Category Archives: That Friday Feeling

Tom Zanetti Interview

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

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

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

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

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Fiction Refresh Launch & Review

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

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

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


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

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

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide 24-02-17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With five 90’s bands currently touring Australia tonight we had a Flashback Friday with the first hour of the show being classic 90’s tunes!
90s

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

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

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

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

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pre Valentine’s Day Celebration <3

With Valentines Day only 4 days away, tonight’s playlist was all about luurv…and break ups!
John & TaylorJohn Legend is known for his songs dedicated to his wife and Taylor Swift is infamous for writing tracks about her exes!  These voices were heard but with mostly positive upbeat love songs currently in the charts, it was these tunes which made up most of the show, however for those singletons a few heart break songs were thrown in there too!

Here is the playlist:
Now or Later – Sage and Gemini
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Touch – Little Mix
I Don’t Wana Live Forever – Zayn & Taylor Swift
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd
Say You Won’t Let Go – James Aruther
Paris – The Chainsmokers
Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
You Don’t Know Love – Olly Murs
Don’t Wana Know – Maroon 5
Let Me Love You – Snakehips ft Justin Biber
Cheerleader – Omi
Not In Love – M.O ft Kent Jones
By Your Side  – Jonas Blue ft RAYE
Carely Rae Jepson – I Really Like You
Starving – Haliee Stienfield
Crazy in love – Beyonce ft Jay Z
How Deep is your love – Disciples
Feel My Love – Jake Quickenden
September Song – JP Cooper
Faded – Alan Walker
Fight For This Love – Cheryl
Love Me Now – John Legend
It Girl – Jason Derulo
Solo – Iyaz

If you’re treating your loved one early this pre Valentine’s Day weekend, or just using the occasion to go out with your mates to celebrate your freedom, have a look at what local club nights are happening in Essex….

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 10th February 2017
Time: 7.30pm – 11pm
Event: Curry & Music Night
Location: Old Brentwoods Club, Brentwood
Details:  In aid of Hopfield Animal Sanctuary, live music from Poder de Tres, For The Love of Bob and Libby Holden. There will also be a live auction and raffle with great prizes.
Admission entry: £15 on the door.
Website: www.phoenixfm.com/2016/11/25/curry-and-music-night-in-aid-of-hopefield

Date: 10th February 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Valentine’s Weekend
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Spoil your loved one as you eat, drink and party the night away, all under one roof. With resident DJ Brad Barnes and percussionist Bongo Ben.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 10th February 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event:
Location: The Vine, Brentwood
Details:  DJ George Artemi plays a mix of House, R&B, Garage and 80’s thrown in!
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 10th February 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Old Skool
Location: Bar Zero, Billericay
Details: For over 25’s – DJ’s playing Soul and Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.bar-zero.co.uk

Date: 10th February 2017
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an underground edge. Aided by his partners in crime DJ Intheorious and DJ SB playing the biggest tracks in House, RnB and Hip Hop.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 10th February 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Dirty Love House
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: Dirty Love PR brings all things House to CTZN in room 2. With DJ Tony Christofi and Alfie Croker spinning the tunes in the main room.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 10th February 2017
Time: Open until 4am
Event: The Love Below
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Chelmsford’s biggest Outkast tribute party! A celebration of nearly two decades of guilty pleasures and dance floor fillers including all of Outkast’s biggest hits from resident DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 11th February 2017
Time: From 9pm
Event: Funky Saturday Night
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: Jump around to the music until late with DJ Chris Phillips
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 11th February 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With DJ Brightly on the decks bringing the best tunes!
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

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

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

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

Date: 14th February 2017
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Event: Under 18’s: Wear White Party
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: For 12-17 year olds only – DJ’s will be bringing you the very best in Chart Tunes, House, RnB, Dance Anthems, Drum and Bass, UK Bass and more!
Admission entry: £10 in advance, £12 on the door.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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Nikki’s 25th Birthday – CTZN Review

My first trip to CTZN was two years ago and I was blown away by their cocktails. Ever since then I’ve wanted to go back but as I don’t get a chance to go to Chelmsford often, it took me a while to revisit. But my 25th birthday was the perfect opportunity to return to the venue which had stuck in my mind.
CTZN-Chelmsford
Arriving at CTZN on Saturday night with balloons tied around my wrist I was met at the door by Nathan, the manager, who warmly welcomed me and my friends. Our names were ticked off the guest list; we were given golden wristbands and taken straight in with no queuing. The golden wristband allowed us into a VIP booth which I had arranged beforehand and included a HUGE bottle of drink and waitress service.

Another added extra to the night was we got to share the booth with Love Island’s Thomas Powell! He and his friends were already there but made room for us when we arrived. They were all so lovely, wishing me Happy Birthday as did some other clubbers on the dance floor, which was filled with people. It didn’t surprise me as the music was so good! With a mix of current tunes and throwback tracks, DJ Tom Short kept us dancing all night.

Nikki and Thomas Powell

For those who wanted a bit of air, there is a spacious smoking area with seating upstairs on a balcony overlooking the River Chelmer. CTZN’s decor itself is very modern and classy, with a neon lit ceiling, 7 VIP areas and a sizeable bar.

Our VIP area

CTZN is a very popular choice for a night out in Chelmsford proven by the amount of people who were in the venue. There were no dramas or issues throughout the night and I felt safe, comfortable and happy to be there.

I had been very excited about celebrating my birthday in CTZN and it didn’t disappoint! I can quite happily say my 25th was possibly the best birthday I’ve ever had! I definitely endeavour to go to CTZN again and would totally recommend it for any occasion, a night out or drinks during the day!

Me outside CTZN

To find out more about CTZN you can visit their website www.ctznbar.com or follow them on Twitter at @ctznbar.
And keep an eye out for any special guest appearances as CTZN often feature on The Phoenix FM Club Guide!

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide 03-02-17

Date: 3rd February 2017
Time: Open until midnight
Event: Live Music
Location: O’Niells, Brentwood
Details: Live music from band, Hot Fondu – kicking off the weekend in style!
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ONeills_Bwood

Date: 3rd February 2017
Time: 9pm – 12am
Event: Friday Night DJ
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: For over 25’s – DJ Tony Sat playing funky music for you to party the night away.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 3rd February 2017
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

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

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

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

Date: 4th February 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: CTZN Saturday’s
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ Tom Short playing RnB, House & Commercial. And keep a look out for Love Island’s Tom Powell as he has chosen CTZN to be the place to party for his first time in Essex!
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm if on guest list
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 4th February 2017
Time: Opens at 9pm
Event: Saturday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: With DJ, producer and remixer DJ Sebadee who is known for his multi genre performances and high energy presence. Djing alongside Sebadee are residents Brad Barnes and Ollie Beavis.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 4th February
Time: Open until 2am
Event:
Location: The Vine
Details:  DJ George Artemi plays 90’s R&B, New Hip Hop & Funky House with a few Chart Tunes thrown in!
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

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

Date: 4th February 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 4th February 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Saturday Club
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Evoke has played host to some of Chelmsford’s biggest parties and now an all new Saturday Night experience in Chelmsford with VIP table give always, monthly guest DJ’s and more!
Admission entry: Free before 11pm on the guest list, £5 standard entry.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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January Chart Review

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

Jan New and No1's

With Clean Bandit’s Rockabye making Christmas Number 1, it stayed there for the first week of January before getting knocked off the top spot by one of Ed Sheeran’s surprise singles. The other single follows close behind at number 2 meaning Shape of You and Castle On The Hill have been top of the charts for 3 weeks running.

Touch ParisThe Chainsmokers’ track Paris was a new entry for January and jumped straight into the top ten and it is now making it’s way closer to number 1. Touch by Little Mix has also gained more popularity over the month, it entered the charts at number 23 back in December but has now manged to get into the top 5!

 

Here is tonight’s full playlist:

Rockabye – Clean Bandit ft Ann Marie & Sean Paul
Human – Rag and Bone Man
I Would Like – Zara Larsson
Touch – Little Mix
Starboy – The Weeknd ft Daft Punk
Sexual – NEIKED
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
Shout Out To My Ex – Little Mix
Love Me Now – John Legend
I Don’t Want To Live Forever – Zayn & Taylor Swift
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
September Song – JP Cooper
Call on Me – Starley
Years & Years – Olly Murs
Don’t Leave – Snakehips & MO
You Don’t Know Me – Jax Jones & RAYE
Just Hold On – Louis Tomlinson & Steve Aoki
Bad Things – Machine Gun Kelly  & Camilla Cabello
You Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft Sadie Ama
Paris – The Chainsmokers
There’s Only One Of You – Nathan Sykes
No Lie – Sean Paul ft Dua Lipa
Not In Love – M.O & Kent Jones
Sia – Move Your Body

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 27th January 2017
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: With resident DJ Adam Kay joined by percussionist Bongo Ben.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 27th January 2017
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event: Stacey Lee Cuddy
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Live music from Stacey Lee Cuddy along with a party playing Dance, Soul and Pop!
Admission entry:
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 27th January 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event:
Location: The Vine
Details:  DJ George Artemi plays a mix of House, R&B, Garage and 80’s!
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 27th January 2017
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Fridays
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: With Special guest: Ibiza Rocks resident Patrick Nazemi! Aided by resident DJ’s Billy da Kid, Intheorious and SB.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £6 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 27th January 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The weekend starts here!
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 27th January 2017
Time:
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Great Friday Banter.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 27th / 28th January 2017
Time: Open until 12am
Event: Tony Christofi
Location: O’Neills, Brentwood
Details: Kicking off payday weekend O’Neills are giving you a double bill of Tony Christofi DJing!
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ONeills_Bwood

Date: 28th January 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event:
Location: Bar Zero, Billericay
Details: Your ultimate Saturday night out with great anthems played all night.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.bar-zero.co.uk

Date: 28th January 2017
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 28th January 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Saturday Club
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Evoke has played host to some of Chelmsford’s biggest parties and now an all new Saturday Night experience in Chelmsford with VIP table give always, monthly guest DJ’s and more!
Admission entry: Free before 11pm if on guest list or £5.
Website: www.twitter.com/SaturdayEssex

Date: 28th January 2017
Time: Open until 12am
Event: Funky Disco Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: For Over 25’s with DJ’s playing Soul, Funk and Anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 28th January 2017
Time:
Event: CTZN Saturday’s
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing RnB, House and Commercial.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm if on guest list.
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 28th January 2017
Time: Open Until 3am
Event:
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ Joe Rose plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the Bangers in between.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: http://www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 29th January 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Lavida PR
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s Lost Focus, Tom Short, Tony Christofi and Wade Kadir.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Marcus Samuel Interview

Essex boy Marcus Samuel travelled more inland from Southend to Brentwood tonight to be in the Phoenix FM studio to talk about his current music and do a live performance.
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With his roots in Grime, Marcus has developed his skill of rapping and even does acoustic. Performing on the same stage at The IndigO2 with the likes of Big Narstie, Ghetts and Frisco he has also created a number of collaborations with Scorcher and Mercston, and maybe surprisingly, Ed Sheeran is on his wanting to collaborate with list!

During the interview Marcus’ current single with Mercston Loud is played and it also features a live performance of Call Me ft Olivia Louse.

You can listen back to the interview here:

 

And watch the music video to Loud here:
(Warning – Explicit Content)

To keep up to date with Marcus and his music check out his social media:
Twitter / Instagram: @_MarcusSamuel
Youtube: RealTwenty3

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The Brit’s Nominee’s 2017

With The Brit nominee’s announced last week tonight’s playlist was made up mainly of the British Single nominations with a few of the other categories thrown in too.

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There are some quite interesting rivalries such as Zayn VS his old band mates One Direction in British Artist Video of the Year and he is also against ex girlfriend in British Single as Little Mix has been nominated for their single Shout Out To My Ex – ironic!

Adele dominated the Brit Award’s last year winning 4 out of the 5 she was nominated for, however this year she only appears in British Artist Video of the year for her track Send My Love (To Your New Lover).
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Below is tonight’s playlist along with what categories the song / artist features in:

Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – Girls Like (British Single & Artist Video)
Alan Walker – Faded (British Single)
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own (British Single)
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend (British Single & Artist Video)
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go (British Single & Artist video)
Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car (British Single & Artist Video)
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – This Is What You Came For (British Single & Artist video. Rihanna also nominated for International Female Solo Artist)
Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye (British Single & Artist Video. Anne – Marie also nominated for Breakthrough Artist)
Zayn – Pillowtalk (British Single & Artist Video)
Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex (British Single, British group & Artist Video for Hair ft Sean Paul)
Bastille – Send Them Off (British Group)
One Direction – History (Artist Video)
Adele – Send My Love (Artist Video)
Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You (British Female Solo Artist)
Emeli Sandé – Next To Me (British Female Solo Artist)
Craig David – Nothing Like This (British Male Solo Artist)
Skepta – Can You Hear Me? (British Male Solo Artist & British Breakthrough Act)  Bruno Mars – 24K Magic (International Male Solo Artist)
Drake – One Dance (International Male Solo Artist)
The Weeknd – Star Boy (International Male Solo Artist)

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 20th January 2017
Time:
Event: Darryll King
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Live music with Darryll King, the Soul Legend!
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/terissbar

Date: 20th January 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With DJ’s James Spur, Tom Short and Tony Christofi
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 20th January 2017
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 20th January 2017
Time: Open Until 3am
Event:
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ, DJ One-Two plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the Bangers in between.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: http://www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 20th January 2017
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Social Circles
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ Sky High, Ash Lowe and Chris Watson.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 21st January 2017
Time: Open until 2am
Event:
Location: The Vine, Brentwood
Details:  DJ George Artemi plays 90’s R&B, New Hip Hop & Funky House with a few Chart Tunes thrown in!
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 21st January 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Saturday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: With DJ, Producer and Remixer Sebadee. Sebadee is known for his multi genre performances along with his high energy presence while performing. He DJ’s alongside resident DJ Brad Barnes.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 21st January 2016
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s night with resident DJ Tony Smith playing  Old Skool Soul and Dance Anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 21st January 2017
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Saturday Club
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: The launch of the all new Saturday Night experience in Chelmsford with VIP table give always, monthly guest DJ’s and more!
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 21st January 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: DJ Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 21st January 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Obsessions
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Glamour, DJ’s and Dancing.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 26th January 2017
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Thowback Thursday’s
Location: Cameo, Romford
Details: Brought you you by Ash Lowe and DJ Intheorious, the duo will bring you an eclectic mix of  Club and Pop Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before midnight, £4 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide 13-01-17

Date: 13th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: The sexiest and best looking crowd party at Sugar Hut while resident DJ, Nimblefingerz, turns up the music.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 13th January 2016
Time: Open until 1am
Event:
Location: The Vine
Details:  DJ George Artemi plays a mix of House, R&B, Garage and 80’s!
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 13th January 2016
Time: Open Until 3am
Event:
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ, DJ One-Two plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the Bangers inbetween.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: http://www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 13th January 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Great Friday banter with resident DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 13th January 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Check out of work and check into Yates as the weekend starts here!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 14th January 2016
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Funk Disco Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s night with resident DJ’s play Soul, Funk, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 14th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: True Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Residents Craig B and Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House. Plus in room 2 Ash Lowe plays all things Old School and room 3 is Chris Vibes with RnB.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 14th January 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of club anthems
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 14th January 2016
Time:
Event: CTZN Saturday’s
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: Chelmsford’s hottest night out.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 15th January 2016
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Lavida – The Sunday Sesh
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With DJ’s Lost Focus, Tom Short, Tony Christofi and Wade Kadir.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide 06-01-17

Date: 6th January 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: A night for over 25’s with DJ Tony Sat playing R&B, Funk and Club Classics.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 6th January 2016
Time:
Event: Live Singer
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: R&B, Swing and Soul with singer Joe Fryd.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/terissbar

Date: 6th January 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s playing R&B, House and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 6th January 2017
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Social Circles
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ’s Sky High, Ash Lowe and Chris Watson.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 6th January 2017
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an underground edge. Aided by his partners in crime DJ Intheorious and DJ SB Friday sessions are an exploration of the biggest tracks in a blend on House, Hip Hop and R&B.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 6th January 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date:7th January 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Saturday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: With DJ, Producer and Remixer Sebadee. Sebadee is known for his multi genre performances along with his high energy presence while performing. DJing alongside hi, residents Adam Kay and Alfie Croker.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 7th January 2017
Time: Open until 1am
Event:
Location: The Vine
Details:  DJ George Artemi plays a mix of House, R&B, Garage and 80’s!
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 7th January 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 7th January 2017
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Obsessions
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Glamour, DJ’s and Dancing.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 7th January 2016
Time: Open Until 3am
Event:
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ Joe Rose plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the Bangers in between.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 11th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Wild Life Wednesday’s
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Student night with 2 rooms of music, House, Commercial and Mash up in the main room whilst in the Ice Room DJ’s play RnB, Hip Hop and Bashment.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm if on the guest list
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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Pre New Year’s Eve Party!

It’s the last Friday of 2016!! Tomorrow night we will all be saying hello to the new year, 2017- how will you be spending the night? Well if you’re planning on hosting a house party then tonight’s playlist may be of help. The theme was to give you some ideas of what tracks you could play to celebrate 2016 and get you in the party mood.
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With a m ix of fresh tracks from this year with a few old school tunes chucked in, if you missed it live on air, here it is:
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
One Dance- Drake ft Wizkid & Kyla
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft Rihanna
Antenna – Fuse ODG
In2 – WSTRN
I Would lLike – Zara Larsson
Worth It – Fifth Harmony ft Kid Ink
When The Bassline Drops – Craig David ft Big Narstie
Black Beatles –Rae Sremmurd ft Gucci Mane
Silento – Watch Me Whip
Pony – Ginuwine
Wiggle – Jason Derulo
Light It Up – Major Lazor ft Nyla
Desire – Years & Years
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers
The Girl Is Mine – 99 souls
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
Just Hold On – Louis Tomlinson & Steve Aoki
Middle – DJ Snake ft Bipolar Sunshine
Rockabye – Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul & Ann-Marie
So Good – Louisa Johnson
I Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
By Your Side – Jonas Blue ft RAYE
This Girl – Kungs vs Cooking On Three Burners
Sorry – Justin Bieber
I Took a Pill- Mike Poser
Heroes – Alesso ft Tove Lo
Don’t Need No Money – Imani Williams ft Sigala & Blonde
Stay – Kygo ft Maty Noyes
Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
Mr Brightside – The Killers

 

And if you’re planning on heading out but not sure where yer then check out The New Year’s Eve Special of The Phoenix FM Club Guide:

Date: 31st December 2016
Time: 9pm – 4.30am
Event: Black and White NYE Party
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Celebrate the arrival of the New Year in style with live singers and special guests throughout the evening in the Sugar Hut Restaurant then into the club to get the party started with DJ’s Michael Andre, Sebadee, Ollie Beavis and Alfie Croker.
Admission entry: £20 ticket
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 31st December 2016
Time: Open until 2am
Event: New Year’s Eve Party
Location: The Vine, Brentwood
Details: Midnight celebrations with a DJ from 9pm.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 31st December 2016
Time:
Event: New Year’s Eve Party – Soul & Sparkle
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: See the new year in with fabulous live singer Libby Holden who will be getting everyone dancing!
Admission entry: £5 in advance – email theterissbar@btconnect.com
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 31st December 2016
Time: From 7pm til late
Event: The Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party
Location: The Slug & Lettuce, Brentwood
Details: Described as busy and fun with a DJ all night. Dress to impress.
Admission entry: £10 in advance, £15 on the door
Website: www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/slug-brentwood

Date: 31st December 2016
Time:
Event: New Year’s Eve
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: DJ Tony Sat playing all your old favourites. Midnight celebration and Winter Wonderland themed for over 25’s.
Admission entry: £10 ticket.
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 31st December 2016
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event: New Year’s Eve with Tough Love
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Join Fiction as they say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017 with the help of London based duo Tough Love. Their instantly recognisable sound can be described as bass infused House with plenty of 90’s RnB and Garage references. With huge hits such as So Freakin’ Tight, Pony and Touch, Tough Love will be sure to entertain a full house at Fiction.
Admission entry: £15 before midnight, £20 before 11pm.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 31st December 2016
Time: 7pm – 4am
Event: New Year’s Eve
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Missoula have a huge line up of DJ’s playing the biggest & best tunes to see you into 2017.
Admission entry: £11 ticket
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 31st December 2016
Time: 8pm – 4am
Event: NYE Party
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: ‘A Kosho New Year’ See in 2017 with a bang in the luxury surroundings of Romford’s busiest bar.
Admission entry:
Website: http://www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 31st December 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: New Year’s Eve 2016
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: As the clock strikes midnight for this audio and visual extravaganza, be prepared to indulge in the most incredible night of the year! Evoke has an inspirational night, featuring the very best DJ’s and entertainers to keep you engrossed all night.
Admission entry: £8 tier 2, £10 tier 3, £15 final tier.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 31st December 2016
Time: 8pm – 5am
Event: New Year’s Eve
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Second to none audio and a visual feat will be provided and expect some wild entertainment around every corner with live fire shows from The Dolls, live podium dancers, Co2 cannons and more!
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 31st December 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Black & Gold New Year’s Eve Party
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Join CTZN to end the year in style at their Black & Gold Party.
Admission entry: £20 ticket
Website: www.ctznbar.com

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide Christmas Special!

Date: 23rd December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Social Circles: A Night Before Christmas
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ’s Sky High and Ash Lowe playing House, RnB, Party Music and Christmas Favourites. And for the first time ever CTZN will snow!
Admission entry: £5
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 23rd December 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Mad Friday
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: So get your glad rags on, you’re in for a treat! This Christmas Eve, eve is going to go off with a bang! Missoula are providing candy canes, Ollie Weeks will be in the mix and it’s free entry for Santa Fancy dress!
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 23rd December 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Christmas Bonanza
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: One of the biggest Friday’s of the year with lots of Christmas give aways and free Santa hats!
Admission entry: £5
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 23rd December 2016
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Pre-Christmas Party
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: Winter Wonderland theme for over 25’s.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 24th December 2016
Time: Open until 2am
Event: Christmas Eve
Location: The Vine, Brentwood
Details: DJ’s playing 90’s R&B, Hip Hop and Funky House.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.thevinebrentwood.com

Date: 24th December 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Christmas Eve
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Celebrate with friends at Sugar Hut as we see in Christmas Day! Hosted by DJ Sarah B with resident DJ’s Liam Bones and Brad Barnes.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 24th December 2016
Time:
Event: Christmas Eve
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Annual party with Libby Holden singing live!
Admission entry:
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 24th December 2016
Time: 9.30pm – 4am
Event: Christmas Eve 2016
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident’s Craig B and Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things house. Plus room 2 with Ash Lowe playing all things Old School and room 3 with Chris Vibes playing RnB.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm, £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website:  www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 24th December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Bad Santa
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Drawing crowds from all over Essex, this will be a phenomenal night, brining you the best Christmas experience to date. The venue fills up fast so to guarantee your entry arrive before 10pm with your ticket!
Admission entry: Tickets from www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/bad-santa/10042523
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 24th December 2016
Time: Open until 2am
Event: The Xmas Party
Location: The Worlds Inn, Romford
Details: DJ and drinks offers all night.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.facebook.com/theworldsinn

Date: 24th December 2016
Time: Open Until 3am
Event: Christmas Eve
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ Joe Rose plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the Bangers inbetween.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: http://www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 26th December 2016
Time: Open until 2am
Event: Dirty Love
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Dirty Love PR are hosting a Boxing Day special at Kosho.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Nate Simpson Interview

X Factor 2016 contestant, Nate Simpson joined Nikki live on the telephone tonight to talk about what he has been up to his X Factor journey ended!

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Impressing the judges during his first audition and going to boot camp, Nate was put through to The 6 Chair Challenge by his mentor Nicole Scherzinger. He then got the chance to go to her house in the South of France and perform in front of Calvin Harris!  Unfortunately he didn’t make it to the live shows as Nicole decided to send him home.
But since the show he has been working hard, constantly gigging and also has released a single will fellow contestant Caitlyn Vanbeck!

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You can hear all about his new single Retro Soul  as well as hear the track in the interview below, where Nate also talks about the support he has for winner Matt Terry and the support he has received in return:  

 

Retro Soul is out now and if you want to keep up to date with Nate and his music search for NateSimpsonLive on Facebook & Twitter.

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Most Streamed of 2016!

With just two weeks left of 2016 it has been an amazing year for music! A couple weeks ago we looked at all the number 1 singles of the year, so tonight the playlist featured the most streamed songs, artists and albums of 2016!

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Drake – One Dance
Drake is at the top stop as the most streamed artist in the UK and the World! One Dance was also the most streamed track and his album Views was the most streamed album.

Justin Bieber – Company
Bieber follows Drake as the 2nd most streamed artist in the UK & Worldwide. His album Purpose was also the 2nd most streamed album in UK & the World.

Rihanna – Work
Being the most streamed female artist in the UK and the World, Rihanna also was the 3rd most streamed UK & Worldwide artist. Her album Anti, was the 3rd most streamed in the UK & Worldwide.

Kanye West – Stronger
Kayne West is the 4th most streamed artist in UK but 5th Worldwide. He is also the 3rd most streamed male in UK but again doesn’t do as well worldwide as he is 4th.

Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend (ft Beyonce)
Coldplay rounds of the most streamed in the UK at number 5 and also being the 5th male Worldwide, but they beat that in the UK by being 4th.

Beyonce
Rounding off the most streamed female in UK is Queen B at number 5.

Twenty one pilots – Heathens
Twenty One Pilots made the top 5 streamed artists in the world coming in at number 4. Just a position behind they were also 5th most streamed male in UK  but 3rd in the World. Their Album Blurry Face was the 4th most streamed Album in UK and Worldwide.

Sia – Cheap Thrills
Sia is near the top of the list for the females as she was the 2nd most female streamed in the UK but only 3rd in world. Her collaboration with Sean Paul, Cheap Thrills was the 2nd most streamed track in UK and 5th in the World.

Adele – Send my love
Adele has smashed records in the charts but when it comes to streaming she only features in the most streamed female artists where she is 3rd in the UK and 4th in the World.

Ariana Grande – Into you
Ariana Grande seems popular around the World as she was the 2nd most streamed female artist however seems not so popular in the UK as she was only 4th.

Fifth HarmonyThat’s My Girl
Also rounding off the most streamed female artist in the World is girl band Fifth Harmony.

Mike Posner – Took A Pill In Ibiza
Mike Posner’s comeback track became the 3rd most streamed track in the UK but doing slightly better around the World at number 2.

Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Lukas Graham’s number 1 track didn’t do as well streaming wise as it is the 4th most streamed track in the UK.

The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (ft Daya)
Featuring the vocals of Daya Don’t Let Me Down did well being the 3rd most streamed track in the World.

Calvin Harris – This is What You Came For (Ft Rihanna)
And last but not too least Calvin Harris’ track with Rihanna is the 5th most streamed track of 2016 in the UK and also the top work out song!

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 16th December 2016
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event: National Christmas Jumper Day
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Collecting and donating to Save the Children for every jumper worn. Accompanied by music from Wills Child and Bongo Ben who are back by popular demand.
Admission entry:
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 16th December 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Saturday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: The Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Hosted by Deejay FX with DJ’s Adam Kay and Ollie Beavis.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 16th December 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Fridays Present: Majestic
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Making his Fiction Romford Debut, Majestic is one of the hottest DJ’s on the market right now, playing festival after festival all summer. Expect big tunes and a festival style atmosphere.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £6 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 16th December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With DJ Tom Short playing the best in House, R&B and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 16th December 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Great Friday banter!
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 16th December 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: ARU End of term Christmas Party
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Two amazing events under one roof – The Anglia Ruskin University’s end of term Christmas Ball combined with one of the maddest Christmas parties ever – a night not to be missed! 3 rooms to enjoy, Evoke / Ice Bar Themed Winter Wonderland / and the VIP Lounge.
Admission entry: £5
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 16th December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Frid-Yays
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ, DJ One- Two playing the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the bangers in between.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 17th December 2016
Time: Open until 2am
Event: Sexy Santa’s
Location: The Slug & Lettuce, Brentwood
Details: The team will be having fun dressing up, why not join them and enjoy the Christmas period to the full. Party at Slug & Lettuce and see the sexy Santa’s visiting every Saturday in December.
Admission entry:
Website: www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/slug-brentwood

Date: 17th December 2016
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event: Missoula Presents: Crank It!
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: The biggest track in clubs and radio right now, Crank it by George Kwali. This DJ set will feature a live PA by vocalist Sweetie Irie who will also perform his other huge hit ‘Clint Eastwood’ by The Gorlliaz.
Admission entry: Bookings at vipmissoulachelmsford@gmail.com
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 17th December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: CTZN Saturdays
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Chelmsford’s hottest night out.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 17th December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Obsessions
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Glamour, Cocktails, DJ’s and Dancing.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 18th December 2016
Time: 4.30pm until late
Event: Christmas Jumper Party
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: Music and Karaoke with DJ Sat.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

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Nikki’s Presenter Picks!

Every year us Phoenix FM presenters are asked to give their ‘Presenter Picks’ – these are the album and single the presenters have enjoyed the most that year.

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After already having a big toss up between Bastille’s Wild Word & Busted’s Night Driver for my chosen album, I also have lots of options which could be my potential single. So tonight’s playlist was made up of my favourite songs of 2016 to help me to decide which song to pick!

 

Shawn Mendes – Treat You better
The Chainsmokers – Closer
Zara Larsson – Ain’t My Fault
Bastille – Send Them Off
Busted – On What Your On
Major Lazor ft Justin Beiber – Cold Water
Charli XCX – After the After Party
Clean Bandit ft Ann Marie & Sean Paul – Rockabye
Louisa Johnson – So Good
Hailee Steinfield, Grey ft Zedd – Starving
Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
Dua Lipa – Blow Your Mind
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know
The Vamps ft Matoma – All Night
Jonas Blue ft RAYE– By Your Side
Craig David ft Sigala – Ain’t Giving  Up
Fifth Harmony – Work From Home
Drake ft Rihanna – Too Good
Tove Lo – Cool Girl
Mo – Final Song
Snake Hips ft Tinashe – Wasted
Anne Marie – Alarm
Cheat Codes – Sex
Neiked – Sexual
Girls Like – Tinie Tempah
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Little Mix ft Jason Derulo – Secret Love Song
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own

Who is it going to be?!
presenter-picks-2016Find out my Presenter Picks and who the other Phoenix Presenters have chosen, when they go online soon: Phoenix Presenter Picks

 

The Phoenix GM Club Guide

Date: 9th December 2016
Time:
Event: Live Music
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Live music and partying from the legendary vocalist Daryll King.
Admission entry:
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 9th December 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: True Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House while Ash Lowe is in room 2 with Old School and Chris Vibes plays R’n’B in room 3.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk

Date: 9th December 2016
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: DJ’s playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Dance Anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 9th December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Great Friday banter.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 9th December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The weekend starts here!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 10th December 2016
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event: Missoula Presents: Donae’O
Location: Missoula Chelmsford
Details: Donae’O, who is known for blurring lines between Grime, Funk, Afrobeats & Dancehall is responsible for classic anthems such as ‘Devil In A Blue Dress’, ‘ Party Hard’ and ‘African Warrior’. His most recent tracks and top ten album, ‘Lock Doh’ has been causing some excitement of what’s next.
Admission entry: Bookings at: vipmissoulachelmsford@gmail.com
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 10th December 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: CTZN Saturday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With international DJ Matt Moore playing Deep House.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 10th December 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Saturday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: With DJ Sebadee who is known for his multi-genre performances along with his high energy presence whilst performing with a fearless approach at mixing music to cater to his audience.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 10th December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Kosho Saturday’s
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s, drinks and dancing!
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 10th December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Santa-Days
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ Joe Rose playing the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the bangers in between.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 14th December 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Wildlife Wednesday’s
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: 2 rooms of music: in the Main Arena it’s House Commercial and Mash up, while in the Ice Room it’s RnB, Hip Hop and Bashment.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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2016’s No1’s

Back in the summer we took a look at the most successful number 1’s over the past 6 years. But as it is coming towards the end of 2016, tonight’s playlist reminisced the tracks which hit the top of the charts this year.
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Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Kicking off the year as the first number 1 in January, Love Yourself stayed there for three weeks.

Stitches – Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes’ first number 1 song graced the charts at the end of January for 2 weeks.

Pillow Talk – Zayn
Zayn’s debut single as a solo artist after leaving One Direction got to number one but only stayed there for 1 week.

7 Years – Lukas Graham
7 Years makes it as joint 2nd in the most longest lasting number 1 single for 2016, holding on for 5 weeks.

I Took A Pill In Ibiza – Mike Posner
Mike Posner’s comeback track beat his two previous singles to be his first number 1 and was there for 4 weeks.

One Dance – Drake ft Wizkid & Kyla
Not only did this track serve as the longest lasting number 1 of 2016, being there for 15 weeks, but it is also the longest-lasting number 1 of the century!

Cold Water – Major Lazor ft Justin Bieber & MO
This popular collaboration joins Lukas Graham in being joint 2nd most longest lasting song of 2016 as it was also number 1 for 5 weeks.

Closer – The Chainsmokers ft Halsey
Being the debut number 1 for The Chainsmokers, Closer features the vocals of Halsey and stayed at the top spot for 4 weeks back in September.

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
After having a few troubles in his life James Arthur returned to the music industry with Say You Won’t Let Go which got to number 1 3 weeks in a row.

Shout Out To My Ex – Little Mix
The lead single from their also number 1 album Glory Days, Shout Out To My Ex kept the X Factor baton going from James Arthur and matched his efforts staying at number 1 for 3 weeks.

Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Bringing us up to the present day, Clean Bandit have been number 1 for 3 weeks so far, how long can they stay there for until they are knocked off?

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 2nd December 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Celebrity DJ Michael Andre is in the main room alongside resident DJ Nimblefingerz.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: http://sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 2nd December 2016
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners Arms
Details: For over 25’s, DJ’s playing Funk, Soul, RnB and Dance Anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 2nd December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 2nd December 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 3rd December 2016
Time: 5.30pm – 9.45pm
Event: Ladies Night
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Ladies, it’s that time of year where you get to treat yourselves, so Fiction has arranged a night of entertainment and laughter including strippers, topless waiters, free cloak room and free entry to the after party.
Admission entry: Tickets £15
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 3rd December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks with the best tunes
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 3rd December 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Winter Wonderland
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: Your chance to win some prizes from Social Circles’ Christmas Grotto, including Ugg Boots, Trainers, CD’s, Sweets and more!
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 3rd December 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Santa-Days
Location: Bar & Beyond Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ One-Two plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the bangers in between.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date:  4th December 2016
Time: From 8pm til late
Event: Drop the Mic
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Lip Sync vs Karaoke
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

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Tugboat’s Christmas Charity Bonanza – Part 2!

Tonight local comedian Tugboat came into the Phoenix studio to talk about a fundraising event he is organising, his Christmas Charity Bonanza!
Along with him was lead singer of rock band Last Known State, Adam Skofield, who will be performing on the night.
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Taking place at The Seaxe Bar adjoining The Essex Arms, on 22nd December 2016 Tugboat’s Christmas Charity Bonanza has been described as a night of comedy, music and madness!
As a follow up from last years bonanza, which raised over £1000 for Cancer Research, Tugboat wants to out do this previous success. Along with the live music there will be a charity auction and a raffle where you have the chance to win The Tugboat Treasure Briefcase!

Listen back to the interview below to find out more details and hear Adam perform one of his bands songs, Never Learn.

 

And this is the poster to keep a look out for around Brentwood…
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Solo Singers Sing Off!

Last week it was the Battle of the Bands so this week it’s all about the Solo Singers!

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The playlist was made up of mostly current chart tunes but also features a few singers from the 90’s that are still have successful singles in 2016!

Iyaz – Solo
Jason Derulo  – Want to want me
Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson – Girls Like
Charlie Puth ft Selena Gomez – We Don’t Talk Anymore
James Arthur –Say You Won’t Let Go
Katy Perry –Teenage Dream
Pharrell Williams ft Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Louisa Johnson – So Good
Weeknd – Star Boy
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the feeling
Craig David – When the Bassline Drops
Mike Posner – I Took a Pill
Drake ft Rihanna – Too Good
Beyonce – XO
Britney Spears- Make Me
Ariana Grande ft Iggy Azalea – Problem
Ann-Marie – Alarm
Shawn Mendes – Mercy
Ed Sheeran – You Need Me
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
Sia ft Kendirck Lemar – The Greatest
MO – Final Song
Dua Lipa – Blow Your Mind
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Pixie Lott – Boys and Girls
Jess Glynne – Right Here
Sam Smith – Money on my Mind
Charlie XCX – After the After party
Calvin Harris ft Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love
Calum Scott – Dancing on my Own

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 25th November 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Black Friday at CTZN
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: Deals on Christmas Eve tickets as well as drinks, while DJ’s SkyHigh, Ash Lowe and Chris Watson providing the sound track.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 25th November 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 25th November 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s playing the best in House, R&B and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 25th November 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The weekend starts here!
Admission entry:
Website: http://www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 25th November 2016
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: For over 25’s, with DJ Tony Sat playing Funk, Soul, RnB and Club Anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 26th November 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Saturday’s at Bar & Beyond
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ Joe Rose plays the best in all things Chart, R&B, Club Classics and all the bangers in-between.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 26th November 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Pounded Saturday’s
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Enjoying clubbing in the capital of Essex with the biggest Saturday night anthems around.
Admission entry: £1 before midnight
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 26th November 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 26th November 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy Da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an underground edge. Aided by his partners in crime, DJ Intheorious and DJ SB, Friday sessions is an exploration of the biggest tracks with a blend of Hip Hop, House and R’n’B.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 26th November 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Saturday’s with DJ Jack Cav
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ’s Ollie Beavis and Brad Barnes play the best in Commercial Dance, RnB & Club Classics while DJ Jack Cav is in the main room.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

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Battle of the Bands!

Taking inspiration from X Factor’s song theme last week, tonight was A Battle of the Bands! But it wasn’t just Girlbands vs Boybands as there were a few mixed groups thrown in too.

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From classic 90’s tracks to current chart hits here is tonight’s playlist:

DNCE –Cake by the ocean
Destiny’s Girl – Survivor
JLS – Beat Again
The Saturdays – Disco Love
Busted – On What Your On
Spice Girls – Wanna Be
Five- If Ya Gettin’ Down
Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
Franklin Lake –Fighter
Nous Boi – All For You
Maroon 5 – I Don’t Wanna Know
Girls Aloud – Sound of the underground
One Direction – Drag Me Down
Fifth Harmony – That’s My Girl
Loveable Rouges – What a Night
Pussycat Dollz – Wait a Minute
Rixton – Wait on me
M.O – Who Do You Think Of?
The Wanted – Glad you Came
Sugababes – Wear My Kiss
Bastille – Good Grief
Black Eyed Peas – Shut Up
Lawson ft. BoB – Broken Hearted
Scissor Sisters – Only the Horses
The Script – Superheroes
The Vamps – All Night (ft Matoma)
Clean Bandit – Rockabye
Union J – Loving You Is Easy

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 18th November 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Joining resident DJ Nimblefingerz, is internationally renowned percussionist Bongo Ben!
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 18th November 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s night with DJ’s playing Funk, Soul RnB and Club Anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 18th November 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: True Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things house. Plus room 2 with Ash Lowe playing all things Old School and room 3 with Chris Vibes playing R’n’B.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 18th November 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Great Friday Banter
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 18th November 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: CTZN Friday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Prince of Percussion Bongo Ben is live! With DJ’s playing RnB, House and Commercial.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 19th November 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: 1st Birthday
Location: Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford
Details: Bar & Beyond celebrate their 1st birthday.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.barandbeyond.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 19th November 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Pounded Saturday’s
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Enjoying clubbing in the capital of Essex with the biggest Saturday night anthems around.
Admission entry: £1 before midnight
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 19th November 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 19th November 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Obsessions
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Glamour, Cocktails, DJ’s and Dancing.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 20th November 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Lavida
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With Joe Langenhan and friends.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Fontzerelli Interview

Tonight a cool, chilled rapper who goes under the name of Fontzerelli was live in the studio talking about his new single Hipster Chick.

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Hipster Chick is the lead single from Fontz’ up and coming album DEVxHUIE which he talked about during the interview. It is a follow up from his bedroom album V.I.B.E which he plans to revisit at a later date. Currently touring with Sigala as his host/mc, Fontz also fronts club events in London and has performed at many festivals.
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The interview plus Hipster Chick and a track called Sally from V.I.B.E can be listened back to here:

 

And here is the music video for Hipster Chick…

To keep up to date with Fontzerelli’s music check out his Facebook & Twitter: @ItsFontzerelli

 

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide 11-11-16

Date: 11th November 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 11th November 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 11th November 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The weekend starts here!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 11th November 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: For over 25’s, resident DJ’s playing Funk, RnB and Anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 12th November 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: CTZN Saturday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Tom Short plays RnB, House and Commercial.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 12th November 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Pounded Saturday’s
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Enjoying clubbing in the capital of Essex with the biggest Saturday night anthems around.
Admission entry: £1 before midnight
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 12th November 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy Da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an underground edge. Aided with his partners in crime, DJ Intheorious and DJ SB, Friday sessions is an exploration of the biggest tracks in a blend of House, Hip Hop and R’n’B.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 12th November 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Saturday’s with DJ Sebadee
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ Sebadee is known for his multi-genre performances along with his high energy presence whilst performing with a fearless approach at mixing music to cater to his audience and get them going.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 13th November 2016
Time: Open until midnight
Event: Sunday Sessions
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Resident DJ Tristan plays the best of Old Skool RnB.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

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Nous Boi Live Gig

Recent That Friday Feeling guests, Nous Boi, headlined a sold out gig in their home town of Portsmouth on Friday night.

Performing their debut single All For You during their set, they hung around afterwards for their second interview with Phoenix FM.
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During the interview they confirm they’ve got to know each other better after only being together a few months, reveal plans for an upcoming EP and give a message to their number one fan.

You can listen to the interview here:

 
To listen to their previous interview and live performance in the studio, click here

 
And as an extra treat, here’s a couple of videos from Friday night….

 

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Tonight Went Off With A Bang!

Tonight’s playlist was on fire and full of bangerz as it was Fireworks Night themed! Remember, remember tomorrow is the 5th of November so all the tracks played were related to fireworks, even if some were only loosely related!

And of course it was only sensible to kick it all off with the well known Katy Perry track…
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Firework – Katy Perry
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers
Playing with Fire – N-dubz
Burn– Ellie Goulding
Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
FireBall – Pitbull
Mark Ronson – Bang Bang Bang
Ignition – R Kelly
New Flame – Chris Brown ft Usher
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
Things We Lost in the Fire – Bastille
Neon Lights – Demi Levato
Hot – Inna
Fireflies – Owl City
Good Luck – Bright Light Bright Light
Fire – Skyler ft Snoop Dogg
Sparks – Hilary Duff
This Girl – Kungs vs Cookin on three burners
Firestone – Kygo
Counting Stars – One Republic
Hot Right Now – DJ Fresh ft Rita Ora
Written in the Stars – Tinie Tempah
The Nights – Avicii
When a Fire Starts to Burn – Disclosure
Fire Starter – The Prodigy

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 4th November 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 4th November 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Social Circles
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ’s Sky High, Chris Watson and Ash Lowe playing House, R&B and Hip Hop.
Admission entry: Free Before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 4th November 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The Weekend starts here!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 4th November 2016
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Funk Disco Night
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Romford
Details: Over 25’s with DJ’s playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Club Anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 5th November 2016
Time: 9pm- 3.30am
Event: Jack Cavanagh
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ Jack Cav is in the main room playing the best in Commercial Dance, RnB & Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 5th November 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Pounded Saturday’s
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Enjoy Saturday nights in the capital of Essex as Evoke presents the biggest Saturday night anthems around.
Admission entry: £1 before midnight!
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 5th November 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details:  With Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 5th November 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: True Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House. Plus room 2 with Ash Lowe playing all things Old School and Room 3 with Chris Vibes playing R’n’B
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 5th November 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Jimmy Carr Gives Robbie Williams Some Heavy Entertainment

It was announced this week that comedian Jimmy Carr as had a little go at song writing!
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Firstly, he has co-written a track with Robbie Williams called When You Know which will feature on upcoming album Heavy Entertainment Show  as Robbie confirmed this on his Instagram.
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Secondly, Jimmy Carr has also penned a duet for Robbie and Kylie Minogue! This isn’t the first time these two have teamed up on a track but it is definitely the first time Jimmy Carr has got involved. This song will be called Disco Symphony and is likely to be released next year.

So with this breaking news, tonight’s playlist included songs that were written for or about someone else...

Song: Irreplaceable
Writer: Ne-yo
For Who: Beyonce

Could you imagine this track with a more country vibe to it? Well that’s how it was originally written by none other than Ne-yo! But then he decided to put an R&B spin on it and once Beyonce heard the demo she wanted it and made it number 1!

Song: Black Widow
Writer: Katy Perry
For Who: Iggy Azaela

Black Widow nearly ended up on Katy Perry’s album Prism as she actually wrote the track. But she decided she didn’t want to use it and gave it to Iggy Azalea.

