Lorena Dale is a singer from Australia but currently lives in London. Her EP called Wicked Ways is out now on all platforms. Listen to her talk about the process from recording the music, to crowdfunding and a technique called tapping. www.lorenadale.com
Brittnee Habbib is a gymnastics coach who won a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games for Canada. Listen to her journey to self-acceptance and how she empowers young women through her Hip-Hop gymnastic program called G-Powered. @brittneehabbib @gpowered
Camilla George is a London based saxophonist who has just released her 2nd album called The People Could Fly featuring Omar, Sarah Tandy and Cherise Adams-Burnett. We talk about how her West African and Caribbean heritage influences her music, all things Kenny Garrett and the thriving London Jazz scene. http://www.camillageorge.com/
Sarah Aluko is a London based poet and author of the poetry collection Firstborn. Her words come from personal experience and have touched the lives of women all over the world. Find out the inspiration behind her poetry and how she continues to perfect her craft as a poet and writer. @sarah_aluko Get Firstborn on Amazon https://amzn.to/2FmiTvd www.iwishididntquit.com
In an honest and insightful conversation, legendary New York based saxophonist Bob Mover sits down with Nate to talk about what he's learnt in close to 50 years in the music industry, his influences and his close friendship with the late Michael Brecker. http://www.bobmover.com/wordpress/
Jarritt Sheel and Ethan Hein are music educators based in New York currently working and studying at NYU. We talk about the role of HipHop and Pop in music education, Thundercat, Trap music, and why so many people have stopped studying music. Twitter: @jsheelmusic http://jsheelmusic.com/ Twitter: @ethanhein http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/
Award winning speaker and composer Dr Shirley Thompson is one of the most important composers of a generation. She is a critically acclaimed classical composer having been commissioned to write for Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee, the 2012 Olympic Games ceremony as well as being the first woman to compose and musically direct for a major drama on the BBC. Website: http://shirleythompsonmusic.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/shirleyjtmusic iTunes: http://apple.co/2AcPuff
Nate touches on the life and music of Lord Kitchener, a Calypsonian who wrote about his experiences and observations about 1950-60's London in his music. How important is his music in helping us understand the generation who came over on the SS Windrush?
In this Black History Month special episode, UK alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi tells all about her trailblazing bands including the award winning all female collective Nérija, her love for Jackie McClean, the legacy of Colonialism, and how her roots and culture influence her composition. www.cassiekinoshi.com/ www.instagram.com/cassiekinoshi/ twitter.com/CassieKinoshi
This was such a great and funny conversation! London based Harpist Alina Bzhezhinska talks about her journey to becoming one of the top Harpists in the UK, discovering the music of Alice Coltrane, working for the King of Thailand plus the joys of motherhood. https://www.alina-harpist.com/
Star South African artist Nonhle Beryl wanted to work in a lab before winning a competition to tour America at the age of 14. Now she works at the Lion King Theatre in Germany and discusses her journey there, internet trolls and her love for all things Beyoncé
SaraJane sits down with Backstage Spotlight to talk about her journey to recording her first album #StepOne, singing backing vocals for one of Germany's biggest stars (Ina Müller), how she connects with her audiences and much much more.
Nora Bite is a Jazz Guitarist from originally from Latvia, now based in London. Since she moved she has performed with artists such as Amy Winehouse, as well as starting up her own weekly jam session. Hear her talk about her journey, learning the guitar, Aikido and finding the right musicians.
With over 17,000 instruments repaired and a client list featuring some of the best saxophonists in the world, find out how Rupert Noble became one of the leading saxophone repairers in the UK, his take on the new wave of young musicians, why vintage horns are better than modern ones and the only lick in his repertoire. Music by The Masks