Author Archives: Chay Appleyard

About 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.

Show 171: Minerva Falls

This week I had Southend band, Minerva Falls come to the studio.

It’s been a long time coming, I’ve been meaning to get this band in the studio for probably the best part of the last two years. Good things comes to those who wait.

The band are nearly a decade old, and they are still growing strong, bringing out an album just before xmas last year.

You can hear the full show below, with videos of the bands performances.

Here is a list of the songs played on the show including live performances in bold…

Catfish and The Battlement – Soundcheck
Dananananakroyd – Reboot
The Cure – In Between Days
Foo Fighters – Feast and The Famine
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
My Own Anarchy
Kasabian – Comeback Kid
King Blues – Headbutt
Axwound
M83 – Do It, Try It
The Maccabees – Can You Give It?
Fish Fists
Mystery Jets – Two Doors Down
Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life
Miles Kane – Inhaler
Hate Lies
Nirvana – Lithium
Nothing But Thieves – Itch
Zombie (Cranberries cover)

Minerva Falls also participated in 50 Grades Smarter, my weekly quiz for my guests. They scored 15 points, which puts them joint leaders alongside Paul Finch.

Paul Finch – 15
Minerva Falls – 15
Katy Forkings – 14


Show 170: The Return of Paul Finch

On the show this week, I had Paul Finch in the studio, along with his sidekick, Brian. Paul is not just a friend, but a very popular figure amongst musicians in the Southend region.

Paul alongside “His Brian” (as he calls him), host a podcast for unsigned artist, named Seacroft Studio’s Live and Unsigned, a show in which yours truly has appeared on with his band a couple of years ago. Not only us, but many have benefitted by coming onto his show.

Some success stories from his studio (the ultimate man cave) – have been the likes of Caitlin King and Emily Frith who have both recorded their EPs there.

The full show you can hear below.

Here are the songs played on the show. All songs have been recorded at his studio, either as a live session or recorded for a project…

Angel and The Melodyhorns – Last Day Of The Summer
Darren Jones and The World Music Band – Do It
Doojip – I Know Why
Petty Phase – You’ll Be Dead
Black Bullets – Riding Shotgun
The Woodmans – Mouth
Cannonball Flatman – Stockport Maine
Paul Woodley – Po Black Maddie
Paul J Williams – In A Long Time
Holly Hannigan – Blue Eyes
Emily Frith – Figure You Out
Owen Williams – Oil And Water
MG Boulter – Midnight Movies
Davey Hal – White Walls
Caitlin King – Heal Your Heart

Paul and His Brian also participated in the quiz and scored a respectable 15 points. Here is the scoreboard.


Show 169: Mystery Of Pop

Hello!

This week’s show is named after the Temples’ album track “Mystery Of Pop”. The featured image is of my friends “Gentlemen’s Getaway” to Gothenburg in 2016. An even which I’m embarking on tomorrow, however this year we’re going to sunny Seville.

1. These New Puritans – Elvis
2. Two Door Cinema Club – Ordinary
3. Ting Tings – Fruit Machine
4. Teenage Fanclub – I’m In Love
5. Temples – Mystery Of Pop
6. Twin Atlantic – Overthinking
7. The Twang – Push The Ghosts
8. Tinie Tempah Feat. Eric Turners – Written In The Stars
9. Timbaland Feat. The Hives – Throw It On Me
10. Stephen Rudd – Satellites
11. Paolo Nutini – Coming Up Easy
12. Mr Jukes Feat. Charles Bradley – Grant Green
13. James Vincent McMorrow – This Old Dark Machine
14. Travis – As You Are
15. Grouplove – Tongue Tied
16. Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy
17. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
18. Foster The People – Call it What You Want
19. Foals – Balloons
20. Everything Everything – Regret
21. Fall Out Boy – A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me”
22. Paramore – Hard Times
23. Klaxons – Golden Skans
24. Ed Sheeran – Don’t
25. Ellie Goulding – Figure 8
26. La Roux – Bulletproof
27. Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
28. The Wombats – Tales of Girls, Boys and Marsupials
29. The Wombats – Kill The Director
30. Vampire Weekend – A-Punk
31. Noah And The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N
32. Arctic Monkeys – That’s Where You’re Wrong
33. Coldplay – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart


Show 168: Reptilia

Hello!

