The Sun Tavern Show - ep6

January 9, 2017

Mysterious Mark Bleet joins John once more this month to blow the Christmas cobwebs away and discuss rare sightings of Jarvis Cocker, accompanied by the sounds of The B52's, Pink Floyd, Canned Heat and the rest.


The DSC Show - ep4

December 28, 2016

This month John pays respects to some legends with connections to the festive season along with the regular compliment of classics and otherwise. Hear Lee Dorsey, Calender, Mary Wells, Roberta Flack and many more.


The Sun Tavern Show - Sound & Vision

December 13, 2016

Join John at Umbrella Towers this month for a show dedicated to the music of film....soundtracks if you will! Hear tunes gathered before by Scorsese, Tarantino, Wes Anderson and more. Get your fill of Aerosmith, Simon & Garfunkel, and Blur, to name just a few.


The DSC Show - ep3

November 22, 2016

There's a hidden agenda of Psychedelic Funk this month alongside all the rarities & classics from the Soul spectrum. John plays tracks from The Chambers Brothers, Eddie Holland, The Fabulous Denos, Garnet Mimms and more. Curtis has a few life lessons to run by you as well.


The Sun Tavern Show - ep 4

November 7, 2016

John is joined by Well-Mannered Mark at Umbrella Towers, where they talk stalkers and play Talking Heads, The Who, Witch, The Lemon Twigs & many, many more


The DSC Show - ep2

October 19, 2016

The DSC Show returns with stone cold classics and rareties of the Soul & Funk persuasion. Join John as he takes in Merry Clayton, Lee Moses, a pair of Northern Soul nuggets from Willie Hutch & Chuck Wood, some wise words from Lou Rawls, and a sprinking of Charles Bradley. Enjoy


The Sun Tavern Show - Non-Specific

October 10, 2016

Anything goes this month with John giving a wide berth to any theme or thread. Mick Jagger, Devo, Superfood and Bobbie Gentry all feature. Jim James rears his head too, while the wild winds blow. email -


The DSC Show - ep1

August 31, 2016

The debut show from DSC, centred around Soul - Northern, Southern, East Coast, West Coast, Motor City, Funk even a sprinkling of Reggae. John plays hits and rarities from The Contours, Kim Weston, Sly & The Family Stone and Black Blood & The Chocolate Pickles, plus many more.


The Sun Tavern Show - Legends Lost

August 25, 2016

In honour of all those Legends Lost, not just in 2016 but since Rock 'n' Roll began. John picks out cuts from Lou Reed, Nirvana, Nilsson and Suicide plus many more. Raise a glass!


The Sun Tavern Show - London Special

August 17, 2016

The Sun Tavern's first show on Umbrella Radio. With their upcoming East End Of The Line night, John hosts a show dedicated to London, past & present. The Clash, Fat White Family and The Kinks all make appearences, even Howlin Wolf sneaks in there.