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Missoula Romford Review

Missoula is always one of my top choices when I go out in Romford, it is very modern, spacious and offers a range of drinks. Last night we celebrated my friends 25th birthday there – VIP style!
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When we arrived at 10pm there was a steady pace of people entering the venue including 24 of us! After getting our ID’s checked and obtaining a re-entry stamp, we asked for Chloe the Events Manager who greeted us at the door and lead us to the upstairs area where we had 4 booths roped off for our own private area. Once we were sat down and settled we were brought over two bottles of drink with big sparklers attached to the ice buckets which were crackling away as they were placed on the table! Our area was right next to the bar which meant once our bottles had ran out we were nice and close to continue to refresh ourselves from all the dancing!

Daytime tables are removed to make space for a dance floor at night.

Daytime tables are removed to make space for a dance floor at night.

We spent most of our time in our own area using the space to bust some moves however we did go downstairs for a bit where there is a dance floor alongside an additional bar.  Opposite the bar is another VIP area right next to the DJ who played current tracks, classic clubbing songs, chart tunes and a few throwbacks!  As well as the VIP area, there are also seating areas by the huge windows at the front of Missoula with a cloak room near the door and a smoking area just outside the front with a view of Romford’s High Street.

Missoula VIP

The downstairs VIP area.

All in all we had a very enjoyable night celebrating my friends 25th in Missoula Romford. The birthday girl was kept happy throughout the night doing her favourite things with her favourite people! Missoula is one of the regular places we visit in Romford for nights out as well as day time drinks and dinners.  It’s a very nice venue to spend time in and that is why we often return!

To find out more about Missoula Romford you can visit their website www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford  or follow them on Twitter @RomfordMissoula

And keep a look out for guest DJ’s and Famous Personalities appearances on The Phoenix FM Club Guide!

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide 24-03-17

Date: 24th March 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ Ollie Beavis turns up the music.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 24th March 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Friday Night DJ
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: DJ Tony Sat Smith playing funk music for the over 25’s to party the night away.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 24th March 2017
Time:
Event: Back 2 the Old Skool
Location: The Brickyard, Romford
Details: Back in the day reminiscing all the way with MC’s DT, CKP and PSG and DJ Woody.
Admission entry: Free before £10, £5 after
Website: www.the-brickyard.co.uk

Date: 24th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Kosho Friday’s
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s James Spurr, Tom Short & Toni Christofi.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 24th March 2017
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 24th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Social Circles
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: Social Circles’ date is Ex on the Beach’s Ross Worswick.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 24th March 2017
Time: Open Until 3am
Event: Friday’s at Bar & Beyond
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ, DJ One-Two plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the Bangers inbetween.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 25th March 2017
Time: Open until 2am
Event:
Location: The Vine, Brentwood
Details:  DJ George Artemi plays 90’s R&B, New Hip Hop & Funky House with a few Chart Tunes thrown in!
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 25th March 2017
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: True Fiction with Charlie Tee
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: 3 rooms of music with Charlie Tee taking to the Fiction stage playing a blend of Underground and Commercial House.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 25th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Resident DJ Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 25th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Obsessions
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Glamour, DJ’s and Dancing.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 25th March 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Ultimate Saturday Night Out
Location: Bar Zero, Billericay
Details: Great anthems played all night long for over 25’s.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.bar-zero.co.uk

Date: 25th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Saturday Club
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: The very best Saturday experience in Chelmsford with Huge guest DJ’s
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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A St Patrick’s Flashback Friday!

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, tonight’s theme was based on the Irish! With a Flashback Friday thrown in there too!
irsh flag
Starting of the show with a few song from Irish born singers and bands, the playlist then went on to play the tracks which were in the top 20 this time last year! The list demonstrated what the charts looked like on St Patrick’s Day 2016.

