Chris Rea performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room
Chris Rea performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room. Niall Horan chooses the Tracks of My Years with music from Garth Brooks and The Eagles plus PopMaster.
Chris Rea, one of the most popular UK singer-songwriters of the late eighties, performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room. Chris was already a major European star by the time he finally cracked the UK Top 10 with his 18th chart entry "The Road To Hell (Part 2)". As of 2009, he has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
Niall Horan, one-fifth of the all-conquering boy band One Direction, chooses the Tracks of My Years with music from Garth Brooks and The Eagles. In 2010 Niall auditioned as a solo artist for the seventh series of ITV's The X Factor. He failed to progress to the "Boys" category at the "judges' houses", but after judge Nicole Scherzinger suggested he join One Direction with Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, the group became a reality. Since the band's temporary hiatus Niall has recorded his debut solo album which is due to be released this autumn. There's also the daily love song, record and album of the week plus PopMaster. If you'd like to get in touch with the Show email Ken.Bruce@bbc.co.uk.