Show TimesTimezone: BST (UTC+1)
18:00 - 20:00
About the Show
Richard & John
Mix of classic / current blues and blues influenced releases. A good smattering of classic soul and R and B.
Shades of the Blues is presented by Richard Levinge and John Banks and is the longest running blues and classic soul show in the West. Richard and John have been presenting in Gloucestershire, Swindon and Bristol for over 20 years.
The show is built on a mix of 90 years of classic blues tracks from 1929 to 2010, current blues and blues influenced releases and a good smattering of classic soul and R and B. New releases(including re-releases) make up at least 30 – 50% of the playlist and are featured for several weeks, and information on release dates, labels and availability is presented.
Richard and John have a deep experience of the music and providing listeners with a historical information about the music and insights into the characters and lives of the performers, in their enthusiastic and often witty way.
Details of current gigs and UK tours are regularly featured. We are keen to continue to feature new releases. It keeps us enthusiastic and on top of our game, and encourages listeners to look for the music in stores or on line.