This weeks show is named after The Strokes’ tune “Reptilia”.

1. Stornoway – When You Touch Down From Outer Space
2. The Strokes – Reptilia
3. Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
4. Pale Waves – New Years Eve
5. Haim – The Wire
6. Paolo Nutini – Jenny Don’t Be Hasty
7. The Last Shadow Puppets – Separate And Ever Deadly
8. Supergrass – Alright
9. Suede – Metal Mickey
10. The Subways – With You
11. Fidlar – 40oz On Repeat
12. Sum41 – Pain For Pleasure
13. Parquet Courts – Dust
14. Sunflower Bean – Oh, I Just Don’t Know
15. Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly – I-Spy
16. First Aid Kit – Master Pretender
17. Taylor Swift – Begin Again
18. Foster The People – I Would Do Anything For You
19. Django Django – Default
20. Stormzy – Blinded By Your Grace Pt.1
21. Gorillaz Feat. De La Soul – Momentz
22. Disclosure Feat. Eliza Doolittle – You & Me
23. Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
24. Circa Waves – Lost It
25. The Black Keys – Tighten Up
26. The Big Moon – Pull The Other One
27. Asylums – Missing Persons
28. Art Brut – Nag Nag Nag Nag
29. Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightningh
30. The 1975 – Chocolate
31. The All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret
32. The Futureheads – Le garage
33. General Fiasco – The Age You Start Losing Friends
34. The Kooks – Bad Habit


Show 167: Play Dead

Hello,

I have the named the show after Slaves’ album track “Play Dead”. here are the goodies I played on this week’s show.

1. Slaves – Play Dead
2. Spring King – Who Are You
3. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Do The Damage
4. Razorlight – In The Morning
5. Maximo Park – Apply Some Pressure
6. Paramore – Idle Worship
7. Peace – Wraith
8. Franz Ferdinand – Right Action
9. Foster the People – I Would Do Anything For You
10. The Hives – Tick Tick Boom
11. The Cribs – Men’s Needs
12. Catfish And The Bottlemen – Souncheck
13. Savages – T.I.W.Y.G
14. Elastica – Vaseline
15. The Smiths – Hand In Glove
16. The Last Shadow Puppets – Used To Be My Girl
17. Stereophonics – Hurry Up And Wait
18. Blossoms – At Most A Kiss
19. Boxer Rebellion – Spitting Fires
20. Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
21. Sum41 – Never Wake Up
22. The Futureheads – Le Garage
23. The Jam – It’s Too Bad
24. General Fiasco – Hollows
25. Blur – Song 2
26. BoyKillBoy – Suzie
27. The Big Moon – Pull The other One
28. Biffy Clyto – Woo Woo
29. Ryan Adams – Blank Space
30. Snow Patrol Feat. Martha Wainwright – Set The Fire To The Third Bar
31. Alex Turner – Piledriver Waltz
32. Mumford and Sons Feat. Baaba Maal – There Will Be Time
33. Noah And The Whale – 2 Atoms In A Molecule
34. The Beach Boys – Barbara Ann
35. The Beatles – She Loves You
36. The Stone Roses – This Is The One
37. Pale Waves – New years Eve
36. Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours


Show 166: Katy Forkings

Hello!

My last show of of 2017 was in the company of Katy Forkings.

A few things to know before we go further, she is a singer songwriter from Chelmsford, she won the Undiscovered competition earlier in the year and she is a member of the Room To Grow project (You can listen to the full show below) – so we had a lot to talk about.

Katy performed five songs on the show, displaying her songwriting skills which are mature beyond her years. Below you can also see two performances of the show, albeit with my shoddy camera work.

