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Brentwood Mayor, Mark Reed, sums up his year as Mayor & needs you to sponsor him on the 11th May!

  Brentwood Mayor, Mark Reed and his lovely Mother. Joined in the studio by Brentwood Mayor, Mark Reed, his Mother, Mike le Surf and Roger Davison (CEO Brentwood Centre) and…

 
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Sylvia Kent & writer Molly Looby The Book Club (April 2016)

PART ONE Sylvia talks Books, Victoria Wood and pickles. PART TWO Molly Looby talks ZA (Zombie Apocalypse) PART THREE Molly Looby talks NaNoWriMo, a must for all writers! Joined in…

 
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Paolo Morena talks P.A.N.I.C. Award hat-trick plus his new single ITS ONLY LOVE

One of my favourite singer/songwriters and multi instrumentalist, Paolo Morena, joined me on the telephone to talk about his recent P.A.N.I.C. Award and to talk about his brand new single…

 
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CLIC Sargent CANCER SUPPORT FOR THE YOUNG – How you can help

Delighted to be joined in the studio by Karen Roberts from CLIC Sargent (Cancer Support for the Young). They do an amazing job and if you would like to help…

 
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Remy Kendall talks Madelung Deformity

Remy Kendall came in to talk about a little known condition called Madelung Deformity to raise awareness and also talk about a fundraising event:- Charlottle, Kendall’s mother, set up http://madelungsawareness.org/…

 
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The Condriacs play live in the studio

The Condriacs are Peter Spicer & Tony Slaven, a songwriting duo from Essex. The guys are talented musicians, Peter on guitar and Tony on vocals. To my amazement, Tony has…

 
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The Burlesque Bombshells!

The Essex troupe perform live in the Phoenix FM studio

 
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Tom Hingley live at Phoenix FM

Former Inspiral Carpets frontman plays exclusively live on air.

 
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Interview with road racer Nikki Juniper

We chat to the Brentwood cyclist ahead of the Alexandra Tour of the Reservoir.

 
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Bea Munro live in session

The super-talented Bea plays live in the Phoenix FM studio for the first time.

 
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Vladimir Dundee!

Not the name of the greatest sequel that was never made, but an interview and session with the Scottish band.

 
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Sylvia Kent & Maggie Ford The Book Club (March 2016)

Joining Sylvia and myself in the studio this month was special guest writer Elizabeth Lord AKA Maggie Ford AKA Ivy! Ivy tells us the funny story on her publishing names…

 
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Natalie Mbunga – live poetry and music!

Poet and singer Natalie joined us in the studio for a live session.

 
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Emily Lynn – Singer/Songwriter talks to Phoenix FM

Joined in the studio by singer/songwriter, Emily Lynn. Currently touring with The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Emily popped in for a chat about her music and to play some of…

 
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Brentwood Community Firewalk

Sign up for this year’s event, taking place at Old Brentwoods on 29 October

 
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Brentwood Businesses – Marketing Tips from Biscotti Brentwood

Luke Adams talks Marketing If you are a business in Brentwood then you should be coming along to Biscotti Brentwood. Luke Adams came in to talk about Biscotti and his…

 
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Steve Brookstein – his life, music, book and more

The first X Factor winner chats to Michelle Ward

 
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Pete Adams – Debut album DIRTY BOOTS

What do Madonna, Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder, Sister Sledge, Yusuf Islam, Boy George, Al Jarreau have in common? They have all worked with writer, producer, pianist Pete Adams! What a…

 
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Hypnotherapy with Vernon Harris

Vernon chats about his work and how he can help people overcome problems with weight and stress

 
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Doozer McDooze playing live in the studio

In the studio today the one man band that is Doozer McDooze. A great lyricist, punchy songs and the man of a thousand festivals. Doozer has the privellage of being…

 
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Mister Jones and his Guitar – live in session

Joined in the studio by singer/songwriter Mr Jones and his guitar. Mr Jones played three live tracks from his new album IN PLAIN SIGHT. Really catchy tunes, great lyrics and…

 
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Essex Easter Jazz Course stars perform live

Joined in the studio by one of the UK’s leading jazz guitarists, Tony Sandeman and the beautiful vocalist, Julia Plumb – Quinn. Tony was in the studio to about The…

 
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50% off cut & style, or 25% off cut, colour and style for new clients until end of April

Joined in the studio by Jill Willis from THE VANILLA ROOM – Brentwood, who came in to talk about their fantastic spring hair sale plus what’s new in hair this spring….

 
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Does buying Fairtrade make a difference?

Patrick, a tea producer from Kenya, tell Phoenix FM how Fairtrade has changed his life and the lives of many more

 
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The Superb Mike Lenson Band – interview & playing live

Joined in the studio by two of the members of the excellent Mike Lenson Band : Mike Lenson: Vocals & Guitar, Matt Weston:  Drums. The remaining band members, Chris Firth: Bass,…

 
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All the way from the USA – Tra Cee sings live in the studio

Super American soul singer Tra Cee was in the UK for a few days and popped in to see us at Phoenix FM. We’ve been playing Tra Cee’s track, FAVORITE…

 
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Sylvia Kent & Amanda Thomas February Book Club (2016)

Always a pleasure to have writer Sylvia Kent in the studio. Each month Sylvia brings a talented writer into Phoenix FM and this month was the turn of Amanda J Thomas. Along with…

 
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ANON fantastic live performance & Interview

Joined in the studio by ANON, who is a Christian rap artist, performing along with his brother and musician MisteRLees. The combination of the music and spiritual content is something…

 
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Derek Nash, the UK’s leading saxophonist talks to Phoenix FM

