Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Chris' Film Club: Scarface

The theme for this week's Film Club is 'Gangster Films', so I've gone for the American classic Scarface. Al Pacino is Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who makes his way to the top of the Miami crime world and makes a few enemies along the way.

The film is directed by Brian De Palma and also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. It's full of grisly violence and drug taking, so it can be labelled under 'One for the whole family'.

The Quorum Singers


Today (Tuesday 30th of September) our guest on the drivetime show was Hellen Phillimore. Hellen is a member of the Quorum Singers of St. Albans, a choir who perform for charity. Helen was on to tell us about their upcoming concert on the 4th of October to celebrate the 25th anniversary of both the foundation of the choir and the opening of the community centre where they first performed. The Quorum Singers enjoy an excellent reputation both for the quality of their singing and their charitable works. They describe themselves as "a friendly group of men and women" and are happy to welcome new members.

The details for the anniversary concert are as follows:

Date: 4th October 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Dagnall Street Baptist Church, St. Alban's AL3 5EE


For more information about The Quorum Singers, you can visit their website at:
http://www.quorumsingers.org.uk/


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Chris' Film Club: The Lego Movie

Rounding off the theme of animated movies this week I've plumped for one of the biggest films of the last 12 months: The Lego Movie.

Written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, it tells the story of Emmett, a distinctly average construction worker who is mistaken for 'The Special', a person with the power to save the world from the evil Lord Business.

It has a voice cast with the talents of Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett and it is wonderfully creative, imaginatively animated and probably one that the adults can enjoy more than the kids.

The local American Football Team @whmosquitos join us


Today we were fortunate to be joined by Alex Lilly PR representative, team member James and Head Coach Burt for a recently founded American Football called Welwyn and Hatfield Mosquitos. 

It's an over 18 male and female team and they're hoping to build it into two separate teams and be playing in the league by 2016. They are currently looking to recruit and if you're interested, please do as it sounds like an exciting and fun opportunity. It runs on Saturdays from 10-12pm there is no current age limit and the oldest player they have met was 50+ so there is no limit listeners!

The first training session is free and has a monthly payment of £20 for membership.

To listen again go to http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/



Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Chris' Film Club: Waltz with Bashir

So far this week we've had two films that are certainly aimed at younger viewers (although older ones can certainly enjoy them as well) but today we have a very adult animation. Waltz with Bashir is an animated documentary that charts Israeli director Ari Folman's attempts to remember what he was doing during the 1982 Lebanon War. The film shows conversations with fellow soldiers, journalists and psychologists, as Folman pieces together his whereabouts during the event, memories that have become lost to him over time.

Harrowing and beautiful in equal measure, it is a daring and imaginative film that shows that animation is certainly not a medium that only children can enjoy.

The Drivetime Sessions with Fairies

Live in the studio this Wednesday we were joined by Robbyn and Lauren: the spellbinding local duo, Faeries. They played two of their own songs for us: 'Away With the Fairies' and 'Without You', as well as a cover of the Dolly Parton song, 'Jolene'.


For more information on private bookings, gigs and new music go to their Facebook page, at www.facebook.com/faeriesband.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Top Trends With Our Interiors Correspondent Gwendoline Alderton.

With our interior design correspondent Gwendoline Alderton. We are talking top trends this autumn. The colours are reflecting the change in weather, burgundy has replaced the summery pinks and purples. Burgundy can be quite a depressive colour if you don't dress it correctly, so its important you put it with neutral colours, such as grays and creams. Though you can put it with colour such as: yellow, gold and green. Burgundy doesn't just have to appear on the wall, you can have vases and furniture.

Another top trend is space, with the new Star Wars movie on the way. You may find that a lot more textures will come into play, such as metals.

Moving from the stars, we turn our attention to dogs, which are hot at the moment - hot dogs. Just like space themes,dogs are everywhere! On cushions, throws and ceramic objects.

For more information on whats hot, go to:
http://ga-interiors.co.uk/


Chris' Film Club: Finding Nemo

Continuing our theme of animated movies we have the Pixar film Finding Nemo. It tells the story of a clown fish whose only son is taken from him by a diver and he treks across the ocean to find him. On the way he meets many weird and wonderful creatures.

