Friday Drive

Fridays 4PM

Presented by Gemma Purves

Gemma is relatively new to Eastside Radio and joined the drive team in late 2015, yet her association with the medium goes back to childhood, pre OH&S where she could often be found snoozing in a basinet under a desk at our national broadcaster’s old HQ in Kings Cross. Fast forward a few years she finds herself back in her hometown after over a decade working in financial media and living in London.

On Friday Drive she’ll not just fill you in on the best and perhaps underreported events happening around town but also keep you up to date on the local issues that matter and what our local councils are up to. We’ll also pay special attention to inclusive events and policy– having spent time as a carer Gemma is aware that inclusive events and venues can improve life not just for those with disabilities but their friends and families also.

The music will be slightly less experimental than her earlier graveyard time slot, but will give priority to the new, the local, and touring plus whatever earworm has infected her head over the previous week.

Follow her on twitter @gspurves, or email her at fridaydrive@eastsidefm.org.

Recent Episodes

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 13th October, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 13th October, 2017
04:02pm Ellen Kirkwood - Tomorrow I'll Know
RELEASE: Sydney International Womens Jazz Festival 2015
04:07pm Chich & The Soul Messengers - Revolutionaries
RELEASE: Dirty Soul - LABEL: Independant
04:11pm Alice Terry - These Troubled Seas
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2017 - LABEL: Eastside Radio
04:23pm Aronas (Aron Ottingnon - Strange People
RELEASE: Culture Tunnels
04:29pm Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddam
RELEASE: Nina Simones finest hour - LABEL: 2000
04:50pm Crump Cake Orchestra - Pink Will Never Go Away
RELEASE: Copy Copy
04:50pm Cactus Channel - Storefront
04:57pm Sally London - Breakfast At Tiffany's
05:04pm Esperanza Spalding - Judas
RELEASE: Emilys D+Evolution - LABEL: Concord Records/ Universal Music
05:12pm Dan Barnett and Tricia Evy - Walkin' Shoes - It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
RELEASE: Berry Jazz Festival 2017
05:14pm Genesis Owusu - Sideways
05:20pm Terry Lyne Carrington Feat. Wallace Roney - Jazz Is a Spirit
RELEASE: The ACT Years - LABEL: ACT Music
05:25pm Gregory Porter - Painted On Canvas
RELEASE: Be Good
05:33pm Jan Preston - Mr Mogo Man
RELEASE: Play It Again Jan - LABEL: Independent
05:34pm Marian McPartland - Coming Home Baby
RELEASE: Dodgy Bossa (and Silly Sambas) - LABEL: Warner Music Australia
05:37pm Angela Davis - Crazy She Calls Me
RELEASE: The Art of The Melody - LABEL: Nicholas Records
05:45pm Frances Madden - La Vie En Rose / I Love Paris
RELEASE: Live At The Basement And Foundry616 - LABEL: Independent
05:51pm Diana Krall - Moonglow
RELEASE: Turn Up The Quiet - LABEL: Verve, A Universal Music Company
05:58pm Etta James - Tell Mama
RELEASE: Chess Blues - LABEL: MCA Records

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 6th October, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 6th October, 2017
Esperanza Spalding - Funk the Fear
RELEASE: Emilys D+Evolution - LABEL: Concord Records/ Universal Music
On The Stoop - Here's Cheers Tilly Devine
RELEASE: On The Stoop - LABEL: Independent
Masfel - Angel's Eggs
RELEASE: Ballast - LABEL: RVNG Intl
Mister Ott - Snakebite
RELEASE: Single Shot - LABEL: Independant
On The Stoop - Friends
RELEASE: Home
Soul Movers - Fool I Am
The Meltdown - Darkness Into Light
San Lazaro - Esperanza De La Rumba
RELEASE: La Despedida - LABEL: Hope Street Recordings
Lloyd Spiegel - Cure My Soul
RELEASE: This Time Tomorrow - LABEL: Rhythm Section/ Only Blues Music
Lloyd Spiegel - All The Cats Are Grey
RELEASE: This Time Tomorrow - LABEL: Rhythm Section/ Only Blues Music
Lloyd Spiegel - Stranger Things
RELEASE: This Time Tomorrow - LABEL: Rhythm Section/ Only Blues Music
Declan Kelly Presents Diesel n'Dub - Power and the Passion (feat. Katie Noonan)
RELEASE: Diesel n Dub - LABEL: Diaspora Music
Airborne - Possible

