feb-March 2014, James will be returning to five of the best venues in London, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh, to blow the socks off his existing fans and new listeners once again.
He is already booked for 16 festivals, some along side Hudson Taylor and Toploader. He is warming up for Turin Brakes at an exclusive UK gig later this year.
James song ‘The Hills are Hers’ is being used as a soundtrack for a Redbull surf video for Jordy Smith. His new single is ‘Survive’ (both produced by Ken Nelson - Coldplay, Paulo Nutini, Gomez).
Betway Premier League Darts has developed into a must-watch sporting event for darts fans.
We have a pair of tickets to the next event which takes place here in Sheffield TONIGHT - on Thursday April 10.
You will see darts legends in action, from the likes of Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld, targeting the Premier League Darts crown defended by 2013 debut champ Michael van Gerwen.
Premier League Darts 2014 sees the top ten players in the world battle it out over 16 weeks for a record prize fund of £550,000.
To enter the competition just email your name, phone number and address and the answer to the following question by 3pm TODAY to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is the defending Premier League Darts chamipion?
Entry is in line with our standard competition terms and conditions.
Sheffield Live volunteer Nathan Murray with the latest football roundup.
Sheffield Wednesday opened the account with a penalty form Chris Maguire in the 15th minute. In the 44th Minute Jamie Murphy Headed in the equaliser for Forest. Just before the break Lewis Buxton headed in a goal in the 45th to put Wednesday ahead again.
After the break Sheffield were at a two goal advantage through Joe Mattock’s long-range effort in the 57th minute. Forest were then back in the game through Marcus Tudgay’s header in the 77th minute. Danny Collins was sent off due to another yellow card offence.
Ten men Forest then equalised through a Jamie Paterson free kick which hit the top left corner in the 87th minute. Sheffield Wednesday are 15th with 49 points. Wednesday’s next game is at home against Blackburn on the 12th April at 15.00
Nigel Clough made eight changes to a younger side, resting players before the FA cup semi-final against Hull on Sunday. Craig Morgan made contact in the box with United Harry Maguire to award United the penalty. Ben Davies scored the only goal of the game when he converted a penalty to seal all three points in the 90th minute.
This result ended Rotherham’s 16 game undefeated run.
However with this result United remain 11th in the league, being eight points off the mark of the play-off places, with fives games to go.
The best chances in the game from Rotherham who had James Tavernier and Tom Hitchcock being denied by keeper George Long. United take the the win with a F.A cup semi final game looming away against Hull on Sunday 13th April.
In the 41st minute Dean Cox blast Leyton orient into the lead, after skillfully lifting the ball over a United Defender and placing the ball in the back of the net.
United then equalised through a run from a loose ball to then tap the ball in home in the 63rd minute.
The Blades then had a chance to claim all 3 points through Conor Coady and John Brayford close chances.
Leicester went ahead through a Riyad Mahraz goal which was driven driven across Chirs Kirkland form 18 yards, in the 10th minute.
Wednesday then equalised in the 37th minute through a blast form Michail Antonio to beat Kasper Schmeichel.
However this was over shadowed by Anthony Knockhaert’s winner which was a super 20- yard free -kick which claimed all three points in the 61st minute.
Tune into our Talking Balls sports show, every Friday on Sheffield Live! at 6pm.
What a treat it was to see Bob Golding’s portrayal of one half of the duo Morecambe and Wise who became the Nation’s favourite funnymen in a partnership lasting some 43 years, write Sheffield Live!’s Paul Gregory and Kevin Resley.
A one man show forged in the West End and brought to Sheffield for an all too brief visit, well suited to the Lyceum stage, it showed the development of Eric Morecambe from a “lanky-shire” lad to comedy genius.
Brilliantly written by Tim Withnall, Directed by Paul Hendy and produced by Gary Morecambe, the one-man show incorporated Ernie Wise “Little Ern” by way of clever use of a puppet. So well integrated as the diminutive straight man it was easy to accept and contributed much to the performance.
Touching on his mother’s guidance and support, it charts the beginning and end of the partnership through war, setbacks and the vagaries of showbiz to the heights of a career where over 28 million watched their Christmas special.
Touching, funny, engaging and totally believable as Eric, Bob Golding had the audience singing the pair’s theme tune “Bring me Sunshine.”
Fantastic and you couldn’t see the join. Pure sunshine from start to finish!
This Sunday Sheffield Live!’s Sounds Like This radio show are celebrating 10 years of the legendary record label that is First Word Records, writes Chris Arnold.
With well over 100 releases under its belt First Word has been the home of artists including The Haggis Horns, Tall Black Guy, kidkanevil, Riot Jazz Brass Band, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra, Lotek, Yosi Horikawa, Homecut, Essa, The Simonsound, Souleance, Corinne Bailey Rae, Roots Manuva, Andrea Trianna, Jehst, Eliphino and many many more.
Danny and Chris will be interviewing the French duo Souleance and shall also be featuring a very special 90 minute mix from First Word Records founders Andy H and Gilla.
You can go and witness the mix happening first hand live in the Harley this Friday night where DJ Format, Souleance, Arnivore and Clipboard will also be performing.