7 episodes

Author of the Song by Song book series, TV journalist & producer, video PR executive

Fistful of Chords Jim Drury

    • Music
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

Author of the Song by Song book series, TV journalist & producer, video PR executive

    Fistful of Chords - Simon Hanson (Squeeze)

    Fistful of Chords - Simon Hanson (Squeeze)

    Squeeze's powerhouse drummer Simon Hanson gives the lowdown on life in the industry, how joining Death in Vegas propelled him into the big time, and the way that personal tragedy at the age of 19 made him feel immortal. He also reveals his joy at working with Squeeze songwriting icons Glenn Tilbrook & Chris Difford. (Photo copyright - Clare Davis)

    • 49 min
    Fistful of Chords - Shelly Poole (Alisha's Attic & Red Sky July)

    Fistful of Chords - Shelly Poole (Alisha's Attic & Red Sky July)

    Singer-songwriter Shelly Poole discusses her time in Alisha's Attic and current band Red Sky July. Shelly is a prolific songwriter, working with some of the biggest names in the music industry. She speaks openly about the miraculous survival and recovery of husband and band-mate Ally McErlaine after he suffered a Grade 5 aneurysm in 2009.

    • 30 min
    Fistful of Chords - Wilko Johnson Part 2

    Fistful of Chords - Wilko Johnson Part 2

    In part 2, Wilko Johnson discusses the death of former Dr Feelgood comrade Lee Brilleaux, joining Ian Dury & The Blockheads, having a surprise 2014 hit with Roger Daltrey, and his recent public suggestion for replacing the handshake in these socially distanced times.

    • 32 min
    Fistful Of Chords - Wilko Johnson Part 1

    Fistful Of Chords - Wilko Johnson Part 1

    Wilko Johnson discusses his life of solitary confinement in lockdown, fractious times in Dr Feelgood, and how he was cured from cancer after being given just 10 months to live.

    • 41 min
    Fistful of Chords - Mickey Gallagher (The Blockheads)

    Fistful of Chords - Mickey Gallagher (The Blockheads)

    Mickey Gallagher wrote songs with Ian Dury for almost a quarter of a century, until the singer's death in 2000. A member of The Blockheads since 1977, Mickey continues to tour with both the band and The Animals. He lifts the lid on the ups and downs of working with maverick genius Dury, how the band made the decision to continue after their leader's death, and discusses why he turned down a full-time role in The Clash.

    • 49 min
    Fistful of Chords - Chris Difford (Squeeze)

    Fistful of Chords - Chris Difford (Squeeze)

    Chris Difford is half of one of British pop's most enduring - and endearing - songwriting double acts. Along with Glenn Tilbrook, Chris has formed the backbone of Squeeze for almost a half a century. He wrote the lyrics for classic hits like Cool for Cats, Up The Junction, and Tempted and continues to perform and record in Squeeze.

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    • 42 min

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Great podcast!

Really love this series. There is a genuine warmth and affection between Jim and his guests. You can tell that Jim knows a huge amount about the backstory of the performers but leaves them the space to tell their stories.

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