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Stormzy, Suede and Sugababes be part of BBC Radio 2 Piano Room month – Music Information

Radio 2 Piano Room this month sees an abundance of world well-known, award-winning artists every carry out solely with the BBC Live performance Orchestra from Monday thirtieth January to Friday twenty fourth February 2023.

Every efficiency shall be broadcast dwell from Maida Vale studios on Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 present (Monday to Friday, 9.30am-12pm) and on BBC Sounds, with every artist performing three tracks – a brand new music, considered one of their well-known tracks and a basic cowl model from one other artist – accompanied by members of the BBC Live performance Orchestra. Following the dwell reveals, every efficiency shall be obtainable to look at on BBC iPlayer and obtainable for 30 days afterwards. An hour-long particular will even be broadcast on Radio 2 every Sunday (7pm-8pm) that includes highlights from the earlier week’s performances (Sunday fifth, twelfth, nineteenth and twenty sixth February).

The month of Piano Room performances shall be adopted by a P!nk Piano Room particular on BBC Two, that includes extra dwell songs from her.

Invoice Chandler, Director BBC Live performance Orchestra, says: “The BBC Live performance Orchestra is delighted to collaborate with Radio 2 for Piano Room month and to carry out alongside this star-studded line up of singers and musicians. Our versatility as an orchestra means we are able to deliver inspiring musical experiences to everybody, in all places, and we relish the chance of working with such world-class artists for BBC audiences.”

Jeff Smith, Head of Music, Radio 2 and 6 Music says: “With over 16,000 completely different songs performed yearly, music continues to be on the core of Radio 2, so I am excited for the return of our greatest ever celebration of dwell music – Piano Room month. Twenty days of dwell performances from a glittering line up of artists is simply what we have to get us by means of these winter months!”

Ken says: “Piano Room in 2022 featured so many merely breath-taking performances and I can not wait to return to Maida Vale for a month of Piano Room periods that includes a really stellar line-up of artists.”

Monday thirtieth January – Richard Marx, who shall be overlaying a Corridor & Oates observe

Tuesday thirty first January – Louise, who shall be overlaying a Justin Timberlake observe

Wednesday 1st February – Belinda Carlisle, who shall be overlaying a observe by The Carpenters

Thursday 2nd February – Michael Ball, who shall be overlaying an Elvis Presley observe

Friday third February – Sugababes, who shall be overlaying an artist and observe to be revealed on the day

Monday sixth February – Ellie Goulding, who shall be overlaying a Cara Dillon observe

Tuesday seventh February – Tom Chaplin, who shall be overlaying a Taylor Swift observe

Wednesday eighth February – Raye, who shall be overlaying a Invoice Withers observe

Thursday ninth February – Suzanne Vega, who shall be overlaying a Blondie observe

Friday tenth February – Lemar, who shall be overlaying a Michael Kiwanuka observe

Monday thirteenth February – Freya Ridings, who shall be overlaying a Cyndi Lauper observe

Tuesday 14th February – Merely Crimson, who shall be overlaying a Paul McCartney observe

Wednesday fifteenth February – P!nk, who shall be overlaying an artist and observe to be revealed on the day

Thursday sixteenth February – Haircut 100, who shall be overlaying a Harry Types observe

Friday seventeenth February – Girl Blackbird, who shall be overlaying an artist and observe to be revealed on the day

Monday twentieth – Jessie Ware, who shall be overlaying a Cher observe

Tuesday twenty first February – Suede, who shall be overlaying a Patti Smith observe

Wednesday twenty second February – Sophie Ellis Bextor, who shall be overlaying a Madonna observe

Thursday twenty third February – Jake Shears, who shall be overlaying a Pet Store Boys observe

Friday twenty fourth February – Stormzy, who shall be overlaying an Oleta Adams observe (this session shall be pre-recorded)

Louise says: “I’m completely thrilled to be requested to be a part of Radio 2’s Piano Room with the BBC Live performance Orchestra. Attending to carry out dwell is what I like and I’ve a number of surprises up my sleeve, deliver on Tuesday thirty first!”

Belinda Carlisle says: “I’m so trying ahead to my efficiency for Radio 2’s Piano Room on February 1st, particularly as it will likely be the primary time I’ve ever carried out with the BBC Live performance Orchestra. It will be actually particular, so please do not forget to tune in.”

