By The Cat
The CatMay 27, 2023
Episode 3: Researching Parkinson's, with Becky Jones
On this week's third and final episode of the Living with Parkinson's podcast, Morgan Bennion focuses on the research side of Parkinson's disease, speaking to Parkinson's UK's research communications officer, Becky Jones.
Who Thinks What?
In this episode, we will examine Christianity, and how their views on social issues can affect people’s opinions and experiences with religion.
Psorisis - The Second Skin
In this documentary Josh Mitchison takes you through what it is like to live with Psoriasis. Along with this he is joined by Rebekah Swan of the Global Psorisis Atlas as well as Lauren Cutler someone who has suffered with the condition for over 20 years.
Interview with Grainne Duffy
A dream come true for Legs as he gets to chat with the talented singer, songwriter Grainne Duffy.
She talks about her career so far, and her latest release "Dirt Woman Blues"
Parveen Smith Health & Wellbeing
On the Breakfast show, Gary talks to local Author, Entrepreneur and Wellbeing Guru Parveen Smith
Episode 2: Life around Parkinson's with Marylou Evans
Morgan Bennion brings you the second episode of the Living with Parkinson's podcast. This week he focuses on how Parkinson's disease can affect loved ones, speaking to Marylou Evans, whose husband has suffered from Parkinson's for 8 years.
Keith Campbell of RK Henshall Chartered Insurance Brokers talks about Insurance in the Construction Industry
In this episode. Keith Campbell of RK Henshall Chartered Insurance Brokers advices on the key things to look out for when you need Insurance cover in the Construction Industry
Episode 1: Life with Parkinson's, with Matt Eagles
Morgan Bennion focuses on the ins and out of Parkinson's disease and also chats to Matt Eagles, who has suffered from the condition since the age of 7.
Catch up interview with Nico De Cock of The BluesBones
Legs has a catch up with the founding member of The BluesBones to discuss the release of their latest album, and other projects he's involved in.
Gill Fox, Nantwich Clinic 09/05/2023
Dave Foulkes talks to owner Gill Fox about the health treatments on offer The Nantwich Clinic. We touch on whole body treatments - from earwax to toenails
Knife Angel comes to Crewe
Breakfast show host Gary Johnsons speaks to Superintendent Andy Blizzard, Lead for Action against Knife Crime In Cheshire
Daniel Matthias, MD of Daniel Matthias Architecture Ltd 18/04/2023
Daniel Matthias, managing director of Daniel Matthias Architecture Ltd discusses some of the issues involved in launching and architectural business.
PJ Talks to Pink Sisters & Misters Cancer Support
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Danny Earp, Boughey Distribution Ltd, 03-2023
Danny Earp, the Warehouse Operations Director of Boughey Distribution Ltd discusses how they are leading the way with 'equality in the workplace, within their sector.
Andy Byrne, True Physio Ltd, 25/04/2023
Andy Byrne, managing director of True Physio Ltd, discusses how to grow your business through acquisitions.
Interview with PD Martin
Legs chats to the Belgian singer, guitarist and songwriter about the many projects he's involved with
Keith Campbell, RK Henshall, 25/04/2023
Account executive, Keith Campbell from RK Henshall Chartered Insurance Brokers, discusses the intricacies of construction insurance.
Lucy Harrison, In Furnishings Logistics Ltd
Lucy Harrison, the Managing Director of In Furnishings Logistics Ltd, discusses some of the issues involved in launching a successful logistics company.
Songs from the Shows - Calendar Girls Cast Interview (CAMS)
CAMS (Crewe Amateur Musical Society) are presenting Calendar Girls at Crewe's Lyceum Theatre from May 3rd to May 65th at 7:30pm. Songs from the Shows went along to one of their rehearsal sessions, two weeks before curtain up, to see how the show is progressing.
Interviews feature cast members, director, musical director and chair of CAMS.
World Parkinson’s Day
Tuesday 11/04/2023 was World Parkinson’s Day.
Marylou Evans and Carole Buckingham from the Crewe branch of Parkinson’s UK talk to Dave about how they offer support to those coping with the Parkinson's in the local area.
Interview with Kiko Pereira
Legs chats to the leader of the Portuguese band Kiko & The Blues Refugees
Adrian Wootton and his Amazing 500 Mile's alongside UK Canal's for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Critical Care Unit.
Adrian Wootton has just completed his amazing 3 Year Long 500 Mile Canal Run, All for Leighton Hospital charity. The Cat 107.9FM and PJ from the Thursday’s Perfect Afternoon Show have supported Adrian with his amazing feat from the start to finish line with an interview 11 months ago and a live interview with Adrian last Thursday just after finishing his last run in Birmingham. In the interview Adrian talks about the challenges of running the 500 miles and the task as a whole. Adrian said his biggest challenge was overcoming the difficulties involved in not running over the same ground twice. As there are only so many canal paths close to his home here in South Cheshire he has had to travel further afield as time has gone on. Initially he could easily complete a local ten mile run but towards the end he was travelling hundreds of miles and sometimes only able to complete a short distance. Eleven months from our first interview he has completed his huge task and you can donate here now
I am sure you will agree Adrian really deserves our support as it is an amazing local charity and an amazing challenge. Please visit The Cat’s brand new website www.thecat.radio for the podcast and interview and to listen again to Thursday's show. Adrian would like to thank Susan his amazing wife and PJ from the Cat for their support. Just £35 from his £500 Target!
