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Pete Wiggs is elsewhere available alongside Sarah Cracknell and Bob Stanley as one third of pop adventurers Saint Etienne. The centrepiece of their tenure as Artists in Residence at London's South Bank Centre was a commemoration of the Festival of Britain, and their monthly Turntable Café events there paid homage to such archetypal 'Etienne subjects as Joe Meek, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Parallel to DJing and carving out a singular niche as a compiler and remixer, Pete has composed and arranged scores for film and television projects including the BFI and Paul Kelly's visual hymn to London, How We Used To Live and an original homage to Basil Kirchin, both of which he performed live with orchestra at the Barbican and for Hull's City of Culture programme respectively.

James Papademetrie (aka Dem) fashioned overwrought tracts for forums and periodicals of varying circulation, longevity and repute for around twenty years, his last regular gig having been as a reviewer for the much-missed Plan B magazine. He used to put on the odd disco in London many years ago as well (this is how he met Pete who, it turned out, lived underneath him), but now prefers to spout half-truths and invective in dimly lit alehouses since they relocated to Brighton and Hove. He and Pete have also arranged and produced sporadic contributions to the musical wing of acclaimed repository of the British uncanny, A Year In The Country.

Our show is named after the overlooked 1964 Bryan Forbes kitchen sink thriller Séance On A Wet Afternoon and offers a haphazard and wilfully eclectic wallow in the outer marshes of oddball pop, buried soundtrack treasure, new and old electronic finery, mutant disco, experimental misshapes, modern composition, folk musics psych and trad, covetable new releases and whatever else happens to be punching our ticket at the time. Outside of the above, Pete likes well-crafted, effervescent pop and Dem is big on dank and bludgeoning noise.

The Séance is our leisurely and digressive means of wallowing in the abyss between and can be heard at various hours in the schedules of Brighton's Radio Reverb and totallyradio, as well as Doncaster's Sine FM, with further host stations to be confirmed. An almost complete archive of past broadcasts can be found on the Shows page over there.

 
CHANNELLED by PETE WIGGS and JAMES PAPADEMETRIE
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