But as stated, kicking off the show included 90’s track C’est La Vie by Bwitched, Irish Directioner Niall Horan’s debut solo single This Town and two of the most famous Irish Boybands; Westlife and Boyzone!
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Here is what the Top 20 songs in the charts looked like for 2016 and the order of tonight’s playlist:

1) 7 Years – Lukas Graham
2) I Took a Pill in Ibiza – Mike Posner
3) Work – Rihanna ft Drake
4) Lush Life – Zara Larsson
5) Fast Car – Jonas Blue ft Dakota
6) Hymn For The Weekend – Coldplay
7) Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
8) Pillow Talk – Zayn
9) Girls Like – Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson
10) Light It Up – Major Lazer ft Nyla
11) Work From Home – Fifth Harmony ft Ty Dolla Sign
12) Stitches – Shawn Mendes
13) Sorry – Justin Bieber
14) When We Were Young – Adele
15) Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
16) Secret Love Song – Little Mix ft Jason Derulo
17) Me Myself & I – G Eazy ft Bebe Rexha
18) All My Friends – Snakehips ft Tinashe & Chance
19) What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber
20) Cheap Thrills – Sia ft Sean Paul

And of course The St Patrick’s Day Special of The Phoenix FM Club Guide. Where will you be celebrating Paddy’s Day?!

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 17th March 2017
Time: Open until midnight
Event: St Patrick’s Day
Location: O’Neills, Brentwood
Details: Celebrate St Patrick’s day in an Irish pub where there will be an acoustic band playing and Irish dancers!
Admission entry:
Website: www.oneills.co.uk

Date: 17th March 2017
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event: St Patrick’s Day
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: With resident DJ Challenger.
Admission entry:
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 17th March 2017
Time: 9pm – 1am
Event:
Location: The Vine, Brentwood
Details: DJ’s playing back to Classics, House, RnB and Disco Soul.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 17th March 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event:
Location: Bar Zero, Billericay
Details: DJ’s playing Old Skool, Soul and RnB for the over 25’s.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.bar-zero.co.uk

Date: 17th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Social Circles
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: A St Patrick’s Day special.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 17th March 2017
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy Da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an underground edge.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 17th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: St Patrick’s Day
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day and paint the town green!
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford/

Date: 18th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Kosho Saturday’s
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJs and dancing!
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 18th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Yates, Romford
Location: The Friday Social
Details: The weekend is here!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 18th March 2017
Time: From 8pm
Event: O’Niel Mcdowell
Location: The Brickyard, Romford
Details: With guest DJ O’Neil Mcdowell alongside residents DJ Woody and DJ Candy.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.the-brickyard.co.uk

Date: 18th March 2017
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Saturday’s at The Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: With DJ Sebadee who is known for his multi genre performances along with his high energy presence.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 18th March 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Saturday Night DJ
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: The Gardeners Arms gets even funkier on a Saturday night for over 25’s. Jump around to the music until late.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 18th March 2017
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club anthems!
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 18th March 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Saturday Club
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details:  The very best Saturday experience in Chelmsford with huge guest DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 18th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event:
Location: Bar & Beyond
Details: Resident DJ Joe Rose plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the Bangers inbetween.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: http://www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

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Hollie & Alex Interview

Hollie and Alex, the winners of Brentwood’s heat from local singing competition The S Factor, were in the Phoenix FM studio last night to talk about the competition and perform live.   Alex & Hollie
After beating 11 other contestants at The Merchant in Brentwood a couple of weeks ago, the duo are now through to The S Factor finals taking place at The Sutton Arms in Hornchurch on 23rd March. During the interview Hollie and Alex, who are dating, explained why they entered the competition, talked about their musical backgrounds and even took part in a quiz to see how well they know each other!

They also performed two acoustic tracks: All Of Me by John Legend and One and Only by Adele. You can listen back to the interview and the performances here:

 

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Chart Tunes From The Big Screen

With the recent release of the current number 1 film in the world Logan, the final instalment of the Wolverine franchise, tonight’s theme was based on film soundtracks.

