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 26 : Damon Minchella - Richard Ashcroft, Ocean Colour Scene
Dec 26 16
Richard Ashcroft bassist Damon Minchella is our guest on Episode 26 of The StageLeft Podcast. Damon is widely regarded in the industry as the ‘go-to’ man, and talks through playing with The Who at Live 8, recording Paul McCartney’s bass part for ‘Come Together’ at Abbey Road with the great man looking on, details the conversation when asked by Noel Gallagher to join Oasis, leaving Ocean Colour Scene, playing with Paul Weller and passes on advice to young musicians (including how bassists can avoid tendonitis, a condition that stopped Damon’s career for 6 months).
There’s also some hilarious stories about Jimmy Page, Johnny Depp, and the time Diana Ross & Mariah Carey fought over OCS’ dressing room.
“It was me, Noel & Weller at the side of the stage watching The Prodigy….. and we realised the music we are making was now the mainstream……”
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