Tim Button has been the Director of Made for More Chelmsford for about eighteen months. The charity has been in existence for over 30 years and works in eight Secondary schools with four part time staff and fifteen volunteers. They see their role as championing and empowering young people. Tim emphasised that post the pandemic, there were many school students suffering from anxiety. They seek to get alongside students and help them regain a level of confidence. He also talked about a program of six session covering well-being issues. As a faith-based organisation they are happy to work with everyone.
More information on https://www.madeformorechelmsford.com
Michelle Ward – Try – Our 10 am – 1 pm presenter, from her EP – Directions. More information on Facebook, Michelle Ward music.
Annie Lennox – Walkin on broken glass – UK no 8, USA no 14. From the 1992 album – Diva – UK no 1, world-wide sales 7 million.
Ellie Button – After all. Song by Tim’s wife. She wrote this whilst they were living in Moldova. The production was provided by a top band in the Moldovan music industry. More information about her music can be found on Facebook Ellie Button Music. https://www.elliebuttonmusic.org
Toto – Rosanna – track from Toto’ 1982 album – Toto IV. This track won the Grammy award for record of the year. USA no 2, UK no 12, Top 10 in 7 more countries. Sold over 1 million in USA. Tim used to be a drummer in a band for a number of years. He said he always wanted to be able to drum as well the drummer on this track (Jeff Pocaro).
Carrie Underwood – Something in the water. 2014 release. This track won the Grammy award for Best country solo performance. Tim loves this track. He said that he had a real Rock & Roll lifestyle up until he became a Christian at the age 24 years. His baptism felt like his old life was washed away and he had a new beginning.
Jake Bugg recently celebrated his 29th birthday. We heard – A song without love – a track from his 2014 album – Shangri La. The album was a UK no 3, Ireland no 9 and Top 20 in 4 more countries.
Above, Roger Daltrey in 1971.
Below, in 2023.
Roger Daltrey is 79 years old. We heard the Who 1971 track – Won’t get fooled again – UK no 9, USA no 9. This track has appeared in the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest songs of all time.
Chris Martin is 46 years of age. We heard the Coldplay contribution to the 2018 album – Revamp – re-interpretations of songs by Elton John and Bernie Turpin. The track was – We all fall in love sometimes – originally from the Elton John 1974 album – Captain Fantastic and the Brown dirt cowboy. This album sold over 3 million copies in the USA. In the 2012 Rolling Stone 500 greatest albums of all time it was number 156.
Thanks to Chris, Bob, Sarah and Sian in Harlow, David in Belgium, Chris in Guildford, Phoenix FM presenter Stewart and his mum Viv, and Tim in the studio for taking part today. Our winner was Bob with 6 points. Both Chris’ and David scored 3 points.
Patrick requested Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday – UK no 3, USA no 1. No 364 in Rolling Stone 500 Greatest songs of all time.
The Locals – Bad moon rising – look for this group playing in pubs around Brentwood. Their version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969 UL no 1, USA no 2. In 2012 the song was placed at no 364 in the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest songs of all time.
Keith Palmer from the local folk group Broomdashers chatted about the concert at Chelmsford Cathedral on Saturday 4th of March at 7.30, Pub to Pulpit.
This part of a nation-wide Cathedral tour. Vaughan Williams came to talk at a school in Brentwood in which he said he was looking for English music. The Vicar in Ingrave introduced him to a 74 year old labourer Charles Potiphor who sang Bushes and Briars. This so-called “Ingrave Epiphany” in 1902 influenced Vaughan Williams compositions for the rest of his life. He went on to collect 800 folk songs.
Broomdasher – Our captain calls all hands. This track is one of the folk songs collected by Vaughan Williams. When Hymns Ancient and Modern was published, over thirty of Vaughan Williams tunes were used for hymns. These included our next track.
Choir- To be a pilgrim
Both these tracks are on the CD – Ingrave Epiphany – produced to accompany the tour.
For more information about the concert tour and the CD go to
Jody and the Jerms – Started somethin – new release.
Chart this week in
No 1. Nena – 99 red balloons. Also a number1 in Australia and Canada. The original version in German 99 Luftballoons was no 1 in 6 countries and no 2 in USA.
No 4 Nick Kershaw – Wouldn’t it be good. UK no 4, Top 10 in 6 more countries, USA no 46. 2nd single from his debut album – Human racing – UK no 5.
No 16 Madness – Michael Caine – UK no 11. From the album – Keep movin – UK no 6
Join me next week when my guest is Julie Hardy from the local C of E churches in Kelvedon Hatch, Navestock and Bentley Common.