One of the singers on Joe Walsh’s current tour, she talks in this interview about a song of hers written years ago that has been placed on an ABC-TV show, plus she references getting hired to sing on a Kelly Clarkson record and – on a related note – gives her opinion of singing competition reality shows. She also talks about vocal health, having sung on tour with K.D. Lang, life on the road away from loved ones, and more.
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The drummer on the current Joe Walsh tour, he is a veteran musician and drummer whose career has spanned over 40 years of touring, recording, songwriting, and producing with legendary and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists. Along with vocals, he also plays percussion, keyboards and flute. The list of who he has recorded and toured with is a virtual who’s who in music history. He has had TV and film placements, co-produced albums, released three solo albums, and there is a book about him.
Toronto-based songwriter and hip hop and rap artist who has a new EP coming soon and just released a new video. He talks about overcoming a troubled past and rallying behind it, gives advice on collaborating, and tells of the work he did with the Easter Seals and their telethon. He also looks back at the role that a gift at age five played in pointing him towards a music career.
Haitian singer/songwriter working on a new video that will be out in June, her 14-song CD, “Unexpected,” came out in late 2014 and she’s working on her next release. Multi-lingual, she participated in an international competition that resulted in a single with American artist T-Pain. She has collaborated with various arrangers from locations ranging from St. Lucia to Puerto Rico, Tanzania, the United States, and, of course, Haiti, and also published a book of poems in French and plans on writing again.
Checking in from London, this singer/songwriter released an EP in 2012 and is working on his first full-length solo album. Plus, this year he is also releasing his second album with the French/Swedish band Coexistence. He is also a musical theater performer and just came back from a European tour with the official production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Singer/songwriter who plays guitar and fronts a band called Whiskey Bent that opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd in January. He was a successful contestant in the 2009 “Colgate Country Showdown,” eventually being named the “Best New Country Act in Nebraska.” He and his band have played alongside national acts such as Rodney Atkins and Trent Tomlinson, to name just two. They play on the fair and festival circuit and have put out a couple releases, while he released a solo project last November that was recorded in Nashville.
Originally from Paris, this international opera and Broadway singer, actor, producer, and recording artist has a performance coming up at Carnegie Hall. Also an arranger, jazz pianist, and songwriter, he has performed in some of the biggest and most revered venues around the world, ranging from Times Square in New York to Wembley Stadium in London. His latest album was released last November and was entirely composed, performed, arranged, and produced by himself. He has extensive credits on IMDB and was evenly recently invited by AOL to an event with Pharrell Williams.
One-third of the pop trio The Scheme. The video for their first track got close to 400 thousand views on YouTube and another currently has over 100 thousand views so far. They are a truly international act, with members being made up of two Brits and one American, being based in London and Berlin, and having spent time here in the U.S. ABC Family picked up one of their songs and they’re working on new music, with a projected (EP) release date of late July.
This duo has released 13 CDs. Their newest, “True,” was just released last month and earned praise from the legendary Aaron Neville. They have gotten radio airplay and TV and film placements and won numerous awards, plus they have been on the Grammy ballot. They are planning to go to the Netherlands in September and maybe France, Germany, and England while they’re in Europe. They teach a number of music business courses at colleges. Based in Oregon, she’s Canadian, he’s British.
Singer/songwriter who plays guitar and heads up indie-rock band The Agreeables, whose music is on radio station playlists ranging from Boston to Indiana to San Francisco. He has performed in the Los Angeles area, written two rock musicals, and produced, directed, and wrote a couple independent films. Plus, he is a former writer for such publications as the L.A. Times, Playboy, and ESPN Magazine, including having interviewed Dave Chappelle.