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Phoenix Fridays – information for performers

Phoenix FM and The Society of Old Brentwoods are staging a series of gigs throughout 2014 and 2015 and we’re looking for bands and singers who want to take part AND end up with lots and lots of radio airplay …

The gigs usually feature four singers or bands across a range of genres and last from around 8.30-11.15 with soundchecks taking place between 6.00-7.30. Each set lasts 30 minutes, which gives us about 2 hours of material to broadcast. Covers are fine but please let us know if you are a covers or originals band or a mix of both.

Confirmed dates for future gigs are:

Friday 28 August 2015
Friday 25 September 2015
Friday 30 October 2015
Friday 27 November 2015
Friday 11 December 2015

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.

In addition the shows are archived on our website. You can hear them all again by clicking here.

The venue is: The Society of Old Brentwoods, Ashwells Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9SE

There is parking available at the venue.

We can’t offer any payment to bands but Old Brentwoods will provide food and drink for those performing. 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 5,000 pages of content and received over 196,000 unique visits in December 2014 – an average of over 6,400 per day. Any surplus made by the station will be reinvested in equipment needed to continue producing and broadcasting our range of community programmes.