Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Fixated On...the radio?

Big news people!! Fixated On, are spreading our wings a little bit.  We were not content with ruling the podcast roost, so we have joined forces with LeedsIndieRadio to broadcast our show. 
The new format of the show will not be a million miles away from how it has been.  It will still feature Steve Shooter with a different guest host every week, only this time there will be the best of unsigned bands in the Yorkshire area playing too. 
Guests currently scheduled for the show include Simon D. Heaven, Laura Reynolds, Julia Mann and the boys from Zomblogalypse, Miles & Tony.  There will be many other guests joining me over the coming weeks too. 

Tune in every Wednesday at 7pm to listen to the show...

You can of course contact us via Twitter on @fixatedon or by Facebook

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Stand Up For Heroes 2- Update!

Hi folks, just a little update for you!

We have now got 9 confirmed acts for the night! All other details are the same.
A night of stand up comedy in aid of Help For Heroes.  Hosted by me, and featuring loads of up and coming stars of the comedy scene.
This show is sponsored by Topps Tiles and is being held at the Monkbar Hotel, York.

The line up is as follows:
Peter Marshall & The Lomos
James Christopher
Lynsey Nellis
Steven Rimmer
Paul Hazell
Rory McAlpine
Simon D. Heaven
Adam Rushton
and Liberty Hodes

Follow the link for tickets or call into Topps Tiles, 10 Layerthorpe, York and buy them without the booking fee!  Only £6!


Thursday, 22 September 2011

Fixated On...Tim Wheeler

I met with Tim Wheeler, lead singer of rock band Ash.  Unfortunately the laptop I use to record the show on, decided it was going to shut down 2 mins before the end of the interview, rendering the audio file unsaved and unrecoverable.  For the record, Tim was a lovely man, very gracious and chatty, even when I asked him stupid questions! We covered all sorts of subjects, from taking time off school to go on Top Of The Pops to his opinion of Annie Lennox' version of Shining Light.  Hopefully next time they are in town I can meet up and re-record our chat, but for now, here is photographic proof that I didn't imagine it!
To make up for the only bit of the recording I have left being me and Tim saying goodbye, I put a live version of Arcadia (my favourite recent Ash song) on the end of the episode!

Fixated On...Mely

I was joined by blogger, writer, event organiser and sexpot Melysa Schmitt this week.  We talked about her blog 'Sex, Lies and Bacon', which is one of my personal favourites, veering as it does from cheeky, honest stories about her misadventures in dating to heart breaking tales of single motherhood.  We also talked about taking over the world together, writing a tv show, what it is like in Jersey and loads of other things!
This is Mely...
Check out her website, buy a t-shirt, ask for advice! or on twitter @Melysa_S

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Fixated On...Simon D. Heaven

Guest host this week is friend of the show Simon D. Heaven.  I first met Simon when he very kindly, along with other members of 'Can't Sing, Can't Dance, Don't Care', volunteered to perform at 'Stand Up For Heroes', a charity show I organised earlier in the year.  We met up on a sunny Wednesday to have a chat and introduce the world to brand of comedy.
We talked about Simon's stand up comedy, youtube videos with his son, bloody pigeons and a whole host of other subjects.  Why not go check out his website and join in the hilarity?

Or you can follow him on Twitter @sdheaven

Fixated On...Donate For Great

One of the most random episodes of the show so far.  I met up with Gemma Holloway of Gemjar Promotions at a photoshoot in York's Museum Gardens to promote her charity event 'Donate For Great'.  I met with members of various bands including Believe In F.A.T.E, Shade The Press and Prowl.  I also met with members of Can't Sing, Can't Dance, Don't Care, and loads of others.
You can donate via the website or attend the events!

If you would like to learn more about Great Ormond Street Hospital or PHA follow the links!  Give them money...

Fixated On...Gary Zeiger

In which Steve is joined by science fiction author Gary Zeiger (rhymes with tiger!).  They talk classic sci-fi, TV networks and how the British have to pay for a TV license by law.
Gary's novel Stingray: You Can't Hide Forever will be published soon, as an ebook and then as a physical book in November.  Why not pre-order a signed copy as a Christmas present for the sci-fi fan in your life?

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Stand Up For Heroes 2

A night of stand up comedy in aid of Help For Heroes.  Hosted by me, and featuring loads of up and coming stars of the comedy scene.
This show is sponsored by Topps Tiles and is being held at the Monkbar Hotel, York.

Follow the link for tickets...


Confirmed acts for the show are:
Peter Marshall And The Lomos
James Christopher
Simon D. Heaven
Lynsey Nellis
and Rory McAlpine

Monday, 15 August 2011

Fixated On...Tracy Tidswell

In which Steve is joined by the Coconut Woman, Tracy Tidswell.  Although this is the 5th episode released it was actually the 1st one recorded, and one of the most fun.  I only knew Tracy from Twitter and so meeting was a little odd but I greatly enjoyed having her as a guest to help me shape the show, in it's infancy!

We talked about Tracy's flourishing writing career as a writer of rudery! We also covered all kinds of other nonsense, including how much I want to punch Bono in the face...

You can find Tracy on Twitter @tracytid

Fixated On...Miles Watts

In episode 4 of the show, Steve is joined by York film-maker Miles Watts for a chat.  Miles is another multi-hyphenate, writer, director, actor type.  He has made a couple of feature films based almost entirely in and around York, as well as being at the forefront of the Web-series movement, with Zomblogalypse.

You can find Miles on twitter @MilesToneFilms or @zomblogalypse

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Fixated On...Jamie McKeller

So, episode 3 of the show rolls around.  I have a couple of firsts this time, my first episode recorded in York and my first outside broadcast.  My guest is a multi-hyphenate, actor, sketch comedy performer, writer, former Hollyoak-er and all round nice chap! Jamie McKeller is the star and creative force behind a webseries called 'I Am Tim'. He is also one half of sketch duo The Juppa Bros.

Our chat covers an awful lot of ground, from the York film making scene, to awkward relationship moments, to one legged pigeons!
Why not go follow Jamie on twitter @redshirtjamie or follow the link and watch his show.  But first, go listen to the episode with him and I talking?  As always, search FixatedOn on itunes or head over to FixatedOn...

Friday, 29 July 2011

Fixated On...Julia Mann

This weeks guest is the most lovely Julia Mann.  As described by herself on the episode, Julia is a writer, a mother, and all sorts of other stuff! I met Julia through the medium of Twitter, much like many of the hosts who will appear on the show.  Her tweets are a delight for me, always cheer me up and it was a great pleasure to have her be a guest on my little show.  The audio quality is a lot better than the first episode, I think due to the difference in time zones.  We talked about how relevant the Royal Family are on both sides of the pond, and loads of other things.
Anyway, this is Julia, say hello to her on

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Monday, 18 July 2011


The first episode of 'FixatedOn...' is online now.  It features Steve talking to actress and fabulous lady Nikki Griffin.  You may know Nikki from a multi-episode arc on 'The OC' where she played Jess, and did not meet a pleasant end. 

You may also know her from roles in The Dukes Of Hazzard, Fast And Furious: Tokyo Drift and various other projects. 

She came to be guest host, we talked zombie apocalypse, our weapons of choice, our favourite TV shows, travel plans and this weeks 'Rant Of The Week'.  The rant is based on Steve's hatred for flip flops!

You can find out more about Nikki by following her on twitter (@nikki_griffin) or by checking out her website

You can follow the podcast on twitter (@fixatedon) or on facebook.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Coming Soon...

This will be the home of a new podcast and blog.. 'FixatedOn'

Watch this space!