Merry Christmas 2013


Just a quick post to wish you a very happy & peaceful Christmas. Instead of sending cards I do this now. It’s easier, less wasteful, plus the money is better spent on charity than using the Royal Mail. And as a bonus, you get to hear my voice…



Go buy the song  – the links are here

All it leaves me is to wish you a very Merry Christmas

(We’re donating money TextSanta instead of sending out cards – you can do the same here)


A very special Christmas @ImPatrickDownes

Here’s the full list of what we played, together (for a week at least) with the actual show to listen again!

Johnny Matthis-It’s the most wonderful time
Darlene Love-All alone at Christmas
Cliff Richard-We should be together
Coldplay-2000 miles
Pet Shop Boys-It doesn’t often snow at Christmas
Showaddywaddy-Hey Mr Christmas
Jackson 5-Frosty the Snowman
Smashing Pumpkins-Christmastime
Bing Crosby-Mele Kalikimaka
Lighthouse Family-High
Love Unlimited-It maybe winter outside
Frankie-Power of love
Run DMC-Christmas in Hollis
Dean Martin-Rudolph the red nose reindeer
Pussycat Dolls-Santa Baby
Darlene Love-Christmas
Alarm-Happy Christmas
Dean Martin-Let it snow
Greg Lake-I believe in Father Christmas
Jona Lewie-Stop the calvery
Killers-Great big sled
Hayley Westernra-One night one moment
Billy Mack-Christmas is all around
Faith Hill-Where are you Christmas
East 17-Stay another day
Destiny’s Child-Medley
Kermit-One more sleep to Christmas
Drifters-White Christmas
Blink 182-I won’t be home for Christmas
Paul McCartney-Wonderful Christmastime
Bryan Adams-Christmas Time
Band Aid 20-Do they know it’s Christmas
Coldplay-Christmas lights
Robbie Williams-Angels (Acoustic)
Chris Rea-Driving home for Christmas
Geraldine-Once upon a Christmas song
Wizzard-I wish it could be Christmas everyday
KT Tunstall-Sleigh ride
3T-I need you
Jimmy Durante-Make someone happy
George Michael-December song
Darkness-Christmas time(Don’t let the bells end)
Lou Monte-Dominic the Donkey
David Bowie & Bing Crosby-Peace on earth
Michael Buble-Grown up Christmas list
Queen-Thank god it’s Christmas
Melanie Thornton-Wonderful Dream
Mariah Carey-All I want for Christmas
Manic Street Preachers-Ghost of Christmas
Cliff Richard-Saviours Day
Wham-Last Christmas
Train-Shake up Christmas
Pogues & Kirsty MacColl-Fairytale of New York
Beach Boys-Little Saint Nick
Crystals-Santa Claus is coming to town
Shakin Stevens-Merry Christmas everyone
Johnny Matthis-It’s beginning to look a lot
Spice Girls-Christmas Wrapping

Origins of BTN (Bring the Noise)

So how did Bring the Noise come into being? well, about 2 years ago I was creating an ad to promo some business I was starting. The premise was I didn’t have equipment (DJ) so had to put over the idea of it was just me that was being hired.

I remembered watching Hot Fuzz, and a line in that grabbed me… “Bring the Noise” (Danny Butterman: Bring the noise!) as they out the blues and twos on and sped off…

With that I had an epiphany to use Bring the noise…. as in, “You bring the equipment, I’ll bring the noise” – As in, I’ll bring me & 40,000 songs 🙂

When I came back to radio back in 2010 after a hiatus of 18 months, what else could I use?

Meanwhile I’ve found several other people using Bring the Noise – I have borrowed their logo in the meantime, plus Public Enemy have a song with the same name…

So there you go – how our ideas were born

You bring the equipment….we’ll bring the noise…..