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Now You're Talking (Guest Interviews)

Now You're Talking (Guest Interviews)

By Stewart Pink
Now You’re Talking is a chat show that let’s the guests do the talking.
The podcast that started out as a byproduct of Stewart Pink’s radio shows has now became it’s own chat show that includes exclusive content you won’t hear on the radio featuring funny, interesting and/or inspiring people from every walk of life. With guests ranging from the future stars of music, comedy icons and film stars to community heroes, legends of rock, school kids and 104 year old chicken farmers - it’s all going on. So pull up a virtual chair, download, subscribe and join Stewart’s guests for a chat.
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Now you're talking with BYFYN
Ahead of Friday’s Drive I caught up with singer, songwriter, musician, producer and synth pop star BYFYN for a chat about her fantastic new single “Everything’s Not Lost”. We also covered the distinct lack of deserts in the UK, mastering the guitar in 4 weeks, her latest music video, live gigs, lockdown sessions and some fantastic advice for rediscovering your “mojo” and inspiration as an artist.
22:18
October 8, 2021
Now you're talking The Childline 35 Challenge with Sarah Laffling of NSPCC
Ahead of Wednesday’s Drive I was joined by Sarah Laffling, Fundraising Manager for NSPCC in East Anglia for a catch up about NSPCC’s Parents In Sport Week, the Childline 35 Club and our first “Drive Aid” fundraiser – the Childline 35 Challenge; a new fundraising campaign to celebrate 35 years of Childline by taking on your own fundraising challenge with the number 35 as inspiration. For a few ideas take a listen… or click here to join the “Drive Aid” fundraising team and support the Childline 35 Challenge. For more information on Childline 35 Club click here. For more events and information about NSPCC East Anglia visit their Facebook page and for more information or support from NSPCC visit www.nspcc.org.uk.
15:56
October 6, 2021
Now you're talking with Gary Kemp
Ahead of Monday’s Drive I caught up with singer, songwriter, musician and all round icon Gary Kempfor a chat about his new album “INSOLO”. Since Spandau Ballet Gary has been involved with a myriad of projects from albums and films to podcasts. We chatted about his Rockonterus podcast, collaborating with Guy Pratt of Pink Floyd, Roger Taylor of Queen and brother Martin Kemp on the new album. We also covered his memories of Soho, Spandau Ballet, tour plans and my mum’s first experience of Shazam! Click here to listen from 3pm on Monday 4th October on Phoenix FM or click play below to hear the full, uninterrupted interview now. Gary Kemp’s new solo album, “INSOLO” is out now, to hear it and for more information visit www.garykemp.com.
13:53
September 30, 2021
Now you're talking with Tersha Cutmore
Ahead of Thursday’s Drive I caught up with local children’s author Tersha Cutmore for a chat about her debut children’s book “Luca… The Lion Who Couldn’t Eat Meat“. Inspired by her own son Luca, his allergies and their experiences as a family, the story follows Luca the lion as he starts school and begins to really struggle with his feelings and emotions as he watches his friends eat and drink things that he can’t. His friends help him see he is not the only one and encourage him to focus on the positives and look on the bright side of life. We talked about the message behind the story, Tersha’s experience as a first-time parent understanding and diagnosing allergies, how her son inspired the book, Victoria’s beautiful illustrations and a few top tips for debut writers plus what’s to come in Tersha’s next book. Luca… The Lion Who Couldn’t Eat Meat is a rhyming, witty and touching story written by Tersha Cutmore and illustrated by Victoria Ward-Fowler. Recommended for age 3+ it’s a must have in any therapeutic/paediatric setting and school or home library, this book is not only for allergy sufferers but for any child who feels different, whatever the reason. If you or someone you know has written a book, I’d love to hear from you! Click here to get in touch.
19:47
September 29, 2021
Now you're talking with Gary Mills of Vix20 (Orla The Octopus)
On Friday’s Drive I caught up with Gary Mills of Vix20 for a chat about the band’s fantastic new single “Orla The Octopus”. We also covered the petrol crisis, supermarket flowers and 11+ exams but most importantly, had a disco in the deep blue sea as Gary introduced the new track, talked about Michelle Ward’s incredible vocals as Orla, the new video, upcoming singles and live gigs!
17:26
September 26, 2021
Now you're talking with Roger Hornett
On Thursday’s Drive I caught up with local poet Roger Hornett for a chat about his debut poetry collection “The Covid Verses“. Inspired by the events of the pandemic and written from the perspective of a fictional epidemiologist these poems superbly capture a moment in our history whilst questioning the narrative of national media coverage. “The Covid Verses” by Roger Hornett is available in most book stores now and to get you copy or find out more click here. If you or someone you know has written a book, I’d love to hear from you! Click here to get in touch.
16:42
September 26, 2021
Now you're talking with Kiaran Crook of The Sherlocks
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Kiaran from Sheffield based rock icons The Sherlocks for a chat about their upcoming third album, “World I Understand” which comes out 19th November. Their latest two singles taken from the album feature 2 new members so we chatted about the band’s new make up, their incredible new sound and touring with Liam Gallagher. Plus, as we joined them for a quick game of golf, find out which of the Crook brothers won this round! The new album “World I Understand” by The Sherlocks is out on 19th November. Click here to pre-order.
13:48
September 18, 2021
Now you're talking with Lauren Hoyle
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Birmingham based singer songwriter Lauren Hoyle for a chat about her debut solo EP “Fun” out 17th September on Babywoman Records. We covered all sorts from songwriting and drawing inspiration from breakups to Gregory Porter and rockstar admin!
17:57
September 8, 2021
Now you're talking with Sarah Laffling of NSPCC East of England
Ahead of Wednesday’s Drive I was joined by Sarah Laffling, Fundraising Manager for NSPCC in East Anglia for a catch up about the Childline 35 Club, a new fundraising campaign to celebrate 35 years of Childline plus and a few ideas about how you can help run Childline for a day. We also spoke about some good advice for parents and guardians on helping children deal with the challenges of returning to school this September and some of the ways children and young people can contact Childline or find resources to help at NSPCC.org.uk. Plus find out how a few local fundraising heroes are raising money and how I’ll be taking my first steps towards a mountainous fundraising challenge for NSPCC.
14:19
September 8, 2021
Now you're talking with Multi Schools Council (Kierran Pearce & Justine Leigh Harrington)
Ahead of Tuesday’s Drive I caught up with Kierran Pearce from Multi Schools Council, a CIC working with schools and young people to challenge negative perceptions towards children with special educational needs and mental health difficulties. We were also joined by singer, songwriter Justine Leigh Harrington who has written a new single featuring 6 school children from across Essex with various learning challenges. The first single from an album out 29th September. To find out more information about Multi Schools Council click here and for more of Justine’s music click here.
20:59
September 7, 2021
Now you're talking with Ocean Flaws (Hologram)
On Friday’s Drive I was joined by Alex Pattle from Brentwood based four-piece Ocean Flaws to introduce their new single Hologram. Their third release in relatively quick succession, I was keen to clarify the rumours that a prop used in their recent video for Hannah’s Ray Gun was locked, loaded and stored in a bucket under a sink in Brentwood. With ray gun myths dispelled we then covered the band’s new single, their new video, upcoming gigs and the exciting news that Hologram currently sits at 2nd place in the iTunes chart! You can download the new single, find out more and follow Ocean Flaws if you click here.
13:55
September 3, 2021
Now you're talking with Gary Carse
Ahead of Wednesday’s Drive I caught up with animator, illustrator, creative director and very soon to be a published children’s author Gary Carse. We caught up on a whole bunch of things from his first experience discovering his passion for animation at school to running his animation company Carse & Waterman – Stoke’s answer to Pixar! We also covered his latest venture into writing and illustrating his first children’s book, The Crab Who Went To The Moon. For the full interview including some great advice for budding animators, how Carse & Waterman lunchbreaks are the BEST and why Gary’s new book is a must read for 8-12 year olds, get listening!  The Crab Who Went To The Moon by Gary Carse is out on Monday 30th August and is available in a multitude of book shops. For more details and to get your copy visit garycarsechildrensbooks.com.