  Delighted to be joined in the studio by one of the UK’s most successful and hugely talented saxophonist, writer, arranger, producer and engineer, DEREK NASH. A fancinating insight into…

 
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Bob Simpson & Scott Waple – Mental Health Matters Time to Talk

Joined in the studio by Bob Simpson and Scott Waple to talk about their podcast, Mental Health Matters on TIME TO TALK DAY. Bob and Scott produce a monthly Mental…

 
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TIME TO TALK – Fitness in Mind

Its TIME TO TALK on Phoenix FM –  let’s get the nation talking about mental health. My guests today:- Wayne Banks – Co-Founder of Essex Mental Health Community, and Co-Founder of…

 
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Leigh LUSCIOUS – Live Lovely & Singing

Joined in the studio by the burst of energy that is Leigh Luscious! Always an entertaining interview filled with stories, live music, Jedward, X Factor, her book, Big Brother and…

 
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Sci-fi adventure PANDORICA – Director Tom Paton tells us more

  Joined in the studio by Director, Film Maker and Writer, TOM PATON who came in to talk about his brand new sci fi film, PANDORICA. PANDORICA is looking to be one…

 
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Come join Mayflower Morris Men this Saturday 30th January

Joined in the studio by Julian Whybra who is the foreman of The Mayflower Morris Men. A fascinating chat with Julian about the history of Morris Dancing. NEW MEMBERS NEEDED!…

 
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January Book Club with Sylvia Kent & Watercolour Artist James Merriott

Joined in the studio for this months book club by Sylvia Kent and our special guest, water colour artist, James Merriott. Tel. 01277 210728 E-mail  joanjimcca@fsmail.net Website  www.cottagecornerart.co.uk SAA website…

 
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HOMESTART NEED YOUR HELP! Brentwood!

A pleasure to be joined in the studio by Pauline Steggles and Deborah Griffiths from the award winning charity, Homestart. Homestart has been going for 25 years and offers a valuable…

 
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Brentwood Bus and Rail Users Association talk Brentwood Station disruption

Richard Enever from the Brentwood Bus and Rail Users Association joined me to talk about the up and coming disruption at Brentwood Station. http://www.bbarua.org.uk/    

 
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Nick Sillitoe from the Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower

Joined in the studio by Nick Sillitoe from the Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower who came in to discuss their recent fundraising and up and coming events. http://www.billericayrotary.org/ https://www.facebook.com/BillericayRotary/?fref=nf  

 
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The Book Club (December) with Sylvia Kent & Director Simon Frith

  A great end to the year of Book Club with Sylvia Kent and our guest, the multi-award winning filmmaker, Director and Producer, Simon Frith. Simon came in to talk…

 
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Chris Booth from CHAPS talks Cardiovascular Disease

Chris Booth the Director of CHAPS will be here each month with a show on Health Issues. Loaded with information and straight forward talking. This month Chris talks Cardiovascular Disease. WHO…

 
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On your own Christmas Day or know someone who is?

  Joined in the studio by Janet Lee, on behalf of the Methodist Churches in Billericay. This Christmas Day, Janet and others are providing lunch (free of charge and transport)…

 
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NEW SOCKS? HELP US HELP OTHERS.

Can you help Hope and Aid Direct’s Christmas appeal?

 
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Tenek – The New Album SMOKE & MIRRORS

  http://www.tenek.co.uk Joined in the studio by the boys from Tenek (Peter Steer and Geoff Pinckney) who came in to talk about their amazing new album SMOKE & MIRRORS. A…

 
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The Book Club (November) with Sylvia Kent & Kate Wilkie

Joined in the studio by writer Sylvia Kent and guest, Kate Wilkie, who is the Curator at The Cater Museum at Billericay. Kate is new to the role of Curator but…

 
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Never heard of Bowen Therapy – Hilary Sweeney explains more

Joined in the studio by Hilary Sweeney to talk about Bowen Therapy which works equally as well for humans as it does for canines. Hilary is currently looking for volunteers ideally…

 
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Chris Booth from CHAPS talks Skin Cancer

  Chris Booth the Director of CHAPS will be here each month with a show on Health Issues. Loaded with information and straight forward talking. This month Chris talks Skin Cancer….

 
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Jodie Folley, who is the winner of Miss Plus Size United Kingdom 2015.

  Joined in the studio by Brentwood’s own Jodie Folley, who is the winner of Miss Plus Size United Kingdom 2015. Jodie talked about how important is it just to…

 
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Christian Growth Centre celebrate – Come Along!

Joined in the studio by Andy and Jane Robb who lead the Christian Growth Centre Billericay. To coincide with CGC third anniversary, on November 14th they launch the first of their Saturday night Encounter God…

 
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All She Knows – Live Music & Interview

Fantastic live music in the studio with Glasgow based ALL SHE KNOWS -Ting  (Keyboards) Gary (Vocals) Logan (Drums) George (Guitar) Ross (Bass) As the Scottish accent is my personal favourite I thought…

 
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World Diabetes Day Event Saturday 14th November Brentwood

Interview with Sharon Roberts, Eastern Regional Manager, of Diabetes UK. Sharon joined me to discuss Talking Diabetes (Brentwood Local Group). They are holding their event day on Saturday 14th November from 10am –…

 
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MisteR LEES live in the studio

Joined in the studio by MisteR LEES who is an incredible vocalist/singer songerwriter from Essex. Interview and Live Performance (Part One) Interview and Live Performance (Part Two) Interview and Album…

 
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Writer Kimberley Lieb talks Someone Hiding in the Shadows

Joined in the studio by local writer Kimberley Lieb who came in to give inspiration to any budding writer out there. Her book is published next year Someone Hiding in…

