Fringe on Top radio show stream and tracklisting.




This is the track listing of the first Fringe on Top radio show, presented by Jo Bartlett and broadcast on Chestnut Radio on July 15th 2014.


Here’s what was played:

1. ‘Forget’ Ben Watt

2. ‘Everything’s A Thread’ John Steel Singers

3. ‘Stars’ The Clean

4. ‘Guiding Light’ Television

5. ‘Thinking About A Friend’ Trans

6. ‘Stacks’ Bon Iver

7. ‘Slippy Sean’s’ Daimh

8. ‘Naive Response’ Daniel Avery

9. ‘Mirror Mirror’ Desire

10. ‘(I Am Always) Touched By Your Presence’ Blondie

11. ‘I Am The Cosmos’ Chris Bell

12. ‘Throwing Your Voice’ Damien Jurado

It was a blast! Tune in next Tuesday at 5pm and 10pm UK and 11am and 5pm New York / EST.



Fringe on Top Radio show!



The first Fringe on Top radio show is presented by my good self and broadcast this evening (July 15th) at 5pm in the UK (or earlier if you are in New York, noon for you). This will be a regular show, every Tuesday.

Listen here: and let me know what you think!

Highways, Islands and Magic Moments – the Jo Bartlett interview

Jo Bartlett:

Really nice interview with me by Malcolm Wyatt

Originally posted on writewyattuk:


Acoustic Power: Jo Bartlett on stage at the Union Chapel in 2010 (Photo: Justin Thomas)

Now and again a song tugs the heart-strings, and for me it’s more likely to be because of an under-stated beauty rather than a claw-hammer approach.

A case in point is Highway Found, the title track of Jo Bartlett’s latest EP. And it’s not the first time this Sandhurst-based songstress has managed that.

Take for instance her most successful studio project down the years, It’s Jo and Danny, the critically-acclaimed pairing with hubby Danny Hagan.

At this point I’ll mention that it was – frighteningly – nearly 30 years ago that I first became aware of Jo as an artist.

By the time we properly met she’d moved on from indie outfit Go! Service – recently featured on the remastered, expanded C86 collection – to Bluetrain, with both acts recording for TV Personalities main-man Dan…

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Trans – Thinking About A Friend

I’m loving Bernard Butler’s new band.

Jo Bartlett – City of London Festival July 1st

I’m playing a solo gig on Tuesday (July 1st) as part of the City of London Festival in Devonshire Square near Liverpool Street Station, from 14:15 – 14:45. I’ll be playing in an upturned boat! I think I’m going to mainly play instrumentals (Yellow Moon Band etc) with a couple of songs thrown in for good measure.

Here’s a film Richard made of the last gig I played with the band a couple of weeks ago. Music is by Franz and his band, don’t think they have a name yet.

Full Ugly – Drove Down

I like these guys. From Australia. Signed to Fire over here. They remind me of slacker indie like Camper Van Beethoven from the ’80s.

Fever The Ghost – Calico live

Check out these guys, newly signed to Heavenly Records. This is them live at Station House Studio in Echo Park, L.A. early this year.


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