In today's episode of The Performer Podcast, I've interviewed Patrick Steed all about...
Dealing with criticism | What casting agents are really looking for | Being at your best when it really counts|
Patrick is a tour de force in the musical theatre arena, a composer, piano teacher, and a bona fide champion of excellence leading training, team building and development at engagement company, Inspire Me In Cardiff. Steed has branched out as an international speaker, a resident composer for the highly successful ‘Hello Cabaret’ - a monthly cabaret Show for musical theatre performers to showcase their talents. Patrick has written and composed two musical theatre productions - Stalking John Barrowman, gaining international notoriety debuting in Austin, Texas and Cardiff in 2013. Now, his newest piece of creativity is a dark, emotional piece called ‘Blink’. Backed by The Arts Council of England, the first workshop productions were a triumph, and now he is building on the success of Blink with a full production in 2018.
On a personal note, I have had the pleasure of watching Patrick’s successes stack up. Over the years, his composing abilities seem to age like a fine wine, much like his loveable personality. It was an absolute pleasure to interview him and I can’t wait for you to hear his wisdom, great tips for your mindset and how he finds the spark for his creativity.
The 'Show Notes'
Contact : Patrick Steed
Contact : Michelle Thole
Watch 'The Sunday Show @7pm over at Michelle's Facebook Page
You will learn all about:
-How to keep the creative spark whilst composing
-Audition hacks and how to deal with nerves.
-What casting panels are really looking for...
-How to deal with criticism - from the friendly opinions to the damn right rudeness.
Links / People Mentioned
Inspire me | Sing and Inspire | Hello Cabaret | Wales Millennium Centre |Stalking John Barrowman - Patrick's 1st Full Musical Production | Blink - Patrick's Next Musical Production | BML - Book, music and lyrics | Alan Menkin | Steven Songtime | Jason Robin Brown | Stars and Drew | Andrea Callanan
Podcast Conversation Timeline
2:20 - Patrick tells us how he got started in his music career.
3:20 - Patrick talks about his role as Champion of Excellence at Inspire Me
4:20 - Being a Choir Leader
5:43 - The Process of Songwriting and what works for Patrick
7:50 - The difference between getting paid to write songs and doing it for the love of creating
9:41 - Patrick geeks out with his songwriting knowledge - I love it!
12:38 - Patricks musical heroes
13:44 - Dealing with nerves and pushing through to perform in front of your idols
16:43 - Patrick gets vulnerable - there’s wine involved! He tells us one of his worst performances
20:30 - AND what he learnt from that performance
22:14 - Failing and succeeding - the lessons
23:15 - How to deal with failure and what it teaches you
26:09 - Passion to create and disconnecting in order to get things done
27:14 - How Patrick deals with criticism
27:38 - The AMAZING Sieve Technique a la Patrick Steed - helping you to receive feedback and dealing with it.
30:50 - Silence is golden in analysing your feedback
34:20 - Patricks experience of casting his musicals - What is he looking for?
36:00 - How your reputation is vital in castings.
40:35 - Patrick tells us the greatest lessons he has learnt - it’s brilliant!
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