 
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A tribute to Charles Myers from Vicky Davies

  A tribute for Charles Myers from Cllr Vicky Davies. BRENTWOOD Liberal Democrat  It is with immense sadness that we announce that Charles Myers, former Liberal Democrat councillor and group…

 
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The Book Club (October) with Sylvia Kent & Andrew Summers

PART ONE PAR TWO Joined in the studio for this months book club with Sylvia Kent and Andrew Summers. ANDREW SUMMERS Was born within the sound of Bow Bells (on…

 
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New Town Utopia – Film Director/Producer Christopher Smith talks about his documentary on Basildon

Joined in the studio by film producer and director, Christopher Smith. Over the past 2 years Christopher has been developing a documentary film that’s focused on Basildon, called New Town…

 
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Men’s Health Check – Prostate Cancer Awareness

Chris Booth the Director of CHAPS will be here each month with a show on Men’s Health Issues. Loaded with information and straight forward talking. This month Chris talks Prostate…

 
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Ray Guns Look Real Enough – coming to the Queens!

Laughter and music merge into one when rock ‘n’ roll comedy double act Rayguns Look Real Enough take to the limelight. Armed with their trusty guitar and tambourine, loveable pals…

 
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Richard Digance Award-winning comedian and folk singer – BOOK NOW to see him at THE QUEENS THEATRE 25th OCTOBER

    It was a pleasure to interview the awarding Award-winning comedian and folk singer Richard Digance (who thought that I sounded rather posh.. if only for the introduction hahaha)….

 
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Echoic – interview & tracks from their debut EP – Testify

After what seemed like ages of being a stalker, I finally managed to meet the great lads and lass from the super band Echoic. I have been playing their single Last Train for…

 
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The Book Club (August) with Sylvia Kent

Sylvia& Michelle (knew I should of brushed my hair!). Joined in the studio by Sylvia Kent for this months Book Club. We talked about The Chicken & Frog Bookshop and…

 
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SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER FRANKIES CAR & VINTAGE MARKET – Alan Mason tells us more!

Alan Mason is the organiser of Frankie’s Classic Car & Bike Festival with Vintage Market taking place on Sunday 20th September 10am – 4pm. Alan talks about how he got…

 
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Piccola Launches New Website & Celebrates 5 years in Brentwood

Emma Tonkinson and Molly Howsego from Piccola Joined in the studio by Emma and Molly from Piccola. Piccola celebrated five years in Brentwood on Saturday, having opened in September 2010, Emma…

 
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Dave Sherrif live at Queens Theatre Hornchurch 20th September

Joined on the line by musician DAVE SHERRIF who will be performing at the stunning QUEENS THEATRE on SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 7.30PM The multi-talented Dave Sherrif and the versatile Together Band are…

 
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Shilos Land play tracks from their new EP

  Joined in the studio by Shilos Land. A great bunch of lads with some exciting new music, original and bloody catchy as hell. Paul Copesteak, Callum Eve and Tony Eve are…

 
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Your chance to meet the Founder of Street Pastors

  Billericay Street Pastor, Noisy Phil, joined me on the line to talk about the exciting up and coming event on September 16th called Word & Worship. If you are…

 
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Steel Magnolias at the Queen’s Theatre

Xanthe Bearman chats to actor Gilian Cally about the Queens’ latest production

 
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Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice 03-09-2015

PETER TALKS INDEPTH ABOUT THE WORK OF THE HOSPICE & SOME SUPRISING FACTS FUNDRAISING PLUS UP & COMING EVENTS Joined in the studio by Peter Stremes: PR & Communications Manager…

 
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Cam Southcott plays live in the studio

  PART ONE PART TWO Joined in the studio by violinist Cam Southcott. Cam performed three tracks live in the studio and talked about his music and musical future. For…

 
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EMB host Michelle Ward plays the violin (first time for everything)

  Hannah was celebrating her birthday and it was rude not to sing Happy Birthday and send some good wishes on my radio show. As I had Cam Southcott in…

 
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Community Funding – Brentwood Lighting Up & More

Councillor William Russell, Chair of Community & Health Committee joined me in the studio to talk about Funding, Brentwood Lighting Up and more. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS Sunday 6th September Funding Looking for funding?…

 
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Stefan Drake – LATE SUMMER VIBES

Spoke to Guitarist, Producer, DJ and remixer, Stefan Drake who has travelled the world and DJ’d at some of the biggest events in dance music. I’ve been playing out his new…

 
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Fantastic Live Vocals/Guitart from Roisin O’Hagan

A brilliant live acoustic performance from Roisin O’Hagan in the studio today. Roisin is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Essex and as she says “Writing too many songs, spending too much…

 
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Lauren Cresswell Singer Songwriter talks about her forthcoming album

Joined in the studio by Lauren Cresswell who is a 20 year old singer songwriter from Essex. Another home grown talent! We talked about her new single, MOVING ON and…

 
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Quiet Storm talks Music, Mykonos & Show Me

INTERVIEW PART ONE INTERVIEW PART TWO My guest, Dean Aslett AKA Quiet Storm, joined me to talk about his new single and forthcoming album all the way from the beautiful island of…

 
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Singer Ian Foreman Live in the studio

 PART ONE PART TWO Great to be joined by a singer, DJ, radio presenter and lead singer with Dr Zero & the Hotheads, Ian Foreman, who can blast out a soul/blues tune with…

 
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CALLING ALL MEN! CHAPS Men’s Health Charity

  Joined in the studio by Chris Booth FRCS, Clinical Director of CHAPS Men’s Health Charity. FREE HEALTH CHECKS – Check website for details (next 19th August, Essex County Cricket…

