This one’s a conversation I had with Mark Cubey. His most recent job was managing Writers & Readers as part of the NZ Festival. Before that, for more than a decade, he was the producer of Saturday Mornings on RNZ, aka “The Kim Hill Show”. Read More
Here’s a chat I had with Fane Flaws.
This was a great conversation – and it was a long time in the making. I hadn’t met Fane, we’d corresponded, I grew up listening to Blerta and The Crocodiles, was aware of his recent band No Engine and other musical and artistic projects (The Bend, making the opening credits for Radio With Pictures, a bunch of music videos for iconic kiwi acts, children’s books, painting). I knew he’d be great to chat with for the podcast – he didn’t disappoint. Read More »
Roy’s own music career has seen him record albums as part of bands and as a solo act, he’s a piano man in bars and continues to work as both a solo performer and as part of bands, mixing covers and originals. He’s been a working musician across much of the last four decades. Read More »
I met Lisa Harrow in the green room at Circa Theatre. She is acting royalty. I couldn’t believe my luck – that she had agreed to a long conversation for the podcast. Well, then, as soon as I met her I understood how this could happen. She was funny and wise, charming, engaged, engaging – everything you’d expect and want in a conversation partner/interview subject. Read More »
I had a conversation with Darren Watson. You might remember that he was the subject of the very first episode of Sweetman Podcast. If you want a career overview and you missed it at the time go back and listen to that chat, it’s nearly three years old now…
For this talk we are focussed on his brand new album, Too Many Millionaires. It’s out Ma 1, 2018 so here you’ll hear all about the writing and recording of it, the funding and making of it – and you’ll get to hear a few sneak snippets of the songs… Read More »
I had a chat with Gil Eva Craig – a sound engineer, producer, tech and musician. She was in the band Sugarbug (I loved them!) and she continues to make music in a variety of sporadic projects including as the bassist (and horn player – sometimes) for Charlotte Yates (a previous guest of the podcast).
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This one is a chat with a person I’ve talked to previously. You may remember episode 69 was a long conversation with Jeremy Taylor. He’s been a food-blogger, a rugby writer, musician, RNZ music reviewer – he wears many hats. But plenty of people also know him as one of the mainstays at Wellington’s Slow Boat Records. Read More »
Welcome to episode 109 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat.
I had a chat with the great Elvis Perkins. This was a huge thrill to me, I’ve been a fan since his debut album, Ash Wednesday. Perkins was in New Zealand – his first visit – as part of HOME, a staggering work, part of the recent NZ Festival. In the show he plays a musician, performs a live score as part of a theatre work. It was amazing. I wondered at the chance to have a chat with him – and a couple of days later we were sitting recording this chat. It’s a little noisy in places, sorry, as we’re in a theatre foyer and there’s a show about to go in… Read More »
Welcome to episode 108 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat.
Here’s a chat with a guy called James Buttery. He’s a record collector. He’s the co-host of a brand new podcast called The Good, The Bad & The LP. He’s also the host of a YouTube channel where he – essentially – reviews his own record collection. He vlogs about recent purchases and shows off a well-groomed, curated collection of records. Read More »
Here’s a chat with Dennis O’Brien – he is the owner of Slow Boat Records in Wellington. But he also had a solo career as a musician – if you click on that link on his name you’ll be taken to Redmer Yska’s excellent Audioculture profile of Dennis’ musical career. Read More »
Welcome to episode 106 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat.
I nabbed a wee chat with Andrew Fagan – he of the Mockers and of course his own career, poetry, songs, a life on the seas – a stint as a radio programmer and DJ, first as a Kiwi FM breakfast co-host (with wife Karen Hay) and then in talkback. Read More »
Here’s a chat with Ebony Lamb, singer/songwriter, frontperson for Eb & Sparrow. We talked about the band’s upcoming tour and new album and in fact talked through all of their music – from early success as the opening act for Rodriguez through tours up and down the country with local and international musicians.