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Second Chance   Archive

Acoustic duo -  ballads, covers and folk

Second Chance Studio:
To view recorded shows just select 'Previous YouTube recordings'  (below).
At charity gig for the
Severn Hospice, Telford, August 2021
Next live show:  7.30 p.m. Thursday 15 December:
Second Chance Christmas Special -  via Zoom.
Email Mike for a Zoom invitation.


Broadcast live on their new YouTube channel at 7.30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month.  The first edition of 2022 was on 20 January.
The above links allow you to view earlier shows, including the Christmas edition, broadcast live on 16 December 2021.

You only need YouTube to watch 'Studio',  but you will need Zoom if you are being interviewed by Mike and Lesley.  No shared screens of previously recorded songs -  all live on YouTube, as it happens.  Laid-back chat, hopefully some fun, and plenty of music of all types, and we intend to interview musicians, writers and poets via Zoom, and the guests will be asked to perform 2 or 3 songs (or readings) live on YouTube.  No pressure, then, but plenty of adrenaline!  We love live performances, and with restrictions on social events (and the winter weather) it gives everyone an alternative to going out.  Stay in and watch Second Chance Studio!
Or, just like Freeview-Plus or Sky+,  catch-up later.

Click Second Chance Studio to see previous editions
Lesley Clayton and Michael Braccia
Studio Schedule   (guests)

Aged 21
Archive for Second Chance Studio

20 January:      Second Chance with:

                                  Musician and author, Tony Gillam

Songs performed:

Second Chance :      Small of my heart;   Candle in the Wind;   Desperado

Tony Gillam:            Doing Wrong;  Shouting at the Dark;   Deathly Town;      Without the drums

17 February:    Second Chance with:

                                   Andy Clapham, collector, performer and writer of fun folk songs.

Songs performed:

Second Chance:    Handbags and Gladrags;   The Joker and the Queen,  One of Us,

                                You (written by Michael Braccia);   The Sound of Silence.

Andy Clapham:    A very English Thing;   Man of Peace;

                                Ilkley D'Amour;    Nighty Night

Email contact for Andy:

17 March:    Guest host:   Tony Gillam,  interviewing Second Chance

Second Chance opened the show with Stevie Wonder's 'Lately'

and during Tony's interview,  they followed up with:

The Rose (Bette Midler);  Nothing to show for it all  (The late Keiran Halpin);

Did you think of me (written by Michael Braccia);   I don't want to talk about it (Rod Stewart)

Tony's songs prior to the interview:

  • ri Martolod (trad. Breton) / Rebel and Don't Apologise (Gillam)

  • A Girl Called Memory (Gillam)

  • Twelve o'clock High (Gillam)

21 April:     Second Chance with author and musician Jon Markes

Songs performed by Second Chance:

Sorry seems to be the hardest word (Elton John),  Home is where the heart is (Clive Gregson),

Jessie (Joshua Kadison), When you were Sweet Sixteen (The Furies), 

Everything I don't (written by Michael Braccia and Lesley Clayton)

Readings by Jon Markes:

Extract from his novel,  'Casting Long Shadows'.

Jon closed the show with a short story,  'On the Balcony'.

19 May:     Second Chance with musician and poet, David Hickman

Songs performed by Second Chance:

Make it with you (Bread),   Mountain Top (Michael Braccia and Lesley Clayton),

The Raven's Sun (Catherine MacLellan),  The Blue Cockade (Traditional / Show of Hands),

Always on my Mind (Elvis Presley)

Songs performed by David Hickman:

Catch the wind (Donovan),  Bird on the Wire (Leonard Cohen),

Clifton in the Rain (Al Stewart),   Hallelujah  (Leonard Cohen)

16 June 2022:    Second Chance with poet Aidan Flynn

Songs performed by Second Chance:

Promise me;  The long and winding road;  Love me Crazy (written by Michael Braccia);  The water is wide;

Meet me on the corner

Poems performed by Aidan Flynn:

I sold my guide dog on eBay

Does he take sugar?

Dirty Windows

Mirror, Mirror

MPs expenses

21 July 2022      Second Chance with  Billy Spakemon of Black Country Radio

Songs performed by Second Chance:

Dimming of the Day  (Richard Thompson)

Only a woman's heart  (Eleanor McEvoy)

Baby can I hold you   (Tracy Chapman)

Breaking up inside    (Michael Braccia and Lesley Clayton)

Songs performed by Billy Spakemon:

Fly the Flag

The Wrenner Boy

Strong 'Onds, Warm Heart

We closed the show by singing 'Amarillo' with billy.

18 August 2022      Second Chance with Tony Gillam

Songs performed by Second Chance -  all from the debut album 'Did you think of me':

Did you think of me  (Michael Braccia)

Love me crazy (Michael Braccia)

You (Michael Braccia)

Losing You (Michael Braccia and Lesley Clayton)

Breaking up inside (Braccia and Clayton)

Songs performed by Tony Gillam (all self-penned):

Over Wintering

Take the high road

Trouble Code

Madam Horelou

15 September 2022      Second Chance with Roger Edwards

Songs performed by Second Chance:

Yesterday once more

Can you feel the love tonight

Let it be me

The green, green grass of home

Daydream Believer

Songs performed by Roger Edwards

I'm your puppet (James & Bobby Purify - written by Don Penn & Spooner Oldham)

Ballroom of Romance (written by Roger Edwards)

Small Changes (Tom Waites)

How beautiful life can be (The Lathums)

Thursday 20 October

Songs performed by Second Chance:

Can you feel the love tonight (Elton John)

Everything I do (Bryan Adams)

Let it be me (Everly Brothers)

Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)

You raise me up (Josh Groban / Westlife)

When you say nothing at all (Ronan Keating)

Windy Harbour (Pete Abbott / Other Roads)

I don't want to talk about it (Rod Stewart)

The winner take sit all (Abba)

Thursday 17 November

Songs performed by Second Chance:

Trouble in the fields

A bunch of thyme

Thinking out loud

Leave right now

Something about the way you looked tonight

The call and the answer



Show me heaven

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