Logan

The playlist included chart tunes which made their films famous or visa versa! Bad Moms was a popular choice this evening as it’s soundtrack includes quite a few successful modern songs. Here’s what other songs were played and the film they feature in:

Heathens – Twenty One Pilots (Suicide Squad)
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding (50 Shades of Grey)
I Don’t Wana Live Forever – Zayn and Taylor Swift (50 Shades Darker)
Pony – Ginuwine (Magic Mike XXL)
Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguleria, Pink, Lil Kim and Mya (Moulin Rouge)
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
Happy – Pharrell Williams (Despicable Me 2)
All Star – Smashmouth – (Shrek)
Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon (Bad Moms)
Boom Clap – Charli XCX  (The Fault In Our stars)
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa (Fast and Furious 7)
Skyfall – Adele (James Bond: Skyfall)
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift (Sing)
Just Like Fire – Pink (Alice Through The Looking Glass)
Confident – Demi Levato (Bad Moms)
Cake by the ocean – DNCE (Bad Moms)
FlashLight – Jessie J (Pitch Perfect 2)
I Love It – Icona Pop (Bad Moms)

If you want to know what I thought of Logan then check out my recent vlog: My Thoughts Of Logan (Contains mild hints to the plot line but NO spoilers!)

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 10th March 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: With resident DJ Brad Barnes turning up the music.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 10th March 2017
Time: Open until midnight
Event: Live Music & Rugby
Location: O’Niells, Brentwood
Details: Live music from Gavin McCluskey and showing of the 6 Nations Rugby; Wales vs Ireland.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ONeills_Bwood

Date: 10th March
Time: 9pm – 1am
Event:
Location: The Vine, Brentwood
Details: With guest DJ Sam Whitby playing Disco, Old Skool, Club Classics, Hip Hop and RnB.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 10th March 2017
Time:
Event: Live Singer
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Live music from Joe Fryd, having a party with Swing and Soul!
Admission entry:
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 10th March 2017
Time: From 8pm
Event: Sophisticated Parties
Location: The Brickyard, Romford
Details: With DJ’s Brad James, Moorsey, Danny Woodhouse and Nino on violin.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.the-brickyard.co.uk

Date: 10th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Kosho Friday’s
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With DJ’s James Spur, Tom Short and Tony Christofi playing the best in House, RnB and Old School.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 10th March 2017
Time: Open Until 3am
Event:
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ, DJ One-Two plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the Bangers inbetween.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 11th March 2017
Time: 9pm – 1am
Event: Saturday Night DJ
Location: The Gardener’s Arms, Brentwood
Details: The Gardener’s Arms gets even funkier on a Saturday night. Jump around to music until late.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 11th March 2017
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 11th March 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Saturday Club
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: The very best Saturday experience in Chelmsford with huge guest DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 11th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: CTZN Saturday’s
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: With guest DJ Sam Callahan
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 11th March 2017
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: True Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and DJ Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House. Plus room 2 with Ash Lowe playing all things Old Skool while Chris Vibes is in room 3 with RnB.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 11th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Obsessions
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Glamour, DJ’s and Dancing.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 11th March 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Ultimate Saturday Night Out
Location: Bar Zero, Billericay
Details: Great Anthems playing all night long.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.bar-zero.co.uk

Date: 12th March 2017
Time: Open until Midnight
Event: Sunday Session
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Resident DJ Tristan plays the best of Old Skool and RnB.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

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The 40 days begin!

As Lent started this week and it lasts 40 days, tonight’s playlist was loosely based on tracks or artists related to numbers!
Numbers Theme
Until you look it up you don’t realise how many songs or singers include numbers in their titles, enough to make a 2 hour playlist!

7 Days – Craig David
One More Night – Maroon 5
4 Minutes – Justin Timberlake and Madonna
FourFive  Seconds – Rihanna, Kayne West & Paul McCartney
7 Years – Lukas Graham
1 Thing – Amerie
2 On – Tinashe
22 – Taylor Swift
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
Counting Stars – One Republic
You Don’t know Love –Olly Murs (From his album 24 hrs)
Send My Love – Adele (From her No1 selling album 25)
Number 1 – Tinchy Stryder ft N-dubz
LZ7 – Give Out Your Love
One Dance – Drake fy Kyla & Wizkid
Be The One – Dua Lipa
Year 3000 – Busted
She Looks So Perfect – 5 Seconds of Summer
Chocolate – 1975
Worth It – Fifth Harmony
The Girl Is Mine – 99 Souls
10 Million People –  Example
9pm (Till I come) – ATB
My Love – Route 94 ft Jess Glynne
Kiss Me through The Phone – Soulja Boy
Baby Cakes – 3 Of a Kind

