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Karl Evans and Aidan Hampson

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We've all heard about the musicians, but what about the people behind the scenes that make it happen? Karl and Aidan interview those that you may not have heard of but are just as important.

Latest Episodes

Episode 12: Mark Hampson

EMark currently plays bass trombone with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Luzern Festival Orchestra and regularly works with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Orchestra and Deutsche Symphony Orchestra. He is internationally active as a teacher holding positions at the Zaragoza, Weimar and Alicante Conservatories and has given masterclasses at the Royal Academy and Guildhall Schools of music in London. He is also an artistic advisor to the Youth Philharmonic of Columbia and directed the Mahler Chamber Orchestra academy for 9 years. Mark has played in some amazing venues all across the world and Karl and Aidan asked him about his career, life as a touring classical musician and some of the parallels between the the rock and classical world. Karl and Aidan also treat Mark to a large amount of excitement about the new Tool album - we did try to contain ourselves!

94 MIN2019 AUG 30
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Episode 12: Mark Hampson

Episode 11: Ted Carrasco

EAmerican drummer, Theodore Carrasco is in constant demand in the UK, Europe and the USA. In addition to extensive touring in countries such as Japan, USA, Spain, France, Switzerland and Italy, he has played at many of the country’s top jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Roundhouse, The 606, The Bull’s Head and Band On The Wall (Manchester). We were lucky enough to have him over to chat about how his childhood in California, how he came to live in the UK and his love of craft beer.

114 MIN2019 MAR 29
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Episode 11: Ted Carrasco

Episode 10: Hannah Castleman

EHannah Castleman is an award-winning jazz and soul singer based in the South of the UK. She is well known as one third of the Spitfire Sisters, an international touring vocal harmony trio. Somehow she also manages to find time to teach, release solo projects and curate festivals. She came into K&A HQ to tell us about her performances on the Orient Express, her approach to vocal tuition and spills the beans on how to brew the perfect coffee.

91 MIN2019 FEB 15
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Episode 10: Hannah Castleman

Episode 9: Ben Dlugokecki

EBen Dlugokecki is a local legend, according to a Southampton venue and he seems to be well on his way to proving them right. He joins Karl and Aidan to talk about his band Dlugokecki (the difficult band name on everyone’s lips) and how they formed, what they’ve done and what they’re about to do with the imminent album release. He also talks about the art of writing songs, and tries to convince Karl and Aidan that Travis are the best band in the world. Does he do it? Well, of course not but its still an entertaining listen…

85 MIN2018 DEC 7
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Episode 9: Ben Dlugokecki

Episode 8: Matt Glasspool

EMatt Glasspool is a freelance music producer, engineer and tutor from Southampton. He popped into K&A to have a chat about what he’s doing, what’s he’s done and the philosophy behind why he does it. He also helps us answer the 21st century’s most important question. Which supermarket has the best chocolate cake?

96 MIN2018 SEP 22
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Episode 8: Matt Glasspool

Episode 7: Adam Chmarny

EAdam Chmarny is probably the South Coast’s busiest guitar tech. He popped in to K&A Podcast for a review of his career so far - we talk about starting off in a local guitar shop through to working in one of Southampton’s universities and becoming tech & driver to some of the UK’s biggest metal bands. We also convince him to spill the beans on some setup trade secrets and play a chilli roulette game with us. (Spoiler: It didn’t end well for Adam)

109 MIN2018 AUG 10
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Episode 7: Adam Chmarny

Episode 6: Hayley Thomas

Hayley Thomas treats a range of clients from musicians to athletes and people suffering from the general aches and strains of 21st century life. She describes the toll musicians take on their bodies as being similar to athletes, but we rarely take the time we need to look after ourselves properly. Why is that, and what can we do to better look after ourselves? Karl and Aidan find out…

-1 s2018 JUN 21
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Episode 6: Hayley Thomas

Episode 5: Boyd Hayward

EBoyd's talents extend from drumming and life coaching to regurgitating information about Fleet Services and tenants of the White House. He's also an adept raconteur with tales of his time in Salford (complete with local accent), USA and Australia. The main story that he tells however is one of adversity and hope after the tragic loss of his sister and mother in 2012. Boyd reveals how he has used his skills to raise money and awareness for SUDEP and how Dave Grohl might even get involved…

97 MIN2018 MAY 13
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Episode 5: Boyd Hayward

Episode 4: Greyum May

EGreyum May is from the south coast of England, but tracking him down to record this episode wasn't easy! Greyum talks about his life as tour manager and tech to the stars, and his own musical creations culminating with his current project Keepers Brew. We also discover that living in a tour bus isn't always as glamorous as we'd like to believe with Greyum detailingthe effect it has had on his family life and health.

91 MIN2018 APR 17
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Episode 4: Greyum May

Episode 3: Aidan Hampson

EEpisode 1 was Aidan interrogating Karl about his musical life, now its Karl's turn. Aidan talks about how he's made his way in the music industry. The chat starts with his playing with bands and on cruise ships but moves on to teaching, transcribing and more.

