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Celeb Savant

The Celeb Savant show is a weekly entertainment show hosted by Barret Edelstein. Each week we will have long-form career retrospective type interviews with celebrities namely, singers, actors and industry experts.
APVA Awards 2023 - nominated as The Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Podcast
Weekly English South Africa Music · Music Interviews
242 Episodes
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Interview with Dato Seiko

We land in Botswana for this episode of Celeb Savant, as we are joined by singer songwriter Dato Seiko. Dato tells us that in 2016 she realised that music could be her career, and she started consistently releasing covers on social media, which allowed her to garner attention… and the…
18 Jul 15 min

Interview with Anna Wolf

Having seen South African-born, London-based singer songwriter, Anna Wolf at the Forest Sessions in Johannesburg, the next step was to have her join us on this episode of Celeb Savant. Anna tells us how she started performing at random events, one of which was attended by a record label representative…
16 Jul 29 min

Interval with Radical Son

After becoming interested in following a journey in the music industry from participating in an aboriginal outreach programme in Australia at the age of 27, we are joined on this episode of Celeb Savant by Australian singer and songwriter, Radical Son. Radical Son explains how he overcame a dependency on…
14 Jul 23 min

Interview with Randy Slovacek

With a multi-decade career that includes being on stage, choreographing, and directing shows on Broadway - plus world tours of shows such as Hello, Dolly!, Chicago, West Side Story and many more… we are joined on this episode of Celeb Savant by American performer, actor, director and journalist Randy Slovacek…
11 Jul 31 min

Interview with Craig Urbani

From 'Grease', 'Isidingo' and 'The Sound of Music'… to 'Scandal', ‘The Buddy Holly Story' and many more - we’re joined live in studio by South African screen actor and stage performer, Craig Urbani. Craig explains how he has embraced all facets of the acting world, including stage, MC work, musicals,…
9 Jul 40 min

Interview with Mark T Goddard

British musician, writer, photographer and music agent, Mark T Goddard is the guest on this episode of Celeb Savant. Mark tells us about the various aspects of his career, and about his first book, 'Losing Eldorado - Searching for the Soul of America’. Websites - www.marktgoddard.com www.losingeldorado.com Instagram - @marktgoddard…
7 Jul 29 min

Interview with Zoë Modiga

After meeting South African singer and songwriter, Zoë Modiga at the listening party for her latest album, 'Nomthandazo', the next step was to find out about her entertainment journey as the guest on this episode of Celeb Savant. Zoë explains how she creates music based on her perception of the…
4 Jul 27 min

Interview with Faustix

He was given his stage name because it sounded like a magician's name, and his previous manager said he was a magician in the studio. We are joined on this episode of Celeb Savant by Danish techno producer and DJ, Faustix. Faustix explains how he stayed motivated after receiving 499…
2 Jul 25 min

Interview with Christopher Barnett

British film and television composer Christopher Barnett is the guest on this episode of Celeb Savant. Christopher explains how after school he became a mechanical engineer, while at the same time shadowing a record producer - and eventually through his inspiration of being the British Quincy Jones, pursued and created…
30 Jun 31 min

Interview with James Duke Mason

American writer, advocate and commentator, James Duke Mason is the only grandchild of British actor, James Mason and media personality, Pamela Mason. He is also the only child of American singer Belinda Carlisle and movie producer/White House official, Morgan Mason. James tells us how the influences of his parents, living…
27 Jun 30 min

Interview with Tadéus

South African content creator, Tadéus, joins us live in the studio on this episode of Celeb Savant. Having created a following on TikTok, resulting in over half a million followers, and leveraging the content to start a career in television and music, we find out how Tadéus made his mark…
25 Jun 23 min

Interview with P.Nology

Bajan, British artist, composer, producer and actor - P.Nology joins Celeb Savant from Amsterdam. We hear how his grandmother helped choose his stage name, the various bands he’s been part of, and about his success in the industry for over 20 years. Instagram - @p.nology Facebook - @Pnology100
23 Jun 21 min

Interview with Chayuta

We head to Ghana on this episode of Celeb Savant, as we are joined by singer and songwriter, Chayuta. Chayuta explains how her music teacher discovered her talent when she sang for her exam as she could not play the piano, how he convinced her mother to let her pursue…
20 Jun 18 min

Interview with Marty Cintron (No Mercy)

'Where Do You Go, My Lovely' - stay exactly where you are, because on this episode of Celeb Savant, we will be chatting with American singer and songwriter Marty Cintron from No Mercy. Marty tells us where the name No Mercy comes from, and how Frank Farian created the band…
18 Jun 16 min

Interview with Dan Patlansky

With over 10 years as a performer, and having just released his 11th album, we are joined on this episode of Celeb Savant by South African Blues singer, songwriter and musician, Dan Patlansky. Dan shares his musical journey, which includes what he enjoys about performing live, and what motivates him…
16 Jun 27 min

Interview with Rhian!

On this episode of Celeb Savant, we are joined by Trinidad-born, UK-based singer, songwriter and producer, Rhian! He tells us that he started singing in church at the age of 4, that his intention with creating music is to connect with people and make them feel happy, and how it…
13 Jun 22 min

Interview with Dante Sklaw

Up-and-coming British hip hop/rap artist, Dante Sklaw is the guest on this episode of Celeb Savant. Dante explains how he learnt multiple instruments growing up, how he started out in bands and due to challenges interacting with the band members decided to go solo - leading to his success in…
11 Jun 18 min

Interview with Solly Moholo

Known to get you to do the ‘Mokhukhu jive’ - South African gospel singer, Solly Moholo is the guest on this episode of Celeb Savant. Solly details his multi-decade success as part of, and producing, various choirs… and tells us about his latest single, ‘Stop Killing The Police’. Instagram -…
9 Jun 15 min

Interview with DK Killa Mo and Tellaman

On this episode of Celeb Savant, we are joined live in studio by singer and songwriter Tellaman and DJ, producer, entrepreneur and artist manager DJ Killa Mo. We hear about their respective journeys in the entertainment world, which eventually resulted in them collaborating and making a force to be reckoned…
6 Jun 25 min

Interview with Bigstar Johnson

‘A jack of all trades and a master of some’ is how the winner of season 1 Vuzu Hustle, South African hip hop artist, Bigstar Johnson describes himself on this episode of Celeb Savant. Bigstar explains how he started out as a drummer in a band performing at various festivals…
4 Jun 36 min
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