Sugababes say: “What an honor to be requested to carry out with the BBC Live performance Orchestra for the primary time for the Radio 2 Piano Room. We won’t wait to reimagine some Sugababes tunes previous and new with them!”

Tom Chaplin says: “I am completely delighted to be returning to the historic Maida Vale Studios to carry out for Radio 2’s Piano Room – it is such a cool and prestigious gig, so an enormous thanks to Radio 2 for inviting me!”

Suzanne Vega says: “I am trying ahead to performing for Radio 2’s Piano Room. I can not wait to return to the Maida Vale studios because it has been greater than a decade since I did Mastertapes there on Radio 4 with John Wilson!”

Lemar says: “I am each excited and fairly nervous attending to be part of Radio 2’s Piano Room. It has been some time since I’ve carried out at Maida Vale, however I am positive I will be as impressed as at all times in that area with some very gifted musicians. Wanting ahead to it!”

Freya Ridings says: “I’m thrilled to be part of the Piano Room periods and I am so excited to have the ability to play with the superb BBC Live performance Orchestra.”

Mick Hucknall of Merely Crimson says: “We’re very blissful to be acting on Ken Bruce’s Piano Room on Valentine’s Day. We sit up for creating one thing particular and distinctive with the BBC Live performance Orchestra, and we’re notably excited to share some new music too.”

P!nk says: “I’m so trying ahead to being again within the UK quickly and performing for Radio 2’s Piano Room! It has been six years since I final carried out at BBC’s iconic Maida Vale studios, and I can not wait to do it once more!”

Jessie Ware says: “I’m so thrilled to be returning to carry out for Radio 2’s Piano Room periods taking part in alongside the BBC Live performance Orchestra. Performing with an orchestra is at all times the most important deal with and I completely can not wait.”

Haircut 100 says: “It is not simply the fortieth anniversary of Pelican West, it is also 40 years since we have performed at Maida Vale Studios. So, we’re actually trying ahead to the BBC Radio 2 Piano Room session. We won’t wait!”

Girl Blackbird mentioned: “I couldn’t be extra excited and thrilled to be acting on Ken Bruce’s present for Piano Room accompanied by members of the BBC Live performance Orchestra at Maida Vale, the place so many different sensible artists have carried out.”

Suede’s Brett Anderson mentioned: “We’re delighted to be concerned with Radio 2’s Piano Room. It is so, so thrilling to have the ability to freshly discover our songs previous and new with the esteemed accompaniment of the BBC Live performance Orchestra. Cannot wait.”

Sophie Ellis-Bextor mentioned: “I am thrilled to be performing for Radio 2’s Piano Room and might’t wait to return to the BBC’s Maida Vale studios. I have been there for different Radio 2 periods, that are all very blissful reminiscences of mine so I am very a lot trying ahead to creating a brand new one!”

Jake Shears says: “I am over the moon to be performing for Radio 2’s Piano Room. I’ve a busy thrilling 12 months forward and it is sensible to kick issues off with Radio 2 and the fabulous BBC Live performance Orchestra.”

Final 12 months’s Piano Room included performances from Anne-Marie, James Blunt, Clear Bandit, Pleasure Crookes, Craig David, Rebecca Ferguson, David Grey, Ella Henderson, Jamie Cullum, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Katie Melua, Emeli Sandé, Stereophonics, Ed Sheeran, Easy Minds, Jack Savoretti and Tears For Fears. And in Piano Room periods late final 12 months Sam Smith coated Des’ree’s I am Kissing You, Olly Murs coated Coldplay’s Adventures of a Lifetime, and on December twenty second Mimi Webb carried out a canopy of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

BBC Radio 2 is the UK’s most listened to radio station, with a weekly viewers of 14.46 million (RAJAR Q3, 2022), and received Station Of The Yr on the Music Week 2021 awards. The community’s presenters embrace Michael Ball, Zoe Ball, Rob Beckett, Tony Blackburn, OJ Borg, Rev. Kate Bottley, Ken Bruce, Rylan, Fearne Cotton, Sara Cox, Jamie Cullum, Gary Davies, Paul Gambaccini, Angela Griffin, Bob Harris, Cerys Matthews, Scott Mills, Jason Mohammad, Trevor Nelson, Dermot O’Leary, Elaine Paige, Mark Radcliffe, DJ Spoony, Liza Tarbuck, Jeremy Vine, Michelle Visage, Johnnie Walker, Jo Whiley, Claudia Winkleman and Steve Wright.

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