Celeb Savant

The Celeb Savant show is a weekly entertainment show hosted by Barret Edelstein. Each week we will have long-form career retrospective type interviews with celebrities namely, singers, actors and industry experts.
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221 Episodes
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Interview with Victors

Harry Waterhouse, Simon Appleson and Leon Davies from the British indie, rock and pop band, Victors, join us on this episode of Celeb Savant. We hear how the band chose their name, how they each were inspired by music as kids - eventually leading to them creating the band, which…
26 May 30 min

Interview with ThugGuru

Trap is the music genre we are focusing on in this episode of Celeb Savant, as we are joined by upcoming South African trap artist, ThugGuru. We hear how ThugGuru chose his stage name, how he creates his music, and the inspiration behind it. Instagram - @thugguru_official
23 May 17 min

Interview with Lee Cole

Barret Edelstein from Celeb Savant has seen South African singer, songwriter and producer Lee Cole perform live multiple times at numerous festivals, and opening for Ronan Keating and Calum Scott. Lee joins us live in studio and explains how he started singing at the age of 10, and what kept…
21 May 24 min

Interview with Kirk Whalum

Having worked with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, and most notably Whitney Houston as a session musician, we are joined on this episode of Celeb Savant by American saxophonist and Grammy Award winner, Kirk Whalum. Kirk tells us how he was influenced by his famous musician uncle, Hugh…
19 May 25 min

Interview with Stefan Tomek (Kensington Road)

Germany is our destination on this episode of Celeb Savant, as we are joined by Stefan Tomek from German indie rock and alternative pop band, Kensington Road. Stefan explains where the name Kensington Road comes from, and how they as a band stayed true to who they are and what…
16 May 29 min

Interview with Thando Nyameni

With over 20 years working behind the scenes in the music industry and as an artist - South African entrepreneur, singer and songwriter, Thando Nyameni joins us on this episode of Celeb Savant. Thando tells us why he decided to focus on the behind-the-scenes world of the industry, the different…
14 May 23 min

Interview with Abby Nurock

We hit the decks on this episode of Celeb Savant, as we are joined by South African DJ, Abby Nurock. Abby explains her fascination, which led to her passion of collecting vinyl records, and how she learnt the art of DJing through the DJMixClub in 2002... which led to over…
12 May 18 min

Interview with Hilary Roberts

American singer and songwriter Hilary Roberts joins us from Dallas, Texas as the guest on this episode of Celeb Savant. Hilary explains how she got all the roles in musical theatre at the beginning of her career, but then lost her voice after a self-destructive path – but once she…
9 May 28 min

Interview with Amy Sky

Having written songs for Diana Ross, Heart, and Reba McEntire... and produced albums for Olivia Newton-John amongst many others, we are joined on this episode of Celeb Savant by Canadian singer and songwriter, Amy Sky. Amy tells us the difference between creating music for herself compared to creating for others,…
7 May 31 min

Interview: Boy Kills World

Scene 1... Take 1... grab your popcorn as we head to the movies and speak to producers Simon Swart and Wayne Fitzjohn, and actor Sharlto Copley from the movie 'Boy Kills World'. We hear about Simon, Wayne and Sharlto’s journey in the industry, Simon and Wayne talk about behind-the-scenes stuff…
5 May 39 min

Interview with Kenn Colt

On this episode of Celeb Savant, we are joined by Belgian DJ and Producer, Kenn Colt, who is currently based in Spain. Kenn tells us about how he was taught how to DJ by a friend, which led to it becoming his career, his creative process when creating original tracks,…
2 May 23 min

Interview with Kevin Mitchell (Jebediah)

Celebrating two decades in the music industry, Kevin Mitchell (from ARIA-nominated Australian, alternative rock band Jebediah) joins us from his home country on this episode of Celeb Savant. Kevin tells us about how as a teenager he heard songs in his head, which motivated him to learn guitar in order…
30 Apr 28 min

Interview with Dale Ray Scheepers

South African theatre performer, musician, music director and Naledi award winner, Dale Ray Scheepers joins us on this episode of Celeb Savant. We hear how Dale started playing piano by ear from the age of 5, what it means to be a musical director for a theatre production, and much…
28 Apr 30 min

Interview with Hue and Cry

Greg Kane from the Scottish band, Hue and Cry, was the first guest on the Celeb Savant podcast. On this episode, Greg is joined by his brother Pat. We discuss the band's 40-year history in the music world, and how they are celebrating this milestone - which includes over 2…
25 Apr 28 min

Interview with Nate James

Having been approached to write his first book based on his thesis for his masters (the representation and authenticity of gay artists in the music industry), Scottish-based British singer songwriter and lecturer, Nate James joins us on this episode of Celeb Savant. Nate tells us about his multi-faceted career, which…
23 Apr 32 min

Interview with Jamie Fine

Barret Edelstein from the Celeb Savant podcast and Canadian singer and songwriter, Jamie Fine, become fast friends on this episode. Jamie shares how she knew from the age of 12 that she was meant to be a songwriter, how she got diverted after school by studying at culinary school, before…
21 Apr 26 min

Interview with Léchar Knezovich

South African model, mentor and entrepreneur, Léchar Knezovich joins us as the guest on this episode of Celeb Savant. Léchar tells us how she views beauty pageants as a journey to discover one's own inner beauty, and how they led her to create a successful career in the industry. Instagram…
18 Apr 21 min

Interview with Dan Sultan

Multi ARIA Award-winner, Australian singer and songwriter, Dan Sultan is the guest on this episode of Celeb Savant. Dan explains how he continues to push the goal post as a measurement of success, and he tells us about his multi award-winning career in the music industry. Website - www.dansultan.com Instagram…
16 Apr 30 min

Interview with Lloyd Cole

With over 40 years in the industry, British singer, songwriter and musician, Lloyd Cole joins us from the USA where he is currently based. Lloyd tells us about the years that he was part of the band, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, we hear what motivates him to keep creating…
14 Apr 29 min

Interview with Frederik Abas

We head to Amsterdam on this episode of Celeb Savant, as we are joined by Dutch Producer and DJ, Frederik Abas. Frederik explains how he found studying law too boring, so he decided to change direction to his passion of DJing, and later production, which has been a successful journey…
11 Apr 21 min
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