Sunday, May 27, 2012

… And finally on Sunday we are very pleased to announce Bonanza & Son will be DJing at The Apple Cart Festival in Victoria Park directly before the headline act Josh T. Pearson on The Spinning Top Stage (message us for the cheap list-but be quick!)

Bonanza & Son Promotions Present:

'Countrier Than Thou'…
‘Lock Tavern Ten year party Boy-Girl Duo Special'
‘Country • Americana • Rock ’n 'Roll’

@ The Lock Tavern

Thursday 31st May 2012

Throughout the history of Country and Americana boy-girl duos have been a staple including Johnny & June, Dolly and Porter, Emmylou and Gram, Glen & Bobby, Tammy & George. Nancy & Lee etc etc.

Live acts:

Boy-girl, guitar-drums duo and Too Pure signings Cowbell have been very busy of late what with having 'single of the week' on Nemones BBC 6Music show as well as touring with Cast on their comeback tour! Cowbell's sound has matured into a more Soulful groove whilst still retaining the Rootsy, Rock ’n’ Roll that we love. They’ll be sending us ‘back to the future' with their assured, contemporary take on 60’s, garage rock as Jack Sandham’s blistering, Blues-bugging riffs bounce around Wednesday Lyle’s dirty, drum sound like a far sexier Black Keys.

They’ve been perfecting their ‘chops’ and promise to deliver their debut album very soon so expect to hear plenty of new songs showcasing said album tonight.

+ The Kilcawley Family:
A welcome return to the Lock Tavern stage for Brother & Sister duo and anachronistic, Americana aficionados, The Kilcawley Family. These simmering, siblings are nothing less than a Hillbilly phenomena. Theirs is an authentic, pre-war, Country sound with a Gothic edge in the vein of The Carter Family or Jimmy Rogers on a Bonnie & Clyde collision course with Vampira and The Adams Family… All with a rocket from the crypt and a rocket from the tombs up their jacksy! Yeeeeeee haaaaaa!

UG is the latest incarnation of One Little Indian/Mute Song signing Emit Bloch and Photographer/Musician/80’s Pop star Kate Garner. Bloch is no stranger to the Countrier Than Thou stage but with UG he has found a more organic and augmented sound often using loops, samples and sound affects as well as his trade mark, lo-fi dictaphone, field-recorded sound. Imagine The Band jamming with The Grateful Dead whilst Beck conducts and wonders what Gerry put in the orange juice!

+ Guest DJs
Emit Bloch & Kate Garner
Expect an eclectic set of Country, Bluegrass & Americana from 10 decades.

+ Bonanza & Son DJ set (ResonanceFM)
Radio Presenters, DJs and Club night promoters playing the best examples of Americana boy-girl duos including Johnny Cash and June Carter, Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner, Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra, Glen Campbell & Bobby Gentry, Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, Tammy Wynette & George Jones etc
+ Lots of old, dusty vinyl of the Country, Blues, Bluegrass & Americana variety & a few oddities to twist your heads.

+ Bonanza & Son will be screening rare, cinematic, Americana curios featuring boy-girl duos all night long.

@ The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Free Entry

Bonanza & Son On Resonance104.4FM
Wednesday Tea-time 4-5pm
(repeated Sunday lunchtime at 1-2pm)
‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future'

Tune in on 104.4FM in London or online at

All past Bonanza & Son, ResonanceFM radio shows are archived on our Mixcloud page and can be listened to at any time.
Each week after the Sunday repeat has been broadcast we upload the show to:

Winner of the Radio Academy Nations & Regions Award for London, three years running!
Nominee, Sony Radio Academy Awards 2010 "Station Programmer of the Year"
Runner-up, PRSF New Music Award 2008
As featured in the Independent on Sunday's Happy List
The Guardian calls it 'The best radio station in London';
The Village Voice, 'The best radio station in the world’.

The average monthly listener figures for ResonanceFM on the internet is somewhere in the region of 120,000
and FM listenership (which is most places in London within the M25) is considerably more than that.

Bonanza & Son have a Facebook ‘PAGE' for all events:

We also have a blog with lots more weird and wonderful music and facts that you might like to explore:

Bonanza & Son Promotions & club nights include:
Countrier Than Thou’ @ The Lock Tavern
’The Gaslight Club’ @ Filthy MacNasties
'The Cosmic Film Club' @ The New Rose

Bonanza & Son regulary DJ at all of the above venues plus The Lauriston in Hackney,
The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington and The Defectors Weld in Shepherds Bush.

For all future events please go to

Bonanza & Son Music & Promotions
Promoters, Radio Presenters & DJs
Bonanza & Son on Resonance104.4FM
Wednesdays 4-5pm (Sunday Afternoon repeats 1-2pm)


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