💟 Guest interview with Leroy Miller
💟 Guest interview with Mark Claytor
💟 Guest interview with Twizm Whyte Piece
💟 Guest interview with Ed Drury
💟 Guest interview with David Britt
💟 Guest interview with Douglas Coleman
💟 Guest interview with Ed Perry
💟 Guest interview with Ann Burstyn singer – Dream Aria
💟 Guest interview with Aleisha Simpson
💟 Guest interview with Amie K
💟 Guest interview with Airport Convention
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Guest interview with Grout-Grout

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 I am really honored to have Leroy Miller on my blog as I am a huge fan of his music.

Here are my questions with his answers below.

Thanks Leroy you rock!

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Where were you born and where do you call home?

Walla Walla Washington USA, I live in Roberts Montana USA

What type of music do you produce and why?

I produce all styles of music, mostly rock, pop and blues.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?

I’m inspired by life! My influences as a kid were Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles 

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

Bachman Turner Overdrive. The power and energy got me hooked.

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

My first gig was with my band Joker and we play a concert in one of the band mates garage for all our friends.  

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

Live and Let Die, James Bond of course!

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

“Why do we play with fire knowing we could get burned, then when we wind up wounded that’s when we finally learn, that life is a gamble and we all someday must roll the dice, any way you play it you’ve got to get in the game! “

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

I’m indie

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

Life!

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

I’m building up touring routes in the Montana, Wyoming and beyond. I plan to release a new album in 2017.

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Please check out Leroy Miller Links
instagram.com/leroy_miller
facebook.com/LeroyMillerFanPage
facebook.com/leroymiller501
youtube.com/user/leroymillermusic

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Interview with Grout Grout

Where were you born and where do you call home?
I was born in Bordeaux … but my real home is Montpellier for years now. South of France.

What type of music do you produce and why?
I am kind of stuck in pop … 60’s mostly. I can listen to other styles, but I definitely write pop songs because of … sometimes the weather, the feeling of living in another life, in a movie or another time.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?
What inspires? …It changes … depending on what I can read, or watch on TV or at the movies …Usually it happens when I’m in a middle of something . A line in a movie, a walk in the street …
I like funny situations, absurd scenes and nonsense. I also need to express anxiety or sad moods. Feeling grateful to my girlfriend. Feeling useless too …
Most of the time, I like the idea of being a stranger to these songs. Writing or singing in a foreign language helps me keeping a useful distance.
It’s not my mother tongue, so writing pop songs in English gives me the impression to get closer to songwriters I usually listen to and admire even if I’m really far from :
Elliott Smith, The Beatles, Ray Davies, The Zombies, Burt Bacharach, Bowie, Black Keys, Alex Turner, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello…
Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?
Ha ! Ha ! Ha !… age 4 is OK ? A French singer in the mid 70’s … Maxime Le Forestier at Le Cirque d’hiver in Paris. On my dad’s shoulders, when he asked me who was the poster he was dedicating for … I shyly answered : For my room …

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?
My first gig was a friend’s invitation in the south of France in an associative theatre. I was alone, sweaty, eyes stuck on my left hand, and sang on my chair with a shivering voice …

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?
Arg. It’s not a old classic film, but one of my favourite’s … The big Lebowski. Or maybe in fact any other Coen bros’ movie…Barton Fink, Miller’s Crossing, No country for old men …Burn after reading … I’m fond Coen’s sense of details, of matters and the sensual way they exploit both cynism and humour.
A role in it ? … Jesus ? Pulling up on my purple socks …
Being Bernard Hermann could be fun too … Hitchcock’s Vertigo and it’s music score is my all time fantasy !!!

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.
Of course. From a new one we haven’t recorded yet.
CAN WE DEAL WITH THIS QUESTION WHEN I GET YOUNGER?
OR IN A MOMENT AS A GROWN UP PERSON TOO?
SOONER OR LATER – DUMB & DUMBER – 1 IN 2…

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

Absolutely indie. None of the band’s member depends on music financially.
Personally I’d be glad to have a real label or a manager but in a way, I think it’s a chance not to be a full time musician. Not to be a one and only whole person.
I find fun in different (small) careers … contemporary art, teacher in an art school …and music.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?
I really love when I reach a sound or a music I wanted to hear. Recording music is probably what I prefer. Catching a moment that becomes a long-life trace.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?
We’re working on what could be the next record. Maybe an EP first. Then a LP.
EP is a cheaper project.
Most of all, we need to find touring plans …if you have ones … they’re welcome !!

Thank you Grout Grout for really interesting answers to my questions, as a LP player myself I am really interested in hearing about your LP. As for touring ideas, come to Oxford in England, loads of places here will let you play in there venues for free, and there is a great YHA in Oxford were you can stay cheep and is just accross the road from were I live, so I can show you around.

Please check out the bands social media links. 
http://www.grout-grout.com
https://www.facebook.com/GroutGrout-347124355380041/
https://www.youtube.com/c/GroutGrout
https://soundcloud.com/grout-grout
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Very please to introduce my first  Guest Blog Interview with talented Musician Twizm Whyte Piece 

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Hello Twizm, great to have you on my blog, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.

Hello Jane, I Just Want TO take A minute Real Quick TO Express My Gratitude And Humility For The Chance To be Interviewed….

That’s cool Twizm so where were you born and where do you call home?

I Was Born In Page Arizona …. Next To An Indian Reservation Named Bitter Springs …. Home However Could be Taken A Couple OF Ways ….. Indianapolis Is My CIty , Even Tho I  grew Up In Lafayette, I Call Home Wherever My Wife And Kids Are ….. I Now Make My Home In Toronto Canada ….

What type of music do you produce and why?

Great Question …. I Produce HIPHOP …. Not Rap Not Trap Not Club Not Blah Blah Blah …. HIPHOP,  A Statement A Message A Change In The Viewpoint Of Those Who May Not Understand …. A Purity In Message That Defines Ones Self As If IT Were His RACHMANINOFF Or His Pablo Picasso … I Create Art For The People Who Want TO be Able TO Listen TO Hiphop Without Feeling Dirty Afterwards LOL Or Just Simply A Hiphop Song That Can be Enjoyed By The Entire Family While Still Providing A Message Or Fun Or Atmosphere To Life

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?

I Draw Inspiration For My Music by Using Real Situations And Relatable Themes Ex. In My Song … DO YOU REMEMBER …. I Used A Real Situation In Which My Wife And I Were Going Thru Same AS My New Upcoming Smash Hit … ALL I WANT …. On The Flip Side …. Being A White Father OF 5 From The “ HOOD “ I also Have Songs About being Shot At And Nearly Dying …. About People I Have Lost And Situations We Faced Living In Those Environments … Feel My Struggle Feel My Pain …  Is A Perfect Example … To Be Honest I Draw A lot Of Inspiration From My Wife And 5 children .. They are Constantly Coming up With New Catchy Ideas ……. MY BIGGEST Influences Growing Up Were All The 90s Artist That You Heard And I Don’t Mean Just Rap Or Hiphop … People Like Metallica Guns & Roses … Korn .. Rob Zombie … All The Way To Carmen ( Christian Rap ) To Even Toccata And Fugue … So Music Is My Inspiration Life Is My Inspiration Other Successes Are My Influence

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

TO be Honest I Have Never been TO Another Persons Concert The Only Concerts Or Live Events I Have Ever Been TO Are My Own … Maybe In Some Respects I’m Tainted Or Pure Depending On How You Look at It …..

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

My Very First Performance Was Alone In Indianapolis At A Very Small bar And Grill Called “ Bentlys “ All By Myself Standing In front Of A Crowd Of Around 50 For An Open Mic …. And Yet Despite The Intimidation Or Fear Of Stage .. I Still Managed TO Win The Crowd Over And Start An Amazing Career … *** Side Note At That Time I Was Known As Twizm Mc …. Alot Has Changed Since Then.

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

As Far AS Classics I Am Afraid That Not only My Knowledge but Experience Limits Me TO Say This …. If I Were Ever Asked TO be Anything In A Movie I Would Love To be …. Any Kind Of Comic Book Character … I Know I Know Shows My MAturity But Oh Well Im A sucker For Comics… Now As Far As Remix A Song For A Film It Would be Top Guns – Highway To The Danger Zone – Or Purple Rain “ When Doves Cry ( I Attempted This Once But It Could be Better )  … I Would very Much Love To Do A Remix With Slash OF Guns And Roses November Rain BUT …..

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favorite song.

Oh I Would Love Too And Yes Yes I Write All My Own Material And Others As Well …

SO Many Yrs F Darae ( Who Is Someone You Would Love To Interview ) … Being Released Everywhere On Sept 31st ….

