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Heaven 17, British Electric Foundation and Illustrious Company's Martyn Ware talks to the famous artists from the worlds of music, art, film, comedy, TV and creativity that he's encountered during his 40 year career. These interviews are rare and precious gems, featuring a raw and sometimes irreverent take on life and the things that make life worth living, Diving deep into the biographical ocean, these podcasts are an unmissable insight into a series of fascinating lives... Production and o ...
 
I’m Dan Kirby and I’ve been an entrepreneur since 2001, but in 2017 it all went wrong. I blew up the business. I can laugh about it now but it was no joke at the time, check the trailer. Shame, humiliation, terror. The lot. My business is back on track but I don’t want to blow it up again. So I’m interviewing top entrepreneurs to discover how they’ve turned adversity & failure into growth & success. I’m on a mission to help other business owners – like you – avoid my self-inflicted-sabotage. ...
 
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Today’s episode of Electronically Yours features famous Dutch orchestrator and artist Stephen Emmer. Stephen has worked with some of the biggest artists in music, including The Associates, The Cure, ACT, Patti Austin, Chaka Khan, Leon Ware, and was a member of The Lotus Eaters . Additionally, we mustn’t forget his beautiful work with Glenn Gregory …
 
Martyn Ware is an interdisciplinary innovator: musician (with his band Heaven 17), record producer (with Tina Turner, Erasure + many more), 3D soundscape designer, university lecturer and host of the podcast Electronically Yours. Plus he created a sound design business - Sonic ID - with our host Dan! Back in 1978 he founded pioneering electronic ac…
 
Today’s episode of Electronically Yours features the very popular singer and songwriter Paul Heaton, leader of The Housemartins and The Beautiful South, both massively successful bands in the 80s and 90s. He has pursued a solo career since then. The Guardian described him as ‘one of our finest songwriters: his music reveals an exuberant ear for mel…
 
Today's exciting Electronically Yours episode features former World No 1 DJ and famous Radio 1 host Judge Jules. His own club In Ibiza - Judgment - was massively popular. With his involvement in Classical Dance concerts, as well as a successful clothing range, the Judge is a box of tricks… He is also a successful producer and entertainment lawyer (…
 
Kerstin Robinson is the co-founder of Nix & Kix, which was established in 2014 to “banish the boredom and put some healthy excitement back into the world of soft drinks.” At this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Kerstin emerged a finalist in the “Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year” category. Kerstin pursued her MSc in finance from the Londo…
 
Episode two of the Xmas bumper double-header of Electronically Yours features a very special interviews with my very good friends Marcus Vere (Living In A Box) and my long time collaborator and co-producer Phil Legg. Both are amongst my closest friends, and both continue to have successful careers in the music business for over 35 years. Hell, we e…
 
Episode one of the Xmas 2021 super-duper double-header of Electronically Yours features an in-depth, no-holds-barred chat with my best buddy for over 40 years, my partner-in-crime in Heaven 17, Glenn Gregory. We talk about his successful career in TV and film music, and his personal musical projects including Ugly and Afterhere. This will warm the …
 
Today’s episode of Electronically Yours features two of the UK’s most innovative musicians/producers, Dean Honer and Adrian Flanagan. Their multifarious exploits and adventures in sound range from All Seeing I, I Monster and The Eccentronic Research Council amongst many others, most recently The Moonlandingz and International Teachers of Pop. In ad…
 
Margaret Manning is an “unashamed geek”, serial international entrepreneur and winner of multiple awards, including an OBE. In the 90s, when Bill Gates - and the rest of the world - thought the internet was a fad, she gave up a sensible accountancy career to set up an internet business. Everything was on the line. If she messed it up she would lose…
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware episode features the very talented co-creator of La Roux, Ben Langmaid. Ben’s songwriting and production talents (together with Elly Jackson) have garnered many awards including a Grammy for La Roux’s eponymous first album. Ben has written and produced for many other acts, and is currently writing a mus…
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware episode features Canadian band Men Without Hats founder and vocalist Ivan Doroschuk. Their number one hit song ‘The Safety Dance’ shot them into worldwide superstardom, and even now the bizarre video set in a fantasy medieval land is totally enchanting. But under this shiny exterior lies a pure pop sens…
 
