The Janice Long Review Show
BBC Radio 2 DJ, Janice Long, welcomes a stellar guest list to review classic albums and hot new releases, nodding to masterful musicianship, recounting first experiences of musical milestones and entertaining with frank but friendly debates about what we all know and love: music.
Filmed at Soho's intimate Tin Pan Alley gig venue, the 12 Bar Club, The Janice Long Review Show is a fresh take on the classic record review show and is set to become Sunday night telly's new hot pick. It has already welcomed stars of the music world Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Holly Johnson, singer-songwriter Katie Melua, 10cc's Lol Creme, Stiff Records' Founder Dave Robinson, St Etienne's Bob Stanley, The Icicle Works' Ian McNabb and music journalists Pete Paphides and Paul Sexton, with many more to follow in their footsteps.
Host Janice Long picks classic albums to review, from Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home to Bob Marley & the Wailers' Legend, alongside her guests' new releases, The Producers' Made In Basing Street being the first. Bringing back into the spotlight some of the 20th Century's most celebrated musical geniuses, Janice and her guests relive fond memories as they un-pick album concepts and discuss in depth singles, melodies and lyrics.
Put four music lovers into one room and you're sure to capture something special: stories of childhoods spent in record shops, first gigs in tiny venues and meeting idols. Not to mention when there are close connections to the albums at hand; tune in to Episode 1 to hear Holly Johnson talk of FGTH's "downright dirty and rude" video for Relax and "theme tune" The Power Of Love. It's not all praise though, as Holly admits to finding Bob Dylan's "nasal voice hard to take".
Brutal honesty and decided opinions are out in force in the first episode of The Janice Long Review Show and viewers are encouraged to continue the debate on Facebook and Twitter after the show. Don't miss it.
THE JANICE LONG REVIEW SHOW premières on Sunday 24th June at 8.30pm