It's funny, beautiful and features a fantastic cast, including Albert Brooks, Ellen Degeneres, Geoffrey Rush, Willem Defoe and Alison Janney.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Chris' Film Club: Frozen

The theme for this week's Film Club entries is 'Animated Films', so I've gone for one of the biggest animated films of recent years in the form of Disney's Frozen. The film tells the story of two princesses, one of whom has magic ice powers, ends up alienating herself from her people and disappears, so her sister has to track her down and save the day.

Featuring the voice work of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, it won two Oscars and is one of those films that is, in a somewhat cliched way, fun for all the family.

Sam Rolfe: Science Correspondent

Today, Sam Rolfe was our guest on the drivetime show. Sam covered the following topics:

Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners have been in use for decades and are becoming more popular in items such as diet drinks. Past theories linking the consumption of sweeteners to cancer have been debunked, but a recent study found that a high intake of a sweetener called saccharin developed an impaired glucose metabolism, a warning sign of Type 2 Diabetes. This study is significant as it suggests that sweeteners, which people with diabetes often take or is used as a sugar substitute, could still put people at risk to metabolic problems. However, this research has yet to be replicated

Ig Nobel Prizes

They may not have the prestige of a Nobel Prize, but they are still important! Ig Nobel Prizes commends researchers who have made us laugh as well as think. They have been awarded for the following categories:

Physics: Testing the amount of friction involved when  a person steps on a banana peel
Psychology: Discovering that people who normally stay up late are on average more self-admiring, more manipulative and more psychopathic than early risers
Public Health: Investigating whether it is mentally hazardous to own a cat
Biology: Documenting that dogs prefer to go to the toilet when aligned with the Earth's north-south magnetic lines
Art: Measuring the amount of pain people register, when shot in the hand with a laser, when they are looking at a pretty painting versus an ugly one
Medicine: Treating nosebleeds with strips of cured pork
Arctic Science: Testing how reindeer respond to seeing people dressed up as polar bears
Nutrtion: Characterising lactic acid bacteria in infant faeces as a possible starter culture for fermented sausages.

Scientist of the month

Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) is known as the father of nuclear physics. His many contributions include: the concept of nuclear half life, the Rutherford model of the atom, the proton and has an element in the periodic table, Rutherfordium, named after him.

The night sky this month

Later on this week, if you have a good view of the western horizon, you should be able to see a crescent moon between Saturn and Mars.
Next week, if you are an early riser, you should be able to spot the International Space Station in the early hours. Google "spot the station" for more information.Tonight the station will pass almost directly over head at 5:15 AM, moving from East to West.
Moving into the autumn months the constellations Cygnus and Lyra are in peak observing positions.

Sam's Sources

Sweeteners: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/healthyliving/diet-healthy-eating-and-cancer/food-controversies/diet-and-cancer-acrylamide-artificial-sweeteners-green-tea-soy-tomatoes-and-vitamin-supplements#Artificial

Ig Nobel Prizes: http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/#ig2014

Scientist of the month: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Rutherford

Night sky this month: http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/astronomy/nightsky/






New Music Playlist w/c 23rd September & this week's featured track by @SiCranstoun

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Ali Campbell – I Want You
Andy Burrows - As Good As Gone
Bellowhead - Let Her Run
Billy Ocean - Love Train
Bryan Adams - She Knows Me
Counting Crows - Earthquake Driver
Ella Henderson - Glow
Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona)
First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
George Ezra - Blame It On Me
Gregory Porter - The In Crowd
Holly Johnson - In And Out Of Love
Joe Bonamassa - Get Back My Tomorrow
Johnny Marr - Easy Money
Kaiser Chiefs - My Life
La Roux - Kiss And Not Tell
Lady Antelbellum – Lie With Me
Lenny Kravitz - The Chamber
Manic Street Preachers - Futurology
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Michael Jackson - A Place With No Name
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot – When It Was Ours
Si Cranstoun – Dance For Evermore
Spandau Ballet – This Is The Love
Steve Nicks – The Dealer
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Anything Goes
U2 - The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is Dance For Evermore by Si Cranstoun:


Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 19th September 2014

Simon was in the studio today to talk all about his new book, which he rather modestly described as 'Earth-shatteringly good'. The 956-page tome tells the adventures of 'Simonty the Handsome', a roguish and charismatic knight who roams the land, vanquishing villains. He then gets hired to take down the evil monster 'Danniver the Bald' and, along with his trusty steed 'Brentford', he must summon all the bravery he has to both defeat the wicked being and bed the busty maidens (spoiler alert: that happens A LOT in the book).

