26 episodes

Interviews with keyboard players from all genres.



Whether you’re a weekend warrior in a covers band or a successful act on the international tour circuit, we’ll try and keep you entertained with the latest and greatest. With hosts who are players themselves, we ask the questions that matter but keep it fun at the same time.

The Keyboard Chronicles David Holloway

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Interviews with keyboard players from all genres.



Whether you’re a weekend warrior in a covers band or a successful act on the international tour circuit, we’ll try and keep you entertained with the latest and greatest. With hosts who are players themselves, we ask the questions that matter but keep it fun at the same time.

    Matt Johnson, Jamiroquai

    Matt Johnson, Jamiroquai

    Matt Johnson has been holding down keys duties with Jamiroqaui for close to twenty years with huge skill and aplomb. We catch up with Matt to talk a bit of gear and a lot of great insight into approaching playing at this level.

    Links to content mentioned during the show (links will open in new tab):

    Matt’s Youtube Channel 

    Ms. Dynamite

    Jamiroquai – We Can Do It

    Matt Johnson – With The Music Album

    Jamiroquai Live

    Matt and his Moog One

    Matt’s Touring Rig (2018)

    Matt and his Prophet 10

    Matt plays Deeper Underground (without the train wreck!)

    Desert Island Discs:  Stompin’ at the Savoy – Rufus and Chaka Khan, Secrets of the Beehive – David Sylvian, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below – Outkast, Heroes – David Bowie, Still Life (Talking) – Pat Metheny Group.



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    We’re always keen to hear from you: drop us a line via the website, Facebook, or Twitter. If you’re a keyboard player, we also have a weekly newsletter with interesting news from the industry just for you. To help us keep the podcast running like a fine oiled machine, we do have a Patreon account if you’d like to contribute the cost of a small cup of coffee a month.







    Finally, check out our podcast guest playlist on Spotify to get a taste of each guest’s creations.

    • 51 min
    Clive Nolan, Arena / Pendragon / Shadowland

    Clive Nolan, Arena / Pendragon / Shadowland

    If you think it’d be hard being in one successful band, try being in three on top of a bunch of other projects. Clive Nolan is best known for his keys work with Pendragon and Arena, but as you’ll hear he’s up to a lot more than that.

    Links to content mentioned during the show:

    Clive’s recently released book    

    Mick Pointer

    Genesis – Seconds Out

    Matt Clifford

    Korg  01/W

    Roland A-90

    Arena – Paradise of Thieves

    She  – The Musical

    ‘Dragon Fire’ Chorus

    Beowulf saga

    Desert Island Discs:  The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table – Rick Wakeman, Seconds  Out – Genesis, Symphonie fantastique – Berlioz, The Best of Monty Python, Phantom of the Opera  – Andrew Lloyd Webber.

    Clive’s Top 5 Stephen King books: ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Mr Mercedes and sequels, Dark Tower books.



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    We’re always keen to hear from you: drop us a line via the website, Facebook, or Twitter.

    If you’re a keyboard player, we also have a weekly newsletter with interesting news from the industry just for you.

    To help us keep the podcast running like a fine oiled machine, we do have a Patreon account if you’d like to contribute the cost of a small cup of coffee a month.







    Finally, check out our podcast guest playlist on Spotify to get a taste of each guest’s creations.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Roddy Bottum, Faith No More / Imperial Teen / Crickets

    Roddy Bottum, Faith No More / Imperial Teen / Crickets

    Roddy Bottum would be best known to most listeners as the keyboard player in the phenomenally successful hard rock outfit Faith No More. However as we’ll learn, Roddy is a musician with a prolific and diverse output, which includes the indie pop sensibilities of Imperial Teen, the dancey electronica of Crickets and the doomy metal of Nastie Band – all current projects. Add to this his current COVID isolation inspired collaboration with his Partner Joey Holman and his film score and opera work, it’s fair to say that Roddy is not only an excellent keyboard player, but a truly creative artist with plenty to share.

    Links to content mentioned during the show:  

    Faith No More – Live 2015 at Hellfest

    Roland Juno 6

    The amazing Duane Hitchings

    Man On Man – Baby, You’re My Everything  

    E-mu Emax

    Sequential OB-6

    Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock

    Africola Restaurant in Adelaide

    Imperial Teen – Don’t Wanna Let You Go

    Roddy’s Film and TV compositions

    Fred 

    Nastie Band – Falling In Love Again

    Crickets – Elastic

    Sasquatch: The Opera

    Roddy’s Bandcamp releases

    Desert Island Discs:  Self-Titled – Roxy Music, The Wiz Soundtrack, 1999 – Prince, 20 Jazz Funk Greats – Throbbing Gristle, Hunky Dory – David Bowie.



