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CB September 30th 2009 (Talking The Hermit with Mark Oliff)


This week I was joined in the studio by local promoter Mark Oliff, chatting about the launch of a new book on one of Brentwood’s favourite venues, the Hermit. Written by Jeff Merrifield, The Hermit: More Than Just Bricks tracks the venue’s 37-year history and many of the famous local acts who have played there over the years. There will be a launch event for the book this coming Sunday (11th) at the Hermit, starting at 7pm, where you’ll get the chance to meet the author and maybe catch a few of the local names mentioned in the book doing a set!


Click here to listen to Mark discussing the venue’s background


To keep updated on events at the Hermit visit

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Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child

Crazy Eights – Fire to Control

Cato Street Conspiracy – The Ghost of Simon Taylor

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – Call Me Ishmael

Blakfish – Jeremy Kyle is a Marked Man

Wimm – You Only Think About Yourself

The Nurse Who Loved Me – The Final Sleep


Mark Oliff’s choices:

Denny Newman – Small Town

Beat Of The Beast – Jet Baby

The Hanging Tree – Wonderland


Near Death Experiment – Bright Lights Casting Dark Shadows

Carnal Rites – Take My Life

Aristocrats – The Meaning Of…

Dave Stannard – Small Talk

Bridalveil – Betrayer

The Jayways – Not That Easy

Surface To Air – Shadow in the Dark

F.A.T.E. – Battlefield

The Display Team - Worry Sponge

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