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio to talk about the UK box office, the latest film releases and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

Friday
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
11.05pm – 2.00am
Film4

Saturday
Sightseers
11.45pm – 1.30am
Film4

Saturday Night Fever
1.30am – 3.55am
Film4

Sunday
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
5.35pm – 7.15pm
Channel 5

In Time
9.00pm – 11.10pm
Channel 5

Monday
Mad City
11.25pm – 1.15am
BBC1

Tuesday
Despicable Me
7.00pm – 9.00pm
ITV2

Wednesday
Top Gun
11.30pm – 1.40am
Film4

Thursday
The Change Up
11.05pm – 1.15am
Film4

Friday, 19 September 2014

Bike 4 Cancer in the studio!

On the show tonight we were joined in the studio by three gentlemen who are about to undertake a sporting challenge, all in the name of charity. Rich, Dave and Nick will be doing a three day cycle ride from St Albans to Paris along with nine friends, in a group collectively known as 'The Dirty Dozen'. They will be riding for the charities Bike 4 Cancer and Brainwave, two charities that are close to their hearts. Olly Murs is a patron of Brainwave, which aims to improve the lives of children with mobility difficulties.

They set off on the 25th September and if you would like to sponsor them then you can do it through the website here.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Chris' Film Club: The Great Escape

Over the summer break the world lost the great James Garner. Star of screens both big and small for decades, we've picked the ensemble classic The Great Escape for entry into the Film Club.

Telling the true story of a group of Allied soldiers who escape from a German POW camp in WWII. The cast features Garner, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough (who was in the Film Club earlier this week), James Coburn, Charles Bronson and Donald Pleasance.

Chris' Film Club: Jumanji

The theme this week is films by filmmakers who sadly passed away while Drivetime was off-air over the summer holidays. Today's entry to the Film Club is Jumanji, starring the late, great Robin Williams. Jumanji is a personal favourite of mine as it is possibly my earliest exposure to the work of Williams.

The film tells the story of a mysterious board game that, when played, affects the world around it and can only be stopped once it has been won. Williams stars as a man who has been trapped in the game for years.

An exciting and fun kids film, it also features a young Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt and David Alan Grier.


An Interview with Becki Vukovich who is raising money for the Herts Air Ambulance Trust


Today we were fortunate to be joined again by Becki Vukovich who is raising money for the Herts Air Ambulance Trust. She also announced a cocktail evening at the Beachhouse St Albans this Saturday and come along to enjoy a 'Luca Cocktail' from 7:30pm. 

We at Radio Verulam were surprised to learn that the air ambulance, that must raise £5.3 million a year just to fly, is not government funded although it provides vital care for those seriously injured. Becki told us the story of her son, Luca, who was in a serious accident involving a van and that the essential work carried out by the air ambulance saved her sons life, who is now recovering. Here at Radio Verulam we wish you all the best Luca! 

On 10th October Becki will leave for a 10 day trek along the Great Wall of China and we hope that the community will support on this grueling task, all selflessly undertaken in the name of charity. To donate please visit  https://www.justgiving.com/rebecca-vukovich/ and we can't wait to here about how the trek goes. 

To listen again please visit http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/ 




The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 12th September 2014

Danny was back on the RV Film Guide this week, having been released from his captivity. When he was finally let go by his kidnappers (who had not received the requested ransom but grew tired of Danny talking about The Eagles and James Bond) he was left, cowering from the sunlight he had not seen in two weeks, at the side of the A414. It took a further day to get back to his house (no-one wants to pick up a dirty, smelly radio DJ at the best of times, so it's worse when he's been in captivity) but he made it back just in time to have Simon witter on about stuff he's not quite sure about it but dammit, if he isn't going to say it anyway.

