Ladies and gentlemen, Americans, Britons, Music Lovers, and all others : 

You are cordially invited to the opening of the new website at 

The England Swings Show is proud to announce that we now have a fully-featured and pretty darn awesome website, with all sorts of accoutrements, information, downloads, and much more. Here are some of the features, and this is just the beginning!

 - A song request link, where you can ask for a particular tune to be played on the England Swings show. 

- A blog site, with show playlists, analysis and review of the British charts, album reviews, and announcements. 

- A concert calendar. Since the England Swings show is based in the Washington, DC area, we have compiled and posted information about any and all British groups that are coming to our town. You can hover and/or click the links for each entry to go to the show's venue, and reserve your tickets!

- A updated-weekly download of the UK Music News segment of our show - you can listen to it and download it from the same place!

- AND! For all the unsigned groups and performers from the UK, a place where you can upload your songs. We are hoping to become the premiere venue in the USA for UK performers just getting their start. We will play your music on our show, and you can make it available on the site to all our visitors. And yes, it's all free! Just follow the "upload music" link on the site. 

In the future, we'll continue to add more features. Do you have some things you'd like to see? Let us know, and write to us (or post in the blog) to give us some feedback on our new venture. We can't wait to hear from you!

We're very excited about it all, and we want to let you know that it wouldn't have been possible without our good friend (okay, he's my cousin, too!) Dana, webmaster extraordanaire. You can contact him for all your web design needs at Let him know what a great job he did!

Of course, there's also a new England Swings Show today! As always, we will play the best, brightest, newest, and coolest music from the United Kingdom. We've got new songs by the Arctic Monkeys, the Pigeon Detectives, Joy Formidable, and more. We'll also play some older tunes by Queen, the Clash, the Searchers, and more! 

We'll also have our usual features, including The Fab Four Freakout (featuring a rare interview with Paul McCartney), the UK Music News (the King . . . and Queen?), and a countdown of the Top 5 songs in the UK right now. 

You can hear us :

In Northern Virginia : Cox and Verizon digital cable channel 37

In Reston, Virginia : Comcast channel 27

Anywhere else in the known universe :

As always, the ruckus starts at 6:00 p.m. ET. Hope you can join us for a couple of hours of amazing tunes!

Come visit our website at, and tune into the show : we promise to satisfy your urges for great British music!

Jim Burke

The England Swings show

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