Joining Mark and I this week were Alicia Spillias and Aura Baltrusaitis who together make up the awesome folk duo GAIA!
We had an awesome crowd tune in to listen live and they had as much fun as we did getting to know these beautiful and very talented girls from L.A! They got some great feedback from country artists Billy Kay and C Bret Campbell both from Nashville and we are going to try and connect them up!
Take a listen to the show and see how awesome these girls really were: http://www.wwirradio.com/home/2014/02/25/episode-138-featuring-gaia/
Gaia are about to make their next album and have started a Kick-starter campaign to help fund it…. here is the link:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2041992274/gaia-is-ready-to-make-our-new-album-and-needs-a-li?ref=live
To find out more about GAIA please check out their social network pages
DAVID STARR is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. He performs as a member of The David Starr Band and as a solo acoustic artist.
David is receiving awesome reviews for his music and is moving up the charts in the HotDisc.co.UK Charts – Congratulations David!
In 1998 David established Starr’s Guitars then a boutique guitar shop in the River Market District of Little Rock in 2001 he relocated the shop to its current location in Cedaredge, Colorado.
If you live in or near Starr’s Guitars Cedaredge, Colorado on March 7th – U.S. Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Chris Proctor will be there doing a workshop/clinic/concert for fingerstyle guitarists and guitar music enthusiasts alike
All levels of players welcome. Limited seating. If you are interested click on the link below for more details: http://www.starrsguitars.com/chrisproctorin-storeworkshopconcert.aspx
You can find out more about David Starr and his music by clicking on this link: http://www.davidstarrmusic.com
If you would like to check out our interview with David, you can listen from here:
RICK BRINDELL had one of his songs featured on this week’s MUSIC SCENE INVESTIGATIONS and we are pleased to announce that the song “It is what it is” was voted “Song of the Week” Congratulations Rick! He received some really great feedback from Tom, Ian and special guest panellist this week Bill Evans.
You can check out the full show from this link http://msi.icweekly.net/
Rick also announced this week that he is off to Nashville on the 4th March to record his new single “Angel”. Mark and I look forward to hearing that when he returns!
I have to say, Rick is doing a lot of interviews of late…. not surprising really, he is so much fun to interview!
If you would like to find out more about Rick Brindell please check out this link: http://www.reverbnation.com/rickbrindell and to hear our interview with Rick you can listen from here: http://www.wwirradio.com/home/2013/10/15/episode-124-with-rick-brindell/
While I am on the subject of Music Scene Investigations, one of the regular panelists Ian Husbands has produced another video and here is a behind the scenes look at the “Building Of Save Me” by Ian Blackwood and Fire Star Toys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bej-3mD1yNw
I have a special message from country singer BILLY KAY; it’s easier if I let him tell you in his own words:
I’m trying a new marketing strategy.
It used to be we made money on our songs and toured to “advertise” the songs. I think it’s reversed today.
I think since everyone knows how to get music for free, I’m gonna try and use the songs to advertise my shows and swag (both of which have a higher profit margin anyway).
That said, my new CD is available for free – no strings attached. If it works, you’ll be the first to know. http://billykaymusic.com/free-billy-kay.htm”
Billy has some great songs on this album, so please please check it out! Billy will be our guest on Twitter Tuesday Live on April 1st, so be sure to mark that in your calendars!
If you would like to find out more about Billy Kay please check this link: http://billykaymusic.com/
Coming soon………………….so excited!
Yes! Jamie Alimorad makes my newsletter again!
Premier Screening of Jamie Alimorad’s “Crawling Back To Me” Music Video
March 1st 2014 – 7:00pm
Welcome Home Local Rocker Jamie Alimorad by Attending The Premier Screening of His “Crawling Back to Me” Music Video
Also check out:
Check out this interview in the Harrison Daily Voice!http://harrison.dailyvoice.com/events/harrison-musician-jamie-alimorad-debut-video-uncle-henrys
To be continued………………………………………
You may remember CHANCY JOHNSON joined us a few weeks back. Chancy is an actor, model, blogger, indie music supporter, singer etc…. well checking through his FB page, I found this photo of him taken by Nathan Alexevis Cano.
I have to say Chancy has the most gorgeous eyes, but enough of that lol this guy has some real talent and if you would like to check out our interview with him, you can do so from this link: http://www.wwirradio.com/home/2014/02/11/episode-136-with-chancy-johnson/ and for more information on Chancy please go to this link:
Here is a fun advertisement Chancy did for a regional Super Bowl ad: https://vimeo.com/87207767
FRANK PALANGI recently opened for THREE DOORS DOWN, which must have been awesome! I love that band. Frank is in a “Rockville Battle of the Bands” and would like your help get him there! http://rotr.battleofthebands.com/u/frankpalangi
Check out his “Backstage” at Three Doors Down video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pRNJxmJ5m4&feature=share
To find out more about Frank Palangi please check out his web page: http://frankpalangi.wix.com/official
Lydia, from London never fails to tune into our live shows and she has been doing so for over 2 years…. we love this girl to death! She has a folk musician friend Minnie Birch who will be in Nashville in June, she has two days when she doesn’t have a show. Lydia would like to know if anyone can suggest or help find her a place to play on June 24th or 25th – any open mic places or any venues looking for an artist to play!
You can contact me direct firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass any information onto Lydia!
Lydia is also a singer and you can check her out at this link http://www.roseredmusic.com
INDIE NEWS AT NOON is looking for radio stations to join the network! If you’d like to carry our weekly 10 min newcast: http://www.indienewsatnoon.com/affiliates/
INN is also looking for a volunteer news editor/collector. If you’re interested, please send an email to mark AT indienewsatnoon.com.
For all the latest and up to date news on the Independent Music Scene please click on this link: http://www.indienewsatnoon.com/2014/02/indie-news-at-noon-broadcast-for-02-26-2014/
Last but not least, some not so good news:
MIKEY JAYY, executive producer of the Artist in Music Awards recently posted this on their web page:
“HORRIBLE NEWS!! Recent Artists In Music Awards winner of the “Best Teen Pop Artist”, Tyler Matl along with other teen performers of the Teen Nation Tour were recently the victims of a crime in Texas when their trailer containing all their sound gear was stolen during their anti-bulling tour. The trailer was recovered, but unfortunately emptied by the thieves. Our hearts go out to them and hopefully their equipment can be recovered or receive donations for new equipment soon.
If you’d like to make a cash donation or donate equipment, please contact: email@example.com or call 757-438-4179”
Please help if you can!
thats just about all for me for this week!
See you all next time round