Famous Firsts with Jenni Falconer

Famous Firsts with Jenni Falconer

By Smooth Radio

Welcome to Famous Firsts, a new Global Original podcast from Smooth Radio, with host Jenni Falconer. We all remember our first concert, our first album and the first song we slow danced to, but what about our favourite artists’ firsts? In Famous Firsts, Jenni Falconer will chat to pop music legends to hear the stories behind their firsts: first gigs, first record deals, first TV appearances and much more. Famous Firsts will let listeners hear the hilarious, heartwarming and at times heartbreaking stories from guests each week as they reminisce with host Jenni. Hear Ed Sheeran talk about his hero Elton John; Michael Bolton open up about his parents’ divorce and their unwavering support of him; and Shane Filan and Nicky Byrne reveal what made Westlife get on their feet for their very first key change. Subscribe for new episodes in this 10-part series every Monday, starting with Ed Sheeran on November 8th.

Episodes

4. Leona Lewis

In episode 4 of Famous Firsts, Jenni Falconer catches up with Leona Lewis about how she first discovered her love of music from a young age, how she attended BRIT School with some very famous faces, and how her life changed forever when she auditioned for The X Factor in 2006. We also hear the stories behind some of her biggest hits, and how she is bringing back her stunning festive album Christmas, With Love for 2021, including the classic 'One More Sleep'. Make sure to subscribe to Famous Firsts for more fascinating stories from other pop legends, and follow us on socials @smoothradio.
29/11/2134m 38s

3. Michael Bolton

In episode 3 of Smooth's Famous Firsts podcast, Jenni Falconer speaks to soul superstar Michael Bolton. Michael opens up about his past struggles in the early days of his career, singing on commercials for McDonald's and beer, how important a role his mother Helen played, and how he ended up working with everyone from Bob Dylan to Luciano Pavarotti. Make sure to subscribe to Famous Firsts for more fascinating stories from other pop legends, and follow us on socials @smoothradio.
22/11/2145m 58s

2. Westlife

In episode 2, Westlife stars Shane Filan and Nicky Byrne speak to Jenni in depth about how the iconic boyband met at school and were shaped by future X Factor star Louis Walsh. In a hilarious and revealing chat, the Irish singers also chat about how Simon Cowell invented their famous 'stool key change stand-up' move, how they envied how 'cool' rivals Five were on SMTV: Live, and how they dealt with their break-up and reunion. Make sure to subscribe to Famous Firsts for more fascinating stories from other pop legends, and follow us on socials @smoothradio.
15/11/2139m 54s

1. Ed Sheeran

In the first episode of Smooth's Famous Firsts, host Jenni Falconer catches up with pop superstar Ed Sheeran. Ed opens up about the last 10 years of his incredible career, and how we went from getting booed off stage in dingy pubs to headlining Wembley Stadium multiple times. Ed also speaks about how he phones up Elton John every single day, and why he's his "favourite human being". Make sure to subscribe to Famous Firsts for more fascinating stories from other pop legends, and follow us on socials @smoothradio.
08/11/2118m 48s

Famous Firsts - Coming Soon!

Welcome to Famous Firsts, a new Global Original podcast from Smooth Radio, with host Jenni Falconer. We all remember our first concert, our first album and the first song we slow danced to, but what about our favourite artists’ firsts? In Famous Firsts, Jenni Falconer will chat to pop music legends to hear the stories behind their firsts: first gigs, first record deals, first TV appearances and much more. Famous Firsts will let listeners hear the hilarious, heartwarming and at times heartbreaking stories from guests each week as they reminisce with host Jenni. Hear Ed Sheeran talk about his hero Elton John; Michael Bolton open up about his parents’ divorce and their unwavering support of him; and Shane Filan and Nicky Byrne reveal what made Westlife get on their feet for their very first key change. Subscribe for new episodes in this 10-part series every Monday, starting with Ed Sheeran on November 8th.
28/10/212m 39s
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