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Rob Lane

"Never forget what made you - YOU" Bassist, Pop Culture Nerd and proud Fanboy, Rob Lane, talks to musicians, actors and all round interesting people who are willing to wax lyrical about their childhood, pop culture, growing up and what shaped them into who they are today. Get ready for stories of hometowns, trips to the Video Store, life changing first concerts and who's poster hung on their walls as a kid.

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Episode 193 - Ariana Savalas
3d ago
Episode 193 - Ariana Savalas
We talk to Ariana Savalas - Singer Songwriter & Burlesque Performer. Ariana energetically takes us on her journey from growing up in a Hollywood Hotel as the daughter of Film & TV icon Telly Savalas through moving to Minnesota, London and eventually back to Los Angeles to ignite her career as an amazing Singer Songwriter & Burlesque entertainer. Along the way she shares her love of great 90s Pop and TV Shows, joining Postmodern Jukebox, experiences in the acting world and so much more.This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 193 - Ariana Savalas
3d ago
Episode 193 - Ariana Savalas
We talk to Ariana Savalas - Singer Songwriter & Burlesque Performer. Ariana energetically takes us on her journey from growing up in a Hollywood Hotel as the daughter of Film & TV icon Telly Savalas through moving to Minnesota, London and eventually back to Los Angeles to ignite her career as an amazing Singer Songwriter & Burlesque entertainer. Along the way she shares her love of great 90s Pop and TV Shows, joining Postmodern Jukebox, experiences in the acting world and so much more.This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 192 - Jackie Chambers
Jun 17 2022
Episode 192 - Jackie Chambers
We talk to Jackie 'Jax' Chambers - Guitarist and Songwriter for the bands Girlschool and Syteria. Being the lead guitarist in Girlschool for over twenty years of their four decade reign as one of this countries most beloved Rock bands, Jackie takes us back even earlier to her time as a young punk rocker growing up in Leeds. She shares the story of her incredibly eventful first gig experience, starting her first band and life lessons in the army before finally moving to London and meeting her future Girlschool bandmates.This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 191 - Jennifer Rubin
Jun 10 2022
Episode 191 - Jennifer Rubin
We talk to Jennifer Rubin - Actress, Model & Writer/Director/Producer. Whilst the Horror community would fall in love with Jennifer's 'Beautiful.... and Bad' portrayal of Taryn White in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 : Dream Warriors', her rollercoaster journey had already begun years before. From Arizona to worldwide attention as International Model of the Year in 1984, Jennifer would eventually switch modelling to acting and share both screen and lifestyle with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. We chat about the harsh realities of fame, success and growing up in front of the camera in this stark, honest but funny conversation.   This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 190 - Dirk Maggs
Jun 3 2022
Episode 190 - Dirk Maggs
We talk to Dirk Maggs - Audio Director, Producer & Writer. During his amazing career Dirk has worked with the BBC creating award-winning comic adaptations of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and Judge Dredd. After being personally invited by Douglas Adams he created the hugely successful mid 2000's radio return of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and most recently The New York Times #1 Bestselling audio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic series The Sandman. We cover all of this along with tales of growing up, his love of music and in particular playing the drums, along with great insights into bringing the unreleased script of Alien III to life and his amazing friendship with Queen's Brian May.This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 189 - David Menkin
May 31 2022
Episode 189 - David Menkin
We talk to David Menkin - Film, Television & Voice Actor. We follow David's journey growing up in Norway before eventually moving to the UK but being immersed in all things from the United States. This varied up bringing would position him for the unpredictable and always changing path he would find himself on working in the worlds of Film, Televison and Video Games both in front of the camera but also as a much in demand Voice Actor. With roles in the ground breaking Thunderbirds 2015 reboot, to working alongside Tom Hanks, David would more recently land the role of lending his voice to none other than Luke Skywalker in the latest Lego Video Game - The Skywalker Saga.   This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 188 - Tim Rose
May 27 2022
Episode 188 - Tim Rose
We talk to Tim Rose - Actor & Puppeteer who played the part of Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi along with working on classic films such as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Return To Oz and Howard The Duck. Tim shares his early experiences breaking into the world of puppetry and later becoming one of the pioneers of the genre working alongside Jim Henson, Phil Tippett and George Lucas. This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 187 - Pearl Lowe