Catch up interview with Dan Patlansky
Legs has a catch up with the South African artist, prior to his appearances in the U.K.
Katie Vost, Weston Centre Business Hub, 08/02/2022
Des talks to Katie Vost, the managing director of the Weston Centre Business Hub and Katie discusses how she helped many of her customers survive the recent pandemic.
Roger Morris, Crewe Motorcycle Centre, 21/03/2023
Roger Morris is the managing director of A.R. Morris (Crewe) Ltd a business originally founded by his great grandfather in 1920 and now trading as Crewe Motor Centre. Roger discusses the work involved in rebranding a well-established business.
Claire Smith, Evolve Together Ltd, 28/02/2023
Claire Smith is the managing director of Evolve Together Ltd and discusses how she works with ambitious business owners to help them achieve their goals.
Louise Reade, Kennedy's American Diner
Louise Reade, managing director of Kennedy's American Diner discusses how she rebranded Harrisons Cafe Bar and with a lot of hard work, relaunched as an American diner.
Interview with Marius Lien
Legs chats to the Norwegian artist about his love of the blues, his career so far, and his plans for the future.
David Smyth, Swansway Group, 14/02/2023
David Smyth, a director with The Swansway Group discusses how the future will unfold for the motor industry.
Sharon Burrows DANCE-A-TRON for St Lukes Hospice
DANCE-A-TRON Wednesday 1st March 2023 6pm till 8pm at Legends Sports Hall, Bentley Motors LTD, Sunnybank Road, Crewe, CW2 8WD. All Welcome. £10 Donation for entering the 2 Hour DANCE-A-TRON. The Whole aim is to raise Funds for St Lukes Hospice Plus the Huge Challenge TREK SAHARA a 50 Mile Hike across the Sahara Dessert by Gwen Bloss and Gudrun Waskett (Good Luck WAW)
Please Help as Much as possible Please visit www.justgiving/fundraising/gwen-gudrun
Kevin Rodgers, KR Fleet Solutions, 15/02/2023
Kevin Rodgers, the managing director of KR Fleet Solutions Ltd discusses how to successfully launch a new business in the leasing and rental sector.
Roy Johnson, Sandler Training, 07-02-2023
The managing director of Sandler Training in Cheshire, Roy Johnson, discusses how to ensure that your sales meetings remain focussed and productive.
Interview with Dona Herula
Legs chats to the Chicago guitarist about her influences, her career so far, and her plans for the future.
Interview with Ernie Vincent
Legs chats to "The original Dap King" - Ernie Vincent
Charles Maines, Wishing Well
Charles Maines is the CEO of The Wishing Well and he discusses their mission to improve the health and wellbeing of local people through a wide range of services.
Jordan Dolan, Unifica Ltd
Jordan Dolan, the MD of Unifica Ltd discusses how they help other businesses resolve their IT problems and improve their cyber security.
Richard Roetor Talks About Everybody and the Popular Apprenticeship Scheme for 2023
PJ Speaks to Richard Roetor from Everybody Health and Leisure Charity, About the Upcoming Popular Apprenticeship Scheme. Apprenticeship last for 12. Or 18 months with an option to take a Permanent Position i.e. as a Lifeguard etc. Schemes include Leisure, Sport, Hospitality, Lifeguard, and More.
Everybody Health and Leisure launch their popular apprenticeship scheme in line with National Apprenticeships Week, 6th – 12th February 2023. The theme this year is ‘Skills for Life’, which mirrors Everybody’s aim, to provide ‘Leisure for Life’. In 2022 everybody made 8 commitments to the local community, one of which was to, ‘create local jobs… More Information and Applications to the Scheme visit www.everybody.org.uk
PJ speaks to local food banks following their busy christmas period
Damien Gear and Richard Holmes from The Trussell Trust and St Paul's Centre Food Bank talk to PJ about how they managed Christmas 2022
Over the busy Christmas period at the end of 2022, the unprecedented pressure on families and individuals was eased by hundreds of donations from the community and local supermarkets.
Another catch up with Tomislav Goluban
Legs finds out what the Croatian harmonica wizard has been doing for the past couple of years
Interview with Seth Rosenbloom
Legs chats to the singer/songwriter/guitarist about his career so far, people who have influenced him, and his latest release "As The Crow Flies"
Interview with Lionel & Gipsy from French blues band Lee O'Nell Blues Gang
Legs chats to the French couple about how they got into the blues, their career so far, and their plans for the future.
Barry Lowe, Tough Tech Ltd. 03/01/2023
Barry Lowe is the CEO of Tough Tech Ltd and today he discusses the benefits of using their new product, Atlas Tyre Pressure Management System.