Song: Bad Blood
Writer: Taylor Swift
About Who: Katy Perry

Taylor Swift is the queen of writing songs about other people, usually her ex’s, but Bad Blood was written about the long standing feud between her and former friend Katy Perry. It all started when apparently Perry tried to sabotage Swift’s arena tour and hire a bunch of people from Swift’s crew. Perry’s reaction to this was on Twitter writing, ‘Beware the Regina George in sheep’s clothing’. This was then the birth of Bad Blood.

Song: Fix You
Writer: Chris Martin / Coldplay
About Who: Gwyneth Paltrow

When Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow were together the song Fix You was written as a dedication to her when sadly her father passed away.

Song: All of Me
Writer: John Legend
About Who: Chrissy Teigen

John Legend wrote this track for his wife Chrissy Teigen who may be better known for co presenting Lip Sync Battle in the USA.

Song: Give It To Me
Writer: Timbaland / Justin Timberlake / Nelly Furtado
About Who: Scott Storch / Prince / Fergie

Give It To Me is produced by Timbaland and co written/features Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado. It is basically a song full of personal digs from each singer. Timbaland aims his verse at fellow producer Scott Storch who he had some issues with over production claims on JT’s Cry Me a River, JT’s verse is about Prince, who made a dig at his track Sexy Back and Furatdo’s bit is reportedly about Fergie’s feud over song lyrics – though apparently she has denied this.

Song: Till the World Ends
Writer: Kesha
For Who: Britney Spears

Kesha had influence on Britney Spears’ Femma Fatle album as she co wrote Till the World Ends. Kesha was very proud of her work saying that she’s “never been more proud of anything in [her] career,”.

Song: Holla Back Girl
Writer: Gwen Stefani
About Who: Courtney Love

The inspiration for this song came from a comment singer Courtney Love made about Gwen Stefani in a magazine interview – calling her a high school cheerleader. Gwen Stefani admitted she had never been a cheerleader but showed she could be a very good one if she wanted to!

Song: Disturbia
Writer: Chris Brown
For Who: Rihanna

One of Rihanna’s many number 1 hit’s Disturbia was actually written by her then partner Chris Brown, a year before he assaulted her.

Song: Party in the USA
Writer: Jessie J
For Who: Miley Cyrus

Jessie J is one for writing tracks for other people including Miley Cyrus – her debut mainstream hit Party in the USA was co written by Jessie J, who hoped to use it herself. In the end she didn’t but gained from the track, as apparently the royalties helped her pay her rent!

Song: Marilyn Monroe
Writer: Pharrell Williams
About Who: Marilyn Monroe

This one is quite an obvious one! In the track Pharrell Williams sings about some famous females including Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and French heroine Joan of Arc. However he is actually saying when looking for a girl he wants something different to these type of girls!

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 28th October 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 28th October 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 28th October 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Ship Wrecked
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Captain Blackbeard and his crew of cut throat pirates emerge from the depths of the seas to search for their lost treasure.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 28th October 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Diamonds and Demons
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: With celebrity DJ Michael Andre alongside resident DJ Nimblefingerz.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 28th October 2016
Time:
Event: Social Circles
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s Sky High, Chris Watson and Ashe Lowe playing House, RnB and Hip Hop.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: https://twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 28th – 29th
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Infected
Location: World’s Inn, Romford
Details: Fantastic DJ’s and lots of charity fundraising fun in support of children and young people with cancer.
Admission entry:
Website: www.facebook.com/theworldsinn

Date: 29th October 2016
Time: From 10pm
Event: Scotty T
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Geordie Shore and Celebrity Big Brother winner, Scotty T will be in the building!
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/YatesRomford

Date: 29th October 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 3.45am
Event: Circuit’s 2nd Birthday
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Circuit celebrates it’s 2nd birthday in style – With Ministry of Sound featuring Colin Francis and friends.
Admission entry: Free before 12am, £8/£10 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 29th October 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Jaguar Skills
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ and Producer Jaguar Skills. Live entertainment, surpises around every corner, special effects that will leave you in awe!
Admission entry:  £7 Tickets
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 29th October 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Nocturnal Halloween Horrors.
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: UV Paint Party!
Admission entry: Free on guest list before 11pm.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 29th October 2016
Time: 7pm – 1am
Event: Funk Disco Night
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ’s playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Dance Anthems.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

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Chloe Rose Interview

16 year old singer Chloe Rose was live in the studio this evening talking about her debut single called For Me, which is in aid of the Wayne Rooney Foundation.

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Working with songwriter and record producer Mike Stock, who has written songs for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Chloe Rose has released a track in aid of NSPCC’s Childline which is also supported by Wayne Rooney’s Foundation.
For Me is a ‘fun, pop song’ which is accompanied by a funky music video full of glitz and dance routines! In the interview Chloe talks about how this collaboration happened and how sales of the single will help young people.

Listen to the full interview and For Me below:

 

If you want to keep up to date with Chloe’s music check her website or social media:
www.chloeroseofficial.com
www.twitter.com/chloeroseofcl
www.facebook.com/ChloeRoseOFCL

And if you want to find out more information about The Wayne Rooney Foundation all the details are here: www.officialwaynerooney.com/foundation

As a little extra, here is the music video to For Me…

 

 

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide 07-10-16

Date: 7th October 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s Presents AJ King
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: AJ King makes his Fiction Romford debut. Since first emerging on the scene, AJ has now become an international star in the club scene, playing live DJ shows all over the world.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 7th October 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The weekend starts here! Check out of work and check into Yates.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 7th October 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: DJ’s playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 7th October 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 8th October 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: CTZN Saturday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: The hottest night in Chelmsford
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 8th October 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 3.45am
Event: Saturday’s
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: With House, RnB and Garage playing in the main room.
Admission entry: Free before 12am, £10 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 8th October 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 8th October 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: DJ Jack Cavanagh
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ Jack Cav is in the main room playing the best in Commercial Dance, and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 8th October 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Last Chance to Dance
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Dance the night away to infectious beats, provided by award winning DJ’s – delivering the very best of now and the future.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com

Date: 8th October 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 9th October 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Kosho Sunday’s
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Hosted by Joe Langenhan and friends.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Calvin Harris Does It His Way

Calvin Harris was the inspiration for tonight’s playlist. He uses his own vocals on recent release My Way, which is unusual for a music producer to do.
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My Way isn’t the first song Calvin Harris has sung himself, but it was Pharrell Williams who encouraged Calvin to create another, giving him the advice that ‘it’s not about hitting the notes, it’s about getting the emotions and character across’.

This, along with the urge to stand out is what helped Calvin produce this new song. In his own words he has said “there’s a lot of DJ producers and I look at myself and I think, ‘What do I have to offer that they don’t?’ he added “What can I do that they can’t?’ Because… we all pretty much do the same thing.”

So this created the basis of tonight’s playlist: Producers and DJ’s who have featured artists lending their vocals:

Zedd ft Selana Gomez – I Want You To Know
Martin Garrix ft Bebe Rexha – In The Name of Love
Disclosure ft Sam Smith – Omen
Jonas Blue ft JP Cooper – Perfect Strangers
Sigma ft Palmo Faith – Changing
Skrillex & Diplo ft Justin Bieber – Where are U now?
The ChainSmokers  ft Hasley – Closer
Gorgon City ft Zak Abel – Unmissable
Sigala ft John Newman – Give Me Your Love
Major Lazer ft Nyla – Light It Up
Gnash ft Olivia Brien – I Hate U I Love U
Alan Walker – Faded
Wilkinson ft Detour City-  Too Close
Blonde ft Craig David – Nothing Like This
Avcii ft Aloe Blacc– Wake Me Up
David Guetta ft Sia – Titanium
Armin Van Buuren ft Trevor Guthrie – This is What it Feels like
DJ Snake ft Bipolar Sunshine – Middle
Axwell & Ingrosso – Something New
Clean Bandit ft Lousia Johnson – Tears
DJ Fresh ft Ella Eyre – Gravity
Alesso ft Tove Lo – Heroes
Mark Ronson ft Daniel Merriweather – Stop Me
Tiesto & Oliver Heldens ft Natalie La Rose – Right Song

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 30th September 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Ministry of Cheese
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Minstry of Cheese is back by popular demand and they are beginning a ‘Nu Flow’ as Big Brovaz performing all their bit hits live.
Admission entry: £4 tickets
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 30th September 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Bongo Ben
Location: The Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ Nimblefingerz is joined by internationally renowned percussionist, Bongo Ben.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 30th September 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy Da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an underground edge. Aided by his partners in crime DJ Intheorious and DJ SB, Friday’s are an exploration of the biggest tracks in House, RnB and Hip Hop.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 30th September 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 30th September 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Providing you with the best music of the moment.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 1st October 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Kosho Saturday’s
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s, Drinks and Dancing.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 1st October 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 1st October 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Obsessions
Location: Yates, Romford
Details:  Free before 10pm
Admission entry: Glamour, Cocktails, DJ’s and Dancing.
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 1st October 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11.30pm
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 1st October 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Funky Disco Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s night with DJ’s playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Dance Anthems.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 5th October 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Wildlife Wednesday’s
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: 2 rooms of music, in the Main Rooms it’s House, Commercial and Mash up while in the ice room plays RnB, Hip Hop and Bashment.
Admission entry: free before 11pm
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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Song of the Summer 2016

As October and the end of the year gets closer, summertime is sadly over. So tonight we took a look back at Summer 2016 and the songs which made it amazing.

i-took-a-pillI Took a Pill – Mike Posner
Good Grief – Bastillednce-cake-by-the-ocean-cover
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Hotter Than Hell – Dua Lipa
Don’t Mind – Kent Jones
Mamacita – Tinie Tempah
Hair – this-is-what-you-came-forLittle Mix
If Ain’t Love – Jason Derulo
Craig David ft Blonde – Nothing Like This
This is What You Came For – Rihannafast-cars
Alarm – Ann-Marie
Stitches – Shawn Mendes
in2-wstrn Final Song – MO
Fast Car – Jonas Blue
One Dance –  Drake ft Kyla
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chain Smokers ft Daya
In2 – WSTN
DJ Snake ft Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
Sex – Cheat Codes
gnash-i-hate-u-i-love-u-ft-olivia-obrienLush Life – Zara Larssonlush-life
You Don’t Know Love – Olly Murs
Dancing On My Own – Calum Scott
Work From Home – Fifth Harmony
Tears – Clean Bandit ft Louisa Jonson
I Hate U I Love U – Gnash
Hymn For the Weekend – ColdplaIn
fifth-harmony-work-from-home-artworkIn The Name of Love – Martin Garrix ft Bebe Rexha
Galantis – No Moneyno-money
Cry – Sigma ft Take That

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 23rd September 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s on rotation playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 23rd September 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 23rd September 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The weekend starts here!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 23rd September 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ Nimblefingerz turns up the music.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 23rd September 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners Brentwood
Details: DJ’s playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Dance Anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 24th September 2016
Time: 6pm –4am
Event: Ladies Night
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Welcomed to the stage at Fiction is Bella Beserk and Fictions very own strippers and topless waiters. Included in the entry price is clock room and entry into Fiction and Cameo after the event which ends at 9.30pm.
Admission entry: £30
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 24th September 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Garage Revival
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: The Garage scene has always been there, whether it be at the forefront of the industry of bubbling away underground. The super talented DJ’s and MC’s, the passionate loyal crowds, the hard working promoters, all come together to make sure this much loved scene doesn’t disappear.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 24th September 2016
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Event: David Haye Meet n Greet
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: A meet and greet with the legend, David Haye – former two weight World Champion Boxer. There will be opportunities to have photo’s taken with him and also have your goods signed, for a price.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 24th September 2016
Time:
Event: Social Circles
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Chris Watson and a live set from Tony Roberts
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 24th September 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s: Remedy, Nick Christoforou and Chris Watson playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before 12, £4 after
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 25th September 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Derrick Barry at Glitterbomb
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: If you’re a Britney fan then this will be a night for you. Derrick Barry aka Britney Spears is at Evoke for one night only. You’ve seen her on Rupaul’s Drag Race, you’ve seen her on The Only Way Is Essex, she’s appeared in music videos for Eminem and Katy Perry and now she’s coming to hang out with you guys in Evoke.
Admission entry: £3.78 – £16.52 (depending on how far in advance you book)
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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Dedication to the U S of A!

We have made the natural shift from International love two weeks ago, to celebrating British music and tonight we dedicated the show to the U S of A!

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As American Singers have hit the top spot many times in our UK charts we heard tracks from
Number 1 artists such as The ChainSmokers and Tinie Tempah.

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Here’s the full playlist:

The Chain Smokers – Closer
Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
Twenty One Pilots –Heathens
Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Moving
Iggy Azela ft Jennifer Hudson – Trouble
Lady Gaga ft Beyonce –Telephone
Justin Timberlake- Can’t Stop the Feeling
Bruno Mars ft B.O.B – Nothing On You
Pink – Just Like Fire
Britney Spears ft G Eazy – Make me
Katy Perry ft Juicy J – Dark Horse
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
Gym Class Heroes- Clothes Off
Nelly ft Trey Songz – All Around the World
Mike Posner – I Took a Pill in Ibiza
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson– Girls Like
Maroon 5 – One More Night
Ariana Grande – Into You
Usher – Crush
OneRepublic –Wherever I Go
DNCE – Toothbrush
Fifth Harmony ft Ty Dollar Sign – Work From Home
Tinashe ft Schoolboy Q– 2 On
Drake ft Kyla- One Dance
Skyler ft Snoop – Fire
Pharrell Williams – Come Get It Bae
Selena Gomez –Hands To Myself
Eminem ft Lil Wayne – No Love

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 16th September 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: DJ Cartier
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: DJ Cartier is one of the most active, prominent and influential Garage DJ’s in the UK. He is at the forefront of the Garage scene playing out every weekend at clubs all around the country, showcasing not only the classic Garage sound but also new Bass House vibes.
Admission entry: £4 tickets
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 16th September 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Great Friday banter with resident DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 16th September 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The weekend starts here!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 16th September 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners Arms
Details: Over 25’s night with DJ’s Tony Smith playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Dance Anthems.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 17th September 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Jonathan Clark’s Official Birthday Party
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Celebrate with TOWIE and Love Island’s Jon Clark and friends for his birthday at Sugar Hut. Deejay FX will be in the main room with residents playing the best in Commercial Dance, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 17th September 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: True Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House. Plus room 2 with Ash Lowe playing all things Old School and room 3 with DJ Chris Vibes playing RnB.
Admission entry:  £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website:  www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 17th September 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Dirty Love
Location:  Kosho, Romford
Details: More birthday celebrations for Aaron P as he DJ’s as Kosho.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 17th September 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 17th September 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before 12pm, £4 after
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 17th September 2016
Time: 10pm- 3am
Event: Last Chance to Dance
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Dance the night away to infectious beats, provided by award winning resident DJ’s – delivering the best tunes of now and the future.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 18th September 2016
Time: 3pm – 1am
Event: LoveJuice Summer Goodbyes
Location: Citizen
Details: An all dayer event with 14 DJ’s across two floors.
Admission entry: £5 before 6pm, £7 after
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

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The Only Way Is The UK!

After having an international inspired show last week, tonight it was all about the UK!
Going from playing artists who originate across our borders to British singers and bands, the playlist was full of homegrown artists who have topped our charts.

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Adele – Send My Love
Calum Scott – Dancing on My Own
Bastille – Good Grief
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Jess Glynne – Don’t be so Hard on Yourself
Little Mix – Black Magic
Charli XCX – Boom Clap
Labrinth – Let the Sunshine
One Direction –Drag Me Down
James Bay – Hold Back the River
Take That –These Days
Ella Henderson – Ghost
George Ezra – Budapest
Zayn – Pillow Talk
Coldplay – Paradise
Jonas Blue – Perfect Strangers
Ed Sheeran ft Rudimental – Blood stream
WSTRN – In2
Craig David – One Time
Ellie Goulding –Lights
Sigma ft Paloma Faith – Changing
Gorgon City ft Laura Welsh – Here for you
Sub Focus ft MNEK – Close
Basement Jaxx – Romeo

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 9th September 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: With resident DJ Nimblefingerz
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 9th September 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s night with Phoenix FM DJ Tony Smith playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Dance Anthems.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 9th September 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 9th September 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in RnB, House and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 9th September 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: The Friday Social
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: With a live singer from 6pm, the weekend starts here!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 9th September 2016
Time:
Event: Social Circles
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Social Circles presents DJ Skyhigh’s Birthday Celebrations. With support from George Mensah, CJ Sax and Bongo Ben.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 10th September 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 10th September 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Louie Anderson
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Circuit have been itching to get Louie Anderson back behind the decks as they know the damage this guy can do to the dance floor.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 10th September 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: True Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House. Plus room 2  with Ash Lowe playing all things Old School and room 3 with DJ Chris Vibes playing RnB.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 10th September 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Last Chance to Dance
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Dance the night away to infectious beats, provided by award winning DJ’s delivering the very best tunes of now and the future.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 10th September 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best of Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before 12, £4 after
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

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Nous Boi Interview

After only being a fully formed band for about one month, 2 members of Nous Boi, Harry and Matt came into the Phoenix FM Studio to talk about their debut single All For You.

Harry and Matt
Harry has been writing and performing music together with his college friend Perry for years but recently they decided they wanted a band behind them, so they welcomed Matt and Brandon and created Nous Boi.
Intimidated by the 3 hour journey they had from Portsmouth, Harry and Matt bonded a little and got to known each other even better when they took a quiz about each other live on air!

Harry on Vocals and Guitar

Harry on Vocals and Guitar

Matt on Bass

Matt on Bass

The quiz, their two acoustic performances, the airplay of All For You and the full interview can be listened back to here:


To keep up to date with the development of this fresh new band, search ‘Nous Boi Official’ for their social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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International Love!

On my return back from Greece, whilst there I was inspired to do a show based on international artists! So tonight’s playlist were all singers who are well known in the UK and have done well in our charts but are from across the boarders!

flagsThe Playlist:
Pitbull  (Cuban Parents) ft Chris Brown (American) – International Love
Don Omar (Puerto Rican) ft Lucenzo (French-Portuguese) – Danza Kudro
Shakira  (Colombian)  – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
OMI (Jamaican) – Cheerleader
Fuse ODG (Ghanaian) ft Sean Paul (Jamaican) – Dangerous Love
Enrique Iglesias (Spanish) – Tonight
Daft Punk (French) ft Pharrell Williams (American) – Get Lucky
David Guetta (French) ft Sia (Australian) –  Titanium
MO – (Danish) – Final Song
Bruno Mars – (Born in Hawaii) – Locked out of Heaven
Calvin Harris (Scottish) Rihanna (Barbadian) – This Is What You Came For
Avicii (Swedish) – Wake Me Up
Tiesto (Dutch) ft Matthew Koma (American) – Wasted
DJ Snake (French) ft Justin Bieber (Canadian) – Let Me Love You
Zedd (Russian) ft Ariana Grande (American) – Break Free
Martin Garrix (Dutch) ft Usher – Don’t Look Down
Charlotte Church (Welsh) – Logical World

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 2nd September 2016
Time: Doors open at 8pm
Event: 99th Floor
Location: Old Brentwoods Club, Brentwood
Details: Hosted by Phoenix FM and Smoking Monkey Productions, 99th Floor presents live music from CJ2 and The Love of Bob.
Admission entry: £5 on the door
Website: www.99th-floor.co.uk

Date: 2nd September 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s night with Phoenix FM’s Tony Smith on the decks playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Dance.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 2nd September 2016
Time:
Event: Social Circles 7th Birthday
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Majestic helps Social Circles celebrate their 7th Birthday with a live DJ set.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 2nd September 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Kosho DJ’s Danny Baily, Tom Short, Brandon James and Pete Nicholls playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 2nd September 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest tunes with an underground edge. Aided by his partners in crime DJ Intheorious and DJ SB, Friday nights are an exploration of the biggest tracks in a blend of House, RnB and Hip Hop.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 3rd September 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Sebadee
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ, producer and remixer, Sebadee is known for his multi genre performances along with his high energy presence whilst performing with a fearless approach at mixing music to cater to his audience. He will be at Sugar Hut with resident DJ’s Liam Bone and Brad Barnes.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 3rd September 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 3rd September 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Obsessions
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Glamour, Cocktails, DJ’s and Dancing.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 3rd September 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Barber
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details:  Bringing you some fresh talent, this is a night you will not want to miss, the tunes will be immense and brought to you by Barber. Barber holds a bii-monthly DJ set in London and is still very much on the charge.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 3rd September 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before 12, £4 after
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 3rd September 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Last Chance to Dance
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Dance the night away to infectious beats, produced by award winning DJ’s delivering the best tunes of now and the future.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 8th September 2016
Time: Open until 2am
Event: Lock Down
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: A brand new student night bringing you the best local DJ’s. Keep a look out for amazing giveaways and unmissable acts.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide – August Bank Holiday Special!

Date: 26th – 28th August 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Bank Holiday Weekend
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Kosho is open late over the Bank Holiday Weekend, including Sunday with resident DJ’s each night.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 27th August 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Crazy Cousins
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: An epic DJ set with Crazy Cousins including the sound of the summer 2016 hit Drake’s ‘One Dance’. With support from resident DJ Brightly.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 27th August 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Pioneer Plays
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: The Masquerade Summer Party see’s DJ Pioneer play a 5 hour long set taking you on a journey through house music, from vocal to deep and from old to new. Joining Pioneer on the night is DJ duo Clouded Judgement.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 27th – 28th August
Time: 6pm – 3.30am
Event: Carnival Take Over
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Too Damn Glam and The Meat Stop have joined together to present an all day/night event at the world famous Sugar Hut. On Bank Holiday Sunday there’s an eclectic mix of gourmet food and music in the courtyard followed by a carnival themed party in the club. There’ll be show girls, fire performers, carnival decor, 12 DJ’s and a live saxophone player!
Admission entry: £7 until 10pm, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 28th August 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Sunday Funday
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ’s and the launch of The Bacardi Terrace.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 28th August 2016
Time: 9.30am – 3.30am
Event: G Sundays: Zombie Summer Big Bang
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Essex’s first ever nightclub Summer Zombie Party! Hosted by Sidney Bueno and featuring a spectacular light and laser show, great music from top DJs Missy B, Robby D and DJ Richard Cutmore playing all the wild summer anthems. Free entry to any walking dead customers in fancy dress zombie costumes.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm, £5 before 11pm, £6 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 28th August 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Too Damn Hot Bashment Party
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With selectors from the 2 damn hot squad playing Dance Hall, Reggae, RnB, Funky and Hip Hop. Also featuring Fresh Az Ice Dancers.
Admission entry: £8, Ladies £5 before 11pm
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 29th August 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Pure Fiction Presents: Mister Jam
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: DJ and Producer Mister Jam is on the decks showing his fearless approach in delivering the ultimate blend of music that has seen an army of supporters grow over the past few years. There’ll also be 80’s, 90’s pop and Club Classics in Cameo with Fresh RnB in the Spare Room.
Admission entry: £8 in advance, £10 on the door
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

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V Festival 2016!

As it’s the V festival this weekend, That Friday Feeling was dedicated to the artists performing at the local festival.

The playlist was split into stages and what days each act were performing at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

Saturday

Main stage
Justin Bieber – Cold Water
Sia – Cheap Thrills
Bastille – Good Grief
Jess Glynne – Don’t be so Hard on Yourself
Mike Posner – Took a Pill in Ibiza
Dnce – Cake by the Ocean

MTV
Tinie Tempah – Mamacita (ftWizkid)
John Newman – Not giving in
Zara Larsson – Lush Life
MNEK – Wrote a Song About You

Dance
Blonde – All Cried Out
Philip George – Wish you was Mine
Jones blue – Perfect Strangers

V street
Western – In2

Sunday

Main stage
Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
Years and Years – Desire
Little Mix – Secret Love Song
Example – Change the Way You Kissed Me

MTV
Katy B – Crying For No Reason / Lights On
Lucas Graham – 7 Years
Sigala – Easy Love
Fluer East – Sax

Dance
Craig David – When the Bassline Drops
Sigma – Changing
Wilkinson – Dirty Love

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 19th August 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 19th August 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardner’s Arms, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s night with DJ’s playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Dance Anthems.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 19th August 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy Da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an underground edge. Aided by his partners in crime DJ Intheorious and DJ SB, Friday’s are an exploration of the biggest tracks in a blend of House, RnB and Hip Hop.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 19th August 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details:  The best party in town with DJ Cheryl Taylor.
Admission entry: Free until 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 19th August 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 20th August 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before 12, £4 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 20th August 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Saturday’s with DJ Sebadee
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Known for his multi genre performances and catering to his audience at the many festivals and clubs he has performed at around Europe, guest DJ, Producer and Remixer Sebadee DJ’s alongside residents Ollie Beavis and Adam Kay.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 20th August 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 20th August 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Did Someone Say
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Did Someone Say always gives you a top night out, with DJ’s who know how to rock the dance floor you’re bound to spend the night dancing.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 20th – 21st  August
Time:
Event: Evoke’s V Fest VIP Take Over
Location: V Festival, Hylands Park
Details: With resident DJ’s Kicker, Goody, Richie Don, Jammy, Ollie Beavis and Sam Gaitens.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/evokenightclub

Date: 21st August 2016
Time:
Event: Festival After Party
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: After the festival we party with DJ’s including Sam Callaghan. Festival wear welcome.
Admission entry: Free for those with a V wristband
Website: www. twitter.com/ctznbar

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide 10-08-16

Date: 12th August 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s night, with resident DJ’s playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Dance Anthems.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 12th August 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The best party in town with DJ Cheryl Taylor.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 12th August 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Danny Bailey, Tom Short, Pete Nicholls and Brandon James playing the best in RnB, House and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 12th August 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 12th August 2016
Time:
Event: Social Circles
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With guest DJ Max Denham joining residents Chris Watson, Sky High and Ash Lowe.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 13th August 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Dirt Box
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: House, Garage and RnB playing in the main room.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 13th August 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: True Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and Kicker brings you the newest sounds in all things House while Ash Lowe plays Old School in Room 2 and in Room 3 it’s RnB with Chris Vibes.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 13th August 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Last Chance to Dance
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Dance the night away to infectious beats, provided by award winning DJ’s delivering the very best tunes of now and the future.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 13th August 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Sebadee
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ, Producer and Remixer, Sebadee is known for his multi-genre performances along with his high energy presence whilst performing with a fearless approach at mixing music to cater to his audience.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 18th August 2016
Time: Open until late
Event: Lock Down
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: A new weekly event, with its launch coinciding with the A-Level results. Includes an £1000 give away!
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

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LOVE That Friday Feeling?!

Tonight’s theme for the music was love, inspired by the fact I had been to a wedding this week. But the show was far from lovely dovey! With a few slower songs in there, the Friday Feeling was still given with some dance tracks and even a couple of Old School RnB thrown in too!

Here is the playlist:

Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Company – Justin Beiber
One Call Away – Charlie Puth
Secret Love Song – Little Mix ft Jason Derulo
Pillow talk – Zayn
Let Me Love You – Mario
Me and U – Cassie
Nothin’ on you – Bruno Mars
All of Me – John Legend
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Thinking Out Loud – Ed sheeran
Maps – Maroon 5
Army of Two – Olly Murs
Best Friends Girl  – Mytton Sanneh
Jealous – Nick Jonas
Boom Clap – Charli XCX
Love Me Harder – Ariana Grande ft The Weeknd
Crazy Stupid Love – Cheryl Cole ft Tinie Tempah
This Love -Robyn Regan
Cheerleader – Omi
In2 – Western
Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
Love More – Chris Brown ft Nicki Minaj
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Feel My Love – Jake Quickenden
Rather Be – Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
We Found Love – Rihanna ft Calvin Harris
Ready For Your Love – Gorgan City
When Love Takes Over – David Guetta ft Kelly Rowland

 
The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 5th August 2016
Time: From 7.45pm
Event: 99th Floor
Location: Brentwood Rugby Club, Brentwood
Details: Live music from Luna Highway and Kasual Karma
Admission entry: £5
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/99thfloor

Date: 5th August 2016
Time:
Event: Social Circles
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: The man behind Love Juice, George Mensah, takes to the decks.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 5th August 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Ministry of Cheese
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: An unbelievable line up performing live including Blazin Squad, So Solid Crew’s Lisa Maffia and Devine from 3 of a Kind who will sing their hit ‘Babycakes’. DJ’s will also be playing 80’s, 90’s, 00’ss, Old School and cheesy.
Admission entry: £5 tickets available online
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 5th August 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s Danny Bailey, Tom Short, Brandon James and Pete Nicholls playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 5th August 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: with DJ Nimblefingerz.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 6th August 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 6th August 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and Kicker bring you the newest sounds in House.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 6th August 2016
Time: From 8pm
Event: Funky Disco Night
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s night with DJ’s playing Funk, Soul, RnB and Dance Anthems.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 10th August 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Wild Life Wednesday’s
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: 2 rooms of music, in the main room it’s House, Commercial and Mash Up while in the Ice Room it’s RnB, Hip Hop and Bashment.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm if on the guest list.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide 29-07-16

Date: 29th July 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Michael Andre
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ Nimblefingzerz is joined by guest DJ Michael Andre.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 29th July 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Presents: Ms Dynamite
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: UK music legend and award winner Ms Dynamite performs live. Her biggest hits include DY-NA-MI-TEE, Wile Out (ft DJ Zinc), Lights On (ft Katy B) and Dibby Dibby Sound (ft DJ Fresh).
Admission entry: Tickets available online
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 29th July 2016
Time:
Event: Social Circles
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: House, RnB, Hip Hop and Classics provided by resident DJ’s Sky High, Chris Watson, and Ash Lowe.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 29th July 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Fridays
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy Da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an undergound edge.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 30th July 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Deeptrak
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Deeptrak are a creative collective from Essex, formed in 2011 and consisting of Tony Nicholls and Grant Richards with Emma Black lending her vocal talent.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 30th July 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the Decks playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 30th July 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Last Chance to Dance
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Dance the night away to infectious beats, provided by award winning resident DJ’s playing the very best of now and the future.
Admission entry: Free before 11am, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 30th July 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s night with DJ’s playing Soul, Funk, RnB and Dance Anthems
Admission Entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 31st July 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Movement
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With Joe Langenham and friends, hosted by Darren Manning.
Admission entry:
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Successful No1 Albums

Last week we looked at the most successful number 1 singles of the past 6 years which have stayed at the top of the charts for 3 or more weeks. This week we looked at the most successful albums to have reached number 1…

2010
Eminem –  Recovery, (2 weeks originally then reached No1 again  a month later for 3 weeks)
Adele – 21 (Originally for 11 weeks, then again a few months later for 5 weeks)
Take That – Progress (6 weeks)

Progress was the 2nd fastest selling album of all time selling 520,000 copies in 1 week!
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2011
Rihanna Loud (3 weeks)
Amy Winehouse – Rehab (3 weeks)

2012
Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time (2 weeks)
Emeli Sande – Our Version of Events (7 in-consecutive weeks, including Christmas Number 1!)
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2013
Justin Timberlake – 20/20 Experience (3 weeks)
Robbie Williams –Swings Both Ways (3 weeks)

2014
Paolo Nutini –  Caustic Love (3 weeks)
Ed Sheeran –  X (8 weeks originally then reappearing in two other months for another 4 weeks)

2015
Years & Years Communication (2 weeks)
Adele – 25 (13 inconsecutive weeks)

Adele has had the number 1 spot in the album charts for 36 weeks in the past decade!
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2016
Drake – Views (2 weeks)

Other album which have hit number 1 (only for one week) this year include…

Coldplay –A Head Full of Dreams
Beyonce- Lemonade
Zayn –  Mind of Mine
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 22nd July 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Danny Bailey, Tom Short, Brandon James and Pete Nicholls playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 22nd July 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Kicker and Craig B bring you the newest sounds in all things House.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 22nd July 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The best party night in down with DJ Cheryl Taylor.
Admission entry: Free until 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 22nd July 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With DJ Ollie Weeks playing Dance tunes!
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 22nd July 2016
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Event: RCk the House
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Under 18’s night with DJ’s Matt Format and Chris Watson.
Admission entry: Tickets available online
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 23rd July 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Brad James
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Brad James is in the main room while residents Ollie Beavis, Adam Kay and Brad Barnes play the best in Commercial Dance, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 23rd July 2016
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event: Missoula Presents: Sammy Porter
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: London and Essex based DJ and Producer Sammy Porter holds international residences in Marbella, Dubai and many other cities across the UK. After touting the USA and promoting his single ‘How You Feel’ Sammy is back on the scene to play the best in House and RnB.
Admission entry: Tickets available online
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 23rd July 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: In-House
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Circuit’s resident DJ’s can move the crowd so each month Circuit gives them a chance to do just that by keeping it In-House. Music in the main room is Garage, House and RnB.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 23rd July 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: CTZN Saturdays
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Chelmsford’s hottest night out!
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 23rd July 2016
Time: 7pm – 12am
Event: Funky Disco Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s with DJ Charlie Fatboy Cook playing funky music for you to party into the early hours of the morning.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 27th July 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Wildlife Wednesdays
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Student night with 2 rooms of music with DJ’s Kicker, Goody and Sam Gaitens playing, House, Commercial, Mash Up, RnB, Hip Hop and Bashment.
Admission entry: Fee before 11pm
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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One Dance for 14 weeks!

With Drake spending his 14th week at number one with One Dance, tonight we looked at who else has been successful at the Number 1 spot over the past 6 years.
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With most number 1’s only staying at the top spot for 1 or 2 weeks, tonight’s playlist consisted of songs which lasted 3 or more weeks.

2010
Owl City – Fireflies (3 weeks).
Roll Deep – Good Times (3 weeks)
Matt Cardle – When We Collide (3 weeks)
Adele – Someone Like You (4 weeks)

2011
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem (4 weeks)
Rihanna ft Calvin Harris – We Found Love (3 weeks originally then reached No1 again a month later for 3 weeks)

Rihanna also had a successful Number 1 with  Umbrella which stayed at the top of the charts for 10 weeks!
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2012
Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (4 weeks)
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (4 weeks)
Florance and the Machine – Say My Name (3 weeks)

2013
Pharrell Williams ft Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (4 weeks)
Avicii – Wake Me Up (3 weeks)
Ellie Goulding – Burn (3 weeks)

2014
Pharrell Williams – Happy (For only 1 week originally but re-entered a couple weeks later for 2 weeks)
Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne – Rather Be (4 weeks)
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass (4 weeks)

2015
Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (6 weeks)
Omi – Cheerleader (4 weeks)
Jason Derulo – Want to Want Me (4 weeks)

2016
Justin Bieber- Love Yourself (3 weeks)
Lukas Graham – 7 Years (5 weeks)
Mike Posner – Took a Pill in Ibiza (4 weeks)

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 15th – 17th July 2016
Time: From 6.30pm Friday – 10.30pm Sunday
Event: The Brentwood Festival 2016
Location: The Brentwood Centre, Brentwood
Details: The annual local festival with headliners including: Soul II Soul, The Brand New Heavies, Level 42, The Dualers, Missing Andy, Tony Hadley, ABC and The Boomtown Rats. Phoenix FM will also have their own stage with local bands performing.
Admission entry: Day passed from £25. Weekend tickets also available.
Website: www.brentwoodfestival.co.uk

Date: 15th July 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Love Island Party
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details:  Party with the Islanders on their first UK appearance. Music by DJ Nimblefingerz, Brad Barnes and Bongo Ben.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 15th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy Da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an underground edge.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 15th July 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Xpressions Meets Splendid
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: MC Preshus’ Birthday Bash with an all star line up!
Admission entry: Tickets avaliable online
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 15th July 2016
Time:
Event: Social Circles
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s Sky High, Ash Lowe and Chris Watson playing House, RnB, Hip Hop and Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 16th July 2016
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event: Missoula Presents: Artful Dodger
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: UK Garage Royalty Artful Dodger brought us tracks like ‘Rewind’ and ‘Moving Too Fast’. They are the most successful UK Garage DJ/MC act and are continuously playing all over the world to a packed crowd.
Admission entry: Tickets from £5
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 16th July 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Last Chance to Dance
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details:  Dance the night away to infectious beats, provided by award winning resident DJs, delivering the best of now and the future.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 16th July 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ’s Remedy and Nick Christoforou playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before midnight, £4 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 16th July 2016
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: With DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 16th July 2016
Time: 7pm – 12am
Event: Funk Disco Night
Location: The Gardeners
Details: Over 25’s night.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 17th July 2016
Time: 6pm – 12am
Event: Movement
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Joe Langenhan and Friends – Hosted by Darren Manning.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Who’s Been Banned From Going Over Seas?!

Being in the limelight can get celebrities in a lot of trouble and even get them banned from other countries! From assaulting and offending citizens, to protecting the citizens from corruption of naughty lyrics and dance moves, lets take a look at what singers are banned from what countries and why.

Lady Gaga

lady gagaWhere? Indonesia
Why? Authorises are worried that her ‘sexy clothes’ and dance moves would corrupt the nation’s youth.

Where? China
Why? For having a meeting with the Dalai Lama. She put a video on her Facebook of her discussing yoga with him and the Chinese government didn’t like her spending time with the exiled Tibetan leader.

Selena Gomez

Selena GomezWhere? China
Why? Instagram got Selena in trouble with China in 2014 when she revealed she had also met with the Dalai Lama. The caption said “Words of wisdom. #speechless.”


 

Justin Bieber

Justin_Bieber_mugshot,_frontWhere? Argentina
Why? Are we surprised he is on the list? When he went through his bad phase he allegedly assaulted a photographer while in the country and therefore there is a warrant for his arrest and would go straight to jail if he steps foot in the country!


Chris Brown

chris brownWhere? Australia
Why? Another one that doesn’t really come as a surprise, due to his domestic violence against the girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 he was refused a visa to Australia to tour there.

Where? The UK
Why? He was also banned from performing at a Michael Jackson tribute concert in 2013 for the same reasons.

Beyonce

beyonce world tourWhere? Malaysia
Why? This one wasn’t exactly a ban, more of a choice to cancel her scheduled gig in the country back in 2009. Malaysia had told her in order to perform there she would have to wear clothes covering head to toe, change her lyrics and her dance moves. She would be Beyonce without all them!

 

Jay Z

jay zWhere? China
Why? Jay Z’s lyrics are the reason he was banned from performing in China in 2006 The Ministry of Culture said he had “decided to protect the city’s hip-hop fans from nasty lyrics about pimps, guns and drugs.”

 

 

 

Lily Allen

lily allenWhere? USA
Why? After hitting a photographer in the US in 2007, she was banned for a short time and even missed the VMA’s. But then she was allowed to renter as she supported Miley Cyrus on her Bangerz tour.

 

 

 

 

Miley Cyrus

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Miley Cyrus attends the Myspace artist showcase event at El Rey Theatre on June 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Where? China
Why?
She has been banned for life for being racially offensive in 2006 when posing in a picture by pulling her eyes into an offensive Asian stereotype. China also banned any Miley merchandize, Hannah Montana shows and any other films she appears in for fear of polluting their children’s minds with her ignorance.

Where? Dominican Republic
Why?
Because her shows sees her “undertake acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.”

 

Snoop Dogg

Snoop-DoggWhere? UK
Why? Due to an incident in Heathrow airport in 2006 where he was involved in a mass brawl where police officers were injured! But the ban was lifted in 2010.

Where?
Australia & Norway
Why?
Because of his past convictions which include five years probation and 800 hours’ community service for behaving badly Australia denied him entry in 2007. The ban was lifted however in 2014 in order for him to headline a festival.
Norway banned him from visiting for two years in 2012 for the same reasons.

50 Cent

50 centWhere? Canada
Why? Though he was due to perform 7 gigs in Canada, he was banned in 2005 over fears his lyrics and “lifestyle” would promote gangland behaviour and violence.

 

 

Akon

akonWhere? Sri Lanka
Why? The music video to his track Sexy Chick was the reason he was banned in 2010. Featuring a Budda in the video, it caused riots in the capital from some of the religious people. Akon was very understanding though saying that he is “a spiritual man, so [he] can understand why they are offended.”
Amy Winehouse

amy winehouseWhere?
USA
Why? Because of her arrest in Norway in 2007 for the possession of drugs, she was then banned from the US and missed the Grammy’s in 2008 where she won 8 awards!

 

 

 

Madonna
madonna 3Where? Egypt
Why? Madonna’s visit to Israel in 2004 meant she is now banned from going into Egypt even though she would very much like to perform there.

 

 

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 8th July 2016
Time:
Event: Social Circles Present: One Dance Live
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Kyla will be performing “Do You Mind” and Drake’s “One Dance”.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date:  8th July 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Urban Touch
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Playing the best in Hip Hop, House, Bashment, Afrobeats, R&B, Old School, Classics and more.
Admission entry: £7
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 8th July 2016
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Evoke, Chelmsford
Location: Moulin Rouge Burlesque Show
Details: If you’re a fan of Moulin Rouge or Magic Mike XXL then you’re going to love this Friday night!
Admission entry: Free before 10pm, £5pm before 11pm, £6 before midnight, £8 before 1am.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 8th July 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details:  Great Friday Banter with Resident DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 8th July 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The best party night in town with DJ Cheryl Taylor.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 9th July 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Presents: Colin Francis
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Number 1 selling artist and Ministry of Sound DJ, Colin Francis will be playing the best of RnB and House alongside resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry: Tickets available online
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 9th July 2016
Time: 10.20pm – 4am
Event: Ellie Cocks
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Ellie Cocks burst onto the dance music scene in late 2012. She plays a variety of Tech house with deep grooving bass lines and sometimes uplifting vocals!
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 9th July 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Residents Craig B and DJ Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House.
Admission entry: £8 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 9th July 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Saturday’s
Location:  Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ’s Ollie Beavis and Brad Barnes playing the best in Commercial, Dance, R&B and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 11th July 2016
Time: 8pm
Event: Quiz Night
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Quiz night with cash prizes and a free Tapas Buffet. Maximum of 6 people per team.
Admission entry: £2.50
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 13th July 2016
Time: 8pm – 2am
Event: Boogie Wednesdays
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: All the best 80’s and 90’s tunes to keep you dancing.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Most Played Song of 2016 So Far!

So what’s been the most played song on UK radios this year so far? We are about to find out!

This list of the Top 20 songs has been put together by a airplay chart company called Radio Monitor and it is based on data from 408 radio stations of all types across the UK, including local and national.

Before we see the most popular songs, a couple of facts:

There is only one song on the list which was released in 2016, despite it being the top 20 most played of of the yer so far. All the other songs were previously released – 11 of them being in 2015. Zayn’s Pillow Talk is the only 2016 track to make the list.

There are no British acts in the top 5 – Coldplay is the first British act to appear on the list, at number 7.

And now for The Top 20 most played songs on UK radio in 2016 so far:

1) Lukas Graham – ‘7 Years’
7 years
Their 2015 single 7 Years has been played 99,506 times by a total of 295 radio stations in the first six months of 2016.

 

2) Justin Bieber – ‘Love Yourself’
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Featuring twice in this list, Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself is at number 2 .

 

 

3) Zara Larsson – ‘Lush Life’
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Lush Life was originally released in June last year, but Tinie Tempah jumped on it and gave it a remix in February; this version has been popular so could be the reason why Zara is so high on the list.

 

4) Shawn Mendes – ‘Stitches’
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Shawn Mendes’ most successful and number 1 hit song also has become the 4th most listened song via radio.

 

 

5) Justin Bieber – ‘Sorry’
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Bieber’s second entry also featuring in the top 5!

 

 

6) DNCE – ‘Cake By The Ocean’
7) Coldplay – ‘Hymn For The Weekend’
8) Grace (Featuring G-Eazy) – ‘You Don’t Own Me’
9) Adele – ‘When We Were Young’
10) Little Mix (Featuring Jason Derulo) – ‘Secret Love Song’
11) Mike Posner – ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’
12) Jonas Blue (Featuring Dakota) – ‘Fast Car’
13) Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’
14) Jess Glynne – ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’
15) Coldplay – ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’
16) Sia (Featuring Sean Paul) – ‘Cheap Thrills’
17) One Direction – ‘History’
18) Snakehips (Featuring Tinashe) – ‘All My Friends’
19) Sigala – ‘Sweet Lovin’’
20) Elle King – ‘Ex’s And Oh’s’

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 1st July 2016
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event: Will Childs and Bongo Ben
Location: The Teriss Bar
Details: Will Childs and Bongo Ben doing their thing!
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/terissbar

Date: 1st July 2016
Time: From 8.30pm
Event: Music and Lights
Location: The Robin, Brentwood
Details: The latest tunes, House, RnB and Chart music.
Admission entry:
Website: www.therobinpub.co.uk

Date: 1st July 2016
Time:
Event: Social Circles
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Two rooms of music including House, RnB, Hip Hop and Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 1st July
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Presents DJ Target
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details:  DJ Target is in the mix playing RnB, Hip Hop, House, Garage and Grime, supported by resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry: Tickets available at: www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/missoula-presents-dj-target/10041284?ref=let_aft
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 1st July 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in RnB, House and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 1st July
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location:  Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy da Kid brings you the freshest music with an underground edge.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 2nd July 2016
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way Is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 2nd July 2015
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event: Official Outlook Festival Essex Launch Party
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With 8 DJ’s and 5 MC’s playing Drum n Bass.
Admission entry: Ticket’s available at www.skiddle.com
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 2nd July 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Last Chance to Dance
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Dance the night away to infectious beats, provided by award winning resident DJ’s delivering the best tunes of now and the future.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com

Date: 2nd July 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Rudimental Vocalist: Thomas Jules
Location: Missoula Romford
Details: The one and only Thomas Jules will be bringing his A game to Essex smashing up the decks to ensure you get an epic night.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 2nd July 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: DJ Majestic
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: The one and Only Majestic is doing what he does best and tearing off the roof of Circuit! Resident’s Joe Langenhan, Katie Goodman and Luke Slater also DJing.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 2nd July 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: DJ Skyhigh
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Residents Liam Bone, Adam Kay and Brad Barnes play the best in Commercial Dance, R&B, and Club Classics while we also go Sky High with DJ Skyhigh!
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 2nd July 2016
Time: 7pm – 12am
Event: Funky Disco Night
Location: The Gardeners
Details: Over 25 night.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

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Glastonbury 2016!

