Bob Smeaton is a double Grammy award winner, and three times Emmy nominated director of music and arts documentaries.Throughout his career, he’s worked with some of the biggest artists in the world, including The Beatles, Elton John, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Queen, Nirvana, Mark Knopfler and the Spice Girls.
Prior to working in film and television, Bob was lead vocalist with the rock band White Heat. Signed to Virgin records, the band toured extensively and released one album and two singles. It was time spent with his own band that gave him an extensive understanding of the song writing and recording process, knowledge that has proved invaluable when working with established musicians and songwriters.
Bob was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, in the North East of England. He currently lives in London.
Bob Smeaton will be interviewed by award winning documentary maker Paul Crompton. In addition to devising the Channel 4 hit ‘Escape to the Chateau’, he has worked in commissioning for Sky1, Channel 5 and ITV and set up Bargepole Productions with Timothy Spall.