At Sea with The Barricade Boys

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Our Guest Artist: The Barricade Boys www.thebarricadeboys.com Our Host Artist: Carol McQuaid www.carolmcquaidart.com Our Bar: The Commodore Club onboard the Queen Elizabeth somewhere between Stockholm and Southampton This week we’re in the ship’s bar onboard the Queen Elizabeth talking with the Barricade Boys, a group of performers who connected doing Les Mis in London’s West End. They all have amazing and varied careers of their own which I’m excited to share with you. At the moment though, they’re hopping on and off cruise ships around the world, sharing their incredible harmonies onboard cruise lines like Cunard. Stick around, you may even hear them sing a few bars! Now let’s head to sea and listen in as the Boys and I talk about growing up in London’s theatre scene, traveling the world while balancing side projects, relationships and careers at home, and what it really takes to gel as a group, both onstage and off. Cheers In this episode you’ll hear about: Barricade boys featured on this episode: John Addison, Tom Milner, Lee Honey Jones and Robert Oliver West How they met The Les Mis/Barracade inspiration Working and traveling as a team Stage and Theatre Schools in London What it’s like finding theatre work at the moment The magnitude of people coming through performance school s each year (11,000 people graduate from some kind of UK Performance School every year!) How to be a good co-worker and a good cast member A little example of what they do at 11:00 Choosing careers: football vs music Doing Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall Being on various shows like The Voice and Waterloo Road Mama Mia Hair, High School Musical, Book of Mormon, Thoroughly Modern Millie and all the other shows they’ve performed in over the years Being a child actor (Lee started as Young Gavroche onstage as a child) How to keep your voice/instrument strong Being famous in Poland with a number one pop song! Follow the Barracade Boys on instagram @barricadeboysuk and facebook @barricadeboys Follow our Podcast on instagram, twitter and facebook @2artistspodcast Follow our Host on instagram, twitter and facebook @carolmcquaidart Join the Conversation! One of my favorite parts of recording a podcast each week is participating in the great conversations they spark. Share your feedback and favourite moments on social media, and in the comments section of each episode page. And remember, if you love the episode, head to the webpage where you can bit.ly/buyusaround Join us at The Bar Are you enjoying Two Artists Walk into a Bar? Sign up for monthly updates and special features on our newsletter at http://bit.ly/2artistsnews Where to find Two Artists Podcast Website: www.twoartistswalkintoabar.com iTunes: http://bit.ly/2artistspodcast Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @2artistpodcast YouTube: http://bit.ly/2artistsyoutube email: contact@twoartistswalkintoabar.com Thanks for listening! Cheers

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