41:20
August 28, 2021
Now you're talking with Andy McCluskey of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)
Ahead of Thursday’s Drive I caught up with Andy McCluskey of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark for a chat about their UK Arena Tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their seminal album Architecture & Morality. We also covered all sorts from the formation of OMD and having creative freedom as an artist to his son’s band MiG15, his daughter’s Gameboy and being mostly responsible for Atomic Kitten! Plus… find out why Andy’s banned me from all venues. You can see OMD on their UK arena tour starting in November 2021 all over the the UK and they’re coming to London on Saturday 13th November at the Eventim Apollo. They’ll be playing their Architecture & Morality album in full to celebrate its 40th anniversary along with all the hits PLUS they’ll be supported by Scruti Politi too. For a full list of all the dates and to find out where you can get your tickets click here.
19:01
August 25, 2021
Now you're talking with Max Newsom on Iceland Is Best
Ahead of Friday’s Drive I caught up with director, producer and writer Max Newsom to discuss his new film “Iceland Is Best.” The film tells the story of Sigga, a 17 year-old girl trying to leave home in Iceland, and make her way to California. Filmed on location in an unforgiven and stunning Icelandic landscape Max had plenty of stories to tell about the production from battling gale-force winds and unpredictable snowstorms to the real-life inspiration of the film and the incredible journey that making the movie took Max, the cast and the crew on. We discussed a few interesting film industry insights too from financing a movie and how it works casting Hollywood A-listers to the importance of shooting a pre-production mood board and digital filming vs film stock. Iceland Is Best is coming to selected cinemas and will be screening at Everyman Cinema in Chelmsford on Tuesday 31st August 6pm. The screening is followed by a live Q&A with writer and director Max Newsom, director of photography and producer Dankuro Shinma and producer Will Randall-Coath. The Q&A will be hosted by yours truly, Stewart Pink – so for a continuation of the interview… get your tickets and see you there!
01:08:31
August 25, 2021
Now you're talking with Sarah Laffling of NSPCC East of England
Ahead of Tuesday’s Drive I was joined by Sarah Laffling, Fundraising Manager for NSPCC in East Anglia for a catch up about the Childline 35 Club, a new fundraising project to celebrate 35 years of Childline plus the new Home Or Out Alone campaign designed to help parents and guardians decide whether children are safe to be left home or allowed out on their own.
16:03
August 17, 2021
Now you're talking with Oscar Lang
Ahead of Tuesday’s Drive I caught up with singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Oscar Lang for a chat about his new album Chew The Scenery. We also covered everything from Total Guitar Magazine, his musical mates like Beabadoobee, vinyl records and songwriting to moving out of his parents house, the Piccadilly line and oven meals! Oscar’s new album Chew The Scenery is out on Friday 13th August and for more information or to pre-order click here.
18:05
August 10, 2021
Now you're talking with Isla Rico
On Friday’s Drive I was joined by Jasper, Cal and Harvey from Isla Rico to introduce their debut single “Laying In The Summer Rain”. After a successful tour under their previous name as Offshore, which kicked off with a studio session on Phoenix FM (click here), they return with a new name, a whole new vibe and it’s the unmistakable sound of summer.
11:31
August 9, 2021
Now you're talking with Nick Sillitoe of Billericay Mayflower Rotary Club
On Wednesday’s Drive I was joined by Nick Sillitoe of Billericay Mayflower Rotary Club for a chat about this year’s Summer Fest. The free event returns on Sunday 8th August at Sun Corner Field from 11am – 5pm and amongst the attractions will be local musicians performing, a kid’s fun fair, a classic car show, donkey rides, owl display, zorbing, traction engines, local craft and food stalls, a bar and farmer’s market plus loads more.
08:52
August 5, 2021
Now you're talking with Darren Everest of The Overtones
Ahead of Tuesday’s Drive I caught up with 1/4 of The Overtones and fellow Essex man Darren Everest. We talked about their new album 10 celebrating 10 years since their debut single and the story so far from being discovered on a decorating job to singing (and dancing with) The Queen, Stevie Wonder and Tom Hanks! We also covered Darren’s early footballing days and I briefly joined the band for a whistle-along edition of their latest single Rose Tinted!
11:24
August 3, 2021
Now you're talking with Scott McWatt (Summertime Soul)
On Friday’s Drive I was joined by singer, songwriter and friend of the show, Scott McWatt. We caught up about vaccines, a rather cool new tattoo and his upcoming album, Past Lives. Scott introduced his fantastic new single, Summertime Soul.
10:02
July 30, 2021
Now you're talking with Chris Mason & Luke Woods of Chelmsford Business Partnerships
Ahead of Monday’s Drive I was joined by Chris Mason & Luke Woods of Chelmsford Business Partnerships for an update on current local CBP events including the Young Business Owners Q&A Meet Up on Friday 30th July.
14:10
July 26, 2021
Now you're talking with Charlotte Johnstone of The Broken Johnny's
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Charlotte Johnston of Colchester based punk rock band The Broken Johnny’s for a chat about an exciting new addition to the line up, the return of live gigs and new music coming soon!
13:14
July 24, 2021
Now you're talking with Michelle Ward
Ahead of Friday’s Drive I caught up with singer/songwriter and fellow Phoenix FM presenter Michelle Ward. We talked about what it means for her to support new and unsigned musical talent on her show and all about life away from Phoenix FM HQ as a singer. She introduced her terrific debut single Dolly Daydreaming and we also, bizarrely, got to meet the ghost of studio 2.
20:19
July 23, 2021
Now you're talking with Kaye Bundy & Elaine of Essex Befriends
On Tuesday’s Drive I was joined by Kaye Bundy, Befriending Facilitator for Essex Befriends and long-term Befriender Eliane, for a chat about what befriending is, how it can benefit both the befriender and the befriendee plus, what support is offered and how even just a few minutes out of each week can make a difference. For more information on Essex Befriends visit www.essexbefriends.org.uk, for more information on Mind in West Essex click here and for more about the Essex map, a free tool designed to bring our communities closer together by helping you to find the services, groups, and activities available in your area, visit www.essexmap.co.uk.
16:16
July 14, 2021
Now you're talking with Hels of Planet Fatale
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Hels, lead singer of Cambridge based rock band Planet Fatale. We talked about the band’s relatively recent formation, their storming new single “Talking To Myself” and their upcoming album “The Cycle Repeats” out 17th September. We also covered one of Hels’ earliest vocal performances – rocking Whiskey In The Jar at school!
24:05
July 10, 2021
Now you're talking with Sarah Laffling of NSPCC East of England
Ahead of Thursday’s Drive I was joined by Sarah Laffling, Fundraising Manager for NSPCC in East Anglia for a catch up about the superhero fundraising efforts of Lexdon Lodge Kindergarten and the success of childhood day, a new annual event. We also discussed Childline 35 Club, a new fundraising project to celebrate 35 years of Childline. Childline service is there to give young people a voice when no one else is listening. Whatever problems or dangers they’re facing, Childline provides a place for them to turn to for support any time of day or night. NSPCC are looking for 35 companies to each raise money for Childline this year with a target to raise £30,000 which covers the cost to run Childline for one day. The fundraiser also encourages individuals to use the number 35 as inspiration for their fundraising activities. For more information on Childline 35 Club click here. For more events and information about NSPCC East Anglia visit their Facebook page and for more information or support from NSPCC visit www.nspcc.org.uk.
13:11
July 8, 2021
Now you're talking with Robert West
Ahead of Thursday’s Drive I was joined by fellow Phoenix FM presenter and fellow poet, Rob West. As well as co-presenting Phoenix FM’s Arts Programme Rob has found time during the pandemic to gather together a lifetime collection of his poems and publish them all alongside the story behind each one. Words, Words, Words features poems Rob has written in recent times as well as a few childhood gems that even won house points in school! We talked about his experience bringing together a lifetime collection of his poetry, what it was like revisiting some old ones, the memories they brought back and we even had a go at a new poetry podcast exclusive – a poem off!
23:10
July 8, 2021
Now you're talking with Darin
Ahead of Tuesday’s Drive Swedish pop super star Darin zoomed in from sunny Greece to join us for a chat about his feel-good dance inducing single “Can’t Stay Away”, celebrating pride month, his new music video and his next album coming soon!
