Monday, 19 October 2015

Playlist week of 17th October 2015

How To Listen : BBC Radio Shropshire is available on 96FM across much of the county from the main Wrekin transmitter. It’s also on 95FM around Ludlow, 90FM in the Church Stretton area and 104.1FM in Clun.
Broadcast on DAB Digital Radio from the Wrekin, covering central and eastern Shropshire.
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17th October 2015 – BBC Playlist
Brand new music from Carrie Underwood, Dylan Scott, Chris While and Breelan Angel
Plus classics from Jeannie C Riley, Grandpa Jones and Wanda Jackson.
Tribute to Kenny Johnson who died.
Amaya Rose New on the Show!

Dave & Whitney - The Boot | Album: Alibi MP3 - UK iTunes - - Bandcamp
Alan Jackson - Mexico. Tequila & Me | Album: Angels and Alcohol CD - MP3 -  
Donna Ulisse - Hard Cry Moon | Album: Hard Cry Moon (25 Sep 2015) CDMP3 - UK iTunes -
Clint Black – Summertime | Album: On Purpose CD -   
Emmylou Harris with Earl Thomas Conley - We Believe In Happy Endings | Album: Duets Amazon UK (Oct 17, 1941) BIRTHDAY
Amaya Rose - All American Towns | Album: Timing (TBA) New
Sam Lewis - Virginia Avenue | Album: Waiting On You (out 21 April 2015) - MP3 - UK 
Jess & The Bandits - You Can’t Stop Me | Album: Here We Go Again CD - UK iTunes - 
Jeannie C Riley - Run Jeannie Run | Album: Jeannie C. Riley Amazon UK ("Jeannie Carolyn Stephenson"; Oct 19, 1945) BIRTHDAY
Chris & Julie While - She Thinks I Still Care | Album: Orphan Girl | Album: Amazon UK - UK iTunes New
Grandpa Jones - T For Texas | Album: Country & Western Music Hit Parade, Vol. 10 Amazon UK (Oct 20, 1913; died Feb 19, 1998 (aged 84)) BIRTHDATE
Little Big Town - Tumble & Fall | Album: CD - UK iTunes - (Kimberley Schlapman (Roads) Oct 5, 1969 + Jimi Westbrook; Oct 20th) BIRTHDAYS
Tammy Jones Robinette - The Letters | Album: Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive Import (out Oct 30, 2015) New Amazon UK -
Breelan Angel - Drinkin’ Round It | Album: Diamond in a Rhinestone World Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Kenny Johnson - City Lights The Best Of (White Cloud Music) Amazon UK | UK iTunes 

Former BBC Radio Merseyside presenter and country singer died in Spain aged 75, on Tues Oct 13, 2015 


Wanda Jackson - Reuben James | Album: Country Girls (Oct 20, 1937) BIRTHDAY
Dylan Scott - Crazy Over Me New Single MP3 (Curb Records)
Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie - Fifty Miles of Elbow Room | Album: The Gospel Side Of Bill Em New Gospel Side of Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Carrie Underwood – Heartbeat New Single | Album: Storyteller (out Oct 25) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music (US Exclusive Deluxe) -
Mel Street - Daylight Strangers, Midnight Friends | Album: (Oct 21, 1935 died Oct 21, 1978 (aged 43); commited suicide on his 45th birthday Oct 1935) BIRTHDATE
Owen Bradley & Anita Kerr singers - White Silver Sands | Album: (William Owen Bradley; born   Oct 21, 1915 died Jan 7, 1998 (aged 82)) BIRTHDATE
Shelby Lynne - Son Of a Gun | Album: I Can't Imagine MP3 - UK iTunes - (Oct 22, 1968) BIRTHDAY
Dwight Yoakam - Second Hand Heart | Album: Second Hand Heart CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - (Oct 22, 1956) BIRTHDAY
Tanya Tucker - 1010 Whipporwill Lane | Album: Tanya (2003) MP3 (For: Tony Bough)
Greg Trooper - They Call Me Hank | Album: Live At the Rock Room (June 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Eilen Jewell - Half Broke Horse | Album: Sundown Over Ghost Town CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music -
Jana Kramer - The Last Song | Album: Thirty-One New (Oct 9, 2015) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music  -  

New on The Show

Amaya Rose 
“All American Towns” – ”I thought WOW! The first cut really did strike me..just the kind of country we need on the radio these days, just listen to the vocal phrasing, it really is beautiful….Just blew me away, I thought it was absolutely wonderful..when you hear an artist like that well that’s what it’s all about really, I think her voice and the songs are just wonderful” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Amaya Rose
Hometown: Paso Robles, CA
Short Description: Amaya Rose is a 16 year old country singer/songwriter who can also pick a couple tunes on the guitar, and is an award winning fiddle and banjo player.
"Violins sing, but fiddles dance"
Genre: Country  / Classic Country

Born Amaya Rose Dempsey April 1st, 1999, in Templeton CA.
This young musician has been said to have an old soul.
Combining her love of the classic  legends like Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, her award winning fiddle playing, and new pop twists, Amaya creates a modern, yet timeless sound.

From the age of 3 Amaya was always awed by the violin, and at age 7 her parents began taking her to a classic violin instructor for Suzuki Method lessons once week.
Around 12, she began joining SLO county legend, Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band as one of the lead singers and fiddle player.

From there her violin playing (which slowly turned to fiddling) has taken her as far as earning 2nd place in the CA Fiddle State Championships, 2nd at the Western Open Fiddle Championships, an opening act for Merle Haggard (Read article 15-year-old local fiddler opens for Merle Haggard), and guest appearances with Lyle Lovett, and Riders In the Sky.
Just recently (June 2015) Amaya was most generously gifted the opportunity to record a 10 song CD at Kim Copeland Productions (1216 17th Ave S (Studio 1204 17th Ave S), Nashville, Tennessee 37212) by award-winning songwriter Max McGee.

