Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Win Jim White Goodies & Apple Cart Festival tickets + Lock Tavern 10 years Birthday bash + Bonanza & Son headline DJ slot @ The Apple Cart Festival

Win Jim White tickets and albums + Apple Cart Festival tickets!

Howdy Folks,
Ok, we’ve got a very special Bonanza & Son on Resonance104.4FM this Wednesday 30th May as we are running two amazing competitions with some truly ace prizes including 2 pairs of tickets to see Jim White next week at The Union Chapel (Thursday 7th June) plus the lucky winners will also get a copy of Jim’s superb new LP 'Where It Hits You’.

If that wasn’t enough we also have a pair of tickets to give away for the award winning Apple Cart Festival, the one day, boutique festival this coming Sunday 3rd June in Victoria Park. This years Apple Cart Festival boasts an amazing line-up including Josh T. Pearson, Adam Ant, Noah & The Whale and many more... oh and a little Bonanza & Son dj set just before Josh hits the stage!

Last but certainly not least on Thursday we are celebrating TEN years of the Lock Tavern at our 'Countrier Than Thou’ night with a very special Boy-girl duo night. (See line-up details below)

Be sure to tune in to our radio show this coming Wednesday at 4pm on Resonance 104.4FM for your chance to win…

If you are not lucky enough to win then Bonanza & Son mailing list recipients can get exclusive, reduced price tickets for The Apple Cart Festival by clicking on the link below.


Here’s the general link to the festival:


Then on Thursday it’s time for our long running bash ‘Countrier Than Thou' at The Lock Tavern…

The Lock Tavern has been celebrating its 10th Birthday in May and to mark the occasion Bonanza & Son have lined up a special 'Countrier Than Thou' Boy-Girl Duo special… (Full details below)

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 www.resonancefm.com

All past Bonanza & Son, ResonanceFM radio shows are archived on our Mixcloud page and can be listened to at any time.
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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)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Bonanza & Son DJ set @ The Lauriston

Just the one DJ set this weekend. Tonight we’ll be spinning some shit-hot Rock ’N’ Roll, Psych', Krautrock, Country & Americana old & new at The Lauriston near Victoria Park in Hackney from 9-12.30...
We will also be paying tribute to some of our fallen heroes who have sadly passed away over recent weeks; what’s going on? Robin Gibb RIP Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn RIP Levon Helm RIP Donna Summer RIP

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bonanza Weekend...

Ok it’s a busy Bonanza weekend Friday 18th May sees us dropping the A to Z’s (see below) @ The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington’s Church Street. Then on Saturday we’ll be doing the same at Filthy MacNasty’s from 7 til 11pm and finally on Sunday it’s our monthly 'Film Set’ where we’ll be spinning film soundtracks, scores, TV Themes and other oddities from 4-11pm whilst we screen films all day for your Sunday Roasting pleasure!
Bonanza & Son will be ‘dropping’ across-the-board vinyl gems tonight and playing ‘both types of music’ at The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington. 9-2am FREEEEEEEEEEEEENTRY
and at Filthy MacNasty’s on Saturday from 7-11pm You can expect the likes of AC/DC Bob Dylan Cee Lo Green Doors Eazy ‘Motherfucking' E Fall George Jones Horrors Ike & Tina Turner Johnny Cash Kraftwerk Lee Hazlewood Motorhead Neu Otis Redding Pretty Things Question Mark and The Mysterians Rolling Stones Sex Pistols Tupac Undertones Violent Femmes Walker Brothers X-Ray Spex Yeah Yeah Yeahs ZZ Top + approximately another 80 shit-hot hits and wonky near-misses!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Upcoming Bonanza & Son Film Nights:

Tuesday 15th May 2012 Bonanza & Son Film Club & Quiz @ Filthymacnastys Whiskeycafe 7-11pm FREE ENTRY QUIZ + PRIZES Thursday 17th May The Cosmic Film Club @ New Rose 8-Midnight FREE ENTRY QUIZ + PRIZES Sunday 20th May Bonanza & Son 'Film Set’ Film Soundtracks, scores, Sci-Fi, Westerns etc @The Defectors Weld 4-11pm FREE ENTRY• FILMS SCREENED ALL DAY
‘Runaway Train’ from 1985 was based on an original screenplay by Akira Kurosawa and rewritten by Eddie Bunker. It starred Jon Voight and Eric Roberts, both in Oscar nominated performances and an equally impressive performance from Rebecca De Mornay. It has an excellent score by Trevor Jones. Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Received a load of new ‘gear’ in the post today... Ray Wylie Hubbard's new LP 'Grifter's Hymnal' is really shit-hot as is the new album from Martyn Stuart… Expect to hear both aplenty on tomorrows show on ResonanceFM. Wednesday 4pm... Plus a live session from Russell Joslin; Plus Country & Americana new & old.