Gavin James has been in this studio before & has treated us to some gorgeous songs, including 'Say Hello', This morning he joins John for a chat & a couple of performances.
In studio with John this morning for a performance & chat are The Voice Squad (Fran McPhail, Phil Callery & Gerry Cullen), after taking a break for ten years, they are back & preparing for two concerts in Dublin this week.
The Voice Squad perform two special Christmas Concerts, St Anne's Church, Dawson Street Thursday 5th & Friday 6th, with Mairead NiDomhnaill.
He is one of the most successful recording artists ever & over the last six decades he has sold hundreds of millions of albums. Cliff Richard is in a league of his own & John recently spoke to Cliff & had a sneak peek at his record collection!
Cliff launches his 100th album 'The Fabulous Rock n Roll Songbook'
His Irish tour - gig in Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is sold out - but tickets are available for Belfast - Odyssey Arena - 5th June 2014 & Cork - Live at the Marquee - 9th June 2014
Joining John in studio this morning we will have great music & a chat with the High Kings. Their latest album is Friends for Life & having recently made a trip to New York, they are hoping to bring their music to global audiences.
www.thehighkings.com for information on their tour dates
This morning The John Murray Show is delighted to announce that our now annual 3 Sopranos Christmas Gala concert will which takes place at National Concert Hall with RTE National Symphony Orchestra. Claudia Boyle who replaces Celine Byrne (who has a prior engagement on that evening) December 19th. Claudia will be joining Regina Nathan & Cara O'Sullivan & Claudia is in studio this morning for a chat & performance.
If you fancy yourself as a singer, you are being called to Croke Park for a special night next month, where an attempt will be made to break a Guinness World Record. In studio with John is business & entrepreneur Richard Mulcahy the man behind the big event 'Stars, Choirs & Carols'. Also in studio are 'The Line Up' choir accompanied on piano by Carl Banks & musicial director Roisin Savage.
Stars, Choirs & Carols will see over 500 choirs gather together @ Croke Park, in aid of Cliona's Foundation & The Sanctuary, on Thursday 19th December 2013.
www.starschoirsandcarols.ie for further information
This morning we hear about a very unlikely music collaboration, between former X Factor winner Shayne Ward & Irish country singers Foster & Allen. Shayne says he's always been a fan of country music & his dreams have come true, having recorded two songs The Galway Girl & One Little Christmas Tree with the country duo. John is joined by Foster & Allen along with Shayne Ward.
John's next guest is Paul Potts, the mobile phone shop worker from Port Talbot in Wales had a life changing moment when his rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' propelled him to victory on the X Factor Show six years ago. Now a film about his life has hit the cinemas, his autobioghraphy will soon be published & an album released.
Mundy and Roisin O are two of Ireland's best-loved musicians & are in studio for a chat & performance. They've given their support to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre by collaborating on a new single called 'Turn Off The Silence' to help generate funds for the charity.
First they’re going to do a duet of a Pixies song, (in honour of John's return), called 'Here Comes Your Man'.
The new single “Turn Off The Silence” will be available on iTunes this Friday, November 8, but as all monies go to counselling, you can make any donation today on Dublin Rape Crisis Centre website - www.drcc.ie
Presenter: John Murray