Friday Night Extra 22.9.17 with Graham Hamborg, Gary Seithel and singer Eugene Phillips.

Eugene Phillips Sept 17 1Graham came to talk to us about how he became a Vicar and his 40 years in ordained ministry. Before he went for training, a friend had said, “Graham is the last person I can imagine as a Vicar!” His varied ministry included being a curate in Slough and for eighteen years a Vicar in Buckinghamshire. In recent times he has been involved in the training of newly ordained clergy. He said how he has loved it all. Retirement plans include for the first time owning a house and for the first time and being able to do with whatever he and his wife want to do. He will also be working on a book that has to be finished during 2019. Gary came to talk about the free BBQ in Ingatestone tomorrow between 11.30 – 2p.m. outside the church. It will be a great event, a real celebration. Eugene will be singing at the event tomorrow and stunned everyone with his wonderful voice, singing two songs live tonight. This was a real treat.

Tonight’s playlist

Crosby, Stills and Nash – Marrakesh Express

Boney M – Rivers of Babylon – chosen by Graham

Van Morrison & Cliff Richard – Whenever God shines his light

Van Morrison – Have I told you lately that I love you

Tight Fit – The lion sleeps tonight – requested by Phyl

Michael Horner Trio – Autumn in New York – a show exclusive from a talented group of local musicians.

Harry Chapin – Cat’s in the cradle

Eugene Phillips – The king is coming – sung live in the studio

Eugene Phillips – The light of the city – sung live in the studio

Shania Twain – Swinging with my eyes open

Lisa Harman – Nothing I can do – loved by my studio guests – another show exclusive

Bob Lind – Elusive butterfly

ECHO – Reach out, I will be there – catch them live as part of the concert in Ingatestone church on Saturday 30th at 7p.m.

Joe Stilgoe – What’s on?

Diana Krall – Night and Day – loved by Matt, getting ready for his show.

I will see you next week with another two hours, live from Brentwood to wherever you may be…





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About Patrick Sherring

As a child I listened to the pirate radio ships, particularly Radio London on 266. I loved the romance of the DJs playing the latest music for the listeners to hear. After most of the pirate stations closed in August 1967 I used to listen to Fabulous 208 Radio Luxembourg, the continuing Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International and Radio 1. I particularly enjoyed listening to radio in the evening and at night. One of my favourite shows was Late Night Extra in the early days of Radio 1. All kinds of guests would just turn up and be part of the show. As a listener radio should feel like a friend is talking directly to you. I dreamed of being on the radio for many years. In 1988 I began on Hospital Radio with Radio Enfield in north London. I had my own request show and used to commentate from Spurs and Enfield F.C. home games. I was also part of the Radio Enfield Roadshow team, taking part in many outside broadcasts. Now I am delighted to be on Phoenix FM, where I have had a Friday show since May 2011. On the show there are a mixture of musical genres. Often there are guests giving lengthy interviews on a wide range of topics including faith and social action. There are also some live music performances. This little boy's dream has come true!