Helen O’Donnell is the CEO and Director of Partnerships at Children’s University Trust: “the largest university in the UK after the Open University”. A strong, feisty, outspoken woman who has “never gone about things the way that most normal people would go about things”. A midlife crisis prompted an unexpected career change that horrified Helen’s …
 
Today’s Electronically Yours episode features major TV and film star Maxine Peake. She is best known for her outstanding portrayals of strong, characterful women (Silk, Dinnerladies, Shameless, The Village, Black Mirror) - she plays Hamlet and comedy roles with equal aplomb… But why is she on EY? Her singer/narrator work with The Eccentronic Resear…
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware episode features the enigmatic electronic pop talents of Thomas Leer. Over 40 years he has created beautiful compositions, and despite his elusiveness has always been a respected composer and performer. In particular, his work as Rental and Leer is legendary, as his is collaboration with Claudia Brucken…
 
Katy Howell is CEO of Immediate Future, “one of the UK’s most respected social media agencies”. She was named the fourth most influential social media marketing expert by The Drum, PRovoke’s Innovator 25 EMEA in 2020, and is amongst the Top 100 Asian Tech Entrepreneurs in the UK. After an epic crash during the 2008 financial crisis she experienced …
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware features the ubiquitous and charming talents of Nick Beggs, original member of Kajagoogoo and very popular and talented gun-for-hire bass and Chapman stick player. He is also famous for Iona, Ellis Beggs and Howard, Mute Gods and the Steven Wilson band. Kim Wilde, Howard Jones, Gary Numan - the list goe…
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware episode features the multifarious talents of Martin Glover, better known as Youth. He is an in demand record producer and bassist, best known as founding member of the legendary band Killing Joke. He has produced and remixed an enormous range of famous artists and bands, including Tom Jones, The Orb, Sy…
 
Lisa Leighton is a Joint Managing Partner at BHP, one of the UK’s largest independent Accounting firms and ranked the second-best firm to work for. But Lisa is the opposite of the accountant stereotype - she’s fun, creative and joyful. Coming from solidly working class roots she navigated an early personal trauma which could have hobbled her career…
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware episode features musician and Wednesday fan - the Reverend himself from the Sheffield’s own Reverend and the Makers, Jon McClure. Apart from being a great performer, he is also a true socialist (like myself), Jon’s music eclectically ranges from rock to dance to electronic, and their epic tuuuune ‘Heavy…
 
Georgia Kirke is the founder of Write Business Results, author, podcaster, public speaker, and winner of The Ultimate Entrepreneur 2021. While we all had a ‘bump’ in 2020, Georgia got the proper job. In January that year she fell off a rock-climbing wall with her foot stuck in it. Resulting in a gruesome - life changing - injury. Stuck immobile in …
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware episode features the fascinating talents of Marcella Detroit, most famous for Shakespears Sister, recording lead vocals for their epic, 8-week no. 1 hit single Stay. She originally toured and recorded with Eric Clapton, and co-wrote Lay Down Sally with him. She has also cowrote and recorded with Elton J…
 
Jo Dalton is a coach, mentor and board advisor to Europe’s most exciting tech startups (aka those fabled “unicorns”). Frustrated by industry ethics during her early career as a headhunter, she decided to take the executive search industry “and blow it up a bit”. But she was a single mother with no office and limited resources - early days she descr…
 
Today’s episode of Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware features one of the great characters of post-punk pop, Pete Wylie. Most famous for his band The Mighty Wah! (AKA Wah!, Wah Heat!, Shambeko!, Say Wah! etc.etc.), his most popular hit single was The Story Of The Blues which reached no. 3 in the UK charts. His excellent songwriting is only match…
 
