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Author: Mark Yeldham

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Musical influences, tales from the road and stage, and the occasional ‘name dropping’ from the band members and session musicians who performed and recorded with ‘household’ name bands and artists.
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This is the first episode, in a two part interview with Peter Boita, a UK drummer who has played with numerous musical legends which include Sir Elton John, Madonna, Glen Campbell, Dame Vera Lynn, The Jacksons, Dame Shirley Bassey, Whitney Houston, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Rod Steward, Sir Cliff Richard, Sir George Martin, Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, The Supremes, Charles Asnavour and many, many more. And, he was also resident drummer for the first 25 years of Les Miserable..Special thanks to Peter Boita for agreeing to be interviewed for Talk to the Band. If you'd like to find out more about Peter and his incredible career, please check out the below links:Follow Peter on FacebookPromo video for Peter's lectures onboard the the Cunard liner Queen Mary 2Talk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#TalktotheBand #PeterBoita #SirGeorgeMartin #GlenCampbell #TheSupremes #Jeff Wayne #Charles #AsnavourSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
In this bonus special episode, we interview Dave Hemingway of the Beautiful South and guitarist Phil Barton, who discuss their new band 'Sunbirds' and their debut album 'Cool to be Kind'. It's a great album and we play clips from three of the songs from the Album during this episode, if you'd like to find out more about the Sunbirds then check out their website using the link below:Special thanks to Dave Hemingway and Phil Barton for being part of this episode. If you'd like to find out more about Sunbirds  then please check out their social links below:Sunbirds Website : www.sunbirds.co.ukThe The Far North Social LinksFollow Sunbirds on FacebookFollow Sunbirds on TwitterFollow Sunbirds on InstagramTalk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#TalktotheBand #Sunbirds #DaveHemingway #PhiBarton #TheBeautifulSouth #BeautifulSouth #TheSouth #Marc Parnell #TeoMiller #PeterGreenSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
This is the second episode, in a two part interview with Tessa Niles, a UK female vocalist who has performed and recorded with some of music’s greatest stars including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, David Bowie, Tina Turner, The Police and Robbie Williams. In 2015, she released a book called “Backtrack: the voice behind music’s greatest stars”, which is a star-studded account of her 30 year career working alongside some of the greatest names in Rock and Pop..Special thanks to Tessa Niles for agreeing to be interviewed for Talk to the Band. If you'd like to find out more about Tessa and her incredible career, please check out her book: “Backtrack: the voice behind music’s greatest stars”Talk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#TalktotheBand #Tessa Niles #Backtrack #Sting #ThePolice #TinaTurner #ABC #TrevorHorn #DavidBowie #EricClapton  #GraceJones #RichardNilesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
This is the first episode, in a two part interview with Tessa Niles, a UK female vocalist who has performed and recorded with some of music’s greatest stars including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, David Bowie, Tina Turner, The Police and Robbie Williams. In 2015, she released a book called “Backtrack: the voice behind music’s greatest stars”, which is a star-studded account of her 30 year career working alongside some of the greatest names in Rock and Pop..Special thanks to Tessa Niles for agreeing to be interviewed for Talk to the Band. If you'd like to find out more about Tessa and her incredible career, please check out her book: “Backtrack: the voice behind music’s greatest stars”Talk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#TalktotheBand #Tessa Niles #Backtrack #Sting #ThePolice #TinaTurner #ABC #TrevorHorn #DavidBowie #EricClapton  #GraceJones #RichardNilesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
In this special episode, we interview Singer/Songwriter Lee Wylding from the band "The Far North".Lee joined me to discuss their debut album "Songs for Gentle Souls" which was released on 20th November 2020.Special thanks to Lee for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about Lee and The Far North then please check out their social links below:The Far North Website : www.thefarnorth.co.ukThe The Far North Social LinksFollow The Far North  on FacebookFollow The Far North on TwitterFollow The Far North on InstagramRed Lantern Records Website: Red Lantern RecordsTalk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#TalktotheBand #TheFarNorth #Lee Wylding #Nigel Stonier #TheFireFlies #Branches #ThisHouseIsOurs #Runaway #SongsForGentleSouls #RedLanternRecordsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
