Koast Radio blown away by Ska-Toons generosity

Koast Radio blown away by Ska-Toons generosity

by Marty

Koast Radio was blown away this week by the generosity of the Ska-Toons this week with a fantastic donation of £665 to support our work.

Koast Radio is run by a team of volunteers and delivers local radio for the community by the community so raising sufficient funds to meet our running costs and investing in new equipment is always a challenge.

The donation was handed over on this weeks Koast Train when the Ska-Toons featured on the show.

Mr Scurf said “Wow just wow, this was a complete surprise and absolutely amazing generosity from the lads from the Ska-Toons who have been raising money through their local gigs to support worthwhile community causes. To be chosen by the lads when there are so many other good causes out there is just fantastic”

Pictured left above the lads from the Ska-Toons with Mr Scurf and Producer Mark of the Koast Train.

Mr Scurfs Koast Train takes Centre Stage

Mr Scurfs Koast Train takes Centre Stage

by Marty

This weekend Mr Scurf and the Koast Train Crew Producer Mark take to the stage at the House of Fun Weekender in Minehead achieving a life long ambition for the team to share the stage with their Idols Madness.

This is a real coup for the team from Koast Radio who get to rub shoulders with Madness, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Craig Charles and many many more household names.

The event attracts thousands of revellers from all over the country to enjoy a weekend of nostalgia, fun and great music.

The Koast Train which attracts thousands of listeners every week with its own brand of absolute madness in the studio as well as a fantastic helping of great music including Ska, New Wave and Punk as well as live sets from local musicians.

Listen to the Koast Train every Wednesday on the Koast Train from 8pm till 11pm on Koast Radio on 106.6fm and online through the Tunein App.

Jess Brings the Castle Down!

Jess Brings the Castle Down!

by Marty

We sent the Koast Media team down to see Jess Glynne storm the Castle and here’s our report from our very own Hannah Waters.

Jess Glynne gathered in thousands to the grounds of Alnwick Castle performing an array of songs in her one and a half hour set. Her songs promoted love and the party atmosphere could be felt throughout the evening. The field soon filled up from 4pm and concert revellers didn’t let the gloomy clouds and rain dampen the mood.

Her support acts included Mullally and Kiko Bun. Mullally was a great warm up act and he performed his new single She Don’t Know Me. His husky voice was perfect to get the crowd warmed up for Jess. He is certainly someone to look out for in the future. Also performing was Kiko Bun, his reggae style music really got the crowd jamming ready for Jess Glynne. Kiko’s mellow tones had an upbeat vibe and just as he was finishing the rain stopped and the stage was set for Jess to perform.

The crowd was ready and Jess stepped out on stage with plaits in her hair and blue sequin trousers and her iconic heeled boots. Opening her set with Right Here, she also performed Rather be, Ain’t got too far to go, Real love. In the backdrop of Alnwick Castle, she dazzled with her powerful voice and performed most songs from her album ‘I cry when I laugh’. The five big screens around the stage ensured everyone could see the stage and the patterns really fitted the songs especially Bad blood and No Rights no wrongs. The psychedelic images were befitting to Jess Glynne who lets her music do all the talking with little crowd interactions.

The stand out song had to be the encore when she performed ‘Take me Home’ and had the chorus of fans singing with her. How many concerts do you go to with the introduction of giant glittery beach balls into the crowd? She really didn’t live up to her calm and collected persona, delivering each song with and commanding attitude. All eyes were on Alnwick castle after Tom Jones’ performance was cut short two years ago, thankfully nothing went wrong apart from the chaotic exit of the carpark. A great night was certainly had by all and Jess Glynne impressed the crowds in the spectacular grounds of Alnwick Castle.