Episode 4 Shownotes – Steve DiFranco
In this episode of “Always an Expat”, featuring Richard Taylor and Steve DiFranco, we dive deep into Steve’s remarkable journey from the challenging conditions of a council estate in North London to the exhilarating experiences of performing on concert stages worldwide. Through a series of revelations, Steve paints a rhythmic picture of his life – from his early struggles and his unexpected breakthrough with the ska band Bad Manners, to his globe-trotting experiences that altered his perspective immensely.
Steve shares his candid and heartfelt of how music served as an escape, a source of solace, and an avenue for expressing his passion. From auditioning on a whim for Bad Manners and touring around the world, to finally emigrating to the United States, Steve opens up about the vulnerabilities and realities of a life on tour. Listen in as Steve shares his candid insights on the thrill of performing live, the hidden challenges, the shared camaraderies amongst band members, and poignant experiences of adapting to a new lifestyle in another country.
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Richard Taylor is a British expat, dual citizen (UK & US). Originally from Bolton, he now lives in Greenwich, CT, where Plan First Wealth has its head office.
As the firm’s leader, Richard launched Taylor & Taylor, now Plan First Wealth, and continues to fuel the firm’s growth. Richard is a Chartered Financial Planner (UK – CII) in addition to holding the IMC (CFA UK) and Series 65 (US – FINRA).
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Steve DiFranco is a Senior Account Executive at AdamsGabbert. After touring the world as a drummer in a ska band for a decade, Steve came to Kansas City from England 25 years ago with two bags of clothes, a bicycle and a dream of building a life and family here. He’s a natural connector, who, as he put down roots in KC, built a phenomenal professional network. He doesn’t just stick to cultivating business relationships. When he’s not working to connect businesses in need of automation, IT, staffing and consulting solutions with the talented team at AG, you’ll find him tending his backyard garden oasis and spending time with his family.
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