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. 15: War Correspondent Sue Turton

War Correspondent Sue Turton

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews war correspondent Sue Turton.

Spectacular Sue won two Royal Television Society Awards for her investigative reporting for Channel 4 News.

She has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Egypt. and was one of the Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt of aiding and abetting a terrorist organization.

 

The journalists received sentences of between seven and ten years. Sue, who was tried in absentia, led the successful campaign to have her three imprisoned colleagues freed.

Now, she’s written a guidebook for youth seeking to get involved in politics and hoping to change the world.

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Ep. 14: Comedy Legend Tracey Ullman

Comedy Legend Tracey Ullman

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews comedy legend and actress Tracey Ullman.

Tracey has won seven Emmys and been nominated 24 times. So far.

Tracey has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and was the first recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy.

She’s at the top of her game on both sides of the Atlantic with new series on HBO and the BBC. I reckon the best is yet to come for this outstanding tour de force. This is us chatting  about tennis, comedy, acting, plastic surgery and much more.

 

Tracey as Dame Judi Dench

 

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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. 009: Plastic Surgeon Dr. David Alessi

Plastic Surgeon Dr. David Alessi

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. David Alessi.

Dr. Alessi gives Claire some beauty advice and talks about his work with non-profit Face Forward where he uses his skills to help people who really need it – people whose faces have been severely disfigured following a violent attack.

 

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Ep. 008: Actress Denise Welch and Artist Lincoln Townley

Actress Denise Welch and Artist Lincoln Townley

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews top British actress Denise Welch and her husband, artist Lincoln Townley.

The couple has defied tabloid predictions that their showbiz marriage wouldn’t last. Since they both gave up booze and drugs five years ago, their careers, health and happiness have gone from strength to strength.

Denise and Lincoln talk about their success, the importance of family and sobriety. Be inspired by Lincoln who was rejected by 93 galleries before getting a yes that’s led to him being one of Britain’s most collectible artists. Join me in applauding Denise as she talks about her ongoing battle with depression and her latest West End play.

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Ep. 007 – Musical Warrior Tony Selvage

Musical Warrior Tony Selvage

 

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews Musical Warrior Tony Selvage.

A renowned electric violin player, Tony has been playing healing music for more than 40 years  with celebrated artists like Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson and the Grateful Dead.

Fabulously eccentric, Tony reads Claire’s astrological chart, shares stories about Hugh Hefner, Brian Wilson and chants an ancient Japanese healing prayer for Claire’s broken elbow.

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