The Rob Rouse Podcast is now out there!

Hey there! I’m delighted to launch my new podcast. Here’s episode 1. I get my hair-cut by the brilliant songwriter and musician Gaz Coombes!

I spend a lot of time travelling, as I imagine you may do and in recent years I think podcasts have kept me sane as I plough up and down the country doing my gigs. So I thought it was time to put something into the podcast pot.

So the idea is I’m going to have entertaining and and interesting conversations with fascinating people while we’re doing something different.

So, we’re kicking off in rip roaring style with a superb first guest. It’s the truly brilliant musician and songwriter Gaz Coombes. You’ll no doubt know him from much loved chart-topping band Supergrass and more recently over the last 3 years or so he’s firmly established himself as a solo artist releasing two really fantastic records, his latest album ‘Matador’ has just been nominated for the Mercury Prize (which occurred just after this was recorded so we chatted again about that afterwards) It’s a such great record if you haven’t got it, grab a copy it’s just beautifully, crafted, soulful, amazing collection of songs, it’s just magic.

He’s also such a charming, funny and warm person and he came round and give me a haircut. during which we talked about all sorts of stuff and had a chicken dinner. Obviously that’s not how Parkinson does his interviews, but that’s how I did this one. And I think through the haircut we get into all sorts of stuff about creativity about the importance of making mistakes and also as I was listening back to it I realised how much fun it is to do something, when you really haven’t planned it out in any sense at all really and there’s also a great impromptu live performance from Gaz.

Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, so it plops into your inbox each weak-ish you can get in touch with the podcast by emailing me at podcast@robrouse.com or @robrouse on twitter. It’s that easy.

Super-importantly go see Gaz live, he’s out on the road through November and December, all dates are at gazcoombes.com.

OOp should mention there’s a couple of swears and one, maybe two burps, both mine both involuntary, but I left the in as they happened just as we were talking about the how rough edges and mistakes kind of give things a vibe or atmosphere, so it would have felt wrong to nip them out.

So here it is episode No1. Gaz Coombes cuts Rob’s hair. This was recorded in early October of 2015.

Enjoy!

Rob

2 Responses

  1. Maureen Hutton says:

    Saw you in ‘upstart crow’ – great comedy timing. well done rob or robert as I knew you in gawsworth primary school. always the cheeky chappie. Fond memories – Maureen. (give my love to your mum & dad. )

    • Rob says:

      Hi Mrs. Hutton!

      I don’t know if I can call you by your first name! – Is that even allowed?! As a mark of respect, I think I’ll stick with Mrs. Hutton.

      Thanks so much for you lovely comment, such a fantastic surprise to hear from you!

      Also, thank you for being such a fantastic teacher. I remember it being a really creative time. You encouraged us to experiment and really express ourselves through paints, sculpture, words, music and drama.

      I have absolutely no idea what I was like at that age and I hope I wasn’t too cheeky, but I’ve often said that that year really turned a creative lightbulb on in my head. I’m sure you covered all aspects of the curriculum superbly, but I remember realising in your class that all the creative stuff is so important and I’d like to take this surprising opportunity to say thank you to you for that, it was a big big influence on what I’ve ended up doing.

      I hope you’re well and having fun.

      Lot’s of love

      Rob Rouse aged 42 and a half.

      XXX

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