Alex Myers is the Founder and CEO of Manifest Group, “the world’s first global small agency”. Manifest has won International Agency Of The Year two years in a row and in 2020 Alex was named Global PR Professional Of The Year. He was a key part of the team that helped Brewdog become a global brand. But one time - at a Simon Sinek talk - Alex bumped …
 
Today's Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware episode features Tim Burgess, musician, singer-songwriter and record label owner, best known as the lead singer of the The Charlatans. His unique look, talent and songwriting style (60’s west coast psychedelia, acid house and Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd) has created a highly successful stream of singles …
 
Olivia Sibony was listed in the UK’s Top Ten Women Entrepreneurs in 2019 and has been described as a “trailblazing ethical investment champion”. But blazing a trail has come at a cost. Overcoming severe corporate burnout, she launched a business to change the world. Only to find that her social purpose business began to lose it’s social purpose whe…
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware episode features Will Sargeant, guitarist and powerhouse behind Echo and the Bunnymen. He also has long-term ties with the experimental side of life, in the fields of performance, recording and the visual arts. He has produced solo and collaborative works since the 1980s including many national and inte…
 
Richard Jeffrey is a master of growth. Not only for his own business, but in helping other entrepreneurs start and scale on a regional and national level. After some turmoil in his early public-sector career Richard was offered the chance to build a business on behalf of The Growth Company (a 1300-strong social enterprise in Greater Manchester). Th…
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware episode features one of Martyn’s closest friends and most important collaborators- Andy Bell. Erasure are probably the best loved electronic pop band in the world, and Andy’s unique voice and exceptional performance talent is second to none. This is definitely one of my favourite episodes… He is a great…
 
Mark Stringer aka “Strings” is a London PR scene legend, with a string of successful companies (from PR, to events…to absinthe). But his hot-shot early career hit a rude reality check: one time at a bus stop, he couldn't get any money from the ATM and had to walk home. This ego-busting moment forced him to open up, and has fuelled a career-building…
 
Today’s exciting episode of Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware features an incredibly talented old friend, Alan Rankine from the legendary band The Associates, which he co-founded with the brilliant Billy Mackenzie. Alan’s talent for arranging and producing (and his guitar and keyboard skills) helped to create 3 of the greatest albums of the pos…
 
In 2015 Peter Sage was named alongside Elon Musk as one of the world’s greatest leaders and entrepreneurs. But two years later he was locked up in the UK’s most violent prison, even though he hadn't committed a crime. He was there for 6 months. Peter has built multiple 8 figure companies and had multiple #1 best-selling books. He’s a globally renow…
 
Today’s episode of Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware stars Nik Kershaw, the well-loved singer-songwriter and producer who has had huge success in the 1980’s worldwide. Nik released eight Top 40 singles, including Wouldn’t It Be Good’, ‘I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’, ‘Human Racing’ and ‘The Riddle’. His 62 weeks on the UK singles chart thro…
 
Lou Cordwell never wanted to be “an entrepreneur” but ended up with an OBE for services to the creative and digital economy. Over the last two decades she’s led digital design agency magneticNorth to become a globally renowned pioneer. But it wasn't a straight line...only 6 months in she had to confront “what felt like a divorce”. Plus she faced th…
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware podcast features Tom Bailey - lead singer, writer and driving force behind the massively successful Thompson Twins, purveyors of the finest pop music since the early 80’s. ‘Hold Me Now’, ‘Doctor Doctor’, ‘We Are Detective’ and many other worldwide MTV smashes put the Thompson Twins into the highest eche…
 
An entrepreneur since 21, Joseph Pack rapidly built a social media agency with clients like Adidas and the NHS. The new car, weekend partying, nice clothes, and social media success became too much to handle as he knew that “it was all fake, a lie”. 10 strong coffees every day and a 12 hour workday became a recipe for disaster. At 26, Joe nearly di…
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware episode features multi-instrumentalist, electronic music legend and fellow Yorkshireman Billy Currie. Billy was a key player in the bands Ultravox, Visage and Tubeway Army/Gary Numan amongst many others. His keen sense of melody and mood, and his violin playing was ubiquitous in the early 80’s on TV. Hi…
 