11:31
June 29, 2021
Now you're talking with Ian Braysher of Chelmsford Business Partnerships
On Monday’s Drive I was joined by Ian Braysher of Chelmsford Business Partnerships for an update. In addition to their breakfast, lunch and wellbeing events CBP have some long-awaited covid secure face-to-face meetings planned in June and July. They recently reached a milestone 50th member and have scheduled their first young persons event for the end of July. To find out more, click play in the box below and listen to the full interview. For more information visit www.chelmsfordbusinesspartnerships.org.uk
18:38
June 28, 2021
Now you're talking with Ian Nicholson (post-skydive update)
I caught up with Ian Nicholson of Beaulieu Wills and Estate Planning. Ian recently agreed to jump out of a plane as part of his extreme will writing service, aiming to raise £1,000 for Haven’s Hospice and I'm delighted to say that, as promised, he dialled in to report a safe landing! Click here to find out more and to support Ian in his heroic fundraising efforts!
08:02
June 28, 2021
Now you're talking with Mae Seaton of Wrex
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with one half of Brighton based rock duo Wrex, Mae Seaton. Mae told us how a few drinks at a bar lead to forming a band with musical soulmate George, we talked about their debut single Wide Eyes, brand new track Halfway, future album plans and being TOO happy!
14:38
June 26, 2021
Now you're talking with Andrew Alton-Read & Leigh Trifari
On Friday’s Drive we were joined by Executive Producers Andrew Alton Read & Leigh Trifari to chat about a short story with a long reach, The Long Walk. Based on a true story, this uplifting and thought-provoking psychological drama part-filmed in Essex puts mental health in the spotlight and is currently in pre-production. Andrew & Leigh talked to us about the short film and how we can all be a part of supporting their crowdfunding campaign. From one-to-one mentoring sessions to signed posters and shoutouts on Facebook, there are all sorts of perks available and more information about the crowdfunding campaign for The Long Walk can be found at http://greenlit.com/project/long-walk. Andrew also spoke about his own experiences of mental health, using those experiences as an actor and a few tips for better mental health. For more information on the film, casting and/or crowdfunding contact info1thelongwalkfilm@gmail.com
16:55
June 26, 2021
Now you're talking with Stacey Jackson
Ahead of Thursday’s Drive I caught up with Stacey Jackson to discuss some huge news! From her cameo in the movie Reboot Camp, to her a new single “Live It Up: Rebooted” and her brand new TV show “Stacey Jackson In The 80s” – it’s all going on the Jackson house!
15:30
June 22, 2021
Now you're talking with Ocean Flaws
Hamish Monk from Essex based quartet Ocean Flaws dialled in from the wild, wild west of Brentwood to introduce their gunslinging new single Hannah’s Ray Gun, inspired by a modern take on the spaghetti western and complete with a real life prototype ray gun... powered by AAA batteries!
14:09
June 22, 2021
Now you're talking with Ian Nicholson
Ahead of today’s Drive I caught with Ian Nicholson of Beaulieu Wills and Estate Planning. Ian is a valued supporter of Phoenix FM and writes a regular blog “The Unspeakable Conversation“. Ian recently agreed to jump out of a plane as part of his extreme will writing service, aiming to raise £1,000 for Haven’s Hospice and significantly raise his blood pressure in the process. Click here to find out more and to support Ian in his heroic fundraising efforts! Ian is also offering up his professional services in a free will draw and you can enter by emailing Emma, Legacy and in-memory Fundraiser at ehamilton@havenshospices.org.uk. Please could you email her by the end of Children’s Hospice Week on Sunday 27th June and the draw will take place on Monday 28th June.
19:28
June 21, 2021
Now you're talking with Mal Pope
Today I had the absolute please of meeting Welsh musician, composer, presenter and all round legend of the music scene Mal Pope! From making his radio debut with the legendary John Peel and signing with Elton John’s Rocket Records at 13, to hosting The Mal Pope Show on TV and the BBC Radio Wales breakfast show, Mal has met, performed and worked with some of the biggest names in music. It was fantastic to chat to Mal about his life and work. We talked about all sorts, from his spectacular new single “I Still Think About You” to some of the memories of his life growing up as a young artist. We covered this week’s Welsh win in the euros, entering a song for Europe, some priceless life advice from Mal on how to cope with setbacks and, of course, The Fireman Sam theme tune, beating Elton John at subbuteo, watching The Who record Pinball Wizard and countless more fascinating stories! Mal’s new single “I Still Think About You” is out now. To keep up with all of Mal’s latest projects and to find out more visit www.malpope.com.
31:41
June 17, 2021
Now you're talking with JJ Revival
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Essex based rocker and the self confessed “poster boy for trouble” JJ Revival. We talked about his rock roots, "the vault" and how he’s breathing new life into the classic rock movement plus he introduces his new single Westwood Grove out on Friday 18th June, exclusively on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow Saturday 12th June.
31:42
June 12, 2021
Now you're talking with Cleopatrick
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Luke and Ian from Canadian rock duo Cleopatrick to discuss their thoroughly homegrown debut album “Bummer” out next week. We also chatted about their noble stead Vannah Montanah, Family Van the video game and how they went from discussing superheroes in the classroom to forging the new rock mafia.
14:43
May 29, 2021
Now you're talking with Anne Chmelewsky
Ahead of Friday’s #One2ThreeShow I caught up with London based, French composer for stage and screen Anne Chmelewsky. Anne’s composition credits include Ricky Gervais’ DEREK (Netflix) and BAFTA-winning director Amma Asante’s feature film WHERE HANDS TOUCH, for which Anne was nominated for ‘Discovery of the Year’ at the 2019 World Soundtrack Awards. Anne recently composed the music for the 007 No time to Die x Nokia spot and a star-studded Coronavirus vaccine advert that featured Sir Lenny Henry! We talked about where the film composer joins in the process of film making, a musical gift for a struggling friend that spawned a new album and how sometimes music can say what words can’t. Anne introduced three of her own stunning tracks and even shared an ingenious new way of washing your clothes without a washing machine! For the full interview click play in the box below. For the music you’ll have to tune in to Phoenix FM on Friday 21st May
41:23
May 20, 2021
Now you're talking with The Metal Byrds
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with regular listeners and long-time friends of the show Suzanne and Rye from Texas based rock band The Metal Byrds! We talked all about their pandemic inspired EP Life In 20, their storming new single Spitfire Pete and what’s coming up next in the Byrds nest PLUS we covered pretty much everything else from alligators to snake dibble and the Stewart Pink song (hell yeah!) to Uncle Paul from the next ranch.
33:11
May 18, 2021
Now you're talking with The Broken Johnny's
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Charlotte Johnston of Colchester based punk rock band The Broken Johnny’s for a rundown of the band, all the details about their debut album Fever and, of course… the paddle boarding scene in Tollesbury!
20:35
April 30, 2021
Now you're talking with Nick Elliott
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with legendary rock art photographer Nick Elliott. Nick’s star-studded portfolio and friends list is a who’s who of rock royalty featuring the likes of Alice Cooper, Blondie, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Motorhead, Metallica, Nickelback, Ozzy Osborne, Robert Plant, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top and The Darkness to name just a few! He’s also worked with royalty in other forms from HM Queen Elizabeth II to Moto GP royalty; Barry Sheen! We talked about a few of his favourite “pinch me” moments such as sipping a scotch with racing legend Agostini and sharing a cuppa with Robert Plant, I pressed Nick for his thoughts on who’s the MOST rock’n’roll rockstar off-camera, how to capture a great gig photo, his upcoming US tour, his dark art project, his book, his TV show and rockumentary projects! For more about Nick’s latest projects visit his website www.nickelliott.info
47:50
April 24, 2021
Now you're talking with Stewart Pink
To celebrate the launch of my first ever ebook Pandemic Poetry: The Covid Collection, I was chuffed to be invited on to Michelle Ward's Eat My Brunch radio show as a guest on Phoenix FM. After more than 100 interviews in the presenter seat, it was a delight to be on the receiving end of the questions for a change! We talked about my standup comedy, the origins of my witty ditties and how a weekly instalment of pandemic poetry has immortalised the story of a year in lockdown. Plus there's a couple of live poems and I profess my longing to be in a conga!
16:37
March 31, 2021
Now you're talking with Modern Motive
Ahead of Friday’s #One2ThreeShow I caught with Alan and Aled of local band Modern Motive. Amidst an exclusive studio session playing from their studio to ours, we also talked about the band, their love of The Manic Street Preachers and their brand new single Mr Materialistic, out on Friday. We also heard about how you can “sponsor a drummer” for £3 a month and when studio sessions go wrong!  For the music you’ll have to tune in on Good Friday or visit PhoenixFM.com after the show.
