10 episodes

I bought a copy of Papa Lips CD “High Time Now” when it was first released in 1998. One of the tracks on it “I’ll Be Free” stuck me as capturing the optimistic enthusiasm of youth. But what happens to the hopes and dreams of musicians just starting out.

I’m Neil Ashworth and this is “I’ll Be Free”, a podcast about musicians finding a way to make a living, the lessons they’ve learned, and how they survived, or plan to survive, a life in music.

All the playlists and tech details are on www.fishwishing.com.au

I’ll Be Free Neil Ashworth

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

I bought a copy of Papa Lips CD “High Time Now” when it was first released in 1998. One of the tracks on it “I’ll Be Free” stuck me as capturing the optimistic enthusiasm of youth. But what happens to the hopes and dreams of musicians just starting out.

I’m Neil Ashworth and this is “I’ll Be Free”, a podcast about musicians finding a way to make a living, the lessons they’ve learned, and how they survived, or plan to survive, a life in music.

All the playlists and tech details are on www.fishwishing.com.au

    Rowan Lane

    Rowan Lane

    Rowan Lane emerged from the music scene of nineties Balmain playing rhythm and blues bass. Now in his forties he is considered one of the top ten bass players in Australia. But what does that mean? I spoke to him in a sunny garret in Glebe. More information including playlists at www.fishwishing.com.au/rowan-lane/

    • 34 min
    Declan Kelly

    Declan Kelly

    Declan Kelly was the founding drummer of Papa Lips, the Balmain Rhythm and Blues band from the 90s. He then went on to forge a career as a solo artist. This is the second episode of the Balmain Trilogy. I spoke to him in his own studio “The Nest” in Su...

    • 33 min
    Kara Grainger

    Kara Grainger

    Kara Grainger fronted Balmain R & B band Papa Lips with vocals and guitar. I spoke to her in the CBAA studios in Alexandria after her appearance at Bluesfest 2021 was cancelled and she was about to return to Nashville where she now lives. Since Papa Li...

    • 32 min
    Little Green

    Little Green

    Now we’re going to veer sharply into the music scene inhabited by digital natives. Little Green is multi instrumentalist singer/songwriter who has decided to make music her life. What makes her tick? www.fishwishing.com.au/little-green

    • 34 min
    Sarah Homeh

    Sarah Homeh

    www.fishwishing.com.au/sarah-homeh. Sarah Homeh is a vocalist and bassist. She studied jazz, a term often used in conjunction with another genre, jazz and blues, jazz-rock fusion, acid jazz. She plays in many bands including The Butchers and Monstress....

    • 33 min
    Charlie Margin

    Charlie Margin

    www.fishwishing.com.au/charlie-margin Charlie Margin lives and works in Woy Woy on the NSW Central Coast. He’s a drummer and keyboardist, records and produces his own music and also for dozens of other musicians. He’s built his own network of like minded creatives.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Vero Possumus ,

Spinal Tap But Without The Satirical Humour.

This podcast will not make you laugh or make you cry, it will however put you off a career in music.
The musicians are not asked the one question that matters - if your music career doesn’t work out, do you have a Plan B?
A follow-up Where Are They Now? Podcast in 10 years time would be interesting.

BillyRazer44 ,

Epic

Very interesting topics! 😀

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