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Don’t Give Up Your Day Job is a podcast series from kiwi musicians Bobby Kennedy and Danny McCrum. The idea of this podcast is to give people an insight into the real workings of the careers of creative professionals. The fact is creative professionals are fascinating characters who have had to work very hard and overcome many personal and professional obstacles. They are dedicated, multi-talented people who make great sacrifices and take great risks and we think this is worth celebrating. So join us as we chat to musicians, producers, actors, artists, engineers and others about their professional and personal stories.

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Don’t Give Up Your Day Job is a podcast series from kiwi musicians Bobby Kennedy and Danny McCrum. The idea of this podcast is to give people an insight into the real workings of the careers of creative professionals. The fact is creative professionals are fascinating characters who have had to work very hard and overcome many personal and professional obstacles. They are dedicated, multi-talented people who make great sacrifices and take great risks and we think this is worth celebrating. So join us as we chat to musicians, producers, actors, artists, engineers and others about their professional and personal stories.

    Episode #130 Ruth Power

    Episode #130 Ruth Power

    Ruth Power is the founder of online creative piano school Piano Picnic.  To date, Piano Picnic has approximately 2500 subscription-based students and is going from strength to strength.  Ruth’s career has included music publishing, a Christchurch rockstar start up and working in London as a sheet music editor, before moving back to New Zealand to start her online school based out of her home studio in Raglan.  Ruth might just have life figured out.  Great chats.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode #129 ARIA

    Episode #129 ARIA

    ARIA has spent many years working as a vocalist for numerous artists including Homebrew, Dr Colossus, Teek and Noah Slee.  ARIA lived in the bustling music scene of Berlin for several years before returning to New Zealand where she got to work writing and recording her own music.  Now ARIA is celebrating the release of her new EP ‘Love Songs Till Midnight'.  We had a topical and hilarious chat, and this episode is definitely a goodie.  Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode #128 Anthonie Tonnon

    Episode #128 Anthonie Tonnon

    Anthonie Tonnon is a sing songwriter from Whanganui who is about to begin his ‘Leave Love Out Of This’ New Zealand tour.  He’ll be playing in Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington and Whanganui from May 6th to May 21st.  He’s released a number of new songs in the last year including his latest single ‘Lockheed Bomber’.  You can check out his music and buy tickets at www.anthonietonnon.com  We talked about technical things, touring in the US, lyrics, and loads more.  Get it in you!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode #127 Toby Lloyd

    Episode #127 Toby Lloyd

    Wellington based producer Toby Lloyd has worked with a long list of great artists including Hollie Smith, Stan Walker, Ladi6, Louis Baker, Jermaine Clements and Shapeshifter.  Before going out on his own, he worked at Peter Jacksons’ Park Road Studios and was part of the team that made The Hobbit Trilogy, Mortal Engines and Hunt For The Wilderpeople.  These days Toby is all about his family and all about the music.  We had a great chat that continued well after we stopped recording.  Great talks.  Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode #126: The Benefits Of Dyslexia

    Episode #126: The Benefits Of Dyslexia

    In our first episode for 2022 we talk to Guy & Suzanne Pope-Mayell, two of the founding members of the Dyslexia Foundation.  We discuss what it means to be dyslexic, how we could better support the dyslexics in our life and how dyslexia is not a disability, it’s simply a different way of thinking.  

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode #125 Evolution

    Episode #125 Evolution

    Bobby Kennedy and Danny McCrum discuss the lessons they have learnt while making the podcast over the last six years and talk about the future of the show.  

    • 1 hr 5 min

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