Tell Craig Your Story

Craig Maguire

Thank you for listening to the podcast. I had the idea for the podcast a while ago to talk to people who I have met in my travels, about their inspiring and amazing lives. I remember always going to see Henry Rollins do his spoken word tours and being inspired about his stories and life motto. Travel the world, be creative- play music, draw or paint. Have an opinion but respect others, keep fit and healthy. Born in Newcastle Australia now living in Shanghai China. read less

Mitch Hughes - Australia -Former Sports Journalist / Presenter for NBN News
3d ago
Mitch Hughes - Australia -Former Sports Journalist / Presenter for NBN News
Episode 131- After a few months off, we are back. Please welcome to the podcast former NBN News Sports Journalist and Presenter, Mitch Hughes. Last August after 24 years working with NBN News, Mitch decided to leave his high profile position. Born and raised in Newcastle Australia, Mitch was born into a sporting family with his Grandfather Bob Frame a local sport star. Mitch's family and my family have a close connection as our fathers played first grade soccer together and I played cricket with Mitch's brother. He is now currently working for the Newcastle City Council as a Media Advisor. Mitch has interviewed and met the who's who of Australia and International sporting stars including David Beckham, Kelly Slater, Ben Simmons, Wally Lewis, Stephanie Gilmore, Kurt Fearnley, Jackson Baker, the Newcastle Knights, The Newcastle Jets, We take a deep dive into Mitch's Sports Journalist career, his thoughts on Women's sports in Australia, professional athletes, A story of a fire in Wallsend and why he decided to leave such a high profile media position . @mitchjhughes @tellcraigyourstory #mitchhughes #nbnnews #newcastleaustralia #sportsjournalist #sportspresenter #newcastleknights #newcastlejets #wallsendaustralia #kempokankarate #bobframe #crystalpalace #newcastlecitycouncil #waynebennett #nathantinkler #bensimmons #davidbeckham #wallylewis #nrl #aleague #film #mikerabbit #katehaberfield #janegoldsmith #michaeljordan #nba
Yank Barry- Canada - Philanthropist /Musician / Producer / Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Jul 13 2023
Yank Barry- Canada - Philanthropist /Musician / Producer / Nobel Peace Prize Winner
It's an absolute honour to welcome Yank Barry to the podcast. Recorded live at the Ritz Charlton Hotel in Shanghai. His resume speaks for itself. Born in Montreal Canada, Yank was the lead vocalist for the rock band The Kingsmen, they had the huge hit Louie Louie. Yank is the founder and CEO of VitaPro Foods and Global Village Champions Foundation. This foundation has supplied over 1 billion meals to people all over the world and is in the Guinness book of world records. Yank has won humanitarian awards including the Nobel Peace Prize. He was Muhammad Ali's best friend for over 40 years and contributed to the foundation, along side Manny Pacquiao, Evander Holyfield.  Here we talk about the life and friendship of Muhammad Al, stories about Alice Cooper, Celine Dion, Brian Johnson, Greg Norman, The Little River Band, Tom Jones, Tiger Woods, Tony Martin, Jerry Seinfeld and jamming with Jimi Hendrix. This is only a small taste of Yank Barry's amazing life. @yank.barry @tellcraigyourstory #yankbarry #muhammadali #thekingsmen #louielouie #tellcraigyourstory #thefootprints #globalvillagefoundation #vitaprofoods #propectin #mannypacquiao #evanderholyfield #arnelpineada #journey #renewalter #shanghaichina #montrealcanada #bulgaria #nobelpeaceprize #humanitariumaward #alicecooper #tigerwoods #gregnorman #jerryseinfeld #tomjones #celinedion #tonymartin #newyorkyankees #thelittleriverband
Rene Walter - USA - CEO of Sanre Entertainment Group.
May 9 2023
Rene Walter - USA - CEO of Sanre Entertainment Group.
