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Athena Radio Show

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MONDAY 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
TUESDAY 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
THURSDAY 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
FRIDAY 12:00 pm 2:00 pm



ATHENA puts the straight face back into the '80s, a decade when fierce meant fierce and a surly pout was the essential dance floor accessory. ATHENA has the best music and visuals from the iconic decade and is now in its 5th year as London’s most inclusive fun and authentic ‘80s party.

Expect:
Pop – Disco – New Wave- Electronica – Hi-NRG – Synth-pop – Euro pop – Dance – Power Pop – Italo

 

From the likes of:

ABBA – Hazell Dean – Madonna – Blondie – The Pointer Sisters – Janet Jackson- David Bowie – Prince – Belinda Carlisle – – Grace Jones – S’Express – Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Bananarama – Missing Persons – Lime – Aneka – Laura Branigan – Dead or Alive – New Order – Pet Shop Boys – Miquel Brown – Spagna – Miami Sound Machine – Pat Benatar- Bucks Fizz – Whitney Houston – Salt n Pepa – Divine – Frida – The Belle Stars – Bow Wow Wow – Human League – The Flirts – Erasure – Propaganda – Depeche Mode – Chaka Khan – Neneh Cherry- Grandmaster Flash – Spagna – Radiorama – Yazoo – Tight Fit – Kylie Minogue – The Go-Gos – Taylor Dayne – Visage – Kim Wilde – Desireless – Soft Cell – Paula Abdul – Valerie Dore – Peter Schilling – Stevie Nicks – Toni Basil – The Communards – Diana Ross – Bronski Beat – Transvision Vamp – Animotion – Strawberry Switchblade – Cyndi Lauper – Jane Wiedlin – Martika – Fuzzbox – Five Star – Voice of The Beehive – Betty Boo – Rob n Raz – Falco – Hazel O’Connor – The Primitives – Animotion – Nu Shooz – Amazulu – Billy Idol – Cameo – The Cure – Modern Talking – Tina Turner – OMD – Baltimora and many many more!

 

When you think ATHENA think:

Campari – Club Tropicana – Drakkar Noir – The Milk Tray Man – Falcon Crest –Power Ballads –White Ties – Epcot Center – Sunbeds – Saxophones – Brooke Shields – Palm Trees – Smurfette –Vienetta– Soda Stream – Clockhouse at C&A – Silk Cuts – Crimped Hair – Raybans – Lacoste – Cadbury’s Flake –Moonlighting – Don Johnson – Sony Walkman – Neon – Cinzano –Filofax – Deck Shoes –Max Headroom – Satin Sheets – Dynasty – Power Dressing – Big Hair – Muppet Babies – Breakdancing – Legwarmers – Lace – Just Say No – Donna Mills – Asti Spumanti

Athena’s ‘80s Radio Show 

Paul Joseph, promoter says:

 

With nightlife rendered non-existent by lockdown I decided to try make an Athena radio show. Initially called Athena’s Radio Hour it has expanded to be a weekly 90 minute show in which I get to play a huge range of great ‘80s tunes. This includes brilliant tracks that may not work on the dancefloor and more obscure music. The ethos of Athena has always been that there is an entire decade of music so there is no need to stick to just the staples of your average ‘80s night. So within the same episode you might here Spagna or The Sugarhill Gang, Hazel O’Connor or Hazell Dean, Depeche Mode or Debbie Harry. I make sure I research the tracks to give chart listings and bits of trivia. Like who knew Sade is a band, not a solo artist? Or that Tina Turner’s Private Dancer was originally going to be sung by Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler. Plus I have semi regular features like Athena’s ‘80s Movie Song of The Week or You Sang I Sing where I compare versions of the same song that were released in the decade – like Young At Heart which was released by Bananarama and The Bluebells, and Echo Beach which was covered by Toyah after Martha and The Muffins.

 

The show has a good following, with many of our regular club customers tuning in, plus lots of regular listeners in places including Chicago, Guatemala City, Sydney and New York. It has been really nice to bring something positive into the drabness of lockdown and it’s something I really enjoy doing it. My radio role models are Jack Killian from late ‘80s TV show Midnight Caller or Adriene Barbeau’s role in 1980 horror The Fog – a calming voice during difficult times! But ultimately it’s about the music so I pack in as many tracks as I can. We plan to be back at The Eagle as soon as it re-opens, but for now, do tune in for a good dose of fantastic ‘80s tunes.

 

Athena’s ‘80s Radio Show, hosted by Paul Joseph is weekly on MixCloud, with new episodes dropping on a Saturday. https://www.mixcloud.com/athena80s/

Links:

Mixcloud – Weekly radio show and special mixes  https://www.mixcloud.com/athena80s/

Vimeo – Video mixes https://vimeo.com/athena80slondon

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ATHENA80s         Twitter – https://twitter.com/athena80sldn              Instagram @athena80s

Spotify – Music sampler https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5eL63K96asZ9DBvfRNt7GL?si=908c651751fc4cd7

 

 

 

CONTACT: Paul Joseph, Promoter, athena80slondon@gmail.com, 07816 987127


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