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CHANNEL IDRIS - where the wild things are.....

Bringing you some of the greatest music and spoken word before it's mainstream! Out of the bewildering array of choice out there on the interwebz, Channelidris points you to some hidden gems. Don't forget to check out our playlist web TV channels!

Latest News:
9th November 2015:
We have three great new additions to ChannelIdris this autumn!
We welcome the raw spirit of singer-songwriter Ben Marwood - who recently announced a return to the studio to begin work on his new album, after a long illness. We hope you're proper on the mend now Ben, may you go from strength to strength!
Welcome also to the acoustic rock of Bright Shadows! They have brand new 6 track debut EP "Diffusion" now available on iTunes etc.!
Last, but not least, welcome to Maija Tuomi-Nikula - virtuoso pianist and singer-songwriter, with her own unique style!

25th May 2015:
We welcome bringer of riffage RajiK to Channel Idris! RajiK has a cracking single "Ego Boost" up on his page for your streaming pleasure!
And we also welcome the epic melodic rock of Attention Thieves to Channel Idris! They have just released the second single "Tell Me (What Are You Scared Of)" from their brand new debut Album "Year of the Jackal" - you can watch the excellent video right here on Channel Idris Music Telly. Oh, and they're also featured in this week's Kerrang! magazine. Sweeet!
The Kamikaze Test Pilots are re-releasing their rockin' debut album today on Matchbox recordings, with distribution from Universal Music operations!

6th April 2015:
We welcome the jazz-noire vibes of Luke Paulo & The Grapefruit to Channel Idris!
The Kamikaze Test Pilots have won a Zim Online Radio Pachedu Award! And they have just announced an upcoming tour in Zimbabwe! Congratz lads!
Also, Chris Beales has released his new album "The Rise of Icarus" with tracks up on his website to preview right now!

1st March 2015:
Two great singer-songwriters are welcomed to Channel Idris:
Rachel Redman has just brought out her brand spanking new album "Now" - there's a preview sampler for you to enjoy, and it's available to buy on digital download!
Also, Chris Beales is about to release his new album "The Rise of Icarus" any day now!

February 2015:
We welcome the high-energy punk-rockabilly blitz of Fish Hook to Channel Idris!
Also, Jack Cade and the everyday Sinners have 4 demo tracks free to download until the end of the month, these are tracks from the 'Lord of the empty Manor' album writing sessions that didn't make it into the studio.

January 2015:
Check out the August List fresh and new on Channel Idris! Their new album "O Hinterland" is featured in a glowing review over on AlwaysAround.net

December 2014:
Edd Keene - The Green Man has released an album of his looptacular creations!

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Scroll down for Channelidris featured musicians:

PREACHER JOHN - Punkrockblues! Click to enter Preacher John's homepage.

Photo courtesy of BBC Berkshire.
Photographer: Linda Serck
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KAMIKAZE TEST PILOTS - Rockin'! Awesome live gigs! Click to enter Kamikaze Test Pilots homepage.

Photos copyright Alex Cooke Photography
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BURNT TOMORROW - Folk rock with BIG choruses! Click to enter Burnt Tomorrow's homepage.

Photo on left by Preacher John
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AUGUST LIST - A deep river of country-blues!
Sometimes sweeping, sometimes stomping, sometimes a melancholy drifting..

Click to enter August List's Bandcamp page.
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RACHEL REDMAN - Pop singer-songwriter with a classic 90s vibe!
Click to enter Rachel Redman's homepage.
Or click here - to buy her album "Now"
Or click here - to hear Rachel's music on SoundCloud: includes an album sampler!
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RAJIK -
Singer songwriter, bringer of riffage!
Click to enter RajiK's homepage.

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ATTENTION THIEVES -
Epic melodic rock! And videos like mini-movies too!
Click to enter Attention Thieves' homepage.

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CHRIS BEALES -
Moody blues-rock from the soul of a barefoot rambler!
Click to enter Chis Beales' homepage.

Photo copyright Alex Cooke Photography Photo copyright Groutfinger aka Mac Mcmillan Photography
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FISH HOOK - Punk-Rockabilly madness! Click to enter Fish Hook's homepage.

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JAKABO - Soulful vocals and brilliant blues guitar! Click to enter Jakabo's homepage.

