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Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to music journalist and broadcaster Gemma Dorsett. Gemma is a Country/Blues/Rock singer who has spent the past 15 years developing her voice finding influence in gut-punching artists such as Melissa Etheridge and Joe Cocker. Gemma talks about her journey fr…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to guitar visionary Nicolas Meier. Nicolas is a guitar virtuoso, concertist and artist spanning many genres of music. In our podcast he describes his passion for learning and and improving on his instrument, his love of playing live or, in his words, being …
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to music journalist and broadcaster Paul Sexton. Paul contributes to The Sunday Times, Billboard, Music Week and many other titles, and presents and produces shows for BBC Radio 2, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates. Paul walks us through his vivid and varied car…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to drumming legend Mike Dolbear. Mike is first and foremost a drummer but also educator, co-ordinator and all-round industrious being. As you can hear Mike hijacks our intro (brilliantly) and kicks off explaining how Covid-19 has been affecting him and his …
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Gemma Stoddard. Gemma is a Teacher, Singer, DJ, Dancer and all-round Hype Machine. She talks us through her career so far in the music industry ranging from singer in two funk bands and travelling across Europe, teaching music in secondary schools, start…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Jenn Clempner. Jenn is a Singer-Pianist, Music Director for theatre and choirs, an Independent Vocal Coach, Multi-instrumentalist, Mental Health advocate & Lecturer in Music. She talks frankly and openly about her struggles with mental illness throughout…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to illustrator Mark Wilkinson. Mark is an English artist, illustrator and airbrush wizard. His combination of incredible technique and vast imagination has led him to create iconic cover art for bands like Iron Maiden, Marillion, Judas Priest, Fish, The Dar…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Louise Clare Marshall. In this episode, Louise tells us (in technicolour!) her life in music, from playing piano and singing in Oldham, Manchester, moving to London and becoming a regular singer with the Jools Holland Band. We get a free mini-warm up ses…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Andrew Kingslow. In this episode, Andrew talks about his life as a musician, composer, producer and artist manager. He talks about his love of keyboards and synths and walks us through his early days as a classically trained pianist and percussionist to …
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Francis Hylton. In this episode, Francis talks about his life as bass player, artist, record label owner, steel drum player and DJ. He goes back to his early days at university, how came to play with Incognito and what he's been getting up to over lockdo…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Roger McCormick. Roger McCormick is the presenter of 'The Blues Spectrum' on Brooklands Radio. "Two hours of the best in blues and "bluesy" music, old and new. The genre continues to thrive and the show covers the best of the new releases but also harks …
 
Comedian / Actor / Video Essayist Maggie Mae Fish joins Jenn to discuss her shiny new diagnosis, organizing big creative projects with a disorganized brain, and the Fish Family Curse (hint: it’s generations of Fish struggling with undiagnosed ADHD) EPISODE TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE AT: LadyHDpod.com SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO: ladyhdpod@gmail.com FOLLOW GUE…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Marianne Windham. In this episode Marianne talks about her love for Jazz, its community, the double bass, teaching, her university days, jazz promotion, her charity work and why she left a succesful carreer in software consultancy. The founder and drivin…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Nicholas James Lockewood. Nicholas is a musician, bass player, artist and educator. He has a Degree in Jazz studios from Leeds College of Music, a Masters in Music from The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and is currently undertaking a PhD also at…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Carter Arrington. Carter is a guitarist, live performer and composer and has worked with the likes of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Progger, Peter Rowan, Eric Johnson, Alejandro Escovedo, Bernard Purdie and Fred Wesley to name a few. Carter also has a…
 
LadyHD host Jenn Welch has reached the max number of windows one can have open on their iPhone's Safari app!! Comedian / writer Dan Perlman (co-creator of Flatbush Misdemeanors on Showtime) joins Jenn to see what she's been googlin' and help her decide which of these 500 browser windows can be closed. (SPOILER ALERT: it's a lot of them) Oh and they…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Joel Pike (aka Tiny Leaves). Joel is a composer and goes under the moniker Tiny Leaves he has developed his sound as a solo artist alongside years of writing and performing in bands. He describes his music as being rooted in narrative, but is often surpr…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Clovis Phillips (Add a Band). Clovis is a multi-instrumentalist, studio owner, producer and lover of wine. His studio is just outside Newtown in Wales. Clovis, Stef and James have a very interesting chat about how Clovis started the studio, learning guit…
 
LadyHD host Jenn Welch has reached the max number of windows one can have open on their iPhone's Safari app!! Screenwriter / director / producer Steven Conrad (Ultra City Smiths / Perpetual Grace Ltd / Patriot) joins Jenn to see what she's been googlin' and help her decide which of these 500 browser windows can be closed. (SPOILER ALERT: it's a lot…
 
Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) are talking to Simon Johnson. Simon is a guitarist, producer and composer most recently working on the films Wild Rose (2018), Fisherman’s Friends (2019) and Blithe Spirit (2020) as a music consultant. As a guitar player Simon has worked alongside Sir Tom Jones,…
 
