First Episode with Ed Sheeran Available 8th November
Smooth Radio today launches a brand new Global Original Podcast, Famous Firsts, hosted by Smooth Breakfast presenter Jenni Falconer. Listen to the trailer here.
We all remember our first concert, our first album and the first song we slow-danced to, but what about our favourite artists’ firsts? In Smooth Radio’s Famous Firsts, Jenni Falconer chats to music legends to hear the stories behind their firsts: first gigs, first record deals, first TV appearances and much more. Listeners will hear hilarious, heart-warming and, at times, heart-breaking stories from guests each week as they reminisce with Jenni.
Ed Sheeran talks about his hero Elton John; Michael Bolton opens up about his parents’ divorce and their unwavering support of him, while Shane Filan and Nicky Byrne reveal what made Westlife get on their feet for their very first key change.
Episode one of Famous Firsts launches on Monday 8th November with Ed Sheeran. Future guests confirmed for the podcast series include Gabrielle, Westlife, Richard Marx, Tony Hadley, Billy Ocean, Leona Lewis, Michael Bolton and Marti Pellow.
“It’s been such an exciting opportunity to chat to some of the most iconic artists in music and to ask them about their first experiences.
I’ve loved hearing each artist talk about their first TV appearances – hearing the moment they met their own idols and how they spent their first big pay cheque.
And then there are the individual stories such as Ed Sheeran sharing the times he was booed off stage, how Sir Elton John has mentored him throughout his career and Marti Pellow reminiscing about his first time at the BRIT Awards. I have loved hearing their stories and I hope listeners enjoy them too.”
Jenni Falconer, host of Smooth Breakfast and Famous Firsts
Jenni presents Smooth Breakfast, weekdays from 6am to 10am, as well, as Saturday mid-mornngs from 10am to 1pm on Smooth Radio. In the latest official results released by RAJAR last week, Smooth is celebrating its highest ever audience figures, with 5.9 million people tuning in each week.
Listen to Smooth Radio’s Famous Firsts on Global Player and other podcast outlets from 8th November.
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