Ten years ago, two guys named Josh formed a band in Auckland, New Zealand. They called it Kevin and the Orphans, and it became hugely successful, winning sixth place in a local talent show and being recommended within the 'Top 250 Bands to Book for your 21st Birthday' in Auckland's south eastern suburbs.
But now, the band is dormant. One Josh moved across the other side of the world, to London, and so making music and entertaining the masses just isn't happening. Until now ...
The other Josh is imminently arriving in London for the summer. He's expecting to see some of Britain and do some band stuff - write some music, record some demos. But the first Josh has so much more than that planned. In this preview episode, find out just what Josh has in store for Kevin and the Orphans, and how you can follow their Great British Summer.
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Recorded on 10 August 2017 at Park Town Studios in London. All rights reserved.
The day is finally here - it's the day we begin our British adventure to find our square foot of land on the isle of Islay in the southern Hebrides!
(Note: If you haven't listened to the preview episode, we highly recommend you do to get some context for our Great British adventure).
In this episode, the other Josh finally touches down in an airport that could almost be considered near to London. On the train in to town, the entire plan for the week - including the adventure to Islay, the stops along the way and the podcast series - were explained to him. Thankfully, he's on board.
Mr Marmac, a.k.a. Martin, also joins us in the studio to wish us luck on our maiden full episode.
Recorded 12 August 2017 at Park Town Studios in London, All rights reserved.
It's Sunday! It started with a bang. We got haircuts and beard trims and then went fashion shopping on Oxford Street in London. It was other Josh's first time in Primark and he just bloody loved it.
But then it all went downhill. It took forever and a day to get to the rental car office at Luton Airport, before the rental car company explicitly tried to rip us off.
We then dined at the motorway services in Peterborough, before finally arriving in Boston at 1am. That's why we sound extremely fed up in this episode - nobody enjoys recording a podcast at 2am on a Monday morning!
Recorded on the road on 13 August and produced by Park Town Studios in London.
It's day three and we start it in Boston, Lincolnshire, where there is a very German surprise waiting for the other Josh at the docks. Who is it? What is it? Was it worth it?
We then drive from Boston to Liverpool, which isn't very far on a map but takes much longer than is reasonable. The good news is that we used this motorway time to write a song!
The song, all about the dying English institution that is Little Chef, is at the end of the episode. Slip through if you fancy it, but you'll be missing out on so much!
Recorded in various locations on 14 August 2017 and produced by Park Town Studios in London.
Today we leave Liverpool, but not before starting to film our high fashion Primark look book ...
The drive then takes us north across the Scottish border, through a massive shopping centre on the outskirts of Glasgow, and into Scotland's scenic Loch Lomond National Park, where we bunk down for the night at the Best Western Buchanan Arms in Drymen.
This episode features some bloody good car chat, including about getting massages on holiday, and we even write a song about our favourite night porter we've met on our travels - Ian from the Premier Inn in Boston. We think you might enjoy it ...
Recorded in various locations on 15 August 2017, and produced by Park Town Studios in London.