 
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New Venture Players their new production – ELLENS LOVE

  Joined in the studio by Linda Beaney, writer, director and co founder of The New Venture Players who was here to talk about their production, ELLENS LOVE. This is a true…

 
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Interview with Warriors of the Dystotheque

Great to talk to Jonny Mac, Producer, Engineer and DJ from the Warriors of the Dystotheque. The band are composed of DJ / Producer / Engineers Jonny Mac, Sean and…

 
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Queens Theatre’s New Production – ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

  Joined on the line by actor/musician, Cameron Jones to talk about the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, WORLD PREMIERE of  ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, an explosive rock ‘n’ roll musical opening on 21…

 
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The Burns Brothers – Live Music & Interview

  Entertaining interview with The Burns Brothers Gerry slattery- Lead Vocals and Guitar Robert Shuffle- Guitar and Saxophone who are a duo who play all over Essex and beyond. Great when musicians…

 
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The Book Club (July) Sylvia Kent & Alan Wood

    Joining Sylvia Kent for this months Book Club is Editor of the hugely successful The Brentwood Gazette. BOOK CLUB UPDATES WITH SYLIVA ALAN WOODS IN INTERVIEW Got a news story?…

 
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The Retrobates

Joined in the studio by local band, The Retrobates – Richie, Ian, Steve and Andy. The band have an unique sound taking tunes from the 70’s and 80’s and reproducing in a…

 
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Rosie Vanier live in the studio

It’s lovely when someone comes all the way from Cornwall just to appear on Phoenix FM and it’s even better when they treat us to a fantastic musical performance!

 
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Kenny Ball Junior & his Jazzmen

  We started off the interview with laughing and so it continued. Its always a pleasure to have Keith Ball in the studio who is a fantastic singer/songwriter/arranger/drummer who fronts…

 
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Chloe Marriott live in session

Every now and then you come across an amazing talent and it’s so good to be able to help get it out to the wider world!

 
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The Crocked Monsieurs – Full Interview & new album preview

  Joined in the studio by THE CROCKED MONSIEURS that’s Chris Howard (Lead Vocals, lead Guitar, Keyboards) and Colin Batters (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica). Fun interview with two talented musicians…

 
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How can Network Marketing work for you?

    Joined by entrepreneur Charlotte Chalkley who gave us an insight into Network Marketing and Jeunesse Products. If you would like to know more get in touch with Charlotte:- www.charlottechalkley.jeunesseglobal.com Tel:…

 
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Paolo Morena talks Brentwood Festival plus an Exclusive track & More!

  PART ONE   PART TWO Always a pleasure to be joined in the studio by singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Paolo Morena. Paolo will be on stage at 4.45pm Saturday…

 
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1st August mega charity fundraiser event 12pm – 12am!

Joined in the studio by Susan Dines and Tina Hurley talking about a charity fundraiser for Headway Essex in memory of Ben Dines. DATE: SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST START: 12.30pm until…

 
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Live music with Valerio Lysander

Joined in the studio by the very talented singer/songwriter/pianist Valerio Lysander. Discovering Valerio’s music has been wonderful and to have him play live in the studio with note perfect vocal and…

 
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Rich Clifford & The Young Once LIVE IN BRENTWOOD SATURDAY 11TH JULY

    Joining me in the studio and playing live, Rich Clifford and The Young Once ahead of their gig this weekend, Saturday 11th July:- Bardswell Club, Bardswell  Close, Brentwood….

 
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MATTHEW SHEPHERD Debut Album ‘TOP OF THE TREE’

Joined in the studio Matthew Shepherd who came in to talk about his debut album TOP OF THE TREE. PART ONE PART TWO We got to hear two live tracks…

 
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March to Save Old House, Brentwood 30TH JUNE 6.30PM

      Joined in the studio by Mike Le Surf to talk about plans to sell The Old House, Brentwood. Join the March this evening! On Tuesday night councillors…

 
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Thai Food, A Movie Star & Karaoke in Brentwood!

  Had a fabulous evening at Brentwood’s Thai Boulevard in South Street Brentwood. A delicious selection of food and everyone was looked after by the wonderful Amy and her staff. Also…

 
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The Brentwood Art & Heritage Trail 2015

    Joined in the studio by Lucy Gill and Laurie Edmonds to talk about The Brentwood Art & Heritage Trail 2015. DETAILS 29 June to 12 July Welcome to Brentwood’s seventh…

 
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Free Shenfield Jazz Festival on Sunday 28th June

Great to talk to Nish Patel from Nish Patel from The Shenfield Wine Co about this weekend’s Jazz Festival which is taking place Sunday 28th June from 12pm onwards near…

 
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ASK MOLLY – The Funny Side of Beauty – June 2015

Joined in the studio by Molly Miller talking about this weeks must have beauty products. You can hear our interview again here: PRODUCT LIST MAC Le Disko range from July…

 
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The Book Club (June) with Sylvia Kent & Peter Dowse

PART ONE PART TWO June Book Club with Sylvia Kent and Peter Dowse. MORE ABOUT PETER DOWSE Dowse.Peter joined the rotary in 1996 whilst in charge of Kensington Police Station…

 
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Author Peter Jones talks The Good Guys Guide to Getting the Girl

    PART ONE PART TWO A regular guest at Phoenix FM with HAPPY CLUB, author and  self help Guru, Peter Jones,  joined me to talk about his debut fictional book,…

 
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An Evening of Burlesque at The Queens Theatre 24th June

REVIEW What a totally fabulous Evening of Burlesque. An Evening of Burlesque I spoke to Burlesque Legend, Isabella Bliss who is staring in An Evening of Burlesque.  A stunning night of…

