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The Thursday Night Showcase


The Thursday Night Showcase (6pm-7pm) is a fortnightly showcase of local talent, as well as find out who’s playing where, in our local area. Lots of great features and guests performing live in the studio, broadcasting the first and third Thursday of every month.

Melissa Gunn
Melissa GunnPassionate about the local music scene, Melissa presents The Thursday Showcase which focuses on showcasing the local music scene. She has spent many years writing reviews for music e-zines and local papers, before specialising in Music Journalism at University, and later in music promotion. Melissa is also responsible for Small Town Sounds, a CD album made up of local music of which all profits were donated to local charities. To date, the CD has raised over £1600.
Listen Again to Melissa’s latest show:

For a full list of The Thursday Night Showcase blog posts please click here.

Current Blog Posts:

Elia Davidson and Kate Kyle play live on the Thursday Night Showcase

Melissa from the Thursday Night Showcase had a great show last night, with live guests Elia Davidson and Kate Kyle dropping by the studio for a wee chat and to play a couple of live tracks! They sounded great together and everyone should definitely go to their Guitar Strings – Elia Davidson & Kate Kyle […]

Listen Again to Dumfries band Chasin’ The Train’s live on-air performance!

Melissa was pleased to welcome Dumfries band Chasin’ The Train onto the Thursday Night Showcase last week, and they were great! They had lots to tell everyone, and they performed 2 special covers live on air. If you missed it, you can still catch it on Listen Again until Thursday 12th May 2016 at 6pm. […]

Listen Again to the Thursday Night Showcase of 7th Jan 2016

After a few technical glitches, you can listen again to last week’s Thursday Night Showcase below! In this special show, Melissa and Tom provided updates on what some of your local musicians/bands have planned for 2016 – and what a busy year it looks to be! The next Thursday Night Showcase is on 21st of […]

Thursday Night Showcase special edition 03.12.15 – audio

Here’s a chance to listen again to the special extended edition of the Thursday Night Showcase show, with Melissa Gunn and Tom Armstrong. Three hours of local music, info and banter about the local scene. . . . Part 1: Your browser does not support the audio element. Part 2: Your browser does not support […]

The Thursday Night Showcase turns 3 years old this week!

The Thursday Night Showcase turns 3 years old this week – and what a 3 years it has been! To celebrate, Melissa is looking for your local song requests and there’s a whole list to choose from below! She’ll play any song she has played on the shows over the past 3 years, but if […]

Davy Crocketts Hat – Dave Bass and Andy McMillan – live acoustic night in Kings

If you missed our live broadcast acoustic night in Kings Coffee and Books on Thursday 22nd October, with Davy Crockett’s Hat – Dave Bass and Andy McMillan – you can catch it again here: Undoubtedly two of the region’s most impressive musicians, Dave and Andy thrilled the audience with their fun – filled performance. Your […]

Playlist from last night’s Thursday Night Showcase

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to the show last night! Tom and I had a great wee time playing lots of great tracks. Here’s the playlist: Lewis Hamilton Music – Sticks and Stones The LaFontaines – Class Elia Davidson – Caught Up In You Luciensghost – New Style Daz McCormick – To This […]

Zoë Bestel live acoustic night at Kings on 24.09.15 – audio

This week’s live broadcast acousitc event from Kings Coffee and Books, was from local singer/songwriter, Zoë Bestel. Listen again to Zoë’s amazing performance, complete with build up and comment from Tom Armstrong and Melissa Gunn in the studio; Ali Donowho on the floor: Your browser does not support the audio elem

Emma McNeill live session in Kings on 10th Sept – audio

Re-live a first class performance from local singer/songwriter, Emma McNeill, which was broadcast live from Kings Coffee and Books on Thursday 10th September, from 7.30pm, with this podcast. Emma is a real up-and-coming star and recently performed before thousands of people in Dumfries’ one day music festival, Youthbeatz. She held an enthusiastic audience in Kings […]

Playlist from the Thursday Night Showcase with Melissa Gunn

On Thursday night I had the very knowledgeable and interesting Peter Jamieson in the studio and we had a right good yap about the Dumfries & Galloway music scene. Tom Armstrong joined us too and we now know that he definitely doesn’t like metal music. So I suppose it was good I didn’t play any… […]

  2 Responses to “The Thursday Night Showcase”

  1. Fantastic show,, Daz briliant Live… well done

  2. Hello I work with the up and coming group Linus The Moon. Our song “Save the Boy” is starting to get some great feedback and extensive radio play with this one. We are looking to come into your area and would love to be on your show. Enjoy the music and look forward to hearing from you. Cheers,
    Linus The Moon

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