Coming up on Sunday on the BeyondPhonic Action Hour – part of a packed schedule of audio and music shows hosted by Luxuriamusic.com – is the first of two special shows devoted to the music of the Gerry Anderson TV shows such as Thunderbirds and more.
Hosted by Michael Toth, Anderson Entertainment CEO Jamie Anderson is a special guest of the shows, which will focus on the TV and film legacy of Gerry Anderson and the music of legendary Barry Gray.
The shows include highlights from the new “Stand By for Action” concert, which premiered premiered back in April at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Stand by for Action! Gerry Anderson in Concert is a unique celebration of the life and work of pioneering producer Gerry Anderson, which will be released on DVD by Network on Monday 28th November.
Hosted by Jon Culshaw, this was the first time a career-spanning collection of music from Gerry’s shows had ever been performed live in concert, brought to life by a full orchestra with a special appearance from BAFTA-winning composer, Anderson alumnus and conductor Richard Harvey.
LuxuriaMusic offers a meticulously curated mixture of musical genres that make up the station’s eclectic alchemy. Since its inception, LuxuriaMusic’s earliest and most avid adopters have been people who possess a high level of pop-culture consciousness, especially about ’50s-through ’70s music and entertainment. Such folks also form the basis of the station’s air staff: a diverse, super-knowledgeable group of music enthusiasts and professionals who curate the various genres that comprise LuxuriaMusic’s eclectic alchemy. Surf Music, Bossa Nova, Exotica, Space-Age Bachelor Pad, Jazz, Soft-Psych, Sunshine Pop, Wall of Sound, Latin, Go-Go, and Film & TV music of the past 50 years are expertly distilled and blended in order to concoct the “highly intoxicating and sometimes hallucinatory” LuxuriaMusic Sound.
Somehow, in this context, it all makes sense.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.