Radio goNORTH Archive 2013 Live Sessions

Radio goNORTH Archive 2013 Live Sessions

Not only did Radio goNORTH educate, inspire and light a fire underneath the creative kettles of twelve trainee producers – we also had a fantastic time and made some lifelong friends along the way. You’ve got to love what you do, and we think our pictures show just that. Check out the photo album below.

Although Radio goNORTH has finished broadcasting for this year, the spirit of the station and indeed the goNORTH festival lives on in these amazing live sessions.

Over twenty artists, bands and singer songwriters made the trip up the hill to our marquee in the gardens of the BBC in Inverness. With just a couple of (sometimes borrowed) guitars and a microphone or two, the producers of Radio goNORTH captured some of the best music in the Highlands.

Rab Noakes

Rab Noakes

Rab Noakes was the perfect guest for the Radio goNORTH trainee producers because of his years of experience in not only the music business, but also as a radio producer. He came to join Jim Gellatly looking after Maria and Paul’s show for a session after speaking on a panel at his fifth goNORTH festival...

Willie Campbell

Willie Campbell

Willie Campbell joined Stephen for the last session of the week. He had travelled over the day before from the Western Isles to see and show support for The Boy Who Trapped the Sun amongst other goNORTH acts. He played us two songs. The first song was about big changes he had been going through over...

The Sea Atlas

The Sea Atlas

The Sea Atlas brought a breath of fresh air into the marquee as the four members held the crowd with one song. Singer Calum talked about how Kenny the bass player may not have made it to the gig for being stuck offshore so they brought in Jane on the fiddle. Having travelled from the Isle...

The OK Social Club

The OK Social Club

On our first day of broadcasting from the BBC gardens, Chloe and Paddy hosted the OK Social Club for a session and interview. The Edinburgh band have been going from strength to strength after playing the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party, winning Best Live Act in the Scottish Alternative awards, to announcing a position on the...

The Boy Who Trapped The Sun

The Boy Who Trapped The Sun

The Boy Who Trapped The Sun also known as Colin Macleod, joined us in the Radio goNORTH marquee on Wednesday afternoon. He was nowhere to be found for his sound check but fortunately Stephen managed to find him catching the Inverness sun in the gardens of the BBC. He played us a couple of songs...

Rachel Sermanni

Rachel Sermanni

Before playing the goNORTH welcoming ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, Rachel Sermanni graced us by playing two live session tracks for Stephen. She turned up without a guitar but luckily The Boy Who Trapped The Sun was standing by and was happy to lend his. The session she played was beautiful and stunned the tent to...

Protection Patrol Pinkerton

Protection Patrol Pinkerton

Radio goNORTH was Protection Patrol Pinkerton’s first ever gig in Scotland. They had travelled 12 hours to play a half hour set in the Blackfriars so we were delighted to make their trip more worth while by inviting them in for a session. The band chatted to Chloe and Paddy about how they enjoy playing...

The Poor Things

The Poor Things

The Poor Things bravely joined Radio goNORTH first thing on Thursday morning after a night of brilliant music around the city. Their recommendations included Fat Goth, the Yawns and Pronto Mama. They played two songs from their new EP, Hurricanes, and dashed off to catch a nap before day two of GoNorth’s music showcasing, and...

The Oxides

The Oxides

The Oxides played a couple of songs for us in the office before we moved to the marquee in the gardens of the BBC. Seonaidh recorded Jake to do two solo songs as a sound engineer for the first time. Jake told us in an interview with Maria how he has been preparing for his...

Miniature Dinosaurs

Miniature Dinosaurs

This was the second year at goNORTH for Miniature Dinosaurs, and was a packed out gig for them in the Room. Two of the band members joined Paul and Maria on Radio goNORTH to crack a joke and play two songs before they headed back off down the road to continue touring. We were all excited...

Little Fire

Little Fire

Jamie McGeechan of Little Fire joined Radio goNORTH for Mark and Freyja’s show presented by Vic Galloway. The musician from Ayr came and played a couple of songs and stuck around for a while soaking in the excitement of being in Inverness for goNORTH. Fortunately Jamie was there to kindly lend Max of Saint Max and...

