Artist Interview

Home » Artist Interview
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 [...]

31 08, 2017

#Interview – Sluka

By |2018-05-21T07:06:51-04:00August 31st, 2017|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the most prophetic and musically advanced artists in the world today Christopher Sluka quietly and mysteriously defies imagination. He conjures up political demons, while celebrating their demise, and manufactures a darkness while illuminating the world with a euphonious sonic fantasy, meticulously encapsulated within his new release, “Colorful Radiation”. An abstract revolutionary, Sluka has the aptitude and attitude to create mellifluous masterful orchestrations larger than life to accompany his powerful lyrical messages in this 10 track masterpiece. Often and easily compared to Bowie, Coldplay, Radiohead and The Killers, Sluka has recorded 11 studio albums., as well as a Blu ray video album of last year’s compelling accomplishment, “Introversions”. “Colorful Radiation” was recorded and mixed by Sluka who also played all instruments including: guitar, piano, drums, bass, violin, trumpet, trombone, French horn, ukulele and synthesizer. His powerfully emotional vocals has [...]

30 08, 2017

#Interview Toggo Ultrarock “Cannonball”

By |2017-08-31T09:31:22-04:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author|Tags: , , |

Norwegian born EDM rock artist Toggo Ultrarock has recently unleashed his new EP entitled "Ultrarock", a uniquely vocal masterpiece that's already creating a buzz everywhere. The release is filled with meaningful, and heartwarming lyrics accompanied by colorful, and tantalizing beats. The first single "Cannonball" is a radio friendly, uplifting track, that no matter what you do, you just can't shake it. Toggo has a very special history. Having paid his musical dues, he was in a band based in LA called, "Scared of Girls". Just when the band was to make a national breakthrough, Toggo mysteriously fell off the face of the earth. Eight months later he reappeared, losing everything he held dear including his house, his bank account, his friends, his car, and his reputation that he worked so hard to obtain. When the smoke cleared he wound up [...]