William Garrett's ROOM TONE is interviews with creatives and thinkers talking about the path, the trip, how they got where they are and where they are going. More info at www.roomtoneradio.com
John Waite Interview - Singer-Songwriter
William Garrett's ROOM TONE interview with legendary singer/songwriter John Waite. Growing up in Lancaster, England, John went to art school there and a secession of bands led him to his first big time break with The Babys, a band that hovered at the edge of stardom. Then as a solo artist, John hit it big with "Missing You", a worldwide hit and a staple of radio to this day. Forming the band Bad English in the late 80's with members of Journey and The Babys, John delivered two albums and another worldwide hit. Making new music to this day, hear John's story as two old friends have a kitchen table chat.
Paul Katz Interview - Music Industry Exec and Social Entrepreneur
William Garrett's ROOM TONE interview with entertainment industry executive, lawyer, two-time Grammy nominee and social entrepreneur, Paul Katz. After working at EMI London in business affairs, Katz joined the fledgling entertainment company Zomba, eventually landing in NYC as a leader of Zomba's US operations. There, he grew the record label Jive, with groundbreaking signings in rock, rap, hip hop, R&B and infectious pop. As founder and CEO of Entertain Impact, Katz pairs the power of celebrity and causes for what he calls "cause entertainment". With his love for music, humanity and a Rolodex to die for, Katz is able to help affect real and positive change in the world, from eradicating the world of polio to, with the help of Beyonce, saving children's lives at a small hospital in Haiti.
HBO's Vinyl - Making The Music - RT EXTRA
a ROOM TONE EXTRA: To find out how the music was made for HBO's hit TV series Vinyl, ROOM TONE's William Garrett gets the scoop from veteran bass player Sal Maida, who plays on tracks by the show's fictional band, The Nasty Bits, fronted by James Jagger, Mick's son. Vinyl's producers (including Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger) put an amazing team together to create an authentic 70's rock sound that includes Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth, producer/guitarist Don Fleming, John Doe, Charli XCX, Alison Mosshart of The Kills and many more. Get an inside look at the music on Vinyl in this ROOM TONE EXTRA!
Peking Duk Interview-Australian DJ/Producer Duo
William Garrett's ROOM TONE interview with super talented, always hilarious and charming DJ/Producer duo Peking Duk. Hailing from Canberra, Australia, Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles met as skateboarders and formed a musical alliance that has gone on to top the Australian charts. Conquering the world with sets at festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza, headlining clubs worldwide and releasing chart topping singles, listen in as they talk of their career path with equal doses of humility and humor, and learn the real meaning of their name, Peking Duk!!
Al Schmitt Interview-23 Time Grammy Award Winning Recording Engineer/Producer
William Garrett's ROOM TONE interview with legendary recording engineer and producer Al Schmitt. A twenty three time Grammy Award winner, Al has a mind blowing list of credits and has recorded the soundtrack of the last sixty years. At 85, he is still that humble guy from Brooklyn, currently working with the likes of Bob Dylan and Michael Bublé. In this ROOM TONE conversation Al shares some highlights from his amazing career including insights on his longevity and the need to give back. In this voice of experience you'll hear the soul of a kid that just loves making music.
Grammy Award: How's it feel to win… or lose? RT EXTRA
a ROOM TONE EXTRA: How does it feel to win (or lose) a Grammy Award? ROOM TONE's William Garrett unearths some interesting Grammy facts and speaks with a winner and a non winner (loser is to harsh!) on their experience at the Grammys in this ROOM TONE EXTRA.
Very cool podcast!!
A fun and informative listen. Good flow with inspiring stories from the guests. Great for those considering a career in the arts.
Room Tone Rocks!
Mellifluous awesomeness! A must listen!
Great guests, great interviews
Will Garrett finds the inner workings of the creative life and the how and why, with fascinating stories