Rocky Votolato in session for Roots & Fusion

9 March 2016 by Pure Radio

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…

1) Shortcuts
2) Sawdust & Shavings
3) Uppers Aren’t Necessary
4) Hospital Handshakes
5) White Daisy Passing

The session was recorded by Aaron Hixon –

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Gaz Brookfield in session for Roots & Fusion

23 December 2015 by Pure Radio

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

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Funke and the Two Tone Baby in session for Roots & Fusion

23 December 2015 by Pure Radio

The incredible Funke and the Two Tone Baby (AKA Dan Turbull) came in the Roots & Fusion studio for the final session of 2015.

A 21st century one man band, he loops voice, guitar, harmonica & beatboxing to create a unique sound.

We also had a chat about how he does it, how he writes songs and having a musician’s “year off”...

1) If You’re Nice To Me
2) I’m Not Well
3) Anchor
4) (acoustic) Not Enough Bonobo

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Tiki Black in session for Roots & Fusion

2 September 2015 by Pure Radio

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…

1) Listen
2) Escape
3) Swollen
4) The Other Woman
5) Free Like Smoke

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Mark Harrison Trio @ The Hope Inn for Roots & Fusion

24 April 2013 by Pure Radio

Roots & Fusion recorded the Mark Harrison Trio at the most excellent Hope Inn on the A6 in Heaton Norris.

Songwriter Mark played his 1934 resonator as well as a lovely 12 string guitar, Will Greener played harmonica and harmonised and Charles Benfield played double bass and sampled many of the Hope Inn’s real ales…

As the session was recorded in a pub, after the seven songs were recorded, we all sat round for a natter about stuff…

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