Saturday Breakfast

Saturday Breakfast – Listen again – highlights Yinka Williams interview & live music on 28 May

Listen again to this week’s show:   This week’s playlist 21.5.16: Prince – The Most Beautiful Girl In The World Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough Marc Cohn…

 
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Saturday Breakfast (14.5.16) Antonia interviews Jake Thomas Turnbull + live acoustic set

Jake Thomas Turnbull popped into Antonia Jones’ Saturday Breakfast Show to perform live on AJ’s SoundBooth (14 May 2016). Jake who is from North East England, recently released his debut single…

 
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Listen again & welcome in the summer with Antonia Jones’ breakfast show (7.5.16)

Listen to this week’s show again: This week’s playlist 7.5.16: Annie Lennox – Walking on Broken Glass Take That – Shine Mike and the Mechanics – Over My Shoulder Adele…

 
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Saturday Breakfast Show – Music from Jake Thomas Turnbull & news on his interview plus more great music

Listen to this week’s show again: This week’s playlist 30.4.16: Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy Journey-Don’t Stop Believing Billy Joel – Uptown Girl Tom Odell – Magnetised S…

 
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Saturday Breakfast (23.4.16) Prince tribute, Chesney & Puff Daddy throwback, Pink & Little Mix new releases & more

Listen to this week’s show again: This week’s playlist 23.4.16: Boo Radleys – Wake Up Boo! Elton John and Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Prince – Diamonds…

 
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Saturday Breakfast (16.4.16) Antonia interviews Scarlet Baxter, live acoustic session & more

Antonia Jones interviewed the soulful Scarlet Baxter on this week’s Saturday Breakfast Show. Scarlet who is set for big things in 2016 performed an amazing acoustic version of her single…

 
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Saturday Breakfast (9.4.16) Antonia interviews powerhouse vocalist Lydia Chase

Listen to this week’s short interview with the powerhouse Lydia Chase: Check out this week’s exclusive interview by Antonia Jones with Lydia Chase who popped in to AJs SoundBooth. Lydia…

 
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Saturday Breakfast (2.4.16) – New music Lydia Chase, interview next week & more

Listen to this week’s show: This week’s playlist 2.4.16: Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay Nelly Furtado – I’m Like a Bird Wham  – Wake Me…

 
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Celebrated Aswad’s hits, Phoenix FM’s 9th BD, heard Meghan Trainor’s new music & more

Listen to this week’s show: This week’s playlist 26.3.16: Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancin Emotions – Best Of My Love Adele – When We Were Young Zhane…

 
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Mis-Teeq, Shakira, a felon’s new version of Adele’s ‘Hello’ great music & more on this week’s show (19.3.16)

Listen to this week’s show: Saturday Breakfast playlist 19.3.16: Coral – In The Morning Train – Hey, Soul Sister George Ezra – Budapest Olly Murs – Kiss Me Whitney Houston…

 
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U2’s No.1 album, Brand New Heavies throwback, Tinie Tempah & Zara Larsson, plus a story about the wedding crasher

Listen to this week’s show: Saturday Breakfast playlist 12.3.16: Journey-Don’t Stop Believing George Harrison – I Got My Mind Set on You Sheryl Crow – Summer Day James Bay –…

 
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Listen again to yesterday’s show (5/3/16) ft dub throwback new releases The 1975, Corinne Bailey Rae and more

Listen to this week’s show here: Saturday Breakfast playlist 5.3.16: Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love Take That – Shine Justin Bieber – Love Yourself Whitney Houston – My…

 
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Live acoustic session and interview with Saraswati

Saraswati, the talented singer and songwriter from Leeds joined Antonia Jones, on the Saturday Breakfast Show for a fantastic live interview and an acoustic session on 27/2/16. Saraswati spoke about her…

 
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Coldplay’s most successful hits, Karaoke to Craig David’s song, news on interview with Saraswati

Listen to this week’s show here: Saturday Breakfast playlist 20.2.16: Emeli Sande – Heaven Take That – How Deep is Your Love Queen – A Kind of Magic Paul Simon…

 
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Catch up on the Saturday Breakfast Show – Valentine’s Weekend special

Listen to this week’s show here: Saturday Breakfast playlist 13.2.16: Emotions – Best Of My Love Huey Lewis and the News – The Power Of Love Madonna – Into The…

 
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Saturday Breakfast 6.2.16 – Natasha Bedingfield and Sean Kingston throwback, a celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday and more

Listen to this week’s show here:   Saturday Breakfast playlist 6.2.16: Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy David Bowie – Modern Love Nate James – The Message…

