Jane Lomas speaks to Julie Burkitt the Stepping Hill A&E nurse who saved the life of a little boy after he was hit by a runaway speedboat, while she was on holiday in Greece.
Texas born Rocky Votolato came into the Roots & Fusion studio for a session the morning after playing a gig at The Castle in Manchester.
With a recording history stretching back to 1999, this is his first headlining tour of the UK.
He recorded five songs in his wonderful laid back Americana Folk style and then we had a bit of a natter…
2) Sawdust & Shavings
3) Uppers Aren’t Necessary
4) Hospital Handshakes
5) White Daisy Passing
The session was recorded by Aaron Hixon – www.soundcloud.com/brokenchicken
For more information on Rocky Votolato visit www.rockyvotolato.com
To listen to more Roots & Fusion go to www.mixcloud.com/rootsandfusion
Bristol based singer songwriter – self styled solo acoustic guy – Gaz Brookfield came into the studio while on tour with Funke and the Two Tone Baby.
He recorded a couple of songs in his wonderful, humorous style.
1) Diabetes Blues
2) Sailor Jerry’s Kitchen
With all of Greater Manchester’s hospitals missing A&E waiting time targets this week despite the mild winter, A&E Consultant Charlotte Doughty describes what it’s like on the front line at Stepping Hill. Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge with a gloomy weather forecast. And Jane goes to find out about GMP’s #nonefortheroad campaign.
After last year’s wonderful Roots & Fusion Playing Out gig, Tiki Black returned to Roots & Fusion to record a session in the studio.
The gifted singer songwriter sat behind her keyboard and played four songs from her marvelous Out Of The Black album as well as a new song.
We also had a chat about her recent tour of the Netherlands, her collaboration with Jo Bywater and the possibility of a future EP…
4) The Other Woman
5) Free Like Smoke