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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
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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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Show 150: Dave Shalloe and the sessions at his studio

Well here it is, My 150th show. It must mean I do a semi-decent show if I have lasted this long. So lets celebrate, with my pal, Dave Shalloe.

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Dave runs Creative Studios which is located on the A128, he has been a main figure in my music endeavours in the last decade, from recording my first band’s EPs, to Finding Miranda EPs and practice room and recently my solo album.

So where better to choose my 150th show sessions than Dave’s studio? I brought along local heroes in Nicola Collis, Davey Hal, Owen Williams, Debora Domokos and my Finding Miranda bandmate, Lee Tallon. Yours truly also recorded a few songs also.

Here is The show in full.

Here is all the songs played on the show…

1. Nicola Collis – Burning The Candle At Both Ends
2. Debora and Lee – Ex Factor (Lauryn Hill cover)
3. Owen Williams – The Man Who Ate A Hurricane
4. Davey Hal – Mary Lee
5. Chay – I’m Your Man (Wham! cover)
6. Nicola Collis – Finally Friday
7. Owen Williams – God Be Guessing
8. Debora and Lee – A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke cover)
9. Chay – Hey Ya (OutKast cover)
10. Nicola Collis – Welcome Back To The Eighties
11. Debora and Lee – I’d Rather Go Blind (Etta James cover)
12. Davey Hal – My Senses
13. Davey Hal – White Walls
14. Owen Williams – Else The Devil Try
15. Finding Miranda – Coax
16. Debora and Lee – For You
17. Owen Williams – Oil and Water
18. Davey Hal – Fingertips
19. Finding Miranda – One Last Time (Ariana Grande cover)

Dave Shalloe also too on the “Famous Daves” quiz on the show (naturally). And scored an impressive 14 points. Not the easiest of quiz. Here is the leaderboard.

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
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5
Adam Duffill – 8.5

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Show 149: Anna-Marie Childs

Show 149 shows us chill with Anna-Marie Childs.

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I have know the 17 year old songwriter for a few years now and she keeps learning her craft and getting better and better. He songs tonight proved it.

Anna played four original compositions, two of which you can hear below on the videos. You can also hear the majority of the show.

Here are the songs played live on the show, which live performances in bold…

1. Beach Boys – Barbara Anna
2. The Beatles – Drive My Car
3. Black Keys – Tighten Up
4. Blondie – Sunday Girl
5. The Big Moon – Pull The Other One
6. Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey
7. Bloc Party – Banquet
Ordinary Girl
8. Biffy Clyro – Woo Woo
9. Blink 182 – Easy Target
10. Blink 182 – All Of This
Tear The Night Down
11. Bat For Lashes – I Do
12. Ren Stedman – Love Wins
13. Debora and Lee – Ex Factor (For The 150th Sessions)
14. Finding Miranda – One Last Time (For The 150th Sessions)
15. Florence And The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
16. Leo C – If You’re Not Beggin’
Frostbite
Number By Number

17. Lucy Rose – Our Eyes

Anna also participated in the quiz, although struggled in places – she did scored a mid-lower table score of 12 points. Avoiding relegation this year. Here is the scoreboard as he hit the end of August.

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
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
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5
Adam Duffill – 8.5

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Show 148: Emily Frith

Hello all. show 148! Not a bad innings. We had Emily Frith on the show this week, and it’s fair to say it was an education.

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From a young man who grew up listening to his grandmother’s country music cassette tapes, I have lost touch through the years. Still like it mind you, but I’m not an expert. Emily Frith, however, is and I nearly had to change the name of the show from ’50 Shades of Chay’ to ‘Emily Firth’s Country Takeover’.

I met Emily as a facilitator, she was one of the young-songwriters at the SoSlam week in April. She has an EP coming up along with a launch party on the 11th September. Keep your eyes peeled – bound to be awesome. All before she sets off to go to university.

Below you can hear the full show, as well as two live recordings with my shoddy camera work. Here are the songs played live on the show, along with the live performances in bold…

1. Angels & Airwaves – Valkyrie Missle
2. Band Of Horses – Feud
3. Arcade Fire – Keep The Car Running
4. Taylor Swift – Treacherous
5. Dolly Parton – Better Get To Livin’
You And I
6. Art Brut – Nag Nag Nag Nag
7. Arctic Monkeys – You Probably Couldn’t See For The Lights But You Were Staring Right At Me
One Day
8. Thomas Rhett – Star Of The Show
9. Zac Brown Band – Homegrown
Figure You Out
10. Caitlin King – When I Wake Up
11. Bavard – Those Days
12. Nicola Collis – Burning The Candle At Both Ends (150th Show Sessions)
13. Owen Williams – Oil & Water (150th Show Sessions)
14. Jake Bugg – Country Song
I Think We Should
15. Asylums – Joy In A Small Wage
16. Bastille – Power
The Blue
17. Alt-J – Every Other Freckle

Emily joined me for 50 Grades Smarter, my weekly quiz show. The aim was to beat Davey Hal: denied! However, she scored a respectable 12 points on a pot luck quiz which give her mid-to-lower table finish. If she was into football (she isn’t, we established) she’d escape relegation. 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
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Emily Frith – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5
Adam Duffill – 8.5

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Show 147: Alex John Adlington

Thursday night is alright here on PhoenixFM. We hosted Mr Alex John Adlington on the show this evening.

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Alex is well known as the lead singer of Walk In Coma, but on this night he showed his softer side with his acoustic project which he is forming a band with shortly. He was joined by backing singer Den, who sang along with most of his live performances in the evening.

