Don't Give Up Your Day Job's Podcast

Don't Give Up Your Day Job's Podcast

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Don’t Give Up Your Day Job is a podcast series from kiwi musicians Bobby Kennedy and Danny McCrum.The idea of this podcast is to give people an insight into the real workings of the careers of creative professionals. The fact is creative professionals ?


#78 Chet O’Connell
Oct 23 • 101 min
Guitarist Chet O’Connell started performing at very young age with his fathers band and eventually moved to Auckland to become one of the busiest professional guitarists in New Zealand. He’s performed with and supported many music greats including T…
#77 Brett Adams
Oct 3 • 79 min
Anyone that hears Brett Adams perform knows they’re listening to a world-class guitar player. Considering his dedication and experience this should come as no surprise. Brett has played for a long list of great artists including The Mock…
#76 Jaime Vokes
Sep 5 • 100 min
Jaime Vokes is the singer, guitarist and manager of covers band Hands Off. Hands Off have included many top musicians and have been playing bars, weddings and functions for twenty years. They’re a full time band performing several times …
#75 Ken Zemke
Aug 14 • 98 min
Ken Zemke grew up in Buffalo, New York before finding his way to Hollywood where he joined the emerging Television industry as an editor. He worked on many iconic shows including Hogan’s Heroes, The Waltons and Fantasy Island and he was superv…
#74 Mal McCallum
Jul 25 • 88 min
Guitarist, pianist and vocalist Mal McCallum has been performing and recording throughout New Zealand and Australia since the early 1970s. On this episode we talk about his experiences trying to make it in the early days including many a lesso…
#73 Gavin Downie
Jul 3 • 84 min
Gavin Downie returns for his second full episode. These days Gavin manages the Music In The Parks series and was recently faced with an unprecedented dilemma. The horrific shooting in Christchurch on March 15th, 2019 shocked the country …
#72 Lisa Crawley
Jun 12 • 91 min
Lisa Crawley is one of the most proactive and skilled musicians out there. She’s released several albums and EPs including her new single ‘Girl With No Name’. She’s supported many international artists including John Mayer and Jools Holl…
#71 Michael Burrows
May 22 • 66 min
Melbourne songwriter Michael Burrows has landed on his feet, but not in the way he ever imagined. Like most young musicians he wanted to be a well known and respected songwriter and performer, but the realities of life and bills forced him to …
#70 Bryan Bell
Apr 24 • 89 min
Bryan Bell has been a firm fixture of the New Zealand music scene for many years. Throughout the 1990s he fronted his band the Dead Flowers, releasing three albums, touring constantly and supporting bands like Guns n Roses and Pearl Jam. …
#69 Mark Lettieri
Apr 4 • 73 min
Mark Lettieri is one of the guitarists for legendary fusion band Snarky Puppy. He’s played for a long list of great artists including Erykah Badu, American Idol: Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, Nelly, David Crosby, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Emin…
#68 Justin Brown
Mar 13 • 93 min
He’s a radio presenter, a prolific author and an all round good-bastard. Justin is the kind of guy that thinks up crazy ideas and then goes and does them! His adventures have included travelling around the UK door to door busking. …
#67 Joel Shadbolt
Feb 20 • 85 min
Joel Shadbolt grew up in Tauranga and quickly gained a reputation as a stand out guitarist on the local scene, playing in both original and covers bands. He was briefly a member of Batucada Sound Machine before receiving an invite from Laughto…
#66 Mikee Carpinter
Jan 30 • 69 min
He was Props Boy on What Now, guitarist for Autozamm, he runs a post production film company and he now manages Alae. The insatiable Mikee Carpinter sits down with Danny to chat about the evolving guitar culture, why so many top NZ artists hav…
#65 Bobby & Danny Part 4
Jan 16 • 76 min
For the first episode of each year Bobby Kennedy and Danny McCrum catch up about their lives and careers. On their fourth such episode they discuss Danny’s new upcoming album and the writing and production process behind it. They each share th…
#64 Sylvia Massey
Dec 19, 2018 • 59 min
Sylvia is a world renowned producer who has worked with Tool, Prince, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Barbra Streisand, Smashing Pumpkins and many more. She’s one of the most innovative and courageous producers out there and her…
#63 Alex burke
Dec 3, 2018 • 90 min
