CMU #37: Dermot O'Leary
Total Tracks: 10
Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes
TV and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary started his career in local radio but has spent much of the last decade fronting numerous successful TV shows, including 'T4', 'Big Brother's Little Brother' and, most recently, 'The X-Factor'. Between 2001 and 2003 h...show more
TV and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary started his career in local radio but has spent much of the last decade fronting numerous successful TV shows, including 'T4', 'Big Brother's Little Brother' and, most recently, 'The X-Factor'. Between 2001 and 2003 he also worked as a presenter on Xfm in London, before moving to BBC Radio 2 in 2004, where he still presents a Saturday afternoon show.
Next week, he is set to release his first compilation album, 'The Saturday Sessions', with features session recordings taken from his Radio 2 show. Spread over two discs, the album features acoustic tracks and covers by artists such as Mumford & Sons, Biffy Clyro, Florence & The Machine, Lily Allen, Will Young, Bat For Lashes, Elbow, Kasabian, Imogen Heap and Amy Winehouse.
Dermot explains: "The Saturday Sessions is my favourite part of the show. It's a privilege to hear such a diverse and brilliant range of artists singing songs you wouldn't necessarily associate with them, which makes these performances so unusual and special. This album has really fuelled my passion for live music".
With the album out on Monday, CMU Weekly asked Dermot to put together a Powers Of Ten playlist featuring some of his favourite songs, and here is what he came up with.
Find out why Dermot chose each of these tracks at www.thecmuwebsite.com/playlists/dermotoleary.html ...show less
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