 
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Listen again (30.1.16)…Lady Gaga’s top 10 and 20 hits, All Saints throwback and a 20 question interview challenge

Listen to this week’s show here: This week’s show featured hit songs from Lady Gaga to celebrate the success of her chart toppers, we also welcomed back girl band All…

 
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Sade’s birthday, The Brit Awards, breaking news – the church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster & more. Listen to this week’s show again

Listen to this week’s show here: Saturday Breakfast Playlist 16.1.16: Stereophonics – Have A Nice Day Wham  – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go David Bowie and Mick Jagger…

 
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Saturday Breakfast playlist – 9 January 2016

Saturday Breakfast Playlist 9 January 2016 Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun Katrina and the Waves – Walking On Sunshine Wet Wet Wet – Sweet Little Mystery…

 
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Listen again to Antonia Jones’ Christmas Special 25/12/15

If you missed my Christmas show which aired on the special day itself, featuring a mix of festive songs, the UK’s favourite top 10 hits for 2015 and my picks…

 
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Antonia wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hi listeners, What a fantastic six months it has been presenting the Saturday Breakfast Show since joining Phoenix in the summer. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, having had the pleasure of…

 
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Mariah’s Christmas list, Adele the record-breaker, office party do’s and don’ts and more – 5 Dec 2015

It’s the festive season with lots of people spreading good cheer, so the throwback Saturday song this week was the hit song by Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas is you…

 
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Man marries a pizza, Madonna’s moment in history and more on Saturday Breakfast 28/11/15

This week’s throwback Saturday song was the 70s club classic McFadden and Whitehead – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – See the video here On This Day in Music History…

 
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The special feature this week was Marvin Gaye: 21/11/15

This week’s throwback Saturday song was Womack and Womack ‘ Teardrops’ – See the video here Our On This Day in Music History feature celebrated Marvin Gaye whose song ‘How…

 
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This week’s show 14/11/15

Saturday Breakfast Playlist 14/11/15 Westlife – Flying Without Wings Emeli Sande – Next To Me Stereophonics – Have A Nice Day Huey Lewis and the News – The Power Of…

 
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Check out what happened on Saturday Breakfast 7/11/15

Just some of what happened on this week’s show: Thowback Saturday – The track of the week was ‘Dancing in the Street’ sang by David Bowie & Mick Jagger This…

 
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Antonia Jones’ Saturday Breakfast Show

  Welcome to the Saturday Breakfast page it’s Antonia Jones here and I’m the familiar voice you hear each and every Saturday morning from 7am -10am. My show which launched…

 
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Last hurrah

Well its the Month of May and Its time to wind up the regular Saturday Breakfast show, which I called the Electronic Breakfast, which came about as the music style…

 
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The last but one

As you may had noticed, there was no Electronic Breakfast for the last two Saturdays. Well, thats because I had the cheek to go on a weeks holiday- I know,…

 
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A Royal Promenade

As we move into May and good old Summer approaches, I had another delve into a show of music delights, ahead of my own Holiday- aka Summer break in the…

 
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Halo to you

As April draws to a busy close, we had another selection of great new music on the show and a special guest, New music came from Jonteknik, Stars Crusaders, Steven…

 
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The Force awaken place

The Force is strong with this one and so were the tracks, as we yet again had a bounty of new tracks to keep Boba Fett all happy till December….

 
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A grand mmm

Liking the way April is going already with its summer days, and with its gigs a plenty; although some seem to clash, and the new music still cometh. Today I…

 
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The Violator Spell

Great to start the month with guests and great new music, which was what we had today. As we debuted new much from Rodney Cromwell, Imaginary War and Model Depose….

 
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Apache Firebird

Well it is the end of March and the clocks are due to go back, but no fear we had a great show. With new music from Rare Facture, Frozen…

 
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Violator 25

I was spoilt for musical choice today, as the stations A-list has some absolute corkers within it; which complemented some of the new tracks I had lined up- love it…

 
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The Heart of parties

Another whirlwind of music on the show today, with new stuff and old. We had new from Malpas, Battery Operated Orchestra, Zero Corporation and an exclusive play of the next…

 
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Glass rock

Pity punch and all that….. my first show of March and my first return to going to a gig the night before a show….its a rare occasion. I travelled to…

 
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Live Long And Rock

As  the month of February comes to an end we hear the sad news of the passing of Star Trek Legend, Mr Spock aka Leonard Nimoy, who was lesser know…

 
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Call your Tiny pets

As the month draws ever closer to an end, I enjoy the marvel of the Chinese Zodiac; being as i’m the FIRE Horse….. and it would seem a few loyal…

 
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Fade to great

It may well be a valentines weekend, but that had no real bearing on todays show. We did have the odd track with romance as an underline theme I guess….