Episode 122 - Doing this podcast live at the famous Hey Day Jazz Club in Shanghai, Its a pleasure to welcome the Co- Founder and CEO of Sanre Entertainment Rene Walter. Rene has recently come back from Singapore, promoting The Doobie Brothers 50 Years Anniversary Concert. Born In St Louis USA, Rene was a lead vocalist in bands that won band competition before moving to LA to continue his music career. But it was his passion for being a Manager for Entertainers and focus his group in Asia, which was a life changing move. He saw Journey play in the USA and later signed Lead Vocalist Arnel Pineda. Arnel and Rene have formed a great partnership with Sanre Entertainment Group. Rene was also manager of Australian born and one of the best guitarist in the world Orianthi. (She was Michael Jackson's Lead Guitarist for his potential last tour.)   Rene is regarded by his peers as one of the best managers in the Entertainment Industry and his talent have nothing but love and respect for his work. Here we talk about Sanre Streaming, meeting Arnel Pineda, creating a band comp for Asian bands, Journey's Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, creating a new app, building new studios and a theatre in China, getting the Purple Rain album from Prince and many great stories. @sanreentertainment @tellcraigyourstory #renewalter #sanreentertainment #sanrestreaming #tellcraigyourstory #thedoobiebrothers #prince #edsheeran #anrelpineda #journey #orianthi #michaeljackson #coloneltomparker #elvis #heydayjazzclub #shanghaichina #liveinthephilippines #chicago #stlouisusa #stix #ericlevy #kandabrothers #candlelightred
Part 1-  Dave Leslie - Australia - Platinum Recording Artist /Guitarist of Baby Animals
Apr 21 2023
Part 1- Dave Leslie - Australia - Platinum Recording Artist /Guitarist of Baby Animals
Its an absolute honour to welcome to the podcast founding member of arguably the biggest Australian rock band in the early 90's, and one of my all time favourite bands, Guitarist Dave Leslie. (The first album I ever bought was Baby Animals). Dave was born in Sydney Australia, he learnt guitar at the early age before playing in some local bands. He formed the Cold Chisel tribute band Swing Shift and gained a large following. After trying out for Rose Tattoo, he was later asked to try out for a new band with Suzi DeMarchi on vocals. Soon after they formed Baby Animals and brought out their debut self titled album. The album went x4 Platinum and went Number 1 in the ARIA Charts. The band won 3 ARIA Awards- Best Debut Single "Early Warning" , Best Debut Album, Best Break Through Band. The band toured the world with Bryan Adams, Van Halen and Robert Plant. Baby Animals broke up in 1996 and Dave then played guitar for Australian Rock Icons- Jimmy Barnes and Richard Clapton. The band reformed in 2007 to the high anticipated reunion tour. Baby Animals continue to perform live and record new albums.  Dave's also plays in Truck. @daveleslie64 @babyanimalsmusic @tellcraigyourstory Youtube Channel #daveleslie #tellcraigyourstory #babyanimals #swignshift #truck #rawbrit #guitarist #suzidemarchi #vanhalen #edwardvanhalen #bryanadams #robertplant #jimmybarnes #coldchisel #richardclapton #grinspoon #rosetattoo #screamingjets #theangels #extreme #inxs #davidletterman #shavedanddangerous #ariaawardwinners #mikechapman #nunobettencort #thisisnottheend #mtv #morecowbell
Kirk Kenney - USA -  Multi Instrumentalist /Educator / Recording Artist
Dec 19 2022
Kirk Kenney - USA - Multi Instrumentalist /Educator / Recording Artist
Episode 112- Please welcome to the podcast the very talented musician Kirk Kenney. Born in St Petersburg Florida USA, Kirk has a major in Education Technology. For over a decade, he has been the leading figure in American Folk Music in China, using his music to bridge the gap in the cultural divides and create positive energy when playing live. 2016 he was awarded a full grant from the US State Department of Cultural programming in China. Kirk has recorded on Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo and Dulcimer and has played with bands The Hutong Yellow, The Mountain High, China first old time square dance band, China's "Poet Rocket/ Zhang Chu" and recording with Rockabilly group "Rolling Bowling. He has also performed with the JZ band. Kirk is an avid music educator, coordinating international musicians visiting China and organises music camps and events. The 2 songs we heard on the podcast were "Candy Girl' and "Shady Little Grove" wechat- @Kirk_Kenney @tellcraigyourstory Youtube Channel #kirkkenney #tellcraigyourstory #multiinstrumentalist #fiddle #dulcimer #banjo #shanghaichina #stpetersburgflorida #americanfolkmusic #poetrocket #rollingbowling #educationtechnology #culturaldivides #thehutongyellow #themountainhigh #jzbar #candygirl #shadylittlegrove