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Songstripper is a new podcast by Tim Jackson and Phil Thornalley. Established songwriters and producers themselves, each episode they chat with a songwriting legend about one of their evergreen hits. One massive song that they not only wrote , but also played on and produced. They strip away the le… read more

12 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

David Arnold - The World Is Not Enough (Garbage)

January 24th, 2021


What a cracking guest to open season two of Songstripper!

David Arnold scored five Bond films, the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony and countless other …

Mads Hauge - Mama Do (Pixie Lott) [BONUS EPISODE]

December 18th, 2020


Tim and Phil welcome their first Norwegian songwriting guest to Songstripper in this Christmas bonus episode.

Not only is Mads Hauge the …

Shelly Peiken - Bitch (Meredith Brooks)

September 21st, 2020


A very special guest for the finale of season one of the Songstripper podcast as Tim and Phil welcome American songsmithstress Shelly Peiken. 

Shelly has written with great success in all pop genres. Different decades, …

Martin Brammer - Lifted (Lighthouse Family)

August 11th, 2020


Tim and Phil chat with Martin Brammer about his conceptual approach to songwriting, his forthright opinions on everything, and surviving and thriving in the music business for four decades. From starting out as the …

Eg White - Chasing Pavements (Adele)

July 27th, 2020


Originally an artist in the UK duo ‘Eg and Alice’, Francis ‘Eg’ White has found continuing success as London’s top songwriter for hire. 

He has written melody and lyrics for Adele, Lana Del Ray, Florence and The …

Phil Thornalley - Torn (Natalie Imbruglia)

July 6th, 2020


On this episode Tim and Phil chat about a huge hit that has remained on radio playlists since its release twenty two years ago.  In fact Tim chats with co-host Phil Thornalley, one of the writers, along with Anne Preven …

Jim Vallance - Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)

June 15th, 2020


A songstripper special! - Jim Vallance, Bryan Adams' co- writer, offers his songwriting wisdom and shares anecdotes about his long career. From ‘Run To You’ (a hit many artists rejected) to his battle with broadway (and …

Kim Rew - Walking On Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)

May 16th, 2020


On this episode we welcome a writer who wrote a song of such epic positivity; an enduring feel-good head-rush about falling in love.

We’re talking about ‘walking’. ‘walking on sunshine’.

Tim and Phil chat with the …

Clark Datchler - Shattered Dreams (Johnny Hates Jazz)

May 4th, 2020


On this episode we welcome a guest songwriter who wrote and sang a massive worldwide HIT that lit up the eighties pop charts and is still being played to this day.

Tim and Phil chat with Clark Datchler, writer and …

Jimmy Hogarth - Warwick Avenue (Duffy)

April 20th, 2020


We talk to Grammy winning producer, writer and label head Jimmy Hogarth about one of the biggest hits of the 00s, Duffy’s Warwick Avenue, which he …

Tony Hatch - Downtown (Petula Clark)

April 1st, 2020


Songwriter, arranger, producer TV theme tune-smith and impresario, Tony Hatch has done it all including writing one of THE iconic hits of the ‘60s, …

Graham Gouldman - I'm Mandy Fly Me (10cc)

April 1st, 2020


Songstripper is a new podcast by Tim Jackson and Phil Thornalley.  Established songwriters and producers themselves, each episode they chat with a songwriting legend about one of their evergreen hits. One massive song …

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