30:45
March 31, 2021
Now you're talking with Siân Alex of Gold Baby
Ahed of this week's #One2ThreeShow I caught up with singer/songwriter Siân Alex of London-based Gold Baby to chat about their incredible new EP “Rabbits” out today. We also covered creativity in lockdown, songwriting, morning pages and Pizza!
20:12
March 25, 2021
Now you're talking with Tarek Jafar of The Blue Stones
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Tarek Jafar of The Blue Stones. We talked about their incredible new album Hidden Gems, his experience finding direction as a young man and budding musician and we even unearthed his deepest TikTok ambitions!
12:42
March 20, 2021
Now you're talking with Ocean Flaws
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Brentwood’s finest; Ocean Flaws to celebrate the landing of their awesome new single Touching Down. We talked about their first visit to the studio since lockdown and what’s next for the band. We also covered Sean’s jumpers, Alex’s morph suits and the lengths they went to get a sofa to a field for their latest music video!
19:50
March 20, 2021
Now you're talking with Dom of Dead Reynolds
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Dominic Greenwood of East Anglian five piece alt-rock band Dead Reynolds. We talked about the band’s upcoming debut album Breathing With Strangers, had a listen to and a chat about some of their latest singles from their latest EP and the Dead Reynolds Rockumentary with legendary rock art photographer Nick Elliott!
16:48
March 11, 2021
Now you're talking with DORJA
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Aiym & Rosie of London-based rock band DORJA. We talked about the band’s previous album Gemini, had a listen to and a chat about their new single “Ghost Town” out next week, the new EP Persephone out 16th April and we even found out who features in the tour bus playlist!
25:34
March 6, 2021
Now you're talking with Gary Mills of Vix 20
Ahead of today’s #One2ThreeShow I caught up with Gary Mills of Vix 20 to chat about the band’s epic new single Broken Melody. We also discussed Tron, luminous socks and the three points on his license thanks to the middle eight of his own track! For the full interview click play in the box below.
28:54
March 5, 2021
Now you're talking with Neu Mannas of The Matchstick Skeletons
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I caught up with Neu Mannas of Los Angeles based rock band The Matchstick Skeletons. We talked about his previous band Head Of The Heard, touring with the likes of Guns n Roses, how The Matchstick Skeletons were born and all about their upcoming debut album Change The Channel. We also met the star of their upcoming video for “I’m the dog!”
20:07
February 24, 2021
Now you're talking with Daxx & Roxane
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I talked to Cal & Cedric of Swiss rock band Daxx & Roxane. We talked all about the band, how they went from hanging out together in skate parks to gigging alongside Slayer, their blistering debut album Ticket To Rock and their self-titled sophomore album Daxx & Roxane. We also discussed options for band merch including a Daxx Swiss cheese or a special edition Toblerone!
23:22
February 16, 2021
Now you're talking Medicine At Midnight with Foo Fighters
There’s no denying Foo fighters are a household name with 9 albums under the belt and more singles than I can be bothered to count. They’ve been part of our lives for over 26 years (yeah, I feel old too) but you don’t get to be on top for a quarter of a century without staying current. Foo fighters, like other great bands who have stood the test of time, have a way of keeping their signature sound yet still managing to evolve and stay fresh. Their 10th album, Medicine At Midnight marks another milestone for the band and they wanted to try something new. Here's what Dave, Taylor, Nate, Chris, Pat and Rami had to say about the album...
24:56
February 10, 2021
Now you're talking with Oleg Piskunov of Big Ban
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I talked to Oleg Piskunov of Russian/Italian rock band Big Ban. Oleg zoomed onto the show from Moscow and we talked all about Big Ban, their debut EP Babe which comes out next week and we even discussed Vladimir Putin’s musical taste… we agreed Vlad would love the #AsYetUntitledRockShow!
37:20
February 6, 2021
Now you're talking with Liam of A Cause In Distress
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I talked to Liam of A Cause In Distress. We caught up about the band’s origins, their latest single Modern Commerce and what’s next for this exciting new three piece.
17:13
January 30, 2021
Now you're talking with Scott McWatt
Ahead of today’s show I had the pleasure of chatting to Scott McWatt. We talked about his experience of lockdown life, he played some fantastic acoustic tracks and introduced his brand new single out 1st Jan 2021, Where We’ll Be. Click here to pre-order Scott’s new single.
30:24
December 31, 2020
Now you're talking with Dragos Mostenescu
I caught up with my favourite Romanian comedian, Dragos Mostenescu ahead of the show and he introduced two of his own brand new Christmas songs featuring Dominic Cummings and Burning Santa Clause!
23:42
December 23, 2020
Now you're talking with Colin Cripps of Me and The Digits
Ahead of today’s #One2ThreeShow I had the pleasure of chatting to Colin Cripps of Me and The Digits. We talked about his experience of lockdown life and how he’s embraced music as a way of processing the strange events of 2020. Colin’s album, 2020 Vision is available to download here.
31:26
December 18, 2020
Now you're talking with Ella Wolff
Ahead of Friday’s #One2ThreeShow I spoke to a young lady battling an extremely rare form of ocular cancer metastasised in her liver, on top of that she needs to raise £240,000 to pay for her treatment as it isn’t available through the NHS. In just a few weeks, with the amazing support of family, friends and loved ones she’s raised an impressive £90,000 and started the first round of her treatment but with another 7 rounds still to pay for the fight goes on and every penny helps. To take part and support Ella’s Fight, or to find out more click here to visit her Go Fund Me page. you can also take part in a variety of fundraising events, raffles and even win prizes on her Facebook page if you click here.
12:50
November 9, 2020
Now you're talking with Callum & Hamish of Ocean Flaws
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I talked to Callum & Hamish of Brentwood’s very own Ocean Flaws to find out what the Deep Sea Dreamers have been up to in 2020 and as well as introducing their brand new single “Spirit Level” we covered just about everything from music videos & ghosts to vinyl record smells, live-streaming & superhero costumes.
27:23
October 24, 2020
Now you're talking with Gabriel
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I talked to Sally Elsey & Albert Vinasco of international, 100% virtual and internet-based rock band Gabriel. They’ve been rocking from Buenos Aires to Brentwood, from Rochford to Rosario for over 10 years so it was great to talk about the origins of Gabriel, how their music connects them and their latest album, Asmodeus; a collection of some of their greatest hits and a flavour of their 7 album discography.
22:39
October 16, 2020
Now you're talking with Henrik Steenholdt of Empyre
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I talked to Henrik Steenholdt from British rock band Empyre. A frequent fixture of our playlist, Empyre are one of the most exciting, well rounded bands on the circuit with huge range in their back catalogue. We spoke to guitarist Did Coles last year after the release of their fantastic debut album, Self Aware and the band have been busy reworking some of their tracks into acoustic format during lockdown. I caught up with frontman and the incredible voice of Empyre, Henrik to talk about post-covid life, socially distanced gigs, their acoustic adventures, singing in the shower and all things Empyre!
31:31
October 9, 2020
Now you're talking with John Brandler of Brandler Galleries
Ahead of today’s #One2ThreeShow I caught up with John Brandler of Brandler Galleries. Not only do we reveal the true identity of the anonymous street artist Banksy but we also talked about all things Brandler Galleries, the spike in community spirit during the pandemic, the zoom boom, art as an investment, the importance of passing experience forward and how he got into art dealership.
35:22
October 2, 2020
Now you're talking with Black Lesion
I caught up with Andreas, Andrew & Craig from 3 piece Edinburgh based rock band Black Lesion to chat about their debut EP “Mindless Feeding Device”. Full of complex, gut busting guitar riffs, head banging choruses and the odd face melting solo thrown in this EP is kicking open the doors of the rock saloon, making an entrance you can’t miss! Black Lesion’s new EP Mindless Feeding Device is out now.
18:00
August 15, 2020
Now you're talking with Shauna Tohill of Rews (Warriors)
Ahead of this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow I talked to Shauna Tohill, Rews’ chief warrior about the anthemic new Rews album, Warriors. We caught up with Shauna about her virtual tours and how she’s been shining a light on some amazing women during lockdown. We also talked about some of her favourite tracks, influences and inspirations for the new album, mastering at Abbey Road studios, her mate Roger Taylor, the awesome new fan video and loads more – plus we tried singing backwards! The new Rews album Warriors is out now with more fist pumping anthemic choruses than you can shake a spear at and songs to heal your battle scars – prepare for the irresistible urge to throw shapes.
