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You’re all invited as Gregory Porter hangs out with famous friends, old and new, to pull on the musical and creative threads that join us all together. From sharing the love of those songs that get right to your soul, to the joy and pain of parenthood and family, or facing down discrimination and channelling that energy into something good. Recorded on the road, or remotely from his home in Bakersfield, California, crossing time zones and continents, these are conversations to inspire. Join Gregory for The Hang. Bring it in!

The Hang with Gregory Porter Gregory Porter

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You’re all invited as Gregory Porter hangs out with famous friends, old and new, to pull on the musical and creative threads that join us all together. From sharing the love of those songs that get right to your soul, to the joy and pain of parenthood and family, or facing down discrimination and channelling that energy into something good. Recorded on the road, or remotely from his home in Bakersfield, California, crossing time zones and continents, these are conversations to inspire. Join Gregory for The Hang. Bring it in!

    Rufus Wainwright's Legacy

    Rufus Wainwright's Legacy

    Thrust into music from the get-go, Rufus Wainwright delves into the larger than life characters that influence him, from Joni Mitchell, to Randy Newman and of course, his own parents. Recorded in October 2020 from their respective homes in California, Gregory and Rufus share a collective sorrow of President Trump’s legacy of hatred towards certain communities yet remain optimistic about America healing. Along the way they talk about sharing beloved childhood films with their own kids and the joy that comes when the love is shared.
     
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    • 49 min
    The Grace Of Nubya Garcia

    The Grace Of Nubya Garcia

    Growing up in a music-rich family, stepped in the multiculturism of London’s Camden community, has inspired multi-instrumentalist Nubya Garcia to create her own brand of music. She tells Gregory how, as a child, experiencing carnival in Trinidad was a game-changer and why she likes to immerse herself in the culture of other countries for weeks at a time, travel-permitting. Hard work and perseverance was instilled in Nubya from a young age and she’s proof why your parents nagging you to practise that musical instrument, is most likely going to be worth it.
     
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    • 57 min
    Paloma Faith’s Unconventional Upbringing

    Paloma Faith’s Unconventional Upbringing

    Singer-songwriter-actor Paloma Faith explains how her mum raised her as an ‘unconventional only child’ which only goes part-way to explain her creatively diverse life. Paloma and Gregory met face-to-face, pre-pandemic, at Universal Music’s HQ to share tales of complicated relationships with their fathers, career insecurities and the joy of discovering jazz and theatre. It was here that the seeds of a future collaboration were planted, as Paloma makes good on her plan to duet with Gregory in 2020, resulting in their recent track Christmas Prayer.
     
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    • 48 min
    Channelling Jacob Collier’s Creativity

    Channelling Jacob Collier’s Creativity

    Childlike curiosity is at the heart of Jacob Collier’s music as the Grammy winning multi-instrumentalist explains the importance of keeping that sense of wonder and fearlessness. Jacob believes that’s key to connecting emotionally in music but, like many of us, has struggled with some of those connections over zoom in 2020. There’s talk of the joy and the surreal of Grammy ceremonies as well as what it’s like when the legendary Quincy Jones enters your creative life.
     
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    • 56 min
    Defining Philip Bailey

    Defining Philip Bailey

    Earth, Wind & Fire singer-songwriter Philip Bailey digs deep into his past to uncover the roots of his creativity. Raised by women, Philip recalls being inspired by female singers such as Dionne Warwick, whose influence can be heard in his distinctive falsetto. Recorded in the summer of 2020, moments of raw grief are exposed as Gregory confronts the recent death of his brother to Covid-19, and they muse on the healing powers of music.
     
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    Being Gary Barlow

    Being Gary Barlow

    Determination, hard work and talent have created much success for Gary Barlow, but for years he kept moving, without stopping to properly enjoy it. Gary tells Gregory about how it was only a few years ago that he woke up to that, changed his outlook, and what he’s learnt in doing so. They share tales of touring, songwriting and family and why it’s so important to appreciate life, even the jagged edges.
     
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    • 40 min

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