Midge Ure is joining Scala Radio from 4 January to guest host the evening programme, The Space.
Having already achieved huge success in the 70s and 80s, by the time his single “If I Was” went to No1 in 1985 he had achieved much in his 10-year professional career – Slik, The Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy, Visage, Ultravox and of course the most famous one-off group in musical history, Band Aid.
As guest host on weeknights through January on Scala Radio, Midge will be selecting classically-inspired pieces and sharing anecdotes from his career. He’ll play music from fellow pop and rock counterparts including Brian Eno, Sigur Ros, Air, Peter Gabriel and Jonny Greenwood alongside classical favourites by the likes of Grieg and Debussy.
Speaking about the new show, Midge said: “I think like me, many people are probably quite guilty of spending far too much time looking at screens in 2020 when we’ve been limited of other forms of real-life entertainment or contact.
“It will be the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind from the computer, tablet and mobile phone. I hope as January draws in, you’ll join me in taking a break from the noise in the evenings and just sit back and allow yourself to be carried away by some gorgeous music.”
Scala Radio Music & Content director, Ric Blaxill added: “We break the mould of classical music at Scala Radio, always bringing something new or unexpected to our listeners. Midge’s music has transcended both genres and generations, and we’re incredibly pleased to welcome him next month to guest host this series.”
You can hear The Space on Scala Radio, guest hosted by Midge Ure from Monday 4 January from 10pm weekdays.