On today’s show, I was delighted to catch up with two people I haven’t seen in a long long time. So long I didn’t even recognise Gary McGuinness or the fact that our lives had crossed paths many years ago. Gary was a member of a band that played on nights I had organised in The Voodoo Lounge in Dublin circa 2002 ish.
Simon Lewis is long time family friend but I haven’t seen or spoken to him in years. Yet, through Facebook, we’ve managed to keep up to date with each other.
Chat with poet Simon Lewis
First up was poet Simon Lewis. Simon had his first book of poetry, Jewtown, published by Doire Press in 2016. He was winner of the Hennessy Prize for Poetry 2015.
Chat with Gary McGuinness of The Survival Code
Dubliner, Gary McGuiness is front man of rock band, The Survival Code. They’ve recently recently released their ‘Broken Strings’ EP. We chat about their single ‘One’ taken from the EP and what it’s like being in a band in a transient city like London.
The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 144 // February 19 2017 // Playlist
1. Embers: Signs
2. British Sea Power: Bad Bohemian
3. Chat with poet Simon Lewis
4. J Appiah: Run
5. Superfood: Double Dutch
6. Our Krypton Son: Can’t Make You Come Back
7. Chat with Gary McGuiness of The Survival Code
8. The Survival Code: One
9. Tayne: Heartbeats
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Photo of The Survival Code from here
Photo of Simon Lewis from here