Recorded for release w/c 15th Feb 2021
This week we chat with Troy Dennison and Brett Dewsbury about the release on Amazon Prime Video of Sustain, Tom Morgan of TPM Health & Fitness gives us more tips for a fitter life, Gareth Pask and Chris Rowley of BlueByrd share some of their music and let us know about their latest album releases, Jp Haslam chats about his musical colabortations as part of Jade and JP Live (online) and we hear about the latest group chat for LGBT+ Sparkle.
Recorded for release w/c 8th Feb 2021
Coming up on the show Eddie Mooney shares the new single from The Fortunes (Official), Steve Heathcock lets us know about England Together, Katie Neeves talks about her Journey to Womanhood, Robin Shelby chats Ghostbusters for Science Of Cinema, Jonny McClean tells us about Theatre Club at The Lichfield Garrick and we also have music from Angus Crowne.
Recorded for release W/C 1st Feb 2021
This week it is a Wolverhampton Literature Festival special with Dave Pitt on the Wolves Lit Fest Poetry Slam, Ian Henery ahead of the The Kates Hill Press launch event and charity fundraiser and news on the Memories Of The Market Tavern, Kidderminster event. We are also joined by Paul Ryder and Zenlita to talk about Trans awareness.
Recorded for release W/C 25th Jan 2021
Wolverhampton Literature Festival is along in February so we hear about the latest events to be announced, Susan Murray shares news on the February Red Imp Comedy Club gig, we have a chat with and a tune from Dan Haynes, Wild Wolf Movement tell us about a series of free Chair Yoga sessions and Barry Smith joins us from the The Black Country Accordion Club.
Recorded for release W/C 18th Jan 2021
This week we chat with Missy Rosas from The Mandalorian on behalf of Science Of Cinema, Jake Jones about his Scare and Horror work, Alex Woolliscroft from Walsall Operatic Society, Olly Corpe of The King’s Parade, Gary Wales about GAW Clothing's new range and his additional projects for 2021 & LGBT+ sparkle social group Wolverhampton on their latest online gathering.
Recorded for release W/C 11th Jan 2021
This week we have music from ChriSophie and Jack Cattell, Our Trace chats about the Our Trace Fan Club and her recent goings on, we find out about KLMs Prize Box and Richard Poynton tells us about Break A Leg Sweetheart's range of Musical Theatre Art Prints.
Recorded on the 3rd of January 2020
This week on the Milk Bar Tom Morgan of TPM Health & Fitness talks about how to reach your 2021 body goals, Caroline Ranwell of Hugs & Kisses chats about their online offering and we hear about the new Facebook Galleries and click and collect with the Shop in the Square. Plus music from Jean Martyn and Robert Lane Music, Improv, Guitar lessons and Workshops.
The End of the Year is Nigh!
As 2020 draws to a close we look back with questions on local news, Gargle songs out of tune, share hidden skills, Guess at a top ten of names and have a General Knowledge round too.
Our teams are:-
Cllr Claire Darke – Mayor of Wolverhampton
Paul Darke - Consort
Claire Dickens – Chair of Suicide Prevention Forum
Heidi Brown - Musician
Kelly Ward – Lighthouse Media Centre
Susan Murray - Comedian
Rupi Lal – Actor/Drama Coach/Workshop lead
Chris Commander – Actor/Magician
All happening over Zoom.
Happy New Year!
Welcome to EPISODE 600 of The Milk Bar. Recorded for release W/C 21st Dec 2020
On this week's show Nick J. Townsend from Weak13 tells us about their planned releases, Simon Gross shares his Christmas single, we chat with Jai McDowall about Trentham Live presents Alfie Boe, Rob Kemp talks about his VHS release of The Elvis Dead, Aggie from ‘How clean is your House’ tells us how to clean the air in our home with Fog Fan and we chat with Edward Chilvers about Excerpts from 31 Pieces.
Recorded for release W/C 14th Dec 2020
We chat to Ryan Evans about his latest gigs and Single, Rock Choir tell us about their festive release and how you too could join up to sing, we find out about Better Times magazine and how to sign up to be a seller at the Mander Centre this week, Alex McDonald-Smith chats about his work as an actor and the Tesco instore panto experience coming soon and Kriss Marco and Shaun Moore let us know about Singers United and their Christmas Album featuring Brian Harvey Official.
