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The StageLeft Podcast lifts the veil on the music industry by telling the stories of those with a unique vantage point. We talk to the unsung heroes behind the success and help young musicians going into an ever complex industry by gleaning advice about the working practices of the the greats from those who were in close proximity when the magic was being made.

The StageLeft Podcast has featured musicians who’ve worked performed live & in the studio with David Bowie, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, U2, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, The Prodigy, Bjork, Dave Gilmour, Morrissey, Alanis Morissette, The Damned and Fun Lovin' Criminals.

In January 2016, David Bowie's long term producer Tony Visconti appeared to to talk in depth about how Bowie was recording his final album Blackstar. The episode was released only a few days before Bowie passed, and was met with much acclaim.

The StageLeft Podcast The StageLeft Podcast

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The StageLeft Podcast lifts the veil on the music industry by telling the stories of those with a unique vantage point. We talk to the unsung heroes behind the success and help young musicians going into an ever complex industry by gleaning advice about the working practices of the the greats from those who were in close proximity when the magic was being made.

The StageLeft Podcast has featured musicians who’ve worked performed live & in the studio with David Bowie, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, U2, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, The Prodigy, Bjork, Dave Gilmour, Morrissey, Alanis Morissette, The Damned and Fun Lovin' Criminals.

In January 2016, David Bowie's long term producer Tony Visconti appeared to to talk in depth about how Bowie was recording his final album Blackstar. The episode was released only a few days before Bowie passed, and was met with much acclaim.

    Kerry Harvey-Piper & Calum MacColl - Red Grape Music Management & Record label

    Kerry Harvey-Piper & Calum MacColl - Red Grape Music Management & Record label

    What should a young musician look for when choosing a manager? 

    What should a good manager do?

    How can a musician avoid being exploited?

    How can we compartmentalise our work from family life when the two are entwined?

    These are just some of the questions we explore with Calum and Kerry from Red Grape Music management in our new episode!

    Up next will be Miles Copeland III.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Neil Cowley - Adele / Neil Cowley Trio/ Stereophonics

    Neil Cowley - Adele / Neil Cowley Trio/ Stereophonics

    On our new episode, Neil Cowley
    of the Neil Cowley trio reflects on how he and Adele nailed the iconic Bob Dylan cover of Make You Feel My Love first take, being produced by Paul Epworth on Rolling in the Deep, recording at Nil Frahms' studio and recording with Kelly Jones of Stereophonics.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Sybil Bell - Founder of Independent Venues Week

    Sybil Bell - Founder of Independent Venues Week

    What can music fans do to help grassroots venues? What can young musicians do most to enable their pathway to success? Some of the answers are easier than you thought when you hear Sybil Bell of Independent Venue Week on the new episode of The StageLeft Podcast, ahead of the release of 'Long and Winding Road', a new film depciting Phil Selway of Radiohead travelling UK wide meeting owners of grassroots venues during Independent Venue Week.

    Be sure to support support Sybil by following on Instagram and Twitter.

    Tag us both in when listening, @IVW_UK and @thestageleftpod (Twitter) or @thestageleftpodcast (Instagram)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Part 2/2 - Celebrating 5 years of The StageLeft Podcast

    Part 2/2 - Celebrating 5 years of The StageLeft Podcast

    James Dale of Goldheart Assembly reflects with The Stagecraft Podcast on some of the eye opening stories from 5 years of interviewing, plus we reveal who is up next!

    • 45 min
    Celebrating 5 years of The StageLeft Podcast - Part 1

    Celebrating 5 years of The StageLeft Podcast - Part 1

    Time to take stock as Chris from The StageLeft Podcast reflects on 5 years of The StageLeft Podcast with his favourite and funniest stories from behind the scenes recording the podcast, interviewed by the superb James Dale of Goldheart Assembly who once appeared on StageLeft! 

    Part One of Two. 

    Edited by Alex Soikans 

    • 59 min
    Steve Hamilton (2/2) - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Steve Hamilton (2/2) - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Steve Hamilton continues to split our sides as we descend into drunkenness on the eve of Corona virus. In Part 2 of 2 we hear Steve's thoughts on each member of NGHFB, we explore the realities of film score writing and documentary making, playing the Olympics closing ceremony, late nights with Martin Freeman and never hearing back from Matt Bellamy. 

    • 38 min

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