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Music In My Life with Laura Wright

In this series we're talking to some amazing guests about their favourite pieces of music, what their relationship to that music is and how it has become the soundtrack to specific parts of their lives; finding out more about each of our guests through their music choices. From love, to pain, family to sports - we'll be delving into the music they listen to and why it's shaped them throughout the years.

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In this series we're talking to some amazing guests about their favourite pieces of music, what their relationship to that music is and how it has become the soundtrack to specific parts of their lives; finding out more about each of our guests through their music choices. From love, to pain, family to sports - we'll be delving into the music they listen to and why it's shaped them throughout the years.

Patriotic Music and Fanfares

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Laura explores Patriotic Music, Fanfares and Anthems from around the world.


Laura's Choices:


Fanfare for the Common Man from BBC Proms 2012

Royal Fanfare - London Military Band

Classical God Save the Queen

South African National Anthem - The Soweto Gospel Choir

New Zealand Anthem - Cindy Ruakere

Haka from the Rugby International

Star Spangled Banner - Whitney Houston

Star Spangled Banner Classical

Star Spangled Banner -  Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan



Listen all of the songs featured in Music In My Life in the playlist here : https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3CnUQrtZkOYb8mqaV8ddos?si=5A6DbLJiQxWW2f1hlWGTmQ


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Feb 24 2021

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Roxie Nafousi

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Laura is joined by Roxie Nafousi, Emotional Health Adviser, writer, qualified yoga teacher, ambassador for the Mental Health Foundation, self love activist and Instagram Agony Aunt.


Roxie's Song Choices:


Downtown - Majical Cloudz

Whatever - Oasis

All You Need is Love - The Beatles

Berlin Song - Ludovico Einaudi


Laura's Song for Roxie


Little Piece of Nothing - Dave Thomas Junior



Listen all of the songs featured in Music In My Life in the playlist here : https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3CnUQrtZkOYb8mqaV8ddos?si=5A6DbLJiQxWW2f1hlWGTmQ

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Feb 17 2021

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Sea Shanties

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Laura discusses the history of Sea Shanties this week and we listen to some of her favourites.



Laura's Swashbuckling Sea Shanties:



Roll the Old Chariot Along - David Coffin

Blow the Man Down - The Longest Johns

Shenandoah - Port Isaacs' Fisherman's Friends

Wellerman - Nathan Evans



Listen all of the songs featured in Music In My Life in the playlist here : https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3CnUQrtZkOYb8mqaV8ddos?si=5A6DbLJiQxWW2f1hlWGTmQ

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Feb 10 2021

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Mike Moran

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This week Laura is joined by the inspiring Mike Moran ; keyboard player, arranger, musical director and producer, who has worked with many of the world’s superstars including, Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, George Harrison, Kate Bush, Ozzy Osbourne,Ringo Starr, and Queen.


Mike's Song Choices:


In My Defence - Freddie Mercury

September - Earth, Wind and Fire

It Had to Be You - Harry Connick Jnr

Walk This Way- Aerosmith


Laura's Song for Mike


Jacob Collier - Make Me Cry


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Feb 03 2021

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Musical Icons

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In this episode Laura talks about some of the most Iconic Musicians.


Laura's Iconic song choices:



Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddamn

Nina Simone - Feeling Good

Mozart - Requiem 'Lacrimosa' 

Bjork - I've Seen It All (with Thom Yorke)

Bjork - New World from the film 'Dancer in the Dark'



Listen all of the songs featured in Music In My Life in the playlist here : https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3CnUQrtZkOYb8mqaV8ddos?si=5A6DbLJiQxWW2f1hlWGTmQ

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Jan 27 2021

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Ben Bidwell

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This week Laura is joined by the inspiring Ben Bidwell, mindset & purpose coach, writer & public speaker who is stripping back the conversation to change the stigma about mental health. He also has his own podcast, The Naked Professor.


Ben's Song Choices:


Fix You - Coldplay

Enclosed by You - Josh White

Always - Bon Jovi

Mr Brightside - The Killers


Laura's Song for Ben


Girls - Nizlopi


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Jan 20 2021

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Film Scores

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In this episode Laura talks about her favourite and most memorable film scores.


Laura's Film Score song choices:



Bill Conty -Gonna Fly Now 

Up - Married Life

John Williams- Schindler’s List 

Interstellar - Main theme



Listen all of the songs featured in Music In My Life in the playlist here : https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3CnUQrtZkOYb8mqaV8ddos?si=5A6DbLJiQxWW2f1hlWGTmQ

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Jan 13 2021

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Inspirational Music

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In this episode Laura talks about her favourite pieces of Inspirational Music, as well as preforming 'Amazing Grace' to start the new year.


Laura's Inspirational and Uplifting Song Choices:


Handel - ‘Zadok The Priest’

Wagner -The ride of the Valkyries 

Christine and the queens - Tilted 

Coldplay - Everything’s not lost

Paul Simon and Lady Smith Black Mambazo - Homeless



Listen all of the songs featured in Music In My Life in the playlist here : https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3CnUQrtZkOYb8mqaV8ddos?si=5A6DbLJiQxWW2f1hlWGTmQ

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Jan 06 2021

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Best of 2020

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Laura reflects on her favourite moments from Music In My Life in 2020, including moments from episodes with Joss Stone, Ed Chamberlain, Charlotte Ritchie, George Blagden and her mother Caroline Wright!



