Queer FM Episode August 10, 2021

QueerFM Featured Guests: Siân A. Williams & Harri Shanahan Co-Directors of Rebel Dykes at VQFF/ Tom Goss an American recording artists

8:00am - 10:00am

Harri Shanahan (Co-Director/Editor/Animator) is a filmmaker, artist and animator based in Manchester UK. Harri learned animation independently through experimentation as part of a wider art practice that encompasses video, painting and performance, before gaining an MA in animation in 2019. Harri produces and directs music videos and short artist films and is also a member of alternative band and Feminist art collective ILL, whose debut album was released in 2019.

Siân A. Williams (Co-Director/Editor/Colourist) is a documentary filmmaker and audio-visual archivist. Rebel Dykes, their first feature, premiered at BFI Flare and Melbourne Queer Film Festival. It has been described by Vogue as a 'visual masterclass in a radical 1980s aesthetic'. They work to preserve queer histories as part of UK national archive projects including at the BFI and British Library.

*********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************Tom Goss is an indie singer-songwriter who mixes tender ballads with folk/pop. A prolific writer and performer, he has released seven albums and played more than a thousand shows across the US, Canada, and Europe to a growing group of dedicated fans.
Tom has been compared to Brett Dennen and Mat Kearney -- but with a distinct voice shaped by his identity as a gay man and his unusual history. A college wrestler turned Catholic seminarian turned award-winning musician, Tom weaves his story throughout a powerhouse performance that moves between touching love songs and high-energy anthems.
Tom's songs have been heard on ABC, HBO, in several films, and his inventive music videos (Son of a Preacher Man, Breath and Sound, Bears, Click), which have been viewed more than seven million times. Tom has shared a stage with performers as diverse as Andy Grammer, Martha Wash, Taylor Dane, Steve Grand, Adrianne Gonzalez, Matt Alber, and Catie Curtis, and he enjoys a particularly strong following in the LGBT community.
A native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tom went to college in Missouri on a wrestling scholarship with plans to become a schoolteacher. A year of student teaching in Illinois changed his mind, but he still wanted to make a difference in the world -- so he decided to become a Catholic priest and moved to Washington DC to enter seminary. Disillusioned by his experiences there, and with a growing awareness that he was gay, Tom found himself in music and began a career as a touring performer.

Track Listing:

It Ain't You And Me
Ivor Game · Ivor Game
Handle Bar
Sister George · Sister George
I M U R · I M U R
Undercover Summer
Tom Goss, Deven Green & Ned Douglas · Tom Goss, Deven Green & Ned Douglas
Tom Goss · Tom Goss