David Pickthall joined us to talk about DPBB Live, the new album from the Big Band. The band grew out of The Brentwood School Big Band and now has over 100 registered members. The players just turn up four hours before the beginning of a concert and play the programmes for the evening. This always includes four new numbers. The band play almost monthly at charity events around the area. The album grew out of the requests from many of those attending concerts wanting to be able to play the music at home. It was recorded across four venues. The “live” album can be downloaded from Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music and Apple Music. The CD is available at the concerts. Details of these can be found at www.davidpickthall.co.uk. The first concert of 2020 is on January 4th at Christ Church Warley.
Matthews Southern Comfort – Woodstock
Ralph McTell – Streets of London – requested by Phyl
David Pickthall Big Band – tracks from DPBB Live – The Kid from the Red Bank, In the Mood, Birdland.
Pet Shop Boys – What Have I done to deserve this. Patrick request a track by the Pet Shop Boys. Amie had never heard their music. She enjoyed the track. She was completely amazed to know they had sold over 100 million records across forty years.
Bruno Mars – Count on me
North Country – Fox on the run
Lady Antebellum – What if I never get over you
James Taylor – You’ve got a friend
Man at Work – Down Under – This international hit celebrating the birthday of Greg Ham, who can be heard playing the flute. He was born this day in 1953. He passed away in 2012.
Alvin Stardust – Pretend – Bernard William Jewry was born this day in 1943 and passed away in 2014. In 1961/2 he had 4 Top 10 hits as Shane Fenton. His change of stage name and image led to 7 Top 10 hits in the 1970s/80s.
Lovin Spoonful – Daydream – Bassist Steve Boone was born this day in 1943. None of the listeners who contacted the show were near his age of 76 today.
Hunter Hayes – Rescue
Pet Shop Boys and Tears for Fears – Dreamland
Chart this week in 1970
No 1 Freda Payne – Band of Gold
No 4 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears of a clown.
No 6 Chairman of the Board – Give me just a little more time
No 1 The Carpenters – Close to you
Caro Emerald – Riviera life
Beach Boys – Friends
Travis – Why does it always rain on me?
Join me next week when my studio guest is Tom Page. He will be singing live and talking about how songs can help and support you through life. We also have the return of Jonty for one night only, before he goes to university in Oxford.