How To Write A Tune

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Dec 29, 2015
This week is the conclusion of the H2WAT Liverpool tour. Jay and Tony sit down with the hard rocking Keith from The Swingin Bricks. This was the first pod we ever recorded in the morning so make yourself a coffee and join us for episode 18 of How To Write A Tune. Catch The Swingin Bricks on Soundcloud: For this and all of our previous episodes check out
Dec 24, 2015
Cosy up round the fire, wrap both your hands around your Christmas cracker and give it a tug - cause Christmas is about to explode all over your face. Join Jay and Tony for a special Christmas episode. Timia from The Lounge Kittens, Miles and Liam from RUMPSTEPPERS check into the Podcastle for a Christmas Eve Party not to be forgotten. Merry Christmas from HoHoHowToWriteATune.
Dec 22, 2015
Ever wonder if Jay could do a podcast without Tony? This week Jay goes solo and delves into the memory banks of the awesome Thom Worth. Watch out next year as Thom hits the road with fellow friend of the pod Tim OT on The Leap Year Tour and will almost undoubtedly be found in a town near you in the build up to the big 29. All gigs are free entry/donations and procceds go to Overcoming MS (you can donate at For tour dates, music and much more check out
Dec 17, 2015
Millie Manders is back for another H2WAT:Extra for you lucky, lucky people. This week we move over to the Social Media side of things and more specifically Facebook! Keep those ears peeled for more H2WAT:Extra episodes coming soon!!! Check out Millie at:
Dec 14, 2015
This week Jay and Tony sit down with Timfy and Ben from the UK's no.1 Djent/Rap/Metal outfit - Hacktivist. You may notice this is a bit of a noisy episode, that's because we caught up with the Hacktivist boys in the bar of The Fighting Cocks prior to their big K'Town show. So pour yourselves a drink and just imagine you are sitting at the bar with us. You can catch everything Hackitivist have been up to, gigs, music and their up and coming album on:
Dec 10, 2015
Not satisfied with what the How To Write A Tune boys are giving you?? Desperate for more? Well have no fear we have you covered. After our episode with Millie Manders, you guys sent us a bunch of messages begging and pleading for more of an explanation on social media and how to use it. Well dont worry kids we have you covered! Millie sat down with us and put together a series based around marketing yourself and your music. The first in the series is Branding - enjoy. Keep those ears peeled for more H2WAT:Extra episodes coming soon!!! Check out Millie at:
Dec 7, 2015
This week Jay and Tony sit down with Markie and Jack from Sanchez vs Fighter Pilot. This was actually the first How To Write A Tune ever recorded so you can hear us figure out exactly what we are doing on the fly, as it happens! For all your Sanchez vs Fighter Pilot info check them out on: Twitter: @svfp Facebook: Sanchez Vs Fighter Pilot Soundcloud: Sanchez vs Fighter Pilot
Nov 30, 2015
This week Jay and Tony sit down with the pop maestro Natalie McCool. When you say Natalie's name on Merseyside there is only one response - Class act. Natalie is regularly featured on BBC radio and her new single Cardiac Arrest was recently Q Magazine's track of the day. To catch up on all of Natalie's news, music and up coming gigs see
Nov 23, 2015
This week Jay and Tony sit down with Ross 'Spud' Taylor from Sin Kings. We discuss the good old days of Humbug and Heatham House, remark on the contrasts and the similarities in punk and psychobilly and the complications of progressing from guitar to double bass. Their latest album 'The Devil Makes Three' is available now at all of your usual music outlets including where you can also find dates, news and all other info. Support the podcast, next time you need to buy anything, go to and use our Amazon Portal. It's no extra charge for you and Amazon give us a little kickback. Subscribe, review and follow us on:
Nov 16, 2015
Raise your receivers! This week Jay and Tony sit down with an absolute gentleman in Chas Palmer Williams. The former Lightyear front man tells tales of touring with Steve-O, playing Reading Festival for the first time and reforming 'the most fun band to be in, ever', Lightyear for this years SlamDunk Festival. His debut solo album 'American Smile, British Teeth' is releasing via Banquet Records this Thursday 19th November and Chas will be playing at New Slang, in Kingston that night so don't miss out. see for tickets. Catch all the info on where to see Chas and where to buy this awesome album at:
Nov 10, 2015
This week Jay and Tony sit down with Brendan O'Prey, the powerful front man of everyone's favorite Celtic Punk band The Lagan. We talk about putting on your own nights, scummy 'pay-to-play' promoters, annoyingly good musicians and having to move forward and embrace change. The Lagan are gigging just about always. Catch up with them on Facebook (or as Brendan puts it at Support the Podcast - next time you need to buy something online, use the Amazon Portal on and we will get a little kick back.
