Pick-Me-Up Podcast

Pick-Me-Up Podcast

Pick-Me-Up Podcast; The new, weekly, podcast hosted by Kate Gandy. Proudly presented by Listen Up Music and brought to you by Audio Technica.

Episodes

May 21, 2024 41 mins

This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features a surprise guest!

In this episode, topics discussed include:

  • The Songwriting Prize 2024 update
  • the big question
  • who are you?
  • finding your people and storytelling
  • Almost, Maine
  • the importance of mental health and experiences
  • the evolution of the podcast

Our favourite games are played, with Top 3 Vibes and a ridicul...

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This week's mini episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, is the second of Kate's Takes!

Hear Kate give her take on a range of subjects from pineapple on pizza, to getting on the Croc train (or maybe not!).

Kate also gives an update on The Songwriting Prize 2024 now that entries have closed.

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This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features Newcastle-based pop, rock, genre non-conformist songwriter, Chloe Gill.

Kate and Chloe discuss:

  • winning The Songwriting Prize 2023 and recording at Studios 301
  • the tough year of 2022
  • her new single and it's unlikely origins
  • struggling to put yourself first
  • lyrics or music first
  • her journey with anxiety and endometriosis
  • ...
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This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features Sydney-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and The Songwriting Prize alumni, Ash Morse.

Kate and Ash discuss:

  • the big question
  • his upcoming album 'Family Ties'
  • dealing with love and loss
  • the songwriting process
  • music's magic in opening emotional doors
  • those 3 minute speeches at school
  • deep emotional change

Ash...

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This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features 5-piece Alt-Rock band, Day Release.

Kate, Max, Isaak, Louis and Jimmy discuss:

  • the Day Release vibe
  • disagreements on how songs come together
  • the adventure of recording their EP
  • the big question and managing mental health with the added pressure of social media
  • accessibility of mental health services
  • upcoming music and g...
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April 16, 2024 11 mins

This week's mini episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, is the first of Kate's Takes!

Kate gives her take on:

  • her favourite place for a solo date
  • the importance of creative arts in society
  • an insecurity that she'd like to overcome
  • the cookie croissant

She also gives an update on The Songwriting Prize 2024, and reveals the next four guests coming on the show!

If any part of...

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This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features Soul/Pop/Disco songwriter, and producer, ATHANASIA.

Kate and ATHANASIA discuss:

  • juggling a variety of jobs to stay creative
  • working with renowned producer, Audius
  • the opportunities through JBL 'Be Heard'
  • writers block
  • their mutual love of good food

They also ponder their three favourite birthday presents, and play...

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This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features New Zealand-based Producer, Engineer and Music Manager, EDY.

Kate and EDY discuss:

  • experiences teaching music in high school
  • the pros and cons of coffee
  • mental health support in making the jump to working full-time in music
  • a system for managing mental health
  • Acai bowls
  • acknowledging issues

They also ponder three...

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March 27, 2024 18 mins

This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, is the second part of Kate's first journal entry.

Kate explores the fascinating nuances of attachment theory, runs through her Top 3 musical influences, talks about the effects of social media on body image, and plays our favourite game; Scenarios

If any part of the podcast brings up tough emotions for you, there are resources on th...

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March 20, 2024 22 mins

This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, is Kate's first journal entry.

Kate muses on the Jonas Brothers, morning vs. evening exercise, new playlist additions, her dog Frankie, and introduces you to her Top 3 items of memorabilia.

If any part of the podcast brings up tough emotions for you, there are resources on the Listen Up Music website. If you need any further support...

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Kate is joined this week by Sophie Patrick from the awesome band Betty Taylor.

Betty Taylor can be described as the friend that holds your hand after your hearts been broken. With catchy Indie hooks paired with honest poignant lyrics, Betty Taylor is serving up their own distinctive Daydream indie sound. Band members Sophie Patrick (Front woman) Kayla Smart (Lead guitarist) Claire Chittick (Bass) & Katie Ishaque (Drums), togeth...

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Kate is joined this week by CEO of Listen Up Music, Ali Taylor. They talk about the "big question", the origins of the award-winning mental health music charity, The Songwriting Prize and play the obligatory game of Scenarios!

If you need support remember you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or for more resources related to the music industry head to the Listen Up Music website.

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This week Kate catches up with Grace and Aaron, from the incredible Joan and The Giants, to talk music, mental health and their upcoming support of Pink!

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A warm welcome to the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, your new favourite weekly podcast hosted by Kate Gandy. Brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica.

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