Actress / comedian / lady with ADHD Sarah Peele joins Jenn to discuss self diagnosis, new motherhood, and navigating life via context clues. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE AT: LadyHDpod.com SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO: ladyhdpod@gmail.com FOLLOW GUEST: Insta | Twitter: @sarriepeele FOLLOW JENN: Insta | Twitter: @jennwelchnow FOLLOW LADYHD: Insta | Twitter…
 
James Welch (Masterlink Productions) and Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher’s Funkestra, RSB Records) are talking to Kat Eaton. Kat Eaton is a singer-songwriter from Sheffield living in London. She has just released her first album ‘Talk To Me’ (Reason & Rhyme records). Kat shares how she got into Blues and Soul at a very early age, how a school con…
 
James Welch (Masterlink Productions) and Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) talk to Elliot Ireland, director of Pedigree Cuts, musician, engineer, producer, DJ, songwriter and all-round music lover. Elliot takes us back to his University days and how he and his partner in crime Alex Rizzo have organically developed from Breakbeat/House …
 
Comedian Lyssa Mandel (What’s Betwixt Us Podcast) joins Jenn to talk her shiny new ADHD diagnosis, breaking the patterns of generational trauma, and like 47 other things like honestly I’ve never heard two adult women talk so fast about so much... EPISODE TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE AT: LadyHDpod.com SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO: ladyhdpod@gmail.com FOLLOW LYSSA…
 
Stef and James have an enlightening and candid chat with Send Hill Studios owner Pete Mills. Pete has been a studio owner, tour/production manager for Elton John and has recently been dabbling in cutting edge audio technology. Pete owns the land and buildings where the Masterlink Productions studio is located so has a great affinity with all of our…
 
James and Stef have an *in-person, face-to-face, no Zoom-call* chat with Masterlink Sessions drummer Mike Sturgis. Mike delves into his approach to playing and recording at the Masterlink Sessions studio, his passion for education and his general outlook on being a musician. It's a fascinating insight into his world and his musical heritage. Mike h…
 
LadyHD host Jenn Welch has reached the max number of windows one can have open on their iPhone's Safari app!! Gonzo comedian / podcast host Andrea Allan (The Hot Mess Comedy Hour) joins Jenn to see what she's been googlin' and help decide which of these 500 browser windows can be closed. (SPOILER ALERT: it's a lot of them) TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE AT h…
 
James (Masterlink Productions) and Stefan (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) talk to Fiona Cruickshank. Fiona is a freelance engineer and producer based in London. During this relaxed chat they talk about her varied work experiences at Air (Studio), the Tonmeister course in Surrey, her career path, working and recording with amazing musicians and composers…
 
Stef and James talk to renowed producer and all-round super bloke Fred Mollin. Fred is very open about how he works in the studio, his relationship with the songwriter Jimmy Webb, being a film composer and not being 'damaged enough' to be an artist himself. Fred Mollin first came into international prominence as a record producer in the late 70's, …
 
James and Stef talk to Jana Varga - Slovak-born London-based singer songwriter. She talks about her journey from her homeland to the UK, bringing emotion and depth to her songwriting and lots more. Her well crafted songs are at home in the broad Americana genre but their roots run much deeper. Jana’s natural musicianship is founded in her classical…
 
James and Stef talk to Greta Valenti & Robin Davey | musicians, audio producers, film producers and all around creative entrepreneurial energy fields with their own bands: Well Hung Heart and Beaux Gris Gris, based in Orange County, California. Greta Valenti is an American business woman and artist. She is best known as the lead singer/songwriter o…
 
James and Stef talk to Greta Valenti & Robin Davey | musicians, audio producers, film producers and all around creative entrepreneurial energy fields with their own bands: Well Hung Heart and Beaux Gris Gris, based in Orange County, California. Greta Valenti is an American business woman and artist. She is best known as the lead singer/songwriter o…
 
Stef and James talk to esteemed rock and roll photographer Rob Blackham. Rob has photographed some serious names - Eric Clapton, George Ezra, Van Morrison, Slash, Michael Kiwanuka, Sir Tom Jones, Georgie Fame, Robin Trower the list goes on. Rob also turns out to be ace producer and guitarist, who knew? He's funny, frank and full of stories. *Apolog…
 
Stef and James talk to Vin Goodwin, purveryor of excellent nights out in the form of Vin's Night In and Vin's Veg Out. We had a lot of fun talking to Vin about his many working 'hats', musician, composer, theatre writer and creator of communities. We also heard about Vin's other job as an access and inclusion officer for buildings which is super fa…
 
Stef and James talk to Leo Appleyard - Jazz Guitarist, Electronic Producer and Educator. Leo talks about his journey through music, going from jazz guitarist to electro producer and how to collaborate with people. Over the past decade Leo has played/recorded with various artists - both in and out of the jazz idiom - including; Derek Nash, Jim Mulle…
 
