Fiery Bird & Maggie Bell

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