Category Archives: Feelgood Saturday

One, two, cha, cha, cha

On this week’s show we discussed the finer things in life – how to spot a great cha cha; the difference between Flash Gordon and The Flash and wished Happy Birthday to a very special three year-old.

All that plus we played Headliner and checked in on the latest Entertainment news.

All the tracks from today’s show are below:

Rascal Flatts – Life is a highway

Finley Quaye – Your love gets sweeter

Ariana Grande – Problem

Ibibio Sound Machine – Give me a reason

En Vogue – My lovin’ (you’re never gonna get it)

Futureheads – Hounds of love

Frankie goes to Hollywood – Two tribes

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Trammps – Disco Inferno

Elvis Presley – A little less conversation (JXL Radio Edit remix)

Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce – Telephone

MIke Posner – I took a pill in Ibiza (Seeb remix)

Klaxons – Golden skans

Prince – When doves cry

Taylor Swift – Look what you made me do

Cher – The Shoop Shoop song (it’s in his kiss)

Los del rio – Macarena

Steve Winwood – Valerie

Fleetwood Mac – Little lies

Outkast – Hey ya!

 

You can listen back to the whole thing here:

 

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At least I don’t think I’m cool anymore…

On this week’s show I was flying solo so that meant way more time for great music. And what a mixed bag it was! Full listing of all the tracks I played is below:

Michael Jackson – Blood on the dancefloor

Fleur East – Sax

Fratellis – Chelsea dagger

Kula Shaker – Govinda

Taylor Swift – look what you made me do

George Michael & Aretha Franklin – I knew you were waiting

Ordinary Boys vs Lady Sovereign – Nine 2 five

Tom Petty – Free fallin’

Def Leppard – Animal

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive

Katy Perry – This is how we do

Avicii feat. Sandro Cavazza – Without you

Blur – There’s no other way

Scissor Sisters – Take your mama

The Verve – Bittersweet symphony

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Dua Lipa – New rules

Beatles – Penny Lane

Tears for Fears – Everybody wants to rule the world

 

We also had a look ahead to this week’s Strictly and learnt a bit about the samba. Plus we had an update from the world of celeb with the entertainment news. And we played Headliner!

Listen back to the whole show here:

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Witchy Travel Tales

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It was a pleasure to be back in the Feelgood Saturday chair this week while Naomi was away and in particular to chat with my guest, a children’s author from Billericay.

Sibel Beadle started writing her series of “Witchy Travel Tales” when she was getting divorced and she explained how the first story came about when her children went away with their Dad on holiday for the first time. Desperate for a good-night story, each night Sibel texted them paragraphs of an imaginary story which they loved so much that she later compiled the various messages into her first book.

Since then she’s explored many beautiful locations in the World and has written stories about places she’s visited every time her kids went away with their Dad, and she told me how she uses her writing not only to inspire children to want visit these magical places for themselves but also to help them deal with real problems they face in today’s world – without losing a sense of magic!

© Kelly Holmes - used with kind permission

© Kelly Holmes – used with kind permission

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A superior Saturday in September

On this week’s Feelgood Saturday we celebrated the start of September (my favourite month of the year) with a visit from Ian Grant – manager and bass drum player in the Superior New Orleans Brass Band, a key part of this year’s Billericay Art Trail.

Ian shared some of his favourite big band music, as well as that of his favourite artist, Louis Armstrong.

We also had a rather tasty Headliner this week and caught up with the goings-on in the world of celebrity with the Entertainment news… Naomi and Ian Grant

You can listen back to the interview with Ian here:

Or to hear the whole show again, click here:

Full track listing for today’s show is here:

Earth, Wind & Fire – September

Zoe – Sunshine on a rainy day

Eric Clapton – After midnight

Jamiroquai – Superfresh

Eureka Brass Band – Sing on

Suck Sauce – NRG

Travis – Sing

Louis Armstrong – Dippermouth blues

Taylor Swift – Look what you made me do

Toni Basil – Mickey

Huey Lewis & the News – The power of love

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Arcade Fire – Everything now

Cheryl – Call my name

Chaka Demus & Pliers – Tease me

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Strictly, Starlings and Star Wars spin-offs

This week’s Feelgood Saturday was a V festival homage as I went off to Hylands Park to partake straight after the show on Saturday. So the show was all about getting in the festival spirit and enjoying some of the great artists on the line-up this year.