Piano player, vibraphone player, coffee connoisseur, Los Angeles socialite and Sylvester Stallone fan Alex Burke is a true artist who seemingly exists in his own world and who can’t touch an instrument without making sparks fly. He was the you…
#62 Chris Bailey
Oct 31, 2018 • 81 min
English drummer Chris Bailey has played with the likes of Chaka khan, Boy George, Britney Spears, Nick Jonas, Desree and many more. Having established himself in the UK music scene, Chris relocated to L.A. and found himself starting again as a…
#61 Greg Johnson
Oct 3, 2018 • 78 min
One of the most highly regarded songwriters in New Zealand, Greg Johnson bounced around the local music scene playing jazz and listening to punk before gaining national attention with his breakthrough single Isabelle. Greg now lives and works in Santa…
#60 Dr Kirsten Zemke
Aug 30, 2018 • 92 min
Dr Kirsten Zemke is a Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Auckland. She specialises in teaching popular music history and has a particular interest in New Zealand hip hop. We sat down with Kirsten th…
#59 Dane Giraud
Jun 23, 2018 • 98 min
Dane Girauds’ life took an unexpected turn when his band broke up, the hair-metal era abruptly ended and he found himself suddenly single, drunk on vodka and Raro, while wearing fishnet stockings in a new world of flannel. Perhaps this was a good thin…
#58 Shaun Howes
Apr 29, 2018 • 98 min
Shaun Howes is a comedian and entrepreneur from Wellington. He’s performed sold out seasons at the 2011 and 2015 New Zealand International Comedy Festivals and internationally in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. At 23 years old he became the youngest…
#57 Alex Farrell-Davey and Jak Stone
Apr 1, 2018 • 81 min
On this episode we discuss what it’s like being part of the LGBT community in New Zealand and in the music industry. We make no presumptions going in, instead we simply have an open and honest conversation with two individuals about their personal exp…
#56 Joe Walsh
Mar 17, 2018 • 93 min
Joe Walsh is the energetic frontman of Ekko Park and member of the Jordan Luck Band. Less than a week before this episode was recorded, Ekko Park finished recording their new album. Danny and Joe sat down on a Tuesday afternoon and discussed how the …
#55 Bobby & Danny Part 3
Feb 11, 2018 • 81 min
It’s our first episode of 2018 and in keeping with tradition we’re kicking the year off by talking to each other! Our conversation winds like New Zealand’s roads, which happens to be one of the subjects we touch on. We also discuss the ‘Me Too’ movem…
#54 Christmas Special 2017
Dec 18, 2017 • 110 min
We’re wrapping up 2017 with out Christmas Special! In this episode we talk to Allister Meffan and Jayden Lee from Alae, Molly Rowlandson from Molly & The Chromatics and Brandon Dickert from Save Ferris who first appeared on Episode 7. We also listen …
#53 Michelle Bakker
Dec 3, 2017 • 106 min
Michelle Bakker is a passionate and forward thinking music manager who has been working internationally for more than two decades and is proactively and vocally rethinking her approach to the music business. We talk extensively about her current band …
#52 Paul Walsh
Nov 16, 2017 • 89 min
Paul Walsh We have a really interesting guest on todays episode. Paul Walsh works in private security and his clients have included Metallica, Slipknot and Just Bieber. He’s also worked for the Police and The Special Tactics Group all over the world….
#51 Stephen Gallagher
Nov 2, 2017 • 102 min
Stephen Gallagher is an award winning composer and music editor based in Wellington, New Zealand. His music is haunting and he’s one of these people that makes it look easy. Of course in reality his life as been one of dedication and hard work. In th…
#50 Tommy Emmanuel
Oct 18, 2017 • 120 min
We’re celebrating our 50th episode with guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy is an Australian icon with an enthusiastic international audience. Everyone who sees him play, knows they’re witnessing something special. His music is a rare mix of feel, emo…
#49 Rachel LaFond
Oct 4, 2017 • 90 min
Rachel LaFond is a pianist and composer from Seattle, who recently moved to New Zealand. Rachel’s mother was a piano teacher so her relationship with the piano started when she was very young. When she was a teenager she studied music in Austria befor…
#48 Scotty Pearson
Sep 20, 2017 • 114 min
Scotty Pearson is best known as drummer for New Zealand band Elemeno P. The band’s abrupt and controversial ascent (as some people saw it) earned them a solid fan base, significant album sales and more than their fair share of criticism. We go back t…