Im Pride Filled I Know That …. Im Arrogant I Show that …. These Kids hope I hold That – these Fears Of mine They So Stack – I Go And Try TO Conquer  Then like Walmart I ROLLBACK … And Even With This Perfect Hand Im holding – Way Back In The Back Of My Mind I Am hoping – That I Am Not Matt Damon In That Rounders Game Against The Russian Eating Oreos –

** TWP Features Thoughts And Dreams Album – Released Sept 31st 2016 Everywhere

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

I Am And Have Always Been And Always Will Be Unless The Right Money From The Right Person Comes Along #INDIE

I Love It My Own Hours My Own Money My Own Freedom My Own My Own … However

If Anyone Would Ever Consider Actually Taking A Chance On Me and being My manager Or Signing Me … I Would Perform TO The Same Level No Matter What ….

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

The Drive To Accomplish What I Started … The Children That Believe In Me … The Wife That Has Put Up With Me … The Fans Who Support ME … The Situations I go Thru That No One Else Has Experienced … The Story I Have … The Will To Want TO be An Icon For Future generations … Every Thing i Do Everything I Live Is In The Pursuit Of being An Entertainer … No Matter What I Will Accomplish This Goal and Dream TO Make Sure That These 5 Children Will have the Tools Resources And Foundation To change The Life That Is Ahead OF Them .. We Are The Teachers Of The Future …

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

BEING THE BEST FATHER HUSBAND And ENTERTAINER I CAN BE !!!!!!

I Am Always Working On Bettering My Artist Career , Running A Radio Station , A Promo Company , but Besides The Normal I Am Releasing The #TandDalbum On Sept 31st … This Is The (3rd ) But  Best Cd Ever From Me …. A True Musical Experience With Something For Everyone On There And Features From Some Of The Hardest Working Talented And Truly Inspiring People I Know People Like Darae Jerry Wilson Dustin Hale And My very Own 12 Yr Old Daughter Jazmyne . I Am Also Creating New Webisodes . Interviews Video And Shows , I AM Always Pursuing Trying To Find Sponsors , For The Station And My Self As Well As Investors And Other Associated Individuals That I Know Will Make An Impact In My Life And Career … And Of Course Earning Everyone Of The Amazing Fans That Embrace Me Everyday While Steadily Trying To Sell My MErch And Name TO Be Marketable For Important People

I Would Like To Say Before I End This … That I Am Truly Honored by Not Only The invitation But the Interest That You  ( Jane Yates ) Have Shown In Twizm Whyte Piece …. I Would Like TO Give A Thank You To Darae … Dustin hale … Jerry Wilson … Page Daniels … Tc Eckstein …  Joy Rose Mock  And SO Many More Who Have been Vital Instruments In My Progress Towards A higher Level In Life …

Just Remember To Stay Supa Saucy Focused On Getting Money God First Family Ova Everything And Until I See You Again Go To www.officialtwizmwhytepiece.com Grab Yourself A Copy Or Two Of My 3 Albums Maybe Even a Lighter Poster Or Tshirt And Have a Blessed Day

Social Media Links Are As Follows

Fb – @officialtwizmwhytepiece

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Linked In – @ Twizm Whyte Piece

My Websites And Companies Include ….

Official Website – www.officialtwizmwhytepiece.com

Radio Website – www.officialtwizmwhytepiece.com/fatcatradio-.html

Music Website – www.officialtwizmwhytepiece.com/music.html

Radio Station – Http://fatcatradio.airtime.pro

FATCATRADIO247 Is The Name Of My Station

Diamond Edge Promotion Is the Name Of My Company

Diamond Edge Distribution Is The Name Of The Company I release My Products Thru

TWP_FCR247 Is The Parent house TO all These Companies …

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Guest interview with Ed Drury

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I am delighted to introduce my dear friend Ed Drury to you;

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was born in a small rural Oregon town about an hour East of Portland along the Columbia River and I now live in Portland Oregon. I’ve always been a west coast boy and try not to ever be far from the Pacific Ocean. I love the West Coast of the US, Canada, and Hawai`i. I have travelled some in South East Asia, Indonesia, and other Pacific Rim destinations pursuing my love of indigenous art, music, and language.

What type of music do you produce and why?

I write music in a variety of genres using both electronic and acoustic instrumental forms as well as occasionally vocal songs. I started out as a rocker heavily influenced by folk artist such as Pete Seeger, Donovan, Paul Simon, and of course Dylan. As a guitarist I tried emulating Simon, but people who I would call second guitar players (as opposed to rhythm guitar). That is people like Keith Richards who was laying down very intricate parts which wove melody and harmony in and around the first or lead guitar players. Parts that could well stand on their own as far as I was concerned. Like Richards on Honky Tonk Women. Just brilliant! But I have also been fascinated with world music and hence studying the Didjeridu, Tablas, plus as a trumpeter I have some fondness for big band, jazz, and Latin music as well as Afro-Cuban, Traditional Hawai`ian etc… So I guess I’m into all kinds of music and mainly just because I want to.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up? 

Growing up I would have to say groups like the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, the entire English invasion thing. But also Hendrix, the Doors, and of course as a west coast boy, the Grateful Dead.

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

That’s going back a long time. As a kid, my parents took me to see Al Hirt play. That was fantastic! I had heard recordings but until I never heard a conservatory trained trumpeter play live. As a teen I went and saw a big show with Rod Stewart (with the Small Faces), Joe Cocker (then with the Grease Band), and Savoy Brown. That was one hell of a show. I remember Stewart seemed to be 7 feet tall and when he came out he picked the mic stand up in one hand and twirled it like a baton. But probably the greatest performing act I’ve seen to this day was Jethro Tull. Quite theatrical and hit all my criteria. They could down right rock but very much influenced by folk music and story telling. Wonderful.

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

Outside of school bands, hmmm. I remember a lot of early ones. I was in a country/western band for awhile. We played smoky little taverns and such. I was the youngest probably not old enough to be in some of the places we played. The drummer was a real cowboy type. He had a rope tied his bass drum so it wouldn’t “walk” away from him on stage. Every once in awhile I hear the bass drum drop out for a beat and when I’d look over I’d see him pulling on that rope like he just roped a calf. The audiences loved it.

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

Interesting questions! I’ve always wanted to do a horror film so I suppose the original 1931 Dracula movie Bela Lugosi. I would have to play Dracula of course.

LOL! ED Awesome reply!

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song. 

This is from a folk song I wrote when I was much younger called Traveling Again. I had been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and taught it to several people. Wrote it using a mandolin. Well, years later I was playing it at an open mic and this girl came up to me and said she had heard that song off and on up and down the trail. When you write a folk song and it gets picked up like that it makes you feel pretty special.

I’m like a bird, singing in the snow
Singing all I know, singing as I go
And I wanna be gone like the flowers from December
like a name you can’t remember
if I’m to be
Traveling Again
 One solution I still recall
learned when I was small, jump over the wall
Jump over the wall…

Wow! Ed tat is magical, thanks for sharing!

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

I am an indie now. I have played with signed bands, belonged to the union, and I’ve also had managers and even a PR person for a few years. There are advantages to be an indie and being signed. Obviously being an Indie is hard work and you have to wear a lot of hats. I can’t say it is for everyone and even indies need to contract help at times. The indie route is definitely not for all musicians but I think people assume, wrongly, that indies are people who couldn’t get a contract. Let me tell you, most anyone can find some kind of representation if they can produce the cash. Having a nice record deal with some advance money doesn’t suck though.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

It is more like how can I escape a life long obsession? I’ve taken long breaks from playing, writing, and recording music before. I wasn’t happy. I don’t need to be doing it professionally to be happy. But I do need to be doing it.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

I’m working on a project now to try and combine all the instruments I play into a collection of pieces which will feature different influences throughout my life. Sort of an autobiography in music. I’m also trying to document as much of it on video as I go. I post those on my facebook artist page just to let people have a little glimpse of how I work. Who knows, it might inspire someone to attempt their own solo project. That would be great!

Thank you Ed for your time and interesting answers. Ed’s links are blow, so go and check them out folks!

Ed Drury

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Interview with David Britt

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Interview with David Britt

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Where were you born and where do you call home?

Charlotte North Carolina is where I was born and where I call home.

What type of music do you produce and why?

Mostly country, but I also other types as well. I like country because it tells a story.

What inspires your music?

Life experiences and of course my children

Who were your biggest influences growing up?

The Oak Ridge Boys

Which was the first live concert that you went to?

Olivia Newton John

What are your memories of that?

Having a huge crush on Olivia.

LOL!

Where was the first gig that you held?

At “Toys & Co. which is a toy store for kids.

Were you alone or in a band?

I performed with a buddy of mine named Bennett Thompson

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

Grease/Danny.

I should have guessed!

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

“God please hold my children while they sleep tonight. Keep them safe and warm and close right by your side.” (From “A Father’s Prayer)

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

Indie. I am my own man for now.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

It touches people’s lives and that’s what I want to always do.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

Finishing my 3rd album ” It’s On Now” which will come out in 2017.

