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Ep. 27 – Singer & Entertainer Mari Wilson

Singer & Entertainer Mari Wilson

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews British singing sensation Mari Wilson.

Known in the UK as the Neasden Queen of Soul, Mari had a string of hits in the 80s then ditched her signature Beehive hair do for something more manageable, carried on making great music and has never stopped writing songs and gigging.

Mari chats about being a working class girl from Neasden who made it big and then made it bigger, starring as her singing heroine Dusty Springfield in Dusty: The Musical and getting her first Emmy nomination this year after 35 years in the biz.


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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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