 
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Brentwood Tattoo – July 11th

  John Wyndham MBE joined me in the studio to talk about The Brentwood Tattoo which looks like its going to be an absolutely amazing event in Brentwood. DONT MISS OUT……

 
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Author Laurie Ellingham talks about her debut novel, ‘The Reluctant Celebrity’

    Joined in the studio by local author Laurie Ellingham who came in to talk about her debut book THE RELUCTANT CELEBRITY. The book is getting rave reviews so…

 
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Electric Child House launch their debut EP

Click here to listen to the interview again: I was fortunate enough to see Electric Child House at last year’s Brentwood Festival and they are a superb live band, with brilliant…

 
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Find out more about – Headway Essex

  Joined in the studio by Rosie Wren, Fundraising Assistant, of Headway Essex who came in to talk about the great work that this charity does as part of National Carers…

 
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Sophie Jill Singer/Songwriter – Live

PART ONE PART TWO Joined in the studio by the very talented vocalist/songwriter Sophie Jill and her guitarist/co writer David Nevard. Sophie talks about her music and performed two live…

 
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Carers week – Family Carer Advice Event Friday 12th June

Joined in the studio by Steve Willoughby, Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care. Steve came in to talk about the Carer Advice Event on the 12th June, from 12-4pm at the…

 
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May Book Club with Sylvia Kent and Sheila Norton

It was my pleasure to sit in on Eat My Brunch for Michelle today, especially as I got to meet the lovely Sylvia Kent and the equally lovely Sheila Norton…

 
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Psychotherapist & EMDR Practioner Carol Finney talks OCD

  Joined in the studio by Carol Finney BSc (HONS) CBT. Psychotherapist & EMDR Practioner who came in to talk about OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) and treatments available. For more information…

 
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Dementia Awareness Week

    Joined in the studio by Nicky Smith from and Steve Willoughby to talk about Dementia Awareness Week and the monthly tea dances to help promote well being. Nick…

 
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Have you got The X Factor – Auditions in Essex!

Did I manage to get any gossip from Producer Tom from the X Factor? Check the interview about for more details! Have you got The X Factor? Well its your…

 
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Fitness in Mind

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 11-17 May this year and I was joined in the studio for the launch by Dave Kennard, Wayne Banks, Roger Davidson and Nicky…

 
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Peter Jones with Happy Club

Author Peter Jones – Brilliant photography by Michelle Ward   ABOUT PETER Author and self help master, Peter Jones, joined me in the studio with this months Happy Club. Hilarious and…

 
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April Book Club with Sylvia Kent & Susan Hegedus

    Joined for this months Book Club with co host Sylvia Kent and our guest writer Susan Hegedus. Susan’s new book Type 2 Diabetes Cookbook for Real Men  with…

 
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A Chat with Craig from The Proclaimers

Click here to listen to the interview again: Twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have enjoyed huge success across the globe over the years. They’ve just released their 10th studio…

 
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Duke Special chats to Phoenix FM

A flying visit into Phoenix from Duke Special who was on his way to Brighton’s Komedia  to perform an acoustic gig and tracks from his new album Look out Machines and the…

 
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An amazing live performance from Helen Connelly

Joined in the studio by the very bubbly and beautifully voiced Helen Connelly along with her co writer/guitarist Crazz. Helen performed three outstanding tracks live in the studio from new…

 
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Rich Clifford & The Young Once in interview

Great fun to be joined in the studio by Julian “Rich” Clifford Vocals & Ernie (lead guitar) who came in to talk about their band Rich Clifford & The Young Once….

 
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RUSH HAIR & BEAUTY 50% Off Check here for details

RUSH HAIR & BEAUTY is opening its brand new salon in Brentwood. Grand opening Saturday 11th April at 10am. Enjoy 50% off (subject to terms and conditions) YES 50% off!!!! So…

 
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Little Red Riding Hood at the Queens Theatre

Queens Theatre in Hornchurch is getting the Easter Holidays off to a flying start with a new production of the children’s favourite, Little Red Riding Hood, accompanied by an additional…

 
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Dr Sally Lockyer talks Grove House School

    Joined in the studio by Dr Sally Lockyer, chair of governors, from Grove House School. Grove House School offer intensive support for pupils with Speech, Language  and Communication…

 
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The Daisy Bowlers

      Grammy nominated! Playing at Ronnie Scotts! Worked with some of the top musicians in the industry! The Daisy Bowlers are a fine stable of vocalists/musicians. Great to have…

 
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The Beeches – Helping you live life to the full

Joined in the studio by Matthew Green Client Liaison Manager at The Beeches who came in to talk about couples living at The Beeches plus lots more about this fantastic…

 
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The Rotary Club of Brentwood Spring Concert Saturday 21st March. COME ALONG!

    Join in the studio by Adrian Phillips of The Brentwood Rotary Club who came in, along with a fabulous Easter Egg (for me, I’m not sharing) to talk…

 
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Can you help Brentwood County High School’s Community Day?

Brentwood County High School’s 2nd Community Day will be taking place on 19 June.

 
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Singer Songwriter Pianist Deianira Hunter

  Joined in the studio by the talented musician, singer, songwriter and Pianist Deianira Hunter (pronounced Di an nar rar). Since we last heard from Deianira, she has been working on a…

 
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Chris Dabbs Charity Bike Ride to Paris

Joined in the studio Chris Dabbs who is riding 500km to Paris in September for charity. Chris and his team will also be riding other large sponsored rides including classic London to…

 
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The Military Tattoo Brentwood – July 2015

    Joined in the studio by Johnpaul Wyndham, Band Director of the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band along with his Dad. Johnpaul came in to talk about this years Military Tattoo…

 
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Sign up for The Essex Easter Jazz Course – Tony Sandeman

  Come and join some of the finest jazz musicians in Essex for an amazing Jazz Course http://essexeasterjazz.com/ There have been some excellent reviews of last years course, this is for…

 
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Victoria Eisermann talks THE K9-ANGELS

  Joined in the studio by Victoria Eisermann who came in to talk about the excellent work of The K-9 Angels. Who are K-9 Angels? K-9 Angels is a UK…

 
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Race for Life is back! Come on you pink ladies!

  Joined in the studio by Courtney Culverhouse who is the Event Manager for Race for Life. Get sponsorship and enjoy a fantastic day out for the whole family, with…

 
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Actor Fred Broom talks Boeing! Boeing!

Joined on by actor Fred Broom who is starring as Bernard in Boeing! Boeing! at The Queens Theatre Hornchurch. Boeing! Boeing! A flight path to comic catastrophe… The hilarious classic…

 
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February Book Club with Sylvia Kent & Danielle Chinnon

Along with Book Club Host Sylvia Kent another fabulous guest this month writer Danielle Chinnon. Danielle also read out two short 100 word stories  live on air. SHORT STORY DAVE (100 words)…

 
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Carol Finney talks Therapy/Assistance Dogs

  Joined in the studio by Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Carol Finney and her dog Meg. Carol came in to talk about Therapy and Assistance dogs.  Carol is a very positive person who…

 
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Dave Mascall live in the studio

  Its always a pleasure to have live music in the studio and when it is played live and so beautifully it makes it even more special. Dave Mascall is…

 
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Want to walk on HOT COALS for charity?

        Joining me in the studio, Mary Hills trustee for Frontline talking about BRENTWOOD FIRE WALK. Last years event raised 16k for lots of worthy charities, you…

 
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Charlotte Nial from Cranwell House Skin Clinic and Medi Spa.

Joining me in the studio is Charlotte Nial, Clinic Director, from Cranwell House Skin Clinic and Medi Spa. Charlotte’s passion is skin health and as I mentioned on air, she has…

 
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ASK MOLLY BEAUTY (21.01.15)

  Joined by the Beauty Queen of Brentwood for our twice monthly beauty feature. PRODUCTS Limited Edition Invisibobble  £3.75 Urban Outfitters Lip Smackers £2.50 Top Shop Transforumlas Lip Volume £29.95…

 
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January Book Club Syliva Kent & Barry Kirk

    Joined in the studio for this months book club with Sylvia Kent and Barry Kirk. Barry is a former newspaper Editor, journalist and is now an artist, photographer…

 
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Time To Talk – campaign to end mental health discrimination

  Time To Talk Day – Thursday 5th February 2015 As part of the Time To Change campaign to end mental health discrimination, this is the second annual Time To…

 
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REACH (Rehabilitation, Education, Assessment Centre for Hippotherapy)

 

 
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Charlie Wallis Live – Interview and Session

Now the other week I was cruising Facebook and I came across a video of a performer at one of our Phoenix Fridays events. The performer was Charlie Wallis and…

 
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Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Carol Finney

Joined in the studio by Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Carol Finney who came in to talk about loneliness and how you can resolve it.  Carol is a very positive person who…

 
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Billericay Street Pastor Noisy Phil

    Always a pleasure to chat to Billericay Street Pastor Noisy Phil who along with the Brentwood & Billericay Street Pastors do so much good work. They help the…

 
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Sultry Vocals from Rozie T

  A welcome return to Phoenix FM for the talented singer and songwriter,  Rozie T. Performing live in the studio! Her voice really does stand out in a sea of…

 
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ASK MOLLY BEAUTY (24.12.14)

Christmas Eve Beauty with Molly Miller. THIS WEEKS PRODUCTS COMING SHORTLY….   Molly Miller Beauty Editor Essex Chronicle Media Group Hertfordshire Midweek Mercury Phoenix 98FM www.askmollybeauty.com Twitter @askmollybeauty DONT FORGET…

 
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Leigh Luscious Live. Whooooop Deeee Dooooo!

I call Leigh Luscious the female Billy Bragg, the woman has so much energy on and off stage its incredible. Besides being a song writer/singer/guitarist and dedicated runner (five miles…

 
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Brentwood Businesses Can you Help?

  Andy Woodcock, Project Co-ordinator, at Brentwood Community Print joined me in the studio to talk about their new work placement scheme and they need support from local businesses and…

 
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Paolo Morena In Interview & Live

http://paulmorena.com/ Joined in the studio by the fantastic local singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Paolo Morena. In this interview we hear tracks from Paolo’s new album THEMIGHTYSMALL and talk about his…

 
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Author Peter Jones Keeps you Positive this Christmas

Peter Jones and the Belgian buns   Peter is one of my regular guests on Eat my Brunch and we always have a riot when he comes into the studio….

 
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ASK MOLLY (12.12.14)

  Molly Miller with what’s in the box? Our twice monthly chat with Beauty Expert Molly Miller, always great fun. THIS WEEKS PRODUCTS Joan Collins Eye Quad £25 Joan Collins…

 
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Em, Mel, Dan, Scott Ross with Posh Christmas and sinister Christmas Songs

A snippet from yesterdays show…. Em singing, sinister Christmas songs, Scott Ross and his posh Father Christmas plus your answers to the question of the day. Enjoy!      

 
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Bring us your food – we’re collecting for Brentwood Foodbank!

Come and help us fill up our festive box!

