Ahead of Thursday’s Drive I caught up with singer, songwriter, broadcaster and reigning champion of last year’s Drivetime Christmas number one, Mal Pope. It was lovely to catch up with Mal after his busy year releasing some of my favourite tracks of 2022 and we talked about all sorts including his current Christmas single featuring fellow Welsh icon Bronwen Lewis. We also covered all sorts from the World Cup to his plans for 2023. We talked about how his old school friend, Carolyn Harris MP managed to persuade him to release an entire album for the Everyone Deserves A Christmas campaign, how Mal’s fundraising efforts have included a video starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, calling a favour from his neighbourhood links to Nashville, working with a 200-strong choir of ladies and how he even managed to get the ACTUAL Jesus Christ Superstar on the album too!
To listen to the full interview click play in the box below.
To hear the radio edit plus the music click play in the box below.
To find out more or about the Everyone Deserves A Christmas Campaign and to donate visit www.malpope.com.
“Christmas With The Pope & Friends” the album is out now. Click here to listen on Spotify.
This christmas single is included in this year’s Drivetime Christmas Chart, click here for details about how you can vote for it!
To hear Mal’s previous interview on Phoenix FM, in the summer of 2021, click here.
For more of Stewart’s shows, interviews, poems and reviews, to submit your music for airplay or to check out Stewart’s comedy and books visit www.stewartpink.com.