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The World’s first Paul Weller Fan Podcast - For the fans by the fans. A musical journey from 20 May 1977 to now. A radio broadcaster who gave up a career with one big regret. Never getting to interview his hero , the legendary British musician Paul Weller. This podcast exists purely to solve that issue. Welcome to Desperately Seeking Paul... If you want to support the podcast financially, you can buy me a virtual coffee via the link below (£3) ko-fi.com/paulwellerfanpodcast
 
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On this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I’m joined by another absolute legend of the music industry - this fella has undoubtedly been one of the best TV and Radio pluggers in the business - Nigel “Spanner” Sweeney.We're talking U2, Rolling Stones, Simply Red, The Cure, Depeche Mode, UB40, Erasure, Robert Palmer, Bros, East 17, Jamiroquai, E…
 
Dr. Melody Jackson founded Smart Girls Productions in 1992 and developed the Smart Girls marketing system to support, assist and empower working and aspiring actors and screenwriters to pursue their dream of working in Hollywood. Host: Anne Johnstonbrown (Anne (ajbprods.com)) Guest: Dr. Melody Jackson (The Down and Dirty Story: How Melody Jackson G…
 
When I first started this podcast, I created a wish-list of potential guests. You would too right?.It's fair to say that Billy Bragg was one of those early entries in my notebook.A musician, author, broadcaster and left-wing activist who fronted the 1980s Red Wedge movement with, among others, Paul Weller. He'a also pretty active as a gigging music…
 
From growing up in Long Island, USA to picking up the sticks aged 4 to guesting with the Mercer Ellington orchestra at just 13 years old, to playing with Chuck Berry and then coming to London in the 1980s - it's fair to say that Jo Ruocco has had a pretty incredible journey in life.Her connection with Paul Weller kicks in with the final stages of T…
 
My guest on this episode is the absolute legend that is Gered Mankowitz - he is the photographer who created the enduring and defining image of the rock star as we know it today.Inspired to take up photography by the comedian Peter Sellers, Gered opened his first studio in 1963. Finding himself at the centre of Swinging London, he soon established …
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews theatre actor, singer and life coach Robin Steege. Robin Steege’s career in Musical Theater has spanned over a 32-year period of time. Most of it spent on stage. However, for over 40 years, she has been leading personal crisis groups, speaking at weekend retreats, and doing motivational speaking. The last 15 years Life…
 
My guest on this episode is David Pottinger - a young Modernist from Middlesbrough and one of the fellas behind the brilliant Move on Up Blog. The website was created with his childhood best friend Graham Barber, with a desire to contribute to the scene and write about their passions of football, clothing and music.We chat about his love of The Jam…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews professional Hollywood actor Lisa Cole. Lisa has been working as an actor in Los Angeles for the past twenty years. Some recent bookings include: The Last Thing He Told Me (w/ Jennifer Garner), Reasonable Doubt (Executive Producer, Kerry Washington), Truth Be Told (starring Octavia Spencer), Stealing in Suburbia (Lifet…
 
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this special TAG Tuesday edition. Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, inc…
 
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this special TAG Tuesday edition. Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, inc…
 
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this special TAG Tuesday edition. Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, inc…
 
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this special TAG Tuesday edition. Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, inc…
 
A different kind of episode this week with The Jam drummer, Rick Buckler.This recording was taken from a Q&A event in August 2022 at St Peters, Brighton for the This is the Modern World exhibition... Rick was one-third of the powerhouse sound of The Jam along with Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton. The band had 18 consecutive UK Top 40 singles from thei…
 
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this special TAG Tuesday edition. Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, inc…
 
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this Master Class on the art of auditioning for the theatre. Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern C…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews master career strategist and networking expert Sandra Lord: A key figure in facilitating access and connections in Hollywood, Sandra Lord is a MASTER CAREER STRATEGIST/COACH and definitive NETWORKING EXPERT/GURU, whose experience and success as a (former) talent and literary manager have enabled her to work with creati…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews veteran Hollywood actor and acting teacher Billy Cowart: Billy Cowart started acting in 1979 and has been continuously working and building a career ever since. Over 60 plays and numerous Film and T.V. credits fill out his resume (iCarly, Criminal Minds, Blackish) and is well known in the advertising community for his …
 
