The Breakfast Show

Jack Baxter Interview 15-04-16

Today I spoke to Jack Baxter about his world record attempt and his London marathon entry www.sfh.org.uk https://www.facebook.com/jack.baxter.581?fref=ts    

 
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Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice 14-04-16

Today we had our monthly chat with Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice www.sfh.org.uk  

 
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Charlie Reid from the Proclaimers

Mike Porter chats about the band’s new album and massive UK tour

 
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Interview with “Diddy” David Hamilton 07-03-16

Today I had the pleasure of talking to David Hamilton about a gig he is doing in the Towngate Theatre basildon.  

 
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Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice 03-03-16

Today we had our regular chat with Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice about the amazing work they are doing. www.sfh.org.uk    

 
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Monday’s Top Ten From When

So this is going to be the Top Ten From When today. 1 Boy George – Everything I own 2 Mel & Kim – Respectable 3 Ben E King –…

 
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Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice 09-02-16

Today we had our regular chat with Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice about the amazing work they are doing. www.sfh.org.uk  

 
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Time To Talk Day Breakfast 04-02-16

Today I spoke to the Fitness In Mind team about Time To Talk Day.  

 
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Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice 08-01-16

Today we had our monthly catch up with Peter stremes from St Francis Hospice. www.sfh.org.uk  

 
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Wednesday’s Top Ten From When

So this is going to be the Top Ten From When today. 1 UB40 – Red Red Wine 2 Culture Club – Karma Chamelion 3 Peobo Bryson & Roberta Flack – Tonight I…

 
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What’s happening at Saint Francis Hospice?

Click here to listen again: Saint Francis Hospice’s PR and Communications Manager, Peter Stremes, came back to Phoenix FM for his regular slot about the hospice’s latest fundraising news. For…

 
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Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice 06-11-15

Today we spoke to Peter from St Francis Hospice about the upcoming events he has planned.  

 
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Luke from Business Biscotti 15-10-15

Today I had a great chat with Luke from Business Biscotti    

 
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Bringing Hollywood to Billericay High Street!

Adam and Emma talk about the launch of Billericay’s new community cinema

 
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Peter Stremes from Saint Francis Hospice talks about Hospice Care Week

Click here to listen again: Greg Dukeson is sitting in for Mikey this week and welcomed back an “old friend”, Peter Stremes from Saint Francis Hospice! Peter spoke about the…

 
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Monday’s Top Ten From When

So this is going to be the Top Ten From When today. 1 Wet Wet WEt – With a Little Help from my Friends 2 The Timelords – Doctorin the…

 
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Thursday’s Top Ten From When

  So this is going to be the Top Ten From When today. 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax 2 Queen – Radio Ga Ga 3 Cyndie Lauper –…

 
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Friday’s Top Ten From When

So this is going to be the Top Ten From When today.   1 Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes 2 M – Pop Muzik 3 Blondie – Sunday Girl 4…

 
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Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice 02-07-15

Today we had our monthly chat to Peter Stremes about what St Francis Hospice is up to. Checkout the St Francis Hospice website HERE    

 
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Interview with Springwatch’s Iolo Williams

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing a fascinating man – BBC Springwatch’s Iolo Williams. Iolo will be visiting the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch on 23 August to present a…

 
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Friday’s Top Ten From When

So this is going to be the Top Ten From When today. 1 Paper Lace – Billy Dont Be A Hero 2 Alvin Stardust – Jealous Mind 3 Hollies –…

 
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Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice 02-07-15

Today we had our monthly update from Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice www.sfh.org.uk  

 
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Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice 03-06-15

Today we had our monthly chat with Peter Stremes from St Francis Hospice www.sfh.org.uk  

 
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Alan Mason from Saint Francis Hospice talking about a Classic Car and Bike Fest

Today I spoke to Alan Mason, one of the volunteers at Saint Francis Hospice, about a fantastic day out in September. You can hear more about it here: Find out…

 
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Greg from Bennetts Funeral Service

Today we had Greg on the show, Greg is from Bennetts Funeral Service and came in to talk about a charity event happening soon.  