Here is the full show…

Here are the songs played on the show which include live performances in bold…

1. Queens Of The Stone Age – Feet Don’t Fail Me
2. Royal Blood – Figure It Out
3. Reverend And The Makers – Black Widow
4. Razorlight – Before I Fall To Pieces
Creativity
5. Different People – Picture Perfect
6. REM – Orange Crush
7. Rolling Stones – Shake Your Hips
Leaving
8. Lucy Rose – Our Eyes
9. Mr Jukes – Grant Green
When I Stop Watching The World
10. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Minor Thing
11. Killatrix – Bad Language
12. Richard Ashcroft – Aint The Future So Bright
13. John Paul Elliot – On The Stairs
Still A Child
14. The National – Buzzblood Ohio
15. Radiohead – No Surprises
Find My Feet
16. Owen Williams – Winter In London
17. R Kelly – The Worlds Greatest

Katy also participated in the first edition of the fourth series of my hit quiz segment “50 Grades Smarter”. I say ‘hit’, mainly because it’s becoming folklore amongst the local music seen which they begin to dread. This makes me happy. Katy scored an impressive 14 points on a pop music quiz. Putting her stamp on the scoreboard…

Katy Forkings – 14


Show 165: The Unsigned Show Part Two

Hello all.

After the excitement of the quiz final last week, it’s back to business in my second instalment unsigned show special – featuring my peers, mates and all round music heroes in the local area.

Here is who I played this week…

1. David Woodcock – Beggars Can’t Be Choosers
2. Cameron Davidson – Sundown and Hurricanes
3. CJ2 – Never Seen A Day Like This
4. Cats In The Kitchen – I Never Thought
5. Bavard – Those Days
6. Darren Jones – Rise Above
7. Davey Hal – Materials Logic
8. Wax Colour – Runaway Baby
9. Hemmingway – Rise Again
10. Dolly Mavies – The Rain
11. Harry Pane – Old Friend
12. Young Machetes – Off And On
13. Weekend Recovery – New Tattoo
14. Velvet Tree – Light Your Way
15. S J Denney – The Lighthouse
16. Paul J Williams – Wise Crack
17. Narrow Plains – Ghost
18. Mr Happy Chainsaw – Standing There
19. Matt Tubey – He Below Me
20. Luke Sanders – Happy Ever After
21. Kieran McLoughlin Spink – Lost For Words
22. Lillith Vlkova – Past Just “Nice”
23. Adam Duffill – So In Love
24. John Paul Elliot – Seen Better Days
25. Holly Hannigan – Not So Long
26. Finding Miranda – Quarter Life Crisis


Show 164: 50 Grades Smarter Final 2017

The biggest show of the year! The quiz final. After 34 contestants, the third season of 50 Grades Smarter has been a thrilling affair.

However, only three could get to the final, and they consisted of singer-songwriter John Paul Elliot, Walk In Coma frontman Alex John Adlington, and The Dom Clark Trio (which two of them made an appearance). And it was a friendly but fiercely competitive affair.

Alex took the early lead after two rounds, steering clear with three points. This wasn’t to last long however. As from the third round John Paul Elliot clicked into gear and led the rest of the way – he was a convincing winner. You can hear the full show below.

CONGRATULATIONS JOHN PAUL ELLIOT

The songs played in-between the rounds included…

1. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
2. Nicola Collis – Unforgiving Minute
3. S J Denney – The Great Unknown
4. Roisin O’Hagan – Blue And Grey
5. John Paul Elliot – On The Stairs RADIO EXCLUSIVE
6. Don Clark Trio – Undercover
7. Fortify – Emergency Exit
8. The Horse Heads – Coffee
9. The Ends – You Write The Hits, I Write The B Sides
10. Blur – Song 2


Show 163: The big unsigned show part one

A good thing about being on radio is the people you come across, so I have prepared a two part series of just my good pals doing what they do best.

