Meet The Artists with Carousel Radio

The award-winning Carousel Radio team of Fran, Davot and Ewan showcase the cream of talent in the learning-disability arts world in the Meet the Artist documentary series.

Hear the story of unique musicians, writers and creative souls in their own words. The team reveal the personalities and stories behind some of the most exciting artists you’ve never heard of…until now.

Jonny Schachter is an English-Canadian writer who has been producing stories and poems for Carousel Radio since we started the podcast. In this show, Jonny talks about his family, his upbringing, his inspirations and introduces a selection of his work. This is the first in a series of podcasts looking at the work of Artists with a Learning Disability.

Lizzie Emeh is an award-winning singer who made history as the first solo artist with a learning disability to release an album to the general public of her own songs. Lizzie works with art charity Heart n Soul. In this show, Lizzie talks to Ewan from Carousel Radio about her music and personal story and plays selections of her music.

Daniel Wakeford is a singer-songwriter from the UK’s burgeoning learning disabled music scene, based in Brighton. Daniel has been writing and recording music since 2009. He has amassed an impressive back catalogue, in excess of 60 songs. Daniel has gained a cult following, due to his show-stealing appearances on Channel 4’s ‘The Undateables’. 

Louis Walkden is a musician and singer/songwriter from Brighton. In 2018 Louis received a commission from Drake Music to explore the idea of recycling and, in particular, write a song themed around championing charity shops. In this podcast Louis presents his music and talks about some of his interests.

2 Decks is a rapper, songwriter and producer who works with The Gate: an arts and resource centre for people with learning disabilities based in Shepherds Bush, London. 2 Decks aka Darren also works in various projects to raise awareness about issues effecting people with a learning disability.