 
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Local writer Cara White

Young local writer Cara White came in to talk about her NEW BOOK THE REDEMPTION OF SOLD ALICE Find out more about Cara and her books at http://carawhitewrites.blogspot.co.uk/?view=classic The Redemption…

 
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Antiques Roadshow Event at The Beeches 9th December Come Along!

  Joined in the studio by the very cheerful Sue Smith (General Manager) and Chloe Baldwin, (Activities Manager) from The Beeches. You can tell when people really love their jobs because they…

 
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ASK MOLLY BEAUTY (28.11.14)

  Beauty like you have never heard it. Our review of this weeks beauty products. Don’t forgot in the words of Molly.. SPRAY YEAH LION……check out interview to find out…

 
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Richie Milton & Bill Farrow Live Music

    Regular guests at Phoenix are the fantastic Richie Milton and Bill Farrow. For some reason today, although I have met and interviewed them several times I was getting…

 
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The Book Club with Sylvia Kent & writer Reg Haynes

This months book Club was a very fascinating chat with Reg Haynes who came in to talk about his superb memoir. At 95, Reg  is the oldest member of The BRENTWOOD…

 
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Alternative World Pageant – Natasha Worby tells me more

  Joined in the studio by Natasha Worby to talk about The Alternative World Pageant. Its a fantastic idea by this talented photographer so find out more how to enter…

 
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Sparkle Dance & Fitness talk Brentwood Lighting Up

  Joined in the studio by Jane Chinery Sparkle Dance & Fitness who will be at Brentwood Lighting up this weekend with 40 of her star pupils performing on the main stage at…

 
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Chief Inspector Denise Morrisey talks Domestic Violence Awareness Week

  Joined in the studio by Chief Inspector Denise Morrisey who was here to talk about Domestic Violence Awareness Week. DCI Denise Morrissey, of Essex Police, was rewarded at the National Police…

 
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ROCK CHOIR’S Andrew Small talks Brentwood Lighting Up

  Andrew Small, Choir Leader from Rock Choir joined me today to talk about their up and coming performance at Brentwood Lighting Up this Saturday 29th November on Brentwood High Street. Andrew…

 
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Be Part of The Candle-Lit Parade BRENTWOOD LIGHTING UP

Joined in the studio by Chris Boyland from Churches together with all the information on this years Candle-Lit Parade at Brentwood Lighting Up and how you can be part of…

 
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Brentwood Centre Weekly News

  Roger joined me in the studio to talk about up and coming events at The Brentwood Centre. FOR MORE INFORMATION http://www.brentwood-centre.co.uk/ TWITTER@brentwoodcentre  

 
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Made in Essex NEWSPAPER talk this weeks edition (20/11/14)

  Joined in the studio by Made in Essex Editor Charlotte Civil & Sales Manager Susan. The paper is circulated to over 34 thousand readers in Essex and is a modern newspaper…

 
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Sweet Harmonie talk music

  Joined in the studio by Susan Kortlandt from Sweet Harmonie who came in to talk about the group and her forthcoming performance at the Brentwood Centre and Lighting up…

 
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Talented actor/musician Joseph Mann saves the show at Queens Theatre

The rock and roll musical Return To The Forbidden Planet requires some pretty special performers. They have to act, dance, and play several instruments. One even performs the whole show…

 
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Lots of fun at Chicken and Frog Bookshop

Natasha from Chicken and Frog – Brentwood’s only independent children’s bookshop popped into the Phoenix FM studio today to tell Xanthe about all the wonderful events they are hosting. For…

 
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Award winning entrepreneur opens new vocal studio

Rebecca Amissah is a business woman, entrepreneur and musical director of the award winning ‘Gospel Essence Choir’ Rebecca is embarking on a new venture and Xanthe met her at her…

 
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Return to the Forbidden Planet at Queens Theatre, Hornchurch

25th Anniversary production of the Olivier Award Winning Musical Return to the Forbidden Planet Return to the Forbidden Planet is a masterful mash up of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Forbidden…

 
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EDD BUCKLEY Social Media Star & Jess Davis Studio Star!

Edd Buckley with Jess Davis. EDD BUCKLEY SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION How do you become a social media sensation? Ask Edd Buckley! From radio presenting, charity work, to singing, plus filming,…

 
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Xanthe meets Eastenders star Danny-Boy Hatchard

Click below to listen again: Danny-Boy Hatchard has come a long way in his short career. From training with Ex-West End actress Nina French at The Academy Arts in Epping…

 
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WHO IS NOISEY PHIL?

Noisy Phil & Jess Davis   I mention Billericay Street Pastors often for the great work they do in Billericay on a Friday/Saturday night. They go out of their way…

 
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Book Club with Syliva Kent & Karen Bowman

Picture Karen Bowman/Jess Davis/Sylvia Kent   Sylvia has just finished her tenth and last book (so she says…) Barking & Dagenham from Old Photographs is out now and available from…

 
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ASK MOLLY BEAUTY (15.10.14)

  Its the beauty chat you have been waiting for, missed this weeks instalment of ASK MOLLY the listen again above.. not much asking but plenty of product/chatting/laughing! THIS WEEKS…

 
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CANT ATTEND THE PROMS? THEN COME TO BRENTWOOD!

Hutton and Shenfield Choral Society’s Tracey Mutch joined me to talk some fantastic concerts coming up at The Brentwood Centre. A professional orchestra will sweep you away with the music…

 
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We need your old sewing machines, working or not!

