Following their critically acclaimed second album ‘One Hyde Park’, which was released earlier this year, The Dowling Poole has just released a new EP, featuring a brand new never heard before song ‘Miles Checks Out’. The EP also features bonus tracks ‘Saving It All For A Saturday’ and ‘Getting A Licence’ which were recorded live in Manchester on the band’s acoustic tour in 2015. Full electric versions of both bonus tracks feature on the groups debut album ‘Bleak Strategies’, which was released to high critical acclaim in 2014.
The group are playing live, supporting The Wildhearts at London’s 02 Forum on December 17th. Tickets here.
MPs were recalled to parliament to remember the murdered MP Jo Cox, who was killed on Thursday. We will bring you some of the statements, many emotional, from the house.
It’s thought that over-eating could cause 7 million new cases of cancer, heart disease, strokes and diabetes within 20 years – I’ll speak to Jenny Rosborough from the health group – action on sugar – about the governments delay in tackling the issue.
Jason speaks to the author, journalist and lecturer Sarah Lonsdale – who has written a book which tells the history of – the journalist – through works of fiction and how they have been portrayed in novels, films and theatre.
Lionel Richie the Legendary R&B singer is our featured artist. He recorded such hits as “Dancing on the Ceiling,” – it’s his birthday – he’s 67.
Jason is joined by Jan on Travel and Colin on the sports desk. To start with Jason starts the show off with the easiest football quiz in the world EVER!! Pit your wit against Jan! In the news quiz – can you guess this weeks clip from the news?
In Tranquil Time – for Euro 2016 Jason reads out a poem from the internet – with predictable results.
The Queens Birthday honours list has been announced – there is a report around 08:10; followed by Treasure Hunt – Jan will disappear with our helicopter pilot Jock McSporran – can you guess where she is?
Also after 8am sports reporter Calum Leslie is in France and will speak to some of the fans as they arrive in Paris. A report suggests that there is a gap between the average big 6 energy tariffs and the cheapest available deal – Jason chats to Pete Moorey from Which?.
After 9am: Pick Of The Number One Pops and we cross to Horseguards Parade for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.
One day in 1981 Bowie reunited with Queen in a recording studio in Switzerland, with the intention of doing vocals for the song “Cool Cat” .
David got bored and suggested writing a new song from scratch. According to Mark Blake, author of a biography of Freddie Mercury, they began a 24 hours marathon of wine and cocaine and ended up with this musical gem. This is incredible! Back in the day when auto-tune wasn’t needed. You’d never hear this from most ‘singers’ these days.
They had one of the most high-profile splits of 2015 (kinda) – so it seems only right that Miss Piggy has recorded a cover of the biggest song of the year in an attempt to win back a certain Kermit the Frog. Yep, its Miss Piggy covering Hello by Adele – and it’s every bit as brilliant as that sounds.
Monday Matters for 26th October. On the evening in which the Lords debate and vote on cuts to tax credits in the House of Lords – we will bring you the latest live coverage and results. Peers have the power to block or delay the Conservative plans.
Also to mark the 600th anniversary of Agincourt, Jason speaks to the author and historian Ian Mortimer who wrote a book which covers the year 1415 including that now victory.
In our Night-Time News Report: Processed meat can cause bowel cancer – that’s according to the World Health Organisation which published a report today warning of the dangers of eating too much red & processed meat. We have a full report after 8.
Our featured group tonight is the Thompson Twins – as Peter Dodd, guitarist with the group has his birthday tomorrow.
In music news: Kyra has news on David Bowie; the MTV Europe Music Awards & Adele.
Also after 9pm – MC Jezza Fellows returns with his Downton Abbey update
I saw this video on the DJ techtools website and found it fascinating how these guys can put all this stuff together using desktop laptops – which sampling DJ’s could only have dreamed about 10 years ago. The technology is amazing and I often think of these programmes like pianos. Anyone can hit the key and it make a sound – but it’s only through practice and perfection that those sounds turn in to a great tune.
In this video Mad Zach takes a song and breaks it into a live performance. Pretty cool to watch.
BRIT-Award winning singer Beverley Craven became a household name in the early 90’s with the release of her eponymous debut album which became a worldwide hit, selling more than two million copies. Her 1991 single, ‘Promise Me’, went on to become a huge hit across Europe and she followed this up with a string of chart successes including ‘Memories’, Holding On’, ‘Woman To Woman’ and ‘Love Scenes’.
On the 28th of July 2014, Beverley celebrated her birthday and was kind enough to speak to Jason on his Monday Matters radio show about her forthcoming album “Change Of Heart” which was released on 1st September.
Soviet leader Chernenko dies at 73 and is replaced by Mikhail Gorbachev, 54. Rock Hudson dies of AIDS at age 59. He’s the first major star to fall victim to the disease. Madonna launches her first road show, the Virgin Tour.
Dozens of top-name musicians and bands perform at the Live Aid concerts in Philadelphia and London. The shows benefit African famine victims. With the availability of relatively inexpensive laser printers and computers, tools for desktop publishing begin to be commonly used.