Sunday, October 14, 2012

Interview with Jamie Alimorad - @JamieAlimorad

Here is a little information on what Jamie is up to:  I just wrapped a big promo tour that was out West.  I formed a new band of some of LA's top session players and we did the whole circuit.  Lots of the Sunset Strip venues including the Whiskey and the Roxy.  I also headlined at the Troubadour, the Good Hurt and was a marquis performer at the first Indie Entertainment Summit.  I also had the tremendous opportunity to work with Grammy-nominated and Juno Award winning artist Gino Vannelli in his studio.  We got together again at his shows in Niagara Falls this past weekend.  He's an awesome artist and the best singer in the world, not to mention the most incredible songwriter I think we've ever seen.

I would say there is no one HQ for me.  I'm widely considered a Boston artist because that's where I got my start in college, but my business base is in LA.

As far as a current tour goes, we're working on some dates.  We're focusing on new and creative ways to advertise the album and get my name out there.  Should be fun!

The latest release is Words Left Unsaid, which features the number one singles "Dancing With You", Indie104 Top 100 #1 hit, and "That's What She Said", #1 for a record five consecutive weeks on the IMC ReverbNation chart.

I sang background vocals on Rick Springfield's new single "I Hate Myself".

And now onto our interview with Jamie conducted by 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Interview with Simplified - @Simplified_Band

In this edition of Road Trip, we interview the multi-award winning and very tour experienced, Simplified. With independently produced and other projects ranging  the years 2004-2012 and touring and gigging in venues from clubs and festivals like SunFest to NASCAR Rev’d Up in 2009. In fact, in just eight years since the band's inception, Simplified has not only performed more than 2,500 shows, but they have also earned the respect of such renown artists as O.A.R., whose saxophone player Jerry Depizzo produced their latest album. But don't be fooled. Simplified's journey hasn't always been an easy one. The band has done everything – from the writing, recording and even the distribution of their four albums - completely on their own. 
And now on to our interview with Chris Sheridan of Simplified conducted by Ced of Independent Music and Media.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Interview with Lee Gibson - @leegibsonmusic

Photo by: Tyler Andrews

Lee Gibson was very recently named our Artist of the Month by a panel of judges, Mark Lamdanski and Carol Riordan of Butterflies Radio, Rich Wildman from Music Scene Investigation, Wayne Benson from Krankit Radio and Tim Lester of I think they made the right choice, Lee definitively deserves it. Well done country music and lyrics and a great voice awaits you. In this interview you can learn a bit more about Lee as well as enjoy his music. And now our interview conducted by Ced of Independent Music and Media.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Interview with Bosco and Peck - @boscoandpeck

Formed in late 2004 to compete in “The Mix 97.3 Battle of the Bands”, Bosco & Peck won the competition and seven months later released “A band so mysterious… you’ve never heard of them.”. After a year of pitching the album they landed 2 shows on the Virgin College Mega Tour. The tour publicist introduced them to Dave Natale (sound man for the Rolling Stones) who offerred a three song demo at his studio. In 2007 they competed for “Philly Rising Artist of the Year”. Since then B&P have performed again on the 2007 Virgin College Mega Tour, Chicago's Looptopia Festival, Dewey Beach Music Conference 07 and 08. Their song "I Can't Help" was chosen for channel 6 ABC's Most Memorable Musical Moments and “#9 Train” was featured by NBT Records. 

And now on with our interview conducted by Ced of Independent Music and Media.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Interview with Dalton Cyr @DaltonCyr

This our interview of the hard working 12 year old Dalton Cyr who just had a CD release party and has been on the Country Pop Rock Tour. 
 " Spreading the message to be a friend and not a bully is something I feel good about. While on tour I met Sergeant Robert Britt. He told us the story about how his beautiful and talented daughter, Sara, took her own life after being bullied. He started an organization called "Sara's smile" and helped us get the message out while we were touring in Mississippi. "

And now on to our interview conducted by Ced of Independent Music and Media

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Interview with Barley Station @BarleyStation

BARLEY STATION is one of those rare double-fronted bands whose music combines the roots of Americana, Pop/Rock, Country, and Folk and puts them in a blender with a dash of amaretto pouring out a tasty glass of contagious sound! The result is a distinctly alternative blend that draws deeply from its roots yet looks forward and to the future.

