January 14th – featuring She Swings, She Sways

Here’s another chance to hear tonight’s show with music from She Swings, She Sways and a special encouragement mix for a listener. The track list is below!

First hour:

Aja Und Toni Eberle Beleza Simple Life
She Swings She Sways What I Wouldn’t Do
Brendan Benson Flesh And Bone
Ed Harcourt You Put A Spell On Me
Stephen Fretwell Emily
She Swings She Sways Even So
Ben’s Brother I Am Who I Am
Dusty Springfield Goin’ Back
Divine Comedy Absent Friends
She Swings She Sways Highway
G Love and Special Sauce Blues Music (Slow Version)
Lowgold Flame
Newton Faulkner Feels Like Home
She Swings She Sways Flown The Coop
Jackson Browne Oh, My Love
Jesse Malin Broken Radio
The New Standards All The Young Dudes

Encouragement mix:

Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush Don’t Give Up
Pete Murray Better Days
Sarah Whatmore Somewhere I Belong
Nizlopi Worry
Coco Freeman feat. U2 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Brett Dennen Darlin’ Do Not Fear

Rest of the show:

Missy Higgins The Special Two
Gavin DeGraw Belief
Bat For Lashes Bat’s Mouth
Penguin Café Orchestra Oscar Tango
JP Hoe Always
Jason Mraz A Beautiful Mess
Ed Harcourt Whistle Of A Distant Train
Will Cookson Bedtime Charm

January 7th – featuring Eliza Carthy

Here is tonight’s track list, featuring music from Eliza Carthy and a special mix with some fun covers.

First hour:

Crown Of The Carolinas Simple Life
Eliza Carthy Rosaline
Guillemots Falling Out Of Reach
The Watson Twins Fall
Bowerbirds Hooves
Eliza Carthy Two Tears
Keane The Way You Want It
Summer At Shatter Creek All The Answers (live version)
Nizlopi Girls
Eliza Carthy Simple Things
Emmy The Great Gabriel
Kimya Dawson So Nice So Smart
Slow Club Because We’re Dead
Eliza Carthy Hug You Like A Mountain
Panic At The Disco She Had The World
Feist I Feel It All
Reigns Spill O’Blood

Special mix:

Daniel Ledwell I Have Made You A Mixed Tape
Laura Barrett Smells Like Nirvana
The Ukelele Orchestra Of Great Britain Le Freak
Nouvelle Vague Just Can’t Get Enough
Hayseed Dixie I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
Barefoot White Lines
Easy Star All Stars Karma Police
Daniel Ledwell Goodnight Goodnight

Rest of show:

Grandadbob English Summer
Don McLean Vincent
Joby Talbot The Arctic Circle
Penguin Cafe Orchestra Isle of View (Music for Helicopter Pilots)
Tunng Take From Black
Jaymay Ill Willed Person

December 31st – TV soundtrack special

Tonight’s show might just have been inspired by an overdose of holiday TV, and it’s stuffed with epic and emotional tunes as well as joyous surprises from shows like Westworld, The Young Pope, Girls, Containment and Black Mirror. There’s also a special mix from the soundtrack of The Walking Dead.

Track list – first hour:

Amos Lee Simple Things (from Parenthood)
The Collapsable Hearts Club Easy Street (from The Walking Dead)
Belle And Sebastian Ever Had A Little Faith? (from The Young Pope)
Majical Cloudz Downtown (from The OA)
Family Of The Year Hero (from Girls)
Ryan Adams This Love (from Containment)
Aimee Mann Wise Up (from Supergirl)
Ramin Djawadi Fake Plastic Trees (from Westworld)
Antony & The Johnsons Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (from Sense 8)
Ed Sheeran Kiss Me (from Arrow)
Luke Sital-Singh Nearly Morning (from Frequency)
Hundred Waters Show Me Love (from Containment)
Lotte Kestner Halo (from The Young Pope)
Peter Gabriel Mirrorball (from Quantico)
Fleurie Hurts Like Hell (from Containment)
Chilly Gonzales Nero’s Nocturne (from The OA)
Maxence Cyrin Where Is My Mind (from Mr Robot)
Michael Penn On Your Way (from Girls)

Special mix from The Walking Dead:

Johnny Cash I See A Darkness
Ben Nichols The Last Pale Light In The West
Blind Willie Johnson It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Sharon Van Etten Serpents
Fink Warm Shadow (Dactyl remix)
Bob Dylan Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Jo Stafford It Could Happen To You

Rest of show:

Vitamin String Quartet Motion Picture Soundtrack (from Westworld)
Jamie Cullum The Seer’s Tower (from Quantico)
The Civil Wars Dust To Dust (from Arrow)
Martinez & Guthrie Home (from Supergirl)
Saint Saviour I Remember (from The Young Pope)
Brooke Fraser Hymn (from Containment)
Alev Lenz Fall Into Me (from Black Mirror)
Ramin Djawadi Paint It Black (from Westworld)
Cloud Cult You Were Born (from The Blacklist)

December 24th – Christmas special

Tonight I’ve made a special festive mix with new songs and fresh acoustic versions of singalong classics. Listen out for Billie Marten, Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, Gavin James, Pentatonix, Fiona Apple and more. There’s also a special mini-mix of carols starting in the middle of the show. Hope you enjoy it – happy Christmas!

