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Nell Bryden performs live

Nell Bryden performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room and Zara Larsson selects her favourite songs in the Tracks of My Years.

Nell Bryden performs live in the Radio 2 Piano with music from her latest EP called Soundtrack To Little Wing - Part One. The record is actually a companion to her debut novel Little Wing and was the first time that Nell has taken on the role of producer on her own work. Nell and her touring group recorded directly to two-inch tape at Ray Davies' famed Konk Studios and they were joined by Tom Jones' horn section as well as a string quartet arranged by Richard Ashcroft’s musical director. The new songs have been mixed by 12-time Grammy-winner Jay Newland. Nell is a New York born, London based singer-songwriter who has toured with Counting Crows and KT Tunstall. She was also invited by Gary Barlow to support him on his solo tour and Cher has covered one of her songs, Sirens.

Zara Larsson picks the Tracks of My Years with songs from Ariana Grande and Whitney Houston. At the age of ten, Zara got her first break by winning Sweden’s Got Talent and she hoped to start her career there and then. However, it was a couple of years later at the age of thirteen when Zara achieved her dream of landing a record deal. Then aged fifteen Zara released her first song Uncover which reached number one in Sweden. Her biggest YouTube hit, the unmistakable ear worm Lush Life has over 620 million views. Zara is currently touring across Europe supporting Ed Sheeran on his latest stadium tour as well as performing at her own headline shows. Her latest single Don't Worry Bout Me is out now with an album expected later this year.

Ken's got another round of the legendary PopMaster music quiz and your dedications with today's love song. There's also the record and album of the week.
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2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Daft Punk

    Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

    I Don't Care

    • No.6 Collaborations Project.
    • Atlantic.
  • Billy Ocean

    Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)

    • Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F.
    • Jive.
  • Jennifer Lopez

    Waiting For Tonight

    • Hits 2000 (Various Artists).
    • Warner E.S.P..
  • Elton John & Taron Egerton

    (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again

    • Rocketman O.S.T. (Various Artists).
    • Virgin EMI.
  • Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes

    Wake Up Everybody

    • Harold Melvin - Greatest Hits.
    • CBS.
    • 5.
  • The Police

    Spirits In The Material World

    • The Police - Message In A Box (Cd 3).
    • A&M.
  • Record of the Week

    • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

      Black Star Dancing

      • Black Star Dancing EP.
      • Sour Mash Records.
      • 1.
  • Camila Cabello

    Havana (feat. Young Thug)

    • (CD Single).
    • Syco Music.
  • Van Morrison

    Someone Like You

    • Van Morrison - Poetic Champions Compo.
    • Mercury.
  • James Morrison

    Feels Like The First Time

    • You're Stronger Than You Know.
    • Stanley Park Records.
  • Train

    50 Ways To Say Goodbye

    • Cailfornia 37.
    • Sony.
    • 5.
  • Wings

    Silly Love Songs

    • Wings - At The Speed Of Sound.
    • Parlophone.
  • Madonna

    Medellin (feat. Maluma)

    • Madame X.
    • Interscope.
  • Chaka Khan

    Ain't Nobody

    • (CD Single).
    • Reprise.
  • Nell Bryden

    Thought I Was Meant For You (Radio 2 Piano Room, 21 May 2019)

  • Nell Bryden

    Smoke In My Heart (Radio 2 Piano Room, 21 May 2019)

  • OneRepublic

    Love Runs Out

    • (CD Single).
    • Interscope.
    • 4.
  • Nell Bryden

    Tracks of My Tears (Radio 2 Piano Room, 21 May 2019)

  • Album of the Week

    • Morrissey

      It's Over

      • California Son.
      • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Tracks of My Years

    • Whitney Houston

      I Will Always Love You

      • The Bodyguard (Original S/Track).
      • Arista.
    • Ariane Grande & Nathan Sykes

      Almost Is Never Enough

  • Sigrid

    Mine Right Now

    • Sucker Punch.
    • Island.
  • Mary Wells

    My Guy

    • Dancing In The Street (Various Artis.
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • Supertramp

    Breakfast In America

    • The Very Best Of Supertramp.
    • Polygram Tv.

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