Interview with Danny R
Legs chats to Danny about the journey that has led to his collaboration with Paul Gillings
Roy Johnson, Sandler Training 10/01/2023
Roy Johnson, a director with Sandler Training in Cheshire discusses 'prospecting for gold' - how to develop a list of potential customers.
Interview with Mud Morganfield
Legs chats to the eldest son of the legendary blues artist, Muddy Waters.
He talks about his Father, and his career so far.
Tim Doggett, Chemical Business Association
This week Des interviews Tim Doggett, the CEO of The Chemical Business Association and Tim discusses how the association has changed since it was formed in 1923.
Steve Atkins, Platinum Construction Ltd, 14/12/2022
Steve Atkins shares what it takes to launch an award winning company in the middle of a pandemic.
Professor Alan Boyd, Boyd Consultancy
This week Des interviews, Professor Alan Boyd, the Managing Director of Boyd Consultancy Ltd, who will be discussing his company’s involvement in the development of the Oxford Covid vaccine and the efficacy of gene therapy.
Rhys Hopkin, Theatre Director at The Lyceum Theatre
This week on Business Brunch Des interviews, Rhys Hopkin, the Theatre Director at The Lyceum Theatre in Crewe and Rhys discusses some of the history surrounding the theatre and why it is so popular with the people of Crewe and the surrounding area.
Cheshire & Warrington Enterprise Partnership
Des interviews Philip Cox, the CEO of Cheshire & Warrington Enterprise Partnership and Philip discusses the importance of their Growth Hub and how businesses have benefitted from their support.
Dennis and Michael (Musical Youth)
Bohdan chats to Dennis and Michael from Musical Youth about their career.
Bohdan catches up with Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins at the Rewind Festival.
Bohdan chats to Clark Datchler of Johnny Hates Jazz at the Rewind Festival
Bohdan chats to Slim Jim from the Stray Cats, at the Rewind Festival
Bohdan talks to Pat Sharp at the Rewind Festival.
Bohdan introduces the Rewind Festival before talking to some of the artists that appeared this year.
The Boulton Group
Des interviews Carl Boulton, the chief executive of The Boulton Group, who discusses the companies he incorporated during the pandemic and what it takes to manage a successful team in a large organisation.
Interview with Lauren Anderson
Legs chats to the singer/ songwriter about her career so far, and her plans for the future.
Joe O’Byrne Writer\Director of The Haunting of Blaine Manor
PJ chats to Joe O'Byrne, the writer & director of The Haunting of Blaine Manor which is coming to Crewe Lyceum from Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th September.
For more information and tickets, see Crewe Lyceum.
To learn more about Joe's work see Tales from Paradise Heights.
Interview with Gerry Hundt
Gerry Hundt is a multi instrumentalist who has worked with numerous people over the years. Legs chats to him about his career so far, and his latest project - The Dig 3.
Des interviews Angela Carrus the managing director of Boughey Distribution Ltd. During the interview Angela discusses how they value their staff and their strategy to reduce their carbon footprint.
Another catch up with Mick Kolassa
Legs chats to the prolific singer, songwriter and guitarist about his recent releases, and others he has planned for the future.
Catch up interview with Kirk Fletcher
Legs chats to the guitarist, singer, songwriter about his time during lockdown, and his latest release - "Heartache By The Pound"
Interview with Diunna Greenleaf
Legs chats to the singer/songwriter about her influences, and the countless people she has worked with over the years.
Hot Desk Listener Advice - Debby Hackney
This week’s Listener Advice’ slot is delivered by Debby Hackney, a solicitor and director at Nowell Meller Solicitors. Debby is discussing leadership from within including staff, communication, recruitment and finding like-minded people.
In Support of Crewe as the home Great British Railways
Gary Johnson talks to the Cheshire East leader of the council Sam Corcoran and deputy leader Craig Browne about why Crewe should become the home of Great British Railways.
To learn more and vote for Crewe see Crewe on Shortlist for Home of Great British Railways
Interview with Mighty Mike Schermer
Legs chats to the guitarist about the people he's met along the way in his 30+ years of performing.
In this interview Des talks to Russ Mably, the Chief Executive Officer of Medtrade Products Ltd who discusses their development of ‘Advance Wound Care’ dressings and how they have sent over 700,000 packs out to war-torn Ukraine.
Dairy Zone at Crabmill Farm, Nantwich
Des talks to Janet & Chris, from the Dairy Zone at Crabmill Farm, Nantwich about how they have diversified and are now selling milk direct to the public.
Nantwich Fire Station Open Day
PJ chats to Jon Linde about the Nantwich Fire Station Open Day which is taking place on Sunday 31st July between 10am and 3pm.
Interview with Dave Specter
Legs chats to the guitarist, singer, songwriter about his career so far, and the people he's met along the way.
Fund Raising Events at St Luke's Hospice
PJ chats to Mark Gammage, Event Fundraiser at St Luke's Hospice about the new Colour Rush event and their other fund raising events.
