An entertaining cross between Desert Island Discs, The Moth Radio Hour & TED Talks, OneTrackMinds is a live storytelling event which explores the transformative power of music. Join a vibrant selection of writers, thinkers and musicians each presenting a thought-provoking story about how music inspires the way we live our lives.
Murray Lachlan Young Poet, Comedian, Performer
Coming to prominence during the Brit Pop era of the mid 1990’s when he became the only poet to sign a contract worth £1m, Murray’s work echoes the great rhymers Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and Gilbert and Sullivan, along with more alternative influences such as Grandmaster Flash, Tom Waits and Ian Drury. He is currently the poet in residence on BBC 6 Music radio station and touring the UK with his solo stand-up show and the collection of his work How Freakin’ Zeitgeist are you?
Jessie Buckley Actress
Irish-born RADA graduate Jessie Buckley was most recently seen starring opposite Tom Hardy in the BBC’s historical drama series Taboo. Her upcoming projects include Michael Pearce’s 2017 film Beast, the BBC One adaptation of The Woman in White, and she will also star alongside Stephen Campbell Moore, Ben Miles and Jessica Raine in the BBC One drama series The Last Post written by Peter Moffat.
Barry Adamson Musician, composer, writer, photographer, filmmaker.
Rising to prominence as the bass player in Magazine, Barry’s establishment as a solo artist came after a three year stint with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and heralded the release of his critically praised first solo album, Moss Side Story. He has since worked with some of the film industry’s most intriguing mavericks including Derek Jarman, David Lynch, Oliver Stone and Danny Boyle; released a further eight studio albums; been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize; and has just released a six track special release Love Sick Dick.
Natasia Demetriou Comedian and Actress
Longtime member of critically acclaimed sketch comedy troupe Oyster Eyes, Natasia’s debut stand-up show, You'll Never Have All of Me, won the Skinny Debutant Award at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She has written for Anna & Katy and The Midnight Beast, and has made appearances on Live at the Electric and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Simon Napier-Bell Music Manager and Author
In the 60s Simon co-wrote the song ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, a number one first for Dusty Springfield then for Elvis Presley. He has managed The Yardbirds, Ultravox, T Rex, Marc Bolan, Japan, Asia, Candi Staton, Boney M, Sinéad O'Connor, Wham, and George Michael among others. He has also written four best-selling books about his time working in the music industry and directed three documentary films, one about Frank Sinatra, an investigation into the psyche of creative music artists, The 27 Club, and marking 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, 50 Years Legal.
Daniel Glaser Neuroscientist
Daniel Glaser is Director of Science Gallery London at King's College London. One of the country's most popular neuroscientists, he has presented and contributed to numerous television and radio programmes, and was the first scientist to serve as a judge for the Man Booker Prize. In 2002, he was made the first Scientist in Residence at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Formerly the Head of Engaging Science at Wellcome Trust, he writes a weekly column for the Observer Magazine.