Click below to listen to the interview again: Joined in the studio by Adrian Phillips and David Charles from The Rotary Club of Brentwood. The Rotary Club of Brentwood raises…

 
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Kid’s half term clubs & Christmas Shopping at The Brentwood Centre

Join for my quick weekly chat with Roger Davison CEO Of The Brentwood Centre. Half term next week and a week full of clubs for the youngsters. There is also a Christmas Gift…

 
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Adam Astill (Holby/Mistresses/Our Girl) 6 October

Click below to listen again to the interview: I met the lovely actor Adam Astill and interviewed him for Eat my Brunch. He’s very successful, but doesn’t court publicity, he’s…

 
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SKUA on Eat My Brunch with Xanthe Bearman

Click below to listen to the interview again: What a fabulous time I had on the Phoenix FM brunchtime show on Friday! I was delighted to welcome two talented musicians…

 
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Council update – Leisure facilities, William Hunter Way, Potholes and Cakes

Paul Golder attended the weekly press briefing at the Town Hall this morning where Leader of the Council, Cllr Barry Aspinell, spoke about the Council’s current plans, including: – visits…

 
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The Brentwood Memory Walk – Get Involved.

  Joined in the studio by The Alzheimers Society’s, Rosemary Spence (Dementia Support Manager for Brentwood) and Megan Bailey (Community Fund Raiser) along with Bennetts Funerals, Jane Bennett (Managing Director)…

 
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Council update – Consultation, Crossrail and Investment

Paul Golder attended the weekly press briefing at the Town Hall this morning where Leader of the Council, Cllr Barry Aspinell, along with the Chairman of the Asset and Enterprise…

 
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Ask Molly Beauty Feature (04/09/14)

  Joined in the studio by Molly Miller with her regular feature ASK MOLLY were we discussed beauty products from lotions and potions to the latest in beauty must haves….

 
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Finalist, Yasmin Bettis talks Every Model Competition & Hair

    Yasmin Bettis, Senior Stylist from Milia Ladies Hairdressing, came in to talk about being a finalist in Every Model Competition. For amazing hair visit http://www.miliahairdressers.co.uk/ 37 Ongar Road Brentwood…

 
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The Brentwood Centre Weekly News

(Roger Davinson, C.E.O The Brentwood Centre) Roger joined me in the studio to talk about up and coming events at The Brentwood Centre. This week we covered basketball, wheelchairs, disability…

 
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Author Peter Jones – THE GOOD GUY’S GUIDE TO GETTING THE GIRL

(Chocolate Roll or Peter’s New Book… ooh I want both!) Peter Jones new book The Good Guy’s Guide to Getting the Girl is out now! After ten years in the making Peter’s…

 
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What’s happening at the Brentwood Centre

We spoke to the Brentwood Centre’s CEO, Roger Davinson, about events coming up over the next few weeks.  

 
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Find out about the fabulous ZINC ARTS – with Sonia Cakebread

  Joined in the studio by Zinc Arts Programme Manager, Sonia Cakebread. Find out all the fantastic work they do at Zinc Arts and how you can get involved. Come…

 
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Barry Hearn – talking about Saint Francis Hospice’s Golf Day and much more

Click here to listen to the interview again: We welcomed sports promoter Barry Hearn into the Phoenix FM studios today to chat about the Saint Francis Hospice Autumn Golf Day….

 
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Council Update – Green Belt, Audit and Scrutiny and Hutton Community Centre

Paul Golder attended the weekly press briefing at the Town Hall this morning where Leader of the Council, Cllr Barry Aspinell spoke about the Council’s current plans, including: – plans…

 
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Peter Jones with Happy Club (19/08/14)

    Writer and self help master, Peter Jones, joined me in the studio with this months Happy Club. Hilarious and informative. Peter also answered your self help questions for…

 
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Singer Songwriter Leigh Luscious live in the studio

  Such a pleasure to have the effervescent singer/songwriter Leigh Luscious in the studio. Her guitar based songs, quirky original lyrics and light breathy vocals are something totally different. Leigh…

 
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Council update – Christmas plans in Brentwood and Shenfield, alternative energies and a new Town Square?

Paul Golder attended the weekly press briefing at the Town Hall this morning where Leader of the Council, Cllr Barry Aspinell spoke about the Council’s current plans, including: – the…

 
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Council update – New Year’s Honours, Green Belt, Jobs, and Brentwood’s Earthquake Zone?

Paul Golder attended the weekly press briefing at the Town Hall this morning where Leader of the Council, Cllr Barry Aspinell spoke about the Council’s current plans, including: – the…

 
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Council update – Parish Councils, Housing, Travellers and Renewable Energy

Paul Golder reports back from the Council’s weekly briefing.

 
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Council update – Lights Out, William Hunter Way, traveller sites, the Town Hall … and prisons?

The latest news from Brentwood Borough Council leader Cllr Barry Aspinell

 
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Keith Ball talks The Kenny Ball Junior & his Jazzmen

   PART ONE PART TWO It was a complete joy to interview Keith Ball, son of the legendary band leader and trumpeter, the late Kenny Ball. We talked about Kenny’s start in…

 
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Mustard Seed Cook – Katherine Garner talks food

  Joined in the studio by Katherine Garner, The Mustard Seed Cook. We talked about Katherine’s Cookery Courses, Supper Clubs and some great money saving food tips for delicious home cooked meals….

 
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Blues Singer/Songwriter, Benjamin Bassford, Sings live in the studio

  A fabulously talented Singer/Songwriter, Benjamin Bassford, popped into Phoenix to sing live and talk about his music and up and coming tour. Two live tracks:- Too Late Storms Went…

 
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RIDERS Against – 26-27 July 2014 Music EVENT

(In the studio with Chris, Simon, Lize & Megan) Join in the studio by Chris, Simon, Lize & Megan who are from Riders Against. Each year Riders Against pick out a worthy…

 
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