30:23
August 7, 2020
Now you're talking with Chris Wade
Ahead of this week’s #One2ThreeShow I talked to writer, musician and director Chris Wade. As a musician, Chris Wade’s band Dodson and Fogg has an impressive back catalogue and has featured the likes of Nigel Planer and Toya Wilcox, he’s written and directed documentaries and films and has written several audiobooks with Wisdom Twins Books. His previous release “Cutey and the Sofaguard” narrated by Rik Mayall, gained a large cult following and his latest release “Raymonds Room” narrated by Nigel Planer is written in similar vein; funny, energetic, relatable yet imaginative and is guaranteed to connect with and cheer up your inner loser! We talk about Chris’ music, his audiobooks, some invaluable tips for creators and his surreal experiences working with comedy heroes Nigel and Rik. Plus how does Mark Searby measure on the Bastard scale?
28:59
August 6, 2020
Now you're talking with Nigel Planer
Ahead of this week’s #One2ThreeShow I talked to actor, comedian, playwright and all-round national treasure Nigel Planer. Nigel, of course, is most famous for his role as everybody’s favourite long-haired hippy, Neil, from The Young Ones, has been in countless TV and West End stage productions and narrated several audiobooks. We talk about some of his favourite West End roles, what it was like taking comedy to a new level in the 80s, his latest project “Raymond’s Room”, theatre in the time of Covid19, his upcoming album “five songs left” and his new play “All Above Board”. Plus was Rik Mayall really a bastard?
26:49
August 6, 2020
Now you're talking with Eddie King of RumRunners (2)
On this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow we’re joined by Eddie King from Edinburgh-based rock band RumRunners. We caught up with Eddie about what RumRunners have been getting up to in isolation, how they’re enhancing the power of livestream to bring a more realistic gig experience to their fans and we checked in on the safety of his eyebrows. (Standard)
12:19
August 1, 2020
Now you're talking with "Bamm Bamm" of Bootyard Bandits
On this week’s #AsYetUntitledRockShow we’re joined by “Bamm Bamm” from heavy metal country rockers Bootyard Bandits, a five-strong group of outlaws from wild, wild Worcester breaking all the rules of “serious” rock music with hilarious and occasionally gruesome videos accompanying their singles. Bootyard Bandits are a bootscootin’ heavy country rock band hotly tipped to become one of the UK’s “most wanted” bands. Comprised of ex-members of The Defiled, Grim Reaper, Fury and Villains, these cowboys come armed with an arsenal of catchy anthems such as “Hoedown Showdown”, “Cøuntry Music” and “One Hell Of A Night”, and bring a live show like no other t’boot. We talked to “Bamm Bamm” all about the band, their recent lockdown adventures, what it was like combining rock, lego and tomato ketchup plus what’s next for Bootyard Bandits.
13:15
August 1, 2020
Now you're talking with Nick Alston of Essex Community Foundation
On this week’s #One2ThreeShow we were joined by local hero, former Essex police and crime commissioner and chair of Essex Community Foundation, Nick Alston CBE DL. We talked about his background and the amazing role that the Essex Community Foundation has in supporting so many vital charities, voluntary groups and projects throughout the county. To find out more about the work they do matching people, ideas, resources and needs, to register a good cause, highlight a local issue or lend your support in many different ways visit the Essex Community Foundation website, www.essexcomunityfoundation.org.uk.
22:44
June 20, 2020
Now you're talking with Mr Max Harris & Students (Sophie, Archie, Emily & Tom) of St Martin's School Music Department, Brentwood
On this week’s #One2ThreeShow we were joined by Max Harris, head of music at St Martin’s School, Brentwood and students Sophie, Archie, Emily & Tom to talk about and share their virtual music performances. The St Martin’s Summer Concert will be going online this year and to enjoy a virtual music performance you can watch the event live-streamed on the St Martin’s Music YouTube Channelfrom 6pm on Wednesday 24th June.
23:54
June 12, 2020
Now you're talking with Dan Southall of These Wicked Rivers
This week on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow we’re joined by drummer “extraordinaire” Dan Southall from British rock band These Wicked Rivers to chat about the band’s forthcoming debut album “Eden” out on 22nd May and introduce us to a couple of tracks.
15:21
June 12, 2020
Now you're talking with Nuala
On this week’s #One2ThreeShow, broadcasting from The Pink House Studios (my bedroom) we were joined by Nuala to introduce her latest single, Artemesia.
13:26
June 5, 2020
Now you're talking with Blaine Harrison of Mystery Jets
This week on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow we were joined by Blaine Harrison from Mystery Jets to chat about their forthcoming album A Billion Heartbeats, out 3rd April.
20:33
June 5, 2020
Now you're talking with Aimée
On this week’s #One2ThreeShow, broadcasting from The Pink House Studios (my bedroom) we were joined by rising star of the music scene, Irish singer/songwriter Aimée to introduce her debut EP Confession. She also brought the dog along and gave us a great tip to get a change of scene in lockdown!
11:29
June 4, 2020
Now you're talking with Kurt Starkie of The Slow Readers Club
This week on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow we were joined by Kurt from The Slow Readers Club to chat about their brand new album The Joy of The Return.
10:18
June 4, 2020
Now you're talking with Abigail Carter-Simpson
This week on the One2Three show I was broadcasting from The Pink House Studios (my bedroom) again and to make sure you had the authentic experience, Mum & Dad did the weather! We were joined by the fabulous Abigail Carter-Simpson to hear and chat about her uplifting and hilarious new song, Covid19 and we even managed to reenact THAT famous scene from last year’s feel-good movie of the year!
15:25
June 4, 2020
Now you're talking with Colin Wade of The Screens
On this week’s #One2ThreeShow, broadcasting from The Pink House Studios (my bedroom) we were joined by Colin Wade from The Screens to introduce their latest album The Boy Who Waved At Trains.
17:56
May 30, 2020
Now you're talking with Stacey Jackson
On this week’s #One2ThreeShow, broadcasting from The Pink House Studios (my bedroom) we were joined by the iconic Stacey Jackson; singer, songwriter, full time mum, entrepreneur, author, actress and all round superstar to introduce her latest album StaePumped Volume 3. We caught up on life in lockdown, keeping fit at home, the new album and working/hanging with Snoop Dogg!
18:57
May 22, 2020
Now you're talking with Frank Turner
I caught up with everybody’s favourite Wessex Boy, Frank Turner, backstage at Southend Cliff’s Pavilion. With Frank part way through his UK Solo Tour, Lost Evenings IV, we talked about the obvious challenges playing this tour and his thoughts on the future of the live music industry as a whole in the wake of the Coronavirus. Plus, find out which song took 5 years and 20 minutes to write, the definition of “post studio stress disorder”, the experience of unearthing some untold stories with “No Man’s Land” and who looks after Frank’s cat on tour! Tickets are still available for some of the remaining dates of the Lost Evenings IV Tour and to keep up to date with all things Frank, including tour updates follow him on social media or visit www.frank-turner.com
16:51
March 16, 2020
Now you're talking International Women's Day
In honour of International Women’s Day on Sunday, I filled the entire show this week with some of the most inspiring/awesome women I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing on Phoenix FM. On this week’s One2Three show we talked to some amazing women from all walks of life; comedians, rockstars and former chicken farmers all had their own inspiring message to share from confronting “invisibility” and surrounding yourself with people you love to recognising breast implant illness, ageing gracefully and tackling adversity. Listen to the full show featuring clips from Cally Beaton, Charlotte Carpenter, Alessi’s Ark, Dorothy & Greta Brandler or hear the full interviews in previous episodes of this podcast.
01:27:57
March 6, 2020
Now you're talking with Alex Pattle of Ocean Flaws
I was joined on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow by Alex Pattle, drummer from Brentwood based indie band Ocean Flaws. We talked about the band’s new single “Deep Sea Dreaming”, the best (and shortest) caravan holiday of the year and what 2020 holds in store for the local band.