 
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Paid Breakfast

An almost TOP GEAR stunt start to the show this week, as I skidded on frosty roads to avoid a car that was across the road that morning. Which led…

 
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Normal strange fabulous

It seems as thou we are still dodging that there snowy weather around here at Phoenix fm, which at any rate suits me as the show best indoors. Mind you…

 
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Rambo the Baker

As we breeze towards the end of January, it is great to hear of old actors getting new gigs to raise them up. This week I read all about Hollywood…

 
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Tattoo my weather bomb

As it was a busy week in world news, I though it time to bring back  an old conversational feature, where I pick an odd news story out from the…

 
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Martyn Dolls out the chat

New year fully under way and as you may had heard in the show there are lots of music gigs to attend in January; which is what I love. We…

 
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Under the Stars of 2015

The game is a foot as they say, and straight away we have a few exclusive ala debut tracks on the show…. and that how I like to start the…

 
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Christmas is Alive

Twas the last Saturday Breakfast show of the year, no one was stirring, not even my mouse….well till I clicked start button anyway. We dived into the regular fun and…

 
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Tis the season to be jolly

Well it is almost the last Saturday Breakfast of 2014, its the penultimate as they say in ego land. so it was business as normal with some brand new tracks…

 
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A christmas emerge

Finally time to play the odd Christmas record or two now, and luckily I had a few that suited my taste and were new to your ears. AS we had…

 
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Back to Normal with Johnny

First show of the month and Christmas is but a shiny moment away, and I’m not ready. On the show this week we had more great new music and guests….

 
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Bright light Saturday

As the Month of November draws to a close and we recover from another American fad- Black Friday. I had a bright Saturday and of course, the delight of squeezing…

 
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A cure for all seasons

It has been one of those weeks and the show started off thinking that, but I pull the show up and told it who’s boss. Then the show told me…

 
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Model depose the ekkoes

Yet another busy show with a wealth of new music to introduce and while away the Saturday Morning. We were far an wide too, with the selection, from Israel to…

 
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Big music to see us thru

It is ye olde Fireworke this weekend….not. Well its firework season actually, so the season isn’t the only thing that spreads out. Christmas music already in the stores and we’ve…

 
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Hallo’winge season

Nothing spooky themed about the show today, as we recover from the annual pain, that is our all new Americana Halloween. Well I say nothing spooky, I meant maybe not…

 
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Useless mistakes

Well it is technically and officially end of Summer 2014 and the beginning of Autumn, clocks go back an hour…. So, an extra hour in Bed on Sunday- every silver…

 
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Rain diary of an ego

Lovely autumnal morning outside this week, which gave good to my playlist of music, with new music from Local duo Modovar, with their new track ‘Cold’, and then Finnish dark…

 
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Man-flu over the cuckoo’s nest

Well this week I felt better after stalwartly maning up against the daring nuisance that is, the dreaded and evil incarnate – MAN-FLU. Naturally, I soldiered on at work and…

 
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David Brent’ would

This week was the launch of the new ‘biopic’ style film about the life of Spandau Ballet, full of footage and arguments and musical gold. Which was a world away…

 
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On the synthetic Pulse

I say busy show and I meant a busy day….. for on the show I was chatting with Howard H Moth, him out of PULSE, and I played their new…

 
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Oh Crumbs DM

Well the voting’s all done, so I won’t mention the situation, but I did play a cheeky Scottish anthem type motif, which could have been the new blue face rally…

 
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Funky vile mode

Always a busy show, never a chore for me….well I don’t like to gripe; much. but then it is easy not to moan when you have superb music, and total…

 
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I-September

Twas one of those week. I was scrabbling around the barbers yesterday and that found hair sticking out of my ears, well I made sure the music on my show…

 
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Counting to Ten

I may say this at the end of every month, when it falls on my show day, but boy don’t the months fly by. Which I guess can be a…

 
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New Who

Who do think your are kidding Mr Moffat if you think I’m on the run; to my TELLY- well I am till the new Doctor is aired. Well, till then…

 
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Edge to Oxjam

Blimey, riding the crest of wobbly weather again this week, which I agree seems a regular topic within my show blog as it is; sooo British. Still from a fairly…

