A red letter day on the Fiery Bird Radio Show when you get to celebrate a new music venue to be opening up in Woking and interview the excellent Maggie Bell who is appearing at GLive with Dave Kelly on Monday 23rd April.
Maggie, whose career has spanned decades and worked with the likes of Rod Stewart, Led Zepellin, Quincy Jones and Roger Daltrey as well as her own solo work and in Stone The Crows, was a delightful, open and honest guest regaling with stories of travel, music, acting and the integrity with which she approaches it that hasn’t dimmed through out her varied career.
There were songs that had served as markers to hopes, frustrations and the long process of trying to get a local music venue here in Woking. This process we now hope we have made massive progress with by taking over the old Quake nightclub and making it into the Fiery Bird Venue run by Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC as a pilot project for two years to get the case for a permanent venue in the town centre.
And sadly some songs that were about the futility of war and the children who always bear the brunt because it was what so many people were talking about this week
You can listen again here to the show
Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right To Party
The Magic Mushrooms – It’s A Happening
Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee – Fighting A Losing Battle (But Having A Lot of Fun Trying To Win)
Ruts DC – Music Must Destroy
Morgellons – A Pauper’s Lovesong
Young Holt Trio – Ain’t There Something That Money Can’t Buy
Tim Arnold – Fanlight Fanny
Housemartins – Get Up Off Our Knees
Jackie Wilson – Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher
Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
Teardrop Explodes – Reward
The Velveteen Orkestra – Dressed Up In Sables
John Ellis & Paul Roberts (Projekta) – Infinity Drive
Maggie Bell – Good Time Girl
Maggie Bell – Queen of The Night
Edwin Starr – War
UB40 – Who You Fighting For?
Robb Johnson – Inexcusable
OMD – Enola Gay