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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
7/6/2020

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
6/15/2020

Ep. 6. Stayin' Alive with Jesse Smith - Mike Lindup

Ep. 6
Welcome to episode six, of Stayin’ Alive with me Jesse Smith, a podcast about how to get creativity to pay the bills, how to monetise art and how to turn doing what you love into a bunch of Benjamins!I hope you’re all well. Last week I announced the re-release of my album Acoustic Anthems and you guys have BLOWN me away with your response. They’ve been flying off the shelves and there is less than 10 copies left! So if you’d like one of the very few remaining copies head over to jessesmithuk.com before it’s too late!My guest on the pod today is a phenomenal musician, composer and songwriter best known for being a founding member and keyboard player for Level 42. Level 42 are one of the most successful Jazz-funk outfits of all time, having released 11 studio albums to date and sold over 30 million units worldwide!He’s a real gent and I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation, so please welcome to the pod the brilliant – Mike Lindup.For more info about Mike visit https://mikelindup.com/ or just bloody google Level 42.Next week’s guest is something a little different! My first non-musician which is really exciting. You’ll have probably seen him on your TV as DC Jake Collier in Unforgotten or in the brand new HBO series 'I May Destroy You' alongside Michaela Coel. So make sure you tune in to hear my chat with actor - Lewis Reeves.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
6/8/2020

Ep. 5. Stayin' Alive with Jesse Smith - Danyl Johnson

Ep. 5
Welcome to episode five, of Stayin’ Alive with me Jesse Smith. A podcast about how to monetise your talents and stay afloat in the ever-changing ocean that is the creative arts industry.I also wanna thank all of you again who have been tuning into my live streams they’ve been so much fun so far and I thank you all for your kind donations.Yesterday I announced the re-release of an album I put out a few years ago called acoustic anthems. It was produced by me and my great friend Oliver Heyward. Over half of them have already sold since last night which is incredible!! So, if you’d like one of the remaining copies please head over to http://www.jessesmithuk.com/shop now!Today’s guest is an amazing performer & artist and an even better human being. We grew up together in Reading and in 2009 I watched him shoot to super-stardom after appearing on the X Factor. Simon Cowell said his performance of ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ was the best first audition he’d ever seen! Today’s episode is peak behind the curtain of being on a tv reality show but also about the human beings that appear on them and what happens when the show is over.Please give a warm welcome to the brilliant - Danyl Johnson.If you wanna find out what Danyl’s up to head over to http://www.facebook.com/danyljohnsonofficial He’ll be performing with ‘Manband’ at the Kenton Theatre in Henley on the 11th of October so get your tickets now!Dan’s also releasing his very own podcast it’s called ‘Best Thing’ and will be coming out in July and may even feature a certain rock n roll singer called Jesse…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
6/1/2020

Ep. 4. Stayin' Alive with Jesse Smith - Wayne Banks

Ep. 4
Today’s guest is one of the best bass player’s I’ve ever had the priveldge of working with. As well as being a permanent fixture in the classic rock show today’s guest was bee gee robin gig’s bass player & later musical director from 2003 until 2012. He is also an accomplished songwriter & composer and has toured with many other bands & artists such as Sabbat, Saxon, Joe Lyn Turner & Messiah’s Kiss to name but a few.Having stood along side him on the Classic Rock Show tour, I can speak from personal experience that his playing as well as his energy on & off stage is second to none. Speaking to me from his home studio in Nottingham – is Wayne Banks.To hear Wayne in action in Messiah's Kiss head over to http://www.messiahskiss.com/ or check us out playing together in The Classic Rock Show here - https://www.youtube.com/theclassicrockshowPLEASE 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