Recorded for release w/c 7th Dec 2020
It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas with Festive tunes from Suzi Quatro, Limahl, Piano Tuner Wolverhampton Matthew James Richards, Robert Lane Music, Improv, Guitar lessons and Workshops and Joshua Griffiths plus poetry from Ian Henery, the opening of MouseBench in the Mander Centre with Liam Stiv Bagnall and we find out about how you can visit Santa's Grotton on the 12th of December at Codsall Village Hall with Dan Harper of Mystical Productions.
Recorded for release w/c 30th Nov 2020
This week Paul Woodman from LoveCars.com chats about their show on ITV4, we hear about Gazebo Theatre's Mindful projects, Neil Reading from the Arena Theatre tells us about their Christmas programme starting this weekend, Nick Ralf from All Creatures Great and Small joins us as the series is now available on DVD and Digital Download, poet Chris Meredith brings us his musical colaboration with Kelan, we hear about the song Ghost Light that is rasing funds for charity and Neil Curtis pops by for news on his rather different Advent Calendar
Recorded for release W/C 23rd November 2020
This week Abigail Reynolds tells us about an event taking place at Whitmore Reans Library in 2021, Dan Peach of peach's & cream bakery products chats about his work, Paul Ryder of LGBT+ Sparkle lets us know about a fund-raising Drag show, Julie Gorman from Pear Town Ukes - Perton Library Ukulele Group shares news of their charity Single and Matt Elson updates us on Act 3 of An Evening at Joe's.
Recorded for release W/C 16th Nov 2020
This week EABskills Ewan Baggott chats about hitting the 100k subscribers on Instagram, we hear about the Digital Dodo Pad, Iain Ash chats about the big toys this Christmas, Lucy-Ellen Parker tells us about the current work of Live Theatre Arts, we hear about the making of Dawn of the Dead from Scott Reiniger (Roger) and we have music from Jean Martyn.
Recorded for release W/C 9th Nov 2020
This week we chat with the Panto cast from the Lichfield Garrick, Ian Prowse about his Lockdown shows, Olly Corpe from The King's Parade as they release their latest Single, Robert Bowers on both his and Hannah Broadhead Art and Graham Harris about his book and music release to coincide with Anti Bullying Week.
Recorded for release W/C 2nd Nov 2020
Sylvester McCoy chats about his career including Doctor Who and The Hobbit, an interview I did for Science of Cinema. Also we are joined by Rhys Mason from Myoto to talk about their music and we have a tune from Sam Lambeth too. Daniel Bean talks about the plight of the circus industry and this years cancelled season for Circus Petite as well as hearing about the film South of the river from one of it's stars and the writer and director Joe Watkins.
This week we chat with Sam Callahan about his latest music, Marrocco's crafts Hannah Marrocco lets us know about the craft fares she will be selling at in the run up to Christmas, Marguerite Elcock talks about her work in Hypnotherapy, Neil Reading of the Arena Theatre lets us know about their new innovations and forthcoming shows, Eion colfer shares news of his latest novel in The Fowl Twin's world and Lawrence Haynes and Keith Riley lead us to indulge in their Lockdown Music Project.
Recorded for release W/C 19th Oct 2020
This week Christopher Commander talks magic, Suzi Perry Chats about the iPhone 12, Heidi Browne joins us with a song, Julian Elcock updates us on PQA Wolverhampton and Merlin Griffiths gives us a business update.
REcorded for release W/C 12th October 2020
This week Sam Rabone - Pantomime Dame chats about the planned Bite-size panto at the Lichfield Garrick this December, we chat with two thirds of Dark Noise about their album release, Emma Scott talks about Dyspraxia Awareness Week, The Far North share their latest single and we chat about the future of food with Rebecca Adlington OBE.
Elise Evans joins us this week to chat about Anthem Voices, Duane AJ Music
tells us about his Art work and entry into a national open mic competition, James Collins lets us know about the Introduction to Panto Wolverhampton Grand are taking to schools across the area, James Edge chats about West End Best Friend and his forthcoming gig in November and we hear from Dan Harper of Mystical Productions about the Picnic with Santa taking place at Codsall Village Hall later this year. All that with more music from Jean Martyn.
