Interviews


Songwriting interviews, inspirational stories, new artist showcases and more…

We talk to up-and-coming artists and big names alike to get the inside story on their songwriting techniques and on how they got to where they are today, while experienced hired songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.

Jake Bugg

18/01/2018

Sodajerker presents… Jake Bugg

In this podcast episode, the ‘East Midlands Dylan’ discusses his latest record, collaborating and writing songs from throughout his career…
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Iain Archer

15/01/2018

Interview: Iain Archer

Meet the Northern Irish songwriter-producer, Snow Patrol guitarist and award-winning collaborator with the likes of James Bay and Jake Bugg…
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Chelsea Williams

11/01/2018

Introducing… Chelsea Williams

This singer-songwriter cut her teeth as a busker and is using that experience to write evocative and character-fuelled pop folk…
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The Secret Sisters

06/01/2018

Interview: The Secret Sisters

From bankruptcy to a stunning third album, the story of this sibling duo’s resurrection is one that’s well worth hearing…
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Mike Stock

02/01/2018

Interview: Mike Stock

Reflecting on life in Stock Aitken Waterman, ‘one of the most successful songwriters of all time’ shares some hit-crafting tactics…
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Yusuf

26/12/2017

Sodajerker presents… Yusuf/Cat Stevens

In a recent episode Simon and Brian chat with a true musical icon… the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens…
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Isaac Hanson

17/12/2017

Interview: Hanson’s Isaac Hanson

With over two decades in the bag as part of the sibling pop trio, we chat to their eldest member…
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

06/12/2017

Interview: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Peter Hayes

With new album ‘Wrong Creatures’ on the horizon, we catch up with the alt-rock trio’s founding member, singer and guitarist…
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Mount Etna

03/12/2017

Songs In The Key Of… Sicily

The Italian singer songwriter Alessio Bondi introduces us to the magical and varied sounds of the Mediterranean Sea’s largest island…
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The Wandering Hearts

28/11/2017

Interview: The Wandering Hearts

We chat with two members of the UK country act who look set to follow the success of The Shires…
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Rhys Lewis

19/11/2017

Introducing… Rhys Lewis

A scheduled songwriting trip to the Isle of Wight proved to be the decisive moment for this talented young artist…
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Hazel English

14/11/2017

Interview: Hazel English

We get to know the hotly tipped, Aussie indie-pop songwriter and hear of her passion for sci-fi and confessional poets…
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Gabrielle Aplin

12/11/2017

Interview: Gabrielle Aplin

The teenage internet sensation who burst onto the scene with her hit-laden 2012 debut album, returns with a new EP…
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Joan Osborne

06/11/2017

Interview: Joan Osborne

Interpreting the work of Bob Dylan isn’t for the faint-hearted; thankfully this American singer-songwriter has the chops for the job…
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Imelda May

30/10/2017

Sodajerker presents… Imelda May

Podcast kings Simon and Brian chat with an Irish rockabilly star whose new album is her most reflective to date…
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Chris Gantry. Photo: Nancy Rhoda

27/10/2017

Interview: Chris Gantry

Recorded in 1973 at Johnny Cash’s studio, we learn all about a lost classic from the country artist behind it…
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OUTLYA

19/10/2017

Introducing… OUTLYA

This talented trio have the bombastic pop tunes to match their ambition, it’s a potent formula which should guarantee success…
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16/10/2017

Interview: Nicky Holland

We recently caught up with a songwriter whose resume includes Tears For Fears, John Hughes and a successful solo career…
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Dave Stewart

15/10/2017

Interview: Dave Stewart

This synth-pop legend tells us all about the journey which has led him to release an album of country duets…
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Dhani Harrison

12/10/2017

Interview: Dhani Harrison

The son of the Beatles guitarist takes a break from his many projects to finally release his debut solo album…
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2 thoughts on “Interviews

  1. I would love an interview with you guys. Please look at my recent interviews. Thank you.

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