Stories Behind The Music You Love

 
 
 
 
#13 DR SHIRLEY THOMPSON - LEFT OUT OF HISTORY (BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL) 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 Elizabeths 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.

#13 DR SHIRLEY THOMPSON - LEFT OUT OF HISTORY (BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL)

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 Elizabeths 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.

 
#12 LONDON IS THE PLACE FOR ME (BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL) 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?

#12 LONDON IS THE PLACE FOR ME (BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL)

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?

#11 CASSIE KINOSHI - HEADWRAPS & JAZZ (BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL) 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, French composers, and how her roots and culture influence her composition.

#11 CASSIE KINOSHI - HEADWRAPS & JAZZ (BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL)

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, French composers, and how her roots and culture influence her composition.

#10 ALINA BZHEZHINSKA - WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR MOUTH?! 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.

#10 ALINA BZHEZHINSKA - WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR MOUTH?!

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.

#09 NONHLE BERYL - DON'T BE COMFORTABLE BEING COMFORTABLE 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.

#09 NONHLE BERYL - DON'T BE COMFORTABLE BEING COMFORTABLE

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.

#08 ISOBELLA BURNHAM - ARE SINGERS MUSICIANS TOO?? Bajan bass player Isobella Burnham talks about her experience in London, learning the bass and tackles that all important question: Are singers musicians??

#08 ISOBELLA BURNHAM - ARE SINGERS MUSICIANS TOO??

Bajan bass player Isobella Burnham talks about her experience in London, learning the bass and tackles that all important question: Are singers musicians??

#07 JNR ROBINSON - CHILLING WITH CHAKA KHAN Gospel singer Junior Robinson joins the podcast on his birthday and tells all about UK gospel music in the 1980's, and performing in front of 2 Popes at the Vatican. There's a surprise when he tells us he performed with Chaka Khan and met Prince, Stevie Wonder and Marcus Miller!

#07 JNR ROBINSON - CHILLING WITH CHAKA KHAN

Gospel singer Junior Robinson joins the podcast on his birthday and tells all about UK gospel music in the 1980's, and performing in front of 2 Popes at the Vatican. There's a surprise when he tells us he performed with Chaka Khan and met Prince, Stevie Wonder and Marcus Miller!

#06 ONESOUND - A HEAD CAN'T BE A BACKSIDE Akil Henry and Olecia Addo from OneSound sit down and talk about their business, reaching 500,000 views on YouTube and how their faith informs their business. Lots of laughs and valuable business information for any entrepreneurs out there!

#06 ONESOUND - A HEAD CAN'T BE A BACKSIDE

Akil Henry and Olecia Addo from OneSound sit down and talk about their business, reaching 500,000 views on YouTube and how their faith informs their business. Lots of laughs and valuable business information for any entrepreneurs out there!

#05 MARSHALL TITUS - TAP DANCING ON A TIGHTROPE US Singer, actor and producer Marshall Titus sits down with Backstage Spotlight to reveal the story behind his move to Hamburg and his claim to fame on Star Search in the 1980's. Music, philosophy and being true to self in this great episode.

#05 MARSHALL TITUS - TAP DANCING ON A TIGHTROPE

US Singer, actor and producer Marshall Titus sits down with Backstage Spotlight to reveal the story behind his move to Hamburg and his claim to fame on Star Search in the 1980's. Music, philosophy and being true to self in this great episode.

#04 MABEL AGBENORTO - MOVING FORWARD London based Gospel singer Mabel Agbenorto sits down with Backstage Spotlight talks about her work, upbringing and her journey to releasing her new album 'Moving Forward'.

#04 MABEL AGBENORTO - MOVING FORWARD

London based Gospel singer Mabel Agbenorto sits down with Backstage Spotlight talks about her work, upbringing and her journey to releasing her new album 'Moving Forward'.

#03 SARAJANE - CONNECTION IS KEY 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.

#03 SARAJANE - CONNECTION IS KEY

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.

#02 NORA BITE - FROM LATVIA TO LONDON 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.

#02 NORA BITE - FROM LATVIA TO LONDON

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.

#01 RUPERT NOBLE - THE SAXOPHONE WHISPERER Saxophone repairman Rupert Noble has repaired over 17,000 instruments and has a client list featuring some of the best saxophonists in the world. On this episode 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.

#01 RUPERT NOBLE - THE SAXOPHONE WHISPERER

Saxophone repairman Rupert Noble has repaired over 17,000 instruments and has a client list featuring some of the best saxophonists in the world. On this episode 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.