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14 11, 2018

Chris Bennett: “Something Wonderful”

By |2018-11-14T05:47:18-05:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author, Musician Interviews, Singer/Songwriter Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The vibrant and vivacious Grammy nominee, singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, and so much more, Chris Bennett, has released her 12th album entitled "Something Wonderful". Accompanied on the piano by Bill Marx, (son of Hollywood royalty, Harpo Marx of the Marx Brothers), "Something Wonderful", is a kaleidoscope of timeless songs from the “Great American Songbook”, executed in a compelling and sophisticated explosion of brilliance. Beginning her career as a vocalist and dancer in Las Vegas and on TV with Dean Martin and Jim Nabors, Chris Bennett found her way to Munich Germany where she met four time Grammy winner Giorgio Moroder, producer of Donna Summer, and was asked to join Munich Machine, an up and coming disco group as lead vocalist for “Munich Machine, Introducing Chris Bennett”, which contained the dance version of Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale". The glamorous [...]

12 11, 2018

Interview: Faith and Harry Rowen: “Just Be There” by Eileen Shapiro

By |2018-11-12T15:53:17-05:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author, Musician Interviews, Singer/Songwriter Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford One of the most refreshing, and talented duos to suddenly appear on the international pop scene and conquer the music industry are British/American brother and sister Faith and Harry Rowan. At the tender ages of only 12 and 13 they are already accomplished multi-instrumentalists, composers/songwriters /vocalists producing mature, sophisticated and professionally sonic tracks. Faith & Harry just launched their fourth track of this year entitled "Just Be There", an emotionally charged and heartfelt story about love, (of a friend) that is lost and missed. The song has a spirited flavor and a unique authenticity. Faith sings that song with an audaciously vibrant flair and a believable innocence. The two started playing music at age 3 with the violin, and then learned piano and guitar as well. In Harry's case the drums [...]

5 06, 2018

Tom Proctor: “A Psychic Singing Mad Cowboy’s Incredible Journey from Guardians of the Galaxy and Backyard BBQ’s to Making of a ‘Working Man’, to Tom Proctor and The A-Listers” by Eileen Shapiro

By |2018-06-05T18:22:40-04:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Actor, singer, songwriter, cage-fighter and stuntman, Tom Proctor is currently best known for his role as Horuz in Guardians of the Galaxy and the role of Bidee in 12 Years A Slave, however he will be acclaimed shortly for his superb and overwhelming singing and prolific songwriting artistry. Occasionally in life you come across a rare individual who shines above others for their kindness or unparalleled distinctiveness, such is that of Tom Proctor. With 70 IMDB credits to his name, Proctor has appeared in many films and television series including: Nashville, Lawless, Justified, Django Unchained, and Westworld. In 2014 he won Best Actor in a Short Film at the Northeast Film Festival. He also won Best Actor in a short film at the 2018 Chandler International Film Festival. Currently Tom is engaged in three unique projects. There's an album soon [...]

16 05, 2018

Andy Michaels: Revisited

By |2018-05-14T19:13:50-04:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , |

Australian singer/songwriter sings like an angel. He's a lyrical anomaly, and a phenomenal poet. He has just released a new full length album called "Revisited", an eclectic collection of inspiration. He defies genre bounties and has a fan for each song.... I shared questions with Andy regarding his music, his sensitivity and his compassionate way of creating music. The album is compelling and captivating and nearly addicting. .... You are very poetic, do you write your songs from "life" experiences? I guess most Artists are modern day Sponge Bobs (Haha, yes I have a 4yo daughter ! ) in that they absorb and reflect what is going on in their personal lives and what is going on around them. I am very sensitive and intuitive to that and am also very spiritual, although probably not in a strict religious sense. [...]

15 05, 2018

Paisley Fields: “OutLoud”

By |2018-05-14T19:04:43-04:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Queer Country sensation Paisley Fields with frontman James Wilson will be presenting and performing "OutLoud" a Queer Music Festival on Saturday June 2nd from 6pm to 12 midnight at Drom (85th and Ave A) in New York City. James is co-producing the event with Emily from Hot Rabbit", and the artists and bands include: Mal Blum, Russell Elliott' Lavender Country, Karen & The Sorrows, Wang Newton, Julia Weldon, Aviva Jayne and Paisley Fields.... I spoke with James Wilson who has recently released his new album "Glitter and Sawdust," and is currently touring the nation, including a Detroit Pride appearance, about the event..... What does it mean to you to be a part of "OutLoud", and why? I'm planning OutLoud with my friend Emily from Hot Rabbit. She and I have been wanting to put on a festival like this for [...]

