Ian Perryman joined us this evening and sang three original songs. He also sang a song by his inspiration, John Denver and two 1960s covers. He told us how he began singing publicly and writing his own material. Find our more about him on www.ianperrymanmusic.com. He can be heard regularly in The Rose and Crown in Wivenhoe and also around the Colchester and Clacton areas at open mike events. His music can be downloaded from soundcloud and iTunes. In the second hour we heard from Chris. She appeared on the show a few weeks back and talked about running the Brighton marathon last Sunday. This was her first marathon. She ran along with two teaching colleagues from her school. The children had decided they should run to raise money for the Red Cross. To date they have raised over two thousand pounds. Donations can be added by accessing the Red Cross page, then Brighton Marathon. She said that after the event her first reaction was “never again!” By Monday morning she was thinking about the next marathon. She felt that taking part may well be addictive.
Beatles -Here comes the sun – with the temperature being 27 degrees today, we had to start with this great track. It was much appreciated by Chris, listening in Bishop Stortford.
Ian Perryman – Seasons of the heart – originally sung by John Denver
Moody Blues – Nights in white satin
Steeleye Span _ All around my hat – requested by Phyl – loved by John who said he bought the album back in the 1970s when he was in the 4th form. Reminded him of a friend from those days.
Ian Perryman – Valentino,
In Perryman – Blood in the sand – a moving song about his father’s experiences on D-Day and the fact that he would never talk about them.
Ian Perryman – Your smile
Goodbye Look – Eye to eye – featuring Brentwood’s very own Michael Horner on keyboards
Elton John – Nakita
Avicci – Hey Brother – played after the shock news of his death today
Martha and the Vandellas – Nowhere to run – featured on the soundtrack of Good Morning Vietnam. – Requested by Patrick
Beach Boys – Warmth of the sun – also from the soundtrack of that film.
Adele – Skyfall – requested by Adrian
Lisa Harman – Eurythmics medley – a wonderfully soulful track from show favourite Lisa
Sophie Griffiths – A thousand times – Ingatestone’s very own Sophie with a track available on Itunes
Sky – Toccata
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – The onion song & You are all I need to get by.
Mary J Blige – Sorry seams to be the hardest word – from the new Revamp album – not universally appreciated by listeners. Check out the recording of last week’s show, Copy or cover?
Corrs – Runaway
Join me next week for another show, live from Brentwood to wherever you happen to be.