Our Story. It all started with an idea… We were part of Frome FM, a local community radio station, and we wanted to produce a radio programme that featured live music and musicians with higher quality production than simply setting up a single studio microphone. So our first live music show (we called it the
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The Visual Radio Arts team and technology is available for ticketed live performances on Facebook or Bandcamp – all recorded and produced in our studio. The Bandcamp option enables a virtual ‘merch’ table on the livestream page with direct links to your albums, T-shirts & hats that you’ve already set up in your Bandcamp shop. If
We have a range of sound equipment available for dry hire on a day or week rate. Each hire attracts £100 deposit, repaid in full when the equipment is returned. All hire charges to be paid in advance. Proof of identity and address required. PayPal or card payments only. Hirers are responsible for collection, operation and
Phil Moakes Producer Phil founded Visual Radio Arts along with partner Maggie. Phil has worked as a sound engineer, led the Board of a community venue and co-founded a community radio station. He also works in IT Service Management. Interests – live music, science fiction & bananas.
Maggie Gregory Producer Mags is co-founder and director of Visual Radio Arts. She is a former chairman of FromeFM and is actively involved in the Girlguiding movement with Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers. By day she works as an IT Project Manager. Her interests include fun swimming, penguins, binge watching and chocolate.
Matt Sims Video Producer Researcher, radio presenter, local busy-body and amateur cosplayer. Matt has been experimenting with audio and visual mediums for most of his life, recording his own radio shows on cassette as a child, presenting on college radio as a teenager, studying media arts and more recently volunteering on community radio projects. Other interests
Sara Vian Guest Presenter Sara Vian (Coffield) is a singer, songwriter, radio presenter on Frome FM & executive assistant at Graceful Solutions. She loves cats, real fires & believing the sky’s the limit!
Patrick Moss Guest Presenter Patrick “Magpie” Moss is the director at Soaring Magpie Records and hosts Magpie’s Folk Cafe on Frome FM. He’s also a town and transport-planner with a particular passion for canals at Moss Naylor Young and loves coffee, crime drama, heritage and post-boxes.
Lucy Moakes PR, Marketing, Social Media Lucy Moakes works in publishing, with a background in advertising and marketing, runs boutique camping company Lulubells, and is somewhat of a glamping extraordinaire! Is mostly found in a field either walking the dog, putting up a tent or at a music festival. Listens to 6 Music and drinks