Writer and Lady with ADHD Liz Cordeiro (glitter-brain.com) joins Jenn to talk diagnosis relief, stock market obsession, and how ADHD causes us to stay way too long in bad situations. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE AT: LadyHDpod.com FOLLOW LIZ: Insta | Twitter: @MyGlitteryBrain FOLLOW JENN: Insta | Twitter: @jennwelchnow FOLLOW LADYHD: Insta | Twitter…
 
James and Stef talk to Scott McKeon - guitarist, maker of fine fuzz pedals and ultimate blues man. Scott talks us through his journey from picking up a guitar at aged 4 - to having the Fender Master Builder replicate his beloved Stratocaster. This is only 30mins of an hour long chat we had with Scott, stay tuned to hear more from our conversation. …
 
Comedian and writer Keisha Zollar (Astronomy Club) joins Jenn to talk vaccine periods, maybe momming, and saying the opposite of what you mean. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE AT: LadyHDpod.com FOLLOW KEISHA: Insta: @keishazollar | Twitter: @keishaz FOLLOW JENN: Insta | Twitter: @jennwelchnow FOLLOW LADYHD: Insta | Twitter | TikTok: @ladyhdpod PRODUCE…
 
James and Stef talk to modern-blues singer/songwriter Ben Hemming. In something of a backward nod to the ways of a bygone era, its fair to say that Ben Hemming didn’t so much find the blues… as the blues found him. It was during a particularly troublesome period in his life, stuck in a dead end job, and having watched his girlfriend walk out of his…
 
LadyHD host Jenn Welch has reached the max number of windows one can have open on their iPhone's Safari app!! Very dapper comedian / podcast host Brett White (Must Have Seen TV) joins Jenn to see what she's been googlin' and help decide which of these 500 browser windows can be closed. (SPOILER ALERT: it's a lot of them) TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE AT htt…
 
In this episode of the Masterlink Podcast James and Stef talk to Jade Like The Stone, artist, singer and songwriter. Jade talks about how she grew up in a Welsh village with a notable career in Opera seeming to beckon until the tragic death of her drowned brother, led to a re-evaluation of her life plans and aspirations, spawning a renewed need to …
 
Comedian and podcast host Youngmi Mayer (Feeling Asian) joins Jenn to talk starting late, divorcing young, and mom’ing in a panic. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE BELOW FOLLOW YOUNGMI: Insta | Twitter | TikTok: @ymmayer FOLLOW JENN: Insta | Twitter: @jennwelchnow FOLLOW LADYHD: Insta | Twitter | TikTok: @ladyhdpod PRODUCED BY LEFT HANDED RADIO: Insta …
 
Stefan and James talk to Hollie Rogers, artist and singer-songwriter. Hollie speaks about her journey from teaching to having a full time career in music and all the pitfalls and fun that come with it. Hollie is funny, candid and also wrote a song about porridge that got her a free holiday. Listen in to find out how she did it. Hollie Rogers is a L…
 
Comedian / Deaf queer activist / public speaker Hayden Kristal joins Jenn to discuss animals, motivation, and being a memorable side character. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE BELOW FOLLOW HAYDEN: Insta | Twitter: @haydenkristal FOLLOW JENN: Insta | Twitter: @jennwelchnow FOLLOW LADYHD: Insta | Twitter | TikTok: @ladyhdpod PRODUCED BY LEFT HANDED RADI…
 
James and Stef talk to singer-songwriter Georgia Van Etten. She talks about her move to London, establishing herself as an artist and missing her family. She is open candid and funny and talks about her love of songwriting. Recently signed to Canadian record label Birthday Cake, founded by The Bros. Landreth, she continues to solidify her position …
 
Stef and James talk to Karl Vanden Bossche, legendary percussionist and super cool dude. Karl talks us through is esteemed career - think Mark Ronson, Gorillaz, Sade, Stevie Winwood, Gabrielle, the list goes on. Karl tells us how he figured out how best to work with people, being creative and what it's like being a percussionist in the modern music…
 
LadyHD host Jenn Welch has reached the max number of windows one can have open on their iPhone's Safari app!! Very funny comedian Carmen Lagala (The Late Show w Stephen Colbert) joins Jenn to see what she's been googlin' and help decide which of these 500 browser windows can be closed. (SPOILER ALERT: it's a lot of them) FOLLOW CARMEN: Insta: @carm…
 
James and Stef speak to smoky-voiced, hard-working, far-touring, award winning chanteuse Elles Bailey. Elles talks about how she has become a successful blues/americana artist, touring extensively and becoming a first time mum. Elles has toured throughout the UK and Europe in 2019 and early 2020 as well as being special guest support for Grammy Awa…
 
LadyHD host Jenn Welch has reached the max number of windows one can have open on their iPhone's Safari app!! King of pep talks Josh Gondelman (Desus & Mero, Make My Day podcast) joins Jenn to see what she's been googlin' and help decide which of these 500 browser windows can be closed. (SPOILER ALERT: it's a lot of them) FOLLOW JOSH: Insta | Twitt…
 
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