Episode 5

Published on:

25th May 2020

Chapter 5. Holidays in Eden Tour memories, Previous Bands

Well it's been one hell of a week for me. Number ones really do appear to be like buses at the moment, you wait around for ages and then three come along at once.

  • No.1 in the iTunes Rock Chart with Made Again 2020
  • No.1 in the Amazon download Chart
  • and TCD No.1 in the Music Section of Apple Podcasts

You literally couldn't make it up....

Anyway today we talk a little bit about my early gigging days in Doncaster, heading to London to be a pop-star ...and custard.

The diary section covers the start of the Holidays in Eden tour and a little disagreement with EMI over the Dry Land video.

Oh, and best not forget a Sax player called Chopper...

Stay safe,


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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.

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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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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.