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23 August 2021

Shaun Keaveny joins Absolute Radio to narrate Rockanory

Absolute Radio is excited to announce its first ever scripted comedy series – Rockanory, which will narrated by broadcaster Shaun Keaveny.

Each story is based on an apocryphal Rock n’Roll legend and will be split across the week into 5-minute episodes. Broadcast (Monday-Thursday) at 11pm, Rockanory launches on Monday 6th September with an omnibus podcast released every Friday.

Expect a good amount of high drama and out-loud laughter as Shaun recounts the very silly and utterly absurd fictional dramatisations of ‘Status Quo and the Kangaroo’, ‘Trying To Get Blood Out Of A Stone’, ‘Stairway to Hell’, ‘Taking Libertines’, ‘Aporkalypse Sow’ and ‘The Kiss and the Cow’.

This special six-week series has been created, written and produced by Jon Holmes at indie Unusual, based on his Amazon bestselling book ‘Rock Star Babylon’, with funding from the Audio Content Fund.

Shaun Keaveny said The poetical confluence of real and imagined, the nexus betwixt fantasy, fallacy and fckin silly, rock and roll myth exploder…it is an hilarious pleasure to be part of Rockanory, especially since I’m not deemed sexy enough to do the CBeebies Bedtime stories gig after Tom Hardy.”

Jon Holmes, Creator and Producer said “To be able to bring proper, built, scripted comedy to Absolute Radio for the very first time is a dream come true. To be fair, all of my dreams involve Shaun Keaveny, but neither the Audio Content Fund nor Absolute Radio were willing to get involved in any of the others.”

Absolute Radio Content Producer Paul Sylvester added “Absolute Radio has built its reputation as the home of comedy on commercial radio and this expansion into scripted comedy is something we’ve always wanted to do. As ever, I’m grateful to the Audio Content Fund for supporting ambitious ideas and to Jon for such a brilliant concept. Shaun was our first-choice as narrator, after years of enjoying him announce Fi and Jane on the Fortunately podcast (oh and listening to him on the radio).”

Rockanory is written by Jon Holmes and Gareth Ceredig, with additional material by Charlie George.

Narrated by: Shaun Keaveny

Voices: Alasdair Beckett-King, Jon Culshaw, Naomi McDonald, Alex Sievewright, Jake Yapp.

Produced and Directed by Jon Holmes.

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For further press information, please contact:

Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK
M: 07718 489342

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio
M: 07932 746 363

About Absolute Radio:
Absolute Radio is a national radio station where ‘Real Music Matters’, wrapped up with lashings of personality and mischief from presenters including Frank Skinner, Jason Manford and Dave Berry who have the freedom to say what they think and tell it like it is.

Absolute Radio also has a network of digital decade brands; Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s, Absolute Radio 10s, Absolute Radio 20s, Absolute Classic Rock and Absolute Radio Country.

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