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We also caught up with the Entertainment News and squeezed in this week’s Headliner… just in time (that’s a clue by the way).

You can listen back to the whole show here:

Full track listing is below:

Madison Avenue – Don’t call me baby

Busted – On what you’re on

Rudimental feat. John Newman – Feel the love

Pete Tong with the Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley – Insomnia

Anne-Marie – Ciao adios

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Leann Rimes – LovE is LovE is LovE

Pink – Get this party started

Sean Paul feat. Dua Lipa – No lie

Madness – One step beyond

Shapeshifters – Lola’s theme

JLS  – Beat again

Saturdays – Up (Wideboys radio edit)

Jay Z – Empire state of mind (feat Alicia Keys)

Madonna – Vogue

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Feeling feline

 

On this week’s Feelgood Saturday I was joined by two purrrrrfect guests… Edna and Jacqui from Pussycat Lodge. It’s a Brentwood-based charity that rescues cats and kittens and they can have up to 100 cats in their care at any one time. Edna is one of the fosterers who helps take care of homeless kitties until they are ready to move on to a new home and Jacqui is the co-ordinator (the boss!).

We talked all things feline – hearing all about the great work the charity do to rescue cats and their specialism in dealing with “hissy, spitty ferals!”, which are great for catching mice. We also  If you’d like to know more do pop along to their open day on Sunday 3rd September. We also answered listeners’ cat questions – finding out that cats are not too different from people really – they mainly just need love and attention!

Edna, me and Jacqui

You can hear the full interview with the ladies here:

As well as all this, we had a sporting edition of Headliner and also found time to check out the Entertainment News for this week.

Listen back to the full show below:

Tracks I played on the show this week are:

Bee Gees – You should be dancing

Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me)

Beatles – All you need is love

Kideko & George Kwali feat. Nadia Rose & Sweetie Irie – Crank it (Woah)

Destiny’s Child – Survivor

Jamiroquai – Superfresh

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Eric Prydz – Call on me

Eric Carmen – Hungry eyes

Aerosmith – Love in an elevator

George Michael – Outside

Shania Twain – Life’s about to get good

Whigfield – Saturday night

Byrds – Mr. Tambourine man

Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean – Feels

 

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A tale of two Dans!

This week’s show was jam-packed, with two great guests (Daniel Molyneaux and then Dannielle Emery), another Headliner challenge, the Entertainment news and of course the usual travel news and events guide for Brentwood and Billericay.

Luckily I had an extra hour to fit it all in!

A full track listing for Feelgood Saturday, including the Bonus Hour is below. Listen back to the whole show here:

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Daniel and me!

Singer-songwriter Daniel joined me in the studio to talk about his new album “I’ll Be Waiting” and the first single to be released from it – “Guess what? I need you”. Having just turned twenty he stopped by to chat about his musical influences, why James Brown would always be welcome for dinner at his and how he goes about creating his music. Plus what he would do if he had a pet elephant… You can listen back to the full interview here…

Daniel’s album, “I’ll be waiting” is available through all music streaming services and online stores and you can follow him on instagram (@soundofdaniel), facebook (@DanielMolyneauxOfficial), twitter (@soundofdaniel) or snapchat (soundofdaniel). The single “Guess what? I need you” is out now and the video is on YouTube.

Dannielle Emery

The very busy Dannielle made time in her hectic schedule to stop by for a chat about all her projects. Dannielle is an ambassador for This Girl Can Essex – a movement to help women get into fitness, sport and physical activity.

Dannielle Emery

She’s also got her own fitness app – Reward Fitness – available through the iTunes store, that helps you track your progress against your fitness goals and sends you helpful reminders about when to exercise, when to rest and when to drink water (something many of us don’t do enough).

She’s also an instructor in all kinds of fitness and dance classes – including a silent-disco inspired class taking place in the park this summer! You can find out more about everything Dannielle does through her facebook and listen back to the full interview below.

