Gary Powell of The Libertines joins Radio X to host Sunday show

The Libertines’ drummer Gary Powell is to host a brand-new four-part Sunday night series on Radio X.

Musician and label owner, Gary is best known as a member of The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things. He’s also the former drummer for Eddy Grant and was a touring drummer for The Specials.

Powell will present the four-part series on Radio X starting this Sunday 4 October at 10pm where he’ll play songs and tell stories that explore the influence of pioneering Black musicians on indie rock and alternative music through the generations.

Matt Deverson, Managing Editor of Radio X, said: “Gary Powell is a major part of one of the most iconic bands of the last 20 years.

“He is someone who has lived and breathed indie-rock his entire life, so it’s a privilege to have him on Radio X.

“Gary’s musical knowledge is vast and inspiring and he has curated an important series of playlists and stories that I can’t wait for our listeners to hear.”

Gary Powell added: “It is a pleasure to be here at Radio X – not only to be playing the music that predominantly gave me my career, but to be able to continue its legacy through the idiom of radio play.

“It’s also an honour to bring you a show that reveres the efforts made by Black people in music, with so many incredible stories to share and so much brilliant music to play.”

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