 
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Keeping a Pulse

Another wildly busy show this week, with tons of new music played, from far and wide it seems. We had a new remix from Wakefield band- Berlyn Trilogy, from Sunderland-…

 
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Shelter my Poetry

A bit of a week for dodging the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, as I’ve grown a tad bored of this televised sporting malarkey thing. I noted this week that there is…

 
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Rain or Shine

Middle of July and we have had some of the oddest mix of weather for me, blistering Sun and shocking thunderstorms.  Sunscreen to Brollie, still at least all things were…

 
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The Spell to Speak

For me it is always great to have some musical guests on the show, and this week was one of those shows. For in the studio, I was joined by…

 
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Tour De Phoenix

I was trying not to weep about the british cycle team ala Tour De France…with our hopes of sporting glory now dashed, cycle wise. So to combat that feeling, we…

 
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Weather Fracture

Hot weather please stay…..I was trying to recover from my mad family seaside jaunt to Southend, with some great loud and in some cases new music. We heard a newie…

 
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Intoxicated Sunshine

Fairly fast paced breakfast show again, with new music from US band, The Mystic Underground, anglo french band, Neutral Lies, the wonderfully arty Vivien Glass and the atmospheric boys, Automatic…

 
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Mesh in the Model Depose

Longest day of the year and so that gave me an excuse for more stuff….. new music and Guests. On the Phone I got to speak on the phone with…

 
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June a fool

Second show of Beautiful June – On the show this week, we had new music from from Shiny Darkness, with a special remix of their new single, a beautiful new…

 
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D-Revival Synth

It is always great to be able to play music and hear it live, but without support it can be truly hard out there. So it is really nice to…

 
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Emerge May Talent

Nice to see out the month of May with more guests on my show, and it is even better when they play live. In this weekends show we got the…

 
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May over Modovar

May maybe running out of steam, but the show wasn’t with new music, both recorded and live……. And by live I say, Modovar, who joined us for a stunning live…

 
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Summer may fly

Glad of the air-conditioning this weekend at Phoenix 98 FM, as the studio needed it, what with the early summer heat outside and the hot air inside from moi. Still…

 
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A bit of Cloak and swagger

Love having guests, and today was the first for the month of May, as I had a phone chat with Kevin Prior from the band CLOAK. We had some new…

 
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Clear as a Bell

 Tis the Month of May and the weathers, sort of grey blue and yellow ……I can sing a rainbow….’stop it’ Actually the colours of the sounds in my show I…

 
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Great tunes She Cried

Coming to the end of another month as it is almost the month of May- gawd, it will soon be Christmas, as they say in corny land. Luckily I had…

 
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Never can say good bye

As I’m a simple character, so was the show this Easter weekend, with some classic mind, and new tracks a plenty. Including one which aims to help support a Three…

 
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Kickstart your eyes

A marathon of a show…. well maybe not 26 miles worth, but lots of racy things and hot music stuff involved. We had new music from Torquay band Tourists and…

 
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Dusted April down

Despite all the gloom of the weather dust pollution, I managed a bright and breezy show, with more new music, from such people as Gary Numan, There was also few…

 
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Spring sounds forward

Is it summer yet, well the old clocks are going forward and it feels sort of summery…. so hmm, maybe its getting shorts and barbecue weather time. Now I avoided…

 
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Mirrored success

 Aw, back from my travels to IDES OF MARCH in Birmingham, with a corker of a show. Loads of new music and a few classics plus in the studio was…

 
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Two for the price of one

Love a bargain and this show had two for the price of one, as we had two phone guests- firstly chatting with John Lindqwister from the swedish band, Machinista. Then…

 
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Marching on

Yes, is your actual March already and though the weather is still being a tad odd, I didn’t let odd things effect the show- well none more the normal, with…

 
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Orange Hearts aglow

Bright spring weather today and an artist on the phone with an Orange glow, as we heard from Spacebuoy frontman and leading light in Orange, Howard Moth. We chatted about…

 
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Burpday romance

Another Birthday done, now wiser as well as older…..then there is Valentines day shortly afterwards, so neither in that area. Still I had a romantic gift tip and some birthday…

 
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Burpday Cometh

Busy as a  bee today and with good reason, again we had new music and first airplays to enjoy along me withering on about snooze button injuries and a very…

 
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That’s Crazy Biesh

Ok hands up,  I do love comedy clips and get carried away, and this week I was channelling  a message from Michael Jackson (aka Leigh Francis) and my favourite Dick…

 
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Kissing the Pink

Ending the 2014 January part of the year with a guest is always good, and this show we had Paul Humphries in the studio chatting about this new path of…

 
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I can move any mountain

On this weeks show I looked back briefly, at my mad last minute dash to Bristol, for the Sinestar album launch, and we get to hear from the band about…

 
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January, don’t go, don’t go

Second Saturday show of the season and we had some new music and the odd classic tune. We had the first airplay of two tracks from the new EP from…

 
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Hello 2014..BAAAAH!

