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Episode 65 – John Williams

Kieran and Derek are joined by music producer and songwriter John Williams. John has worked with a stellar line up of music acts across all genres. It was great to hear the stories behind many of the most popular chart toppers we all know and love. John regaled us with tales from the music industry…

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Episode 64 – Will Sergeant

For this week’s episode Derek and Kieran are Joined by Will Sergeant founder and guitarist for Echo and the Bunnymen. Will has recently released his memoir, “Bunnyman”. The book is a no holds barred look at life in a working-class area on the suburbs of Liverpool. We discuss the influences and music Will was listening…

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Episode 63 – David Paton

Kieran and Derek are joined by David Paton who cut his musical teeth as a member of a young Bay City Rollers. David decided to part ways with the group and formed Pilot. This would lead to huge success with hits such as “Magic, January, Call Me Round and Just a Smile”. However success also…

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Episode 62 – Dave Hemingway

Derek and Kieran are joined by Dave Hemingway. Dave became a member of The Housemartins after replacing Hugh Whitaker on drums, we discuss the genius behind the video “Five Get Over Excited” which introduced Dave to the public as a member of the band. We also talk about the formation and outstanding back catalogue of…

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Episode 61 – The Korgis

Kieran and Derek are joined this week by James Warren and Al Steele from the brilliant Korgis. A band with its roots in prog rock with Stackridge, they played the first ever Glastonbury, James would eventually form The Korgis with Andy Davis in 1978. Bursting into the mainstream with their highly melodic tunes, thoughtful lyrics,…

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Episode 60 – Thomas Walsh

Derek and Kieran are joined by the brilliant Thomas Walsh. Thomas is a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has an outstanding catalogue of music with his band Pugwash. Thomas also formed the Duckwoth Lewis Method with Neil Hannon to critical acclaim. Great stories of growing up in Dublin and meeting the icons of the…

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Episode 59 – Mark Reilly

Derek and Kieran are joined by singer and songwriter, Mark Reilly from the band “Matt Bianco” Matt Bianco is a UK group formed in 1982 by Mark Reilly (vocals),Danny White (keyboards) and the late Kito Poncioni (bass) , all originally members of the band Blue Rondo A La Turk. For their first album “Whose Side…

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Episode 58 – Gary Clark

Kieran and Derek are joined by musician Gary Clark.   In 1984 Gary, his brother Kit and best friend Ged formed the band Spencer Tracy who would become Danny Wilson. Spotted busking around Dundee they were quickly signed, and released the album, Meet Danny Wilson, which contained the hit single, Mary’s Prayer, which propelled them…

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Episode 57- Dean Friedman

Derek and Kieran are joined by Dean Friedman. Dean is a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist who resides in New York. Dean first marked his entry into pop consciousness with the Top 20 chart success of his infectious hit single, Ariel, a quirky irresistible pop song about a free spirited, pot-smoking, vegetarian Jewish girl in…

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Episode 56 – Chesney Hawkes

Kieran and Derek are joined by Chesney Hawkes. Chesney is a singer, songwriter and occasional actor who was propelled to great heights with his hit single, “The One and Only” which was one of the most successful releases of the entire 1990’s and the song continues to top ‘Best pop song of the nineties’ polls….

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