20 episodes

A podcast all about young attempts at musical stardom and a love letter to music making. Featuring chats with people in all sorts of fields including writers, actors, illustrators, comedians and broadcasters. Presented and produced by Nick Taylor

My Teenage Band Nick Taylor

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

A podcast all about young attempts at musical stardom and a love letter to music making. Featuring chats with people in all sorts of fields including writers, actors, illustrators, comedians and broadcasters. Presented and produced by Nick Taylor

    Felicity Ward from 'Bastian'

    Felicity Ward from 'Bastian'

    This week Nick talks to the brilliant comedian and actor Felicity Ward about singing and playing guitar in grunge bands while growing up in Australia. We hear about gigs in shopping centres and ice rinks, instruments and other paraphernalia gathered from local tips, and why performing music is always scarier than stand-up comedy.

    Follow Felicity on Twitter @felicityward

    More info on Felicity including upcoming gigs at her website

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

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    • 35 min
    Josh Weller from 'Your Loss'

    Josh Weller from 'Your Loss'

    This week Nick talks to the brilliant stand-up comedian, musician and graphic novelist Josh Weller about his punk adventures on the Norwich pub circuit with volatile band managers, playing hundreds of solo gigs in London and his (very brief) experience signing to a major label on the continent before returning to his punk routes fronting The Kenneths. 

    Follow Josh on Twitter and Instagram

    Listen to Josh's single 'Jizzy Pop - Put Your Titties'

    Listen to the episode with Abi Palmer here or wherever you get your podcasts

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

    • 39 min
    Josie Long from 'Brain Gandhi'

    Josie Long from 'Brain Gandhi'

    This week Nick talks to the wonderful comedian and broadcaster Josie Long! Josie talks about four teenage bands - three of which even involved actually playing music. From abortive attempts at piano, clarinet and trumpet, we hear about how Josie went on to emulate the stars of Bassist Magazine, performing in band with names that ranged from the problematic to the bizarre, playing in bohemian warehouses and attempting to recruit South-East London's best teenage guitarist.

    Josie's website
    Arts Emergency
    Listen to BBC Radio 4's Short Cuts
    Tickets for Josie's show 'Tender' online as part of Brighton Festival on 25th May 2021
    Watch Josie's show 'Cara Josephine' on Amazon Prime

    Follow Josie on Twitter @JosieLong

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

    • 33 min
    Rivkah Reyes from 'Sweet Revenge' & 'Brother StarRace'

    Rivkah Reyes from 'Sweet Revenge' & 'Brother StarRace'

    This week Nick talks to Rivkah Reyes - wonderful comedian, musician,  podcast host, actor, and actual member of SCHOOL OF ROCK! That's right - we are blessed with young band royalty on the podcast as the bassist from the 2003 masterpiece talks a little bit about making School of Rock, but mostly about their post-movie musical adventures including a stint in a high-school emo band called 'Sweet Revenge' and later as singer and bassist in rock/soul band 'Brother StarRace'. Listen out for audio from both these bands plus stories of messy band break-ups, questionable cover songs, band benefactors/dentists and how Rivkah's music lead to a comedy career.

    Listen to Rivkah's podcast 'Where Are We Now' wherever you get your podcasts

    Rivkah's essay 'Confessions of an Obsolete Child Actor'

    Follow Rivkah on:
    Twitter
    Instagram
    TikTok
    Patreon

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

    • 39 min
    Rebecca Front from 'The Jonathan Gee Quartet'

    Rebecca Front from 'The Jonathan Gee Quartet'

    For the first time on the podcast we're delving in to the world of JAZZ as Nick talks to comedian, actor and writer Rebecca Front about being the lead singer of a jazz quartet in Leytonstone. At the age of 16 Rebecca joined her older brother Jeremy and their neighbour Jonathan Gee (now a successful jazz pianist) to form a jazz group who intended to take East London by storm with their takes on the great standards, featuring singing AND scatting from Rebecca. As is often the 'My Teenage Band' way, things didn't quite work out as planned. Rebecca talks about surprisingly hostile jazz crowds, disastrous auditions and the ways in which her jazz days would inform her early comedy years.

    Find out more about Jonathan Gee
    Follow Rebecca on Twitter

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

    • 30 min
    Shaun Keaveny from 'Mosque'

    Shaun Keaveny from 'Mosque'

    Welcome to SEASON 2 of the My Teenage Band podcast! We're kicking things off with a chat with the utterly brilliant BBC 6Music presenter Shaun Keaveny, who talks to Nick all about playing guitar in prog/indie band Mosque.

    Shaun grew up in Leigh, Greater Manchester. He was headhunted for the band Mosque after cancelled holiday plans lead to him getting a guitar and an uncle taught him House of the Rising Sun. They went on to consume a lot of hob nobs and perform across the Greater Manchester area, when the gigs actually went ahead of course. Shaun talks about all of these things plus Mosque's epic prog songs about Canterbury, zoos and American TV shows of the 70s. We also hear some exclusive Mosque cuts - though only a couple due to the band's producer keeping a tight grip on the archives.

    Listen to Shaun every weekday on BBC Radio 6Music 1-4pm
    Follow Shaun on Twitter

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Great new show

This podcast is great! Its such a great concept and a real joy to listen to!

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