MARCH/APRIL PODCASTS 2023: Coming out shortly! John Day is a bass player and music arranger in the UK, who has gigged with many artists and bands. Also Saskia Tomkin from the UK and now in Canada, a master violinist and nyckelharpa player features in a podcast. And also Tudor, a Luthier in China also shares his thoughts about living and creating guitars in China. These podcasts will be out very soon! You might like to sign up to my mailing list below to keep updated and also to receive the newsletter.
FEBRUARY PODCASTS: Lingxiao Qiu, a concert pianist and piano teacher from Shanghai features below. In this podcast we speak live from her home in Shanghai and she plays several pieces live.
DECEMBER AND JANUARY PODCASTS 2022-2023: My Winter Muse podcast features below. In this podcast, I share my own journey as a musician leaving the UK for Asia and how living in different foreign countries has fuelled my muse!
Below you can hear The Inkwell podcast with Dr. Ryan Thorpe. In this pod, you will hear the personal story of Thorpe's life abroad and of his creative writing organisation in China that has spread to numerous cities.
Music Dish founder, Eric De Fontenay speaks about his work and life within the music industry whilst living in Beijing. Music Dish currently serves as an advocate and support for local bands in China. Hear about why he feels chaos is the leading agent of change and what prompted him to come to "the belly of the beast."
NOVEMBER PODCASTS 2022: My Songs in Asia, in this pod I share my journey as an international musician and recording artist moving from the UK to live in Asia. This included Singapore, Hong Kong and China. In this pod, I share a few tracks of my tracks which were produced by Graeme Holdaway in the UK and recorded at Sky Production Studios in Hong Kong.
Yanyue feature below, a Metal Fusion band in China featuring Dominic Garcia, lead guitarist and Johnathan Zhang, a master erhu Player share several tracks from their new album due out this year. In this pod, they share how the band started in Changzhou, as well as how they have combined traditional Chinese influences with heavy metal. Both of them talk about the strength of their friendship which has been the catalyst behind the music.
SEPTEMBER PODCASTS 2022: A 3 part podcast series features below about the prolific works of UK producer Graeme Holdaway. Sonja Kristina - Singer of Acid Folk/Curved Air Band, Alex Holdaway (Graeme's wife and mother of Finlay Holdaway), Marijke Bergkamp (Co-creator of the Beat Factory) share their thoughts about Graeme who worked for Nation Records, Transglobal Underground, Salad, Atom Bomb Yoga, Damon Albarn (Seymour/Blur), City Hall and Houses of Parliament.
Podcast 2 features Marijke Bergkamp (co-owner of Beat Factory) and Alex Holdaway (Wife of Graeme)
Podcast 3 below features Sonja Kristina, (Curved Air, Acid Folk) reflecting on her earlier recording of Acid Folk with Graeme at the Beat Factory.
JULY PODCAST 2022: John Carroll, an Indie Singer-songwriter from Limerick in Ireland, currently living in Hangzhou. He has toured around China performing at some of the biggest music festivals. Hear about his life, his story and his songs from different albums and how John poignantly arouses an audience just like that of a Seanchai.
JUNE PODCAST 2022: Blues Walker from the US currently lives in Sweden and has gigged all over the globe including going to Shanghai and the Ukraine. In this pod, he shares the story behind his songs, Can't take no train, Neon Butterfly, Don't Mind Getting Old and more.