9 episodes

Laura Conway brings listeners into the world of Creative Blood – genuine conversations with the artists, entrepreneurs and creative minds who know no boundaries. If you’ve ever wanted a backstage pass into the world of creativity from the best in the business, this one’s for you!

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Laura Conway brings listeners into the world of Creative Blood – genuine conversations with the artists, entrepreneurs and creative minds who know no boundaries. If you’ve ever wanted a backstage pass into the world of creativity from the best in the business, this one’s for you!

    Bonus: Mike Garson: All things Bowie

    Bonus: Mike Garson: All things Bowie

    Back in April, David Bowie’s pianist and collaborator, Mike Garson gave us too much material for one episode (yes, a first world problem!), so we decided a bonus episode dedicated to his Bowie anecdotes was the only way to go...
    You’re about to hear stories about a friendship that only those who were in the room at the time can share. Yes, Bowie was a game changer for us artists and music lovers, and he was also an innovator, with bigger questions around creativity just like we all have. This episode is a huge gift from Mike and is dedicated to our Creative community, just as Bowie himself would have wanted.
    As the holidays are upon us, we would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a peaceful festive period and a rock’n'roll year ahead. And To my friend, Mike Garson, A gigantic thank you. YOU ROCK.

    Say hello on Instagram @creativebloodagency.
    Learn more about Mike via his site. 

    • 17 min
    Chris Sarandon: Up your game

    Chris Sarandon: Up your game

    If you’re a movie lover, creative thinker, aspiring actor or even perhaps considering how you make it out the other side of this festive break, this guy has you covered.
    He is Academy Award nominated actor Chris Sarandon, and seeing as the holidays are upon us, we should make the connection that you’ll probably know him as the speaking voice of loveable Jack Skellington in Tim Burton’s, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Eureka!
    In this episode, Chris shares refreshingly candid anecdotes from a lifetime in entertainment and how his professional and personal growth have always gone hand in hand.
    We’re talking empathy, collaboration, the art of “the process” and what happens when a notoriously tricky Director leaves you with only one option…
    These days, Chris prefers to focus on his legacy as a human as opposed to his IMDB credentials – however, with everyone from Hollywood royalty such as Al Pacino and Goldie Hawn, through to cult and animation classics in the mix, we’ll happily take that baton and shout from the rooftops for him! Ladies and gentleman, please press play for the incomparable, Mr Chris Sarandon.

    Say hello on Instagram @creativebloodagency.
    Learn more about Chris via his Instagram @theofficialchrissarandon.
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    Keep your eyes and ears peeled on Chris’ social's for the launch of his very own podcast in the new year celebrating his love of food, and a special thank you to recording artist Aaron David Gleason for connecting us with Chris.

    • 43 min
    Vincent van de Wijngaard: Leave no stone unturned

    Vincent van de Wijngaard: Leave no stone unturned

    In a time when we’re scrolling content platforms all day every day for inspiration (yikes!)... grab a brew and get ready to breathe a sigh of relief as we talk to Dutch Photographer and Filmmaker Vincent van de Wijngaard.
    With unwavering warmth and humility, Vincent shares how his investigative commitment to craft, coupled with a dedication to supporting next gen photographers has been part of his bigger picture from day one. He passionately describes his roots in street photography, his collaborations with partner Saskia De Brauw and playfully shares with host Laura Conway his pre-shoot “practicalities” – it’s a candid and rare insight into this celebrated artist's mind – and for that, we are most grateful. From fashion photographer to international creative collaborator, and everything in-between, the layers to Vincent’s world are right here to be found… and we’re going in!

    Say hello on Instagram @creativebloodagency
    Learn more about Vincent @vincentvandewijngaard 

    • 34 min
    Stefan Siegel: The master of turning points

    Stefan Siegel: The master of turning points

    In the latest episode of the Creative Blood podcast, host Laura Conway jumps on a Zoom with the founder of Not Just A Label, Stefan Siegel, who’s parked up in a field in MARFA, Texas. When most people found comfort in their homes during the pandemic, Stefan found comfort packing up his world in LA, hitting the road in a 27ft Airstream, driving across the United States and sleeping under the stars. He is refreshingly transparent around the highs and lows of his extraordinary life decisions, explains why he believes they put him on “the fringes of society” and describes how his super power of persistence has been a key ingredient to NJAL's global success. Rewind to him training to be a jet fighter pilot in the Italian Navy, walking away from a lucrative career at investment bank Merrill Lynch (ignited by his lucky escape from a near fatal car accident) and you’ll likely be asking what this entrepreneur hasn't done in this life! Stefan's unique combination of strategic mind and creative soul will leave you with the powerful reminder that we get one shot on this planet - so turn your headphones up and make it count!
    Say hello on Instagram @creativebloodagency
    Learn more about Stefan via his site 

    • 35 min
    Claude Silver: Power of the people

    Claude Silver: Power of the people

    Fearlessly supporting over 800 employees inside global digital agency, VaynerMedia, is where you’ll find our guest Claude Silver. There’s nothing in the world of advertising that this Chief Heart Officer hasn’t seen or experienced in her 20+ year career, and the candid anecdotes she shares are familiar, for sure! Consider this episode career coaching for your soul as Claude fills your creative boots with her game changing approach to putting people first in business, why it’s our responsibility to teach others and how to give creatives the opportunity to thrive. If you're curious, love what you do and want to be better, this Creative Blood podcast is for you! If you’ve got bigger questions about next chapters and how to navigate them, lean in. As Claude says, us humans can be messy - but couple that with her unwavering belief that we can be better, she’s one in a million and all yours for the next 34 minutes!
    Say hello on Instagram @creativebloodagency
    Connect with Claude on Instagram and LinkedIn

    • 34 min
    Orian Williams: When worlds collide

    Orian Williams: When worlds collide

    Turn your speakers up to eleven as Oscar nominated film producer Orian Williams shares his Hollywood world with infectious enthusiasm. Speaking to host Laura Conway ahead of his directorial debut on the biopic of iconic musician Jeff Buckley, Orian’s jaw-dropping stories will ignite your senses. From his unique casting approach for the award-winning film ‘Control', to tequila shots with legendary movie producer Robert Evans, this is the backstage pass to Hollywood you’ve been waiting for, and a unique window into Orian's extraordinary world that he’s created by making the impossible, possible. Get ready – this episode is a rock’n’roll masterclass in passion and persistence!
    Say hello on Instagram @creativebloodagency.
    Learn more about Orian @orianw. 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

claircg ,

Engaging, inspiring podcast

Love this podcast! Laura is a fabulous host (and what a great voice!) and she gets her guests to tell the most amazing stories. Looking forward to more episodes!

bsmnyc ,

Pleasantly FRESH

Have been really enjoying listening to the Creative Blood podcast. It gives a fresh and inspiring insight to the deep veins of production world leaving us to see the other side of productivity and organisation may as well be purpose. A joyful listen.

PatriceP ,

Straight talking about making art.

The first episode with Mike Garson is very promising for the series. Not shy about how luck, very hard work, and going beyond boundaries often erected by teachers or other artists, are all key to success (at least in music).

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