Episode 19: 2 Songs 2 Beers LIVE! (at the time)

Recorded on 17 July 2018 at Brixton Hill Studios in front of a willing and delightful audience.

As a special send off for Colin, the band decided to throw one last party and invite some friends along to what would be their first and last gig in this guise (for now).

Also, this episode features the very first studio recording of the band’s original song “Half the Devil”. It was recorded, haphazardly, in Colin’s school and mixed, expertly, by Toby Owen.

Episode 18: Big news, little episode

The guys give an update on the future of the band.

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Episode 17: Session Singing and Beer Tasting with Jaega Wise

Jaega Wise, Head Brewer at Wild Card Brewery sings a few songs and talks the guys through the Wild Card core range. They discuss first gigs, Jaega’s previous life as a session singer and gender equlity.

Songs in this Episode:

Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine

Alicia Keys – Fallin’

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Episode 16: Home Brewer to Pro Brewer – Seven Sister Brewery

The band chat to Chris and Tristan from Seven Sisters brewery about how they went from brewing in a bucket under a pub to trying to keep up with demand.

This episode also features a performance of The White Stripes’ ‘My Doorbell’ with Chris on drums, Colin on Piano and Tristan on Tambourine. The critics are calling it “Really very good at all!”

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Episode 15: who are you, Archimedes?

It’s business as usual at 2 songs 2 beers Towers. Beer talk, song writing talk (including a new song which Mike has brought to the band), and Spotify recommendations fill this episode to the frothy brim.

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Episode 14: Highway to Hellyer

The 2 songs 2 beers posse hit the road

for a retrospective roadtrip to meet the man that inspired this podcast, Mike’s Dad, Tony Hellyer. We load up the van with our gear and some recording equipment and head down to have a day of jamming and recording at Mike’s parent’s place.

Signature Brew kindly sent us off with a legendary selection of beers to keep us quenched as we (Dad) rocked out. If you needed more of a reason to drink their beers, it would be that Tom Bott and company are thoroughly nice human beings.

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Episode 13: Music and Beer Chat with Signature Brew’s Tom Bott

We chat to Tom Bott from Signature Brew about their beer collaborations with acts such as Tigercub, Rodney P and Enter Shikari. Tom talks us through the process of how these limited edition beers are planned and executed and also how one of their beers ended up on tap at The Foo Fighters Arms.

Beers in this episode:

Safe Mode (Collaboration with Tigercub)

Live Up! (Collaboration with Rodney P)

Nightliner Coffee Porter

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Episode 12: Songwriting with Grapefruit Fran

The band get back together after the Christmas break to talk about Scottish beers, more Spotify recommendations and a detailed walk-through of the writing process for a half-finished song, aptly titled “Half the Devil”.

We hope you enjoy it, even if you’re not a Grapefruit Fran!

Episode 11: The Family Christmas Special

Christmas is a time for family and friends…and beer!

We all met up in Colin’s house to have a little shindig with good food, good beer and good company.

Proper Christmas traditions of playing games, singing and allowing the little ones to stay up late were all observed!

Thank you so much for listening throughout the year and we hope you continue to listen in the New Year.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us!

Episode 10: Beer tasting and music chat with Joseph Hurst of the New Zealand Beer Collective

The guys get in an expert to teach them and you, the listener, how to taste beer properly.

Joseph Hurst is the Head of Beer for New Zealand Beer Collective. As well being a beer aficianado he also has a fervent love of music. He talks about beer tasting and music with the guys before getting behind the microphone for a few songs.

Songs in this episode:

Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight – Spinal Tap

Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Beers in this episode:

Yeastie Boys – Bigmouth – Session IPA 4.4%

8 Wired – Hopwired IPA 7.3%

Tuatara Moolah – Imperial Stout 8.5%