The StageLeft Podcast
About This Show
The StageLeft Podcast lifts the veil on the music industry by telling the stories of those with a unique vantage point. We talk to the unsung heroes behind the success and help young musicians going into an ever complex industry by gleaning advice about the working practices of the the greats from those who were in close proximity when the magic was being made.
The StageLeft Podcast has featured musicians who’ve worked performed live & in the studio with David Bowie, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, U2, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, The Prodigy, Bjork, Dave Gilmour, Morrissey, Alanis Morissette, The Damned and Fun Lovin' Criminals.
In January 2016, David Bowie's long term producer Tony Visconti appeared to to talk in depth about how Bowie was recording his final album Blackstar. The episode was released only a few days before Bowie passed, and was met with much acclaim.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 24 : Steve Firth - Embrace
The frank and honest Steve Firth of Embrace details the “massive peaks and huge troughs” of 20 years in the music industry in an incredible story on Episode 24 of The StageLeft Podcast. Steve talks us through how he went from living in a tent and back of a car to playing the slot on the Pyramid Stage directly before David Bowie’s iconic slot at Glastonbury Festival and how a friendship between Chris Martin of Coldplay & Danny McNamara led to Embrace releasing the top 10 single ‘Gravity’.
Steve also details what it’s like being in a band with “two strong minded brothers”, the bands' close relationship with fans, the composition of classics from their debut album, new material, Secret Gigs and hopes for a 20th Anniversary The Good Will Out tour.
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