The temptation to mention during the show, the mere fact I’ve another week off work was too great; but then I love to share my good news, and to make it even better we had a lovely sunny Saturday monring………lovely. Naturally it put me into a spin on what should do whilst I’m off, luckily the Phoenix FM events guide was there to give me and indeed all of us a few ideas.
‘Twoofer’ this week came from The Editors, as they are about to bring Roger Daltrey’s Teenage Cancer Trust events to a close – Tracks played were…..Smokers outside the Hospital Doors and Last Day.
Naturally if you want me to play two tracks from one artist (Toofers) then drop me a line – Rob@phoenixfm.com.
My Comedy Pick for the week ahead……
Comedy Night: John Bishop, Kevin Bridges, Greg Davies – 21st March 2011
The Royal Albert Hall will be hosting a special night of comedy in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). The line-up includes Liverpudlian stand-up John Bishop (from TV’s “They Think It’s All Over”), Kevin Bridges (“Mock The Week”) and Greg Davies (“We Are Klang”), plus some other very special guests.
Al Murray, at the Lyric Hammersmith – 27th March 2011
Al Murray will be headlining the Sunday night comedy slot at the Lyric Hammersmith, This will be alongside Simon Munnery, John Maloney and MC Richard Herring.
Locally –Obscenely Tight Shorts – An evening of short plays. on Saturday 19 March 2011, 7.00pm
The Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
Includes the play “ON AIR” written by Phoenix FM’s Roz Ure and Emma Sweeney!
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Part of Jibber Jabber – a major Story Telling event taking place all day – Admission just £3.00 and the bar is open all night!
You can book tickets by calling 01245 606505.
To find out more about Jibber Jabber go to www.chelmsford.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=19600
As well as the comedy event with John Bishop, the TCT still have a few top music gigs at the Royal albert all;
My little Live music choices are as follows…
|Wed 23 Mar||
Biffy Clyro – Royal Albert Hall
Cult rock trio Biffy Clyro formed in the mid 1990s as teenagers. Slowly building a fan base across the UK with their angst post-grunge sound, it was only following the release of their fourth album ‘Puzzle’ in 2007 that they achieved mainstream success. The Scottish rockers are now Reading Festival favourites after top 10 singles such as ‘Mountains’ and ‘That Golden Rule’
|Wed 23 Mar||
Cage The Elephant – Electric Ballroom, Camden
Fuzzy rock ‘n’ roll beast from Kentucky with a reputation for chaotic live shows. After signing with Relentless Records following a SXSW showcase, the band relocated to London and released their eponymous debut album in 2008. Their second album Thank You, Happy Birthday was released to rave reviews in January 2011 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.
|Wed 23 Mar||
Interpol – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire,
Melancholy rock band from New York who are profoundly influenced by Joy Division, with sparse basslines and throbbing melodies.
|Fri 25 Mar||
Beady Eye – Royal Albert Hall (TCT)
Loudmouth Britrock veteran Liam Gallagher returns to the live stage after a stint in the fashion world. Following the departure of Noel Gallagher from Oasis, Liam and remaining members Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock decided to dissolve the old band and re-emerge as Beady Eye.
|Sat 26 Mar||
Editors – Royal Albert Hall – (TCT)
Joy Division influenced group of former journalists who formed whilst at university in Stafford.
For more information on the TCT: