Straight To Video

Straight To Video

"Never forget what made you - YOU" Bassist, Pop Culture Nerd and proud Fanboy, Rob Lane, talks to musicians, actors and all round interesting people who are willing to wax lyrical about their childhood, pop culture, growing up and what shaped them into who they are today. Get ready for stories of hometowns, trips to the Video Store, life changing first concerts and who's poster hung on their walls as a kid.

Episodes

September 22, 2022 45 min

We talk to Catherine Mary Stewart - Actress who starred in such classic films as The Last Starfighter, Night of the Comet, Mischief and Weekend at Bernies. Catherine shares with us her journey from Canada to London where she would land her first film role before heading to Los Angeles and the rollercoaster ride of iconic film roles which continue to impact on generations to this day. She shares stories of family history, her friend...

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We talk to Johnny Walker - Media Historian, Associate Professor at Northumbria University and author of the book 'Rewind, Replay : Britain and the Video Boom 1978- 92'. We talk all about Johnny's earliest memories of visiting the video shop and the impact the format's amazing artwork would have on him, the various video shops he would spend time in but also how his journey culminates in documenting the history of th...

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September 8, 2022 32 min

We talk to Marco Mendoza - Bassist and Rock n Roll Journeyman returns to the Podcast to discuss his latest album 'New Direction'. On this great follow up episode, Marco shares stories of his early journey into Los Angeles and Hollywood to make his name as a much in demand bass player and touring musician. We learn of his struggles with addiction, the road to recovery and a second chance with his career thanks to an unlikely...

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September 1, 2022 46 min

We talk to Jay Butler - Frontman for Grand Theft Audio. It's been over two decades since the release of the debut album 'Blame Everyone' from British Rock Band Grand Theft Audio. Something of a supergroup at the time featuring members of The Wildhearts, 3 Colours Red and Real TV, the band would be signed before they'd even entered a rehearsal room and would set their sights directly at the USA with their heady mix o...

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August 25, 2022 55 min

We talk to Gary Smart - Producer for Dead Mouse Productions and Cult Screenings UK who specialise in feature length retrospective documentaries of Cult Classic movies from Return of the Living Dead, Fright Night, Hellraiser and the upcoming releases Pennywise : The Story of IT, RoboDoc and Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares : The Robert Englund Story. Gary shares with us his early introductions into horror from a very young age and ...

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August 18, 2022 40 min

We talk to Slyder Smith - Guitarist & Singer Songwriter. On the eve of release for the brand new album 'Charm Offensive', released as Slyder Smith & The Oblivion Kids, we trace Slyder's journey from early gigs and music introductions through to moving to London and the legacy of the much loved and respected Power Pop Glam Rockers The Last Great Dreamers. It's a journey that sees the impact London had on his ...

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August 11, 2022 56 min

We talk to Marq Torien - Singer Songwriter & Frontman for Hollywood Hard Rock band BulletBoys. Marq's journey is much more than that of many who came to the Sunset Strip to live out their rock and roll dreams. Growing up in Montebello, Los Angeles to a music rich family, Marq's talents would be spotted early on and it would set him on a path not just in hard rock but also with Motown, R&B and Pop. We chat about his ...

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August 4, 2022 55 min

We talk to Chris Ballew - Singer Songwriter for the bands The Presidents of the United States of America and Casper Babypants. We trace a journey that spills nothing but creativity since discovering The Beatles as a child to developing and sharing his musical creativity in any way he sees fit. From moving to the East Coast and touring with Beck before bringing back fun (or FUNge) to the Seattle scene with The Presidents then later ...

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July 28, 2022 22 min

We talk to Robert Tepper - Singer Songwriter responsible for the classic 80s Movie Soundtrack hits 'No Easy Way Out' from Rocky IV and 'Angel of the City' from Cobra. Robert takes us from his early adventures in the music industry writing hits for Benny Mardones in New York before heading for Los Angeles to forge his own career in the 1980s writing and recording some of the decades most recognisable movie anthems. W...