1. Amy Sergeant – Racing The Tide
2. Caitlin King – Metaphor
3. Matt Cross – Inner City Blues
4. Anna-Marie Childs – Ordinary Girl
5. Matt Tubey – Keep On Keeping On
6. Ren Stedman – Love Wins
7. The Horse Heads – Coffee
8. Different People – Picture Perfect
9. Fortify – What About Us
10. The Trusted – Take On The World.
11. Emily Frith – I think We Should
12. Roisin O’Hagan – Blue And Grey
13. Stephen Rudd – Into Your Heart
14. Apachelux – Red Light
15. Killatrix – Bad Language
16. Tall Dark Friend – Now You Need Me, Now You Don’t
17. Mad Winter – Let Me Know
18. Let’s Be Strange – Daydream Boy
19. Josie Tullett – Thunder And Lightning
20. Scarlett Taylor – Not Sure
21. Owen Williams – Oil And Water
22. Art Block – Borderline
23. The Great Swerve – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It
24. Bow Flats – I Know What I Know
25. Ease Springs – Swayze
26. Fyresky – Red Velvet Rope
27. Finding Miranda – Slow Drive Home
28. The Ends- You Write The Hits, I Write The B Sides
29. The Theme – You Don’t Talk To Me
30. Paul Ziepe – Do You Remember.


Show 162: The Big What If

Hello!

This week I have named the show after The Pulled Apart By Horses song “The Big What If”.

Here is the jams!!!! That I played on my show this week.

1. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
2. Peace – Higher Than The Sun
3. Parquet Courts – Dust
4. Polica – I See My Mother
5. Primal Scream – Loaded
6. M83 – Do It, try It
7. Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decisions
8. The Subways – Rock and Roll Queen
9. Pulled Apart By Horses – The Big What If
10. Weezer – Buddy Holly
11. Paul Weller – No Tears To Cry
12. Reverend And The Makers – Mr Glassalfempty
13. Slaves – Lies
14. Plain White Ts – Hey There Delilah
15. Pulp – Something’s Changed
16. Lucy Rose – Second Chance
17. Pharrell Williams Feat. Jay-Z – Frontin’
18. Mr Jukes Feat. Charles Bradley – Grant Green
19. Red Hoy Chilli Peppers – Dark Necessities
20. Wild Beasts – Eat Your Heart Out Adonis
21. Paolo Nutini – Let me Down Easy
22. The Kooks – Bad Habit
23. The Wombats – Tales Of Girls, Boys and Marsupials
24. The Wombats – Kill The Director
25. Paramore – Idle Worship
26. The Pigeon Detectives – Wait For Me
27. The Libertines – Time For Heroes
28. The Maccabees – Can You Give It
29. Kasabian – Empire
30. Hard Fi – Gotta Reason
31. Foster The People – I Would Do Anything For You
32. Circa Waves – Lost It


Show 161: Bloodbuzz Ohio

Hello all,

The temperature is dropping, xmas songs are on commercial radio and your pockets are emptying like they’ve got a massive hole in them. Luckily you’ve got local radio stations that play great songs such as these below…

I have named the show “Bloodbuzz Ohio” whioch is a reference to The National’s song from their album, High Violet.

1. Paolo Nutini – Jenny Don’t Be Hasty
2. Mumford and Sons – The Wolf
3. The Naked and Famous – Jilted Lovers
4. Oasis – Digsy Dinner
5. Palma Violets – Step Up For The Cool Cats
6. Nothing But Thieves – Trip Switch
7. Don Broco – Yeah Man
8. Create To Inspire – ADJust
9. Danananananakroyd – Think & Feel
10. Blink 182 – Easy Target
11. The Boxer Rebellion – Think and Feel
12. Blur – Song 2
13. Biffy Clyro – Woo Woo
14. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At?
15. The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiartrist
16. The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
17. Davey Hal – Dear Mary
18. John Paul Elliot – Seen Better Days
19. Holly Hannigan – Don’t Believe In Love
20. Harry Pane – Into The Dark
21. The Extons – Grown Ups
22. Nirvana – On A Plain
23. Noel Gallagher – You Know We Can’t Go Back
24. Coldplay – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart
25. The Clash – White Riot
26. Elastica – Annie
27. Green Day – Are We The Waiting?
28. Gorillaz Feat. De La Soul – Momentz
29. Kasabian – Comeback Kid
30. M83 – Do It, Try It
31. Laura Marling – False Hope
32. Muse – Knights Of Cydonia


Show 160: Kingcrawler

Hello all,

This show is named after after the Miles Kane album track “Kingcrawler”. Here are the songs I played on the show?

1. Manic Street Preachers – A Design Of Life
2. The Maccabees – Can You Give It?
3. Miles Kane – Kingcrawler
4. The War On Drugs – Red Eyes
5. Madness – Wings Of A Dove
6. Michael Jackson – Baby Be Mine
7. Mr Jukes Feat. Charles Bradley – Grant Green
8. Mad Winter – On My Mind
9. Apachelux – Red Light
10. MGMT – Kids
11. The View – Shock Horror
12. The Strokes – Take It Or Leave It
13. Pvris – My House
14. Polica – Violent Games
15. Owen Williams – The Man Who Ate A Hurricane
16. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
17. Mark Ronson Feat. Kasabian – L.S.F
18. Matt Tubey – Restless Minds
19. Harry Pane – Real Souls
20. Vampire Weekend – A Punk
21. Sum 41 – Never Waking Up
22. Petty Phase – It’s Different For Girls (Live from Seacroft Studios)
23. Pulled Apart By Horses – Outahead
24. The King Blues – Headbutt
25. Gorillaz – Punk
26. Kings Of Leon – Molly’s Chamber
27. The Futureheads – Le Garage
28. Jamie T – Rabbit Hole
29. Jake Bugg – Country Song
30. The Jam – English Rose
31. Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
32. Frank Turner – Isabel


Show 159: Sean Muir

This week on 50 Shades of Chay, I had Thurrock singer-songwriter, Sean Muir in the studio with me.

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Sean has been recording and playing his music live a lot recently, and appears on my show for the first time. He has an EP out, but he is currently re-recording some tunes to enhance and broaden his musical horizons in the studio.

You can hear the full show below plus watch live recordings of the songs he played on the videos below. Here are the details of the songs I played on the show, plus live performances in bold…

1. LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing In My House
2. M83 – Do It, Try It
3. The Libertines – Time For Heroes
4. Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decision
Falling
5. Linkin Park – One Step Closer
6. Savages – Surrender
Please
7. S J Denney – Knee Jerk Blues
8. Matt Cross – Inner City Blues
Games
9. The Lumineers – Flowers In Your Hair
10. Laura Marling – Devil Spoke
11. Lucy Rose – Second Chance
12. Less Than Jake – Rock and Roll Pizzeria
13. The Wombats – Kill The Director
14. Velvet Tree – My Love
15. Davey Hal – Run With Me
16. Paul Ziepe – Ease My Mind
Throwing It all Away
17. Caitlin King – Flower Crown
18. Lianne La Havas – No Room For Doubt
You Are the One
19. London Grammar – Flickers

Sean also participated in the weekly quiz for my guests. He scored an impressive 14 points on a scoreboard after playing the difficult pop music quiz! Here is the scoreboard…

The Dom Clark Trio – 18.75
John Paul Elliott – 18
Alex John Adlington – 18
The Facilitators – 16.5
Gavin Bell – 16.5
Young Songwriters – 16
S J Denney – 16
The Velvet Tree – 15.5
Paul Ziepe – 15.5
The Lightscopes – 15.25
Chris Robson – 15
Paul Finch – 15
Davey Hal – 14.5
Hemmingway – 14.5
Caitlin King – 14.5
Darren Jones – 14
Poetry To Succeed – 14
Steve Hooker – 14
Dave Shalloe – 14
Bavard – 14
Sean Muir – 14
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Emily Frith – 12
Anna-Marie Childs – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Adam Duffill – 11
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5


Show 158: Comeback Kid

Hello Radioland!

