• EP#15 - Jose Ramos: Digital News, National News, Opinions & Nailing the Drums

    Jose Ramos wanted to work in the news industry since he was young and used his Mum's phone as a camera to film his version of The News, and all these years later he is doing exactly that as a newly senior reporter.

    Jose speaks about his journey from his self news tape all the way, to now reporting on both local and national news, meeting and almost meeting a lot of interesting people and his stories that have featured in some major UK newspapers along the way.


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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jose-ramos-28493319b/

    https://x.com/journo_jose

    https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/author/profile/297715.Jose_Ramos/

    1h 4m - Jun 14, 2024
  • EP#14 - David Catterall Designs: Graphic Design, E20 To Hocus Pocus Unofficial Posters & Val From Anfield

    David Catterall started his career as a drama teacher and then co-hosted Channel 4's third worst show of 2006. It wasn't until a friend of his introduced him to Photoshop and a chance encounter in a Food Hall that changed everything, and the rest as they say.... is history!

    David chats about his unique journey to where he is today, how he turned his hobby into his job, and slightly peels back the curtain on his creative process in creating viral unofficial posters that have ended up on national television.


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    David Catterall

    https://www.facebook.com/people/David-Catterall-Designs/100063850515860/

    42m - Feb 23, 2024
  • EP#13 - Tor Da Force: Female DJs, Festivals, Frau & Breaking Free

    Tor Byrnes aka Tor Da Force has been an indie DJ for the last 15 years and over that time has become a staple of clubs, festivals and venues inbetween.

    Her career as a DJ has since turned her into an events promoter with her company We Broke Free, making her a force to be reckoned with as a 'Good Time Dictator'.

    Tor chats about how she got to where she is today, being a female DJ in a male dominated industry and her previous and present work at some of Europe's biggest festivals.


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    https://www.webrokefree.co.uk/

    56m - Feb 9, 2024
  • EP#12 - Will McNicol: Playing Fingerstyle, Antonio Forcione, Album Formations & Favourite Guitars

    Will McNicol has been playing fingerstyle guitar since aged 6 and enjoyed it so much, he never stopped. It has taken him all over the world and counts his mentor Antonio Forcione as a friend.

    Will chats about first picking up a guitar, his love of recording, his favourite gigs and his love of passing on his pearls of fingerstyle wisdom to his fellow guitar player through his workshops and online college.


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    Will McNicol

    https://www.willmcnicol.co.uk/

    https://www.willmcnicol.co.uk/teachingbooks

    58m - Jan 26, 2024
  • EP#11 - Elspeth McBain: From Lambeth Council to Lighthouse; Elspeth chats about running the largest arts centre outside London & working in Pantoland

    Elspeth McBain is the CEO of Lighthouse in Poole the largest arts centre outside of London. However, if her parents had had their way, things would have been very different. So in true rebelious young adult fashion, she ended up at a holiday park in the Isle of Wight and the rest is history.

    Elspeth speaks about her journey from the Isle of Wight - Croydon - London and ending up in Poole in 2009. She also details the behind the info on the year long preparation to put on a pantomime for young and old that runs for just 3 weeks.


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    Lighthouse, Poole website - https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/

    Aladdin 2023 tickets - https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/event/aladdin/

    43m - Dec 22, 2023
  • EP#10! - Abi Logan: From Footlight to taking FLYT as a choreographer

    Abi Logan started dancing lessons at age 3 and it all spiralled from there. The rest is history!

    Abi chats about her beginnings at her local performing academy, getting the choreographer bug through the Rock Challenge competition, using the Covid lockdown as an excuse to start a dance troupe and now going full circle by choreographing her first panto (oh yes she is...)


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    Abi Logan

    https://www.instagram.com/abilogann/

    Tickets to Sleeping Beauty at South Hill Park - https://www.southhillpark.org.uk/shp-events/sleeping-beauty-2023-christmas-panto/

    43m - Nov 26, 2023
  • EP#9 - Emily Young (Founder & Editor in Chief) @ Square One Magazine: Turning a musical uni project into a printed publication, capturing gigs, interviewing artists & the future of physical music media

    Emily Young has been a photographer since 2014, starting in portrait mode. Then at university, she switched to live music photography, created a specimen magazine for a group project and has run with it ever since. even as far as Texas.

    Emily explains how her group uni project spiralled a tad out of control and in the process led her to meet some of her favourite bands, connected her to her now team of volunteer photographers both in the UK and across the pond, create PR connections that would make Scooter Braun's jaw drop and give her stance on the future/revival of physical music media.


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    Emily Young

    https://www.squareonemagazine.co.uk/

    https://www.instagram.com/itsSquareOne/

    https://www.instagram.com/emilyjadephotos/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyjadephoto/?originalSubdomain=uk

    33m - Aug 27, 2023
  • EP#8 - Totally Music Blog: Meet Tracey; the brains behind the blog, how her passion for music started, and using her blog to provide a platform to the best unseen and up-and-coming musical talent

    Tracey started Totally Music to act as a digital scrapbook to collate pictures from her gig experiences. However, when the Covid lockdown hit in March 2020, she saw an opportunity to use her blog to provide a platform to the best unseen and up-and-coming musical talent when they were not allowed to perform. It has been growing ever since.


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    Totally Music

    https://www.totallymusicofficial.com/blog

    7m - Jul 23, 2023
  • EP#7 - Lee Townsend: Living and playing in Spain, being a wedding singer, YouTube, AI & having your hobby as a job

    Lee Townsend saw his Dad in cover bands from a very early age so it was inevitable that he would pick up a guitar eventually. His parents then moved to Spain when he was 18, so he followed suit and the rest is history.