With Glastonbury Festival kicking off this week, tonight’s show was all about the artists who will be performing over the weekend and which stages they will be appearing on.

IRVINE, CA - MAY 16: Singer Matthew Bellamy of Muse performs onstage at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on May 16, 2015 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/FilmMagic)

With Muse, Adele and Coldplay as headliners, songs from these three musicians lead the way for the rest of tonight’s playlist:

Muse –  Starlight
(Pyramid / Main Stage – Friday)

Adele – Hello
(Pyramid / Main Stage – Saturday)

Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime
(Pyramid / Main Stage – Sunday)

Bastille – Good Grief
(Other Stage – Friday)

Ellie Goulding – On My Mind / Lights
(Pyramid / Main Stage – Sunday)

Jack Garratt – Breathe Life
(John Peel – Friday)

Skepta – Can You Hear Me?
(Pyramid / Main Stage – Friday)

Years and Years – Desire
(Other Stage – Sunday)

Jess Glynne – Not Letting Go (ft Tinie Tempah)
(Pyramid / Main Stage – Friday)

Fatboy slim – Right Here, Right Now
(John Peel Stage – Saturday)

WSTRN – In 2
(Sonic Stage – Sunday)

Example – One More Day
(John Peel – Saturday)

Oliver Heldens – The Right Song (ft Tiesto and Natalie La Rose)
(Sonic Stage – Saturday)

Alunageorge – I’m in Control ft Popcaan
(John Peel – Friday)

Lion Babe – Impossible
(Sonic Stage – Saturday)

Disclosure – Omen
(Other Stage – Friday)

SnakeHips – All My Friends
(Sonic Stage – Saturday)

Disciples – How Deep is Your love
(Sonic Stage – Saturday)

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 17th June 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s Night. DJ Tony Sat Smith playing funky music for you to party to.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 17th June 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Crazy Cousinz
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Pioneers of Funky House, Crazy Cousinz are responsible for chart topping hits ‘The Funky Anthem’ and ‘Bongo Jam’ as well as Drake’s number 1 track ‘One Dance’ which sampled their song ‘Do You Mind’ ft Kyla.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 17th June 2016
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Event: RCk the House
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Under 18’s night with DJ’s Mat Format, Chris Watson and a live saxophone played by Adam Amour.
Admission entry: Tickets £10
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 17th June 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With resident DJ’s playing the best in RnB, House and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 17th June 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Fridays Welcomes James Hype
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Liverpool based DJ and Producer James Hype remixes are often heard on radio and he will be playing alongside residents DJ’s at Fiction.
Admission entry:£3 before midnight, £7 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 17th June 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: With DJ Cheryl Taylor.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 18th June 2016
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Sebadee
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ, Producer and Remixer – Sebastian ‘SEBADEE’ Lowry is no ordinary DJ. Having played at festivals and club around Europe, he is known for his multi genre performances, along with his high energy presence whilst performing with a fearless approach at mixing music to cater to his audience.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 18th June 2016
Time: 8.30pm
Event: Karaoke Night
Location: The Robin, Brentwood
Details: Get ready to sing your heart out with a choice of over 25,000 songs! There is also a free buffet for you to enjoy.
Admission entry:
Website: www.therobinpub.co.uk

Date: 18th June 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 18th June 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Last Chance to Dance
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Dance the night away to infectious beats, provided by award winning DJ’s – delivering the best of now and the future.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com

Date: 18th June 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Fraternity
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Another Circuit debut, this time Thursday nights making an appearance with Fraternity with resident DJ’s Bongo Ben, Carbon Copy, Danny Woodhouse, Kate Goodman, Pete Nicholls and Tom Short.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

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Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday

With The Queen’s Official birthday celebrations taking place this weekend tonight’s show was royal related! From tracks that the Royal Family themselves like to Kings, Queens and Princess’ of the music world and also songs that have relevant titles.

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So who does the Royal Family like to listen to when it comes to modern music? Warning – the answers may be surprising!

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Starting off with one of the Queen’s favourite artist, Gary Barlow – who she may have a soft spot for due to the song he co produced with Andrew Lloyd Webber called Sing, back in 2012 for her Diamond Jubilee.

 

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In 2014 her Prince William was visiting a school in East Yorkshire and revealed he really likes Coldplay and Linkin Park when a student asked what music he likes.

 

 

body rockersBodyrockers’ hit I like The Way You Move is a track very close to Will’s heart as it brought him and Kate back together after their brief break up in 2007.  The song came on at a party the Princes’ were hosting and as it was Will and Kate’s favourite song at the time they both hit the dance floor and the rest is history!

 

will and kateEllie Goulding played at the wedding reception of Will and Kate. She performed her version of Your Song as the couple’s first dance. She also stayed for the whole night and said “it’s something I’ll treasure forever.”

 

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And something Prince Harry might treasure forever is meeting Kayne West and watching him perform in 2007! At the same party as the Body Rockers played, Prince Harry invited Kayne to perform too.

 

 

beyonce sing to eugeniePrince William has admitted in the past that he enjoyed Bieber’s 2011 hit Never Say Never. And while it’s shocking to think he may be a Belieber, it’s even more shocking to imagine Princess Eugenie shaking her royal booty to Queen B herself, Beyonce! But back in 2013 she made sure she was front row at O2 arena during Beyonce’s concert who even sang to her!
The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 10th June 2016
Time: 8.30pm
Event: Music and Lights
Location: The Robin, Brentwood
Details: Playing the latest tunes included House, RnB, Hip Hip and Chart music.
Admission entry:
Website: www.therobinpub.co.uk

Date: 10th June 2016
Time: 8pm – 2am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardeners Arms, Brentwood
Details: Over 25’s night with Phoenix FM’s very own Tony Smith.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 10th June 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Oliver Sebastian.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 10th June 2015
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Dirty Love
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Includes resident DJ’s D’Loose, Joe Langenhan, Pete Nicholl’s, Sam Lashmer,  Warren Bynoe and Wonder K.
Admission entry:Free before 11pm, £5 after.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 11th June 2016
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Brad James
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ Brad James is in the main room playing the best in Commercial, Dance and R&B.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 11th June 2016
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: With DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 11th June 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Last Chance to Dance
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Dance the night away to infectious beats, provided by award winning DJ’s delivering the very best tunes of now and the future.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 11th June 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial, House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before 12, £4 after
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 11th June 2016
Time: 1pm – 4am
Event: Believe in…Charlie Tee!
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Music is always at the forefront of what Charlie does and her passion for it is unrivalled. Renown for her energetic House, Tech and bass fuelled sets Charlie is welcomed back to Fiction.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 11th June 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 12th June 2016
Time: 3pm – 1am
Event: Love Juice
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: It’s the We Are FSTVL & Marbella reunion with 16 DJ’s doing a 10 hour all dayer!
Admission entry: Free before 5pm, £5 after
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 16th June 2016
Time: 8pm – 2am
Event: Fraternity
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Student night – with DJ’s playing House, RnB, Commercial Dance, Hip-Hop and Party Music.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Mytton Sanneh Interview

Travelling all the way from Birmingham to be in the Phoenix FM studio tonight, upcoming R&B / Grime singer Mytton Sanneh was talking live on air about his current mixtape Rhythm and Girls.

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Mytton, Nikki & Darren – Mytton’s Manager)

Being only 18 Mytton has had a busy life so far already! Touring in Thriller Live from the ages of 9 to 12 playing a young Michael Jackson to coming 3rd on 2011’s Britain’s Got Talent alongside his 3 friends in cute boy band New Bounce.
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He is now embarking on a solo career and has already made a music video for his catchy track Catfish and is in the process of making another one for Best Friend’s Girl – both of which feature on the mix tape.

To find out more about what Mytton has been up to and his big ambitions for the future, listen to the full interview below:


(Also features Catfish & Best Friend’s Girl)

Keep up to date with Mytton’s journey by following his Social Media:
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Sound Cloud are all ‘Mytton Sanneh’.

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide 03-06-16

Date: 3rd June 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Friday Night Live
Location: The Gardeners / K Bar
Details: Over 25’s night with Phoenix FM’s very own DJ Tony Smith on the decks banging out some tunes!
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 3rd June 2016
Time: 7.45pm
Event: 99th Floor Gig
Location: Brentwood Rugby Club
Details: Southend’s own Mo fingers will be headlining the 99th Floor Gig – an event hosted by Phoenix FM and Smoking Monkey Productions. DJ’s will also be playing a selection of Motown, Rare Soul and Funk Grooves.
Admission entry: £5
Website: www.facebook.com/events/247141242330450

Date: 3rd June 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Oliver Sebastian.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 3rd June
Time:
Event: Social Circles
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details:  Social Circle takes over Citizen on Friday nights and for their opening party DJ Sky High and Ash Lowe will be playing House, RnB and Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 3rd June 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Danny Bailey, Tom Short, Pete Nicholls and Brandon James playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 3rd June 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The best party night in town with DJ Cheryl Taylor.
Admission entry: Free until 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 4th June 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 4th June 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: DJ Sky High
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Internationally renowned DJ Sky High joins residents Liam Bone, Adam Kay and Brad Barnes who supply 4 rooms of music playing the best in Commercial, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 4th June 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Last Chance to Dance
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Dance the night away with infectious beats, provided by award winning DJ’s delivering the very best tunes of now and the future.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 4th June 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Feel Good Reggae and Soul Party
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: This event will take you back to the 70’s, 80’s 90’s with a small percentage of 2000. With rock sensation Wendy Walker live on stage performing her hits including ‘The First Cut is The Deepest’. There will also be music from DJ’s Black Steel, Mark Tracey and Skipper J.
Admission entry: £8
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 4th June 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: In House
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Playing RnB, House and Garage in the main room, Circuit keeps it‘In-House’ with their team of residents taking control of the dance floor.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 4th June 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe In….Drum Warrior
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Dean Oram is one of the world’s leading club percussionist, his energetic performances with electronic and acoustic drums have impressed the crowds for over 10 years all over the world.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide – 2nd May Bank Holiday Special!

Date: 27th May 2016
Time: 7pm – 4am
Event: CTZN 2nd Birthday
Location: Citizen Bar, Chelmsford
Details: CTZN will be celebrating with a live performance of hit single When The Bassline Drops by from Big Narstie!
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 27th May 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Cirque Du Mai
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Live circus entertainment including clowns, jugglers, close up magic and a fire show with a soundtrack from Oliver Sebastian.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 27th May 2016
Time:
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With a live DJ set from Alex Presents.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 28th May 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ’s Remedy, Nick Christoforou and Chris Watson playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before midnight, £4 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 28th May 2016
Time: From 8.30pm
Event: Karaoke
Location: The Robin, Brentwood
Details: Weekly Karoke event – get ready to sing your heart out with a choice of over 25000 songs! There is also a free buffet for you to enjoy.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.therobinpub.co.uk

Date: 28th May 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: After the Festival ft Doorly
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Circuit carry on ‘After The Festival’ with special guest DJ, Doorly – who is a firm believer that a DJ set should be a live, unique experience.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 29th May 2016
Time:
Event: Bank Holiday Sunday
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: The hilarious and gorgeous presenter duo Ricky & Melvin will be celebrating the second bank holiday of this month with a live DJ set.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 29th May 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: MotherFunker’s Summer Jam
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Motherfunker’s are proud to be back at Sugar Hut for this summer sizzle, with over 10 DJ’s jamming across the Sugar Hut, in The Courtyard, The Gallery and The Main Room.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 29th May 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Cameo takes over Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: For one night only the very best in Old School and Anthems with Ash Lowe and Kicker while DJ Chris Vibes plays RnB and Hip-Hop in Cameo.
Admission entry: £5 before 12am
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 29th May 2016
Time:
Event: Temptation
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Featuring Luke Slater and DJ Peter P with a dress code of festival wear!
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/YatesRomford

Date: 31st May 2016
Time: 7pm – 11am
Event: Under 18’s Spring Rave
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Featuring DJ’s Goody, Richie Don, Jammy and Sam Callagan bringing you the best in Chart Tune, House, RnB, Dubstep, UK Garage, Dance Anthems, Trap, Hip Hop, Drum n Bass, Classics and more!
Admission entry: First Release: £10, Second Release: £12, Final Release: £15.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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Tours of 2016!

Last year there was a That Friday Feeling dedicated to tours that were upcoming in 2015. Tonight’s theme was very similar but for 2016 and also included artists who had toured at the beginning of the year as as well as singers who are currently on tour.
Let’s start in chronological order shall we, looking back at past tours this year, before being excited about currently tours and ending with tours we are going to have to wait for near the end of the year!

Lil Wayne
lil wayneLil Wayne went on a ‘Dedication Tour’ in the US at the beginning of the year, which was ‘a personal thank you to all of his fans in cities he has rarely visited on his past tours’.

 

 

 

Carly Rae Jepson
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Carly Rae Depson finished her Gimmie Love Tour at the beginning of last month in Japan, which was her second tour in support of her album Emotion, released last year.

 

 

 

Little Mix
little mixThe girls started off their The Get Weird Tour in Wales back in March and will be gigging until the End of August. They spend most of their time in England with a few dates in other countries in Europe and Asia.

 

 

 

Ellie Goulding
ellie gouldingEllie Goulding is currently on a tour supporting her 3rd studio album Delirium. It started in January right at the beginning of the year and will be ending in October in Australia. Ellie had support from Years and Years who was an opening act for Ellie while in America. She did some dates in England back in March but will return in June!

 

 

Coldplay
coldplayKicking of this week in France, Coldplay are going on Tour in support of their 7th studio album, A Head Full of Dreams. They then head to the UK for a few dates at the beginning of June but then return on the 15th to do 4 performances at Wembley Stadium! Then of course on the 26th they are headlining Glastonbury!

Adele
adeleAdele also includes Glastonbury on her Tour schedule which she is currently on. It is simply entitled Adele Live 2016 and it’s her 3rd tour and in support of her current album 25.

 

Charlie Puth
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Charlie Puth is in the UK tonight and for the next 3 nights on his first ever tour supporting his debut album Nine Track Mind. It’s a world tour finishing in Japan in August and he is fitting in to be a supporting act for Selena Gomez in America in July.

 

 

Selena Gomez
selena gomezSelena Gomez’s Revival Tour began in Las Vegas two weeks ago, and runs all the way to the end of the year. However us Brit’s have a while to wait until we can see her as she doesn’t come to the UK until November! And she’s only doing 4 dates in England and one in Ireland so if you want to see her you better get your tickets quick!

 

 

Justin Bieber
justin bieberBieber is currently on tour in support of his most recent album, Purpose. With the world wide tour having the same title, it started in America and with the increasing growth of his popularity and the sold out dates, this tour is going to be very successful! He comes to the UK to perform at The V Festival as part of his tour and then returns to England in October!

 

Rihanna
rihannaOf Course Rihanna will be also headlining the Sunday night at The V Festival, as part of her current and very eagerly anticipated world tour, Anti.

 

 

 

Lukas Graham
lukas grahamWith their next 4 dates in the UK sold out Lukas Graham aren’t doing bad on their tour! Two other dates in Germany have also sold out and with a date including Wembley Stadium they have sights set high! And why shouldn’t they, everyone is loving their No.1 track 7 Years!

 

 

Cyndi Lauper
cyndi lauperIf you love your girlie, cheesy pop then you won’t want to miss Cyndi Lauper on tour! Yes this 80’s artist is still making music, and is going on her 13th tour to support her current and 11th studio album called Detour. With the album having more of a country feel, let’s hope she still performs her classics because girls just want to have fun!

 

 

Busted
bustedIt seems as pig’s can fly as Busted have got back together after 12 years! Kicking off last week at Wembley Arena, The Pig’s Can Fly Tour runs until the beginning of June and it’s not a tour you want to miss! Playing all their classic hits, and many more from their album as well as some new songs, they have a flying pig in the audience and audience members on stage with pig masks on making up the pig sty!

 

Mcfly
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And in the audience of Busted’s first night on tour were ex band mates and good Friends Mcfly! Having a hiatus after McBusted, they are rejoining as Mcfly for a tour they are calling Anthology. They will be performing in smaller venues than their arena tours and performing tracks from all three of their albums to go back to the roots of Mcfly and celebrate their return. The band has also announced this tour is the catalyst for what’s to come – which could mean new music!

 

Union J
union jWith a new band member Union J plan to go on tour in September, but will ex Sterokicks singer Casey Johnson feel the pressure of filling George Shelly’s popular shoes? Well he has already received some back lash from The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes, who says Union J could do better and that if his band mates had replaced him when we went solo, he would find someone better!

 

 

Jake Quickenden
jake quickendenI’m a Celebrity runner up Jake Quickenden embarks on his first ever tour this year called New Chapter, which is to support his current EP with the same name. Performing on dates in the UK over September and October he will be in London on 8th October. Jake was live on That Friday Feeling back in March and talked about his new music and the tour so if you want to hear more details check that out here: http://bit.ly/1ZdUEhT

 

 

Gabrielle
gabrielleGabrielle is doing a UK tour in October and November, performing all her greatest hits with a stripped back band. Tickets are currently on sale and she will be close to home in Southend on 4th November as well as in London on Sunday 6th November.

 

 

 

Matt Cardle
matt cardleX Factor winner of the 7th series, Matt Cardle may not have done as well as some X Factor contestants, but to be the honest the winners don’t seem to do as well as the runners up! But Matt has had a few singles including a collaboration with Mel C and now he has a UK tour throughout June and July this summer, starting it all off in Shoreditch! He also has an upcoming album for next year called Higher Power.

 

 
The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 20th May 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: With DJ Cheryl Taylor
Admission entry: Free until 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk

Date: 20th May 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula, Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Free before 10pm
Admission entry: Great Friday banter with resident DJ’s.
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk

Date: 20th May 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s Welcomes James Hype
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Liverpool based DJ and producer James Hype joins Fiction alongside the resident line up, Billy Da Kid and his partners in crime: Scotty L, Harrison Ball, Brad James and DJ SB playing a blend of House, Hip-Hop and RnB.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 20th May 2016
Time:
Event: Ibiza Send off Party
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With Conor Maynard’s official DJ G23 alongside Lucas D, AJ Moreno, Pete Nicholls, Liam Bone and Giles Potter.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 20th May 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: Gardeners / K Bar
Details: Soul, Funk, RnB and Dance Anthems with DJ Tony Smith.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 21st May 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 21st May 2016
Time: Open Until 3am
Event: Saturday’s at Kosho
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: The organisers of Premier Essex nights out ‘Did Someone Say’ is back at Kosho with DJ’s Tom Short, Danny Bailey, Brandon James and Wade Kadir.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 21st May 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Sophisticated Parties
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: With residents Bongo Ben, Carbon Copy, Danny Woodhouse, Katie Goodman and Tom Short.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 21st May 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s Remedy, Nick Christoforou and Chris Watson playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before 12, £4 after
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 22nd May 2016
Time: 12pm – 11pm
Event: The Voice UK Open Auditions
Location: The Sugar Hut
Details: Brentwood and Essex have produced some amazing talent in the past year and your journey could begin at The Sugar Hut. They will also be providing some world class entertainment with special guests, live singers and a DJ.
Admission entry:
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 25th May 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Wildlife Wednesday’s: Exam Buster
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: 2 rooms of music with DJ Kicker and DJ goody, in the main room it’s House, Commercial and Mash Up, while RnB, Hip-Hop and Bashment play in the Ice Room.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm if on the guestlist.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com

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Whip, Spike, Dye, Shave Your Hair!

Harry Styles shocked fans this week when he cut his well known and loved long hair! But he did it for a good cause, to donate to the Little Princess Trust who provide wigs made of real hair for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment. Harry revealed his cut lock on a picture on Instagram of his hand holding a pony tail with a caption next to it saying ‘Woops’.

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Harry is not the only singer who has been known and loved for his hair styles, in fact many Pop and RnB stars have had strange cuts and colours and them wonderful people are who made up the playlist for tonight’s show!

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Willow Smith’s Whip My Hair, was an appropriate song to start with, which in the video showcases a few different styles, including a big heart on her head!

 

 

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From one Smith to another, lead singer of Bastille Dan seems to always have a bit of a Jedward thing going on – or looks as if he has stuck his fingers in a socket!

 

 

 

 

katy perry

Katy Perry is one for dressing up in her music videos and it doesn’t just stop with her clothes! California Gurls is just one example with the different colour wigs she wears.

 

 

 

nicki minaj

Perhaps the artist with the most colourful hair of all the artists played tonight, is Nicki Minaj. She’s even had leopard print and blue and green leopard print in her hair!

 

 

jessie j

Jessie J also likes to change up her hair colour via wigs, but for the It’s My Party music video she supported a shaved blonde do.

 

 

 

lady gaga

Lady Gaga is known for her outrageous fashion and with that comes hair style – if it’s not hidden under some weird huge hat!

 

 

 
justin bieberWhen Justin Bieber was a teen and first hit the music scene he always had his well known fairly long styled cut, but now that he has grown up he has given it a lighten and likes to change it up – usually still keeping it long but styled much more differently.
 

 

 

Rihanna

Rihanna seems to suit every length and colour that she goes. But she likes to mix it up.

 

 

 

miley cyrus

Miley Cyrus is probably one of the most well known for changing up her hair styles. Just like Bieber we knew her as Miley with the long brown hair and Hannah Montannah with the long blonde hair – now she has stuck to blond but it is very short. And she’s not afraid to spike it up – sometimes it looks good, other times she looks like the Cynthis doll from the Rugrats!
 

 

sia

Sia wears that wig to hide her face for a bit of privacy – though whenever anyone sees a long fringe with a bow on top, we know it’s Sia!

 

 

 

The Weeknd

The Weeknd usually always in dreads but spiked up – you could almost compare his hair to the leaves of a pineapple at times!
 

 

 

 

jason derulo

Jason Derluo mostly likes to keep his hair short but is very artistic with the patterns he has shaved in his hair – when the sides haven’t been shaved off!

 

 

 

Demi Lovato

Blue and pink seem to be Demi Lovato’s favourite colours when it comes to hair and with them bold colours she’s even be brave enough to shave a little bit off one side too.

 

 

 

 

 

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Another brave one for shaving the sides is Cassie! With pretty much half her head shaved – brave, brave woman!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Britney Spears had to be included on here, she has beautiful hair but how can we forget the break down she had in 2007 and shaved it all off!

 

 

 

 

 

chris brown

A well known Chris Brown hair style is one of when he was much younger with the star shaved on the side, but he has also opted for the colourful look even having literally every colour of the rainbow in his hair at the same time!

 

 

Kesha

Curly, wavy, straight or platted, Kesha is another one who likes to express herself through her hair, including length and colours too!

 

 

 

pink

Living up to her name Pink has had that colour hair but she likes to keep it short with the punky rock kinda look – and it suits her.

 

 

 

 

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Sefani as calmed down with her hair, but in the 90’s it was very, different. Having blue knots and pink plats, it’s good she grew out of it!

 

 

 

 

 

Christina

Though Christina Aguileria’s style has changed over the years too, dreads ,curly, straight,  dip dye, high lights and even grey!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 13th May 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.3am
Event: Mick Norcross Official Birthday Party
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: £5 before midnight, £10 after.
Admission entry: Celebrate with Mick at his official birthday party. With resident DJ Nimblefingerz and solo electronic percussionist Bongo Ben!
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 13th May 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Oliver Sebastian on the decks alongside Ollie Beavis.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 13th May 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 14th May 106
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before 12, £4 after
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 14th May 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Tropical Velvet
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: London base House label Tropical Velvet return to Circuit with Kort and Deeptrack in the DJ booth.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 14th May 2016
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk

Date: 14th May 2016
Time: From 7pm
Event: Funky Disco Night
Location: Gardeners / K Bar, Brentwood
Details: DJ Jerry playing Soul, Funk RnB and Dance Anthems for the over 25’s.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 15th May 2016
Time: From 7pm
Event: Sunday Sessions
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Resident DJ Tristan plays the very best of old school RnB.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 19th May 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Thursday is the new Friday
Location: Cameo, Romford
Details: DJ duo Ash Lowe and DJ Intheorious brings you an eclectic mix of Club and Pop Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before midnight, £4 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

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Who Gets Followed The Most?!

It was announced this week that Justin Bieber has reached over 80 million followers on Twitter, making him the second most followed, not just popstar, but person on Twitter! There is only one person standing in his way of being the most popular and that is….Katy Perry!

So as well as playing tracks from the most popular people on Twitter, tonight was all about which musicians have the most followers.
The list that follows is the top most popular 30 singers from Wednesday 4th May 2016.
1) Katy Perry – 88.1 million followers
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2) Justin Bieber – 80.9 million followers
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3) Taylor Swift – 76.6 million followers
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4) Rihanna – 60.2 million followers
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5) Lady Gaga – 58.9 million followers

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6) Justin Timberlake – 54.8 million followers
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7) Britney Spears – 45.1 million followers
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8) Selena Gomez – 42.2 million followers
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9) Ariana Grande – 38.5 million followers
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10) Demi Lovato – 35.9 million followers
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11) Jennifer Lopez – 35.5 million followers

12) Drake – 32.4 million  followers

13) Miley Cyrus – 29.6 million  followers

14) One Direction – 28.2 million  followers

15) Pink – 27.9 million  followers

16) Lil Wayne – 26.7 million  followers

17) Adele – 26.1 million followers

18) Wiz Kahalifa – 25.5 million  followers

19) Bruno Mars – 25.2 million  followers

20) Alicia Keys – 23.3 million followers

21) Kayne West – 22.4 million  followers

22) Pitbull – 22.1million followers

23) Nicki Minaj – 20.5 million  followers

24) David Guetta – 20 million  followers

25) Avril Lavigne – 19.9 million  followers

26) Zayn Malik – 18.8 million followers

27) Coldplay – 16.9 million followers

28) Ed Sheeran – 16.8 million followers

30) Mariah Carey – 16 million  followers
The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 6th May 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night
Location: The Gardner’s / K Bar
Details: Over 25’s, with DJ Colin playing Swing and DJ Charlie Fatboy Cook playing  Funky music.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 6th May 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Xpressions
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: It’s all about Xpressions, the finest in mature night clubs bringing very best in House, UK Garage, Old Skool Garage and Soulful Funky House.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 6th May 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ Ollie Weeks behind the decks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 6th May 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The best party in town with DJ Cheryl Taylor.
Admission entry: Free until 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 6th May 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Danny Bailey, Tom Short, Pete Nicholls and Brandon James playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 7th May 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: DJ Sky High
Location: Sugar Hut Brentwood
Details: DJ SkyHigh is alongside resident DJ’s Liam Bone and Brad Barnes playing the best in Commercial Dance, RnB & Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 7th May 2016
Time:
Event: CTZN Saturday’s
Location: CTZN, Chelmsford
Details: Chelmsford’s hottest night out.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 7th May 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11.30pm if on the guest list, £2 before 12, £4 after
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 7th May 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 7th May 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe In….Endor
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: London based DJ and Producer Endor joins Fiction alongside residents Craig B and DJ Kicker to bring you the newest sounds in all things House.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 11th May 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Wildlife Wednesday’s
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Kicker, DJ Goody, and Sam Gaitens playing music across two rooms. In the Main Room it’s House, Commercial and Mash up while R’n’B, Hip Hop and Bashment plays in the Ice Room.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm if on the guest list
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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Warning – This Page Might Make You Hungry!

With Beyonce releasing her new album Lemonade this week and with all the drama that has gone on surrounding it, tonight the playlist included tracks that had food or drink in the name of the song title or the artist.

Songs included:
Sugar – Robin Schulz ft Francesco Yates
Pumpkin Soup – Kate Nash
History – One Direction
Cookie Jar – Gym Class Heroes
Sugar – Maroon 5
Wear My Kiss – Sugababes
Who Do You think you are – Spice Girls
Sweet like chocolate – Shanks and bigfoot
Milkshake – Kelis
Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kym, Pink & Mya
Pump It – Black Eyed Peas
Candy – Aggros Santos ft Kimblely
Girl is Mine – 99 Souls ft Destinity’s Child & Brandy
Cake by the Ocean – DNCE
Peanut Butter Jelly – Galantis
Dessert – Dawin ft Silento
Roses – ChainSmokers ft Rozes

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Kicking off the second hour of the show was a song from Beyonce’s Lemonade called Freedom which she also performs on her Formation Tour. Staring this week Miami and performing 32 songs, the tour is to support her newly released visual album.  Lyrics on the album possibly accuse husband Jay Z of cheating and have left fans trying to figure out who Becky with the good hair is!  One female celeb that was in the firing line for this was Rita Ora, who has taken to Twitter to mock this idea by posing in a bikini top with lemons on and a J on her necklace – which is actually an R backwards in the mirror.

 

 

Beyonce lemonadeThe album is very personal and emotional and is said to be all about the experiences of black women and also features collaborations with Kendrick Lemar, The Weeknd, James Blake and Jack White.

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide – Bank Holiday Special! 

Date: 29th April 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Darren Privett
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: With Darren Privett and DJ Nimblefingerz
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 29th April 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Live DJ set from Sammy Porter with resident DJ’s Danny Bailey, Brandon James, Tom Short and Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 29th April 2016
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Event: Crush Under 18’s Presents: Friday Night Session
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Featuring DJ’s Goody, Richie Don, Jammy and Sam Callaghan bringing you the best in Chart Tunes, Hip Hop, RnB, Dubstep, UK Garage, Dance Anthems, Drum and Bass, Trap and UK Bass.
Admission entry: £10 online, £15 on the door
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 30th April 2016
Time: 8pm
Event:  Live Music Night
Location: The Seaxe (Essex Arms)
Details: Phoenix FM have joined together with Essex based Indie label, Label White Room, to launch a new monthly live music night. The Bracknall, High/Low and Zero will be performing.
Admission entry: £7
Website: www.labelwhiteroom.com

Date: 30th April 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Majestic
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: A firm Circuit favourite is back! Though years of hard graft, Majestic has studied the sound of the underground for well over a decade. Majestic is realising his destiny as one of the biggest talents to come out of the UK underground scene.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12pm, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 30th April 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Blitzkan DJing alongside resident Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: http://www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 30th April 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: 2 Damn Hot Party
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: with Black Steel, Roxxies Sound, DJ Russian, DJ Hustler and the Fresh Az Ice Dancers.
Admission entry: £8 or Ladies £5 before 11pm,
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 1st May 2016
Time: 2pm – 6pm / 6pm-3am
Event: Bank Holiday Brunch & After party
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Bank holiday all day party with unlimited food and drink followed by the after party with DJ’s playing the best in RnB, Hip Hop and House.
Admission entry: £35
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 1st May 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Pure Fiction: Presents Freejak
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: UK based DJ and producer Freejak has gone from strength to strength in the past year. His rapidly acquiring a name as the king of the remix too!
In Fiction they’ll be playing all things House, while Cameo is all about the 80’s, 90’s and modern classics and in the Spare Room it’s Fresh RnB.
Admission entry: £8 in advance, £10 on the door
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 1st May 2016
Time:
Event: Bank Holiday DJ Fest
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Celebrity DJ’s including Tom Parker from The Wanted and AJ King.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 1st May
Time:
Event: Temptation
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Featuring Luke Slater and DJ Peter P
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/YatesRomford

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Anon Interview

Returning to the studio tonight was local rapper Anon who not only talked about why he is so passionate about his music but also performed live on the show!
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Coming from a musical family, Anon started off producing music for the underground grime scene but changed his behaviour and thoughts towards music since being becoming a Christian. During the interview Anon talks about his beliefs and how he also uses rap to reach out and relate to a wider audience.

Anon came to Phoenix to promote his new song entitled Pain Won’t Last featuring fellow Christian artist and friend, Eli’sha. The collaboration came about when Anon advertised for a gospel rapper to work with and Eli’sha got in touch.

To hear the track and find out what it is about you can listen back to the interview below…
(Also feature’s Anon’s song I‘ll Be Good)


To keep up to date with Anon’s music and his journey follow his Twitter: @Just_Anon_UK

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Reeeeemix!

There are a fair few songs out there that have done better in the charts thanks to it’s remixed version. So on tonight show we had a look at some of these tracks.

Fast Cars – Tracey Chapman (Jonas Blue ft Dakota)
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The original top ten 80’s track by Tracey Chapman, now sung by Dakota and it has also done very well in the UK charts getting to number 1 which beat the original which peaks at number 4.

 

I Took a Pill – Mike Posner (SeeB Remix)
I took a pillWe are all used to listening  to SeeB’s version of Mike Posner’s comeback track, but the original is actually an acoustic version. But it’s been remixed into a dance anthem and improved the chart spot for Mike Posner, maybe even more for him than anyone else on this list as he got him his first UK number 1!

 

 

Waves – Mr Probz (Robin Schulz Remix)
wavesThe original track did well in the Netherlands which is good as Mr Probz is Dutch but then it got international success when Robin Schulz got his hands on it and produced a remix. It then hit the top of the charts in many countries including the UK. The remix also became the 4th biggest selling on in 2014.

 

Prayer in C – Lillywood (Robin Schulz Remix)
prayer in cSeems that everything Robin Schulz touches hits the big time as the original version of this track by Lillywood got to number 9 in France but the remix again topped the charts in about 22 countries!

 

 


Igniton – R Kelly Remix

ignitionMost of the songs on this list have been remixed by other artists however the remix of Ignition by R Kelly was done by himself. The reason for this is because he had an album leak in 2002 so in order to keep it fresh and not lose the tracks he remixed some of them. And it was a smart move as not only do I personally think it’s better but I’m not alone in saying that as it got R Kelly his second number 1.

 

Cheerleader – Omi (Felix Jaehn remix)

cheerleaderMost Phoenix presenters love this track and fair few chose it as their Presenter Pick for last year, but would have chosen the original? Omi’s version is much more laid back and though it had success in Jamaica, Felix Jaehn turned it into a dance hit and made it a number 1.

 


The Girl is Mine – 99 Souls

girl is mineThis one is more a mash up then a remix as it features Destiny Child’s 2004 song Girl and Brandy’s late 90’s track The Boy is Mine. But never the less it has done well in the current charts since it’s release.

 

 

Florence and the Machine – Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix)
say my nameNot really having much affect in the charts at first Florence and the Machine owe a lot to Calvin Harris who got the band their first number 1 and lasting for 3 weeks with his remix.

 

 

 

 

 

Day n Night – Kid Cudi (Crookers Remix)

day n niteThe original was Kid Cudi’s commercial debut single and the lead single from his debut album  Man on the Moon: End of the Day released back in 2009. But then the remix by Crookers got to number 2 on the UK single chart and top 20 in various European charts. They also made another music video for the remix.

 


If I Lose Myself – One Republic (Alesso Remix)

if i lose myselfOriginally recorded for One Republic’s third studio album, Native, the remix ended up being featured on both the UK and US reissue of the album as well as Alesso’s debut album, Forever.

 

 

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 22nd April 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Jessica Hayes Birthday Party
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Love Island winner, Jessica Hayes, celebrates her birthday at the Sugar Hut with her official party. It is going to be a real showbiz event and also features Bongo Ben.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 22nd April 2016
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 22nd April 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: With DJ Cheryl Taylor
Admission entry: Free until 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 23rd April 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of club anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 23rd April 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Frequency Presents: Lethal Bizzle
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Exclusive live performance from living legend Lethal Bizzle. Expect to hear classics like ‘POW!’ alongside recent collaborations with the likes of Stormzy, JME and Tempz.
Admission entry: Tickets are £9 for tier 1 or £12 for tier 2
Website: www.frequencyessex.co.uk

Date: 23rd April 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s playing the best of Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Admission entry: free before 11.30pm if on the guest list, £2 before 12pm, £4 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 23rd April 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Kinky Malinki
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Kinky Malinki are back at Circuit warming up for another epic session in Marbella, with Ellie Cocks from Abode.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12pm, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 23rd April 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in….Kideko
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Brighton based producer Kideko has already made considerable waves on the underground scene and has been earmarked as one of the future stars of the UK music scene. With official remix work for the likes of Sigma and Shift K3y, Kideko plays alongside Fiction’s residents Craig B and DJ Kicker.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 24th April 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Event: Live Music
Location: The Gardeners / K Bar
Details: Live entertainment every Sunday.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 25th April 2016
Time: 9pm
Event: Game of Thrones Showing
Location: O’Neill’s Brentwood
Details: With its return, O’Neill’s will be showing the first episode of season 6, “The Red Woman” on their big screen in HD! Then join them following Monday nights as they show the newest episodes from season 6.
Admission entry:
Website: https://twitter.com/ONeills_Bwood

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Top 20 Songs of the 21st Century!

So last week we looked at The Top 20 songs of the year so far but this week we are going to take a look at the Top 20 Songs of the 21st century, or as Digital Spy like to call it The Biggest Pop Bangers of the 21st Century!

There are lots of Pop Queens in the industry and 9 of them battled it out to be number 1 as the top 9 consist of females! Male band, The Killers seemed to just slip into the top 10 which is surprising as they may be seen more as a rock band than pop.
But voted for by Digital Spy readers over 32,000 votes were cast in 9 days. There were a choice of 36 of the biggest anthems released over the past 16 years to choose from, but only one song per artists.

These are the results ….

20) Pharrell Williams – Happy (587 votes)

19) Destiny’s Child – Bootylicous, (597 votes)

18) Justin Bieber – Sorry (674 votes)

17) OutKast – Hey Ya (701 votes)

16) Little Mix – Black Magic (702 votes)

15) Nicki Minaj – Starships (votes 755)

14) Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling (votes 790)

13) David Guttea ft Sia – Titanium (848 votes)

12) Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back (902 votes)

11) Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk, (votes 982)

And the Top 10 are….

The Killers – Mr Brightside
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The only male band to get in the top ten with 1,000 votes is The Killers’ classic track Mr Brightside.

 

 

 

Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie
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It might not have out done itself from the 00’s, as it was the biggest selling single back then but Hips Don’t Lie comes in at number 9 with 1,200 votes.

 

 

 

Rihanna – We Found Love
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Technically this features Calvin Harris so maybe there are some other males in the top ten, but as it’s Rihanna’s song, We Found Love got to number 8 with 1,200 votes.

 

 

 

 

Christina Aguilera – Dirrty
dirrtyChristina’s 2002 hit  is at number 7 with 1,400 votes.

 

 

 

 

 

Beyonce – Crazy In Love
crazy in loveAnother collaboration with a male featured vocals that is Jay Z, husband of Queen B, breakthrough hit Crazy In Love scoring 1,600 votes.

 

 

 

 

Katy Perry – Firework
fireworkThe  2010 banger makes the Top 5 with 1,600 votes.

 

 

 

 

Kylie Minogue – Out of My Head
cant get you outta my headThis song always appears on list like these, maybe it’s because we can’t get it out of our heads! But 15 years on and Kylie’s 2001 chart-topper is fourth with 3,400 votes.

 

 

 

 

Lady Gaga  – Bad Romance
bad romanceGaga rounds off our Top 3 with 3,800 votes.

 

 

 

 

Britney Spears – Toxic
toxicJust missing out on the top spot but landing a respectable second with 5,200 votes it’s Toxic! 

 

 

 

 

Madonna – Hung Up
hung upAnd possibly the longest standing woman of Pop from the list, tops the list and pushes all the Pop Queens and Kings out of the way with her 2005 hit Hung Up, Madonna takes first place with 5,400 votes.

 

 

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 15th April 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Fridays welcome’s Max Denham
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: From Dubai, Ibiza, Marbella, and beyond as well as playing all over the UK, Max is the man of the moment.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 15th & 16th April 2016
Time: From 8pm & 7pm
Event: The Ultimate Over 25’s Night Out
Location: Gardeners & K Bar, Brentwood
Details: DJ Jerry playing Soul, Funk R&B and Dance Anthems
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 15th April 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: La VidaPR
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s DLoose, Jason P, Giles Potter, Peter Nicholls and resident Liam Bone behind the decks playing the best in House and Urban.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 16th April 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Love Island Casting
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: While DJ’s play the best in Commercial, Dance ,RnB and Club Classics, The Love Island team from ITV will be at the venue scouting for potential cast.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 16th April 2016
Time: 9pm
Event: Frequency: Beyonce Night
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Evoke is paying tribute to to one of the undisputed queen’s of RnB! Expect to hear all your favourite Beyonce and Destiny Child songs as well as some choice selections from other queens like TLC, Whitney Houston and Nicki Minaj.
Admission entry: £5 in advance
Website: www.frequencyessex.co.uk

Date: 16th April 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Did Someone Say…Jordan Valleys
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: As well as being a promoter, entrepreneur, and MTV star, Jordan Valleys’ DJ career has gone from strength to strength.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12pm, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 16th April 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before 12pm, £4 after
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 16th April 2016
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: With DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 17th April 2016
Time: 7pm – 1am
Event: Movement
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With Joe Langenhan and friends, hosted by Ollie Cipa.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 17th April 2016
Time: Open until 2am
Event: Sunday Sessions
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Chilled out summer vibes.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 19th April 2016
Time: Open until 2am
Event: Take Over
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Totally American Themed night with DJ Ollie playing the best in anthems
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

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The Top 20 Official Songs of the Year…So Far!

Tonight we looked at The Official Top 20 songs of the year so far. It may seem a bit early in the year to be doing this but there have been some amazing chart tunes and we are a quarter of the way through the year already!
The criteria is based on combine digital, physical and streaming equivalent sales.

1
7 yearsTopping the list selling 857,000 copies including 39million streams and 466,000 digital/physical sales is….Lukas Graham with 7 Years!

 

 

2

love yourselfA few thousand behind is Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself. As well as selling 668,000 combined sales it also is the most streamed song of the tear so far on 40.4million plays, are you surprised?

 

 

3
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Shawn Mendes’ Stitches has sold 649,000 copies making it the 3rd  biggest song of 2016 so far.

 

 

 
4
workOff her hotly anticipated album Anti which finally came out this year, Rihanna’s collaboration with Drake has been sold 595,000 making it forth.

 

 

 

5
fast carsFinishing off the top 5 of the official biggest songs of the year so fast is Jonas Blue’s version of Tracy Chapman’s song Fast Cars, this version has sold 576,000 in the past four months.

 

 

The rest of the list looks like this:

6) Sorry – Justin Bieber

7) Pillow Talk – Zyan

8) Lush Life – Zara Larsson

9) I Took a Pill in Ibiza – Mike Poser

10) Light It Up – Major Lazer ft Nyla & Fuse ODG

11)Secret Love Song – Little Mix ft Jason Derulo

12) All My Friends – Snakehips ft Tinashe & Chase

13 )What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber

14) History – One Direction

15) Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay

16) Hello – Adele

17) Girl is Mine – 99 Souls ft Brandy & Destiny’s Child

18) Hymn for the Weekend – Coldplay ft Beyonce

19) Sweet Lovin’ – Sigala

20) When the Bassline Drops – Craig David

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 8th April 2016
Time: 8pm – 1am
Event: Clubbing Night (Over 25’s)
Location: The Gardeners / K Bar, Brentwood
Details: DJ Colin playing Swing, DJ Tony Sat Smith and DJ Charlie Fatboy playing funky music.
Admission entry:
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 8th April
Time: 6pm – 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Danny Bailey, Pete Nicholls, Tom Short and Brandon James playing the best in House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 8th April
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Party night with DJ Cheryl Taylor.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 8th April 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an underground edge as well as a blend of House, Hip Hop and R’n’B.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 8th April 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ Ollie Weeks on the decks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk
Date: 8th April 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: CTZN Friday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Liam Bone and Sam Lashmar behind the decks playing the best in House and R&B.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 9th April 2016
Time: From 6pm
Event: Heavyweight Title Clash showing live
Location: The Merchant, Brentwood
Details: Anthony Joshua Vs Charles Martin
Admission entry:
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk

Date: 9th April
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: DJ Brad James
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Sugar Hut welcomes DJ Brad James to the main room with resident DJ Nimblefingerz.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 9th April 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event:  Frequency Presents: WSTRN
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Whether you’re a fan of their UK top smash hit ‘In2’ or their underground anthems ‘Best Friend’ and ‘Got Love’ you definitely won’t want to miss WSTRN performing live at Evoke!
Admission entry: Tickets £9
Website: www.frequencyessex.co.uk

Date: 9th April 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s Remedy, Nick Christoforou and Chris Watson playing the best in Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11.30pm if on the guest list, £2 before 12, £4 thereafter.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 9th April 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: DJ Ironik Live
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Missoula welcomes DJ Ironik to party with them. It’s going to be a mad one!
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 9th April
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Colin Francis
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: DJ Colin Francis is Essex, London and Marbella’s No1 DJ, known as the DJ to celebrities. He is the man behind the biggest selling compilations at The Ministry of Sound and he is welcomed back to Circuit.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

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Who has The Voice to Perform Live?!