This show is named “Comeback Kid” based on the song by Kasabian!

Here is what I played on the show tonight…

1. Kasabian – Comeback Kid
2. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
3. The La’s – Timeless Melody
4. The Kooks – Eddie’s Gun
5. Kings of Leon – McFearless
6. The Last Shadow Puppets – Used To Be My Girl
7. The King Blues – The Future’s Not What It Used To Be
8. Klaxons – Forgotten Works
9. Caitlin King – Metaphor
10. Rae Morris – Closer
11. Fortify – What About Us
12. Weezer – Buddy Holly
13. Wolfe Sunday – Kith & Kin
14. Owen Williams – Oil And Water
15. Queens Of The Stone Age – Make It Wit Chu
16. Nicola Collis – Light At The End Of The Tunnel
17. Leo C – If You’re Not Beggin’
18. Teenage Fanclub – It’s A Sign
19. Temples – All Join In
20. Keane – The Lovers Are Losing
21. The Killers – Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll
22. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Dark Necessities
23. Metronomy – I’m Aquarius
24. Bridge The Dark – Hypocrisy
25. Davey Hal – Soothe The Grey
26. Roisin O’Hagan – Ghost
27. Diana Vickers – Once
28. Everything Everything – Regret
29. Django Django – Default
30. Circa Waves – Different Creatures


Show 157: Caitlin King

This week, I had Miss Caitlin King come on the show.

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Caitlin has just released her debut EP, Flower Crown just last week. Celebrating by hosting a EP release party at Peggy Sues, Leigh-On-Sea. The place was packed! A sign of what people think of a 15-year-old who is writing mature songs, way beyond her years.

You can hear the full show below, also two videos of the live performances. Here is a list of the songs played on the show, including the live performances in bold…

1. Jamie T – Zombie
2. Jamiroquai – You Give Me Something
3. The Horrors – Changing The Rain
4. Interpol – C’Mere
5. Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God
Metaphor
6. Davey Hal – Dear Mary
7. Owen Williams – Oil and Water
In The Wilderness
8. Justin Timberlake Feat. Clipse – Like I Love You
9. Kanye West – Golddigger
Him and Her
10. The Jam – English Rose
11. James Vincent McMorrow – From The Woods!
12. Jake Bugg – A Song About Love
13. Lianne La Havas – What You Don’t Do
14. The Big Moon – Pull The Other One
Lights Go Out
Bad Habits
15. Emily Frith – I Think We Should

Caitlin also participated in the quiz, 50 Grades Smarter, to which she chose a science quiz at medium level. Scored an impressive 14.5 points to put her in the top half. Here is the scoreboard.

The Dom Clark Trio – 18.75
John Paul Elliott – 18
Alex John Adlington – 18
The Facilitators – 16.5
Gavin Bell – 16.5
Young Songwriters – 16
S J Denney – 16
The Velvet Tree – 15.5
Paul Ziepe – 15.5
The Lightscopes – 15.25
Chris Robson – 15
Paul Finch – 15
Davey Hal – 14.5
Hemmingway – 14.5
Caitlin King – 14.5
Darren Jones – 14
Poetry To Succeed – 14
Steve Hooker – 14
Dave Shalloe – 14
Bavard – 14
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Emily Frith – 12
Anna-Marie Childs – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Adam Duffill – 11
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5


Show 156: Rosemary Alice

Hello.

This show is named after my grandmother, Rosemary Alice Appleyard.

