Meet Frank X. Gallagher, the legendary live sound engineer, and host of Soundman Confidential in conversation with some of the biggest names in the music world and beyond. Check out soundmanconfidential.com to see the show's stellar Guest List. Plug In!
Fred Schneider - The B-52's
Fred Schneider is a founding member of The B-52's. I've known Fred for a stack of years, and it's always a blast mixing the B's when he brings his unique performance to the stage. Tune in for my chat with the one and only, Fred Schneider. Surprise!
Adrian Belew played with Zappa, Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson et al. I had the pleasure of working with Adrian when Talking Heads expanded from the original four-piece to the big band. He told me to let him soar over the crowd. I obliged. Tune in for our fabulous chat. It's a cracking episode with stories from Adrian's life and his time with Bowie, Zappa and Talking Heads.
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Andrew Fearn - Sleaford Mods
Andrew Fearn is one half of Sleaford Mods (with Jason Williamson), and the man behind the band's beats and compositions. No other band in recent years have stirred such intensity as Sleaford Mods. When I hear them, I'm taken back to the time when punk exploded in the seventies. The DIY vibe and their energy amazes. Check them out. And listen to Andrew's work here. Support the show at soundmanconfidential.com. Thank you.
Davey Johnstone ~ guitarist, vocalist and longtime collaborator with Elton John.
Guitarist and vocalist, Davey Johnstone, is best known for playing and touring with Elton John since the early 1970's. Plug in for my wide ranging chat with Davey, covering his life in music, and the challenges those of us in the touring business face after spending years on the road. I rely on your support to keep the show going. It has been an amazing ride so far. To keep it going, I need your help. Please consider supporting the show. You can do so at the website.
Steve Lillywhite - Producer
Steve Lillywhite is a legendary record producer. He has worked with U2, The Rolling Stones, The Pogues, Peter Gabriel, Siouxsie and the Banshees, XTC, Psychedelic Furs, Joan Armatrading, The Killers, Morrissey, Dave Matthews Band...the list goes on. Plug in!
Billy Sloan - Broadcaster and Journalist
Billy Sloan has been at the center of Scottish music journalism and broadcasting for four decades. Tune in for an amazing show with Billy recounting stories of his years covering music. You can catch Billy's radio show on BBC Radio Scotland. Tune in.
Great tales from those who lived them
I have really been enjoying the Soundman Confidential podcasts, especially while taking walks and hikes. Keep up the fantastic work, Frank! ( full disclosure/ I am a Friend of Frank )
Opening up the door to music history
I am so happy to listen too & imagine the great conversations between the guest and Frank. The rich threads and fabric of music history get talked about here.
Brilliant Show! Essential Listen for Fans!
There’s a cache of comfort afforded to those who were fortunate enough to have an intimate working relationship with artists.
Frank has that in spades!
Frank’s and the artists’ individual and shared recollections and stories are riveting, hysterical, and informative.
I have to discipline myself not to chain-listen so I can enjoy the series as long as I can.
Well done all. Please keep it going!