Well it was the first Saturday show of the year for me and indeed top music was on the menu, with the usual mix of hits and classics along with…

 
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Unlucky 13 and 2014 dawns

As another final end of year passes, I liked to look forward these days but its only fair to also play the music of the year ending to speed us…

 
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Don’t be Darth it’s CHRISTMAS

Twas the last Rob Harvey Saturday Breakfast show before Christmas and no body stirred…. well most had hangovers. Still I didn’t take that into account, because I decided to blast…

 
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Spectacles, wallet and watch

As christmas draws near we get an extra surprise this year at Phoenix 98 FM, in the shape of our very own Christmas song, made by our Daytime presenters with…

 
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New Substance of sound

Wild and crazy weather this week and it would seem that was the theme for the show, as I rattle throughout great new music in time for special guests. Joining…

 
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Going dutch

Twas my last show of November and that means it is the slipper slope to Christmas, so todays show we parked ‘That Track that Started it’ till the new year…

 
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Doctor Normal will see you now

In case it hadn’t escaped your notice it was the big Doctor Who build up to the 50th anniversary, this weekend and so I could resist talking about this and…

 
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Bedsit land my only home

It may be cold out side but you have to get out there among it; so to speak, and I did that, as I travelled to Tufnell park to watch…

 
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The Better Subject

November seems to be flying away and we have more exclusive new music in the show again and the odd aspiring waffle from me- listen again via my Mixcloud >…

 
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Who do you think you are

Today’s little musical of fun was splashed with new music again with a few classic’s, and by classic, well I had a very special Doctor Who Montage, who just happen…

 
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Sympathetic city

Great to be back after my jaunt last week to Birmingham, where there was a great little music event Synthetic City, with Among the Echoes, Johnny Normal and Spacebuoy. I…

 
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The Last Astronaut

On today’s show we had a very special guest, we spoke to Martyn Bailey singer/songwriter and we talked about his brand-new album, Red sky supernova; which was selling rather well…

 
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Always a good Reza to listen

In today’s show I avoid talking about my new 007 hair style, the fact I’ve never won decent money from the lotto, heard popcorn and Tenek back stage……plus we had…

 
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Cause and Effect

I always find it a joy to hear new songs and indeed reworks of songs, and today we had not just one but three reworks. I chatted to Tenek’s Peter…

 
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iPad or paper pack

Well what a week a big launch for a big Computer company for geeks and obsessives everywhere, and a newsreader who confused one of their products for a pack of…

 
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Modovar darling….

Modovar playing live on my show…. and playing Vince Clarke songs – what a belter of a show. Plus me talking about odd rain protection and hearing of a Special…

 
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August stroller

As August draws to an end, I had a lovely walk along the coast the day before the show, which if nothing else blows those cobwebs away. As always we…

 
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Bank that Holiday

Weather may had been typical for a UK bank holiday but that didn’t stop the music, and despite the fact I had issues with lighting at home today and got…

 
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Not so far off

Yet another busy show with a ton of Brilliant new music; which is very useful on a music show. Our ‘That track that started it all’ showed out our disco…

 
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Allo john gotta new motor

We chatted box sets today, Russian dance and the wonderful new reality show that brings selling cars and Towie together….sadly. Plus as per, brand new records, and a few classics….

 
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Augustus Bloom

Blimey if it is August with all the mix weathered bags you would expect, talking of which this old bag brought a few mix bags of new tunes in the…

 
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Wake up Harv machine

A week off work led me nice and lovely, into a 3 hour jolly jaunt into a fine music selection; even if I do say so myself. We hand another…

 
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Hottie Extra

What a scorcher it is, if summer was an rock god Amp, it would be set to 11 right now I’d say man. Luckily the air-con in the studio allows…

 
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Whicker wrap

Blimey what a scorcher, as they say- weather was hot too….. None the less we had a great mix of music today and the odd exclusive from Alex Juno featuring…

 
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Steer my Vivien Glass

Love a show where the sun is fully shining on to….well through the windows anyway. This spurned me on for the need to play a nice mix as per…. with…

 
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Oh, me Bach!

Red hot weather for once at Glastonbury and Wimbledon….and naturally around us too, which made it all the more delightful to hear from Tingle in the Netherlands, Naked Lunch and…

 
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ZZ Strawberry

It is the middle of summer, just wish someone would convince the weather of this….what a mix bag of wet and dry today had in shore. Still I was in…

 
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Louis do you think you are

In today’s show, along with my ramblings I was marvelling at a story this week, of a con man who decide to check into a out of town hotel for…

 
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The Tomorrow People today

Yet another jam packed music show today with quite a few new singles, from White Lies, Mooger and Go Yoko, plus three tracks taken from this years Creative session. Performed…

 
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BAS to reality

Our review of this year’s electronic festival in Basildon

 
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Never mind the Tunnocks, here is Analog Angel

In Todays show, we were bless with the company of two members of Analog Angel, who hail from Glasgow- they came special down for my show. Ok, they didn’t but…

 
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Out of the Shadows

This week got better for poor old me as my little old flu bug seem to had got better…..which is handy as I’m going to need my strength for another…

 
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You may echo that

Bless me was I a walking cold virus today…. all bunged up and chesty, still the show must go on..and lucky for my guest that was via a telephone This…

 
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May oh my

Great to be back into the studio, after last weekend of April I spend at one of the best little music festivals to ever begin- I-SYNTH 1. Which held its…

 
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Sea of music for Only You

If last week’s Phoenix FM Creative session wasn’t enough live Music, then this week we had a little more- in the shape of Modovar. The guys were in the studio…

 
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Modovar live at Phoenix FM

Click here to listen again to the post set part of the interview: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] We welcomed Modovar back for their third Phoenix FM session…

 
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Orange space

Well it is often a busy show, but today had the added bonus of the Phoenix FM Creative sessions occurring- this is a mammoth event we organise for local unsigned…

 
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The Big Sky in Theory

Easter behind us does not mean the end of treats, as more albums and EP seem to be on their way to us. So whilst the weather confused the music…

 
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Can you bank on Easter

Blimey O’Reilly, it is that there Easter bank Holiday weekend… I’m still wearing the Christmas excess around my waist… Which is why I’ve tried to get back to some jogging-…

 
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Basildon is sound – with BAS 2013

Great hectic bundle of joy of a show this week, despite the snow flurries outside, I managed to open the float-gates to another hot potato of a show; which was…

 
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Weather with who?

This week i was away from the office on a Training course, to learn of all things how to teach….. well, plan a lesson. the real amazement for me this…

 
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Tenek and party

Saturday Breakfast Show Love a busy show with good music waffle and guests, and today’s show was one of those. Well with that in mind we had some great mix…

 
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March my words

ROB HARVEY’S SATURDAY BREAKFAST SHOW. Love new singles, and we had a few juicy-ones this week- Alison Moyet is back with a free download and those Liverpool scallies SPACE, all…

 
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Basically Ride on….

Ah the end of half term normally means nothing to me, but you see I had spare leave to burn so I had to have the week off…groan I hear-…

 
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horsing around

A week of being older- nee wiser, Yes it was my birthday this week and as I get older thy see, to get more low key. But then I was…

 
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Getting older but seldom wiser

Its all going on today- Mud & Madness race and the Phoenix FM Quiz night after that; glad I’m just at the quiz….. after all it is my birthday on…

 
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Feb o ray to Jet away

Hooray is February – well its my birthday this month, so bit biased I guess…. had a chock block full of talent in the show today, new stuff by Modovar,…

 
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Snow more I love you’s

Seemed like a full week of weather this week- Snow to Sunshine…. but we made it through ah. I don’t know about you but I’m getting rather used to the…

 
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Snow way to be

Oh lovely, snow and ice…..well snow mostly. Idea for just listening to the radio in the warm to some…which is no bad thing when we had new songs from Mesh,…

 
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Bowies out

Seems a slow week in the world of live music, however Ideal for David Bowie 66th birthday, as he released his 1st single in 10 years Even the video has…

 
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Lucky 2013

Happy NEW year to all – So, we are now in 2013 and looking forward to whatever it may have in-store… especially after the great events of 2012. I should…

 
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Short n sweet

Last show for 2012, so I played as normal some of the great tunes of the year; in my humble…. plus a few new tracks as per… including this great…

 
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Christmas boxed clever

After my little weekend away, it was indeed a delight to be back in the Phoenix FM studio, and even more as the night before I was in Leigh-on-Sea, enjoying…