65 MIN2018 MAR 17
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Episode 3: Aidan Hampson

Latest Episodes

Episode 12: Mark Hampson

EMark currently plays bass trombone with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Luzern Festival Orchestra and regularly works with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Orchestra and Deutsche Symphony Orchestra. He is internationally active as a teacher holding positions at the Zaragoza, Weimar and Alicante Conservatories and has given masterclasses at the Royal Academy and Guildhall Schools of music in London. He is also an artistic advisor to the Youth Philharmonic of Columbia and directed the Mahler Chamber Orchestra academy for 9 years. Mark has played in some amazing venues all across the world and Karl and Aidan asked him about his career, life as a touring classical musician and some of the parallels between the the rock and classical world. Karl and Aidan also treat Mark to a large amount of excitement about the new Tool album - we did try to contain ourselves!

94 MIN2019 AUG 30
Comments
Episode 12: Mark Hampson

Episode 11: Ted Carrasco

EAmerican drummer, Theodore Carrasco is in constant demand in the UK, Europe and the USA. In addition to extensive touring in countries such as Japan, USA, Spain, France, Switzerland and Italy, he has played at many of the country’s top jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Roundhouse, The 606, The Bull’s Head and Band On The Wall (Manchester). We were lucky enough to have him over to chat about how his childhood in California, how he came to live in the UK and his love of craft beer.

114 MIN2019 MAR 29
Comments
Episode 11: Ted Carrasco

Episode 10: Hannah Castleman

EHannah Castleman is an award-winning jazz and soul singer based in the South of the UK. She is well known as one third of the Spitfire Sisters, an international touring vocal harmony trio. Somehow she also manages to find time to teach, release solo projects and curate festivals. She came into K&A HQ to tell us about her performances on the Orient Express, her approach to vocal tuition and spills the beans on how to brew the perfect coffee.

91 MIN2019 FEB 15
Comments
Episode 10: Hannah Castleman

Episode 9: Ben Dlugokecki

EBen Dlugokecki is a local legend, according to a Southampton venue and he seems to be well on his way to proving them right. He joins Karl and Aidan to talk about his band Dlugokecki (the difficult band name on everyone’s lips) and how they formed, what they’ve done and what they’re about to do with the imminent album release. He also talks about the art of writing songs, and tries to convince Karl and Aidan that Travis are the best band in the world. Does he do it? Well, of course not but its still an entertaining listen…

85 MIN2018 DEC 7
Comments
Episode 9: Ben Dlugokecki

Episode 8: Matt Glasspool

EMatt Glasspool is a freelance music producer, engineer and tutor from Southampton. He popped into K&A to have a chat about what he’s doing, what’s he’s done and the philosophy behind why he does it. He also helps us answer the 21st century’s most important question. Which supermarket has the best chocolate cake?

96 MIN2018 SEP 22
Comments
Episode 8: Matt Glasspool

Episode 7: Adam Chmarny

EAdam Chmarny is probably the South Coast’s busiest guitar tech. He popped in to K&A Podcast for a review of his career so far - we talk about starting off in a local guitar shop through to working in one of Southampton’s universities and becoming tech & driver to some of the UK’s biggest metal bands. We also convince him to spill the beans on some setup trade secrets and play a chilli roulette game with us. (Spoiler: It didn’t end well for Adam)

109 MIN2018 AUG 10
Comments
Episode 7: Adam Chmarny

Episode 6: Hayley Thomas

Hayley Thomas treats a range of clients from musicians to athletes and people suffering from the general aches and strains of 21st century life. She describes the toll musicians take on their bodies as being similar to athletes, but we rarely take the time we need to look after ourselves properly. Why is that, and what can we do to better look after ourselves? Karl and Aidan find out…

-1 s2018 JUN 21
Comments
Episode 6: Hayley Thomas

Episode 5: Boyd Hayward

EBoyd's talents extend from drumming and life coaching to regurgitating information about Fleet Services and tenants of the White House. He's also an adept raconteur with tales of his time in Salford (complete with local accent), USA and Australia. The main story that he tells however is one of adversity and hope after the tragic loss of his sister and mother in 2012. Boyd reveals how he has used his skills to raise money and awareness for SUDEP and how Dave Grohl might even get involved…

97 MIN2018 MAY 13
Comments
Episode 5: Boyd Hayward

Episode 4: Greyum May

EGreyum May is from the south coast of England, but tracking him down to record this episode wasn't easy! Greyum talks about his life as tour manager and tech to the stars, and his own musical creations culminating with his current project Keepers Brew. We also discover that living in a tour bus isn't always as glamorous as we'd like to believe with Greyum detailingthe effect it has had on his family life and health.

91 MIN2018 APR 17
Comments
Episode 4: Greyum May

Episode 3: Aidan Hampson

EEpisode 1 was Aidan interrogating Karl about his musical life, now its Karl's turn. Aidan talks about how he's made his way in the music industry. The chat starts with his playing with bands and on cruise ships but moves on to teaching, transcribing and more.

65 MIN2018 MAR 17
Comments
Episode 3: Aidan Hampson
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