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About Michelle Ward

Tune in and hear me on air 10am - 1pm Monday - Friday with my show Eat my Brunch. Tweet @luckybitches Email Radio Presenter, Singer, Songwriter, chatterbox and I won a weight lifting competition at a local fete when I was 11. I still have the trophy somewhere. I eat too much, talk too quick, have wild hair, laugh like a drain and open my gob before my brain engages.

Author Peter Jones – funny, witty, sad, dating, uplifting Interview

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(Peter Jones & Michelle Ward with “yuuuuful” glow provided by photo editing).

Long time no see Mr Jones! Great to have best-selling author, Peter Jones, back on the show. Besides writing loads of self help books, Peter is also a regular on the public speaking circuit bringing his humour, energy and engaging talks to audiences all over the country.  Peter has now moved back to his true love, fiction! So with this brand new book in his hand My Girlfriend’s Perfect Ex-Boyfriend we talked about his latest work (which is that book I just mentioned about a second ago).

INTERVIEW WITH PETER (including dating tips, stalking Facebook and the new book).


Adrian Turner, Mountaineer, Secret Agent, Fireman… Ade would dearly like to be any of these things, though he’d trade them all to win the heart of feisty Public Relations Executive, Paige.

Instead, he’s a disillusioned school teacher, on suspension, after an unfortunate incident with a heavy piece of computer equipment. And somebody’s foot.

And Paige? Despite being his girlfriend for the past eighteen months, she still seems to have one foot out of the door and hasn’t quite committed to leaving a toothbrush in the bathroom.

Of course, it doesn’t help that she’s working with her ex-boyfriend, Sebastian. A man who in almost every way imaginable is better, taller, wealthier, hairier, and infinitely more successful than Ade.

Is Paige still in love with Sebastian? Why then did she suggest they get away for a few days? Some place romantic…

But when Adrian finds himself in Slovenia – with Sebastian in the room down the hall as he realises there’ serious possibility that he’s in danger of losing his job, his mind, and the woman he loves…

All books available via Amazon

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Show 3 – Jenny Essex talks Misotherapy Micro Needling, Rosacea & Bum Lifts!


Joined in the studio by Jenny Essex who is a Responsible/Ethical Aesthetics/Beauty/Brand Journalist/Writer/Blogger and part of Netmums bloggers network. Making mums feel good about themselves without the guilt.

This month we talked about a variety of different aesthetics treatments misotherapy micro needling, treatments for rosacea, WOW facial and a soon to be had, Bum Lift!


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Brain Tumour Charity – Interview with Singer/Songwriter Dee Hepburn & Fundraiser Claire Howell

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Always a pleasure to have Dee Hepburn (formerly Hunter) in the studio. Dee is a very talented singer/songwriter/pianist/producer from Essex. Her original material is beautifully crafted and today we got to hear two more of her tracks from an album (yet untitled) which is due out towards Christmas.

Joining Dee today was Claire Howell Community Fundraiser for The Brain Tumour Charity.

A very inspiring interview with two girls who bring joy to others through music and positivity.

Would you believe there is 500 million pounds spent on Cancer Research in the UK every year but less than 2% is spent on brain cancer. The Brain Tumour Charity is run on donations and they rely on fundraising.

If you would like to get involved look at their website or this year, order your Christmas cards via their website. Give a little to help a lot x



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Jane Merrigan & Katy Chelcowska from St Francis Hospice talk Hospice Care Week & Carly’s Story


Joined in the studio by Jane Merrigan and Katy Chelcowska from St Francis Hospice to talk about HOSPICE CARE WEEK along with Carly’s Story


Twitter @SFHUK

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Do you or someone you know have Epilepsy? Near to Brentwood? Read more…


Joined in the studio by Nigel Bennett from Epilepsy Action.

On Thursday 12th October Epilepsy Action will be at The Baytree Centre Café (Brentwood) for their first drop-in event from 10am to 12pm. The monthly session is an opportunity for people affected by epilepsy to come together in an informal setting to support each other and share experiences.





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James Benardout plays live

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Fantastic live performance from my musical guest James Benardout. James is a singer/songwriter and one hell of a guitarist. Born in London he travels with his guitar singing his songs.

You can fall in love with James and his songs, definitely one to watch, an amazing talent. His album will be out next year and when it is he will be back to Phoenix FM to promote it!


Interview Part One 


Interview Part Two Plus live Performance of Tiny Heart 



Live Performance of Here & Now 

Live Performance of Never Enough 



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Leigh Luscious – WOOPDEDOOP! New album.


Joined in the studio by Phoenix FM regular Leigh Luscious, local Dagenham girl, singer, songwriter, with two books under her belt, gigs all over London and energy levels you wouldn’t believe.

I have been playing Love is Forever, which is from Leigh’s Album WOOPDEDOOP, for ages (should of said forever). Its a brilliant track with a nod back to the 60’s. Catchy hook of a chorus too.


INTERVIEW PLUS tracks Love is Forever, VIP & The Hunger Live Version of Girlfriend  



Album is rather rude in places, so PARENT ADVISORY or over 18s.


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FREE MENS HEALTH CHECK! Chris Booth from CHAPS explains more.



Joined in the studio by Chris Booth, Clinical Director of CHAPSCHAPS is a registered charity which aims to raise awareness and support the development of new health services directly targeted at men’s needs to enable them to take care of their own health and well being.





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Andy McCluskey from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


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Great to talk with Andy McCluskey from OMD about their new album and main single of the same title. “The Punishment of Luxury”.



With their 13th studio album ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ out September
1st via 100% Records, synth-pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the
Dark release new single and the title track impacting September 1st .

‘The Punishment of Luxury’ is written, recorded, produced and mixed
by OMD – Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys- pairing crushing
electro rhythms with characteristically serene melodies sounding
unapologetically electronic.

The track and album are named after an 1891 painting by the Italian
divisionist Giovanni Segantini that caught Andy’s eye. Andy explains,
“Most people in the western world are materially better off than their
predecessors ever were and yet we are unhappier. Now we have
many possessions that we don’t need because we’ve been persuaded
to buy. This is the punishment of luxury.”

Having played a triumphant sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall in
May last year, OMD head back out on the road again this autumn for
a string of must-see shows, including a show at The Roundhouse
November 13th .

OMD play the following shows:
Mon 23rd DUBLIN Vicar street
Tues 24 th BELFAST Mandella Hall
Sun 29 th LIVERPOOL, Empire
Mon 30 th BRISTOL, Colston Hall
Weds 1 st SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
Thurs 2nd IPSWICH, Regent
Fri 3rd CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Sun 5th LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Mon 6th NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Tues 7th SHEFFIELD, City Hall
Thurs 9th READING, Hexagon
Fri 10th SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
Sat 11th GUILDFORD G Live
Mon 13th LONDON, Roundhouse
Weds 15th BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 17th MANCHESTER, Academy
Sat 18th YORK, Barbican
Sun 19th GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall
Tues 21st BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Weds 22nd GATESHEAD, Sage 1


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Josie Tullett – 15 year old singer/songwriter impressive live set

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Joined in the studio by 15 year old local singer/songwriter, Josie Tullet (along with her Dad and youngster sister).

Josie is already writing her own material and gave an impressive acoustic set in the studio.



Live Performance – Thunder & Lighting 


Live Performance – Teardrop in the Sea


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