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Interviewing The Legends

Interviewing The Legends with Ray Shasho
Show Host: 
Ray Shasho

Interviewing The Legends is devoted to promoting authors and musicians worldwide. Ray spotlights exclusive interviews with both legendary and up and coming artists. Ray also features the movers and shakers of the music and publishing industries and suggests important methods for getting the most out of your public relations and marketing methods.

Important links:

https://www.publicityworksagency.com/ Publicity Works Agency

www.classicrockmusicwriter.com The Classic Rock Music Reporter

www.classicrockhereandnow.com Classic Rock Here and Now

www.musictriedandtrue.com Music Tried and True

Weekly Show
Station 1
Tuesday
Starts: 
7:00 pm PT
Ends: 
7:55 pm PT

Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Bruce Soord frontman for prog rock's The Pineapple Thief, October 16, 2018 Bruce Soord 'Pineapple Thief' singer,songwriter, guitarist special guest on Interviewing the Legends
John Lodge Moody Blues Legendary Bassist, Singer and Songwriter Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends, October 9, 2018 Moody Blues Legend John Lodge Chats About New Album and Tour
Stephen Bishop Singer-Songwriter-Musician-Actor Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends, October 2, 2018 Interviewing the Legends Welcomes the Incomparable Stephen Bishop
Interviewing The Legends welcomes legendary singer and songwriter Bobby Goldsboro, September 25, 2018 Bobby Goldsboro special guest on Interviewing the Legends
Interviewing The Legends welcomes Elias Soriano of Nonpoint, September 18, 2018 Nonpoint frontman Elias Soriano talks about their new album and tour
Interviewing The Legends welcomes David Huff legendary Christian Rocker with David and the Giants, September 11, 2018 David Huff talks about finding Jesus in Rock and Roll
Interviewing The Legends welcomes legendary Christian Rocker Greg X. Volz, September 4, 2018 Interviewing the Legends welcomes legendary Petra singer Greg X. Volz
Interviewing The Legends with Special Guest John McNally of The Searchers, August 28, 2018 John McNally and The Searchers will call it quits in 2019
Prairie Prince legendary drummer for The Tubes and Todd Rundgren, August 21, 2018 Prairie Prince legendary drummer on The Ray Shasho Show
Blues Guitarist Eddie Devil Boy Turner Special Guest on The Ray Shasho Show, August 14, 2018 Eddie Devil Boy Turner Blues Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter
Rupert Holmes best known to the public as the singer-songwriter of several Billboard Top Ten hits, including his #1 multi platinum smash “Escape” aka “The Pina Colada Song”, August 7, 2018 Ray Shasho welcomes Rupert Holmes to the show
The Ray Shasho Show, August 1, 2018 Jock Bartley legendary guitarist with Firefall on The Ray Shasho Show
Mark Andes Legendary Bassist for Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne,Heart and Firefall, July 18, 2018 Legendary Bassist Mark Andes Special Guest on The Ray Shasho Show
Welcome to a very special edition of The Ray Shasho Show, July 4, 2018 Today we Honor & Remember ‘The Life & Music’ of legendary guitarist Tommy Bolin
Corey Glover legendary singer for Living Colour, June 20, 2018 Corey Glover singer and actor special guest on The Ray Shasho Show
Ivan Browne "Green Tambourine" Top 40 classic singer special guest on The Ray Shasho Show, June 6, 2018 Ivan Browne the voice of Top 40 classic "Green Tambourine" on The Ray Shasho Show
Michael Des Barres Rock Legend and Actor Special Guest on The Ray Shasho Show, May 23, 2018 Michael Des Barres 'Murdoc' Villain on MacGyver and Rock Legend
Felix Cavaliere the King of Blue-Eyed Soul, May 9, 2018 Felix Cavaliere Rascals Rock and Roll Legend
'Melanie' Safka 'The Voice of a Generation' on The Ray Shasho Show, April 25, 2018 'Melanie' legendary singer/songwriter/musician on The Ray Shasho Show
Ray Shasho welcomes Lee Kerslake legendary drummer with Uriah Heep and Ozzy Osbourne, April 11, 2018 Lee Kerslake legendary drummer chats with Ray Shasho

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Featured Guests

Guest, Neal Smith November 27, 2018
Guest, Bob Kulick November 20, 2018
Guest, Richard Lloyd November 13, 2018
Guest, Annie Haslam November 6, 2018
Guest, Ilana Marks October 30, 2018
Guest, Sonja Kristina October 23, 2018
Guest, Bruce Soord October 16, 2018
Guest, John Lodge October 9, 2018
Guest, Stephen Bishop October 2, 2018
Guest, Bobby Goldsboro September 25, 2018
Guest, Elias Soriano September 18, 2018
Guest, David Huff September 11, 2018
Guest, Greg X Volz September 4, 2018
Guest, John McNally August 28, 2018
Guest, Prairie Prince August 21, 2018
Guest, Rupert Holmes August 7, 2018
Guest, Jock Bartley August 1, 2018
Guest, Mark Andes July 18, 2018

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Ray Shasho Ray Shasho Lakewood Ranch FL USA Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube The Publicity Works Agency, The Classic Rock Music Reporter, Classic Rock Here and Now, Music Tried and True, Rock Writer, Author Site, Keys and Chords, The Ray Shasho Show, Check the Gs book trailer
Occupation:
Talk Show Host, Electronics Entrepreneur, Author, Classic Rock Music Journalist and Director of PR Exposure Now
Biography:

Rock Music journalist Ray Shasho was dubbed ‘Rock Raymond’ by friends and family for his love of rock music. Since a kid growing up in Baltimore, Maryland he became obsessed with music. In high school, he attended hundreds of rock concerts and even took a job at the famed Capital Centre arena to meet his favorite rock stars before and after their shows. After graduating from a CBS owned broadcasting school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Ray became a Top 40 radio deejay in the late 70’s and early 80’s and his life became the music. Unfortunately radio stations trusted computers (Arbitron ratings) over human instincts. It was the early radio jocks who discovered great music and put it out over the airwaves. Radio became mundane when they began mimicking each other based on the Arbitrons.

After his stint in radio, Shasho became an entrepreneur in electronics. Ray and his family owned and operated cutting-edge retail electronic businesses in Washington, D.C.  Shasho witnessed all the technological advancements firsthand and how it affected the music industry. From early transistor radios, record players, reel to reel tape recorders, cassette and eight track tape players, walkmans, CD players to MP3’s. Some of Ray’s clients included … Chuck Norris, James Mason, Ted Williams, Alex Haley, Art Buchwald, Dick Gregory, Dionne Warwick, John Candy, Jon Voight and General Colin Powell.

Ray Shasho published his first novel entitled Check the Gs, Ray’s comical and awe-inspiring novel about growing up in the family business. Shasho subsequently released a second novel entitled, Wacky Shenanigans on F Street-Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington D.C.

In 2010, Ray Shasho became a classic rock music journalist in St. Petersburg, