A new sitcom-podcast set in the grassroots of the UK music industry featuring a dad-manager, a toilet venue and dog called Memphis.Duration: 30 minutesNext on Radio Fandango:Check our schedule for live broadcast and new episodes. EpisodesSeries 1
Episode 4: Radio SavageNeil has an exciting breakthrough with the band, but also has to manage a tricky situation regarding Dorian’s hopes and fears for the future. Meanwhile, Joyce tells her husband Fergal he has to choose between her or the carpet during a row over the pub refurbishment. Series 1
Episode 3: Brunch (Neil Goes to London part 2) Fergal and Donald have a showdown regarding the way forward for The Black Pig Music Venue and come up with a food-based solution. Meanwhile, Neil continues with his meetings in London and then reports back to The Sickness at their band rehearsal. Series 1
Episode 2: Breakfast (Neil goes to London part 1)Neil gets the train to London to have a Munch and some Brunch and then maybe a spot of Lunch with various Music Industry Movers and Shakers, but possibly bites off more than he can chew. Meanwhile, Joyce tries to calm Fergal down after a band express their feelings about the landlord with a spray can. Series 1
Episode 1: MunchDad manager Neil is unable to contain his excitement as he is invited to not one, but TWO Breakfast Meetings in London to discuss his son Dorian's band. Meanwhile, Black Pig landlord Fergal, tells his music promoter son in law Donald, to stop booking terrible bands with stupid names that bring no one otherwise, he will face the old heave ho. Watch: Golden Ears - Neil Sparks
Golden Ears is serialised as a monthly podcast and includes songs and animation along the way. The narrative follows the ups and downs of dad-manager Neil Sparks, a 49 year old travel agent who decides to manage his unemployable son dorian's band who may or may not accidentally record a hit!
Series set up
Recently widowed Neil Sparks has a dead-end office job in a travel agency and lives alone with his 26 year old unemployable son Dorian who spends all his days working on the debut album which he thinks will make him famous. Realising that his son's band has reignited memories of his own forgotten dreams of becoming a successful musician, Neil comes up with a deal: Dorian can use his mother's savings to try and make it over the next six months after which he has to get a proper job. There is only one other condition: Neil has to be the manager, and what he says goes...
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