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Jay Sean's Basement Banter

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British Indian Pop Star Jay Sean and his best mate Woody, pull the curtain back on their careers in the entertainment industry, sharing hilarious and often unbelievable tales from behind the velvet rope and on the road. From a sold out Madison Square Garden to performing at gunpoint in Romania, Jay, Woody and guests banter back and forth about their experiences, life and 15 years of friendship.

British Indian Pop Star Jay Sean and his best mate Woody, pull the curtain back on their careers in the entertainment industry, sharing hilarious and often unbelievable tales from behind the velvet rope and on the road. From a sold out Madison Square Garden to performing at gunpoint in Romania, Jay, Woody and guests banter back and forth about their experiences, life and 15 years of friendship.

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United States

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British Indian Pop Star Jay Sean and his best mate Woody, pull the curtain back on their careers in the entertainment industry, sharing hilarious and often unbelievable tales from behind the velvet rope and on the road. From a sold out Madison Square Garden to performing at gunpoint in Romania, Jay, Woody and guests banter back and forth about their experiences, life and 15 years of friendship.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jenna Andrews on creating hits during lockdown & how to protect your mental health in the music industry

2/24/2021
In this episode Jay and Woody are joined by singer, songwriter and producer Jenna Andrews. As they discuss how lockdown has inspired artists to use technology in new and interesting ways, so they can record music and collaborate around the world. How we can all take better care of their mental heath during these trying times and how the inspiration for such hit songs as BENEE’s “Supalonely” or Jay’s US #1 “Down” came out of completely unexpected places. Enjoy! See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:54:30

Asim Chaudhry talks hit TV show People Just Do Nothing, taking risks in comedy and selling sneakers to Prince Charles!

2/3/2021
In this episode Jay and Woody are joined by actor, writer and producer Asim Chaudhry. Star of hit TV show People Just Do Nothing, Black Mirror - Bandersnatch, DC Universe and Netflix’s The Sandman and Wonder Woman 1984, as they discuss the creation of PJDN, the heroes of Hounslow, working with your idols, taking risks in comedy, the Office and Stephen Merchant and selling sneakers to Prince Charles. You don’t want to miss this one! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:07:09

Lambos, Lockdown and getting my Drivers License with Olivia Rodrigo

1/27/2021
In this episode the boys discuss what it’s like to work and party from home during lockdown, chatting with Jack Harlow about “Down”, the behind-the-scenes making of “I’m All Yours” feat. Pitbull and Jay’s flip on Olivia Rodrigo’s hit single “Drivers License” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:07

Kiana Ledé talks about mental wellness during COVID and how Football can lead to babies!

1/13/2021
In this episode, Jay and Woody are joined by singer, songwriter and actress Kiana Ledé. As they discuss preserving mental wellness during COVID lockdown, what its like to release music during a pandemic and play a game of “Ask The Internet” that reveals some VERY surprising and shocking answers! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:09:17

Zak Williams discusses PYM his solution for anxiety and depression, his father Robin Williams and growing up in Hollywood

12/8/2020
In this episode, Jay and Woody are joined by mental health advocate and entrepreneur Zak Williams, son of the late actor Robin Williams and co-founder of PYM, a new mental health support brand. As they discuss his journey to finding a natural solution for depression and anxiety, the inspiration and guidance his father gave to him as well as what it was like growing up in Hollywood as the son of one of the most talented and beloved actors of his generation. See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:57:40

Amit and Naroop discuss how to turn an opportunity into a dream job, succeeding by collaborating and how not to get star struck by celebrities

12/1/2020
In this episode, Jay and Woody are joined by the rockstar photography and directing duo Amit and Naroop. We learn how they started from humble beginnings by shooting their first subject on the roof of their house to shooting movie stars like Ricky Gervais and Riz Ahmed. Authors of the book “Turbans and Tales”, exhibitions in NY art galleries, they share what makes their partnership work and the power of hustle, hard work and how to create a vibe with pretty much anyone. See...

Duration:01:01:41

Deepica Mutyala talks going viral, being a brown girl boss and HOW to Live Tinted!

