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The StageLeft Podcast
81 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
88: Dave Eringa - Manic Street Preachers, The Who
Imagine going from making tea in the studio for Richey Edwards, Nicky Wire, James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore to becoming trusted producer for numerous records by Manic Street Preachers. This is Dave Eringa's truly extraordinary story. A voice so pure, a vision so clear, we've got to learn to produce records like Dave Eringa, learn to live like Dave Eringa, ooooooh.
77 minutes | May 24, 2021
87: John Waugh - The 1975, Sam Fender
Compadré of The StageLeft Podcast, John Waugh, returns to discuss the past 4 years playing on Number 1 records with The 1975 and Sam Fender. We explore dressing as Princess Leia at the Star Wars themed The 1975 show, how running half marathons enables John’s wellbeing, a new EP and book, and what is was like playing The StageLeft Nights Supperclub to just 8 people compared to 20,000 at The 02.Sorry about the occasional buzzing. Will fix for next ep!John's new book Jazz Improvisatiom: Basic Training (with a foreward written by us no less) is available on Amazon or johnwaughmusic.co.uk, where you will also find John's new EP, Signal Hill.Presented by Chris SimpsonPodcast editing mixing and branding by Bastian Hues
62 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
86: Mike Smith - Gorillaz, Blur, The Good, The Bad & The Queen
Damon Albarn's trusted right hand man Mike Smith discusses his role as Music Director for Gorillaz & Blur, shares his fondest memories of being in The Good, The Bad & The Queen with the late Tony Allen and explores what motivates Damon Albarn to be so prolific. Previous episodes include David Bowie bassist Gail Ann Dorsey and manager of The Police, Miles Copeland III.Edited by Seb Chesney.
71 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
85: Gail Ann Dorsey - David Bowie, The National
Gail Ann Dorsey joins us for a reflective space where she discusses the finer details of working closely in the studio & live with David Bowie for over two decades, her biggest fears, how she learned intervals on an out of tune guitar and singing joint lead vocal on the most recent record by The National. Plus so, so much more. A treat for your ears!
86 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
84: Miles Copeland III - The Police (Manager), signed R.E.M. to IRS Records
Miles Copeland III reached out to us during lockdown restrictions in LA as he was bored and fancied a chat! Who were we to say no? Miles owned IRS records, signed The Police & REM, and worked with the CIA to win the hearts and minds of Iraqi's post 2001. A genuine legend in the music business world, Miles shares his negotiation techniques when striking a deal with Francis Ford Coppola, and gives advice to musicians of what separates those who made it under his guidance and those who didn't.
67 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
83: Kerry Harvey-Piper & Calum MacColl - Red Grape Music Management & Record label
What should a young musician look for when choosing a manager? What should a good manager do?How can a musician avoid being exploited?How can we compartmentalise our work from family life when the two are entwined?These are just some of the questions we explore with Calum and Kerry from Red Grape Music management in our new episode!Up next will be Miles Copeland III.
70 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
82: Neil Cowley - Adele, Stereophonics, Neil Cowley Trio
On our new episode, Neil Cowley of the Neil Cowley trio reflects on how he and Adele nailed the iconic Bob Dylan cover of Make You Feel My Love first take, being produced by Paul Epworth on Rolling in the Deep, recording at Nil Frahms' studio and recording with Kelly Jones of Stereophonics.
73 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
81: Sybil Bell - Founder of Independent Venues Week
What can music fans do to help grassroots venues? What can young musicians do most to enable their pathway to success? Some of the answers are easier than you thought when you hear Sybil Bell of Independent Venue Week on the new episode of The StageLeft Podcast, ahead of the release of 'Long and Winding Road', a new film depciting Phil Selway of Radiohead travelling UK wide meeting owners of grassroots venues during Independent Venue Week.Be sure to support support Sybil by following on Instagram and Twitter.Tag us both in when listening, @IVW_UK and @thestageleftpod (Twitter) or @thestageleftpodcast (Instagram)
44 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
80: Extra: Celebrating 5 years of The StageLeft Podcast (Part 2)
James Dale of Goldheart Assembly reflects with The Stagecraft Podcast on some of the eye opening stories from 5 years of interviewing, plus we reveal who is up next!
58 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
79: Extra: Celebrating 5 years of The StageLeft Podcast (Part 1)
Time to take stock as Chris from The StageLeft Podcast reflects on 5 years of The StageLeft Podcast with his favourite and funniest stories from behind the scenes recording the podcast, interviewed by the superb James Dale of Goldheart Assembly who once appeared on StageLeft! Part One of Two. Edited by Alex Soikans
37 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
78: Steve Hamilton - Radiohead, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Aretha Franklin (Part 2)
Steve Hamilton continues to split our sides as we descend into drunkenness on the eve of Corona virus. In Part 2 of 2 we hear Steve's thoughts on each member of NGHFB, we explore the realities of film score writing and documentary making, playing the Olympics closing ceremony, late nights with Martin Freeman and never hearing back from Matt Bellamy.