19:59
March 1, 2020
Now you're talking with Asim Hussain
I was joined in the studio by YouTube star Asim Hussain AKA SuperRebel. With over 150k subscribers to his channel Asim is using his knowledge and expertise in online media and marketing to support businesses. We talked about how and why he started his own YouTube channel and picked his brains on how we can all post better videos and be more successful in online marketing. For more details on how Asim’s company can take your business to the next level visit www.mme-london.com.
23:36
March 1, 2020
Now you're talking with Nikki Smash of The Rocket Dolls
I was joined on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow by Nikki Smash from Brighton rock trio The Rocket Dolls. We talked about the band’s latest single and music video for “The Grip”, their forthcoming third studio album “The Art of Disconnect” and what it’s really like playing with fire!
39:10
February 23, 2020
Now you're talking with Andrew Hunt of Buffalo Summer
I was joined on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow by Andrew Hunt from Welsh rock band Buffalo Summer. We talked about the band’s latest single “Everybody’s Out For Number 1” and their forthcoming third studio album “Desolation Blue”.
22:44
February 23, 2020
Now you're talking with Chloe Collins
I was joined by Nashville’s rising country star Chloe Collins. A songwriter since the age of 8 and influenced by the likes of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, Chloe Collins has already had one of her tracks featured on the ABC family TV show ‘The Vineyard’ and on the 100th episode of NASHVILLE on CMT and with the ability to write songs faster than she can record them she’s certainly a talent you’ll hear a lot more of in the future.
26:25
February 21, 2020
Now you're talking with Did Coles of EMPYRE
On the #AsYetUntitledRockShow I was joined by Did Coles, guitarist from stadium-bound rock band EMPYRE. We talked about the band’s new video for the single “My Bad”, their epic debut album “Self Aware”, creative processes, their UK Tour supporting some mega rockstars and Henrik’s alleged six-pack.
31:56
February 16, 2020
Now you're talking with Alessi's Ark - Woman
I was joined on the phone by Alessi and Jason of Alessi’s Ark to introduce their new single “Woman”. Last time we spoke they’d just got engaged. (Congratulations!) This time we talked about what it’s like working with those closest to you and their upcoming tour… plus Jason’s Grandad Norman AKA “World Scrabble Champ” and we unofficially started a campaign to bring back free Vienetta. The new single “Woman” by Alessi’s Ark is out now. In other news, the final scrabble scores were; Jason: 204 Alessi: 210 A rematch has been scheduled.
26:38
February 14, 2020
Now you're talking with Dorothy Martin
This week on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow we successfully managed to “raise hell” with the “flawless” Dorothy Martin from American rock band Dorothy joining us on the show! We talked about boobs, rock n roll, the hotly anticipated album number three and an empowering body-positive message from one of rock’s female icons! Dorothy talked openly about her experience of Beast Implant Illness and to find out more information or support about this visit www.healingbreastimplantillness.com.
37:09
February 9, 2020
Now you're talking with Mark Searby
My regular movie mate, cinematic chum and film friend also writes books. Mark Searby is a bit of a fan of all things Rik Mayall… he literally wrote the book on it. Mark gives a detailed, adoring account of Rik’s groundbreaking work featuring interviews with some of the people that knew and worked with Rik for a true glimpse into the life of one of the greatest British comedians of our time . Every Friday from 1:30pm Mark joins me on air to give us the lowdown on the latest cinema and DVD film releases. To catch up on this week’s reviews or to check out more film reviews, click here. To order a physical copy of Rik Mayall: Comedy Genius click here. To order a digital copy of Rik Mayall: Comedy Genius click here.
20:35
February 8, 2020
Now you're talking with 104yr old Greta Brandler
Presenting a radio show, I've had the honour of meeting and talking to so many amazing people from rockstars, musicians, comedians and celebrities to inspiring community heroes. Last week, I met one of my favourite ever guests. I know you shouldn't have favourites but this was quite special. I had set aside half an hour to talk to 104 year old Greta Brandler at Beeches care and nursing home but when Greta welcomed me into her home we talked for nearly two hours and in that time she shared more wisdom and life advice than you could ever get from all the TED Talks in the world. I condensed our chat down to a 30 minute listen and played the interview out on my show this week. Unsurprisingly, many of our listeners got in touch to say how much they enjoyed listening to Greta. This really is one to cherish.
29:58
February 8, 2020
Now you're talking with Hometruths
I was joined on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow by James from Hometruths to introduce their brand new single "Daydream".
23:54
February 1, 2020
Now you're talking with RumRunners
I was joined on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow by Eddie from RumRunners to introduce their brand new single "Burning For You".
23:48
February 1, 2020
Now you're talking with Offshore
I was joined by 4 piece alt pop rock band Offshore on the #AsYetUntitledRockShow. They played 3 tracks for us live in the studio and released not one but two brand new singles exclusively on Phoenix FM, we chatted all things Offshore and even got around to a twitter Q&A.  You can see Offshore performing live on tour now – for tickets and details visit www.alstarmusic.co.uk/alstarmusiclive.
01:08:06
January 12, 2020
Now you're talking with Shauna Tohill of Rews
I caught up with Shauna Tohill from Irish rock band Rews during their tour supporting glam rock icons The Darkness. We talked about the tour, debut album Pyro, musical roots & songwriting (including one you won’t hear written in the back of a tour bus!) what’s coming up in 2020 PLUS up close and personal with Frankie’s cowbell… You can see Rews on The Phoenix Tour from March this year, click here or visit www.rewsmusic.com for tickets and further details.
37:34
January 4, 2020
Now You're Talking 2019
As 2019 draws to a close I'm immensely proud of this little podcast and so grateful to all of my amazing guests I've had the pleasure of interviewing this year on Phoenix FM. To celebrate, here's a silly little montage of some of my favourite moments with all words taken entirely out of context. 
02:47
December 31, 2019
Now you're talking with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
I was joined by genuine rock royalty and probably the world’s most iconic flautist, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull on this week's #AsYetUntitledRockShow. Join us on a musical journey with Ian Anderson through some of the history of Jethro Tull and an exclusive peek behind the scenes of one of the greatest British rock bands of all time. You can see Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull on multiple tours in 2020; – The Prog Years UK Tour will draw heavily on material from Tull’s more ‘prog’ albums, focussing on the early ‘heavy hitters’ of the Tull catalogue and classic albums – The Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull Tour will be visiting a number of England’s slightly smaller venues for an intimate evening of performance and chat with archive video footage covering his career and the history of Jethro Tull. Ian will be accompanied by guitarist Joe Parrish. The audience will be invited to pose interesting and challenging questions, a format following that of the successful Rubbing Elbows with… tours in America in 2002/3. For tickets and further details about both tours visit www.jethrotull.com
02:06:49
December 21, 2019
Now you're talking with Dom Major
Dom Major has been busy making more more music than you can shake a stick at releasing four singles in as many weeks and most importantly, they're all brilliant! I caught up with Dom to talk in detail about his music, what it's been like releasing them in a short space of time and what else is in his arsenal. 
31:50
December 21, 2019
Now you're talking with Charlotte Carpenter (Another Year)
I was joined on the phone by Charlotte Carpenter to introduce her brand new release, officially this year’s unofficial Christmas song, “Another Year”. We also caught up on what’s been occurring since we last spoke at Latitude Festival. We talked about her inspiration behind the song, tours, the merits of a good dressing gown and writing a TEDx talk.
20:03
December 14, 2019
Now you're talking with Richard Pond about The Billericay Christmas Lights Trail 2019
I was joined in the studio by Richard Pond to launch the first EVER Billericay Christmas Lights Trail, a bit of local festive fun in aid of The Bedroom Build project by Fraser And Friends. For more information and to get involved in the competition visit The Billericay Christmas Lights Facebook Page.
07:40
December 7, 2019
Now you're talking with Diane Matthews of Brentwood/Montbazon Town Twinning Association
I was joined in the studio by Diane Matthews from the Brentwood/Montbazon Town Twinning Association to discuss their previous and upcoming activities and events including free conversational French lessons. For more information visit https://brentwoodfrenchtwinning.com
16:16
December 7, 2019
Now you're talking with Roger Davinson of The Brentwood Centre
I was joined by Roger Davinson, CEO of The Brentwood Centre to discuss their events coming up over the Christmas period, for more information visit http://www.brentwood-centre.co.uk
17:05
December 7, 2019
Now you're talking with Brentwood Care Centre
Maggie Duggan and Jayne Herring from the Brentwood Care Centre came in to chat about their facility, located in Larchwood Gardens, Pilgrims Hatch, introduce their roles in the Centre, which specialises in dementia care, and talk about Christmas activities.
