Podrophenia salutes ten years of The Railway..

• October 2nd, 2017
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Ten years ago The Railway in Southend opened it's doors with new owner installed Dave Dulake . It's gone on to become one of the most celebrated boozers in southern England - if not the entire country..

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Film crews, TV broadcasters and Sunday supplement scribblers all have made their way to Southend Central-wards to capture the music and magic of the pub. And Wilko Johnson is such a regular - his boat-race has ended up on the Pub's banner.

Podrophenia has been broadcasting from the R four years, putting on live nights their for five, While I've been  quacking on about it since this...

So for the latest Podrophenia Piley and self celebrate 10 years of Southend's most musical and vegan foodie boozer - The Railway. There's a beautiful acoustic set from Dave Woodcock (with news on his second Blow Up album). Fi Dulake is in for a chat about the history of and future plans for the pub..

And we bring you tracks from some fave bands and gigs that have taken place over the last ten years at The Railway including a track from the due soon Steve West Weston album

Plus  a pop quiz: what is the live Wilko tune played and which artiste gets on the playlist twice in TWO diff turns

Screen test: spot the Mondo blogging bass player and Fi Dulake on drums...

All here and all free...


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Podrophenia - Yacht Rock Special

• September 14th, 2017
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This evening Mondo and Piley played songs from the Yacht Rock catalogue - New Yacht, Classic Yacht, Funk Yacht and more. Special guests Steven Hastings adjudicated and chose some tunes.

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Podrophenia - Goes Plus Size!

• September 14th, 2017
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This evening Mondo and Piley played the biggest songs. The new band Big Jacket played live in studio and picked some of their favourite songs.

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Podrophenia Art and Cultcha

• August 15th, 2017
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Tonight Mondo and Piley played songs about art and artists. In the studio Jack Browning painted live and Carl Hawkins chose some of his favourite tunes.

Andy Warhol - Dana Gillespie Modern Art - Art Brute Books and Water - Ian Dury & The Blockheads Keep On Keepin' On - Steve Hooker King's Lead Hat - Brian Eno Modern Art - The Black Lips Paint It Black - Johnny Harris Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo Interiors (Song for Willem de Kooning) - Manic Street Preachers Calyspo Boogaloo - Mighty Sparrow 007 - Soul Pressure Caravan - Pucchio Roelens Rainy Night in Georgia - The Gladitors The Nitty Gritty - Gladys Knight & The Pips

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Podrophenia Acoustic with Whom By Fire live in session

• August 14th, 2017
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Tonight Mondo and Piley played a selection of acoustic treats. Whom By Fire played live in the studio. Mickie D tales tales of the Sixties Southend music scene and about the upcoming Leigh Folk Festival.

Rod Stewart - Maggie May (earlier version) Rodney Bewes - Meter Maid KISS - Going Blind Whom By Fire live in the Studio Dump The Bitch The Freedom Song Dick Marc Bolan - Metal Guru (acoustic) David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (demo) Tir Na Nog - Come and See The Show Gluepot - Lulu The Bear Chas & Dave - Ain't No Pleasing You Buddy Holly - Mailman Bring Me No More Blues Fairport Convention - Matty Groves Bob Dylan - Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Many Cat Stevens - Where Do The Children Play Ivor Cutler - Hold The Barrell Steady

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Radio Podrophenia - Thames Delta goes Southern Delta and Lil’ Lost Lou live in session

• May 15th, 2017
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Saddle up and settle in as Podrophenia takes a road-trip through the Southern Delta: swamp pop, southern rock, hillibilly boogie, cowboy noir - all this and a live session from Lil' Lost Lou - including two exclusive tunes - Plus there's all your Kitchen and Bathroom bands read out.

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Radio Podrophenia - Easter Special with Leo C live

• April 18th, 2017
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For the Easter edition of Podrophenia we bring you Jack Bruce in a band that isn't Cream, a soul refit of Bowie's Starman, and Tom Jones covering The Archies. A ton of puns based around chocolate/sweet/ Easter bands, news and tunes on our upcoming Podrophenia live night. Online dates and deets here And listen in as 17 year old Leo C performs from his Woodstock style songbook, who joined us for a live Podrophenia session this month - and in a truly magical moment did an improv duet with his mum singing and harmonising on Goodnight Irene And there's new and tunes from our upcoming Podrophenia live night Dig into the Podrophonic hamper here

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Radio Podrophenia - Music for Mentalists

• April 18th, 2017
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mfom.jpgThe March Madness edish of Podrophenia is up for download, and it's possibly our most eccentric session yet.. Mae West goes Rock ‘n’ Roll. Petula Clark goes disco, Reginald Bosanquet goes funky, Hawkwind get schlagerd and there's a space-pop nugget wherein aliens land looking for new life in Northampton!

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Podrophenia - break ups, shake up & make ups

• February 27th, 2017
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The latest Podrophenia is up for grabs - and as it's the end of The Ends we're doing 'break ups, shake up & make ups' - with Joe Blamey from The Ends giving us the news on the band's new EP and their final gig.

Roll-out wise, there's cold bands, and some Trump-thumping with who said it - Partridge or Trump, fake music news and alternative rock 'n' pop facts... And possibly the worst album cover in history from a band who really should know better - all hereabouts and all free...

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Podrophenia Best of 2016

• February 27th, 2017
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The latest Podrophenia is up for download and features Piley and m'selfs fave finds of 2016, plus - an interview with Paul Fleming of Baltic Fleet on the new album (some of the tunes you may recognise from Top Gear and Grand Tour). We've Star Wars songs contributed by the Podrophonic Massive, a stage invasion from some SFOB chums, news on a Southend themed wallaper- and an unreleased Howling Black Soul rarity- grab your copy hereabouts

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