20 episodes

Before The Light Goes Out is a podcast hosted by UK based songwriter and author Kathryn Williams. In Each episode, Kathryn talks to a special guest from the worlds of music and literature about what they do as they enter the realm of sleep, what has changed for them over the years AND OTHER THINGS
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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Before The Light Goes Out is a podcast hosted by UK based songwriter and author Kathryn Williams. In Each episode, Kathryn talks to a special guest from the worlds of music and literature about what they do as they enter the realm of sleep, what has changed for them over the years AND OTHER THINGS
BeforeTheLightGoesOut.com
KathrynWilliams.co.uk
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    The Anchoress/ Catherine Ann Davies

    The Anchoress/ Catherine Ann Davies

    The Anchoress
    Catherine Ann Davies is a songwriter, author and multi instrumentalist. She has supported and duetted with the Manic Street Preachers and toured with Simple Minds, Ed Harcourt and Martha wainwright. Her album “The Art Of Losing’, was named amongst the best albums of 2021 by the Sunday Times, Record Collector and Classic Rock. 
    In this episode, Catherine talks about how the things that are supposed to get you to sleep don’t really work for her, the rules of tour buses, being autistic and the luxury of a huge hotel bed.

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    • 30 min
    Sam Parton

    Sam Parton

    Sam Parton
    Sam is one of the founding members of Canadian alt folk rock group The Be Good Tanyas. She has made most recently, an album with Jolie Holland called “Wildflower Blues”, that they co wrote and performed. In this episode Sam tells us about two car crashes, one of which saved her life, how she has had to adjust after brain surgery. Our conversation swerves straight into talking pre birth and post death.

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    • 25 min
    Matt Deighton

    Matt Deighton

    Matt is a singer songwriter. He was the front man of band Mother Earth , has played guitar for Paul Weller and Oasis. Most recently a Sky documentary tells of his career, life and how he’s the best kept secret in the music industry.
    This episode was recorded back stage at the Barbican at a show we were both playing that night. The same room in fact that I interviewed Emmy the Great. You may hear the echo of the room and musicians bobbing past now and again. Matt talks about his love of podcasts and when a podcaster does the adverts themselves. He also talks about his love of all things spooktacular and ghostly and the many experiences he’s had of hauntings.

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    • 21 min
    Emmy the Great

    Emmy the Great

    Emmy the Great
    Emma Lee Moss is an English singer songwriter who sings in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK, Emmy is in the process of writing a book on Canto pop.
    This episode was recorded back stage at a show at the Barbican that we were both performing at, so you can hear the bustle of musical instruments now and again, and the echo of a small dressing room. She talks about the importance of dreams and how she keeps a dream diary. 

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    • 16 min
    Clare Shaw

    Clare Shaw

    Clare Shaw
    Clare is a British poet whose three collections are published by Bloodaxe books. She has won The Northern writers award and is co director of Kendal poetry festival. She tutors at Arvon and the Wordsworth poetry school in Grassmere. In this episode Clare talks openly about her struggle with sleep and how grief has affected that. She talks with joy about sleeper train adventures and her new found joy of simple pleasures.

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    • 28 min
    Boo Hewerdine

    Boo Hewerdine

    Boo Hewerdine
    Boo is an Ivor Novello award nominated singer songwriter, best known for his work with Eddie Reader who made his song “Patience of Angels” an international hit. His career started as front man in 80’s band “The Bible”. He’s written for and with Sia, KDLang, Kris Drever and Chris Difford. In this episode he talks about the many hotels, b and b’s and houses he’s stayed in over the years on tour. How his resting position is angry starfish and the many times that trip advisor was right.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Noel Reading ,

Excellent guests, thoughtful questions

I love the pace and format of this show- Kathryn is a really good, very gentle interviewer, who gets the very best from her guests. Her warmth and her kind approach often gleans surprisingly revealing truths from her subjects

Tim McRea ,

National Treasure

Fantastic to have Kathryn start a new podcast. She’s a national treasure, genius songwriter, great communicator, and has some lovely insights into LITERALLY everything. She also has some photos of me on a tourbus that I’d rather didn’t see the Iight of day. Hence the review.

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