Thanks David, I am a huge fan of yours, every-time I watch County Flow, it makes me smile. Thanks for all the smiles x x

Davids Links

Website http://www.davidbrittmusic.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/davidbrittmusicpage

Twitter @davidbritt

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 Douglas Coleman

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Introducing Douglas Coleman who is not only a talented musician and my friend but has his own radio show, which often features indie artist’s.  https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-douglas-coleman-shows-show

Welcome Douglas!

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was born in California but never lived there.  I grew up and spent most of my life in Boston, MA. and consider that my home town.

What type of music do you produce and why?

I like singer/songwriter music from the 70s. It’s what I write and like to produce.
What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?

Ideas for songs just come to me, not sure from where. They usually come while I’m busy doing 50 other things.  My biggest influences were The Beatles, Elton John and Billy Joel.
Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

My very first concert was Elton John in 1974. I was 12yo. It was amazing. The sound was great and Elton was in his prime.

cool Douglas!  my first concert was Black Sabath in London!
Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

I can’t remember my first gig, too long ago.

LOL Douglas! you were born the same year as me!

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

One of my better lines I think is “I’m a virtual man who’s one click away, from being a bigger star than you are today.”
Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

Totally indie. As an indie artist, I have complete artistic control.
 What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

Not sure really, it’s just something I need to do to feel alive.
 What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

No songs in the works at the moment.

Thanks very much Douglas, please check out his links below

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Interview with Aleisha Simpson 

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was Born in Missoula, Montana and moved to Spokane, Wa when I was 9. I’ve lived in Spokane since.

 What type of music do you produce and why?

We produce a style considered gothic or symphonic rock. I really love the sound of a hard rock band with a classically trained female voice. There is something magical that happens when the two are combined. I remember the first time I heard Evanescence music. It made me sit up and go that, that’s the kind of music I want to make.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?

Im inspired by events that happen either to me or around. The first few songs I wrote were actually inspired by the loss of someone I deeply loved and dealt with that pain through music. Honestly, song writing is better than therapy for me. Growing up I really loved the music of female rockers like Joan Jett and Heart, and later on in high school and college I liked bands like Garbage, No Doubt, Sarah McLachlan and Sarah Brightman, but my number one influence was definitely Evanescence.

 Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

Oh my gosh, that was so long ago. Lol. I think my very first concert was a Christian singer name Micheal W. Smith when I was 13. He was such a passionate singer that put his entire being into his singing and playing. It was really beautiful and wonderful and I knew that someday I wanted to be able to be the one up there on stage helping people create memories.

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

My first gig was in 2009 with co-founder and guitarist of Heart Avail, Greg Hanson and I. At that point, it was him and I writing music together. We got asked to play our very first gig at this little bar called The Lions Lair, in Spokane, WA for St Patricks day. We had a ton of fun and I remember the bartender coming out saying, “ You guys are really good. Almost too good because once you started singing no one wanted to get up and buy drinks, they just wanted to listen to you guys. “It was really flattering and I was hooked on playing live music.

 If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

Ohhhh good question. I would love to do a soundtrack for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and of course by Holly Golightly. Greg and I are huge Audrey Hepburn fans so I would jump at the chance to do music and acting for that film. It is hands down my favourite! My Fair Lady would play a close second though soooo who knows.

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

I am actually planning on getting part of this tattooed on my arm so I think a line from our song “Always” is a good choice:

“There is a way to breathe again, take it slow and let it in.

High above and far away, always pieces of you will remain”

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

We do have a manager but are still considered Indie since most of the managing happens by me. I book a lot of my own shows, radio interviews, radio plays etc and am constantly watching for ways to promote my band and get it heard worldwide.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

Music is in my blood honestly. I’m not really sure what I would do without out. When I get discouraged and down on myself for not being further in my musical career, I do research on how to make my band better. And of course listen to some of my favourite musicians and read their stories on how they kept going when they got discouraged. There is always a story to tell so writing music, is easy.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

We currently are getting ready to do a major three month press release all over Canada and are working on getting a tour . We are also going to be on the cover of a major rock magazine in the UK so really exciting things happening. The East Coast really wants us over there so that’s in the works as well as a European tour, eventually. We would love to join up with the female metal bands in Europe! We are also currently working on a new album and hopefully hooking up with some major acts soon! There is a ton in the works so we are pretty excited to see where all our ventures take us.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer the questions

Social Media Links:

https://www.reverbnation.com/heartavail https://www.facebook.com/heartavail/ https://twitter.com/aleishas0712

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_0adTXH3NIyyw_b7DlV-A http://heartavail.net/

https://soundcloud.com/aleisha-simpson https://www.instagram.com/aleisha_heartavail/

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Interview with Amie K

Where were you born and where do you call home?
Born in London, but living near Bath in Wiltshire.

What type of music do you produce and why?
I write Indie Folk music because I love the story telling aspect of folk music.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?
I get inspired by all sorts; stories I hear, people I meet, the way certain words sound together and of course my own experiences. I like to thread my own thoughts and feelings through a narrative from someone else’s point of view as I find that that makes the lyrics more open to interpretation. I grew up listening to Sting and Pat Metheny, and now I listen to a variety of pop punk and Indie Folk which I suppose is slightly unusual but I love listening to a whole range of music. I am also hugely influenced by poetry, particularly Yeats’ poetry.

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?
My first proper live concert was Jools Holland Picnic in the Park which was held in Hampstead Heath. My memories of that concert are quite vague…. I do remember that the fireworks at the end of the concert were awesome though!

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?
Outside of school performances, my first gig was with my secondary school rock band, Good Morning Manhattan. We played the village scarecrow festival where it rained pretty much all day but it was great fun. We played covers and had one original song. My first solo gig was for a local internet radio station’s first birthday celebration. My set consisted of about four original songs and a few covers.

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?
Well my favourite film is The Lion King… but I don’t think that constitutes an old classic. Although I would love to be involved with that sort of soundtrack, I think it would be really cool to be involved with making music so different to my own.
I would be Nala hands down… She’s the best.

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.
‘You got stories to tell and wrongs to right
And a few rights to get wrong
You my child can learn to fly and get lost up on those clouds’ – Clouds by Amie K

‘You made me feel so small
But I could be so tall’ – Johns song by Amie K…. That line always makes me laugh, because I’m about 5”2…

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?
I am currently self-managed, a decision I made because I am going to university in Liverpool next year so I suppose I want to be able to have abit more control over what I’m doing this year. Also, with all of today’s technology, it is completely possible to achieve a lot on your own, although I can 100% see the benefits of having a manager. Maybe that will be something I think about in the future.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?
Cliché as it may sound but it is something that I feel I have to do. Writing music helps me to process and understand everything that goes on around me.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?
I am currently working on my second EP, yet to be named. The current plan is just to get on the road and gig as much as possible, and share my music with everyone and anyone who wants to listen.

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Website – www.amiekmusic.co.uk
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/amiekmusic
Facebook – www.facebook.com/amiekmusic
Instagram – www.instagram.com/amiekmusic
Reverbnation – www.reverbnation.com/amiekmusic
Soundcloud – http://www.soundcloud.com/amiekmusic

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Interview with Ed Perry

Welcome Ed and thank you for your time.

Where were you born and where do you call home?
Oneida county, NY-  live in San Antonio

What type of music do you produce and why?
love songs, soft rock- the kind of music I enjoy.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?
Inspired by- Engelbert, the doors, Uriah heep

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?
Shirelles- 1963  wonderful live show

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?
A Picnic in NY- 1967 with a band

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?
West side story movie- I write many latin beats and also play the piano.

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.
‘she captured me with her wild eyes, loves light burning against outside’

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?
Indie- I like to control my own career

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?
Fans [ we have almost 50k] on reverb nation and over 90k views on our fandalism site.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

I am currently writng a new song – ‘autumn in the wind.’
I want to continue performing at our live concerts and continue writing and recording.
sincere thanks edp
Check out Ed’d links below

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Guest interview with Ann Burstyn singer – Dream Aria

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Guest interview with Ann Burstyn singer – Dream Aria

Welcome Ann and thanks for answering my questions.

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and now reside in Toronto, Ontario.

What type of music do you produce and why?

My band produces a blend of Progressive Rock, World Music, Goth, Ambient, Experimental Soundscapes and a touch of New Age.  Outside the band I’ve sung R & B, Soul, Rock, Dance and Opera.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?

My band has a number of members whom are inspired by mostly Progressive Rock, Classical and Rock genres.  Inspiration for us comes from many places though, not just music. Everything in life can be an inspiration of some sort!  Mostly as whole, my band and I are inspired to write thought provoking music and lyrics. I tend to write lyrics based on personal experiences or of those or others close to me but not limited to just these. For example, some of our songs are about War, Angels, Spiritual matters, Healing,the human condition and some of what that encompasses.  I will say that I don’t write love songs, not typical ones anyway. I like to write a bit abstract in my storylines so that people have to actually think and also interpret in their own way and figure out how they might relate and what they think my meaning is. It’s not and shouldn’t be just about me! It’s about the listener too.  My personal influences growing up were my parents and extended family first and foremost as they’re all musicians, artists etc.  Other people who greatly influenced me were and still are the super talented musicians in ABBA, many Canadian bands such as Streetheart, QCK, Harlequin, The Headpins, SAGA,RUSH, April wine and more, TOTO (my most favourite band of all time) , Deep Purple,  Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Utopia/Todd Rundgren, Pat Benetar, Scorpions ,YES, Duran Duran, Beethoven, Mozart, Prokofiev and the like, and especially Glen Hughes from Deep Purple. He’s a very unique, phenomenal singer and musician. I could go on but this is a good start! My fellow bandmates have influences such as YES, The Beatles, Giant, Old Genesis, Classical composers, ELP, and others.

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

My first live concerts were always the symphony and operas because both my parents performed in The Winnipeg Symphony. Dare I say I attended my first shows being in my mom’s belly when she was onstage performing! She played the French Horn so the bell of the horn would have been sitting atop her belly. I think I heard loud and clear, LOL! My first memories of seeing the symphony are when I was likely around age 4. I used to go to the concert hall and hang out with all the members in the symphony backstage and with their families/kids, the ushers, security and all. We were all quite close. It meant a lot to me to have such a huge musical ‘family’. There were about 88 people in the orchestra at that time. Seeing and hearing the classical music performed in a beautiful hall, and knowing the people personally, was a huge feeling of pride, magic and awe. They always sounded fantastic. I grew to really love classical music. It’s definitely my foundation, my roots, for all things music. I was so blessed to have all of that and have always greatly appreciated it. When I was a teenager my first live show was probably the Scorpions. I recall being very excited to see them and experience a real live rock show for the first time with my best friends. The air was so electric and surreal. They put on a tremendous show. I was blown away by their musicianship and fun stage antics such as running around while playing, jumping, high kicking etc. I couldn’t believe that they didn’t miss a note doing the acrobatics they were doing, lol. I remember how well they engaged the audience. It felt like a big, united sea of music lovers. It was as though we were all linked for that short time. It was an amazing feeling.  We were all on such a high! After that, I wanted to go to as many concerts as I could, which I did. I just recently found all my old ticket stubs from back then actually! It took me right back. Those date back to 1985 or so.

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

I’ve had a few different kinds of gigs. I think the first time I ever performed was when I played cello in an Intermediate orchestra. We performed in Brandon, Manitoba I think. I also danced as a ballerina in a few theatres, does that count, lol? As far as bands go, my first gig was as a backup singer for a Shania Twain tribute act at a fair in Barrie, Ontario. My first gig doing some lead vocals and back-ups was when I was in a band called Lovejoy. My first gig with them was at the Reverb in Toronto, Ont. With my current and own personal band, Dream Aria, our first gig was at The Rivoli in Toronto.

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

I’m not much of a fan of really old movies. I’d much prefer to add to the soundtrack to something like The Last of the Mohicans or Braveheart. The music (and cinematography, writing, acting etc) in both of those movies is stunning and I’d love to be a part of writing even more to what was already done! It would be an honour to portray one of the Native Indians in the movie because I’m very drawn to my genetic roots ( I have a bit of American Osage Indian in my blood) and I love and respect many things about Native culture. As long as the role doesn’t include being violent, lol! I’d be one of the good guys (gal)

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

Yes, my band and I write our own material.  Here’s a few lines from our song “Abstract Relations”:

“You’re under my skin, and there you’ll stay and crawl about. Leaving little bits and pieces, of shadow and doubt. Here and there you bleed tiny droplets. Just a peek, a glimpse into your soulspeak.  Go with chemistry, in motion, into a head on collision with elation”.

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

We’re Indie with no manager. We’ve always been of the mindset to do what we love and to do all the work ourselves. But if a good deal came around with a manager and/or record label, we’d be open to it. There just tends to be a lot of talk and no action and scams out there. We’re very careful about that sort of thing.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

Just the pure love of music, period! There are many reasons to love music. I could write a novel just on that!  I do have to say a few things though. Music is good for the soul, the brain, the heart, the mind, for healing, teaching, inspiring, encouraging, uniting and more. I can’t imagine a life or world without it.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

My band and I are working on our fourth cd right now.  We hope to release it in 2017 along with some new videos and possibly gigs.  Aside from the band, I’ve been working tirelessly on photography and raising my daughter.  My personal future plans include more work on my photography, small business and poetry/lyrics and health awareness/advocacy. I also plan to travel and write more music of course!

Thank you Anna, that was a really intressting interview.
Check out the bands social media links below.

Social Media Links:

Facebook: Dream Aria, @Anndreamaria

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/dreamaria

Twitter: Dream Aria@dreamariacanada

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4O81tb371RvyZ3mBMBMOVg

Myspace: https://myspace.com/dreamariacanada

Official Website:  http://dreamaria.com/

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 Mark Claytor

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Interview with Mark Claytor.
Welcome Mark!

Where were you born and where do you call home?

Born in the United States and in the state of Kansas land of Dorothy and Toto.

What type of music do you produce and why?

So far I have done instrumental rock guitar music in the vein of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and the like. My first vocal track was on my last release “Enharmonic Dissonance” the song is called “Imbalance” and features Rick Pierce on vocals. Earlier this year Rebecca Hosking, Brian Gallagher and I collaborated on a project entitled “As the crow flies” and it is a vocal project and much different than my usual instrumental rock music. But that’s not a bad thing. I get to step outside of what I usually do and that forces me to think in different musical ways. And I like that sometimes.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?

Life and my life experiences inspire my music. Sometimes just picking up a particular guitar and hearing the sound it and my amplifier produces will inspire a song. The new music I’m working on for my next solo release is unfortunately inspired by the loss of my younger brother needless to say its turning out to be a darker theme. The big three influences for me when I started playing were Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen. But I have many influences from different guitar genres. A great player is a great player and and I admire anyone that inspires me. I do have my favorites  obviously though.

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

My very first concert was Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica. And I was just this small town kid and I had no idea how to act at a concert there were so many people and to be honest I was kind of scared. But it was a very cool thing to experience. I didn’t even know who Metallica really were at that time. I was a big Ozzy fan. If I could go back I would be right up front against the stage.

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

My first “gig” was a street dance in my hometown. I had a little band. We were terrible I’m sure. I didn’t even know how to solo in the right key. But I did it anyway. I call it jazz now.

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

Since I’m from Kansas The Wizard of Oz would be kind of cool. I would rock it up a bit. And I would probably play the man behind the curtain. The wizard.

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

Well the majority of my stuff is instrumental so I can’t really type a favorite guitar line. I do have many favorite guitar lines though. A line that has strikes me lately and I love it and think it fits is from the latest Anthrax album and it is “Hell is empty cause all the demons are here.” I like that.

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

I am independent right now. I’m a control freak. But some days I think I could really use a manager. I get really busy some days. But If I can handle it I will.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

The love of music. The hard to explain feeling I get when a very small musical idea I have turns into this complex emotional work that gives even me. The person that gave birth to it. Goosebumps. It’s not easy some days. But nothing good ever comes easy I say. Especially for a Capricorn like me.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

I am working on my next solo release I have some very special guests making appearances and I’m honoured and humbled to have them playing on my compositions. Also Brian, Rebecca and I have begun work on the next “As the crow flies” release which will be fun as well. My future plans are to continue to do this for as long as I can. I’m humbled, grateful and honoured that I have people all over the world that enjoy my music and support what I do. I do this for me but the fact that others enjoy my music is a huge compliment and makes me want to continue to do the best I can.

Thank you for a FAB interview Mark.  Please check out Marks links and follow and support him.

http://markclaytor.bandcamp.com

http://asthecrowflies4.bandcamp.com

http://facebook.com/mcsologuitar

http://facebook.com/flightofthecrows

http://mcsologuitar.yolasite.com

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Interview with Airport Impressions

Where were you born and where do you call home?
Malta (Europe)

What type of music do you produce and why?
We would say it’s a mix of melodic indie rock with touches of other styles.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?
As a band we all have different influences. Here are some Idols/ Influencers from various styles ranging from indie to country rock eg. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, U2, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, counting crows etc … and the list goes on and on. Basically any music that you can relate to melodically and lyrically. Personally my biggest influence growing up were counting crows (especially lyrically).

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?
My first proper concert was in 1996 held by one of the most local top bands at the time (the characters). It was sthing special for a teenager who had just started experimenting with music.. funnily enough today I own and use one the singer’s guitar which was used at that concert as a living memory 🙂

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?
Personally I remember it was at a live music venue which opened 24/7 and we used to go there for jamming.. with the band first we started doing acoustic gigs in 2004 before we went to Ireland.. back home then we started the band in 2008 and the most memorable one to date is the first beer festival way back in 2009 🙂

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

Not that old but i would choose ‘walk the line’ … and would not mind playing as johnny cash’s guitarist 😉

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

You’re on top of us all… through the voice of an unknown heart.. (from Mariette)..

