27 episodes

Had it not been for the introduction of podcasts into my life, my second album could well have been ready six months sooner. Who knows, maybe even seven. The world of podcasts has been an extremely welcome and comforting distraction from reality. Listening to interesting people talk to other interesting people about interesting things. New ideas, old ideas, thinkers and dreamers.
A lot of the shows I enjoy are comedians talking to other comedians, candid accounts of their experiences in the industry they work in. I find them inspiring and often relieving. To hear entertainers, talk so openly about the highs and the lows of performance feels like something that hasn’t really happened before and, personally, as a performer, it’s something that really helps me.
I began looking for musical equivalents: honest, long form conversations between two musicians, the unquestionable highs of creating and performing, alongside honesty regarding things they have struggled with along the way. At the time of digging, nothing jumped out at me. I sat on the idea for some time before finally plucking up the courage to try and do it myself and went out and purchased the gear necessary for me to travel and record at the drop of a hat.
So far it has been better than I could have ever imagined. I travel to my guests wherever they may be and it is just the two of us in the room. After the initial ten minutes of chat we both loosen up and start to share stories and experiences from our time on the road.
What started as a labour of love and somewhat of a passion project is shaping up to be one of the best and fulfilling projects I’ve ever been a part of. I hope you find it as interesting and fun to listen to, as it was to make.

George Ezra & Friends George Ezra & Friends

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Had it not been for the introduction of podcasts into my life, my second album could well have been ready six months sooner. Who knows, maybe even seven. The world of podcasts has been an extremely welcome and comforting distraction from reality. Listening to interesting people talk to other interesting people about interesting things. New ideas, old ideas, thinkers and dreamers.
A lot of the shows I enjoy are comedians talking to other comedians, candid accounts of their experiences in the industry they work in. I find them inspiring and often relieving. To hear entertainers, talk so openly about the highs and the lows of performance feels like something that hasn’t really happened before and, personally, as a performer, it’s something that really helps me.
I began looking for musical equivalents: honest, long form conversations between two musicians, the unquestionable highs of creating and performing, alongside honesty regarding things they have struggled with along the way. At the time of digging, nothing jumped out at me. I sat on the idea for some time before finally plucking up the courage to try and do it myself and went out and purchased the gear necessary for me to travel and record at the drop of a hat.
So far it has been better than I could have ever imagined. I travel to my guests wherever they may be and it is just the two of us in the room. After the initial ten minutes of chat we both loosen up and start to share stories and experiences from our time on the road.
What started as a labour of love and somewhat of a passion project is shaping up to be one of the best and fulfilling projects I’ve ever been a part of. I hope you find it as interesting and fun to listen to, as it was to make.

    024. Shania Twain

    024. Shania Twain

    For our special New Years episode George sits down with the one and only Shania Twain. Shania needs no introduction but as a recap she has 3 DIAMOND selling albums and 'Come On Over' is the 11th biggest selling album of all time. George and Shania discuss her early life in Canada, performing live as a child in rowdy bars, her musical influences, her incomparable successes and her current musical projects.
    This podcast was edited by Liam Thorne. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Shania for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    023. Lewis Capaldi

    023. Lewis Capaldi

    For our special Christmas 2019 episode we have the artist of the year, Mr Lewis Capaldi. The “Scottish Beyoncé” has had an incredible year, including his debut album hitting #1 in the UK, his huge single ‘Someone You Loved’ hitting #1 in the UK and the US, countless tours and festival appearances including Glastonbury and TRSMT. Lewis tells George about how he fell in love with singing when he was 9 years old, they discuss studying music at college, how Lewis got his start in the industry, his honesty in his song writing, his meteoric rise to stardom and everything in-between.
    This podcast was edited by Liam Thorne. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Lewis for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    022. Sir Tom Jones

    022. Sir Tom Jones

    This week George chats with the living legend, Sir Tom Jones. He is one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music and continues to have a vital recording & performing career to this day. Sir Tom has garnered at the age of 78, the best reviews of his career for his most recent albums Long Lost Suitcase, Spirit In The Room and Praise & Blame. Sir Tom has always been about the power of the song, the power of the voice.
    This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Sir Tom for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    021. Kurt Vile

    021. Kurt Vile

    This week George records with one of rock’s most captivating frontmen, guitarists, and songwriters, Kurt Vile. 

    Travel can inspire in surprising ways and Kurt discovered as much making his new record, the eclectic and electrifying 'Bottle It In'. These songs show an artist and songwriter who can make you laugh and break your heart, often in the same line. George & Kurt talk about this new record, his journey through music and life growing up. 

    This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Kurt for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    020. Emily Eavis

    020. Emily Eavis

    This week George sits down with Emily Eavis, co-organiser of the world famous Glastonbury Festival. She grew up on Worthy Farm, where the Festival takes place each year, and from her teenage years onwards has played a vital role in every part of the organisation, booking artists across the main stages, coordinating the many different areas and making the magic happen for nearly 200,000 people on site, as well as millions watching live on the BBC. Passionately committed to Glastonbury’s charity partners, Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid, Emily has visited projects in Haiti, Mozambique, South Africa and Japan.
    This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Emily for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    019. Leif Vollebekk

    019. Leif Vollebekk

    Whilst touring in Canada, George sent a spur of the moment request to Leif Vollebekk to see if he'd like to record an episode of Ezra & Friends. Two hours later and they are backstage talking all things music. Leif Vollebekk is a Canadian indie folk singer-songwriter, whose 2017 album Twin Solitude was a shortlisted finalist for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize and the 2018 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.
    This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Leif for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

    • 53 min

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