12:55
December 7, 2019
Now you're talking with Scott McWatt
I was joined on the phone by Scott McWatt to introduce his as yet unreleased single "Gimme All Your Love". We also talked about songwriting from personal experiences, my favourite new word "life-ing", what it was like working with producer Mark Morrow and playing the guitar that starred in "Yesterday"!
17:07
December 2, 2019
Now you're talking with Brian McGovern on The Rucksack Project 2019 Launch
I was joined in the studio by Brian McGovern to launch this year's Rucksack Project on behalf of Cool To Be Kind.  Cool To Be Kind are a Chelmsford based community project that supports rough sleepers in and around Essex. The Rucksack Project is an initiative to collect and distribute essential items to rough sleepers in order to make the winter months a little more comfortable for homeless people.  To find out more about Cool To Be Kind and The Rucksack Project go to www.c2bk.co.uk.
17:04
November 13, 2019
Now you're talking with Alessi's Ark
I was joined on the phone by Alessi and Jason of Alessi's Ark to introduce their new single "Born Free". We also talked about their recent engagement (congratulations!), touring with Mumford & Sons, songwriting, upcoming projects, Babywoman Records and Happy Days Children's Charity.  The new single "Born Free" by Alessi's Ark is out now. You can see Alessi's Ark perform live on November 30th at The Harisson, Kings Cross, London.
22:34
November 13, 2019
Now you're talking with Jaz Mattu
I was joined on the phone by singer/songwriter/guitarist/comedian Jaz Mattu to introduce his new single "The Journey". We also talked about his influences, writing songs for studio vs songs for live performance, how operatic training impacts songwriting, combining his comedy and musical talents and plans for an upcoming album.  The new single "The Journey" by Jaz Mattu is out now.
29:09
November 13, 2019
Now you're talking with Saffron of Republica
After a whole week of covering The Breakfast Show, I was joined on the phone by Saffron from Republica. You can see Republica performing live on Saturday 2nd November at Hideaways in Chelmsford – click here or visit www.seetickets.com for tickets.
15:03
November 1, 2019
Now you're talking with Gary Michaels
I was joined on the phone by Gary Michaels, standup comedian and the man behind London's most recommended open-mic comedy nights, Stand Up Nights London. Gary is creating a stand-up comedy pathway supporting comedians to move from open-mic to paid gigs. Happy Hour Comedy starts 8:30pm on Saturday 2nd November and every Saturday thereafter at the Nell Of Old Drury, 29 Catherine Street, Covent Garden.
16:40
October 31, 2019
Now you're talking with Catherine Loadman of Pinney Talfourd Solicitors
I was joined in the studio by Catherine Loadman from Pinney Talfourd Solicitors to talk about their charity of the year and the firm's fundraising events.  For more information about The Havering Association for People with Disabilities visit www.hadhavering.co.uk
12:42
October 30, 2019
Now you're talking with Honey Luvnuts & Jo Jo
I was joined in the studio by Honey Luvnuts & Jo Jo. Honey Luvnuts is an international comedy drag queen and Jo Jo is living with Lyme disease, raising awareness of the condition and fundraising for UK Lyme & M.E Research. The dynamic duo have teamed up to host a glamorous night of entertainment at the County Hotel in Chelmsford featuring a live performance from 90's legend Baby D, DJ Ian Black and a "man auction" all hosted by Honey Luvnuts. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.benoxer.com
19:07
October 29, 2019
Now you're talking with Brian McGovern of Cool To Be Kind
I spoke to Brian McGovern from Chelmsford based community project, Cool To Be Kind about the work they do to help and support rough sleepers in and around the South East. To see more details of all the work that Cool To Be Kind do and how you can get involved to help and support their projects visit www.c2bk.co.uk.
23:02
October 10, 2019
Now you're talking with Tom Walker AKA Jonathan Pie
I spoke to Actor/Comedian/Satirist Tom Walker who is most widely known for his on-screen character, Jonathan Pie. You’ll recognise Jonathan from his viral YouTube videos as the fictional frustrated news reporter that satirises the world of politics and media. Known for explosive “off-air” rants, Pie’s online videos have been viewed by millions worldwide. I asked Tom AKA Jonathan about his rise to viral success, the challenges and reaction that comes from performing political comedy, how he went about converting an on-screen character to stage, his upcoming “The Fake News Tour” and his support for a Chelmsford based community project, Cool To Be Kind. You can see Jonathan Pie - The Fake News Tour at the Hammersmith Apollo on 1st & 2nd November, at the Southend Cliffs Pavilion on 13th November and all over the UK too - tickets are available here. To see more details of all the work that Cool To Be Kind do and how you can get involved to help them support rough sleepers in and around the South East visit www.c2bk.co.uk.
15:16
September 20, 2019
Now you're talking with Glenn Patrick of Shotgun Mistress
For the first time this podcast went fully international with our first guest from the other side of the world as I was joined on the phone by Shotgun Mistress frontman, Glenn Patrick. We discussed the making of their upcoming debut album, the band’s first single, their plans to tour the UK and I may have mentioned Dave Grohl again (he started it!)
15:13
September 17, 2019
Now you'e talking with Steve Hogarth of Marillion
Steve Hogarth, lead singer of Marillion, talked to us about how he joined the band when Fish left, what it’s like to front a rock band for 30 years, playing live all over the world, conducting weddings in a cafe and something pretty special that Marillion have planned in November.  As you'll heard from the man himself, you can see them performing live on tour with friends from the orchestra this November - all the dates are on their website at www.marillion.com - tickets are on sale now.
32:31
September 9, 2019
Now you're talking with Micaela Blitz
Micaela Blitz started comedy 6 months ago and she did her first open mic slots at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year! She talks about starting out in comedy and what it’s like taking on your first festival.
10:21
September 3, 2019
Now you're talking with Rachel O'Connor
Rachel O’Connor co-stars in Actually Totes Amaze. She is also a qualified psychotherapist working with Objectively Funny to run mental health wellbeing workshops for performers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You can find out more about Rachel’s work at http://www.wisespacelondon.co.uk
15:05
September 2, 2019
Now you're talking with Blackmore Players
I was joined in the studio by Paula, Becky and James from the Blackmore Players to talk about their latest production, Drinking Habits. The performance will mark the 50th anniversary for Blackmore Players and it promises to be something special.
21:34
August 26, 2019
Now you're talking with Gaëlle Constant
Gaëlle is co-staring in "Suck Seed" at the Camden Fringe Festival.
08:06
August 26, 2019
Now you're talking with Tegan Marlow
Tegan is exercising her right to holiday so isn't in a fringe show this year but she phoned in nonetheless for a quick book review!
08:51
August 26, 2019
Now you're talking with Dragos Mostenescu
Dragos is starring in "All Aboard" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
12:34
August 19, 2019
Now you're talking with Lorraine Hoodless
Lorrainne is co-starring in "Actually, Totes Amaze" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
10:29
August 19, 2019
Now you're talking with Andy Storey
Andy is starring in "Still Awkward Life" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
12:54
August 19, 2019
Now you're talking with Roland Saunders
Roland is starring in "Trump's fake TV" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
12:11
August 19, 2019
Now you're talking with Jacqueline Haigh
Jacqueline is starring in "Goddess" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
08:21
August 19, 2019
Now you're talking with Matt "Tuk Tuk" Everard
Last time Matt Everard was in the Phoenix FM studio, the Billericay-based petrol head was just about to set out on a mission to break a Guinness World Record. This time, he joins us as the proud owner of a world record in Tuk Tuk, having achieved a staggering 74.3mph on a Tuk Tuk with his cousin Russell braving speeds no Tuk Tuk passenger has ever experienced before.  We talked about the Tuk Tuk, the world record and a brand new challenge that lies ahead. For full details and web links click here.
30:47
August 18, 2019
Now you're talking with Ben Keenan
Ben Keenan is starring in "Neon Hangover" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
09:14
August 10, 2019
Now you're talking with Sam Mitchell
Sam Mitchell is starring in "Wham! Bam! Thank You, Sam" at the Camden Fringe Festival.