You may have given up alcohol but unless you are giving up going out for Lent why not see where the weekend takes you…

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 3rd March 2017
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Boy Better Know artist, Solo 45 joins Missoula – it’s going to be hot!
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 3rd March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Social Circles
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: Chelmsford’s biggest night out.
Admission entry: Free guest list before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 3rd March 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Old Skool
Location: Bar Zero, Billericay
Details: Resident DJ’s play Soul and Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.bar-zero.co.uk

Date: 3rd March 2017
Time: Open until 12am
Event: Ladies Night
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: With DJ Tony Sat playing Funky music for you to party the night away.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 3rd March 2017
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s Presents: Majestic
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Alongside resident DJs, making his second appearance at Fiction DJ/MC Majestic has recently made some of the hottest remixes in the club land.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 3rd March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s play the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry:
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 4th March 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Saturday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ’s Brad Barnes,  Brad James, Ollie Beavis and Alfie Croker play the best in Commercial Dance, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry:£10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 4th March 2017
Time: 9pm – 2am
Event:
Location: The Vine, Brentwood
Details: DJ George Artemi plays RnB, Hip-Hop and Funky House.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 4th March
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 4th March 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Obsessions
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Glamour, DJ’s and Dancing.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 4th March 2017
Time:
Event: Sam Dungate
Location: The Brickyard, Romford
Details: Guest DJ Sam Dungate DJ’s in the main room while resident DJ Mooresy is in the main room and Old Skool Classics and Party Anthems are upstairs in the Brickyard Bar with DJ Candy.
Admission entry:
Website: www.the-brickyard.co.uk

Date: 4th March 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Saturday Club
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: The very best  Saturday experience in Chelmsford with huge guest DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 8th March 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event:  Wildlife Wednesday’s
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Two rooms of music: House, Commercial and Mash Up in the Main Room while RnB, Hip Hop and Bashment plays in the Ice Bar.
Admission entry: Free on the guest list before 11pm
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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Tom Zanetti Interview

Fresh off the stage after his live performance alongside K.O Kane in Fiction Romford, I went backstage with Tom Zanetti to talk about his current single You Want Me (ft Sadie Ama).
Nikki & Tom ZanettiTo help celebrate Fiction’s refresh launch, Tom Zanetti hyped up the crowd which filled the venue’s capacity! With pal K.O Kane behind him on the decks he performed his top 40 hit You Want Me &  House track Darlin’.

His set was on fire – literally! With fire dancers, fireworks, confetti and balloons falling from the ceiling, Tom knows how to put on a show! His energy and rapping skills were immense – you would never know how exhausted he was from the past 16 club nights he has been to in a row! Tom & CrowdDuring the interview Tom also talked about the Ministry of Sound album he has put together, Sleepin is Cheatin which is currently available for pre-order.

Listening to the interview below you can also find out what Tom is scared of, what super power he would have and what 3 words he uses to describe himself:

 
Tom Zanetti is definitely one to watch for 2017 and if you couldn’t made it to Fiction, here is a video of what you missed out on!

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Fiction Refresh Launch & Review

I have been to Fiction in Romford a number of times in the past, but I was extra excited for this visit for two reasons; the club had been newly refurbished and Tom Zanetti would be in the building!
Fiction Sign
When I arrived, outside the club there was a humongous queue full of people with prepaid tickets and those who were hoping to get a ticket on the door.  Fortunately for me and my plus one we were able to skip the queue and were met at the door by Fran, the VIP and Sales manager. She took us to the exclusive VIP Lounge, took our jackets and got us a drink. The VIP Lounge is a nice little area to be in if you want to get away from the business of the club and have a chat as the music is quieter. In the Lounge are three booth areas to hire out, two smaller tables and a private bar just for those with a VIP wristband.
Fiction VIP
We sat and enjoyed our drinks while we waited for Tom Zanetti to arrive as he was helping Fiction celebrate their refresh with a live performance alongside K.O Kane. I was also privileged enough to be interviewing him for Phoenix FM and you can listen back to that here: http://www.phoenixfm.com/2017/02/26/tom-zanetti-interview/

Fran return to find us once Tom was backstage and we went to meet him and Casey, Fiction’s Deputy Manager, briefly before his set started. We then took our position at the top balcony where you get an all round view of the spacious dance floor and its surrounding areas. With more VIP booths dotted about there were two either side of the stage and whoever had assumed these tables must have been very happy to be so close to Tom!
Tom & Crowd

After the performance we resumed backstage where the interview took place. After which we took to the dance floor to enjoy the sound of Empire Sounds who was supporting Tom. Fiction has 2 floors with 4 bars and also an entrance into an adjoining club, Cameo which plays Old Skool music. Whatever room we were in I was loving the music as Ash Lowe played a mix of genres in Cameo while DJ Kicker and Craig B was spinning some more current tracks.


