25 episodes

A podcast all about young attempts at musical stardom and a love letter to music making. Featuring chats with people in all sorts of fields including writers, actors, illustrators, comedians and broadcasters. Presented and produced by Nick Taylor

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A podcast all about young attempts at musical stardom and a love letter to music making. Featuring chats with people in all sorts of fields including writers, actors, illustrators, comedians and broadcasters. Presented and produced by Nick Taylor

    Emma Brodie from 'The Mental Notes'

    Emma Brodie from 'The Mental Notes'

    It's the season 2 finale! And we're going out on a My Teenage Band-first as special guest Emma Brodie guides us through the world of ACAPELLA! Emma is a book editor and author, her debut novel Songs in Ursa Major is set against the backdrop of the American folk/rock scene of the late 60s and early 70s, partly inspired by the relationship between James Taylor and Joni Mitchell. In this conversation Emma talks about how her time in John Hopkins University's comedy acapella group The Mental Notes also inspired bits of the novel, as well as all the drama, touring and obscene viral hits that came along with it. And yes, we briefly talk about Those Films. 

    Emma's debut novel SONGS IN URSA MAJOR is out now on HarperCollins in the UK and Knopf in the US.

    More about Emma and where to purchase the novel on her website

    Follow Emma on Instagram @emma.c.brodie and Twitter @emma_c_brodie

    Mental Notes videos:
    Viral hit 'My Enormous Penis'

    Super Trooper

    Stalk Me

    Poison

    Kiss the Girl

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

    Help support the podcast - Buy me a Coffee 

    • 38 min
    Charlie George from 'Femmes Fatales'

    Charlie George from 'Femmes Fatales'

    It's the penultimate episode of series 2! This week Nick talks to comedian and writer Charlie George about her days drumming in super-experimental punk outfit Femmes Fatales. Featuring stories of Wonderwall-obsessed guitar teachers, on-stage theatrics and a unique use of the Pocahontas soundtrack.

    Find out more about Charlie and her latest work on her website

    Follow Charlie on Twitter and Instagram

    Listen to Nick on the Temporary Fandoms podcast discussing Mclusky and Future of the Left

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

    Help support the podcast - Buy me a Coffee 

    • 34 min
    Paddy Gervers from 'Monkey Dog'

    Paddy Gervers from 'Monkey Dog'

    Our two-part musical comedy special concludes with a chat with the brilliant comedian and musician Paddy Gervers! Paddy is the comedy-partner of previous guest Jonny Donahoe - together they perform as the satirical musical duo Jonny and the Baptists.  Alongside that Paddy is also an actor, podcaster, sound designer, and solo musical artist in his own right, including appearances as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist and pianist.

    This chat takes in more about the history and craft of musical comedy, being part of the legendary house party scene in Oxford, sabotaging rival funk bands, and a stint in Cork’s number one wedding band.

    Catch up on my chats with Jonny Donahoe and Josie Long
    Jonny and the Baptists are ON TOUR from 2nd July 2021! Get tickets here
    Jonny and the Baptists on Bandcamp

    Follow Jonny on Twitter @PaddyShambles

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

    Help support the podcast - Buy me a Coffee 

    • 33 min
    Jonny Donahoe from 'U.F.G'

    Jonny Donahoe from 'U.F.G'

    In the first of two episodes touching on the world of musical comedy, Nick talks to the amazing comedian and musician Jonny Donahoe! One half of the satirical musical duo Jonny and the Baptists alongside Paddy Gervers, and real-life partner of former podcast guest Josie Long, Jonny talks about going from very briefly fronting an electro-pop band to being part of a musical comedy group from the tender age of 14. Together they sang about a range of topics from morose bears to unsatisfactory customer service in stationary chains. Jonny treats us to acapella renditions of some of these classics, as well as insights in to the craft of musical comedy, and the great lost "sincere" solo album.

    Jonny and the Baptists are ON TOUR from 2nd July 2021! Get tickets here
    Jonny and the Baptists on Bandcamp

    Follow Jonny on Twitter @JonnyDonahoe

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

    Help support the podcast - Buy me a Coffee 

    • 33 min
    Mark Kermode from 'The Basics'

    Mark Kermode from 'The Basics'

    This week Nick's guest is the film critic and musician Mark Kermode! Mark has been in an astonishing amount of bands, from very early skiffle-related days, to actually building his own electric guitar in order to play in teenage bands that embraced the worlds of punk, no-wave, and just making a general racket in school music rooms. These days when he's not Wittertaining the nation with Simon Mayo, reviewing films for the Observer or selecting his favourite film music on Scala Radio, Mark can be found rocking a double bass in skiffle band The Dodge Brothers.

    We also hear about how bands in the 70s and 80s promoted their gigs, awkward band break-ups and  the hallowed tradition of playing with a lot of different drummers. Plus - actual audio of one of Mark's teenage bands!

    Read about many more musical anecdotes from Mark's teenage years and beyond in his brilliant music memoir HOW DOES IT FEEL

    LISTEN TO THE 'SUICIDE IN ST ALBANS' MIXTAPE

    Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live
    Mark on Scala Radio
    Read Mark's weekly film reviews for The Observer

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

    Help support the podcast - Buy me a Coffee 

    • 44 min
    Felicity Ward from 'Bastian'

    Felicity Ward from 'Bastian'

    This week Nick talks to the brilliant comedian and actor Felicity Ward about singing and playing guitar in grunge bands while growing up in Australia. We hear about gigs in shopping centres and ice rinks, instruments and other paraphernalia gathered from local tips, and why performing music is always scarier than stand-up comedy.

    Follow Felicity on Twitter @felicityward

    More info on Felicity including upcoming gigs at her website

    CREDITS
    Jingle and beds composed by Anya Pearson - Insta: @anyaplaysguitar
    The debut album of Anya's band Dream Nails is out now

    Lead vocals by Imo Berman

    Artwork by Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa
    Insta: @eloisaillustrator

    Web design by Imo Vee
    Insta: @imo.vee

    Presented/Produced by Nick Taylor
    @nick_tea

    https://www.myteenageband.com/

    Help support the podcast - Buy me a Coffee 

    • 35 min

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