My Guest for Sunday 19th Show was musician and songwriter Matthew Tuffurelli.
Matthew popped into the Phoenix FM studio to chat about his new band ‘Enflux’ and their forthcoming album ‘Edge of Insanity’.
We also got to play out three of the new tracks from the album.
Matthew is of course no stranger to the show having having been on several times in the past years with previous bands, you can find previous sessions on the Sunday Lunch show pages under ‘Yesterdays Sorrow, and ‘Avelyn.
To listen again to the interview and second part of today’s show click on the audio tab below;
Last weekend saw the return of the popular Brentwood Festival.
This years Acts included; Status Quo, Heaven 17, Go West, The Real Thing, Midge Ure, Jocelyn Brown, Expose and many more.
I was also back as official festival DJ and host.
The retro festival which has grown and grown in the recent years and is now the biggest event in the town’s calendar and has seen previous artists include, Billy Ocean, UB40, Tony Hadley, and the BoomTown rats.
This year the family friendly festival included a fun fair, mini market, and Nuclear Races obstacle course, with new additions including Alan Ford car dealership stand and extended hours after party.
The official festival charity this year was the British Heart Foundation who had a pop up shop and were also demonstrating how to conduct CPR which proved very popular.
I chatted with Francis Rossi from Status Quo who told me he was looking forward to getting on stage to rock the Brentwood crowd having previously performed in the indoor center many years ago, he was a fun friendly chap with a extremely dry sense of humor.
I also chatted briefly to Midge Ure who told me he still gets the same buzz performing to festival crowds, and as always expects the crowd will save the loudest cheer for Vienna..
Here are some of my favorite photos from the weekend;
Grace is a soul singer-songwriter from South Korea and now based in Liverpool . She and her trio-band are currently performing in Northwest and London areas, and experimenting with musical fusion at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts(LIPA).
Grace took some time out from her schedule of London gigs to pop into the phoenix fm studios and chat about her music and perform a live lounge session.
Grace released the debut single ‘No One’ in 2016 with the three remixes from different emerging producers around Liverpool. The single and extended remix album are available at any UK music platform.
Her new track ‘I Don’t Wanna Leave’ can be found on SoundCloud. It awarded her The Best R&B/Soul Song from The Akademia Music Awards in 2017.
To listen again to the full FM interview click on the audio tab below;
After moving to London from Madrid Spain, the now London-based singer, guitar player and composer ALBA is now on the road presenting her new EP “The London Sessions”, Alba took time out of her busy schedule to join me on the show this week and give her first UK interview and Live session to the Sunday Lunch Show on Phoenix FM.
At the age of sixteen, after playing guitar in several bands and having written a bunch of original songs, she founded her own band as lead singer and guitarist which she named Sons of Rock, and with whom she recorded their first and self-titled EP.
With Sons Of Rock, ALBA won over 20 national and international band contests, performing at large venues and music festivals such as Rock in Rio 2008 – where they shared the bill with Amy Winehouse, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz, They also opened for artists such as The Waterboys, Raimundo Amador, Revolver, Loquillo, Orishas, La Fuga and Celtas Cortos among others.
ALBA moved to London in 2016, and with the support of an outstanding line-up formed by drummer Dan Day, bassist Tonderai Mbiba and keyboard player Kayode Olajide, she has brought together a new sound, materialized in her newly released EP “The London Sessions”, available on iTunes, Amazon and all major music platforms.
To listen again to the full interview and live session click on the audio tab below or click the video links to watch the whole radio session;
This week I was joined on the show by the fantastic Jess Folley.
Jess who is still only 13 years of age was recently crowned champion of Factor Essex popped in to the phoenix fm studio to chat about her experience in the local talent competition and treat us to some live studio tracks.
Jess is the 7th winner in this popular yearly event, the winner and runners up also have released a charity single called ‘The Worlds Greatest’ and the track is ready for pre-order on iTunes now.
To listen again to the full FM interview click on the audio tab below;
You can also view the studio cam footage of the live tracks on the video tabs below;
John Galea made a welcomed return to the show this week, John who last joined me in the studio last July, took some time out of his busy schedule to pop onto the show to chat about his latest EP ‘Missing Pages’.
Award winning Norfolk born singer/songwriter John Galea has been working with the top producers and writers from around the world for the last few years including L.A based ‘Beluga Heights’ (Britney Spears, Jason Derulo, Rihanna ) & Grammy nominated production team ‘The Monarch’.( Rita Ora, Chris Brown).
‘Missing Pages’ is John’s 4th studio EP and is out now on Itunes and other music sites. the lead single ‘When you truly Love Someone’ is also available to purchase online.
The lead single is also accompanied by a music video staring the fabulous actress Gemma Oaten (Rachael from Emmerdale) you can view the video below.
John also performed the track live in the studio and chatted about his year to date.
To listen again to the fm interview click on the links below;
Watch the video to the single here;
Click on the link below for some bonus chit chat audio from the interview;
John Galea in Studio 1
Further information on John and his music can be found at; https://www.johngaleamusic.com/
Since the release of their debut single, the duo have playedmany festivals and music events as well as being requested for private VIP events in London impressing audiences with their quirky lyrics and feel good rhythms.
‘Letter to Myself’ is the 2nd of their singles which drops on iTunes on November 17th 2016.
To listen again to the full FM interview click on the link below;
Damian from ‘Into the Autumn’
Damian in Studio 1
Further information on Into the Autumn can be found at;
This week we welcomed back to the Show the fantastic singer songwriter Mila Falls.
Mila popped into the phoenix FM studios to chat live about her brand new single ‘Guilty Pleasure’ and the forth coming video for the track.
‘Guilty Pleasure’ encapsulates the intoxicating throws of lust, love and feeling truly alive. Similarly the track uses an upbeat soul as a vehicle to deliver sonic-cheeriness, but this time with an RnB edge. Transporting you somewhere glorious and giving ‘escapism’ an entirely new meaning, this track delivers smooth tones, sung in a modulated fashion mixed with understated coo.
Mila has had a busy year with tour slots alongside Chase & Status, Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Dizzee Rascall and Jess Glynne. Plus extensive radio play on Radio 1, Kiss FM and of course Phoenix FM in her arsenal, 2016 is shaping up to be the year Mila Falls takes center stage with her most personal and revealing works to date.
To listen again to the full interview and tracks click on the link below;
To find out more about Mila Falls and her music check out these links;