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Monday Matters Trump v Clinton 10 Oct 2016

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They say politics is – show business for ugly people – well, new Chancellor Philip Hammond claimed that Ball’s Charleston was better than his economic forecasting…well, we will hear from Ed Balls about Strickly, the EU referendum and the future of the Labour party.

Our featured artist of the week is: Singer-songwriter and producer Kirsty Maccoll who released pop hits like “They Don’t Know.” If she was alive – she’d be 57 years old – as it was she was killed in a boating accident in December 2000 – aged 41.

Secretary of State David Davis made a statement in the House of Commons on the next steps in leaving the European Union. He used his appearance to tell EU leaders including that any attempt to damage Britain “is not a good strategy to pursue”.

In the final hour Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debated in a town hall setting during the second presidential debate of the 2016 election. We will hear some of the memorable moments from the debate

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The Dowling Poole New EP

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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.

Debut Album Released By Sir. O

Sir. O release of a new single, ‘Lost’
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London-based alternative Rock/Pop singer-songwriter Sir. O marks his debut LP release, ‘Forever + a Day’, alongside the release of a new single, ‘Lost’, taken from the album.

‘Lost’ is an alternative rock duet, performed alongside singer-songwriter Lir Shilton, who is also Sir. O’s other half.

As hinted in the track’s title, the song is about getting lost in the world, a well-known feeling we all share.The melancholic lyrics come across in perfect harmony with the vocals and peaks with the powerful line “On the outside I’m alive, on the inside I’m dead”.

 

Monday Matters Trident Vote & Mandela Day 18 July 2016

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Nelson Mandela – released in 19901after 27 years in captivity

 

Monday Matters with Jason McCrossan as broadcast on 106.SFM.

On the show tonight:

It’s International Mandela day – after 9pm Jason speaks to a biographer of Nelson Mandela – Martin Meredith – about the Mandela’s early life, later life and struggles which saw him go from spending 26 years in a prison cell to becoming the first black President of South Africa.

The Prime Minister says she would be prepared to authorise a nuclear strike.  Theresa May’s made her first Commons speech since entering Number 10, during a debate about renewing the UK’s nuclear deterrent – we’ll discuss the pro’s and con’s with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and former First Sea Lord and former Security Minister, Lord West.

Our featured artist tonight is Don Henley who is 69 on Friday. The drummer, singer, composer, and co-founder of The Eagles who has also pursued a successful solo career, releasing hits like The Boys of Summer.

Also we have The World Tonight; Not In The News and the latest music news and releases.

 

Lir Shilton releases debut single ‘Flower’

Lir Shilton to release debut single ‘Flower’

London-based folk singer-songwriter Lir Shilton is marking her debut single release with ‘Flower’, taken from her upcoming debut album, ‘Nothing But A Ghost’, mixed by John Cornfield (Neil Halstead, The Verve).  ‘Flower’ is a slow-core alternative folk song, written about Lir Shilton’s beloved dog and lead by her classical guitar fingerpicking style and a soft downtempo drumming.  Lir’s pure troubadour songwriting skills and soothing voice tells an honest story that immediately pierces the listener’s heart.

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Monday Matters Reporter Bonnie Britain was lucky enough to meet up with lead singer and writer Dan Gillespie Sells from The Feeling. The band members worked as session musicians for several years before coming together as a group.

Their debut album Twelve Stops and Home was released in the UK in June 2006 and their most recent album “The Feeling” was released on the 4th March 2016.

Coldplay’s Swansong

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Coldplay have announced its farewell album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ will be released in December. They shared a new song, a track listing, and an intriguing set of collaborators for the new set. To help you get ready for Coldplay’s seventh studio album, we’ve complied a handy run-down of everything we know so far about the latest offering from Chris Martin and company.

The album was recorded in Malibu, Los Angeles, and will include a world tour in 2016 (dates and locations are yet to be announced.

They have released the first song from the album – ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’ which is upbeat, poptastic and really has a good hook.  I hope the rest of the album lives up to this track.  I will be playing it on my 9th November 2015 Monday Matters show on www.sfmradio.com.

The full tracklist for A Head Full of Dreams:

1 A Head Full Of Dreams
2 Birds
3 Hymn For The Weekend
4 Everglow
5 Adventure Of A Lifetime
6 Fun
7 Kaleidoscope
8 Army Of One
9 Amazing Day
10 Colour Spectrum
11 Up & Up

Agincourt 600, Tax Credits & the Thompson Twins on Monday Matters

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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

Monday Matters with Midge Ure & Ultravox

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On tonight’s Monday Matters Jason speaks to Affelia Wibisono who is a presenter at the Peter Harrison planetarium located in the Royal Museums Greenwich about Mars, Pluto and the new film that’s been released called The Martian.

The featured group this week is Ultravox as singer-songwriter Midge Ure celebrates his

In tonight’s music news Kyra brings us news about Glastonbury; news about Justin Biebier’s new album and why you might have heard a bit of slip not on Dr Who. this weekend.

In Not In The News – Kyra reveals which part of the UK has the biggest bra size as well as explaining to Jason the bra size system…with varying degrees of success.

In our Night-Time Report – the chancellor George Osborne has staked his political reputation on creating a Northern Powerhouse. He spoke at the conservative party conference in Manchester today – more after 8pm.

And in the final hour MC Jezza Fellows returns with his Downton Abbey update.

Monday Matters with Tom Petty & cast of McQueen

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Jason has the regular features including The World Tonight & Not In The News – with a special Stephen Hawking rendition of Monty Python’s the galaxy song.

Our featured group tonight is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Ron Blair, the bassist with the band celebrates his birthday tomorrow.

In our Night-Time Report: The New Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled his full shadow cabinet, amongst criticism that women have been left out of some of the top shadow cabinet posts.

Kyra has the music news including stories about U2’s home coming gigs and news of the Hank Williams biopic.

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Actor Stephen Wight who plays the role of Alexander

In the final hour our reporter Bonnie Britain reports from London’s West End. She catches up with the writers and stars behind the new James Philips play McQueen – about the legendary and troubled fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

On the programme for 14 September:

Kyra has the music news including stories about U2’s home coming gigs and news of the Hank Williams biopic.

In the final hour our reporter Bonnie Britain reports from London’s West End. She catches up with the writers and stars behind the new James Philips play McQueen – about the legendary and troubled fashion designer Alexander McQueen.