 
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December, Is Magic again………

December is magic again, says a song from Kate Bush…..well I guess it can be,as we get to build up to a massive family get-together. Bust up are us….. Still…

 
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Weird how it works so well

Busy busy bee….During the week I got to enjoy an up and coming band from Glasgow; who played in London- ‘Chvrches’. The three piece managed to fill a truly odd…

 
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Fireworks and wrapping

It is all very good people getting excited about Christmas, but what about Easter or pancake Sunday.. Still if it helps stimulate a financial recovery, ok. This week I finally…

 
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November again, that what you swore the time before

Getting ready for Christmas seems like everyone else’s plan- not mine thanks very much- bar humbug…lets get Movember out of the way and Then enjoy The Christmas Box…..plus loads more…

 
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Halloween Behind you….

Well I survived Halloween again this year, I did scare a few people thou…next year I will try wearing a MASK – boom boom. Its is me or are all…

 
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Oh, its nearly Hallows eve

T’was very tricky to made a Breakfast show a little spooky or horror themed related, which was a shame as I fancied being part of the forth coming Hallowed-eve shizzle…

 
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Mid October malarky

What a week I’ve had, things really do come back to bite you sometimes in this world…and strangely push you into new direction; not sure which direction yet, but that’s…

 
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RV’s back and there gonna be some trouble..

So good to be back in the studio, after my little weekend away on a course, suffice to say I missed the joy of playing great music and I feel…

 
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Brilliant – you are..

It seems clear that we have now finally seen the end of our little summer…..aww. On the bright side, we can enjoy warm nights and days in with good music…

 
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The Box was trick

Busy Friday was had by little old me…..New phone, and I manage to see three bands at their show in Southend – at the Box. on the bill was Modovar,…

 
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Mid September madness

September is certainly a wash with madness, in the sense that I’ve noted Christmas items in some shops already…… Blimey, has summer shut up shop then, in commercial land. I…

 
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Back to Skool

The joy of joys this week as the little ankle bitters return for education and that lends a little peace and quite for parents- Sadly the roads get ramped up…

 
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Back 2 Skool..

As the six week holiday draw to a close, I can hear the crying of the kids, knowing school is almost in session, or is that the Teachers with dread,…

 
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August of of fun

Oh we so love a Bank Holiday weekend……..well I do – Despite the weather planning its traditional sprinkling of moisture. Twofers today was all up to date with the Vaccines,…

 
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FRANKIE SAYS……..

Joining me today in the studio was Alan Mason, a volunteer from local Charity – Saint Francis Hospice, who is organising ‘Frankie’s Classic Car Fest and Family Fun Day. The…

 
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Take my Breath away…boom boom

Lovely end to a top week of sport with glorious summer sun…..such a surprise, in the melodic words of celebrated Belgium martial arts actor, Star of Expendables 2 and famed white sock wearer…….

 
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On the way to Gold

Ah, its the end of the first Olympic week, and it would seem, team GB is well on the way to a few more Golds.. and some how they seem…

 
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Al gust of Olympian fun

Hard to compete with Danny Boy; and his Brilliant Olympic opening ceremony aftermath, but I think we had a good show…. we had the last episode of The Lighthouse comedy,…

 
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Creative sound and chuckles…

A bumper show today with lots going on…….we started the 6 week serial of a madcap radio-play ‘The lighthouse’ – which I’m sharing airplay with Breakfast with Bealey, on Sundays. Also in…

 
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Kicking off July

Starting July off with Sunshine, shouldn’t be a novelty, but it would seem, so as i was feeling melancholic I decided that ‘Twofers today would feature two from Nirvana – ‘In…

 
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You can July on the weather

Another month over and yet another day of mixed weather….sun n showers outside the studio. Today was Armed Forces Day, and so we doff our cap to our Brave men…

 
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A ‘Superb’ Shine example….with Shiny Darkness.

What a packed show as usual, but today we had more live musically delights -this time from French Synth-pop band Shiny Darkness, who joined us for a live session…. ahead…

 
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Shiny Darkness live at Phoenix FM

Click here to listen to the whole interview and songs again: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Click below to watch and listen to the session tracks: It was…

 
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A unique touch of Brilliance from ULTRAVOX

Today on this glorious Jubilee weekend we had the Brilliant joy of hearing all the new album tracks, from the long awaited album from Ultravox….Called ‘Brilliant’ – The album tipped to…

 
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May not be for long

My last show of May, and what beautiful weather to have it on….scorching sunshine breakfast show – roll on the Diamond Jubilee June. More new music again today, one from…

 
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Live bands on the RUN.

