Here we talk with David Smaylen about what makes a local music scene tick and the merits of open mic nights to hone your craft.
The first video is the full length edition of Part 2 and the following video is a trailer for this
David Smaylen is the drummer with The Cohen Brothers and was actually the first On The Record interview we completed. So after PJs had recruited myself to help him with this idea of freezing a moment in time on a local music scene and documenting the strands that pull it all together, we set off to The Plough And Harrow, Drakes Broughton in Worcestershire to meet David for the first time and discuss his early music influences and the view from behind the drum kit, his enthusiasm was fantastic and really set us on the right course to continue to compile series one.
Here is Part One of our interview with him with a couple of trailers for this underneath.
Here Andrew Marston takes us through the history of The Friday Sessions which evolved into BBC Introducing, the in-house politics at the BBC and Radio One and the dilemmas with their effect and relationship with the major record labels. The first video is the full length interview followed by the trailers.
Here Andrew discusses the Club DJ scene and the thought process on how to put together a good night for his audience and also the internet threat to the Club DJ business.
The first video is the full length interview and the second video is a short trailer for this.
During the filming of the On The Record interviews with Andrew Marston, with a fantastic spirit of co-operation he let us film him at work for a behind the scenes special of the BBC Introducing show from the BBC Hereford Studio and also to catch him in action as a DJ/VJ for a club night.
Andrew Marston is a DJ for the BBC Introducing range of programmes that champions unsigned and local artists across the widest possible range of genres, we will look more into that side of his work in part 3, however he is also a successful DJ in the club scene so in this part we talk about his early music influences and how they lead him into a career as a professional DJ.
Here is the full length part 1 video followed by 3 short trailers for this.
Here’s the second and final part of our interview with James Willis and under discussion here is music promotion and paying for it, event management, pay to play and live sound engineering. The first video is the full length interview follwed by 3 very short trailers.