Chris Phipps, co-producer of Channel  4’s “THE TUBE”, and the man credited with showcasing previously undiscovered bands to a new audience, including Fine Young Cannibals and Twisted Sister, will be sharing his celebrity encounters with the audience at Festival of Sound, London’s music and audio show, on 29 September.

As part of the Inside Track Music Seminars at Festival of Sound, Chris Phipps will be talking about his forthcoming book ‘Chris Phipps – Namedropper’, an account of his behind the scenes encounters with music legends ranging from Miles Davis to Madonna and Twisted Sister to Tina Turner!  He’ll take the audience from Jarrow to Jamaica to Japan, giving an insider’s view of music TV over five decades.

Phipps is a producer, author and media historian who has been linked with over four decades of capturing popular music and entertainment on radio and television. As a film-maker has profiled iconic acts such as Bob Marley and Mark Knopfler for the big and small screen. His links with hard rock/heavy metal earnt him roles in Dick Carruthers’ epic concert movies of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath – the latter marking a 50 year relationship with fellow Midlanders Sabbath. His expertise and passion for music and cinema has earned him guest consulting roles on long running “Top 100” and “Classic Albums” series, as well as film festival hosting.

Vernon Hamblin, Festival of Sound organiser, is delighted that Chris is coming to the show, commenting, “Music fans will remember The Tube with great fondness as a TV programme that broke the mould and introduced them to a wide range of new musical talent, many of whom have gone on to be major stars. To hear directly from the man who made it happen will be a great treat and an unmissable opportunity for music lovers coming to the show.”

Chris Phipps will be appearing at 12.30pm, Saturday 29 September, Novotel London West, Hammersmith. Tickets for the free seminar are available at: