Author Archives: Chay Appleyard

Show 160: Kingcrawler

Hello all,

This show is named after after the Miles Kane album track “Kingcrawler”. Here are the songs I played on the show?

1. Manic Street Preachers – A Design Of Life
2. The Maccabees – Can You Give It?
3. Miles Kane – Kingcrawler
4. The War On Drugs – Red Eyes
5. Madness – Wings Of A Dove
6. Michael Jackson – Baby Be Mine
7. Mr Jukes Feat. Charles Bradley – Grant Green
8. Mad Winter – On My Mind
9. Apachelux – Red Light
10. MGMT – Kids
11. The View – Shock Horror
12. The Strokes – Take It Or Leave It
13. Pvris – My House
14. Polica – Violent Games
15. Owen Williams – The Man Who Ate A Hurricane
16. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
17. Mark Ronson Feat. Kasabian – L.S.F
18. Matt Tubey – Restless Minds
19. Harry Pane – Real Souls
20. Vampire Weekend – A Punk
21. Sum 41 – Never Waking Up
22. Petty Phase – It’s Different For Girls (Live from Seacroft Studios)
23. Pulled Apart By Horses – Outahead
24. The King Blues – Headbutt
25. Gorillaz – Punk
26. Kings Of Leon – Molly’s Chamber
27. The Futureheads – Le Garage
28. Jamie T – Rabbit Hole
29. Jake Bugg – Country Song
30. The Jam – English Rose
31. Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
32. Frank Turner – Isabel

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Show 159: Sean Muir

This week on 50 Shades of Chay, I had Thurrock singer-songwriter, Sean Muir in the studio with me.

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Sean has been recording and playing his music live a lot recently, and appears on my show for the first time. He has an EP out, but he is currently re-recording some tunes to enhance and broaden his musical horizons in the studio.

You can hear the full show below plus watch live recordings of the songs he played on the videos below. Here are the details of the songs I played on the show, plus live performances in bold…

1. LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing In My House
2. M83 – Do It, Try It
3. The Libertines – Time For Heroes
4. Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decision
Falling
5. Linkin Park – One Step Closer
6. Savages – Surrender
Please
7. S J Denney – Knee Jerk Blues
8. Matt Cross – Inner City Blues
Games
9. The Lumineers – Flowers In Your Hair
10. Laura Marling – Devil Spoke
11. Lucy Rose – Second Chance
12. Less Than Jake – Rock and Roll Pizzeria
13. The Wombats – Kill The Director
14. Velvet Tree – My Love
15. Davey Hal – Run With Me
16. Paul Ziepe – Ease My Mind
Throwing It all Away
17. Caitlin King – Flower Crown
18. Lianne La Havas – No Room For Doubt
You Are the One
19. London Grammar – Flickers

Sean also participated in the weekly quiz for my guests. He scored an impressive 14 points on a scoreboard after playing the difficult pop music quiz! Here is the scoreboard…

The Dom Clark Trio – 18.75
John Paul Elliott – 18
Alex John Adlington – 18
The Facilitators – 16.5
Gavin Bell – 16.5
Young Songwriters – 16
S J Denney – 16
The Velvet Tree – 15.5
Paul Ziepe – 15.5
The Lightscopes – 15.25
Chris Robson – 15
Paul Finch – 15
Davey Hal – 14.5
Hemmingway – 14.5
Caitlin King – 14.5
Darren Jones – 14
Poetry To Succeed – 14
Steve Hooker – 14
Dave Shalloe – 14
Bavard – 14
Sean Muir – 14
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Emily Frith – 12
Anna-Marie Childs – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Adam Duffill – 11
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5

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Show 158: Comeback Kid

Hello Radioland!

This show is named “Comeback Kid” based on the song by Kasabian!

Here is what I played on the show tonight…

1. Kasabian – Comeback Kid
2. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
3. The La’s – Timeless Melody
4. The Kooks – Eddie’s Gun
5. Kings of Leon – McFearless
6. The Last Shadow Puppets – Used To Be My Girl
7. The King Blues – The Future’s Not What It Used To Be
8. Klaxons – Forgotten Works
9. Caitlin King – Metaphor
10. Rae Morris – Closer
11. Fortify – What About Us
12. Weezer – Buddy Holly
13. Wolfe Sunday – Kith & Kin
14. Owen Williams – Oil And Water
15. Queens Of The Stone Age – Make It Wit Chu
16. Nicola Collis – Light At The End Of The Tunnel
17. Leo C – If You’re Not Beggin’
18. Teenage Fanclub – It’s A Sign
19. Temples – All Join In
20. Keane – The Lovers Are Losing
21. The Killers – Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll
22. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Dark Necessities
23. Metronomy – I’m Aquarius
24. Bridge The Dark – Hypocrisy
25. Davey Hal – Soothe The Grey
26. Roisin O’Hagan – Ghost
27. Diana Vickers – Once
28. Everything Everything – Regret
29. Django Django – Default
30. Circa Waves – Different Creatures

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Show 157: Caitlin King

This week, I had Miss Caitlin King come on the show.