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Peter-John Vettese, Jethro Tull / Simple Minds / Bee Gees

    Peter-John Vettese, Jethro Tull / Simple Minds / Bee Gees

    Peter-John Vettese is a UK-based keyboard player, composer, producer and arranger. Like so many of our guests, summarising Peter’s work within the prism of three or four artists is unfair. As you’ll hear, Peter has had, and continues to have an amazing career across the gamut of music. Strap in for a fascinating journey from the big band halls to the arenas and studios of the world.

    Links to content mentioned during the show:

    Rick Beato’s YouTube channel

    Weather Report – Man in the Green Shirt (Tail Spinnin’)

    Peter with Ian Anderson / Jethro Tull – Fly By Night

    Peter with Jethro Tull – One Brown Mouse

    Peter with Bandzilla

    Peter with Foreigner

    Stephen Lipson

    Simple Minds – Real Life

    Peter with Simple Minds

    Zucchero – Miss Mary (the solo starts at 2:30 and for the record I cannot pick the mistake)

    Peter co-writes with Tina Arena

    Peter produces and programs for The Bee Gees

    Robin Gibb – Don’t Cry Alone

    Sia – You have Been Loved

    Cliff Jones – Composer

    Saint Bibiana

    Heather Small – Proud

    Substance dualism / Cartesian dualism

    Joe Cocker – No Ordinary World

    Jethro Tull – Hunting Girl

    Spinal Tap – Jazz Odyssey

    Desert Island Discs: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles, Tarkus – Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Can’t Buy A Thrill – Steely Dan, Forest of Feelings – David Sancious, Innervisions – Stevie Wonder, Black Market – Weather Report.



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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Jeff Babko, Jimmy Kimmel / Martin Short / James Taylor / Neil Young

    Jeff Babko, Jimmy Kimmel / Martin Short / James Taylor / Neil Young

    Jeff Babko is an amazingly versatile keyboard player covering TV, movies, touring and recording. In this interview, Jeff covers everything from working live on stage with Martin Short and Steve Martin, to recording with Neil Young and an orchestra. As you’ll hear, the four artists listed in this episode’s title are only the tip of the iceberg.

    Links to content mentioned during the show:

    Bruce Hornsby

    Julio Iglesias

    Dan Warner

    Larry Carlton

    Robben Ford

    Toto

    An Evening You’ll Forget For The Rest of Your Life – Martin Short and Steve Martin

    Jeff Babko’s Solo Albums

    Mike Elizondo

    Michael Bearden

    Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

    Colin Hay

    The Caffeinated Keyboardist Podcast

    Jeff’s keyboard stand collapse

    Desert Island Discs: POV – Utopia, Speak No Evil – Wayne Shorter, Oh Yeah? – Jan Hammer, The Golden Age of Wireless – Thomas Dolby, Seven Steps to Heaven – Miles Davis.



    Don’t forget to click on any of the subscribe links to automatically have each episode download, or just click play on the player above to listen right here.







    We’re always keen to hear from you: drop us a line via the website, Facebook, or Twitter. If you’re a keyboard player, we also have a weekly newsletter with interesting news from the industry just for you. To help us keep the podcast running like a fine oiled machine, we do have a Patreon account if you’d like to contribute the cost of a small cup of coffee a month.







    Finally, check out our podcast guest playlist on Spotify to get a taste of each guest’s creations.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Jan Pulsford, Cyndi Lauper and Chico Freeman

    Jan Pulsford, Cyndi Lauper and Chico Freeman

    Jan Pulsford has had a diverse and interesting career over many years, and we take advantage of Jan’s wisdom to talk everything from playing and collaborating with Cyndi Lauper, through to performing in the virtual world of Second Life and the challenges of running a streaming service for electronic and ambient music.







    Links to content mentioned during the show:

    Melody Maker magazine

    Hohner Pianet

    Oberheim OB-Xa

    Geoff Downes

    Trevor Horn  

    The Thompson Twins

    Felicia Collins

    Cyndi Lauper

    Merlyn’s magical music (Spotify link / Apple Music Link)

    David Thornton

    Searching – the song

    Come on Home – the song

    Shine – the song

    Rocket Network

    Chico Freeman

    JamKazam

    Jana KYoMooN performing in Second Life

    Rendlesham Forest Incident

    Mothership Radio

    Desert Island Discs / Artists: Massive Attack, Vaughan Williams, Miles Davis, John Martin, The Planets – Holst.







    Don’t forget to click on any of the subscribe links to automatically have each episode download, or just click play on the player above to listen right here.







    We’re always keen to hear from you: drop us a line via the website, Facebook, or Twitter. If you’re a keyboard player, we also have a weekly newsletter with interesting news from the industry just for you.

    • 51 min

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