Meet dad-manager Neil Sparks…
Recently widowed Neil Sparks has a dead-end office job in a travel agency and lives alone with his 26 year old unemployable son Dorian who spends all his days working on the debut album which he thinks will make him famous. Realising that his son’s band has reignited memories of his own forgotten dreams of becoming a successful musician – Neil comes up with a deal: Dorian can use his mother’s savings to try and make it over the next six months after which he has to get a proper job. There is only one other condition: Neil has to be the manager, and what he says goes…
Episode 1 ‘Munch’ Out Now!
Dad manager Neil is unable to contain his excitement as he is invited to not one, but TWO Breakfast Meetings in London to discuss his son Dorian’s band. Meanwhile Black Pig Landlord Fergal tells his music promoter son-in-law Donald to stop booking terrible bands with stupid names that bring no one otherwise he will face the old heave ho.
Watch ‘Sell Your Nan’ by Gary Gold feat Memphis (Ep 2 bonus song)
Golden Ears is a new monthly podcast set in the grassroots of the UK music industry featuring a dad-manager, a toilet-venue and a dog called Memphis. It may include the odd song and some animation along the way too.
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Episode 1 Trailer
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