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Caitlin has just released her debut EP, Flower Crown just last week. Celebrating by hosting a EP release party at Peggy Sues, Leigh-On-Sea. The place was packed! A sign of what people think of a 15-year-old who is writing mature songs, way beyond her years.

You can hear the full show below, also two videos of the live performances. Here is a list of the songs played on the show, including the live performances in bold…

1. Jamie T – Zombie
2. Jamiroquai – You Give Me Something
3. The Horrors – Changing The Rain
4. Interpol – C’Mere
5. Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God
Metaphor
6. Davey Hal – Dear Mary
7. Owen Williams – Oil and Water
In The Wilderness
8. Justin Timberlake Feat. Clipse – Like I Love You
9. Kanye West – Golddigger
Him and Her
10. The Jam – English Rose
11. James Vincent McMorrow – From The Woods!
12. Jake Bugg – A Song About Love
13. Lianne La Havas – What You Don’t Do
14. The Big Moon – Pull The Other One
Lights Go Out
Bad Habits
15. Emily Frith – I Think We Should

Caitlin also participated in the quiz, 50 Grades Smarter, to which she chose a science quiz at medium level. Scored an impressive 14.5 points to put her in the top half. Here is the scoreboard.

The Dom Clark Trio – 18.75
John Paul Elliott – 18
Alex John Adlington – 18
The Facilitators – 16.5
Gavin Bell – 16.5
Young Songwriters – 16
S J Denney – 16
The Velvet Tree – 15.5
Paul Ziepe – 15.5
The Lightscopes – 15.25
Chris Robson – 15
Paul Finch – 15
Davey Hal – 14.5
Hemmingway – 14.5
Caitlin King – 14.5
Darren Jones – 14
Poetry To Succeed – 14
Steve Hooker – 14
Dave Shalloe – 14
Bavard – 14
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Emily Frith – 12
Anna-Marie Childs – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Adam Duffill – 11
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5

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Show 156: Rosemary Alice

Hello.

This show is named after my grandmother, Rosemary Alice Appleyard.

1. The Futureheads – Le Garage
2. Gorillaz Feat. Del La Soul – Momentz
3. The Hives – Tick Tick Boom
4. Green Day – Warning
5. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
6. Foo Fighters – The Feast and The Famine
7. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
8. Hard-Fi – Tied Up Too Tight
9. The Fratellis – baby Fratelli
10. General Fiasco – Dancing With Girls
11. Foals – Balloons
12. Friendly Fires – Pull Me Back To Earth
13. Caitlin King – When I Wake Uo
14. Cats In The Kitchen – I Never Thought
15. Roisin O’Hagan – Ain’t Got Nothin’ For You
16. Florence + The Machine – Drumming Song
17. Foster The People – I Would Do Anything For You
18. Haim – Forever
19. First Aid Kit – Heaven Knows
20. Frank Turner – Redemption
21. The Gaslight Anthem – Bring It On
22. Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly – Call Me Ishmael
23. Ren Stedman – Love Wins
24. Owen Williams – The Man Who Ate A Hurricane
25. Disorder Kid – Everybody Knows The High Chick
26. Different People – Best Before/Used By
27. The Sad Song Co – Last Dance of The Evening
28. Savages – Surrender
29. Future Islands – Fall From Grace
30. Grouplove – Love Will Save Your Soul

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Show 155: Bavard

This week on 50 Shades of Chay, teenager singer-songwriter duo/soon-to-be-band, BaVard.

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With a combined age of 28 (yours truly is only 50 weeks away of reaching this milestone on his own), Ben and Toby have already done things which people of the age of 28 would love to be doing with their time. We talked, EPs, festivals, award nominations, raising lots of money for charities, music videos, gigs, the lot. All to be heard on the full show below.

With a new EP launched just a week before their debut live radio performance, there more to come from the brother who were stress to me that they were certainly more like the Gallagher brothers than Chuckle brothers (A presenter has to ask such things).

