Tonight we featured a number of unsigned acts and also local artists. We heard from Nikki that the Anglo European School in Ingatestone are the replacing their usual Christmas afternoon teas with entertainment for seniors at the school. This year they are organising delivering afternoon tea to their homes. She told us about a collection box at he school for physical donations. To make monetary donations please contact the school.
Michele Ward – Feeling good – Phoenix98FM’s own weekday morning presenter
Simon & Garfunkel – The sound of silence – Requested by Phyl -there is am amazing story behind this track.
Michael Horner Trio – Morning in New York – before the end of March Michael was playing regularly in the Dorchester Hotel in London. This track gave a flavour of hearing him in that setting.
Rod Stewart – You’re in my heart – requested by Nikki.
Robbie Williams – Angles – requested by Patrick. How can this track be over 2o years old?
Laurie Green – Something in the way she moved – Laurie was the Bishop of Bradwell until retirement. As a young man he sang in folk clubs in San Francisco. This track transported us back to these times.
Birthdays during this last week.
Bjork – the Icelandic singer celebrated her 55th birthday. We heard It’s so quiet.
Bev Bevan – drummer with The Move and ELO was 76 years old last week. We heard ELO’s 1978 track ‘Wild west hero’.
Carly Rae Cyrus celebrated her 35th birthday. We heard Call me maybe from 2011.
Patrick had the correct age for Bev Bevan and was the closet for Bjork and Carly Rae, making him a runaway winner this week.
Kate Bush – Hounds of love – requested by Chris who said she particularly loved the drumming on this track.
Red House Rhythm & Blues Duo – Chris on vocals and keyboard and Danny on guitar. This was a first take recorded in the last few days and sent exclusively to the show tonight. Find them on Facebook and Youtube.
David Pickthall Big Band – Midnight in Moscow. This is from their album DP Big Band live. Find them of Facebook and Youtube.
Lisa Harman – She was so beautiful – an original song by the multi-talented Lisa, who would normally be delighting audiences on cruse ships. Find out more about her music on Facebook and enjoy performances on Youtube.
No 1 Queen & David Bowie – Under pressure
No 7 Diana Ross – Why do fools fall in love?
No 17 Altered Images – Happy Birthday
Friends of Cedar Church – Singstanding – check out this amazing group on all the usual platforms. Great new album for a Christmas download. I will be featuring the album on my Boxing Day morning show, 10am – 1 pm
Cardigans – Lovefool- from the 1996 film Romeo and Juliet.
Fleetwood Mac – The chain – requested by Bob. As he wrote, “they don’t make them like that anymore”.
Sophie Griffiths – Keep your love – Ingatestone’s own Sophie with her latest track. Available on all the usual platforms.
Beatles – Back in the USSR
Beat – Can’t get used to loosing you.
Join me next week when my guest is the Bishop of Bradwell, John Perumbalath. He will be talking about the season of Advent and also his experiences since March. What can we all learn from this time?
I will also be joined by Emma Hughes from the Chelmsford-based charity Sanctus telling us about their work this winter with homeless people and how you can help.