Posts Tagged ‘podcast’

Episode 040–Luanne Hunt “Caught Up In The Thought of You” with Bruce Hilliard

Featured in this episode are songs Broken Branches and Lightning In A Bottle, with husband and lyricist Steve Hunt’s talent as a writer and the voice of singer Steven Bankey on the latter.

Part of Luanne’s musical journey involves the discovery of a lost song Christmas Without You that was originally written for Patsy Cline. Due to the tragic death of Patsy and the years of forgotten “what if’s”, the song was resurrected and without hesitation on Luanne’s behalf, recorded and released.

The very touching Caught Up In The Thought Of You is another Hunt original. Her vocals are the shimmer on this country gem.

Her’s is a story of courage and overcoming obstacles. She is living proof that with desire and perseverance dreams come true. Luanne uses to her voice to sing and to encourage others to live their dream too.

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Episode 039–Fitzsimon & Brogan, Indie Dream Pop with Bruce Hilliard

Neil Fitzsimon and Bee Brogan were both members of the band, Pretty Blue Gun, who were signed to an indie label licensed to Sony.  They released two albums which were critically acclaimed. Some of the guehttps://codex.wordpress.org/Excerptst musicians included members of The Art of Noise, Dave Bronze (Eric Clapton’s bass player), Tobias Boshell (Moody Blues) and Pip Williams who played guitar on the Walker Brothers’ track, ‘No Regrets’.  The albums were produced by Pat Collier, who produced Katrina and the Waves’ international hit, ‘Walking on Sunshine’.  The band went on national tours across the UK until disbanding.

Neil Fitzsimon, the songwriter, and Bee Brogan, the vocalist, then went on to form a song writing/production partnership that led to placement of their songs in Film and TV.  They also wrote a musical, Jack Dagger, which was showcased at the Greenwich Theatre, London for the Musical Futures Award.  It was also showcased at the Bridewell and the Royal College of Music in London.  They have also just had a song placed in a USA Sci Fi Feature film. They recently had a track reach number 3 in a French national download chart.

All songs are written by Neil Fitzsimon.  Vocals, keyboards, drums and engineering by Bee Brogan.  All guitars played by Neil Fitzsimon.

Fitzsimon and Brogan see themselves as a studio act much in the vein of Tin Tin Out and Talk Talk.  Their influences range from The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb, Jacques Brel and David Bowie. Their aim is to produce pure pop for now people.
Neil Fitzsimon actually introduced me to the term “Indie Dream Pop” and no one is sure where that originated but one thing’s for sure, the world of music needs a new genre title…LOL. The songs featured in episode 39 are simply good songs, and good on one listen.

The first track is Girl in a Gilded Cage from the album Big Blue World. It’s a showcase for Bee Brogran’s voice, layered and beautiful. The second track we selected is The Cutest and the Cruelest from the first album by FaB Productions (Fitzsimon and Brogan Productions). The album was mixed by Pat Collier, the producer of Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and Waves. The Cutest and the Cruelest is the single from the album and reached number three in the French national download chart. To translate to French…”c’est énorme.” To translate into dog years? It’s a huge pup.

The third track is The Girl Who Shouted Love from the album of the same title, to be released this autumn.

Fitzsimon and Brogan’s influences range from The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb, Jacques Brel and David Bowie. Their aim is to produce pure pop for now people. Their aim is true.

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Episode 038–Neil Fitzsimon About Fitzsimon & Brogan with Bruce Hilliard

Neil Fitzsimon and Bee Brogan were both members of the band, Pretty Blue Gun, who were signed to an indie label licensed to Sony.  They released two albums which were critically acclaimed. Some of the guest musicians included members of The Art of Noise, Dave Bronze (Eric Clapton’s bass player), Tobias Boshell (Moody Blues) and Pip Williams who played guitar on the Walker Brothers’ track, ‘No Regrets’.  The albums were produced by Pat Collier, who produced Katrina and the Waves’ international hit, ‘Walking on Sunshine’.  The band went on national tours across the UK until disbanding.

Neil Fitzsimon, the songwriter, and Bee Brogan, the vocalist, then went on to form a song writing/production partnership that led to placement of their songs in Film and TV.  They also wrote a musical, Jack Dagger, which was showcased at the Greenwich Theatre, London for the Musical Futures Award.  It was also showcased at the Bridewell and the Royal College of Music in London.  They have also just had a song placed in a USA Sci Fi Feature film. They recently had a track reach number 3 in a French national download chart.

All songs are written by Neil Fitzsimon.  Vocals, keyboards, drums and engineering by Bee Brogan.  All guitars played by Neil Fitzsimon.

Fitzsimon and Brogan see themselves as a studio act much in the vein of Tin Tin Out and Talk Talk.  Their influences range from The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb, Jacques Brel and David Bowie. Their aim is to produce pure pop for now people.

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Episode 037–Seattle’s Greet the Sea, Part 2 with Bruce Hilliard

This is part 2 of 2 of Seattle indie rock band Greet the Sea. Brett and Ross share more about the formation of the band and the writing of two more of their songs, Knock at the Door and Take Shelter. 

Band members are Brett Shelton, lead vocals and guitar; Nik Pfeifer, vocals and guitar; Ross Powell, bass guitar; and Ryan Mulligan on drums. Brett and Ross were present for the interviews and shared insight as to their Pink Floydian tendencies.

The band is working on a new album. The tide is still out on what it will be.

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Episode 036–Seattle’s Greet the Sea with Bruce Hilliard

Seattle indie-rock band Greet the Sea emerged in late 2015 as the culmination of sonic expression between four friends. Blending sweeping soundscapes, drum-heavy grooves, anthemic crescendos, and grounded melodic vocals the quartet’s sound is akin to their region of rainy weather, lush earthy colors, and foggy coastal highways. 

Band members are Brett Shelton, lead vocals and guitar; Nik Pfeifer, vocals and guitar; Ross Powell, bass guitar; and Ryan Mulligan on drums. Brett and Ross were present for the interviews and shared insight as to their Pink Floydian tendencies.

The band is working on a new album that promises to be uncharted waters.

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