Firstly I was joined by Russell Tilbury, Chair of the St. Thomas’ Music Foundation. Last Friday the church just off the High Street held the first of the foundation’s summer Friday lunchtime concerts. The next is on 20th of July at 1pm. The lunchtime concerts are free, with an informal atmosphere. Those attending can eat their sandwiches whilst listening. There is also an evening concert featuring the British Army Band from Colchester.
Russell talked about being in a church choir from a young age and of his love of many different kinds of choral music. He enjoys singing in the church choir at St. Thomas’ church. For more information check out www.facebook.com/stthomasbrentwood, www.facebook.com/stthomasmusicfoundation, @friendssthomas or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Villene Hyam came in to chat about the Brentwood Art Trail, having just checked the exhibit from Becket Keys school at the Brentwood Centre. This is one of seventy exhibits featuring sixty four artists. Villene seeks to match each exhibition with the pop-up gallery. There are nineteen exhibits in Brentwood, eight in Shenfield and seven in Ingatestone. Events include guided tours of the exhibitions and Walk, Talk & Create sessions.
More information is available on www.brentwoodarttrail.co.uk
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Lighthouse Family – Lifted
Jamie Cullum – Edge of something
Pink Floyd – Wish you were here. Chosen by Russell. Pink Floyd was one of the bands his Dad liked to play. In the Rolling Stone list of 500 greatest songs of all time, this is number 324.
Beach Boys – God only knows. Russell noted that last year the choir at St. Thomas’ church had to learn to home record and their tracks were blended together. The music of the Beach Boys is also single voices blended together. Rolling Stone ranked this as no 25 in the 500 greatest songs of all time.
Billy Joel – The longest time. Russell loves the harmonies on this track.
Georgie Fame in 1964.
Georgie Fam now, aged 78 and still singing and playing. We heard his 1964 no 1 Yeh Yeh.
Ariane Grande celebrated her 28th birthday. We heard her 2017 UK no 1 and USA no 3 – No tears left to cry.
Vince Clarke, from Depeche Mode and Erasure, was 61 years old. We heard the Erasure track from 1988 – Stop – a UK no 2.
Stylistics – I’m stone in love with you. Friday Teaser champion Patrick picked this 1972 No 9 in UK, USA and France. Patrick scored five points in the competition, beating all challengers.
Sly & The Family Stone – Everyday people. A USA no 1. Rolling Stone magazine ranked this as the 145th in their list of 500 greatest songs of all time.
Carrie Underwood – See you again. From her 2013 album Blown away. The video to accompany the track won the Country Music Association video of the year.
Survivor – The eye of the tiger. Villene Hyam chose this track as it fits in with one of the exhibits in the Brentwood Art Trail.
Mamas – Move. The Swedish entry and favourite for the 2020 Eurovision Song contest that never happened.
Chart this week in
No 3 Specials – Ghost town.
No 4 Odssey – Back to my roots.
No 5 Smokey Robinson – Being with you
Join me next week when my guest is Billericay Street Pastor, Phil Norton.