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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!

http://simonclimie.com/

http://www.ericclapton.com/

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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. 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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