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Dec 30 2020

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All I Want For Christmas with Laura Wright

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In this very special episode of Music In My Life, Laura is joined by Mark from Baffled to discuss her perfect christmas.

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Dec 23 2020

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Gavin Ramjaun

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This week Laura is joined by the amazing Gavin Ramjaun, a British journalist known for his work with the BBC, Sky Sports and ITV Breakfast. He is also the host of his own podcast, Manzilla.


Gavin's Song Choices:


Drops of Jupiter - Train

Gods Plan - Drake

Everybody (Backstreets Back) - Backstreet Boys

Ordinary People - John Legend


Laura's Song for Gavin:


I Lived - OneRepublic


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Dec 16 2020

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Christmas Music

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In this episode Laura talks about her favourite pieces of Christmas music.


Laura's Festive Song Choices:


King's College Cambridge - Once in Royal David's City

John Taverner - The Lamb

Coldplay - Christmas Lights

Carol of the Bells - Katie Melua

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song


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Dec 11 2020

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V V Brown

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In this episode Laura is joined by the amazing V V Brown, British indie pop singer-songwriter, model, record producer and now children's author!.


V V's song choices:


Benjamin Clementine - Condolences  

Safety Dance - Men without hats

En Vogue - Don’t Let go

Right down the line - Gerry Rafferty


Laura's song for V V - Bulgarian folklor- Kaval sviri


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Dec 03 2020

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YolanDa Brown

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In this episode Laura is joined by YolanDa Brown is an Award Winning British saxophonist, composer, broadcaster and philanthropist, being the first Musician to win a MOBO Award for “Best Jazz” in two consecutive years.


YolanDa's song choices:


Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing - Tori Kelly

Malaguena Salerosa - Chingón

How Deep Is Your Love (Live) - PJ Morton feat. Yebba 

Better Days (Album Version) - Le’Andria Johnson 



Laura's Song Choice For YolanDa : Jennifer Hudson - A Change is Gonna Come (Live)

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Nov 25 2020

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Charlotte Ritchie

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In this episode Laura is joined by Charlotte Ritchie, actress and singer-songwriter. She is also a member of the classical crossover group All Angels and is known for her roles as Oregon in Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat, Hannah in Siblings and Barbara Gilbert in BBC drama Call the Midwife. 


Charlotte's song choices:


5ive - Keep on Movin'


All Angels - Sound of Silence


Alanis Morisette - Ironic


DJ Marky & XRS - LK



Laura's Song Choice For Charlotte : Greta Svabo Bech - Circles (Ludovico Einaudi Remixes EP)

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Nov 18 2020

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Georgina Lamb

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In this episode Laura is joined by Georgina (Peanut) Lamb, the CEO of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.


Georgina's song choices:


Ben Howard - Keep your Head Up

Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane

Elgar - Enigma Variations; Nimrod

Ennio Morricone - The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe (played by Yo-Yo Ma)




Laura's Song Choice For Georgina : Peter Gabriel - Red Rain

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Nov 11 2020

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Ebony Rainford-Brent

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In this episode Laura is joined by former England cricketer and English cricket commentator, Ebony Rainford-Brent!


Ebony's song choices:


James Brown - Cold Sweat

Sophia George - Girlie Girlie

The Notorious B.I.G - Hypnotize

Jill Scott - Blessed



Laura's Song Choice For Ebony : Gregory Porter - Revival

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Nov 04 2020

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Jess Mayho

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In this episode Laura is joined by British Hammer Champion Jess Mayho!


Jess' Song Choices:


Aretha Franklin - Respect

Ray Charles - I Got a Woman

Kanye West - All of the Lights

Andra Day - Rise Up


Laura's Song Choice For Jess: Green Garden by Laura Mulva

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Oct 28 2020

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Caroline Wright

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(You read the title right!) Laura is joined by her one and only Mum!


Caroline's Song Choices:


Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

Eugene Record & The Chi Lites - Have You Seen Her? (1971)

Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring (Part One The Adoration of the Earth) Augeries of the Spring (Dances of the young girls)

Laura Wright - Invincible

Eydie Gorme - This Girl's In Love (Dionne Warwick version heard in podcast)

Barbara Streisand - Woman in the Moon

Manuel de Falla - Nana, Spanish Folk Song

The Unthanks - Magpie

Gabriel Fauré Requiem op 48 VII. In Paradisum


Laura's Song Choice For Caroline: Philakanzima by Bongeziwe Mabandla

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Oct 14 2020

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Connie Simmonds

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Laura is joined by body positivity and fitness influencer, Connie Simmonds, to hear about music's role in her career, highlighting her love of her Irish heritage, and getting her through break-ups.


Connie's Song Choices:


Amy Winehouse - Valerie

The Dubliners - Wild Rover

Croweded House - Weather With You

Destiny's Child - Bad Habit


Laura's Song Choice For Connie: Gypsy & The Cat - Time To Wander

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Oct 07 2020

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