Music show

Kaiser Chiefs singer hosts Made in Manchester music show Prolific North

Ricky Wilson is back to present a BBC Radio 2 series on Rock and Roll.

Produced by Made in Manchester, the singer will celebrate music from the 1950s and early 60s.

“Ricky Wilson has a real passion for ’50s and early ’60s rock ‘n’ roll,” said MIM co-producer Kurt Brookes.

“Expect a selection of vintage rock and roll from Chuck Berry, Larry Williams, Gene Vincent, Brenda Lee and The Everly Brothers. But it’s not all rock and roll from the USA, it will also play some of the best hits from some of Britain’s stars of the day including Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Tommy Steele, Dickie Pride and many more. In the first episode, Ricky kicks things off with one of Little Richard’s most popular songs and we hear a treble from the “King of Rock & Roll” himself, Elvis Presley.

Wilson won the APA Music Host of the Year award for his work on the first series.

“I couldn’t be more excited to come back with even more of my rock & roll classics. I can’t wait for you to hear some of my old favorites, and even some of my new favorites, twisting and bouncing every hour,” he said.

It airs at 9pm on BBC Radio Two on Sunday 10 April.

“Ricky grew up in the early 80s when the 50s saw a sort of revival in people’s affections. Music inspired him and that enthusiasm and passion for music is reflected in this second series,” said added Ashley Byrne, MIM’s Creative Director.