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 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

Curveballs 24th February 2021

We’ve reached the last show of February and reflected on, after the snow of earlier in the month, we got read more

Curveballs 17th February 2021 (Creativity during lockdown special with The Badger Show & Mark Denham)

This week we turned our attention to the art of staying creative during lockdown. First up tonight I chatted once read more

Curveballs 10th February 2021

Tonight we focused on two of the week’s most pressing issues: Valentine’s Day and SNOW. We had a romantic-ish-themed Turbo, read more

Curveballs 3rd February 2021 (with Admissions and Lady Grey & The Earls on the phone)

Click below to listen back to the show: (Go to 25:02 for Admissions interview and 56:15 for Lady Grey & read more

Curveballs 27th January 2021

Click below to listen back to the show: Tonight we started off recognising Australia Day and Burns Night, had a read more

Curveballs 20th January 2021

Click below to listen back to the show: So, did anyone spot how badly I needed a shave on ‘The read more

Curveballs 13th January 2021

Click below to listen back to the show: Tonight I just let the music – particularly the song titles – read more

Curveballs 6th January 2021 (with MAW on the phone)

Click below to listen back to the show: (go to 27:58 for MAW interview) Tonight we chatted to Mark Wilkins, read more

Curveballs 30th December 2020 – What did we do all year?

Click below to listen back to the show: Tonight we focused on all the great guests we’ve had in on read more

Curveballs 23rd December 2020 – Curveballs Christmas Special

Click below to listen back to the show: So we spent Christmas Eve Eve with as many festive tunes you read more

Curveballs 16th December 2020

Click below to listen back to the show: This week, an early Christmas present arrived in the form of World read more

Curveballs 9th December 2020 (with Against The Grain, and World Cup Heist’s Lee & Swaylee)

Click below to listen back to the show: (09:17 for Against The Grain, 1:17:06 for World Cup Heist) First up read more

Curveballs 2nd December 2020

Click below to listen to the show: Happy December one and all! The start of December marks the anniversary of read more

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