The live finals of series 5 of The Voice UK are approaching and this week it has been announced which artists are going to be performing live.  These acts were included in tonight’s playlist along with the singers who have performed on the live shows of The Voice over the past few years.
The list starts with series 1 and runs up to the 5th series (if you want to see who will be performing live on the current series then scroll to the bottom!).

Series 1 – 2012 (Judges: Jessie J / Danny O’Donoghue / Tom Jones / Will.i.am)
Cheryl – Call My Name
Lana Del Rey – Video Games
Scissor Sisters – Only the Horses
Emeli Sandé –Heaven
Maroon 5 – PayPhone
Kylie Minogue Higher (ft Taio Cruz & Travie McCoy)
Ed Sheeran- Sing

Series 2 – 2013 (Judges: Jessie J / Danny O’Donoghue / Tom Jones / Will.i.am)
Avril Lavigne – Here’s to never growing up
Beady Eye – Second Bite of the Apple
Tom Odell – Can’t Pretend
Michel Buble – Everything
Jessie J – Wild
Dizzee Rascal featuring Robbie Williams – Goin’ Crazy

Series 3 – 2014 (Judges: Kylie Minogue / Ricky Wilson / Tom Jones / Will.i.am)
Jason Derluo – Talk Dirty
Enrique Inglesias – I’m a Freak
One Republic – Counting Stars
Shakira – Beautiful Liar
Aloe Blacc – The Man

Series 4 – 2015 (Judges: Rita Ora / Ricky Wilson / Tom Jones / Will.i.am)
Olly Murs – Seasons
Charles Hamilton – New York Raining ft. Rita Ora
The Script – Man on a Wire
Sia – Elastic Heart
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
Palmoma Faith – Changing

And to perform on this years The Voice UK are….

Series 5 – 2016 (Judges: Paloma Faith / Boy George / Ricky Wilson / Will.i.am)
Years and Years – Eyes Shut
Zara Larsson- Lush Life
Shawn Mendes – Stitches
Birdy – Wings
Meghan TrainorLips Are Moving

Two local acts are also currently on the show as contestants and have  appeared live in the Phoenix FM studio!

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Jordan Gray is representing Team Paloma. Alternatively known as Tall Dark Friend, she has more recently been on One To Three with Mike Jones. Listen back to her interview here: Jordan Gray Interview

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Lydia Lucy who is on Team Will.I.Am has visited Tony Smith on the Sunday Lunch show a a fair few times. Listen to her most recent interview here: Lydia Lucy Interview

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide – Easter Special!

Date: 25th March 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event:  Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Live music set from DJ Amplify Dot.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm.
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 25th March 2016
Time: 6pm- 3am
Event: Socialite Essex
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: with DJ’s Danny Bailey, Tom Short, Brandon James and Pete Nicholls playing the best House, in RnB,  and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 25th  – 27th March
Time: from 7.30pm
Event: Easter Weekend
Location: The Gardeners & K Bar, Brentwood
Details: Our very own DJ Tony Smith is playing RnB, Dance Anthems, Funk and Soul over the Easter weekend with live music and karaoke on Easter Sunday!
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.gardeners-brentwood.co.uk

Date: 26th March 2016
Time: Open until late
Event: Live Singer
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Libby Holden sings live.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/terissbar

Date: 26th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Tough Love Live
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Whether you know them for their chart-smashing hits ‘So Freakin Tight’ and ‘Pony (Jump On It)’ or their regular appearance at Ibiza’s top club nights the UK Festival circuit, you’ll know you’re in for an unmissable night with special guests Tough Love!
Admission entry: £9
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 26th March
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Too Damn Hot
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ’s Russian, Hustler, Roxxies Sound and Black Steel and including Freash Az Ice dancers.
Admission entry: £5 for ladies before 11pm, £8 entry after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 26th March 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With Brightly on the decks bringing you the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 27th March 2016
Time: 3pm – 3am
Event: Love Juice
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: 12 hour all day party with 13 DJ’s including  Sammy Porter, Michael Green, Nana B, Craig Martin and more!
Admission entry: £5 before 5.30pm, £7 before 7.30pm, £10 after.
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 27th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Reminiscing
Location: The Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: 3 rooms of music with 13 DJ’s! In the main room Warehouse Boys 2005-2010 is playing, in The Courtyard it’s House and Garage with RnB and Club Anthems in The Gallery.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 27th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Pure Fictions Presents Marvin Humes
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Marvin Humes joins Fiction for a live DJ set. In 2014 Marvin Humes created the DJ Producer dance act LuvBug! LuvBug aired their newest single ‘Best is yet to come’ on 5th February 2016 and will be released in April.
Admission entry: Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 27th March 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Mark Radford
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Known for his unique bass line driven underground sound and outstanding technical ability behind the turntables…this is one DJ who knows how to drive the dance floor full throttle from beginning to end of his sets.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 27th March 2016
Time:
Event: Temptation
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Featuring Luke Slater and DJ Peter P.
Admission entry: Free if on the guest list.
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

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Jake Quickenden Live Interview

 

Jake Quickenden was live on the show tonight via the telephone to talk about his current single Blindfold.

blindfold
It comes from his new EP called New Chapter which is available for pre order and will be released on 1st April. It includes 6 tracks and 2 remixes including his next single Can’t Stand the Rain. With an upcoming supporting tour in September, Jake is a very busy guy!
New Chapter Tour

Also talking about his appearance on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here and his love for X Factor, Jake mentions how much he appreciates the show as it has given him a platform to work from. But keep a look out for him on your TV screens as he may be returning! He admitted if he is offered the job to present the Xtra Factor he isn’t going to turn it down!

Following shortly after his X Factor journey ended, he came runner up on I’m A Celebrity and befriended winner Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty.  Jake got more than he expected from his time in the Aussie jungle as he is currently dating the King of the Jungle’s daughter, Danielle! While talking live on That Friday Feeling he is actually on his way home from a skiing trip with the family and  it sounds as though he has fitted right in, though it’s not surprising as Jake is such a lovely, down to earth person.

Hear him talk about all this and more in the interview below:

 

Watch the passionate, gripping music video for Blindfold here:

 

If you want to keep up to date with what Jake is doing and buy tickets to his tour, check out his social media:
Twitter: @Jakequickenden
Facebook: Jakequickenden
Instagram: @Jakequickenden14
Youtube: Jakeyquick

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 18th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Bongo Ben
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Electronic percussionist, Bongo Ben, creates and captures a unique rhythm and atmosphere for DJ’s and clubbers alike.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 18th March 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks on the decks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 19th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ’s Remedy, Nick Christoforou and Chris Watson.
Admission entry: £2 before 12, £4 after
Website: http://www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 19th March 2016
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Glam up while DJ Darren Heath plays all the up to date anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 19th March 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Sophisticated Parties 3rd Birthday
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: House, Garage and RnB in the main house to celebrate Sophisticated Parties’ birthday.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12pm, £8 after.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 23rd March 2016
Time: 8pm – 2am
Event: Boogie Wednesdays
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: All the best 80’s and 90’s tune to keep you dancing.
Admission entry: Free all night
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 24th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: The Malia Take Over with Danny T
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Danny T is one of the biggest DJ’s in the UK at the moment. His unique style of effects and live mashups have landed him several international residences and allowed him to grace countless festivals stages in 2015, with 2016 set to be even bigger.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 24th March 2016
Time: Open until 2am
Event: Meet and Greet with the Tattoo Fixers
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Sketch and Jay from the Tattoo Fixers will be doing a meet and greet.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 24th March 2016
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Oh So Fancy
Location: Evoke, Nightclub
Details: With music in the main area including Club and Commercial, while Old School Classics plays in the Ice Bar. There will also be Chelmsford biggest Easter Egg Hunt and fancy dress is welcomed!
Admission entry: £6 tickets on the guest list
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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Carpool Karaoke!

It was  announced this week that a feature from The Late Late show presented James Corden called Carpool Karaoke is going to have a spin off and have it’s own show.
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Carpool Karaoke see’s James Corden joined on his drive to work by a singer in the passenger seat and they sing some of their big hits together. Corden also asks them questions about their carerr and usually have a funny sketch, whether it be wedding dress shopping with Iggy Azela or learning dance moves from Jason Derulo.
So in the same style as the show from a couple of months back about Lip Sync Battle, from The Jimmy Fallon Show, tonight’s playlist included all the artists which have appeared on Carpool Karaoke so far. And there have been some big names!

Justin Bieber
justin bieberJustin has graced James with his presence 3 times in Carpool Karaoke. The first time they sang Baby, Boyfriend and danced to Where Are You Now? while Justin did a rubix cube in 2 minutes! The second they sang Never Say Never and then they went clothes shopping – choosing clothes for each other. Lastly there was a Grammy’s themed Carpool Karaoke.

Jennifer Hudson
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Starting with James on the phone asking where Jennifer was, she gets in the car being late! James seems to forgive her as then she sings her hit Spotlight and her collaboration with Iggy Azela, Trouble.

 

 

 

Iggy Azela
iggy azelaIn Iggy Azela’s Carpool Karaoke we find out her real name is actually Amethyst. James also talks to her about her upcoming wedding which inspires them to go and try on wedding dresses. Together they sang  Trouble, Black Widow and Iggy’s track with Charli XCX, Fancy.

 

 

One Direction 
one directionJoining the band for the day James got One Durection to wear matching denium jackets and taught them a typical boy band dance routine. AS well as talking about how they felt about their then upcoming break they also all sing Beautiful, Story of my Life, Best Song Ever, Perfect, and Drag Me Down.

 

 

 

Adele
adeleThe first Carpool Karaoke filmed in London, Adele joined James for a drive where she reveals that was was a massive fan of the Spice Girls and they were a bit inspiration to her. AS well as rapping along to Wanna B, she spits some of her own bars as well – who’d have thought Adele could rap?! They also sang Hello, Someone Like You, and Rolling in the Deep together.

 

 

Jason Derulo
jason deruloCreating a whole new genre Hip-Opera Jason Derulo shows his skills as an opera singer as he reveals he has studied classics music all his life! You wouldn’t think it with the lyrics and beat to songs such as Talk Dirty, Want You to Want Me and Wiggle which he sings with James before getting out the car and teaching him some moves James could use in a club.

 

Sia
Sia
Wearing a matching wig, James asks Sia the idea behind covering her face which she  explains that it’s to do with having privacy because of all the pictures and exposure in the world. Singing Rihanna’s Diamonds which she rote, they both also sing Chandelier and Elastic Heart.

 

 

Mariah Carey
Mariah CareyThe shortest video of them all but still as entertaining is with Mariah Carey, looking cool in her shades! Together they sing some of Maraih’s perhaps less known songs: Version of Love and Thirsty.

 

 

 

Chris Martin
Chris Martin A Super Bowl themed Carpool Karaoke with Chris Martin who performed at the event. He is found on the side of the road hoping to hitch a lift to the game, when James pulls up. Singing classic Coldplay songs and new ones like Adventures of a Lifetime, Hymn for the Weekend, Yellow, When I Ruled the World and Paradise. They then have to stay in a motel when James gets too tired and ion the morning their car gets stolen – how do they get to the Super Bowl?!

 

Carrie Underwood
carrie underwoodCountry girl Carrie Underwood tells James that Country is it’s all about having the boots, so they go boot shopping! An expensive Cowboy hat and jacket also catch his eye – but he only gets up with the hat! Together they sing Carrie’s tracks Smoke Break, Jesus Take the Wheel and Before he Cheats.

 

 

Stevie Wonder

stevie wonderReducing James to tears Stevie Wonder sings I Just Called down the phone to James’ wife who is a big fan! He also personalises the lyrics to ‘He just called to say James loves you’ Aww! Superstition. Once James composed himself they say classics Superstition, Isn’t she Lovely and Signed Sealed Delivered.

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 11th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Elegance
Location: The Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Brad James and Nimblefingerz playing House and RnB , while in the gallery Aitch Bee, DJ Gloss, Smurfy Edwards, Tony Fernandez and Simon Whistles-Ford play Soul.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 11th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s welcome Max Denham
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Max Denham has played in Dubai, Ibiza, Marbella and now is back at Fiction. Playing alongside the resident line up with a blend of House, Hip Hop and RnB.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 11th March 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The best party night out in town with DJ Cheryl Taylor.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 11th March 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Socialite Essex’s CD Give Away
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Featuring Danny Bailey, Brandon James, DJ’s Tom Short and Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 12th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial House, RNB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before 12, £4 after
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 12th March 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Pied Piper
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Hosted by MC Scottie D, the garage legend Pied Piper is in the DJ booth. With House, RnB and Hip Hop also playing in the main room.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before12am, £8 after.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 12th March 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 13th March 2016
Time: Open until 12am
Event: Sunday Sessions
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Resident DJ Tristan plays the best of Old Skool and RnB.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 16th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Wildlife Wednesdays
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Student night with two rooms of music by DJ’s Kicker, Goody and Sam Gaitens. In the main room House / Commercial / Mash up and in the ice room R’n’B / Hip – Hop / Bashment
Admission entry: Free before 11pm if on the guest list
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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Old vs New!

Tonight’s playlist was a battle between old classics and new chart hits as well as some brand new songs never played before on That Friday Feeling.

The old classics were tracks which are a decade old and turn 10 in 2016! These included:
Ne-yo So Sick
Rihanna – SOS
Nelly Furtado ft Timbaland – Promiscuous Girl
Gnarls Barkly – Crazy
Justin Timberlake  Sexy Back
Christina Aguleria – Aint no other man
Cassie – Me and You
The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani ft Akon
When you were young- The Killers

The chart hits were songs which have recently come out and are in the top 10 or new releases that are climbing there way up to the top. These included:
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
When The Bassline Drops – Craig David
Flo Rida ft Jason Derulo – Hello Friday
Fifth Harmony – Work From Home
Fast Cars – Jonas Blue & Dakota
Zara Larsson – Lush Life

And last but not lease the amazing new songs which graced the airwaves from Phoenix for the first time were:

LZ& Give out the love
LZ7 –Give out the love

 

Hannah Murrell Escape
Hannah Murrell – Escape

 

Cameron Sanderson Pardon Me
Cameron Saunders – Pardon Me

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 4th March 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Socialite presents Magaluf Madness
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Featuring DJ’s Danny Bailey, Tom Short, Brandon James and Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 4th March
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Circuit Friday’s
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Residents D’loose, Joe Langenhan, Sam Lashmer, Warren Bynoe and Wonder K playing House, Garage and RnB.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 4th March 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: CTZN Friday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With Liam Bone before the decks playing the best in R&B and House.
Admission entry: Free before 12pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 4th March 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie weeks.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 5th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ’s Remedy, Nick Christoforou and Chris Watson playing Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £2 before 12, £4 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 5th March 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: DJ Sky High
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial Dance, RnB and Club Classics with DJ Sky High in the main room.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 5th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Big Night Out
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: The ultimate night out with DJ’s playing all the biggest tunes from past and present.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £6 before 1am, £8 after.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 5th March 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Empire Sounds
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Empire Sounds are recognised as rising stars for ‘on point’ electronic music featuring the freshest smooth California deep house, bass, garage, tech and all round feel good vibes.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 5th March 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 6th March
Time: 8pm – 2am
Event: Romford’s Got Talent
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Karaoke night, with prize give away’s every week, hosted by DJ Gary V’ also playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

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Franklin Lake launch their single Fighter!

Tuesday 1st March saw Franklin Lake celebrate the release of their new single Fighter. Hosting a launch party at Mahiki in London the boys performed the track alongside two other songs, 2 Faced and Survivor, from their EP Supersonic.

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I was fortunate enough to be at the top of the guest list and be right at the front during their performance! I also had a chat to the boys about how they were feeling about the launch and you can listen to that here:

After their performance Tay, Ed, Jude and Carl were able to relax and enjoy the night spending time with their friends and family as well as having a bit of a dance and generally having a good time!

Watch the video of their live performance of Fighter below (keep a look out for the boyband moves!):

 

 

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The Brits 2016

So the biggest night is British music took place this week, The Brit Awards. So tonight’s show was a reminder or a catch up (for those of you who missed it) on the winners, nominees and performers.

Performers

We started of the show just as The Brits did, with a track by British Group winners Coldpay, Adventure of a Lifetime. Other performances included Little Mix singing and dancing to Black Magic, The Weeknd with The Hills and Justin Beiber’s performance was on fire (the effects on the stage)  as he was joined by James Bay who had his own time in the spotlight as he sang Hold Back The River. Jess Glynne performed a melody of her songs, Drake surprised the crowd by joining Rihanna during their collaboration Work, Lorde paid tribute to David Bowie performing Life on Mars with his band while Adele ended the night singing her new single When We Were Young.


Winners

adeleAdele of course stole the show with 4 wins with British Female Solo Artist, Global Success Award, British Album of the Year (25) and British Single for Hello.

 

 

 

Bieber Justin Bieber (Internationals Male Solo Artist)

 

 

 

 

James BayJames Bay (British Male Artist)

 

 

 

 

catfish 2Catfish and the Bottlemen (British Breakthrough Act)

 

 

 

 

One DirectionOne Direction (Video of the Year – Drag Me Down)

 

 

 

 

Jack GarrattJack Garratt (Critic’s Choice)

 

 

 

 

Tame Impala 2Tame Impala (International Group)

 

 

 

 

BjorkBjork (International Female Artist)

 

 

 

 

And here is tonight’s playlist:

Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime
Adele – When we were Young
Justin Bieber – Sorry
James Bay – Hold Back The River
Catfish and the Bottle Men – Kathleen
Alt – J – Breezeblocks
One Direction – Drag Me Down
Little Mix – Black Magic
Jack Garratt – Breathe Life
Tame Impala– Let It Happen
Rihanna Ft Drake – Work
The Weeknd – The Hills
Florence and the Machine – Ship to Wreck
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
Sam Smith – Writing’s on the Wall
Olly Murs ft Demi Levato – Up
Ed Sheeran & Rudimental – Bloodstream
Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce – Runnin (Lose It All)
Jamie XX I Know there’s going to be (good times)
Lorde – Royals
Jessie J – Flashlight
Meghan Trainor – All about That Bass
The Weeknd Ft Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder
Years and Years – King
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
Major Lazer – Light It Up
Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
Philip George – Wish You Were Mine

 
The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 26th February 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Bongo Ben
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Solo electronic percussionist Bongo Ben has been a key feature performing on the UK and International club Circuit. Endeavouring to always give 100% in his performances while trying to create and capture a unique rhythm and atmosphere for DJ’s and clubbers alike.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 26th February 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: 2 Damn Hot
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With Black Steel, Roxxies Sound, DJ 2wicey and DJ Cobra.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 26th February 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Fridays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ Ollie Weeks on the decks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 26th February 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Citizen Fridays
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With special guest DJ Max Denham, hosted by Sparky and supported by residents Liam Bone and Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry: Free before 11.00pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 26th February 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The best party night in town with Cheryl Taylor.
Admission entry: Free until 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 26th February 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Circuit Fridays
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Resident DJ D’Loose playing House, Garage, RnB and Old Skool in the main room.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 27th February 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event:  The Big Night Out
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the biggest tunes from past and present.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £6 before 1am, £8 after.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 27th February 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Residents Craig B and DJ Kicker bring you the newest sounds in House.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 27th February 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 3rd March 2016
Time: 8pm – 2am
Event: Fraternity
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s playing House, RnB, Commercial Dance, Hip Hop and Party Music.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Robyn Regan Returns!

Following her interview back in August to promote her debut single, Robyn Regan returned to the Phoenix FM studio tonight to tell us all about her debut EP, This Love.
With 4 brand new tracks including her hit ‘Oh I’, This Love is all about different types of love – romantic, family love and friendships.  All written from other people’s point of view, lead track ‘This Love, ‘Dream’ and her favourite song, ‘Separate Ways’ have a cheesey pop sound which would fit perfectly into today’s charts.

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Answering questions posed by her Reganators on a live video chat, she also revealed in the interview how she has started to get recognised in the street! Find out how she reacts and some personal facts like why she is so small (asked by one of her fans!) by listening back to the interview below:
(It also includes ‘This Love’ & ‘Separate Ways’!)

 

To keep up to date with Robyn’s progress in the music industry check out her brand new website: www.robynreganmusic.com

And follow her social media:
Twitter: RobynlouRegan
Facebook: RobynReganOfficialFanClub

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Love and Break Up’s

This week made up for the fact that there was no show last week. Of course last weekend consisted of Valentines day and That Friday Feeling would have had a show dedicated to it! So instead tonight the theme was love and break ups. The playlist included some current hits as well as some older stuff all about the up’s and downs of being with someone!

The songs started off quite slow but ended on a few dance tracks to give you That Friday Feeling!

Problem – Iggy Azela
Stitches – Shawn Mendes
Love Yourself- Justin Bieber
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
XO – Beyonce
Marvin Gaye – Charlie Puth & Meghan Trainor
Goyte – Somebody that I used to know
Let Her Go – Passenger
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Elastic Heart – Sia
Someone like you – Adele
This Ain’t a Love Song – Scouting for girls
Umbrella– Rihanna
Secret Love song – Little Mix ft Jason Derulo
Out of the Woods– Taylor Swift
Shine – Years and Years
Never Forget you –MNEK &  Zara Larsson
Cheerleader – OMI
How Deep is your Love – Calvin Harris
In2 – Wstrn

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 19th February 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Tour De Dance
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: DJ sets from Wideboys, The Dixon Brothers, DJ Ollie Weeks and a live PA from Little Nicky.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 19th February 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Friday’s
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Billy Da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an underground edge. Fictions Friday sessions also explores the biggest tracks in a blend of House, Hip Hop and R’n’B.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 19th February 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Socialite Essex – Selfie Party
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Hosted by comedian Benny and featuring DJ’s Danny Bailey, Brandon James, Tom Short and Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry:
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 20th February 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Mario’s Birthday
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Celebrate with Mario Falcone and Friends at The Sugar Hut with Jack Cav in the main room playing Commercial, RnB, Dance and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 20th February 2016
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: The Big Night Out
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the biggest tunes from past and present.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £6 before 1am, £8 after
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 20th February 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s Remedy, Nick Christoforou and Chris Watson playing the best of Commercial House, RnB and Club Classics
Admission entry: Free before 11.30pm if on the guest list, £2 before 12, £4 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 20th February 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Did Someone Say…
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Music from DJ’s Sam Lashmar, Joe Langenhan and Warren Bynoe.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 before 12am, £8 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 20th February 2016
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 20th February 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 23rd February 2016
Time: 8pm
Event: Quiz Night
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: With free tapas food and cash prizes! Max 6 people per team.
Admission entry: £2.50
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

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Skyler Interview

Flying in all the way from America, 16 year old singer Sklyer came to the Phoenix FM studio tonight during her England promotion tour for her debut single Fire. Not only is Fire a current upbeat dance track but it also has the approval of and features vocals from Snoop Dogg!

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During the interview Skyler talked about what it was like working with Snoop Dogg, living in LA and growing up in America.  She may still be young but Skyler has already achieved so much and has lots to look forward to. A confident, caring girl with a big heart for others who has plans to film more music videos, release an EP in February and an album at the end of the year.

 
Listen back to the interview here:

 
You can also watch Sklyer’s music video for Fire featuring Snoop Dogg below:
(Contains Swearing)

To keep up to date with Skyler’s music check out her social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Skyler-680024642128632
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Skylersmusic
Instagram: www.instagram.com/skylersmusic
Youtube: www.youtube.com/skylerchissell

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Musical Comebacks

With the likes of Craig David hitting the charts again after 6 years away from the music industry, tonight we took a reminisce of other artists who have made musical comebacks over the years.

Craig David
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Craig David is currently working on a comeback album and this month released the first single called When The Bassline Drops. It hasn’t got into the top ten yet but there is still time – he has had number one hits with Fill Me In and 7 days so you never know. His last album was Signed Sealed Delivered came out in 2010 and now 6 years later he is due to release his 6th album called Following My Intuition.

 


Cee Lo Green
cee lo greenBefore Cee Lo Green became a solo singer he was in a hip-hop crew called Goodie Mob in the late 90’s. He also released two albums, which didn’t do very well, before he hit the big time with his Crazy collaboration with Danger Mouse under the name Gnarls Barkly in 2006. Once again the duo wasn’t as successful so he went solo again and had a bit hit with Forget You. Since then he has done much better and even collaborated with T.I and Christina Aguilera.

 

Take That
Take That
Probably the biggest comeback of the list is Take That. They have had armies of screaming girl fans ever since they started out as a 5 piece in the 90’s. Fans were distraught when Robbie left in 1995 but the others carried on for another year until they decided to call it a day. However, ten years later they regrouped, without Robbie to begin with but he did pop up for a bit, then Jason left and now we have how they are today, Gary, Mark and Howard soldiering on – with still just the same amount of screaming girl fans.

 

Justin Timberlake
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So of course Justin Timberlake entered the music industry within a boyband Nsync, but then went his own separate way. In 2006 he made his album FutureSex/LoveSounds but then waited 7 years before making his own solo comeback with another album and that was The 20/20 Experience, which outdone the previous album by nearly 300,000 sales.

 

 

Kylie Minagoue
kylieKylie Minogue seems like a fairly recent pop Princess to people in their 20’s, but she was around singing out hits before they were even born! She was popular in the 80’s and early 90’s but in the late 90’s she wasn’t as successful. But in 2001 she released her album Fever which had the lead single Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, which became her biggest success of her career and launched her back into the pop world.

 


The Big Reunion
Big Reunion
There was 7 90’s bands that all had a comeback all in one go thanks to TV program The Big Reunion. There were two series of the show but  the first series included the more well known bands such as Five, 911, Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, Blue, Honeyz and Liberty X.

 

 


BackStreet Boys

Backstreet BoysAnother 90’s band that regrouped didn’t need the help of a TV program and that’s BackStreet Boys.
In 2013 they released their 8th Studio album called A World Like This, 4 years after their previous album This Is Us. They also went on a world tour with their new album. It’s also been said they are working on their 9th studio album.

 


Daft Punk

Daft PunkFrench electronic duo Daft Punk first released their music to the world in
1997 and even though there had been a 4 year gap between the next two albums they produced, Daft Punk took a little longer to release their most recent album, Random Access Memories. This came out in 2013, 8 years after their previous. It featured the number 1 single Get Lucky featuring Pharrell Williams.

 


Jennifer Lopez
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J-Lo’s story, or Jennifer Lopez as she now likes to be called, shows that TV can have a big impact on an artist’s music career. Starting off in the late 90’s Jennifer did well until 2007 when her album Brave was her first album not to make it into the top 10! However she then had a record label change and found herself a judge on American Idol and after that she was back in the game with her first number 1 UK hit in six years which was On The Floor featuring Pitbull.

 

Justin Bieber
Justin_Bieber_mugshot,_frontBieber hasn’t exactly had a comeback has he hasn’t had a massive time away from the music industry but he did go through a period of time where he was concerning more on his bad boy antics than creating songs. And it was a 3 year gap between his first album Believe which came out in 2012 and his most recent album, Purpose, which came out last year and included some singles which have stormed the charts. This album has also gained him some new Beliebers with an increase in age and gender!

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 29th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.3am
Event: Bongo Ben
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Live, solo and electronic percussionist Bong Ben creates and captures a unique rhythm and atmosphere for DJ’s and clubbers alike.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 29th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Fiction Fridays
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details:  Billy Da Kid brings you the biggest and freshest music with an underground edge. Aided by his partners in crime Scotty L, Brad James, Harrison Ball, and DJ SB blending in a bit of Hip Hop, House and R’nB’.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 29th January 2016
Time: Open until 3am.
Event: Friday Feeling
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: The best party night in town with DJ Cheryl Taylor.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 29th January 2016
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Circuit Friday’s
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: DJ’s Wonder K, Pete Nicholls, Joe Langenhan and D’Loose playing House, Garage, RnB and Old Skool.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 29th January 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Fridays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 30th January 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.3am
Event: Back To School
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: This is your chance to remember your old school discos, dust down your school uniforms and party like there is no tomorrow. Feel free to come as a dinner lady, headmaster, head boy/girl or prefect!
Admission entry: £6 or free before midnight if you bring the teacher an apple!
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 30th January 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 30th January 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Saturdays at Kosho
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With DJ Tom Short.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 4th February 2016
Time:
Event: The S Factor
Location: The Merchant, Brentwood
Details: A great night of live music. Come support some local Brentwood singers and help them with The S Factor singing competition by giving them the screaming fans they need! Or if you want to be in with a chance of winning £1150 and singing in the competition check out their facebook for more details!
Admission entry:
Website: www.facebook.com/themerchantpubbrentwood

Date: 7th February 2016
Time:
Event: The Super Bowl
Location: O’Neills Brentwood
Details: Ticket only event, enquire at the bar.
Admission entry: £10 a ticket including selected drink.
Website: www.twitter.com/ONeills_Bwood

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The Phoenix FM Club Guide 22-01-16

I may be ill and not able to do the show tonight (due to lack of voice thanks to laryngitis!) but I still want to help give you That Friday Feeling with The Phoenix FM Club Guide!

Take a look at some of the local club night happening over the weekend:

Date: 22nd January 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: CTZN Fridays
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s Liam Bone and Sam Lashmar on the decks.
Admission entry: Free before midnight
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 22nd January 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Fridays
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: VIP booths available.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 22nd January 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Dirty Love
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Main Room: House and RnB. With residents playing a bit of House too!
Admission entry: £5 online, £8 on the door.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 23rd January 2016
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: DJ Brad James
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Guest DJ Brad James is in the main room alongside resident DJ’s Liam Bone and Brad Barnes.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 23rd January 2016
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 23rd January 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Kicker and Craig B bring you all things House.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: http://www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 23rd January 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 Floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 23rd January 2016
Time: 9.30pm – 4am
Event: The Chicago’s Experience
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: The ultimate party destination with DJ’s playing 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and all your party favourites.
Admission entry: £6 online
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 23rd January 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Music Is Your Answer
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ’s Remedy, Nick Christoforou and Chris Watson.
Admission entry:
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 22nd January 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: January Sale
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Half price drinks from 8pm.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Will B Interview

The first ever rapper to be interviewed on That Friday Feeling came into the Phoenix FM studio tonight. Local boy Will B, from Romford, gave us exclusive first radio play of his track Crying In Tune featuring Katie Bregman’s vocals and beats by Profetesa.

Nikki and Will

Promoting his upcoming Mixtape called Devils Advocate due for release on 20th January, his birthday, Will talked about his beginnings in music and where he is at now. Using rap as an emotional release, Will is a very creative person writing his own songs, creating his own beats and shooting his own music videos. He also makes Youtube videos about various topics. Watch them on his Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCc7Fs2UIMVVUrYfqOCD4RzA
*WARNING – VIDEOS CONTAIN SWEARING!*

 
Listen back to the interview and Crying In Tune Here (Don’t worry it’s swear free! – Will done very well to hold back):

 

You can also view the music video below:

To find out more about Will B and to listen to his music check out his social media:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/will_b101
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Will.B101
Instagram: www.instagram.com/will.b101
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/will-b101

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Name Changers

So after announcing last week that this year Ariana Grande is planning on releasing an album called Moonlight, she is now thinking of changing the name!
This was first suggested when she took it out of her Twitter Bio and one of her Tweets have said that the album title is ‘between Moonlight and another…they’re my two favourite songs. It’s v hard’ Though it must be a tough decision she has promised fans she will let them know as soon as she decides!

This lead onto tonight’s theme which was artists who have changed their name’s to create a stage name which are catchier and easier to pronounce than their birth names!

LordeLorde (Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor)
Lorde has always liked the Royals, hence the name of her song, and wanted to be called Lord but thought it was too masculine, so she added an E to the end.

 

 

 

lily allenLily Rose Cooper (Lily Allen)

Back in 2012 Lily Allen decided to change her stage name to her actual married name. She did say in 2009 that she was retiring from music but has since made new material under her married name.

 

 

Lady Gaga 2013Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta)
Lady Gaga’s stage name steamed from her then music producer boyfriend calling her Gaga in relation to the Queen Song Radio Gaga, because her voice reminded him of Freddie Mercury. She also liked the connotation Gaga had of crazy as she was in a point in her life when she was changing into who she is now and in her words ‘living in a trash glitter environment’.  

 

 

katy perryKaty Perry (Katy Hudson)
Katy Perry’s real name is actually Katy Hudson and she released her debut album under this name which was a Christian based album, but unfortunately is wasn’t very successful commercially. When she was signed to her first label she then created the stage name Katy Perry using her mother’s maiden name.

 

 

snoop doggSnoop Dog/Lion (Calvin Broadus, Jr.)
In 2012 Snoop Dogg changed his name for a brief period of time to Snoop Lion. Apparently it was inspired by a trip to Jamaica he had. But of course even Snoop Dogg is just his rappers name not the name his parents gave him!

 

 


brandyBrandy (BrandNu)

In 2009 Brandy thought she would try out a new name to try and sound a bit tougher and move away from the sweet image she had created. So she changed her name to BrandNu. However, she has gone back to Brandy – her actual name.

 

 

j loJ.Lo (Jennifer Lopez)

Jennifer Lopez was first known as J.Lo when she first launched her music career but in 2004 she decided she wanted to shake off her Diva image so started releasing music as her full name Jennifer Lopez.

 

 


bruno marsBruno Mars (Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez)

Brunos Mars’ dad gave him the nickname Bruno as a child because he had a resemblance to a wrester called Bruno Sammartino. Then when he started in music, Mars added Mars to his stage name as he explained: ‘I felt like I didn’t have [any] pizzazz, and a lot of girls I am out of this world, so I was like I guess I’m from Mars.’

 

 

rihanna 3Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty)
Rihanna is actually her middle name. It’s Arabic and means ‘Sweet Basil’. To her friends and family she still goes as Robyn which apparently makes her pay attention as she gets ‘kinda number to hearing Rihanna’.

 

 

 

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj (Onika Tanya Maraj)
Nicki Minaj was called Nicki for short when she was younger and she was going to go by her real last name but didn’t use it because it wasn’t catchy enough so changed it to Minaj when her CEO suggested it.

 

 

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 15th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Bear’s Birthday
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Ex on the Beach Star Stephen Bear celebrates his birthday at the Sugar Hut with his friends.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 15th January 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula, Fridays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ Ollie weeks playing some Bangers and Old Skool.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 15th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: My Second Favourite F Word
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: With guest DJ’s Billy the Kid, DJ SB, Scotty L alongside residents DJ Kicker and Brad James.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 15th January 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: CTZN Fridays
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ’s Liam Bone and Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry: Free before midnight.
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 16th January 2016
Time: Open from 9.30pm
Event:  The Chicago’s Experience
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Chicago’s DJ’s playing 80’s, 90’s and 00’s plus all your party favourites.
Admission entry: £6
Website: www.evokenightclub.com

Date: 16th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing the best of RnB, Hip Hop, House and Old School Garage.
Admission entry: Free before 11.30pm if on the guest list
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 16th January 2016
Time: From 7pm
Event: David Haye vs Mark De Mori
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Showing the fight live.
Admission entry: Book online
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 16th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Couture
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: The Main room has Rolling. Bouncy. House.
Admission entry: Online £8, on the door £10
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 16th January 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 17th January 2016
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Event: Movement Sundayz
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With Joe Langenhan and friends.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 19th January 2016
Time: Starts at 8.30pm
Event: Quiz Night
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: 6 people per team, free tapas food and cash prizes to be won!
Admission entry: £2.50
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 21st January 2016
Time: 8pm – 12pm
Event: Throw Back Thursdays
Location: O’Neil’s, Brentwood
Details: Student night
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.twitter.com/ONeills_Bwood

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Upcoming Albums of 2016

Happy New Year!

Tonight was the first show of 2016 so it is only fitting that we take a look at what music this year is going to bring. With the announcements of release dates for albums to rumours of new material, the playlist was made up of artists with plans to create/distribute music in the near future.

Rachel Platten – Wildfire
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Rachel Platten’s debut album released on 1st January has 12 tracks including her number one single Fight Song. In a press release Rachel said that it was the one on one connections with her listeners that she had which sparked her fire to write this album “Wildfire is for everyone who ever believed in me,”. She also will have a North American Tour which begins on February 26 in Dallas.

 

Tinashe – Joyride 

Tinashe PlayerTinashe has promised a few high-profile special guests on this album, released on the 8th January, including a collaboration with Chris Brown called Player and also with Drake which she recorded for Aquarius – her previous album. The lead single, Party Favors, is one of her favourites and apparently should be released soon. In her own five words Tinashe describes the album as “Inspiring, exciting, dangerous, adventurous, explosive!”

Charlie Puth – 9 Track Mind 

charlie puth 9 track mindCharlie Puth’s debut studio album, 9 Track Mind, was originally scheduled to be released at the beginning of November but now set for 29th January. He has already featured on some hits including Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again and the album includes his collaboration with Meghan Tranoir  Marvin Gaye.

 

 

Sia – This is Acting
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Sia 7th Studio album, which Sia herself says is proactive and more pop, consists of songs which were written for other artists including Rihanna, Beyonce and Adele. Therefore the songs are not necessarily something she would say and that is why it’s called This Is Acting. Due for released on 29th Jaunuary the lead single is Alive.

 

Foxes – All I Need 

Foxes - All I needThe 2nd studio album for Foxes, All I Need’ due for release on 5th February. Apparently it is inspired by relationships and is a lot more emotional and stripped back than her first album. The second single released from the album is called Better Love which was co written and features the vocals of Dan Smith from Bastille, who have their own upcoming album on the way!

 

Bastille
bastille hanginTwitting a teaser trailer on 9th December the band announced the long awaited album will be out in 2016. During live shows they have been trying out new material with songs entitled ‘Snakes’, ‘Grip’ and ‘Hangin’. And with insider knowledge from an interview I did with lead singer Dan Smith, in his words it’s going to have ‘a more of a hard rock sound married with RnB’ and lots of guitar. If you want to hear what else Dan had to say about the album check out the interview here: http://bit.ly/1GBfHVW

Nick Jonas
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Nick is planning to release his second album as a solo singer in February/March time. It will feature lead single, Levels, which Nick said was a “good introduction to the next step”. He also says that there will be more soul and R&B sounds with even hip hop influences in there.

 

 

Rihanna – Anti
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Rihanna has been a very big teaser with her 8th album that fans have been eagerly waiting for about 2 years for! Recently she has started to put out video trailers on social media which are getting some fans excited while others more frustrated and just want her to release it already! But in a Glastonbury style Rihanna has announced their will be a world tour starting in February and tickets are on sale even though no one has heard the songs from the album yet! However, Sia has revealed that she has had some input on the album. After writing Rihanna’s hit Diamonds, she explained that Rihanna took 4 more of her songs but she’s not sure if they’ll end up on the album.

Major Lazer – Music is the weapon
Major Lazer - peace is the missionThe very quick follow up to Peace is the Mission, as Major Lazer’s previous album was only released last summer. Diplo announced this new album will include a track with The Weeknd and also with No Doubt’s lead singer Gwen Stefani. It’s also been said that Major Lazors 4th studio album will “have a few more club songs (and) a few more festival songs”. We may have to wait until festival season, in the summer for this album as it won’t be out until August / September time.

Gwen Stefani
*FILE PHOTOS* Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Announce DivorceSounds like it’s going to be a break up album for Gwen Stefani as her divorce with Gavin Rossdale was a major inspiration. She had to force herself into the studio when all she wanted to do was stay in bed and cry! There is no name or release date for her next solo album but has been said it took her only 8 weeks to write most of it.

 

Iggy Azela – Digital Distortion
iggy-azalea-azillionIggy Azela announced the name of her next album on Twitter back in October when she corrected a fan during a conversation saying “digital distortion is not a song title, it’s the name of my album.” She has also announced there will be a tour but hasn’t given any more details on that yet. With no set release date yet, it’s likely it will be this year as she is finished on her part.

 

Ariana Grande – Moonlight
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Ariana’s 3rd album and there’re lots of rumours going around about it including the release date which is said to be early January so could be very soon. Also rumours include which artists have collaborated on the album include Ne-yo  and Demi Levato.  The lead single Focus is out now but if you’re expecting the album to have the same sort of sound – don’t. Ariana has said it’s the only song on the album to sound like that and is a transition track from her previous album. She has also said the album is very honest, personal and special to her.

Ed Sheeran
edsheeranxEd Sheeran’s label are looking for a September 2016 release date for his third album, which Ed thinks is going to be “the really big one” as it’s “going to be better than anything [he] has ever done”  and he has done some pretty good and successful things already so he has set his own bar high! But his aim for his third album is for it to be honest. Apparently there “There’s a lot more heart in it. It’s a lot more honest than the last record.”

 

Cheryl
girls aloudCheryl herself said she is “recording and loving R&B again” and said last year that there isn’t going to be an album this year but “looking more to be like next year” meaning this year, 2016!  Depending on how inspired she is to start song writing or if she gets the right tracks depends on how long the process will take but she is definitely back in the studio. And she may even be joined my her old Girls Aloud band mates as it’s been reported that she wants to get them in as cameo appearance on her songs and is even planning on getting the girls back together for a new record!

One Republic
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Working throughout the year last year on new music, One Republic are planning on releasing an album this year and it’s “the best thing they have ever done” according to band member Drew Brown. The album is going to have a unique sound that fans haven’t heard before as Ryan Tedder explains that they don’t like to “recycle the same sound” on their songs. It’s also been announced that a World Tour is to follow after the release of this album. 

 

AlunaGeorge
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There is no set release date or title for Aluna George’s second album yet, but there is one currently in the making and they have announced two song names: I Mean What I Mean and In My Life. Don’t expect them to sound too much like their hit White Noise though as Aluna has said their “music is not anywhere near ‘White Noise’ style wise”. So will be good to find out what their music style is in their next album!

 

Lady Gaga
lady gaga and red oneGaga’s management and label have both confirmed there will be new music from the popstar this year. It’s also been reported she will be working with producer Red One who also worked on Gaga’s tracks Just Dance, Poker Face Judas and Bad Romance. She’s also been spotted in the studio with Nile Rodgers, so we could expect some guitar sounds and maybe a bit of disco. Elton John has praised the album already as he has “heard some of it and (thinks) it’s absolutely fabulous”.

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 8th January 2016
Time: Open from 10pm
Event: Fridays
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ Nimblefingerz plays the best in House and R&B music
Admission entry: £5
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 8th January 2016
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event:
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: With resident DJ Shane Challenger.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 8th January 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Kosho Fridays
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: January sale – 50% off drinks.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 8th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Entourage
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: The freshest RnB and House brought to you by DJ Kicker, Craig B, Chris Vibes and Brad James.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 8th January 2016
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: CTZN Fridays
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ’s Sam Lashmar and Liam Bone
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 8th January 2016
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Fridays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 9th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Circuit Saturdays
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: With resident DJ’s Pete Nicholls, Terance Kay, Carbon Copy and Katie Goodman.
Admission entry: £8 online or £10 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 9th Janaury 2016
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way Is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more!
Admission entry:
Website:  www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 9th January 2016
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Brightly’s on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 9th January 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing the best of RnB, Hip Hop, House and Old School Garage.
Admission entry: Free before 11.30pm if on the guest list
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 9th January 2016
Time: Open from 9.30pm
Event: The Chicago’s Experience
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Chicago’s DJ’s playing 80’s, 90’s and 00’s plus all your party favourites.
Admission entry: £6
Website: www.evokenightclub.com

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That Festive Feeling!

For one night only the show was renamed ‘That Festive Feeling’ as the playlist consisted of Christmas tunes to get you in the festive spirit.

As well as throwing in a few classics, mostly pop and even rap (yes you read right rap) artists were played with their own Christmas songs in addition to a few covers.

