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

Shows 282, 283, 284, 285: Quarantined!

Hello, Here is what I’ve been listening to week by week whilst indoors or at work! 282 Finding Miranda – read more

Shows: 279, 280, 281: In Time We Need Good Music

As we’re in troubled times we good music! So I’ve played some bangers! The picture is of me being interviewed read more

Show 278: Covering On A Saturday


Show 277: A Young Understanding

Hello! This week I named the show after the Sundara Karma song “A Young Understanding”. This week’s pic is of read more

Show 276: Pumping On The Stereo

Hello! This week on the show I have some bangers – in doing so naming after the Supergrass tune “Pumping read more

Show 275: Modern Motive

This week on the show I had two-thirds local band, Modern Motive on the show. The band who date back read more

Show 274: White Wash

Hello, This week I have named the show after the Let’s East Grandma song “Whitewash”. The picture of Marseille Harbour read more

Show 273: JR

This week I had JR (Joseph Reid to his family) showcasing his solo album on the show. Joe has been read more

Shows: 270, 271 and 272

Here are a few of the songs played on my show in the last few weeks… Oh and along with read more

Show 269: 50 Grades Smarter 2019 Final

This week I had my annual quiz final with the three highest scoring contestants over the course of the year. read more

Show 267 and 268: Visit of The Crooked and local music extravaganza

Hello! These weeks I have a visit from Neelesh from Canadian based band – The Crooked. Here is the list read more

Show 266: Married In A Gold Rush

Hello! This week show is named after the Vampire Weekend’s “Married In A Gold Rush”! The picture is me in read more

Show 265: This Is The Place

Hello! With 20 days till XMAS! Lets take your mind off. This week’s show is named after the Noel Gallagher’s read more

Show 264: Boys In The Better Land

Hello! This show was names after the DC Fontaines song “Boys In The Better Land”. The 1975 – I like read more

Show 263: Personal Jesus

Hello. This weeks show is named after the Depeche Mode classic ‘Personal Jesus’. 1. Tra La La Song 2. Biffy read more

Show 262: More music from the local area!

Check out these musicians in the Essex area! High/Low – Road (I’m No Superman) Colina Pearl – One Night Affair read more

Show 261: John Paul Elliot

We didn’t have the panel show! But I did get a full hour of John Paul Elliot on my show! read more

Show 260: Heavenward

The show this week is named after the Wolf Alice song “Heavenward” Tra La La Song Wolf Alice – Heavenward read more

Show 259: Penny Antics

Hello, This week I had Penny Antics on the show. Lewis and Shane from the band were in, we basically read more

Show 258: Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino

Hello! This week’s show is named after the Arctic Monkey’s title album track called “Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino”. This read more

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