Steve Pilgrim - drummer, singer & songwriter joins me on this episode of the podcast. Another huge talent from the Paul Weller band.Paul is quoted as saying on Steve: "One of the great understated modern songsmiths. I love Pilgrims voice, his lyrics, his sense of melody. I hope people get to hear his music, it’s really something special” Ex-The Sta…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews Hollywood marketing strategist Dr. Melody Jackson of Smarts Girls Productions: Dr. Melody Jackson founded Smart Girls Productions in 1992 and developed the Smart Girls marketing system to support, assist and empower working and aspiring actors and screenwriters to pursue their dream of working in Hollywood. Host: Anne …
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews actor and independent filmmaker Eric Bailey Jr. Host: Anne Johnstonbrown Guest: Eric Bailey Jr. Website: Bailey + Co Productions Instagram: EBJ (@ericbaileyjr) • Instagram photos and videos Bailey + Co (@baileyco.la) • Instagram photos and videos Movie: Hope Secured - Short Film - YouTube…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews producer, director and cinematographer Anthony Newen: Tony Newen has acted in theatre and films but has made a transition behind the camera directing, shooting, and editing his own films. Tony works on all projects from promotional videos to music videos to narrative short films and feature length films. He is from the…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews professional filmmaker and film editor Nathaniel Beaver. Host: Anne Johnstonbrown (Anne (ajbprods.com)) Guest: Nathaniel Beaver (Parry-Riposte Films) FILMS: 1. "The Mortuary Collection": Available on Blu-Ray/DVD and Apple iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/bh/movie/the-mortuary-collection/id1539514283 -BTS Highlight reel…
 
On this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I chat to an incredible folk musician who is celebrating her 30th career anniversary in 2022. Eliza Carthy MBE is, without doubt, an innovator and leading light of England's folk scene - an amazing solo artist, band member, singer, songwriter and fiddle player. Eliza rose to prominence in the mid-1990…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews independent filmmaker and author Michael Slone. Host: Anne Johnstonbrown (Anne (ajbprods.com)) Guest: Michael Slone (Special Effects: How to Create a Hollywood Film Look on a Home Budget: Michael Slone: 9781932907261: Amazon.com: Books) Other Links: Professional video editing software | Adobe Premiere Pro Blackmagic Po…
 
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this Master Class in Theatre Acting. Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, …
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews Hollywood acting coach, director and ringmaster Kris Kyer: For over a decade Kristopher Kyer and his staff has taught and coached thousands of actors in Hollywood. Kristopher Kyer was the on-set acting coach for ABC-TV's Boy Meets World; Maybe this Time; and Grace Under Fire. In addition, he was the on-set coach for th…
 
My guest on this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast is Olly Ball, Photographer for The Style Council album cover Our Favourite Shop.It is the band's most commercial successful album and undoubtedly one of the best album covers in Paul''s 45 year career. An immediate commercial and critical success on release with a sleeve that so many fans spen…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews Broadway actress Jennifer Naimo, known on Broadway for Jersey Boys, Les Mis and Grease. Known on television for The Closer, Scrubs and Nip/Tuck. Host: Anne Johnstonbrown Guest: Jennifer Naimo Website: Jennifer Naimo IBDb: Jennifer Naimo – Broadway Cast & Staff | IBDB IMDb: Jennifer Naimo - IMDb Video Links: Jennifer Na…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews actor, writer and musician J. Elijah Cho: Jonathan Elijah Cho is the son of Hoon and Miyoung Cho, an artist and a nurse. Both of his parents served in the U.S. Air Force and he and his brother, Joshua, grew up on military bases in Germany and South Korea. Cho graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa and …
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews television, film and improvisational actor Megan Heyn: Megan was born in northern California, but her time there was brief. Her family ventured to several states during her youth, including: Nevada, Maryland, Arizona, and Colorado. The youngest of three kids, her flare for drama surfaced by age three when she told her …
 