Here is the playlist:
Taylor Swift – Christmas Must Be Something More
Ariana Grande – Santa Tell me
Britney Spears – My Only wish this year
Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
Ludacris – Ludacrismas
Cascada – Last Christmas
Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree
Kylie – Everyday’s Like Christmas
Sam Smith – Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Scouting For Girls – Christmas In The Air
Glenn Hodge Banned – Santa’s Coming Round This Time Next Week
Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
Killers – Don’t Shoot Me Santa
Coldplay – Christmas Lights
Stacey Solomon – Driving Home for Christmas
Band Aid 30 (2014) – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

And don’t forget to check out this years Presenter Picks!
www.phoenixfm.com/2015/12/01/presenters-picks-2015

 

As it was the last show before Christmas and The New Year, The Phoenix FM Club Guide got a special seasonal edition, showing local club nights happening over the festive period:

The Phoenix FM Club Guide Christmas Special

Date: 24th December 2015
Time: 6pm – 2am
Event: Boat Party Promotions Christmas Eve Special
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: 5 different DJ’s playing House, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 24th December 2015
Time:
Event: Christmas Eve
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Free Christmas Antlers, DJ’s playing til late, with a confetti cannon at midnight.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 24th December 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: Christmas Eve
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: A spectacular show with DJ’s Mat Format, Liam Bone and Swain Foreman playing Club Classics, R&B and House.
Admission entry: £5 early bird ticket
Website: www.ctznbar.com

Date: 24th December 2015
Time: 9am – 4am
Event: Christmas Eve
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: British DJ/Producer/Remixer TS7 aka Thomas Sampson will be at Fiction with his blend of Garage, House and Electronic Beats.
Admission entry: £6 online, £8 before 11pm, £10 after on the door
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 24th December 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Christmas Eve
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Kosho counts down the big day by playing House, R&B and UK Garage.
Admission entry: £5
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 26th December 2015
Time: 9.30pm – 3am
Event: Boxing Day: Back to the Old Skool
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: 2 rooms full of Classic Old Skool R’n’B and Hip Hop as well as Garage.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 31st December 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: Marbsfest New Year’s Eve Party
Location: The Brentwood Centre, Brentwood
Details: Headlined by Mark Wright and DJ Colin Francis with Celebrity guests such as Phats & Small, Rozalla and Slipmatt. There will also be a Photo Shoot Wall, dancers, bongo players, a saxophonist, violinist and much more!
Website: www.marbsfest.com

Date: 31st December 2015
Time: Open until 2am
Event: New Years Eve Party
Location: The Teriss Bar
Details: With resident DJ Shane Challenger
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 31st December 2015
Time:
Event: New Years Eve Party
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Las Vegas night themed night.
Admission entry: £5
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 31st December 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: New Year Eve
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Dance into 2016 with a bang as DJ Majestic guest DJ’s alongside residents Joe Langenhan and Katie Goodman.
Admission entry: £5 early bird ticket
Website: www.circuitessex.com

 

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Live Exclusive with Franklin Lake

Tay and Jude returned to the Phoenix FM Studio tonight alongside Franklin Lake band memebers Ed and Carl who unfortunately couldn’t make their first interview back in July.

The boys came with some very exciting news that their new single ‘Fighter’ will be released in the new year and That Friday Feeling had the privileged of being the first to play it out on radio!

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While promoting the track, which will be available for purchase on 15th Janaury 2016, Franklin Lake also talked about their recent gigs, success of their first EP ‘Supersonic’ and started to feel festive as they answered some questions about their Christmas plans.

You can listen back to the interview and the first exclusive air play of ‘Fighter’ here:

To find out more about Franklin Lake, check out their social media:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FranklinLake1
Twitter: www.twitter.com/franklinlake_

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Please Welcome To The Stage…

Taylor Swift’s World Tour, 1989, is nearing the end this week and she surprised the crowds with a different celebrity guest every night. From singers, to actors and TV personalties, Swift invited a famous face to join her on stage for a duet on every date of the tour.

On tonight’s show we took a look at who performed with Swift when and where and also played the tracks they say together.

Here is the list of festured artists with the dates and location (and the playlist):

May 15, 2015: “Tenerife Sea” with Ed Sheeran in Las Vegas.

May 30, 2015: “Radioactive” with Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons  in Detroit, Michigan.

June 13, 2015: “Fight Song” with Rachel Platten; in Philadelphia

July 10, 2015: “Can’t Feel My Face” with The Weeknd;  in New Jersey.

July 11, 2015: “Jealous” with Nick Jonas in New Jersey.

July 13, 2015: “Royals” with Lorde in Washington, DC.

July 14, 2015: “Want to Want Me” with Jason Derulo in Washington, DC.

July 24, 2015: “Shut Up and Dance” with Walk the Moon in Massachusette.

August 1, 2015: “Am I Wrong” with Nico & Vinz Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

August 8, 2015: “Trap Queen” with   Wap and Ciara in Seattle, Washington.

August 14, 2015: “Worth It” with Fifth Harmony Santa Clara, California

August 15, 2015: “Black Magic” with Little Mix in Santa Clara, California

August 21, 2015: “Counting Stars” with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic in Los Angeles.

August 22, 2015: “Family Affair” with Mary J. Blige; and actors Chris Rock, Matt LeBlanc and Sean O’Pry  popped up in Los Angeles, California.

August 25, 2015 : John Legend and Taylor Swift perform “All of Me”  in Los Angeles.

August 29, 2015: “Cheerleader” with OMI in San Diego, California.

September 9, 2015: “See You Again” with Wiz Khalifa  in Houston, Texas.

September 26, 2015: “Bleeding Love” with Leona Lewis in Nashville, Tennessee.

September 29, 2015: Nelly “Hot in Herre” with HAIM as back-up dancers for Nelly in St Louis, Missouri.

October 3, 2015: “Boom Clap” with Charli XCX Toronto, Canada.

October 17, 2015: “Love Me like You Do” with Ellie Goulding  Arlington, Texas.

October 24, 2015: “Talking Body” with Tove Lo  in Atlanta, Georgia.

October 27, 2015:  “Give Me Everything” withPitbull; “Livin’ la Vida Loca” with Ricky Martin in Miami, Florida.

October 31, 2015: “Let It Go” with Idina Menzel in Florida.

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 11th December 2015
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: The Couture Club
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Hosted by brand ambassador Ross Worswick, The Couture Club takes over The Sugar Hut.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 11th December 2015
Time:
Event: Open until 1.30am
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ Shane Challenger will be spinning the decks and dropping some bangers.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.twitter.com/terissbar

Date: 11th December 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Charlie Tee.
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Renowned for her energetic House, tech and bass fuled sets Charlie Tee is welcome backed to Fiction alongside resident DJ Kicker and Craig B.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 11th December 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: DubRocca and Tom Bull
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: DJ set from Ministry of Sound’s two newest signings, DubRocca and Tom Bull.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 11th Decmber 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Sophisticated Parties’ Christmas Party
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s including Liam Bone, Brad James and Danny Woodhouse playing RnB and House over two rooms.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 11th December 2015
Time: 9.30pm – 3.30am
Event: Aru Winter Ball: Feat. AJ King
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ AJ King and a snow machine!
Admission entry: £8
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 12th December 2016
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Low Steppa (Simma Black)
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: The legend of House music, Low Steppa in the main room with residents Pete Nicholls and Joe Langenhan.  While Ego is in the Ver2 Lounge.
Admission entry: Online £8, £10 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 12th December 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 12th December 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With DJ Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 12th December 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing R&B, House, Hip Hop and Classics.
Admission Entry: £4 before 11pm, £6 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 13th December 2015
Time: 7pm – 1am
Event: Movement Sundayz
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Hosted by Darren Manning with Joe Langenhan and friends.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

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Most Streamed 2015

With it being the first show of December, reminding us we are coming to the end of the year, tonight’s playlist was all about the most streamed artists and songs of 2015.

With records being broken by Justin Bieber for the most streams in a day, Drake takes the title for most streamed artist in the world while Ed Sheeran is the most streamed in the UK.
Although the males might be sitting at the top, the females of the music industry had their own list of the top five streamed in the UK and Globally.

Below is the full list:

Top Five Artists in the UK

1) Ed Sheeran
With more than 3 billion streams to date, Sheeran had 59 million listeners this year.

2) The Weeknd
3) Drake
4) Sam Smith
5) Kanye West

Top Five Females in the UK

1) Rihanna
Even though she hasn’t released an album ‘Anti’ yet (due for a supporting tour next year) Rihanna has had over one billion streams and 57 million listeners this year, making her the most streamed not only in the UK but in the world too!

2) Beyoncé
3) Ellie Goulding
4) Nicki Minaj
5) Sia

Top Five Tracks in the UK

1) ‘Cheerleader’ (Felix Jaehn Remix) – OMI

2) ‘Uptown Funk’ – Mark Ronson
3) ‘Lean On’ (ft. MØ & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer
4) ‘Take Me To Church’ – Hozier
5) ‘See You Again’ (ft. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa

Top Five Albums in the UK

1) Beauty Behind The Madness- The Weeknd
This album had 60 million listeners.

2) Chaos And The Calm- James Bay
3) Communion- Years & Years
4) Peace Is The Mission– Major Lazer
5) Me 4 U– OMI​

Top Five Global Artists (also Top Five Global Male Artists)

1) Drake
Drake had over 1.8 billion streams this year.

2)Ed Sheeran
3) The Weeknd
4) Maroon 5
5)Kanye West

Top Five Global Female Artists

1) Rihanna

2) Ariana Grande
3) Nicki Minaj
4) Beyoncé
5) Ellie Goulding

Top Five Global Tracks

1) ‘Lean On’ (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer 
Being streamed over 540 million times across the world Major Lazer’s collaboration is the most streamed song of the year and of Spotify’s entire history!

2) ‘Cheerleader’ – Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit – OMI
3) ‘Uptown Funk’ – Mark Ronson
4) ‘See You Again’ (ft. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa
5) ‘Love Me Like You Do’ – Ellie Goulding

Top Five Global Albums

1) Beauty Behind The Madness- The Weeknd

2) If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late- Drake
3) Peace Is The Mission- Major Lazer
4) Stories- Avicii
5) Title- Meghan Trainor

Justin Bieber set a record for not only the year but of all time for the most streams in one day. His new album ‘Purpose’ got 36 million streams on 13th November alone.. And the streams kept coming that week as he then had over 205million streams, setting the record for the most album streams in a single week.

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 4th December 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Sweet Female Attitude
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Sweet Female Attitude performs her hit track ‘Flowers’ live while resident DJ’s Liam Bone and Sam Lashmar are on the decks.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 4th December 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Fridays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With guest DJ Neev and resident DJ Ollie Weeks on the decks.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 4th December 2015
Time: Open until 1am
Event:
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: With resident DJ Shane Challenger
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 4th December 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Entourage
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Hear the freshest R’n’B and House delivered by resident DJ’s Craig B, Chris Vibes, Brad James and DJ Kicker.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 4th December 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Luck & Neat
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: MC Luck and DJ Neat bringing some Garage, Commercial House and R&B live!
Admission entry: £5 online, £8 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 5th December 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: DJ SkyHigh
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Four Rooms playing the best in Commercial, Dance, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 5th December 2015
Time: 9.30pm – 4am
Event: The Chicago’s Experience
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Chicago’s DJs, playing 80s / 90s and 00s & all your party favourites with  the current top 40 and trending tracks in the Ice Bar.
Admission entry: £6 online
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 5th December 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location:  Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing R&B, House, hip Hop and Classics.
Admission entry: £4 before 11pm, £6 after
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 5th December 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Did Someone Say
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With DJ’s Danny Bailey Tom Short and Wade Kadir.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 5th December 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way Is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath spinning the best anthems all night.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 5th December 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Hat Club
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: DJ Battle between Damien Stone and Dave Lee. Free hats to everyone!
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

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Now That’s What I Call 10 Albums!

With the recent album in the Now That’ What I Call Music collection released this week, tonight we had a look back at the past 10 ‘Now’s’ leading up to this one.
Now That’s What I Call Music 92 came out last week on 20th November, just in time for Christmas!

Tonight we went back to Now That’s What I Call Music 82 with a track list of songs from 2012 and worked our way up to the present day playing tunes from each CD.

Here is the playlist:

82

Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khailfia – Payphone

DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora – Hot Right Now

(July 2012)

 

 

83

Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child

Ne-yo – Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)

(November 2012)

 

 

84

Bastille – Pompeii

Bridgit Mendler – Ready or Not

(March 2013)

 

 

85Jason Derulo – The Other Side

The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna

(July 2013)

 

 

86

Ellie Goulding – Burn

Lorde – Royals

(November 2013)

 

 

87

5 Seconds of Summer – Looks So Perfect

Pixie Lott – Nasty

(April 2014)

 

 

88 Rixton – Me and My Broken Heart

Fuse ODG feat Sean Paul – Dangerous Love

 

 

 

89

Magic! – Rude

The Script – Superheros

(November 2014)

 

 

90

Years and Years – King

Ben Haenow – Something I Need

Alesso feat. Tove Lo – Heroes (We Could Be)

(March 2015)

 

91 Omi (Felix Jaehn Remix) – Cheerleaders

Tinie Tempah fet. Jess Glynn – Not Letting Go

Lost Frequencies – Are You With Me

Walk The Moon – Shut Up and Dance

(July 2015)

92

Kygo feat Ella Henderson – Here For You

Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?

Olly Murrs – Kiss Me

In2 – WSTRN

Ed Sheeran – Photograph

(November 2015)

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 27th November 2015
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Tania Amazon
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Guest DJ Tania Amazon DJ’s alongside residents Liam Bone and Brad Barnes.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 27th November 2015
Time: Open until 2am
Event: World Championship Heavy Weight Boxing
Location: O’Neills, Brentwood
Details: Showing live Klitschko vs Fury
Admission entry: No tickets required
Website: www.twitter.com/ONeills_Bwood

Date: 27th November 2015
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event: Friday Night’s
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: With resident DJ Shane Challenger.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 27th November 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 27th November 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With a Black Friday Sale (9am – 11.59pm)
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 27th November 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Majestic
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Special Guest DJ Majestic plays live.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 27th November 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Kosho Friday’s
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Pete Nicholls and Sam Callaghan playing RnB, House and Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 28th November 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe In…Empire Sounds
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Residents Craig B and DJ Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House, whilst Chris Vibes hosts the Spare Room with pure R’n’B.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 28th November 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: As I Am
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: As I Am produces tracks with a big baseline and a distinctive club feel which you will hear alongside resident DJ’s Ego and Joe Langenhan.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 28th November 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Meet and greet with Katie Price
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Music from DJ Ollie Weeks and BlitzKan with an appearance from Katie Price.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 28th November 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing the best of R&B, Hip Hop, House and Old School Garage.
Admission entry: Free is on the guest list until 11.30pm
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 2nd December 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Wildlife Wednesdays
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Two rooms of music, in the Ice room it’s R’n’B, Hip Hop and Bashment, with House, Commercial and Mash Up in the main room.
Admission entry: £4 online, £5 on the door
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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1 Million Singles Sold

This week it was announced after 20 years since it’s release date, No Doubt’s single Don’t Speak hit the million sales mark alongside Eminem’s Lose Yourself. It’s not the first time Eminem has achieved a million UK sales for a single as even though Lose Yourself came out first in 2002, his collaboration with Rihanna Love The Way You Lie reached a million in 2011, a year after its release.

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Three artists appear twice on the 1 million single sales list which are Katy Perry (Roar and Firework) Ed Sheeran (Thinking Out Loud and A Team) and Rihanna who also lends her vocals to Calvin Harris’ 1 million hit We Found Love. 

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Lady Gaga more impressively managed to have two of her singles sell a million copies in the UK from the same year! Back in 2009 Bad Romance and Poker Face joined the list. But the one and only Pharrell Williams beats them both as he appears 3 times with tracks Blurred Lines featuring Robin Thicke, The Collaboration with Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers Get Lucky and his solo single Happy – all released in 2013!

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With only 161 songs since the 40’s reaching the 1 million mark, some of these were played on tonight’s show, these were:

Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Saggy ft RikRok – It Wasn’t Me
Adele – Someone Like You
Gotye f Kimbra – Somebody I Used to Know
David Guetta ft Sia – Titanium
Cheryl – Fight For This Love
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
Carely Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
One Republic – Counting Stars
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith – La La La
Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Clean Bandit – Rather Be

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 20th November 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Michael Andre
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Michael Andre is back in the main room playing alongside DJ’s Brad Barnes and Nimblefingerz.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 20th November 2015
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event: Live and Loud
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Admission entry: A live collaboration of Will Childs singing with Bongo Ben on percussion.
Website: www.twitter.com/terissbar

Date: 20th November 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Masterstepz
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Resident DJ Pete Nicholls playing RnB, Commercial House and Garage.
Admission entry: £5 online, £8 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 20th November 2015
Time: 10pm – 5am
Event: Way Back Wen
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With many different DJ’s, headlined by Nicky Blackmarket.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 20th November 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event:  Sophisticated Parties
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s Brad James, Liam Bone and Danny Woodhouse playing RnB and House over two rooms.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 21st November 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Selfie Party
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Hosted by Jacqui Ryland
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.koshobar.co.uk

Date: 21st November 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Kideko and Warrior
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Brighton based producer Kideko has had official remixes for the likes of Sigma and Shift K3y while Drum Warrior Dean Oram is one of the world’s leading club percussionists.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 21st November 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: With DJ Darren Heath plating all the up to date anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 21st November 2015
Time: 9.30pm – 4am
Event: The Chicago’s Experience
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details:  Chicago’s DJs, playing 80s / 90s and 00s & all your party favourites with Current top 40 and trending tracks in the ice bar.
Admission entry: £6 online
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 21st November 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 22nd November 2015
Time: From 7pm
Event: Sunday Sessions
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: Taliah Dalorto returns to Suite104 to sing live.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 22nd November 2015
Time: Open until 12am
Event: Sunday Sessions
Location:  Missoula, Romford
Details: Resident DJ Tristain plays the best of Old School RnB.
Admission entry: Free all night
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

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Lip Sync Battle Comes to the UK!

With the announcement this week that ex Spice Girl Mel B will be hosting the UK version of the popular US comedy show Lip Sync Battle, tonight’s show played some tracks which celebs have mimed to on the show.

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Lips Sync Battle is hosted by LL Cool J and derived from a section on US chat show Tonight With Jimmy Fallon. The idea is that two celebrities mime and perform aka dance/walk about the stage/put some emotion into a chosen song in front of a live audience. In the second round they get to add costume and stage design too. The audience then get to choose who wins by cheering for who they want to be the champion, the celeb with the loudest cheer is the winner.

Here are some of the actors, singers, sports stars and comedians who have appeared on the show, alongside the songs they performed which makes up the playlist for tonight’s That Friday Feeling

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson vs Jimmy Fallon
Johnson: Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
Fallon: Like a Prayer – Madonna

Johnson got Saturday Night Fever during his round 2!

Johnson got Saturday Night Fever during his round 2!

Common vs John Legend
Common: MC Hammer – You Can’t Touch This
Legend: All of me

Iggy Azelea vs Nick Young
Young: Sugar – Maroon 5
Azelea: Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag

Salt vs Pepa
Salt: It’s Tricky – RUN D.M.C
Pepa: Firework – Katy Perry

Deion Sanders vs Justin Bieber
Sanders: Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
Bieber: Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry

Bieber also performed as Ozzy Osbourne for round 2.

Bieber also performed as Ozzy Osbourne for round 2.

Gregg Sulkin vs Victoria Justice
Sulking: Milkshake – Kelis
Justice: Hot in Here – Nelly

Stephen Merchant vs Malin Akerman
Merchant: Dirrty – Christina Aguilera
Akerman: Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo

Julianne Hough vs Derek Hough
Jullianne: All About That Bass – Megan Trainor
Derek: Chandelier – Sia

Anne Hathaway vs Emily Blunt
Hathaway: Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Blunt: No Diggity – Blackstreet

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Hathaway re-enacted the Wrecking Ball music video complete with sledge hammer licking!

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 13th November 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Bow Ties and Cocktail Party
Location:  Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Hosted by DJ Darren Privett and also featuring Nimblefingerz
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 13th November 2015
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event:
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ Shane Challenger on the decks.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 13th November 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ’s Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 13th November 2015
Time: 9.30pm – 4am
Event: The Chicago’s Experience
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: The ultimate party destination with Chicago’s DJs, playing 80s, 90s and 00s and all your party favourites. With current top 40 and trending tracks in the Ice Bar.
Admission entry: £5 online
Website: www.evokenightclub.com

Date: 13th November 2015
Time: Open until 3.30pm
Event: CTZN Friday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Max Denham headlining with Liam Bone alongside.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 14th November 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details:  Resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing House, RnB, Hip Hop and Classics.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm if on the guest list.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 14th November 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Entourage
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: The freshest R’n’B and House, delivered to you by residents DJ Kicker, Craig B, Chris Vibes and Brad James.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 14th November 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: With DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 14th November 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: CJiDJ
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Pete Nicholls playing House and RnB.
Admission entry: £5 online, £8 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 14th November 2015
Time:  Open until 3am
Event:  Missoula Saturdays
Location:  Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 15th November 2015
Time: 7pm
Event: Sunday Sessions
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details:  Libby Holden sings live.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 15th November 2015
Time: 7pm – 1am
Event: Movement
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Hosted by Ollie Cipa with Joe Langehan and friends.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/koshobar


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Flashback Friday: Chart Toppers Debut Albums

This week was Flashback Friday as That Friday Feeling looked back at the début albums of the chart toppers!

Maroon 5 – Songs About Jane (2002)

Maroon 5 songs about jane

Their first single was called, Harder To Breathe and the second single from the album is possible the more well known track This Love. The song got to number 3 in the UK charts, being one of their highest chart toppers, with the more recent Payphone as the only number 1.

 

 

Justin Bieber – My World 2.0 (2010)

 

justin b - my worldBieber has had many collaborations, his first being on his debut single, Baby, with Ludcacris. He has also sung with Jayden Smith, Usher, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Carely Rae Jepson, Juicy J and of course most recently Skrillex.  But back in 2010 he had a top ten hit with Sean Kingston called Eniee Meanie.

 

 

Chris Brown – Chris Brown (2005)

chris brownWhat a way to introduce yourself to the music world by putting out an album entitled by your own name. Well that’s what Chris Brown did in 2005 and it seems to have worked has he has done very well since. From his first single Run It which got to number two, he has had many chart entries and collaborations. Including his first number 1 Turn it Up Louder.
 


Beyonce –Dangerously  in Love (2001)

dangerouslyinloveWhile she was in girl band Destiny’s Child, Beyonce produced a solo album during a time where they focused on their own projects. Releasing her first solo album Dangerously In Love, which debuted at number 1, the first single Crazy in Love is an unforgettable track that is danced to in the clubs still to this date, with all the girls, and some guys, doing that booty popping move she did in the music video.

 

 

Sam Smith – In The Loney Hour (2014)

Sam_Smith_In_the_Lonely_HourSam Smith first burst onto the music scene by lending his vocals to Disclosure’s Latch in 2012 and then he had a number 1 with Naughty Boy and La La La. Then only just last year he released his debut album In the Lonely Hour which he has had many successful hits from including his second single which when to number one, Money on My Mind.

 

 

Jess Glynne – I Cry When I Laugh

jess-glynne-i-cry-when-i-laughPossibly the most recent debut album in the Charts is Jess Glynne’s I Cry when I Laugh which was released only a few months ago. Jess had already established herself as vocals on Clean Bandit’s Rather Be and Route 94’s My Love but now she can say she has her own singles. Including Hold My Hand, her recent Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself and her debut solo single Right Here.

 
Sigala – Easy Love (2015)

sigala easy loveThe debut single from Sigala hit number one a week after entering the charts at 71. Good things should come from this guy as he co wrote Ella Eyres collaboration with Sigma, Good Times.

 

 

 

Calvin Harris – I Created Disco (2007)

Calvin_Harris_-_I_Created_DiscoBack in 2007 the richest DJ in the world released what would make him the big superstar and rich man he is now, his first album I Created Disco. His first ever song, that he released into the charts, Acceptable in the 80’s, peaked at number 10.

 

 


Ellie Goulding – Lights (2010)

lights ellie gouldingStarry Eyed was the follow up single for Ellie Goulding’s debut album and also became the most successful single peaking at number 4. But she has of course out down herself and got number ones for Burn and Love Me Like You Do.
 

 

The Phoenix FM Events Guide

Date: 9th October 2015
Time: 7pm-  3am
Event: Just Parties
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With DJ’s Joe Rose, Sam Callaghan and Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/koshobar

Date: 9th October 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Entourage
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Hear DJ’s Kicker, Craig B, Chris Vibe and Brad James play the freshest RnB and House.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 9th October 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: with resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 9th October 2015
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event:
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ Shane Challenger
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date:  10th October 2015
Time: 9.30pm – 4am
Event: The Chicago’s Experience
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: With Chicago’s DJs, playing 80s, 90s and 00s and all your party favourites. And in the Ice Bar the top 40 and trending tracks will be playing.
Admission entry: £5
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 10th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing House, RnB, Hip Hop and Classics.
Admission entry: Free entry until 11pm on the guest list
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 10th October 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: In-House
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: With DJ’s Joe Langenham and Sam Lashmer in the main room and Ego in the Ver2 Lounge.
Admission entry: £8 online, £10 on the door.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 10th October 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Romford, Missoula
Details: With Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 10th September 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 10th October 2015
Time: 9pm – 3.3am
Event: Mista P’s Farewell Party
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Sugar Hut says farewell to their long running DJ Mista P who hangs up his headphones and plays for the last time. There will be four rooms playing the best in Commercial, Dance, R&B, and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

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Mon Amie Interview

After getting through the live auditions, boot camp and now facing the 6 chair challenge, X Factor girl band, Mon Amie visited Phoenix FM for an exclusive interview.

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Izzy and Monifa sat in the studio while Honey joined in on the phone. Unfortunately Abi couldn’t make it due to touring with Italia Conti, the stage school where the girls all first met and formed as Mon Amie.

With Rita saying she ‘really loves the girl band’ and Simon being ‘really impressed’, they have been a hit for the judges and have even changed Cheryl’s original opinion after only getting 3 yes’ and not the full house for their audition.

During the interview they tell us about their journey so far, from putting the band together only a few months ago, doing their first ever live performance together in front of thousands of people, to where they are currently gigging. I also played their covers of Usher’s With or Without you and Rihanna’s Diamonds, both of which can be heard integrated within the interview below.

Keep a look out for Mon Amie on X Factor’s 6 Chair Challenge starting Sunday night and running for the next three weekends.

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 2nd October 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: DJ Loose
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Expected to get very busy at Citizen tonight as international DJ Loose takes to the decks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 2nd October 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Fridays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 Floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 2nd October 2015
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Propaganda Friday’s
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details:  Expect Blink 182, The 1975, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Rudimental, Beyoncé, The Strokes, The Vaccines, Taylor Swift and more!
Admission entry: £4 in advance, £5 on the door
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 2nd October 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: X:Pose
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Pete Nicholls and Katie Goodman with a debut from X:pose.
Admission entry: £5 online, £8 on the door.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 2nd October 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Kosho Fridays
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With host Darren Manning, DJ’s Joe Rose, Sam Callaghan and an appearance from TOWIE’s Ricky Rayment.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/koshobar

Date: 2nd October 2015
Time: Open until 1.30pm
Event: Friday’s
Location: The Teriss, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ Shane Challenger is joined by special guest Bongo Ben
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 3rd October 2015
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: DJ Skyhigh
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: 4 rooms playing the best in Commercial, Dance, R&B and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 3rd October 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig Band Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 3rd October 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems and more.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 4th October 2015
Time: From 6.30pm
Event: The Sunday Sessions
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: Taliah Dalorto sings live.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 6th October 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: I’m a Fresher
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ’s Afro B, P Montana, Special D,DJ Dee,Furmzy, Bempah, Super Midzee and DJ Fux.
Admission entry: Tickets £10
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

 

 

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Live Concert DVD’s – Relive the tour!

Ed Sheeran has announced he is going to release a concert film of his tour which supported his album ‘X’. It will be called Jumpers for Goalposts and will include performances from Wembley Stadium as well as a bit behind the scenes of him during the tour.

It’s release is going to be something amazing! On the 22nd October will be the worldwide premiere where he will do a live performance which will be beamed via satellite, along with the film, from London’s Leicester Square, which is going to have a green carpet, to thousands of cinema screens around the world. And then it will continue to be in them selected cinemas from 23rd – 25th October.

Therefore tonight we played songs from other artists which have live concert DVD’s available.
Many of the singers have had a fair few DVD’s released but below are the name of some of them:

Kylie Minogue 

show girlMinogue debuted her number one single ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ on her On A Night Like This Tour. The DVD called Live in Sydney also reached number- one on the UK DVD chart in October 2001.

2002’s Fever tour had costumes and stage designs inspired by sci-fi films. Its DVD won Best Music DVD at the DVD Awards in February 2003.


Filmed during her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, the Showgirl DVD
 became the 10th best selling DVD in Australia.

 

Katy Perry

Prismatic World Tour katy perryPerry’s Prismatic World Tour Live DVD is currently available for pre order. Fans can relive seven thematic acts which Perry did during her tour as well as exclusive extras.

Her autobiography film Part Of Me came out in 2012 featuring clips from her childhood as well as performances from her 2011 California Dreams tour. Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Jessie J make cameos in the film and there’s also scenes of Perry dealing with the breakdown of her marriage with comedian Russell Brand.

 

One Direction 

this is us one directionThe first headlining tour for the 1D boys was to support their debut album of the same name Up All Night. A DVD accompanied the tour showing their performance in January 2012 at the International Centre in Bournemouth. The video concert DVD was a global success, topping the charts in 25 countries. The video album has sold over one million copies worldwide.

In 2014 there was a DVD recording a performance from their 3rd tour, Where We Are, but also they did a film similar to Katy Perry, called This Is Us. The DVD contains live concert footage from London’s O2 Arena and footage from their lives pre- and post X Factor.

Miley Cyrus

Miley bangerzCyrus’ Best of Both Worlds Tour was her debut concert tour in 2008. It was in order to support the double-disc album Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus where Cyrus showcased her own songs for the first time and at the tour performed as herself for the first time too.

The Wonder World Tour was Cyrus’ 2nd tour in 2009 and sang just as herself. A DVD was produced of this but maybe the most interesting to watch would be her most recent tour, Bangerz. That could be a proven by the fact The Bangerz Tour DVD was a commercial success after being certified platinum on its first date, selling 30.000 copies.

 

Madonna

rebel heart madonnaMadonna has done ten tours over her career since 1985 with her most recent currently still being carried out in support of her 13th album Rebel Heart. The tour finishes in March and there may be a DVD following it, however she already has three out showing performances from tours such as MDNA from 2013, Confessions from 2006 and Drowned from 2001.

 

 

 

Take That

take thatIn 1994 The Everything Changes Tour was the bands second tour and the first European tour. The tour was to promote the album Everything Changes. A video, yes a video, was available to purchase after this as was for the 1993 party tour, 1994 Pop Tour and 1995 Nobody Else Tour.

They then reached the 21st century in 2007 with The Beautiful World Tour in 2007 which ran from October 11 to December 31, in a number of European countries. The O2 gigs on 6th and 7th December were recorded and release on a limited edition 2-disc DVD. Their great hits tour called The Ultimate Tour in 2006, The Progress Live tour in 2011 and the most recent Take That Live 2015, with only Gary, Mark and Howard, have all had DVD releases too.

JLS

eyes wide open jlsThe release of JLS: Eyes Wide Open 3D made them the first British music act to release a 3D film. It was filmed at The O2 Arena during the tour for their second album OuttaThis World in December 2010/January 2011 and incorporated documentary footage. It was shown exclusively for three days only from 3 June 2011 in over 300 UK cinemas.

Their last tour before the band spilt, was called Goodbye – Greatest Hits Tour. You can re-watch their last ever performances of their most loved tunes on DVD with behind the scenes footage as well as a final farewell message from the boys.

Beyonce

beyonce world tourThe I Am World Tour took place between March 2009 and February 2010, in support of her third studio album from 2008 I am…Sasha Fierce. It shows us back stage moments with performances from the tour including the guest appearances from Hsusband Jay-Z and Kanye West. Beyonce produced, directed and edited the concert film for her own production company. She edited the DVD for nine months and it serves as her directorial debut. It became the best-selling music DVD of 2010 and 7th of 2011.

Live at Rose Land: Elements of 4 was released in November 2011and includes 4 performance at The Roseland Ballroom in New York.

The Beyonce Experience Live in 2006 shows her performance in California as part of her The Beyonce Experience Live Tour.

Beyonce’s first concert film, Dangerously in Love was in support of her first solo studio album Dangerously in Love which had a tour of the same name.

Destiny’s Child

world tour destinys childThe World Tour includes bonus videos, as well as their performances in the Netherlands in 2003.

The follow up in DVD in 2006 was Destiny’s Child: Live in Atlanta. The DVD was filmed during the Atlanta visit of the Destiny Fulfilled … And Lovin’ It Tour, which supported their last studio album before the girls broke up.

Blue

one love live tour blueBlue released a DVD of their first ever tour, One Love, back in 2003 as a support for their second album also called One Love. Their following album and tour of the same name, Guilty, was live at Wembly and had a DVD capturing the performance in 2008.

 

 

 

Eminem

anger management tour emienmEminem not just one, but three DVD’s released for his Anger Management Tour which went around Europe. A DVD was first released in 2002 containing backstage footage with live guests D12, Xzibit, Marilyn Manson, and Dido. The second DVD out in 2005 shows his performance in Detroit, Michigan with more behind the scenes footage and Eminem’s whole performance including with special guests Obie Trice and once again D12. Then finally in 2007 a DVD of the 2005 performance in New York City’s Madison Square Garden was released.

 

 

Usher 

usher omgUsher Released his Truth Tour – Behind the Truth: Live from Atlanta DVD in but also released in 2011 his DVD of his OMG Tour. This showed his performance from The O2. Named after one of his singles the OMG Tour was Usher’s third concert tour  Visiting North America, Asia, Europe and Australia, the tour accompanied his sixth studio album, Raymond v. Raymond.
 

 

 

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 25th September 2015
Time: From 7.30pm
Event: Phoenix Friday’s
Location: Shenfield Cricket Club
Details: Live music from Adam Wedd, Eloise Jane Gray, Jessica Ali and Lydia Lucy.
Admission: £7 on the door
Website: Steve Roache 07952 498009

Date: 25th September 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Reflex: Through the Decades
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Enjoy the great sounds from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s
Admission entry: Free until 11pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 25th September 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With resident DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 25th September 1015
Time: Open Unil 1.30am
Event:
Location: The Teriss Bar
Details: Resident DJ Shane Challenger on the decks.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk/events

Date: 25th September 2015
Time: 10.30 – 4am
Event: Propaganda Fridays: Launch Party
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Expect Blink 182, The 1975, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Rudimental, Beyoncé, The Strokes, The Vaccines, Taylor Swift and more!
Admission entry: £4 in advance, £5 on the door.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 25th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: 2 Damn Hot
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Bashment party meets Afrobeats and RnB with Black Steel, DJ Diza, Diamond Star and Chuckster.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 25th September 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Colin Francis
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford.
Details: Nationally known DJ Colin Francis plays tonight alongside residents Liam Bone and Sam Lashmar.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 25th September 2015
Time: From 7pm
Event: Just Parties
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Just Parties takes over Kosho tonight.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/koshobar

Date: 26th September 2015
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Michael Andre
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Four Rooms playing the best in Commercial, Dance, RnB, and Club Classics with Michael Andre on his monthly appearance.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 26th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in… Pep & Rash
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: The Dutch duo specialise in various House styles and return to Fiction after their extraordinary performance on May Bank Holiday.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 26th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Toucan
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Back from Ibiza the female DJ and producer duo, Toucan, comes to Circuit.
Admission entry: £8 online, £10 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 26th September 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 Floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

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MTV EMA 2015 Nominations!

With the MTV European Music Awards coming up on the 25th October in Milan tonight’s playlist consisted of a number of nominee’s.

Taylor Swift is in the lead as she has been nominated in 9 of the categories. After not being nominated for any last year, she is sure to win an award at the ceremony to stand next to her 4 2015 VMA’s!

taylor wsift vma

Here is the full list of categories and nominations:

Best Song
Ellie Goulding: ‘Love Me Like You Do’
Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ: ‘Lean On’
Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars: ‘Uptown Funk’
Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar: ‘Bad Blood’
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth: ‘See You Again’

Best Pop
5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Best Female
Ellie Goulding
Miley Cyrus
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Best Male
Ed Sheeran
Jason Derulo
Justin Bieber
Kanye West
Pharrell Williams

Best Live Act
Ed Sheeran
Foo Fighters
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
Taylor Swift

Best New Act
Echosmith
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Shawn Mendes
Tori Kelly

Best Video
Kendrick Lamar: ‘Alright’
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: ‘Downtown’
Pharrell Williams: ‘Freedom’
Sia: ‘Elastic Heart’
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar: ‘Bad Blood’

Best Rock
AC/DC
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Muse
Royal Blood

Best Alternative
Fall Out Boy
Florence + the Machine
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
Twenty One Pilots

Best Hip-hop
Drake
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

Best Electronic
Avicii
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix

Best Push
Echosmith
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Kwabs
Natalie La Rose
Royal Blood
Shamir
Shawn Mendes
Tori Kelly
Years & Years
Zara Larsson

Best Collaboration
David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rhexa & Afrojack: ‘Hey Mama’
Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo: ‘Where Are You Now?’
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars: ‘Uptown Funk’
Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar: ‘Bad Blood’
Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth: ‘See You Again’

Biggest Fans
5 Seconds of Summer
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Best Look
Justin Bieber
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift

Best World Stage
Afrojack – Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland UK 2014
Alicia Keys – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014
B.O.B. – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014
Biffy Clyro – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014
Charli XCX – Circus, Helsinki, Finland 2014
Dizzee Rascal – Isle of MTV, Malta 2014
Ed Sheeran – V Festival, Hylands Park, UK 2014
Iggy Azalea – Wireless Festival, London, UK 2014
Jason Derulo – Isle of MTV, Malta 2015
Jessie Ware – Cork, Ireland 2014
Kaiser Chiefs – MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2014
Slash – O2 Academy Glasgow, Scotland UK 2014
Tomorrowland – Belgium & Brazil 2015
YG – MTV Evolution, Manila, Philippines 2015

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 18th September 2015
Time: Open until late
Event: Rugby World Cup
Location:  The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Showing the first England World Cup Rugby match followed by Shane Challenger DJing from 10pm
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/terissbar

Date: 18th September 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Sophisticated Parties
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing House and RnB over 2 floors – Brad James, Liam Bone, Mooresy and Danny Woodhouse.
Admission entry: Free before midnight.
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 18th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Bongo Ben
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Bongo Ben plays live at The Sugar Hut.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 18th September 2015
Time: From 7pm
Event: Boutique Events
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: with DJ Kaye
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 18th September 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With DJ Craig Sargent.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 19th September 2015
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event: Closing Party
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: With Steven Mapp spinning the tunes playing many memorable Chicago’s Chelmsford tunes.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 19th September 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Dirty Love
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With DJ’s Dan Whymark, Aaron Plaster, Wade Kadir and Tony Christofi.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/koshobar

Date: 19th September
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event:
Location: Cameo, Romford
Details: Hear nostalgic pop and dance from DJ’s spinning 80’s, 90’s and 00’s classics.
Admission entry: £4 before Midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 19th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: DubRocca
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Feel the base when DubRocca from Ministry of Sound makes his Circuit debut.
Admission entry: £8 before, £10 after.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 19th September 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems with DJ Ollie Weeks on the decks.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10.3pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 19th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelsmford
Details: DJ’s playing the best of R&B, Hip Hop, House and Old Skool Garage.
Admission entry: Free entry until 11pm if on the guestlist.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 23rd September 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Wildlife Wednesdays
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: 2 rooms of music with DJ’s Gary Chapman, Goody and Kicker playing R’n’B, Hip Hop, Bashment, House, Commercial and Mash-Up.
Admission entry: £4 online, £5 on the door
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford/

Date: 24th September 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: C.S.I – Can’t Stay In
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Student night with DJ Rob Moth playing the best tunes and anthems.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

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Official Songs of the Summer 2015

So sadly summer has come to an end, but as we go into the Autumn months That Friday Feeling reminisced back on the top tunes which featured as the backdrop to Summer 2015.
Playing the Official Top 20 Songs of the Summer on tonight’s show we also took a look at some songs which the Phoenix Presenters chose as their Song of the Summer.

To see the full list and hear a playlist of the songs check out this link: http://www.phoenixfm.com/2015/08/31/songs-of-the-summer-2015/

The Official Top 20 Songs of the Summer consist of:

20) Show Me Love – Sam Feldt ft Kimberly Anne
19) Bills – Lunchmoney Lewis
18) I Don’t Like it I Love it – Flo Rida ft Robin Thicke & White
17) Let It go – James Bay
16) Photograph – Ed Sheeran
15) How Deep Is Your Love? – Calvin Harris & Disciples
14) See You Again – Wiz Kahlifa ft Charlie Puth
13) Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
12) House Every Weekend – David Zowie
11) Runaway (U and I) – Galantis

And the Top Ten are:

10) Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber – Where Are U Now?
where are you now

9) Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood
bad blood

8) Years & Years – Shine
shine

7) Major Lazer ft. Mo & DJ Snake – Lean On
lean on

6) Little Mix – Black Magic

black magic
5) Walk the Moon – ‘Shut Up and Dance’

Shut Up and Dance peaked at number 4 back in July and is the 5th  Song of the Summer with sales of 266,000.
shut up and dance
4) Tinie Tempah ft. Jess Glynne – Not Letting Go

Hitting the number 1 spot for two weeks running, Not Letting Go comes in at a respectable 4th with 277,000 sales.
not letting go
3) Cheerleader – Omi (Felix Jaehn Remix)

Omi’s Cheerleader was a popular track with our Phoenix FM Presenters, with 3 choosing it as their song for the summer and it was definitely a hit with others too as it had sales os 295,000.

cheerleader2) Lost Frequencies – Are You with Me

Are You With me hit number 1 on its second week in the Top 40 and is currently enjoying a 10th week in the Top 10. It finished with summer sales of 348,000.

are you with me

1) Jason Derulo – Want to Want Me

And at the Official Song of the Summer 2015 is the number 1 single by none other than Jason Derulo – Want to Want Me.
This track hit the charts in June and strayed at number 1 for 4 weeks. The track sold 391,000 copies.

Hearing the news Derulo said: “Shout out to the UK for making ‘Want to Want Me’ the song of the summer”.
“When I made this song I knew it was special, but these type of accolades reinforce that and keep me hungry for more great moments to come.”

want to want me

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 11th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Did Someone Say…
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: The Did Someone Say team with Danny Bailey taking control with some help from Bongo Ben on the drums.
Admission entry: £5 online, £8 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 11th September 2014
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Entourage
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Hear the freshest R’n’B and House delivered to you by DJ Kicker, Craig B, Chris Vibes and Brad James.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 11th September 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details:  With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry: Free entry if on guest list.
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 11th September 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Jammy and Goody playing Old Skool Garage mixed with a fusion of now and then.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 11th September 2014
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event: Friday Night’s
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: with resident DJ Shane Challenger on the decks.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 12th September 2015
Time: From 9pm
Event: Brad James
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: With DJ’s Brad James, Brad Barnes and Mista P
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.twitter.com/sugarhut

Date: 12th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Play House
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details:  2 rooms of music playing House, RnB, Classics and Dancefloor Fillers featuring weekly live Sax and percussion.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm, £5 after.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 12th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing House, RnB and Hip Hop.
Admission entry: Free entry on the guest list until 11pm
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 12th September 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath spinning all the best up to date anthems all night.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 12th September 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Celebrity Big Brother and Ex on the Beach star Cami Li is at Missoula for a meet and greet.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 13th September 2015
Time: From 5pm
Event: Sunday Session
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: Will Childs is singing live at Suite 104.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 13th September 2015
Time:
Event: Love Juice
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: The trendiest nightlife brand in London, Liverpool, Marbella & Dubai comes to Essex.
Admission entry: Free entry before 5pm, £5 after.
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 16th September 2015
Time: Open until 2am
Event: Boogie Wednesdays
Location: Kosho, Romford.
Details: Playing 80’s and 90’s tunes to banish the midweek blues.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.twitter.com/koshobar

Date: 17th September 2015
Time: 8pm – midnight
Event: Throw Back Thursdays
Location: O’Niells, Brentwood
Details: Student night
Admission entry: Free all night
Website: www.twitter.com/ONeills_Bwood

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Top Ten Richest DJ’s in the World!

1) Calvin Harris ($66 million)
calvin harrisThis is Calvin Harris’ 3rd year in a row at number 1 and this year he matched his earnings from last year, which in pounds is £39.7m.

Being very modest he has said that “The rise of dance music has been astronomical… [he] happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

Well not only is Calvin a very rich man in the sense of money but rich in his relationship too has this year he starting dating Taylor Swift which meant they dethroned Jay and Beyoncé as music’s top-earning couple.

2) David Guetta ($37 Million)

david guettaNot quite making the richest DJ in the word, French producer David Guttea still has some amazing titles under his belt including number 1 on Billboard’s Top Ten Dance – Pop Collaborations of all time with ‘When Love Takes Over’ which features Kelly Rowland.

With 6 number 1’s since 2006, Guettta is in second place for the second year running as he got to the same spot last year when he earned $30m – so he has increased by 7million this year.

3) Tiësto ($36 million)

DJ Tiesto performs at Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand Resort, Las Vegas, America - 05 Jan 2014Possibly the longest going DJ on the list, Tiësto founded his record label back in the late 90’s. He was also the first DJ to play live on stage at the Olympics in 2004 when he performed in Athens for the Summer opening ceremony.
So of course he was high in the list last year and he actually keeps the same spot this year in third place.

 

4) Skrillex & Steve Aoki ($24million)

skrillexYou’ve probably heard a lot of Skrillex recently as his collocation with Diplo and Justin Bieber – ‘Where Are You Now?’-  has been played everywhere. It also won the Best Visual Effects Award at the recent MTV VMA’s and had also been nominated for Best art direction, best editing and Song of the summer.