Danny's mind wasn't really thinking about films though, he was imagining getting revenge on those who took him hostage. He imagined himself in a Charles Bronson-Death Wish sort of situation, taking out the baddies one at a time. He then had an idea, suddenly got up and left....

Simon didn't really notice.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio to talk about the UK box office and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

Friday
Shakespeare in Love
9.00pm – 11.30pm
More4

Saturday
Die Hard
9.00pm – 11.45pm
E4

The Queen
4.00pm – 6.05pm
ITV

Sunday
Always
2.30pm – 4.45pm
ITV

The Guard
9.00pm – 10.50pm
Film4

Monday
The River Wild
10.55pm – 12.55am
Channel 5

Tuesday
Billy Elliot
9.00pm – 10.45pm
BBC4

Wednesday
The Motorcycle Diaries
12.55am – 3.35am
Film4




Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Drivetime Sessions with our special guest, Nick Stephenson

Live in the studio this Wednesday we were joined by the amazing local singer-songwriter, Nick Stephenson. He played two of his own songs for us: 'One Thing' and 'Sally Don't Sing the Blues', as well as a cover of the Tom Waits song, 'Jersey Girls'.



For more information on private bookings, gigs and new music go to his Facebook page, at www.facebook.com/nickstephensonmusic, or have a look at his LemonRock page, at www.lemonrock.com/nickstephenson

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Earl Grey Cup Cakes With Our Baking Correspondent

Lucy Clark from Heaven is a cupcake came into the studio today to share her brilliantly British recipe for Earl gray cupcakes:


You don't just have to have Earl gray you can infuse any sort of tea, from Chamomile to Rooibos.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Chris' Film Club: Gandhi

Chris' Film Club has been off-air for some time now, so we thought we should make the theme this week more of a tribute. It is a tribute to those in the film industry who passed away over the summer while we were off air and to start us off we honour the great Richard Attenborough.

Well known to film fans for his work in classics like Brighton Rock and Jurassic Park, it's his epic biopic of the Indian independence leader that we spoke about today. Ben Kingsley and Attenborough both won Oscars for their work on the film and it is a marvellously well-crafted and acted.

The film also stars Rohini Hattangadi, Edward Fox, Sir John Gielgud and many, many more.

Lisa Pearson on 'Starting your own Business'



Today we were lucky enough to have Lifestyle Correspondent Lisa Pearson join Danny on Drivetime to discuss the topic of starting your own business. They discussed the various trials and tribulations involved in the process, the necessary sacrifices you need to make, but also how rewarding starting a business of your own can be.

Lisa discussed her three top tips, having started numerous businesses herself, and these were as follows:

Money: 

Lisa says that you can't always expect to be profitable immediately and furthermore that profit should at first be a fringe concern, unless of course you intend to quit your current employment to pursue your own business. Therefore she suggests, as she told Danny, that it's best to work on your own business whilst continuing in your current workplace, despite the extra effort involved.

Passion:

Lisa firmly stated that perhaps most important, when considering starting your own business, is having passion and drive. She says that to succeed in self-employment, having a passion for your idea is key and also that you must refine your ideas to a single focus, and stick to it.

Need: 

Finally, Lisa stressed the importance of a business that directly addresses a common customer need. She said that whilst finding a niche area of business is extremely difficult in this day and age, a new business must nevertheless strive to provide a service that customers will value and need.

For more on the subject, visit her blog here:  http://mummywhispererblog.com/2014/09/how-to-start-your-own-business/

If you missed it, the show is available at: http://listenagain.radioverulam.com.


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Top Local Author @mjarlidge pops in for a chat about his new novel "Pop Goes the Weasel"



We were very lucky today as local author M.J Arlidge came to talk about his new crime novel "Pop Goes the Weasel" which came out today.  Matt described his desire to create a female protagonist, inspired by the "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", which he achieved with the creation of the strong DI Grace whom Danny envisaged would be played by Hermione Norris, contrary to Matts opinion's. Maybe Danny should leave the casting to the producer, novelist and screenplay writer?

