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The Mind Takeaway Podcast - Leadership, Psychology and Creativity

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In our quest to help create a world without inequality, poverty and war, we share insights gained through our work about leadership, psychology and creativity.You will also hear conversations with ordinary people who do extraordinary things due to their increased awareness, curiosity and intuition, … read more


#37: Staying True to Yourself with Todd & Beranger

If you are interested in creativity and music then this episode may be of interest to you.

We speak to a two-piece band from Australia and France formed on the streets of Berlin, creating a mix of classical piano, melodic vocals and heavy drums. Beranger Gras (vocals/piano) and Todd James (drums) formed as a duo in 2015, developing a very loyal fan base in Mauerpark, Berlin. It didn't take long for the band to start selling out shows and taking on the festival scene, playing festivals such as Lollapalooza and MELT Festival. That led to the duo signing to Sony Music, Germany last year, time spent recording a load of new material and an upcoming tour later this year.

We recorded this episode on location outside in our neighbourhood at Café Gut Gezogen, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.

You can connect with them both and find out more about them here:




Time Stamps:

02:31 What did musicians' lives look like before COVID -19?

04:29 How did the lockdown and uncertainty help them to learn to live in a present moment

12:00 Their big tour got cancelled after just after few concerts and they started live streaming

14:30 The challenge of keeping momentum when you don’t receive immediate feedback from the crowd

15:38 Dealing with the challenges of criticism and the opinions of others

16:50 The impact of the lockdown on their mental health and how they dealt with it

18:30 How to deal with the different roles of being a musician and entrepreneur

23:18 Why is it important not to take yourself seriously

27:12 They share an interesting story about how they met and started performing together

29:25 How change and uncertainty sparked their creativity and what they do to be more creative.

41:50 They share the experience of their last big concert in Berlin and explain how they connect with their audience

58:49 What may happen to the music industry after COVID

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