Sunday, 30 October 2011

Lock-In 29th October

Kev did a great job defending me from all the ghosties that hang around Frederick House last night. Thanks Kev! Though I have had to book some counselling sessions due to having been asked to play a track featuring "the eyebrowed one" (Paul McCartney to all non regular listeners).
My trip to Boxjam III earlier in the day inspired me to take a retrospective peek over the work of some of the past guests on TLNLI. We really have had some fantastic (!) guests. Still plenty to erm... retrospect about another week.
Luv Jen x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Lock-In October 29th '11

This Saturday, Andy is away and Peter will be broadcasting his anime show which preceeds TLNLI all the way from London, so won't be able to be on the show. Jen has roped in a replacement co-host for the evening, however, in the form of Kev 'Legs' Walker!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Lock-In, 22nd October '11

On last night's show, Andy, Peter and I were joined by occasional Lock-In victim Andrew Faraday of Manchester's All FM. There were a few gremlins in the radio-maker-a-tron. They looked like this. . . . .

If you see one of these nasty critters. . . . .do not make the mistake we did and feed it after midnight! But the good news is, all the gremlins have now been chased away.

Congratulations to our competition winner Thomas Bennett. Thomas wins those two tickets to see Ash Before Oak at Manchester Academy, which will be in the post first thing in the morning.
Luv Jen x

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Ash Before Oak Competition


Mark and Peter of Ash before Oak have very kindly given us two tickets for their upcoming gig at Manchester Academy on October 28th at 7.30pm. To enter the draw to win these two tickets, please answer the following question...

What is the full title of the film Ash Before Oak are working on the soundtrack for?
(hint... it's something to do with Shakespeare)

Please send your answer, name and a contact telephone number to

The winner will be drawn, from the correct entries received, on next Saturday's Late Night lock-In (October 22nd). Terms and conditions apply.

Terms and Conditions

1. Entry is open to all UK residents (including Channel Islands and The Isle Of Man), except Crewe and Nantwich Community Radio Society members, or those of its affiliates and their close relatives, or any person connected to the competition. Proof of identity may be requested.

2. This Is The Cat reserves the right to: (i) vary these competition terms and conditions, including, but not limited to, opening and closing times; (ii) disqualify any entrant who breaches the rules or has acted fraudulently in any way; (iii) withdraw or substitute any prize, at any stage, and (iv) cancel the competition, at any stage, if in its opinion it is deemed necessary, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.

3. The prize will consist of 2 tickets to see Ash Before Oak at Manchester Academy on October 28th 2011 at 7.30pm. Prize courtesy of Ash Before Oak. Transport to or from the concert is not included in the prize.

4. The competition will open at 12am BST on Sunday 16th October 2011 and close at 11pm BST on Saturday 22nd October. Entries received outside these times will not be registered. The opening and closing times may change, so please listen to announcements during the programme.

Ash Before Oak

Ash Before Oak were totally fantastic on last night's Lock-In! Thank you so much to Mark Armor and Peter Griffin for playing live for us, and to all the many listeners who got in touch with us throughout the show. We played three tracks from their EP 'Lifetime' (available from iTunes HERE), and they played a further three songs live.

If you would like to find out more about Ash Before Oak, you can visit their website HERE.
Or if you would like to see them live they will be appearing at....

Red Lion Winsford - October 20th
Manchester Academy - October 28th 7.30pm
The Box, Crewe - October 29th
Weaver Square, Northwich - December 17th

Luv Jen x

Friday, 14 October 2011

Ash Before Oak

Coming on tomorrow night's Lock-In.....

Ash Before Oak are an English pop group from Northwich in Cheshire.

They released their first single, You Make Me Me, in September 2009. The single was recorded in an attic above a garage with little more than an Apple Mac and a 4 Track recorder. However, the single still managed to get airplay on several BBC radio stations from the strength of the songwriting and received praise from Mark Radcliffe amongst others.

In September 2010, they released the first single from the upcoming EP. A Girl Like You quickly became their most popular single to date and was the first song by the band to be accompanied by a music video. The song was also featured in Si Wall's film 'Speed Date'.

Don't Dally Sally was released in December 2010 alongside a music video which featured cardboard houses, gigantic robots and explosions!

Ash Before Oak released their debut EP, Lifetime, in August 2011 and are currently working on a soundtrack for an upcoming film.

EP 'Lifetime' available from iTunes HERE

Nigel Beck Gets Locked In

Good friend of The Lock-In Nigel Beck was back on Saturday. He amazed us all, as usual, with his great guitar playing. If you missed the show, it'll be on listen again until tomorrow night. Grab it quick! Select Saturday, and 11pm, enjoy, then Sunday and 1am.
Luv Jen x

Ooooh, its a Late Night Lock-In Blog!

Well it's happened, Jen has started messing about with computers again. Here is a central depositary for all thingamies 'Lock-In'. There is still the Facebook page, and Twitter thing (whatever that is). Enjoy.
Luv Jen x