January 16th – featuring Pentangle

Here is tonight’s track list and a chance to listen again to the show, featuring the legendary Pentangle and a special mix of rainy day tunes.

First hour:

Toto Simple Life
Pentangle Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
Kimya Dawson Tire Swing
Jeff Buckley Hallelujah
Bon Iver Skinny Love
Pentangle Mirage
Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly I-Spy
Portishead Deep Water
Dan Arborise Take Heart In Your Hope / Paths
Pentangle Train Song
Andrea Terrano Laguna
Leo Abrahams In Doubt
Padma Half A Person
Pentangle Once I Had A Sweetheart
Aqualung Take Me Home
Jose Gonzalez Suggestions
Lykke Li Dance Dance Dance

Rainy day mix:

Randy Newman I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today
Craig Armstrong Weather Storm
Bombay Dub Orchestra Unexpected Rain
KT Tunstall Under The Weather (album version)
Marie Digby Umbrella
Basix Purple Rain
Ravi After The Rains
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole Somewhere Over The Rainbow, What A Wonderful World

Rest of show:

Flight Of The Conchords Foux du Fafa
Sufjan Stevens A Free Man In Paris
Kate Bush The Man With The Child In His Eyes
Mat O’Neill (I Don’t Want To) Fall In Love
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Rufus Wainwright Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk
The Dissociatives Sleep Well Tonight

January 9th – 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 2nd 2017 – TV soundtrack special

Tonight’s show might just have been inspired by an overdose of telly over Christmas, 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 26th – Prince acoustic tribute

Tonight on Chill we’re playing this special mix from April this year, remembering and celebrating Prince with some of his most chilled songs. Some are well known and some are rare, with a selection of covers and tributes by other artists an hour into the non-stop mix. The show concludes with Prince’s songs taking us on a journey through death and into a life he talked about and believed in.

First hour:

Prince For You
Prince Love
Prince 7 (acoustic version)
Prince Tangerine
Prince Curious Child
Prince Young And Beautiful
Prince Reflection
Prince Eye Love U But Eye Don’t Trust U Anymore
Prince U’re Gonna C Me
Prince So Blue
Prince Te Amo Corazen
Prince Do U Lie
Prince Walk In Sand
Prince The Other Side Of The Pillow
Prince Crazy U
Prince Sea Of Everything
Prince Here On Earth
Prince Objects In The Mirror
Prince A Case Of U (Joni Mitchell cover)

Special mix of covers:

Hitboutique Diamonds And Pearls
Soulounge feat. Roger Cicero How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore
Mike Zito and The Wheel Little Red Corvette
Anders Johansson Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Damien Rice When Doves Cry
Susanna and The Magical Orchestra Condition Of The Heart
Jimmy Scott Nothing Compares 2 U

End of show:

The New Power Generation Orchestra & Prince 3rd Eye
Prince One Nite Alone
Prince Solo
Prince There Is Lonely
Prince Sometimes It Snows In April
The New Power Generation Orchestra & Prince Welcome 2 The Dawn (acoustic version)
The New Power Generation Orchestra & Prince Comeback

December 19th – 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 12th – 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 5th – 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

November 28th – 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

November 21st – 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 14th – 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)