First hour:

Blitzen Trapper Christmas Is Coming Soon
Johnnyswim Christmas Day
Daniela Andrade The Perfect Christmas
Cary Brothers Christmas Tree
Handsome and Gretyl O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Sufjan Stevens Angels We Have Heard On High
The Head And The Heart Winter Song
Mason Jennings Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Joshua Hyslop Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Rufus Wainwright feat. Sharon Van Etten Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Gretchen Peters Song For A Winter’s Night
Billie Marten White Christmas
Sufjan Stevens Only At Christmas Time
Sawyer Deck The Halls
The Sweeplings Winter Wonderland
She & Him Christmas Wish
Zee Avi No Christmas For Me
Jack Johnson Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Gavin James The Christmas Song
Over The Rhine Darlin’ (Christmas Is Coming)
Ranagri The Snow It Melts The Soonest
Brittin Lane In Winter’s Cold

Carols mini-mix:

Johnnyswim O Come All Ye Faithful
Fyfe We Three Kings
Cary Brothers O Holy Night
Zach Gill Silent Night
Sufjan Stevens Joy To The World
Pentatonix God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Erin Bode See Amid The Winter Snow
George Winston Carol Of The Bells

Rest of show:

Jasmine Thompson Do You Want To Build A Snowman?
Maria Mena Home For Christmas
Hannah Miller Room By The Fire
Y La Bamba Senor Santa
Fiona Apple Frosty The Snowman
Randy Greer & Ignasi Terraza Trio Wrap Yourself In A Christmas Package
Emily DeLoach If I Can’t Have You
The Civil Wars I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Handsome and Gretyl The Christmas Song
Caroline Spence More Than Christmas
JP Heller Emmanuel

December 17th – featuring Ortopilot and The Beatles

Hello – here’s another chance to hear what we played on tonight’s show, featuring acoustic cover legend Ortopilot and a special mix of The Beatles and their tributes. The track list is below.

First hour:

Magnet The Simple Life
ortopilot Sex On Fire
Paramore Decode (acoustic)
Heather Combs Shooting Star
Benyaro Like Belief
ortopilot Outta Here
Elephant Gun Beirut
Mika Grace Kelly (acoustic)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Hysteric
ortopilot The Kill
Jack Johnson Breakdown
Future Loop Foundation Everything As It Should Be
ortopilot Hallelujah
Aaron Strumpel One Twenty One
Chuck E Costa Amazing Grace

Beatles tribute mix:

The Beatles Glass Onion
Grassmasters We Can Work It Out
Sarah McLachlan Blackbird
John Pizzarelli Can’t Buy Me Love
Rufus Wainwright Across The Universe
Bobby McFerrin Drive My Car
The Dynamites Hey Jude
The Stereophonics Don’t Let Me Down
Nick Cave Let It Be
The Beatles Good Night

Last bits:

Howie Day Collide
Steve Reynolds Winter Stores
Tyler Hilton Glad
Joan As Police Woman To Be Loved
Heather Nova Ride
Greendjohn 1,2,3 Piano
Fergie Finally

December 10th – featuring Elbow

Hello! This week’s Simplecity show featured Elbow, and you can hear it again here, in two parts, and there’s a track list below. Enjoy!

Part 1 tracklist:
Philip Selway A Simple Life
Elbow Lippy Kids
Jessie J Who You Are
Eliza Doolittle Rollerblades
Turin Brakes Fishing For A Dream
Elbow Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl
Tyler Hilton Missing You
Alison Krauss & Union Station Paper Airplane
Trent Dabbs Me & God
Elbow The River
Adele Someone Like You
Stereophonics Pick A Part That’s New (acoustic)
Corinne Bailey Rae My Love
Elbow Open Arms
Sebastien Tellier Dixi
Rodolphe Raffalli Swing Gitan
Fink Pretty Little Thing
Part 2 tracklist

“Don’t worry” mix:

Alli Rogers Baby I Believe In You
Nizlopi Worry
Mocky Fighting Away The Tears
Beth Orton Pass In Time
Aqualung Good Times Gonna Come
Joan As Police Woman To Be Loved
John Martyn May You Never

and the rest of this hour:

Sara Bareilles Hold My Heart
The Civil Wars Poison & Wine
Scott Matthews Earth To Calm
Blonde Redhead For The Damaged
Nouvelle Vague Peut-Etre Pas feat. Melanie Pain
Alexi Murdoch Love You More
Broadcast 2000 Get Up And Go
Abigail Washburn City Of Refuge
JJ Heller Control

December 3rd – featuring Beyonce

Here’s the track list and a chance to listen any time to tonight’s 10pm Simplecity acoustic show on Chill. There’s a lot of Lemonade as we feature the most chilled tracks from Beyonce’s new album as well as some beautiful acoustic covers of her biggest hits. Tonight’s special mix has acoustic versions of some huge pop songs – not all covers, as some are special recordings by the original artists. There’s also a lot of original goodness from Mike Posner, JP Cooper, Foy Vance, Billie Marten, Mahalia and more.