The night as a whole was great, all the staff were very nice and helpful, particularly Fran, Casey and DJ Kicker who were lovely people! I am sure I’ll be returning to Fiction, especially as they are often hosts to guest DJ’s and performers, in the past they have had the likes of Marvin Humes and Tough Love behind the decks. These nights are often featured on The Phoenix FM Club Guide.

To find out more about Fiction you can visit their website www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford  or follow them on Twitter @fictionromford

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February Chart Review

As today was the last Friday of the month, the playlist was made up of the Number 1’s, new entries and popular songs of February 2017.

Feb chart review
Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You carried over from January and remained at number 1 for the whole of February! With Human by Rag ‘N’ Bone Man making it’s way up the charts and on Ed’s tale at number 2. It was also recently announced that Rag ‘N’ Bone Man has a strange request for his dressing rooms – a framed picture of an EastEnders cast member. In the past he’s had Ian Beale, Dot and Sharon, he loves Eastenders and watches it religiously as comfort TV!

Katy and Anne
New chart entries for February included Safe Inside by James Arthur, Anne Marie’s Ciao Adios and the new one by Katy Perry, after a time of silence from the Pop world; Chained to the Rhythm – which went straight into the top 10 at number 7.

 

Here’s tonight’s full playlist:

Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
I Don’t Wana Live Forever – Zayn & Taylor Swift
Human – Rag and Bone Man
Safe Inside – James Arthur
Paris – The Chain Smokers
Text From Your Ex – Tinie Tempah ft Tinashe
Ciao Adios – Anne Marie
Call On Me – Starley
Touch – Little Mix
Chained to the Rhythm – Katy Perry
Scared to be Loney – Martin Garrix ft Dua Lipa
You Don’t Know Me – Jax Jones ft RAYE
Falling – Alesso
Run Up – Major Lazor
Ginny Vee – Give Me Dynamite
Sigala – Sweet Lovin’
I Would Like – Zara Larsson
September Song – JP Cooper
Sexual – NEIKED
Bad Things – Machine Gun Kelly and Camilla Cabello
Starboy – The Weeknd
Now and Later – Sage The Gemini

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 24th February 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ’s Jack Cav and Alfie Croker turn up the music!
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 24th February 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Re-opening of The Vine
Location: The Vine, Brentwood
Details: After being closed for a refurbishment, The Vine reopens it’s doors with DJ Sam Whitby playing 80’s & 90’s, Soul & Funk and House Classics.
Admission entry:
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 24th February 2017
Time:
Event: MC Harvey
Location: The Brickyard, Romford
Details: So Solid Crew’s MC Harvey performs his chart topping hit ‘21 Seconds’. In The Cellar Bar is music with resident DJ, Woody and in the Brickyard Bar upstairs it’s Old Skool Classics and Party Anthems with DJ Candy and Carly Denham.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm, £5 after
Website: www.the-brickyard.co.uk

Date: 24th February 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The weekend starts here!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 24th February  2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Social Circles / Our House
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: Multi genre DJ Nathan Dawe is in the main bar while ‘Our House’ takes place upstairs in room two with 4 DJ’s headlined by Brandon Block!
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm if on guest list.
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 24th February 2017
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks on the decks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 25th February 2017
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: True Fiction Presents: Tom Zanetti, K.O Kane & Empire Sounds
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Tom Zanetti and K.O Kane take over the main stage. Performing their huge tracks ‘You Want Me’ and ‘Darlin’ plus an exclusive DJ set. Supported by Empire Sounds and Fiction resident Craig B.
Admission entry: £8 before midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 25th February 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Steve Smart
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: DJ Steve Smart joins Missoula for a live set of epic tunes ready to take you into the early hours!
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 25th February 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Ultimate Saturday’s
Location: Bar Zero, Billericay
Details: Great anthems played all night long.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.bar-zero.co.uk

