Jo Bywater's 4th session for Roots & Fusion

7 December 2016 by Pure Radio

The welcome return of Jo Bywater for the 4th time under her own name.

After over a year in her self styled “creative cave”, Jo has emerged with new songs and a self belief the means she is in a much happier place.

As well as playing five new songs, we have a chat about the recording process for the new album and she helps me to understand the finer points of her website…

1) Say Everything, Do Nothing
2) Crossroad
3) Cold Coffee Blues
4) Dayglo(w)
5) Drop In The Waterfall

Recorded by Aaron hixon for Roots & Fusion

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Fred Macauley interview on Pure Drive Nov 2015

5 November 2015 by Pure Radio

Fred Macauley having a chat to Dave Stearn on Pure ahead of his show at Sale Waterside Arts centre November 11th 2015

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Kwalaparla in session for Roots & Fusion

16 September 2015 by Pure Radio

Three piece band based around Mike Willacy, also featuring Jo Bywater and Daniel J Logan came into the R&F studio

Their debut album, a concept album called Break The Man, has just been released to excellent reviews and much independant radio airplay.

As well as playing five songs from the album, I had a chat with them about the name of the band, the concept behind the album and some of Jo’s collaborations

1) Northern Star
2) Things I Should Not See
3) Betrayed
4) As I Look
5) Here In This Hole

For more information on Kwalaparla, visit

For more information about Roots & Fusion visit

Sound recorded by Aaron Hixon –

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Jo Bywater's 3rd Roots & Fusion session

17 June 2015 by Pure Radio

The incredible Jo Bywater returned to Roots & Fusion for her 3rd session.

She brought her Gretsch acoustic, her trusty resonator, her stompbox and harmonica for six wonderful songs – one of which got it’s first public airing…

We then had talked about her collaborations with Tiki Black & Bowker, her songwriting and how she is preparing for her next album…

1) Riches To Rags
2) Silence Changed
3) Empty Promises
4) Greys
5) Bag Of Bones
6) Crossroads

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May 2014 - Heather Peace

29 May 2014 by Pure Radio

Actress and singer Heather Peace is known for her television roles in Lip Service, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road.

In 2012, she released her first album – Fairytales. Next month, she’s hoping her second album The Thin Line will get a good reception.

She’s also a patron of Manchester Pride – the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community festival.

When Heather spoke to Pure’s Sara, she explained that she feels such events are still important.

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