May 24 2022
Episode 187 - Pearl Lowe
We talk to Pearl Lowe - Fashion & Interior Designer and former singer songwriter with the bands Powder and Lodger. From a very early age Pearl had an eye for fashion and design falling in love with the exciting styles coming from London during the 1980s but would soon become all consumed with music which led her through the following decade in a whirlwind of rock and roll excitement of experiences both good and challenging. Today, Pearl has returned to her creative roots in both Fashion and Interior design and is also a successful author which we chat all about in this really fun talk.This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 186 - Nick Heyward
May 20 2022
Episode 186 - Nick Heyward
We talk to Nick Heyward - Singer Songwriter and Vocalist for legendary 80s band Haircut 100. So many great memories are shared by Nick during our chat from growing up in London during the 70s and all the amazing bands, music and influences which shaped him into an aspiring young musician. We talk about some incredible early breaks and experiences he had along with hearing how much music and songwriting continues to be a massive passion to this day.  This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 185 - Bob Brechin
May 17 2022
Episode 185 - Bob Brechin
We talk to Bob Brechin - Chief Designer at the legendary Palitoy Company who were responsible for Action Man, Star Wars and Action Force in the UK. After joining in the 1960's right through to the 1980's, Bob would become a creative force shaping the ideas and success of some of the most successful toy lines in history. Bringing realistic hair and a gripping hand to Action Man, making sure the Star Wars Death Star actually looked like what you saw on screen to then introducing us to perhaps the most terrifying toy vehicle of the 80s with the Action Force Roboskull, Bob Brechin and Palitoy's magic continues to live on in the heart's of many to this day. This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 184 - Kimberley Rew
May 13 2022
Episode 184 - Kimberley Rew
We talk to Kimberley Rew - Guitarist and Songwriter of Katrina & The Waves. Kimberley joins us, along with his wife and bandmate Lee Cave-Berry, to discuss his incredible career from Archaeology graduate to member of hugely respected, yet under the radar band The Soft Boys before gaining worldwide chart topping success with Katrina & The Waves. It's a journey that takes him from his college town of Cambridge to New York City as the 70s rolled into the 80s, right through to success at The Eurovision Song Contest in 1997. Ever an unpredictable ride it's been Kimberley's raw and timeless songwriting talent that has always been at the forefront and still shines brightly to this day!This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 183 - Jack J Hutchinson
May 10 2022
Episode 183 - Jack J Hutchinson
We talk to Jack J Hutchinson - British Blues Rock Guitarist & Songwriter. Growing up on a heady rock diet of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and a love of John Carpenter Horror Movies led to fuelling the fire of an already impressive career of recording, touring and making his name all over the UK and Europe. We chat all about his early music discoveries, earning his gig stripes by completing European Tours with an entire band in his old Renault Clio and how he finds working as a full time DIY musician in today's unpredicatable world. Jack also earns bonus points for using the great terms 'Bollocked' and 'Kopped Off' during our talk. Much respect!This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 182 - Tony Wright
May 6 2022
Episode 182 - Tony Wright
We talk to Tony Wright - Singer songwriter and vocalist for Terrorvision. Tony checks in with us from his wonderful Coffee Shop, Bloomfield Square which he runs in Otley, West Yorkshire to chat all about growing up in the 70s and his love of Art and Printing which started as a boy and is just as passionate today. We also dive into some fun, early Terrorvision chat and learn about his current UK tour and brand new collection of songs, The Anti Album. Tony as ever was a total gem of a man who continues to brighten the rock and roll landscape in everything that he does.This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 181 - Paula Moore
May 3 2022
Episode 181 - Paula Moore
We talk to Paula Moore - Startup founder, investor, author and the first female A&R research executive in the music industry. From her early days of falling in love with the excitement of concerts and the community that came along with it, Paula found herself an important part of the Dallas, Texas music scene booking bands and making a name for herself as having an ear for what was new and exciting. This would lead to her working as an executive at two major label groups and building the industry’s first A&R research platform, connecting A&R executive staff, scouts, artists and data. We learn of some of the exciting events in her career such as booking Nirvana at the infamous 1991 show in Dallas to being one of the first people to shine light on The Killers before they'd barely stepped out of the rehearsal room.This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 180 - Ryan Smith
