Category Archives: Feelgood Saturday

St Elmo’s Fire

On this week’s Feelgood Saturday it went off! Like a firework! Witty, sparkling conversation and some tunes even brighter than the moon. All that amidst the “oohs” and “aahs” of this week’s Headliner, as well as the Entertainment news round-up and a look ahead at what to expect from Strictly.

The definite highlight was firework fan and wearer of a rather fancy moustache – Marcus Bennett, of Billericay Round Table. He was in to talk about this year’s Billericay Fireworks, on Saturday 4th November. You can listen back to my interview with him (including a rather gruesome firework-related quiz) below and don’t forget to click here to buy your tickets for the big display this year.

Marcus and me

 

A full track listing is below:

 

Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm

Spandau Ballet – True

Billy Ocean – Get outta my dreams, get into my car

Sugababes – Hole in the head

INXS – Need you tonight

Headliner tracks 1 -5

The Velvelettes – Need in a haystack

Jess Glynne – Hold my hand

Let Loose – Crazy for you

Stevie Wonder – Part-time lover

Katy Perry – Firework

Queen – Flash

Britney Spears – Toxic

Beatles – Drive my car

Melanie C – Room for love

 

Listen back to the whole show here:

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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

Headliner tracks 1-5

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:

 


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

Headliner 1 – 5

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:


Glitter, gardening and mental gymnastics

On this week’s show we quickstepped our way from Strictly Come Dancing to Gardeners’ World, with Top of the Pops in between.

My guests were Lauren and John from Billericay Community Garden – a brilliant local endeavour aimed at helping people experience gardening in the community. They do really great work – from their monthly digging days, to corporate volunteering and have this year been recognised with a win in Billericay in Bloom. We also took the opportunity to put John (the Head Gardener) through his paces with some of your gardening questions…

Billericay Community Garden

Have a listen to my chat with John and Lauren below:

To find out more about Billericay Community Garden I suggest following them on facebook – @billericaycommunitygarden.

Elsewhere on the show we checked up on the entertainment news, looked ahead to Strictly this week and also played Headliner. And a good time was had by all! You can hear the whole show here:

All the tracks I played on the show are listed below:

Janet Jackson – Rhythm nation

Queen – We are the champions

Jennifer Lopez – On the floor

Headliner 1 -5

Paolo Nutini – Pencil full of lead

Spencer Davis Group – Keep on running

Wild Cherry – Play that funky music

Blue feat. Stevie Wonder – Signed, sealed, delivered

Skee Lo – I wish

Razorlight – The golden touch

The Beatles – Octopus’ garden

Zara Larsson – Lush life

Taylor Swift – Look what you made me do

Manfred Mann – Pretty Flamingo

 


When will I be famous?

A great show this week catching up with these guys! J, Nicole, Paul and Amy are some of the cast and crew from Early Doors Productions and joined me to talk The Cat and the Canary, their latest show.

EDP selfie

It’s on from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 September at The Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford. We got to sample a little bit of the soundtrack as well as a live preview! We also discovered some unusual showbiz connections among the cast and crew…

Here they are in character…

In character

Listen back to that interview here:

If you’d like tickets to the show (and why wouldn’t you?) you can get them from the box office at this link.

Also on the show we had a rather embarrassing Headliner and got the latest from the world of entertainment. You can listen back to the full show here and a full listing of all the tracks played is below:

Gloria Estefan – Rhythm is gonna get you

Kylie Minogue – Can’t get you out of my head

Another Level – Be alone no more

Coral – Dreaming of you

Headliner #1 -5

Phoenix – Everything is everything

Dua Lipa – New rules

Robbie Williams – Candy

Rolling Stones – Let’s spend the night together

Cab Calloway – Evenin’

Bros – When will I be famous?

Space – Female of the species

Cardigans – Lovefool

Foo Fighters – Learn to fly

Blur – Song 2


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


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

Headliner tracks 1 -5

Arcade Fire – Everything now

Cheryl – Call my name

Chaka Demus & Pliers – Tease me


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.

V Fest posing

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

Headliner tracks 1 -5

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


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

Headliner #1 – #5

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

 


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:

Daniel Molyneaux

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

Headliner #1 – #5

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