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 29th September, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 29th September, 2017
BADBADNOTGOOD - And That, Too
Alphamama - Stranger In Asia
Coconut Kids - Sugar
Apakatjah - In Between
Jason Herring & the Mystery Plan - The Golden Moon and Silvery Sea
Evan Lohning Jazz Orchestra - Bondi Rocks
RELEASE: The Ruby Sessions - LABEL: The Jazz Action Society
Emily Wurramara - Stomping Ground
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
Kologbo - Abandon Property
RELEASE: Africa Is The Future - LABEL: Paris DJs
Kologbo - My People
RELEASE: Africa Is The Future - LABEL: Paris DJs
Alice Terry - Emotion
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2017 - LABEL: Eastside Radio
Norah Jones - Once I Had Laugh
RELEASE: Day Breaks - LABEL: EMI Music
Caiti Baker - Wolf

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 22nd September, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 22nd September, 2017
03:53pm Feel The Manouche - El Cumbanchero
RELEASE: La Session de Cuba - LABEL: Independent
04:12pm Monsieur Camembert - Istanbul, Not Constantinope
RELEASE: Global Rhythms - Live 2010 - LABEL: Eastside Records
04:12pm on the stoop - Zulu Foxtrot Sierra
RELEASE: home
04:12pm On The Stoop - State Trooper
RELEASE: Home
04:27pm The Crooked Fiddle Band - The Twin Peaks, and the Other Peak, of Mt Kilimanjaro
RELEASE: Moving Pieces of the Sea - LABEL: Birds Robe Records
04:28pm Camille O'Sullivan - Suffragette City
RELEASE: Live at the Olympia
04:31pm Trombone Shorty - Ooh Poo Pah Doo
RELEASE: Treme Soundtrack
04:51pm A Chorus Line Original Cast Recording - One
RELEASE: A Chorus Line Original Cast Recording
05:00pm The Strides - Wizard
RELEASE: Global Rhythms
05:09pm San Lazaro - La Chimera
RELEASE: Serendipity - LABEL: Hopestreet Records
05:13pm King Tide - Hot Chips
RELEASE: Roots Pop Reggae - LABEL: Vitamin
05:17pm Tamil Rogeon - De Manhã (Featuring Heidi Vogel)
RELEASE: 24 Hours in Lapa - LABEL: Heard and Felt
05:34pm San Lazaro - San Lazaro - Ladridos (Cy Gorman remix)
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2017 - LABEL: Eastside Radio
05:41pm Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddam
RELEASE: Nina Simones finest hour - LABEL: 2000
05:56pm Declan Kelly Presents Diesel n'Dub - Power and the Passion (feat. Katie Noonan)
RELEASE: Diesel n Dub - LABEL: Diaspora Music
05:57pm Bullhorns - At The River
RELEASE: Players/Sounds - LABEL: Heapsaflash

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 15th September, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 15th September, 2017
Kaiit - Natural Woman
Alice Terry - These Troubled Seas
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2017 - LABEL: Eastside Radio
Baldwins - Dirty Sheets
Nahko & Medicine for the people - Black as night
RELEASE: Dark As night
Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac
On The Stoop - One Trick Pony
RELEASE: Home
The Crooked Fiddle Band - Neptune's Fool
RELEASE: Moving Pieces of the Sea - LABEL: Birds Robe Records
The Strides - Rasta Live (Featuring Blacker & Ngaiire)
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 - LABEL: Eastside Radio
Ellen Kirkwood - Vexation
RELEASE: Sydney International Womens Jazz Festival 2015
Jeremy Rose - Afensou
RELEASE: Within & Without - LABEL: Ind
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Nina Simone - Music for lovers
Fela Kuti - Eko
Gil Scott Heron - Lady Day & John Coltrane

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 8th September, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 8th September, 2017
thea gilmore - beautiful day
RELEASE: ghosts and grafitti
the bakery - pie
RELEASE: the bakery and the beast
bessie smith - nobody can bake a sweet jelly roll like mine
RELEASE: sugar in my bowl
the strides - wizard
RELEASE: global rhythms
Billy Bragg - deportees
RELEASE: talking with the taxman about poetry
nina simone - don't let me be misunderstood
RELEASE: broadway blues ballads
dr john - my buddy
RELEASE: tripin' live
nick lowe - lately i've let things slide
RELEASE: the convincer
willie watson - rock salt and nails
RELEASE: folk singer vol 1
sekouba bambino - it's a man's man's world
RELEASE: sinikan
steven amechi and his empire rhythm skies - nylon dress
dr john cooper clarke - it's only make believe
RELEASE: this time it's personal
tom paxton - the last thing on my mind
RELEASE: greenwich village in the 60's
the avett brothers - divorce separation blues
RELEASE: true sadness
richie langford - baby i gotta go
RELEASE: baby i gotta go
tom waits - goodnight irene
RELEASE: orphans: brawlers, bawlers and bastards
ramblin' jack elliott - roving gambler
RELEASE: greenwich village in the 60's
tex don and charlie - here's as good as anywhere
RELEASE: you don't know lonely
tom russell - the rose of roscrae
RELEASE: the rose of roscrae