Pirate FM Breakfast Celebrity Interviews

Breakfast with Neil and Lucy


Will Young

Tina caught up with Will Young at the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre in Winnards Perch, on the A39 Atlantic Highway near St Columb.

Will was opening the new indoor arena / barn which means that they birds he's passionate about can still display on poor weather days as well as providing an interesting venue for Cornish Businesses and charities.

Here's what Will had to say about his forthcoming stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

Good Luck Will - we want you to bring the Glitterball trophy back to Cornwall.

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Olly Murs

Olly Murs tells us about his family and how he fell out with his brother, being at a wedding in Cornwall which caused all sorts of rumours plus how he loves tribute acts!

Our favourite cheeky chappie!

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Calum Scott

Neil and Tina catch up with Calum Scott, Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer act from Britain's Got Talent 2015. So it turns out Calum's soon going to be an uncle, as sister Jade is due to give birth in September, plus we learn that Calum's not that great at pop quizzes  ;-)

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You can catch Calum on his tour at Plymouth Pavilions on October 27th supporting Jamie Lawson.

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Scouting for Girls

Tina gets to hang our back stage (again) with her favourite band, Scouting for Girls on the beach at Perranporth - and it seems like they get on like a house on fire - listen to the bants - though she didn't record the bit where the lads start interviewing her!

Craig Charles

Find out his life on Corrie, the new series of Red Dwarf and What new sports Craig would add to any future Olympic Games!

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Josh Curnow

Latest Cornish star on Britain's Got Talent, Josh calls in to speak to Neil and Tina after his Britain's Got Talent audition sends him straight into the hearts of the nation, never mind that of David Walliams.  Josh reveals his behind the scenes experience, plus explains his motivation.  

If you missed the interview, you can listen again.


So Josh did himself and Cornwall proud by coming 4th in his semi-final on Britain's Got Talent.  Here is chatting to Neil and Tina about the experience:

We are so looking forward to welcoming Josh to Pirate FM to get him to play live.  We'll let you know when that happens!

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Nathan Outlaw

Neil and Tina chat to local celebrity chef, Nathan Outlaw about his new book, Everyday Seafood, and get some tips on cooking fish and lobster!  Turns out he's also got a special menu lined up for afternoon tea at his Capital restaurant in London to celebrate H.M. The Queen's 90th birthday.

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Jack Garratt

Winner of the 2016 BRITS Critic's Choice awards, Jack Garratt catches up with Neil and Tina and talks about the award, and the pressure it has put upon him.  He chats about his music and inspiration, why he has made his website fun, holidays in Cornwall as a kid, playing at Glastonbury, beard maintenance (yes beard maintenance and grooming!), losing at Junior Eurovision and the inspiration behind his new single, Surprise Me.

Listen to the full interview here:

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Meghan Trainor

Neil and Tina caught up with Meghan Trainor whilst she was in London, and managed to find out about her weird pets growing up, her songwriting and played a little game of Yes/No where Megan wasn't allowed to use the word no - turns out she liked skinny dipping!

You can hear the full interview below:

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Sam Smith

The very talented Sam Smith got chatting to Neil and Tina about life before he was 'discovered', his fear of flying and you can also find out what he has in common with Neil Caddy - in fact find out why Sam Smith thinks Neil is just 'weird'!!

Sam Smith

Rick Astley

Neil & Tina catch up with 80s icon Rick Astley and find out why Neil actually owes Rick some cash - having stolen something from him in his younger days!! Naughty Neil gets a telling off!

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Fleur  East

Fleur East

Tina caught up with X factor runner Fleur East and she reveals her Cornish Pasty school lunchbox, as well as playing a game of opposites.  

Hear the full interview again.

Little  Mix

Little Mix

Neil and Tina catch up with Jade, Perrie, Leigh-Ann and Jesy from none other than Little Mix ahead of the girls performing at this year's BRIT awards - they are stoked to have 2 nominations and a tour that kicks of in Cardiff next month.


Jamie  Lawson

Jamie Lawson

Neil and Tina catch up with Plymouth musician, and former Cornish resident, Jamie Lawson, who's bagged himself the accolade of being Ed Sheeran's first signing to his Gingerbread record label, and a No.1 single into the bargain - 'Wasn't Expecting that'!  Hear him chat to Neil and Tina.

