JON STEWART: Senior Music Business Studies Lecturer & Sleeper Guitarist

Feb 07, 2016, 06:57 PM

Recorded at The Brighton Dome, The StageLeft Podcast is joined by our great influence, Senior Lecturer in Music Business Studies & Sleeper Guitarist - Jon Stewart.

Jon talks us through being centric to the whirlwind of Britpop, his role as Music Director on Kevin Spacey's Telstar: The Joe Meek Story and appearing on the Trainspotting soundtrack. Jon tells us the advice he gives the many musicians he's worked with in relation to dealing with the pressures of the public eye, the difficulties that arise when being in a band with a complex set of personal relationships and current projects Jon is embarking on in relation to helping recovering alcoholics.

  • "The 'Fame' experience is a mental health condition... it's a form of mental illness"
  • "The way I dealt with it was to drink and to take lots of drugs"
  • "This feels like a bit of a therapy session..."

Jon also tells us about being on Richey Edwards final tour with the Manic Street Preachers, supporting REM & Radiohead, playing with KD Lang, and having his music covered by Elvis Costello. #jonstewart