First hour:

Mike Posner Not That Simple
Beyonce Daddy Lessons
Ane Brun Halo
JP Cooper Colour Me In Gold
Hannah’s Yard Why Would I Know
Beyonce Pray You Catch Me
VoicePlay feat. Emoni Love On Top
Foy Vance Upbeat Feelgood
Ciaran Lavery Return To Form
Beyonce Freedom
Emeli Sande Crazy In Love (from The Great Gatsby)
Claire Maguire Elizabeth Taylor
Billie Marten Milk & Honey
Beyonce Sandcastles
Giada If I Were A Boy
Mahalia Back Up Plan
The Dunwells Light Up The Skies
Aaron Espe Making All Things New

Special mix of huge pop served acoustically:

Kimberly Anne Show Me Love / A Little Bit Of Luck
Scars On 45 Wrecking Ball
The Wind And The Wave Chandelier
Zara Larsson Lush Life (acoustic)
Tyler Ward Shut Up And Dance
Rhodes Blank Space
Ella Eyre Waiting All Night (acoustic)
Sigma & Rita Ora Coming Home (acoustic)

Rest of show:

Ben Howard Old Pine
Lucy Rose Nebraska
GoGo Penguin Branches Break
Arthur Beatrice Since We Were Kids
Cider Sky Where To Now
Rend Collective Coming Home
Anna Pancaldi All That I Am
Rukhsana Merrise See You Again

November 26th – featuring covers by J Scott Bergman

Here’s what we are playing on this week’s Simplecity on Chill, where we play acoustic tunes every Monday night from 10pm. This week it’s a special featuring some acoustic covers by J Scott Bergman and a mix of classic tunes, as well as laid back goodness from Adele, Starsailor, James Blake, Sara Bareilles, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and more.

First hour:

Skerryvore Simple Life
J Scott Bergman Creep
Adele Someone Like You
Thirteen Senses Times Like These (live session)
Starsailor Good Souls (live acoustic)
J Scott Bergman To Turn You On
James Blake Limit To Your Love
Broadcast 2000 The View
Junip Always
J Scott Bergman Big Shot
Magnetic Man Flying Into Tokyo
Sara Bareilles Basket Case
Califone Ladders
J Scott Bergman They Won’t Go When I Go
Jessie J Who You Are
Alexis Jordan The Air That I Breathe

Special mix of classics:

Van Morrison Into The Mystic
Nick Drake One Of These Things First
Neil Young Harvest Moon
Simon And Garfunkel The Only Living Boy In New York
Bob Dylan I Want You
Joni Mitchell All I Want
Carole King Home Again
Kate Bush The Man With The Child In His Eyes

Rest of show:

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Pictures
Arcade Fire Sprawl I (Flatland)
Aroah I Row Across A Japanese Watercolour
Donovan Woods Your Daughter, John
Barzin Words Tangled In Blue
Sondre Lerche Tragic Mirror
Nick Jaina Your Time Is Gonna Come
Rivulets The Sunsets Can Be Beautiful (Even In Chicago)

November 19th – featuring Tom Speight

Here is the track list and a chance to listen again to tonight’s show, featuring Tom Speight, a city-themed mix of tunes for travel ideas, and stacks of chilled tunes from Jake Bugg, Kodaline, Bon Iver, Birdy and many more. (If you’ve got ideas for more cities that feature in good acoustic tunes, I’d love to hear them!)

First hour

Jake Bugg Simple As This
Tom Speight My My My
Kodaline Brother (acoustic version)
Tall Heights Horse To Water
Aaron Espe Making All Things New
Tom Speight Little Love
Kimberly Anne Bury It There
Tom Walker Fly Away With Me
Leo Stannard feat. Frances Gravity
Tom Speight The River
Joel Edwards Little Old Star
Bastille Bad Blood (piano version)
Mahalia Borrowers
Tom Speight Medicine
Bon Iver Holocene
Birdy Words
Gavin James The Book Of Love
Billie Marten Bird

Travel mix

Catfish And The Bottlemen Glasgow
Stu Larson Chicago Song
Tyler Ward Paris
Mystery Jets Bombay Blue (acoustic version)
Birsen Tezer Istanbul
Caravan Palace Sydney
Coldplay Amsterdam
George Ezra Budapest

Rest of show

Lorne Bread Alone
Catherine McGrath Cinderella
Skinny Living Why
Liv Dawson Tapestry
Mica Millar My Lover
Lauren Aquilina Thinking About
Johnny Stimson Holding On
Ruth B Lost Boy
Ivor Game Escape To Freedom

November 12th – featuring Kate Bush

Here’s what we are playing on tonight’s Simplecity acoustic show, on Chill every Monday from 10pm. It’s a Kate Bush special, with songs from her and some beautiful cover versions by other artists. We’ve also got a consolation mix for some footie lads, and acoustic songs by KT Tunstall, White Buffalo, Elbow, All Angels and more.