News: John Shuttleworth Radio Show & Tour

John Shuttleworth

John Shuttleworth returns to Radio 4 this Sunday with John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music. The Sheffield songsmith has invited musical guests to his lounge to sing one of his songs – and one of their own if they're lucky. 

Since the mid-1980s, aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth has been posting audio cassettes of his "finest songs to date" to pop stars throughout the land, in the hope that someone would record his material. But all to no avail.

However, the BBC has very kindly given John a series and asked him to invite pop starts to bring their music to his Sheffield home. Coming up after this Chas and Dave this week are Heaven 17, Toyah Wilcox and Imagination's Leee John, who find themselves in John's lounge having tea with wife Mary, being flirted with by Mary's friend Joan and hassled by John's agent Ken Worthington, as they try and perform not only one of their greatest hits but more importantly, one of John's.

In the first show, John welcomes Chas Hodges from Chas and Dave into the lounge. Except that Dave is AWOL. Has he heard that Mary won't allow jellied eels in the house or didn't he want to come?

Whatever the reason, Chas will have to perform on his own using John's trusty keyboard although, as he's been influenced by Jerry Lee Lewis, John warns him that he won't tolerate any feet on the keyboard.

John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music is on Radio 4 on July 13 at 7.15pm. 

John Shuttleworth has also just announced an autumn tour, A Wee Ken To Remember. For full dates click on "next" below on the right.

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