Hey Folks! Welcome to the Brief Encounter Podcast. I've been a professional drummer for over 30 years and have played with some great bands and musicians such as Picturehouse, Marianne Faithfull, Paul Brady, Glen Hansard and The Frames to name but a few.I've always been interested in what it takes to pursue an artistic endeavour and maintain longevity in a very challenging industry so I'll be interviewing artists from all walks of life.
Ep.16 with Caroline Corr (The Corrs)
Hey Folks,It was so great to catch up with Caroline before last Christmas. I did a number of tours opening up for The Corrs with my band Picturehouse and we played a lot of great rooms including Wembley Arena, The Royal Albert Hall and Landsdowne Road,...
Ep.15 with drummer/artist/writer Dony Wynn (Dr.John, Robert Palmer, Patti LaBelle, Robert Plant))
Hey Folks.Welcome to episode 15 and my final podcast for 2020. What a weird year it's been.On this podcast I spoke to the very talented Dony Wynn.Dony joined Robert Palmer's band in 1977 and played with him until his untimely death in 2003.He has also...
Ep.14 with Irish Blues singer Mary Stokes
The Mary Stokes Band has performed with BB King, Fats Domino, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Lowell Fulson, Johnny Copeland, Jeff Healey, Rory Gallagher, Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell, Pinetop Perkins, Georgie Fame,...
Ep.13 Halloween Movie Special with Duncan Maitland
On this episode Duncan and I discuss our favourite horror movies and what they mean to us. This was a real fun hang just talking movies and some of the great frights we've both had over the years.From classic movies such as Jaws to more obscure 80s...
Ep.12 with U.K drummer Rick Jupp (Elbow)
After spending over 30 years as co-founder, co-songwriter and drummer in the band Elbow, Rick left to explore his passion for teaching and mentoring musicians of all abilities, researching the physical and mental benefits of drumming for both...
Ep.11 with Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames, Kíla)
Almost twenty years ago Colm Mac Con Iomaire was struggling to describe his early attempts at composition and made a distinction between ‘tunes’ and ‘music’. Much of his playing life up to that point had been in the Irish traditional world of ‘tunes’...
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Highly enjoying what Johnny is doing with this podcast! Fun conversations, great stories of past experiences, and you feel like you are sitting right at the table with the folks talking. Can’t wait to hear more of these brief encounters!