ROCK-IT, Artist Cat’s Radio Show

ROCK-IT, Artist Cat’s Radio Show

Apr 27
ROCK-IT, Artist Cat’s Radio Show

This is a page for programming updates for my radio shows, ROCK-IT  with the Artist Cat… classic, rare and new rock (with blues)!

Tune in to “Triple H FM”  at this link here.

Buy signed books…!

 Love the 70s?  Take a trip down memory lane with on my books on 70s culture and rock music “The WONG WAY to MARRY” and “TRIPPIN’ the  WRIGHT WAY”.   Bookmark this page.  a third book is in the works – stay tuned!!!!

To buy signed books contact the Cat direct on Facebook

Sydney shoppers can also buy signed copies at these great outlets:  Red Eye Records, York Street, Sydney CBD; Mojo Music, York Street, Sydney CBD.



The Cat will be returning to air in 2015 with a new co-host on the ROCK-IT show – 2HHH’s “Neil the Noob” (from Streetbeat fame!)

Go to the ROCK IT  Facebook Page for latest weekly updates!

Every THIRD Wednesday of the month is “Desert Island Album” week – check out the hot 100 here 

Re-runs: We will repeat the three part special “HISTORY OF THE BLUES” with special guest presenters including Kevin Borich, Billy TK (Jnr) and Phil Jones.

Kevin Borich at Triple H 100.1 (Hornsby studio) Recording ‘Blues Power”

Link Hagley Park Christchurch NZ – 1974


The Musical LINK – including exclusive interviews with All Link members (and ex-cChapta  vocalists), featuring  Dick Whatson and Dave Kennedy.


Pt1 – On A Dark Desert Highway.  From the beginning to life in the fast lane…

Pt2 – Checked Out, but you can never leave. Solo years, the Resumption (Hell Freezes Over), the ‘farewells’…

with Don Felder, Eagles Guitarist (1974-2001)

with Don Felder, Eagles Guitarist (1974-2001)


Trevor Tombleson - Ticket

Date: 3 June 2012
The Cats Top 5 Revisited!
The inaugural ROCK-IT show will repeat the Cats top 5 special songs as featured on “the Music Almanac” back in August 2011 with Rufus On Fire.  Catch music from Led Zep, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers Band, Eagles and local bands Ticket and Space Farm, with an exclusive interview with ‘Link’ front-man Dave Kennedy

Date: 10 June 2012
Show:  Ticket to the Show – Ticket’s debut album AWAKE  from 1971 is one of the most heavily bootlegged underground albums of the era. Hendrix inspired acid blues to Buddy Miles and  Traffic style jazzy funk, this is a classic must have Desert Island Album.   Triple H 100.1 FM  presents a 2 hour special featuring interviews with lead vocalist Trevor Tombleson (this pre-recorded show will be repeated later in the year)..

Date: 17 June 2012
Blues with “Billy”  Presenting with blues-man Billy TK Jnr my co-host for the night.  (This pre-recorded show will be repeated later.)

Derek Trucks – Allman Brothers Band 2010 (photo by C A poulter)

Date: 24 June 2012
Show: Listen to the Music Enjoy southern rock, from the pioneers of America’s south … with Australia’s answer to the Allmans, the Whipping Post band – featuring an interview with lead guitarist Marc Leon.

Date: 1 July 2012
Show:  Blues Power 1959-1979 with co-host Kevin Borich (La De Das, Kevin Borich Express and the Party Boys) – see below.

Date: 8 July 2012
Show: Brassed Off – the end of the 60s and into the 70s produced a number of rock bands who skilfully fused Chicago blues with jazz and rock.  This feature highlights some of the great artists that brought you that music. Features an interview with local giant brass-rock band the Quincy Conserve’s lead guitarist Kevin Furey.

Date: 15 July 2012
Show: One Hit Wonders20 classic tracks, songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s that made a huge impact on the charts around the world, then we never hear from the artists again.

Date: 22 July 2012
Show: Desert Island Albums – Each month we select one of these albums from the Cat’s list and play it end to end “Unabridged” – this month #26 Mosley Shoals by Ocean Colour Scene.

Deep Purple MK2 – Jon Lord (front right)

Date: 29 July 2012
Show: Deep Purple 1968-76- Tribute to Jon Lord [b. 9 June 1941 -d. 16th July 2012] – Jon Lord had to be one of the most innovative and influential keyboard players of the 20th century.  Classically trained, he brought together classical, jazz and hard driving rock and formed the nucleus of the band who invented HEAVY METAL ROCK. In this feature we pay tribute to the man and play 2 HOURS of “Purple” classics, music from the period 1968-1976, Deep Purple’s heyday!

Date: 5 August 2012
Rock of the Westies [West Coast Rock] The cool sound of Californian rock and the seminal artists which influenced them all, both locally and internationally.  !

Date: 12 August 2012
Show: Gypsy Eyes – Tribute to Hendrix – Jimi Hendrix had to be the most influential guitarist of the 20th century.  In this feature we collectively pay tribute to the man and play music from classics “covered” by the likes of Eric Clapton, Santana, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Living Colour and local artists Marc Leon, Kevin Borich, Harvey Mann and Ticket.

Date: 19 August 2012
Show: Desert Island Albums – the  top 75 are listed on this site – this month #13 the Allman Brothers Band.

Date: 26 August 2012
Show: Classic Rock Mix – A mix of great music from the 60s, 70s through to today.

Date: 02 September 2012
Show: Psyche Rock –
Psychedelia from around the world…

Date: 9 September 2012
Show: 29 Palms, Robert Plant –
Celebrating the legacy of music created by Led Zeppelin front man Robert Anthony Plant.  From the New Yardbirds, led Zeppelin and his solo works.

Date: 16 September 2012
Show: Desert Island Albums –
the  top 75 are listed on this site – this month #2 the Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd’s total classic played end to end.

Date: 23 September 2012
Show: Classic Rock Mix –
An extended show 5.40pm through to 9pm, featuring a mix of great music from the 60s, 70s through to today as part of the station’s Great Giveaway Week.

Date: 30 September 2012
Show: Classic Albums & Rock-it Mix –
An extended show 1pm through to 9pm, featuring a great mix of great music from the 60s, 70s through to today as part of the station’s Great Giveaway Week.
1-2pm: Deja Vu / Crosby Stills Nash & Young # 7
2-3pm: One of These Nights / Eagles #68
3-4pm: Abbey Road / Beatles #20
4-5pm: Joshua Tree / U2 #23
5-9pm: Classic Rock Mix

Date: 07 October 2012
Show: Top Gear – 
Driving rock from around the world… (cars, motorcycles, driving, on the road …)

Date: 14 October 2012
Show: The Cream of Eric Clapton [1963-1973] – featuring a ten year history of Eric Clapton’s early career with the Yardbirds, the Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, Cream, Delaney & Bonnie and Derek & the Domino’s.  Snapshot of the early works of one of the world’s favourite blues/rock players.

Date: 21 October 2012
Show: Desert Island Albums – 
this month #35 Going Home to Eternity – Space Farm’s classic psyche rock album from 1972.

Date: 28 October 2012
Show: Classic Rock Mix – 
featuring a great mix of music from the 60s, 70s through to today…

November-December 2012 – the Cat is on holiday!

Date: 13 & 20 January 2013
 Show: the year in Review 2012A review of the shows of 2012, highlights and obituaries / tributes to the departed.

Date: 27 January 2013
led Zeppelin “Celebration day”  Long weekend special:  The full 2 & 1/2 hour concert recorded at the O2 Arena in Dec 2007, played end to end.

Date: 3 February 2013:
Show: Rock-It Mix
Classic, Rare and new rock.  Features the 26 minute version of Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells” Pt 1.

Date: 10 February 2013
Show: When Love Comes to Town
Love songs with a different touch rock-It style…!  No soft stuff here.

Date: 17 February 2013
Desert island Albums / Hotel California #5 the Eagles iconic masterpiece, played end to end.  Also folk rock and country rock from around the world.

Date: 24 February 2013
Show: Rock-It Mix Mix of classic rock & blues including black country communion, Joe vitale, Uriah heep and Pink Floyd.

Date: 3 March 2013
Electric blues – Featuring billy TK Jnr, Kevin Borich, Geoff Achison, Whipping Post,  Dave Hole, led Zeppelin, Howlin Wolf and the rolling Stones.

Date: 10 March 2013
50 Years Young – celebrating Neil Percival Young’s music; from the Squires to early super-group Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Crazy Horse and The International Harvesters – covering a period from 1963 to 1979.

Date: 17 March 2013
Show: Desert island Albums / Achtung Baby #37 the 1991 classic reinvention of U2, played end to end.  Also Irish rock to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – including classics from Rory Gallagher, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy and more…

Date: 24 March 2013
Show: Rock-It Mix
Classic, Rare and new rock.  Features the full 34 minute version of the Allman Brothers – Live at the Fillmore East  1970 – “Mountain Jam” (back in the day this took up two sides of a vinyl LP and you had to turn it over to listen to the whole song!).

Date: 31 March 2013
“Frampton comes Alive”  Easter Long weekend special: The full 2 LP concert recorded in San Francisco 1977.