Wow! Episode 300 of The London Ear. Firstly, thank you all for listening to the show for all this time, it is very much appreciated. Thanks to everyone who has joined me on the show from the arts and culture worlds for a chat, I appreciate your time.
I love that the show gives me the opportunity to explore new music, from Ireland, the UK and beyond, alongside some occasional classics as well as speaking to brand new artists and those further on in their career. It also keeps me in touch with the Irish music scene for which I’m very grateful.
I think though, that the most important thing is it gives me a platform to share new projects in the worlds of music, arts and culture. After what we’ve been through for the past few months, I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s the arts and artists, and their use of technology, who have kept us entertained and occupied during lockdown.
In Conversation with Maddox Jones
It’s kinda fitting that today’s guest was someone I got to know online and met at one of the first gigs I went to when I came to London.
Maddox Jones is a singer – songwriter and has just released his debut solo EP, Headspace. Since the interview aired (not I’m not taking the credit), The Headspace EP went Top 20 in the iTunes charts in the UK.
I actually had him do a Q&A on the blog a little while ago but I’m delighted that I had the chance to chat to Maddox on the show. I’ve learned so much about him and his talent filled life since that Q&A. For Eg, I did not know that Maddox Jones was one time member of The Departure. Check out this video of ‘All Mapped Out’ on MTV2.
We also chatted about ageism in music, growing up in a religious community, remote songwriting and much more.
This week’s #FromTheVault track is ‘Tangled’, taken from Annette Buckley‘s 2005 album ‘The Ever Changing Colours of The Sea’.
The London Ear // Show 300 July 11 2020 Playlist
1. Aislinn Logan: What Everybody’s After
2. The Academic: ACting My Age
3. Roisin El Cherif: Cross Your Mind
4. Jafaris: Glue
5. Annette Buckley: The Ever Changing Colours of The Sea
6. Interview with Maddox Jones pt 1
7. Maddox Jones: No More Ghosts
8. Interview with Maddox Jones pt 2
9. Maddox Jones: Headspace
10. Interview with Maddox Jones pt 3
11. Maddox Jones: My House
12. The Clockworks: The Future is Not What It Was
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