Showing posts with label Podcast. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Podcast. Show all posts

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Oxegen Tips

Oxegen 2013 was the first festival I ever went to so I decided to get some advice beforehand from an old pro. Mark Graham was the first person I interviewed way back at the Irish Conker Championships so I decided to get in touch with him and see if he could gimme some advice for Oxegen and he gave me all sorts of things to look out for and tips on what to bring with me, although thankfully we were staying in the press centre so I was grand. I didn’t have to be down camping with the minions, not the actual Minions but the little people, those less important than me. Plebs if you will.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Donal Skehan

I love Donal Skehan. He’s the type of fella you could bring home to your mammy, although my mammy would probably eat him up, him and his food. He makes some lovely things, not that I’ve tasted them but they look lovely on the tell. He’d get it too by the way, oh god yes. He’s like an innocent boy next door who’d be well up for getting dirty in the bedroom if it took his fancy. Don’t tell him I said that to him, actually I’ll probably tell him myself next time I see him! Go on Donal ya lash!

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Black Eagle Dojo

I’ve always enjoyed beating people up so you can imagine how excited I was to learn that I was going to take part in Hapkido which is some form of martial art from Korea or one of those far east places. It was all very exciting and I got to kick people and I was held, oh my was I held. I got a good leg stretch too which I was delighted with. This was great craic. I could easily be a Power Ranger now!

Saturday, 10 May 2014


When the weather is nice in Ireland everyone makes for the beach straight away and myself and Trish were out there faster than you could say “bunking off work” which we weren’t really doing coz interviewing people IS work! I thought it’d be great fun to see how people were in enjoying the good weather and sure if it meant I could get ice cream then it was even better as far as I was concerned. We went on the crazy mouse too which was lots of fun! Trish screamed a lot. Ah this was a great day. I wish the summer would come back.

Friday, 9 May 2014


I am a HUGE Ke$ha fan so while I decided to pay a visit to her concert in the Marquee in Cork and I’m delighted I did. She was brilliant. She came out on stage with her mother dressed as a giant penis at one stage. It was all very random. The Marquee is just one big circus tent, kinda like a gazebo you’d get in Argos but not as nice. Of course did all the hits - Tick Tock, Blow, Die Young, C’mon, Crazy Kids and all the rest of it. Big fan of her work. I spoke to all the skanks outside. The glitter was everywhere!

Thursday, 8 May 2014


Daytripper is a music festival that takes place over a weekend in Waterford every year with big acts and some smaller ones. We were covering the Sunday with The Coronas and Keywest so I was all excited to be out in the sunshine enjoying meself, dancing around to the music meeting new people and chatting away to all the fans, not my fans but fans none the less. It was great craic and there was a carnival and loads going on! Great fun altogether. So I talked to a few people, got some reaction and all that. Have a listen.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Elton John

Don’t even ask me what I was thinking of going to see Elton John for! The only song of his I actually like is Crocodile Rock and only then it’s because it’s a favourite of mine in karaoke. I didn’t know half of the songs he was doing although me friend Ray was in his element. He likes that kinda stuff. He did end with a bit of the Lion King though so I knew that. Wasn’t really my thing though but don’t I sound excited on the report?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Tahiti Tourism

This is one of my favourite ones I did! Tahiti were in the confederations cup for some weird reason and I thought it might be a bit of laugh to give them a ring and ask them about paying a visit to their lovely country. From what I’ve heard, Tahiti is a magical place. I got though to a girl in the LA office and she was most helpful so I felt bad for a whole minute that I was pranking her but ah well, tough luck babes! She offered me to pop in if I’m ever in the area so I might just do that! She’ll get the fright of her life.

Monday, 5 May 2014

The Wanted

Like yesterday with Olly Murs, I wasn’t exactly the biggest fan of The Wanted but I was asked to interview them in the marquee and I thought it might be a bit of laugh so I actually did a bit of research and got to know each of them and then I went there and they put me in a room with them and we had a bit of laugh. Max was only mad about me and sure the concert was great craic as well. I’m a much bigger fan of them now than I was before, although now they’ve broken up!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Olly Murs

Well I’m not actually the biggest Olly Murs fan there is but I was asked to cover his concert in the marquee in Cork and thought I may as well make the most of it. I downloaded his back catalogue to make meself a little bit more familiar what his stuff and sure by the time I got there I was singing along and having a great time of it. Still not really that much of a fan but sure it was grand. He’s a gas chap on the telly as well, although not that I ever watch the Xtra Factor.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

On The Beach

For some strange reason we got lovely weather during last summer so I decided to head out to the beach for chats with some of the locals. Interestingly, or not so much as the case may be, I used to go to Tramore on my holidays when I was younger and now I live right beside it. I actually don’t know how interesting you think that is but I had lots of fun!

Friday, 2 May 2014

Faye From Steps

I’m a HUGE Steps fan so you can imagine how excited I was when I got to interview Faye!! I wanted to be her when I was younger. She’s the reason I have dreadlocks and she was so lovely. She came to Waterford to perform at Pride and we got on like a house on fire! She even asked us to Cardiff to visit and I haven’t gone yet but plan on it during the summer. She was lovely. Bigger fan of her now.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Ireland’s Eurovision Dancers

So while I was at the auditions for the Louis Walsh’s new boyband I bumped into Colm Farrell and Alan McGrath who were dancing for Ryan Dolan at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden. I thought it might be a bit of laugh to interview them and so I did! We’d a great chat about all things Eurovision and they told me about all the goings on while they were there. It was all very interesting. Have a listen for yourself!

Oh this is the extended cut by the way!

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Alicia Keys

I got into trouble for this one! Little did I know that you’re not allowed record inside the concerts when you get free tickets to go and watch them so the PR company weren’t happy! It was a great concert though and I’m glad I actually got to see Alicia after wanting to see her for so long! Was great craic.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Louis Walsh’s Boyband

Well we know now that the band is called Hometown and I got to meet them in person at the Britain’s Got Talent auditions in Belfast, nice lads and I’ve spoken to some of them a few times since, although none of the people I interviewed here actually made it into the band.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Ryan Dolan

Ryan Dolan represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 in Malmo and I had a chat with him while he was there. He told me about the Eurovision, what he thought of the other acts and we had a good old flirt! Clearly he thought I was only the image of gorgeous! And I am!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Driving With Trish

Trish is probably not the best person to be getting into a car with! She’s got that fiery Caribbean temperament and road rage would be a very good friend of hers. I was terrified on this journey. We actually put her through driving lessons on the radio but sadly she didn’t pass, although that didn’t stop her causing mayhem in a go-kart against rally driver Craig Breen.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

50k Walk

I walked 50 kilometres! I think it’s important that I point that out. It was a charity walk in aid of MS Ireland and we went all the way from Mullingar to Maynooth along the Royal Canal! A whole 50k! Can you believe that. I was well impressed with myself. I didn’t even need an ambulance once!

Friday, 25 April 2014

My Beat Fleet Audition

Following on from yesterday where I interviewed people that were audition for the Beat Fleet, I thought I’d give it a go myself to see how I got on. Zara and Vinny were the ones asking the questions and it was all a bit of laugh. Clearly I was amazing but seeing as I already had a job, they thought I’d be way too qualified for the team!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Beat Fleet Auditions

The Beat Fleet are like a street team that work for Beat 102 103 and so I thought I’d go along and have a bit of laugh with the auditionees, see if they were up to my tough standard. It went well and some of the people you hear on this report actually got the job! I put in a good word!