Here is a list of all songs played on the show including the songs which BaVard played live in bold…

1. Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait
2. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Do The Damage
3. Ordinary Boys – Boys Will Be Boys
4. Kasabian – Empire
5. Royal Blood – Ten Tonne Skeleton
6. Them Crooked Vultures – Dead End Friends
Those Days
7. Interpol – Evil
8. Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
9. Kings Of Leon – Mollys Chamber
Just For Me
10. Miles Kane – Don’t Forget Who You Are
11. Young Knives – Light Switch
12. Nothing But Thieves – Itch
13. Paramore – Hard Times
14. The Jam – It’s Too Bad
15. The Domino Collective – Not Worth It
Make A Difference
16. John Paul Elliot – Seen Better Days
17. Emily Frith – I Think We Should
18. Leo C – If You’re Not Beggin’
19. Wolf Alice – Giant Peach

Here is the full show…

The BaVard boys also participated in 50 Grades Smarter, my weekly quiz for my guests. The boys were very brave and went for a pot luck quiz. With the help from their parents (only gave them half a point for a correct answer when helped out) they scored 14 points. Here is the scoreboard…

The Dom Clark Trio – 18.75
John Paul Elliott – 18
Alex John Adlington – 18
The Facilitators – 16.5
Gavin Bell – 16.5
Young Songwriters – 16
S J Denney – 16
The Velvet Tree – 15.5
Paul Ziepe – 15.5
The Lightscopes – 15.25
Chris Robson – 15
Paul Finch – 15
Davey Hal – 14.5
Hemmingway – 14.5
Darren Jones – 14
Poetry To Succeed – 14
Steve Hooker – 14
Dave Shalloe – 14
Bavard – 14
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Emily Frith – 12
Anna-Marie Childs – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Adam Duffill – 11
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5

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Show 154: All Disco

This week’s show is named after the Elbow track, “All Disco”. Here is the songs played on the show.

1. Editors – An End Has A Start
2. Elastica – Annie
3. Everything Everything – Can’t Do
4. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind
5. Eagles Of Death Metal – Stuck In The Metal
6. Fidlar – West Coast
7. Elbow – All Disco
8. Eagles – New Kid In Town
9. Fightstar – Mercury Summer
10. The Big Moon – Pull The Other One
11. Don Broco – Technology
12. Wild Beast – Eat Your Heart Out Adonis
13. Art Block – Angel
14. Emily Frith – Figure You Out
15. Davey Hal – Fingertips
16. Leo C – Forget You
17. Nicola Collis – Same You, Same Me
18. The National – Cold Girl Fever
19. The Strokes – Take It Or Leave It
20. The Subways – Rock & Roll Queen
21. Nothing But Thieves -Itch
22. Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow
23. General Fiasco – The Age You Start Losing Friends
24. Gorillaz – Punk
25. Franz Ferdinand – Right Action
26. Arctic Monkeys – That’s Where You’re Wrong
27. Asylums – Joy In A Small Wage
28. Blink 182 – Easy Target
29. Blink 182 feat. Robert Smith – All of This
30. The Black Keys – Money Maker
31. The Enemy – Get Up And Dance

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Show 153: Adam Duffill – Second Coming

Adam Duffill, singer-songwriter from Southend-On-Sea came into the studio on my show, for the second time this year.

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Adam has been busy recording, playing gigs and plotting an EP/Album release for the near future. Forever a busy bee, Adam found time to come into our studio again to display his great brand of acoustic pop rock.

You can hear the full show below, also with live videos of Adam’s performance. Here is the full list of songs played on the show with the live performances in bold…

1. Daft Punk – One More Time
2. Don Broco – Superlove
3. Crystal Casltes – Not In Love
4. Danananananakroyd – Think and Feel
5. The Boxer Rebellion – The New Heavy
Magic
6. The Cure – Lovecots
7. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
8. The Big Moon – Pull The Other One
9. Adam Duffill – So In Love With You
10. The Theme – You Don’t Talk To Me
Never Did Need You
11. Adam Duffill – I’ll Be Waiting
12. Emily Frith – I Think We Should
13. Duran Duran – Notorious
Time After Time (Cindi Lauper cover)
14. Dizzee Rascal feat. Florence And The Machine – You Got The Dirtee Love

Adam also participated in his second quiz of the year. Adam was bottom of the table at the start of the night but decided to do an easy quiz on pop music and he was able to move himself off the bottom and collect 11 points. He may avoid relegation this year. Here is the scoreboard…

