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Monday Matters with Jason McCrossan Christmas Special

The final Monday Matters with Jason McCossan of 2014 includes the Quiz of 2014 with Kyra Cross and Nicky B; Crap Karaoke and a look back at the year in music including those who passed away.

Also, Jason and Kyra pay a visit to Santa on the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Santa Train and how else to finish but with the story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Sittingbourne & Kemsley Santa Train

cartoon-santa-riding-a-train

The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway is the preserved southern half of the former Bowater’s Railway built to move the raw materials for paper making and also the finished products around the mill at Sittingbourne.

Jason & Kyra from Monday Matters on 106.9 SFM took a trip on their Santa train – and even got to meet santa.

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Monday Matters 3rd February

Jessica Zhu
Jessica Zhu

On this programme Jason speaks to musician and Chinese-American pianist Jessica Zhu. Jessica made her orchestral debut in 2006 at the University of Houston, when she played Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Houston Symphony. She’s since performed with many orchestras in America. In 2009 Jessica was awarded the highly coveted Marshall Scholarship with which she completed a Masters programme with distinction at the the Guildhall School of Music & Dramas.

Also on the show, the featured group is The Kinks as we say happy birthday to Dave Davies, guitarist and founding member who celebrated his 67th birthday today.

Also,  Kyra brings us her all round geeky knowledge, the gig guide and latest music news.

We feature music from: Blondie, Crystal Fighters, Buddy Holly, Sara Bareilles, Empire Of The Sun, Trench City, Fickle Friends, The Waifs and Tori Amos.

And we give The Last Word to American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died on 2nd February 2014.  Philip had won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, was nominated three times for Best Supporting Actor, and received three Tony Award nominations for his work in theatre.

For more information about Jessica Zhu you can visit her website http://www.jessicazhu.com/

My chat with Giles Brandreth

Gyles's show is called "In Search Of Happiness
Gyles’s show is called “In Search Of Happiness”

I’ve always been a fan of Mr Brandreth.  Well, ok, in the 1990s I thought of him as a bit of a buffoon – but then, didn’t everyone? However, he has redeem himself in spades through his brilliant novels and wonderful contributions to Just A Minute.

So, I was very happy when he agreed to chat with me – even it it was for 15 minutes.  If you like Gyles, just know that he is performing up and down the country on his one man show “In Search for Happiness” – and I can only imagine it is nothing short of fabulous…just like Gyles.

On Saturday Breakfast on 15th February I will be giving away a pair of tickets to his show taking place the same evening.  Listen to http://www.sfmradio.com to win.