Paul Haswell (AKA the Pop Fugitive) is plotting to make his Escape every Sunday morning between 9.30 and 1.
Join him every Sunday on the Sunday Escape to hear the best in music, with plenty of new records including tracks from his album of the week, as well as interviews with guests from all over the city and beyond. There’s also occasional live music in the studio plus all the details of upcoming music events in Hong Kong.
On top of all that is “Biscuit Review”, now a Sunday Escape institution, to complement the most eclectic mix of music on Radio 3.
It’s a packed show on the Sunday Escape as Paul is joined in the studio by two people from the food and beverage industry, Holly Graham and Tom Egerton. Holly is the Managing Editor of DRiNK Magazine Asia, and the founder of Asia Women In Booze community, and will be talking to Paul about what it’s like to work in the bar industry in Hong Kong, as well as the forthcoming Asia Speed Rack competition.
Tom has 17 years’ experience of working in kitchens, bars and restaurants around the world. He's a specialist in sustainability in the industry and works for Hong Kong’s arm of Proof and Company as a Spirits Evangelist, part of one of the most well-regarded teams in the cocktail and spirits industry around the globe. Holly and Tom will be choosing music and talking about their experiences.
That’s not all of course! As always, Paul will be playing all the best of the new music, with an album of the week and a track from Mercury Music Prize winner Dave, as well as another in Paul’s series of dubious cover versions by Bryan Ferry. And of course there'll be biscuits!
It all takes place from 9.30am to 1pm.
Today's Sunday Escape is a genre-defying show, taking in ska, rap, reggae, indie, soul, easy listening and who knows what else. At 10am Paul is joined in the studio by Sandra Leung and Michael Sharmon, two vocalists who are bringing their show “You By My Side” to Hong Kong on 31 August. The show is all about their years of friendship as performers, taking in tributes to classic easy listening tracks and performers such as Barry Manilow, Judy Garland and Roman Tam.
Then there’s a complete change of tone as Paul chats with Roddy “Radiation” Byers from The Specials, who wrote some of their most iconic songs and is in town as part of the Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival. Paul caught up with Roddy earlier in the week to talk about The Specials, ska, rockabilly, and Amy Winehouse. There’ll also be more highlights from the festival.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also all of the best in the week’s new music, with North Carolina rapper Rapsody’s new album as album of the week along with new tracks from First Aid Kid, Mura Masa, Girl Ray and more. There’s also the latest instalment of “Bryan Ferry Messes It Up”, biscuits and all the usual nonsense. Tune in from 9.30 to 1pm.