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Had it not been for the introduction of podcasts into my life, my second album could well have been ready six months sooner. Who knows, maybe even seven. The world of podcasts has been an extremely welcome and comforting distraction from reality. Listening to interesting people talk to other interesting people about interesting things. New ideas, old ideas, thinkers and dreamers.A lot of the shows I enjoy are comedians talking to other comedians, candid accounts of their experiences in the industry they work in. I find them inspiring and often relieving. To hear entertainers, talk so openly about the highs and the lows of performance feels like something that hasn’t really happened before and, personally, as a performer, it’s something that really helps me.I began looking for musical equivalents: honest, long form conversations between two musicians, the unquestionable highs of creating and performing, alongside honesty regarding things they have struggled with along the way. At the time of digging, nothing jumped out at me. I sat on the idea for some time before finally plucking up the courage to try and do it myself and went out and purchased the gear necessary for me to travel and record at the drop of a hat.So far it has been better than I could have ever imagined. I travel to my guests wherever they may be and it is just the two of us in the room. After the initial ten minutes of chat we both loosen up and start to share stories and experiences from our time on the road.What started as a labour of love and somewhat of a passion project is shaping up to be one of the best and fulfilling projects I’ve ever been a part of. I hope you find it as interesting and fun to listen to, as it was to make.

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Had it not been for the introduction of podcasts into my life, my second album could well have been ready six months sooner. Who knows, maybe even seven. The world of podcasts has been an extremely welcome and comforting distraction from reality. Listening to interesting people talk to other interesting people about interesting things. New ideas, old ideas, thinkers and dreamers.A lot of the shows I enjoy are comedians talking to other comedians, candid accounts of their experiences in the industry they work in. I find them inspiring and often relieving. To hear entertainers, talk so openly about the highs and the lows of performance feels like something that hasn’t really happened before and, personally, as a performer, it’s something that really helps me.I began looking for musical equivalents: honest, long form conversations between two musicians, the unquestionable highs of creating and performing, alongside honesty regarding things they have struggled with along the way. At the time of digging, nothing jumped out at me. I sat on the idea for some time before finally plucking up the courage to try and do it myself and went out and purchased the gear necessary for me to travel and record at the drop of a hat.So far it has been better than I could have ever imagined. I travel to my guests wherever they may be and it is just the two of us in the room. After the initial ten minutes of chat we both loosen up and start to share stories and experiences from our time on the road.What started as a labour of love and somewhat of a passion project is shaping up to be one of the best and fulfilling projects I’ve ever been a part of. I hope you find it as interesting and fun to listen to, as it was to make.

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Inspiring!

By Blurrymouth - May 17 2019
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Love how this podcast goes into details in the lives of these amazing musicians!

Do an episode with Vance Joy

By NerfShelly6969 - Mar 17 2019
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Love the podcast and your music George! Can you do an episode with Vance Joy?

iTunes Ratings

810 Ratings
Average Ratings
801
6
1
0
2

Inspiring!

By Blurrymouth - May 17 2019
Read more
Love how this podcast goes into details in the lives of these amazing musicians!

Do an episode with Vance Joy

By NerfShelly6969 - Mar 17 2019
Read more
Love the podcast and your music George! Can you do an episode with Vance Joy?
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George Ezra & Friends

Latest release on Apr 06, 2020

All 28 episodes from oldest to newest

Introducing: Phone A Friend with George Ezra & Ollie MN

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This is an intro to a new podcast series from George & Ollie MN. Search 'Phone A Friend' to subscribe... When George and long-time friend Ollie MN both experienced issues with mental health, they found comfort in opening up to one another about what they were going through. Phone A Friend is a podcast that captures their candid and light-hearted chats, with the intention of encouraging the listener to start conversations of their own. In each episode, George and Ollie work their way through a pile of listener correspondence, sharing thoughts and advice on how to keep your mental health in check during uncertain times. New episodes are released every Monday. Search 'Phone A Friend' wherever you get your podcasts, or visit smarturl.it/PhoneAFriendPod (https://www.smarturl.it/phoneafriendpod) . Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk

Apr 06 2020

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024. Shania Twain

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For our special New Years episode George sits down with the one and only Shania Twain. Shania needs no introduction but as a recap she has 3 DIAMOND selling albums and 'Come On Over' is the 11th biggest selling album of all time. George and Shania discuss her early life in Canada, performing live as a child in rowdy bars, her musical influences, her incomparable successes and her current musical projects. This podcast was edited by Liam Thorne. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Shania for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

Jan 01 2020

1hr 33mins

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023. Lewis Capaldi

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For our special Christmas 2019 episode we have the artist of the year, Mr Lewis Capaldi. The “Scottish Beyoncé” has had an incredible year, including his debut album hitting #1 in the UK, his huge single ‘Someone You Loved’ hitting #1 in the UK and the US, countless tours and festival appearances including Glastonbury and TRSMT. Lewis tells George about how he fell in love with singing when he was 9 years old, they discuss studying music at college, how Lewis got his start in the industry, his honesty in his song writing, his meteoric rise to stardom and everything in-between. This podcast was edited by Liam Thorne. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Lewis for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

Dec 24 2019

1hr 35mins

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022. Sir Tom Jones

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This week George chats with the living legend, Sir Tom Jones. He is one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music and continues to have a vital recording & performing career to this day. Sir Tom has garnered at the age of 78, the best reviews of his career for his most recent albums Long Lost Suitcase, Spirit In The Room and Praise & Blame. Sir Tom has always been about the power of the song, the power of the voice. This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Sir Tom for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

Feb 11 2019

1hr 25mins

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021. Kurt Vile

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This week George records with one of rock’s most captivating frontmen, guitarists, and songwriters, Kurt Vile. Travel can inspire in surprising ways and Kurt discovered as much making his new record, the eclectic and electrifying 'Bottle It In'. These songs show an artist and songwriter who can make you laugh and break your heart, often in the same line. George & Kurt talk about this new record, his journey through music and life growing up. This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Kurt for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

Feb 04 2019

1hr 1min

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020. Emily Eavis

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This week George sits down with Emily Eavis, co-organiser of the world famous Glastonbury Festival. She grew up on Worthy Farm, where the Festival takes place each year, and from her teenage years onwards has played a vital role in every part of the organisation, booking artists across the main stages, coordinating the many different areas and making the magic happen for nearly 200,000 people on site, as well as millions watching live on the BBC. Passionately committed to Glastonbury’s charity partners, Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid, Emily has visited projects in Haiti, Mozambique, South Africa and Japan. This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Emily for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

Jan 28 2019

1hr 3mins

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019. Leif Vollebekk

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Whilst touring in Canada, George sent a spur of the moment request to Leif Vollebekk to see if he'd like to record an episode of Ezra & Friends. Two hours later and they are backstage talking all things music. Leif Vollebekk is a Canadian indie folk singer-songwriter, whose 2017 album Twin Solitude was a shortlisted finalist for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize and the 2018 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Leif for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

Jan 21 2019

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018. Nile Rodgers

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Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Madonna have sold over 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Nile for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

Jan 14 2019

1hr 40mins

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017. Olly Alexander, Years & Years

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Olly Alexander is the lead vocalist in the chart topping band Years & Years and a vocal role model for the LGBTQ+ community. This week George invites Olly over to his house for an in depth chat about all things Years & Years. This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Olly for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

Dec 17 2018

1hr 15mins

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016. Sigrid

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Whilst on tour George met with BBC Sound Poll 2018 winner Sigrid. They talk about her roots in Norway, starting out young, how 'Don't Kill My Vibe' changed her trajectory over night and the energetic pop performances she's well known for. This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. Thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team. Thanks to Sigrid for chatting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

Dec 10 2018

1hr 3mins

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