Hey Folks! Welcome to the Brief Encounter Podcast. I've been a professional drummer for over 30 years and have played with some great bands and musicians such as Picturehouse, Marianne Faithfull, Paul Brady, Glen Hansard and The Frames to name but a few.I've always been interested in what it takes to pursue an artistic endeavour and maintain longevity in a very challenging industry so I'll be interviewing artists from all walks of life.
Ep.11 with Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames, Kíla)
Almost twenty years ago Colm Mac Con Iomaire was struggling to describe his early attempts at composition and made a distinction between ‘tunes’ and ‘music’. Much of his playing life up to that point had been in the Irish traditional world of ‘tunes’...
Ep.10 with Status Quo guitarist Richie Malone.
I was first introduced to Richie Malone by my good friend Linda McDonnell at my local pub Scholars in Firhouse, Dublin. I had no idea that Richie was the guitarist in legendary band Status Quo.His story is very unique in that he was first introduced to...
Ep.09 with drummer Rick McMurray from the band Ash
Ash is a Northern Irish band formed in Downpatrick, County Down in 1989 by vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler, bassist Mark Hamilton and drummer Rick McMurray. As a three-piece, they released mini-album Trailer in 1994 and full-length album 1977 in...
Ep.08 with Irish Singer/Songwriter Mark Geary
Mark Geary is an Irish singer-songwriter and musician born in Dublin, Ireland.In 1992 he emigrated to New York City living in New York's East Village.Mark began playing the local circuit in venues such as the Sin É alongside Jeff Buckley and worked in...
Ep.07 with U.S. band Paris Monster(Josh Dion and Geoff Kraly)
Paris Monster is a rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band was formed in 2012. Members include Josh Dion (vocals, drums, keyboards) and Geoff Kraly (bass guitar, modular synthesiser.)The band is best known for their musical virtuosity, as each...
Ep.06 with drummer Dave Hingerty (The Frames, Josh Ritter, Kila, Bronagh Gallagher, Side 4 Collective)
Hey Folks,Welcome to episode 6 of my Podcast with Irish drummer Dave Hingerty.On this episode we discuss Dave's Side 4 Collective and how he was inspired to create a musical project that stemmed from his drum beats. Both myself and Dave have both been...
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I am looking forward to hearing Johnnys next podcast, the first one with the Brilliant Dave Browne was just excellent, natural, funny, informative, and Johnnys interviewing was so natural, not stilted in any way, and made my long arduous commute in London a breeze. I am sure this will climb up the podcasr charts quickly.
This podcast took us way back to the formation of Picturehouse, all the tours, anecdotes of life on the road, and the many colourful characters along the way. to where the band are now (Looking forward to the new album lads) A really enjoyable listen.
Well done Johnny! Whens the next one?