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Tapping the Flow
78 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
From seed to tree, spreading communal roots. Tapping the Flow with Becci Wallace
Becci Wallace stands tall and mighty as a beacon of positivity in Glasgow's thriving music scene. Her infectious energy and dedication to community healing through songwriting is a wonderful source of warmth to any who get to hear her speak passionately about her time as a music professional.We speak about her own personal journey and how it has fuelled her reserves with massive potency for life long journey as a creative guide and practitioner. She drinks from the well of her own experiences and shares the spoils with those who step gingerly on the pathway to creative enlightenment.Head on over to https://www.becciwallace.net and soak up the truthful reflection in her work. Thank you to Becci for spending some time speaking with me.
92 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
Aiming high with the low notes. Tapping the Flow with Ben Ellis.
I sat dow to chat with Scottish bassist Ben Ellis who holds the low end together for the likes of Iggy Pop, Marc Almond, Swervedriver and many more. We had a fantastic chat about what it takes to get where you want to get to and how to navigate the ups and downs of the game.Ben also went straight after the challenge of coming up with a song for the show and graces the tape with his vocals for the first time with his own material. Its a wonderful moment and really holds a candle to the canvas as some fresh paint falls to dry in a new form.For anyone interested in the world of session playing whist also retaining a sense of your own style this is the chat for you. Ben is a total pro and a lovely fella to hang out with.Thanks for tapping the flow.
65 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Chasing your fears in search of liberation. Tapping the Flow with Colm Forde
Colm Forde is a man who is unafraid to dive straight into uncomfortable waters, because he knows that is where he will find growth and fulfil his true potential.Founder and music programmer, along with his parter Vanessa Lobon, of the Doc'N Roll Film Festival, Colm has for the past 7 years been involved in building the festival from the ground up, to where it is now a firmly planted grass roots promoting film festival serving alternative content from around the world.We discuss everything from how Colm's is able to thrive under pressure to how he puts together the festival program. If you want to know what it takes to get a film in this festival this is the place to start. Doc'N Roll Film Festival is a hub of amazing music documentaries screening all sorts of left field musical brilliance from Punk to Pop, Metal to Soul and even Library Music origins.Head on over to the website and show some love to the under the radar indie music docs that Colm, Vanessa and the team work so hard to mine from the underground.https://www.docnrollfestival.com/docn-roll-tv/
96 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Producing music from the same side of the glass. Tapping the flow with David Booth
Suffolk based Producer/Songwriter/Mentor David Booth is a man who knows what it takes to avoid any routes to music creation that lead to sterility of performance. Honing his mindset over years of being in bands, with labels and management, to becoming the go-to guy in Suffolk for authentic music production, David marks his place as a knowledgeable, open and affable human being who is keen to help others along the way.We chat in depth about his story and how it ties into his approach to working on his own music and working with others. Suffolk has a fine crop of artists who rely upon him to guide them toward an end product that satisfies their own emotional connection to the origin of the idea.You can find out more about David Booth at his website :https://www.therecordingbooth.co.ukThanks very much for Tapping the Flow.
108 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Flowtappers Zoom Hang Session 01
A Zoom hangout with Tim O'Shea, Catherine Rudie, Damien Flynn, Gabi Garbutt & Chris Brambley.
77 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Knowing the seed before planting the soil. Tapping the Flow with Jeremy Tuplin.
UK based Singer/Musician/Songwriter Jeremy Tuplin is a man with a lyrical potency that enables the most unusual forests to appear from the seeds he choses for his artistic plantation. I was so stuck by how much attention he pays to the details and also hugely moved by the humour in his profound lyrics. They proudly stand tall alongside the artists that he often finds himself compared with such as Bill Callahan, Nick Cave & Leonard Cohen.Jeremy's music is far more than just those influences. It is a richly rewarding listen! I firmly advise you to dig deep into this mans music. He has 3 full albums to date and a new one in the pipeline waiting to burst forth.http://www.jeremytuplin.com/music.phpHe is also the creator of some truly fine videos!http://www.jeremytuplin.com/video.phpGet yer ears to the machine.Thanks for Tapping the Flow.
