Hey there folks and thank you for looking in to my wee (wee means little in Scottish) website and I’ll keep you posted of upcoming radio shows and live gigs. I also might discuss some other folk’s works and offer my unrequested opinion more often than not.
The Starved Peasant has been my band’s name since the early 1980s. I lived, together with my fellow musicians, acrobats, clowns and all sorts of other unusual creatures in unused blocks of flats in what then was West Berlin. It all started with an amalgamation of folk, punk, and a bit of Kraut-Hop (German Hip Hop), and my motto was always to work with new and interesting artists.
We toured a lot around Europe, and in some wild places on the African continent, equipped with a circus tent and about 30 folk plus our 8-piece band. It was awesome!
Today, living in Scotland, I’m still exploring ways and routes to making and producing music. I love both, acoustic instruments and electric power tools, but most of all I like exploring things.
When it comes to my radio work, after broadcasting under the pseudonym The Starved Peasant with Balou at 4 previous radio stations, I finally arrived with Exile FM in Leicester in 2017. At Exile FM we’re an eclectic bunch of renegade DJs (lots of us are runaways from another station), who love independence and music, and good programming.
Tune in every Friday night from 9PM UK time for a new and fresh LIVE edition of The Starved Peasant with Balou, only at Exile FM.
And if you missed last week’s live show, you can listen to and download the podcast by clicking here.
Scotland, September 2020
Balou (a.k.a. The Starved Peasant)