Soundcheck is now Audio Bahn
Laura Leishman’s conversations with everyone from Sheryl Crow to The Streets are available in the interview archive.
WRS Music Review 2011: Laura LeishmanWednesday, 28 December, 2011Laura Leishman, host of WRS’s own Audio Bahn, responds to Alex Helmick’s challenge to weed through the year’s entire catalog of music and select just five of its very best songs. And yes, Adele is on her list, but before you accuse her of being predictable, think back to the “wow” moment when you first heard her 21 album. Plus, Laura’s chosen a remix:
Paléo highlights and lowlightsMonday, 27 July, 2009Laura Leishman has survived nearly a month of concert-going and come home to the WRS studio to give Conor Lennon a review of the 2009 Paléo Music Festival, which the local press has lauded as practically perfect. She says that’s fair—then gives us the dirt on the bits that weren’t so flawless.
Live from Paléo: Hugh Coltman, Heidi HappyFriday, 24 July, 2009Laura Leishman takes us into the weekend with Paléo highlights and interviews with Hugh Coltman and Heidi Happy leader singer Priska Zemp.
Live from Paléo: Franz Ferdinand, Black Box RevelationThursday, 23 July, 2009Laura Leishman brings us interviews and clips from a muddier—but sunny—Paléo festival.
Live from Paléo: Kaiser Chiefs, White LiesWednesday, 22 July, 2009Laura Leishman rounds up the first night of Switzerland’s biggest music festival, Paléo, featuring exclusive interviews with ’Peanut’ from Kaiser Chiefs and Jack Lawrence-Brown from White Lies.
Live from Montreux: Catching up with Quincy JonesFriday, 17 July, 2009Laura Leishmann rounds up the week at Montreux, including music from Prince, Status Quo and others and an exclusive chat with legendary music producer Quincy Jones.
Live from Montreux: A tale of two Alices, and Daniel PowterThursday, 16 July, 2009Laura brings us Alice Russell live from her standing-room-only showcase at the Montreux Jazz Festival last night, plus finally her interview with Alice Cooper, and she talks to Daniel Powter.
Live at Montreux: Susan Tedechi, Blind Boys of AlabamaWednesday, 15 July, 2009Laura Leishman has music and chat from Susan Tedeschi, the Blind Boys of Alabama and the outspoken Al McKay, formerly of earth, Wind and Fire.
Live at Montreux: George Duke, Marianne FaithfullTuesday, 14 July, 2009Laura Leishmann reports from Montreux, where she’s been partying with Quincy Jones and checking out gigs from George Duke, Monty Alexander, Marianne Faithfull and blues legend George Benson.
Live from Montreux: Wyclef and The RakesMonday, 13 July, 2009Laura Leishman rounds up the action from the weekend at Montreux, from being on stage with Haitian hip hop legend Wyclef, to chatting with top UK quartet The Rakes.