BBC Introducing Lancashire 3rd January 2015

Last night I opened the programme with these words:

Last year if you’d have asked me what the name Matthew James Cogley makes me think of I’d have said a really nice young bloke who plays in a great band and made a fine solo album too.

He played live in our radio theatre here in Blackburn… I interviewed him and I played his music as a band and as a singer songwriter.

Now it conjures up some very sad thoughts of a young life lost so tragically this week.

All I can do tonight is say how much I feel for his family and his many friends and hope none of them mind me playing this tune to remember the life of Matt.

You will be sorely missed… may you rest in peace…

Thoughts now

What terribly sad news about a hard working, lovely young man who had a big talent. I didn’t know him well but we’d met and spoken a few times but I wanted to reflect his life in the best way I could.

My thoughts are with his family and friends… if you didn’t know Matthew then please list to this beautiful song and spend some time on his Soundcloud too.

Programme playlist

We used to put our playlist on the programme page. Then somebody changed something and for the last (God knows how long) we haven’t been able to do that. So I thought I’d post it here while I wait for this situation to be sorted out.

Playlist for 3rd January 2015

Matthew James Cogley – Ready To Resist

Native Youth – Way I Feel

Aquilo – Human

Golden Wings – Touch

Sun Drift – When I Go

Icepops For Breakfast – Oh Darling Boy

Icepops For Breakfast – Stop Messing Around

Lapsley – Falling Short

Kurt Vile – Never Run Away

Beck – Lost Cause

Sun Drift – Tied

Sun Drift – Over Time

Foolk – CMYK

The Scarletts – Forever Fate

The Scarletts – High Hopes

The Scarletts – It Used To Rain

The Jackpot Golden Boys – It’s Alright

Grave Diggers Union – Ghost Dance


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