Jo ‘Love Expression’ Live From Her House

Myself and the band had a blast last night when we played a gig in my house. Thanks to everyone who came! Really looking forward to playing live again soon…

The new album ‘9 by 7‘ is due out on December 1st on Strikeback Records and here is the wonderful sleeve. My Dad took the photo at a family wedding in 1973 and Luke Insect has made it look amazing.


The Acid – ‘Basic Instinct’

I’ve played a couple of tracks from The Acid‘s wonderful album ‘Liminal‘ on my Fringe on Top Radio show over the last couple of weeks.

This is sublime….


Fringe on Top Radio Tonight 5pm and repeated at 10pm

Tune into Chestnut Radio at 5pm tonight (Tue 16th) for the latest edition of the Fringe on Top radio show presented by me!

I open the show with this classic from 1979!


All previous shows can be heard on demand on Totally Radio here


That Petrol Emotion / Mighty Lemon Drops pics – first ever Buzz Club

Thanks so much to Paul Marsh who got in touch recently with these fantastic photos from the very first ever Buzz Club. Paul was the lead singer with The Mighty Lemon Drops a band I saw live many times as well as supporting a few times in my band Bluetrain and of course, promoted at the first ever The Buzz Club.

That Petrol Emotion and The Mighty Lemon Drops played at The Agincourt In Camberley on 17th November 1985.


That Petrol

Steve Mac and Sean O’Neil.



Iain Baker, later of Jesus Jones fame and Dan Treacy of The Television Personalities. Dan ran the Dreamworld label. The Mighty Lemon Drops and my bands Go! Service and Bluetrain were all on Dreamworld.



Damien O’Neil



The Mighty Lemon Drops themselves.



Thanks Paul!

It was a great night and lead to another eight years of Buzz Clubs! For all those gigs, check out the Tumlbr site here.

Here are The Mighty Lemon Drops with their debut single, released on Dreamworld the awesome and timeless ‘Like An Angel’


Jo Bartlett – New album ‘9 x 7′

10671496_327931120718197_1122490450205981320_nMy new album is mastered and will be called ‘9×7′. We’re looking at an early release date, on Strikeback Records. I’ll be organising some gigs at around that time too. More news soon….

Totally Radio hosting my FOT Radio Shows!


Exciting news – Totally Radio in Brighton will be hosting my radio shows so they can be listened to on demand via their wonderful website. They’ve given me a rather lovely profile page where you’ll be able to listen back to any of the Fringe on Top shows that take your fancy!

I’ll still be going out live on Chestnut Radio on Tuesdays at 5pm and repeated at 10pm (UK time).

Happy Days!

Here’s a track I played a couple of weeks ago, the brilliant Sleep Party People from Denmark. for more gorgeous music like this, tune in to Fringe on Top radio show!



Fringe on Top Radio Show Episode 6

Fringe on top Radio show Episode 6 by Jobartlett on Mixcloud

Originally broadcast on August 19th 2014. Listen to Chestnut Radio at 5pm every Tuesday (repeated again at 10pm) for the latest Fringe On Top radio show.

1. The Sundays ‘Can’t Be Sure’

2. Chairlft ‘I Belong In Your Arms’

3. Robyn ‘Dancing On My Own’

4. Ryn Weaver ‘Promises’

5. Cloud Castle Lake ‘Sync’

6. The National ‘I Should Live In Salt’

7. Jackson C. Frank ‘The Blues Run The Game’

8. Frank Fairfield ‘Duncan and Brady’

9. John Hiatt ‘Nobody Knew His Name’

10. Courtney Barnett ‘Out Of The Woodwork’

11. Luluc ‘Small Window’

12. Wampire ‘Wizard’s Staff’

13. Fleet Foxes ‘White Winter Hymnal’

14. The Barbarians ‘Moulty’



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