11/17/2020
In this episode, Jay, his wife Thara & Woody are joined by Deepica Mutyala a South-Asian beauty entrepreneur, businesswoman, founder & CEO of Live Tinted. As they discuss how one viral moment can change your life, the challenges and rewards of being a brown women in business and how we can ALL take pride in our communities and Live Tinted! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:41

Josh Whitehouse talks being cast in Game of Thrones, the price of fame and the musical process of acting

11/11/2020
In this episode, Jay and Woody are joined by actor, model, musician, poet and artist Josh Whitehouse. As they discuss the price of fame, what its like to be cast in iconic roles such as the lead in Game of Thrones, modeling for Burberry, acting in the middle of a pandemic and how the musical process can help you find your character as actor. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:05:50

Jared Cotter talks American Idol, co-writing Down & managing and empowering the stars of the future

10/28/2020
In this episode, Jay and Woody are joined by Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling songwriter turned manager Jared Cotter. As they discuss how he got his start in the music industry, performing as a contestant in the finals of American Idol, how he and Jay co-wrote "Down", "Do You Remember", "2012" and many more. As well as what it takes to run a successful management, media and production company as the co-founder of the Heavy Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:08:06

Tiffany Kumar talks about Diddy, songwriting, Criminal Justice Reform and making mixtapes with Kanye

10/21/2020
In this episode, Jay and Woody are joined by songwriter, former head of Global Songwriter Relations for Spotify and the Head of LA based publishing and management label Beat House, Tiffany Kumar. As they discuss her time working alongside Diddy, what its like to be an up and coming songwriter, her initiatives to effect social reform alongside The Alliance for Safety and Justice and making mixtapes with Kanye West. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:22:38

Brent Morin talks the future of stand-up, inspiration through adversity and lessons learnt on stage

10/14/2020
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Duration:01:22:38

Jay Shetty talks overcoming hardship & the key to finding true happiness and meaning

9/14/2020
This week the boys are joined by author, motivational speaker, former monk and host of the #1 podcast "On purpose with Jay Shetty". And discuss overcoming hardship, how we can all develop the tools to discover true happiness and the secrets to discovering real meaning in all our lives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:20:56

Anjula Acharia talks startups and stars

8/25/2020
In this episode Jay and Woody are joined by Priyanka Chopra’s manager, entrepreneur, philanthropist and Angel Investor, Anjula Acharia. They discuss their collective time in the entertainment industry, from helping Lady Gaga and 50 Cent break in India, working with media-mogul Jimmy Iovine and how combating their early experiences of racism and cultural insensitivity ended up helping guide and inform both their careers.l See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:05

The God Factor

8/18/2020
In a change of pace this weeks episode of Basement Banter see’s Jay and Woody joined by Gurmat spiritual philosopher and founder of Nanak Naam, Bhai Satpal Singh. To discuss the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, conscious non-attachment, how to navigate the social media trap of “living for likes”, the difference between spiritual principles and beliefs and how we can all easily apply spirituality in our daily lives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:17:53

The time my joke for Jay-Z and Beyonce backfired!

8/4/2020
This week the boys discuss what its like trying to date during lockdown, the mystery and allure of masked singers, recording with Will Smith, trying to be funny for Jay-Z and Beyonce backstage at the Grammys, and the time Jay had to perform alongside a holographic rapper. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:52:09

When Sean Paul was Jay Sean & Jay Sean was someone who Katy Perry forgot about!

7/27/2020
This week, Jamaican icon and superstar, Sean Paul joins Jay as they talk about funny stories from their past, legendary collabs, the importance of friendship and how Katy Perry probably never really knew who Jay was! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:53

Being funny on TikTok, ex-girlfriends & curried crab legs!

7/20/2020
In this episode TikTok star and musical Comedian Morgan Jay join the boys as they talk about the unexpected benefits of messing up on stage, pushing boundaries in comedy and music and all of them cringing at Brian McKnights terrible idea to try and tell women about their anatomy and how it works in a song. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:10

Why it sucks to go on tour with Justin Bieber

7/14/2020
In this episode Jay and Woody are joined by Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield as they talk about some epic and cringeworthy moments in their respective careers. From performing for crying children on schools tours, almost discovering Zayn Malik and being kicked out of Justin Bieber’s green room! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:10:22

Cash Money, Lil Wayne, & Bruno Mars’ hair!

7/7/2020
In this episode the boys talk about feeling “uncool in the cool crowd” at Cash Money after-parties, how ugly Jay felt standing next to Enrique at Madison Square Garden and awkward bathroom interactions with Bruno Mars! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:01

Kanye, Anxiety, & Finding Happiness

6/30/2020
In this episode Jay and the boys are joined by 2x Grammy winning artist, super mom and wellness activist, Melanie Fiona and discuss going on tour with Kanye West, Beyoncé’s slippery stages and how you find your happy place.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:12