Hard Fi – Hard to beat

Duran Duran – Girls on film

Oasis – Roll with it

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Rihanna – Umbrella (feat. Jay-Z)

Avicii – The days

Blue Cantrell (feat. Sean Paul) – Breathe

Mark Ronson – Oh my god

Daniel Molyneaux – Home

Daniel Molyneaux – Guess what? I need you

Britney Spears – Toxic

Daniel Molyneaux – Don’t stop

Shampoo – Trouble

T-Rex – Twentieth century boy

Beyonce & Shakira – Beautiful liar (Freemasons Mix)

Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean – Feels

Lorde – Green light

The Killers – The man

Far East Movement, Flo Rida & Sidney Samson – Change your life

Supertramp – The logical song

Jamiroquai – Superfresh

Chris Brown – Turn up the music

The Rembrandts – I’ll be there for you

Snow Patrol – Run

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An ode to Geoff the Huntsman

In this week’s Feelgood Saturday we covered the full spectrum of topics – from what it takes to be a professional mermaid, to Geoff the giant spider, to what the heck has Justin Bieber been up to this week?

Plus a royal instalment of Headliner

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You can listen back to the whole two hour extravaganza here:

All the tracks I played are shown below (apart from the five Headliners):

Boy Meets Girl – Waiting for a star to fall

Daft Punk – Digital love

Mick Jagger & David Bowie – Dancing in the street

Ms Dynamite – Dy na mi tee

The Killers – The man

Moloko – Sing it back

Amy Sky, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Olivia Newton-John – Stone in my pocket

Cara Delevingne – I feel everything

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown funk

Liam Gallagher – Wall of glass

Outkast – Hey ya!

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The Faces – Stay with me

Mylo vs. Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Pressure

Jamiroquai – Cosmic girl

Daniel Molyneaux  – Give your love to me

George Michael – Faith

 

If you just fancy dipping your toe in and giving the Headliner a go – that’s here:

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A collaboration going on between ourselves and something outside of ourselves…

… the immortal words of Beth Nielsen Chapman, who spoke to me ahead of her gig at Emmanuel Church, Billericay on 26 July.

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Feelgood Saturday came over a bit country this week, as twice Grammy-nominated Beth called for a chat. The most recent inductee into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, Beth is swapping Nashville for Essex as a warm-up for her gig at the Cambridge Folk Festival next weekend. She made time during her hectic rehearsal schedule to speak to me, so you’ll hear that interview as part of this week’s Feelgood Saturday. You can also listen to it separately below:

I also brought you the latest Entertainment News round-up, as well as a nice, easy Headliner to ease you in. Listen back to the whole show here:

 

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Full track listing is shown below:

Taylor Swift – Shake it off

Arcade Fire – Everything now

Zoe – Sunshine on a rainy day

Talking Heads – Road to nowhere

Busted – What I go to school for

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Bananarama – More,  more, more

Shakira – Whenever, wherever

Justin Bieber – Sorry

Rupert Holmes – Escape (the Pina Colada song)

Faith Hill – This kiss

Beth Nielsen Chapman – Happy girl

Foster the People – Pumped up kicks

Grace – Not over yet (Perfecto edit)

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Digital Love

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On this week’s Feelgood Saturday we covered SO MANY TOPICS! Ranging from what Donald Trump thinks of Daft Punk, to whether I should call myself Ms, Mrs or Miss and why Andy Murray did the right thing at Wimbledon.

Plus I played the below, awesome music:

Bryan Ferry – Let’s stick together

Bruno Mars – 24K magic

Lucky Soul – No ti amo

Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull – Let me be your lover

Blur – Coffee & TV

Ed Sheeran – Galway girl

Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – Moves like Jagger

Clean Bandit – Rather be feat. Jess Glynne

Van Morrison – Brown eyed girl

Louisa Johnson – Forever young

Daft Punk – Digital love

Beach Boys – Wouldn’t it be nice

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Arcade Fire – Everything now

Electric Six – Danger (High voltage)

ATB – 9pm (Til I come)

Shaggy – It wasn’t me

Soft Cell – Tainted love

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As usual if you want to hear what the Headliners were you’ve got to listen to the show! But as a special treat, here is just the Headliner for this week if you’ve only got half an hour or so to spare…

And then the feelgood music and chat continued for an extra hour, with The Bonus Hour. You can listen to that below, and here’s the track listing:

Mini Viva – Left my heart in Tokyo

Toto – Africa

Madonna – Like a prayer

Isley Brothers – This old heart of mine

Smash Mouth – Walking on the sun

Sister Sledge – Lost in music

All Saints – Pure shores

Duran Duran – Hungry like the wolf

Suede – Trash

Phil Collins and Philip Bailey – Easy lover

Haddaway – What is love?

 

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