PAUSE Project Moonbase – Not in service

I am sorry to tell you dear listeners, that we are shuttering the moonbase for the foreseeable future.

It’s not that we are bored of music. We are not bored of music! Which remains an excellent source of entertainment and probs protein and minerals.

It’s not that we don’t  love you anymore. We 100% moon-love you in a non-threatening platonic way which in no way affects your relationship status.

We are currently unable to put together any shows due to cruel fate back-handing your venerable and beloved host (sometimes known as) DJ Bongoboy (he has many names). DJ Bongoboy, Chief scientist, curator of musical curiosities and avuncular chap. Friend. All round good egg, actual real-life genuinely nice person. This titan of musical taste, this golden-voiced niche-caster has been struck down.

He is resting and may yet do-a-phoenix and get up and even curate something. Let us all hope for this happy outcome.

But for the moment we are going deep into the moon-core, adopting the foetal position and entering an exotica-induced coma.

Thanks to everyone who contacted us. Peace be with you moonbeams.

MC Zirconium.

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PMB S03E05 Basil: The Kirchin Experience (Ivor & Basil Kirchin Band, The Basil Kirchin Band, Johnny Keating, Broadcast, The High Llamas, Stereolab, Basil Kirchin & Jack Nathan)

PMB S03E05 Basil: The Kirchin ExperienceThis week we celebrate the life and work of one of Britain’s greatest big band leaders, soundtrack composers, library music composers and time/mind-bending musicians, Basil Kirchin.

Hull City of Culture 2017 recently put on a weekend of the great man’s music, which DJ Bongoboy was lucky enough to attend.

Inspired by that, we’ve put our own tribute together. There’s music from every part of Basil’s life in music, as well as tracks by bands who have been inspired by him.


Listen now:

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The Music

1. Ivor & Basil Kirchin Band: Jungle Fire Dance from TV Sound And Image (British Television, Film And Library Composers 1956-80) v a Buy on Amazon
2. The Basil Kirchin Band: Bee’s Knees from Rock a Conga EP Buy on Amazon
3. Johnny Keating and 27 Men: Listen… from The Keating Sound Buy on Amazon
4. The London Studio Group (Basil Kirchin, Jack Nathan and John Coleman): Prelude And Dawn from Abstractions Of The Industrial North Buy on Amazon
5. Broadcast: The World Backwards from Work And Non Work Buy on Amazon
6. The High Llamas: The Click And The Fizz from Beet, Maize & Corn Buy on Amazon
7. Alan Barnes on Basil
8. Basil Kirchin: Sketch Three from Charcoal Sketches Buy on Amazon
9. Stereolab: The Spiracles from Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night Buy on Amazon
10. Basil Kirchin & Jack Nathan: The Good Guys from Kpm 1000 Series: It’s About Time  Buy on Amazon
11. Basil Kirchin: Primitive London 1 from Primitive London (Original Soundtrack) Buy on Amazon
12. Basil Kirchin: Silicon Chip from Silicon Chip Buy on Amazon

Project Moonbase is listener supported. So next time you buy anything from Amazon, please go via our Amazon affiliate link. It won’t cost you anything, is totally anonymous and best of all it helps keep the show running. Thank you!

The Late News

Thing of the Week

After enjoying so much Basil Kirchin on this week’s show, you may want to grow your own. Well, thanks to this packet of Basil seeds, now you can!

PLEASE NOTE: There is no evidence whatsoever that basil seeds have undesirable side effects.

















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Britain’s top Swing band | The Ivor & Basil Kirchin Band – Drum Fire Dance | video

What Ho! It’s Britain’s top Swing band! Not from now but from then. And by then I mean circa 1957.

Featuring jazz arsonist Basil Kirchin (in his “prisoner of rhythm” phase) and Daddy K aka Ivor Kirchin, looking like groovy bank-manager. Watch out because this contains all the saxophones: baby saxophone, more saxophones and also big daddy bass saxophone. Also includes a quintuplet-O-trumpets but they all look the same. Ivor does some mighty conducting. He will not give you an unsecured personal loan to buy that caravan you’ve always wanted but he will swing, swing, swing! Basil plays dem drums without mercy thus they catch fire and everyone gets pretty hot. He ends up engulfed in a jazz conflagration. Spoiler alert: he survives and goes on to a decades long career of eccentric musical greatness.

If you even glance at this you have to listen to our whole Basil Kirchin show, BASIL The Kirshin Experience. It’s the law…of jazz.

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