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Chay Appleyard

I've been at Phoenix FM since February 2014. I'm a local singer/songwriter who plays in a couple of bands - and I also host 50 Shades of Chay on Thursdays evening at 8pm.

I normally play music that I love and interests me whilst having other local artists in the studio with me. Often they are friends who I have met in my decade of being in the local music scene.

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Recent posts from Chay



Show 205: Darrah

This week on the show I had Southend singer-songwriter, Darrah. Darrah popped in during his hectic schedule of work, moving, read more



Show 204: Colina Pearl

Hello all! This week I had Colina Pearl come into the studio! The band’s first appearance on the show, they read more



Show 203: Owen Williams

The week on the show I had my friend and yours, Owen Williams. It was the first time Owen has read more



Show 202: Adam Duffill’s Third Appearance

This week I had Adam Duffill on the show. This is Adam’s third appearance on the show, I should start read more



Show 201: Fielding’s Dream Correction

This week I had Fielding’s Dream Correction on the show. Although it is the bands first time on the show, read more



Show 200: Sessions and Michael Southgate

Well here it is! My 200th edition of 50 Shades of Chay. It’s been emotional. So to celebrate I brought read more



Show 199: The One Before The Big 200

It’s pretty self explanatory. this is my last show of the 100’s. So here is the last show before I read more



Show 198: A New England

Hello, This weeks show is named after Billy Bragg’s A New England. I opened the show with Kirsty MacColl’s cover. read more



Show 197: The Beginning of the Twist

This week’s show is named after the Futurehead’s song “The Beginning of The Twist” – The song I kicked this read more



Show 196: Giving Up The Gun

Hello friends. On show 196 I chose these bangers to play. Named after the Vampire Weekend song Giving Up The read more



Show 195: Dare

Hello all, This week I’ve named the show after the 2005 Gorillaz tune, “Dare” featuring Sean Ryder. Here are the read more



Show 194: High/Low

This week on the show I had recently reformed grunge rockers, High/Low. An old favourite of mine in the local read more



Show 193: Bad Habits

There are a lot of songs called Bad Habits. I have at least four on my iPod. The only one read more



Show 192: Penny Antics

This week on the show I had Penny Antics. The duo hail from Southend and Canvey and are two of read more



Show 191: Local Music and 100th and 150th show sessions

This week I have decided to play just local artists. Representing some of the best music on Essex!As I’m recording read more



Show 190: The SoSlam Songwriting Project

This week my guest were some of the participants from the SoSlam Songwriting Project. The project was made for adult read more



Show 189: Drew Tobias

This week showed the return of Drew Tobias. Drew came on the show last year and he was a great read more



Show 188: Long songs!

The other week I fitted over 60 songs in two hours. This week I did the polar opposite. I decided read more



Show 187: Let’s go on an adventure

Hello all, I’ve decided to move away from the playlist this week and play music from the PhoenixFM library. I’m read more



Show 186: Short Song Show

Show 186. Objective: Play over 50 songs in two hours on my show, which was the previous record set a read more

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