1. The Futureheads – Le Garage
2. Gorillaz Feat. Del La Soul – Momentz
3. The Hives – Tick Tick Boom
4. Green Day – Warning
5. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
6. Foo Fighters – The Feast and The Famine
7. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
8. Hard-Fi – Tied Up Too Tight
9. The Fratellis – baby Fratelli
10. General Fiasco – Dancing With Girls
11. Foals – Balloons
12. Friendly Fires – Pull Me Back To Earth
13. Caitlin King – When I Wake Uo
14. Cats In The Kitchen – I Never Thought
15. Roisin O’Hagan – Ain’t Got Nothin’ For You
16. Florence + The Machine – Drumming Song
17. Foster The People – I Would Do Anything For You
18. Haim – Forever
19. First Aid Kit – Heaven Knows
20. Frank Turner – Redemption
21. The Gaslight Anthem – Bring It On
22. Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly – Call Me Ishmael
23. Ren Stedman – Love Wins
24. Owen Williams – The Man Who Ate A Hurricane
25. Disorder Kid – Everybody Knows The High Chick
26. Different People – Best Before/Used By
27. The Sad Song Co – Last Dance of The Evening
28. Savages – Surrender
29. Future Islands – Fall From Grace
30. Grouplove – Love Will Save Your Soul


Show 155: Bavard

This week on 50 Shades of Chay, teenager singer-songwriter duo/soon-to-be-band, BaVard.

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With a combined age of 28 (yours truly is only 50 weeks away of reaching this milestone on his own), Ben and Toby have already done things which people of the age of 28 would love to be doing with their time. We talked, EPs, festivals, award nominations, raising lots of money for charities, music videos, gigs, the lot. All to be heard on the full show below.

With a new EP launched just a week before their debut live radio performance, there more to come from the brother who were stress to me that they were certainly more like the Gallagher brothers than Chuckle brothers (A presenter has to ask such things).

Here is a list of all songs played on the show including the songs which BaVard played live in bold…

1. Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait
2. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Do The Damage
3. Ordinary Boys – Boys Will Be Boys
4. Kasabian – Empire
5. Royal Blood – Ten Tonne Skeleton
6. Them Crooked Vultures – Dead End Friends
Those Days
7. Interpol – Evil
8. Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
9. Kings Of Leon – Mollys Chamber
Just For Me
10. Miles Kane – Don’t Forget Who You Are
11. Young Knives – Light Switch
12. Nothing But Thieves – Itch
13. Paramore – Hard Times
14. The Jam – It’s Too Bad
15. The Domino Collective – Not Worth It
Make A Difference
16. John Paul Elliot – Seen Better Days
17. Emily Frith – I Think We Should
18. Leo C – If You’re Not Beggin’
19. Wolf Alice – Giant Peach

Here is the full show…

The BaVard boys also participated in 50 Grades Smarter, my weekly quiz for my guests. The boys were very brave and went for a pot luck quiz. With the help from their parents (only gave them half a point for a correct answer when helped out) they scored 14 points. Here is the scoreboard…

The Dom Clark Trio – 18.75
John Paul Elliott – 18
Alex John Adlington – 18
The Facilitators – 16.5
Gavin Bell – 16.5
Young Songwriters – 16
S J Denney – 16
The Velvet Tree – 15.5
Paul Ziepe – 15.5
The Lightscopes – 15.25
Chris Robson – 15
Paul Finch – 15
Davey Hal – 14.5
Hemmingway – 14.5
Darren Jones – 14
Poetry To Succeed – 14
Steve Hooker – 14
Dave Shalloe – 14
Bavard – 14
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Emily Frith – 12
Anna-Marie Childs – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Adam Duffill – 11
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5


Show 154: All Disco

This week’s show is named after the Elbow track, “All Disco”. Here is the songs played on the show.

1. Editors – An End Has A Start
2. Elastica – Annie
3. Everything Everything – Can’t Do
4. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind
5. Eagles Of Death Metal – Stuck In The Metal
6. Fidlar – West Coast
7. Elbow – All Disco
8. Eagles – New Kid In Town
9. Fightstar – Mercury Summer
10. The Big Moon – Pull The Other One
11. Don Broco – Technology
12. Wild Beast – Eat Your Heart Out Adonis
13. Art Block – Angel
14. Emily Frith – Figure You Out
15. Davey Hal – Fingertips
16. Leo C – Forget You
17. Nicola Collis – Same You, Same Me
18. The National – Cold Girl Fever
19. The Strokes – Take It Or Leave It
20. The Subways – Rock & Roll Queen
21. Nothing But Thieves -Itch
22. Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow
23. General Fiasco – The Age You Start Losing Friends
24. Gorillaz – Punk
25. Franz Ferdinand – Right Action
26. Arctic Monkeys – That’s Where You’re Wrong
27. Asylums – Joy In A Small Wage
28. Blink 182 – Easy Target
29. Blink 182 feat. Robert Smith – All of This
30. The Black Keys – Money Maker
31. The Enemy – Get Up And Dance


