What does today sound like? Fergal's got a good idea, and it goes a little something like this: the biggest hits on Irish radio right now, side by side with the classic songs you love. The sort of music you really want to hear, right when you want to hear it, with lots of big promotions and daily competitions to make today a good one
The Brilliant Keith Barry Blows Our Mind Again!
Before we go any further you need to get THREE things.
Mobile Phone ✅
A Piece of Paper ✅
That is all. Oh and a pair of ears.
Now listen to this and blow your mind:
Here's a link to Keith's show on Valentines.
He's also created a discount code - just for Fergal D'Arcy Show listeners put in KEITH during checkout and you get €10 off the ticket price!!
Raye Describes How She Turned Her Own Texts Into Tunes
2 Billions streams and counting plus one of the biggest hits of last year - 'Secrets' with DJ Regard.
She's worked with some of the biggest stars in the world including David Guetta, Diplo, Rudimental and many more.
Written for Little Mix, John Legend, Khalid, Major Lazer, Julia Michaels and more- RAYE joins the Fergal D'Arcy Show today.
GRIEF AND HEALING
"This project explains the nine stages of grief. The first song is a really dramatic, confused power ballad, and then we progress through to the last song when you finally say with your full heart that you’ve healed. I'm very proud of this work and I can't wait for everyone to hear all the tracks. I hope everyone enjoys this slice of me."
She chatted Fergal D'Arcy through her latest EP mini album - 'Euphoric Sad Songs' and revealed how she puts her honesty into music.
One of the tracks is made entirely of her own texts!
Her latest collaboration with Rudimental is a banger!
Superstar DJ Tiësto Talks About Helping To Mentor Martin Garrix
The term 'Superstar DJ' is thrown around a lot these days.
However, there is one Dutch DJ who is more than entitled to receive that title.
Or should I say "SIR" superstar DJ! He tells The Fergal D'Arcy Show he he has been officially Knighted!
Tiesto has the stats to back it up:
36 million albums sold
8 billion streams
“The Greatest DJ of All Time” - Mixmag
"The Godfather Of EDM" - Billboard
I chatted with him and was really impressed. He played me a track and I loved it but suggested a few changes to the melody and that track turned out to be 'Animals' I was so happy to help the new generation of DJs
- Tiësto on mentoring Martin Garrix
He also recalls fondly meeting the late Avicii for the first time.
He has also remixed some of the biggest stars from Katy Perry to Miley Cyrus and most notably John Legend's outrageously huge megahit 'All For You' which would have got nowhere without his crafted remix attention.
Irish people lapped up his 'Addagio For Strings' and 'Silence' and he has filled The 3 Arena.
On Irish fans:
"I absolutely LOVE you guys!!"
Listen here to this incredibly cool and sound Dutch dance legend chatting about starting in his teens and realising at an early age, "I can get paid for doing this sh*t woooaaaaah" how he loves upcoming DJs like Martin Garrix, his love for Irish fans, his many achievements in Dance and loads more
He really is 'The Business'.
'Dreams' A Musical Tribute To The Cranberries Dolores O'Riordan
One of Ireland's greatest musical icons passed away on January 15 2018.
This Fergal D'Arcy Show Tribute called 'Dreams' was originally broadcast on the first anniversary of her death.
It features many intimate archival interviews with Dolores and The Cranberries.
It’s hard to believe that three years have gone by since Dolores passed on.
She is always in our thoughts and our hearts.
So many years of fond memories.
Wherever you are D, we hope you’re bringing joy with your unique voice.
Ferg, Mike and Noel pic.twitter.com/pXbKHRCFV5
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2021
'Long Time No See' - Wild Youth Are Raring To Go For Live Gigs
Dave and Conor from Wild Youth joined The Fergal D'Arcy Show on the release of brand new single 'Champagne Butterflies'
Press play here to hear the lads chat about what is to come for 2021 and kick off the chat with a game of The Wild Youth Lyrics Game!
They are starting 2021 with a massive pop banger and TodayFM are here for it!!
And they haven't let lockdown break their ability to bust a move!
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JC Stewart Talks About New Track Written With Niall Horan
JC Stewart is Ireland's next biggest musical export.
We don't say this lightly.
He has grown his monthly Spotify listens to over 3 million. His music is getting more and more airplay across the water and now he has Niall Horan on board for his latest single.
'Break My Heart' is an absolute gold standard slice of perfect pop. The follow up to 'I Need You To Hate Me' is a cracking single and establishes him firmly as the self-confessed "Sadboy" of music!
The video (below) was directed by Charlie Sarsfield who worked with Dermot Kennedy and Stormzy.
Fast & The Furious
JC tells Fergal D'Arcy about making the video which involved doing donuts in an a classic Ford Cortina (the guy who taught him worked on Fast & The Furious!) working with his heroes Tom Odell and Niall Horan and loads more
Check out the video here