On The Hot Desk we interview Sarah Callander-Beckett, the owner and guardian of Combermere Abbey who will be discussing how they kick-started their business following the pandemic and why they are planting 900 trees in the abbey grounds.
Dorfold Food and Drink Festival
On on Business Brunch, Des interviews Paul & Holly Challinor (father & daughter) who are directors of Cheshire Botanicals Ltd and will be discussing how they have developed an award winning spirits production company.
Nantwich Concert Band
PJ chats to Bob Hutton from Nantwich Concert Band about their Mid Summer Music concert which is taking place on Sunday 10th July at Nantwich Civic Hall.
Interview with Bob Stroger
Legs chats to the legend of the Chicago blues scene.
Llangollen International Eisteddfod 2022
PJ chats to Dr Rhys Davies, the chairman of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod 2022, about the event this year.
For more information, see the Llangollen International Eisteddfod web site.
Stroke Survivors Speech & Language Support Group
PJ chats to Chris from the Stroke Survivors Speech & Language Support Group who are preparing to scale Snowdon on Saturday 2nd July 2022. Eleven walkers will be walking to raise money for the group, for more information, see The Cat web site.
Paul Dean Completes Epic 24 Hour Mega Run
PJ chats to Paul Dean, a father and teaching assistant from Nantwich, who has now completed his epic run from Holyhead to Nantwich, for Cancer Research UK, raising a massive £7,000 for the charity.
For more information, see The Cat web site.
Interview with Dave Weld
Legs chats to the guitarist/singer/songwriter all the way from Chicago.
Interview with Dennis Johnson
Legs chats to one of the best exponents of slide guitar.
Paul Dean 24 Hour Mega Runner
PJ chats to Paul Dean, a father and teaching assistant from Nantwich, who is running non-stop over a 24 hour period for Cancer Research UK, because cancer needs ‘jog on’, with the aim of raising £5,000 for the charity.
For more information, see The Cat web site.
Interview with Miss Bix
The singer/ songwriter talks about her career so far, plus her plans for the future.
Interview with Kiki Dee
Not "Shades Of Blues", as it says in the intro, but a catch up with Kiki Dee.
Interview with Geminii Dragon
Legs chats to the singer about her career so far, and her plans for the future.
PJ talks to Kerry Shea, Director of Health & Communities, at Everybody Health and Leisure about the Everybody Awards, which is an annual celebration which recognises the achievements of local heroes in sport, health and wellbeing, play and active recreation.
For more informaiotion, click here.
Nantwich Food Festival Awards
Nantwich Museum - Racecourse Camp 74, Tarporley
PJ talks to Richard Tate from Nantwich Museum about the Racecourse Camp 74 near Taporley, which housed World War II Prisoners of War.
The museum has recently acquired hand crafted document box, currently on display at the museum, which was made by Italian prisoners in the camp using scrap wood.
For more information, click here.
Interview with Pierce Dipner
Legs talks to the rising star about his career so far, his influences, and his plans for the future.
Helen talks to Suzan Holder, wife of Noddy, who is coming to Nantwich to talk about her debut novel, which is a romantic comedy with a musical twist!
Crewe and Nantwich Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club
Paul chats to Ian and Nobby about the Crewe and Nantwich Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club, which meets each week at The Four Eagles, Dunwoody Way, Crewe on Saturday at 10am.
For more information, click here.
Together Again Concert
PJ talks to Treona Holden about the Together Again concert that Crewe Male Voice Choir and Sandbach U3A are performing on the 4th June.
For more information, click here.
Jubilee Event at Crewe Queens Park
PJ talks to Elaine Webster abut the fabulous Platinum Jubilee celebration event which is being held at Queens Park in Crewe on Friday June 3rd from 11am until 6pm.
For more information, click here.
The full Paul Jones interview
Legs has a lengthy chat with Paul Jones about his career, his influences, and his plans for the future.
Interview with Paul Jones (Part 2)
The second half of the chat between Legs and the singer/songwriter/actor and broadcaster Paul Jones
The Mortgage Bureau
A ‘Hot Desk’ interview where we talk to Andrew Masterson, managing director of The Mortgage Bureau who takes a look at the current market in South Cheshire and discusses how to choose the best product.
RK Henshall Chartered Insurance Brokers
In this podcast we talk to Keith Campbell, account executive with RK Henshall Chartered Insurance Brokers, who discusses the benefits of appointing a ‘chartered insurance broker’.
Crewe Central Table Tennis Club
Helen talks to Jan Johns, from Crewe Central Table Tennis Club, discusses the Table Tennis for All project.
Crewe’s bid for the Headquarters of Great British Railways
Helen talks to Councillor Connor Naismith, about Crewe’s bid for the Headquarters of Great British Railways, the new publicly owned rail operator.
PJ talks to Pete Waterman about the Classic Steam Experience running from Crewe on Jubilee Bank Holiday Friday and reminisces about steam trains in general.
