The Magic Bus

Take a trip aboard The Magic Bus with Paul Mansell every Saturday lunchtime, 1200-1400 GMT. You'll hear his hallmark mix of eclectic music from the past, present and future and his personal choice of Album of The Week. His popular feature Musical Milestones will make an occasional appearance as will live music in the 'Busk Stop'; whenever possible a singer-songwriter or band will play live in the studio and more often than not they'll be local up-and-coming artists who Paul believes deserve a showcase. You can recommend any performers you feel ought to be heard over the airwaves by emailing him at Paul presents the best music you never knew you loved from the last 70 years, alongside the finest live sessions. This is where garage meets soul, punk meets country, and 30s yodelling collides with 70s dub and 90s hip hop...


On the last Saturday each month, local singer-songwriter and music promoter Louise Colam joins Paul to highlight her forthcoming IAM live music events at Magoos in Henley-on-Thames and will more often than not be joined by one of the artists or bands playing live in the studio.



Along with great music, you'll often hear entertaining interviews, live or recorded, with a myriad of characters from all walks of life. So if you fancy a double decker, coach load of music, mirth and magical moments catch The Magic Bus every Saturday lunchtime.

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