Interviews

TWELVE FOOT NINJA: “GIVING IT A RED HOT GO”

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Interview by:  Laure DeSantis-Olsson Interview with:  Steve “Stevic” Mackay, guest starting Shane “Russ” Russell Introduction:  Band’s official biography Twelve Foot Ninja embody originality in everything they do. They have sold out shows across their home country Australia, have over 2.5 million YouTube views and attracted public praise from the likes of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory) and ... Read More »

DOG FASHION DISCO: “BACK ON TOUR WITH A KICKSTART”

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Introduction: Dog Fashion Disco, Bio Interview by: Laura DeSantis-Olsson Interview:  Todd Smith of Dog Fashion Disco “The band was started in 1998 by 5 high school friends, made some records, toured a lot, broke up in 2007. Formed Polkadot Cadaver, made some records, toured a lot. Decided being broken up was dumb in 2014. Did crowd funding campaign for a ... Read More »

PRESTON REED: “AT ONE WITH THE STRINGS”

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Introduction: Preston Reed’s Professional Biography Interview by: Laura DeSantis-Olsson Preston Reed is a one-man revolution. The New Yorker tweaks the nose of musical convention, pokes the eye of accepted wisdom, and burns the rulebook of the past. Most great guitarists would be grateful to create a legacy of classic recordings, stand-out performances and blistering technique, but US-born Preston Reed has ... Read More »

THE “NON-TOUCH” TOUCH OF LIZZIE SIDER

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Introduction:  Bio from Lizzie Sider’s Facebook page Interview by:  Laura DeSantis-Olsson Cover photo by: Angela Talley “Hi, I’m Lizzie. I’m a devoted and passionate country-pop singer/ songwriter.” “I hope that the music I write will touch people, inspire them, and, take them back to a time or event when they had a similar experience. I’m so very thankful to everyone who has ... Read More »

“YOU ARE NOT ALONE” WITH AURIN

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Forward by:  Andrew Wayne and Sarah Anderson Interview by:  Laura DeSantis-Olsson Aurin began as a vision of Guitarist Andrew Wayne in 2002. Andrew’s goal was to write music that appealed to the mind, heart, soul, and emotions of the listener by combining beautiful harmonies with an in-your-face heavy-type of style. In 2009, he was joined by drummer, Linda Medina, who, ... Read More »

THE JANE SHERMANS: “IT’S A ROCK N’ ROLL BAND”

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Interview by:  Laura DeSantis-Olsson Interview: Eulene & Angelo of The Jane Sherman’s Photography by: Theo and Vita of Ovio Art 1.  How did you choose the name, The Jane Shermans, for the band? Eulene:  “It’s a family name.  When we were making our band name lists, it was on the list, and it was one we both landed on.  Then, it ... Read More »

CRASH MIDNIGHT: “THE MOST DANGEROUS BAND YOU’VE EVER SEEN… ONSTAGE OR BEHIND THE WHEEL”

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Interview by: Laura DeSantis-Olsson Talking with: Shaun Soho – Lead Vocalist Alex Donaldson – lead / rhythm guitars Introduction / Band Biography by: Facebook Rock n’ Roll is back! Born out of a late-night car wreck and formed on the streets of Boston by Shaun Soho (lead vocals), Bo (bass guitar), and Alex Donaldson (lead guitar), CRASH MIDNIGHT has burst ... Read More »

MUSIC FROM THE HEARTLAND: PHILLIP FOX BAND

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Interview by: Laura DeSantis-Olsson Cover photo by: David Jackson 1.  Give a brief history of your music and the bands formation: “I’ve been writing most of my life.  I stared writing music when I was about twelve.  I played in different bands throughout high school.  I actually met Jonathan, the bass player in Phillip Fox Band, when I was in ... Read More »

I SEEEEEEEE YOU: 20 EYES

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Interview by: Laura DeSantis-Olsson Speaking with: Wolf Bradley, frontman, 20 Eyes 1.  Why do you think music is important in general?  What would the world be like without music? “I love film and I love many other sources of visual media, but I think music is the most flawless art there is.  With music, in three minutes you can make ... Read More »

BRANTLEY GILBERT Lets It Ride On Tour

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It’s his first major headlining tour. He’s not holding back…Brantley Gilbert is going to “Let It Ride.” On tour with BG are top notch songwriters Aaron Lewis, Tyler Farr and Chase Bryant. While there’s no songwriting collaborations on the books with these guys, Brantley Gilbert would be open to jamming with any of these hit makers. Brantley Gilbert, well known for ... Read More »