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The award-winning pop music podcast, “The Secret Life of Songs”, is set to go live with three preview shows in July at the London College of Creative Media’s (LCCM), state of the art Music Box venue in Southwark.

The initial podcast was released in 2020 and is written and hosted by Anthony T Jackson, the musician who performs as “sky coloured”. The podcast gained acclaim and an international audience, winning bronze at the British Podcast Awards 2021 in the Best Arts & Culture Podcast section.

Mimicking the style of the podcast, Anthony will offer an in-depth musical analysis of three great songs from the golden age of pop. He will situate the songs in their distinct historical contexts and provide biographical information on the artists and how this connects to the music. The selected songs are: Donner Summer’s “I Feel Love,” Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” and Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”.

“I’m incredibly excited about going live with The Secret Life of Songs LIVE Preview,” says Anthony T Jackson. “It will be part gig, part lecture and I’ll be joined on stage with multi-instrumentalist and producer Mark Cake and singer-songwriter LOBA, as we recreate and reinterpret the music.

“We’ll look at topics such as the queer history of electronic music, the ideas of work in country music and the influence of post war-war British psychology in the work of Kate Bush.”

The first show is on Wednesday, 6 July with Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” as the chosen song for discussion.

“We are excited to be holding these events in the Music Box,” says Anthony Hamer-Hodges, Principal at LCCM. “The Secret Life of Songs’” was brilliant as a podcast, and we expect it to be just as good when it’s live.”

Tickets cost £7 for one show, or £15 to view all three shows. Those with an LCCM pass or NUS card get free entry.


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About LCCM

London College of Creative Media (LCCM) – formerly London Centre of Contemporary Music, is the highest-ranked provider of music performance and music business degrees in the UK by student satisfaction (NSS 2019, 2020 & 2021). 

We believe we can collectively change the music industry for the better – helping to bring about a fairer, more diverse, better educated and musically more exciting future! We’ve been doing this since 2002, when our founders, all professional musicians themselves, decided to launch a new college for contemporary popular music in the centre of London. The aim was to create a new approach to teaching music that mixed the best of the good universities and conservatories with an art school environment. 

We’ve always been based on Union Street, SE1 and in March 2018 we opened our brand new purpose-built creative campus, The Music Box, which is located in the heart of London’s cultural Southbank. LCCM offers undergraduate courses in Music Performance & Production, Music Business Management, Creative Music Technology and Composition for Films, Games & Other Media. Postgraduate awards are available in Creative Entrepreneurship, Music Performance, Music Production and Entertainment Science.

Higher education should have value for life and we strive to provide our students with a time of creative and cultural experimentation as well as personal development during their studies with us. Our students develop lifelong skills in communication, creative expression, collaboration and cultural understanding as well as furthering their talent, passions and personal ambitions.

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