Recorded for release 28th September 2020
This week Dick and Dom talk Pranks, Marty Wilde tells us about his new album, Toby Philpott tells us about his time as the Left Hand of Jabba The Hutt, Gary Pollard chats about his work in film and TV sculpture, Denise Van Outen lets us know the jobs she hates and talks Dancing on Ice, Dr Hillary Jones tells us about the TK Maxx campaign raising funds for Cancer Research UK and we have music from Jean Martyn.
Recorded for release W/C 21st September 2020
On this weeks episode we hear about the soft play areas at Jungleland Telford , Neil Curtis tells us about his latest work, Karen Fleming of Horsesensetraining.co.uk tells us about her life coaching, we find out about RAAH Fest and their aims to raise £1 million for charity, Alex Styles of Alex Styles Photography joins us to talk about his work and Kyle Williams lets us know about his forthcoming Boxing match on BT Sport this week.
Recorded for release W/C 14th Sept 2020
This week's podcast features music from Wrong Jovi's Ally Ward and Skinner & T'witch, Axel Carter chats about SLAM Wrestling, Skye Stewart looks forward to the new season with Black country fusion football club and Henk Pretorius tells us about The Unfamiliar.
Released W/C 7th Sept 2020
This Week Jamie Lonsdale chats about his appearance on Songs of Praise, Weak13's Nick J. Townsend chats during a break at FrEQ Audio Recordings , Chris Bevington lets us know about the latest release from the Chris Bevington Organisation , we also have the debut single from Rob Bridge Music, Amy Louise tells us about Gozy’s Cheesecakes and we talk self defence with Anna Taylor and Mark Grant.
Recorded for release W/C 31st August 2020
This Week we chat with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel about his album Uncovered and he September 18th release of the single Out of Time, David Linblad of FFOP Radio chats about podcasting and his current series of shows, Laura Liptrot talks about her work in Lockdown, Elise Kayeshares news of her latest book, Christopher Commander garners interest in his Hamlet project and we hear about the documentary 'The Easy Bit' from Snap Dance Films
Recorded for release W/C 24th August 2020
This week Luke Goss chats about his latest film Pay Dirt, Teresa Johnson and her Son Louis talk about their latest charity work, we have music from Mike Watson with his latest collaborations and also a song from Arran Page, Kerry Hayes from Kerry's Beauty boutique VIP's talks skin care and we find out about EJ Edwards Virtual London Marathon run in October.
Recorded for release W/C 17th August 2020
This week we chat with Cannock Sound Hire about the behind the scenes teams in the live event industry, Maria Billington about the Gatis Community Space, Rose Cook Monk from the
Duncan Edwards Foundation, Kevin Crook about Lotus Wolf Events Paranormal, Paul Baker
about his Musical interests and Christopher Commander about his work in the world of Shakespeare.
Recorded for release W/C 10th Aug 2020
On this week's episode Dave Hemingway from
The Housemartins - Official
and The Beautiful South) chats about his current music, Sue Cressman chats about her life and single release, Josh Griffiths of JJR FILMS tells us about his current work, we also talk music withChris Eaton, Angus Parker updates us on the new date for the Brewood Music Festival and we hear about the new events at the Three Counties show ground.
Recorded for release W/C 3rd August 2020
This week on The Milk Bar we find out about the 2021Dodo Pad, Real Arts Workshops
joins us with a BSL interpreted interview with Alex Vann and Garry O'Dowd, we have music from Duane AJ, Julie Hill of DogCast Radio lets us know about their show, Matt Elson shares news of the second "An Evening at Joe's" and we find out aboutThe Wolverhampton Society from Andrew Sloane.
Recorded for release W/C 27th July 2020
This week Photographer and Film Maker Jim Lee tells us about The Box and My Box his two self help books now being available as YouTube films, Eddie Mooney chats about
The Sensational 60's Experience which is at Wolverhampton Grand in February 2021, Ian Billings and Chris White tell me about their latest two books and an appearance at The Place Telford, Susan Murray lets us know how we can get tickets for The Red Imp Comedy Club
Online and Leah Solmaz brings news of her blogs with Authors and Film Makers.
