Ken Bruce lines up Lewis Capaldi and Mark Feehily for Radio 2.
Ken Bruce has lined up Lewis Capaldi and Westlife’s Mark Feehily for his Radio 2 Tracks of My Years Feature.
Lewis Capaldi, the UK singer-songwriter who has had the biggest selling single of the year so far with 'Someone You Loved' will pick the Tracks of My Years during the week commencing Monday 17th June.
His song choices include tracks from Paolo Nutini and Kings of Leon. His debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent was recorded over 18 months in London, Los Angeles and New York. Before that Lewis had been plugging-in night-after-night into the local pub gig circuit of Glasgow. Since then he's gone on to sell over 150,000 headline show tickets and sold out five back to back tours. He's also supported Sam Smith, Rag’n’ Bone Man, Bastille & Niall Horan on their tours. Lewis will also support Ed Sheeran at some of his UK stadium tour dates this summer. He's achieved over 600 million plays across streaming services and enlisted the acting skills of the phenomenal actor Peter Capaldi in one of his music videos.
Mark Feehily, member of the Irish pop vocal group Westlife, chooses the Tracks of My Years during the week commencing 24 June, with music from Celine Dion and Andy Williams. Mark is the youngest in the band which has to date released twelve albums, embarked on twelve world tours and won several awards, becoming one of the most successful musical groups of all time. The band originally formed in 1998 in Dublin, disbanded in 2012 and reunited in 2018. They were first signed by Simon Cowell in the UK, Clive Davis in the US and managed by Louis Walsh and Sonny Takhar. The group currently consists of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Shane Filan and of course Mark himself. With 15 number one appearances, Mark is also the highest charting LGBT performer and Irish LGBT performer on the UK Singles Chart. In February this year he announced his engagement whilst holidaying in the Maldives and on his 39th birthday in May, he and his fiancé Cailean O'Neill announced they are also expecting their first baby. The band are currently on tour celebrating 20 years of hits including 14 number ones. 'The Twenty Tour' will see Westlife perform all 14 of their number one singles, as well as some brand new songs live for the first time, with a new record deal signed and a new album on the way.
Ken Bruce can be heard weekdays from 9.30am on BBC Radio 2.