#47 Gray Bartlett
Sep 7, 2017 • 99 min
Gray Bartlett has been a prominent and unrelenting force in the music industry for over fifty years. He is a highly respected guitarist who has performed regularly around the world since the sixties. As a music promoter he brought some the the bigges…
#46 Dave Johnston
Aug 23, 2017 • 104 min
Dave Johnston is a Tui-Award winning professional drummer and composer who plays and writes for alternative rock bands The Zoup and Villainy. He is also a freelance mixing engineer and during the day works as Industry Liaison for the SAE Institute. We …
#45 Alex Leighton & Ryan Cooper
Aug 10, 2017 • 116 min
Alex Leighton & Ryan Cooper are the brains and good looks behind Mukpuddy Animation. Tenacity is an understatement for these guys. Mukpuddy is an independent studio that launched over fifteen years ago and has stubbornly worked through many set backs …
#44 Tomm Stanley
Jul 27, 2017 • 100 min
As well as being a musician and luthier, he’s worked at Disney World, on Antartica, as a business mentor and use to sky dive for fun. Talk about an interesting life! American Tomm Stanley now lives in Christchurch, New Zealand and owns Stonefield Mus…
#43 Malika Tirolien
Jul 13, 2017 • 74 min
Malika Tirolien is an extraordinary singer and songwriter who gained international acclaim when she sang on Snarky Puppy’s album Family Dinner. She grew up in Guadeloupe before relocating to Montreal. She soon established herself on the local jazz sc…
#42 Lucy Graves
Jun 29, 2017 • 80 min
Keyboardist and vocalist Lucy Graves has played for CeeLo Green, Printz Board, she currently plays for the Black Eyed Peas as well as her new duo Parker Lane. Lucy grew up in west Auckland and attended Avondale College, followed by the Berklee College…
#41 Peter Dickens
Jun 14, 2017 • 85 min
Having started in radio and programme production, including a number of iconic music radio initiatives for NZ on Air, industry insider Peter Dickens went on to become the general manager for The New Zealand Music Foundation. In 2016 The New Zealand Mu…
#40 Nicole Slater
May 31, 2017 • 74 min
Today we release our 40th episode and this is one we can all relate to. Nicole Slater is an L.A. based social media & branding consultant who specialises in the entertainment industry. Her background includes TV and radio work as well as being the ma…
#39 Gene Rivers
May 18, 2017 • 95 min
DJ Gene Rivers has been committed to his craft and pursuing his journey from his youngest days. Most known as former DJ on George FM and KFM, Gene has seen many sides of the DJ and radio industries. We discuss the beginnings of hip hop and the way some…
#38 Pele Nili
May 4, 2017 • 106 min
Today’s episode is a journey, a rollercoaster of a ride through Pele Nili’s life and mind. His experiences growing up in south Auckland, his ventures in music and eventual achievement in writing and directing the movie Groove City. We talk ghosts, re…
#37 Michel Mulipola
Apr 24, 2017 • 93 min
He’s a comic book artist and a professional wrestler! Naturally. Michel Mulipola was quiet kid with a passion who grew up to become a professional who does what he loves. As well as wrestling and releasing his own comic book series, he’s currently w…
#36 Stelios Yiakmis
Apr 6, 2017 • 111 min
Actor Stelios Yiakmis has made a name for himself in both New Zealand and Australia playing roles on Shortland Street, McLeod’s Daughters, All Saints, Underbelly, Street Legal, The Blue Rose and acclaimed 2006 movie Jindabyne. Does he really believe he…
#35 Yoko-Zuna
Mar 23, 2017 • 97 min
Yoko-Zuna! Not the Wrestler, not the Mexican metal band… the innovative, highly reputed instrumental New Zealand band who have quickly made a great name for themselves on the local scene. These guys are impressive, not just because of their music, bu…
#34 Cherie Mathieson
Mar 8, 2017 • 112 min
Professional singer, vocal coach, producer and entrepreneur Cherie Mathieson is our latest guest and we were thrilled to have her on the show. She’s collaborated with a long list of great artists including a very successful album with with Mark de Cli…
#33 Paddy Milner
Feb 22, 2017 • 90 min
Paddy Milner is a world class piano player who’s worked with Tom Jones, Jack Bruce, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) Eric Burdon (The Animals) Van Morrison, Joss Stone and many more. He was recently in New Zealand touring with The Last Waltz show and kindly…
#32 Dave Eringa & Guy Massey
Feb 8, 2017 • 97 min
