Somerset Recording Studio near Bath and Bristol - 2008 News

Bonneville Barons played on Radio 2

11/08.  Western Star recording artists The Bonneville Barons were played on God's Jukebox Sat 8th Nov. Presenter Mark Lamarr played the track "Fortune Telling Baby" from the band's second album "Platter Pinata"

Western Star Podcasts

09/08.  Western Star podcasts are becoming very popular. Hosted by our very own Bridge Williams, you can listen to either or both of the Rockabilly & Psychobilly podcast series by visiting our 'Podcast' page.

Radio Caroline DJ visits Western Star

09/08 Broadcaster extrordinaire Dell Richardson dropped by to visit his old pal Alan Wilson this month. Dell Richardson has a show on the legendary Radio Caroline but is also well known as a label owner and promoter. Dell is pictured here with his wife Karen.

More new Releases on Western Star

09/08 Western Star Psychobillies Vol. 3 - Various Artists. Third batch of songs in this ever popular series. See the 'Shop' page for tracklist.

08/08 Western Star Rockabillies Vol. 3 - Various Artists. Another 20 Pure Rockabilly tracks from the Western Star stable of Rockabilly artists. For full tracklist and details see our 'Shop' page.

60's icon John Leyton returns to Western Star

08/08.  60's hit-maker and movie star John Leyton returned to Western Star this summer to record a new album. This time he was backed by the flames. John also took time out to model our new Western Star shirts! Pictures of the recording session can be found in our 'Gallery' pages.

What a Week it's been!

06/08 It's been a heady week here at Western Star. Tuesday we did Radio Caroline (see below) and Thursday we also got national coverage with a slot on BBC Radio 2 Bob Harris Country - one of the best shows on national Radio. Then Friday & Saturday Alan Wilson was at a party celbrating country singer/songwriter Kevin Montgomery (son of Bob!) 's 40th Birthday. Other guests at the party included guitar legend and all round great guy Tommy Allsup. Then on Saturday night no less that 4 Western Star tracks were played on Geoff Barker's Saturday night radio show. Geoff's show is currently the 3rd most on-demand show on the BBC.

Pictured below... Alan looking a little tired at Kevin's party.

Radio Caroline

06/08 Alan Wilson & Bill Fadden were guests on Dell Richardson's show on Radio Caroline on Tuesday 17th June. Pictured here at the station are: (left to right) Roy Williams (Nervous Records), Bill Fadden, Rockin' Jan (Radio Caroline), Alan Wilson (Western Star records).

3 New CD's OUT on WESTERN STAR

04/08 Western Star has 3 new CDs out this month:

WSRC 022 "Wild 'n' Pretty" by Rudy La Crioux & The All Stars - This is their 4th album (2nd on Western Star) and is the band's best album to date... By far! Currently celebrating their 10th anniversary, this band are always gigging and are as popular as ever.

WSRC 023 "PLatter Pinata" by The Bonneville Barons - Amazing songwriting and musicianship combine to make this, the band's 2nd album (both on Western Star) a sure-fire hit.

WSRC 024 "From The Waist Down" by Jack Rabbit Slim - One of the best selling Rockabilly bands of all time and this is their 3rd album in 3 years! (all on Western Star). Catch them live, they are playing all the cool dates and best festivals.

PODCASTS!

03/08 We have started doing regular Rockabilly & Psychobilly Western Star podcasts. Just visit the Western Star website and select "Podcasts"

Debut CD by Luna Vegas out now!

UK Psychobilly trio Luna Vegas have a brand new CD out on Western Star. "Strange Men & Weird Women" contains 13 original tracks, all from the pen of front man 'Sick' Nick Plant. For full tracklist visit www.western-star.co.uk

Western Star gets Radio 1 airplay

Tracks from the recent release "Western Star Psychobillies" have been played by BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Davies on his late night Punk/Psychobilly show The Lock-In. What a great way to start the new year!