Apr 29 2022
Episode 180 - Ryan Smith
We talk to Ryan Smith – Guitarist and Songwriter along with Lead Guitarist for the band Soul Asylum. Growing up in Minnesota, Ryan Smith could not avoid the rich musical history his home state had to offer. Following an early introduction to The Beatles he would go on to embrace the great guitar rock of his surroundings, fusing it to a love of the alternative sounds coming from the UK. This would lead him on a long and successful journey with his band The Melismatics before getting the call to join one of the most iconic guitar bands of the 80s and 90s.This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 179 - Miljenko Matijevic
Apr 26 2022
Episode 179 - Miljenko Matijevic
We talk to Miljenko Matijevic - Singer Songwriter and Lead Vocalist of the band Steelheart. Over thirty years since the debut Steelheart album which showcased his insane vocal abilities, Miljenko Matijevic is still at the top of his creative game with his new song 'Trust In Love' and numerous music related projects. We speak about his continued love of music and providing his fans with endless amounts of creative content but we also dive back into his arrival in the USA as a young boy, falling in love with rock and roll and heading out West as the 80s rolled into the 1990s. We also chat about his involvement in the classic movie Rockstar and the possibility of some live Steel Dragon action in the not too distant future.This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 178 - Jason Sanderson
Apr 22 2022
Episode 178 - Jason Sanderson
We talk to Jason Sanderson - Podcast Audio Engineer & Editor. From his early days as a punk rock drummer to in demand music producer with over 100 studio releases to now being a go to Audio Engineer for some of the world's most popular Podcasts, Jason's journey has certainly thrown up many twists and turns. It's been through various challenging career crossroads and the ability to shift and pivot that has allowed him to take all his experiences and channel them into being one of the best in his field today. We chat about all the ups and downs and how he's handled them in this incredibly inspiring chat. This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 177 - Peter Argyropoulos
Apr 19 2022
Episode 177 - Peter Argyropoulos
We talk to Peter Argyropoulos - Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist for the band Sons of Silver. From growing up on Venice Beach, California but with a family heritage tracing back to Greece, we let Peter take us on his musical journey hearing stories of his parent's touring band, his own early rock and roll adventures and encounters with legendary music producers. On the eve of the release of the band's new music we also learn about their recent recording experiences and what the future holds for this great rock and roll band. This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 176 - Mike Krompass
Apr 15 2022
Episode 176 - Mike Krompass
We talk to Mike Krompass - Songwriter, Producer and Guitarist for the band Dead Romantic. We trace Mike's incredible journey from his early days growing up in Toronto, Canada studying the playing of his guitar heroes from afar before he would make his name as a session player, touring guitarist and uber talented producer for the likes of Nelly Furtado, Smash Mouth and Steven Tyler in new surroundings of Los Angeles and Nashville. His journey would eventually lead him to the UK with a brand new studio to create more audio magic and launch his brand new band Dead Romantic. This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 175 - You, Me & The Movies
Apr 12 2022
Episode 175 - You, Me & The Movies
We talk to You, Me & The Movies - Hugely popular and rapidly growing YouTube Movie Reaction Channel. Mr Movie's loves introducing his wife, Mrs Movies, to a long list of films she's never seen with many on the list being Horror Films she's been too scared to watch until now! We talk all about the growth of their channel and it's ever expanding number of fans and subscribers since launching last year. We also chat about what movies had a big impact on them growing up along with lots of other fun pop culture related chat.This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.
Episode 174 - Chris Dale
Apr 8 2022
Episode 174 - Chris Dale
We talk to Chris Dale - Musician, Writer and Bassist for Sack Trick & Bruce Dickinson's Skunkworks. After moving to London in the late 1980s, Chris would find himself surrounded by a non stop wave of musical influences which would eventually see him tour the world with Bruce Dickinson's post Iron Maiden project Skunkworks. This would see the band take the unprecidented trip into war torn Sarajevo in 1994 to perform a one of a kind, life changing concert for the city's Heavy Metal Fans. This and many more events are documented in Chris' new book 'Inside The Skunkworks Machine' which is available now. Amazon UK US episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.  visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show.