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Estrella on show nine


30 minutes to show time, Mark and myself are have some caviar and chilling the champagne for the bands arrival. Out of the corner of my eye I catch a glimps of hair, flash past the window. This is followed closely by the sounds of women screaming and Gladis (the office secretary) fainting.

The guys walk in and instantly there is an air of classic rock to them. The long hair, the clothing even they way they carry themselves. All classic stadium rock. Both of us are unsure how to approach these instant legends.

The ice is eventually broken by talking about what music they wanted to be played on the show.

The name Estrella came from watching a movie with Spanish subtitles. Turned out that Estrella is Spanish for “Star”.

The current line up of Estrella

Paul Gunn (Vocals)
Luke Gunn (Lead Guitar)
Nathan Gunn (Bass Guitar)
Leo MacPherson (Drums)

The majority of the band (the three brothers) hail from Thurso. Things have been quiet for the guys over the 2 year, due to working on their debut album, “Come Out To Play” (in collaboration with John T Sinclair). that’s finished now and is due for release in the first quarter of 2012. The first single will be released on Halloween this year (3/10/2011) titled “One Love”.

It was a fantastic insight into their band, all members used to play guitar, all but one had a change.

Well worth getting especially if your a fan of bands like:

Bon Jovi
Def Leppard

Listen out for the guys as they are this weeks “Band Of The Week” and will be getting played all week on ShmuFM’s fantastic selection of shows.

Keep your ears open, these guys have the makings to be something very special.


Phluxx’s Cruise Control Got Car Jacked!


Mark E and myself car jacked the cruise control show from the masked man of radio, Phluxx.

The masked man disappeared into hiding to regroup while we infiltrated his secret lair, reprogrammed all his electronic DNA locks and changed the time on his VHS machine. I even swapped out all his coffee with gravy granules.

Mark E spent hours hacking the security systems. Me, I went in via the open fire escape.

There is more spandex in there than at an ABBA convention. As for the mirror balls. I have never seen so many. It’s like the roof is alive with light.

So far I have purloined:

1 Dry Ice Machine
12 Assorted Size And Colour Disco Balls
7 Pairs of Sparkling Spandex Breeks
2 Masks (both marked “Phluxx’s Favourite”)
17 Jars of Miscelaineous Coffee (no decaffeinated)

Phluxx’s Auntie phoned twice to let us know the whereabouts of the hiding Phluxx, something to do with the queen inviting him to stay with her for a while, somewhere in Torry.

With Mark E “Running Wild” on the helm and me sitting, almost sleeping, on the fluffy leopard print sofa we ran the show.

Will Phluxx regain access to his secret lair? Will Jaimi Ray look good in the mask and spandex? Will Mark E finally perfect the famous “Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster“?

Tune in next time for “As the Shmu Turns!