Matthew Bannister: Walking around the UK for the Folk on Foot podcast
The Outdoors Fix
What if you could combine your passions into your dream outdoors job? My guest in this episode, BBC radio presenter Matthew Bannister, has done just that. Late on in his broadcasting career, Matthew has managed to merge his love for walking, the outdoors and folk music into his work. The result is his podcast, Folk on Foot. Matthew has been on walks all over the UK for the podcast, from Sandwood Bay in northwestern Scotland to Port Isaac in Cornwall and he’s had some spine-tingling encounters with wildlife during some of his recordings. Why did Matthew want to move his work outdoors? How did he did it? And why has walking been so important to him throughout difficult periods of his life? The Outdoors Fix is a podcast produced and hosted by Liv Bolton @liv_outsideuk It is proudly supported by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports – stores nationwide and online offering everything you need to equip you for the best outdoors experience. The post Matthew Bannister: Walking around the UK for the Folk on Foot podcast appeared first on The Outdoors Fix.
Matthew Bannister has been a key player in the evolution of arch-viz. Having founded arch-viz studio DBOX in New York in the mid-90s, he’s watched the medium grow into an industry unto itself, borrowing techniques from VFX — such as greenscreen, depth-of-field and helicopter shots — to create awe-inspiring work. But, as Matthew explains, the arch-viz business has become a victim of its own success, with social media accounts reposting artists’ work without giving credit. For this reason, Matthew has founded The Credit Revolution, a movement that seeks to remarry artists’ titles with the artwork they’ve poured their blood, sweat and tears into. Matthew also talks about how his musical project, The Beautiful Fear, has helped him tackle personal demons.
An in-depth conversation with Matthew Bannister - founder of the band Sneaky Feelings and now working under the name One Man Bannister, creating track-by-track covers of Beatles albums. We talk about his Beatles fascination, his time in Dunedin, moving there from Scotland - and then to Auckland. We talk about his memoir, Positively George Street and his other musical work (Dribbling Darts, Moth) as well as the reunion records by Sneaky Feelings.
The heady Blur/Oasis days of the 90s should have been a perfect time to be running a station for passionate young music fans across the UK. It turned out to be altogether more complex, however, for Radio 1, as its new Controller grasped the challenge of returning this huge station to its roots. Whilst that spell often serves to define Matthew Bannister, this sixty minute #RadioMoments ‘Conversations’ sheds a broader light on his other achievements. Hear of Matthew's formative years in BBC local radio; the re-formating of BBC London; his talent discoveries; the strategic work which helped to pave the way for a more aligned set of radio services; and why he didn’t really want to be DG. Working now again at the coal face, witness too the clear passion with which he attacks his current on-air commitments. In his own words at last - this is the Matthew Bannister story.