Show 153: Adam Duffill – Second Coming

Adam Duffill, singer-songwriter from Southend-On-Sea came into the studio on my show, for the second time this year.

Adam Duffill

Adam has been busy recording, playing gigs and plotting an EP/Album release for the near future. Forever a busy bee, Adam found time to come into our studio again to display his great brand of acoustic pop rock.

You can hear the full show below, also with live videos of Adam’s performance. Here is the full list of songs played on the show with the live performances in bold…

1. Daft Punk – One More Time
2. Don Broco – Superlove
3. Crystal Casltes – Not In Love
4. Danananananakroyd – Think and Feel
5. The Boxer Rebellion – The New Heavy
Magic
6. The Cure – Lovecots
7. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
8. The Big Moon – Pull The Other One
9. Adam Duffill – So In Love With You
10. The Theme – You Don’t Talk To Me
Never Did Need You
11. Adam Duffill – I’ll Be Waiting
12. Emily Frith – I Think We Should
13. Duran Duran – Notorious
Time After Time (Cindi Lauper cover)
14. Dizzee Rascal feat. Florence And The Machine – You Got The Dirtee Love

Adam also participated in his second quiz of the year. Adam was bottom of the table at the start of the night but decided to do an easy quiz on pop music and he was able to move himself off the bottom and collect 11 points. He may avoid relegation this year. Here is the scoreboard…

The Dom Clark Trio – 18.75
John Paul Elliott – 18
Alex John Adlington – 18
The Facilitators – 16.5
Gavin Bell – 16.5
Young Songwriters – 16
S J Denney – 16
The Velvet Tree – 15.5
Paul Ziepe – 15.5
The Lightscopes – 15.25
Chris Robson – 15
Paul Finch – 15
Davey Hal – 14.5
Hemmingway – 14.5
Darren Jones – 14
Poetry To Succeed – 14
Steve Hooker – 14
Dave Shalloe – 14
Different People – 13.25
Dan Crook- 13
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Emily Frith – 12
Anna-Marie Childs – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Adam Duffill – 11
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5


Show 152: Setting Sun

Hello again!

As I am having two weeks off from my regular slot soon, I’ve decided to do some covering. I’ve named the show after The Chemical Brothers number one single, Setting Sun. Here is a set songs perfect for a Tuesday evening…

1. The Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun
2. Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
3. The 1975 – She’s American
4. Pvris – My House
5. Nothing But Thieves – Itch
6. Circa Waves – Different Creatures
7. Create To Inspire – ADJust
8. New Order Feat. Elly Jackson – Tutti Frutti
9. Clean Bandit Feat. Rae Morris – Up Again
Chvrches – Bury It
10. Foster The People – Call it What You Want
11. Kasabian – L.S.F
12. The Jam – It’s Too Bad
13. The Clash – White Riot
14. Don Broco – Actors
15. Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck
16. La Roux – Bulletproof
17. Gorillaz Feat. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul – Superfast Jellyfish
18. Franz Ferdinand – Right Action
19. The Kooks – Bad Habit
20. Noah And The Whale – 2 Atoms In A Molecule
21. Madness – Mr Apples
22. Haim – The Wire
23. Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – The Bike Song
24. The National – Cold Girl Fever
25. Nicola Collis – Burning The Candle At Both Ends (150th Show Sessions)
26. The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love
27. Courteeners – Not Nineteen Forever
28. Coldplay – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart
29. The Cribs – Arena Rock Encore With Full Cast
30. Twin Atlantic – Missing Link