BFBS Presenter Simon Marlow is to host a special hour-long radio show with Nell Bryden.
The exclusive programme with the American singer, songwriter and musician will be broadcast on BFBS Radio at 5pm (UK) on Sunday 24th August.
Nell talks about her new album Wayfarer, her impending tour, and her performances for American troops in Iraq. She’ll also play four acoustic tracks: Perfect For Me, Wolves, Waves and Not Like Loving You, all recorded live in the BFBS studios. She also shares hits that have influenced her work, from artists such as Annie Lennox and Jimmy Hendrix.
They discuss her personal life, including her severe hair-loss condition, alopecia. Nell explains how it changed her life for the better, and made her re-think priorities.
Simon said: “It’s been great to meet Nell Bryden again – she really is one focused lady who is such a musical talent. I think listening to her colourful life, and sometimes challenging past, will resonate with many people who have faced difficult times, and who’ve tried to see a reason why bad things can happen to good people.”
Listeners can also enjoy three more hour-long specials on Sunday 24th August. At 3pm they’ll be broadcasting Simon Marlow’s programme with double Brit Award winner, Ed Sheeran, which was recorded earlier this year in the BFBS studios in Afghanistan.
From 4pm there’s another chance to hear Welsh singer songwriter Noah Francis Johnson, sharing an hour of music and chat with Mario Chrisostomou.
And to round off the afternoon, from 6pm the DAB station will be replaying From Mexicolas to the Solo Scene, which went on air for the first time last month. Jamie Evans, the former Mexicolas frontman, singer songwriter and lead guitarist, recorded four solo tracks in the BFBS studios and spoke to Frank McCarthy about his career in the music business.
Nell is also lined up to host a radio programme on BBC Radio 2 later this month.