Crewe Bowling Club Open Day
Part 1 of an interview with Paul Jones
The legendary singer/songwriter/actor/broadcaster talks to Legs about his career.
Katie Vost, managing director of The Weston Centre Business Hub
Des talks to Katie Vost the managing director of The Weston Centre Business Hub, about how Katie and her team have facilitated the launch of hundreds of new businesses over the last 16 years.
Adrian Wootton 500 Mile Canal Run
Paul Jones talks to Adrian Wootan about his 500 mile canal run (without going over the same ground twice) for the Leighton Hospital charity.
Gabriella Tavinini, Nantwich Players
Paul Jones talks to Gabrella Tavinini from the Nantwich Players about their latest production - All My Sons. For more information and book tickets see the Nantwich Players web site.
Interview with Stacy Mitchhart
Legs chats to the singer/songwriter and guitarist who is a regular feature of the Bourbon Street Blues And Boogie Bar in Nashville.
John Naylor, Nantwich Choral Society
Paul Jones talks to John Naylor from Nantwich Choral Society about their Come and Sing event in aid of the Ukraine on Saturday 7th May. For more information, see Historic South Cheshire Choir Sings Out for Ukraine.
Crewe Gang Show
Matthew Timms, director at The AMPLO Group
Today on Business Brunch, Des interviews Matthew Timms, a director at The AMPLO Group Ltd who discusses how he has tripled the workforce over the last twelve months to keep pace with the company’s growth.
Interview with Nick Andrea
Legs chats to Nick about his career so far, rediscovering his passion for music, and his debut album.
Brief interview with Greg Douglass
Legs chats to the guitarist prior to his U.K. tour.
Interview with Chris 'Bad News' Barnes
Legs chats to the champion of Hokum Blues
Young Traders Competition at Crewe Market Hall
Gary Johnson talks to Des and Dave about the Young Traders Competition at Crewe Market Hall and the power of networking!
ANSA in the Community
Megan Lee talks to Lisa Collas, Community Engagement Officer at ANSA, about their current campaigns and their work in the community.
DC Lomas Ltd
Des talks to Dean Lomas, the managing director of DC Lomas, who will be discussing how he has built a business based on quality and transparency.
Interview with Doug Macleod
Legs has a catch up with the singer/ songwriter and guitarist
Ben and Jacob from Crewe Amateur Musicals Society (CAMS)
Lisa Cormack YMCA
Helen Evans talks to Lisa Cormack from the YMCA Crewe about FitFest and other events being held this year.
ANSA Environmental Services
Des talks to Kevin Melling, the CEO of ANSA Environmental Services Ltd who discusses why Cheshire East Council formed 3 limited companies to deliver services to local residents..
Interview with Little G Weevil
Legs chats to the Hungarian artist about his career, and his plans for the future.
The Leading Ladies Club
Des speaks to Claire Smith, co-director of The Leading Ladies Club.
Claymore Business Machines
Des speaks to Michaels Shiels, the managing director of Claymore Business Machines Ltd.
Interview with Dan Patlansky
Legs chats to the South African guitarist/singer/songwriter.
Interview with Spencer Mackenzie
Legs chats to the young guitarist, who burst onto the scene a few years ago at the tender age of 16.
Interview with Javier Vargas
Legs chats to the Spanish guitarist/singer/songwriter about his career so far, and the people he's met along the way.
Catch up interview with Grace and Aaron from When Rivers Meet
Legs chats to the couple about how the past couple of years have been for them, and their recent release "Saving Grace"
Interview with Few Miles On
Legs has a chat with Pil and Larry from the band Few Miles On
Community Recycle Cycles Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Annette Cormack, tells Helen Evans about Community Recycle Cycles in Crewe and their 10th anniversary.
Interview with Erja Lyytinen
Legs has a catch up with "the Finnish slide goddess"
Interview with Damion from Memphissippi Sounds
Legs has a chat with one half of the band that are making a name for themselves with their debut album "Welcome To The Land"
Ellie Dick tells Dave about the Everybody Exercise Referral Programme
For more informtion, see the Everybody web site.
Catch up with Trevor Sewell
Legs has a catch up chat with guitarist, singer, songwriter Trevor Sewell, checking in on what's been happening over the past couple of years.
Interview with Rob Pickersgill of Real Life Learning
On Today's RUYS, Gary Johnson speaks to Rob Pickersgill of Real Life Learning about how his company help people with disabilities in the work place and those who are looking to get back into work.
Interview with Kid Ramos
Legs chats to the guitar ace about his career, which has included stints with The Fabulous Thuderbirds and The Mannish Boys
Interview with Michele Denise
Legs chats to the American artist, now living in The Netherlands, and otherwise known as Sugar Queen
Interview with Giotis Kyttaris
Legs chats to the Greek Guitarist/singer/songwriter
Interview with Altered Five Blues Band
Legs chats to JT and Jeff from Altered Five Blues Band about their career so far, and their latest release "Holler If You Hear Me"
Interview with Andy Scott
Legs has a lengthy chat with Sweet guitarist Andy Scott
Interview with Ben Reel
Legs chats to the Irish singer/songwriter and guitarist about his career so far, and his latest release "Live @ JJ Smyths, Dublin"
Going For Gold
Dave is delighted to chat our area’s very own Olympic Gold Medallist, Andy Small. Nantwich based Andy won Gold in the T33 100 meters at the recent Paralympics in Tokyo. He tells Dave how it felt to cross the line in front.