A busy day at Phoenix FM today, as it was the start of the station legendary 24 hour caressive sessions event. From 9am Saturday till the same time on Sunday,…

 
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Relight the BASII gig chat

Nice little mix bag of musical items on today little show, as I had the pleasure of reliving the Basildon Synth Festival – BASII, with some of the interview I…

 
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May we bank on it….

Well, what a busy week and indeed weekender….Friday night in Basildon listening to Tenek, Modovar and Blancmange at BASII…..and another evening of more of the same today; Methinks I won’t…

 
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April’s an absolute shower, May BAS better….

Final weekend of April and with the drout on, and the rain falling like you wouldn’t believe, you maybe excused ironically , if I splash out the odd sarky comment….

 
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My First Breakfast Ever!

Whoo hoo! Very happy to have covered Rob Harvey’s Saturday Breakfast today. Such Fun! We heard the usual mix of great Phoenix FM music and looked at some local news…

 
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Nice Tenek you, Tenek you nice

Love a bank holiday weekend, good weather and one that has the hint of chocolate about it – not that I’ve had any of those…. still it is early. Joining…

 
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Aiming for Strange

Yet another yummy sounding show packed with great music, all to round off a really sunny spring week. An if that wasn’t enough, the show was excited even more by…

 
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Spring will eat itself.

Hallo all, thanks for tuning in and indeed popping back to read my little blog. This spring malarky is being odd, nice sunshine and now dreary rain…. It had me…

 
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Arching into March

Another week over and another weekend begun…this week I met singer Charley Bird at a family funeral; not the best venue.. but technically means we are related Lots of great new eclronic…

 
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The Eyes of March…

With a week of fairly bright spring sunshine, it really makes for a nice weekend, if only the rain would have not called… I can’t recall the last March starting…

 
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What it feels to be Spring..

Its almost Easter and yet the weather was of Summertime…. I can’t wait for the chocolate’athon during Easter, but I’m liking the warmth of Summer – luckily with the maltesers in…

 
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“Settle down now”

The hot seat is certainly getting comfortable in the new studio, here at the Brentwood Centre, and it’s only the second Saturday Breakfast show. I’ve just had a ‘half term’…

 
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House warming and Birthday DAY…..

What a day… 1st show from the new  studio complex at the Brentwood Centre – Which I’m labelling the Phoenix Country House…. Amazing how a whole studio facilities was rearranged within…

 
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Feb a dabba do

Freezing weather is upon us weather we like it or not; see what I did there… I’m so dry sometimes. Well, twas the last show in the Baytree centre Studio…

 
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“January, sick and tired you’ve been hanging on me”

Blimey if it is not the end of January 2012….. how time has flown this month; soon be Summer – brings an old song to mind, by Pilot – ‘January’…

 
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Running away with itself..

Stone the crows….its almost easter and it is definatly like christmas is a distant memory. For there be so much to get on with in 2012, not just my up…

 
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Under starters orders…

Two weeks into 2012 already.. time is flying and so is the race to get the Olympic facility online…. and also preparations for all the Queens Diamond Jubilee events. I…

 
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Last one for 2011….aww

Well here we are, the last show for me for 2011 and what an amusing little year…. no review from me, as there are enough out there, So we simply…

 
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Is it here – Chrimbo!

Christmas eve is finally here and don’t we all know it…aw..so great music and stuff to make us feel good. Well our sides are about to burst along with our…

 
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Hurry up and wait….

The rush of Christmas is almost complete, so now we are almost at the ‘wait for it’ period. The big blow out and gift giving slips to one side into…

 
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December is Magic

Ah well, the Magic of December is on us and the madness of present shopping is in full effect…well for some. I’m likely to be in the dog house unless I get…

 
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The most wonderful time of the year..

Well I hope you enjoyed the show today, felt quite festive with the thought of all that Christmas shopping; albeit online – lazy I know. I did my best last…

 
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‘Go real ah’, in the Mist

I must be odd, as I really enjoyed the foggy morning this week……that maybe because I didn’t stand out in my Gibus Hat, frock coat and Ivory capped walking cain, as I…

 
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Brentwood Air Cadets fly buy

What a busy show this week….. all the usual fun and frolics, plus Joining me in the studio today were members of Brentwood Air Cadet Squadron, based in Rose Valley- Cadet Corporal Jones and…

 
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Remember and reflect…

As we look to remember those who serve and had served in our Armed Forces this weekend, the show as always kept upbeat with all the music you have come…

 
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