Nick Field

I'd been blogging about music and doing bits of DJing in local clubs when I joined Phoenix FM back in September 2006, so it was the perfect opportunity to put them together and create something new for the local scene, showcasing new Essex acts side by side with great music from around the world.

We don't stick to one particular genre of music - I've always said the show is driven by passion, not by genres - and over the years we've had indie, metal, techno, jazz, beatboxing - the list keeps going!

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Recent posts from Nick

Curveballs 14th July 2021 (with Mark Anthony)

Tonight I was joined in the studio once again by Mark Anthony. Following a prolific 2020 with album releases as read more

Curveballs 7th July 2021 (with Parrilla and Nick Cody on the phone)

A busy show tonight with two guests on the phone, chatting about their new releases – including the return of read more

Curveballs 30th June 2021

5 years ago this week, I was playing an eyepatched man in a music video for ‘Laika’ by Blackpool band read more

Curveballs 23rd June 2021

So we’ve reached the longest day of the year and summer is in full flow, or at least a modest read more

Curveballs 16th June 2021

So some football championship with last year attached to it began this week, which we didn’t pay attention to in read more

Curveballs 9th June 2021 – Nick’s Birthday Special!

This week I arrived at the big four-oh and it was time for a look back at some of the read more

Curveballs 2nd June 2021

June is here, and nobody can believe it! With June comes Pride month, so we featured a variety of LGBTQIAA+ read more

Curveballs 26th May 2021 (with Doozer McDooze on the phone)

Tonight we chatted to local singer-songwriter Doozer McDooze (and yes, we did ask about his name). Doozer is no stranger read more

Curveballs 19th May 2021 (with Scully Ward in the studio)

Tonight I was joined in the studio once again by singer-songwriter Scully Ward, our first live guest and first live read more

Curveballs 12th May 2021

Tonight we featured some great local talent, looked towards live music slowly returning, and the night after Coldplay opened the read more

Curveballs 5th May 2021 (with Admissions’ Joe on the phone)

Tonight we chatted to Joe, rhythm guitarist with Admissions. Since we last chatted in February, the Chelmsford-based fivesome have just read more

Curveballs 28th April 2021

As we braced ourselves for the beginning of May and the round of NSYNC memes that come with it, we read more

Curveballs 21st April 2021 (with Kabir from The Silver Bayonets)

Tonight we chatted to Silver Bayonets frontman Kabir (above left) about the busy year the band have had, releasing singles read more

Curveballs 14th April 2021

This week saw more places reopen and we slowly start making our way out of lockdown, and I found this read more

Curveballs 7th April 2021

We’re a week into April and it feels like a lot has happened – April Fools, the various days of read more

Curveballs 31st March 2021

This week marked the 14th anniversary of the first Curveballs show (think my expressions in the two photos above say read more

Curveballs 24th March 2021 (with TONYT on the phone)

Tonight I chatted on the phone to Tony Stott aka TONYT (pronounced ‘tonight’), who has just released his debut EP, read more

Curveballs 17th March 2021 (with George Sanders & The Parallels on the phone)

Tonight, among a few St Paddy’s Day references, we also we chatted to George, the titular frontman from Essex newcomers read more

Curveballs 10th March 2021

Today’s show landed between International Women’s Day and Mothering Sunday so we featured plenty of recent tracks from some of read more

Curveballs 3rd March 2021

Happy March everyone! Super Furry Animals – God! Show Me Magic Mo-Ho-Bish-O-Pi – Playboy Two Year Break – Do You read more

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