Brentwood, 1.46pm: 5°C, haze

Standon Calling 2016


For the last weekend in July Phoenix FM attended the music festival in Hertfordshire, in its 11th year having a pirate theme with the title “Legend of the Lost Seas”.

Standon Calling 2016

Standon Calling Site 2016

Standon Calling has everything for the family, ensuring the family pet isn’t missed out. The dog show this year had categories including “Dog with the Waggiest Tail” and “Best Walk”. The proud winners and their owners had the chance to parade their rosettes on the Clocktower stage.

Standon Calling Dog Show Winners

Standon Calling Dog Show Winners

We caught a lot of the acts, playing across the various stages at the weekend.

Lea Lea

Lea Lea on Stage

Lea Lea on Stage

From Hackney, Lea Lea was into music from an early age, with a family of musicians including a mother who was an opera singer. You can find out more at her LeaLea.co.uk. We spoke to Lea Lea behind the Laundry Meadows stage before her Saturday afternoon set. To listen to Steve Robertson’s chat with her , click below.

Standon Calling Interview with Lea Lea

Steve Robertson with Lea Lea

Steve Robertson with Lea Lea

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man

Rag 'n' Bone Man on Stage

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man on Stage

From Sussex, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man played the main stage on Saturday afternoon. Progressing from a rapper to a prolific blues and soul singer, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man is making a name for himself as he steps out of the underground scene – more details are available at his official website. He proved his versatility on the main stage with a varied set to an audience of all ages. Following this, he spoke backstage to Steve Robertson.

Standon Calling Rag ‘n’ Bone Man Interview

Behind the Main Stage with Rag n Bone Man

Behind the Main Stage with Rag n Bone Man

Emma McGrath

Emma McGrath with her band

Emma McGrath

At Just 16 years old, Emma McGrath has been writing and performing her own music, much of that music which she played on the Laundry Meadows stage on Sunday. She has already won awards, including a PRS Foundation prize for female songwriters. Further information is at on her website. After she played her acoustic set, Emma spoke to Steve Robertson.

Standon Calling Emma McGraph Interview

Emma McGrath Backstage with Steve

Emma McGrath Backstage with Steve

Cuban Brothers

The Cuban Brothers on the Main Stage

The Cuban Brothers on the Main Stage

Music, break dancing and comedy on the main stage Sunday afternoon was what the Cuban Brothers gave the Standon Calling audience. They delivered! More information is on their website It was an interesting conversation with Miguel, to hear this click below.

Cuban Brothers Interview

Backstage with Miguel

Backstage with Miguel

Kiko Bun

Kiko Bun on the Main Stage

Kiko Bun on the Main Stage

Sunday afternoon on the main stage saw Kiko Bun delivering his own brand of reggae. He’s worked with the Wailers, and his music has been featured on TV. All his social media channels are on his website. The Loner spoke to Phoenix FM and hou can listen to the interview below.

Kiko Bun

Kiko Bun behind the Main Stage

Kiko Bun behind the Main Stage

It was a great weekend. We’re already looking forward to next year.

Standon's Busy Junction

Standon’s Busy Junction

Standon Calling 2016

Standon Calling 2016

Phoenix FM's partners

Beeches Care Home | Billericay Town Council | Billericay Town FC | Blue Serif | Brandler Galleries | Brentwood Chamber of Commerce | C2C | Creative Recording Studios | Crystal Communication Solutions | Elan Fire and Security Group | F Barnes solicitors | Foxtel Audio Visual Solutions | Healthwatch Essex | Hawkhurst Alternative Investments | Holiday Inn | Hopefield Animal Sanctuary | Latitude Festival | Leyton Orient FC | LMS Heating Solutions | Network Magazine | NHS | O'Wango and TT Smart | Pure Orthodontics | Rainer Hughes | Renewables In Africa | Saint Francis Hospice | SEHBAC | Standon Calling Festival | Studio 6 Music | Will Protect

© Phoenix FM 1996-2019. Written using Notepad and PHP.