In this episode of The Quo-Cast, Jamie Dyer chats to music all-rounder John Williams about how he helped bring Status Quo to Sanctuary Records for their The Party Ain't Over Yet album. They also discuss many subjects including the art of songwriting and producing, and details of his upcoming album with The John Williams Syndicate.
Information from his website: John Williams has managed, A&R’d, and produced many artist careers, including producing debut albums for The Housemartins, The Proclaimers, The High, and The Almighty. His latest production, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s Manchester Calling was released in March 2020 and debuted at Number One in the UK Album Charts.
John has also signed, produced, or A&R’d, Alison Moyet, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Simple Minds, The Waterboys, Jethro Tull, Robert Plant, The Blue Nile, Petula Clark, Cathy Dennis, Ocean Colour Scene, JJ Cale, Siouxsie Sioux, Debbie Harry, Status Quo, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Lloyd Cole, Blancmange, Level 42, Brian Wilson, Elaine Paige, Clare Teal, Hall and Oates, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Joan Baez, Talk Talk, Jimmy Webb, Carter USM, James Taylor Quartet, Gary Jules, Saint Etienne, Claudia Brücken, Steve Winwood, Michael Nyman, Van Morrison, Neil Arthur, Kenny Rogers, Charlotte Church, The Wonder Stuff, Kingmaker and Thea Gilmore.
John Williams Syndicate Linktree: https://linktr.ee/thejohnwilliamssyndicate
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