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Drive - 16th - 20th

The previous week on Drive saw me chatting to a group of youngsters who've formed a new band - they are called "No Way Out" - and they're very promising indeed - the 4 chatted like old pros to me - and they also played a couple of songs live as well. They sounded very good - don't forget where you heard them first! Well, that would be their garage probably - but you heard them for the 40th or 50th time on Phoenix. And the first time to a radio audience in public of course. Seriously, they are 4 talented young guys - they're playing at the Hermit in Brentwood on February 12th next year - check them out - they're also playing Billericay High Street as part of the Christmas fun night at 6.30 this Wednesday - e mail their manager for any bookings at or visit for more info on the guys.

Also spoke to AP from Mama's Gun who are supporting Beverly Knight on her UK tour - was a really good interview, sometimes you get a real sense of what it is like being in a band from someone who gives you a real flavour of what making music is like and why they make music like they do. Really good to speak to him, as he told us about the jazzy, funk style they have - check them out at esp. thier new single Pots of Gold.

And also spoke to Gosfield school pupil Tom who along with fellow pupil Matt did a triathlon for Great Ormond Street hospital - a brilliant effor by both of them - the update since was they'd already raised £1,500 which was fantastic, especially to help sick children, and in the run up to Xmas as well - and that was a few days ago so the total could yet be higher - if you still want to donate you can always send a donation to Pheonix marked Tom and Matt Triathlon and we'll pass it on.

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