He has definitely improved since this time last year as he has jumped from 9th place last year to 4th on the richest DJ list.

steve aokiSteve Aoki has worked with some big names, collaborating with producers and vocalists such as will.i.am, Afrojack, LMFAO and Iggy Azelea. He is also known for his remixes.

Upcoming Horror film, The Hive, features tracks from Aoki’s the album Neon Future, not only did he create the soundtrack he also serves as an executive producer

 

6) Avicii ($19 million)

MLB Postseason Pop-Up ConcertSwedish DJ Avicii is probably one of the more well known DJ’s on the list. And it’s not the first time he has been on this list, however he has been over taken this year – going down two notches from his spot at number three last year. With number 1 hits such as ‘I Can Be The One’ with Nicky Romero and ‘Wake Me Up’ in 2013 he has also had 5 top ten’s including his most recent ‘Waiting For Love’.

 

7) Kaskade – ($18 million)

kaskadeBecoming popular back in late 2008 into the early 2009 and releasing 8 albums altogether and one on the way accompanied by a tour in October– Kaskade is still clearly doing very well. The American DJ and producer has earned titles of “America’s Best DJ 2011″ and “America’s Best DJ 2013” from American Magazine The DJ Times.

 

 8) Zedd & Martin Garrix – ($17 million)

zeddZedd has collaborated with some big names such as Selena Gomez with ‘I Want You To Know’, Ariana Grande with ‘Break Free’ (which was his first number 1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic chart) and producing the classic dance tune in 2012, ‘Clarity’ with Foxes which charted at number 8.

 

 

 

martin garrixDutch DJ and producer, Martin Garrix got his first UK number 1 with ‘Animals’ back in 2013, it also hit the top of the chart in Belgium and was in the top ten in 10 countries. He got a top ten hit for his collaboration with Usher as it got to number 9 when it was released in July and it is still in the top 100 now.

He is mentored and inspired by Tiesto.

10) Afrojack ($16 million)

afrojackAfrojack’s debut album entitled ‘Forget The World’ was released in 2014. His most track ‘Hey Mama’ which he co produced with David Guetta and features the vocals of Nicki Minaj reached the top ten this year at number 9.

 

 

 

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 4th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Official Cast Party for Ex on the Beach
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Join the cast of Ex on the Beach alongside DJ Sammy Porter.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 4th September 2014
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Sam Lashmar and D’Loose
Location: Circuit, Romford.
Details: Natural born thrillers Sam Lashmar and D’loose at Circuit with resident DJ’s Kate Goodeman and Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry: £5 online, £8 on the door.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 4th September 2014
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Reflex
Location: Yates, Romford.
Details: Enjoy great sounds from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.
Admission entry: Free entry until 11pm.
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk

Date: 4th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Entourage
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: BillyDaKid is on the decks alongside Chris Vibes, Brad James and Scotty L.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after.
Website: www.twitter.com/fictionromford

Date: 5th September 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm.
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 4th September 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Jammy and Goody playing all the biggest floor fillers and Club Classics.
Admission: Free before 11pm
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 4th September 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Affection
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Sammy P, Ironik, Joe Langenhan, Wade Kadir and Nana B playing the best of House and R&B.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 4th September 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Fridays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 5th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Temptation
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Redisdent DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing the best in House, R&B, Hip Hope and Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 5th September 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: PlayHouse
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford.
Details: Two rooms of music, room one: House and RnB, room two: Classics and Dance Floor Fillers.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 6th September 2015
Time: 7pm – 1am
Event:  Movement
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: Warren Bynoe + Guests playing RnB, House and Garage.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/koshobar

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Interview with The Disney Guy and Tugboat!

Local singer Matthew Haslam-Hammond aka The Disney Guy and his manager, from Let’s Have It Records, Sam Hookings aka Tugboat came into the studio tonight to talk about an upcoming charity gig!

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Tugboat’s Christmas Charity Bonanza  sounds like it is going to be an amazing evening with local music, comedy, entertainment and auctions all in aid of raising £1000 to beat cancer. For more details on this event listen to the interview below and/or search for ‘Tugoat’s Christmas Charity Bonanza’ on Facebook.

Matt exclusively told us that he will be releasing his first single, a cover of ‘I Just Can’t Wait to be King’ from The Lion King with all the proceeds going to charity!
While in the Phoenix FM studio he also performed a couple of live tracks which is included in the interview:

 

And as a treat here are some video’s of Matt’s performances:

 

 

If you want to hear more of The Disney Guy check out Matt at his next gig:

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Number One Singles of 2015

With only 4 months left of the year (where does the time go?!) tonight’s show rewound us back to the beginning of 2015 and the first number one hit which was the catchy collaboration of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk!

We then went through the months seeing what other artists have made the top spot and how long they were there for before being knocked off!

Jess Glynne has done amazingly well this year with three number one singles and of course Uptown Funk is the reigning champ for the longest lead with 7 weeks!

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Here is tonight’s playlist (In order of number 1 this year):

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars (7 weeks)
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (4 weeks)
Years & Years – King (1 week)
Flo Rida – GDFR (1 week)
Sam Smith & John Legend – Lay Me Down (1 week)
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand (2 weeks)
Steve McCrorie – Lost in Stars (1 week)
Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth – See You Again (3 weeks)
Omi – Cheerleader (3 weeks)
Jason Derulo – Want to Want Me (4 weeks)
Tine Tempah ft Jess Glynne – Not Letting Go (2 weeks)
Lost Frequencies – Are You With Me? (1 week)
Little Mix – Black Magic (2 weeks)
Sigma ft Ella Henderson – Glitterball (1 week)
One Direction – Drag Me Down (1 week)
Charlie Puth ft Meghan Trainor – Marvin Gaye (1 week)
Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself (1 week)
Rachel Platten – Fight Song

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 28th – 30th August 2015
Time: From 8pm
Event: Toga Party
Location: World’s Inn, Romford
Details: Free entry for anyone in fancy dress, and there is a prize for best dressed, all in aid of charity.
Admission entry: Free before 9pm
Website: www.twitter.com/JDWWorldsInn

Date: 28th August 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Sophisticated Parties
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing House and RnB over two floors including Brad James, Liam Bone,  Danny Woodhouse and Mooresy
Admission entry: Free entry before Midnight
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 28th August 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Kosho Friday’s
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: With DJ’s Joe Rose, Pete Nicholls and Sam Callaghan.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/koshobar

Date: 28th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: 2 Damn Hot – Carnival Special
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Bashment Party meets Afrobeats and RnB with DJOzzy OTB
Admission entry:
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 29th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Play House
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: 2 rooms of music featuring live sax and percussion, with room 1 playing House and R’n’B and room two playing Classics and Dance Floor Fillers
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford/event

Date:29th August 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: Old school garage mixed with a fusion of now and then.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 29th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and Kicker being you the newest sounds in all things House.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 29th August 2015
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event:
Location: Cameo, Romford
Details: Head to Cameo to hear the very best in nostalgic pop and dance with DJ’s spinning 80’s, 90’s and modern classics.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 29th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Man Without a Clue
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Dutch Man of the Moment, Man Without a Clue, has his Essex debut at Circuit alongside resident Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 30th August 2015
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Temptation
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: With Original old school DJ Peter P, DJ/Producer James Carter and Luke Slater.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 30th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.30pm
Event: MotherFunkers 20th Birthday Celebrations
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Music supplied by main DJ’s Tania Amazon, Alongside and Paul Gardner playing the finest House, R&B and club anthems past and present! Also expect glamorous dancers, full chic, club decor and live percussion.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 30th August 2015
Time: 5pm – 1am
Event: Luke Burr
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: Luke Burr sings live before DJ’s take you through til the early hours of the morning!
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 30th August 2015
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event: Bank Holiday Round Up
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: DJ Shane Challenger working his magic on the decks.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.twitter.com/terissbar

Date: 30th August 2015
Time: Open until 3am (Romford) 4am (Chelmsford)
Event: Missoula Bank Holiday Sunday Blue Cross Sale
Location: Missoula, Romford & Chelmsford
Details: With live entertainment and DJ’s on two floor of pumping music.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford
www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

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The V Festival 2015!

With the V festival only one week away tonight’s playlist consisted of nothing but the local festival’s line up!

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Taking place in two locations, Hylands Park – Chelmsford and Weston Park – Shropshire, across 4 stages, this year’s V Festival will be headlined by Calvin Harris and Kasabian. They were just two of the artists played on tonight’s show, the full playlist is here:

Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Kasabian – eez-eh
James Bay – Hold Back The River
Sam Smith – Like I Can
Hoizer – Church
George Ezra – Budapest
The Script – Superheros
Ella Henderson – Ghost
Calvin Harris – Blame
Major Lazer feat Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley – Powerful
Stereophonics – Indian Summer
Labrinth – Let It Be
Mark Ronson – (ft Keyone Starr) Can’t Loose
Fuse ODG – Dangerous Love
Olly Murs – Trouble Maker
Clean Bandit – Extraordinary
Sigma – Nobody To Love
Ella Eyre – Together
Aston Merrygold – Stupid
MNEK – Wrote a Song About You
Tove Lo – Talking Body
Example – Changed The Way You Kissed me
Lunchmoney Lewis – Bills
Conor Maynard – Talking About
Lawson – Roads
Duke Dumont – I Got U
Shift Key – Touch
Alex Adiar – Make me Feel Better
Philip George – Wish You Were Mine

For more information about V, check out the website www.vfestival.com

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 14th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.3am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Michael Andre is back from Cyprus to DJ in the Sugar Hut’s Club room.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 14th August 2015
Time: 7.45pm
Event: Premier League
Location: The Merchant, Brentwood
Details: Aston Villa v Manchester United
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk

Date: 14th August 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Citizen Friday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ’s Liam Bone, Darrell Privett and Joe Rose.
Admission entry: Free entry before 12pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 15th August 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Dirty Love
Location: Kosho, Romford
Details: DJ’s Dan Whymark, Aaron Plaster, Wade Kadir and Tony Christofi performing at Kosho.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.twitter.com/koshobar

Date: 14th August 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Fridays
Location: Missoula, Romford.
Details: VIP booths available.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 15th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: PlayHouse
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford.
Details: Two rooms of music, room one: House and RnB, room two: Classics and Dance Floor Fillers.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 15th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford.
Details: Resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing House, R&B, Hip Hop and Classics.
Admission entry: Free entry if on the guest list up until 11pm
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 15th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford.
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 15th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Sophisticated Parties
Location: Circuit, Romford.
Details: In the main room there’s Rolling, Bouncy, House as Lewis and Adam team up with Circuit for a bi-monthly event. With resident DJ Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry: £8 online, £10 on the door.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 15th August 2015
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event: Saturday
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford.
Details: Club Classics and today’s dance floor fillers guaranteed.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm.
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 15th August 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford.
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 16th August 2015
Time:
Event: Tony Roberts
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: Tony Roberts sings live at Suite 104
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 20th August 2015
Time: 8pm – Midnight
Event: Throw Back Thursdays
Location: O’Niell’s, Brentwood
Details: Student night
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.twitter.com/ONeills_Bwood

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Robyn Regan Interview

The caring, clumsy, crazy (her own words) girl that is Robyn Regan came into the Phoenix studio this evening to talk about her new single called ‘Oh I’.
Describing her music as cheesy pop and being inspired by the likes of Carely Rae Jepsen, Robyn know’s exactly where she wants to be in the music industry.

With a big love for her Reganators, she is always there for them, not only to entertain but also give them positive vibes and advice!

Robyn Regan

Robyn is a lovely, genuine girl who writes and sings from the heart. In the interview she talks about the ideas behind her single ‘Oh I’ and the accompanying music video.

You can listen back to the interview and ‘Oh I’ here:

 

Check out the music video featuring 2013’s Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalists – Youth Creation, to the catchy, fun song that is ‘Oh I’!

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 7th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Jack Cavanagh
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: London, Essex and Marbella Multi Genre DJ.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 7th August 2015
Time: 7.45pm
Event: Championship
Location: The Merchant, Brentwood.
Details: Brighton V Nottingham Forest
Admission entry:
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk

Date: 7th August 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Friday’s at Citizen
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford.
Details: Citizen will be joined by Calum Best
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 7th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Entourage
Location: Fiction, Romford.
Details: Hear the freshest RnB and House delivered to you by resident DJ’s Kicker, Craig B, Chris Vibes and Brad James.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 7th August 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Reflex
Location: Yates, Romford.
Details: Enjoy the great sounds from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 8th August 2015
Time: Open until 1am
Event: It’s a Party!
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details:  DJ’s playing the finest in House, RnB and Club Classics
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 8th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: PlayHouse
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford.
Details: Two rooms of music, room one: House and RnB, room two: Classics and Dance Floor Fillers.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 8th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event:
Location: Miya, Chelmsford.
Details: Resident DJ’s, Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing the best in R&B, House and Hip Hop.
Admission entry: Free entry up until 11.30pm if on the guest list.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 8th August 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford.
Details: Old Skool Garage mixed with a fusion of now and then.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm.
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 8th August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: DJ Colin Francis
Location: Circuit, Romford.
Details: Colin Francis playing House and RnB alongside resident DJ Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry: £5 online, £8 on the door.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 8th August 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Brightly on the decks playing the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 8th August 2015
Time: Open until 4am.
Event: Missoula Saturdays.
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford.
Details: Resident DJ Ollie Weeks on the decks
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

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Franklin Lake Interview

3 fifths of boy band Franklin lake came in the Phoenix studio tonight for their first interview since releasing their debut EP earlier today!

Tom, Tay and Jude talked about the range of genres which influence their music as well as their personal lives and their daily wash routines! Playing their single ‘Supersonic’, the boys are very proud and happy of the track as they have been working hard over the past 10 months to perfect it.

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With many gig dates coming up over the summer the boys are very busy touring around for signings and performances, to find out where they are going to be and when check out their social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FranklinLake1
Twitter: www.twitter.com/franklinlake_

You can listen back to the full interview and Supersonic here:

 

 Competition Time!

For your chance to win a physical copy of Franklin Lake’s debut EP ‘Supersonic’ signed by Tom, Tay and Jude themselves, all you have to do is answer this simple question:

What colour is the album cover for Franklin Lake’s EP entitled Supersonic?

Send your answer, full name and address to radio@phoenixfm.com before 6pm Friday 7th August and tune into That Friday Feeling to find out if you have won!

There will only be one winner, who will be picked at random, entries made after the closing time will not count.

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 31st July 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: In Missoula We Trust
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With resident DJ’s
Admission entry: Free entry before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 31st July 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Friday’s at Missoula
Location:  Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With resident DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 31st July 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: Old school garage with a fusion of now and then.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 31st July 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Affection
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Nana B, Wade Kadir, Joe Langenhan, International west end DJ – JSM
and Bongo Ben on percussion
Admission entry: Free before 12
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 1st August 2015
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: DJ Sky High
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Four rooms playing the best in Commercial, Dance, RnB & Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 1st August
Time: From 8pm
Event:
Location: Suite 104
Details: DJ’s playing the finest in House, RnB and club Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 1st August 2015
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: MVMNT: Presents Denney
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Rising star Denney has delivered a dance floor bomb entitled ‘Low Frequency’ which is set for release today! He will be performing in room 1 in Evoke alongside Diason, Matt Format, Mellisa Marble & Sam Payne. While in room 2  there’s Ciitch, Sam Stewart, Ryan Reeves and Matt Huffle
Admission entry: Early Bird Tickets (Managers Guest list) £5
Before midnight £8
After midnight £10
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 1st August 2015
Time: From 10pm
Event: Venture Events Present: 2nd Scene
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: With Special Guest DJ’s Casey Spillman and Charlie Sinclair
Admission entry: Free entry for girls before 11pm, £5 entry before 12.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 1st August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe In: Empire Sounds
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Empire Sounds is the brainchild of Jack Fenner and Brad Anderson. These guys are fast being recognised as the rising stars in on point electronic music featuring the freshest smooth California Deep House, Bass Garage, Tech and all round feel good vibes.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 1st August 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Toyboy and Robin
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Confirmed since January the secret it out -Toyboy and Robin are headlining Circuit tomorrow night alongside resident DJ’s Pete Nicholls, Joe Langenhan and Alex Franciz.
Admission entry: £8 online, £10 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 2nd August
Time: 3pm
Event: Community Shield
Location: The Merchant, Brentwood
Details: Chelsea vs Arsenal
Admission entry: Free
Website: /www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk

Date: 4th August 2015
Time: From 8pm
Event: Quiz Night
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details:  Weekly quiz night with cash prizes and free tapas style food. Maximum of 6 people per team.
Admission entry: £2.50
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 6th August 2015
Time: 8pm until late
Event: CO2 Party
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Yates’ first ever CO2 party and for one night only!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

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Miley Returns to The MTV VMA’s

With the nominations for this year’s MTV VMA’s being announced, tonight show was dedicated to the nominee’s and the playlist consisted of the songs which go along with the video they may win an award for.

Miley Cyrus To Host

Miley is no stranger to the VMA’s, attending since 2008, presenting awards and how can we forget her performance in 2013 with Robin Thicke! But this year she returns as host, so this could be a very entertaining and different award show!
She announced the news in a very Miley Cyrus unique way tweeting a picture of her dressed in a green all in one alien suit with a placard saying on one side ‘MTV won’t let me perform’ and then another picture with a placard saying ‘So I’m hosting this year’s VMAs.’
There is a lot of anticipation around this, what she is going to wear? How much flesh she will show? Will she show us that famous tongue? And if she is going to behave? We will have to wait until Sunday 30th August to find out.
Here is the full list of nominations:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”
Nick Jonas – “Chains”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Big Sean ft. E-40 – “I Don’t F–k With You”

BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”
Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”
Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

ARTIST TO WATCH
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy – “Riptide”
George Ezra – “Budapest”
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

BEST COLLABORATION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”
Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”
Colbie Caillat – “Try”
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
Wale – “The White Shoes”

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST ART DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)
Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)
Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson)
The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)
OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Chet Faker – “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)
Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)
FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)
Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

BEST DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars and Cameron Duddy)
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
Hozier – “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)
Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé – “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)
A$AP Rocky – “L$D” (Dexter Navy)
Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)
FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)
Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
Tyler, The Creator – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: Friday 24th July
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Love Island Party
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Join the winners of Love Island, Max and Jess at the Sugar Hut along with all their Love Island friends – you might even end up in a popular magazine who is covering this event.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 24th July 2015
Time: Open Until 1.30pm
Event:
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: DJ Shane Challenger playing all your favs!
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 24th July 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: With DJ’s Ollie Weeks and multi-genre production duo Zay & D
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 24th July 2015
Time: Citizen Friday’s
Event: Open until 3.30am
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Special gusts DJ Adele Roberts, Joe Rose and Liam Bone.
Admission entry: Free before 12
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 24th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Schpunk
Location: Cameo, Romford
Details: Alternative night in Essex, playing the very best in Indie, Rock, Emo, Pop, Punk, Classic Rock and Dance.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 24th July 2015
Time: 8pm – 4am
Event: In Missoula We Trust
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With resident DJ’s
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 25th July 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way Is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath playing all the up to date anthems.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 25th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tropical Velvet
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Tropical Velvet showcase their music and DJ’s alongside Circuit residents, DJ’s include:  Kort, Fame Not Money, Pete Nicholls and Brad James
Admission entry: £8 online, £10 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 25th July 2015
Time: 8pm – 4am
Event: Ultimate Tiki Party
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: Surf Simulator, Tiki Cocktails, Live DJ, Stilt Walkers, Ankle Grinders, Fire Breathers and lots of Free Giveaways!!
Admission entry:
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 28th July 2015
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Event: Crush – Under 18’s Party
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Playing the best in chart tune, house, RnB, dance anthems, drum and bass there will be glow sticks, freeze jets, black out and a balloon drop.
Admission entry: £8 entry online, £10 on the door
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 28th July 2015
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Event: Hype UV Party– Under 18’s
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Playing the best in chart tune, house, RnB, dance anthems, drum and bass there will be glow sticks, a professional photographer and UV cannons will make the dance flow glow!
Admission entry: £6 in advance, £8 on the door
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

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Interrupted Interviews

Little Mix played a bit of a prank on a children’s TV presenter this week.
Little Mix member Jesy Nelson walked out of an interview on a children’s programme when presenter, 16 year old Harvey Cantwell asked her about her style.
Stating that Jesy always wear hats and so does her boyfriend, lead singer of Rixton,  Jake Roche, Jesy got ‘upset’ and the fact Harvey was insinuating she copies her boyfriend’s style and that she doesn’t have her own. She got up off the sofa and walked off while fake crying with fellow band members Leigh-Anne and Jade running after her. Perrie stayed on the sofa with a worried look on her face, turned to Harvey and said ‘I think it’s because she has her own style’.
The video on youtube shows everyone else in the studio just look shocked and bewilded – all he did was compliment her on her hats! And then the relief on their faces when the girls walked back in shot and reveal it was all a joke!

This inspired this weeks theme, to look back on other celebs who have walked out on or ended interviews…

S Club 7

s club 7S Club 7 reunited this year for a tour, but going back to 2003 when they  decided to spilt up, Jo, John, Hannah and Bradley had  an interview with Claudia Winklemen to explain why. However one question ruffled a few feathers of their PR manager. The question was “There are rumours, I don’t know how true they are, that you guys are grumpy that you haven’t made a mint…” The band themselves did look a bit shocked at the question and Bradley tried to turn it into a joke about breath mints but as Jo tried to answer with a more mature answer their PR came in and angry stopped the interview saying ‘I’m not having this’ and told the guys to leave. A producer asked if they could start the interview again but the PR wasn’t having it and said no.

 

Peter Andre

peter andrePeter Andre stopped an interview for more personal and emotional reasons back in 2010 when he was constantly asked about his children and then shown footage of his step son Harvey’s real dad, Dwight Yorke, doubting Andre’s claims of adoption, which rightfully rattled and angered Pete.
He was there to promote his new album but presenter Kay Burely started off with more personal issues such as Katy Price’s marriage to Alex Reid and how he was going to handle the situation with his kids. She then got even further to ask how would he feel if Alex Reid wanted to adopt his children! It was all very unexpected for him. Clearly upset, Kay moves onto talking about his tour but he is too upset to continue with the interview and asks for it to be stopped.

 

Chris Brown

chris brownBack in 2011 Chris Brown was having an interview on the American show ‘Good Morning America’ when he was constantly questioned about his relationship with Rihanna and his assault case which had recently happened at the time. He kept diverting the questions back to the album that he was there to promote but it all got a bit too much for him as after his performance a window was smashed in his dressing room, which could or could not have been Chris, but it was clear in the interview he was getting agitated and with his history there is a big possibility it was him.

 

Rihanna

rihannaDuring an interview for her film ‘Battleship’ back in 2012, she was asked a question which made her think the interviewer was hinting at the rumours that had gone around about her and Ashton Kutcher. The question was ‘You talk recently about how difficult it is finding love in general, how frustrating is it when you’re linked to another Hollywood star, even if you’ve barely met them?’ She didn’t take well to the question and rolled her eyes but nevertheless answered it saying ‘Very frustrating, almost as frustrating as being asking about it’. After another question she replied ‘People are interested in a lot of things that don’t matter or shouldn’t’, before the interview abruptly finished. Her walking out of the interview wasn’t show but that is what was reported.

 

Justin Bieber

justin and harryWould you get offended if you was told you sounded like one of the biggest , most popular and probably richest singers on this planet? Or would you take it as a compliment? That’s all the interviewer meant when he told Justin Bieber during a radio phone interview that he thought it was Justin Timberlake when he first heard Bieber’s song ‘Boyfriend’. But Bieber didn’t take it that way. His first reaction was ‘it’s funny because our voices sound nothing a like’ and he went on to explain that he doesn’t see it as a compliment saying you sound like someone else or thinking it was someone else. If the host had said he has some, ‘Justin Timberlake esque’ then Bieber would have taken that as a compliment. So things continued quite calmly until the host mentioned One Direction and asked if Bieber worries about Harry Styles being around his mum because Harry likes older wome. Bieber bites back saying ‘I think you should worry about me round your mum’, the host then informs Bieber that his mum is unfortunately dead – after a bit of silence the host says this is where the interview goes south and Bieber hung up.

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 17th July 2015
Time: From 8pm
Event: Feel Good Friday
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: DJ Shane Challenger will be on the decks.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 17th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Man Denham. Michael Green. Tommy Mallet
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Main room playing House and RnB with resident DJ’s.
Admission entry: £5 online, £8 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com

 

Date: 17th July 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Reflex
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Great sounds from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 17th July 2015
Time:
Event: Citizen Friday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: DJ special guests Carbon Copy, Liam Bone, Ollie Beavis and CJ Sax.
Admission entry: Free entry before 12pm
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 17th July
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Jammy and Goody playing old school garage with a fusion of now and then.
Admission entry: £5 online or free before 11pm.
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 18th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 4 am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing House, RnB, Hip Hop and Classics.
Admission entry: Free guestlist entry before 11pm, £1.50 before 11pm, £5 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

 

Date: 18th July 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Brad James
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: 4 rooms playing the best in commercial, dance, RnB, & club classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 18th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Play House Presents: 99 Souls
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: The duo of one of the biggest anthems of the year, 99 Souls DJ set include their club anthem, ‘The Girl is Mine’
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 18th July 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Live entertainment and special guest DJ’s
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 18th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in…Drum Warrior
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Dean Oram is one of the world’s leading club percussionists, his energetic performances with electric and acoustic drums have impressed crowds for over 10 years all over the world.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford
Date: 18th July 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: In Missoula We Trust
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Resident DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free Entry before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

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Celeb’s On Tinder

Yes you read the title right, there are some celebrities who are looking for love on the dating app Tinder! But before you all rush to get your phones up to sign up or start swiping, lets take a look and how all their tinder stories evolved, ended and didn’t even start…

Ed Sheeran

Ed SheeranSince it’s development back in 2014, it was announced this week that celebrities who want to use Tinder will now have the option to have the blue badge of approval to prove it is them, and not a crazy fan making a fake account. This blue badge is the same as the blue tick which you find on a celebrities official twitter page, having this then makes the Tinder profile a verified account. The company says verified accounts are available to “notable public figures, celebrities, and athletes”.

None other than Ed Sheeran was the first to be offered a profile with this blue tick last year, but he turned it down. He explained that he didn’t have ‘time to go on lots of dates’ and that it ‘sounds creepy doing that because then you’re just using your celebrity status to hook up with chicks.”

 

Jason Derulo

jason deruloJason Derulo uses Tinder, but girls before you get too excited, he uses it in a unique way and not for dating. Although he says he does have an input in his friends and family’s Tinder swiping saying if to go left or right. So you can’t date Jason Derulo but you might have the chance to date his brother or cousin!
However Jason himself uses Tinder to promote his music. His most recent single ‘Want You To Want Me’ was premiered on the app.
Talking about the reason behind his idea he said ‘I wanted to find a new unique way to launch my video. I know my fans are tapped into social networking so what better way to launch my video for Want To Want Me than through one of the fastest rising social networking apps, Tinder’.
‘I see this app as the wave of the future. I know my fans will swipe right,’. Confident.

 

Britney Spears

Britney SpearsBritney Spears was signed up to Tinder is 2014 by U.S presenter Jimmy Fallon when she appeared as a guest on his show. He uploaded a pic of her holding one of her perfumes; if it didn’t get her love at least it got her product promotion! Though she was overly happy as when asked if she was excited to be on Tinder she replied sarcastically saying ‘oh yeah, I’m thrilled’.

 

 

Katy Perry

Katy PerryKaty Perry has also spent time on Tinder as she said she loves to scroll through the popular dating app. She joined not long after her spilt with John Mayer in 2014. However, sorry to break your hearts guys but it’s possible she is now off the app as according to the press she is still very close with John Mayer and have fuelled rumours that there still could be something going on between them!

 

Lindsey Lohan

Lindsey LohanLindsey Lohan had a bit of fun embarrassing her brother when she was flicking through the photo’s on the app and come to his profile! Not missing the chance to expose this she posted a screenshot on her Instagram with the caption: “Look who I just found on @tinderapp… hey bro.”
 

 

Hilary Duff

HilaryIt seems like Tinder has been the most sucessful for actress turned singer Hilary Duff. She got to know another actor called Tom and went on a date to a bowling ally when she bumped into her co-stars from the show that made her famous Lizzie Mcguire. Good job she did as he brought a friend with him too!  The music video to her newest single ‘Sparks’ features interviews she has done previous to the date and footage of the date itself.

 

Lilly Allen

lily allenLily Allen took to twitter to announce she had joined up to Tinder, which kicked up a bit of a fuss as she was married to Sam Cooper and have two kids. This made people wonder if their marriage was on the rocks but she did confirm nothing was wrong when she said she is ‘very much in love with a man who I’m planning to spend the rest of my life with’.

 

 

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 10th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 3 am
Event: Friday’s at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Darrell Privett DJ’s in the main room tonight alongside resident DJ Nimblefingerz.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 10th July 2015
Time: From 8pm
Event: Party Night
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: DJ Repz playing a bit of Old Skool, House and Throwback Classics.
Admission entry:
Website: www.twitter.com/Suite_104

Date: 10th July 2015
Time: Open until 1.30am
Event:
Location: The Teriss Bar, Brentwood
Details: Resident DJ Shane Challenger on the decks playing some 80’s tunes all the way to 2015’s bangers!
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk

Date: 10th July 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: In Missoula We Trust
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Resident DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free Entry before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford
Date: 10th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Max Denham and Sam Lashmar
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Max Denham and Sam Lashmar in the main room playing House and RnB with resident DJ’s Pete Nicholls and Tony Christofi.
Admission entry: £5 online, £8 on the door.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 11th July 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath playing up to date anthems and more.
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 10th July
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Jammy and Goody taking control tonight!
Admission entry: £5 online or free before 11pm.
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 10th July 2015
Time:
Event: Sophisticated Parties
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s Brad James, Moresy, Liam Bone, Jack Cav and Bongo Ben, playing House and RnB over two rooms.
Admission entry: Free entry before midnight
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 11th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Play House
Location:  Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: 2 rooms of music including, House and RnB in room 1 and Classics and Dance floor fillers in room 2.
Admission entry: Free before 10pm, £5 after.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 11th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 4 am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing House, RnB, Hip Hop and Classics.
Admission entry: Free guestlist entry before 11pm, £1.50 before 11pm, £5 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 11th July 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: We Believe In…James Hype!
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Fiction Welcomes back James Hype, a DJ and producer from Liverpool currently making waves on the underground scene. Residents Craig B and Kicker team up with James Hype to being you the newest sounds of all things House.
Admission: £4 before midnight, £8 after.
Website:  www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

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Glastonbury 2015

With The Glastonbury Festival only a few days away tonight’s playlist consisted of some the performing artists and details on what stage they are on when.

Pyramid Stage

Friday

James Bay  – Hold Back the River
Mary J Blige  – Family Affair

Saturday

Pharrell Williams – Come Get it Bae

Sunday

Hozier – Someone New
Alt- J – Breezeblocks (Prismism Project Remix)

 

Sonic Stage

Friday

Fuse ODG – Imperfection (ft Tinchy Stryder)
Wilkinson – Too Close
Paloma Faith ft Sigma – Changing

Saturday

Gorgon City – Here For You
Andreya Triana – Everything you ever had (ft Breach)

 

Other Stage

Friday

Rudimental – Waiting all night (ft Ella Eyre)
Mark Ronson –  Uptown Funk
The Vaccines – All in White

Saturday

The Maccabees – Pelican
Clean Bandit – Real Love (Ft Jess Glynne)

Sunday
Jamie T – Rabbit Hole
John Peel Stage

Saturday

La Roux – I’m not your toy
Jessie Ware – Imagine it was us
Years and Years – King

Sunday

Charli XCX – Famous

 

Foo Fighter can’t Walk

Florence and the Machine was set to play on the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night as a support for The Foo Fighters but have now replaced the rock bands headlining spot. The act change comes after lead singer Dave Grohl fractured his leg at a recent gig in Sweden by falling off the stage. Although he carried on with that concert after going to the hospital, his doctors have told him he cannot perform for a while so he has had to cancel the band’s upcoming performances including Glastonbury!
Therefore the first person who was thought of to replace the headline spot was Florance and he machine, as organiser Emily Eavis explains saying “Every time [Florence Welch] has played here she has done something spectacular, and we always knew she would headline the Pyramid stage one day. I’m delighted she is going to step up to it – she’s going to smash it!”

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date:  19th June 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Michael Andre
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwoood
Details: Resident celebrity DJ Michael Andre plays an amazing set and creates an atmosphere which stays in the memory.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 19th June 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s Chelmsford
Details: The weekend starts here with DJ Sammy and Goody playing Old School with a mix fusion of now and then.
Admission entry: Free admission until 11pm, £5 online
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 19th June 2015
Time:
Event: CTZN Friday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details:  Towie’s Lewis Bloor and Rogan from Ex on the Beach join DJ’s Sammy P, Liam Bone and Joe Langenham.
Admission entry: Free entry before 12
Website: twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 19th June 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Schpunk
Location: Cameo, Romford
Details: An Alternative night playing the very best in Indie, Rock, Emo, Pop Punk, Classic Rock and Dance.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 19th June 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Reflex: Through the Decades
Location: Yates, Romfor
Details: Enjoy the sounds of the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.
Admission entry: Free entry until 11pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 19th June 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Colin Francis
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: DJ Colin Francis is known for doing what he wants and thats what he will be doing alongside resident DJ’s Pete Nicholls and Katie Goodman.
Admission entry: Online £5, £8 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 20th June 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Brightly on the decks with the best tunes.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 20th June 2015
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Evoke Presents: Saturday Night
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details:
Admission entry: Free entry before midnight, £7 after or £5 online
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date:20th June 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford.
Details: Resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing House, R&B and Hip Hop.
Admission entry: Free entry until 11pm
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 21st June 2015
Time: Open until 1am
Event: Sunday Sessions
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Pure summer vibes and chilled out session.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: Sunday 21st June 2015
Time: 5pm
Event: UEFA Under 21 Championship
Location: The Merchant, Brentwood
Details: Sweden U21 V England U21
Admission entry:
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk

Date: 25th June 2015
Time: Open until 1am
Event: World’s Inn Acoustic Sessions
Location: World’s Inn Romford
Details: An open mic Night
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.facebook.com/theworldsinn

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TV Talent Judges

Season 9 of The Voice is on its way in September and the only female in the judging panel has been swapped. Gwen Stefani is returning for the second time to the chair swivelling singing competition to replace original judge Christina Aguilera who has decided to take a break from the show in order to focus on her music and career.
Although, it is likely she will return in future series, as she has pulled out of a few seasons in the past but obviously has appeared back on the show after.

Last season’s three judges, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Country singer Blake Shelton and current The Voice champion Pharrell Williams have safe seats as they will make up the rest of the panel.

This week’s theme is focused on which famous face have become TV Talent judges!

Adam Levine – The Voice

adam levineAlongside Blake Shelton, Adam Levine has been a judge of every series of The Voice US and it’s likely there are many people that couldn’t imagine the show without him. He also holds the second most Voice wins with two winners and he has been described as funny and charming.

 

 

 

Pharrell Williams – The Voice

Pharrell WilliamsJoining Adam Levine for the past 3 seasons is the legend that is Pharrell Williams. He currently holds the winners title as his act Sawyer Fredericks won last time. Let’s see if he can hang onto it and do it again this season as then he will be on par with Adam and Blake with two wins – that will heat up the competition!
 

 

Danny O D’onoghue (The Script) – The Voice

Danny OMoving onto the UK version of The Voice we have lead singer of The Script Danny O D’onoghue. He was one of the original judges and stayed on the show for just two series after then leaving to concentrate on his band, The Script. He did however return at the end of series 4 to perform with The Script, which made him the first coach to return after leaving.
 

 

Ricky Wilson – The Voice

 

ricky wilsonAnother rock band front man took Danny’s place and that was of course Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs. He was on the panel for the following 3 series and had a winner in series 4 with Stevie McCrorie.

 

 

 

 

Jessie J – The Voice UK

jessie jJesse J is one of the original judges from The Voice UK and stayed for only two series due to promoting a new song and her touring dates – one in which she had to push back because her album wasn’t complete in time – maybe due to being on The Voice?

 

 

 

Usher – The Voice

usher
Usher has been quite successful on his two appearances on The Voice UK, having a runner up in series 4 and then going to the next level with a winner in series 6 with Josh Kaufman.
 

 

 

Will.i.am – The Voice

Will.i.amWill.I.Am of course is on The Voice and is the only judge to be in the chair for all the series! He produced a winner in series three in the form of Jermain Jackson.

 

 

 

Rita Ora – The Voice

rita oraRita Ora who was a judge on the last series of The Voice UK but unfortunately won’t be a judge on the upcoming series 6. Well according to one website- there will be returning judges Ricky Wilson, Sir Tom Jones, of course Will.I.Am and a new addition of Justin Bieber though other sites are saying Jason Derulo is a possibility.

 

 

Gary Barlow – The X Factor

gary barlowGary Barlow took the head judges seat when Simon Cowell took a break from The X Factor to concentrate on the American equivalent. Simon’s is a big seat to fill but Gary did it very well. He took on the role until series 11 when Simon announced he was coming back.
 

 

Kelly Rowland – The X Factor

kelly rowlandKelly Rowland is the last judge that joined series 8 but left after that due to other commitments. She also had a throat infection during the competition so couldn’t judge in the 4th week leaving previous winner Alexandra Burke to step in. She also had a stint on The X Factor USA on the third and last season.

 

 

Nicole Scherzinger/Cheryl – The X Factor

nicole and cherylNicole Scherzinger started off as a co-host on The US X Factor before becoming a full time judge after Simon got rid of Cheryl. She then also appeared on the UK X Factor before being replaced by Cheryl – I bet Cheryl felt like she got her own back a little bit there! There’s was a number of reasons going around to why Simon sacked Cheryl before the US X Factor even aired the blame was put on her thick accent, but Cowell has said he “didn’t recognize” the Cheryl that showed up for filming, citing her weird hair and outfit which many people didn’t like.

 

 

Tulisa – The X Factor

tulisaAfter being chosen from a number of celebrities that were approached to replace Cheryl when she went of to the US with Simon, N’dubz’s Tulisa  Contostavlos joined Gary and Louis and stayed for 2 series before leaving in series 10.

 

 

 

Britney Spears – The X Factor USA

BRITNEY SPEARS at The X Factor Season Finale News ConferenceBritney Spears popped up in The X Factor USA in series 2 when Simon Cowell  wanted her. They had month of negotiations but finally agreed to a deal but only stayed for 1 series and then quite to focus on her 8th studio album.
 

 

 

Mariah Carey/J-Lo – American Idol

mariah and j loTalking of American versions, American Idol which was based on the original British Pop Idol. Highest paid Latina actress and chart topper J-Lo appeared as a judge in the 10th season but was replaced by Mariah Carey for season 12 and only stayed for one season.

 

 

 

Nicki Minaj – American Idol

nicki minajNicki Minaj also joined American Idol at the same time as Mariah but also left at the same time to, as all singers do, focus on her music. But the two diva’s didn’t seem to get on and often had arguments on air. – Makes good entertaining TV though right?

 

 

 

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 12th June 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Tania Amazon and Bongo Ben
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ’s Nimblefingerz and Adam K will be on the decks.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com/calendar

Date: 12th June
Time: 7.45pm
Event: Wales V Belgium
Location: The Merchant, Brentwood
Details: UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier
Admission entry:
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk

Date: 12th June 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Sammy and Goody playing Old School Fusion with a mix of now and then.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 online.
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

Date: 12th June
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: Shola Ama
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Shola Ama is performing live.
Admission entry: Free entry before 12
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

Date: 12th June 2015
Time:
Event: Reflex
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Enjoy Friday nights with the great sounds from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.
Admission entry: Free entry until 11pm.
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

Date: 12th June 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With resident DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

Date: 13th June 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Evoke Presents: Baby D
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Back to the 90’s with the Queen of anthems – Baby D. She will be performing some of her hits live including ‘I Need Your Loving’ and ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy’.
Admission entry: Free before midnight, £7 after or £5 online
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

Date: 13th June 2015
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Degree’s of Motion
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: DJ’s playing the best in Commercial, House, RnB and Club Classics, with guest DJ Charlie Sinclar – seen at We Are FSTVL.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

Date: 13th June 2015
Time:
Event: Missoula Satudays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

Date: 13th June 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Boutique
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: DJ guest’s Rob Mead, Steve Taylor, Essex’s most beautiful. Resident DJ Pete Nicholls will also be in the main room with Ego in the Ver2 Lounge.
Admission entry: £8 online, £10 on the door.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 13th June 2015
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event: Cameo
Location: Cameo, Romford
Details: Featuring some of the best DJ talent in Romford, spinning tunes from the 80’s, 90’s and modern classics.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

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Movie Stars in Music Videos

Actors are very varied these days, not only starring in films but popping up and appearing in music videos too. Take a look at what have put their acting and dancing skills into the music industry:

Tom Hanks in ‘I Really Like You’ (Carely Rae Jepsen)

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - February 16, 2015We watch Tom waking up, walking down the street waving and pointing to everyone before getting in a taxi – we guess on his way to meet Carly as she texts him. Carly finally makes an appearance at the end and then does a group dance routine with Tom and a few other backing dancing in the middle of the street, as you do. And then from out of nowhere for no reason Justin Bieber pops out of the crowd as well!

Carly gave a bit of context and it makes more sense when she explains that “The concept for the video is a day in the life of Tom Hanks and it’s a music video inside of a music video. He’s prepping to be a part of [Carly’s] music video,” “And he’s learning the words and he’s learning the dance moves, and he’s running into strangers on the street and practicing telling them how much he likes them.”

 

Christopher Walken in ‘Weapon of Choice’ (Fatboy Slim)

chris walkenTom Hanks also starred as one of the main Characters in 2002 film ‘Catch Me If You Can’ alongside Christopher Walken who has been in a music video himself. He was in Fatboy’s Slim video for ‘Weapon of Choice’ dancing around an empty Los Angeles Hotel. He must have had a stunt double as some of the moves he does includes flips and he must have had some editing help as he starts flying around the hotel!
Christopher, real name Ronald, has been in many films and theatre productions since the 70’s, including ‘The Wedding Crashers’ and he currently has a few projects on the go which are in pre and post production.

Scarlett Johannson in ‘What Goes Around’ (Justin Timberlake)

scarlett and justinJustin Timberlake must have felt like a very lucky man in the story line of his song ‘What Goes Around’ as he gets to woo Scarlett Johansson. The video had a film like element to it starting off with titles, credits and then dialogue before the music starts. The fact it is 10minutes long means it is probably one of the longest music videos out there. Scenes are then interrupted with more dialogue to help the story along.Scenes include a lot of kissing between Justin and Scarlett and Justin singing in a mansion with circus type female performers dancing with fire.

 

Dominic Monaghan & Megan Fox in ‘Love The Way You Lie’ (Eminem ft Rihanna)

dom and megDominic Monaghan & Megan Fox portray a troubled couple in Eminem’s collaboration with Rihanna which fits quite nicely to the lyrics. The video depicts the couple always arguing but making up again with shot’s Eminem and Rihanna in different locations singing – Eminem being in a wheat field and Rihanna with flames behind her – which turns out to be Dominic and Megan’s house!

 

 

Charlize Theron in ‘Crossfire’ (Brandon Flowers)

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron is a wide ranging actor as she has been in films across many genres, from thrillers to comedies but she takes on an action role as she plays a heroine  in Brandon Flowers solo single ‘Crossfire’, saving  him 3 times after he has been tied up by some ninja’s.

 

 

 

Shia LeBeouf in ‘Elastic Heart’ (Sia)

elastic heartMusic videos are usually stand alone visuals for the song it goes along with but Sia seems to be making a little story out of them all. Her last single ‘Chandelier’ saw Maddie Zielger as a mini version of Sia and dancing around an empty house. Now as a follow up, in the video to ‘Elastic Heart’ Maddie is joined by actor Shia LeBeouf as they dance an interpretive dance battle in a cage. They was some controversy surrounding this video as inappropriate due to the fact Maddie is 12 and Shia is 28 and they dance quite closely together. But Sia has explained the idea behind the video is that they are the same person, in fact they are herself, and play two different states of Sia. 

Rupert Grint in ‘Lego House’ (Ed Sheeran)

lego houseHarry Potter’s Ron Weasley aka Rupert Grint is the central character for Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego House’. They have similar looks as it is with the ginger hair but as Rupert lip syncs to Ed after a while you forget it’s Ed singing as his voice really suits Rupert! However by the end we are reminded that Rupert is just playing a crazy super fan who manages to walk onto stage in front of a crowd at one of Ed’s concerts before being dragged off by security and even more so when he comes face to face with Ed as he comes out of a lift.


Bruce Willis in ‘Stylo’ (Gorillaz)

bruce willisThe fictional animated characters that are the Gorillaz, are seen driving a car, full of bullet holes in the desert for their music video to ‘Stylo’. After they shoot a policemen off their tale, none other than Bruce Willis joins the chase until the Gorrilaz drive over a cliff and into the sea. It was like watching one of his own films, seeing him shooting out of a car and chasing baddies!

