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Phoenix FM at the Cricketers – information for performers

Phoenix FM has teamed up with The Cricketers in Westcliff for a monthly night of rock/alternative/indie music, and we’re looking for bands who want to take part AND end up with lots and lots of radio airplay …

If you would like to get involved please send an email to

Our next gigs are booked for the following dates:

Saturday 10th September 2016 one band still needed
Saturday 8th October 2016 fully booked
Saturday 12th November 2016 fully booked
Saturday 10th December 2016 (TBC)

We’re looking for bands who mostly write their own stuff, although the odd cover is band. No out-and-out cover bands.

The running order for the evening is usually as follows:
6.15-7.45 Soundchecks
8.00 Doors
8.30-9.00 1st band
9.20-9.50 2nd band
10.10-10.55 3rd band

As well as co-hosting the shows and promoting them on air, we will also be recording the shows and producing a special live programme after each show to be broadcast on our FM service and online. We will also be promoting the gigs and programmes in our weekly Brentwood Gazette column too, so we hope that all the performers will get a fantastic amount of local exposure from the shows.

The venue is: The Cricketers, 228 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 7JG

Parking is available on nearby streets.

We will provide food for performers before the doors open. Plus we’re hoping bands think of it as an extended session, as the songs will be getting lots of airplay!

Bands will need to bring a drum kit and guitar amps plus instruments – our sound guys will supply PA/monitors plus all mikes and DI boxes. We will try and organise a drum share if necessary.

As the shows are going out on the radio (which is subject to Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code) we would appreciate it if there is no swearing otherwise we won’t be able to rebroadcast the songs, thanks!

Phoenix FM is a not-for-profit organisation broadcasting on 98FM to 140,000 people in Brentwood, Billericay and surrounding areas, and also online at We are also on Facebook at and Twitter at

The station’s website has over 7,000 pages of content and received over 240,000 unique visits in July 2016 – an average of 8,000 per day.

Any surplus made by the club nights will be reinvested in equipment needed to continue producing and broadcasting our range of community programmes.

If you would like to get involved please send an email to