Midge Ure is the musician joining Chris in the latest I Never Thought It Would Happen episode to discuss the highs to the lows of his career, considered with lots of humour, self deprecation and keen insight.
Joining Chris in this episode is the vocal legend Ruby Turner. Born in Jamaica before moving to Birmingham in the Seventies, Ruby was brought up surrounded by music.
In March 2020, COVID-19 had a devastating impact on Matt Knee's business. As the landlord continued to need rent, the operational costs amounting to several thousands, whilst Laurel House remained closed under government enforcement; the studio was caught in a dire situation and the future of Matt’s job was in jeopardy.
Sans Soucis tells us about her journey of moving from Italy to London at age 19, the beginning of her career as a producer when receiving the Help Musicians MOBO Fund and what it meant to have the support from our creative team at a time when such a big part of who she is was taken away.
When rock band Pulled Apart By Horses were halted by Covid, guitarist James Brown was forced to pause his successful career and leave the industry. With Help Musicians' support, he's now pivoted to composing and song-writing, work he can do during Covid restrictions, and his career is going from strength to strength.
To celebrate International Jazz Day, 2019 Peter Whittingham Jazz Awardee Emma Johnson tells us how she navigated a year of career obstacles to finally be able to record her band’s debut album.