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Mouth-Off Episode 7: Dead in my head

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

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

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Episode 11 · 2 days ago

Mouth-Off Episode 9: 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 · 1 month 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 · 2 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

Episode 8 · 3 months ago

Mouth-Off Episode 6: Bore f**king da

Next up on Mouth-Off, I had the absolute pleasure of chatting to Patrick Jones - a leading poet, playwright & author from south Wales (and elder brother of Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers). As well as talking about his various projects, we discussed a range of topics from dementia and domestic abuse to religion, politics and grief. One of the most open, honest and raw interviews on Mouth-Off to date.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theme music - Intro and Outro by Clary Saddler

Featuring:

Dandelion - a poem written and read by Patrick Jones

Before I Leave - written by Patrick Jones and performed by James Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire

Darkness is where the Stars are - a poem written and read by Patrick Jones

Conflict Tactics Scale - a poem written and read by Patrick Jones

The Person Within - a song written and performed by Mac Attack as part of Forget-Me-Not-Productions' Welsh and Proud: Schools' Songwriting Sessions

Mankind - words written by Patrick Jones, music by Amy Wadge

To Be or Not - words written by Patrick Jones, music by John Robb

The Light in my Tears - written and performed by Clary Saddler

An Unbreakable Force - written and performed by Clary Saddler

Against Time - writtem and performed by Clary Saddler

The Holy Shows - written and performed by Corporate Christ