67 minutes | May 15, 2020
77: Steve Hamilton - Radiohead, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Aretha Franklin (Part 1)
“And I looked round and I was being hugged by Morgan Freeman. And then he introduced me to his friend Tim. Tim Robbins...” The hilarious Steve Hamilton gets tipsy with us as we discuss playing with Aretha Franklin, Thom Yorke breaking his foot in trying to create the brass parts for Kid A recordings, tales of Noel Gallagherisms, recording on Nutbush City Limits by Tina Turner, being in a band with his Father in Law Jamie Moses, and compares soundcheck’s between Radiohead, Blur, Noel Gallagher & Madness. “Radiohead is the most disciplined band in the world when it comes to soundcheck's. No one is tinkling or anything. You can play your part then hear a pin drop.”
69 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
76: Chris Wood - Bastille
The lovely human being that is Woody from the Brit Award winning & Grammy nominated band Bastille joins us, recorded on the eve of the Corona-virus outbreak.We discuss his new podcast Duck & Dive, being a father in the most uncertain time the music industry has had, singing Pompeii with Rick Astley, being zen-like before gigs, what he learned from being taught by legendary tutor Bob Armstrong and walks us through what it's like to attend the (alcohol free) Grammy's.“The techniques he taught me has prolonged my career” - on being taught by Bob Armstrong
74 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
75: Alex Reeves - Elbow
Elbow drummer Alex Reeves joins us on the new episode of The StageLeft Podcast - where he contrasts Guy Garvey's approach to solo work compared to the Elbow songwriting process, what it was like playing Beatles songs with Paul McCartney, and how he can play on your record....
78 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
74: Rusty Egan - "I've had everything stolen off me."
An extraordinary episode of the The StageLeft Podcast with legendary drummer and DJ Rusty Egan. Here we discuss the (lack of) recognition that comes with the industry, discovering Madonna, Rusty shares his personal views on the motivations of Apple & Spotify yet offers a viable solution to musicians to ensure they earn the money they deserve by directing us to Blockchain & Ujo. https://media.consensys.net/consensys-ujo-and-capitol-records-bring-blockchain-innovation-to-music-319f2c649790Check out Rusty's new album https://rustyeganpresents1.bandcamp.com/album/rusty-egan-present-welcome-to-the-remix-vol-2@djrustyegan
63 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
73: Susie Webb - Quadrophenia, Queen, The Faces
“I wasn’t sure if he was alive or not. He literally didn’t move.”Susie Webb on when Gary Glitter accidentally knocked out Roger Daltrey with a mic-stand at rehearsals for Quadrophenia with The Who. Susie Webb on playing with Brian Wilson, Ronnie Wood & Rod Stewart in The Faces, Madison Square Garden with The Who, singing in harmony with Pavarotti & Lionel Richie, stargazing with Brian May & performing to The Queen with Queen, and much more. Recent guests inc Spike Edney and Jamie Moses of Queen.
39 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
72: Ysee - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, UNKLE, Brian Eno (Part 2)
**WORLD EXCLUSIVE** - Be the first on the planet to hear Ysee's cover of Noel Gallagher's 'The Right Stuff' on Part 2 of Ysee's appearance on The StageLeft Podcast. Join us on 27th January at The Groucho Club, Soho, for an intimate show with Ysee. Message us on our socials for a guetslist slot - @thestageleftpod or facebook.com/thestageleftpodcast
58 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
71: Ysee - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, UNKLE, Brian Eno (Part 1)
"He's got thousands of buttons and no one knows what they're for. The guy's a genius" - on recording with Brian Eno Part 1 of 2 with Ysee is here where we discuss how Yoga enables performances with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, how a degree in Psychology helps navigate the music industry, collaborating with UNKLE, and Brian Eno production techniques. "He's got thousands of buttons and no one knows what they're for. The guy's a genius" Part 2 up next week!
70 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
70: Fraser MacColl - Jungle
Possibly one of the most jawdropping insights into the current music industry we've had on The StageLeft Podcast , Fraser from Jungle discusses the challenges of maintaining wellbeing on extensive touring schedules, assesses where the music industry has changed in the past decade.
73 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
68: Tim Staffell - Smile (which became Queen when Freddie Mercury joined)
“Music itself is the goal, not notoriety”.“What Freddie had, and what I never had, was the clear understanding of needing to entertain.”A unique insight again on the new episode of The StageLeft Podcast, where lead singer of Smile, Tim Staffell, discusses being schoolmates with Freddie Mercury, starting a band with Roger Taylor & Brian May, supporting Jimi Hendrix & Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd.Tim candidly discusses jealousy, Brian's guitars, how he dealt with seeing Queen become a stadium band and Roger Taylor’s legendary Fireworks parties.
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