FM96 Top 10 London Connections
- #1 Our Lady Peace Innocent
- #2 July Talk Picturing Love
- #3 Johnny Cash Rusty Cage
- #4 Ivory Hours War Paint
- #5 Arkells Oh, The Boss is Coming
- #6 The Standstills Shotgun
- #7 The Salads Get Loose
- #8 The Guess Who American Woman
- #9 BigWreck The Oaf (My Luck is Wasted)
- #10 The Gandarvas First Day of Spring
London Ontario is a MUSIC HOT SPOT!! It’s Western Homecoming weekend, and we have some musicians who are alumni. That includes Duncan Coutts from Our Lady Peace, and Garth Hudson from The Band).
Speaking of which…
This weekend, we’re looking at ten bands with a LONDON story to share, whether it be a band member’s childhood or post-secondary education at a school here in LONDON, or a band’s connection behind the scenes. Producer Dan Brodbeck has a connection to at least half of this list, and joins me for the hour this weekend to tell stories from behind the board working with The Salads, The Gandarvas, The Standstills, and Ivory Hours. Listen live Saturday & Sunday 6-7pm http://player.fm96.com
#1 Our Lady Peace - Innocent
Who knew, Our Lady Peace bassist, Duncan Coutts, went to Western University!? They’re at Budweiser Gardens next Thursday with I Mother Earth & The Standstills!
P.S. I Mother Earth’s Edwin co-wrote his song Alive with a professor from Fanshawe, David Martin and Stephen Moccio, who is a Western Music grad (who also co-wrote Wrecking Ball!!).
Tickets to that show >> http://www.fm96.com/events/51336
#2 July Talk - Picturing Love
Drummer, Danny Miles is from London and can’t wait for the show at London Music Hall next Wednesday! Get tickets here >> http://www.fm96.com/events/54884
Here’s Leah & Danny talking about their new album Touch at Osheaga this summer:
#3 Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage
Back in February 1968, Johnny Cash proposed to June Carter on stage during a live concert filming for ‘Walk the Line’ at the London Ice House.
#5 Arkells - Oh, The Boss is Coming!
Arkells have a band member who grew up in London, bass-player Nick Dika. His mom is a now-retired CCH teacher too! Max and Mike explain:
#6 The Standstills - Good God Damn
Jonny is from Oshawa, Renee is born and raised in London. They became a band, and a couple, at Fanshawe College.
#8 The Salads - Get Loose
Everything you’ve ever heard from The Salads has been produced here in London by Dan Brodbeck at EMAC Recording Studios.
#8 The Guess Who - American Woman
Jack Richardson produced The Guess Who, and played a huge role in Fanshawe’s Music Industry Arts program, where he began working in the 1970s. His son Garth, also a producer, paid a visit to the FM96 studios to tell some stories about dad.
#9 Big Wreck - The Oaf (My Luck is Wasted)
The current drummer for Big Wreck is Chuck Keeping, another Oiart graduate! Garth Richardson (pictured above, son of the late Jack Richardson) is producing their new album, by the way.
#10 The Gandharvas - First Day of Spring
Paul Jago from The Gandarvas went to A.B. Lucas and even dated producer Dan Brodbeck’s wife early on. This song got them the Juno nomination for ‘Breakthrough Group of the Year’ in 1995, which went to Moist in the end.