James  MorrisonJames Morrison

Tina caught up with local boy, James Morrison, as he returns to the music scene, after a bit of a break. When James broke onto the scene as a soulful singer-songwriter in 2006 even he couldn’t have predicted that he would become the template that allowed a wave of likeminded musicians to enter the field. Now, almost ten years on, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and James Bay are all crowding the charts, following the same format; one guy with a great, soulful voice and a guitar, and also Jamie Lawson.

Here, Jamie talks about growing up in Cornwall and the inspiration behind his new music, ahead of single, Demons!


Spandau Ballet at Eden Sessions 9 July

Spandau Ballet

Tina caught up with Martin Kemp from Spandau Ballet, ahead of their Eden Sessions gig on 9th July and they get chatting about the Soul Boys of the Western World Tour, acting, the famous break-up and subsequent re-union, plus gardening, fashion and advice to kids, and faith.  And will Conrwall be able to tempt him with a pasty and cream tea ...have a listen to find out PLUS who is his favourite current artist?


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Alesha Dixon

And it turns out that Simon Cowell has a heart....Singer, songwriter, dancer, TV Presenter and Britain's Got Talent Judge, Alesha Dixon is BACK with new music and catches up with Neil and Tina about her memories of Cornwall, holidaying with the family, and playing a little game  - see how she got on.  

Listen again here:


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Frances Rossi - Status Quo

Ahead of the Tunes in the Dunes weekend on Perranporth Beach, Neil and Tina catch up with Frances Rossi, founding member of Status Quo, to discover, amongst other things, that he's a home boy that loves his gardening, also a bit of a wind-up merchant and that he's been to Perranporth Beach before and it's linked to a classic Quo song!   

Not only that we talk Aquostic, and the upcoming tour, and get philo, philo philo .....serious!

Listen to that and if you want to hear the band's greatest moment in time, listen to the interview in full here:



Sam SmithSam Smith

The very talented Sam Smith got chatting to Neil and Tina about life before he was 'discovered', his fear of flying and you can also find out what he has in common with Neil Caddy - in fact find out why Sam Smith thinks Neil is just 'weird'!!


The ScriptThe  Script

Ahead of a big weekend in the charts, Neil and Tina caught up with Mark, Danny and Glenn from The Script.

The guys are clearly buzzing, loving playing live music and hopeful for chart success, but still had time to discuss their own super powers (Magnet Man) and who would be Brolley Man?

And, will Danny O Donoghue be Tina's new best friend? Have a listen!



So did Tina embarrass herself when she chatted to Pat Monahan, lead singer with rock band Train, and Jimmy Stafford, lead guitarist whilst they were in the UK?  Find out the inspiration behind their hit songs like Drops of Jupiter and their current single, Angel in Blue Dreams.  They guys tell Tina about what it's like to play at Miss Universe 2012, Daytona, and amongst music, wine that's 'FRESH!!!' with chocolate that is all for a good cause!



TravisNeil and Tina interview Andy Dunlop from Travis and get his to promise to play a secret gig in Cornwall!

Neil and Tina chat to Andy Dunlop, lead guitarist from Travis.  It turns out their last visit to Cornwall involved Bodmin Moor and a dead goat (check out the video to 'Why does it always rain on me?'.  Tina's a massive fan...so Neil asked if they'd come to Cornwall and play a gig for Pirate FM ...and Andy said "YES"!!

So, if you want to come to Pirate FM's secret gig, then you'll need to 'Win your Way In' and keep tuned to Pirate FM over the next few weeks, and you'll find out how you can get the most exclusive tickets in Cornwall.




Nile RogersNile  Rogers - Chic

Holly Day caught up with Nile Rogers, from Chic at the Eden Sessions.  His recent collaborations include Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'.  He tells Holly his first impressions of Eden, how he works and describes Glastonbury and how airport security messed with his head!






Danny O'DonoghueDanny O Donoghue

Neil catches up with Danny O Donoghue, lead singer with The Script and currently in his second series as coach on The Voice.

Find out Danny's views on the Voice, and how he survived when a struggling musician!






Birthday Club

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