a mic on the podium

a mic on the podium header image 1

SPECIAL EPISODE - Bramwell Tovey (1953 - 2022)

July 17, 2022

Bramwell_Tovey_8i87x.jpg

On July 12th, 2022, the music world lost the much-loved conductor, pianist, and composer Bramwell Tovey.

I had the great pleasure to chat with him back on 15th May 2020, when the world was in lockdown and in the full grip of the Covid pandemic. Much to my regret, it was the only time we chatted and I loved every second of our time together. 

There have been countless heartfelt tributes to him since the sad news was announced that his cancer had returned and that he had lost his battle with it. I have decided that the best way to pay tribute to him is to re-release our chat and add on the six-minute chat we had after we had finished recording the episode.

I found him to be a lovely man - ready to tell his story, not afraid to voice his opinions, and, as so many have also said, a great raconteur. Our chat has been one of my personal favourite episodes ever since I released it and honestly, I have probably listened to it again at least five times since!

Farewell Bram - I know that wherever you are, you will be making friends, making music, and making everyone laugh.