Friday Night Extra 15.12.17 with guests ECHO

Greg, Juliet & Marie from ECHO came to talk about their new album Soul Proprietor. They said it was the second of a three album project involving spiritualising well known soul tracks, all aiming to show the love of Jesus. A recent pub gig in Romford had been very encouraging and they were looking for more bookings in 2018. The album cover was of a broken pot put back together with the light shining through. They said this was a good picture for our lives. We are all broken, but God can help put us back together. We will still have cracks, but his light can still shine through.  Regular listener Patrick also joined us in the studio. As a former chef at the Ritz he shared a Christmas pudding recipe from Fanny Craddock and a Mrs. Beaton recipe for Brandy butter. Together with Richard and Terry, who had come for another visit to the show, they shared their favourite Christmas tracks and why they like them.

Tonight’s playlist

Celo Green – What Christmas means to me

Hilary Scott – Still

Pogues and Kirsty McCall – Fairy tale of New York – Terry’s favourite Christmas song

Beatles – She loves you

Pentatonix – Mary did you know

Steeleye Span – Gaudete – requested by Phyl and Derek

ECHO – Aint nobody

Echo – I get the sweetest feeling

ECHO – This is it

ECHO – People get ready

Beach Boys – I can hear music

Lisa Harman – Missing me under the mistletoe

Sinead O’Connor – Silent night – Richard’s favourite Christmas song

Sophie Griffiths – A change is gonna come

Shack soundtrack – Keep your eyes on me

Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The power of love – requested by Chris and bring back memories of Christmases in the 1980

Shaking Stevens – Merry Christmas everyone – Shakin Stevens – Patrick’s favourite Christmas track.

Brenda Lee – Rocking around the Christmas tree – requested by Rene

David Bowie & Bing Crosby – Little drummer boy, peace on earth – Terry’s second favourite Christmas song.

John-MIchele Jarre – Oxygen part 4

Ward Thomas – Cartwheels

Join me next week on Friday at 8, and on Boxing day morning for three hours from 10 a.m.

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About Patrick Sherring

As a child I listened to the pirate radio ships, particularly Radio London on 266. I loved the romance of the DJs playing the latest music for the listeners to hear. After most of the pirate stations closed in August 1967 I used to listen to Fabulous 208 Radio Luxembourg, the continuing Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International and Radio 1. I particularly enjoyed listening to radio in the evening and at night. One of my favourite shows was Late Night Extra in the early days of Radio 1. All kinds of guests would just turn up and be part of the show. As a listener radio should feel like a friend is talking directly to you. I dreamed of being on the radio for many years. In 1988 I began on Hospital Radio with Radio Enfield in north London. I had my own request show and used to commentate from Spurs and Enfield F.C. home games. I was also part of the Radio Enfield Roadshow team, taking part in many outside broadcasts. Now I am delighted to be on Phoenix FM, where I have had a Friday show since May 2011. On the show there are a mixture of musical genres. Often there are guests giving lengthy interviews on a wide range of topics including faith and social action. There are also some live music performances. This little boy's dream has come true!