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Ep. 34 – British Actor & Singer Richard Shelton

British Actor & Singer Richard Shelton

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews British actor and singer, Richard Shelton.

Richard has enjoyed enormous success on both sides of The Atlantic starring in film, TV and theater. Music is his passion. He’s a wonderful singer.

Combining his talents, Richard wrote and stars in ‘Sinatra: RAW’, a play about the last intimate performance by Frank Sinatra prior to his first retirement in 1971, imagining the icon’s state of mind as he answers life long allegations in-between some of Frank’s best loved songs.

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Ep. 33 – Artist & Environmentalist Dianna Cohen

Artist & Environmentalist Dianna Cohen

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews visual artist and co-founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Dianna Cohen.
The Plastic Pollution Coalition has many initiatives but one in particular is something we can all get on board with – drastically cutting down on single use plastics like straws, bags and containers.
They’ve been banned in many places but there is still much we can learn from this environmentalist who has traveled the world looking for solutions to plastic pollution that is killing animals and fish and poisoning our oceans and land.

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Ep. 31 – Producer & Songwriter Simon Climie

Producer & Songwriter Simon Climie

In this first anniversary episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews multi Grammy award-winning Producer and Songwriter Simon Climie.

Simon enjoyed great international success in the 80s as the singing half of the British pop duo Climie Fisher with smash hits including Love Changes (Everything). He also wrote hits for George Michael, Aretha Franklyn, Pat Benatar, Smokey Robinson and Jeff Beck.

But it’s as Eric Clapton’s long time producer and collaborator that Simon is best known. Very conveniently, Eric Clapton’s first Christmas album, Happy Xmas, is released today.

We have tracks from Eric’s hot of the presses new album as Producer Simon Climie explains how the songs were chosen and played. Also some of Simon’s biggest hits and tracks he produced for Singing Sensation Michael McDonald.

And Tracy Ullman and Julia Fordham sing us Happy Birthday!

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Ep. 30.5 – Happy 1-year Anniversary Wishes from Tracey Ullman and Julia Fordham

Julia Fordham and Tracey Ullman

 

Comedy Legend Tracey Ullman – a former guest of The Chat and tennis partner of Claire’s – and Legendary Songstress Julia Fordham – Claire’s sister and singer of The Chat theme tune – wish Claire Fordham and The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast a happy 1-year anniversary in this quick clip sent from London.

You will not want to miss Tracey’s spot-on impression of Claire or their beautiful rendition of the ‘Happy Birthday’ song!

 

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Ep. 016: Music Executive Nick Gatfield

Music Executive Nick Gatfield

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews music executive Nick Gatfield. Nick was a sax and keyboard player with Dexy’s Midnight Runners, before becoming a top music exec on both sides of the Atlantic.

Nick was Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK and held President positions at EMI, Island Records, Polydor and Polygram.

He oversaw the signings of Radiohead, Blur and Amy Winehouse among many other great artists.

Nick shares his thoughts on Amy’s genius,  her battle with alcohol and everything you need to know about the music business, including his new business venture of investing in artists’ careers, Canadian signer-songwriter Allie X being one of his successes.

 

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Ep. 13: Screenwriter/ Producer Steven Rogers

Screenwriter/ Producer Steven Rogers

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews Golden Globe and BAFTA nominee Steven Rogers who is riding high in Hollywood having written and produced I, Tonya.

Steven also wrote the hit movies Hope Floats, Stepmom, Kate & Leopold, PS I love You and Love the Coopers.

Fed up working within the studio system, Steven decided to write and produce his own movie which is garnering accolades and awards for Steven as screenwriter and I, Tonyas stars, including Oscar nominations, for Margot Robbie and Allison Janney.

 

Get to know Steven Rogers as he chats about I, Tonya, writing the part of Tonya’s mother for his bestie, Allison Janney, the ups and downs of screenwriting and how he feels about his Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Original Screenplay.

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Ep. 012: Singer-Songwriter Jeff Young

Singer/Songwriter Jeff Young

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews noted singer/songwriter and keyboardist, Jeff Young.

With a rich musical history, Jeff has toured and recorded with some of the world’s most celebrated artists – Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Sting, Tracy Chapman, Donald Fagen, Alanis Morrissette, Bonnie Raitt and Bruce Springsteen.

Get to know Jeff, as he chats about touring with the musical greats, racism in the music industry and hear some tracks from his latest CD, Memories, Dreams and Hopes.

 

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Ep. 011: Actor and Activist A. Martinez

A. Martinez

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews actor and activist A. Martinez.

A has worked solidly in film and TV for four decades including over 1600 episodes of the groundbreaking TV soap, Santa Barbara. His most recent role, Jacob Nighthorse on the Netflix series Longmire, is a perfect fit for this terrific actor and humanitarian.

Get to know A. Martinez, as he talks about acting and getting up off his arse to stand with the oppressed…

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Ep. 010: Shaman Mandy King

Shaman Mandy King

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews Shaman Mandy King.

Mandy talks about her work as a spiritual healer and we listen in as Mandy locates Claire’s inner soul during a session and gives advice on how to be more effective in work and life in general.

Also, hear Mandy’s thoughts on why Claire broke her elbow.

 

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Ep. 003 – Fashion Designer KYM GOLD

Fashion Designer Kym Gold

     In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham, Claire interviews Fashion Designer Kym Gold, who co-founded clothing brand True Religion that sold for almost $1 billion in 2013.

Kym chats with Claire about clothes, money, men, family, how to recover from a messy divorce and what went so wrong with the company that True Religion just filed for bankruptcy.

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