Sybil Bell - Founder of Independent Venues Week


What can music fans do to help grassroots venues? What can young musicians do most to enable their pathway to success? Some of the answers are easier than you thought when you hear Sybil Bell of Independent Venue Week on the new episode of The StageLeft Podcast.

Tim Staffell - Smile (which became Queen when Freddie Mercury joined)

November 20, 2019

A unique insight again on the new episode of The StageLeft Podcast, where lead singer of Smile, Tim Staffell, discusses being schoolmates with Freddie Mercury, starting a band with Roger Taylor & Brian May, supporting Jimi Hendrix & Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd.

Fraser MacColl - Jungle

November 19, 2019

Possibly one of the most jawdropping insights into the current music industry we've had on The StageLeft Podcast , Fraser from Jungle discusses the challenges of maintaining well-being on extensive touring schedules, assesses where the music industry has changed in the past decade. 

Ysee (Part 2) - Noel Gallagher / UNKLE / Brian

December 13, 2019

**WORLD EXCLUSIVE** - Be the first on the planet to hear Ysee's cover of Noel Gallagher's 'The Right Stuff' on Part 2 of Ysee's appearance on The StageLeft Podcast.

Ysee - Noel Gallagher / UNKLE / Brian Eno pt.1

December 04, 2019

Part 1 of 2 with Ysee is here where we discuss how Yoga enables performances with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, how a degree in Psychology helps navigate the music industry, collaborating with UNKLE,  and Brian Eno production techniques.

Susie Webb

February 07, 2020

Susie Webb on playing with Brian Wilson, Ronnie Wood & Rod Stewart in The Faces, Madison Square Garden with The Who, singing in harmony with Pavarotti & Lionel Richie, stargazing with Brian May & performing to The Queen with Queen, and much more.

Rusty Egan

March 04, 2020

An extraordinary episode of the The StageLeft Podcast with legendary drummer and DJ Rusty Egan.

Isabel Gracefield Rak Studios Engineer

April 08, 2019

A Day in the Life of RAK studios with engineer on A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead & Set Fire to the Rain by Adele - Isabel Gracefield! Isabel has also been involved in the work flows and recording processes of Kanye West, Stormzy, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and many more!

Ed Blaney - The Fall & Mark E. Smith

April 24, 2019

Mark E. Smith close friend and collaborator Ed Blaney is on the new episode of The StageLeft Podcast, who reflects on Mark's recent passing, recording new material in Berlin, selling parts of the dance floor to the Hacienda during hard times, and passes on advice to those entering the music industry from his experience managing The Fall.

Jim Sharrock

July 23, 2019

Awesome stories ahoy from our friend Jim Sharrock - who tells us how Uncle Chris (Sharrock) helped his development, what it was like playing to 35,000 people at Hyde Park last year, meeting Louis Theroux, playing Sports Personality of the Year, we discuss how Ringo was a pinoneering drummer, Ian Broudie & all.things.liverpool.

Louisa from She Drew The Gun

November 23, 2018

The gifted poet & singer songwriter Louisa from She Drew The Gun talks us through track by track of their new album 'Revolution of Mind', discusses supporting The Coral, how essay writing enhanced songwriting processes, the benefits of working to deadlines, production techniques, and the approach to writing the modern anthem 'Poem' and new singles 'Resister' & 'Something For The Pain'.

Adam Ficek - Baby Shambles

May 18, 2018

Adam talks candidly of how his own experiences led to the creation of Music and Mind, and the importance of duty of care within the industry.

Richard Oakes (Suede) & Sean McGhee - Artmagic

August 06, 2018

Suede guitarist Richard Oakes and producer/programmer and all round encyclopaedia of music Sean McGhee are guests on the new episode of The StageLeft Podcast.

Together they are Artmagic. Their new album is out now, and it's good. It's very, good.

Woody Woodgate

September 11, 2018

Woody Woodgate of Madness was cited by John Lennon in his final interview 2 days before his passing as an up and coming drummer who impressed. 40 odd years in the industry later and Woody tells us all about creating a 4.5 earthquake on the Richter scale, watching Oasis split from the next door changing room and having to fill in their headline slot at Rock en Seine, how It Must Be Love, Baggy Trousers were recorded, playing the Olympics Closing Ceremony and loads more.

Jack Petruzelli

June 12, 2018

Jack Petruzzelli joins us from Brooklyn to discuss how he coordinated the impossible - a one take performance of the Abbey Road Side 2 Medley as The Fab Faux, something even The Beatles themselves never quite managed!

Bob Reynolds - John Mayer's Sax player

Bob Reynolds discusses previously unheard cassette recordings of John Mayer songs on The StageLeft Podcast.

Stewart Lee interview

Hands down the most critically acclaimed British comedian of his generation, Stewart Lee is also a BAFTA award winner, and part owner of four Laurence Olivier awards for his work with Jerry Springer – The Opera.

Ian Dench interview

How fascinating it was for us to deconstruct the songwriting process of the Ivor Novello winning and Golden Globe nominated songwriter Ian Dench in the new episode of The StageLeft Podcast.

Goldheart Assembly

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Wolfgang Flür interview

A Godfather, pioneer, and visionary of electronic music, Wolfgang Flur is

this episode’s very special gueston The StageLeft Podcast.

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