Dermot O'Leary charts his story, from school to The X Factor, through the songs that were playing at the key moment in his life.
This is the story of Dermot's life so far, from growing up in semi rural Colchester with his Irish born parents, to landing one of the biggets jobs in television. Throughout this journey, music has been a constant companion: a best friend, confidant, a really annoying sibling, and at times a tormentor. Here Dermot shows that really it is the songs that choose you, not the other way round.
These are the tracks that have a hold on us because they have become inextricably linked to the most important moments of our lives and spark the memories and stories that shape us. With a wonderful gift for storytelling Dermot describes with humour and brilliant detail what it was like to grow up a second generation Irishman in '70s England. The Pope, rebel songs and Irish dancing were all part of everyday life, along with the usual brand of chlidhood nostalgia, like endless summers, freshly cut grass and the occasional dead animal found in a ditch.
Dermot's homelife was filled with music, which was to set the scene for the years ahead. From Irish folk singer Brendan Shine's "Catch Me If You Can" to The Smiths, Elbow, and Dermot's hero Bruce Springsteen, in Soundtrack to My Life Dermot shares with us his musical DNA.
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A really good book
- M. Taor
I loved the idea of tying chapers in his life to songs, its genius mainly because im sure alot of people have similar memories tied into songs, i know i do.
Was so honest and endearing and funnier than i expected.
Definetly a great listen and the beautiful voice of Demot is a joy to listen to!