 


Jennifer Love Hewitt in ‘Hero’ (Enrique Iglesias)

heroWith Jennifer Love Hewitt playing the love interest and Mickey Rourke the baddie, Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Hero’ is like a mini block buster. It has action, romance, slow motion scenes and an unfortunate end, on what should be Enrique’s and Jennifer’s happiest day of their lives – their wedding day, there is death. Rourke beats him up and the video ends with Enrique singing to Jennifer in the rain as he dies.

 

James Van Der Beek in ‘Blow’ (Kesha)

keshaAssuring us no mythical animals were hurt in the filming of the video, Kesha’s visual for her song ‘Blow’ is very odd, but this is Kesha we are talking about! Seeing her having a laugh with humans with horses as heads, she then goes on to have a battle with TV Star James Van Dek Beek verbally before shooting each other with rainbow lazered guns. Of course as it’s Kesha’s video she wins. However if you want to see James in victory then he is currently on CSI: Cyber as Agent Mundo.

 
The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 5th June 2015
Time: 9pm – 3 am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Sammy and Goody playing Old School Garage mixed with a fusion of now and then
Admission entry: Free before 11pm, £5 after.
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

 

Date: 5th June 2015
Time:
Event: Citizen Friday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of music with DJ’s Liam Bone,Warren Bynoe and Joe Langenhan
Admission entry: Free entry before 12
Website: www.twitter.com/ctznbar

 

Date: 6th June 2015
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Saturdays at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood.
Details: International DJ SkyHigh is at the Sugar Hut in one of four rooms playing the best in commercial, Dance, RnB and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com
Date: 6th June 2015
Time: 7.45pm
Event: Juventus V Barcelona
Location:  The Merchant
Details: Champions League Final
Admission entry:
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk

 

Date: 6th June 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Evoke 2.0: Presents Sarah Jane Crawford
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Xtra Factor’s Sarah Jane Crawford will be doing a live DJ set.
Admission entry: £5 online, £7 on the door, free entry before 11pm if on the guestlist.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

 

Date: 6th June 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing House, R&B and Hip Hop.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm if on the guest list.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

 

Date: 6th June 2015
Time:
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location:  Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of Club Anthems with DJ Ollie Weeks.
Admission entry: Free before 10.30pm
Website:

 

Date: 6th June 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Emanuel Satie
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Flying in from Germany, DJ and producer Emanuel Satie plays along side residents Brad James and Pete Nicholls.
Admission entry: £10 online, £8 on the door.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

 

Date: 6th June 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe in Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Craig B and Kicker bring you the newest sounds in all things House.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

 

Date: 5th June 2015
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Missoula Friday’s
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: With Resident DJ’s.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

 

Date: 7th June 2015
Time: 7.30pm
Event: Open Mic Night
Location: KBar, The Gardeners, Brentwood
Details: Open to singers, acoustic acts, comedy and karaoke acts
Admission entry: Free
Website:

 

Date: 8th June 2015
Time: 8pm – 2am
Event: Romford’s Got Talent
Location: Yates, Romford.
Details:  Karaoke night with resident DJ Gary V playing your favourite tunes!
Admission entry: Free
Website:  www.weareyates.co.uk/romford/whats-on

 

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Momager thinks That Hot when Blu Ivy Carter Smizes to This Sick Beat

Trademarking is becoming a common thing for celebrities to do, choosing a word or phrase to make their own, meaning if anyone else wants to use it on any promotion, advertising, merchandise etc it has to gain permission from the owner or they run the risk of being sued!

The latest in trademarks is from Kris Jenner who wants to trademark the word ‘Momager’ now that she is embracing the nickname which she has been given since her family, The Kardashian’s, rose to fame.
The meaning is a mother who also manages their family. It has some positive and negative associations with it, some see it as it’s an impressive thing to do to build your family such a big reputation in the public eye, others however may think a Momager is a bit pushy in forcing their children into show business without thinking about their mental and physical well being.

Kim Kardashian
kimsaprincessKris is not the only member of the Kardashian family with a trademark – her daughter Kim also has ownership of ‘Kimsaprincess’ which she filed for back in 2007 and she uses it for cosmetics, jewellery and underwear.

 

 

 

Mike Sorrentino/The Situation
The Situation
From one reality TV show to another, Mike Sorrention from Jersey Shore also known as ‘The Situation’ wanted to trademark his nickname which ultimately is what he called his abs. He wanted it to use on bathing suits, underwear, and other merchandise. However he had some competition from his own brother! He wanted to use it on underwear too. However neither of them got it as it belongs to Jersey shore, as it states in Mike’s contract.

 

 

Taylor Swift
this sick beatTaylor Swift has quite a few, with her most famous being ‘This Sick Beat’ she also has trademarked many of her song lyrics including ‘Party like it’s 1989,’ ‘Cause we never go out of style,’ ‘Could show you incredible things’ and ‘Nice to meet you, where you been?’. These are all from her 1989 album and stops them being used on any merchandize. Her name, signature and initials have also received trademark protection.

 

 

Beyonce & Jay Z
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Roaming ShowThis super star couple have applied to trademark their daughters full name, ‘Blue Ivy Carter’ after being refused trade marking ‘Blue Ivy’ due to it already being a company name for an event and wedding planner. Jay Z explained why they are doing it by saying, “People wanted to make products based on our child’s name and you don’t want anybody trying to benefit off your baby’s name”.

 

 

LMFAO
LMFAOThe common meaning for LMFAO is Laugh My swear word, followed by another swear word’s Off. So when Redfoo and Sky Blu from the band with the same name tried to file for a trademark they were refused due to what that common meaning is. However when they explained  the F in “LMFAO” actually stands for ‘Freaking’ and not the other f word they thought it should be ok.

 

 

Trey Songz
yuuup 2Trey Songz had a bit of a rough time securing the phrase he wanted. US TV programme Storage Wars star Dave Hester, also wanted it. The term is a bit of an unusual one that most of us probably say everyday and that is ‘YUUUP!’ Trey Songz tried 3 times to legalise the trademark as he claimed he had it first, back in 2009 and Dave Hester started using it on his merchandise in 2011.

 

 

Paris Hilton
Thats hot
Some celebs are really protective over their trademarks and they should be if they mean they get money out of someone else using it! When a card company used the phrase ‘That’s Hot’ on a card, Paris Hilton was hot on it as that’s her phrase! She has had ownership of it since in February 2007 at the peak of her fame.

 

 

Tyra Banks
smize
Tyra Banks has quite a nice one. After trying 14 times she was proved the word ‘Smize’ which means to smile with your eyes, which she uses on bags.

 

 

 

 

50 Cent
50 cent50 cent is not only Curtis Jackson’s stage name but it is also a registered trademark. Back in 2008 he had a bit of an issue with Tacobell as he claimed they have violated his trademark.
Apparently a fake letter, suggested that 50 Cent should change his name to ‘79 Cent,’ ‘89 Cent,’ or ‘99 Cent’. The purpose of the letter was to promote Taco Bell’s value menu. The letter made it into the news and 50 Cent tried to sue them for using his trademarked persona and stage name to promote Taco Bell’s business and products.
On Taco bells side, a spokesmen had said, “We made a good faith, charitable offer to 50 Cent to change his name to either 79, 89 or 99 Cent for one day by rapping his order at a Taco Bell, and we would have been very pleased to make the $10,000 donation to the charity of his choice.”

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 29th May 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Darrell Privett
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Former Towie star and celebrity DJ returns to the Sugar Hut.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

 

Date: 29th May 2015
Time:
Event: Reflex
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Great sounds from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.
Admission entry: Free entry until 11pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

 

Date: 29th May 2015
Time: 10pm – 4 am
Event: Entourage
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Hear the freshest RnB and House delivered to you by residents DJ Kicker, Craig B, Chris Vibes and Brad James.
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

 

Date: 29th May 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: 2 Damn Hot Bashment Party
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Flying in from Japan just for this night, the boys of Mighty Crown will be performing live.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

 

Date: 30th May 2015
Time: 5.30pm
Event:  Arsenal vs Aston Villa
Location: The Merchant Brentwood.
Details: Arsenal vs Aston Villa in the FA Cup.
Admission entry:
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk

 

Date: 30th May 2015
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Evoke 2.0 Presents: Ollie Proudlock
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Made In Chelsea star Ollie Proudlock is in Evoke for a meet and greet.
Admission entry: £5 online, £7 on the door, free before 11 is on the guest list.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com

 

Date: 30th May 2015
Time: 9pm – 4am
Event: UV Party
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: Chicago’s biggest UV party of the year with UV cannons, live DJ’s, entertainment and free glow sticks!
Admission entry: £6 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

 

Date: 30th May 2015
Time:
Event: Missoula, Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: 2 floors of club anthems with special guests and entertainment.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

 

Date: 30th May 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Vicky Pattison and Casey Batchelor
Location:  Missoula, Romford
Details: Fancy meeting the Geordie Queen or Celebrity Big Brother star? Then come to this meet and greet at Missoula!
Admission entry: Free before 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

 

Date: 30th May 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Festival (Carry on Afterparty)
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: If you are going to We Are Festival this weekend then why not carry on the party at Circuit. With Pete Nicholls DJing in the main room and Ego in the Ver2 Lounge
Admission entry: £8 online, £10 on the door.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

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Celebrity Couples

Dating since March, singer Taylor Swift and DJ Calvin Harris have gone public with their relationship after being spotted by a number of photographers holding hands on nights out. Their first public appearance was at the Billboard Awards last weekend, confirming their relationship with a kiss.

They have both had a number of ex’s and Taylor is always writing songs based on her previous relationships, but this week it has been said the new couple have started writing songs together.
Let’s hope we don’t have a repeat of what happened to Rita Ora’s album! She had to delay her second studio album because, after they split up, Calvin banned her from using some of the tracks he produced for her when they were going out.

There’s not only sparks between this new loved up couple but they sparked this week’s theme of celebrity couples. Starting off with look at their ex’s and other big superstar couples.

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding

calvin and ellieCalvin Harris had an on off relationship with Ellie Goulding who seems to be quite accepting and happy with Calvin new girlfriend as Taylor and Ellie both took to Twitter to share pictures of a BBQ Calvin did for them all and they all seemed to be getting on fine!

Other ex girlfriends for Calvin include Aarika Wolf, a model who appeared in his music video for Blame and Kesha who he dated back in 2011 before him and Rita got together.

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles

Taylor Swift & Harry Styles Have Split!***FILE PHOTOS****Harry Styles’ relationship with Taylor Swift only lasted just a few months but ended due to a big argument they had while on a New Year Holiday in the Caribbean, possibly encouraged by problems they had had during the relationship. As we know, Taylor is known for writing songs based on her break up’s and I Knew You Were Trouble’ was about Harry. Her maybe lesser known track Back to December was all about her romance with Taylor Launter, Dear John was obviously about her relationship with John Mayer,  We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together on of her more nasty breakup songs was about Jake Gyllenhaal and one of her most recent tracks Blank Space is about Conor Kennedy.

Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato

joe and demiTaylor also dated Joe Jonas who apparently broke up with her over the phone! In a 27 second call! Joe has also been with Demi Levato in 2010 and have had a happier ending as they are still friends.

 

 

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

bieber and selanaJoe Jonas also had connections with Selena Gomez who of course dated Justin Bieber.
Justin and Selena were together back in 2011 and had a fairly long on and off relationship with problems cropping up such as another woman claiming Justin was the father to her baby!

 

Jay-z and Beyonce

jay z and beyonceOne of the most famous celebrity couples out there is Jay-z and Beyonce! After meeting in 2002 when Beyonce appeared on Jay-z’s track Bonnie and Clyde, they got married in 2008 and have since had a baby girl, Blue Ivy. And they still manage to both fit in a carrier in the music business!

 

 

Chris Brown and Rihanna

chris and rihannaChris Brown and Rihanna had a bit of a dramatic relationship, they seemed happy as they had been teenage sweethearts since meeting in 2005 but things got tough in 2009 when Chris domestically abused Rihanna. After some time apart they got back together in 2013, however it didn’t last and they are still good friends now with Rihanna being proud of Chris taking on a fatherhood role to his daughter Royalty.

 

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks

jason and jordinJoe Jonas isn’t the only one who has ended a relationship over the phone in the celeb world. Jason Derulo did the same to poor Jordin Sparks, but what makes it worse is they were together for 3 years! He had even written the song Marry Me about Jordin, showing that marriage was potentially on the cards, but due to tension and in his words ‘more bad times than good, it was time to call it quits’.

 

Katy Perry and John Mayer

katy and johnComedian Russell Brand ended his marriage with singer Katy Perry in 2012, once again by phone – but this time text!
It did affect Katy but 8 months later she found a bit of happiness again with John Mayer and has since said she is dating her crush, who she had been crushing on for
a very long time and it just so happens they fit together great.

 

Marvin Humes and Rochelle Wiseman

marvin and rochelleMarvin from JLS and Rochelle from The Saturdays seem to have lots of the same skills. Not only have they been in successful pop bands, they have presenting skills too as they sometimes present This Morning together and present other shows individually. Starting dating in 2010, they moved in together 5 months later and then in the December of 2011 announced they would be married, which they did a year later. Since then they have had a baby girl and seem very happy.


Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards

zayn and perrieMany girls may not be a big fan of Perrie at the moment, as she could be partly why Zayn quit One Direction. But Zayn of course loves her and they are set to be married, even though it might break thousands of hearts! The couple met on The X Factor, but it wasn’t until after Little Mix won the competition that their friendship turned into something more.

 

 

 

The Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 22nd May 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Michael Andre at Sugar Hut.
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Michael Andre DJing.
Admission entry: £5 until midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

 

Date: 22nd May 2015
Time: Open until 3.30am
Event: CTZN Friday’s
Location: Citizen, Chelmford
Details: DJ’s Ollie Beavis, Tom Short and Liam Bone playing music across two floors.
Admission entry: Free before midnight
Website: www.ctznbar.com

 

Date: 22nd May 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s Chelmsford
Details:  Old School Garage mixed with a fusion of now and then with DJ Sammy and Goody.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm, £5 after when bought online.
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

 

Date: 23rd May 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Evoke Presents: DJ S.K.T
Location:  Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: As one of the fastest rising names in the UK’s underground Garage circuit, DJ S.K.T has featured on ‘Right Before My Eyes with Little Nikki’, and worked on the official remix of Philip George’s ‘Wish You Was Mine’. On top of that he has a brand new track out called ‘Take Me Away’.
Admission entry: £5 online, £7 on the door or free if on the guest list.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com

 

Date: 23rd May 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Jamie Laing at Missoula
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: As part of their relaunch weekend, Missoula has invited Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing for a meet and greet on Bank Holiday Sunday.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford

 

Date: 24th May 2014
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Pure Fiction Presents: Empire Sounds
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Empire Sounds are fast being recognised as rising stars in on point electronic music featuring the freshest smooth Californian deep house, bass garage, tech and all round feel good sounds.
Resident DJ Kicker and Scotty L with DJ Ash hosting the 3rd room for 80’s and 90’s classics.
Admission entry: £3 before 11pm, £7 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

 

Date: 24th May 2015
Time: From 8pm
Event: Back To School
Location: The World Inn, Romford
Details: Old School Vs New School music with glow sticks and lolly pops on sale – all in aid of fundraising for charity.
Admission entry: Free if in school fancy dress.
Website: www.facebook.com/theworldsinn

 

Date: 24th May 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: Temptation
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: James Carter doing a special House set and Luke Slater playing R&B and Garage.
Admission entry: £3 all night
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

 

Date: 24th May 2014
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Miguel Campbell
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Main room playing Bouncy, House with guest Miguel Campbell who has been DJ’ing since the 90’s. Finding his own label in 2006 he also joined the Hot Creations team in 2010.
Resident Ego will also be in the Ver2 Lounge.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.circuitessex.com

 

Date: 26th May 2015
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Event: Under 18’s – Hype, UV Foam Party!
Location: Miya, Chelsmford
Details: Dance to the latest R&B, Dance, Hip Hop and chart music while being covered in foam from the UK’s biggest foam machine! Huge UV cannons will make the dance flow glow in the dark and 100’s of glow sticks will be given away!
Admission entry: £8 Online, £10 on the door.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

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Singing Actors

With the announcement that Paloma Faith has been cast as Tinkerbell in a new TV drama called Peter and Wendy, on the show this week we looked back on other singers who have had a go at acting.

Peter and Wendy is based on JM Barrie’s Peter Pan and will be two-hour drama is set at Great Ormond Street hospital, in the modern day. It focus’ on a 12 year old girl called Lucy just before she is goes in for an operation. The day before, Lucy reads JM Barrie’s novel of Peter Pan to some of the other sick children, and she goes to sleep with thoughts of Neverland in her head. Lucy dreams this version of Peter Pan into existence and the audience see’s scenes of this mixed in with contemporary scenes.

Paloma Faith is known for her chart music but will now test her acting skills by playing the jealous fairy. We will have to wait and see how successful she is, but here are some other singers who have become successful in the acting world:

Will Smith

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Will Smith of course is probably one of the most famous of actors. How can we forget that he started off his visual career on the Fresh Prince  of Bel Air in the 90’s and his filmography catapulted from there. Some of his most famous films are I Am Legend, Hancock, Men in Black 1, 2  and 3 and his big success’ Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness as he was nominated for Golden Globe and Oscars for both films.
And now his kids are following in his footsteps with Jayden being in Karate Kid, After Earth and starring alongside his dad in the Pursuit of  Happyness, with his sister, Willow, also being in I Am Legend.

Justin Timberlake 

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Being able to portray roles in different genres show skill in acting and Justin Timberlake has that. Playing darker characters in Alpha Dog and  Southland Tales,  he can also do comedies such as in his more recent films Bad Teacher and Friends With Benefits, although he is pretty good  in action too as seen as 2011’s In Time.  And he must have talent in his voice too as he voiced Artie in Sherk the third. Well we know he has  talent in his voice when it comes to singing!


Britney Spears
 

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Britney may have more in common with Paloma Faith has she has starred in more TV programmes than films as she has had stints in How I  Met Your Mother and Will and Grace. But she has also starred as a main character in 2002’s comedy called Cross Roads.
It had mixed reviews, with most audience members giving negative feedback unfortunately.

 

J-Lo

monster in lawAs one of the highest-paid Latina actress in film history, J-Lo is doing pretty well for herself. Starting off in a few different TV series and  currently filming a new show called Shade of Blue, J-Lo has a far few film credits under her belt too.

Most known ones include Monster In Law starring alongside Jane Fonda, The Wedding Planner and What to Expect When Your Expecting.


Christina Aguilera

BurlesqueChristina has probably the shortest list of films on this page, but she still fits into the theme because as well as having an amazing effortless voice she has had a go at acting. She has been in a few episodes of TV series Nashville, had a cameo appearance in Get Him To The Greek and will be appearing as a judge in Pitch Perfect 2. But her biggest film role is in 2010’s Burlesque where she co-stars along Cher, another singer actress, as main character Ali.


Snoop Dogg
 

huggy bear

Also appearing in Pitch Perfect 2 is Snoop Dogg who also has turned to acting over the years. It might not be very well known, as I didn’t know but Snoop has actually been in over 30 films! Some have just been appearances of himself, so no acting needed there but many of the others he has taken on other characters, the most famous possibly being Starsky & Hutch in 2004 where he played Huggy Bear.
He does like characters with similar names to his own though as back in the 90’s he played a character called C-Dawg in Hot Boyz and in another film called Caught Up he was Kool Kitty Kat.

Beyonce

foxxyBeyonce’s most successful movie performance has to be for playing a 60’s soul singer who apparently was based upon Motown star Diana Ross, in 2006 film Dream Girls. She got nominations for both Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for that role.
For her film debut she appeared in one of the very famous Austin Powers films, in Goldmember, playing Foxxy Cleopatra. But before that, like Paloma, she was on the TV screen in TV movie Carmen Hip Hopera as the main character Carmen.

LL Cool J

NCISLL Cool J shows his versatility by being able to play a number of roles in different genres from comedy in Toys, which starred the late Robin Williams, to horror in 90’s film Halloween: H2O 20 Years Later to action in Deep Blue Sea. But like Paloma, LL Cool J likes the small screen too, first appearing in TV series NCIS in 2009, as character Sam Hanna, he is still there now!

 


Mariah Carey

preciousMariah has been in lots of films, starting out in the 90’s first starring in The Bachelor. Her most recent film has been in 2013’s The Butler with films in-between that time including You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and a praised performance in 2009’s Precious where she got a nomination for the US awards Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture.

 


Aaliyah

romeo must dieR&B singer Aaliyah Haughton sadly died at the age of 22 in a plane crash, however in her short life she did have some big achievements. Not only in music did she have a UK number 1 track and 2 top ten’s but she also starred in 2 films. In 2000 she was Trish O’Day in the martial arts film Romeo Must Die and then in 2001 she played the Queen in vampire film Queen of the Damned.
She did have plans to be in The Matrix Reloaded, but unfortunately died before she had the chance to start filming.

Eminem

8 mileEminem stars as the main character in 8 Mile, called Jimmy Smith Jr aka B- Rabbit, who is a troubled rapper. It is a semi-autobiographical film, as there are similarities and a loose connections between the plot and Eminem’s own life. The film itself got lots of positive comments and so did Eminem’s acting.

 

 

 

Phoenix FM Club Guide 

Date: 15th May 2015
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Jasmin Walia’s Official Birthday Party
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: TOWIE star, Jasmin Walia has her exclusive birthday party at the Sugar Hut with percussion from Bongo Ben.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

 

Date: 15th May 2015
Time: 7.45pm
Event: Championship Play Off
Location: The Merchant, Brentwood
Details: Middlesbrough V Brentford
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk

 

Date: 15th May 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Max Denham
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Man Deham playing House and R&B in the main room with resident DJ’sPete Nicholls and Tom Short.
Admission entry: £6 online, £8 on the door.
Website: www.circuitessex.com

 

Date: 15th May 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Sammy and Goody playing old school garage with a fusion of now and then.
Admission entry: £5
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford

 

Date: 15th May 2015
Time:
Event: Reflex
Location: Yates, Romford
Details:  Great sounds from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm.
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford

 

Date: 16th May 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe In…
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: James Hype makes his debut at Fiction Romford. A producer based in Liverpool currently making waves with his remixes on the underground scene.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after
Website: http://www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

 

Date: 16th May 2015
Time: From 9pm
Event: Big Saturday Night
Location:  Lloyd’s No 1 Bar, Chelmsford
Details: Nicky Edwards playing the tunes.
Admission entry:
Website: https://www.facebook.com/LloydsNo.1

 

Date: 16th May 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Evoke Presents: Melissa Reeves
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details:  Melissa Reeves’ status as a DJ has catapulted her up the ladder attracting over one million followers on Facebook and playing glam sets to packed audiences across the globe.
Admission entry: £5 online, £7 on the door, free entry before 11pm if on the Guest list.
Website: http://www.evokenightclub.com/

 

Date: 16th May 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s Nick Christoforou and Remedy playing House, R&B and Hip Hop.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm if on the guest list.
Website: http://www.miyanightclub.com/

 

Date: 16th May 2015
Time:
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmford
Details: With DJ’s Micheal Andre and DJ Weeksy.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulachelmsford.co.uk

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Bastille Interview

Imagine 100 people sat in a living room in North London watching Bastille perform live.
Sounds crazy right?

Well it happened!
With all the ticket sales going towards War Child, a charity who helps children effected by war, as part of BRITS week a company called Sofar Sounds co-organised a gig in somebodies house with Bastille as the headliners, and I was there.
Sofar Sounds wants to change the way live music is experience by putting on quiet and intimate gigs where the audience sit and listen.

Not only was I in the same room as the band, I also got to meet them and have a chat with lead singer Dan Smith. He told me all about their upcoming album and how much support he has for War Child and Sofar Sounds, and you can listen back to it below:


For more info on War Child and what they do check out their website: www.warchild.org.uk

If you want to go to a gig in a unique location or want to host a gig in your house get in contact with Sofar Sounds! www.sofarsounds.com

Want to see some pictures and videos so you can imagine what it’s like to go to a Sofar Sounds gig and be so close to Bastille? Of Course you do!

Support band How To Kill A King rehearsing.

Support band How To Kill A King rehearsing.

The set in the living room.

The set in the living room.

Bastille!

Bastille!

And I couldn’t be in a room with Bastille  without getting some selfies….

How To Kill A King lead singer – Ralph Pelleymounter

 

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Bastille Drummer – Woody

Bastille lead singer – Dan Smith

 

 

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Upcoming 2015 Albums

With lead singer of Bastille, Dan Smith,  revealing some details on their upcoming second album during a recent interview (which can be listened back to via this link: http://bit.ly/1GBfHVW ) tonight’s show took a look at what other anticipated albums are due to come out this year.

Years and Years – Communication

years and yearsEveryone has been loving King by Years and Years, reaching number 1 and being in the top 10 for 7 weeks – and it is still there now! Well there’s more tracks on the way as their debut album Communication is out on the 22nd June.  Still got a while to wait but it will be worth it! The band already revealed the album artwork on Instagram last month and taking 5 hours to spell out, letter by letter the album’s title it has got fans excited.

 

Rixton – Let The Road 

rixtonRixton will be releasing their debut album Let the Road on the 8th of June, which is 3 months later than planned as they were going to release it in March. But due to supporting Ariana Grande on her ‘Honeymoon Tour’ in the US they had to push it back.
They are also supporting Ed Sheeran in June and July and Ed has written a track for the boys called Hotel Ceiling which will feature on their debut album. They have already had two tracks released as singles including Wait On Me and Me and my Broken Heart.

 

Mika – No Place in Heaven

mikaTaking two years to craft, this year Mika is back with his fourth album with a release date of 15th June.
He has done very well in his music career considering he achieved a multi-million selling worldwide debut called Life in Cartoon Motion – and that was  his first ever album! No Place in Heaven will have 11 standard tracks and 3 bonus ones.  If you digitally pre-order the album you will get an instant downloads of the lead single called Talk About You and another track Last Party.

 

Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect 

brandon flowersBrandon Flowers released a solo album back in 2010 called Flowers and he is now planning on doing a follow up album this year called The Desired Effect. But Killers fans don’t worry he has no plans to leave the band!
Working alongside Ariel Rechtshaid, a producer who has teamed up with Haim and Vampire Weekend, Brandon has been praising him and saying  Rechtshaid is pushing him out of his comfort zone to produce this next album, so we could expect something a bit different to his last album.
And we don’t have long before we will be hearing these new sounds as the album will be out on 18th May.

 

Jason Derulo – Everything is 4 

jason deruloJason Derulo is releasing his 4th album, as you might guess by the name, Everything is 4, on the 1st June.
He has released audio to a song Get Ugly’online and has already had air play on the lead single Want You To Want Me. His last album Tattoo’s did really well peaking at number 5 in the album charts and producing hits such as Talk Dirty which got to number 1 and top 10 hits The Other Side, Trumpets and Wiggle.

 

Andreya Triana – Giants

andreyaYou might recognize her voice from Breach’s track We Had It All, but following her first album entitled Lost Where I belong and collaborating with producers Mr Scruff and Flying Lotus, who remixed her track also called Lost Where I Belong’, Andreya’s second album is now set to be released on 4th May and includes her single Gold.

 

 

Alesso – Forever 

alessoWith songs in the charts since 2012, Swedish DJ and electronic dance music producer, Alesso is planning on releasing his debut album entitled Forever’ on 25th May.
It will include Tear Up The Roof which was released in 2014, lead single and top ten current hit Heroes’ featuring Tove Lo, the second official release Cool featuring Roy English and his most recent track Payday.

 

 

Conor Maynard – Talking About

conor maynardThere’s not much info out there in regards to names or dates of Conor Maynard’s upcoming second album, but he has been working with some big names including Timbaland and Labrinth. His aim for this album is to mould himself into the kind of artist that he wants to be. Being only 19 when he released his debut album Contrast and being described as the British Justin Beiber, 3 three years later, now he is 22 he wants to establish himself.
The new album will feature R U Crazy as its lead single and his most recent Talking About which he co-wrote with Craig David.

 

Florence and the Machine – How Big How Blue How Beautiful

florenceHow Big How Blue How Beautiful is Florence and the Machine’s 3rd  album which is out on June 2nd.
But not only is it available for digital download which is the typical and ‘normal’ thing to do these days but it is also being offered to be bought in a bundle which includes a vinyl! The How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 7″ Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set includes an exclusive track  and is available on the Florence and The Machine website. According to Florence, How Big How Blue How Beautiful is all ‘about trying to learn how live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it’. It’s lead single What Kind of Man is currently in the top 100.

 

Rihanna – R8 

FourFiveSeconds3 years after her last album, Rihanna is set to release another one this year – but when? We don’t know the exact date as it is is still under wraps. But we do know it will be called R8 and include her recent collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney FourFive Seconds. She has been teasing us a lot with this album, not giving too much away but letting us hear snippits of some of her songs such as Kiss It Better and Higher. However lucky old Ne-yo seems to have heard more as he praised the album saying ‘The stuff I’ve heard is absolutely incredible. I can’t speak on what it sounds like because I’ll get in trouble, but I definitely feel like people are gonna enjoy it. Anybody that’s a Rihanna fan is gonna stay a Rihanna fan, and anybody that’s not might become a Rihanna fan’. Rihanna seems to be keeping a tight grip on the info for the album tweeting, quite aggressively ‘ANY news about #R8 will be delivered directly from me!!!!’ – So don’t go believing anyone else!

 

 

Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 24th April 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: Old School Garage with DJ Jammy and Goody.
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: http://www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford
Date: 24th April 2015
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Event: Colin Francis
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: The guy behind the biggest selling compilations of the last couple of years, Ministry of Sound VIP and The Marbella Sessions 2014, takes to the decks.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm
Website: www.ctznbar.com
Date: 24th April 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Entourage
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: UK Garage and House sensation Mike Delinquent headlines
Admission entry: £3 before midnight, £7 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford
Date: 24th April 2015
Time: 8pm until late
Event: Reflex: Through the Decades
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Sounds from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s
Admission entry: Free before 11pm
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford
Date: 24th April 2015
Time: 10pm- 4am
Event: Max Denham and Michael Green
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Michael Green and Max doing bits as per usual!
Admission entry: £6 online, £8 on the door
Website: www.circuitessex.com
Date: 24th / 25th April 2015
Time:
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: This weekend see’s the relaunch of a fresh new look at Missoula! On Friday there will be Big Dj’s, Live sax, fire shows and co2 cannons! On Saturday there is two floors of club anthems with entertainment and special guests.
Admission entry: Free entry before 10.30pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoulachelmsford
Date: 25th April 2015
Time: 12.45pm
Event: Premier League Football
Location: The Merchant
Detail: Southhampton v Tottenham Hotsupur
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk
Date: 25th April 2015
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Saturdays at Sugar Hut
Location: Sugar Hut Brentwood
Details: 4 rooms playing the best in RnB, Dance and Club Classics.
Admission entry: £10
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com
Date: 25th April 2015
Time: 10pm- 4am
Event: Bassbox
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Bassbox presents: DJ Luck & MC Neat vs Oxide and Neutrino playing UK Garage.
Admission entry: £5 online, £8 on the door
Website: http://www.evokenightclub.com
Date: 25th April 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Sweet Female Attitude, MC Vapour, MC DT and MC KIE performances plus resident DJ’s.
Admission entry: £5 in advance
Website: www.miyanightclub.com

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April Fools!

This week saw the arrival of April, starting of course with the 1st which is also known as April Fools day. Many celebrities and journalists got into the spirit of making up stories which excited, shocked and saddened fans, just to reveal it was all a joke!

Flue
90’s boy bands Blue and 5ive were going to take a leaf out of McBusted book and join together to make another super group called Flue!
Lee Ryan, member of Blue came up with the name and it was announced the boys would be doing a special tour. 5ive’s Scott Robinson explained: “We’ve always got on well with the Blue boys and respected their music. It’ll be weird singing their tracks and ours alongside each other but exciting nonetheless.”

Louis Leaving 1D
One website wrote an article which angered One Direction fans, that another member of the group would be leaving.  They stated Louis had quit the group to become a motivational speaker. 1D Fans reacted in crazy ways to the news of Zayn’s departure so imagine how they reacted to this! But the website has cleared it all up posting “Judging by the angry messages, it seems some people didn’t realise this was an April Fools’ Day joke. So put the pitchforks away and please stop crying.”

Sam Smith is Straight
Sam Smith Tweeted that he was straight and nearly 35,000 of his followers retweeted it before only 40mins later Sam tweeted again saying ‘April Fools!’

Cheryl Joins Geordie Shore
It was a possibility that a real celebrity was going to enter Reality TV show Geordie Shore in the form of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who was said would be ‘parachuted’ into the house in Season 10 to join the Charlotte Crosby and Gary Beadle.

Ant, Dec and Anton Du Beke
Ant and Dec are an amazing presenting duo and are loved by the nation but could you imagine them becoming a trio? It was said that Strictly Come Dancing professional, Anton Du Beke would be joining them – it has a nice ring to it!

Batman
A local newspaper claimed the council was building a massive statue of Christian Bale in his Batman guise in the centre of his home town, Haverfordwest, to stop drunken revellers from committing crimes.

Trampoline Aisles
One supermarket enlisted the help of Towie star Lucy Mecklenburgh to advertise a new invention of trampoline aisles, to help reach the top shelf. Not only is that distracting but dangerous too!

A Fault in Our Stars Prequel
A a prank aimed at teenagers emerged,  that there is going to be a prequel to novel turned film, A Fault In Our Stars. An Australian publisher Tweeted a fake book cover promising this.

Cowell Replaces Queen On Cash
Simon Cowell makes a lot of money, we all know that but imagine if the money he had had his own face on it – he would love it! One news paper claimed that this was going to be the case – that he would appear on new £5 notes.  They also said David Beckham would be plastered on £20 notes and Helen Mirron would replace the Queen on all tenners.
You would think Simon would be on a higher value than a fiver! But he still liked the idea according to the paper as they quoted him saying “Having made so much money I am delighted to give something back to the country. Oh, and please handle me carefully.”

 

Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 3rd April 2015
Time: 9pm – 3.30am
Event: Harry Derbidge Official Birthday
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood.
Details: Hosted by DJ Nimblefingerz, Sugar Hut throws a party to celebrates Harry Derbidge’s birthday.
Admission entry:£5 until midnight, £10 after.
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com/calendar

Date: 3rd April 2015
Time: open until 1.30am
Event: Wills Childs & Bongo Ben
Location:  The Teriss Bar, Brentwood.
Details: Performing Live and Loud.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.theterissbar.co.uk/events

Date: 3rd April 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Max Denham and Bongo Ben
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: Resident DJ’s Pete Nicholls and Tom Short play House and RnB in the main room while Max Denham and Bongo Ben play House, RnB and electronic percussion with Tommy Mallet as the host.
Admission entry: Online: £5, On the door: £8
Website: www.circuitessex.com

Date: 4th April 2015
Time: 11pm- 3am
Event: Easter Saturday Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: The long weekend keeps on going with the bunnilicous Easter Saturday special!
Admission entry: Free before 10pm, £6 until midnight, £7 after
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford/

Date: 4th April 2015
Time: 5.30pm
Event: Chelsea V Stoke City
Location: The Merchant, Brentwood
Details: Chelsea V Stoke City in the Premier League.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk/whats-on/

Date: 5th April 2015
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Event: Luke Burrs Live
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: Professional singer Luke Burrs performs live.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.suite104.co.uk/events/luke-burke-live/

Date: 5th April 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Brownstock Festival Launch Party: Featuring Lethal Bizzle.
Location: Evoke, Chelmford
Details: Brownstock Festival kicks off 2015 in absolute style as they welcome two of the UK’s most prolific MCs, Lethal Bizzle and Meridian Dan, to Chelmsford for a little taster of what’s to come at the 11th year of the independent Essex 3 day music event.
Admission entry: Online Tickets £11
Website: http://www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford/

Date:  5th April 2015
Time: 9pm- 3am
Event: Dukes Reunion
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: For over 21’s only – a night to remember the former nightclub Dukes playing ‘Dukes Anthems’ by the DJ’s who originally provided it including, Dexta Mitchell, Paul Marks and MDJ. They will also be playing UK Garage, House and RnB.
Admission entry: £10 before 10.30pm, £15 after.
Website: http://www.miyanightclub.com/

Date: 5th April 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Philip George Live
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: This Bank Holiday, Fiction welcomes none other than Philip George to the stage. Philip is a British DJ and producer from Nottingham and is best known for his 2014 single “Wish You Were Mine”.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 5th April 2015
Time: 7pm – 3am
Event: DJ vs DJ Bank Holiday Sunday Party
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: 2 resident DJ’s go head to head in a mental DJ battle – bringing the best party anthems of all time.
Admission entry:
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford/whats-on/

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Miley Models for Madame Tussauds

This week Miley Cyrus’ updated wax version arrived at Madame Tussauds, London.
Back in her Hannah Montana days she had a figure in her likeness made to take part in a Teen Idol event,  where fans could go and sing her songs.
Moving forward in 2014 another model was unveiled in Berlin with her short blonde hear wearing a white leotard and smiling. But now, her famous tongue has made an appearance. Inspired by her sell out The Bangerz Tour, she now sits in London on a neon-pink, tongue-shaped slide, sporting her cropped blonde hair and  is wearing a bejewelled red and white checked outfit and a feather-embellished jacket.

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There has been loads of other famous female singers who have had wax works made to stand in many of the Madame Tusauds around the world, let’s take a look at some…

Beyonce
Beyonce has had at least 3 wax works in her time.
In London she has had a figure reflecting her Single Ladies video wearing  a black leotard and also had another created inspired from her ‘Mrs Carter World Tour. Before it was put in the museum this model was revealed in Regent’s Park for  fans to see and have photos with. In 2013 she also had a wax work created to go to the Hollywood Tussards and she was wearing her famous orange and purple dress from the Crazy In Love music video.

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Lady Gaga

Gaga has been all over the world and so has her wax work! Having been in the museums in London, Hollywood and Hong Kong, one of her figures included wearing a telephone on her head from her song collaboration with Beyonce entitled ‘Telephone’. But she has also had one in her famous barely-there lace look body by Alex Noble and mask by Philip Treacy.

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Leona Lewis
2006 X Factor Winner Leona Lewis has also had a waxwork in London. Her beautiful dress is the actual dress Leona wore at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swifts waxwork stood in London during February this year, before being shipped off to Orlando earlier this month. Fans had the chance to pose as cheerleaders with Taylor as she stood in a set which resembled her music video Shake It Off.

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Katy Perry
Katy Perry was first revealed in Australia in 2013 wearing a silver Hershey’s Kiss-inspired bikini with shiny leggings and a fringed blue wig. But she came to visit London to stand in a candy style set from her song California Girls. Her outfit changed too which was  created especially for Madame Tussauds by Katy’s own costumiers. From her 2011 California Dreams tour  she wears a heart shaped tutu-style dress, with sequin encrusted candy-striped corset and multicolored polka-dot gloves.
She’s also had a number of costume changes and appeared at different locations including New York in another outfit from Her California Dreams tour.

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Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 27th March 2015
Time: 7.45pm
Event: UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier
Location: The Merchant, Brentwood.
Details: England V Lithuania
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk/whats-on/

Date: 28th March 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Philip George Live
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: Featuring quite possibly the biggest act of 2015 so far, Philip George will perform his chart dominating smash hit ‘Wish You Were Mine’ during his electric DJ set.
Admission entry: Tier 1 tickets: Sold Out, Tier 2 Tickets: £8, VIP Tickets (which includes fast track queue jump) £15.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford/event/191790/philip-george

Date: 28th March 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Believe In Fiction
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: Newest resident DJ, Scotty L joins forces with DJ Si to take you on a musical journey – Commercial House though to Deep House with a splash of EDM.
Admission entry: £4 before midnight, £8 after.
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk/romford

Date: 31st March 2015
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Event: Under 18’s Foam Party
Location: Miya, Chelmsford.
Details: UK’s Biggest foam machine with the vest best in Chart Music, House, RnB, Dub-step UK Garage, Dance Anthems, Drum & Bass, Trap, Hip Hop, UK Bass, Classics and more!
Admission entry: In Advance: £8, On the door: £10
Website: www.miyanightclub.com/portfolio-view/hype-under-18s/

Date: 2nd April 2015
Time: 8pm until late
Event: C.S.I (Can’t Stay In)
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Rob Moth playing the best tunes on student night!
Admission entry:
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford/whats-on/

Date: 27th March 2014
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Boat Club Promotions
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: DJ’s playing House, RnB and Club Classics: Kenzie, Michael Younger, Brad James, Jack Cavanagh with Ben Hall-Munn on Bongos.
Admission entry: £10 on the door
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com/calendar.php

Date: 27th March 2015
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Bashment Party
Location: Miya, Chelmsford
Details: Bashment and Afro Beats party with Gully Bop who has flown in from Kingston, Jamaica to be in Essex!
Admission entry: £10 before midnight, £15 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com/portfolio-view/bashment-party/

Date: 27th March 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s Chelmsford
Details: DJ Sammy and Goody playing Old School Garage with a fusion of now and then.
Admission entry: Free until 11pm
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/Chelmsford

Date: 28th March 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: DJ Justin Wilkes
Location: Missoula, Romford
Details: Justin Wilkes plays Old School Anthems and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free until 10pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoularomford/whats-on/

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Rebellious Celebrities – Past & Present

It’s been all over the news that Jeremy Clarkson was suspended last week after a fracas with a producer, so this week we are looking at other naughty & rebellious celebrities.

Adele
It was all thanks to a love for Will Young, the first ever winner of Pop Idol in 2002, that Bond Singer Adele got suspended from school. She ended up fighting with rivals who were gunning for Gareth Gates – the runner up of Pop Idol. Adele explains by saying “Will Young was [her] first proper love. [She] was obsessed. The Gareth Gates fans were horrible to [her] and [she] wasn’t having any of it. [They] had a fight and [Adele] was called into the head teacher’s office and sent home. It was serious.”

Lily Allen

Lily Allen has been quite controversial in the past and the reasons she got expelled from school may not seem as bad as you would expect from her but never the less they are valid reasons for any student to be expelled. Allen admitted that she did ‘things that [she] shouldn’t have been doing with boys that [she] shouldn’t have been doing at that young age. Smoking cigarettes, drinking.”

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is one for wanting to stand out and usually uses her clothes to do so. Who can forget her meat dress that she wore to the 2010 VMA’s! She’s also been in the headlines for her clear admissions of drug use and comes from a background of working in strip clubs before she become famous. Apparently she has massive body confidence which is evident in the outfits she wears.

Ne-Yo
Ne-yo broke the law in 2008 for reckless driving without a licence! He was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time, clearly just a bad driver!

Snoop Dogg
You might not think it now but Snoop Dogg actually went to a school for gifted students, this might be stereotypical but it could have been quite posh – unlike Snoop. But this part of the story sounds more like him, he was very naughty and was immediately suspended when he showed his privates to the rest of the class!

Bruno Mars
Being arrested is can be a common thing that singers get pulled up on. One example is Bruno Mars; back in 2012 he was arrested in Las Vegas for possession of cocaine and was even highly intoxicated at the time. To make things worse he lied to the police telling them it was his first time of using.

Kesha
Kesha isn’t around much anymore in the media but she has don’t some weird acts in the past which got her noticed. One of these includes weeing in the street, and taking a picture of it. If that isn’t bad enough she then posted it on Twitter saying ‘Pee Pee on the street, Popo come and get me if you can find me. I blame traffic’.
And it seems like she has some sort of obsession with her own urine as in a TV documentary she was filmed drinking it. She was told it was good for her so she was trying to be healthy but she found it gross so she doesn’t do it anymore which is good to hear.

Kayne West
So it’s been announced that Kayne West is going to be headlining at Glastonbury this year, and there’s a lot of people who are not happy about this as there is a petition against him performing. Wonder why?  Well the first though is his mainly muted performance at this year’s Brit’s due to his swearing. Talking of award shows he jumped up on stage when Taylor Swift won the Best Female Video at the MTV Video Awards to voice his opinion on who should have won and he has also been arrested for theft and has attacked the paparazzi a few times.

Miley Cyrus
People thought it was bad when Miley Cyrus posed topless for a professional photograph before she was 18, but let’s look at what she has done since. In a bid ‘to distance herself from her Hannah Montana she has taken part in controversial actions including a change of fashion style, explicate song lyrics, music videos and more photo’s, scandalous dancing and of course Twerked on married Robin Thicke in front of thousands of people at the VMA’s.

Justin Beiber
Usually if people are going to go through a rebellious stage it’s in their teenage years. The problem is if you’re a mega world wise super star then you outbursts are going to gain media attention and this is certain the case for Justin Beiber. Throwing wild parties, wreck less driving and taking part in vandalism – including throwing eggs at a house which he is still on probation for and has to pay £17,000 in damages for assault and battery, trespassing and infliction of emotional distress.  Although he has apologised for all he has done – how long is that going to last before he does something else!

Chris Brown

Chris Brown seems to have trouble controlling his temper, after being all over the news for being domestically violent towards then partner Rihanna in 2009, he continued to reveal his anger management issue when he was questioned about it on an American TV programme, he stormed off and through a chair through the studio window! That didn’t do much to improve his public image.