In this episode, we interview Nigel Spennewyn, UK Guitarist, whose performance and recording credits include Elkie Brooks and Joe Cocker. He has previously worked for Chandler Guitars, Fender, Line 6 and Korg, and he is currently the International Sales Manager for Suhr Guitars, Amps and Pedals..Special thanks to Nigel for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about Nigel and Suhr Guitars then please check out their social links below:Follow Nigel on FacebookThe Suhr Website : https://suhr.comSocial Links for Nigel's Band - The Way Back:Website : https://www.lemonrock.com/thewaybackFollow The Way Back on on FacebookTalk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#TalktotheBand #NigelSpennewyn #Suhr #SuhrGuitars #TheWayBackSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
In this episode, we interview Alison Wheeler, female vocalist for The Beautiful South between 2003 and 2007. Since then, she’s been the female vocalist with The South, performing all over the UK and recording their album “Sweet Refrains”. In 2010, she recorded the track “Move a little closer” with John Windle of Little Man Tate, and she is also involved with the band The Topers and her own Jazz group Southern Beauty.Special thanks to Alison Wheeler for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about Alison and The South then please check out their social links below:Alison Wheeler Social LinksFollow Alison on FacebookFollow Alison on TwitterFollow Alison on InstagramThe South Website : http://thesouth.co.uk/Follow The South on FacebookFollow The South on TwitterThe Southern Beauty Jazz Website : http://thesouth.co.uk/Follow Southern Beauty Jazz on FacebookFollow Southern Beauty Jazz on TwitterFollow Southern Beauty Jazz on InstagramThe Topers Social LinksFollow The Topers on FacebookFollow The Topers on TwitterFollow The Topers on InstagramAmanda's Action Club Social LinksFollow Amanda' Action Club on FacebookFollow Amanda's Action Club on TwitterFollow Amanda's Action Club on InstagramTalk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#TalktotheBand #TheBeautifulSouth #TheSouth #Alison Wheeler #DaveHemingway #TheTopers #SouthernBeauty #AmandasActionClub #JohnWindle #Movealittlecloser #littlemantate #SweatRefrains #Pidgeon HoleSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
In this episode, we interview Paul Shepley, UK keyboard player and composer, who performed with both The Damned and the Anti-Nowhere League. He also has recording credit on the album 'Phantasmagoria', which was the highest charting album album ever for The Damned, until the release of their album 'Evil Spirits' in 2018. Special thanks to Paul Shepley for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about The Damned and The Anti-Nowhere then please check out the links below:The Damned Website : http://www.officialdamned.com/The Damned Social LinksFollow The Damned on Facebook Follow The Damned on TwitterWatch The Damned on YouTubeThe Anti Nowhere League Website : http://www.antinowhereleague.com/The Anti Nowhere League Social LinksFollow The Anti Nowhere League on Facebook Watch The Anti Nowhere League on YouTubeTalk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#PaulShepley #TheAnti-NowhereLeague #TheAntiNowhereLeague #The League #TheDamned Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
In this episode, we interview Robert Marlow,  a UK keyboard player who started out in 1977 playing guitar in The Vandals with Alison Moyet, before joining The Plan with Vince Clarke. He and Vince were also in the band ‘French Look’ with Martin L. Gore from Depeche Mode, and in 1982, he recorded the solo album "The Peter Pan Effect" which featured the single “The Face of Dorian Gray”. Special thanks to Robert Marlow for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about Robert then please check out his social links below:Follow Robert on FacebookFollow Robert on InstagramTalk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#RobertMarlow #VinceClarke #MartinLGore #AlisonMoyet #PerryBamonte #DepecheMode #AndyFletcher #ThePeterPanEffect #TheFaceofDorianGraySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
