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Mouth-Off Episode 4: Only skin deep

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

This week in the Mouth-Off series we interview makeup artist and celebrity hairstylist Mikey Phillips. In Episode 4: Only skin deep, Mikey chats about the trials and tribulations of life in an industry thought to be dominated by women. He also discusses his 'rags to riches' story; starting out as closeted gay boy living in the Welsh valleys (who dreamed of pop stardom) and going on to establish himself as a national and international makeup artist and hairstylist to the stars.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theme music: Intro and Outro by Clary Saddler

Featured music:

Copyright Free Fashion & Stylish Background Music - courtesy of Music for Video Library

Cwm Rhondda - by John Hughes

If you Tolerate this then your Children will be Next - by Manic Street Preachers, cover version by Clary Saddler

July - by Rexx Final Beat

Mikey Phillips Eyebrow Tutorial - courtesy of QVC UK

Royalty Free Instrumental Death Metal Track - by ARMPHIS

Shaal Region - by Low Tree

Take off - by Light Years

The Chapman Run - by Living Pulse

The Sound of Silence - by Paul Simon, cover version by Gregorian


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Episode · 1 month ago

Mouth-Off Episode 10, part 2: Mostly David Ephgrave, partly Paul McCartney

On this month's episode of Mouth-Off, I continue my interview with comedian, musician, songwriter, actor, promotor, producer, author, and blogger David Ephgrave (and the "back end" of comedy duo Dogget and Ephgrave).

In part 2 we talk about the theraputic power of music. We also discuss David's hero - Paul McCartney. He dissected 5 'Macca' songs that have impacted him and his mental health on a cathartic level.

NB - some of the extracts contain explicit language.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theme music: Intro and Outro by Clary Saddler

Featuring:

Snippet from David Ephgrave: My Part in his Downfall - written and performed by David Ephgrave (recorded at the Market Theatre, taken from YouTube)

Snippet from 'The subtly in which my dad...' sketch - written and performed by David Ephgrave (taken from YouTube)

Shit Happens - written and performed by David Ephgrave (recorded at the Market Theatre, taken from YouTube) 

True Love Ways - written by Buddy Holly and performed by Clary Saddler

Marrakech Express - written by Graham Nash and performed by Clary Saddler 

Your Loving Flame - written and performed by Paul McCartney

Do it Now - written and performed by Paul McCartney

With a Little Luck - written Paul McCartney and performed by Paul McCartney and Wings 

My Soul - written and performed by Paul McCartney and Nitin Sawhney

Golden Slumbers - written and performed by Lennon and McCartney

Slow Down - written and performed by David Ephgrave (recorded at Hitchin Football Club, taken from SoundCloud) 

Episode 11 · 1 month ago

Mouth-Off Episode 9, part 1: Mostly David Ephgrave, partly Paul McCartney

On this month's episode of Mouth-Off, I interviewed comedian, musician, songwriter, actor, promotor, producer, author, and blogger David Ephgrave (and the "back end" of comedy duo Dogget and Ephgrave). We had a long chat about his career as an actor/musician and the subsequent career change to comedy 15 years ago. 

In part 1 of Mouth-Off Episode 9: Mostly David Ephgrave, partly Paul McCartney we discussed David's career to date and his insecurities about what he describes as the "imposter syndrome". We also had an open and frank discussion about the mental illness that has affected David for most of his life and the impact that this has had on his career. 

Tune in next month for part 2, when we discuss David's heroes and biggest influences - his dad, Buddy Holly and Paul McCartney.

NB - some of the extracts contain explicit language.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theme music: Intro and Outro by Clary Saddler

Featuring:

Snippet from David Ephgrave: My Part in his Downfall - written and performed by David Ephgrave (recorded at the Market Theatre, taken from YouTube)

Snippet from 'If I was going to do it, I wouldn't do it Like this' - written and performed by Dogget and Ephgrave (recorded at Mostly Comedy club, taken from YouTube)

Snippet from 'The Balloon Debate' - written and performed by Dogget and Ephgrave (recorded at Edinburgh Fringe, taken from YouTube)

Mostly Comedy theme tune - music written by the Osmonds, interpolated and performed by Dogget and Ephgrave (recorded at Mostly Comedy club, taken from YouTube)

Snippet from the 2015 solo stand-up show '...and Ephgrave' - written and performed by David Ephgrave (taken from YouTube)

Simplicity - written by David Ephgrave and performed by Big Day Out (taken from SoundCloud)

Smiling on - written David Ephgrave and performed by Big Day Out (taken from SoundCloud)

Ukulele Girl - written by David Ephgrave and Chris Hollis and performed by Dogget and Ephgrave (taken from YouTube)

Falling Down - written and performed by David Ephgrave (recorded at the Market Theatre, taken from YouTube)

Hang on - written and performed by David Ephgrave (recorded at Hitchin Football Club, taken from SoundCloud)

Episode 10 · 2 months ago

Mouth-Off Episode 8: Trolling for laughs? Bully for you!

In this episode of Mouth-Off, Clary interviewed 14 year old singer, actor, and aspiring songwriter (and member of the singing group GENERATION Z) OLIVIA LYNN. We were also joined by her mum Peri Lynn. We spoke about Olivia's passion for music, her musical influences and her hopes for the future. We also had a very open discussion about the issues that Olivia has had with physical and emotional bullying and cyberbullying - while using online platforms such as Instagram and TikTok to promote her music.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theme music: Intro and Outro by Clary Saddler

Featuring:

Strong - written by Bryan Edery, Daniella Joseph and Perrie Young and performed by Generation Z

Warrior - written and performed by Demi Lovato and co-written by Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein and Lindy Robbins

Verse - written and performed by A-Group

Take Off - written and performed by Light Years

Shaal Region - written and performed by Low Tree

Pages Turn - written and performed by Drift

Game of Trees - written and performed byLights on the Gold Shore

Shallows - written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt and performed by Olivia Lynn

With You (Ghost the Musical) - written by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and performed by Olivia Lynn

Stand-up Comedy clip - written and performed by David Ephgrave

Episode 9 · 4 months ago

Mouth-Off Episode 7: Dead in my head

This week on Mouth-Off, I interviewed queer Welsh musician, songwriter, producer, author, and blogger Corporate Christ - aka Simon Lewis. We had a very open chat about his life, work and musical influences. We also discussed issues that have affected Simon on a personal level, such as growing up as a gay man in the Welsh valleys, his battle with Schizophrenia, substance abuse and mental illness, and the loss of an ex lover to suicide.

NB - some of the music extracts contain explicit language.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theme music: Intro and Outro by Clary Saddler

Featuring:

Dead in my Head - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Your Way Stings - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Emancipation - written and performed by Corporate Christ

The Holy Shows - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Palestine - written and performed by Corporate Christ

The Note - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Face of the Glamour - written and performed by Corporate Christ

Adam Kadmon (instrumental version) - written and performed by Corporate Christ

With You (Ghost the Musical) - written by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and performed by Olivia Lynn