music

Follow your own path

Bruce Parker’s journey in the podcast episode 116 serves as a powerful reminder to follow one’s own path in life. From a young age, Bruce had a passion for music, but he faced opposition from his minister, teachers, and even his own mother, who believed that pursuing music was nothing more than a hobby. Despite…

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116. Bruce Parker: The opportunity that was too good to be true

In episode 116 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, host Sue Stockdale interviews singer and entertainer Bruce Parker. They discuss Bruce’s love for soul and Motown music, which he grew up with in Inglewood, Los Angeles. Bruce shares his experiences of touring in China and encountering a dangerous situation with the Chinese triads. The episode…

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100. Simeon Wood: Music makes you feel good

In this milestone 100th episode of Access to Inspiration, Sue Stockdale talks to multi-talented musician, educator, and composer Simeon Wood. With 30 years of experience as a guest entertainer on various cruise lines, Simeon shares his journey of incorporating humour, integrity, and passion into his performances. Sue and Simeon discuss the importance of having a…

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58. Brendan Davis: Creating impact through the lens of filmmaking

Sue Stockdale talks to Brendan Davis, a writer-director-producer working internationally in film & TV about what his work involves; what makes an award-winning film, and how filmmaking can transcend some of these silos that people find themselves in. Brendan’s career began his entertainment career in Atlanta in 1990, moved to Los Angeles in 2002, and…

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35. Chris Tolley: Finding inspiration as a composer

Sue Stockdale talks to Scottish television and film composer, Chris Tolley, about where he gets his inspiration from.  The interview includes a track from his latest album at the end of the podcast. Chris Tolley studied Ancient History at St Andrews, and had a couple of music scholarships along the way. He moved to London where he…

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