Please enjoy our interview with the guys from Barley Station conducted by Ced of Independent Music and Media.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Spaceship Days e-Interview @spaceshipdays

I think the first time I ever heard Spaceship Days was on Butterflies Radio and it was "Hanging From the Satellites" and the next day I heard more of the tracks from the CD. I loved them and decided to buy 5 of them to share! ~ Walt

Just days before the Grammy’s Spaceship Days took home the coveted title of “Best Pop Artist” in the 2012 Artists In Music Awards show held at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA. The pop-rock outfit—Matt Mocharnuk (Vocals/Lyrics), Chuck Cox (bass) , Greg Torsone (guitars), and Rob Beeghly (drums) —has been receiving attention for their 2nd album, Black Holes and Butterflies recorded at Afterglow Studio. Spaceship Days blends digital guitar effects, full orchestration, timeless piano, acoustic solos, rich vocal harmonies, vivid mental images, and intricate mixing techniques to create songs that have mass appeal.

Check out the interview:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Interview with The Assembly Line @TheAssemblyLine

What do passion, MTV and Craigslist all have in common? These factors all led to the formation and growth of NYC indie rock band, The Assembly Line. Brought together by an ad on Craigslist and a passion for making music, the band has seen success in recent years with placements on MTV, rave reviews in the press and are ready to take on 2012 with their new video and song “Full Impartial.”

And now on to our interview with The Assembly Line conducted by Ced of Independent Music and Media

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Interview: The Koniac Net - @thekoniacnet

On the early morning of April 17, 2012, David Abraham joined our Facebook group submitting to ride the Indie Music Bus™ and wrote this intro: "Hello all, I am an Indie/Alternative artist out of India (yup, that country all the way to the East). Below are the links to my debut album "One Last Monsoon" which I have released under the artist appellation THE KONIAC NET " I was pleasantly surprised by the music and songwriter. The first thing that hit me though was the album artwork, it was beautiful and caught my eye right away. Song after song I liked and told him so in the group. Many fine things have happened since then and we are glad The Koniac Net is aboard the bus! Enjoy our interview with David Abraham conducted by Ced of Independent Music and Media.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Our Interview with Volary - @volarymusic

Currently Volary consists of myself (singer/songwriter/guitar) and Sam Mollica (best bass player ever :) We've been looking for a permanent drummer and/or percussionist for the longest time, so if anyone in the Bay Area is interested, please contact us! 

"My debut album, 'Out of Shadows,' was recorded by myself and a lot of session musicians before I met Sam. I was adamant that I didn't want to make a typical singer/songwriter album (very sparse instrumentation, big close-up of my face on the cover), nor did I want to make a typical rock band sounding album (electric guitar, bass, and drums), and I'm really happy with what we achieved. I wanted a distinctive sound, for the album to be cohesive despite the very different flavors of some of the songs, and for it to feel like you'd entered a world of its own. It's very different when played live, of course, since we don't often travel with string trios and horn sections in our back pockets, so come on out and see us if you can! "

We were talking with Volary and she told us that she was reviewed by Music Scene Investigation and seeing how we are partners with them, we figured that would be a good start to this interview.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Interview with Mike Grosshandler @mgrosshandler

It is beginning to look like we will only need Twitter and friends like @allindie to find great talent like Mike Grosshandler. The first time we heard Mike was on Butterflies Radio's Twitter Tuesday Live. The song "Status Quo" played and I personally loved it. We invited him for our promotions that very night and landed this interview a short time after. Please read our interview with Mike below.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Interview with Kevin Burdick @kevin_burdick

In this edition of Road Trip we had the good fortune to do an interview with the multi-talented Kevin Burdick. His talents range from actor to philosopher and of course, one of the main reasons we are here is due in part to great musicianship and songwriting!
Bio excerpt:
In the musical spirit of Elton John and Billy Joel arrives piano sensation, Kevin Burdick. His unique blend of reality and piano rock is sure to inspire you, as it has thousands of others all around the globe. In 2006, Cingular Wireless selected Kevin as on of the top emerging artists on MySpace and turned one of his songs, “She Does Her Crying Alone” into a downloadable ring tone. “Robbie’s Song” from his 2005 Release True Stories and other fairy tales burned up the Independent and College Radio Charts, breaking the top 1000 and resting as high as 313 (un-weighted, August 2006). "

