Phoenix FM: Brentwood singer-songwriter Sophie Griffiths covers It Must Be Love

Sophie Griffiths and Patrick Sherring

By Paul Golder

Patrick Sherring may have recently moved his Friday show from early evening to lunchtime, but there’s still no shortage of great guests ready to come and chat with our listeners.

Brentwood singer-songwriter Sophie Griffiths came in last week to talk about her new release – a gorgeous cover of Labi Siffre’s 1971 classic, It Must Be Love. Sophie explained how she was influenced by this version and the cover of Madness in 1981.

She chose to record it because it is her mother’s favorite song. It is available now here.

Patrick was also joined by Canon Paul Hamilton, Regional Dean of Brentwood. He asked friends this year to give WaterAid instead of buying him birthday presents – for just £ 2 a month an incredible change could be made in people’s lives.

This is a great idea because water is definitely something we all take for granted. More details on Water Aid can be found here.

We had some amazing guests on Phoenix FM last week, including a long conversation with Dave Robinson, the co-founder of Stiff Records in the 1970s. Dave was responsible for launching the careers of Madness, Elvis Costello and Ian Dury among many others.

He also had other amazing stories to tell, including photographing the Beatles at the Cavern Club in the 1960s and putting together one of the best-selling albums of all time in the 1980s. All interviews can be replayed on

Phoenix FM broadcasts from the Brentwood Center in Brentwood, Essex. To consult the station’s schedule, click here.

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