Thursday, February 8, 2024

Artist Spotlight 2/9/24 - UPDATE

With the untimely passing on Wednesday of listener favorite Mojo Nixon, I have decided to put him in the artist spotlight this week. Please tune in to remember and enjoy the music of this truly unique artist!

The previously announced spotlight artist, Spoons, will be spotlighted next week.

Our hearts are with Mojo's family, friends, fans, and all that knew him.


Friday, June 9, 2023

Spotlight Artist 6/9: Icehouse

Icehouse is an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1977 as Flowers. Initially known in their homeland for their pub rock style, the band later achieved mainstream success playing new-wave and synth-pop music and attained Top 10 singles chart success locally and in both Europe and the U.S.

The mainstay of both Flowers and Icehouse has been Iva Davies (singer-songwriter, record producer, guitar, bass, keyboards, oboe) supplying additional musicians as required. The name "Icehouse", adopted in 1981, comes from an old, cold flat Davies lived in and the strange building across the road populated by itinerant people.

Icehouse's biggest hit single was "Electric Blue", which reached number one in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and several European countries. The song was also a top ten hit in the United States, peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Icehouse has released 11 studio albums, 10 compilation albums, and 40 singles. The band has sold over 10 million albums worldwide and has won numerous awards, including 10 ARIA Awards.

Icehouse continues to tour and record, and they remain one of the most popular and successful Australian bands of all time.

Here are some of Icehouse's most popular songs:

  • "Electric Blue"
  • "Great Southern Land"
  • "We Can Get Together"
  • "The Wrong Side of Time"
  • "No One Gets Out Alive"

Icehouse is a band that has stood the test of time. Their music is timeless and their songs continue to be enjoyed by fans all over the world.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Spotlight Artist 5/26: Howard Jones

Howard Jones is a popular British singer-songwriter and musician who first gained popularity in the mid-1980s. Born in Southampton, England in 1955, Jones began playing music at an early age and learned to play various instruments including the guitar, piano, and synthesizer.

Jones's musical style is characterized by his signature synth-pop sound, which incorporates catchy melodies with electronic beats and synthesizers. He is also known for his distinctive falsetto voice, which adds a unique touch to his music.

Jones's first major breakthrough came in 1983 with his hit single "New Song," which quickly climbed the charts in both the UK and US. He followed up with a string of hits including "What Is Love?" and "Things Can Only Get Better." Throughout the 1980s, Jones continued to dominate the airwaves with his catchy pop tunes and became a staple on MTV.

Since then, Jones has continued to release new music and tour around the world. He has released over a dozen albums and has sold millions of records worldwide. He has also remained a popular figure in the synth-pop genre, with his music continuing to inspire new generations of artists.

Despite his success, Jones has remained humble and dedicated to his craft. He has never strayed too far from his musical roots and continues to create music that is both uplifting and entertaining. Jones's music offers a glimpse into the synth-pop era of the 1980s, while still remaining relevant and inspiring to audiences of all ages.

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