You can hear the full show below plus two of the live performances on the YouTube videos below. Here are the songs played live on the show, plus live performances by Alex in bold…

1. Yuck – Get Away
2. Young Knives – Light Switch
3. White Lies – To Lose My Life
4. The 1975 – Chocolate
5. The XX – Crystalise
6. Owen Williams – The Man Who Ate The Hurricane
Still Asleep
7. Wolf Alice – Fluffy
8. Fortify – Emergency Exit
Faded Heart
9. Noah Fox – Where You Used To Stay
10. Emily Frith – You And I
Falling Away
11. Davey Hal – Mary Lee (150th sessions at Creative Studios)
12. Nicola Collis – Finally Friday (150th sessions at Creative Studios)
13. Roisin O’Hagan – Ghost
14. Darrah – Can’t Tax The Sun
15. Fyresky – Red Velvet Rope
Her Bullet For My Brain
16. Luke Sanders – Mary
17. Amy Sergeant – Bite The Bullet

Alex along with Den participated in 50 Grades Smarter my weekly quiz show for my guests, impressively they scored 18 points on song opening lines which puts them in the top three. 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
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5
Adam Duffill – 8.5

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Show 146: Paul Ziepe

This week on 50 Shades of Chay, I’ve brought in my friend and yours, Paul Ziepe.

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This year on the show I have had a healthy dosage of artist who have had album release promotion pushes, which I hope have supported their quest in some way. Paul Ziepe is one of those artists. He is on the verge of release his debut album “As We Fly”. Here’s the deal; 10 songs of greatness; wrapped up in this package below.

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There are video performances of two of Paul’s songs below with the show, also the full show is available to listen to. Here is a list of the songs played on the show with the live performances in bold…

1. Weezer – Buddy Holly
2. Wolf Alice – Fluffy
3. The Wombats – Let’s Dance To Joy Division
4. Wild Beasts – Eat Your Heart Out Adonis
5. Twin Atlantic – Missing Link
6. Paul Ziepe – As We Fly
7. War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
8. Paul Ziepe – Believe In You
9. John Paul Elliot – High On Heels
10. We Are Scientists – Callbacks
11. Paul Ziepe – Do You Remember?
12. Hemmingway – Rise Again
13. Leo C – I’d Express You Anytime
14. White Stripes – Astro
15. Drew Tobias – Blind Faith
16. Slaves – Lies
Soldier In The Sky
Bitter Taste

17. Owen Williams – The Man Who Ate The Hurricane
18. Anna-Marie Childs – Ordinary Girl

Paul and his producer, Trevor King who joined in him the studio throughout the show, did very in the quiz scoring 15.5 on the quiz, 50 Grades Smarter. Not quite final level this year – it’s hotly contested.

The Dom Clark Trio – 18.75
John Paul Elliott – 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
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5
Adam Duffill – 8.5

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Show 145: The Dom Clark Trio

This week I had The Dom Clark Trio on the show.

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Hailing from Stratford, Dom and I met around 18 months ago at Matt Tubey’s album launch at ArchOne in West Ham. It was a great evening. You can hear the full show below with a couple of video live performances from the show. Here is a list of the songs played on the show with live performances in bold…

1. The View – Shock Horror
2. Vampire Weekend – A Punk
3. The Vaccines – Dream Lover
4. Villagers – My Lighthouse
5. The Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work
6. Clementine Talbot – The Girl You Knew Before
7. Noah And The Whale – 2 Atoms In A Molecule
Amateur
8. Linkin Park – Crawling
9. Mr Happy Chainsaw – Standing Here
10. Fortify – Rumours
Locomotive
11. Viola Beach – Really Wanna Call
12. Circa Waves – Lost It
it Takes Time
13. Aaron Wong – Timelines
14. Lillith Vlkova – Past Just “Nice”
15. Boxer Rebellion – The New Heavy
16. Matt Tubey – Keep On Keepin’ On
If You Never Try
Long In The Tooth

17. Kings Of Leon – Mollys Chamber
18. John Paul Elliot – Seen Better Days

We have a new leader in the quiz. They smashed the medium song opening-lines quiz. The Dom Clark Trio knocked John Paul Elliot off the top spot. Looking strong for the quiz grand final in December…

The Dom Clark Trio – 18.75
John Paul Elliott – 18
The Facilitators – 16.5
Gavin Bell – 16.5
Young Songwriters – 16
S J Denney – 16
The Velvet Tree – 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
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5
Adam Duffill – 8.5

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Show 144: The Lightscopes – Second Coming

This week I had The Lightscopes in for their second appearance on my show.

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The band appeared last year and were great guest. Two members down but they still pulled great performances of their original material. It’s been a long time coming due to setbacks but they will release an EP in the near future.

You can hear the second half of the show below, and videos of two live performances. Here are the songs played on the show including the live performances in bold.

1. Usher – Pop Ur Collar
2. U2 – Every Breaking Wave
3. Foals – Out Of The Woods
4. Wolf Alice – Giant Peach
5. Fortify – Emergency Exit
6. Elastica – Vaseline
Better
7. Emily Frith – You And I
8. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
Control
9. John Paul Elliot – Dance The Day You Die
10. The Twang – Loosely Dancing
11. Twin Atlantic – Missing Link
The Skies The Limit
12. Wolfe Sunday – Kith & Kin
13. Wolfe Sunday – Sick To The Bone
14. Leo C – Forget You
15. Lucy Rose – Our Eyes
16. Caitlin King – When I Wake Up
In My Head
17. Teenage Fanclub – It’s A Sign
Only Fools Say Sorry
18. Treefight For Sunlight – You And The New World

The Lightscopes played the quiz and did rather well. On song opening lines, they went for medium difficulty and scored 15.25. Impressive, but not good for a final spot this year.

John Paul Elliott – 18
The Facilitators – 16.5
Gavin Bell – 16.5
Young Songwriters – 16
S J Denney – 16
The Velvet Tree – 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
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5
Adam Duffill – 8.5

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