The Dom Clark Trio – 18.75
John Paul Elliott – 18
Alex John Adlington – 18
The Facilitators – 16.5
Gavin Bell – 16.5
Young Songwriters – 16
S J Denney – 16
The Velvet Tree – 15.5
Paul Ziepe – 15.5
The Lightscopes – 15.25
Chris Robson – 15
Paul Finch – 15
Davey Hal – 14.5
Hemmingway – 14.5
Darren Jones – 14
Poetry To Succeed – 14
Steve Hooker – 14
Dave Shalloe – 14
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Emily Frith – 12
Anna-Marie Childs – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Adam Duffill – 11
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5

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Show 152: Setting Sun

Hello again!

As I am having two weeks off from my regular slot soon, I’ve decided to do some covering. I’ve named the show after The Chemical Brothers number one single, Setting Sun. Here is a set songs perfect for a Tuesday evening…

1. The Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun
2. Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
3. The 1975 – She’s American
4. Pvris – My House
5. Nothing But Thieves – Itch
6. Circa Waves – Different Creatures
7. Create To Inspire – ADJust
8. New Order Feat. Elly Jackson – Tutti Frutti
9. Clean Bandit Feat. Rae Morris – Up Again
Chvrches – Bury It
10. Foster The People – Call it What You Want
11. Kasabian – L.S.F
12. The Jam – It’s Too Bad
13. The Clash – White Riot
14. Don Broco – Actors
15. Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck
16. La Roux – Bulletproof
17. Gorillaz Feat. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul – Superfast Jellyfish
18. Franz Ferdinand – Right Action
19. The Kooks – Bad Habit
20. Noah And The Whale – 2 Atoms In A Molecule
21. Madness – Mr Apples
22. Haim – The Wire
23. Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – The Bike Song
24. The National – Cold Girl Fever
25. Nicola Collis – Burning The Candle At Both Ends (150th Show Sessions)
26. The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love
27. Courteeners – Not Nineteen Forever
28. Coldplay – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart
29. The Cribs – Arena Rock Encore With Full Cast
30. Twin Atlantic – Missing Link

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Show 151: Blown Rose

For my 151st show is named after the Blossoms track “Blown Rose”.

No guest this week, just you, me, and the music. So here are the songs I played on my three hour special kick off another half century of shows…

1. Blur – Song 2
2. BoyKillBoy – Suzie
3. Blossoms – Blown Rose
4. Catfish and The Bottlemen – Pacifier
5. Blondie – Sunday Girl
6. The Boxer Rebellion – Spitting Fires
7. Bombay Bicycle Club – What If
8. Chapel Club – Surfacing
9. Bring Me The Horizon – Throne
10. Fortify – Emergency Exit
11. Twin Atlantic – Missing Link
12. Wolf Alice – Fluffy
13. The Subways – Rock And Roll Queen
14. Buddy Holly – Everyday
15. John Paul Elliot – Dance The Day You Die
16. Queens Of the Stone Age – Fluffy
17. Nothing But Thieves – Itch
18. Supergrass – Moving
19. Paul Weller Wake Up The Nation
20. Slaves – Lies
21. Paramore – Hard Times
22. Caitlin King – When I Wake Up
23. Paul Ziepe – Ease My Mind
24. Adam Duffill – I’ll Be Waiting
25. Mumford & Sons Feat. Baaba Maal – There Will Be Time
26. Interpol – Evil
27. The Last Shadow Puppets – Standing Next To Me
28. The Kooks – Bad Habit
29. Lucy Rose – Our eyes
30. M83 – Lazer Gun
31. The Big Moon – Pull The Other One
32. Disorder Kid – Everybody Knows The High Chick
33. Spring King – Rectifier
34. Arctic Monkeys – You Probably Couldn’t See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me
35. Sum41 – Never Wake Up
36. Horse Heads – Coffee
37. Dananananakroyd – Pink Sabbath
38. The Extons – Grown Ups
39. Matt Cross – Inner City Blues
40. Art Block – Breaking Point
41. Leo C – Is That You?
42. Lillith Vlkova – Past Just Nice
43. Dolly Mavies – The Weight of You
44. Busted – Meet You There
45. Asylums – Missing Persons
46. The Cribs – Mirror Kisses
47. Foo Fighters – I Should’ve Known
48. General Fiasco – The Age You Start Losing Friends
49. Kasabian – Empire
50. Klaxons – Golden Skans

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