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New Year, New Music on The Rock Train

Written by on 8th January 2013

(Show 34 plays out on Thursday 10th Jan at 8pm and repeats Saturday 12th Jan at 7pm)

The dedication of the bands we meet on our travels never fails to impress.

We were contacted last year by two bands, from the opposite ends of the country, both wanting to come and play music for The Rock Train and speak our audience in Lincoln.

We like to think we offer ‘up and coming’ bands a platform to showcase their talents and gain valuable media experience, whether hey hail from up the road or the other end of the land.

Our guests in this week’s show really showed what doing a music show is all about. the band Rayne drove down from Sunderland to play a fantastic live acoustic set for us which was broadcast as part of the Siren FM 24 hour Watercooler marathon charity show. The 3 lads from Rayne rose to the occasion and left us with some fantastic acoustic songs which were recorded with style. we feature one of their acoustic tracks in this week’s show and will play some more later in January.

Sunderland 's Rayne playing live during the 24 hour charity marathon

Sunderland ‘s Rayne playing live during the 24 hour charity marathon

Rayne have been playing together for 16 years  and their enthusiasm and dedication to their craft was an inspiration to us on The Rock Train. We showed the lads some of Lincoln’s rock bars after the show and they can’t wait to return to play a full gig to the people of Lincoln. Any promoters reading this, please get in touch with us.

The following week the band Knievel Genius visited us from London and again performed a fantastic set of acoustic songs. Their song-writing and performance skills shone though during their session and we are pleased to include 2 songs they played for us in the studios. Again there’ll be more played from this session later in January.

The band gave a serious account of what it is really like for a young band to try and progress from being unknown to getting a foot on the ladder of success. Their 2 part  interview is a valuable lesson for any artist starting out in the music business.

Also on this week’s show we have a host of new music plus a few old favourites to get you rocking.

The show starts with a short musical tribute to the memory of local musician and member of Sleaford band Nightvision, Dean Hocking, who tragically lost his life on 27th December in a road traffic accident. His brother Daryl appeared as a co-presenter on our live show on 13th December and we send our condolences and deepest sympathy to the Hocking family and to the other members of Nightvision as well as all their friends and families.


The Rock Train with special guests Rayne and Knievel Genius (show#34 Jan 10th) by The Rock Train on Mixcloud