76 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Stitching feathers of hope to a limping pigeon's wing. Tapping the Flow with Gabi Garbutt
I sat down with the incredible London based Singer/Songwriter/Poet Gabi Garbutt - bird lover and leader of the group Gabi Garbutt and the Illuminations. Gabi is a crafter of magnificently human songs that bring joy and abandon to the legs of those who have been seduced by their upbeat charms. Married to this amazing band sprit are her abilities as a wordsmith of unique angles and curves. Her lyrics finely woven like tapestries that have been worn and thumbed for years, yet still reveal new ways of being with each familiarisation of the self.We spoke in depth about Gabi's approach to songwriting and wordsmithery, as well as taking a look at her developing position as an important figure to keep an eye on in the music game. Gabi and The Illuminations have been on the road with The Libertines, they recorded their debit album 'The Discredited Language of Angels' at Edwin Collins' studio in Scotland. They are due to go on the road with the Boomtown Rats later this year.I strongly urge you to go now to Bandcamp and take a listen to Gabi's music. It'll bring a great chunk of joy and understanding to your day.You can hear the album here : 'The Discredited Language of Angels' Thanks for Tapping the Flow. If you like what you hear please subscribe for more episodes and to support the show.
95 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
Sharpening the sword once the iron has cooled. Tapping the Flow with David Ford
To be the master of the depths sometimes you have to await hindsight and experience in order to successfully navigate the waters where the jewels of your journey lie.Singer/Songwriter David Ford is one such nautical genius. With a pen that is sharpened with wit and dripping with emotion he cuts a fine vein in his trajectory to mine only the best jewels from his core. UK based David Ford made a name for himself as a true master of the loop pedal with such incredible performances as 'State of the Union' - (give that a click if you don't know it), but it his continued thirst for excellence through compelling lyrical and melodic marriage, combined with his incredible vocal dexterity that goes from a whisper to all our distorted maelstrom that truly sets him apart from the generic practitioners of this often maligned genre.This conversation is a real gem of a chat. We spoke in depth about David's own songwriting journey and his hard won processes. It is a true reveal of how much you need to do to get to a position where your songs are worthy monuments to your emotional battles..I urge you to dive deep into this one and grab yourselves a cup of white tea. (always with the white tea!)And check out David Ford on any of the streaming sites such as Spotify, Apple and the like... His music has worth, value, emotional content, and a fire and fury that makes for a wonderful trip.http://davidfordmusic.comThanks again for Tapping the Flow
96 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Tethering ambition to a ship found at sea. Tapping the Flow with Catherine Rudie
What has the musical briefing for a Scottish Bagpipe player from the Chief of Clan MacDonald got to do with the amazing debut album by Scottish songstress Catherine Rudie? Tune in to find out I'd say . . . . Roots are best used to provide nourishment and stability for a tree, or in this case an unstoppable forest of musical exploration. We discuss these roots and also cast our eyes across Catherine Rudie's insanely explorative debut album 'The Möbius Kiss'. This is a record that I was delighted to be involved in the production of. It teases emotions you didn't know existed for reasons you'd never even considered. All played out from late night skulking in a Paddington M&S creative department. Dive deep friends and enjoy the flow for in here you'll find reasons to adjust your usual musical compasses to find a new north. And please as always take listen to the artist's music as it is best placed to showcase their work. https://www.catherinerudie.com If ye enjoy Tapping the Flow I'd love to spread the word if ye can as this makes our journey even more wonderful. Subscribes and new tribes always welcome :)
97 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Crafting the art for the communion of song. Tapping the Flow with Brendan O'Shea.
Join me as I set sail upon an unchartered ocean with a Capitan whose harbour of origin is the same as mine. Killarney Singer/Songwriter Brendan O'Shea takes me on journey though his amazing story from the ragged coast of South West Ireland's Co. Kerry to the humanimal soaked streets of New York. Here he set up the infamous Scratcher Sessions in the East Village, a place where songwriters can cut their teeth and hone their art under the watchful gaze of a truly appreciative crowd. Brendan's own music is a hugely engaging and joyous listen, sung by a man with a heart made to be opened and stories made to be recounted. I urge you to take a trip to Brendan's Website : https://brendanosheamusic.com - where ye can enjoy some of his works. Head on over to Spotify and give 'Be Here Still' a listen. That'll work its way right into the hearth of your everyday fire. Thank you for tapping the flow.
