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Stayin' Alive with Jesse Smith

Stories of how to make a career out of creativity.

Stayin' Alive with Jesse Smith is a podcast about how to stay afloat in the ever changing ocean of the creative arts industries. If you're interested in how to keep riding the waves - this is the podcast for you!Intervie
7/27/2020

Ep. 12. Stayin' Alive with Jesse Smith - Mat Hector

Ep. 12
Welcome to Episode 12 of Stayin Alive with Jesse Smith a podcast about creative people and how they make a living out of giving you a frickin’ good time.I’ve have the privilege of playing on stage with today’s guest on numerous occasions, his personality is as infectious as his playing, he’s really at the top of the class in terms of session drummers in the UK. He’s been a touring member with Iggy Pop for the last five years and his illustrious CV doesn’t stop there. He’s also played with Sinéad O'Connor, Marc Almond, Thomas Dolby and more recently he joined Jonny Burrell as the drummer for Razorlight.He’s the first ‘drummer’ on the pod, so drum roll please and welcome Mat Hector.**********Thanks so much to Mat for coming on the pod and thank you for listening. For more info on Mat you can visit his sparkly new website www.mathector.comWe mentioned next week’s guest on today’s episode and I’m super excited for you to hear my chat with legendary guitarist for David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, Thomas Dolby (you get the picture) - Kevin Armstrong.If you liked the pod PLEASE tell your friends, share, like, give us a review on iTunes, a like on Facebook OR consider donating to help us keep creating the shows for you - link in the show description!This was a Jesse Smith productionMusic by Neal X, Mark Garfield and Me.That was fun wasn’t it? See you next time! Thanks again for listening. PEACE OUT.
7/6/2020

Ep. 9. Stayin' Alive with Jesse Smith - Earl Slick

Ep. 9
Welcome to episode 9 of Stayin Alive with Jesse Smith, a podcast about creative people how they weather the storm of a life of the road.Today’s guest is one of the reasons I started this podcast in the first place. A couple of years ago I was given the opportunity to go on a speaking tour as an interviewer which was a brand new discipline for me and it resulted in two tours on the road with one of the world’s greatest guitarists. He is undoubtably one of the best ever rock and roll side men, having played with David Bowie on and off for almost Forty years and also on John Lennon’s last two studio albums. He’s also written and recorded with Glen Matlock, Robert Smith, David Coverdale and Jim Diamond to name a few. We’ve become really good friends over the last few years and I really hope you enjoy our conversation. Today’s guest is the one and only - Earl Slick.Next’s week’s guest is another incredible guitar player and one of my favourite episodes I’ve recorded, she is best known for playing guitar for Kate Nash and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and also helped create and incredible charity called Girls Rock London and is one of the mot inspirational women I know, so make sure you tune in for my conversation with Linda Buratto.You can also find us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/stayinalivepod/and you go one step further and head over to Apple Podcasts and give us a 5* review.This was a Jesse Smith Production.Music by Neal X, Mark Garfield and Me.If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the show, or if you’d just like to say ‘hi’ you can get in touch by emailing stayinalivepod@gmail.com
6/29/2020

Ep. 8. Stayin' Alive with Jesse Smith - Tom Watson

Ep. 8
Welcome to Episode 8 of Stayin’ Alive with Jesse Smith, a podcast about creative people and how they navigate through the highways of the creative arts industries.To discuss the issues facing the arts sector I was very grateful to be able to chat with Tom Watson – former deputy leader of the Labour Party and former Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He also had a major role in the News International Phone Hacking scandal by bringing events at the News Of The World Public.Tom retired from Politics in November 2019 and is now the Chair of UK Music. UK Music are an umbrella organisation that represent the music industry by working with The Musician’s Union, Help Musicians, PRS, PPL and many other industry bodies and lobby the government on their behalf with a collective voice.Personally, Tom speaks openly about how he managed to reverse his Type 2 Diabetes condition through diet and exercise and published a book about it called Downsizing that we discuss in the pod.He was a true gent and I really hope you enjoy our conversation. My guest for Episode 8 of Stayin’ Alive is Tom Watson.Thanks again to Tom Watson, I’d also like to give a special mention and thanks to my great friend Tom Wilcox.For more on Tom or to buy his book Downsizing visit https://tom-watson.com/Next week’s guest is one of the greatest sidemen in the history of rock and roll. He was long time guitarist of David Bowie, John Lennon & Yoko Ono and has also collaborated with the likes of Robert Smith, David Coverdale, Glen Matlock and Jim Diamond. So make sure you hit subscribe and look forward to my conversation with Earl Slick.You can also find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stayinalivepod/ and you go one step further and head over to Apple Podcasts and give us a 5* review.This was a Jesse Smith Production.Music by Neal X, Mark Garfield and Me.If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the show, or if you’d just like to say ‘hi’ you can get in touch by emailing stayinalivepod@gmail.com
6/22/2020

Ep. 7. Stayin' Alive with Jesse Smith - Lewis Reeves

Ep. 7
Welcome back to episode 7 of Stayin Alive with Jesse Smith, a podcast about how to make a career out of artistry and never look back!Today’s guest is an actor, writer and producer. He made his West End theatrical debut in 'Our Boys' in 2012 and also starred in Kevin Elyot's 'My Night with Reg'; Channel 4 & Netflix’s series 'CrazyHead', ITV’s 'Unforgotten' and as 'Gareth Walker' in FIFA's 'The Journey' and also plays David in brand new HBO and BBC show ‘I May Destroy You’.Only this Friday his short film Lola won 3 awards at the Independent Shorts awards ceremony!Today’s guest is the first actor to be a guest on the pod and it’s my pleasure to welcome the incredible - Lewis Reeves.-----To keep up to date with Lewis you can follow him on Twitter @LewisReeves1I’ll announce next week’s guest in due course so I’ll keep you wondering about that one!PLEASE subscribe, share, tell your friends and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts as it really helps more people find us.Give us a 'like' on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/stayinalivepod/For more info on Jesse please visit www.jessesmithuk.comWe'd love to hear from you and you can get in touch with the show by emailing stayinalivepod@gmail.comThis was a Jesse Smith Production.Music by Neal X, Mark Garfield and Jesse Smith.If you'd like to help the podcast by making a donation please visit www.jessesmithuk.com and click DONATE.If you or your company would like to sponsor the show by placing an advertisement please get in touch here stayinalivepod@gmail.com