Kobi

Kobi

Kobi joined Paul and Maria for their first live session of the week. Everyone was looking forward to having the band join us and as an added bonus they brought along manager Stu Thain, one of Radio goNORTH’s alumni. 2013 looks to be a very promising year for the band as they prepare to play...

Jo Mango

Jo Mango

Mark and Freyja hosted Jo Mango on their Thursday show, and what a delight it was for her to join the Radio goNORTH marquee with the band. They drove up from Glasgow especially early to play a wonderful array of instruments over the two session tracks. Amongst the selection of instruments there was a glockenspiel played...

Jemma Tweedie

Jemma Tweedie

Local singer songwriter Jemma Tweedie came to the marquee on Wednesday morning for her first Radio goNORTH session fresh after finishing her exams. She had recently come back from supporting Charlotte Church and gigging in London. Her audience in the tent consisted of Little Fire, Saint Max and Vic Galloway whilst she sang us two songs...

Ilona

Ilona

Ilona joined us for the second year in the gardens of the BBC for another live session and interview (you can still listen to last years session here). They arrived looking sharp with cowboy shoes and an Elvis Presley guitar. She sang us two songs and discussed her lyrics about love with Paul and Maria...

Garden of Elks

Garden of Elks

The Garden of Elks have been selected to join the goNORTH tour appearing at Belladrum and Wickerman festival along with OK Social Club and Jemma Tweedie. They were invited onto Innes and Seonaidh’s show to play a couple of songs. Niall played a rare acoustic version of This Morning We Are Astronauts and Innes asked him...

Friends in America

Friends in America

Friends in America popped into the Radio goNORTH tent on the last day to find out what all the fuss was about and decided to jump on board with a live session. They squeezed into Stephen’s final show on Thursday to play two songs and keep the energy in the tent pumped as time raced towards...

Dylan Tierney

Dylan Tierney

Dylan Tierney is another local musician who joined us at our base in the Ironworks. He shocked us all when he let slip he was only 15 years old, but has already gigged around the country. He bravely played to a room full of intent listeners. Amongst us was 15 year old Seonaidh working the...

Duncan Overmeer

Duncan Overmeer

Duncan Overmeer was lucky enough to be our first recorded interview and session musician whilst we were based backstage of the Ironworks. He travelled all the way from the Western Isles to join us, but had tales of living in London as a metal musician and coming to the decision Scotland has too much to...

Black International

Black International

Seonaidh and Innes fought to get Black international first thing on their show to open on a high. The team rushed about as Jo Mango packed up her many instruments, Black International casually sound checked and were ready to play right on time. The duo, Stewart Allan and Craig Peebles, played one of their three...

Saint Max and the Fanatics

Saint Max and the Fanatics

Saint Max took a visit to the Radio goNORTH marquee on Wednesday morning to play a live session for Vic Galloway. He turned up without his Fanatics, leaving them at home to prepare for a raucous gig that night in the Market Bar. He was looking very dapper and surprised everyone when he gave away he...

The Enemies

The Enemies

The Enemies joined Chloe and Paddy for their Thursday morning show. Paddy interviewed “the paddies” before they made their way home to Ireland after playing a set at goNORTH. They talked about how living outside of the big cities in their hometown Drogheda means they have to travel further to get heard, and troubles of losing...

Red Ronson

Red Ronson were the first live session of Radio goNORTH 2013 and set the marquee off to a flying start. The local Invernesian band were a noticeable presence amongst us with their ukelele’s, matching t-shirts, and live argument mid song. They played 2 songs and stuck around for a chat on Mark and Freyja’s Tuesday morning...

Shambles Miller

Shambles Miller

The only comedy songwriter in the goNORTH line-up joined stand-up Innes and producer Seonaidh to play two songs. Shambles Miller appeared with a spookily, hand-painted guitar and joined the boys for a laugh on the radio. Shambles Miller had played the Market Bar the previous night and told Innes how he had never been so afraid...