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Drive 14th 18th

The latest week on Drive saw me speaking to Marie Conyers of the Rotary Club of Brentwood Breakfast talking about the Grand Regency Costumed Ball at the Georgian Country House of Hylands in Chelmsford next May. It sounds great, it's a Jane Austen themed ball taking you back in time and looking just like you've gone back in time, very nice if you want to experience what it was like back then - and I believe celeb Heather Mills will be there as well who's backing the charity it's raising money for - possibly with other famous names  - helping people with lost limbs in India at the country's famous limb camp. To get in touch with the club about purchasing tickets go to

And forgot to say about my interview with Fightstar man Omar. He told me how they're putting the "Charlie used to be in Busted" thing behind them (had to ask it!), putting out a new album and single - he was a really nice guy, really good to speak to, told us about the style of music they see themselves as playing, and where they see themselves in the future - doing more of the music they want to after leaving their first record label. It was interesting to hear him talk about the problems of labels, how their previous label deserved respect for letting them make the album they wanted to for their debut - but then how they had to leave that label after they wanted the band to go in a perhaps more commercial direction for thier next release. It's the daily struggle of bands and labels everywhere I suppose. Really like their early stuff. To see Fightstar's new vids and music as well as go to


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