Friday Night Extra 27.10.17 with guests Tasmin & Polina from St. Thomas Music Foundation

St Thomas choirTasmin Graham & Polina Sosina came and talked about the new foundation set up to promote all the music at St.Thomas of Canterbury C of E church in Brentwood. Over 60 people, from young children to older people are part of the various choirs, music groups and orchestra. They said that for anyone interested in traditional church music, this was a great way to learn. They also spoke about the positive experience of being in a choir and singing with others. Polina described it as “living history keeping the tradition alive”.

Anyone interested who wanted to know more should check out the St. Thomas’ Music Foundation Facebook page or website. Sam Adams is the Director of Music and he can be e-mailed at There are lots of up-coming events including a carolling workshop for children aged 6-12 years on Saturday 16th of December at 1 pm.

Tonight’s playlist focussed around show favourites.

Booker T & MGs – Crazy – show opening theme

Marvin Gaye – Abraham, Martin & John

St. Thomas’ choir – Steal away

St. Thomas choir ft a young Ollie Lincoln – Walking in the air

Pentatonix – Rose gold – loved by Tasmin, who noted that Pentatonix were making choral singing cool.

Dave Koz – You make me smile

Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street

Michelle Ward – Wonderful world – Michelle tweeted that she was driving back from Bluewater and heard herself singing on the radio. This was a first radio play.

Michael Horner Trio – My ship – a show exclusive.

Alison Krauss & Robert Plant – Gone, gone, gone

Beach Boys – Breakaway

Lisa Harman – Nothing I can do

Jamie Cullum – Edge of something

Gotye ft Kimbra _ Somebody that I used to know – requested by Patrick. With 13 million downloads, this is one of the biggest selling digital singles.

Mike & The Mechanics – Living years – requested by Grenville & Steve and loved by John.

Beatles – Eleanor Rigby

Sophie Griffiths – A thousand times – three weeks ago we gave this single the first radio play

Joe Stilgoe – Waterloo Sunset

Toto – Africa – for Rene and everyone listening to the recording.

Billy Joel – The longest time

Andrew Gold – Thank you for being a friend

George Martin – Theme One – show end theme.

I will be away during November. Join me in December.



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About Patrick Sherring

As a child I listened to the pirate radio ships, particularly Radio London on 266. I loved the romance of the DJs playing the latest music for the listeners to hear. After most of the pirate stations closed in August 1967 I used to listen to Fabulous 208 Radio Luxembourg, the continuing Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International and Radio 1. I particularly enjoyed listening to radio in the evening and at night. One of my favourite shows was Late Night Extra in the early days of Radio 1. All kinds of guests would just turn up and be part of the show. As a listener radio should feel like a friend is talking directly to you. I dreamed of being on the radio for many years. In 1988 I began on Hospital Radio with Radio Enfield in north London. I had my own request show and used to commentate from Spurs and Enfield F.C. home games. I was also part of the Radio Enfield Roadshow team, taking part in many outside broadcasts. Now I am delighted to be on Phoenix FM, where I have had a Friday show since May 2011. On the show there are a mixture of musical genres. Often there are guests giving lengthy interviews on a wide range of topics including faith and social action. There are also some live music performances. This little boy's dream has come true!