What's it like to finally start to make it in music? To wake up and find you've been played on radio stations around the world, you're making major playlists, and being invited to meetings with some of the biggest names in music? That's the reality for Harry Lloyd, frontman of up-and-coming band Waiting For Smith
A revelation following a life changing accident caused Harry to re-evaluate his life and throw everything into doing what he loved and pursuing a career in music. A couple of years down the line, he's starting to make a name for himself with plays and appearances on the BBC, Xfm and elsewhere, slots at major festivals, showcases and meetings with major record labels.
Starling and Harry discuss what changed in the last two years to enable this success, what it's like to be starting to live the dream (including some harsh realities) and where to go from here.
Starling's World is a podcast about making it in the creative industries. Every two weeks, rising star Starling
interviews a creative industry professional at the top of their game, from songwriters to film makers, producers, managers and agents, right up to major label execs.
Creativity is a bitch: it creeps up on you in the bath, it’s not there when you plan for it and the path to success is as clear as trying to find your tent in a festival site. With no torch. Pop singer Starling has created a podcast interviewing top industry creatives including Bjork producer Damian Taylor, Former Head of Specialist Factual at C4 David Glover (he created Gogglebox), and many more.
The aim? To help people aspiring to make it in the creative industries by learning from the experts: What makes them tick, how they got to the top of one of the world's toughest industries, their mistakes, triumphs, and the moments that made them who they are.
Check out Waiting for Smith on Spotify. You'll be hearing them everywhere else very soon!