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Biography

A loud, eccentric, mad man of 50-some, Mike really does take the biscuit when it comes to describing someone as ‘interesting’.

Though he would call himself an electrician by trade he could perhaps be seen more as an artist. Never have we seen such imaginative uses of circuit boards, LEDs and what fishermen would call ‘muppets’.

When he’s not playing with soldering irons and glue guns, he’s to be found trawling the local record shops for the latest and greatest artists and CDs that no other person in the entire world has ever heard of, except perhaps all those dear friends, relatives, acquaintances and anyone else walking past when he’s handing out copies of said CDs.

His taste in music is grand if slightly bizarre and will have anyone, from 80 year old pensioners to 13 year old girls dancing around the room. Possibly his most talked about subject (other than perhaps lawyers), his life revolves around music.

At the drop of a hat, he will grab his guitar and show off the latest waltz he’s been working on, or just one of the vibrant tunes he and his crew are to be heard playing down at The Front on a Monday evening (take a wonder down one day, they’re fantastic fun).

To some, listening to this particular hour of madness will brighten even the worst day and will introduce you to some of the most exciting, lyrical and thought-provoking music you’ve ever heard. Guaranteed no Mozart or Cheeky girls, it’s definitely worth a listen. You have been told!

Mission statement “To make people smile and melt Matthew’s aerial”.

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Brilliant Station, Chargrilled, Making Paper Boats, Miscellaneous Debris and Konquerinz Soundz my absolute nevermiss shows. The whole station is unique and never dull. So lucky to be able to tune in, shame the station drops around Helston way on a drive out on a Sunday we always shout nooooo !!! Have pulled into laybys to hear the end of some tunes !! Keep up the good work.

Andrea

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Jeremy

Just wanted to say what a lovely surprise it was on Monday morning when I first discovered your channel on my tablet. I am an artist and I love to have music and humour playing in my studio. The programme that I discovered was called the Monday Morning Comedy Collective with a presenter called Colin Leggo . A lovely lively entertaining programme with lots of humour and a good variety of music. I think a big strength of the programme is the warm personality and the professional style of the presenter. Colin Leggo was often using funny voices which I found really funny but he also encouraged the listeners to contribute to the programme. He was also interviewing a comedian which was interesting and entertaining. I will definitely catch the Colin Leggo show again and explore the other Source programmes.

David Hosking