Here are the live music and chat sessions we have had in the studio this year
2016 - Shaun Kelly & The Returned Gifts
Shaun, along with fellow band members Michael and Ian popped in to play live in the studio for Pete Phillips
And with a new album nearly ready to release, this was a treat for listeners to hear some of the songs before it is released, including their current single, As The Crow Flies
2016 - Ru Gilfillan
Ru is a face you might recognise if you have ever visited the box office at Huntingdon Hall. But there is more to Ru than just selling tickets. At just 18, he is already a member of Worcester Rep, having appeared in the recent production of King John, is working with a local company on a hoped-for TV pilot of a World War 1 drama and also plays in a band. And has an unpronounceable first name, sensibly shortened to Ru...
2016 - Occupational Therapy Week
And Julie Elliott, Beverley Phillips, Helena Bunce and Traci Young all came into the studio to tell David Bower and our patients all about it
2016 - Paolo Pezzangora
Paolo works for the Orchestra Of The Swan over in Stratford and popped in to chat about the orchestra, his job, his love of music (listening and playing), getting married in England and how to make the perfect pizza (which strangely does not include pineapple!)
2016 - WODYS
The Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society's Youth Section made their regular annual pilgrimage to the studio to chat and sing numbers from their 2016 show, Les MisÚrables
And, as usual, they filled the studio in a show hosted by Tony Deakin and Pete Phillips
The show runs from August 2nd to 6th at the Swan Theatre and is already a sell-out with a waiting list for tickets - can't be bad!
2016 - 6-5 Specials
The rather wonderful 6-5 Specials Skiffle Band hail from Alvechurch (with a little bit of Brum thrown into the mix for good measure). They play skiffle. Classics such as Freight Train, Does your chewing gum lose its flavour and My old man's a dustman. They play many local venues and they do it all for charity (particularly the British Lung Foundation, in memory of one of their former members). They have even been on TV! And they not only chatted to Pete Phillips but provided some musical accompaniment too
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2016 - Niamh Webb
Always good to welcome younger people to the studio and back for a return visit was Niamh (grand-daughter of our own Tony Clay) who this time not only chose the playlist (as usual) but also treated us to a couple of songs on her newly-acquired ukulele...
2016 - Demi Marriner
Demi is a 19 year old
singer-songwriter studying from Oldbury and studying music in Gloucester
Demi chatted to Pete Phillips as well as playing live a number of songs from the EP and some new tracks as well
Demi is also appearing at the Marrs Barr on May 26th
2016 - Joe Broughton
Joe is a very busy guy. In addition to his work with the Urban Folk Quartet, Joe is also responsible for the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble with its 56 members who will all be appearing on stage at Huntingdon Hall on June 4th (yes, really - all of them!). He also has separate collaborations with brother Ben and Kevin Dempsey, runs a fiddle school and as well as courses in France and, soon in Spain. Where does he find the time?!
Joe chatted to Pete Phillips about the forthcoming tour and his other ventures
2016 - Roger Knight
An annual treat for patients is when the Mayor of Worcester pops in to chat about his year in office just before it comes to an end. This year was no exception with Roger Knight visiting the studio but with the added bonus this time of the Mayoress, his wife Freda. Tony Deakin chatted to them both about what the past year had been like...
2016 - Ben Parker
Ben is currently the Poet in Residence for the Swan, having previously occupied the same role at the Museum of Royal Worcester. Using examples from his work (including two brand-new ones for the Swan which had never been heard publicly before), Ben explained to Pete Phillips about the work he is doing, the process of writing the poems and the way they are constructed. Pete even got to read one himself...
2016 - Michael Armstrong & Lisa Davies
Fresh from his appearance as support to T'Pau and percussionist in the band, Michael followed up his previous phone interview with Pete Phillips with a live studio chat and music session, along with his manager Lisa who also joined in
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2016 - Adam Bullock, Barry Ellis and Suzanne Nevitt
With the St John's Players production of John Godber's April in Paris being presented at the Swan Studio from March 9th to 12th, the director and actors came into the studio to explain how they had gone about preparing for the show, given that it takes place largely in Paris and there is just the two of them on stage with a chair...
2016 - Tony Clay & Niamh
Our very own Tony Clay brought his grand-daughter Niamh up to the studio during Pete Phillips's show and, as before, took over for an hour or so, choosing the music which ranged from Elvis and Aretha Franklin to David Bowie and Bob Marley. No Justin Bieber for Niamh!
2016 - Griff Collins
joined Dave Webber for some great live music
2016 - Russ Underwood
joined Dave Webber as Guest Presenter
This page was last updated on Sunday, 15 January 2017