 
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Tracy Cunningham, Manager of the Day Therapy Unit at Saint Francis Hospice

Today on the Breakfast Show I spoke to Tracy Cunningham the Manager of the Day Therapy Unit at St Francis Hospice about Dying Matters Week. Check out the website here…

 
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The latest news from Saint Francis Hospice

Peter Stremes from Saint Francis Hospice came in to chat about the latest fundraising news and events. You can hear it all again here:  

 
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Track of the Week – Courts

Joe and Reece from Basildon based band Courts joined me live in the studio this morning to chat about their new single, Part Of, because it’s my Track of the…

 
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Adam Wedd Live Session

Joined in the studio this morning by singer-songwriter Adam Wedd and his tuba player Nat. Listen back to our chat below: Adam Wedd – Bare Necessities Adam Wedd – Fight…

 
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Track of the Week – Louise Smith

Louise Smith was live in the studio this morning because her record Speak My Mind has been my Track of the Week. As well as having a chat, Louise also performed…

 
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Saint Francis Hospice March Update

Peter from Saint Francis Hospice joined me in the studio to give us a run down of their forthcoming events. Listen back below:  

 
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Catching up with Hannah Symons from The Voice

It was great to have another chat with Hannah Symons on the show this morning. We talked about The Voice and her new single Deeper with production duo Solsine. Listen…

 
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Catching up with Brooklyn and Hollie from The Voice

On the show this morning Brooklyn and Hollie Barrie popped back into the studio to chat all things Voice battles and played a round of ‘Dope or Nope’ which was…

 
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Chatting with Megan Clark from Ex on the Beach

On the show this morning I was joined live in the studio Megan Clark, who is appearing on the current series of Ex on the Beach. We chatted about all…

 
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Chatting with Lauren Mason

Local singer Lauren Mason joined me live in the studio last week to chat about her track ‘Ghosts’ with HigherSelf, as it was my Track of the Week. Listen back…

 
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Chatting with Aaron Floyd

Local singer-songwriter Aaron Floyd joined me live in the studio on Wednesday morning this week. We had a chat and you can hear that below: Here’s Aaron singing ‘Thinking Out…

 
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Chatting with Brooklyn from The Voice

  If you watch The Voice, you will recognise Brooklyn from the most recent episode where she sung Nicki Minaj’s ‘Superbass’ for her blind audition. I had a catch up…

 
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Chatting with Hollie Barrie from The Voice

Billericay’s Hollie Barrie joined me live in the studio this morning to chat about being a contestant on the current series of The Voice. Hollie also played the first and…

 
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Catching up with Alex Lynn

Last week it was announced Alex Lynn is going to be a development driver for Williams, alongside driving for DAMS in GP2. I had a catch up with Alex from…

 
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Chatting with Daniel Lassman

Former Apprentice contestant Daniel Lassman joined me live in the studio this morning. Listen back here:  

 
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Track of the Week – Sam Reck

Local singer/songwriter Sam Reck joined me live in the studio this morning to have a chat because his song ‘Strawberry Kiss’ is my Track of the Week. Listen back below:…

 
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Chatting with Hannah Symons from The Voice

On this morning’s show I had a chat with Hannah Symons, who is a contestant on the current series of The Voice. We chatted about what life has been like…

 
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Chatting Soccer Six Dunk ‘n’ Funk

Joined in the studio this morning by Mark Abery, who is the founder of Soccer Six. He chatted about the forthcoming Dunk ‘n’ Funk event coming to the Brentwood Centre…

 
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Chatting with Ethan Lawrence

Actor and comedian Ethan Lawrence joined me for the final hour of this mornings show. We chatted about Bad Education, Friday Download movie, Ethan’s school days and Ethan achieved a…

 
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Track of the Week – DJ Fresh

As soon as you hear that DJ Fresh has teamed up with Ella Eyre for a new song, you know it’s going to be good. They’ve made a song called…

 
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Chatting Chelmsford City Race Course

Chairman of Chelmsford City Race Course Joe Scanlon joined spoke to me on the show this morning ahead of their launch on Sunday. Includes some very average horse puns that…

 
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Saint Francis Hospice January Update

Peter from Saint Francis Hospice joined me live in the studio this morning to give us a rundown of their forthcoming events. Listen back below: Below are the discounts Saint…

 
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Track of the Week – JK Collective

Local songwriter, recording musician & co-producer Jaidon Kent joined me live in the studio this morning to chat about his new project, the JK Collective. The first single, ‘Same’ featuring Sarah de…

 
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Christmas Present Reactions

On the show this morning myself and Chris Hood discussed Christmas present reactions, in particular, a young girls reaction to finding out she got One Direction tickets. Listen back here:…

 
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Chatting with Joe Swash

I had a catch up with Joe Swash backstage at the Harlow Playhouse, where he is playing the role of Buttons in Cinderella. Listen back to our chat below:  

 
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Laura Hely Hutchinson Christmas Live Session

Local singer-songwriter Laura Hely Hutchinson  joined me in the studio Monday morning to perform some Christmas covers to get everybody in the festive mood. Listen back below: White Christmas Have…

 
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X Factor’s Stevi Ritchie Back On The Show

On the show this morning, I welcomed back X Factor contestant Stevi Ritchie. We had a catch up about what he’s been up to since his last visit, the forthcoming…

 
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The Quiet Riots App Chicken…