Interview with Matt Stubbs of GA-20
Legs chats to Matt Stubbs. Founding member of GA-20, and guitarist with Charlie Musselwhite.
Interview with Carolyn Wonderland
Legs talks to the singer/songwriter/guitarist about her career so far, and her debut release on the Alligator Records label - "Tempting Fate"
Mind Your Steps
Dave chats to Pam Buso and colleagues from Dee Set Logistics who are walking from Whitchurch to Stoke to raise awareness for the mental health charity Mind.
We welcome cybercrime prevention experts Richard Tracey and Robin Phillips who impress upon us the importance of robust internet protection across all devices.
Interview with Dik Banovich
The well travelled singer/songwriter talks about the journey that has taken him from Scotland to Chicago, and eventually France.
Catch up interview with The Lucky Losers
Legs has a catch up with Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz of The Lucky Losers, fresh from their multiple wins at the 2021 Independent Blues Awards
Being Happy with Debbie Hayes
It’s International Happiness At Work Week and we speak to Clarity Coach Debbie Hayes. Debbie explains how ‘listening’ rather than just hearing, fosters a happy workplace environment
Crewe FC - The Pitch
Crewe FC stalwarts Steve Parker and Andy Aspinall talk to Dave about the frustrations at finding a new permanent home for the club.
Mortgage Advice From Cheshire Money
Andy Jones and Samantha Attwood from Cheshire Money explain how they can help prospective home buyers who have a patchy credit history.
The Wee Walk With Maurice Bevin
Maurice Bevin is stopping off in Nantwich on his Wee Walk from John O’Groats to Lands End. Maurice explains how he is taking on this epic trek to raise awareness of prostrate cancer.
Des speaks with with Paul Dodgshon, managing director of Uscita Ltd.
Paul Harrison is the managing director of Studio One Ltd and discusses how new technology changed the photographic industry almost overnight.
Learn another language with Nantwich Library
Liam Doran from Nantwich Library tells Dave how the library is inviting people to learn another language for free!
From Welsh to Portuguese, Liam explains how you can get involved.
Leukaemia Awareness Week
It’s Leukaemia Awareness Week and Dave chats to Charlotte Martin from Leukaemia Care about spotting signs of the illness in those over 65 years old.
Howell Griffiths Estate Planning Solicitors
Jennifer explains the importance of wills and powers of attorney
Free meals and play at Funsters
Kay Tran, MD of Funsters play centre in Crewe, explains how they would like to reach out to families after receiving additional funding for free meals and play places.
Dave Speaks to floral artist Dawn Yearsley owner of Sunnyview Flowers in Nantwich. Dawn talks about how she sources flowers for her displays from her own commercial flowerbeds.
Chamber Awards 2021
Daryl and Dominic from The South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce give an update on the Chamber’s Award Evening.
Mark Boyle, managing director of Active UK Ltd discusses the benefits of a structured approach to business communications
Interview with Brad Curtis
Another from the archives. Founder and leader of The Some X 6 band, Brad Curtis, chats to Jen & Kev
Interview with Joanne Shaw Taylor
Legs chats to the former Black Country resident, now living in Detroit. They talk about her career, her move across the pond, and her latest release which was overseen by Joe Bonamassa.
Interview with Aynsley Lister
One from the archives as Legs and Jen chat to British guitarist, singer and songwriter Aynsley Lister
Interview with The Ellis Mano Band
Legs talks to Chris Ellis and Edis Mano from Switzerland's Ellis Mano Band
Interview with Victoria Ginty
Legs chats to the singer/songwriter about her career, and plans for the future.
Interview with Robert Jon Burrison
Legs chats to the front man of Robert Jon & The Wreck
Interview with Tom McGuinness
Another from the archives. Legs chats to Tom McGuinness prior to the Blues Band's appearance at Nantwich's Jazz, Blues & Music Festival in 2016
Interview with Russell Keefe (AKA TBelly)
Legs chats to Russell Keefe about his time as a member of Les McKeown's Rollers, Slade, and other projects, including his latest releases.
Emma from ELT
Emma from ELT talks to Des & Dave about implementing change in business.
Interview with The Lucky Losers
One from the archives as Legs chats to the U.S. blues couple.
Interview with Eric Johanson
Legs chats to the New Orleans based singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Summer reads from Nantwich Bookshop
Dave’s guest is book-lover Katherine Rush who works at The Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge. Katherine highlights three titles that are just right for that summer read.
Suzy's Selling Secrets
Dave chats to sales and business coach Suzy Hunt from Future You Coaching.
