Charlotte Ellis and Sophie Rickett founded the Christian Young Adults Network @ChristianYAnetwork – Church because they were the only young adults in their church and wanted to organise get togethers and events for young Christian adults and also to invite others. After a quiz and ice skating in London, they now have organised an evening of contemporary Christian music on 23rd of April, 8pm at Trinity Church, 49 Coxtie Green Road, Brentwood, CM144 5ps. The evening features The Plan, a band from Sheffield. Two of their tracks were featured in the show. Tickets are £5.98 and can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evening-with-the-plan-tickets-269507774007. CYAN can be contacted through their Facebook page. Check out their Instagram @c.y.a.n_
Shea Rafferty – Out of the blue
RAH Band featuring Belle Hutton – One day we will smile again
Carrie Underwood – Let there be peace on Earth– from the 2020 album – My gift
Ten Fields – Change the light. Title track from their latest album.
Joe Stilgoe – Waterloo sunset
Chart this week in
No 3 Otis Redding – Sitting on the dock of the bay. Issued directly after his tragic death, a no 1 in USA and No 3 in UK.
No 18 The Lemon Pipers – Green tambourine. The first hit track from the Bubble Gum genre. A No 1 in the USA & UK.
No 16. Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world – a hit following being featured in the film Good morning Vietnam, starring Robin Williams.
The Friday Teaser
Diana Ross celebrated her 78th birthday. She is the female artist with the most single hits in both the USA and UK, and has sold over 100 million records world wide. We heard her 2021 release – Thank you.
Rev. Richard Coles, Vicar, broadcaster and author, was recently 60 years old. From his time as keyboard player in the the Communards, we heard their 1985 track – You are my world.
Lady Gaga has sold well over 130 million albums and downloads. We heard her duet with Bradley Copper – Shallow – from the 2018 film A star is born.
We had correct answers for all three artists today. Charlotte in the studio gave 78 years old for Diana Ross. June in Tottenham and Chris in Harlow both stated 60 years old for Richard Coles. Patrick in Ingatestone and Charlotte both gave 36 years old for Lady Gaga. Much to her astonishment, this meant Charlotte was our winner. Thanks also to Hestor in Stratford, Chris in Guildford and Bob in Harlow for also taking part.
The Plan – Heartbeat
The Plan – Save me
James Blunt – Heart to heart.
Echo – Everlasting love
Jamie Cullum – God only knows
Lauren Diagle – You say
Ian Noe – River. A new release from this Kentucky-based singer. Played for Sue, Leonard and all the regular listeners to the show recording in USA and particularly those in Kentucky.
Eagles – Take it easy.
Join me next week when my guest is Andy Griffiths, Continuing ministerial education advisor in the Diocese of Chelmsford. He will be chatting about why Holy Week and Easter are important to Christians.