    Since then, he has become a reputable wedding singer, has built a YouTube channel to nearly 12,000 subs being a go to guy for loop covers/tutorials and musical gadget reviews.

    Lee chats about living in Spain, the life of a wedding singer, YouTube BTS, his opinion on AI entering the music space, having a hobby as your job and his plans for the future.


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    Lee Townsend

    https://leetownsendmusic.com/

    1h 28m - Jul 16, 2023
  • EP#6 - Imprints: The band from sunny Bristol chat about being space pirates, thrash fiddle, Zelda being a Tory and what's next for them as a band

    Imprints started off as a University project and spiralled from there as many bands do. Ever since then, they have found their unique gypsy/folk-rock sound, their space pirate hats, potentially invented the coolest fiddle playing style ever and even got Michael Eavis' (yes that Michael Eavis) phone number in the process!

    Andy (frontman) and Vince (thrash fiddle) talk about their humble beginnings, inadvertently starting crowd fights, Feeder being their support act, wanting to headline Glastonbury and the all important next studio album.


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    Imprints

    https://www.imprintsuk.co.uk/

    33m - Jun 18, 2023
  • EP#5 - Edward Clark: Going from worship band member to worship pastor, the lost demographic & worship music entering the mainstream

    Edward Clark has spent his life in and around the Anglican church and has been in worship bands for around half of his life. So it was only a matter of time before he realised he was being called to become a worship pastor.

    Ed speaks about going from the congregation to band member to pastor, the lost demographic in the church, working for a church during the pandemic and where he sees himself in the future.

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    Edward Clark

    https://www.instagram.com/jc_edward_/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/edward-clark-1720a7230/?originalSubdomain=uk

    37m - May 21, 2023
  • EP#4 - Chris Sherry (Digital Lead) @ Teddy Rocks Festival: Teddy Rocks turning 10, changing lives & raising money through the power of rock music

    Chris Sherry first got involved with the Teddy Rocks Festival by helping a friend do the lighting when it was held at the Greyhound pub in Blandford Forum. A chance glance at the website and a message to the festival director and sound guy (it will make sense after listening) later and Chris created the first proper website you see when you type Teddy Rocks into a search engine.

    Teddy Rocks has steadily grown year on year to a 5000 capacity and raising more and more money as the years have gone by, raising £60,000 in 2022 while bouncing back from a pandemic in the process.

    Chris speaks about the non-linear way he became the digital lead for the festival, what goes into organising a festival primarily run by volunteers, winning Best Family Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2022 and a few of the bands gracing the stage in 2023.


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    Chris' LinkedIn page - https://www.linkedin.com/in/%F0%9F%90%98-chris-sherry-ab091721/?originalSubdomain=uk

    42m - Apr 23, 2023
  • EP#3 - Luke James Shaffer: Live looping, living in London & utilizing ChatGPT in music making

    Luke James Shaffer started out just so he could be better at the guitar than one of his older brothers, the rest is history.

    After gigging in his native Ohio and New York, Hollywood came calling in American Idol. After this experience of the mainstream music system, he went home and met his future wife. Together they ended up in Washington D.C for a decade, discovered live looping and grew a YouTube channel to 20k subscribers. Optimistic consistency defined!

    In 2022, him and his wife fulfilled a life-long dream of living overseas and so they ended up in London.

    Luke talks about his early gigging years, his experience on American Idol, how he discovered live looping, moving to London and the future of his YouTube channel and music (before ChatGPT takes over his job anyway).


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    Luke James Shaffer

    https://www.lukejamesshaffer.com/home

    42m - Apr 2, 2023
  • EP#2 – Kadie Jacobs: The Song House social media songstress on moving the needle in the Nashville music scene

    Katherine ‘Kadie’ Jacobs started out performing in talent shows in her native Birmingham, Alabama.

    Everything changed when she moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University to study for her musical Bachelor’s degree.

    Kadie quickly started getting involved in Nashville writer’s rounds and in a musical twist of fate became part of the Song House; a collective of songwriters found by YouTube music legend Tyler Ward who use social media to market test potentially viral songs. If the song goes the viral, they record and release it.

    Kadie talks about her humble beginnings in Alabama, how moving to Nashville changed her life, the popularity of country music and her thoughts on social media adapting the journeys of the next Shania Twains and Garth Brooks' as well as her plans for 2023.

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    Kadie Jacobs

    https://www.kadiejacobs.com/


    Song House

    https://songhouse.com/

    36m - Feb 19, 2023
  • EP#1 – Mischa Weston-Green: The man behind the Merry Men

    From starting off as a solo act at 25 years old, to becoming a regular on the south coast festival circuit with his Merry Men collective 12 years later, Mischa Weston-Green has had a long journey to spreading his unique message of piece and love.

    He is also the definition of hard-work from working in marketing/events by day and the leader of a 45 strong ethical musical collective at night and weekends.

    Discussing everything from his humble beginnings as a solo artist performing at Chaplin’s Bar in Bournemouth, gigging stories, his mental festival summer of 2022, 2 recently released charity singles and where he sees the band direction going in 2023.

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    Mischa & His Merry Men

    https://linktr.ee/MischaAndHisMerryMen

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mischawestongreen/?originalSubdomain=uk


    Purchase tickets for Teddy Rocks Festival

    https://teddyrocks.co.uk/tickets

    33m - Feb 5, 2023
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