Episode 12

Published on:

13th Jul 2020

Chapter 12. Corona on the Couch! (& End-of-Tour Parties)

Where to begin...

You may recall in an earlier episode that I eluded to some high jinks with support band The Violet Hour on the HiE tour.

My recollection was of it all getting a bit rock’n’roll, with gaffa-taped guitarists, fingers in splints and blood on the carpet.

However, after discussing the matter with Doris (singer with TVH) it turns out some of that story was indeed the stuff of legend, so in this weeks pod I have set the record straight.

It did however provide Ant & I an opportunity to discuss touring, and the importance of live music to the financial well-being of all those involved. A timely segue...


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About the Podcast

The Corona Diaries
Steve Hogarth
Lead singer of Marillion, father, hippy, punk, soul singer, progressive rockstar (wtf!), defender of the faith, voice of reason in a world gone crazy...

...and now podcaster.

Join me as I talk about my life and what is rambling around in my head.

Along the way I will focus on some of the stories that have shaped my career and my life, as well as reading from my diaries and offering my take on the wider world.

Stay safe,


P.S I began this journey just as CoVid-19 took hold and changed our lives, possibly forever, so it seems apt to reference that in the naming of the podcast.
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About your hosts

Steve Hogarth

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Lead singer/songwriter Marillion since 1989. 14 studio albums. Previously with How We Live and The Europeans in the 80's.
Teller of stories from an incident-prone life, citizen of the world, lover of all peoples, imperfect human being, voice of reason in a world gone crazy.

Anthony Short

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I have been tinkering with audio since my mid-teens, recording songs & producing content for friends.

Post university I embraced the world of retail, firstly in supermarkets and later in & around the music instrument industry.

After 20 years or so, I took a sideways step into podcasting and began a venture called ashortstories, which helps in the development & production of podcasts for anyone that has a story to tell.