About a month ago, I got a call from an old friend asking if he could chat to me for his radio show, Garden of Sound on Plains FM in New Zealand.
I worked with the very talented, Ian Turner, for about three years here in London. While I moved on to another position, Ian moved back to his native New Zealand.
I’ll be honest, even though, I present a radio show and I keep a blog, I have never really spoken to anyone at length about how I got into music, working with bands and I guess, the Evolution of Nessy (there ye go! That’s the title for my book).
Of all the people, who could have asked me to do this, I was delighted it was Ian. He’s a good guy, knows his radio, knows his music, has skills (I’ve seen him bowling while doing karaoke) and, being quite honest with you, I trust him.
Ian and his wife Natasha (co-founder of The Nephalist) work to bring alcohol free lifestyle events incorporating music, dance and the arts to New Zealand Both Ian and Natasha are excited about the depth of talent in Canterbury area and Garden of Sound allows them to share this talent, much like how I love to share our Irish talent on The London Ear.
I chat about music, Ireland’s showbands, the first gig I went to, working with bands, I give up and coming acts a couple of tips as well as playing songs from Sophie B Hawkins, Garbage, The Beat Poets and a track that will always remind me of the first time I saw George Michael live.