Taking Off With Spitfire
30th August 2018

 
Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

First Broadcast:
Thursday 30/08/2018 @ 19:00
Listen Again:
Sunday 02/09/2018 @ 18:00

Taking Off With Spitfire is our new weekly show in which we showcase the very best local talent from the South Holland area. It broadcasts weekly on a Thursday evening at 19:00, and is repeated the following Sunday at 18:00. Want to be on the show? We're always looking for fresh local talent to broadcast and promote, you can provide us with some information about yourself as well as uploading a demo here.

This weeks show is a litle bit different and features two of our existing artists, with their entry for A Song For Lincolnshire. You'll be able to hear this as well as more from Dodge Rogers, and Mick Mepham.

Dodge Rogers

Dodge Rogers on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

While born a South London baby boomer in 1951, Roger's paternal line, the Fulliloves, hail from these parts, albeit they'd migrated to other nearby Midland realms before either the Black Death struck or the Fens were drained. in 2016, when the yuppies stole the last pub on his Crystal Palace manor, he thought it poetic to return to his clan's first known home, and now lives in Pinchbeck.

Dodge performs in many guises, including the five piece, full-on Blues Hammer Band, his 25 year harmony duo: Speedo (with Billy Boland), and in Sax 'n Lungs 'n Rock 'n Roll. As a solo artist he morphs freely between Dodge Rogers (1960's mixed bag), Paddy Rogers (Irish ballads), Cockney Rogers (Chas n' Dave et al), Hank Rogers (Cash & Country), and It Ain't Bob, Babe (Dylan Covers).

Roger has a passion for song writing and draws on Peter Rowan, terry Allen, Guy Clark, and Bob Dylan for daily inspiration.To date he has written over 5500 songs (probably a world record!) in a huge variety of genres, ranging from Country, to Pop, to Folk, to Blues, to Ballads - but no Rap or Punk!

You can find out more about Roger on his artist profile page, as well as on Facebook.

Mick Mepham

Mick Mepham on Taking Off With Spitfire - Showcasing Local Talent from the South Holland area

Mick Mepham started out in Hastings and now in Lincolnshire. Very much enjoying life in the South Holland area and it's stimulating his grey cells to write more and more.

Mick’s just got a new studio up and running and there are currently 4 albums (2 electric and 2 acoustic) in process. 1 acoustic album is finished and will shortly be available, followed by the successor to This Was Then And That Is Now. These will be available by the song/album download and on CD for those who prefer it.

Mick says that he’s been very lucky in his musical life to have played with some excellent musicians and people and he’s by no means finished yet.

Things are really busy with his Titus (folk band) and are developing in all directions as well. Writing and recording will be taking a lot of his time too but gigs are a real love and he’d love to play more venues in the South Holland area. You can find out more about Mick and his music from his artist profile, or via his own website.

Remember, we're always looking for fresh local talent to broadcast and promote, if you want to be involved you can provide us with some information about yourself as well as uploading a demo here.

Record Player Image By Dane Deaner & Unsplash