Nov 3, 2015
This week Jay and Tony sit down and speak with Frank Turner about how he got into music, school bands, being tricked into joining Million Dead, great lyrics, old flames and how stripping songs down and going back to basics is not always as simple as it seems. For all the info on Frank's shows, plethora of albums and loads more go to
Oct 26, 2015
Jay and Tony return to Merseyside to watch the night turn Scarlet as they sit down with the lovely Jessie Robinson. Jessie tells the boys all about booking shows before she had a proper band, supporting Bob Geldof and playing the Secret Garden Party and proves that not giving up leads to great and wonderful opportunities. Check out @ScarletBandUK on social media and SoundCloud for more details of gigs and the up coming album release.
Oct 20, 2015
This week Jay and Tony talk to the wonderful Millie Manders. She schools them on the importance of social media, talks about her jazz upbringing, growing into your feet and going solo. Check out Millie's tunes, dates and much more at:
Oct 13, 2015
This week Jay and Tony get all Rumpy up in here! Liam (Prof. Panda) and Miles (Man Size Mantis) from RUMPSTEPPERS are in the house. They talk about Electro Swing, reminisce about the good old days, promoting the life out of other people, transitioning from guitar to decks and taking a break from writing in order to let your plans take shape. Check out RUMPSTEPPERS on all the normal Social media outlets or at
Oct 6, 2015
This week Jay and Tony sit down with a young man with more musical experience than most gain in a life time. Busking extraordinaire, Tim OT talks about music's influence on the protest movement and the backlash, constant gigging and writing music that you yourself are happy with. If you have wandered the streets of London and the surrounding areas you will almost definitely have come across Tim playing his guitar and singing his heart out. Tim is currently out of the country supplying some of those good tunes to peoples abroad but you can catch up on all news and music Tim OT related at, on Facebook (timotmusiclondon) and on SoundCloud (tim-ot)
Sep 29, 2015
Meanwhile, back in the North... Jay and Tony sit down for an RDM masterclass with Benn and Andy from Killaflaw. Two masters of their own styles meet in musical combat to provide something refreshingly new to please those ears of yours. Their new album 'Sleaze and Grit' is available now, check it out:
Sep 22, 2015
This week Jay and Tony are joined by the heavy drinking, hard rocking and exceptionally polite punk band - The Wonder Beers. They discuss not learning too much music, making sure you have enough to drink and how songs often just write themselves. You can pick up their latest EP 'Lager Than Life' on Bandcamp: Subscribe, follow, comment and give us a little tickle!
Sep 15, 2015
This week Jay and Tony have a chat with Dan Frau (Caralis) about musical progression, both stylistically and with instruments, how a drummer takes the reins of a rock band and moving on to the more dancier numbers. Catch up with Caralis on SoundCloud: On Twitter: @CaralisMusic
Sep 7, 2015
Henry Pulp sits down with Jay and Tony to talk about starting a record label, delta blues, drumming on pots and pans, taking centre stage and how to be a "boss" songwriter. Check out all of Milk:Presents artists on SoundCloud:
Aug 31, 2015
David Goo (The 150 Friends Club) chats with Jay and Tony about how he began writing music, revenge, old bands and new as we delve into the Goo-tiful Mind.
Aug 19, 2015
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