Sunday, 11 December 2016

The one when JC met Concrete Donkey & Andy from Land Of The Giants 13/12/16

Thanks to tonight's guests Concrete Donkey & Andy from Land Of The Giants 

Inc on tonight's @rivietafm #jccooperlive 







@Donkey_Concrete joined us for a Stella interview tonight on @rivierafm #jccooperlive talking new EP 

Playlist -

Mohawk Radio -Eyes wide shut 

Alonestar -Lovelorn 

Rayne -Subject A

Rolly's Syndicate -lost in love 

Driftwood -This city 

Lou McMahon -A river 

Jupiter in velvet -Surender 2 the grove 

The dust coda -The more it fades 

A higher demise -Tear it down 

Matt steady -One more round 

Hunter kill hunter -We are the blame 

Liz Phonix-Last time 

The starting Radicals -VIP

Arcadia -Silhouette 

Rich Stephenson -Alibi 

Sea plus air -Pain is just a cloud 

Rebecca Jayne -Rock n roll 

Concrete Donkey -

Fortune and glory 


Land OF the Giants -Holy Funk 

Info -

new single from folk-pop artist Rich Stephenson -Alibi  It follows hot on the heels of his last release Better Things To Do, which gained airplay with BBC Introducing, BBC London, BBC Manchester, BBC Humberside, Amazing Radio & over 50 UK regional stations.

Rich also performed at Glastonbury, Boardmasters & Beverley Folk Festival this summer, & Alibi premiered with Songwriting Magazine last week.

The new track is taken from the recent I AM RICH EP & Rich has been compared to George Ezra, Noah & The Whale & The Lumineers. 

Dramatic & emotional, an artist to keep an eye on - Backseat Mafia

Harmonies to die for - Alan Raw, BBC Introducing

Gorgeous music! A tight blend of folk, Americana & classic songwriting - Baylen Leonard, Amazing Radio

You can find broadcast downloads on DropBox here.

The press release is below the sig.

Rich is on Twitter @stephensonrich & on FB at 

Will you be playing Rich's new single on the show? As always, let me know so we can share on socials and promote you and let me know if you need anything.



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Autumnal folk-pop track is lifted from new ‘I AM RICH’ EP

London-based singer-songwriter Rich Stephenson will release Alibi, the second single from his new I AM RICH (blue) EP, on Friday 25th November. The new song combines earthy acoustics with pop hooks and is driven by sweeping violins and Rich’s signature bendy-legged, rhythmic strumming.

After a busy summer that saw typically frenetic & audience-charming performances at Glastonbury, Boardmasters, Humber Street Sesh and Beverley Folk Festivals, recent single Better Things To Do cemented Rich’s place as one of the best emerging singer-songwriters in the UK. Confirmed fans Gaby Roslin and Alan Raw invited him in for live sessions and interviews with BBC Radio London and BBC Introducing, whilst Amazing Radio’s Baylen Leonard playlisted the track for three consecutive weeks on his show. Audiences all over the UK were also introduced to Rich with airplay for Better Things To Do on 40 BBC regional stations and 20 other regional radio shows.

Alibi effortlessly blurs the line between folk and pop, and offers another example of an instinctive songwriting talent with an ear for making the personal sound universal. As Rich explains, “Alibi is about the bittersweet nature of relationships and friendships - you fall out, you make up, you share high points, you live through low points, but a tight bond remains throughout.”

Rich Stephenson will be playing shows in support of Alibi and his new EP in Nov/Dec. For more info head to


UK songwriter, rapper, and producer Alonestar to release new video and single 'Lovelorn', which cuts deep into unrequited love, and fast living to forget! 

 Jethro Sheeran aka Alonestar (Ed Sheeran’s cousin), has been working alongside the live band members of Massive Attack to produce this hedonist, sexy, dark track which also sees Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding feature in the breath-taking video.

