Pop icon Robbie Williams opens up about his career, his mental health struggles and the impact of his late manager David Enthoven to Chris Difford in the latest episode of I Never Thought it Would Happen, the Help Musicians podcast.
Robbie rose to stardom as a member of Take That, before embarking upon a solo career, which has spawned a string of hits beloved by millions around the world that has seen him become one of this highest-selling artists of all time.
The episode also features Ruth Lyon, an artist who has been supported by Help Musicians during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Robbie follows last week’s inaugural guest Sting, with future guests set to include, Tom Odell, Yungblud, and KT Tunstall.
The series coincides with our 100th year as a charity and explores what makes someone want to pursue music as a career, and the ever-changing landscape in which they operate.
Help Musicians has been needed more than ever this past year, providing over £17m in support to 21,000 professional musicians during the pandemic, many of whom slipped through the gaps of government support.
By coming on these podcasts, and speaking honestly about their own challenges, the guests are lifting the curtain on what can be an incredibly difficult career. It comes at a time when live music is beginning to return, and while the charity adapts to support the musicians returning to work.
Through our Music Minds Matter service we also support those in the industry who, like Robbie, experience mental health challenges. The service has seen a huge surge in demand as the music world continues to live with the impact of the pandemic.
The series is hosted on Audioboom and produced by Gimme Sugar.