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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. 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. 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.

http://www.mariwilson.co.uk/

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Ep. 019 – Singer-songwriter Judith Owen

Singer-songwriter Judith Owen

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews singer songwriter Judith Owen.

This Welsh Wonder has a new album out on May 25th, redisCOVERed, where Judith works her musical magic on some classic songs both old and new.

Her live shows are not to be missed. Judith Owen rocks it real hard. A US tour to promote the album kicks off in New York on May 10.

In between some tracks from the album, Claire and Judith chat about touring with Brian Ferry, her brilliant band and being married to the most iconic bass player in the world – Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap A.K.A Harry Shearer.

www.judithowen.net

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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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