During her stay in Nashville, she also had the amazing opportunity of joining Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers on stage for a spontaneus guest appearance.

A single titled “Different Shade of Blue” was self-released on iTunes July 5, 2015

A 10 song CD (Probably titled TIMING) is slated to be on its way. Amaya shared “Thanks so much to family, friends, and fans, who greatly supported this endeavour”  

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Jess and the Bandits

“You Can’t Stop Me” - “I think they are a great band, they’ve got a very contemporary sound..another fine UK act, they write their songs with original material and what is needed really to conquer the UK market” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Members: Jessica Clemmons, Ricci Riccardi, Louis Riccardi, Dave Troke, Steven Reid Williams
Genre: Pop/Country

Though somewhat atypical for a group rooted in country to find success in the UK, it is par for the course when it comes to the unlikely group Jess and the Bandits. The Bandits met Texan favourite Jessica Clemmons, the opening act, during a 2012 tour while playing with The Overtones and instantly bonded over their mutual love of Country Music. As they began to play together more and more, it became painstakingly clear that their chemistry was flawless.
Jess and the Bandits

Thus, Jess and the Bandits were born.
Made up of brothers Ricci and Louis Riccardi on drums and guitar respectively, Dave Troke on bass, Steven Reid Williams on keyboards/guitar and of course lovely Jessica Clemmons on vocals, each member of the Bandits brings with them a storied history of country creativity.

Far from home, Jessica Clemmons hails from Houston, Texas, however UK audiences have fallen for her soulful and passionate work so much that she’s become something of an honorary Brit. The country singer got her foot firmly in the door whilst wowing arena audiences on Boyzone’s Bz20 tour, and on other outings from the Overtones to the Stylistics.
Jess graced the BBC Radio 2 playlist last year with ‘Single Tonight’ and sent social media into a spin when she performed her show-stopping female take on ‘Wichita Lineman’ on Terry Wogan’s Sunday morning show.

Front woman Jessica Clemmons, the singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas with the big voice and the warm personality, bonded with the four Brits who make up the Bandits over their mutual love of the music. Now they’re turning that shared affection into some of the most accessible country-pop-rock of the year.
Now, at the helm of the five-piece band, Jessica’s ready to take things up another gear. To lift a phrase from Jess and the Bandits’ feel-good single ‘My Name Is Trouble,’ this country girl can rock your world, but she can take it slow, too. “We got a little of that country-rock feel, and then we’ve got those really pretty country ballad sort of songs,” says Jessica. “I spent ten days in Nashville hoping to write enough songs, and left with more than I could put on the record. I’m really excited about it.”

Jessica graced the BBC Radio 2 playlist early in 2014 with ‘Single Tonight’, had further airplay with ‘Love Like That,’ and sent social media into a spin when she performed her show stopping female take on ‘Wichita Lineman’ on Terry Wogan’s Sunday morning show. All of those tracks are on the new album with the Bandits.
With the band, she wowed arena audiences on Boyzone’s BZ20 tour, just as she had on earlier outings with the Overtones and the Stylistics.

2015 keeps getting bigger and better for 1/5 Texan and 4/5 British country band Jess and the Bandits. Having sold out their three headline performances of the year and debuted at #6 on the official country charts with album Here We Go Again (listen here), the group blew Sir Terry Wogan away with their reworking of Mama Told Me Not To Come and also stole of the heart of Bob Harris (OBE), for whom they have already recorded two Under The Apple Tree sessions in 2015.

Having won rave reviews for their festival appearances, from C2C Country to Country to Ramblin' Man and the performing as special guests to close SummerTyne, the band were excited about the release of their self-confidence anthem Nitty Gritty, which is being released in association with high street plus size retailer Evans' #StyleHasNoSize campaign. 

At the launch of the #StyleMantra competition held to find 10 women to appear alongside the band in the music video, Evans Brand Director Fiona Ross stated, 'We’re thrilled to be working on this exciting project with Jess and the Bandits. Jessica embodies everything we’re passionate about at Evans. The new, empowering single Nitty Gritty reinforces our belief that #STYLEHASNOSIZE and we’re so happy to have her as an ambassador.' Shop the looks here.

Teaming up with videographer Ron Yeadon for the playful music video, which has just premiered exclusively on The Telegraph, vocalist Jessica Clemmons had one goal, 'I wanted women to watch this video and feel represented for once. The competition winners were amazing. They were different races, sizes, ages, and all from different backgrounds. They showed incredible confidence in who they are, looked amazing, and have made this video truly something special. I hope that when people watch it they feel empowered and learn to love who they are, despite their, so called, flaws.'
Watch Jess and the Bandits perform 'Nitty Gritty' taken from their album 'Here We Go Again' 
Outfits provided by Evans:
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In July they headed up to Gateshead for two performances at The Sage's SummerTyne Festival. After a rapturous response to their Saturday set, the quintet had the honour of closing the event last night.
To celebrate their successful start to 2015, Bob Harris followed up his sessions from earlier this year with a further recording at Cornbury Festival. As a nod to the legendary Sir Tom Jones, who was headlining he festival, the band reworked his own reworking of the Three Dog Night classic, 'Mama Told Me Not To Come'.
Currently gearing up for their debut UK headline tour this October, which follow on from their sold out London shows earlier this year, Jess and the Bandits promise that this year is just going to get bigger and better.

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