They talk about how to sell successfully in a virtual world, and discuss how effective sales training can be for business without a dedicated sales force.
Interview with Graham Bellinger
Legs chats to local musician Graham Bellinger about his love of blues.
Interview with Joyann Parker
Legs chats to Joyann Parker about her career so far, and her plans for the future
Land's End to John o' Groats - and back again!
Gary speaks to Mark Parsons, Assistant Principal at Cheshire College South & West, about his mammoth charity bike ride from Land's End to John o' Groats - and back again!
On this edition of Business Brunch, Des speaks to Shane O’Leary, Managing Director of Lucro Solutions Ltd.
Interview with George Glover
One from the vaults - Legs chats to the Climax Blues Band's Keyboard player about his time with the band
Interview with Troy Redfern
Legs chats to the Herefordshire based slide guitar ace.
Nantwich Town Preseason Chat with Jon Gold
On this week's sport show Gary talks to Nantwich Town Chairman Jon Gold ahead of The Dabber's new season.
Net Zero Week
On this week's sport show Gary speaks to former professional rugby league and rugby union player Martin Offiah MBE about his passion for the Net Zero mission.
Interview with Amanda Fish
Legs chats to the singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist about her career a couple of months before she won a Blues Music Award at the 2019 ceremony.
Interview with Netto Rockfeller
Legs chats to the Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist about his career so far, his collaboration with Kid Andersen, and his plans for the future.
Crewe's New Mayor
Dave's guest on The Purrfect Afternoon is Crewe’s newly elected mayor Tom Dunlop.
Cheshire For Good
Des and Dave chat to Donna O’Kell from newly formed business community Cheshire For Good.
Barbecue with Oli Mannion
Barbecue Banter with TV cook Oli Mannion
All Points North
Des speaks to Nick Wagg, the managing director of All Points North, a destination management company.
Blitz Sales Solutions
Des speaks to Alastair Ruston, owner of Blitz Sales Solutions
Interview with Jimmy Reiter
Legs has a chat with the singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Interview with Paul Cowley
Legs has a chat with a former West Midland resident, who now lives in France. Paul Cowley has released his fourth album "Long Time Coming", and he talks about that, his career so far, and plans for the future.
Crewe Railroaders American Football Team
Gary speaks to Matt Hall, running backs coach of the Crewe Railroaders American Football Team.
Cheshire East Crowd
We chat to Mick Warren, Chair, Environment and Communities at Cheshire East who explains that a new crowdfunding initiative from the council which has £100,000 to help finance community projects.
Lee Malkin, Sports Development Manager with Everybody Sport & Recreation, tells Dave how their popular Health Walks have started again.
Denise Lawson from The Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge gives us her selection of summer reads, and takes a light-heated look at some of the types of ‘book lovers’ who frequent her shop.
Lean On Me
Dave chats to Rachael Dyer founder of the local charity Lean On Me. Rachael explains how the charity plans to deal with the effects of knife crime. She also expands on her efforts to give a different perspective on treating depression and preventing attempted suicides.
Interview with Dave Arcari
This episode sees Legs chatting with Scottish singer/songwriter and guitarist Dave Arcari. They ended up having quite a long chat, so this is the full interview, as what was played on the show was only part of it.
Interview with Rudy Wallang from Soulmate
In the first interview Legs had conducted with someone from India he speaks to Rudy Wallang from the band Soulmate, who have made their mark globally as one of the top Indian blues bands.
Megs talks to Gary Johnson to discuss the benefits of ensuring that you breathe properly.
It’s National Market week and Dave chats to Deputy Town Clerk Sheryl Birtles about how the Nantwich Market is such an integral part of the fabric of the town. Whilst trader Kate Fox explains how the market is working hard to attract shoppers back after restrictions were lifted.
Interview with Boris Zamba
Legs talks to Boris Zamba - guitarist, singer, songwriter and founder of Croatian band Voodoo Ramble
Interview with Joanna Connor
Legs chats to the singer, songwriter and guitarist about her career so far, and her latest CD, which was overseen by Joe Bonamassa.
Des is joined by Barry Lowe, managing director of Tough Tech Ltd.
Councillor Nick Mannion
Des is joined by Councillor Nick Mannion, Chair of Cheshire East Council’s Economy & Growth Committee.
Crewe Honda Centre
Des speaks to Roger Morris, managing director of Crewe Honda Centre.
Des speaks to Ian Mallon, managing director of Neon Freight Ltd.
A Packet Of Oatcakes
Entrepreneur Mark Adams plans to export Oatcakes to our Cheshire households. He explains the details to Dave.
Mrs Miggins Pie Shop
Marketeer Andy Lewis underlines the fact that your brand should reflect your personal ethos and values.
Unwrapping With Katie
Young business woman Katie Fox wants us to cut down on packaging and buy ‘loose’ pantry staples. She now has a stall on Nantwich market.
Wellbeing with Charlotte Whale
On Moments with Meg, Megs talks to Charlotte Whale from the wellbeing community.
