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Getting to know creatives in the music industry. Interviews and discussions with musicians, artists, music industry professionals and everyone in between. Brought to you by the Masterlink Sessions.

The Masterlink Podcast James Welch, Stefan Redtenbacher

    • Arts

Getting to know creatives in the music industry. Interviews and discussions with musicians, artists, music industry professionals and everyone in between. Brought to you by the Masterlink Sessions.

    Greta Valenti & Robin Davey | Creative and Enterpreneurial Energy Fields (Part Two)

    Greta Valenti & Robin Davey | Creative and Enterpreneurial Energy Fields (Part Two)

    James and Stef talk to Greta Valenti & Robin Davey | musicians, audio producers, film producers and all around creative entrepreneurial energy fields with their own bands: Well Hung Heart and Beaux Gris Gris, based in Orange County, California.

    Greta Valenti is an American business woman and artist. She is best known as the lead singer/songwriter of American Rock band Well Hung Heart & swamp pop/blues band Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse, producer of television show Live From Daryl's House, Multi-ward-winning documentary director and founder and CEO of Grow Vision creative studios. She is also a consultant in the world of cannabis!

    Robin Davey is an English musician (youngest inductee into the birtish blues hall of fame), record producer, multi-award winning documentary filmmaker. In 2006 Davey directed the documentary The he Canary Effect and was awarded the Stanley Kuurbick Award for Innovative Filmmaking by Michael Moore. Davey became a part of GROWvision Studios in 2008, a creative development and production company with partner, Greta Valenti. In 2012, Robin began Directing the TV Series, "Live From Daryl's House" Hosted by Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates.

    • 39 min
    Greta Valenti & Robin Davey | Creative and Enterpreneurial Energy Fields (Part One)

    Greta Valenti & Robin Davey | Creative and Enterpreneurial Energy Fields (Part One)

    James and Stef talk to Greta Valenti & Robin Davey | musicians, audio producers, film producers and all around creative entrepreneurial energy fields with their own bands: Well Hung Heart and Beaux Gris Gris, based in Orange County, California.

    Greta Valenti is an American business woman and artist. She is best known as the lead singer/songwriter of American Rock band Well Hung Heart & swamp pop/blues band Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse, producer of television show Live From Daryl's House, Multi-ward-winning documentary director and founder and CEO of Grow Vision creative studios. She is also a consultant in the world of cannabis!

    Robin Davey is an English musician (youngest inductee into the birtish blues hall of fame), record producer, multi-award winning documentary filmmaker. In 2006 Davey directed the documentary The he Canary Effect and was awarded the Stanley Kuurbick Award for Innovative Filmmaking by Michael Moore. Davey became a part of GROWvision Studios in 2008, a creative development and production company with partner, Greta Valenti. In 2012, Robin began Directing the TV Series, "Live From Daryl's House" Hosted by Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates.

    This is first of two podcasts, tune in next week for the second part!

    • 57 min
    How To Be a Rock and Roll Photographer

    How To Be a Rock and Roll Photographer

    Stef and James talk to esteemed rock and roll photographer Rob Blackham. Rob has photographed some serious names - Eric Clapton, George Ezra, Van Morrison, Slash, Michael Kiwanuka, Sir Tom Jones, Georgie Fame, Robin Trower the list goes on.

    Rob also turns out to be ace producer and guitarist, who knew? He's funny, frank and full of stories.

    *Apologies for a small amount of audio echo on the podcast.

    • 42 min
    How To Create a Community of Musicians

    How To Create a Community of Musicians

    Stef and James talk to Vin Goodwin, purveryor of excellent nights out in the form of Vin's Night In  and Vin's Veg Out.

    Vin has just released a new single called Take Flight, you can listen to it here: https://open.spotify.com/track/4bTwq9M1WudcYKJ3XUN5Eo?si=3e712df0819e4ece

    We had a lot of fun talking to Vin about his many working 'hats', musician, composer, theatre writer and creator of communities. We also heard about Vin's other job as an access and inclusion officer for buildings which is super fascinating.

    • 37 min
    How To Diversify and Still Do What You Love

    How To Diversify and Still Do What You Love

    Stef and James talk to Leo Appleyard - Jazz Guitarist, Electronic Producer and Educator. Leo talks about his journey through music, going from jazz guitarist to electro producer and how to collaborate with people.

    Over the past decade Leo has played/recorded with various artists - both in and out of the jazz idiom - including; Derek Nash, Jim Mullen, Duncan Eagles, Neil Yates, Max Luthert, Louie Palmer, Sam Leak, Paul Jordanous, Ted Carrasco, Simon Allen, Cat Delphi (BBC Radio 2 and o2 Islington) Gold of My own (Ronnie Scotts, The Barbican, North Face Festival, Larma Tree Fest), Mr Little’s Noisy Band, Will Gibson Ensemble, Redtenbacher's Funkestra.

     Aside from an active sideman/peformance career, Leo produces electronic/downtempo music under the moniker "Urchin" from his secluded island studio in South West London. The latest release "Take Time" (01.03.19) features Grace Walker (vocals) alongside long term collaborators Paul Jordanous (Trumpet), Chris Nickolls (Drums) and Holley Gray (Bass).
     "...checks everything on the hypothetical, “what makes a perfect song” check list." Rural Sounds 

    • 30 min
    Scott McKeon - Blues Man

    Scott McKeon - Blues Man

    James and Stef talk to Scott McKeon - guitarist, maker of fine fuzz pedals and ultimate blues man. Scott talks us through his journey from picking up a guitar at aged 4 - to having the Fender Master Builder replicate his beloved Stratocaster.

    This is only 30mins of an hour long chat we had with Scott, stay tuned to hear more from our conversation.

    Scott’s love of the blues set him on a path to discover Texas musicians such as Freddie King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Doyle Bramhall Sr and Jr, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. This led Scott to listen to artists including Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Eric Clapton and BB King, all of which were influences on his playing in these formative years.

    • 32 min

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