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Soundman Confidential

Frank X. Gallagher

Meet Frank X. Gallagher, the legendary live sound engineer, and host of Soundman Confidential in conversation with some of the biggest names in the music world and beyond. Check out soundmanconfidential.com to see the show's stellar Guest List. Plug In!

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Trailer - Soundman Confidential Season One
Nov 10 2020
Trailer - Soundman Confidential Season One
Meet legendary live sound engineer, Frank X. Gallagher, host of Soundman Confidential, introducing highlights from Season One, featuring a stellar line up of guests from the music world. Check out soundmanconfidential.com for All Access to the complete Guest List. Follow us on Instagram - soundmanconfidential. Shows drop weekly on Wednesdays. Plug In! Support the show (
Larry Kirwan
5d ago
Larry Kirwan
Black 47's, Larry Kirwan is on the show this week. Songwriter, playwright, novelist and storyteller - tune in. It's a smashing chat. Support the show
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
Apr 28 2022
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, on this month's show. Plug in!Support the show (
Clem Burke - Blondie
Feb 8 2022
Clem Burke - Blondie
Soundman Confidential is back with a bang!This week's guest is Clem Burke, best-known as the drummer from Blondie. You'll want to hear this one.Tune in. Check out past shows on soundmanconfidential.comSupport the show. Thank you. Support the show (
Ian Rankin ~ author
Oct 27 2021
Ian Rankin ~ author
Ian Rankin is the best-selling crime fiction author of the Rebus series. He's also a massive music lover. Plug in for our chat. It's a belter. Support the show and subscribe. We can't do it without you. Thank you. Support the show (
Suzi Quatro
Oct 13 2021
Suzi Quatro
The fabulous Suzi Quatro on the show this week. Check it!Support the show (
Chris Difford of Squeeze
Sep 29 2021
Chris Difford of Squeeze
Cool for Cats! Plug in for my chat with Chris Difford of Squeeze. Support the show at soundmanconfidential.com.Thank you.Support the show (
Hugo Burnham - Gang of Four
Sep 15 2021
Hugo Burnham - Gang of Four
Hugo Burnham drummed the beat in Gang of Four, a band with influence. Tune in for our chat. And please  help us keep the sound on by making a donation. We can't do it without your support. Loud cheers to those who have donated. Thank you!soundmanconfidential.comSupport the show (
Dr. John Cooper Clarke
Aug 25 2021
Dr. John Cooper Clarke
John Cooper Clarke is the Bard of Salford, the pioneer punk-poet putting the pun in punktuation. Tune in. It's a belter. If you like what you hear, please support the show at soundmanconfidential.com.Thanks a million. And subscribe on the podcast channels.Support the show (
Gina Schock ~ The Go-Go's
Aug 10 2021
Gina Schock ~ The Go-Go's
Gina Schock is the drummer of The Go-Go's. Take a listen. It's a smashing chat.And check out Gina's upcoming book, Made in Hollywood, for all things Go-Go's. If you like what you hear, please consider supporting the show at soundmanconfidential.com. Subscribe where you get your podcasts.Next up is Dr. John Cooper Clarke, the  Bard of Salford, England's legendary punk-poet . Catch you next time ~ Frank X.Support the show (
Ed Stasium - Record Producer and Audio Engineer
Jul 28 2021
Ed Stasium - Record Producer and Audio Engineer
Ed Stasium has worked with with Talking Heads, Ramones, Living Colour, and Mick Jagger amongst others. Plug In!Support the show (
Tom Bailey - Thompson Twins
Jul 14 2021
Tom Bailey - Thompson Twins
Tom Bailey is lead vocalist for Thompson Twins. All you New Wavers out there! Tune in for our chat. soundmanconfidential.com for the latest. Support the show (
Charlie Burchill - Simple Minds
Jun 23 2021
Charlie Burchill - Simple Minds
Charlie Burchill is the guitarist with Simple Minds. I toured with the band in the eighties. Great times and memories. Plug in for my chat with Charlie. It's a belter. Support the show (
Fred Schneider - The B-52's
Jun 16 2021
Fred Schneider - The B-52's
Fred Schneider is a founding member of The B-52's. I've known Fred for a stack of years, and it's always a blast mixing the B's when he brings his unique performance to the stage. Tune in for my chat with the one and only, Fred Schneider. Surprise!   Support the show (
Adrian Belew
Jun 8 2021
Adrian Belew
Adrian Belew played with Zappa, Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson et al. I had the pleasure of working with Adrian when Talking Heads expanded from the original four-piece to the big band. He told me to let him soar over the crowd. I obliged. Tune in for our fabulous chat. It's a cracking episode with stories from Adrian's life and his time with Bowie, Zappa and Talking Heads.  Support the show at soundmanconfidential.comSign up for news. Thank you.Frank X. Support the show (
Andrew Fearn - Sleaford Mods
May 16 2021
Andrew Fearn - Sleaford Mods
Andrew Fearn is one half of Sleaford Mods (with Jason Williamson), and the man behind the band's beats and compositions. No other band in recent years have stirred such intensity as Sleaford Mods. When I hear them, I'm taken back to the time when punk exploded in the seventies. The DIY vibe and their energy amazes. Check them out.  And listen to Andrew's work here.  Support the show at soundmanconfidential.com. Thank you. Support the show (
Davey Johnstone ~ guitarist, vocalist and longtime collaborator with Elton John.
Apr 24 2021
Davey Johnstone ~ guitarist, vocalist and longtime collaborator with Elton John.
Guitarist and vocalist, Davey Johnstone, is best known for playing and touring  with Elton John since the early 1970's. Plug in for my wide ranging chat with Davey, covering his life in music, and the challenges those of us in the touring business face after spending years on the road. I rely on your support to keep the show going. It has been an amazing ride so far. To keep it going, I need your help. Please consider supporting the show. You can do so at the website.www.soundmanconfidential.comSupport the show (
Steve Lillywhite - Producer
Apr 7 2021
Steve Lillywhite - Producer
Steve Lillywhite is a legendary record producer. He has worked with U2, The Rolling Stones, The Pogues, Peter Gabriel, Siouxsie and the Banshees, XTC, Psychedelic Furs, Joan Armatrading, The Killers, Morrissey, Dave Matthews Band...the list goes on. Plug in! Support the show (
Billy Sloan - Broadcaster and Journalist
Mar 25 2021
Billy Sloan - Broadcaster and Journalist
Billy Sloan  has been at the center of Scottish music journalism and broadcasting for four decades. Tune in for an amazing show with Billy recounting stories of his  years covering music. You can catch Billy's radio show on BBC Radio Scotland. Tune in.Support the show (
Andy McCluskey ~ Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Mar 11 2021
Andy McCluskey ~ Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
In the 1980's, OMD drove their electronica sound straight into the charts and the clubs. Classics like Electricity and Enola Gay remain on the goto playlists for legions of fans. The band was founded by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys in Liverpool, England, in 1978. I had the pleasure of touring with OMD in 2019, on my last tour mixing The B-52's. Plug in for my blether with Andy McCluskey. Support the show (
Richard Butler - The Psychedelic Furs
Mar 4 2021
Richard Butler - The Psychedelic Furs
Listen to The Psychedelic Furs and you'll be hooked.  The band is fronted by  the voice of Richard Butler, one of a kind. Tracks like Pretty in Pink, Sister Europe and Love My Way were at the heart of the post-punk/New Wave sound. Check out their latest album, Made of Rain, released last year. I first met the band  when they opened for Talking Heads. At the time,  I was the live sound engineer with Talking Heads. It's great to have Richard Butler as my guest today. Plug in! Support the show (