The Keyboard Chronicles

The Keyboard Chronicles

Latest Episodes

Matt Johnson, Jamiroquai
October 25, 2020

Matt Johnson has been holding down keys duties with Jamiroqaui for close to twenty years with huge skill and aplomb. We catch up with Matt to talk a bit of gear and a lot of great insight into approaching playing at this level.

Clive Nolan, Arena / Pendragon / Shadowland
September 27, 2020

If you think it’d be hard being in one successful band, try being in three on top of a bunch of other projects. Clive Nolan is best known for his keys work with Pendragon and Arena, but as you’ll hear he’s up to a lot more than that.

Roddy Bottum, Faith No More / Imperial Teen / Crickets
September 05, 2020

Roddy Bottum would be best known to most listeners as the keyboard player in the phenomenally successful hard rock outfit Faith No More. However as we’ll learn, Roddy is a musician with a prolific and diverse output,

Peter-John Vettese, Jethro Tull / Simple Minds / Bee Gees
August 22, 2020

Peter-John Vettese is a UK-based keyboard player, composer, producer and arranger. Like so many of our guests, summarising Peter’s work within the prism of three or four artists is unfair. As you’ll hear, Peter has had,

Jeff Babko, Jimmy Kimmel / Martin Short / James Taylor / Neil Young
August 05, 2020

Jeff Babko is an amazingly versatile keyboard player covering TV, movies, touring and recording. In this interview, Jeff covers everything from working live on stage with Martin Short and Steve Martin, to recording with Neil Young and an orchestra.

Jan Pulsford, Cyndi Lauper and Chico Freeman
July 24, 2020

Jan Pulsford has had a diverse and interesting career over many years, and we take advantage of Jan’s wisdom to talk everything from playing and collaborating with Cyndi Lauper, through to performing in the virtual world of Second Life and the challeng...

Loren Gold, The Who and Roger Daltrey
July 10, 2020

Saying Loren Gold is The Who’s keyboard player only provides a tiny fraction of the wider story of his career. Whether it’s playing and//or musically directing bands for Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, or playing with legends like Don Felder and Kenny Lo...

Arden Altino, Wyclef Jean / Melissa Etheridge / Wonda Music
June 24, 2020

Arden Altino is a highly sought after producer, but also manages to keep even busier as a touring keys player with artists such as Wyclef Jean and Melissa Etheridge. We talk with Arden on everything from playing piano on an Alicia Keys track,

Samuel B. Lupowitz, Noon Fifteen
June 16, 2020

Samuel B. Lupowitz is a founding member and keys player with Ithaca NY based ‘prog-soul’ band Noon Fifteen. We talk about his love of vintage keyboards, doing a podcast about an album, lessons learnt and of course a great train-wreck story involving no...

Lachy Doley, Lachy Doley Group / Jimmy Barnes / Powderfinger
June 02, 2020

This episode we sit down with Lachy Doley to talk in-depth about playing the organ and clav, working as both a front man and sideman (with Glenn Hughes, Jimmy Barnes, Powderfinger and Billy Thorpe to name just four),