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July 21, 2022 42 min

We talk to Danny Freeman - Musician, Podcaster & Music Industry Entrepreneur. After seeing all the changes in the music industry over the past years and taking in all his experiences from playing in a band - both good and bad, Danny Freeman has been busily forging a path to create positive and useful music resources for bands and musicians all over the world. We talk all about his early roads into the world of music before gett...

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July 14, 2022 37 min

We talk to Eric Dover - Singer Songwriter and Guitarist for The Lickerish Quartet and Sextus. During his career Eric has worked with Jellyfish, Slash's Snakepit, Imperial Drag and Alice Cooper and each time proving he is one of the most talented and unique musicians in rock and roll. We chat about all the different paths his incredible career has taken him from early days in Alabama to arriving in Hollywood to work alongside le...

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July 7, 2022 49 min

We talk to Mark Woodyatt - Presenter & Producer of the Mark & Me Podcast. Growing up in the 80s surrounded by all the magical Pop Culture and Movies, then later experiencing all the huge musical shifts of the 90s from Grunge, Brit Pop and Nu Metal would set Mark up perfectly as a host of his own Interview Podcast, talking to some of the biggest names in Film and Music. We chat about the runaway success of his first foray in...

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June 30, 2022 52 min

We talk to Steevi Jaimz - Singer Songwriter and Vocalist for Tigertailz on their 1987 debut album 'Young & Crazy' which celebrates it's 35th Anniversary this year. Steevi's journey has been nothing short of a rollercoaster and one that should cement him as one of the Hard Rock genre's most treasured survivors. In our hugely entertaining chat we try and cover as much as we can from his first introductions to ...

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June 23, 2022 46 min

We talk to Ariana Savalas - Singer Songwriter & Burlesque Performer. Ariana energetically takes us on her journey from growing up in a Hollywood Hotel as the daughter of Film & TV icon Telly Savalas through moving to Minnesota, London and eventually back to Los Angeles to ignite her career as an amazing Singer Songwriter & Burlesque entertainer. Along the way she shares her love of great 90s Pop and TV Shows, joining Po...

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June 16, 2022 33 min

We talk to Jackie 'Jax' Chambers - Guitarist and Songwriter for the bands Girlschool and Syteria. Being the lead guitarist in Girlschool for over twenty years of their four decade reign as one of this countries most beloved Rock bands, Jackie takes us back even earlier to her time as a young punk rocker growing up in Leeds. She shares the story of her incredibly eventful first gig experience, starting her first band and lif...

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June 9, 2022 49 min

We talk to Jennifer Rubin - Actress, Model & Writer/Director/Producer. Whilst the Horror community would fall in love with Jennifer's 'Beautiful.... and Bad' portrayal of Taryn White in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 : Dream Warriors', her rollercoaster journey had already begun years before. From Arizona to worldwide attention as International Model of the Year in 1984, Jennifer would eventually switch modell...

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June 2, 2022 56 min

We talk to Dirk Maggs - Audio Director, Producer & Writer. During his amazing career Dirk has worked with the BBC creating award-winning comic adaptations of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and Judge Dredd. After being personally invited by Douglas Adams he created the hugely successful mid 2000's radio return of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and most recently The New York Times #1 Bestselling audio adaptation of Neil Ga...

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May 30, 2022 35 min

We talk to David Menkin - Film, Television & Voice Actor. We follow David's journey growing up in Norway before eventually moving to the UK but being immersed in all things from the United States. This varied up bringing would position him for the unpredictable and always changing path he would find himself on working in the worlds of Film, Televison and Video Games both in front of the camera but also as a much in demand V...

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May 26, 2022 41 min

We talk to Tim Rose - Actor & Puppeteer who played the part of Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi along with working on classic films such as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Return To Oz and Howard The Duck. Tim shares his early experiences breaking into the world of puppetry and later becoming one of the pioneers of the genre working alongside Jim Henson, Phil Tippett and George Lucas.

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May 23, 2022 33 min

We talk to Pearl Lowe - Fashion & Interior Designer and former singer songwriter with the bands Powder and Lodger. From a very early age Pearl had an eye for fashion and design falling in love with the exciting styles coming from London during the 1980s but would soon become all consumed with music which led her through the following decade in a whirlwind of rock and roll excitement of experiences both good and challenging. Tod...

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