54 episodes

Musician and synth-enthusiast Seja talks to her guests about their creative endeavours, where they came from, and what inspires them.
She is also asking about the strangest or worst show/experience the person has had as part of their artistic venture. The answer to this question will not only be played on the podcast, but also illustrated by a different artist each time.
Illustrations will be posted on the HearSej Facebook and Instagram pages.

HearSej Seja Vogel

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    • 4.9, 74 Ratings

Musician and synth-enthusiast Seja talks to her guests about their creative endeavours, where they came from, and what inspires them.
She is also asking about the strangest or worst show/experience the person has had as part of their artistic venture. The answer to this question will not only be played on the podcast, but also illustrated by a different artist each time.
Illustrations will be posted on the HearSej Facebook and Instagram pages.

    #54 Leah Senior

    #54 Leah Senior

    Seja talks to her guest Leah Senior about the writing and recording of her beautiful new album ‘The Passing Scene’ and what it’s been like releasing the album during COVID-19. She talks about writers block, self-doubt, teaching piano and how learning other people’s songs can help one’s creativity. Seja and Leah share stories about their European upbringings, their love of Paul McCartney and The Beatles and their lyrical heroes.

    Leah’s strange show story was illustrated by Michelle Tinker (@design.and.tinker).

    All illustrations can be seen on the HearSej Facebook page and on instagram @hearsejpodcast

    • 50 min
    #53 Banoffee

    #53 Banoffee

    Seja talks to her guest Martha Brown (Banoffee) about how they became friends while touring together in the early days of Otouto. She talks about her memories of writing and singing with her sister Hazel and over the years progressing as a musician, songwriter and producer when she started her solo project Banoffee. Seja and Martha talk about their Steiner educations, late night snacks, going on a world tour with Taylor Swift and the theatre of turning knobs. There is lots of chat about Banoffee’s new album ‘Look At Us Now Dad’, relying on sadness for inspiration, looking after oneself on tour and karma.

    Martha’s strange show story was illustrated by beautiful singer Your Smith. check out her music here - www.yousmithforever.com

    All illustrations can be seen on the HearSej Facebook page and on instagram @hearsejpodcast

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #52 Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger)

    #52 Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger)

    Seja talks to her guest Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger) about the first bands he loved: The Beatles, David Bowie and Kiss and how important conviction is in songwriting. Bernard and Seja share memories of the Brisbane music scene in the 90s/early 00s and how they both aim to write perfectly slick sounding music. Bernard tells Seja about his compulsion to write, his work ethic and his songwriting process. They chat about memory, the difference between being a singer and a performer, and Powderfinger’s recent one-night-only reformation.

    Bernard’s strange show story was illustrated by Andrea Portela Moreno @andrea_portela_moreno

    All illustrations can be seen on the HearSej Facebook page and on instagram @hearsejpodcast

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    #51 Paul Dempsey (Something For Kate)

    #51 Paul Dempsey (Something For Kate)

    Seja talks to her guest Paul Dempsey (Something for Kate) during the COVID-19 quarantine about homeschooling, trying to release music during a pandemic, home recording and demo-itis. Paul tells Seja about his love for metal and fast guitar as a kid, how he managed to learn instruments by mimicking others, and his perfect pitch. Seja and Paul share stories of the infamous 4zzz Market Day that ended in a riot and stories about being tall.

    Paul’s strange show experience is illustrated by Paul McNeil (@paulmcneilart)

    You can find all illustrations on instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej Facebook page.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #50 Jeremy Neale

    #50 Jeremy Neale

    Seja talks to her guest Jeremy Neale about his feelings regarding his new album ‘ We were trying to make it out’ which came out in February 2020. They chat about his Beach Boys influence, his start on the drums, learning guitar on a nylon string, and how knowing chords above the 5th fret doesn’t matter. Jeremy Tells Seja about the touring logistics of his 12-piece band Velociraptor, how to survive as a musician in a capitalist world and how lovely and supportive the Brisbane music community is. Seja and Jeremy share stories about how they say yes to everything and their experiences going to New York as recipients of the Grant McLennan Fellowship.

    • 57 min
    #49 Andrew Falkous (Mclusky, Future Of The Left)

    #49 Andrew Falkous (Mclusky, Future Of The Left)

    Seja talks to her guest Andrew Falkous AKA Falco (Future of the Left, Mclusky) about how as a kid he wasn’t a music fan as a rebellion against his music teacher parents, how Queen changed everything and how he hates the term origin story. They chat about bullying the bullies, stage banter and their shared love for Roland Juno 60s. Falco tells Seja about his honesty regarding making a living from music, how he protects his voice, his trusting relationships with his bandmates and the role their egos play in the songwriting process.

    Falco's strange show experience was illustrated by Murdoch Stafford (@murdochstafford).

    You can find all illustrations on instagram @hearsejpodcast or on the HearSej Facebook page.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

The Workshop ,

Bernard Fanning

Great interview love your easy going open nature , and all you’re interviews are informative and relaxed 😎

Nick Naulty ,

Love this Pod.

This is an absolutely wonderful listen and beautifully put together by a thoroughly brilliant human. Such good chats. Please keep going.

FALCON JAB ,

⚡️

Really great podcast from Seja Vogel about Musicians, I highly recommend! 😊

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