WHAT'S ON Absolute Radio THIS MONTH...
Highlights from Q partners Absolute Radio this month include an intimate live session and chat with Richard Ashcroft plus Suede co-host the Sunday Night Music Club.
RICHARD ASHCROFT LIVE SESSION
Absolute Radio, 25 October, 9pm Natural Rebel, Ashcroft’s fifth solo album, has received glowing reviews and been compared to the The Verve at their majestic best in the ’ 90s. The launch shows duly sold out within minutes and a run of big gigs has been added for 2019. This visit to Absolute Radio’s studios sees Ashcroft playing a much more intimate Live Session in front of a handful of lucky prize-winners and also chatting to Absolute’s Pete Donaldson.
HALLOWEEN CLASSIC ROCK PARTY
Absolute Radio, 27 October, 7pm Claire Sturgess provides rock fans with their Saturday night soundtrack each week – and this time round on the Rock Party it’s a Halloween special, with seasonal symphonies from the likes of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Metallica.
TOM ODELL’s ’70s SHOW
Absolute Radio, 28 October, 8pm On his new album, Jubilee Road, the Brit-winner mines the golden age of singer-songwriters, including Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, John Lennon and Randy Newman. This special show, with music hand-picked by Tom himself, focuses on the music of the 1970s.
SUEDE CO-HOST THE SUNDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB
Absolute Radio, 4 November, 11pm Suede singer Brett Anderson and bassist Mat Osman join Danielle Perry to co-host a late-night edition of the Sunday Night Music Club, with highlights from the new Suede album The Blue Hour and insights into some of the musical influences that inspired it, including Scott Walker, Pet Shop Boys and The Psychedelic Furs.
THE BEATLES: THE WHITE ALBUM
Absolute Radio, 10 November, 10pm Mark Goodier’s Classic Album series continues with a show dedicated to the 50th anniversary of “The Beatles”, aka “The White Album”. Released in November 1968, it found the band at their darkest, heaviest and weirdest. All the Classic Album shows are available to hear again, with the free Absolute Radio App.
Urbane hymns: Richard Ashcroft treats his fans to a special gig.