Author Archives: Jordan Gray

The ExtraJordanary Show | Episodes “8.5”, 9 & 10

Bang in the middle of her busiest season, Jordan has finally gotten around to uploading the last 3 episodes of her flagship show. Listening figures would suggest that, despite the slew of *celebrity* guests, you’d rather hear from Jordan’s closest friends and immediate family. The funniest, most adorable and easily the shoddiest episodes so far!


Episode 8.5: Edd Coates (singer, songwriter – former keyboardist of “The Corridors”)

(with commentary by Dalton Gray)



Episode 9: Dalton Gray (author, Viking, Jordan’s Brother)



Episode 10: Jordan’s Fiance Heli (driver, lover, Czech person)

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The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 8: Cara Compass & Eden Tredwell


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Episode Theme: Free Will
Guests: Cara Compass (Indie Author), Eden Tredwell (Muso, Model)

Bucket lists, Facebook culling and ladies with 6 packs – three women question their free will as chaos descends on the Phoenix FM studio. Shots fired, musical history re-rewritten and the new Dr Who is announced amidst the mayhem.

“I’m too hot. Hot damn. I send the Hobbits back to the Shire, man”

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The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 7: Ria Lina, Saski

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Episode Theme: Choice

Guests: Ria Lia (comedian, actress), Saski (singer, LGBT+ educator)

Episode: Theme Choice

Jordan invites chaos into the studio with viking Saski and honourary mockney Ria Lina as they discuss cartoon crushes, the science of Herpes, giant puppies and the devastating illusion of free will. With live music from Ria Lina.

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The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 6: Jim Norton, Scroobius Pip & Jordan’s Mum

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Episode Theme: Conviction
Guests: Jim Norton (comedian, radio host), Scroobius Pip (actor, poet, podcaster), Jordan’s Mum (Jordan’s Mum)
SKIP TO 19:29 for Jim Norton | SKIP TO 35:55 for Scroobius Pip | Don’t SKIP at all for the fully sexual experience.
Episode 6 marks a stratospheric jump for this fledgling podcast with the inclusion of two major-league guest interviews. Hour 1 – Jordan and Jim Norton (The Opie & Antony Show, Netflix – Mouthful Of Shame) talk Transgender, comedy and strap-on sex. Hour 2 features a full uninterrupted 60mins with Mr. Distraction Pieces himself, Scroobius Pip (Taboo, Distraction Pieces Podcast, Speech Development Records).

Plus Jordan’s Mom gets stuck in a shed.

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The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 5: Fathers Day Special

Episode Theme: Friends & Family
Guests: Ren Stedman (recording artist), Jordan’s Dad (Simon), Jordan’s Brother (Dalton), Jordan’s Sister (Cody)

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Easily the most LOL episode thus far! No contest.

Who would win out of every living Milky Bar Kid and a single shark, in an Olympic size swimming pool? Dalton knows. Which cake would you pair with a Rum and Lilt? Cody’ll let you know. Best TV show ever? ‘Black In The Attic’, as it goes. I adore my extraordinary family and this episode should demonstrate why. Happy Fathers Day! Don’t kill any zombie kids! Unless you’re Dalton, then 9 will suffice.

Ren Stedman top and tails the show with his incredible music LIVE in the studio. Twitter @renstedmanmusic
Twiiter & Insta @Talldarkfriend

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Scroobius Pip Teaser / Jordan Sleeps Over at Phoenix98FM

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Coming up on Episode 6 [June 25] I’m joined in-studio by Mr Distraction Pieces himself – Scroobius Pip. In the same show, I pull an all-nighter to chat to comedian Jim Norton.

In this short promo clip, my fellow Phoenix98FM presenter Michelle Ward asks me why I look so tired… and an arachnid descends from the ceiling onto mine and Pip’s conversation – prompting a few home-spun spider stories.
Twitter: @Talldarkfriend #ExtraJordanary

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The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 4: “Girls of ‘The Voice'”

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Episode theme: FAITH

Guests: Jessica Richardson (The Voice Kids 2017), Lydia Lucy (recording artist/The Voice 2016)

A truly remarkable episode, cutting deep to the trials and tribulations of immediate fame – 6MILLION people saw Jessica smash it on The Voice Kids last night… and now it’s back to school tomorrow morning. How does a 13 year old person deal with that?

Lydia Lucy joins us fresh off the plane from Hong Kong… or LA, or Dubai… wherever, it don’t matter, point is: she’s crushing it right now. Join us for a ‘Girls of The Voice’ special that challenges the big questions of Fame, Faith and our place in the world.

VOTE Jessica R on The Voice Kids 2017 (if you want to!)



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The ExtraJordanary Show | Episode 3: Alex Fox, Hazell Dean & Annie Wallace

Episode 3 dives into the haunting musical realm of Alex Fox ahead of his EP launch @ Bassment (Chelmsford). In-keeping with this week’s ‘Trailblazing’ theme, we’re joined by Hi-NRG pioneer Hazell Dean and Transgender actress Annie Wallace. Hosted by comedian Jordan Gray.

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The ExtraJordanary Show: Episodes 1 & 2

Don’t ever say Momma Jordan don’t give ya’ll nothin’. Episodes 1 and 2 of “The ExtraJordanary Show” are ready to stream direct from Mixcloud.

Episode 2: Happiness

My guest Gary “Gabbi” Stevens in action…



[Pilot] Episode 1: Change


Episode 3 [“Trailblazing”] airs LIVE Sunday June 4th – with guests Alex Fox, Hazell Dean and Annie Wallace. Hit me up on Twitter @Talldarkfriend and let us know if there’s anything else I can do for you. Cup of tea perhaps? Fluff your pillow?


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An ExtraJordanary Leap of Faith

Jordan Gray | Tall Dark Friend

Pending a cataclysmic pilot, Paul Golder and the good folks at Phoenix FM have deemed me worthy of my very own weekly show!

That’s nice, innit.

They do know I’m just a reality TV contestant, right…? 😉

Come May 21 2017, this indie artist-turned-aspiring comedian will be harrumphing your Sunday afternoons from 4-6pm as the voice of “The ExtraJordanary Show”. Taking over from Adam Dyer’s “All That Jazz”, TEJS will focus around the ordinary lives of extraordinary people (and vice versa). So forget *cataclysmic*, this show will be CHAT-aclysmic (… that is my first and only Allan Partridge pun, Paul, I promise!)

From big-name interviews in-studio (no rushing the station!) to live music from local up and comers – all punctuated with the tunes of my teens and occasionally the progressive end of what’s currently ‘current’.

Don’t forget competitions! As if I wouldn’t have competitions!? All that delicious power! Yes please. Keep your ears peeled every week for the A to my Q and win yourself anything from a random movie bundle to… well… ANYTHING. What do you want?

Jordanites, to arms! I want to hear from YOU. Tweet the show @talldarkfriend #extrajordanary and give us something extraordinary to talk about.

I must extend my deepest dearest thanks to fellow Phoenix FM presenters Michelle Ward (“Eat My Brunch”) and Mike Jones (“One 2 Three”) for the radio crash-course and to station controller Paul Golder for making this remarkable leap of faith. Big thanks also to Boy George (tune-in to the show for the answer to that particular riddle).

Will I flop like a fish OR will I rise from the self-ignited ashes of my former pop career like a… umm.. what’s that mythical bird with all the fire called again..? | |

Twitter & Instagram // @Talldarkfriend

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