29 10, 2019

Can You Be Creative As A Songwriter If You Are Sober? by @ROCassataMusic

By |2020-07-01T09:43:50-04:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: DIY, Guest Author, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When people find out that I’m a singer-songwriter who is sober, they usually have one main question for me. “How has being sober affected your songwriting? Can you still write?” Photo by David Yerby One of the major concerns I had about committing to a sober life was my songwriting. I wondered how it would affect my writing. Would I still be as creative? Would I have enough juicy stories to tell? [...]

13 09, 2018

Echoes from the End – The Rose Monarch

By |2019-06-21T11:25:27-04:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Band Review, Favorite Acts|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Echoes from the End Cover Echoes from the End by Walter Hargrave Alternative rock with thought provoking lyrics. powerful layered vocals & harmonies tell the stories with driving musical background, perfectly performed and produced from one of my favorite acts of late, Long Island-based band The Rose Monarch. Frontwoman April Rose utterly kills it! Her vocal performance is breath-taking and will give you goosebumps!  I discovered this talented act via Ryan Cassata, one of [...]

21 06, 2018

Why Proper Show Etiquette Can Pay Off

By |2020-06-28T07:25:51-04:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: DIY, Gig Tips, Guest Author, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Why Be Nice, Show Etiquette I recently played a show where the opening acts were so rude! They acted this way towards the sound man, venue, promoter and to me and the other act…the co-headliners of the show. They were so rude that it was noticeable to my friends and family who had come a long way to see the show. Before the door guy even let any fans inside the venue…the band sent someone [...]

13 05, 2018

How to Book Your Own Tours DIY @ROCassataMusic

By |2019-06-20T09:13:58-04:00May 13th, 2018|Categories: Gig Tips, Guest Author, Indie Music Support, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

by Ryan Cassata I booked my first tour, completely DIY style, when I was 15 years old. I wasn’t well-known at all in the music world and I didn’t have a big following, so there was no guarantee that I would pack out venues with screaming fans. All I had at the time were some videos of me performing live on YouTube. That was key, because venues could hear what I actually sounded like live [...]