The Actors Guide host and author of True to archeType: A Guide to Characterization in Comedy, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this Master Class on comedy and characterization through archetyping. Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews Hollywood actor, songwriter and dungeon master Amy Vorpahl: Amy Vorpahl (SAG-AFTRA) is a writer, actress, and singer-songwriter from the grand ol' state of Texas with a BFA in Acting from University of Oklahoma. She has worked in the digital space for several years as a writer, producer, host and gamer for several year…
 
In this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I am joined by musician, bassist, bandleader and songwriter Yolanda Charles. As a professional bassist for 30 years, she has played with the likes of Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Robbie Williams, Sinead O’Connor, Hans Zimmer, Squeeze, and of course, Paul Weller.We'll hear how a chance encounter via Jona…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews Hollywood actor, producer and musician Wade Hunt Williams: Wade Hunt Williams is an actor and musician from Los Angeles that has been involved many aspects of the entertainment business. He spent most of young years on stage in Tennessee. Musical Theatre launched his love of music and acting. Wade has watched and learn…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews Hollywood actor and Shriekfest founder Denise Gossett: Denise has been an actress in Television & Feature Films for over 20 years! She can most recently be seen in the Tom Hiddleston movie "I Saw the Light", the Mel Gibson starring Feature Film "Get The Gringo" and the Morris Chestnut movie "When the Bough Breaks". In …
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews R&B recording artist and television actor Terry Dexter: Terry Dexter was born in Detroit, Michigan. Dexter's father also a singer, exposed her to a range of music especially from Detroit born artists during her childhood such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Anita Baker and also other music genres such as country …
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews Hollywood actor, writer and entrepreneur Chrystee Pharris: Chrystee Pharris blazed onto NBC-TV as Simone Russell on the hit daytime soap opera Passions and she returned to NBC at night creating passion with Golden Globe Nominee Zach Braff on the hit show Scrubs as “J.D.’S” girlfriend Kylie. This versatile alumni of Eme…
 
In this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, we hear the incredible story of Red Wedge from its co-founder, Annajoy David. The podcast is packed full of tales of collaboration and a shared passion for fashion and politics that all kicked off with Paul Weller hearing a radio interview with Annajoy from a CND rally in the early 1980s. Paul was ins…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews Emmy Award winner Diahnna Nicole Baxter: Diahnna Nicole Baxter (director/actress/producer) is a ruthless storyteller who addresses trauma as an opportunity for transformation through storytelling. A pioneer of the web, she co-created, co-wrote and starred in SATACRACY 88, the first web series to win an Emmy Award, and …
 
For Episode 104 of the Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I am joined by Guy Barker - a multi-award-winning composer, band leader and trumpet player who also happens to be one of the most in-demand arrangers in the world right now. As you'll hear during our chat, Guy has played with so many absolute legends including our podcast subject - Paul Weller via The…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews filmmaker, acting coach and author of "Acting As An Artform" Jamie Paolinetti for this three-part master class series. In this edition, all three parts are combined into one for a seamless experience of the concepts and principles taught by our renowned guest. Host: Anne Johnstonbrown (Anne (ajbprods.com) Guest: Jamie …
 
My latest podcast guest is the first lady of London Soul, P.P. Arnold and what an honour it was to chat with Pat on the podcast. There have been so many 'pinch-me' moments on this audio journey - and this is right up there for me. P.P. Arnold's story is that of a rich and varied life. From her early musical origins in powerhouse church gospel, the …
 
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this Master Class on the art of auditioning for the theatre. Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern C…
 
For Episode 102 of the Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I am joined by journalist, editor and broadcaster Claire Mahoney - an active member and influential promoter of the Mod scene with a passion for music, fashion, art and culture.We'll hear all about her teenage discovery of The Jam, and a love affair that has lasted a lifetime.Claire has written extens…
 
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews actor and independent filmmaker Eric Bailey Jr. Host: Anne Johnstonbrown Guest: Eric Bailey Jr. Website: Bailey + Co Productions Instagram: EBJ (@ericbaileyjr) • Instagram photos and videos Bailey + Co (@baileyco.la) • Instagram photos and videos Movie: Hope Secured - Short Film - YouTube…
 
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