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?
We are essentially indie (unsigned) but we get assisted locally by a management company and also abroad.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?
It’s hard to explain the feeling but as artists we make music as part of the journey… we see music as the air we breathe and that’s motivating in itself..

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?
At the moment we are writing new material and definitely new releases are in our in our sights… soon we will continue consolidating the materianl for further releases…

Thanks so much boys!

here are some links for you to check out

facebook.com/AirportImpressionsOfficial/

Twitter @Air_Impressions

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💟 Guest interview with Mark Claytor
💟 Guest interview with Twizm Whyte Piece
💟 Guest interview with Ed Drury
💟 Guest interview with David Britt
💟 Guest interview with Douglas Coleman
💟 Guest interview with Ed Perry
💟 Guest interview with Ann Burstyn singer – Dream Aria
💟 Guest interview with Aleisha Simpson
💟 Guest interview with Amie K
💟 Guest interview with Airport Convention
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Guest interview with Grout-Grout

 

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Interview with Grout Grout

Where were you born and where do you call home?
I was born in Bordeaux … but my real home is Montpellier for years now. South of France.

What type of music do you produce and why?
I am kind of stuck in pop … 60’s mostly. I can listen to other styles, but I definitely write pop songs because of … sometimes the weather, the feeling of living in another life, in a movie or another time.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?
What inspires? …It changes … depending on what I can read, or watch on TV or at the movies …Usually it happens when I’m in a middle of something . A line in a movie, a walk in the street …
I like funny situations, absurd scenes and nonsense. I also need to express anxiety or sad moods. Feeling grateful to my girlfriend. Feeling useless too …
Most of the time, I like the idea of being a stranger to these songs. Writing or singing in a foreign language helps me keeping a useful distance.
It’s not my mother tongue, so writing pop songs in English gives me the impression to get closer to songwriters I usually listen to and admire even if I’m really far from :
Elliott Smith, The Beatles, Ray Davies, The Zombies, Burt Bacharach, Bowie, Black Keys, Alex Turner, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello…
Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?
Ha ! Ha ! Ha !… age 4 is OK ? A French singer in the mid 70’s … Maxime Le Forestier at Le Cirque d’hiver in Paris. On my dad’s shoulders, when he asked me who was the poster he was dedicating for … I shyly answered : For my room …

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?
My first gig was a friend’s invitation in the south of France in an associative theatre. I was alone, sweaty, eyes stuck on my left hand, and sang on my chair with a shivering voice …

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?
Arg. It’s not a old classic film, but one of my favourite’s … The big Lebowski. Or maybe in fact any other Coen bros’ movie…Barton Fink, Miller’s Crossing, No country for old men …Burn after reading … I’m fond Coen’s sense of details, of matters and the sensual way they exploit both cynism and humour.
A role in it ? … Jesus ? Pulling up on my purple socks …
Being Bernard Hermann could be fun too … Hitchcock’s Vertigo and it’s music score is my all time fantasy !!!

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.
Of course. From a new one we haven’t recorded yet.
CAN WE DEAL WITH THIS QUESTION WHEN I GET YOUNGER?
OR IN A MOMENT AS A GROWN UP PERSON TOO?
SOONER OR LATER – DUMB & DUMBER – 1 IN 2…

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

Absolutely indie. None of the band’s member depends on music financially.
Personally I’d be glad to have a real label or a manager but in a way, I think it’s a chance not to be a full time musician. Not to be a one and only whole person.
I find fun in different (small) careers … contemporary art, teacher in an art school …and music.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?
I really love when I reach a sound or a music I wanted to hear. Recording music is probably what I prefer. Catching a moment that becomes a long-life trace.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?
We’re working on what could be the next record. Maybe an EP first. Then a LP.
EP is a cheaper project.
Most of all, we need to find touring plans …if you have ones … they’re welcome !!

 

Thank you Grout Grout for really interesting answers to my questions, as a LP player myself I am really interested in hearing about your LP. As for touring ideas, come to Oxford in England, loads of places here will let you play in there venues for free, and there is a great YHA in Oxford were you can stay cheep and is just accross the road from were I live, so I can show you around.

Please check out the bands social media links. 
http://www.grout-grout.com
https://www.facebook.com/GroutGrout-347124355380041/
https://www.youtube.com/c/GroutGrout
https://soundcloud.com/grout-grout
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Very please to introduce my first  Guest Blog Interview with talented Musician Twizm Whyte Piece 

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Hello Twizm, great to have you on my blog, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.

Hello Jane, I Just Want TO take A minute Real Quick TO Express My Gratitude And Humility For The Chance To be Interviewed….

That’s cool Twizm so where were you born and where do you call home?

I Was Born In Page Arizona …. Next To An Indian Reservation Named Bitter Springs …. Home However Could be Taken A Couple OF Ways ….. Indianapolis Is My CIty , Even Tho I  grew Up In Lafayette, I Call Home Wherever My Wife And Kids Are ….. I Now Make My Home In Toronto Canada ….

What type of music do you produce and why?

Great Question …. I Produce HIPHOP …. Not Rap Not Trap Not Club Not Blah Blah Blah …. HIPHOP,  A Statement A Message A Change In The Viewpoint Of Those Who May Not Understand …. A Purity In Message That Defines Ones Self As If IT Were His RACHMANINOFF Or His Pablo Picasso … I Create Art For The People Who Want TO be Able TO Listen TO Hiphop Without Feeling Dirty Afterwards LOL Or Just Simply A Hiphop Song That Can be Enjoyed By The Entire Family While Still Providing A Message Or Fun Or Atmosphere To Life

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?

I Draw Inspiration For My Music by Using Real Situations And Relatable Themes Ex. In My Song … DO YOU REMEMBER …. I Used A Real Situation In Which My Wife And I Were Going Thru Same AS My New Upcoming Smash Hit … ALL I WANT …. On The Flip Side …. Being A White Father OF 5 From The “ HOOD “ I also Have Songs About being Shot At And Nearly Dying …. About People I Have Lost And Situations We Faced Living In Those Environments … Feel My Struggle Feel My Pain …  Is A Perfect Example … To Be Honest I Draw A lot Of Inspiration From My Wife And 5 children .. They are Constantly Coming up With New Catchy Ideas ……. MY BIGGEST Influences Growing Up Were All The 90s Artist That You Heard And I Don’t Mean Just Rap Or Hiphop … People Like Metallica Guns & Roses … Korn .. Rob Zombie … All The Way To Carmen ( Christian Rap ) To Even Toccata And Fugue … So Music Is My Inspiration Life Is My Inspiration Other Successes Are My Influence

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

TO be Honest I Have Never been TO Another Persons Concert The Only Concerts Or Live Events I Have Ever Been TO Are My Own … Maybe In Some Respects I’m Tainted Or Pure Depending On How You Look at It …..

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

My Very First Performance Was Alone In Indianapolis At A Very Small bar And Grill Called “ Bentlys “ All By Myself Standing In front Of A Crowd Of Around 50 For An Open Mic …. And Yet Despite The Intimidation Or Fear Of Stage .. I Still Managed TO Win The Crowd Over And Start An Amazing Career … *** Side Note At That Time I Was Known As Twizm Mc …. Alot Has Changed Since Then.

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

As Far AS Classics I Am Afraid That Not only My Knowledge but Experience Limits Me TO Say This …. If I Were Ever Asked TO be Anything In A Movie I Would Love To be …. Any Kind Of Comic Book Character … I Know I Know Shows My MAturity But Oh Well Im A sucker For Comics… Now As Far As Remix A Song For A Film It Would be Top Guns – Highway To The Danger Zone – Or Purple Rain “ When Doves Cry ( I Attempted This Once But It Could be Better )  … I Would very Much Love To Do A Remix With Slash OF Guns And Roses November Rain BUT …..

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favorite song.

Oh I Would Love Too And Yes Yes I Write All My Own Material And Others As Well …

SO Many Yrs F Darae ( Who Is Someone You Would Love To Interview ) … Being Released Everywhere On Sept 31st ….

Im Pride Filled I Know That …. Im Arrogant I Show that …. These Kids hope I hold That – these Fears Of mine They So Stack – I Go And Try TO Conquer  Then like Walmart I ROLLBACK … And Even With This Perfect Hand Im holding – Way Back In The Back Of My Mind I Am hoping – That I Am Not Matt Damon In That Rounders Game Against The Russian Eating Oreos –

** TWP Features Thoughts And Dreams Album – Released Sept 31st 2016 Everywhere

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

I Am And Have Always Been And Always Will Be Unless The Right Money From The Right Person Comes Along #INDIE

I Love It My Own Hours My Own Money My Own Freedom My Own My Own … However

If Anyone Would Ever Consider Actually Taking A Chance On Me and being My manager Or Signing Me … I Would Perform TO The Same Level No Matter What ….

