Mika: The Art Of Song

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20160101
20160101Mika plays a selection of the greatest songs of all time from some of the most iconic artists. He plays some of his favourite tracks and looks at their back stories. He'll also reveal his own relationships with these artists and their music. Mika also performs covers of tracks from Billy Joel, Elton John and more, live at Radio 2's Elton John piano.
20160328
20160328Mika, the multi-million selling and Brit Award winning singer-songwriter plays some of the greatest songs of all time. He has tracks from Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon, David Bowie and Diana Ross. Mika will look at what makes these songs so special, whether it's the writer, producer or perfomer. He'll also share why they're his favourite songs and what they mean to him. Plus Mika also sits down at Radio 2's Elton John piano to perform special live tracks from Dusty Springfield and Paul Simon.
Harry Nilsson20170411
Harry Nilsson20170411Mika celebrates the singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson and performs a cover of his track 'Without Her' live at the Elton John piano. Mika plays some of the most famous tracks written by Harry and also the iconic songs which made him world famous but were in fact not his own compositions, including 'Without You' and 'Everybody's Talkin'. Nilsson was one of the most interesting and influential songwriters with The Beatles citing him as one of their favourite artists. He won Grammy Awards and had his songs performed by Three Dog Night, The Monkees and Fifth Dimension. Mika is a Brit Award winning and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter who's sold millions of records around the world and he uses his own experiences of making music to reveal more about the writing process. He also shares his passion and enthusiasm for the songs of Joni Mitchell, why they mean so much to him and how they always remained honest.
Joni Mitchell20170404
Joni Mitchell20170404Mika celebrates the iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and performs a cover of her track 'Both Sides Now' live at the Elton John piano. He plays songs from across her varied and illustrious career showcasing her phenomenal songwriting talents. Mika explores the stories behind some of Joni's most famous tracks and also some of her less well known songs, looking at where and when they were written, how they were created and what makes them timeless. Mika is a Brit Award winning and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter who's sold millions of records around the world and he uses his own experiences of making music to reveal more about the writing process. He also shares his passion and enthusiasm for the songs of Joni Mitchell, why they mean so much to him and how they always remained honest.
The Art Of Song20161108
The Art Of Song20161108Mika, the multi-million selling and Brit Award winning singer-songwriter plays some of the greatest songs of all time. He has tracks from The Rolling Stones, Sonny & Cher, Mike Posner and Petula Clark. Mika will look at what makes these songs so special, whether it's the writer, producer or performer. He'll also share why they're his favourite songs and what they mean to him. Plus Mika also sits down at Radio 2's Elton John piano to perform special live tracks from the man himself, Sir Elton John and the iconic Joni Mitchell.
The Art Of Song20161115
The Art Of Song20161115Mika, the multi-million selling and Brit Award winning singer-songwriter plays some of the greatest songs of all time. He has tracks from Mamas & The Papas, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart and Buffalo Springfield. Mika will look at what makes these songs so special, whether it's the writer, producer or performer. He'll also share why they're his favourite songs and what they mean to him. Plus Mika also sits down at Radio 2's Elton John piano to perform a special live track from Paul Simon and he replays one of his previous sessions where he performed a Billy Joel classic.