 Thank you Kevin for taking the time to do this interview with us! So now, without further ado, let's get to it, here is our interview with Kevin Burdick.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Interview with @Rezlow

We met Rezlow on Twitter a while back and really love the music.   Rezlow are a five piece rock band with members from Kerry and Dublin, Ireland. Showing influences from across all genres, Rezlow's music is described as melodic acoustic and alternative rock. 

Rezlow members Terry, Brendan, Cillian, Conor & Barry talk with @IndieMusicBus

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Interview with T Dawn Music @tdawn1

On Road Trip we have T Dawn who is a hard working composer, singer/songwriter from Riverside, CA that we met on Twitter some time ago and we are just now getting around to interviewing her. She lists her influences are Cheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Tori Amos, Imogen Heap. Her music ranges in Alternative / Progressive Rock / Indie Rock

You have a new band "Traces of Dawn", tell us who they are and how it happened.

That is correct, “Traces of Dawn” will be the new band name. I am so excited for people to hear the new music, it’s different for me…but my trademark style will be all over it. That is pretty much how I came up with the name of the band. After collaborating with several artists and building up my confidence I realized it was time to branch out and start forming a band of my own. We are not a big band, but we have a big sound! I have Justin Gummow to thank for that. Justin has worked with me from time to time on music. He actually assisted me with my song “Mental Breakdown” when I first started out, so it is no surprise that we are now working together on a regular basis. He brings to the table many things. He has a great sense of music style. He is a multi-talented musician who is very capable of playing the guitar, bass and drums. Justin won the Guitar Center store drum off finals and he has played drums for metal group named “Helsot” which has been recently signed to a label. I think our fans “Starlights” will notice a big difference in the music production.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Interview with Country Music Star - Mary Sarah

We have been trying to land an interview with Mary Sarah for awhile now but she is a rather busy youngster these days. She had a moment to spend some time to do this interview with us. Thank you Mary! We will start with an excerpt from her bio page:

Mary Sarah
Turning 16 this summer!!! WooHoo! Seems like I waited an eternity for this day to come around. Am I excited about driving…anyone that knows me would say a big fat YES! I have been carefully looking at all kinds of cars for over a year now. My hearts desire would be to have one without a lid! You know…a convertible of any kind! Not sure that is practical right out the starting gate but hey…I am a dreamer. How about the new 2012 Beatles…sure wish I would have been old enough to go on Oprah last Christmas…she gave everyone in the audience one!

And now on to the interview!

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Little Something About @JesseAbraham

Jesse Abraham
We had a chance to again catch up with Jesse Abraham for another interview. Our last interview published on 10/9/2011 and can be seen here. Jesse has been rather busy working on his new project "I Am Water" so we appreciate him taking time out for us! He asked us to think "outside the box" on this one and we think you might just learn some new things about Jesse, enjoy!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Red Dragon Records Interview

This time on Road Trip we are interviewing a indie label we met on Twitter who seemed to be doing great things and was gaining ground fast. We have since then joined forces to help the ever so deserving independent musicians out there.
How did you come to be Red Dragon Records?

Red Dragon Records Logo
I spend a lot of time socialising in and around the south coast of the UK and constantly came across what i believe to be exceptional talent. These talented people were unlikely to ever get much further than a few gigs, not through any fault of there own but just down to the odds of being picked by a label (and that is assuming of course that the label does anything with them!). Whilst there are some artists out there who know how to self promote many don't or won't, these are the people we are here for. The artist that actually tipped the scales for me was Boudicca, an excellent and very passionate singer who I believe in immensely. She has always wanted to be recognized for her voice and I believed with my background in establishing business's that I could build a record label and showcase her talent. So I did, and the label rapidly grew from there gaining more acts and more contacts and will hopefully continue for a long time yet!