Hear the show again here.
Many thanks to them and to my co-interviewer Keri Ross.
With intelligent and perceptive lyrics and terrific melodies, Gecko produce danceable and fun songs. Will and Gabriel performed some of them for us on rootsandshoots and talked about how they got started and how Gecko have developed into one of the most exciting young acts in London. Their music crosses various genres including hip-hop, rock and folk and usually includes a strong story telling aspect.
You can hear and download their single Safest Bet - receiving lots of national and local radio plays - here and find out more about the band and their music on facebook and on myspace. They have videos too on Youtube including Safest Bet and Best Friend and they are extremely well made and highly entertaining.
Locals can catch Gecko and friends at Havana, Exeter on Wednesday 16 November. Details here.
Recordings played by Gecko: What You Gonna Do? and Safest Bet (available as a free download here)
Gecko played live...Too Much; I've Got Time; Best Friend and Pigeon.
In the first half of the show we saw the welcome return of Martin Henning who played...
Rafi Naabzada & Hameed Sakhizada..Sabza Ba Naaz Mea Ayad..The Rough Guide To The Music Of Afghanistan
Johnny Winter..I'm Yours and I'm Hers..Johnny Winter
All The Queen's Ravens..Profundo.. All The Queens Ravens
Taraf De Haidouks..Terno Chelipe..Electric Gypsyland
The Destroyers..Sirba..Out Of Babel
Dissidenten..Instinctive Traveller..World Lounge
Duo Lefeuvre & Diaz..Leo Estante Num Instante..Plasnetes Musiques 2006
Edoardo Catemario..El Gordo Triste..Complete Works With Guitar
Evan Christopher..Merlodie Au Crepuscule..Django A La Creole
Francesco Banchini..Szerelmi Tanc..Bar Italia
Mendes Brothers..Atequemfim..Para Angola Com Um Xi Coracao
Jason McNiff..Oh Caroline..Nobody's Son
Paul Astles & Bobby Valentino..You're Going Nowhere..Friendly Street
Martin Hodge later played...
Gogol Bordello..Wonderlust King..Super Taranta!
Jamie Smith's Mabon..Schindig..Live at the Grand Pavilion
Archie Roach..Little Sisters..global sounds from Australia
Madison Violet..Fallen By the Wayside..The Good In Goodbye
San Lazaro..La Chimera..Global Sounds From Australia