On the Saturday Sport Show Gary & George Speak to Emma Holmes of Sandbach RUFC about her fund raising activity in memory of young player Patryck Milner.
Showing The Air You Care
Dave talks to Councillor Mick Warren from Cheshire East, ahead of Clean Air Day on the 17th June.
Interview with Goksenin
A first for the show, Legs chats to an blues artist from Turkey
Catch-up chat with Tomiko Dixon
Tomiko talks about a giveaway she's planned to commemorate the birthday of her grandfather, the legendary Willie Dixon.
5 Things That May Be Affecting Your Mental Health
Neil talks through five things that may be affecting your mental health, and discusses support and strategies for a healthier mind.
Tom Seals is back!
Local Jazz & Blues legend Tom Seals joins Megs & Gary on the Breakfast Show to talk about his new single 'Kissing in-between the 45's'
Hannah’s Helping Hand
Young entrepreneur Hannah, helper Tash and guide dog Yazz explain how they plan to help those of us aren’t very tech savvy.
Sell Like A Geek
Jonathan Whitby is a Geek; he’s also very good with sales advice. Des and Dave are treated to nuggets, take-aways and two buckets.
Pedal For Pounds
We speak to Diane Houston who is a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK. Diane is asking us to get on yer bike and join in CRUK’s virtual cycling challenge.
Interview with Selwyn Birchwood
Legs has a catch up with Selwyn Birchwood, talking about what's happened since they last spoke, and Selwyn's release "Living In A Burning House"
Interview with Prakash Slim
As we virtually travel around the world sampling blues from various countries, this sees Legs chatting with guitarist, singer and songwriter Prakash Slim from Nepal
Interview with Tobacco Road Blues Band
Legs has a chat with the Austrian band who are making a name for themselves internationally.
Interview with Ghalia Volt
Legs has a catch up chat with Ghalia, talking about how things have taken off since they last chatted, and her latest release "One Woman Band"
Volunteering With Sara
It’s Volunteers Week and we chat to Sara Lamond from The Social Action Partnership who is taking the opportunity to salute all our local volunteers.
Yoga for Children
Megs talks to local author Anna Smithers about her new book Yogi Superhero, and Yoga for Children at Karma Kids Yoga.
Jammin’ With Sarah
Iconic local firm Mrs Darlingtons Jams has had a fruitful 2020. We hear from Director Sarah Darlington how a busy lockdown period has presented its own problems.
Bonsai For Beginners
Dave talks to Howard Mansfield about his start up business selling Bonsai trees and how he plans to branch out.
Canals and Copper
Dave speaks to Rich MacKenzie who runs a floating jewellery business from his narrow boat, which is currently moored in Nantwich.
The Menopausal Godmother
Megan is joined by Emma Guy about her debut book 'The Wisdom of a Menopausal Godmother' and her specialism in acupuncture.
Des and Dave's guest this week is Kevin Murphy, a director with Employment Law Solutions.
The Cat Clinic
Veterinary surgeon Laura Atkinson from Cheshire Pet in Sandbach talks to Dave about her dedicated cat clinic.
Interview with Clare Free
Legs has a chat with U.K. singer/songwriter and guitarist Clare Free
Interview with Peter Parcek
Legs has a chat with the American guitarist/singer/songwriter
Health and Wellbeing Trainer Carol Hickson
Maisy Owen - MO Management
Maisy Owen, who is MD at MO Management talks to Des and Dave about aligning your product or service to a changing market.
The Brand New Crewe Market Hall
Chris McCaughran, Events Manager at the revamped Crewe Market Hall talks from the floor of the hall on the opening day.
Shades Of Blues interview with J.P. Williams
The American singer/songwriter and guitarist talks about his influences, his career so far, and moving forward as the pandemic restrictions ease.
Shades Of Blues interview with Rusty Wright
Singer/songwriter and guitarist Rusty Wright chats to legs about his influences, how the pandemic has affected him personally, and his plans for the future.
Red Rag Marketing
Mental Health Awareness Week
It's mental health awareness week and Meg is chatting to Danny Meeks about self care.
Run 4 Patryk
Andy Bird from Sandbach Rugby Club talks to Dave about the Run 4 Patryk charity event scheduled for later this month.
Stoke Speedway & Stock Car Club
On the Saturday Sport Show Gary spoke to Kim Jones of the Stoke Speedway & Stock Car Club about their target to bring both sports back to the region.
Interview with Pat Fulgoni
Pat Fulgoni chats to Legs about his career so far, and his plans for the future.
Interview with When Rivers Meet
Legs chats to Grace & Aaron Bond from the band When Rivers Meet about the attention they've received for their debut album "We Fly Free"
Nantwich Fitness Centre
On this weeks Moments, Meg speaks to Louise Platt of Nantwich Fitness Centre as they prepare to re-open on 17th May.
Artist of the Week - Sam Lyon
April's Local Legend
Megs and Gary speak to The Cat's Local Legend for the month of April, Orlah Maudsley.