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The RockIt Scientist
on 1485 Radio Today
Also on DStv
Audio Channel 70
The RockIt Scientist is a very diverse music programme that features Progressive/ Hard/ Classic Rock, Blues, Brass Rock, Latin/ African Rock, Jazz and Metal music.
As "non-commercial/ non-Top 40" music ranging from the mid sixties to the present day is featured, the intention is to cater for the more discerning music listener, with no age limits or restrictions imposed or implied. An open mind and a love of music is mandatory!
The programme, which is broadcast on 1485am Radio Today, every Friday evening between 10pm and 1am, is presented by Leon Economides, who has worked with radio greats such as Tony Sanderson (Chuckle and Chat Show on Radio 5), Chris Prior (The Priority Feature on Radio 5), Phil Wright (The Dinosaur Days on 5fm), and Rafe Lavine (Rock Classics and The Great Unknowns on Radio 5, and the original RockIt Scientists on SAfm).
Radio Today is also available nationwide on the DStv Audio Channel 70.
The RockIt Scientist went live on air on Wednesday the 31st August 2005.
In Other News
BADFINGER DRUMMER DIES
Michael Gibbins, drummer with '60s UK band Badfinger, has died at the age of 56. They rose to prominence when they became the first act to sign to the Beatles' Apple label. They had a hit in 1968 with the Paul McCartney-penned 'Come And Get It'. Recently, Def Leppard recently covered their song 'No Matter What'.
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CLINT & CO
Greetings all Clint & Co friends and fans!!
Wow - we have had an amazing year - the Barnyards have been exceptional, our tours to Cape Town, the Garden Route, Pietermaritzburg, Mocambique and Zimbabwe have been mindblowing.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement - it is our living and we love it but its all because of you.
The Hammer, the Mother, the Rock and myself would like to take this opportunity to wish you all an incredible festive season and a superb 2006 - maybe we will see you over Christmas at the Garden Route Barnyards!
Check out www.clintandco.co.za for details!!
We need your help!
The only thing that has not worked for us this year is getting our original songs on radio - only Algoa, SAFM and Radio 2000 have aired us - can you believe that 5FM & 94.7 have bombed (amongst others) Pete's song "Freedom."
We need public pressure - please phone/email them and request "Freedom" by Clint & Co - lets help them to see the light!!
With the derailing of Toxic Shame, a new band has formed to continue where they left off.
Here's some information about the band:
Deon Du Toit - Vocals and Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Deon was the vocalist and guitar player for Toxic Shame who released 3 albums "Full Circle", "Tender Loving Abuse" and "Kicking & Screaming". The band had a string of hits with such songs as "Silent Movie", "Me", Rollercoaster Ride", "See If You Want More", "Sittin'" and "Easy". Deon also played with and recorded an album with George van Dyk of Hotline as Station One. Prior to that he played with Green, which became the Sunshines.
Derek Cockril - Bass
Derek has played with Factory, who had hits with "Let it Rain" and "747". More recently he played in such bands as Late Final, Casino and Kid Close
Dave Richards - Keyboards
Dave has been playing the circuit for years with various bands and is an accomplished session muso in Cape Town.
Brian Ferreira - Drums
Brian has played with some remarkable bands such as Hawk, Ballyhoo, Tramp and Fade To Grey.
Brief Band Biography
Intoxicate formed in October 2005. Toxic Shame had just finished their 10th studio album (their 4th for public release) when the band were again derailed. Relaying the story to some of his friends (Dave, Derek and Brian), Deon spoke of the disappointment that the new album [detox] may never see the light of day and that he was unable to play Toxic Shame's music live to the large fan base that they still command.
Unknown to Deon, the others talked it over and a hatched a plan to form a band and play Toxic Shame songs along with a few covers that Deon was renowned for. They woke him up early one Sunday morning, claiming that he had called a meeting but was not there. Bemused, confused and a little bewildered Deon got to the meeting a little late - where the rest were waiting with the good news.
Intoxicate has since started touring in the Cape Peninsula playing their smouldering brand of rock. We can only hope to see them in other parts of the country during the course of next year.
Intoxicate have recorded a new single - an absolutely crunching version of the classic Joan Jett song "I Love Rock n Roll", which features 17 year old beauty Ljuba on vocals alongside Deon. The single will hit radio early next year.
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