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

The Drive To Accomplish What I Started … The Children That Believe In Me … The Wife That Has Put Up With Me … The Fans Who Support ME … The Situations I go Thru That No One Else Has Experienced … The Story I Have … The Will To Want TO be An Icon For Future generations … Every Thing i Do Everything I Live Is In The Pursuit Of being An Entertainer … No Matter What I Will Accomplish This Goal and Dream TO Make Sure That These 5 Children Will have the Tools Resources And Foundation To change The Life That Is Ahead OF Them .. We Are The Teachers Of The Future …

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

BEING THE BEST FATHER HUSBAND And ENTERTAINER I CAN BE !!!!!!

I Am Always Working On Bettering My Artist Career , Running A Radio Station , A Promo Company , but Besides The Normal I Am Releasing The #TandDalbum On Sept 31st … This Is The (3rd ) But  Best Cd Ever From Me …. A True Musical Experience With Something For Everyone On There And Features From Some Of The Hardest Working Talented And Truly Inspiring People I Know People Like Darae Jerry Wilson Dustin Hale And My very Own 12 Yr Old Daughter Jazmyne . I Am Also Creating New Webisodes . Interviews Video And Shows , I AM Always Pursuing Trying To Find Sponsors , For The Station And My Self As Well As Investors And Other Associated Individuals That I Know Will Make An Impact In My Life And Career … And Of Course Earning Everyone Of The Amazing Fans That Embrace Me Everyday While Steadily Trying To Sell My MErch And Name TO Be Marketable For Important People

I Would Like To Say Before I End This … That I Am Truly Honored by Not Only The invitation But the Interest That You  ( Jane Yates ) Have Shown In Twizm Whyte Piece …. I Would Like TO Give A Thank You To Darae … Dustin hale … Jerry Wilson … Page Daniels … Tc Eckstein …  Joy Rose Mock  And SO Many More Who Have been Vital Instruments In My Progress Towards A higher Level In Life …

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Guest interview with Ed Drury

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I am delighted to introduce my dear friend Ed Drury to you;

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was born in a small rural Oregon town about an hour East of Portland along the Columbia River and I now live in Portland Oregon. I’ve always been a west coast boy and try not to ever be far from the Pacific Ocean. I love the West Coast of the US, Canada, and Hawai`i. I have travelled some in South East Asia, Indonesia, and other Pacific Rim destinations pursuing my love of indigenous art, music, and language.

What type of music do you produce and why?

I write music in a variety of genres using both electronic and acoustic instrumental forms as well as occasionally vocal songs. I started out as a rocker heavily influenced by folk artist such as Pete Seeger, Donovan, Paul Simon, and of course Dylan. As a guitarist I tried emulating Simon, but people who I would call second guitar players (as opposed to rhythm guitar). That is people like Keith Richards who was laying down very intricate parts which wove melody and harmony in and around the first or lead guitar players. Parts that could well stand on their own as far as I was concerned. Like Richards on Honky Tonk Women. Just brilliant! But I have also been fascinated with world music and hence studying the Didjeridu, Tablas, plus as a trumpeter I have some fondness for big band, jazz, and Latin music as well as Afro-Cuban, Traditional Hawai`ian etc… So I guess I’m into all kinds of music and mainly just because I want to.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up? 

Growing up I would have to say groups like the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, the entire English invasion thing. But also Hendrix, the Doors, and of course as a west coast boy, the Grateful Dead.

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

That’s going back a long time. As a kid, my parents took me to see Al Hirt play. That was fantastic! I had heard recordings but until I never heard a conservatory trained trumpeter play live. As a teen I went and saw a big show with Rod Stewart (with the Small Faces), Joe Cocker (then with the Grease Band), and Savoy Brown. That was one hell of a show. I remember Stewart seemed to be 7 feet tall and when he came out he picked the mic stand up in one hand and twirled it like a baton. But probably the greatest performing act I’ve seen to this day was Jethro Tull. Quite theatrical and hit all my criteria. They could down right rock but very much influenced by folk music and story telling. Wonderful.

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

Outside of school bands, hmmm. I remember a lot of early ones. I was in a country/western band for awhile. We played smoky little taverns and such. I was the youngest probably not old enough to be in some of the places we played. The drummer was a real cowboy type. He had a rope tied his bass drum so it wouldn’t “walk” away from him on stage. Every once in awhile I hear the bass drum drop out for a beat and when I’d look over I’d see him pulling on that rope like he just roped a calf. The audiences loved it.

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

Interesting questions! I’ve always wanted to do a horror film so I suppose the original 1931 Dracula movie Bela Lugosi. I would have to play Dracula of course.

LOL! ED Awesome reply!

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song. 

This is from a folk song I wrote when I was much younger called Traveling Again. I had been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and taught it to several people. Wrote it using a mandolin. Well, years later I was playing it at an open mic and this girl came up to me and said she had heard that song off and on up and down the trail. When you write a folk song and it gets picked up like that it makes you feel pretty special.

I’m like a bird, singing in the snow
Singing all I know, singing as I go
And I wanna be gone like the flowers from December
like a name you can’t remember
if I’m to be
Traveling Again
 One solution I still recall
learned when I was small, jump over the wall
Jump over the wall…

Wow! Ed tat is magical, thanks for sharing!

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

I am an indie now. I have played with signed bands, belonged to the union, and I’ve also had managers and even a PR person for a few years. There are advantages to be an indie and being signed. Obviously being an Indie is hard work and you have to wear a lot of hats. I can’t say it is for everyone and even indies need to contract help at times. The indie route is definitely not for all musicians but I think people assume, wrongly, that indies are people who couldn’t get a contract. Let me tell you, most anyone can find some kind of representation if they can produce the cash. Having a nice record deal with some advance money doesn’t suck though.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

It is more like how can I escape a life long obsession? I’ve taken long breaks from playing, writing, and recording music before. I wasn’t happy. I don’t need to be doing it professionally to be happy. But I do need to be doing it.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

I’m working on a project now to try and combine all the instruments I play into a collection of pieces which will feature different influences throughout my life. Sort of an autobiography in music. I’m also trying to document as much of it on video as I go. I post those on my facebook artist page just to let people have a little glimpse of how I work. Who knows, it might inspire someone to attempt their own solo project. That would be great!

Thank you Ed for your time and interesting answers. Ed’s links are blow, so go and check them out folks!

Ed Drury

 

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Interview with David Britt

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Interview with David Britt

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Where were you born and where do you call home?

Charlotte North Carolina is where I was born and where I call home.

What type of music do you produce and why?

Mostly country, but I also other types as well. I like country because it tells a story.

What inspires your music?

Life experiences and of course my children

Who were your biggest influences growing up?

The Oak Ridge Boys

Which was the first live concert that you went to?

Olivia Newton John

What are your memories of that?

Having a huge crush on Olivia.

LOL!

Where was the first gig that you held?

At “Toys & Co. which is a toy store for kids.

Were you alone or in a band?

I performed with a buddy of mine named Bennett Thompson

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

Grease/Danny.

I should have guessed!

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

“God please hold my children while they sleep tonight. Keep them safe and warm and close right by your side.” (From “A Father’s Prayer)

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

Indie. I am my own man for now.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

It touches people’s lives and that’s what I want to always do.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

Finishing my 3rd album ” It’s On Now” which will come out in 2017.

Thanks David, I am a huge fan of yours, every-time I watch County Flow, it makes me smile. Thanks for all the smiles x x

Davids Links

Website http://www.davidbrittmusic.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/davidbrittmusicpage

Twitter @davidbritt

I tunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/to-hell-with-your-love-single/id939755111

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 Douglas Coleman

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Introducing Douglas Coleman who is not only a talented musician and my friend but has his own radio show, which often features indie artist’s.  https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-douglas-coleman-shows-show

Welcome Douglas!

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was born in California but never lived there.  I grew up and spent most of my life in Boston, MA. and consider that my home town.

What type of music do you produce and why?

I like singer/songwriter music from the 70s. It’s what I write and like to produce.
What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?

Ideas for songs just come to me, not sure from where. They usually come while I’m busy doing 50 other things.  My biggest influences were The Beatles, Elton John and Billy Joel.
Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

My very first concert was Elton John in 1974. I was 12yo. It was amazing. The sound was great and Elton was in his prime.

cool Douglas!  my first concert was Black Sabath in London!
Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

I can’t remember my first gig, too long ago.

LOL Douglas! you were born the same year as me!

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

One of my better lines I think is “I’m a virtual man who’s one click away, from being a bigger star than you are today.”
Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

Totally indie. As an indie artist, I have complete artistic control.
 What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

Not sure really, it’s just something I need to do to feel alive.
 What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

No songs in the works at the moment.

