/ Neon Nights / Music / Exclusive Premiere / Show 082 – Midge Ure Interview – Part 2


Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2

Neon Nights Show #082 “Midge Ure Interview – Part 2”

“This means nothing to me…”

Neon Nights Show #82 – Midge Ure Interview with John von Ahlen on JOY 949.

John von Ahlen chats with Midge Ure for 2 hours on tonight’s show. Plus we have the exclusive premiere of Julia Fordham‘s new remix, plus Aeora‘s new track “BOSS-Y” and heaps of new club tracks.

Midge answered questions from fans all over the world, thanks to the response from everyone on our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram pages.

These lucky fans got their questions answered personally by Midge! :
Claus Larsen from Denmark,
Matt Dale from Australia,
Matt Culpin from London,
Stefan Kashammer from Germany,
Tapio Normall from Finland,
Carl Cooper from Manchester,
Matt Mackenzie from Derby,
Dan Shillcutt from Seattle,
Oren Amram from Isreal,
Bill Barsby from Australia,
Brent Tylla from Arizona,
Andrew Maley from London and
Leo Stubbing from Melbourne

For Midge’s live shows in 2017 the plan is to touch on the broad reach of his recorded output with the “Something From Everything” Tour….. a show that covers at least one song from every album he has released from the Rich Kids in 1977, via Visage and Ultravox, to his solo albums such as the Gift, Pure and Answers to Nothing.

Midge has a career that spans over 40 years – from his “pop band” beginnings, “almost” joining the Sex Pistols, the electronic groundbreaking work with Visage (Fade To Grey is still voted #1 in its genre across Europe), via the mainstream success of Ultravox to the twists and turns of his solo releases.


8th March, 2017 – REGAL THEATRE, PERTH – Bookings: Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au
9th March, 2017 – THE GOV, ADELAIDE – Bookings: www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545
10th March, 2017 – THORNBURY THEATRE, MELBOURNE – Bookings: (03) 9484 9831
11th March, 2017 – THE BASEMENT, SYDNEY – Bookings: Moshtix 1300 438 849
12th March, 2017 – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE – Bookings: (07) 3171 3001

All this and more on your favourite Saturday Night Dance show….Neon Nights!

Electronically Yours,
John von Ahlen

Saturday 7pm GMT+10 on JOY949.Tune into JOY 94.9 on your radio, or listen on your computer / mobile device by visiting www.joy.org.au/listenlive

Check out Neon Nights on >>
Website http://joy.org.au/neonnights
Podcast >> https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/neon-nights/id1018716415
Facebook – www.facebook.com/neonnights949
Twitter – https://twitter.com/neonnights949
Instagram – http://instagram.com/neonnights949

You can listen to the entire show by clicking on the podcast link at the bottom of the page

Neon Nights - Facebook - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2

Playlist for Show 82 – 11th of March, 2017

Neon Nights on JOY949 Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
01 Aeora Boss-y 3.36 Australian Content
02 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Welcome to JOY949!
0For those of us who haven’t been a fan of yours since the 80s, tell us how you got the name “Midge”.Claus Larsen from Denmark, and Garrick Charter from Australia would like to know what your favourite synth is?
03 Ultravox Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (DJIJA Remix) 4.47
04 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Tapio Normal from Berlin asks, if you were an animal, what animal would it be?
05 Owen Paul My Favourite Waste Of Time (Parralox Remix) 3.21 Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
06 The Disco Boys feat. Midge Ure The Voice 3.36 LGBTIQ Content
07 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Carl Cooper from England would like to know what made Ultravox transition from punk to pop in the 80s?
08 Kelly Osbourne One Word 3.20
09 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Our mutual friend, Rusty Egan (your band mate from Visage) has a new album called “Welcome To The Dancefloor” and you recorded a track called Glorious. Andrew Maley from England would like to know how did the track come about and what was it like working with Rusty again?
10 Rusty Egan & Midge Ure Glorious 5.30
11 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Brent Tylla from Phoenix, Arizona would like to know what it was like to work with Steve Strange.
12 Visage Fade To Grey 3.47 LGBTIQ Content
13 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Matt Mackenzie from Derby, UK wants to know if your preffered live gig is synths or acoustic?
Dan Shillcutt from Seattle wants to know what bands you listen to today?
14 Benson Ft Yeo Trying 4.06
15 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Fade to Grey is such an iconic song. I usually steer clear of techy questions, but I have a request from Stefan Karshammer in Germany who would like you to tell us what drum machines and synths you used on the track.
16 Calvin Harris My Way (Tiesto Remix) 3.42
17 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Leo Stubbing from Melbourne wants to know what it was like working Behind The Scenes on “Band Aid’s – Do They Know It’s Christmas” with the late George Michael?
18 George Michael Careless Whisper (Siraiva Remix) 3.53 LGBTIQ Content
19 Claptone The Drums (Din Daa Daa) 6.51
20 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Matt Culpin from London would like to know what Vienna means to you now.
21 Ultravox Vienna 5.01
22 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Oren Amram, from Holon, Isreal wants to know if you thought Vienna would be the smash hit that it was? It spent four weeks at #2, selling more copies than the #1 single!
23 Alex Preston & Dave Winnel feat Javeon Never Meant To Last (VIP Mix) 3.48
24 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Matt Dale from Melbourne, Australia wants to know is there any chance of Ultravox reforming again and doing some more live shows? Your fans in Europe are also dying to know!
25 Ultravox Visions In Blue (EMP Remix) 5.12 Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
26 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Midge says thanks to the fans
27 Jamiroquai Cloud 9 (Purple Disco Machine Remix) 4.42
28 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview Your music career spans over 40 years, if someone told you back in the 70s that you would be sitting here now still making music what would you think about it?
29 Goldfish ft. Diamond Thug Deep Of The Night (Extended Mix) 5.37
30 Timmy Trumpet & Qulinez Satellites (Tom Budin Remix) 4.02
31 Neon Nights - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2 Interview You’re touring Australia in March, what can audiences expect to see?
How many musicians on stage with you?
32 Julia Fordham My Lover’s Keeper (Parralox Remix) 4.34 Australian Content LGBTIQ Content

LGBTIQ Content LGBTIQ Content
Australian Artist Australian Content

Neon Nights - Hootsuite - 082 - Midge Ure Interview - Part 2

Neon Nights - Download the Podcast


About the author: John


John von Ahlen is a Producer / Director based in Melbourne, Australia.

His current project is Parralox, an electronic act that has toured internationally (live shows with Erasure + Little Boots), and achieved chart success in USA, UK and Europe (Billboard / CMJ / German Web Charts / UK Commercial Club Charts).

John has remixed artists such as Erasure, Marcella Detroit, Delta Goodrem, Gina G, Doctor & The Medics, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and many more.

His work for TV / Film includes The Wog Boy, Rove Live, Before The Game, Who's On The Menu (Theme Tune) and music for Neighbors / Home & Away / Queer as Folk (USA).

He also Directs and Animates, check out some of his work here



Recent posts in Exclusive Premiere