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CB March 31st 2010 (with Paul Smith from


Tonight I was joined in the studio by local gig promoter Paul Smith. Having previously worked at The Hermit, Paul (pictured above left with cohorts Danny and Sarah) has put on gigs all over Essex over the last couple of decades and shows no signs of slowing down. He currently hosts an open mic night every Tuesday at The Swan on Brentwood High Street, live bands every Thursday at the Essex Arms next to Brentwood Station, and this month launched a new band night every Friday at The Belvedere in Crays Hill, Billericay. To find out who’s playing this week, or to contact Paul about gig bookings, visit or


To get listeners in the mood for April Fools’ Day, we also kicked off the night with a few covers – how many of these did you recognise?


Reel Big Fish – Take On Me

Superbus – Into the Groove

The Samurai Seven – The Sound of the Suburbs

Reuben – Feel Good Inc

Snuff – Rockafeller Skank (Punk Soul Rebel Mix)

Paul Anka – Black Hole Sun

Weird Al Yankovic – Jerry Springer

3rd Rock Revolution – Money



Humble Pie – Strange Days

Tommy James & the Shondells – Crimson & Clover

The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows

The Who – Baba O’Riley

The Beatles – Come Together


Deftones – No Ordinary Love

PagesEND – Green

States of Emotion – Fight Them on the Beaches

The Lucky Strikes – Chain Gang Blues

Belarjio Fire – Hollow

Lady Grey & The Earls – Rhythm is a Dancer / Breathe

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