In this episode, we interview Trevor Newnham, UK Bass play and vocalist with the Illegal Eagles, whose performance and recording credits include Sir Cliff Richard, Dr. Hook, Mary Wilson's Supremes, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds and many more. He has also played on West End touring shows such as Mamma Mia, Grease, Dancing in the Streets, Never Forget, I Love You Because, and The Carpenters Story. Special thanks to Trevor Newnham for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about Trevor then please check out his social links below:Follow Trevor on FacebookFollow Trevor on InstagramThe Illegal Eagles Website : https://www.illegaleagles.comTalk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#TrevorNewnham #IllegalEagles #DrHook #SirCliffRichard #MaryWilson #MaryWilsonsSupremes #JummyJames #QueensofCountrySupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
In this episode, we interview Russell Gilbrook, a UK Drummer, who started learning the drums when he was only four, he was depping West End shows at the age of 12 and touring Europe with Alan Price (of the Animals) when he was only 18. He performed on pop recordings with the likes of John Farnham, 5 Star, Boy Meets Girl, before joining “Chris Barber’s Jazz and Blues Band". But he’s best known for his hard hitting, high energy Rock drumming, and has been the drummer in legendary British rock band "Uriah Heep" since 2007. Special thanks to Russell Gilbrook for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about Russ then please check out his social links below:Follow Russ on FacebookFollow Russ on InstagramUriah Heep's Website : http://www.uriah-heep.comTalk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#RussellGilbrook #UriahHeep #AlanPrice #TheAnimals #JohnFarnham #5Star #BoyMeetsGirl #ChrisBarber #ChrisBarbersJazzandBluesBand #drummerSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
In this episode, we interview Emily Lynn, a UK Female vocalist and pianist, who has worked performed and recorded with the band Thunder, and has also shared the stage with the likes of Dame Cleo Laine, Scott Gorham from Thin Lizzy and Andy Taylor from Duran Duran. For the last ten years, she has been touring with The Australian Pink Floyd Show, performing in countless Arenas in London, Europe, America and Canada.Special thanks to Emily Lynn for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about Emily then please check out her social links below:Follow Emily on FacebookFollow Emily on InstagramEmily runs a same day backing vocal service. For more information please click on the link below to visit her website:Emily Lynn Same Day Backing Vocal ServiceThe Aussie Floyd Website : https://www.aussiefloyd.com/Talk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#EmilyLynn #AussieFloyd #TheAustralianPinkFloydShow #Thunder #TheBandThunder #24hourBVs #PianoandVocals #BackingVocalistSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
In this episode, we interview John Summerton, guitarist and vocalist from the 70s TV band Flintlock, current guitarist of The Rubettes, and owner of Basildon Studios and Music Academy.Special thanks to John Summerton for being our guest in this episode. If you'd like to find out more about John then please check out his social links below:Follow John on FacebookFollow John on InstagramSongs and Albums mentioned in this PodcastThe Very Best of Steely Dan (including "Reeling in the Years")John Miles - Decca Single 1975-1979 (including "Music")Jeff Beck - Blow by BlowAndrew Gold - Thank You for Being a Friend (Best of)Here's the video on YouTube of John performing on stage with Elliott Randall at The Giants of Rock:John Summerton performing on stage with Elliott Randall at "The Giants of Rock"Talk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramDisclaimer: There are affiliate links within this post through which we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you and this is how we keep our site and podcasts free for you. So we really do appreciate it when you purchase via our links.#JohnSummerton #Flintlock #Rubettes #ElliotRandall #JohnIllsley #GaryBrooker #ProcolHarum #IsleofWight #JohnCaulcutt #BasildonStudios #BasildonMusicAcademy #Abacus #TheBeaglesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
Series One Trailer

Series One Trailer

2020-08-1800:40

Welcome to “Talk to the Band”, a new podcast for anyone who is passionate about contemporary music.Each episode, we talk to band members and session musicians who have toured and recorded with ‘household’ name bands and artists. You’ll not only learn about their career and who they’ve performed with, but find out who they really are, what music has influenced them, how they started in music, hear gossip and tales from the road and stage, and find out what they’re currently working on, and what music they listen to. The first episode of “Talk to the Band” is scheduled for release this September - why not join us? It’s going to be a blast!Talk to the Band Social LinksFollow Talk to the Band on FacebookFollow Talk to the Band on TwitterFollow Talk to the Band on InstagramSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TalktotheBand)
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