In this special two-guest episode, UK producers Dave Eringa & Guy Massey join us for a fascinating conversation about making records and a lot more. Dave Eringa has worked with Manic Street Preachers, The Who, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones & The Proclaimers…
#31 Bobby & Danny Part 2
Jan 18, 2017 • 80 min
In our very first episode we talked about our own beginnings in music. To kick off 2017 we thought we would pick up where we left off. In Part 2 we discuss conspiracy theories, music funding, perceived success and we both continue talking about our o…
#30 Christmas Special Part 2
Dec 20, 2016 • 113 min
This is our Christmas Special! It’s a two-part double episode with several great guests, snippets from previous episodes and more of our highly intelligent and enlightening banter. In PART 1 we speak to Matt Bizzle, a saxophonist who’s currently …
#29 Christmas Special Part 1
Dec 20, 2016 • 89 min
This is our Christmas Special! It’s a two-part double episode with several great guests, snippets from previous episodes and more of our highly intelligent and enlightening banter. In PART 1 we speak to Matt Bizzle, a saxophonist who’s currently …
#28 Dave Baxter
Dec 15, 2016 • 92 min
This week Dave Baxter from Avalanche City has been the centre of a big media story after he won a court case against his ex-manager. The judge ordered the now infamous Matt Coleman to pay back $307,287.27 and though it’s not clear if Dave will ever se…
#27 Jeremy Elwood
Nov 30, 2016 • 76 min
We all know him as one of New Zealand’s favourite stand up comedians and from the television shows 7Days and Pulp Comedy. Jeremy Elwood is the real deal, a seasoned performer and an all round good guy. We discuss the rules of comedy, censorship, Brian…
#26 Alice Brine
Nov 16, 2016 • 90 min
Alice Brine is a rising star in the NZ comedy scene. Nominated for a Billy T James Award and winner at the Wellington Comedy Awards, she recently gained notoriety when one her reactive and poignant Facebook posts went viral. Our fast and furious conv…
#25 Bob Reynolds
Nov 3, 2016 • 90 min
He’s a world class saxophonist. He plays for artists like Snarky Puppy, John Mayer and Usher. His own albums are extraordinary… and he’s a good guy! In this episode we are excited, humbled and grateful to talk to Bob Reynolds. We discuss, meeting and …
#24 Monique Powell
Oct 20, 2016 • 75 min
Today our guest is Monique Powell from US band Save Ferris. Most known for their hit single Come On Eileen, we discuss how they got started, the resurgence of the band, their upcoming EP and the time Conan growled affectionately in her ear. There’s eve…
#23 Alison Quigan
Sep 22, 2016 • 87 min
New Zealand actor, director and playwright Alison Quigan is a class act and an absolute professional. Best known for her seven years playing Shortland Street receptionist Yvonne Jeffries, Allison has an impressive and varied career and we had an immens…
#22 Michael Bennett
Sep 8, 2016 • 104 min
Michael Bennett is a writer and director who’s work includes Matariki, Outrageous Fortune, The Lost Children, Kerosene Creek, Cow and Street Legal. We discuss his approach to his craft, his early years as well as his involvement with wrongly convicted…
#21 Nick Granville
Aug 24, 2016 • 87 min
We caught up with Nick Granville before a show in Wellington. Nick is a professional guitarist who has forged a career in the music business through innovation, strategy and determination. We discuss his beginnings and the ins and outs of how he’s ap…
#20 Karl Steven
Aug 11, 2016 • 71 min
It’s our 20th episode and we have a great guest to celebrate. Karl Steven rose to fame as singer for Supergroove. These days he writes movie sound tracks and performs with his new band The Drab Doo-Riffs. We discuss the process of writing for screen…
#19 Nick Poortman
Aug 4, 2016 • 118 min
Today we talk to producer and engineer Nick Poortman. Nicks passion and dedication to his work is evident. We discuss his time at York Street Studios, working alongside Greg Haver and Clint Murphy, the time he accidentally deleted a job, entitled att…
#18 Joe Bagale
Jul 28, 2016 • 78 min
Joe Bagale is a professional musician based in San Francisco. He’s a multi-instrumentalist with a wide music vocabulary and a great attitude towards life and music. We chat about music, running bands, growing up in a musical family, getting lessons f…
#17 Mike Ashby
Jul 20, 2016 • 107 min
Dr. Mike Ashby is an author and a business expert. He’s also a huge music fan and plays in a band on the side. We thought it would be interesting to sit down with him and discuss music and business and the business of music - and we were right. We t…
#16 Ty Tabor
Jul 13, 2016 • 101 min
