Talk to the Band

Talk to the Band

Musical influences, tales from the road and stage, and the occasional ‘name dropping’ from the band members and session musicians who performed and recorded with ‘household’ name bands and artists.... Show More

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December 23, 2020 45 min

In this bonus special episode, we interview Dave Hemingway of the Beautiful South and guitarist Phil Barton, who discuss their new band 'Sunbirds' and their debut album 'Cool to be Kind'. It's a great album and we play clips from three of the songs from the Album during this episode, if you'd like to find out more about the Sunbirds then check out their website using the link below:

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This is the second episode, in a two part interview with Tessa Niles, a UK female vocalist who has performed and recorded with some of music’s greatest stars including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, David Bowie, Tina Turner, The Police and Robbie Williams.

In 2015, she released a book called “Backtrack: the voice behind music’s greatest stars”, which is a star-studded account of her 30 year career working alongside some of the grea...

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This is the first episode, in a two part interview with Tessa Niles, a UK female vocalist who has performed and recorded with some of music’s greatest stars including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, David Bowie, Tina Turner, The Police and Robbie Williams.

In 2015, she released a book called “Backtrack: the voice behind music’s greatest stars”, which is a star-studded account of her 30 year career working alongside some of the great...

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In this special episode, we interview Singer/Songwriter Lee Wylding from the band "The Far North".

Lee joined me to discuss their debut album "Songs for Gentle Souls" which was released on 20th November 2020.

Special thanks to Lee for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about Lee and The Far North then please check out their social links below:


The Far North Website : www.thefarnorth.co....

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In this episode, we interview Nigel Spennewyn, UK Guitarist, whose performance and recording credits include Elkie Brooks and Joe Cocker. He has previously worked for Chandler Guitars, Fender, Line 6 and Korg, and he is currently the International Sales Manager for Suhr Guitars, Amps and Pedals..


Special thanks to Nigel for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about Nigel and Suhr Guitars then please c...

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In this episode, we interview Alison Wheeler, female vocalist for The Beautiful South between 2003 and 2007. Since then, she’s been the female vocalist with The South, performing all over the UK and recording their album “Sweet Refrains”. In 2010, she recorded the track “Move a little closer” with John Windle of Little Man Tate, and she is also involved with the band The Topers and her own Jazz group Southern Beauty.


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In this episode, we interview Paul Shepley, UK keyboard player and composer, who performed with both The Damned and the Anti-Nowhere League. He also has recording credit on the album 'Phantasmagoria', which was the highest charting album album ever for The Damned, until the release of their album 'Evil Spirits' in 2018. 

Special thanks to Paul Shepley for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out...

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In this episode, we interview Robert Marlow,  a UK keyboard player who started out in 1977 playing guitar in The Vandals with Alison Moyet, before joining The Plan with Vince Clarke. He and Vince were also in the band ‘French Look’ with Martin L. Gore from Depeche Mode, and in 1982, he recorded the solo album "The Peter Pan Effect" which featured the single “The Face of Dorian Gray”. 

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In this episode, we interview Trevor Newnham, UK Bass play and vocalist with the Illegal Eagles, whose performance and recording credits include Sir Cliff Richard, Dr. Hook, Mary Wilson's Supremes, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds and many more. He has also played on West End touring shows such as Mamma Mia, Grease, Dancing in the Streets, Never Forget, I Love You Because, and The Carpenters Story. 

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October 5, 2020 28 min

In this episode, we interview Russell Gilbrook, a UK Drummer, who started learning the drums when he was only four, he was depping West End shows at the age of 12 and touring Europe with Alan Price (of the Animals) when he was only 18. He performed on pop recordings with the likes of John Farnham, 5 Star, Boy Meets Girl, before joining “Chris Barber’s Jazz and Blues Band". But he’s best known for his hard hitting, high energy R...

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In this episode, we interview Emily Lynn, a UK Female vocalist and pianist, who has worked performed and recorded with the band Thunder, and has also shared the stage with the likes of Dame Cleo Laine, Scott Gorham from Thin Lizzy and Andy Taylor from Duran Duran. For the last ten years, she has been touring with The Australian Pink Floyd Show, performing in countless Arenas in London, Europe, America and Canada.

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In this episode, we interview John Summerton, guitarist and vocalist from the 70s TV band Flintlock, current guitarist of The Rubettes, and owner of Basildon Studios and Music Academy.

Special thanks to John Summerton for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about John then please check out his social links below:

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    August 18, 2020 40 sec

    Welcome to “Talk to the Band”, a new podcast for anyone who is passionate about contemporary music.

    Each episode, we talk to band members and session musicians who have toured and recorded with ‘household’ name bands and artists. 

    You’ll not only learn about their career and who they’ve performed with, but find out who they really are, what music has influenced them, how they started in music, hear gossip and tales from the road and ...

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