In The Cooler, Interviews, Music, NCCR

NCCR “In The Cooler” Friday 15th April 2022 (rpts Sunday noon till 2pm) Available on Listen Again ( & Mixcloud.

  • John Carr.. with another Everly Bros track.
John Carr
  • Dean Friedman- about to start his UK tour.
Dean Friedman
  • John Illsley(formerly with Dire Straits) at Tewkesbury 23rd April.
John Illsley.
  • Kevin Twomey(Bigger) explains “Even With Lies”
Kevin Twomey
  • Matt Goss (half of the 1980s group Bros) with news of his latest album(The Beautiful Unknown) and reflecting on his record breaking 11 year residency at Caesar’s Palace,Las Vegas.
Matt Goss
  • Additional music from The Fortunes, Dire Straits,Vinesto, Chris Hughes.

Friday 15th April 2022…7-9pm 1st broadcast. Repeats Sunday 17th April 2022 Noon till 2pmAvailable on Listen Again (7 days) and on Mixcloud.. (for a while longer!!)

In The Cooler, Interviews, Music, NCCR

NCCR “In The Cooler”7-9pm Friday 6th March 2020,rpts Sunday Noon till 2, and on Listen Again.

On this week’s “In the Cooler”..

A welcome return for BRIMSTONE—LIVE in the studio!

Mike Beeston … Sarah Edwards…. Keith Finlay… Clare Charlton

Influenced by celtic music from around the UK and beyond, the end result from Brimstone is a wonderful combination of different styles, genres, trad and contemporary, creating a beautiful sound which makes you feel good.

  • Tim Porter will be joining us..the Cotswolds Music Man!!
  • A chat with Ex-Dire Straits bass player John Illsley....some gigs locally coming up!!(Worcester 12/03 and Roses Tewkesbury 26/03)

Upcoming Events and Interviews:

  • Sat 7th March..Stratford Playhouse..Jeffrey Holland “My Friend Mr Laurel”
  • Mon. 9th March 2020 Rumours of Fleetwood Mac(Cheltenham TH)
  • THU, 12 MAR AT 20:30  Dom Franks in concert at Stroud Jazz Sessions,Stroud Valleys Artspace · Stroud
  • Roman Stefanski :Sarah and Duck at Chipping Norton 17/18 March 2020
  • Fran Wilson-Cross Eyed Pianist
  • Nicholas Cleobury…
  • Ian Anderson(Jethro Tull)..Cheltenham…22nd April 2020)
  • Merrill Osmond.


“In The Cooler” (Fridays 7 – 9pm rpt Sun noon-2pm)
Sponsored by Cavendish Park Care Home,Offenham Road,Evesham WR11 3DX

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NCCR “In The Cooler” 7-9pm Friday 27th December 2019, rpt Sunday 29th Noon till 2)


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Spot the guest!! The gallery isn’t definitive, but gives a feel for the more than 220 guests who shared with us during 2019.

The end of another year “In the Cooler” gives me the opportunity to say “Thank You” to all those guests who have graced our studio in Chipping Campden, or who otherwise have bravely allowed me to interview them about their music/book/charity/project/event during the last 12 months!! There’s enough material here for a book or two of my own!!

And a special “Thank You” to our programme sponsors “Cavendish Park Care Home”, who join with NCCR in putting something back into the community.

So, this week’s edition of “In the Cooler” will be a looking back at the past year’s guest list, a few reminiscences, and plenty of music!!

Please join me on Friday evening (7-9pm)( or Sunday Noon till 2..and on the Listen Again link…..


“In The Cooler” (Fridays 7 – 9pm rpt Sun noon-2pm)
Sponsored by Cavendish Park Care Home,Offenham Road,Evesham WR11 3DX

In The Cooler, Interviews, Music

NCCR “In the Cooler” Friday 18th January 2019

In this week’s edition of “In the Cooler”… former bass player with Dire Straits, John Illsley talks about his 4o years with Dire Straits and his latest tour…and more..

Another chance to hear the interview with debut novelist Richard Vaughan Davies “In the Shadow of Hitler”…..and the distinct possibility that we shall be talking trains…..


. 2019 UK Tour Dates Announced - A Q&A of Music and Memories

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