In this episode we chat to guitarist Ty Tabor from legendary US band Kings X. Ty Tabor and bandmates Doug Pinnick and Jerry Gaskill started Kings X in the early 1980s and became one of the most innovative and respected bands in modern rock. We discus…
#15 Justin Maclaren
Jul 7, 2016 • 67 min
Justin Maclaren is the dynamic and energetic frontman and manager of the touring show AutoMatic 80s. This is a really fun and interesting conversation, recorded in front of a fireplace just before we headed off to play a show. We discuss the behind th…
#14 Nathan Haines
Jun 30, 2016 • 87 min
Today we talk to legendary jazz and fusion musician Nathan Haines. We discuss his open minded approach to music, the pointless concept of ‘genre’, playing at Ronnie Scotts, John Scofield, seeing Miles Davis live, writing and recording, balancing his ca…
#13 Mark Hughes
Jun 23, 2016 • 110 min
He’s played with Greg Johnson, Dave Dobbyn, Tim Finn, Bic Runga, Gin Wigmore… the list goes on!! Mark Hughes is one of the most in demand musicians in New Zealand. We chat about his work with Greg Johnson, making the most of the changing music industr…
#12 Brady Blade
Jun 16, 2016 • 73 min
Drummer and Producer Brady Blade is the kind of guy we should all learn from. He’s a total pro, a top musician and a humble, grounded and generous human being. We discuss is work with Emmylou Harris, Dave Matthews, Al Green, a great story about U2s m…
#11 Stephen Small
Jun 9, 2016 • 93 min
Stephen Small is the real deal. A hardworking, versatile, true professional who’s dedication and hunger for his craft seems insatiable. He’s played on Grammy nominated albums, worked with numerous NZ bands, he’s a keyboard player, composer, band leade…
#10 Godfrey De Grut
Jun 2, 2016 • 122 min
Today’s guest is the ridiculously talented Godfrey De Grut. Keyboardist, composer, music director. We discuss his early days as a musician, his odd habit of firing people, Christmas In The Park, the 6 degrees of Alex Burke, working with Kanye West an…
#9 Greg Haver
May 26, 2016 • 111 min
In todays episode our guest is highly reputed record producer Greg Haver. Originally from Wales, Greg has worked with Manic Street Preachers, Mel C (Spice Girls), Opshop, The Feelers and many more. We chat about his work with Matt Groening and The Si…
#8 Scott Page
May 18, 2016 • 78 min
Scott Page is mostly known as the saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp, and Toto. He is also an entrepreneur and music mentor with a surprisingly positive view on the modern industry. We discuss his fathers role in the creation of Sound City, what …
#7 Brandon Dickert
May 12, 2016 • 93 min
Brandon Dickert is a professional drummer based in L.A. He plays for ska/pop band Save Ferris, ‘space rock’ band Sidewave, he’s a tutor, a producer, a composer and an all round cool guy. We talk about his journey as a musician and what it’s like purs…
#6 Peter Rowley
May 4, 2016 • 70 min
In this episode we talk to legendary New Zealand actor and comedian Peter Rowley. We have a fantastic and candid conversation about the late great Billy T James. We also discuss Peter’s bizarre experience with Tommy Lee Jones, his work with Billy T J…
#5 Bart Baggett
Apr 28, 2016 • 94 min
Today we talk to Bart Baggett. Bart is a very interesting guy; based in L.A. he’s an author, speaker, comedian, marketer and one of the worlds’ top forensic handwriting experts. For the past twenty years he’s been a guest on numerous radio and TV sho…
#4 Gavin Downie
Apr 21, 2016 • 97 min
Gavin Downie is a production manager and instrument tech who has toured the world and worked with some seriously big names. He’s overflowing with stories and experiences and we had a great conversation with him. Get into it. This podcast is a prod…
#3 Jasper De Roos
Apr 7, 2016 • 85 min
Jasper De Roos is our guest in episode #3. Jasper is a very experienced drummer, his bands have included Autozamm and Gramsci, he’s played all over the world and is an accomplished drum teacher. We talk about his shows in places like Iran and Russia,…
#2 Dan Antunovich
Apr 3, 2016 • 88 min
In this episode we talk to Dan Antunovich, a legendary New Zealand bass player who made the big move to L.A. to further his career. This guy is one of the few who didn’t just talk about doing it. He actually did it. A fantastic talent, a charming in…
#1 Bobby Kennedy and Danny McCrum
Mar 16, 2016 • 63 min
For their first episode in this series, Bobby Kennedy and Danny McCrum interview each other. They discuss their beginnings in music, the business of music and the reason why they created this podcast series. This podcast is a production of Day Job …