Premiering in Autumn 2013, confirmed guests so far include American guitarist, songwriter and producer Nile Rodgers, Boy George (pictured), Jeff Beck and the creative force of Blondie: Deborah Harry and Chris Stein. Talks Music is a 10 x 60’ series for Sky Arts from Whizz Kid Entertainment.
“…Talks Music takes an in depth look at key artists who have shaped modern music and shows them in a previously unseen light.” – Sky arts
Each week legendary music-TV broadcaster and producer Malcolm Gerrie, whose extensive credits include The Tube, The Brit Awards and The White Room, will be joined by a legendary guest for an exclusive hour-long interview. They will talk to Gerrie about their music, craft, passions and inspirations, explaining how they write, perform, and survive the pressures of being a popular music star. …Talks Music will feature a diverse mix of artists from different decades and different music genres who have all helped turn the pages of music history.
The series is directed by Jeff Wurtz, the acclaimed director and producer of the series Inside the Actors Studio. …Talks Music will be filmed live in front of a studio audience consisting of music students and fans that are looking for insights and inspirations in order to start their own music careers. Gerrie and his guest take questions from the floor giving the audience members a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with their music idol.
“When Sky Arts asked me if I’d like to change my day job and talk to some of the coolest artists on the planet…in front of the camera not behind…I was pretty gobsmacked! The whole experience of talking music to some of my personal music heroes has been a labour of love and I’m delighted that Talks Music will be part of a channel so committed to music and musicians.” says Malcolm Gerrie, Executive Producer and Host.