Beautiful cover version of classic hit by singer-songwriter Sophie

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette

Patrick Sherring may have recently moved his Friday show from early evenings to lunchtime but there is still no shortage of great guests willing to come in and chat to our listeners.

Brentwood singer/songwriter Sophie Griffiths came in last week to talk about her new release – a beautiful cover of Labi Siffre’s 1971 classic It Must Be Love. Sophie talked about how she was influenced by this version and Madness’s 1981 cover version.
She chose to record it because it is her mum’s favourite song. It’s available now at

Patrick was also joined by Canon Paul Hamilton, the Area Dean of Brentwood. He has asked friends this year to give to WaterAid instead of buying him birthday presents – for just £2 a month an amazing change could be brought into the lives of people.

It’s a great idea as water is definitely something we all take for granted. More details about Water Aid can be found at

We’ve had some amazing guests on Phoenix FM in the last week – including a long chat with Dave Robinson, the co-founder of Stiff Records in the 1970s. Dave was responsible for launching the careers of Madness, Elvis Costello and Ian Dury among many others.

He also had some incredible other stories to tell, including photographing the Beatles at the Cavern Club in the 1960s and putting together one of the biggest selling albums of all time in the 1980s. All interviews are available to listen again at

A big thank you to all of the companies and organisations which help to support Phoenix FM all year round

Business Club Members: The Beeches | Blue Serif | Brandler Galleries | Foretell Digital | Hallmark Care Homes | Kinetic Podiatry | Newboulds Solicitors | RCH Brentwood Care Centre | Saint Francis Hospice | Utilize

Other sponsors: Abacus Shutters | Ashwells | Bennetts Funerals | Foxtel | Healthwatch Essex | Landons Solicitors | Liberty Hygiene | Pinney Talfourd | Ramsay Health Springfield Hospital | RP2 Media | Shepherd Neame

© Phoenix FM 1996-2021. Written using Notepad and PHP.