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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.

Leigh Luscious – In interview and Live Performance

Leigh Luscious was back on Phoenix FM after her fantastic single LOVE IS FOREVER with a brand new single – GIRLFRIEND (out Valentines Day) on iTunes.

Leigh has been a regular on the gig circuit in Essex and London over the last few years and has a fantastic fan bass who support her at gigs and an online community

Leigh’s social media is for over 18’s only as are most of her videos, so be aware.

Interview Part One 


Live Performance – My Hearts with  You 


Interview Part Two 


Social Media Links



Leanne Louise – Live performance of MY GOODBYE & FINE LINE plus interview

Joined in the studio by talented local singer songwriter, Leanne Louise.

Leanne has a great original voice and I have been her fan of her music since she first appeared on my show in 2012.

Her new single MY GOODBYE is a brilliant piece of song writing and her unique vocal style is captivating.


Interview Part One and live version of MY GOODBYE


Interview Part Two and live version of FINE LINE




T: @ImLeanneLouise 


Leanne & Me (I think Leanne was ducking down for this picture!)

The Beeches – Luxury Senior Living with Award Winning Care

Joined in the studio by Jessica and Sommer both Client Liaison Managers from The Beeches (Brentwood) which stands for Luxury Senior Living with Award Winning Care

The awards keep coming in for The Beeches

  • Cavell Nurses Trust
  • CQC Award
  • Recommend Top 20 Care homes
  • Great British care Awards with 6 finalists
  • National Care Awards winner Jana Krapkova who is the Dementia Care Manage

We talked about The Beeches, the facilities, up and coming events, the brand new award and Valentines Day.


Fancy having a look around The Beeches then there is an OPEN HOUSE on March 2nd more details on the website below.

T: 01277 690 300


The Producers – Billericay Operatic Society March 20th – 24th

Joined in the studio by actors Jaz Cook and John Keeler to talk about their fantastic new production of THE PRODUCERS.



Max Bialystock, the onetime king of Broadway producers hungry to strike it rich, and Leo Bloom, an accountant with dreams of someday becoming a theatre producer, discover that they could get richer by producing a flop than a hit and start by finding the worst show, worst director, and worst actors.

Dates: MARCH 20TH – 24TH 2018
Location: BRENTWOOD THEATRE, 15 Shenfield Road Brentwood Essex CM15 8AG


A New Mel Brooks Musical

  • Book by: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
  • Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks
  • Original direction & choreography: Susan Stroman
  • By special arrangement with StudioCanal
  • Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
  • All authorised performance materials supplied by MTI Europe ( 

Sound advice from Will Protect

Joined by Gavin Perrett from Will Protect Ltd who came in to talk about WILLS

Never think that a will is for people that own a property, if you have children, you need to have one too.

Gavin covered a variety of topics concerning Wills and what can be included in them.



Want to find out more then come along on Tuesday 6th February at 6:30pm for a 7pm start at The Mary Green Manor Hotel in Brentwood. Its a great environment to come and learn about estate planning, ask questions and then if you want to you can follow up with a 121 meeting with one of the team to find out how you can protect your family and your assets. We make no charge for this event so you have nothing to lose.

Will Protect Ltd ,Saxon House, 27 Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1HT

M: +44 (0) 7776 157 503

T: +44 (0) 345 894 8441



The Book Club (January) with Sylvia Kent & Margaret Mills

BOOK CLUB CHAT Including Margaret’s Ghost Story!



Joined in the studio for January’s Book Club by Sylvia Kent and guest writer Margaret Mills.

My talks are ‘stand alone’, so no equipment is required, apart from a chair and table.  I do sometimes give out handouts and/or information sheets after a talk. Questions at the end of the talk are warmly welcomed.  Talks last approx 1 hour, although this can be flexible, depending on the Organisation’s requirements. My main availability is during the daytime. 



Sylvia contributes to national, regional magazines and on-line journals. Following her Freelance Writer of the Year award for Writing Magazine, she began work on FOLKLORE OF ESSEX which contributed to Channel 5’s film COUNTY SECRETS.  Sylvia’s book THE WOMAN WRITER, published by the History Press is sold @ the British Library. This history of the Society of Women Writers & Journalists dates from 1894 and includes pioneers who made their mark in journalism, literature & poetry. Sylvia celebrates the centenary of Joyce Grenfell, a former SWWJ president. A chapter is dedicated to Joyce who meanders throughout the book which was reviewed in The Times, other dailies & YouTube. Sylvia is SWWJ’s Archivist. She work with several publishers including on-line specialists.Ebook titles are BRENTWOOD: HISTORIC TOWN & ST MARY MAGDALEN: BILLERICAY, both downloadable via Kindle. later books are kindlised. 2,000 articles are linked to Facebook,Twitter @sylviaakent & Suite 101. Film/audio clips now added.

Sylvia’s 10th book Barking & Dagenham From Old Photographs is selling well.

New Year, New Aesthetics – Jenny Essex talks breast lift, double chin removal, hair loss & more


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.


ESSEX MUSICIANS – An amazing new music venue opening

Joined in the studio by Marc Fargeot CEO of A.T. Music along with Assistant Manager, Talon.

The team came in to talk about an amazing new music venue in Chelmsford. You will have to wait for the location, its top secret but for all the amazing local musicians, you are going to love it. Here more about the venue and what’s going on here.



BANKSY – John Brandler saves artists work

Always a pleasure to have John Brandler of Brandler Galleries onto the show. The gallery owner and art expert is so passionate about art and very easy to talk to, even if you are not into art, you cannot help but be taken along on the “artist ride” with John.

John has appeared recently in the national press after saving a Banksy piece of artwork from destruction and we talk about what happened and how John managed to save a fantastic piece of art. The work is currently on show at Brandler Galleries, Brentwood.

Twitter @Brandler1

Job Advice from Independent Specialist Recruiter – Penny Hollington

Joined in the studio by Penny Hollington from Hollington Associates. Hollington Associates is an independent specialist recruiter within the office support market, working with clients and candidates throughout Essex.

Each month Penny will be at Phoenix FM with practical tips to help you get that job! So, if you are a School leaver or looking to change jobs or going back into work after a break, Penny can help you.

Hollington Associates are based in Brentwood, resource support professionals at all levels.

On this months show Penny discusses:-

  • Penny’s background in recruitment
  • How is 2018 shaping up and current jobs available
  • Interview & CV Coaching
  • What to expect when you come along to the Recruitment Agency
  • Stats on the recruitment market for 2018

Hollington Associates support both clients and candidates through the recruitment process, taking the time to really understand what both parties are looking for, to ensure they get the right person for the right role every time.

With Hollington Associates it’s personal, we meet every client and candidate we work with.

With Hollington Associates it’s about building long term relationships, based on delivering a service that is honest, open and professional.

We offer…

  • A full recruitment service, finding the ideal candidate for the vacancy
  • Support during the recruitment process, to create a job specification, screen CV’s, conduct interviews, or assist at offer and pre-employment stage
  • CV advice and interview coaching for school leavers, graduates and experienced support professionals