Thanks very much Douglas, please check out his links below

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Show hosts can list their show and type of guests they are interested in booking.
Potential Guests can list their talents, bio, accomplishments or anything they feel makes them an interesting radio show guest.
There are NO recurrent payments, only a ONE-TIME $5.00 listing fee. Your listing will stay up until you decide to cancel.
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Aleisha Simpson
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Interview with Aleisha Simpson 

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was Born in Missoula, Montana and moved to Spokane, Wa when I was 9. I’ve lived in Spokane since.

 What type of music do you produce and why?

We produce a style considered gothic or symphonic rock. I really love the sound of a hard rock band with a classically trained female voice. There is something magical that happens when the two are combined. I remember the first time I heard Evanescence music. It made me sit up and go that, that’s the kind of music I want to make.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?

Im inspired by events that happen either to me or around. The first few songs I wrote were actually inspired by the loss of someone I deeply loved and dealt with that pain through music. Honestly, song writing is better than therapy for me. Growing up I really loved the music of female rockers like Joan Jett and Heart, and later on in high school and college I liked bands like Garbage, No Doubt, Sarah McLachlan and Sarah Brightman, but my number one influence was definitely Evanescence.

 Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

Oh my gosh, that was so long ago. Lol. I think my very first concert was a Christian singer name Micheal W. Smith when I was 13. He was such a passionate singer that put his entire being into his singing and playing. It was really beautiful and wonderful and I knew that someday I wanted to be able to be the one up there on stage helping people create memories.

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

My first gig was in 2009 with co-founder and guitarist of Heart Avail, Greg Hanson and I. At that point, it was him and I writing music together. We got asked to play our very first gig at this little bar called The Lions Lair, in Spokane, WA for St Patricks day. We had a ton of fun and I remember the bartender coming out saying, “ You guys are really good. Almost too good because once you started singing no one wanted to get up and buy drinks, they just wanted to listen to you guys. “It was really flattering and I was hooked on playing live music.

 If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

Ohhhh good question. I would love to do a soundtrack for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and of course by Holly Golightly. Greg and I are huge Audrey Hepburn fans so I would jump at the chance to do music and acting for that film. It is hands down my favourite! My Fair Lady would play a close second though soooo who knows.

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

I am actually planning on getting part of this tattooed on my arm so I think a line from our song “Always” is a good choice:

“There is a way to breathe again, take it slow and let it in.

High above and far away, always pieces of you will remain”

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

We do have a manager but are still considered Indie since most of the managing happens by me. I book a lot of my own shows, radio interviews, radio plays etc and am constantly watching for ways to promote my band and get it heard worldwide.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

Music is in my blood honestly. I’m not really sure what I would do without out. When I get discouraged and down on myself for not being further in my musical career, I do research on how to make my band better. And of course listen to some of my favourite musicians and read their stories on how they kept going when they got discouraged. There is always a story to tell so writing music, is easy.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

We currently are getting ready to do a major three month press release all over Canada and are working on getting a tour . We are also going to be on the cover of a major rock magazine in the UK so really exciting things happening. The East Coast really wants us over there so that’s in the works as well as a European tour, eventually. We would love to join up with the female metal bands in Europe! We are also currently working on a new album and hopefully hooking up with some major acts soon! There is a ton in the works so we are pretty excited to see where all our ventures take us.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer the questions

Social Media Links:

https://www.reverbnation.com/heartavail https://www.facebook.com/heartavail/ https://twitter.com/aleishas0712

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_0adTXH3NIyyw_b7DlV-A http://heartavail.net/

https://soundcloud.com/aleisha-simpson https://www.instagram.com/aleisha_heartavail/

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Amie Kitainik

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Interview with Amie K

Where were you born and where do you call home?
Born in London, but living near Bath in Wiltshire.

What type of music do you produce and why?
I write Indie Folk music because I love the story telling aspect of folk music.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?
I get inspired by all sorts; stories I hear, people I meet, the way certain words sound together and of course my own experiences. I like to thread my own thoughts and feelings through a narrative from someone else’s point of view as I find that that makes the lyrics more open to interpretation. I grew up listening to Sting and Pat Metheny, and now I listen to a variety of pop punk and Indie Folk which I suppose is slightly unusual but I love listening to a whole range of music. I am also hugely influenced by poetry, particularly Yeats’ poetry.

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?
My first proper live concert was Jools Holland Picnic in the Park which was held in Hampstead Heath. My memories of that concert are quite vague…. I do remember that the fireworks at the end of the concert were awesome though!

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?
Outside of school performances, my first gig was with my secondary school rock band, Good Morning Manhattan. We played the village scarecrow festival where it rained pretty much all day but it was great fun. We played covers and had one original song. My first solo gig was for a local internet radio station’s first birthday celebration. My set consisted of about four original songs and a few covers.

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?
Well my favourite film is The Lion King… but I don’t think that constitutes an old classic. Although I would love to be involved with that sort of soundtrack, I think it would be really cool to be involved with making music so different to my own.
I would be Nala hands down… She’s the best.

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.
‘You got stories to tell and wrongs to right
And a few rights to get wrong
You my child can learn to fly and get lost up on those clouds’ – Clouds by Amie K

‘You made me feel so small
But I could be so tall’ – Johns song by Amie K…. That line always makes me laugh, because I’m about 5”2…

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?
I am currently self-managed, a decision I made because I am going to university in Liverpool next year so I suppose I want to be able to have abit more control over what I’m doing this year. Also, with all of today’s technology, it is completely possible to achieve a lot on your own, although I can 100% see the benefits of having a manager. Maybe that will be something I think about in the future.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?
Cliché as it may sound but it is something that I feel I have to do. Writing music helps me to process and understand everything that goes on around me.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?
I am currently working on my second EP, yet to be named. The current plan is just to get on the road and gig as much as possible, and share my music with everyone and anyone who wants to listen.

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Website – www.amiekmusic.co.uk
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/amiekmusic
Facebook – www.facebook.com/amiekmusic
Instagram – www.instagram.com/amiekmusic
Reverbnation – www.reverbnation.com/amiekmusic
Soundcloud – http://www.soundcloud.com/amiekmusic

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 Ed Perry

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Interview with Ed Perry

Welcome Ed and thank you for your time.

Where were you born and where do you call home?
Oneida county, NY-  live in San Antonio

What type of music do you produce and why?
love songs, soft rock- the kind of music I enjoy.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?
Inspired by- Engelbert, the doors, Uriah heep

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?
Shirelles- 1963  wonderful live show

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?
A Picnic in NY- 1967 with a band

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?
West side story movie- I write many latin beats and also play the piano.

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.
‘she captured me with her wild eyes, loves light burning against outside’

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?
Indie- I like to control my own career

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?
Fans [ we have almost 50k] on reverb nation and over 90k views on our fandalism site.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

I am currently writng a new song – ‘autumn in the wind.’
I want to continue performing at our live concerts and continue writing and recording.
sincere thanks edp
Check out Ed’d links below

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Guest interview with Ann Burstyn singer – Dream Aria

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Guest interview with Ann Burstyn singer – Dream Aria

 

Welcome Ann and thanks for answering my questions.

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and now reside in Toronto, Ontario.

What type of music do you produce and why?

My band produces a blend of Progressive Rock, World Music, Goth, Ambient, Experimental Soundscapes and a touch of New Age.  Outside the band I’ve sung R & B, Soul, Rock, Dance and Opera.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?

My band has a number of members whom are inspired by mostly Progressive Rock, Classical and Rock genres.  Inspiration for us comes from many places though, not just music. Everything in life can be an inspiration of some sort!  Mostly as whole, my band and I are inspired to write thought provoking music and lyrics. I tend to write lyrics based on personal experiences or of those or others close to me but not limited to just these. For example, some of our songs are about War, Angels, Spiritual matters, Healing,the human condition and some of what that encompasses.  I will say that I don’t write love songs, not typical ones anyway. I like to write a bit abstract in my storylines so that people have to actually think and also interpret in their own way and figure out how they might relate and what they think my meaning is. It’s not and shouldn’t be just about me! It’s about the listener too.  My personal influences growing up were my parents and extended family first and foremost as they’re all musicians, artists etc.  Other people who greatly influenced me were and still are the super talented musicians in ABBA, many Canadian bands such as Streetheart, QCK, Harlequin, The Headpins, SAGA,RUSH, April wine and more, TOTO (my most favourite band of all time) , Deep Purple,  Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Utopia/Todd Rundgren, Pat Benetar, Scorpions ,YES, Duran Duran, Beethoven, Mozart, Prokofiev and the like, and especially Glen Hughes from Deep Purple. He’s a very unique, phenomenal singer and musician. I could go on but this is a good start! My fellow bandmates have influences such as YES, The Beatles, Giant, Old Genesis, Classical composers, ELP, and others.