Date: 25th February 2017
Time: From 9pm
Event: Saturday Night DJ
Location: The Gardener’s Arms, Brentwood
Details: The Gardner’s Arms get even funkier on a Saturday night. Jump around to the music until late!
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 25th February 2017
Time: Open Until 3am
Event:
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ Joe Rose plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the Bangers inbetween.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 25th February 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Saturday Club
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Evoke has played host to some of Chelmsford’s biggest parties and now an all new Saturday Night experience in Chelmsford with VIP table give always, monthly guest DJ’s and more!
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 1st March 2017
Time: Open until 2am
Event: Boogie Wednesdays
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: The best 80’s and 90’s tunes to keep you dancing.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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That Friday Feeling’s Flashback To The 90’s!

With five 90’s bands currently touring Australia tonight we had a Flashback Friday with the first hour of the show being classic 90’s tunes!
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B*witched, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, S Club 3 and East 17 have been bringing Pop parties around Australia and New Zealand since the 7th February with their last concert tomorrow night.
You may have noticed the line up included S Club 3 – yes 3, it’s not a typo! Jo, Tina and Bradley were the only ones at the S Club Party and performing on the tour. The boys from Liberty X were also missing meaning Liberty X turned into a girl band with Michelle, Jessica and Kelli.
Even with these missing members, nothing can beat their famous cheesy songs and dance routines!

If you want to see the fun we Brit’s have missed out on watch the trailer below…

Let’s hope the tour comes to the UK! But until then here is a reminder of the 90’s playlist from tonight’s Flashback Friday:

B*Witched – Blame it on the weatherman
Atomic Kitten – The Tide Is High
Liberty X – Just A Little
S Club 7 – Don’t Stop Moving
East 17 – House of Love
Christina Aguilera – Genie In A Bottle
Britney Spears – Baby One More Time
Five – Keep on Movin’
Smashmouth – All Star
Aqua – Cartoon Heroes
Haddway – What Is Love?
Shanks and Big foot – Sweet Like Chocolate
Jennifer Lopez – If You Had My Love
Moloko – Sing It Back
Take That – Back For Good
Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
Livin’ Joy – Dreamer

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 17th February 2017
Time: 9pm
Event: Live Music
Location: O’Niells, Brentwood
Details: Local singer Drew Levi performs live.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ONeills_Bwood

Date: 17th February 2017
Time: From 9pm
Event: Friday Night DJ
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: DJ Tony Sat Smith playing funky music for you to party the night away.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 17th February 2017
Time: Open until 4am
Event: The Hip Hop & Grim Show Live
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ’s DJRM and Nana B, DJ Cable and DJ Mick playing Hip Hop, Grime, RnB and House.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 17th February 2017
Time: Open Until 3am
Event:
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ, DJ One-Two plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the Bangers inbetween.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: http://www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 17th February 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 17th February 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The weekends starts here!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 18th February 2017
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Saturday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Sugar Hut welcomes back Deejay FX whose sets are full of energy, bringing a mix of new and old skool vibes.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 18th February 2017
Time: Open until 12am
Event:
Location: The Vine, Brentwood
Details:  DJ George Artemi plays 90’s R&B, New Hip Hop & Funky House with a few Chart Tunes thrown in!
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 18th February 2017
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: True Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House. Plus room 2 with Ash Lowe playing all things Old School and room 3 with Chris Vibes playing RnB.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 18th February 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 18th February 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Ultimate Saturday Night Out
Location: Bar Zero, Billericay
Details: Great anthems played all night long.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.bar-zero.co.uk

Date: 18th February 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: CTZN Saturday’s
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: With the Privett brothers, Darrell and Marcus playing RnB, House and Commercial.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm if on Guest list
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 18th February 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Saturday Club
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Evoke has played host to some of Chelmsford’s biggest parties and now an all new Saturday Night experience in Chelmsford with VIP table give always, monthly guest DJ’s and more!
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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