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LUKE PAULO & THE GRAPEFRUIT -
Jazz-noire! Off-beat rythmns with lyricism from the edge of the existential abyss!
Click to enter Luke Paulo & The Grapefruit's homepage.

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BEN MARWOOD -
Singer-songwriter & guitarist with genuine raw intensity!
Click to enter Ben Marwood's homepage.

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BRIGHT SHADOWS -
Acoustic rock, chock-full of melody and harmonies!
Click to enter Bright Shadows' homepage.

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MAIJA TUOMI-NIKULA -
Awesomely expressive pianist, singer & songwriter!
Click to enter Maija's YouTube channel.
Or
click here for updates on her Classical for Charity concert series.

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PETE and the PIRATES - Alt rock! Fresh lyrics & great hooks!
Click to enter Pete and the Pirates' homepage.

Photo on left by Erik van't Hof
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AMY'S GHOST - Sweeping, epic tuneage! Click to enter Amy's Ghost's homepage.

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Damien Passmore & the Lovable Fraudsters - The tallest cowpunk band in England!
Click to enter DAP & the Lovable Fraudsters facebook page.

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DOLLY & the CLOTHESPEGS - Barnstorming, eclectic Country music!
Click to enter Dolly & the Clothespegs homepage.

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ANDY RAVEN - original, excellent & idiosyncratic
Click to enter Andy Raven's homepage.

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JACK CADE - Intense, gravelly voiced country!
Click to enter Jack Cade's homepage.

Photo on the right by Simon Stannard - click here for more of his work!
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EDD KEENE - One man band & mad scientist of the loop pedal!
Click to enter Edd Keene's homepage


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REVEREND JOHN H - No holds barred comedy tunes!
Click to enter the Reverend John H's homepage.

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JODIE O'CALLAGHAN - Powerful blues/folk singer/songwriter!
Click to enter Jodie O'Callaghan's homepage.
Or... Click here for her Reverbnation page.
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THE JETTES - Tarantinoesque rock n' roll!
Click to enter The Jettes facebook page.

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PAULA CURTIS - Bittersweet songs - many about death!
Thanks to myspace borking we cannot link to Paula's homepage, but:
you can hear her songs on YouTube - here, here, and here!

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STATIC RAIN - Blues/progrock five-piece!
Click to enter Static Rain's homepage.

Photo on left by Preacher John
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LA MORT SUBITE - Footstomping gypsy jazz partytime!
Click to enter La Mort Subite's homepage.

Photo on left by Preacher John
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VIENNA DITTO - If Dr Who and Amy Pond used the Tardis to make music!
Click to enter Vienna Ditto's homepage.

Photo on left by Adamreading
Click here for more of his work
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Scroll down for Channelidris featured poets and comedians:
for Channel Idris Poets & Comedy Telly on YouTube - Click here!

AFHARROLD - A master of the cheap laugh and costly weltschmerz...
Click to enter afharrold's homepage.

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ELVIS McGONAGALL- Scots satirist - scourge of politicos!
Click to enter Elvis McGonagall's homepage.

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PREACHER JOHN - Turning life into poems! Click to enter Preacher John's homepage.

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ISZI LAWRENCE - Tall and funny! And that's just her hair!
Click to enter Iszi's homepage.

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REVEREND JOHN H - No holds barred comedy tunes and stand up!
Click to enter the Reverend John H's homepage.

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Scroll down for all three Channelidris video playlists!
for Channel Idris Music Telly on YouTube - Click here!
The playlists are:
Top left - Music Telly, for full-on tuneage.
Top right - Music Telly Chill Out, for dat mellow vibe.
Bottom left - Poets & Comedy Telly,
for spoken word & teh rofling of lolcatz.
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ARCHIVE:

ARMY OF PYGMIES HOMEPAGES: Go there!
Word on Army of Pygmies! A band of many aspects: mostly punk and ROCK! Sometimes it was a little more laid back... featured Preacher John!
Some of their playing can be heard at: https://soundcloud.com/armyofpygmies
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BROKEN BROW'S HOMEPAGES: Go there!
The now defunct jazzpunkweirdcore band's old tour diary is online for your amusement, together with photo & artwork.
Plus you can still order their old 7" vinyl AA single VAGRANT from the shop!
Their whole album HYSTERIAMECHANICAL can be heard at: https://soundcloud.com/broken-brow/sets/hysteriamechanical
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