06:48
August 10, 2019
Now you're talking with Rob Copland
Rob Copland is starring in "Strange Jam" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
09:24
August 10, 2019
Now you're talking with Kallis Kyriacou
Kallis kyriacou is starring in "One Flew Over The Kyriacou's Nest" at the Camden Fringe Festival.
08:39
August 10, 2019
Now you're talking with Caitlin Burke
Caitlin Burke is starring in "The Best Show We've Ever Done At The Edinburgh Fringe" with the rest of The Fish Girls at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
07:19
August 4, 2019
Now you're talking with Will Preston
Will Preston is starring in "Everybody Be Cool This Is A Comedy" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. #FringePhoneIn
09:20
August 4, 2019
Now you're talking with Stephen Catling
Stephen Catling is starring in "Stephen Catling vs Himself And Other Monsters" at the Camden Fringe Festival. #FringePhoneIn
10:51
August 4, 2019
Now you're talking with Nathan Gibbons
Nathan Gibbons is starring in "The Ticked Boxes" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. #FringePhoneIn
05:55
August 4, 2019
Now you're talking with Luke Poulton
I was joined in the studio by Essex Comedian of The Year, Luke Poulton. We talked about his journey into comedy, the good gigs and the bad gigs, Crazy Frog, Snakes on a Train and his staring role in his own documentary "You Don't Look Autistic"
26:07
August 4, 2019
Now you're talking with Rob Broderick AKA Abandoman
I caught up with Rob Broderick AKA "Abandoman" - Ireland's finest improv hip-hop comedian, after his headline set at Standon Calling. We talked about the key to improvisational comedy, tech drama horror stories, his journey into comedy, and why feedback from primary school kids can get you into trouble!
07:29
August 2, 2019
Now you're talking with Cally Beaton
I caught up with this year's MC at Standon Calling, the very funny and very visable Cally Beaton. We talked about what it's like to compere the comedy stage at a festival, dealing with kids in comedy, being a part of QI and her new Edinburgh Fringe show "Invisible". Plus, what's the worst thing that could happen before a gig?
10:54
August 2, 2019
Now you're talking with Amy Gledhill
I caught up with 50% of The Delightful Sausage and 100% standup comedian, Amy Gledhill before her set at Standon Calling. We talked about what it's like performing as part of a comedy double act, her own stand up comedy, gigging in pyjamas and The Delightful Sausage's upcoming Edinburgh Show. Plus, what to do if you lose the lid to your champagne bottle.
13:32
August 2, 2019
Now you're talking with BYFYN (again!)
For the first time as a fully fledged BYFan, I caught up with Ellie Isherwood (BYFYN) after her electrifying performance at Standon Calling. We talked about her festival experiences, her roots as a performer and the inspiration behind her brand new single “Trying”. Plus, would she rather be a sloth or an iguana?
11:25
August 2, 2019
Now you're talking with Flamingods
I caught up with Flamingods backstage after their outstanding set at Standon Calling. We talked about their roots, writing as a band while living in different continents, their world tour, their latest album, Levitation and the movies that inspired them.
10:50
August 2, 2019
Now you're talking with Johnny Cochrane
I caught up with Essex comedian, the voice of MTV and father to be Johnny Cochrane before his set at Latitude's Cabaret Theatre. It was great to talk to him about his regular pilgrimage to Latitude and adapting his talents to kids comedy with Beano and CBBC. Plus a few tips for new comedians facing “The Blackout” and a top tip for pulling at festivals!
16:42
July 25, 2019
Now you're talking with Maisie Adam
I spoke to the brilliant Maisie Adam after her set at Latitude’s Comedy Arena.  Winner of Amused Moose National New Comic 2018 and So You Think You're Funny 2017, Maisie’s debut show, 'Vague', earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer at last year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. With ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘The Stand-Up Sketch Show' amongst a growing list of TV credits she’s well on her way to becoming a household name on the comedy scene. We talked about Maisie’s new Edinburgh show and tour, the new series of ‘The Stand-Up Sketch Show’, her comedy heroes and Latitude’s Amusical. You can see Maisie perform her fantastic new show, ‘Hang Fire’, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year at the Gilded Balloon from 1st - 26th August, every day at 5pm. She’ll also be bringing the show on tour in the autumn.
09:26
July 24, 2019
Now you're talking with BYFYN
I caught up with Ellie Isherwood, known on-stage as BYFYN, before her fabulous set at latitude’s BBC Introducing Stage. We talked about her stage name, her music and live performances, geeked out hard on electronic music tech, her creative processes, releasing singles vs albums and her upcoming single ’Trying’. As described in the interview, BYFYN truly performs her music live in an immersive way that makes every song an experience not to be missed! You can see her perform at Standon Calling on 27th July and at The Finsbury, London on August 16th. 
09:07
July 24, 2019
Now you're talking with Michael Odewale
I caught up with Michael Odewale after his set at Latitude’s Cabaret Theatre. Michael has appeared on Comedy Central’s ‘Stand Up Central’, BBC Radio 4 and has also written for The Now Show. #Blackbearsmatter is Michael’s debut show and it’s set to take the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by storm having already scooped the award for Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2019.  We talked about his festival plans, comedy influences and his debut Edinburgh show. You can see him at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 1st-25th August at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh.
09:16
July 24, 2019
Now you're talking with Childcare
I caught up with Rich Legate, Emma Topolski and Ed Cares of Childcare after their brilliant set at Latitude’s Lake Stage.  We talked about the origins of their name, their earliest fans, their debut album Wabi-Sabi and latest single Sugarcane, their creative process, their live healing events and Ed’s mum! You can see them perform live at Scala, London on Tuesday 17th December.
08:53
July 24, 2019
Now you're talking with She Drew The Gun
I caught up with Louisa, Liam, Jenny, Jamie & Jack ahead of their outstanding set at Latitude’s Lake Stage.  We talked about their first album, Memories of Another Future, their new album, Revolution of Mind, how the band formed, their influences and Louisa’s brother's festival antics! The band’s latest single ‘Wolf and Bird’ is out now and you can catch them on their ’Trouble Everyday’ Tour in a whole host of places.
07:11
July 24, 2019
Now you're talking with Charlotte Carpenter
I caught up with Charlotte Carpenter ahead of her stunning set at latitude’s BBC Introducing Stage.  An independent artist, Charlotte runs Babywoman records as well as writing, performing and producing all of her music - a talented musician and an inspiration for young women in the music industry. She also makes amazing coffee! We talked about her emotionally charged lyrics, what it means to be a record label boss and independent artist, her new single, her self-booked European tour and “the poo girl”! Charlotte’s new single “Follow You Down” will be released on Friday 26th July.
09:16
July 23, 2019
Now you're talking with Tez Ilyas
I caught up with the one and only Tez Ilyas, ahead of his set at Latitude’s Comedy Arena.  Tez is one of the break out stars of British comedy with TV appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Mock The Week’, ‘The Last Leg’, ‘Man Like Mobeen’ and ‘Bounty’. We talked about his brand new TV show, festival experiences, that night he cleared the arena and why he can’t organise the Christmas party.  You can catch Tez’s brand new TV show, The Tez O’clock Show, on channel 4 every Thursday night from 11pm. The satirical news show is a fast-paced mix of stand-up, sketches and studio antics, including provocative monologues and celebrity interviews hosted and anchored by Tez Ilyas, a northern working-class British Asian-Muslim and it’s set to blow the cobwebs off TV satire.
11:39
July 23, 2019
Now you're talking with Tom Rees
I caught up with Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard’s frontman, Tom Rees after their blazing set at Latitude’s Lake Stage.  We talked festival experiences, the best part of being in a rock band, their current tour, the band’s new single and their super-fan Noel Gallagher.  The new single “Love Forever” will be released on Friday 26th July and to mark its release, the band will be performing at Pop Brixton on 31st July.
08:30
July 23, 2019
Now you're talking with Sam Ingram
I was joined by Sam Ingram ahead of his 50K hike raising funds for Snap Charity Brentwood, an essex based charity for families with children and young people who have any special need or disability. SNAP's aims are to inform, encourage and support parents and carers so that they can grow in strength and knowledge and become better equipped to give the best possible help to their children. We also discussed training for the hike and how you can get involved with the event or the fundraising.
30:28
July 18, 2019