12 05, 2018

Paolo Fosso: “Armonite”

By |2018-05-10T18:03:42-04:00May 12th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

One of the most modern and prolific composers to arrive on the music scene is Paolo Fosso and , "Armonite", an audacious and vibrant electronic band consisting of keyboards and violin. A compelling duo, "Armonite" is about to unveil their newest release entitled: "And The Stars Above". The album is set to release this May via Cleopatra Records. The duo consists of Paolo Fosso, the mastermind of "Armonite", who has also composed the entire album, and is the keyboardist and Jacopo Bigi, on violin. The album is marked by a massive orgasmic rush of electronic instrumentals and some atmospheric vocals, and genre all it's own, although some would identify it as progressive rock. It's more of a sonic revelation, combined with an earthly sensibility. I spoke with keyboardist and composer, Paolo Fosso, who is based in Milan, Italy. He was [...]

11 05, 2018

American High: Rebel Activist

By |2018-05-12T05:32:24-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

One of the most prolific, relevant, vibrant, and well-hidden activists is the mastermind of American High Doug Terry. American High is a band for the people! Their anti-war songs on their last album "Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement" created a buzz before fans even realized it was a dedication to the war on war, as their orgasmic melodies and decadent harmonies resonated sonic pop culture at it's very best. Now the band's long and highly anticipated new single has just been released, as entitled "Cheye Calvo" another alt-rock/ pop phenomenon dedicated to the good of mankind. Caring only that their message be presented and their music be heard the band donates the proceeds from their music to food banks and their lives to being creative. American High is one of the centuries most important bands to arise, [...]

24 10, 2017

Interview: Yo Trane – @yotranemusic

By |2017-10-24T12:54:06-04:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , |

Innovative, French, Urban alternative, R&B singer/songwriter, Yo Trane has recently released "Alone", a soft sexy song, surrounded by mellow, warm tones, catchy lyrics, and a meaningful story. Already gathering a massive following, Yo Trane will be releasing a second project, "Waves in the Moonlight", later this year. His songs are authentic, his style unique and salacious, and his voice is one of the best I've ever heard. I had an in depth conversation with the 23 year old artist who's persona wasn't very different from his songs, calm, real, and wishing to tell a story. It's very easy to fall completely in love with Yo Trane and his music. I want to hear about your music, do you write it, and what inspires your music? Yeah, I definitely do. To me it's kind of weird to let somebody else speak [...]

20 09, 2017

Interview: Free Willy “Remember The Alamo”

By |2017-09-20T11:27:39-04:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author, Musician Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

This evening I met a fabulous new artist, and a delightful man as well. W.B. Jones is the brainstorm behind Free Willy, a feel good, drama free, magical, musical combination of 70's style music, modern alternative bluegrass and just a Texas fashioned phenomena. The band proudly just released their debut album entitled, "Remember the Alamo". Although not the type of music I would normally listen to, I was miraculously amazed at Free Willy's ability to sound like a full-blown orchestra. I was also pleasantly surprised at frontman, W.B. Jones' vocal clarity. By the time I had finished listening to the complete recording of this full length album, I was a fan forever. The members of the band include: W.B. Jones, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar, Jim Taylor, back-up vocals and bass, Spence Peppard, back-up vocals, lead guitar, drums, Kevin Carter, [...]

7 09, 2017

#Interview – Revolushn @RevolushnBand

By |2017-09-07T09:10:41-04:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , |

With their own very special brand of psychedelic insanity, the San Francisco psych rock collective has just unleashed "Further!!", to the unsuspecting world, a sonically tasteful album, with darkened lyrics and happy endings. Members of this faction include: No, on guitar, keys and vocals. No first picked up a guitar at 5 years old, and had his first band at age 11. No spent several years as a sessions player and Revolushn is his first effort at creating a sound and style. Dekay (David Kendrick), is the real rock star as No describes him, and has been a professional musician all of his life. He's been a member of bands such as "Devo", "Sparks", and "Gleaming Spires", and writes most of the lyrics for the group while playing the drums. Guinevere Q NBFD, plays the bass and does vocals. She [...]