Phil Wright: A Legend Never Dies

Phil Wright in the Mix93.8fm studios during the "reunion" of the original Rockfest presenters, in December, together with Chris Prior, Rafe Lavine, David Blood and myself. RIP Phil - you were our brother in rock

Phil Wright in the Mix93.8fm studios during the “reunion” of the original Rockfest presenters, in December 2012, together with Chris Prior, Rafe Lavine, David Blood and myself. RIP Phil – you were our brother in rock

On The Rockit Scientist on Mix93.8fm, this coming Friday night: a tribute to a true radio legend, genuinely nice guy and a good friend. The contribution PHIL WRIGHT made to radio in South Africa will never be forgotten. In the words of the song by US band RPM, and covered by the mighty BLACKFOOT, ”A Legend Never Dies” (Friday 01 March, 6.15pm to midnight – www.mixfm.co.za). If you have any special memories of Phil that you would like me to mention, please email me on leon@rock.co.za.

Rare Bird on the RockIt Scientist this Friday night

Rare Bird

Rare Bird (1969)

VERY early posting for this coming Friday night’s RockIt Scientist show: I will be doing the 6.15pm to 8pm show for the last time (my RockIt Scientist show starts at 8pm, through to midnight, so next week it will be back to normal, 8pm to midnight, not 6.15pm to midnight). Special feature (between 9 and 10pm) will be on the outstanding RARE BIRD, one of England’s best ever bands! Plus the usual MIX of blues, metal, classic rock, brass and Latin rock, etc etc! Audio streaming via www.mixfm.co.za, and also via TuneIn.com (http://tunein.com/radio/Mix-938-s133441/). See you on Friday!!

East Of Eden

East Of Eden

On The RockIt Scientist on Mix93.8fm tonight, apart from the usual MIX of Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, Metal, Horn and Latin Rock, I will be chatting to Donovan of extremely talented SA band, FEED THE WOLF. Show will start at 6.15pm again, thru to midnight. Special feature will be on UK rockers, EAST OF EDEN. If you like Krautrock, don’t miss the show!! Streaming via www.mixfm.co.za. TUNE INNN!!!!

Clint Cunningham on the RockIt Scientist on Friday Night

Clint Cunningham

Clint Cunningham

Another brim-full evening on The RockIt Scientist on Mix93.8fm tomorrow (Friday) night! Once again, I will be on from 6.15pm until midnight. CLINT CUNNINGHAM (of Clint & Co fame), who will shortly be joining the station as a Rockfest presenter (Wednesdays, midnight to 02am Thursdays), will be in the studio with me, playing a few acoustic tracks and telling us about his career. Rockfest presenter MIKE TYMVIOS will also be in the studio with me from 6.15pm. Special feature (between 9pm and 10pm) will be on MIKE ONESKO’S BLINDSIDE BLUES BAND, one of the best blues/rock bands around, in celebration of their 20 year anniversary! I will also be doing a short tribute to, for me, the finest keyboard player that ever lived, ATOMIC ROOSTER’S VINCENT CRANE, who passed away on 14 Feb 1989. Plus, of course, the usual MIX of blues, rock, metal, etc etc! Audio streaming via www.mixfm.co.za or www.rockitscientist.co.za. TUNE INNNN!!!!

On The RockIt Scientist on Mix93.8fm tonight

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

On The RockIt Scientist on Mix93.8fm tonight: starting from 6pm thru to midnight, it’s gonna be a pretty full and busy show!! At 7pm, interview with Cindy Alter and Stewart Irving of the fantastic and very popular Alter Irving – they will also be playing a few acoustic tracks live in the studio! Immensely talented guitarist/vocalist Johnathan Martin will be in the studio from around 8.15 – we’ll be joined by Rockfest presenter Rusty Hornsby, and we’ll be chatting to Johnathan about his career and maybe hear some of his new music! Special feature (from around 9pm), will be on one of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) pioneers, PRAYING MANTIS! Plus the usual MIX of blues, classic rock, jazz, metal, etc etc. Audio streaming via www.mixfm.co.za or www.rockitscientist.co.za. I’m pleased to announce that Mixfm is back on www.tunein.com! (Mix93.8 – Adult Contemporary – South Africa). TUNE INNN!!!!!

Cold Blood on The RockIt Scientist tonight

Cold Blood

Cold Blood

On The RockIt Scientist on Mix93.8fm on Friday night (between 8pm and midnight), special feature on COLD BLOOD, one of the greatest horn rock bands of all time, led by the lovely LYDIA PENSE! Plus the usual MIX of blues, jazz, metal, rock, etc etc. Note that I will be doing the 6pm to 8pm slot as well, just for the time being, until a replacement is found for Benjy Mudie. Hope you’ll join me for the night! (audio streaming via www.mixfm.co.za or www.rockitscientist.co.za). TUNE INNNN!!!!!