BBC Radio Wales’ new series Rockin The Gogs returns for its second episode this week and this time we visit my old stomping ground The Tiv in Buckley, north Wales.
Host to Radiohead, Oasis, Black Sabbath and Led Zepplin to name just a few, The Tiv is a legendary rock venue of north Wales. Presenter Gareth ‘Gaz Top’ Jones interviews personal hero Jimmy Lea from Slade, reminiscing about his own experiences gigging at The Tiv.
As resident historian, I delve further back into The Tiv’s history and explain why venues like this were needed for youngsters to have a bit of a dance and let off steam decades before The Tiv became the nightclub we know today.
You can listen live at 1.30pm this Saturday 10th September and catch last week’s episode on the BBC iPlayer website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07tlnkz/episodes/guide
on your radio on 94-96 or 103.9FM
or switch your TV to Sky channel 0117, Freeview 719, Freesat 714 or Virgin Media 931 to hear it on your telly!
I was really delighted that, as a current student at Bangor, the University published a story about my experience on the show:
Bangor University PhD Student takes part in new BBC Radio Wales feature
A Bangor University PhD student has had a fantastic opportunity of working as a resident historian for a new two-part music feature on BBC Radio Wales.
The new feature, Rockin’ The Gogs, is hosted by Gareth Jones (formerly ‘Gaz Top’) where he re-visits a distinctive musical stomping ground of his youth, celebrating its history and continuing legacy.
Archaeology PhD student, Erin Lloyd Jones, from Bodelwyddan, was invited to advise Gareth about the history aspect of the feature and is also participating in the feature itself, talking about the history of the buildings and the social history of the area in the early 20th Century which brought about the need for them.
Erin is currently writing up her PhD thesis in Archaeology, which she has been studying towards at Bangor part-time since 2011. Her specialist area is Iron Age hillforts of north Wales and the borderlands, and is in her element with anything historic- especially if it is in her home of north Wales. Erin works full time as the Heritage Interpretation Manager for Cadw, the Welsh Government’s Historic Environment Service and enjoys sharing her favourite stories from British heritage through her media work and website www.idigarchaeology.co.uk
Erin said: “I was delighted when Gareth asked me to feature on the show. Not only did I get to share really fascinating stories about my local area’s history, but as I used to visit The Tiv regularly it made the show even more special for me. Add to that 90s north wales legend ‘Gaz Top’ and you have a rocking recipe for success!
“We have a long and varied history here in Wales, and it is all linked together. If you want to know how to get from Motörhead to Mining and Radiohead to the Romans – tune in!”