Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems
Following at one-off show sold out show late 2018 Jo Whiley has announced a Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems Tours 2019.
The greatest moments of the 1990s from one the nation’s best-known DJs… Jo Whiley is bringing the best of the decade across the UK.
Jo started her career prior to radio being the music/guest booker on the legendary TV show from the 90s, THE WORD. The show was created by the best and most innovative TV team of the decade fronted by Charlie Parsons and Waheed Ali. They both took the risk on the young Jo to book their music guests for this ‘live’ Friday night TV show. Like a kid is a sweet shop off Jo went off and booked her favourite bands; this included Nirvana’s first ever UK TV performance, L7 dropping the trousers live on TV, The Manic Street Preachers promising to play the A side single only to come on and play the B side with the first lines ‘Fuck Queen, Fuck Country’. History was being made by THE WORD and the show started to define the decade.
Jo went on to Radio 1 and presented The Evening Session with co-host Steve Lamacq. The Evening session launch was perfectly timed by the release of some of the best guitar music for years and along came Oasis, Blur and Pulp and the Brit Pop generation was born..