Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette
We had a great guest in the studio last week who casually popped in on his way to Denmark – a musician, performer and humanitarian worker too.
Regular listeners will be familiar with Joby Fox, whose music has been picked up by a number of our presenters, including Drive host Jo Bailey.
Jo interviewed Joby, who also played four songs live in the studio, including two from his latest album Once Was A Hawk Now I’m A Dove.
Joby, a native of Belfast, originally played for a punk band called The Bankrobbers who appeared on Channel 4’s legendary music show The Tube, and got into trouble with the law after printing up some promotional £50 notes with the band’s name on them!
After this he played in Energy Orchard, who had some minor hit singles and a hit album in 1990 – I still have their album here at home!
Joby is also co-founder of Refugee Rescue, a humanitarian NGO providing life saving sea rescue at the refugee crossing on the island of Lesbos, alongside fellow artist and curator Jude Bennett.
You can hear his session and interview again at phoenixfm.com and you can also find out more about Joby’s music and other good works at jobyfox.com.