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BILLY BURNETTE - Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison

2015-09-06 :: Chris Simpson

In Series 2 Episode 1, Billy Burnette discusses his 8 years as main male vocalist in Fleetwood Mac, singing harmonies with Stevie Nicks, being guitarist on tour for Bob Dylan & John Fogerty and writing songs for Ray Charles & Roy Orbison. Billy also reveals how his father’s music influenced Elvis and The Beatles and talks us through his own incredible solo career as a rockabilly legend that began aged only 8. 

On recording ‘Are You Mine’ with Stevie Nicks - “It was a wild night ‘cos Prince was out the back playing Basketball…” 


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Shane Keister - Elvis Presley, Stax, Paul McCartney & Atlantic Records

2015-05-17 :: Chris Simpson

In this weeks episode of The StageLeft Podcast, Shane Keister gives us a fascinating insight into the working practices of Elvis Presley from his time recording at Graceland and on the road as pianist for ‘The King’s’ 1976 US tour. Shane also tells us about recording with Paul McCartney and discusses his career a session musician for Stax & Atlantic Records. Shane also shares with The StageLeft Podcast what he has learned as writer and arranger from working with the likes of Ahmet Ertegun and Arif Mardin.

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DJ Paul Gallagher - “Liam was into breakdancing and Noel was dressed as a Rockabilly”

2015-05-08 :: Chris Simpson

In this weeks episode of TheStageLeft Podcast, the eldest Gallagher brother entertains with tales from touring the globe as a DJ, how dance floor audiences differ around the world & what it was like DJing to disgruntled Oasis fans the night the band split.

Paul also gives The StageLeft Podcast his views on the possibility of Liam working with Richard Ashcroft, the family’s Irish heritage and the prospect of Oasis reforming. 

“This is a big business. I’m sure it will happen one day, there’s too much money for it not to. They’re a premier band. Regardless of what they say….. money talks.”

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Kenny Ball Junior

2015-05-04 :: Chris Simpson
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In a poignant interview, drummer and vocalist Kenny Ball Junior discusses his late father’s incredible legacy which saw him become honorary citizen of New Orleans, sell a million copies of Midnight in Moscow and play with the likes of Louis Armstrong and The Beatles. Kenny Junior tells us fascinating and amusing stories from his own achievements and how a note left by his father encouraging him to keep the ‘Ball’ name prominent in the jazz world still motivates him today. 


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Johnny Hartford - Sister Ray Records

2015-04-29 :: Chris Simpson

In the immediate aftermath of World Record Store Day, Chris speaks to Johnny Hartford of Sister Ray Records. 

 

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Laurence Juber - Double Grammy winning guitarist from Paul McCartney’s Wings

2015-04-29 :: Chris Simpson

Double Grammy winning guitarist Laurence Juber joins us from his home in California, where he chats to Chris about the working practices of the three ‘Beatles’ he has collaborated with, modern recording techniques and what it was like being in a band with Paul McCartney at the time of John Lennon’s passing.

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Mike Rowe - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds & Oasis

2015-04-22 :: Chris Simpson

Chris interviews Mike Rowe in Paris, March 2015. 
Mike discusses his life in music, collaborating as keyboardist for Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Dave Gilmour, Amorphous Androgynous and Oasis. 
Chris speaks to Mike as the album he is touring sits at Number 1 in the UK Album Chart, his ambition to play with Johnny Greenwood and gives advice for young musicians entering the industry. …

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