91 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
Being truthful to the muse who holds the cards. Tapping the Flow with Gabriel Moreno
I sat down with London based Gibraltan Singer/Songwriter, Poet, and Curator of London's infamous Lantern Society Gabriel Moreno, to take a deep dive beneath the surface protrusions and get tangled in the intricacies of what it takes to be a true lifer in this game of art and song. We had met once very briefly a while ago but our paths truly crossed in this episode when we embraced our mutual appreciation for song craft and individual expression. Gabriel is a veteran of the thriving scene of artistic nomads who gather at the Lantern Society to express their unique artistic voices. He has released several albums and is a lauded poet who has published many books in the past and present. A driving force of creative energy he curates, creates and embodies the spirit to artistry. I strongly recommend going to his website to check out his amazing work. It is stellar stuff! www.gabrielmoreno.co.uk The Lantern Society is also a very fine night of singer/songwriters and poets with many years of existence under its belt. When we get out of this lockdown that is where musical voices will be shining the brightest lights in London. https://www.facebook.com/LanternSocietyLondon/
87 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Holding space with nature to reconnect with the source. Tapping the flow with Frances Shelley
I sat down to chat with Suffolk based Minimalist composer Frances Shelley to chat about her ability to hold space with nature and allow her hands to draw from her surroundings to create improvised music for those lucky enough to attend. Using a solar powered piano and setting it up among the reeds of Suffolk's areas of outstanding natural beauty is just one of the amazing collaborations with nature that Frances has been involved with over the years. She uses Ableton live to draw subterranean counterpoints to her melodic beauty on her recent album 'A Place Exists' You can go for a hugely rewarding deep dive on her website : https://www.francesshelley.com
92 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Traditions, Ambitions and Working with a Plan. Tapping the Flow with Tim O'Shea
I caught up with Traditional & Folk Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter Tim O'Shea. Tim hails from the beautiful county of Kerry in the South-West of Ireland which is where I grew up. He is a fantastic player and singer who brings authentic emotive performance to his shows and his releases. He works his arse off the stay afloat in an ever-changing game and operates with a stellar professional attitude. We chat about his families roots in music, his work ethic, his touring life and discuss the roots of traditional music in Ireland. This is a highly engaging and revealing chat which has a lot to offer anyone considering this path in life. You can hear more from Tim at www.timosheaandfriends.com.
82 minutes | May 31, 2020
Vans, Plans & staying true to the Inner View. Tapping the Flow with Gitta De Ridder
I sat down with singer/songwriter & close personal friend Gitta de Ridder who hails from the Dutch Newlands of Flevoland. Over the years I have written, toured and produced many a song with Gitta but we have never sat down to discuss the birthing of her unique voice. She tells her story over a chorus of birdsong from her old school Mercedes Bus/home which is now parked up in Holland after a trip around Europe having returned from a van-life experience to make a record on the road. Check out Gitta's stunning music at www.gittaderidder.com
84 minutes | May 2, 2020
Parkour pursuits & gorilla suits. Tapping the Flow with Phil Hulford
I sat down with actor, mindset coach, fitness coach, vlogger, movement artist & father of 2, Phil Hulford to chat about creative flow and consistency. https://www.instagram.com/phil_hulford/?hl=en
82 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Meditation, Music & cups of Tea! Tapping the Flow with Damien Flynn
Tapping the flow with my good friend, singer/songwriter Damien Flynn just after he had returned from a Vipassana retreat. We broke his silence with an informal chat about the benefits of such a meditative recline as well as discussing musical pursuits in general. Plenty of tea was drank too - and discussed with huge reverence! Thank you so much for listening. Please feel free to leave comments on soundcloud or hit me up on instagram.com/stephenwilliamhodd You can listen to Damien's excellent music at damienflynn.bandcamp.com. Damien has yet to release his beautiful BuildUnbuild E.P. (My apologies for getting ahead of myself there :))
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