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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: 2 Day On Radio 2 Reply with quote

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BBC Radio 2 today announces that Gary Barlow will perform live in the closing concert for this year’s 2DAY on Friday 10 May.

Gary will take to the stage to sing songs from his back catalogue at a special Friday Night Is Music Night concert being held at the Hackney Empire. He’ll be performing alongside other much-loved acts, including Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum, Clare Teal and Elaine Paige, who will each sing live, all accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. The star-studded concert will be the culmination of Radio 2’s 2DAY this year.

Returning for its third year, listeners certainly won’t hear what they’re expecting as, this time, 2DAY will see Radio 2 take on a distinctively orchestral theme.

Chris Evans will kick proceedings off at 7am and throughout the day presenters including Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Steve Wright and Simon Mayo will be showcasing a different section of the orchestra. The Chris Evans Breakfast show will feature brass, Ken Bruce will feature woodwind, Jeremy Vine will look at strings, Steve Wright will focus on keyboard and Simon Mayo will be focusing on percussion. As always with 2DAY, many other Radio 2 presenters will also be getting involved – with a number of them presenting live from the Hackney Empire, including Dermot O’Leary, Claudia Winkleman, Bob Harris, Janice Long and Jo Whiley.

Further highlights of the day include the formation of a presenters’ choir - where some of the network’s biggest names, such as Jeremy Vine, Terry Wogan, Vanessa Feltz, Diane Louise Jordan and Alex Lester will be putting their vocal prowess to the test and getting together for a special musical performance.

Sir Terry Wogan says: “I'm delighted to be lending my melodious baritone to what promises to be a cacophony of the discordant voices of my fellow presenters.”

In addition to this, Tony Blackburn will be learning a percussion instrument and performing a solo in the Friday Night Is Music Night concert later that evening.

There will also be performances from the Radio 2 Young Folk Award recipients Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Radio 2 Young Brass Award recipient Josiah Walters and Radio 2 Young Choristers Louisa Jane Stirland and Isaac Waddington - as well as a performance from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain featuring guest soloists from the worlds of radio and comedy.

Bob Shennan, Controller of BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music says: “2DAY is a fantastic way for us to showcase the diversity and range of our output. This year, the spotlight is shining firmly on orchestral music, which is very fitting as Friday Night Is Music Night - one of our flagship programmes - celebrates an important birthday.”

At 60 years old, Friday Night is Music Night is the world’s longest-running live orchestral music show. A key programme on Radio 2’s schedule, it features a wide range of guests – from pop acts like Lionel Richie and the Pet Shop Boys to classical greats such as Andrea Bocelli and Bryn Terfel. The BBC Concert Orchestra has performed with internationally acclaimed artists including Kylie and Tom Jones.

Listeners will also be able to watch the goings-on live from the Hackney Empire. 2DAY will be a visualised radio day with live music and visual moments - giving the audience the chance to not only listen to the day’s programming but to watch it via the Red Button and on Radio 2’s website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Further details about the full line up for 2Day will be announced nearer the time. And tickets for the Friday Night is Music Night event will be available at the Radio 2 website at a later date.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the new video to promote 2 day.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018j5d2
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think i would rather put a toaster in my bath
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never seen such an ugly group of people. Thank God most are confined to radio where we can't see their faces.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish they would just broadcast the normal shows............ Nearly every other week there seems to be something to put off the normal schedule Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smooth Radio for me all day on Friday Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand why they do it: it was my idea of course, several years ago in one those Rating Wars stories but not all of my ideas are that great. Some of them are just mad. Perhaps they're just bored with themselves, so do something different to break their torpor. It's like driving to work a different way just to break the monotony. Some of the 2day features are quite good at the receiving end but in the main, the normal set is better overall. I did enjoy Ken and Lynn being taught to play the three note version of Hot Cross Buns on the recorder on Tuesday. I had to stop the car in a fit of embarrassment. I think we get to hear them play it on 2day. Where did they find the teacher? I'm really busy at the moment with life etc so other than Alex, Vanessa, Chris, Ken, Jezza, Steve, Simon, Bob, Jo, and the weekend crowd , I don't get to hear much of 2 these days. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Think i would rather put a toaster in my bath


Or as Blackadder once stated

"I'd rather be on top of a step ladder in no-man's land smoking endless cigarettes through a luminous balaclava"
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say, I've found it quite a joy, so far, based on listening to the Ken Bruce segment. Acker Bilk is on at the 'mo..86 and still gigging.

And now, Ian Anderson of Tull....excellent radio.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and he finished with The Bonzos - Intro And The Outro, from Gorilla....wonderful.

Now it's Jeremy Whine...I'm out of here...nice while it lasted.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I have to say, I've found it quite a joy, so far, based on listening to the Ken Bruce segment. Acker Bilk is on at the 'mo..86 and still gigging.

And now, Ian Anderson of Tull....excellent radio.


I tuned in for Ken and got Zoe Ball Rolling Eyes I gave up.

I've heard other bits during the day and enjoyed it, a pity R2 don't play this stuff at other times.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex Lester did a truly awful (but funny) version of when the saints go marching in well worth a view
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to say, I listened to 2-day on and off at various times throughout the day, and for the most part found it interesting and entertaining. Good to hear them just doing something a bit different!
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LILdr34GJyY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

This I think was the best part of 2day......
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