Katy Baxter has been a pioneer in financial services for over 30 years, building a substantial family business and international jet-setting career as the former UK Chair of the ‘Million Dollar Round Table’. Yet coming out of lockdown she is starting afresh with a new business. So what prompted this radical change...and how has she handled it all? …
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware features Carrie and David Grant. David is most well-known for his solo pop career in the 80’s, and Carrie for her work on TV talent contest Fame Academy, Pop Idol, Comic Relief and many other TV shows.They are married with four neurodivergent children, are both highly respected vocal and performance coa…
 
An entrepreneur since selling cigarettes at University in the late 90s, Mark Bryant spent 15 years in the energy efficiency industry - owning and managing companies from £1m to £15m. After overcoming a 2012 business meltdown (involving fraud and HMRC investigations) and building back the business he was flying high. Then the real disaster struck: a…
 
Today’s guest on Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware is Peter Hooton, lead singer of the The Farm, famous for their much-loved epic hit ‘All Together Now’ based on the famous coming together of British and German soldiers in no mans land at Christmas, based musically on Pachelbel’s Canon. Peter is a true socialist (like myself) and is very proud …
 
Alan has gone from getting bullied in school to becoming a successful bodybuilder, training the athletes that once upon a time... bullied him! In the mid-90s, Alan learnt how hypnotherapy could “make people believe they’re Rocky Balboa” and incorporated this into his training. Alan owns and operates one of the world’s toughest endurance events: “Th…
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware episode features Bob Last – originator of The Human League’s first label, the man who originally released Being Boiled, manager of The Human League, Heaven 17 and BEF… in other words, the man who enabled my career to flourish! Bob is now a film producer and music supervisor, and has very fond and fascin…
 
Dr Marilyn Comrie OBE is a pioneer for positive change and a serial social entrepreneur. In 2009, she was honoured by HRH The Queen with an OBE for services to women's enterprise. But in 2013, a bomb blast stopped her relocation from the UK to Kenya, where she was expecting to live the “glorious expat lifestyle”. Embarking on a business mission wit…
 
Today’s Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware features one of the most successful electronic pop artists of the 80’s, Howard Jones. His irresistible songs conquered the charts all over the world, in particular the US, where his reputation as an accomplished musician and performer is bulletproof. Howard’s humanitarian and Buddhist beliefs have infor…
 
In this episode of Honey I Blew Up The Business, Dan is joined by Adah Parris, an entrepreneur and artist. We talk about reinventing our careers...but Adah had to literally reinvent herself. In 1991 she suffered complete memory loss after a super-dramatic car crash in the USA (seriously, it’s like a movie scene). We cover workaholism, saying “no” a…
 
Today's guest on Electronically Yours is the much loved Liverpudlian band China Crisis. Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon were best friends at school, and their mutual love and appreciation of Bowie, Eno, Talking Heads and Steely Dan led them to write experimental but highly melodic and beautiful songs with fascinating titles- Black Man Ray, King In A Cat…
 
In this episode of Honey I Blew Up The Business, Dan is joined by Gavin J Gallagher, real estate mogul & executive director at Earlsfort Group. During the 2008 financial crash, Gavin went from owning a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio to €16 million in debt. Now, in his late 40’s with 5 kids and a lifetime of experience, Gavin has an enti…
 
Today’s guest on Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware is the massively underrated songwriter, singer, producer, actor and film producer, Leee John. His group Imagination has sold more than 30 million records worldwide, and was at the vanguard of black electronic pop music throughout the 1980’s. The instantly identifiable moog basslines, elegantly …
 
In this episode of Honey I Blew Up The Business Dan is joined by Mike Lander, CEO at Piscari and one of London’s leading dealmakers. He’s negotiated hundreds of deals worth over £400m in aggregate and bootstrapped businesses which he sold for 7 figures. At Piscari, Mike helps smaller companies negotiate better deals with big companies. He co-hosts …
 
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