Recorded for release Monday 20th July 2020
On Episode 578 we have music from Jake Henry and Robert Lane, Dave Hill from Slade chats about their planned Birmingham Gig in December, David Corfield Gymnasium are preparing to re-open on the 25th July and we hear how they are ready to be Covid-Safe, Simon Quinn from Fired Up Theatre lets us know about their AMOS project and Tim Southan lets us know about theHub for Grub project and Crowdfunder he has set up.
Recorded for release W/C 13th July 2020
This week on The Milk Bar it's a 90's Wolverhampton Band Special with Martin S. Warlow from Daytona and Adam Sweet from Passion Star, we are also joined by Marcia Warren aka Mrs Boggle in Sky's Agatha Raisin, Wendy and Colin Peterson from Codsall Dramatic Society CDS, Mel Riley Counselling, Xanthe Gresham and Paul Ryder from LGBT+ Sparkle.
Recorded Sunday 5th July (Before the UK Government announced a £1.5Bn Arts fund)
This week we talk to Ava's Angels Charity, James Morris of Strawberry Moon Records, Tara Kelsey on her concert honouring the music of Mario Lanza, Sammi Rhead about the Bilbrook & Codsall Scarecrows, Anthony Hall about Circus Sallai and Joanna Roden & Luke Millard of DYnamics Rock and Pop Choir.
Recorded for release Monday 28th June 2020
On this week’s show we are joined by Max Restaino Music, Theatre in a Box, Sam and Dan Get Lost, Aaron James, Moose's Music Hole and Gary Wales.
Recorded for release 22nd June 2020
This week we chat with Kriss Marco about his forthcoming online concert, hear how Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Wolverhampton are working in the virtual world, speak to more musicians in the shape of Spence Cater and James Stevens from The Empty Can, John Eccleston tells us about the recent opening of the 1911 Cafe and Artist Hannah Broadhead is along to have a natter about her current projects.
Recorded for release W/C 15th June 2020
This week Lyndsey Coulson tells us about her role in the TV series Bullet Proof, Gordon Astley chats about GGTV, We talk about what the future holds with John Starkey, reminisce about BGT with Dominic Alex Smith, George Windsor joins us to talk about his music work, we talk physical Therapy with James Kirkpatrick and Josh Bell lets us know how he is getting on with the lack of Body Building competitions at the moment.
Happy 11th Birthday to us! On this week's show Ğeorğe W'ilšon tells us about his recent book, Donald Brown chats about his Sculpture and Athletics careers, Neil Reading of the Arena Theatre talks 14/48 Wolverhampton 14/48 Leicester, Gabriella the Ukulele Lady sings a song, we hear from Richard Poynton aka Stage Door Johnny about Très Très Cabaret, Kelly Roberts of The Willows Care Home tells us about their viral video and Andy Reiss of Beyond the Barricade tells us about a treat for their fans coming next weekend to their social media feed.
Recorded for release W/C 1st June 2020
special this week as we are joined by Adrian Jackson CEO & Artistic Director, Press and PR Manager Scott James Bird, Wolves Legend
Steve Bull MBE
with a Musical Interlude from
Recorded for release Monday 25th May 2020
This week artist Rob Bowers talks about his work, Dark Noise share their music, we catch up with Will Dorrell of Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, Jan Denning of destination Wolverhampton and The Black Country talks tourism, Skye Stewart of Black Country fusion lets us know how their seasons panned out, Peter Chand tells us about life as a story teller, EJ Edwards give an up date on his charity fund raising and Athlete and Actor Richard Buck joins us for a chat about his parallel careers.
Recorded for release Monday 18th May 2020
This week we chat with Radzi with some crafting tips, Laura Cortese about her and The Dance Cards, Marlene, a Black Country Wench, Alan Birch about a 2 min Horror Film Competition, James Williams from The Blue Orange Theatre, Kailynn West of Tiny Stills, Singer Songwriter Matthew James Nicholas, Depeche Mode tribute and singer songwriter Peter Davis and Josh Griffiths of JJR Films and Vloggs.
Recorded for release W/C 11th May 2020
This week Allan Clarke from the Hollies tells us about re-recording He an't Heave for NHS Charities Together, Sophie Petzel, writer of Blood chats about the season 2 box set release, we hear about this Saturday's event from Barbara Nice, Donchez Dacres chats about his current music, Chris Congreave talks magic, Fiona Winning lets us know what missing out on your A-level exams is like, Troy Dennison chats about Sustain and the award circuit, Michael Armstrong chats about his music and the current state of the industry, Matthew Richards joins us from the The George Formby Society, James Collins talks about Fizzog Productions and Bradley Pit, Dan Clark of NÖE music lets us know about his work and LGBT+ Sparkle let us know about their weekly meet ups on Zoom.