You may have read in the news last week about a man dressed as a chicken standing outside Shenfield rail station holding up a sign saying ‘Are you fed up…

 
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Track of the Week – Låpsley

There’s nothing more depressing than seeing someone else your own age making incredible music. whilst all your doing is playing it. At the age of 18, Holly Fletcher is the…

 
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Kieran Eldridge Live Session

Local singer-songwriter Kieran Eldridge visited the Phoenix FM studios to perform a live session. Listen back to the two live tracks below: Heart In Mine Wonderwall (Oasis Cover)  

 
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Chatting with Alex Lynn

It was a great to be joined on the show this morning by GP3 Series champion Alex Lynn. We talked about his success last season, what music he listens to…

 
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Track of the Week – Saint Raymond

Callum Burrows, better known as Saint Raymond, recently supported Ed Sheeran on his ‘Multiply’ tour so he’s doing alright for himself. He filmed some pretty good tour diaries which you…

 
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Saint Francis Hospice December Update

Peter from Saint Francis Hospice was live in the studio this morning to give us a rundown about their forthcoming events. Peter discussed; the Santathon, Carol Concerts, Mud ‘n’ Madness,…

 
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Chatting Peace Collective with Jon Morter

On this morning’s show I was joined live in the studio by Jon Morter. You may recognise his name because Jon was one of the people involved with the campaign…

 
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Track of the Week – Karen Harding

Apparently Karen Harding was an X Factor contestant in 2013, where she made it to the boot camp stage. I’m sure I’m not the only one who didn’t know this…

 
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Stevi Ritchie live at Phoenix FM

Fresh from the X Factor, Stevi Ritchie co-hosted this morning’s breakfast show with Joe Box.

 
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Soundstock Festival

Morning! It was a pleasure to be joined by Sharon Alford on the show this morning to chat about Soundstock Festival. It’s a new music and comedy festival coming to…

 
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Track of the Week – Youth Club

The new single from Youth Club is my Track of the Week. You may recognise the name Youth Club, as they stormed the charts earlier this year with their Colours…

 
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Niki ‘n’ Sammy on The Breakfast Show

Hello! Essex YouTube stars Niki ‘n’ Sammy co-hosted the final hour of The Phoenix FM Breakfast Show! Listen back to it here: Thanks to everyone who tweeted throughout the hour…

 
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Charlie Wallis Live Session

As he was my ‘Track of the Week’ artist, local singer-songwriter Charlie Wallis joined me live in the studio to perform his song ‘Concave’ and also did an R&B mash…

 
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Chatting With Roberto Pavoni

Morning! On this morning’s show I had a catch up with Brentwood Olympic swimmer Roberto Pavoni about the recent news that he has lost his funding from British Swimming. Listen…

 
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X Factor 2014: Chatting With Stevi Ritchie

Hello! On this morning’s show I had a catch up with X Factor contestant Stevi Ritchie. We chatted about his experience so far, his relationship with Simon (including how he…

 
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Saint Francis Hospice November Update

Morning! Peter from Saint Francis Hospice joined me on the show this morning to give us an update about their forthcoming events. Listen back to my chat with Peter here:…

 
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Chatting with Raye

Morning! On the show this morning singer-songwriter Raye popped into the studio because her record ‘Hotbox’ is my ‘Track of the Week’. You can listen back to our chat below: Listen…

 
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Track of the Week – Raye

Something brand new for this weeks ‘Track of the Week’. I was browsing the blogs recently and came across ‘Hotbox’ from Raye, instantly falling in love with it. From Croydon,…

 
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X Factor: Catching Up With Stereo Kicks Member James Graham

Hello! It was great to welcome back Essex lad James Graham to the show! I had a catch up with him over the phone about the live shows so far…

 
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Track of the Week – Years & Years

Hello! My ‘Track of the Week’ this week comes from the band Years & Years. The trio are frontman Olly, Michael and Emre. ‘Desire’ follows previous singles ‘Real’ and ‘Take…

 
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Chatting with Mind Reader Alex McAleer

On this morning’s show I caught up with mind reader Alex McAleer about ‘The Champions of Magic’ tour he’s part of. Alex will be performing alongside; Young & Strange, Michael…

 
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Track of the Week – Shura

Hello! Brand new ‘Track of the Week’ for you. This week I’ve chosen Shura’s new track ‘Indecision’ to play on the show every morning. If you haven’t heard them, it’s…

 
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Name That Kids Show Theme Tune

Due to the awful news this week that Bob the Builders face has been changed, I quizzed Jess on The Phoenix FM Breakfast Show about some classic theme tunes from…

 
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Things that people from Essex can relate to!

Hello! I found a list on Buzz Feed to do with Essex. I enjoyed reading it so I chatted about on the show this morning. You can listen back to…

 
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Track of the Week – Pharrell

Morning! New week, new track of the week on the show. I’ve chosen Pharrell’s new single ‘Gust of Wind’ to play on the show every morning this week. It’s one…

 
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Catching Up With X Factor’s Lauren Platt

Hey! It was great to welcome back X Factor contestant Lauren Platt to the show. She previously visited the studio after we saw her room audition on the show. You can…

 
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Chatting with Barry Hearn

Morning! It was a pleasure to be joined by Barry Hearn on the show today. As ever, there was never enough time to cover everything, however, we did cover the latest…

 
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Saint Francis Hospice October Update

On this morning’s show, Peter from Saint Francis Hospice joined me live in the studio to give us an update of what they are up to over the next month….

 
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Chatting with James Acaster

Morning! It was great to have a chat on the phone with comedian James Acaster this morning. We chatted about Sam Pepper, Kettering, our top three lads and most importantly…

 
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Track of the Week – Tieks

Morning! If I say so myself, my ‘Track of the Week’ this week is a beauty. You may already recognise the song as it has been used on Tesco’s F&F…

 
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Interview with X Factor 2014’s James Graham

Hello! Another really fun show this morning as I was joined live in the studio by James Graham from Bicknacre, who is one of this year’s X factor contestants. We…

 
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Track of the Week – Sam Smith

Bonjour! As it’s Monday, I have a brand new ‘Track of the Week’ for you on The Breakfast Show this week. I’ve chosen the latest offering Sam Smith (you might…

 
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Chatting Flag Factory Festival with Youth Club

Hello! It was great to chat on the phone to Joe from Youth Club about their performance at Flag Factory Festival earlier. The band are on stage Friday evening at…

 
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Interview with X Factor 2014’s Lauren Platt

Breakfast presenter Joe Box chats exclusively with Billericay’s Lauren

 
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Dean Suett – Wing Chun Classes

Guest in the studio this morning was Dean Suett from Wing Chun school in Hackney. The Wing Chun School Kung Fu, for the purpose of Self Defence and Health &…

 
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Track of the Week – Sigma

Hello! My ‘Track of the Week’ on the show this week is the anthem that is Changing by Sigma featuring Paloma Faith. You may recognise Sigma for their previous number one…

 
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Learning the Drums with The Shermans!

Good Morning! On this morning’s show Alex and Sean from local band The Shermans joined me in the studio to chat about their forthcoming Flag Factory Festival performance and Alex…

 
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Breakfast Boot Camp!

Hello! On this morning’s Breakfast Show, Jo and Sue from Brentwood Boot Camp joined me for BREAKFAST BOOT CAMP! We chatted about the boot camp and then they made me…

 
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Track of the Week – Gorgon City

Morning! A new Breakfast Show means a new ‘Track of the Week’. I’ve chosen the new single from Gorgon City called ‘Unmissable’ as my TOTW. Essentially it’s a pop smash…

 
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Sooty’s coming to Hornchurch!

Sooty & Friends Richard Cadell, Sooty’s right hand man joined me to talk about the legend that is Sooty! Recently celebrating his 65th year in show business Sooty, the nation’s…

 
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TOWIE’s Ricky Rayment chatting about his sky-dive THIS Sunday!

Ricky suffered a personal loss through Parkinson’s disease so his throwing himself out of a plane to raise money for. He took time out of his busy schedule to tell…

 
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Is It Legal – with DPP-Law, Brentwood. Episode 3 – Attendance Allowance

If you know someone who is over 65 and isn’t as mobile as they used to be, they could be entitled to Attendance Allowance. The criteria talks about problems with…

 
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Chatted to up and coming singer Riva this morning!

Riva beat hundreds of other young hopefuls to win recording contract at Abbey Road studios and a debut at Sundown Festival. A year and hundreds of auditionees later, Riva was…

 
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Next week, Al Gale swims the English Channel in memory of his son Harry.

An old friend of mine Al joined me in the studio this morning ahead of his channel swim. To quote his website: “Being told you child is terminally ill, AND…

 
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St Francis Hospice ‘Big Yellow’ Quiz next Friday @ Brentwood Centre!

The Quiz Father joined me for a chat ahead of a fabulous fund raising quiz next Friday night! All the info you need’s in the interview but, for more information…

 
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Is It Legal – with DPP Law in Brentwood. Under Arrest & Drug Driving Tests

Paul Greenburg joined me to talk criminal law. With the new drug driving tests on the horizon, we discuss the implications and, if you’re under arrest, what are you entitled…

 
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Is It Legal – with DPP Law & Thaira Bibi. Episode 1: Mediation

DPP Law, High Street Brentwood provide legal advice on a wide variety of issues including: Criminal Defence; Action Against The Police; Personal Injury; Family Law and Mediation. Every Thursday, I’ll…

 
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The Only Way Is…. Cafe Essex!

Andy joined me to talk about their appearance on TOWIE on Wednesday! I caught up with him to find out what it was like being on camera and being told…

 
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The Great Eastern Rally, Ingatestone Hall.

There’s nothing like cool things to go to when they’re free! I spoke to Adrian Hanwell earlier this week. Adrian’s organised The Great Eastern Rally which is free to go…

 
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Milia’s Makeover

Milia’s Ladies Hairdresser in Ongar Road asked Phoenix FM to find someone that deserves to have a top of the range hair makeover. Belinda got in touch with Phoenix FM…

 
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Track of the Week – Julia

If you’re still not convinced whether or not you should purchase their self-titled album, out this week, my Track of the Week is another example of the musical wonder that…

 
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Track of the Week – Down By the River

What a great name for a band – Milky Chance. Absolutely fantastic!!! And they sound pretty darn good too. Good enough for me to have Down By the River as my…

 
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Track of the Week – Stay

Taken from his first full-length album, The Morning (All of the Songs), Stay is my Track of the Week which means it’s yours for free!!! Spread the musical love and…

 
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Track of the Week – Waters

Previously unknown, Eliza Shaddad has a beautifully haunting voice which is just one of the reasons her track Waters is my Track of the Week. Download it. Listen. Enjoy. Tell…

 
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Track of the Week – Stay Gold

A beautiful, summery folk song full of melody, harmony and ear-pleasing loveliness. They are First Aid Kit and Stay Gold is their musical offering up for your sonic consumption this…

 
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Track of the Week – Case Closed

A poptastic track for your audible consumption this week. And a particularly good accompaniment to this lovely weather we are experiencing at the moment too!! Daithi has enlisted the vocal…

 
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The Archbishop of Banterbury wants his t-shirt back

In fairness, it was his own fault but as he is such a talented young man and he has a terrific beard, how could I say no?! And to make…

 
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Track of the Week – Life Support

I don’t think this young gent needs any introduction, so I’ll simply say, here is my Track of the Week for you… Sam Smith – Life Support Enjoy, R  

 
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Pardon??

I think we’re all guilty of not listening from time-to-time, but is it that you weren’t paying attention or is it something more severe?? Over the past 2 years, I…

 
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Track of the Week – Juramidam

It’s pronounced Juror-Mid-Erm (I think). Either way it sounds fantastic and that is why I have chosen it as my Track of the Week. So please do go and enjoy…

 
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What happens if you put Jelly on a fire??

Well, we’ll find out on Saturday the 17th won’t we?! With a huge thanks to Bennetts Funeral Directors and many other local charities and businesses I get to tick off another…

 
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Track of the Week – Call Me

Like you’re not supposed to have a favourite child, I’m not really supposed to have favourite tracks and bands but I do. And I’ve got to say that these folk…

 
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Fancy a walk??

I’ll be honest with you, I knew who the Essex Air Ambulance was but what I didn’t know, was how incredible they are… R  

 
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Track of the Week – Seasons (Waiting On You)

One of my favourite parts of the week is receiving a lovely big pile of new music to play you. And among these tracks is the one I pick as…

 
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We can be serious…

And I think Friday proved this nicely. A bit of a last minute improv chat with the Essex Mental Health Centre & Brentwood Centre but nonetheless, an inspiring one… R…

 
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Bye Bye April… Hello May

Yep, 2 weeks running!! Well, you know how much we love a good laugh on the show right?? You don’t?? Well I think this should adequately explain how much we…

 
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Track of the Week – Take Me

A nice atmospheric track for you this week. From Down-Under, it’s described as “enticing murmurs over an arrangement built from diaphanous layers of synths and a sparkling uptempo beat”. Not sure…

 
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Track of the Week – Never

Don’t worry, I’m not stopping the Track of the Week, it’s just that “Never” is the title of my Track of the Week. Oh my this is getting confusing. Right….

 
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Abseiling for Bobby Moore!

12-year-old champion fundraiser Jonjo Heuerman tells us about his latest event in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund.

 
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Track of the Week – Dangerous

Another change of pace for this week’s TOTW. Not a new band by any means, but a new track from The Vamps in the form of “Dangerous”. And the best…

 
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Track of the Week – Tremors

The title track to his hotly anticipated debut full-length album SOHN’s Tremors is instantly recognised among other sounds around it. A beautifully produced track and yours for nothing!! Enjoy R…

 
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The Laughing Breakfast Pod

Once again, the man behind the most fantastic Comedy Club in Essex, Mr. Stephen Watson, joined me to give us the details of April’s, and a very special one in…

 
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Things to do with Saint Francis Hospice in April

As you’ll know, at the beginning of each month, Peter Stremes joins me from Saint Francis Hospice (SFH) to let us know how the Hospice is doing and also some…

 
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Track of the Week – A Lunar Veteran’s Guide to Re-Entry

Yes, that really is the title to my TOTW. And yes it really is as spacey as it sounds. Paul Thomas Saunders is his name and until next Monday (7th…

 
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“The Bear” on Breakfast

Apologies for the lateness of this, I’m blaming the weather. Anywho, last week I was joined by a wonderfully talented young man in the form of Lochlan Bearman, or “The…

 
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Track Of The Week – Feel of Love

Bit of a different tempo for this week’s Track Of The Week (or TOTW as I refer to it on Twitter) Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont – Feel of Love…

 
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No.25 – Perform Stand-Up Comedy – Booked

Yep, that’s right. I am doing stand-up!! As part of the #50ThingsRobHasntDoneYet I have to complete a real stand-up set at a comedy night (No.25 on “The List”) and thanks to…

 
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Track of the Week – Walk This Way

No, not the Aerosmith/Run DMC track, this one… MØ – Walk This Way all the way from Copenhagen will have you tapping your hands on the steering wheel/desk drumming with pens/office-chair…

 
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#BillericayHour

Please excuse the photo, it’s the most recent one I could find the World Wide Web. Anyway… Every Tuesday between 16:00 & 17:00 join the digital versions of some rather…

 
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Track Of The Week – Thinkin Aboutchu

And no, I haven’t turned into some sort of hoodie wearing lout who can’t spell. That really is the title of Dan Croll’s song and my new Track of the…

 
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3 down, 47 to go!!!

Yep, that’s right, I done a Rubik’s Cube!!! Don’t believe me?? See?!? I did do it :-p Anyway, if you do fancy giving one a go you’ll find the same…

 
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Track of the Week – Rockstar

Another TOTW that, on the surface, appears to have been written about my lifestyle. Alas, tis not the case. However, just like last week’s it is available to you for…

 
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Who doesn’t like Jam??

No-one. That’s who. And talking of The Who as well, that leads me very nicely into my guest for this morning’s show. Mr Ian Parkins joined me to promote the…

 
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How did he do that??

Quite probably the most used phrase on the show this Wednesday. Why?? Well I was joined by local Magician, Mr. Aaron Phillips who came in to drink my tea in…

 
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Track Of The Week – SKATERS

I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How) I think was written about me. Or maybe not. Either way, it’s my Track of the Week and it’s yours for free!!!…

 
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48 Things Still To Go

But don’t panic!!! I know, I know, I know. Progress isn’t looking all that great right now. Still only done 2 things from my list and I’m nearly 8 weeks…

 
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Track Of The Week – Fall Into The Sky

Happy Single-Tasking Day!! Definitely aimed at guys this one. My TOTW however is aimed at you all, like a crazy-daisy hose attachment, I hope to spread the love, or free…

 
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Moon Unit Records – The Best Record Shop This Side Of The Moon

Before I met both Simon & Ben today, I had heard only two things about them and the store Moon Unit Records: 1 – They ONLY sell Vinyl and 2…

 
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Track Of The Week – Shelter Song

We’ve got Mesmerise on our A-List and I’ve got this musical treat as my TOTW. Temples – Shelter Song is yours for nothing. Nudder. Nought. Zip. Diddley squat. You’re welcome…

 
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#TimeToTalk Day on Phoenix FM

Thursday 6 February was the first ever Time to Talk Day – 24 hours in which to start conversations about mental health, raise awareness and share the message that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, neither is talking about it.

 
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Talking about Mud n Madness …

My regular guest, Peter Stremes, was back in this week updating us all as to what is happening in the coming month or so at Saint Francis Hospice including this…

 
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Giggles with The Laughing Pod

You know how much we like to find the funnies in life. And they’re not just on the Internet, they’re all around us and if I’m going to stop being…

 
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Track of the Week – Gone

Morning (or Afternoon or Evening. In fact, whatever time of day it is, please apply the appropriate greeting, thanks. Where was I?? Oh yeah…) You like free music right?? Of…

 
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I’m A Firewalker

Brentwood’s first Community Firewalk will be taking place on 17 May at the Brentwood Centre

 
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49 Things To Go

So in the first week of my challenge #50ThingsRobHasntDoneYet I managed to tick one thing off the list but since then it would seem I have gone a bit quiet…

 
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Let’s go “Sound Landscaping”

…and we’ll do it to my new Track of the Week, East India Youth – Dripping Down. A beautiful soundscape or “Sound Garden” created by electronic pop artist William Doyle can…

 
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British Weather is free

“Of course it is Rob” I hear you say. Yes, well that’s because you think I’m talking about the meteorological happenings of the atmosphere on this fine rock we call…

 
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A Pattern is emerging

Actually, there is more than one. They are Patterns, as in more than one, and their track “This Haze” is our first Track of the Week for 2014 and of…

 
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The Breakfast Show “Bucket List”

This blog is the one-stop shop for all the completed “things” on my list. Individual blogs can be found from the Breakfast Show Blog Top Page but if you’ve stumbled upon…

 
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The Breakfast Show Christmas Message

I thought it might be nice to round up the year on the Breakfast Show with a little Christmas message. A bit like what the Queen does. But this one’s…

 
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This is what the Foxes say

Ok, so that was a bit of a rubbish play on words but did you really expect anything else?? No. Of course you didn’t. Anyway it is time to give…

 
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3005

Sorry it’s a bit late this week but better late than never eh??? Childish Gambino’s 3005 is a our Track of the Week and it’s yours for free!! R  

 
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The Phoenix FM Daytime Collective – Santa (Thank you) ft. The Popettes

  A brand new Christmas song for you this year courtesy of your Phoenix FM daytime presenters. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   The Phoenix FM Daytime Collective…

 
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Love. Regret. Forgive. Forget.

It’s our new Track of the Week from The First (Love. Regret. Forgive. Forget) If you like loud, rock, guitars, drums, riffs, rock, loud, new music, rock and did I mention…

 
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Essex Spartans

Now. Alongside all the festive talk with Peter Davey from Ingatestone & Fryerning Parish Council and the theatrical festive talk with Karen from Dreams Theatre School this week, I was also…

 
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Dreams Theatre School

Me again!! Alongside having Peter Davey in last week I was also joined by Karen Easteal from Dreams Theatre School who performed for us on the Main Stage at Lighting…

 
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Ingatestone & Fryerning Christmas Festival

Hello there!! So last week, I was joined by Peter Davey to talk about a slight change in proceedings at this year’s Victorian Evening on Friday the 6th of December……

 
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Another Riptide

Yes, another Riptide but not in the Sea/Moon/Gravity-based sense. No. In the musical sense. Not that many weeks ago, we had the wonderful Emma Stevens as our track of the…

 
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Wilkinson giving you Free Music??

No, not the shop you wally. The Southwest London DJ/Producer Mr. Mark Wilkinson. It’s his third single and so it’s time for him to shine. Download his new one Tonight…

 
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PhoenixFM Breakfast Leftovers

Hello there lovely podcasters. Back to catch up on last week’s action eh?? Well it has to be said that I did go on about McBusted a lot more than…

 
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PhoenixFM Breakfast Leftovers

After a few weeks of catching up, I am finally up to date with all the podcasts. Let’s just hope Rob has completely messed up this week’s one. T  

 
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Get the Roots right…

… and everything else will take care of itself. That’s exactly what Dublin-based songstress Orla has done here with this beautiful track. And best of all, is it’s absolutely free…

 
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PhoenixFM Breakfast Leftovers

As mentioned in my previous blog post, Rob had managed to mess up 2 podcasts over the last few weeks so this week’s (Nov 4th-8th) will be delayed until tomorrow…

 
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PhoenixFM Breakfast Leftovers

Hello there. For those who don’t know me, I am Tim. Producer of the PhoenixFM Breakfast Show hosted by Rob. Spoken of, but never heard on-air, I do however help…

 
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Would you like some free music??

Yes, I know that’s a stupid question but it’s better ask and get that look you just gave me than not ask and then you miss out eh?? Anywho, you…

 
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Here’s a post-storm treat for you

But firstly, apologies that last week’s podcast is still not available. It will be as soon as possible. Hopefully, to make up for the lack of this, we have some…

 
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After Earth

What will be left?? Cockroaches?? Daim bars?? People?? Well if you fancy learning a few survival tips and trying a totally new experience this Hallowe’en make sure not to miss…

 
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Tis Tuesday

…and that means it’s time to top up your record collection with some new music. And best of all, is it won’t cost you a penny!! You know I’ve got…

 
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PhoenixFM Breakfast Leftovers

So, if you missed Paul Merton or Compare The Music or Rob talking with Molly about exfoliating and beards, it is now ready for you to listen again to: T…

 
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Rob talks complexion, hair straighteners & cutting down trees

Yes. You read that right first time. But there was a very good reason for it. As you are all probably more than aware, I entered myself into the “Face…

 
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Free music is like Gold Dust

Well, that’s not strictly true but thanks to the very generous John Newman (and probably his record label and iTunes and so on so forth) we bring you a new…

 
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Paul Merton Improvises with Rob

Have I Got News For You funnyman talks to Phoenix FM about his forthcoming shows

 
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PhoenixFM Breakfast Leftovers

Missed any of this week’s shows?? Don’t panic, you can catch up!!! It’s a bit like watching all the “Previously on Lost” bits but for the Breakfast Show and not…

 
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PhoenixFM Breakfast Leftovers

Look what I’ve worked out how to do… Wahey!!! So now, if you miss something, you can catch up!! I tell you what, this listening again thing might just catch…

 
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Are you someone??

Of course you are, if you’re reading this (and you are) you’re a very special someone to us. Anyway it’s a Tuesday, it’s a Tuesdawn, it’s a Tueslife for meeeee……

 
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Our Track Of The Week comes courtesy of

Haim with Running If You Call My Name, and it’s just as catchy as The Wire. Apologies for not passing this on to you yesterday, we’ve been busy with bits…

 
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The “Face” has been twisted…

It was a stupid idea that’s gotten a little bit out of hand. And now, like Mud ‘n’ Madness at the beginning of the year, it’s become a contest between…

 
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Churches with a “V”

provide our Track of the Week for you. For FREE!! Here it is -> CHVRCHES – Tether You’re welcome. R  

 
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We thought we knew funny

That was until we meet Stephen of The Laughing Pod Comedy Club. What a great guest. Smartly dressed, polite and most importantly, very very funny. And he’s not even a…

 
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Fancy some free music??

Of course you do. You’re not an idiot. So, as a non-idiot you should get some lovely new music in your life. And if you’re going to do so, why…

 
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The Flag Factory Festival – back on!

A victory for music and common sense! Brentwood’s newest festival, The Flag Factory Festival, will now be going ahead as planned on Saturday 14 September. The festival faced being postponed…

 
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Not Only Are They The New Massive Attack…

…but they are the band that keep on giving us new music!! That’s right, Breakfast Show and station-wide favourites, London Grammar are giving us some more music this morning. For…

 
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Why did the Chicken cross the road??

Firstly, that’s Mrs. Chicken to you and I. Secondly, it’s because she paid us a little visit yesterday to chat with Rob about the new  “Books Are My Bag” campaign…

 
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Back to School we go…

Yep, it’s that time of year again, which means busier roads, lost homework and the dreaded “C” word is looming in the not-so-distant… distance. Anyway, here’s some brand new music…

 
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If you missed us yesterday…

We would like to make up for having the day off if you needed us by giving you some free music from an artist who is topping charts across this…

 
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Toosday!! Fwee Mooseek!!

Bonjour!! It’s time once again to give you some more free music. Yes, that’s right. FREE music!! You’ve got a week to grab your copy and if you’re not sure…

 
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Free Musics from Swim Deep with King City

Happy Tuesday. This week’s track is King City by the 90’s Britpop influenced Swim Deep. From their soon-to-be released debut album, Where The Heaven Are We, this track is sure…

 
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Take Two Every Four Hours: Chat with Director Elliot Brown

We are graced by many great people, from all walks of life, on the Breakfast Show. And last week, Rob was lucky enough to catch up with an old friend,…

 
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Is it a bird?? Is it a plane?? No. It’s FREE music!!!

I know, I know. With all of our Superhero talk this morning, you probably saw that coming from a mile off but did you really expect better from me??!? No,…

 
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Track Of The Week

Here comes August!! But before we worry about that, let us ease you down from July with some more free music. Now you’ll have already heard of this lovely lady…

 
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Track of the Week

Here we are again. Tuesday. And good grief does it feel like it’s been a long week. What with the Royal bubba and stuff. Anywho, let’s cut to the chase….

 
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Track Of The Week

Here. Have some free music… It’s true!! We really do have some free music to give you. But you already know how it works eh. Without further waffle, here is this…

 
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We’re Back and it’s time to #EmployPowis

Hello everybody. So, last show of our first week back and I have to admit, I was worried I’d had my brain melted by the Moroccan sun and I wouldn’t…

 
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Track of the Week

We’re back!!! And we bring you some more FREEEEEE music too!! Sometimes I think we’re too good to you lot but then you are rather lovely. We’ve been away, in…

 
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Standon Calling!

Described as “one of the UK’s best small festivals” by the Guardian, Standon Calling could also be described as one of the UK’s best kept secrets – although it’s been…

 
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Compare The Music

Part of the service that we like to provide you is one which informs, eases the morning and even occasionally educate too. And this is what we aim to do…

 
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Track of the Week

As you’ll know by now, we’re taking a couple of weeks off so we’ll ask the very lovely Mr. Bryan Powis to look after you with lots of lovely new…

 
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That’s That Song That Goes 24

Final one before we take a break then. 5 songs all from the “pop” genre this week. Name the song title and artist for each song for a point each….

 
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