In this episode we speak with Leeds-based Singer Songwriter Nicky Bray who runs an open mic called Tower of Song in the city's Fox and Newt pub.
The event, run alongside co-founder and co-host Carl Flattery (a lecturer in songwriting at Leeds Beckett University) is in its ninth year and now has a sister event in Newcastle called Tower in the Toon.
The emphasis at both events is strictly on 'having fun' and has been so inspirational, that Nicky's parents, Frank and Ros, (both featured in the podcast) have started penning their own tunes. Tower in the Toon is cohosted by Brian Wilkinson.
For more information on Nicky visit her Facebook page at;
For Information on Tower of Song visit
For information on Nicky's band, Where's Brian? visit
To listen to Nicky's music please visit her Soundcloud at
For her One Minute Songs recordings visit
To Listen to her band Bonsai Kittens (featured) visit
And finally her all female band The Pop-Up People