Matt then talked about the troubles of translating the titles of his books, with his new title being slightly problematic to translate! This new book: "Pop Goes the Weasel" is a dark, crime fiction with a slightly scarce occurrence of a female antagonist. Matt then disclosed some great news about his new novel "Dolls House" and we eagerly await for its release date of 12th February 2015. We will hold Matt to his promise of coming back for the release of his next book, as we can't wait to speak to him again!

Join Matt on Saturday 13th August 11am-1pm this Saturday downstairs in Waterstones for book signing and a chat. Here at Radio Verulam we highly recommend this fast-paced, compulsive and exciting novel.

For more updates on Matt's work, follow him on Twitter @mjarlidge

Listen at http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/ to hear Danny's suggestion for a new character in one of Matt's new books that may or may not resemble himself...

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 5th September 2014

Wow, it really has been a long time since we had a Friday Film Guide. Simon turned up to resume the usual bickering/film criticism, and Chris was at his usual post, readying a witty blog entry but Danny never showed up. We gave him a few calls but there was no response, so we searched around the office to see if we could find any clues. That's when we came across it: a video tape and a ransom demand. We rooted around for a VHS player to use (who uses video anymore, come on!) and slipped the cassette in. Up popped the image of a miserable looking Danny, holding up a copy of the paper to prove the date and reading out a list of ransom demands. The kidnappers were really making some strong demands, including £10 and a packet of chewing gum. Simon and Chris dug their hands into their pockets to see what they could muster up. Together they had £3.57 in change and Simon's Brentford FC season ticket, so about £5 in total. Nowhere near enough... until Simon remembered that he had his credit card and that a cash machine was just around the corner.

Sadly, they got distracted by a squirrel outside and forgot what they were outside for and went to get ice cream. It was a lovely day out for everyone. Except Danny of course: he hasn't seen daylight for 9 days.

Ok, that was a lie, but Danny wasn't in the studio tonight (Nick took his place) but Simon was in to talk about the UK box office top 10, new releases in the cinema and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

Friday
OHMSS
8.00pm – 10.55pm
ITV4

American Beauty
11.05pm – 1.00am
BBC2

Saturday

High Society
1.10pm – 3.20pm
Channel 5

The Ides of March
9.15pm – 10.50pm
BBC2

Sunday
Lassie
1.15pm – 3.05pm
Channel 5

Monday
The Next Three Days
9.00pm – 11.45pm
5*

Tuesday
Star Trek: First Contact
1.00pm – 3.10pm
Film4

Wednesday
Erin Brokovitch
9.00pm – 11.45pm
5*

Thursday
Betty Blue
11.15pm – 2.50am
Film4

The Thing
11.40pm – 1.50am
ITV4

The Drivetime Sessions with our special guest, Daria Kulesh

Live in the studio this Wednesday we heard some of the mesmerising music of the singer-songwriter, Daria Kulesh. She played three songs for us: 'Fake Wonderland', 'Right Here' and 'She Moves Through The Fair'


















For more information on private bookings, gigs and new music go to her facebook page, at www.facebook.com/DariaKuleshMusic, or go to her website: www.daria-kulesh.co.uk

Her single, 'butterflies' is available from Amazon, iTunes and Spotify, and has been released to raise money for the charity DEBRA.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Dagnall Street Baptist Church - National Heritage Day With Chris Penn

On today's show we had Chris Penn and his friend of 40 years, Joseph from Zambia. 
Chris came into to talk about Dagnall street baptist church which is opening on national heritage day, an event organised by English heritage and the national trust. Its a chance to celebrate English heritage and culture. 

Dagnall street baptist church is opening its doors to the general public on the Thursday 11th to Sunday 12th, and on Saturday 13th they're running an activity driven workshop for families, called messy church. There will also be a cafe open from 10am-6pm, which Chris highly recommend.