A special edition of the Milk bar featuring 5 Wolverhampton residents as they reminisce about VE Day in 1945 and the impact of the events of WWII on their lives.
Many thanks to Producer Jan Brookfield for setting up these interviews.
Recorded for release W/C 4th May 2020
The Queens of Mystery's Siobhan Redmond (Aunt) Jane Stone, Our Trace, Sam Rabone - Pantomime Dame, Janko Raseta from Aggressive Swans, Kelly Jeffs from the Light House Cinema & Cafe Bar, Kevin Rogers of Paycare, David Love, Beth BL one third of The Bluebird Belles - 1940s & Vintage Trio and Harry Gill join us for a chat on Episode 567 of The Milk Bar.
Recorded for release W/C 27th April 2020
This week Adam C. Booth chats about his stage and on-screen work, Missy from Myth of Unity lets us know about their latest single, we also talk music with Liam O'Connell formerly of Leven Creed and solo performer Joe James Thomas, Tom Xander tells us what it is like being in a West End Show, Mikey and Hannah from Scaretrack let us know what they are up to in lockdown, James Clarke shares community news from WV11.co.uk, we talk to the principal of Pool Hayes Academy, Stu Goldcrusher is on the line about his latest projects and we find out about the new food ideas being put together by Nellysdelhi.
Recorded for release W/C 20th April 2020
On this week's episode Amrita Acharia shares news of the release of season3 of The Good Karma Hospital on DVD, Doreen Tipton chats about her Poetry for Kids, Sam Callahan teases us with a clip of his latest single, Alexis talks about her music, we hear from Funtime Theatre about their video messages, Justin Pearson shares tales from a life as a Stuntman, Phil Butler tells us about his many talents, former Peter Pan Corey Jones has a natter about his work, Ringmaster Kallum O'Sullivan lets us know about last weekend's International Circus Day and we also have a tune from Jon Kings.
Recorded for release w/c 13th April 2020
This week we chat with the creators of The Windsors as season 3 is released on DVD and download, we have music from Jack Cattell, Vicky Wright joins os for a chat about her Dad Billy hitting the 100 caps for England milestone anniversary over the Easter weekend, Comedians Susan Murray and Aaron Twitchen join us from their respective lockdowns for a chat, we find out about Arturo Echeverria's make up skills, Max Fox from The Jerseys joins us to talk about his music projects, Arian Levanael talks Yoga and Neil Curtis Tells us about his art.
Recorded for release W/C 6th April 2020
This week Bailey Patrick tells us about his role in London Kills that has just been released on DVD and Digital download, Ian Prowse chats about his gigs from home, Blue Bird Belle Beth chats about her A-Z of songs she is currently sharing online, Chris White talks about his books, artwork and past international travels, Alison Norton looks forward to what will come from the world theatre once lock down ends, Paul Gooderham talks pottery and music, Ben Bate lets us know about his Family Fitness channel and Heather Wastie lets us know about her latest projects.
Recorded for release w/c 30th March 2020
This week we find out about The Lost Youth Foundation from Chris Titley, Alex Ohm tells us about his online gigs, Jean Martyn joins us from the Netherlands for a chat, PQA let us know about their Virtual academy, Shaun Moore share his latest self penned music and Ewan Baggott of EAB skills chats about what is going on in the social networks.
Recorded for release w/c 23rd March 2020
This week David Lazarus performs live from Perth, Kelly Jeffs cats about the Light House Virtual Attendance campaign, Robert Bowers chats about Art and Ryan Davies lets us know about Wartime Reflections.
Recorded for release W/C 16th March 2020
This week Tony Christie tells us about his show at the Grand in June, we hear from Denis Lewis about her diet based on fish, Donchez tells us about his song promoting good hand hygiene, we find out what unusual scents the Nation would like turning into perfume, Lollipop theatre arts let us know about their production of Avenue Q and we hear about Story Terrace who were on Dragon's Den last weekend from their CEO.