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A podcast hosted by Steve Nussbaum where friends collate their Fantasy Festival by choosing 5 acts from any era and genre (one act has to play a full album in their set) plus an encore of any song for the finale for all 5 acts to perform.

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A podcast hosted by Steve Nussbaum where friends collate their Fantasy Festival by choosing 5 acts from any era and genre (one act has to play a full album in their set) plus an encore of any song for the finale for all 5 acts to perform.

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The Fantastival Podcast

Latest release on Dec 13, 2020

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Rank #1: Fantastival Podcast - #32 Neil Taylor

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IT’S CHHRRRIISSSSSTTMMMAAAAASSSS!

It’s our 32nd episode and the last one in 2020 as we are joined by not just an hmv legend, but an absolute legend of a person, an inspiration to Steve and countless others, the one & only... Mr Neil Taylor.

We caught up as Neil collated his Fantasy Festival with a very credible lineup, great acts, superb stories and many wonderful recollections including stories about Weller, Ozzy, Stereophonics. Live Aid, how Now Thats What I Call Music Volume 2 changed his life, plus many more.

If you know NT you’ll know how enjoyable this will be and you’ll love listening to him collate his Fantasy Festival in which he gets a bonus Encore for Christmas, but who will he choose?

There is only one way to find out, so get listening and enjoy the podcast...

Neil has also collated a Spotify Playlist for further listening with tracks from his 5 acts and a few bonus tracks which is well worth a listen:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3e2iqPT3ywt37RNPLk3sut?si=fe_JpPXgTB-Ux4eRSzzEKw

And once you’ve listened to that don’t forget to check out The Fantastival Playlist on Spotify featuring all of our previous guests acts (and Neil’s) so far:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6vNrOCxztQNCANtDoXzCNK?si=34dwW0WBQXOp3PpS250PHA

Merry Christmas y’all x

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Dec 13 2020

48mins

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Rank #2: Fantastival Podcast - #31 Ben Eastwood

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For our 31st Episode we caught up with one of the nicest people on the planet as the master of The Eastwood Shuffle, the brilliant Ben Eastwood joined Steve to collate his Fantasy Festival with a stunning and surprising lineup as we talked all things music with gigs, fantastic stories (crowd surfing included) plus many more wonderful recollections.

Does Ben break out into song in the podcast?
Did Ben really crowd surf?
Will Ben’s beloved Pearl Jam make it into his Fantasy Festival?

There is only one way to find out, so get listening... and don’t forget to check out The Fantastival Playlist on Spotify featuring all 31 guests acts (and Ben’s) so far:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6vNrOCxztQNCANtDoXzCNK?si=34dwW0WBQXOp3PpS250PHA

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Dec 06 2020

48mins

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Rank #3: Fantastival Podcast - #30 Jonathan Baker-Lacey

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We turn 30 in this episode and what a way to do it as we are joined by Steve’s ex hmv head office colleague, the rugby playing, returns master, record spinner himself, the one and only Jonathan Baker-Lacey.

Listen as Jon tells us all about his musical tastes, favourite live experiences and collates his Fantasy Festival by choosing 5 acts, but who will he choose?

Jon also shared some great stories that are well worth tuning in for...

Why were 5pm on Fridays so important?
What song did Jon sing to warm up the expectant karaoke evening at an hmv event?
What act was John merely 7ft away from on stage long before camera phones were invented in an event in which today’s world would break the internet?

There is only one way to find out, so get listening... and don’t forget to check out The Fantastival Playlist on Spotify featuring all 30 guests acts (and Jon’s) so far:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6vNrOCxztQNCANtDoXzCNK?si=34dwW0WBQXOp3PpS250PHA

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Nov 29 2020

58mins

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Rank #4: Fantastival Podcast - #29 Sharon Jones

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Sit back and enjoy as we have the ‘big haired, coffee loving, sax playing, dance machine, unicorn hybrid, 80’s chick, the human equivalent of sunshine’... Sharon Jones joining us on the 29th episode of The Fantastival Podcast.