If you would like to visit any other national heritages in the West Herts area visit:

And if you want to visit Dagnall Baptist church website go to:

Monday, 8 September 2014

Consumer Advice


Elizabeth Crampton from the Citizens Advice Bureau was our guest this evening covering the following topics.
 
Advice For Students Going to University
 http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/news/whats_new_aug14_going_to_university.htm

Lasting power of attorney

http://www.saga.co.uk/legal/lpa/what-is-lpa.aspx

Further details can be found on these subjects plus much more can be found at the the web site  http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england.htm

New Music Playlist w/c 8th September 2014 & this week's featured track by @CountingCrows

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Andy Burrows - As Good As Gone
Augustines - Weary Eyes
Barbra Streisand & Michael Bublé - It Had To Be You
Bellowhead - Let Her Run
Billy Ocean - Love Train
Brian Setzer - Lemme Slide
Chrissie Hynde - Down The Wrong Way (feat. Neil Young)
Coldplay - True Love
Counting Crows - Earthquake Driver
Deacon Blue - A New House
Dolly Parton - Lay Your Hands On Me
Engelbert with Shelby Lynne - Real Love
Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona)
Erasure - Elevation
George Ezra - Blame It On Me
Gregory Porter - The In Crowd
Joe Bonamassa - Get Back My Tomorrow
Kacey Musgraves - Keep It To Yourself
Kaiser Chiefs - My Life
Lenny Kravitz - The Chamber
Manic Street Preachers - Futurology
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Robert Plant - Rainbow
Ryan Adams - Gimme Something Good
Shaun Escoffery - Nature's Call
The Pierces - Creation
The Script - Superheroes
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Anything Goes
Train - Angel In Blue Jeans

Items in BOLD are new additions

Our featured track for the week is Earthquake Driver by Counting Crows:


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Andy Jarosz- Our Travel Correspondent @andyjarosz


Andy Jarosz joined us today to talk about the perils of aeroplanes, or rather more specifically aeroplane seating and seat-reclining etiquette following the story of a serious altercation concerning a reclining seat that caused a US plane to make an unscheduled landing.

Danny and Andy then entered into a rather deep conversation about the ethics of reclining your seat. Some points here included whether you are paying for your space and whether it is your right to recline, or if the person behind you should be taken into consideration.

Andy then enlightened us with some top tips for a stress free airport experience with the most crucial piece of advice being to turn up early. Andy's next, more controversial tip, was to prepare for the worst at airports and assume the worst in your fellow fliers, as then you won't be disappointed! Another key tip is to pack light with airline specific hand luggage, especially when travelling on a budget airline.

We look forward to seeing Andy again and to learn more about his many travels, as within the next month his travels will take him to destinations such as Finland and Latvia. Here at Radio Verulam we are trying hard not to be too jealous!

For more travel tips, check out Andy's website www.501places.com

And for regular updates follow Andy  +Andy Jarosz on Twitter.

To listen again and to hear Danny's message to the Mayor of London, head to www.radioverulam.com/listenagain

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

New Music Playlist w/c 1st September 2014 & this week's featured track by @shaun_escoffery

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Anastacia - Staring At The Sun
Augustines - Weary Eyes
Barbra Streisand & Michael Bublé - It Had To Be You
Bellowhead - Let Her Run
Billy Ocean - Love Train
Brian Setzer - Lemme Slide
Chrissie Hynde - Down The Wrong Way (feat. Neil Young)
Coldplay - True Love
Deacon Blue - A New House
Dolly Parton - Lay Your Hands On Me
Engelbert with Shelby Lynne - Real Love
Erasure - Elevation
George Ezra - Blame It On Me
Gregory Porter - The In Crowd
Kacey Musgraves - Keep It To Yourself
Lenny Kravitz - The Chamber
Manic Street Preachers - Futurology
Maroon 5 - Maps
Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky
Robert Plant - Rainbow
Ryan Adams - Gimme Something Good
Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One
Shaun Escoffery - Nature's Call
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - The Deer And The Wolf
The Pierces - Creation
The Script - Superheroes
The Shires - Tonight
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Anything Goes
Train - Angel In Blue Jeans

Our featured track for this week is Nature's Call by Shaun Escoffery: