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We love giving artists time to talk

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette

We’re still on a mission at Phoenix FM to get as much live music in as possible of all genres.

Last week we were delighted to welcome in Ted Key and the Kingstons to Michelle Ward’s popular mid-morning show Eat My Brunch.

The trio includes former Housemartin Ted, Nick Harrison and Paul Greendale, who has also played in another chart-topping band, D:Ream.

The band were very happy because we love giving artists time to talk about their music, which they did in depth – too many other radio stations sadly shuttle performers in and out in 5 or 10 minute slots which doesn’t give listeners an opportunity to get any real information on them.

The session was great too! It’s up on our website at

Talking of live music – our Sunday Sessions presenter Jon Good is continuing to host Phoenix FM’s Open Mic Night every Monday evening from 7pm at the Essex Arms in Warley Hill Brentwood.

The events have been growing in popularity because this is an open mic with a difference – where else in Essex can you turn up to take part in an event which will then be edited down for FM radio broadcasting?

If you’d like to take part in this event just turn up – no booking is required.

** Guests coming up on air in the next week include Anita McCarthy from Saint Francis Hospice who will be talking to Ian Leigh on Drive about the Hospice’s latest fundraising and events.

** There will also be live music in the studio from Sam Fraser, Static and Shatner’s Bassoon.

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