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

My first live concerts were always the symphony and operas because both my parents performed in The Winnipeg Symphony. Dare I say I attended my first shows being in my mom’s belly when she was onstage performing! She played the French Horn so the bell of the horn would have been sitting atop her belly. I think I heard loud and clear, LOL! My first memories of seeing the symphony are when I was likely around age 4. I used to go to the concert hall and hang out with all the members in the symphony backstage and with their families/kids, the ushers, security and all. We were all quite close. It meant a lot to me to have such a huge musical ‘family’. There were about 88 people in the orchestra at that time. Seeing and hearing the classical music performed in a beautiful hall, and knowing the people personally, was a huge feeling of pride, magic and awe. They always sounded fantastic. I grew to really love classical music. It’s definitely my foundation, my roots, for all things music. I was so blessed to have all of that and have always greatly appreciated it. When I was a teenager my first live show was probably the Scorpions. I recall being very excited to see them and experience a real live rock show for the first time with my best friends. The air was so electric and surreal. They put on a tremendous show. I was blown away by their musicianship and fun stage antics such as running around while playing, jumping, high kicking etc. I couldn’t believe that they didn’t miss a note doing the acrobatics they were doing, lol. I remember how well they engaged the audience. It felt like a big, united sea of music lovers. It was as though we were all linked for that short time. It was an amazing feeling.  We were all on such a high! After that, I wanted to go to as many concerts as I could, which I did. I just recently found all my old ticket stubs from back then actually! It took me right back. Those date back to 1985 or so.

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

I’ve had a few different kinds of gigs. I think the first time I ever performed was when I played cello in an Intermediate orchestra. We performed in Brandon, Manitoba I think. I also danced as a ballerina in a few theatres, does that count, lol? As far as bands go, my first gig was as a backup singer for a Shania Twain tribute act at a fair in Barrie, Ontario. My first gig doing some lead vocals and back-ups was when I was in a band called Lovejoy. My first gig with them was at the Reverb in Toronto, Ont. With my current and own personal band, Dream Aria, our first gig was at The Rivoli in Toronto.

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

I’m not much of a fan of really old movies. I’d much prefer to add to the soundtrack to something like The Last of the Mohicans or Braveheart. The music (and cinematography, writing, acting etc) in both of those movies is stunning and I’d love to be a part of writing even more to what was already done! It would be an honour to portray one of the Native Indians in the movie because I’m very drawn to my genetic roots ( I have a bit of American Osage Indian in my blood) and I love and respect many things about Native culture. As long as the role doesn’t include being violent, lol! I’d be one of the good guys (gal)

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

Yes, my band and I write our own material.  Here’s a few lines from our song “Abstract Relations”:

“You’re under my skin, and there you’ll stay and crawl about. Leaving little bits and pieces, of shadow and doubt. Here and there you bleed tiny droplets. Just a peek, a glimpse into your soulspeak.  Go with chemistry, in motion, into a head on collision with elation”.

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

We’re Indie with no manager. We’ve always been of the mindset to do what we love and to do all the work ourselves. But if a good deal came around with a manager and/or record label, we’d be open to it. There just tends to be a lot of talk and no action and scams out there. We’re very careful about that sort of thing.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

Just the pure love of music, period! There are many reasons to love music. I could write a novel just on that!  I do have to say a few things though. Music is good for the soul, the brain, the heart, the mind, for healing, teaching, inspiring, encouraging, uniting and more. I can’t imagine a life or world without it.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

My band and I are working on our fourth cd right now.  We hope to release it in 2017 along with some new videos and possibly gigs.  Aside from the band, I’ve been working tirelessly on photography and raising my daughter.  My personal future plans include more work on my photography, small business and poetry/lyrics and health awareness/advocacy. I also plan to travel and write more music of course!

Thank you Anna, that was a really intressting interview.
Check out the bands social media links below.

 

Social Media Links:

Facebook: Dream Aria, @Anndreamaria

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/dreamaria

Twitter: Dream Aria@dreamariacanada

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4O81tb371RvyZ3mBMBMOVg

Myspace: https://myspace.com/dreamariacanada

Official Website:  http://dreamaria.com/

 

 

 

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Interview with Mark Claytor.
Welcome Mark!

Where were you born and where do you call home?

Born in the United States and in the state of Kansas land of Dorothy and Toto.

What type of music do you produce and why?

So far I have done instrumental rock guitar music in the vein of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and the like. My first vocal track was on my last release “Enharmonic Dissonance” the song is called “Imbalance” and features Rick Pierce on vocals. Earlier this year Rebecca Hosking, Brian Gallagher and I collaborated on a project entitled “As the crow flies” and it is a vocal project and much different than my usual instrumental rock music. But that’s not a bad thing. I get to step outside of what I usually do and that forces me to think in different musical ways. And I like that sometimes.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?

Life and my life experiences inspire my music. Sometimes just picking up a particular guitar and hearing the sound it and my amplifier produces will inspire a song. The new music I’m working on for my next solo release is unfortunately inspired by the loss of my younger brother needless to say its turning out to be a darker theme. The big three influences for me when I started playing were Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen. But I have many influences from different guitar genres. A great player is a great player and and I admire anyone that inspires me. I do have my favorites  obviously though.

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?

My very first concert was Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica. And I was just this small town kid and I had no idea how to act at a concert there were so many people and to be honest I was kind of scared. But it was a very cool thing to experience. I didn’t even know who Metallica really were at that time. I was a big Ozzy fan. If I could go back I would be right up front against the stage.

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?

My first “gig” was a street dance in my hometown. I had a little band. We were terrible I’m sure. I didn’t even know how to solo in the right key. But I did it anyway. I call it jazz now.

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

Since I’m from Kansas The Wizard of Oz would be kind of cool. I would rock it up a bit. And I would probably play the man behind the curtain. The wizard.

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

Well the majority of my stuff is instrumental so I can’t really type a favorite guitar line. I do have many favorite guitar lines though. A line that has strikes me lately and I love it and think it fits is from the latest Anthrax album and it is “Hell is empty cause all the demons are here.” I like that.

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?

I am independent right now. I’m a control freak. But some days I think I could really use a manager. I get really busy some days. But If I can handle it I will.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?

The love of music. The hard to explain feeling I get when a very small musical idea I have turns into this complex emotional work that gives even me. The person that gave birth to it. Goosebumps. It’s not easy some days. But nothing good ever comes easy I say. Especially for a Capricorn like me.

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?

I am working on my next solo release I have some very special guests making appearances and I’m honoured and humbled to have them playing on my compositions. Also Brian, Rebecca and I have begun work on the next “As the crow flies” release which will be fun as well. My future plans are to continue to do this for as long as I can. I’m humbled, grateful and honoured that I have people all over the world that enjoy my music and support what I do. I do this for me but the fact that others enjoy my music is a huge compliment and makes me want to continue to do the best I can.

Thank you for a FAB interview Mark.  Please check out Marks links and follow and support him.

http://markclaytor.bandcamp.com

http://asthecrowflies4.bandcamp.com

http://facebook.com/mcsologuitar

http://facebook.com/flightofthecrows

http://mcsologuitar.yolasite.com

 

 

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Interview with Airport Impressions

Where were you born and where do you call home?
Malta (Europe)

What type of music do you produce and why?
We would say it’s a mix of melodic indie rock with touches of other styles.

What inspires your music? Who were your biggest influences growing up?
As a band we all have different influences. Here are some Idols/ Influencers from various styles ranging from indie to country rock eg. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, U2, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, counting crows etc … and the list goes on and on. Basically any music that you can relate to melodically and lyrically. Personally my biggest influence growing up were counting crows (especially lyrically).

Which was the first live concert that you went to? What are your memories of that?
My first proper concert was in 1996 held by one of the most local top bands at the time (the characters). It was sthing special for a teenager who had just started experimenting with music.. funnily enough today I own and use one the singer’s guitar which was used at that concert as a living memory 🙂

Where was the first gig that you held? Were you alone or in a band?
Personally I remember it was at a live music venue which opened 24/7 and we used to go there for jamming.. with the band first we started doing acoustic gigs in 2004 before we went to Ireland.. back home then we started the band in 2008 and the most memorable one to date is the first beer festival way back in 2009 🙂

If you ever got offered to make a sound track for a re make of an old classic film, which film would you like it to be? And if they offered you a chance to have a role in it, which character would you like to play?

Not that old but i would choose ‘walk the line’ … and would not mind playing as johnny cash’s guitarist 😉

If you write your own material, Can you share a line or two from something you have written? If not a line or two from your favourite song.

You’re on top of us all… through the voice of an unknown heart.. (from Mariette)..

Are you an indie or do you have a manager and why?
We are essentially indie (unsigned) but we get assisted locally by a management company and also abroad.

What keeps you motivating towards producing music?
It’s hard to explain the feeling but as artists we make music as part of the journey… we see music as the air we breathe and that’s motivating in itself..

What are you working on at the moment and your future plans?
At the moment we are writing new material and definitely new releases are in our in our sights… soon we will continue consolidating the materianl for further releases…

Thanks so much boys!

here are some links for you to check out

facebook.com/AirportImpressionsOfficial/

Twitter @Air_Impressions

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