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Pete Corrigan, Athenia, Ash Lewis, Jazz Blaack & Fagan

I'm a lover of modern technology & I've spoken plenty of times on the show about the euphoria I experience in using my smart phone... so how excited am I that today I'm writing my blog whilst on the train to the studio. That's a first for me - mega!

Drive just got even better once more as we now have live musicians every Thursday & Friday at 5pm. There's been no less than five (yes count 'em, five) pop or call in for a chat this past fortnight.

First up an old pal of mine Pete Corrigan was on the blower ahead of his 35th anniversary weekend. We reminisced about the great jazz musicians he aspired to as a youngster & then had the pleasure to play alongside during his career. Next up, Athenia was in to brighten up Brentwood with her refreshing good looks & euro-disco style. The story of how she has overcome adversity to be where she is today was truly inspiring. It's a shame has-beens Blue are representing us at Eurovision as she wouldn't look at all out of place on that stage in Dusseldorf. Then Ash Lewis proved why he was such a hit at our Brentwood Theatre fundraiser with an acoustic set & mind-blowing mash-up of Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" & Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours".

Last week it was the turn of 16-year old pop starlet Jazz Blaack to grace us with her vocal tones. With her current charity single & new anthemic America, the teenager reminded me of a young Avril Lavigne. A mature head on her shoulders too not being phased by performing to thousands at Leicester Pride last year.

Finally put a nice finishing touch to February with more live music last Friday. The boys also relished in their triumph on the now infamous drive name that tune quiz after soaring the top of our leaderboard with ease.

Cherry on the cake was Keith Brown & Alan Jefcoate's regular Tuesday business interlude, and a thought provoking discussion about prejudice with David Watkins, an Essex school teacher and founder of, to mark LGBT History Month which ends today.

Hope you enjoyed February on Drive as much as I did - roll on March let's hope it's bigger and better still.

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