Rihanna
Often taking to social media to show he rebellious side, Rihanna often posts inappropriate pictures including drink and drugs and she even got thrown off a farmers land for being too raunchy during filming for her music video ‘We Found Love’.

Cheryl
We know that Cheryl Fernandez Versini can be quite feisty and it all started when she was at school! She was suspended twice for fighting and dropped out at the age of 16 to pursue her musical career.
 

Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 20th March 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Bonded By Blood 2 Filming Wrap Party
Location: Sugar Hut
Details: Join the case and crew for their filming wrap party. Music will be supplied by celebrity DJ Michael Andre with Bongo Ben providing percussion.
Admission entry: £5 before midnight, £10 after.
Website: ww.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 20th March 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Entourage
Location: Fiction, Romford
Details: DJ Melissa Reeves has played sets around the globe and as a result has over 1 million followers on Facebook. She comes to Fiction Romford tonight with commercial House, RnB and Hip Hop.
Admission entry:£3 before 11pm, £7 after
Website: www.fictionclub.co.uk

Date: 20th March 2015
Time: 7.45pm
Event: UEFA Champions League
Location:  The Merchant, Brentwood
Details: Wolves V County
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.themerchantbrentwood.co.uk

Date: 20th March 2015
Time: 10.30pm – 4am
Event: Tempted
Location: Miya Night Club, Chelmsford
Details: Resident DJ’s will be playing  the best of Commercial House, RnB, and Club Classics.
Admission entry: Free before 11.30pm if on the guest list, £5 before midnight £6 after.
Website: www.miyanightclub.com/portfolio-view/saturdays

Date: 20th March 2015
Time: 9pm – 3am
Event: Frontin
Location: Chicago’s, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Jammy and Goody play Old School Garage with a mix of now and then
Admission entry: Free until 11pm, £5 online.
Website: www.chicagosbars.co.uk/chelmsford/event/193298/frontin

Date: 20th March 2015
Time: Open Until 4am
Event: CTZN Fridays
Location: Citizen, Chelmsford
Details: Joey Essex will be at Citizen.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm
Website: www.ctznbar.com/#events

Date: 21st March 2015
Time: 8pm – 3am
Event: The Only Way is Yates
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: DJ Darren Heath plays all the up to date anthems and more.
Admission entry:
Website: http://www.weareyates.co.uk/romford/whats-on/

Date: 21st March 2015
Time: 10pm – 4am
Event: Sammy P
Location: Circuit, Romford
Details: In the main room is guest Sammy P who has DJ’d in Ibiza, Marbella and Dubai. He is in Romford playing House music alongside resident DJ’s Pete Nicholls and Brad James. In the Ver2 Lounge it’s resident DJ Ego.
Admission entry: Online £8. On the door: £10
Website: www.circuitessex.com/#events

Date: 21st March 2015
Time: Open until 4am
Event: Missoula Saturdays
Location: Missoula, Chelmsford
Details: Michael Andre will be at Missoula alongside resident DJ’s pumping music onto 2 floors.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm
Website: www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoulachelmsford/whats-on

Date: 22nd March 2015
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Event: Live Singer
Location: Suite 104, Brentwood
Details: Local girl, George Cash will be singing live.
Admission entry: Free
Website: www.suite104.co.uk/events/george-cash-live-from-5pm

 

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Some Songs Have Blurred Lines

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke have lost the copyright infringement case brought against them by Marvin Gaye’s family over the similarities between their single Blurred Lines and Gaye’s Got To Give It Up.
It was decided in court this week that Williams and Thicke will have to pay Gaye’s estate $7.3 (£4.8m). Williams’ representative stated “Pharrell created Blurred Lines from his heart, mind and soul and the song was not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”

There are many other songs which sound similar to previous songs and even sample other lyrics and rhythms from existing songs so on tonight’s show we compared these tracks, which include:

Birthday – Katy Perry & Sugar – Maroon 5
Beat Again – JLS &  1 2 Step – Ciara
Pure Shores – All Saints & I Can Be – Taio Cruz
Clocks – Coldplay & David Guetta ft Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over
Wonder Wall – Oasis & Life Got Cold – Girls Aloud
One Wish – Jay J – Bye Bye – Mariah Carey
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper & Meet Me Half Way – Black Eyed Peas
Ignition – R,Kelly & Don’t Matter – Akon

Watch this video to here the similarities to the songs above plus a few more:

 

These songs feature samples of others:

Feel Good by Flo Ridea includes Levels by Avicii
2 On by Tinashe includes We Be Burning by Sean Paul
Anaconda by Nicki Minaj includes Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-lot
Feel This Moment by Pitbull ft Christina Aguilera includes Take On Me by Aha
Stronger by Kanye West includes Harder, Better, Faster, Streonger by Daft Punk
Cupid’s Chokehold by Gym Class Heros includes Breakfast In America by Supertramp
Don’t Stop the Music by Rihanna includes Wana be Startin’ Somethin’ by Michael Jackson
Of The Night by Bastille is a cover version of Rhythm Of The Night by Corona and also features lyrics from Snap’s Rhythm is a Dancer

 

 

Phoenix FM Club Guide

Date: 13th March 2015
Time: 10pm – 3.30am
Event: Elegance
Location: Sugar Hut, Brentwood
Details: Elegance’s resident DJ, Bradley James will be playing the very best in House and RnB music.
Admission entry: £10 all night
Website: www.sugarhutbrentwood.com

Date: 13th March 2015
Time: Open until 3am
Event: Reflex
Location: Yates, Romford
Details: Playing sounds from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.
Admission entry: Free entry before 11pm.
Website: www.weareyates.co.uk/romford/whats-on

Date: 13th March 2015
Time: 10pm – 3am
Event: Loyal Fridays
Location: Evoke, Chelmsford
Details: DJ Sparkie is in charge at Evoke on Friday nights and this week he has special guests Firin Squad on the decks playing the freshest urban, RnB, Hip-Hop, Bashment, and Funky Afrobeats.
Admission entry: Online: £2. On the Door: Free before 11pm, £5 after.
Website: www.evokenightclub.com/chelmsford

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Bright Light Bright Light Interview

On Monday evening a concert headlined by emerging American artist called Tinashe took place in London. Welsh pop singer Bright Light Bright Light warmed up the crowd as the support act and I managed to have a chat with him before his performance. We talked about his music, influences, Elton John and that infamous Madonna moment!

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Listen back to the interview here:

Here are some more photos of the night…

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Tinashe has a top 40 hit single in the US with her debut single ‘2 on’ which she released in January 2014 and it also got into the top 100 in the UK single charts. She has released 2 further singles from her album ‘Aquarius’ which are ‘Pretend’ and ‘All Hands on deck’ which has had an Iggly Azalea remix.

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Not only is Tinashe a great singer but an amazing dancer too, she busted out some moves before her performance of ‘2 On’ which can be seen at the bottom of the page.

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Madonna Moments

After Madonna’s cape accident this week during her live performance at The Brit’s, tonight’s show took a look at what other embarrassing moments have happened to singers on stage.

Encase you missed the Brits or have been hiding under a rock and not seen the news or been on social media, here is a reminder of Madonna’s full performance and costume fail.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IawGbR_10RQ

Unfortunately this isn’t the first time Madonna has had a tumble in front of millions of people. Back in 2012 she played at the half time show of the Super Bowl which is one of the biggest sporting events of the year, and getting to play the annual Halftime Show is one of the biggest honours for an artist.  So it was quite an embarrassment for Madonna when she mis-placed her step and didn’t end up on her podium when she needed to.

Beyonce
Back in 2007 Beyonce was doing a show in Orlando and she was dancing as usual, swinging her hair around, when she slipped down some stairs, on her face, rolled over and then got back up and carried on as if nothing had happened!

Then on in another show as part of her Mrs Carter tour, in Montreal during her performance of Halo she got her hair caught in a fan! She had a few people come and get her free but she just carried on singing the song. A True pro.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga like to stand out, and stand on pianos it seems. During a performance of You and I on her Monster Tour, the audience in Texas witnessed Gaga straddling a piano and the stall before she fell off it! Watch it replayed:

Fergie
Fergie has come back to the charts recently with her new single LA Love but of coure she started out in the Black Eyed peas. In 2005 during a show with the band, a growing wet spot was appearing in her trousers. Apparently it was due to not having time to go to the toilet before the performance as they were already running late.

In 2005, legendary recording artist and former member of the wildly successful super group Wild Orchid, Fergie, pissed herself at a Black Eyed Peas concert in San Diego.

Christina Aguilera
This one is quite an unfortunate location for an embarrassing moment to happen.
Christina Aguilera was giving a very passionate performance at most embarrassing singer-songwriter Etta James’ funeral, when half way through a reddish liquid started running down her legs. Her management claimed it was an excess of spray tan liquid, but it’s up to you to if you believe that…

Justin Bieber
When Justin Bieber was performing at the Arizona date on his Believe Tour, as he was doing his dance routine he suddenly stopped, turned his back to the crowd and threw up. The second time he felt this urge he dashed off stage before continuing his performance. Bieber not only completed the show, but even came back out for an encore! After the show, he tweeted that “milk was a bad choice.”

Katy Perry 
It seems like TV awards are a perfect place for big singers to mess up in their performances because in 2008 Katy Perry was asked to performed her then
hit “I Kissed A Girl” at the MTV Latin America Awards. Now of course Katy Perry is very eccentric and colourful in everything she does, her dress, music videos and live performances. So her props included a big pink frosted cake, which she jumped onto after the song had finished. Now watching the video the jumping act is quite embarrassing itself, the way she landed on it, it was a big jump and not a very impressive landing, but the funny bit comes when she was so slippery she couldn’t get up off the floor! She even had a member of the backing band try and help her.

Lil Kym
Keeping the theme of MTV events, at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys were towards the end of their Empire State of Mind performance when rapper Lil Mama got up from her seat and joined them on stage!
Jay-Z tried to subtly give her signs to get off but she was having none of it and even copied their pose at the end of the song, though she wasn’t even part of the performance! Jay-Z gave Alicia Keys a hug afterwards leaving Lil Kym stood there on her own looking quite silly.

Kings of Leon
An infestation of birds in the theatre that Kings of Leon were performing in  St. Louis caused the band to have to cancel the rest of the show!  It started off when a pigeon pooped into the mouth of bassist Jared Followill’s mouth. The band attempted to continue, but the pooping continued and the situation was classed as a toxic health hazard and the group had to leave their show early. They had 20 songs on their set list and they only managed to do 3. The audience was given full refunds.

 

 

 

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Love, Breaks Up’s and Moving On!

As it is Valentines this weekend the theme of tonight’s show was luuurve! But I didn’t play just the lovey dovey songs but the heartbreaking break up songs along with the strong and powerful moving on songs! There was something for everyone to connect with and a few dance tunes to give out That Friday Feeling!

 
Taylor’s Tweets

Fitting in with tonight’s theme Taylor Swift has been giving out some break up advice after a fan tweeted to her telling her about her boyfriend who had just broken up with her after 4 months. On top of that he was also emotionally abusing her by calling her names which left her feeling ‘crumbled’.

In response Swift wrote in various different comments: “He just ended it, just like that? It’s so devastating to come to terms with speaking of someone in the past tense when you used to see them as your present and your future. But think about what he said”.

“It will take a while for you to get those words out of your head. Heartbreak is awful enough. The fact that you have to endure this kind of emotional abuse is so wrong”.

“I know it’s hard but I think it’s time to utilise the ‘block’ feature on your phone. This is just damaging. Do you have to see him around?”

“So don’t give him the chance to say more damaging things. There is nothing wrong with avoiding people who hurt you. You fell in love, no games. Now you’re saying goodbye, with no games.

“Protect yourself, please. I’m so sorry this happened. I made you a break up/ moving on playlist: Stay Away – Charli XCX, Not Around – Montgomery Wings – HEARTS – Coffins Misterwives Sleep – Azure Ray Begin Again – Measure.”

The fan showed her gratitude by thanking Swift for the playlist and “For being the reason [she] was able to get through today and sleep last night.” She told Swift that she is “such a wonderful human being and [has] have made [her] so happy”.

 

None of Swift’s suggestions were played on the show but here is the playlist:

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
All of me – John Legend
Let Me Love You – Mario
Loving You is Easy – Union J
Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)The Vamps
Like I can – Sam Smith
Nothin On You – B.O.B ft Bruno Mars
Not a Bad thing – Justin Timberlake
So Sick – Ne Yo
Kelly Clarkson – Since You been gone
Lily Allen – Smile
Shake it off – Taylor Swift
Me and My Broken Heart – Rixton
Break Up Song – Pixie Lott
We Belong together – Mariah Carey
Payphone – Maroon 5
Clarity – Zedd ft Foxes
Nobody To Love- Sigma
Real Love – Clean Bandit
Wrote A Song About You – MNEK
Problem – Iggy Azalea ft Ariana Grande
We Found Love- Calvin Harris ft Rihanna
When Love Takes Over – David Guetta ft Kelly Rowland

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Do You Share Your Birthday With a Chart Celeb?

As it was my birthday this week I thought I would do some research to find out who I share it with in the celebrity world. Being on the 3rd February I found out I share it with two Actresses – Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher and singer Sean Kingston. Therefore I decided to play his track ‘Party All Night’. I also played some club tunes as a pre party for Phoenix FM’s first ever Eclipse Sessions which was taking place after the show!

Here is the playlist along with the ages and birth dates of the singers:

January

12th   -Ella Henderson  (18) – Ghost
15th -Pitbull (33) – Wild Wild Love
17th – Calvin Harris (31) – Outside

February

20th – Rihanna (26) – Take Care
17th – Ed Sheeran (23) – Don’t

March

17th – Hoizer (24) – Take Me To Church
27th – Fergie (39) – L.A Love

April

5th – Pharrell Williams (41) – Come get it Bae
16th – Akon (41) – I Wana Love you

May

14th – Olly Murs (30) – Wrapped Up
19th  – Sam Smith (22) – Like I Can

June

7th  – Iggy Azalea (24) – Change Your Life
26th  – Ariana Grande (21) – Problem

July

7th – Alesso  (23) – Heroes
21st  – Paloma Faith (33) – Changing

August

2nd – Charli XCX  (23) – Boom Clap
20th – Demi Lovato (22)– Made in the USA

September

4th – Beyonce (33) – XO
8th – Avicii (26)- Levels

October

8th – Bruno Mars (29) – Uptown Funk
18th  – Ne-yo (32) – Coming with you
20th – Jess Glynne (25) – Real Love

November

7th – David Guetta (47) – Dangerous
26th – Rita Ora (24) – Doing it

December

13th – Taylor Swift (25) – Blank Space
30th– Ellie Goulding  (28) – Love me like you do
I also played some songs by Ryan Green, Luciee Closier and Leanne Lousie who performed at the Eclipse Sessions.
Some of these performance can be listened to here: http://www.phoenixfm.com/2015/02/07/eclipse-sessions-ryan-green-luciee-closier-leanne-louise-2/

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Band to Solo

All the songs played on tonight’s show was from solo singers who kick started their musical career with other people, being a member of a band.
Starting with a couple of chart toppers then going back to the 90’s and even playing an 80’s track, the show ended playing on some more recent tracks.

Here is the playlist along with the artist and what band they were originally in:

L.A Love – Fergie  (Black Eyed Peas)

I Turn To You – Mel C (Spice Girls)

I Saw Never Again – Rachel Stevens (S Club 7)

Going Crazy – Robbie Williams (Take That)

Ricky Martin – Livin’ La Vida Loca (Menudo)

Loving Each Day – Ronan Keating (Boyzone)

Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani (No Doubt)

True Love – Pink (Choice)

Suit and Tie – Justin Timberlake (Nsync)

Wana Be Starting Something – Michael Jackson – Jackson 5

Do It Our Way – Alesha Dixon – Mis-Teeq

I Don’t Care – Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Girls Aloud)

On The Rocks – Nicole Scherzinger (Pussy Cat Dollz)

XO – Beyonce (Density’s Child)

 

Friday Film Feature
Lucy review is available to listen back to here:

 

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Recorded by one – intended for another

Some artists miss out on massive opportunities when they reject a song and then it goes to number one.  On tonight’s show we listened to some songs that were not intentionally written for the recorded artists.
These were:

Toxic 
Recorded by – Britney Spears
Intended for – Kylie Minogue

Telephone
Recorded by – Lady Gaga and Beyonce
Intended for – Britney Spears

Rock Your Body
Recorded by – Justin Timberlake
Indented for – Michael Jackson

Nothing On You
Recorded by – Bruno Mars and B.O.B
Intended for -Lupe Fiasco

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Recorded by – Aerosmith
Intended for – Celine Dion

Since You Been Gone
Recorded by – Kelly Clarkson
Intended for -Pink

Halo
Recorded by – Beyonce
Intended for – Leona Lewis

Gold Digger
Recorded by – Kanye West
Intended for – Shawnna

Nasty
Recorded by – Pixie Lott
Intended for – Christina Aguilera

Don’t Cha
Recorded by – The Pussy Cat Dollz
Intended for – SugaBabes or Paris Hilton!

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The Brit’s 2015 Nominations

The nomination’s for The Brit Awards 2015 were announced this week with Sam Smith leading the nominations with 5 and Ed Sheeran close behind with 4. They both battle it out in categories including Male Solo Artist and British Single.

So tonight we had a look at the different categories and played songs by the nominees.


BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

Paolo Nutini

George Ezra

Sam Smith

Ed Sheeran

Damon Albarn

 

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

FKA Twigs

Ella Henderson

Jessie Ware

Lily Allen

Paloma Faith


BRITISH GROUP

Alt-J

Clean Bandit

Coldplay

Royal Blood

One Direction

 
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Pharrell Williams

Beck

Hozier

Jack White

John Legend

 

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Sia

Beyonce

Taylor Swift

St Vincent

Lana Del Rey

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Chvrches

FKA Twigs

George Ezra

Royal Blood

Sam Smith

 

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage

Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

Alt-J – This Is All Yours

Ed Sheeran – X

 

BRITISH SINGLE

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

George Ezra – Budapest

Calvin Harris – Summer

Clean Bandit FT Jess Glynne – Rather Be

Ella Henderson – Ghost

Mark Ronson FT Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Route 94 FT Jess Glynne – My Love

Sigma – Nobody To Love

Duke Dumont F Jax Jones – I Got U

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud


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Charli XCX – Boom Clap

Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down

Route 94 FT Jess Glynne – My Love

Sigma – Nobody To Love

Calvin Harris – Summer

Mark Ronson FT Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

One Direction – You & I

Duke Dumont FT Jax Jones – I Got U

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

5 Seconds of Summer

Black Keys

First Aid Kit

Foo Fighters

The War On Drugs

 

Friday Film Feature
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Collaborations

There are some amazing songs in the world sung by some equally amazing artists, but when these big artists team up together, they can create something outstanding!

Whether it’s a duo, trio, or if a singer/producer features on a track, when two or more musicians work together it can mix sounds and genres. So tonight I played all the best collaborations of 2014 with a few oldies thrown in there as well.

Here is the playlist:

Rudimental Feat. Ella Eyre – Waiting All Night

Disclosure – F For You ft. Mary J. Blige

Wiley – Can You Hear Me (Ayayaya) ft Skepta, JME & Ms D

Zedd feat. Foxes – Clarity

Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger ft. Christina Aguilera (Radio Edit)

Gotye featuring Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know

Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Radio Edit) [feat. Pharrell Williams]

Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull – I’m A Freak (Cosmic Dawn Club Mix)

Mr Probz – Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)

Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love [Feat. MNEK]

Clean Bandit – Real Love (feat. Jess Glynne)

Calvin Harris – Blame (feat. John Newman)

David Guetta – Dangerous (feat. Sam Martin)

Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea – Problem

Beyonce ft Shakira – Beautiful Liar

Pitbull feat. G.R.L – Wild Wild Love

Cheryl Cole feat. Tinie Tempah – Crazy Stupid Love

Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg – Wiggle

Fuse ODG – Dangerous Love (feat. Sean Paul)

Ronson and Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Olly Murs feat Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up

Jessie J feat Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang

Katy Perry – Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)

Iggy Azalea – Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)

 

Upcoming Collaborations

I also had a look at a couple of collaborations which will hit the charts this year.
Shakria’s self titled album released last year will feature a number of collaborations with artists including Iggy Azalea, Rihanna and Magic!

Charli XCX has teamed up with Rita Ora to produce ‘Doing it’. It will be Charli XCX’s new single and will also feature on her forthcoming album Sucker.

 

Friday Film Feature
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New Year Resolutions!

Happy New Year!

Tonight’s show was the first That Friday Feeling of 2015 and as it is that time of year where we all decide to commit to doing something or giving up something for the year, the show was dedicated to helping you make up your mind of what to do for your New Years Resolutions and how you can keep to them!

 

What New Year’s Resolution’s to make!

If you haven’t made a New Year’s Resolution yet, here are some ideas found on a buzz feed article ’49 New Year’s Resolutions Twentysomethings Should Consider’:

– Cut down on drunk texting, or at least try to.

– And if you do end up drunk messaging an ex, just shrug it off. Don’t spend the entirety of your next day hungover, hating yourself.

– In fact, learn to shrug things off more often.

– Stop dieting: Just eat more fruit and veg and drink a ton of water.

– Figure out how to re-create your favourite takeaway food at home.

– Figure out what makes you tick, what you actually feel passionate about, and delve further into it. Never stop learning.

– Pick a European city to visit this year.

– Ride the scariest roller coaster you can think of.

– Stop beating yourself up about missing the gym, instead find a form of exercise you actually enjoy.

– Have dessert for breakfast and breakfast food for dinner.

– Ditch phones when you’re eating with other people.

– Take a social media break.

– Walk to places: Get off that crammed bus and let your feet do the moving.

For the other 36 suggestions here is the original article: www.buzzfeed.com/maggyvaneijk/candy-crush-invites-are-a-no-go#.igGQJYElK

 

How to stick to your New Year’s Resolution

Now that you know what you want to do this year, with help from the NHS website, here are 10 goal setting tips that Professor Richard Wiseman suggest in order to be able to achieve our resolutions:

1. Make only one resolution. Your chances of success are greater when you channel energy into changing just one aspect of your behaviour.

2. Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to think about your resolution and instead take some time out a few days before and reflect upon what you really want to achieve.

3. Avoid previous resolutions. Deciding to revisit a past resolution sets you up for frustration and disappointment.

4. Don’t run with the crowd and go with the usual resolutions. Instead think about what you really want out of life.

5. Break your goal into a series of steps, focusing on creating sub-goals that are concrete, measurable and time-based.

6. Tell your friends and family about your goals. You’re more likely to get support and want to avoid failure.

7. Regularly remind yourself of the benefits associated with achieving your goals by creating a checklist of how life would be better once you obtain your aim.

8. Give yourself a small reward whenever you achieve a sub-goal, thus maintaining motivation and a sense of progress.

9. Make your plans and progress concrete by keeping a handwritten journal, completing a computer spreadsheet or covering a notice board with graphs or pictures.

10. Expect to revert to your old habits from time to time. Treat any failure as a temporary setback rather than a reason to give up altogether.

 
Professor Wiseman also suggests to break your resolutions into smaller goals which are specific, measurable and time based. For more deails check out the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Healthychristmas/Pages/NewYearresolutions.aspx

 

Friday Film Feature

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Which One To Pick?

This weeks show was a continuation of last week’s theme of playing all my favourite top 40 chart singles since January in order to help me choose my Presenter’s Pick. We got up to July last week so tonight I  played songs between August and December.

Here is the playlist:

August

Crazy, Stupid, Love – Cheryl ft Tinie Tempah
Rude – Magic
Boom Clap – Charli XCX
Shake it off – Taylor Swift

September

Maps – Maroon 5
Prayer in C – Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz
Superheros – The Script
Break Free – Ariana Grande ft  Zedd
Amnesia – 5 Seconds of Summer
Changing – Sigma ft Paloma Faith
Blame – Calvin Harris ft John Newman
Lullaby – Professor Green ft Tori Kelly

October

Shift Key – I Know
Don’t Tell Them – Jeremih ft YG

November

Steal My Girls – One Direction
Drunk and Incapable – Krishane ft Melissa Steel
Animals – Maroon 5
I Don’t Care – Cheryl
Wrapped Up – Olly Murs ft Travie Mccoy
Wait on me – Rixton

December

These Days – Take That
Jealous – Labrinth
Air Guitar – Mcbusted

So after playing 48 songs in 2 hours I now have to decide which one to make my Presenter Pick! Listening to them all has made me realise there are definitely certain songs which top above the rest. Keep an eye out on the Phoenix website to find out which one I, and all the other presenters choose as our favourite singles and albums.

 

Friday Film Feature

Dear Santa review is available to listen back to here:

 

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Do What You Wanna Do

This week all Phoenix Presenters have been asked to choose their Presenter Picks of the year – a single and an album which stood out for us. I have chosen my album but as there have been so many good singles out this year I am struggling to pick one! Therefore on tonight’s show I played all my favourite Top 40 hits from January through to July in hope it will help me decide. Next week the theme will continue, playing chart tracks from August up until December.

Here is the playlist for tonight’s show:

January

Happy – Pharrell Williams
Roar – Katy Perry
Pompii – Bastille
Burn – Ellie Goulding
Can We Dance – The Vamps
It’s my Party – Jessie J
Timber – Keisha ft Pitbull (Jump Smokers Extended Mix)
February

Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Ready for Your Love – Gorgan City ft MNEK
Neon Jungle – Braveheart (Patrick Hagenaar Colour Code Vocal Mix)
F for you – Disclosure

March

My Love – Route 94 ft Jess Glynne
I’m a Freak – Enrique Iglesias ft Pitbull (Patrick Hagenaar Colour Code Vocal Mix)
Selfie – Chain Smokers

April

Nobody to Love – Sigma (Sima’s Future Jungle Mix)
Fancy – Iggy Azelia  ft Charli XCX
Kiesza  – Hideaway
Touch – Shift Key

May

Wiggle – Jason Derulo
Wild Wild Love – Pitbull ft GRL
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Dangerous Love – Fuse ODG ft  Sean Paul
Clarity – Zedd ft Foxes

June

Sing – Ed Sheeran

July

Problem – Arinana Grande ft Iggy Azelia
Right Here – Jess Glynne
Me and My Broken Heart – Rixton

I also played a Mashup mixed together by DJ Earworm.

Every year since 2007 DJ Earworm has taken 25 of the years biggest hits and mixed them together into a project he calls United State of Pop. Each song then has a title based on the songs included in the mash up.
This year’s track entitled ‘Do What you Wanna Do’ mashes up songs such as Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’, Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’, Pharrell Williams’s ‘Happy’, Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ and ‘Black Widow’, Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’, Sam Smith’s ‘Stay WIth Me’ and Idina Menzel’s ‘Let It Go’.

DJ Earworm, real name Jordan Roseman, explains that when he ‘was was a little boy, [he] used to tune in to Top 40 shows on the weekends, and [has] always been fascinated by what makes popular tastes tick’

In his own description ‘Do What you Wanna Do’ is “dominated by these slow, ponderous songs…[with] swaggering hip-hop songs and then you have totally uptempo songs. It’s a little bit more diverse, and definitely softer than it’s been” as his previous mash-ups have been very dance track orientated.

The mash up is based on instruments from certain songs to create the backing track so he had  the drums from Jessie J’s “Bang Bang,” the percussion of DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What,” the horns from Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” and the piano hooks from A Great Big World’s “Say Something” to help create an instrumental bed.

If you want to check out this amazing mashup, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjYWwZYLYEs

 

 

Friday Film Feature

Elf review is available to listen back to here:

 

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A Guy’s Guide to Girls

On this week’s show I took on the role as an Agony Aunt, helping guys understand girls a little bit better. I answered a number of questions that some males had asked about females and hopefully enlightened listeners and cleared up any confusions.

If you missed the show or you want to hear the answers again then here they are:

Why do girls go to the toilet in groups?

Why do girls take 350 selfies with the same pose yet only one of them is worthy enough to go on Facebook?

Why when out with a guy, girls don’t want to order loads of food because they don’t want to look bad in front of you yet they still try to take the guys food?

What is the need of wearing and jamming their feet in silly shoes such as high heels just to look good but end up moaning about how much their feel hurt?

Why is it ok for girls to spend loads of time shopping, normally only in a few shops and buying almost nothing but if a guy wants to play a game on the computer for the same amount of time that is a bad thing? Girls can watch guys play the computer like guys watch her shop!

Why do girls always have to buy a new outfit rather than wearing something they already had?

Why do girls say they will be ready in 5 minutes but then never are?

Why Can guys wrap better than girls?

 

 

Friday Film Feature
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2015 Tours

After spending Thursday afternoon and evening at the O2 in London for my graduation, it got me thinking about what artists will be performing there next year. So on tonight’s show I gave details on dates and locations of some artists who have upcoming tours in 2015. Below is a recap:

Olly Murs
Olly’s last tour was back in 2012 and was called ‘Right Place Right Time’ which supported the record of the same name.
Now with his fourth studio album, ‘Never Been Better’ which has just been released he will be touring this album with 14 dates in March, April, and May of next year.

Locations include: Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast, Newcastle, Nottingham and Dublin
Olly Murs will be in London on the 4th and 5th May at the O2 Arena.

S Club 7
90’s band S Club 7 reunited to do a special performance for Children In Need, but that is not all. They are also doing a 13 date tour entitled ‘Bring It all Back’ after one of their much loved songs.

Locations include: Sheffield,  Leeds, Nottingham, Liverpool, Cardiff, Bournemouth Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.
S Club 7 will be in London on the 16th and 17th May at the O2 Arena.

Ariana Grande
Pop Star Ariana Grande released her debut album ‘Yours Truly’ in 2013 and is now a globally recognised singer. She has toured the world as a headline act as well as a support act for Justin Bieber but is now going to be headlining her first UK tour in June.

Locations include: Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham.
Ariana will be in London on the 1st June at the O2 Arena.

Clean Bandit
Clean Bandit had a autumn UK tour recently finishing at the beginning of this month and they will be back on stage in March 2015 with another tour.

Locations include: Manchester, Cambridge, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Clean Bandit will be in London on the 13th March at the Alexandra Palace.

Mcbusted
After a successful tour this year as a super-group Mcbusted, made up of bands Busted and Mcfly, the boys will be touring again next year to show off their first album together simply entitled ‘Mcbusted’.

Locations include: Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Dublin and Belfast.
Mcbusted will be in London on the 4th and 5th of Aprile at the O2 Arena.

The Script
The Script have already released a few tracks off their fourth album entitled ‘No Sound without Silence’ and they will have a tour to support this album. They will also be supported by Labrinth
Locations include: Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Birmingham and Leeds.
The Script will be in London on the 13th and 14th March at the O2 Arena.

Jessie J
Scoring a Number 1 hit with the single ‘Bang Bang’, which also features Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Jessie J will be performing it along with other songs from her third studio album Sweet Talker’at 7 gigs to take place in January.

Locations include: Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Jessie J will be in London on the 28th January at Brixton O2 Academy and at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on the 29th January.

John Legend
After a sell out UK tour in October 2014 John Legend is doing a summer tour apparently in bigger venues so more of his fans get to come!  The American soul star will perform a total of 5 dates during the tour.

Locations include: Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds.
John Legend will be in London on the 25th June at the O2 arena.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is planning a huge world tour in 2015, which includes three summer dates in the UK. Supporting her number one album ‘1989’, The 1989 World Tour will get underway in North America in May and will then travel to Europe in June.

UK Locations include: Manchester and Glasgow.
Taylor Swift will be in London at British Summer Time event in Hyde Park on the 27th June.

The Vamps
Being a bit different and announcing their tour live on TwitCam, The Vamps confirmed they will tour around the UK with 10 dates. They will be supported by fellow boy band Union J plus special guests.

Locations include: Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Newcastle, Cardiff, Birmingham and Sheffield.
The Vamps will be in London on the 2nd of May at The O2 Arena.

5 seconds of summer
After supporting One Direction’s ‘Take Me Home’ world tour in 2013, Aussie Band 5 Seconds of Summer are now set to headline their own European tour! With 3 extra dates added the boys will be performing 13 dates on their  ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out’ tour.

Locations include: Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow and Liverpool.
5 Seconds of Summer will be in London on the 12th or 13th June at Wembley Arena.

Usher
Usher will be touring in March with his The UR Experience Tour which will be in support of his forthcoming eighth studio album ‘UR’. He will also be supported by Nico and Vinz.
 
Locations include: Nottingham Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Dublin, Manchester and Birmingham.
Usher will be in London on the 26th March at The O2 Arena.

Strictly Come Dancing
Next year’s multi-million pound live tour will take place throughout January and February and will feature celebrity contestants, much-loved routines from the current series, plus new and exclusive performances, breathtaking costumes and supersized glitterballs.

Locations include: Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds Manchester and Sheffield.
The Strictly stars will be in London on5th and 6th February at the SSE Arena Wembley and also on the 7th and 8th of February at The O2 Arena.

X Factor
The annual X Factor live tour will take place at the beginning of next year in February, and will conclude in March. The contestants of this year will perform classic songs and memorable hits from the series at a total of 16 venues around the UK.

Locations include: Belfast, Bournemouth, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff and Birmingham.
The X Factor contestants will be in London on the 20th and 21st of March.

Take That
From 5 to 4 to occasionally 5 and now down to 3 members, Take That have accounted they will be touring as a trio to support their forthcoming album entitled ‘III’. Gary, Mark and Howard will be performing without Jason and Robbie as Jason decided he wanted to leave the band and Robbie wasn’t able to record or perform with them due to his own tour commitments and the birth of his 2nd baby.

Locations include: Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Sheffield.
Take That will be in London from the 4th June until the 9th June at The O2 Arena.

The Foo Fighters
American alternative Rock Band The Foo Fighters recently released their latest and eighth studio album, ‘Sonic Highways’ and celebrated 20 years together. They have set up a tour for early 2015, that’ll see them heading Australia and New Zealand.But don’t worry fans, they don’t expect you to travel there! They will be coming to the UK to play in 5 stadiums. Royal Blood and Iggy Pop will be performing too as support acts.

Locations include: Manchester, Sheffield, Sunderland and Edinburgh.
The Foo Fighters will be in London on the 19th and 20th of June at Wembley.

Macy Gray
Macy Gray is one of the most successful R&B singers of the 21st century, with worldwide record sales of over 10,000,000 and a triple platinum record. She will be touring in February for her latest and eighth studio album, ‘The Way’.

Locations include:  Manchester, Glasgow, and Birmingham.
Macy Gray will be in London on the 10th February at the O2 Sheppard’s Bush Empire and also in Basingstoke on the 10th February.

 

Friday Film Feature
There was no Friday Film Feature this week but it will be back next week!

 

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Band Aid 30

With the news of this year’s charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ being recorded at the weekend, I played some tracks by the artists who have been said to be contributing.

These included:
Sam Smith
One Direction
Ed Sheeran
Olly Murs
Paloma Faith
Ellie Goulding
Bastille
Elbow
Bono (U2)
Chris Martin (Coldplay)
Jessie Ware
Emeli Sande

Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are the master minds behind the song which was originally release in 1984 selling 3.7 million copies and raised £8m for famine relief in Ethiopia. Since then it has re recorded with different artists in 1989, and 2004.

This year the lyrics will be changed to reflect the Ebola crisis which the song will be raising money for.
Band Aid 30 will be recorded this Saturday (tomorrow) and should be available for download on Monday 17th November.The download will cost 99p, while the CD single will retail for £4 and will be available in three weeks time.

 

Friday Film Feature
Captain America: The Winter Soldier film review is available to listen back to here:

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EMA Nominations

This weeks show was dedicated to the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA’s) which is taking place this Sunday, 9th November 2014 at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow.

It will be hosted by Nicki Minaj who will also be performing along side Ed Sheeren, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Charli XCX, Enrique Iglesias, Royal Blood and Kiesza.

On That Friday Feeling I announced the categories and nominations as well as playing some tracks from the nominee’s and performers.
If you missed the show here a list of the nominations:

Best Song:

Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea – ‘Problem’

Eminem feat. Rihanna – ‘The Monster’

Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – ‘Dark Horse’

Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’

Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’

Best Pop:

5 Seconds Of Summer

Ariana Grande

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

One Direction

Best Female:

Ariana Grande

Beyoncé

Katy Perry

Nicki Minaj

Best Male:

Ed Sheeran

Eminem

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

Pharrell Williams

Best Live:

Beyoncé

Bruno Mars

Justin Timberlake

Katy Perry

One Direction

Best New:

5 Seconds Of Summer

Ariana Grande

Charli XCX

Kiesza

Sam Smith

Best Video:

Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora – ‘Black Widow’

Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – ‘Dark Horse’

Kiesza – ‘Hideaway’

Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’

Sia – ‘Chandelier’

Best Rock:

Arctic Monkeys

The Black Keys

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

Linkin Park

Best Alternative:

Fall Out Boy

Lana Del Rey

Lorde – Royals

Paramore

Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Hip-Hop:

Drake

Eminem

Iggy Azalea

Kanye West

Nicki Minaj

Best Electronic:

Afrojack

Avicii

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Hardwell

Biggest Fans:

5 Seconds Of Summer

Ariana Grande

Justin Bieber

Nicki Minaj

One Direction

Best Look:

Iggy Azalea

Katy Perry

Nicki Minaj

Rita Ora

Taylor Swift

Best UK & Ireland Act:

One Direction

Calvin Harris

Sam Smith

Ed Sheeran

Cheryl

Best US Act:

Beyoncé

Katy Perry

Eminem

Pharrell Williams

Best Push:

5 Seconds Of Summer

Ariana Grande

Charli XCX

Cris Cab

John Newman

Jungle

Kid Ink

Kiesza

Lorde

Sam Smith

Zedd


Best World Stage:

Afrojack,  Live in Amsterdam

B.o.B,  Malaysia

Ellie Goulding, Wireless London

Enrique Iglesias, Isle of MTV Malta

Fall Out Boy, Monterrey

Flo Rida, Mexico

Hardwell, Isle of MTV Malta

Imagine Dragons, Live in Amsterdam

Kings of Leon, Rock am Ring Germany

Linkin Park, Rock am Ring Germany

Nicole Scherzinger, Isle of MTV Malta

Pharrell Williams, Wireless London

Simple Plan, Monterrey

The Killers, Live in Amsterdam

 

Friday Film Feature
Meet the Fockers film review is available to listen back to here:

 

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Atoms Interview

Two fifths of local band Atoms, Gary and Matt came to the studio for a chat about their up coming gig and to play a single from their new EP. Gary also took part in a game which involved him being blind folded and putting his hands in dirty things to find some jelly sweets. Find out if he was successful:

A video of the game will also be available to watch very soon!

 

Phobia’s

As there papers have been reporting this week on a lady who has a phobia of Simon Cowell I shared some other unusual phobia’s people face.

NOMOPHOBIA

Terrified of being without our mobile phones.

ANTEFAMAPHOBIA

The fear that people were talking about you but stopped as you entered the room.

ANCRAOPHOBIA

Fear of wind.

ALLODOXAPHOBIA

Fear of opinions.

According to experts it is “associated with previous encounters wherein the person affected has not been able to properly express their opinion” – ie likely to anyone working for Simon Cowell.

ARACHIBUTYROPHOBIA

Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth!

HIPPOPOTOMONSTSESQUIPEDALIOPHOBIA / SESQUIPEDALPHOBIA

Fear of long words.

EDITIOVULTAPHOBIC

Taken from the Latin words for ‘face’ and ‘book’ it means . . . fear of Facebook.

TUROPHOBIA

The fear of cheese is usually brought on by a traumatic memory.

CYBERPHOBIA

Fear of computers.

POLITICOPHOBIA

Fear or abnormal dislikeof politicians.

CHRONOPHOBIA

Fear of time moving forward.

 
Celebrities also have some strange fears including:

Sarah Michelle Gellar has a phobia of cemeteries and graveyards, so real that she refused to film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in a real one.

Pamela Anderson fears mirrors

Actress Christina Ricci is scared of house plants, because they are dirty.

Orlando Bloom is scared of pigs  and Tyra Banks, Dolphins.

Johnny Depp, Daniel Radcliffe are frightened of clowns.
Strange how Depp’s character for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has a face full of make up and also his character in The Lone Ranger.

Megan Fox is scared of paper. Apparently if she has to read a lot of scripts she needs a glass of water near her to wet her finger to turn the page.

Cameron Diaz uses her elbows to open doors as she is afraid of door handles and her bare skin touching them.

 

Friday Film Feature
Gnomeo and Juliet film review is available to listen back to here:

 

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There ain’t no party like an S Club party!

And if at an S Club party they play at least an hour of 90’s music then that statement is a fact!

That is what happened on this week’s show, the last hour was full of cheesy songs and dance tracks which were big the 90’s in celebration of the reunion of S Club 7!

Ten years after their spilt  Rachel, Tina, Jo, Hannah, Bradley, Jon and Paul are all reuniting in aid of Children in Need. They will perform a medley of their greatest hits on the telethon to raise funds for the charity.
They have been involved in Children In Need in the past releasing ‘Never Had a Dream Come True’ in the year 2000 and ‘Have You Ever’ in 2001 to support to the charity, both songs topped the charts.

Getting up to date with the times and digital age, S Club 7 have created a couple of social media profiles which include Instagram and Twitter, which is simply @Sclub7 if you want to follow them.
They have only done one tweet so far, confirming their reunion as it states ‘it’s official, we are back for BBC children in need’. They also added a link to an audio recording of them introducing themselves.

Children In Need takes place on 14th November 2014, so get ready for S Club 7 to bring it all back!

 

The Mobo Award’s

The Mobo Award’s 2014 was also re lived during the first hour of That Friday Feeling, hearing songs from the award winners as well as some of the performers of the night.
If you missed the Mobo’s live from Wembley on Wednesday 22nd October here is a list of the winners:

Best Newcomer: Ella Eyre
Best International: Beyonce
Best Reggae: Stylo G
Best HipHop: Krept and Konan
Best Video: Skepta
Best Gospel: Living Faith Connection Choir
Best Jazz: Zara McFarlane
Best Grime Act: Stormzy
Best Song: Sam Smith’s Stay With Me
Best Album:  Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour
Best Female: Jessie J
Best Male: Sam Smith
Best RnB/Soul: Sam Smith
Best African Act: Fuse ODG
Best Inspiration: Idris Elba

There were also performances from:
Ella Eyre
Jessie J
Fekky and Meridian Dan
Krept and Konan
Professor Green & Tori Kelly
Candi Staton and Little Simz
Jess Glynn, MNEK and Gorgon City
Nicole Scherzinger

Follow this link to see them again! http://bit.ly/ZSnFGL

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Matthew Haslam Hammond Interview

It was a very busy show on tonight’s That Friday Feeling!

I played my recent interview with Pixie Lott as well as her new single ‘Break Up Song’.  In the interview I asked her about the opening of her new stage school in Chelmsford and of course threw in a few questions about Strictly Come Dancing! More details and the interview itself can be found via this link: http://www.phoenixfm.com/2014/10/13/pixie-lott-talks-exclusively-to-phoenix-fm/

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Also, Brentwood singer Matthew Haslam Hammond came to the studio for a live session and chat. He performed his version of two Disney songs, ‘Under The Sea’ from The Little Mermaid and and The Lion King’s ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’

Matt Singing

If you missed Matt’s performance or want to relive the magic he created, here it is:

 

Friday’s Film Feature
To go along with the Disney theme of the show, Frozen’s film review is available to listen back to here:

 

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Having your mama by your side at a party which is like a roller-coaster!

For the first hour of the show this week I looked at popular themes for songs and well used lyrics. I then played a few tracks which included these. Here are a list of themes looked at and the songs played:

Parties
Bob Sinclar – Rock This Party
Pink – Get The Party Started
Rita Ora – How We Do (Party)

Mama’s
Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do The Hump
Scissor Sisters – Mama

Having the one you love ‘by your side’
Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
Emeli Sande – Next To Me
Daniel Bedingfield – Never Gonna Leave Your Side

‘Like a Roller-coaster’
Wilkinson
ft Talay Riley – Dirty Love
Katy Perry ft Juicey J – Dark Horse

 

Welcome to the world Wyatt!

Celebrity baby names are always popular in the media whether it’s something kind of weird which Katie Price’s children’s names are getting, going from something quite normal as Harvey, to Junior Savva Andreas followed by Princess Tiaamii Crystal Ester and Jett Rivier to her latest baby, Bunny.

But this week Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher has named their baby Wyatt.
The full name is Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher.

Writing on his aplus website, the proud father said he and “Mila and I would like to welcome Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher to the world. May your life be filled with wonder, love, laughter, health, happiness, curiosity, and privacy.”

He then showed his prankster side, which we all saw on the American programme Punk’d, by accompanied his words with eight images of babies and animals asking ”Can you guess which one is ours, or does it really matter? All babies are cute,”.

So if you want to play the ‘Who is Wyatt?’ game then check out Ashton’s website http://aplus.com/a/ashton-and-mila-baby-photos

I think it’s this one…
Wyatt Kutcher
Can you see it? – She’s got Mila’s eye shape, chin and nose with Ashton’s eye colour – well that’s what I think anway!

ashton and mila

 

Friday’s Film Feature

A Fault in Our Stars film review is available to listen back to here:

 

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