This Weeks Featured Artist – Aretha Franklin 1942 to 2018

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording […]

CARMEL MERLIN DJ’ING LIVE FROM H’s BAR 10PM BST

I will be playing some blues & blues rock down at H’s Bar tonight.  Do join me on air as we chill out, raise a few glasses and relax to the music in the lovely atmosphere of this bar.

CARMEL MERLIN LIVE FROM JUNKYARD BLUES 8PM BST

Join me today on air for a special blues set. Today I have a special feature in the set, celebrating the anniversary of Woodstock, featuring live music from that amazing 3 day event that went down in history! Plenty of other blues too! We’ll be in ‘party mode’ down at Junkyard Blues! Peace & Love! […]

CARMEL MERLIN LIVE FROM TIAKI 10PM BST

Join me on air tonight as I broadcast live from the beach at Tiaki.  Got some great blues for you! Koko Taylor, Muddy Waters, Gov’t Mule, Lucinda Williams, Eric Clapton to name just a few. I’ll play the blues4u!  

1965 The Beatles Movie HELP Opens In The US

Also on August 9: On this day in 1965, Help! opened in US theaters. Here’s a nice, detailed appreciation of a film that traditionally has gotten short shrift, coming in the shadow of A Hard Day’s Night. If you haven’t watched it lately… https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4ejjkf

This Weeks Featured Artist – The Milk Men

The Milk Men are a band made up from the cream of British R’n’B talent and pedigree. Bringing together members of the legendary Pirates, and British Blues Award-nominated the Mustangs, The Milk Men have been tearing up venues and festivals all over the UK with their dynamic, white hot versions of classic blues tunes, alongside […]

CARMEL’S BLUES LIVE FROM JUNKYARD BLUES 8PM BST

TGIF!!! You know what that means don’t you?  Bunnies taking over at the Junkyard Blues Club.  They love their blues, and they love to hop and jump about the dance floor and let their ears down! lol.  Join us at the club, if you are inworld, or on air on on Shangrla! I’ll play the […]

INDEPENDENT BLUES AWARDS WINNERS 2018

Check out the winners in the Independent Blues Awards…and congratulations to everyone! Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, John Mayall, Mike Zito, Beth Hart, Mindi Abair, just to name a few. https://www.makingascene.org/indie-blues-awards/

DJ CARMEL’S BLUES ON THE BEACH 10PM BST

Broadcasting live from the beach at Tiaki..got some of those hot, smokin’ blues4U.  Join me at Tiaki or listen in on www.shangrlaradio.com. Come for the sun, sea and sand and stay for the Blues!  

Happy Birthday Gary Lewis!

On this day in 1946, Gary Lewis was born. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07LyClUlhqM The son of comedian Jerry fronted this outfit, which sustained a run of chart hits due in no small part to the talents of Leon Russell (who wrote, co-wrote or played on many of their recordings, under the direction of producer Snuff Garrett). Lewis originally […]

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