You’ll be smiling as Sharon collates her Fantasy Festival with a superb lineup including lots of guest spots, as we also talked about all things music as Sharon looked back on her favourite gigs, musical tastes and told us some amazing stories featuring Megadeth, Kenny Loggins, Linkin Park (incredible story), Wedstock, Hard Rock Hell, Neil Buchanan (yes, really), Cher from Vixen, Sebastian Bach, plus many more wonderful recollections.

Don’t forget to check out The Fantastival Playlist on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6vNrOCxztQNCANtDoXzCNK?si=34dwW0WBQXOp3PpS250PHA

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Nov 22 2020

1hr 16mins

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Rank #5: Fantastival Podcast - #28 Maureen Stevens

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She resisted the call for far too long but eventually we got the brilliant Maureen Stevens to join Steve on The Fantastival Podcast to talk all things music and to collate her Fantasy Festival...

Maureen gives us a great insight into her musical tastes as she tells us all about her first music buying experience (with a very credible album), her favourite ever gig (no complaints here), an awesome story of being locked in a music store waiting for an artist to perform at a PA, acts who didn’t make her Fantasy Festival lineup whilst also collating her superb Fantastival with awesome acts including an emotional encore, plus lots more in this very enjoyable episode.

Don’t forget to check out The Fantastival Playlist on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6vNrOCxztQNCANtDoXzCNK?si=34dwW0WBQXOp3PpS250PHA

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Nov 15 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: Fantastival Podcast - #27 Mike Grant

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GRANTY CALLING...

One of the most awesome people in the whole world joins Steve on The Fantastival Podcast this week as everyone’s favourite Norwich City fan, hmv legend, tea loving, space guru. the one and only, Mr Mike Grant gets to collate his Fantasy Festival recorded in the room of dreams, The Kate Bush Room.

Mike talks all about his love of music, some incredible gig & festival experiences, first records bought, the influence of some of the acts and lots more whilst collating a Fantastival we would all love to see, plus we have a bonus story of when Mike met a Kaiser Chief!

Listen, enjoy and spread the word...

FANTASTIVAL!

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Nov 08 2020

52mins

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Rank #7: Fantastival Podcast - #26 Leigh Clancy

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It’s time to welcome one of our favourite Australians onto The Fantastival Podcast, the curly haired legend, the one and only, Mr Leigh Clancy...

Leigh not only collates a wonderfully titled Fantasy Festival, but also tells us about his first records bought, festival & gig experiences (of which there are many and several festival lineups he’s been at could be Fantastivals themselves) and his musical tastes all whilst catching up with Steve and recalling some great memories.

And the legend himself has beat us to it and collates his acts into an absolutely awesome Spotify Playlist for you to check out:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/61Q1vFZWELJ6adPnA4O1rb?si=Q6UgyLEQQbKDihrbe5XRRw

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Nov 01 2020

1hr

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Rank #8: Fantastival Podcast - #25 Jo Topping

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As we reach our quarter of a century we are joined by the Queen of Distribution Jo Topping who chats Steve to collate her superb Fantasy Festival...

Jo tells us all about what she has been listening to, her favourite festival and gig experiences, her first single and record purchases, her favourite acts, a chance meeting with Steve Lamacq all whilst putting together a wonderful Fantastival lineup and encore in this episode not to be missed.

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Oct 25 2020

45mins

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Rank #9: Fantastival Podcast - #24 Paul Hammond

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The awesome @paullistensto Paul Hammond joined Steve in hmv Head Office to collate his Fantasy Festival as we caught up for the first time in 2 years to talk music, music, music aswell as live experiences, hmv & lots more...

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Oct 18 2020

1hr 14mins

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Rank #10: Fantastival Podcast - #23 Dave Victor

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The voice of Orient and legend that is Dave Victor is up next on The Fantastival Podcast as he collates his Fantasy Festival and shares some wonderful stories as he creates a lineup straight out of the capital including a first time for comperes to come and introduce acts and lots of guests to join them. The school podcast “Radio Zoinks” that Dave mentions in the episode is available at Greenside School website (www.greenside.herts.sch.uk).

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Oct 11 2020

51mins

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