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Simon Yaxley

Welcome to the Breakfast Show page of the Lakeland Radio website....

Let me start by introducing the regular Brekky Show line up....(barring holidays of course and then who knows who you are likely to be listening to!!)

Well, there is me, Yakkers and whilst I'm pressing all the buttons taking your calls and playing some top tunes and providing some merry morning banter, weekdays from 6am we also have... 

Mark Gray, Peter Storry and Harry Long who are on our news team, they join me daily on the breakfast show  keeping us up to date with local, national and international new stories, along with the top entertainment stories making their way around the world!!

Mark and Peter are pictured below....











And then there is Dave Chipman who reports on the roads and rails to keep you moving safely across the county.....Who said he had a perfect face for radio???











Here on Lakeland Radio Breakfast we get to speak to lots of artistes who are visiting the area or who  are maybe releasing new material or who are just good to chat to!!


I had the great pleasure of meeting and chatting with former Spice Girl Melanie C recently here is your opportunity to listen again... Although to begin with we both wanted to use the same words at the same time...this is how our chat started...





Part 1


Part 2




All girl group Stooshe came into Breakfast for a chat..below is the full unedited version of our chat including an exclusive acoustic version of their hit 'Black Heart'  


Yakkers inbetween Stooshe!




Stooshe with the acoustic version of their hit 'Black Heart'





If you are not careful there will be 'Murder on the Dancefloor'!

Sophie Ellis Bextor was my guest on Breakfast and we got to talk about loads including the new singles, and album, future plans, plus the nitty gritty of song writing and the process behind it...here you can listen again to our chat, plus catch the current and new single sung acoustically for us when we met!!



Part one of our chat (with extra exclusive content)



The forthcoming single is called 'Crystallise'


Part two of our conversation (with more exclusive content!!)



The current single is 'Come with Us'




Look out here comes a 'Troublemaker'......

Just recently I caught up with Essex Boy Olly Murs to talk about his new single 'You don't know Love'

Plus we chatted about the new album,tour,X-Factor, Hyde Park Concert oh and a whole lot Mur!

See what I did there...anyhoo here's the chat, a pic of the main man and 'LIVE Studio' version of his new tune....That's me all 'Wrapped Up'!!






And here's the new tune recorded 'LIVE' in the studio!




On a visit to the Old Laundry Theatre I caught up with some of the cast from 'Where is Peter Rabbit?'

I got to meet a couple of the cast Danielle and Steven along with Tommy Brock, who is featured in one of the stories and got a back stage tour too!

Chatting to Danielle and Steven I first asked Danielle (Beatrix Potter) how the shows were going....



Yakkers with Danielle & Steven from the cast of 'Where is Peter Rabbit?'




Yakkers meeting 'Tommy Brock' along with his friend Steven!



Yakkers, Danielle, 'Tommy' & Steven at The Old Laundry Theatre



Kirkbie Kendal School presented 'Rock of Ages at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal before they took to the stage I caught up with them in final rehearsals...listen back here...




And after first night here is my little show review...



Queen Katherine School in Kendal performed 

'Half a Sixpence'


Here is what we got up to at their last rehearsal before moving into the Brewery Arts Centre




Here is a selection from our 'Rogues Gallery'!! 


UK country artists Ward Thomas....Catherine & Lizzie


American singer songwriter Nell Bryden

Singer songwriter and all round top bloke.....Elio Pace..

Elio Pace - Singing Billy Joel's River of Dreams

Elio Pace - Singing Billy Joel's My Life

The man himself in full song mode!

Post Show Selfie with Elio Pace he's on the left as you look at it!! Brothers in a soap opera you say???

The lovely Nina Nesbitt

And we've also spoken the equally lovely Foxes, singer songwriter and now 'Grammy' award winner!


I still to this day get asked about the video in which I was a victim...sorry...volunteer for the BMX Demons from Essex who were performing several displays at the Westmorland County Showground for a Total Retro Show - the show included memories from the 50's right through to the 90's!! There was also an auction which raised £800 for charity. A top day all round...oh and video its below for you!!



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Feeling Reflective?

Want a moment away from it all??


Then why not take the time to ‘Pause for Thought’

Here is your chance to listen again to....


Sun 5th November Mark Houston


Sun 12th November Rev Bill Holliday


Sun 19th November Rev David Hendrickse


Sun 26th November Rev George Briggs


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