23 June 2016 by Pure Radio

Andy has Steve Pledger live in Session including two new songs ‘Me and the Silence’ and ‘Creation is Laughing’ plus ‘Matches in the Wind’ from the ‘Striking Matches in the Wind’ album.

The session is just absolutely stunning. You might even exclusively hear the title of Steve’s forthcoming album.


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Feb 2015 - Village Spartans Women's Team

26 February 2015 by Pure Radio

The England women’s rugby team won the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014. This year, one men’s team is taking the opportunity to create a new women’s side.

The Village Spartans are a rugby team for gay and bisexual men. They were formed in 1998, and they regularly train at their grounds in Sale.

Now the Spartans are planning to set up a team for women. They’ll have a taster session at the end of next week, where women can give rugby a try – regardless of whether they’ve played before.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Spartans player and their PR Spokesperson, Gareth Longley.

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Sukh Live in session at Pure

17 March 2014 by Pure Radio

Local songwriter, singer, film maker and doctor (!) Sukh came into the studio to play a few songs after we’d played some tracks form his debut album – ‘KINGS’, which was released at the back end of 2013.

Accompanied just by acoustic guitar as opposed to his ‘big band’ of eight pieces including a string quartet, he dazzled with an acoustic version of the album track and new single ‘Chair’, avery Dylanesque song called ‘From The Road’ with which he opened his album launch show at The Castle on Oldham Street, plus a brand new song, ‘Conquered’.

With the expert hands of Aaron Hixon at the sound desk, the songs sound fabulous and we’re looking forward to hearing some of his new music and gigs in 2014 and fingers crossed he’ll be back in the studio again soon.

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Feb 2014 - LGBT Russia - Actor Daniel Brocklebank

20 February 2014 by Pure Radio

This evening we’re hearing some messages of support for LGBT people in the Winter Olympic host nation Russia – which have been recorded for the Canal Street Sessions.

Tonight we also hear from Shakespeare in Love actor Daniel Brocklebank.

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Feb 2014 - LGBT Russia - Paralympian Claire Harvey

20 February 2014 by Pure Radio

In recent months there have been stories about the situation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living in the Winter Olympics host nation, Russia.

Under the Rainbow has heard reports about oppression and violence.

Tonight we hear from Paralympic sitting volleyball captain Claire Harvey in a message of support recorded for the Canal Street Sessions.

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