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George Ezra & Friends

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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

778 Ratings
Average Ratings
769
6
2
0
1

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

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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.

Rank #1: 010. Sam Smith

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'IGNORE ALL THE FAKE AND JUST DEAL WITH THE REAL'...

What a pleasure it was to chat to Sam Smith, you're going to absolutely love this one!!

This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. A big thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team for their help. Thanks to Sam Smith for meeting with me. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast. See you next week!

Apr 23 2018

59mins

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Rank #2: 012. Elton John

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"BEING ELTON WAS LIKE BEING SUPERMAN"…

George talks with British Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar Sir Elton John. 

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 for their help. Thanks to Elton John for meeting with George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast. See you next week!

May 07 2018

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Rank #3: 013. Niall Horan

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This week George talks candidly with Niall Horan of One Direction fame, about his life in music, all things 1D, his experiences performing solo for the first time and the artist that inspired him to pick up a guitar.

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 Niall Horan for having George. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast.

Nov 19 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #4: 007. Declan McKenna

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'I WANTED TO EXPRESS HOW I FELT ABOUT THE WORLD'...

MY MAN Declan McKenna is the next guest on George Ezra & Friends, available for you to listen to now! As always thank you for meeting me here each week. I hope you’re well!

This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. A big thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team for their help. Thanks to Declan McKenna for meeting with me. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast. See you next week!

Mar 26 2018

46mins

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Rank #5: 011. Lily Allen

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'MUSIC WAS THE FIRST TIME I REALISED I LIKED SOMETHING'...

This week’s episode is potentially my favourite to date. I sat down with Lily Allen, and what an insightful and interesting conversation we had! Loved it. Stick it on and let me know what you think!

This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. A big thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team for their help. Thanks to Lily Allen for meeting with me. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast. See you next week!

Apr 30 2018

1hr

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Rank #6: 003. Hannah Reid, London Grammar

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'WHAT MAKES THE PERFECT STORM?'...

One night Hannah very kindly popped round to my place and we recorded this conversation. We talked about the whirlwind experience of London Grammar’s first record and the effect this had on the band. At one point Hannah used the phrase ‘the perfect storm’ and it really stuck with me. This is an unpredictable industry and there’s nothing quite like two and half years of world touring to test you. A calm and insightful look into the highs and lows of music and creativity. Thank you, Hannah!

This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. A big thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team for their help. Thanks to Hannah Reid for meeting with me. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast. See you next week!

Feb 26 2018

38mins

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Rank #7: 009. Justin Young, The Vaccines

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JUSTIN YOUNG, THE VACCINES

We're back and this week I bring you some ear candy with the help of Justin Young from the incredible The Vaccines. Make yourself a cuppa and listen in. As always thank you for meeting me here each week!

This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. A big thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team for their help. Thanks to Justin Young for meeting with me. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast. See you next week!

Apr 16 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: 008. Jessie Ware

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'THERE'S THAT MAGIC THAT IS COMPLETELY ADDICTIVE AND ACTUALLY QUITE HARD TO GET'...

This week's podcast is with the wonderful Jessie Ware and what a treat it was to chat with her. Little secret for you - I appeared on her podcast 'Table Manners' too. Practically related now.

As always thank you for meeting me here each week!

This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. A big thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team for their help. Thanks to Jessie Ware for meeting with me. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast. See you next week!

Apr 02 2018

57mins

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Rank #9: 004. Craig David

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'LIVE IN THE MOMENT'...

From Southampton to Miami, where do you start when talking to Craig David!? All I can say is that if you’re in need of a boost of positive energy then sit back and stick this episode on. This man has seen it all and has come out the other side still smiling. It was an absolute pleasure to talk with Craig (If you’re reading this then a huge thank you to you, sir!). I think you’re going to love this episode guys, enjoy!

This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. A big thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team for their help. Thanks to Craig David for meeting with me. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast. See you next week!

Mar 05 2018

49mins

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Rank #10: 005. Ben Thatcher, Royal Blood

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'HAVE FUN & SEE WHAT HAPPENS'...

Drummer of Royal Blood and all round nice guy, Ben Thatcher and I first met when we were both fresh faced babies on the scene, I can only have been round 18 and ever since Ben is always a face that I look forward to seeing. We met up at the hotel that Ben was staying in whilst the band played three sold out shows at London's Alexandra Palace. We spoke about the normal things, you know? Setting fire to gongs on stage and swimming pools in recording studios… It was an absolute please to sit down with Ben for this chat and I know you’re going to love it! 

As always thank you for meeting me here each week. I hope you’re well!

This podcast was edited by Warren Borg. The animations and visuals are thanks to Oisin Griffin. A big thank you to Josh Sanger and the Closer Artists team for their help. Thanks to Ben Thatcher for meeting with me. And of course, thank YOU for downloading and supporting this podcast. See you next week!

Mar 12 2018

45mins

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