The Great Leslie

Hey, y’all. Shay here. On air indie. Welcome & enjoy. Episode 44 First, music history trivia for May 11th. In 1969 Led Zeppelin attended an Elvis show at the Los Angeles Forum in California. After a shaky start to the show, Elvis stopped the band and said, “Wait a minute, if we can start together fellas, because we’ve got Led Zeppelin out there, lets try to look like we know what we’re doing.” The band met with Elvis after the show, spending over 2 hours backstage. Elvis asked for all the group’s autographs for his daughter, Lisa Marie. London-based alt rock band The Great Leslie is with us today. Ollie Trevors and Jason Mark Boyd come onto the podcast to chat with me. We chat about that, how the band came together and their creative process. Their music is as unique as the band’s diverse influences. Great band you need to follow. Excellent music!

Directed by Julian Smith (@juliansmithdirector).

Video Credits – Julian Smith (Director), Deri Watt (Producer, Editor, Assistant Director), Adrian Homeshaw (Director of Photography) Sam Trevers (Producer, Editor), Chris Rand (Lighting Gaffer), Josie Smart (Production Coordinator) Pete Wheeler (Camera Operator) Alfred Sadler (Camera Operator) Zoe Clark (Spark) Nico Secretin (Venue Lighting, Sound Op) Andrew Wang (Hair and Makeup) Saffron Earl (Runner).

Shot on Location at Brasserie Zedel, London UK. Special thanks to everyone who got involved and put time and effort into this project, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve it with out each and every one of you.

Directed by Julian Smith (@juliansmithdirector).

Video Credits – Julian Smith (Director) Deri Watt (Editor) Adrian Homeshaw (Director of Photography) Sam Trevers (Producer, Assistant Director) Andrew Wang (Hair) Ella Spinks (Makeup) Saffron Earl (Runner) Shot on Location at Belt Craft Studios, London UK.

The Great Leslie – “Money”

From the band: “After the last music video, (where we had extras and costumes) we really wanted to do a simple video, and just go in the other direction.

Focusing mainly on using our performance and professional camera work to carry through the song. We worked with the same team as last time, with Julian Smith directing, and Adrian Homeshaw as our DOP. It was Julian who actually came up with the idea of just having a really simple blacked-out studio and playing around with different lighting rigs.

It was also really important that we introduce each member of the band, as it gives everyone some screen time to really shine.”

Directed by Julian Smith (@juliansmithdirector). Video Credits – Julian Smith (Director), Deri Watt (Producer, Editor, Assistant Director), Adrian Homeshaw (Director of Photography, Camera Operator) Sam Trevers (Producer, Editor), Chris Rand (Lighting Gaffer), Gareth Crockford (Spark) James Brown (Assistant) Charlotte Homeshaw (Sound Op) Harry Cloake (Camera Assistant) Zoe Clark (Spark) Rebecca Goodeve (Colourist) Danielle Poole (Makeup Artist) Andrew Wang (Hair Stylist) Saffron Earl (Runner) Shot on Location at Cineview Studios, London UK.

About the Author
With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. Shay started at a local outlet now part of Metroland Media Group, covering regional sports, after a political correspondent at the local and national level. For a two-decade span, she was a stockbroker and then executive of a national securities firm, meanwhile providing content for periodicals, newsletters, national corporations, and not-for-profits. She is a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Guild/CWA, a former radio show host, and co-founder/editor of a local digital news platform. Shay is a publicist and curator for a UK indie platform. She covers artists of all genres, from around the globe. She provides popular music content for an NYC content firm. Additionally, she writes for music, literary, and foodie blogs. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes independent artists. Feedspot recognized the blog in its 2020 Top 20 Music Marketing blogs. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media™ and What's Our Buzz she promotes podcasts, independent artists, bands and venues. For most of her story, she was a big city lady. In contrast, she now writes, podcasts & creates from her home studio situated in rural Ontario.

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