'Lovelorn' tells the story of a heartbroken woman who falls in love, but the lust of her life doesn’t love her back – something we can all relate to! Also featuring on the chorus is top 10 singer Rosie Ribbons, her haunting vocals sound like a falling beautiful angel. This sits perfectly on an addictive resonating drum beat recorded by Damon Reece (Massive Attack), and flawless production of the song by Jethro Sheeran and Angelo Brushini (Massive Attack).  And to even more add intrigue- the song itself is about past life experiences for both Jethro Sheeran and Rosie Ribbons, which added to an overly emotional ride when writing and recording the song together!

 Jethro said:

“Lovelorn is the strongest and most powerful song I have written & produced to date, it reflects my new sound and style. It's something fresh, and different to anything else out there at the moment. I dug deep to exercise the darkness in this track, and fell into the depths of my soul when coming up with the concept.” 

Alonestar's debut album ‘Cornerstone’ went straight to No3 in the iTunes charts following its release in early 2016, and this new offering is expected to create a similar reaction when released! 

Alonestar has previously won two EIA Awards, two Exposure Music Awards, and wrote all of the raps for Ed Sheeran’s SBTV & Live Room Performances, plus his debut single 'Skyla Rain' features Ed Sheeran in the video. He was also the executive producer for Bars and Melody’s platinum selling album ‘143’ which went straight to No4 in the official UK charts.


“A great writer and powerful lyricist” 


“Sounds great- I want to hear more” 

Nellee Hooper (producer for U2 and Madonna)

“Alonestar is refreshing- he could fill a big gap in the music industry globally!” 

Roy Merchant (multi platinum selling producer)


For more information on Alonestar please visit -




Anthemic acoustic-pop single from new trio is in download & streaming stores now

Rising UK pop trio Driftwood have released their debut single This City. The energetic and anthemic new track is an impressive cocktail of soulful vocals, earworm melodies and acoustic pop sounds.

After meeting at college three years ago, Preston teenagers Hugh Aitchison and Marcus Maddock quickly bonded over a shared passion for both classic indie and modern pop songwriting and began working on music together. The duo soon found themselves performing at open mics around Manchester and the North West, posting covers and original songs on YouTube and picking up fans online. The line-up of the band was completed when they connected with Nathan Walker following a move to London, and Driftwood have since been busy performing at venues around the UK (including shows at notable live circuit staples Night & Day Café, Sound Control Manchester, The Troubadour and O2 Islington Academy). With their debut Maybe It’s Naïve EP picking up thousands of streams on Spotify and new single This City winning new fans each day, the future looks bright for the talented trio.

Driftwood will be playing shows this winter and early next year - for more dates and info head to



George Toulouse - Vocals, Guitars

Joe Steele – Drums

Gareth Bain – Bass


The Starling Radicals are an indie-rock trio from South Wales.  They formed in 2013 and  produce raw gritty rock.


They DIY-released their debut demo album 'Saintland' in August 2014, having gigged extensively all around the UK including most notably Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena supporting Labrinth in June that same year.


They were winners of the Cardiff LMS Battle of the Bands in March 2014 and the X Festival Cardiff BOTB in 2015.   


Following on from the success of ‘Another Shade of Gloom’ released in February this year which received extensive airplay, including on BBC Radio Wales, V.I.P. will be released on November 25th 2016.


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In January 2016, Wyatt Wendell renowned DJ for Planet Rock Radio, played a track on his New Rock Show by an unknown band from London that rock’n’roll fans all over the world needed to hear. The song was ‘Weakness’, one of the as yet unreleased tracks from The Dust Coda’s debut album. 2015 was a busy year for the band, touring sporadically throughout the UK, recording their debut album over 11 intense days with award winning producer Clint Murphy, and finishing up with a support slot for Billboard charting US rock veterans Cracker. With the first release off their album set for very soon and a growing loyal fan base, the band are ready to join the ranks and take their anthems to rock’n’roll fans around the world.


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