The Gig Life Podcast

Stevie Taylor

My name is Stevie Taylor. Welcome to The Gig Life Podcast!! I’m getting the stories of the musicians, producers, performers and industry people from Australia, NZ and beyond, and bring them to you. I think we’re rolling... read less

Episode 34: Natasha Stuart - IN REPLAY
Jan 28 2022
Episode 34: Natasha Stuart - IN REPLAY
On January 29th 2020, Natasha Stuart lost her courageous battle with cancer.  To celebrate her memory and spirit, please enjoy TGLP Ep 34 Natasha Stuart in replay.    Natasha Stuart. Singer from Sydney, Australia Solo artist as well as backing vocalist for top Australian and worldwide artists such as Christine Anu, Paul Mac, Richard Clapton, Jimmy Barnes, Tina Arena, David Campbell, Cold Chisel, Guy Sebastian, Anthony Callea, Tim Campbell, George Benson, Michael Bolton and many many more. Recorded in Bondi, NSW Australia. 27/02/2019 Intro/outro song: Dangerous - Natasha Stuart   “Light This Fuse” Natasha Stuart (2012) https://open.spotify.com/album/2PpO5qfE7jzKKHslG5zk4K?si=_hRR-yrRSOec4dx2OQnuKA   "Give Up On Love” (ballad from EP)  https://open.spotify.com/track/3XHFN4X9aTx8aByZtcCxbg?si=WSvgcNB0TBayQR9cpgfOrw   EP “Get 2 Know Ya” Natasha Stuart 2006 https://open.spotify.com/album/0XBUzEu6QbEAhZn4cqRsly?si=XtI4C5kXRoKCdhc9q8523g   "Everybody’s Free” - “Razzle Dazzle” soundtrack  https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/everybodys-free-to-feel-good-feat-natasha-stuart/254347406?i=254348770   “Flashdance (What A Feeling)” - Razzle Dazzle soundtrack https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/flashdance-what-a-feeling-feat-natasha-stuart/254347406?i=254348022   "Purple Rain" with Boy George (youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqT_WmK9960     www.natashastuart.com   www.instagram.com/natashastuart   www.facebook.com/natashastuartmusic
100! Spotlight - Jaco Pastorius - IN REPLAY
Dec 1 2021
100! Spotlight - Jaco Pastorius - IN REPLAY
TO CELEBRATE JACO PASTORIUS' 70TH BIRTHDAY (1/12/21) HERE IS TGLP SPOTLIGHT: JACO PASTORIUS IN REPLAY.    John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III, born December 1 1951, was an American bass player and composer.  Jaco was a member of  Weather Report from 1976 to 1981.   He worked with Pat Metheny and Joni Mitchell, Paul Bley and Herbie Hancock amongst others, and recorded albums as a solo artist and band leader.   His bass playing employed funk, lyrical solos, bass chords, and innovative harmonics.   Jaco tragically died on September 21, 1987. He was 35 years old.    He has been called  "the most important and ground-breaking electric bassist in history" and "perhaps the most influential electric bassist today”.   Joining me today to talk about Jaco are 4 Australia’s premier bass players and friends of mine.  Steve Hunter, Victor Rounds, Mark Costa and Adm Ventoura. These gentleman have all been guests on the gig life podcast previously, so for more info and the individual interviews with these guys, please check out thegiglifepodcast.com or click on their links.   We have all chosen a bunch of songs that Jaco has played on, and maybe some you wouldn’t expect to hear. We’ll listen to those songs and give you our take on them. We’ll talk about his influence, his sound and his legacy and hopefully do our bit to add to that legacy.   So ladies and gentlemen, it's time to turn the spotlight onto the greatest bass player in the world, Jaco Pastorius.    Track Listing: Portrait of Tracy - Jaco PastoriusDonna Lee - Jaco PastoriusCoyote (Live) - Joni MitchellJaco - Paul BleyBright Sized Life - Pat MetheneyKuru/Speak Like a Child - Jaco PastoriusHavona - Weather ReportGood Question - Herbie HancockBirdland - Weather Report This podcast episode was recorded at Lazybones Marrickville on 15/10/2020. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Click here to securely donate or tip The Gig Life Podcast via PayPal. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you. The Gig Life Podcast: Website InstagramFacebook Twitter
124. TGLP Spotlight: Simon Phillips
Nov 6 2021
124. TGLP Spotlight: Simon Phillips
TGLP Spotlight: Simon Phillips.  TGLP Spotlight Series is where my friends and i sit down and talk about our favourite musicians. Be it local, be it worldwide. Musicians that have influenced us, inspired us, impacted us as musicians ourselves. We talk about their careers, their music, their legacy. This is not a new concept, nor are we changing the game here. We are just hanging out, bouncing stories of each other, sharing information that the others may not have known. But in the process, adding to the legacy of these brilliant musicians. So todays episode is all about legendary British drummer, producer and audio engineer, Simon Phillips. Simon has played and recorded with Pete Townshend, The Who, Judas Priest, Toto, Mike Oldfield, Hiromi, Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Nik Kershaw to name few. Simon has also had a very successful solo career as well as being at the top of his game as an audio engineer. Joining me today to talk about Simon Phillips are 3 outstanding drummers, and friends of mine: Lance Philip, Gordon Rytmeister and Glenn Wilson. We have all chosen a bunch of songs that Simon Phillips has played on, and not necessarily the songs you would expect either. We will listen to parts of those songs and give our take on them. We'll talk about his influence, his sound, his legacy and hopefully do our bit too add to that legacy. So now, ladies and gentleman, its time to turn the TGLP Spotlight onto the great Simon Phillips.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Click here to securely donate or tip The Gig Life Podcast via PayPal. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you. The Gig Life Podcast: Website InstagramFacebook Twitter
91. Hollie Smith - IN REPLAY
Oct 25 2021
91. Hollie Smith - IN REPLAY
TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF HOLLIE SMITH'S NEW 2021 ALBUM "COMING IN FROM THE DARK", HERE IS HER 2020 PODCAST INTERVIEW IN REPLAY    My guest today is Hollie Smith. Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & iconic musicians. After working with numerous bands including Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Detroit dance legend Recloose, she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on a movie soundtrack single ‘Bathe in The River’ that topped the New Zealand singles charts and became one of the biggest and iconic singles in New Zealand history. This set the stage for Hollie’s debut album ‘Long Player’ released in 2007 which went straight to number one on the NZ charts. The album reached multi-platinum status, and was followed with sold out tours and then saw her take away several NZ music awards that year which included ‘Best Producer’, ‘Best Female Solo Artist’ and ‘Breakthrough artist of the year’. Hollie has gone on to record 2 more solo albums, "Humour and the Misfortune of Others", and "Water or Gold". And she’s has recently begun production on a long awaited new album.  Hollie Smith is a prolific hardworking singer/songwriter and performer, and has always maintained a highly respected reputation of creating music with the upmost integrity & passion, not to mention her incredible live performances and powerhouse vocals. Im extremely honoured to have gotten to sit and chat with Hollie for this podcast. So ladies and gentleman, please sit back and open your ears to some of the life and times of Hollie Smith.   This podcast episdoe was recorded 08/07/2020.   Intro Music: "Lady Dee" - Hollie Smith (Water or Gold) Outro Music: "Philosophy" - Hollie Smith (Long Player)   For more on Hollie: FacebookInstagramWebsite  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Click here to securely donate to The Gig Life Podcast via PayPal.   Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you. The Gig Life Podcast: Website InstagramFacebook Twitter