Halle, Eleanor and Amelia joined me tonight to talk about their experiences at the confirmation service in Chelmsford Cathedral on Easter Eve. They are all in year 6 at Ingatestone and Fryerning C of E Junior school. They spoke about how the service was an amazing experience for them, one that they would never forget. Listeners in Australia and Kentucky, USA, commented on how confident they sounded. A listener in London commented that they spoke with a real sense of understanding. Halle and Eleanor also chose a favourite artist and spoke about the track. As another listener commented, “it was amazing to think they were Junior school children. They sounded so much older”.
The music tonight included another exclusive track by Lisa Harman. We also remembered the career of Bananarama, as they are planning their first ever live performances, following a re-union. When he arrived, Matt said they were part of his growing up, but he thought the ticket prices that he had looked at today were too high.
Kinks – Sunny afternoon
Jess Glynn – Don’t be hard on yourself – chosen by Halle because she thought it had a good message.
Megan Trainer (featuring John Legend) – Like I’m gonna loose you – chosen by Elle – who finds her music interesting.
Beatles – I should have known better – requested by Patrick
Elton John – Goodbye England’s rose – sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales and the second highest selling single of all time in the UK.
Tom Jones – Strange things are happening everyday – Phyl requested anything by Tom Jones.
Pentatonix – Can’t help falling in love – from their new album.
Dave Brubeck Quartet – Take Five
Ray Davis – Americana – new track from Ray
Beach Boys – Darlin – Jonty’s Beach Boys track tonight.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Dream a little dream with me. The track features them both scat singing.
Pentatonix – Radioactive
The Main Ingredient – Don’t wanna be lonely – remembering lead singer Cuba Gooding Snr who died this week. He is father of movie start Cuba Gooding Jnr
Lisa Harman – Somebody who is somebody – exclusive self-penned track – written about her father.
Bananarama & Fun Boy Three – It aint what you do, its the way that you do it.
Bananarama – Venus
Jack Savoretti – Russian roulette
Hilary Scott – Thy will
Turtles – Happy together
Shocking Blue – Venus – the original version of the song from a group that Patrick had identified as Dutch
Bananarama – Robert De Niro calling – Robert De Niro starred in the film Men of Honor with Cuba Goodling Jnr.
Join me next week for another edition of Friday Night Extra, live from Brentwood.