My Loftus Recommendation: Jayde Adams and her love for 'O Mio Babbino Caro' in the Barbican’s ’Sound Unbound’ series.
My Favourite Sound: The tannoy announcement on LNER Trains “the next station will be York”.
My Loftus Recommendation: 'Why Can’t Our Children Talk?' or anything produced by Kim Normanton. Beautiful and moving stories about often difficult subjects.
My Favourite Sound: Scrolling through an old radio dial.
Production Coordinator (staff)
My Loftus Recommendation: Black Music in Europe - it's history and music rolled up into one huge audio archive of gems.
My Favourite Sound: Chords in a Frank Ocean song. Any of them!
Senior Content Manager (staff)
My Loftus Recommendation: Our ’Equal Britain' series... innovative format, intimate revelations and the full range of human emotions; it's a brilliant listen.
My Favourite Sound: A deftly played, nylon strung acoustic guitar.
My Loftus Recommendation: 'Lockdown' - showcasing us at our creative best during an extraordinary year.
My Favourite Sound: My son chuckling to himself.
My Loftus Recommendation: 'Walks Like a Duck' - a revelatory take on living with a disability.
My Favourite Sound: Rain: Preferably pelting, but I’ll take pitter-patter too. Glorious!
Executive Producer (contractor)
My Loftus Recommendation: ’Private Passions’: I’ve discovered so much great new music, and talking about music reveals well-known people in a new light.
My Favourite Sound: I’m torn between the Dusk Chorus on a May evening in a Suffolk churchyard - and “Mind the Gap”.
Executive Producer (contractor)
My Loftus Recommendation: the bathtub scene in ‘Walks Like a Duck’.
My Favourite Sound: Bocelli singing on the pitch at Leicester City FC after we won the league - makes me cry every time!!
Assitant Producer (staff)
Lead Photographer (contractor)
Studio Manager (contractor)
Producer, Private Passions (freelance)
Classical Music Specialist, Private Passions (freelance)
Executive Producer (freelance)
My Loftus Recommendation: Sarah Jeynes' shot of Stormzy's already legendary Glastonbury set, it perfectly sums up for me just how important, iconic and powerful that performance was.
My Favourite Image: (that I've taken) Wolf Alice at Shepherd's Bush Empire in 2015. (That someone else has taken) Mick Jagger, photographed in Buffalo, New York in 1975 by Annie Leibovtiz.
Producer & Presenter (freelance)
Music Content Specialist (contractor)
Music Data Specialist (contractor)
My Loftus Recommendation: 'The Myth and Mystery of Anja Thauer'. This was a totally engrossing listen for me; the story of a German cello prodigy who died tragically young and whose story seemed to have been erased from history. A fascinating, moving tale that takes some unexpected turns.
My Favourite Sound: Foghorns (when you can still find them, that is).
Loftus recommendation: My favourite hard-boiled crime writer James Ellroy sharing his infectious passion for Beethoven - 'the big Beet' - on ‘Private Passions.’
Favourite sound: The roar of the MGM lion.
My Loftus Recommendation: ‘Where Are You Going? - New York’ specifically Catherine's meeting with the cat lady married to Kiwi the cat - 'it's a love thing of the highest order'
My Favourite Sound: The crunch, clicks and whirls of a cassette tape player.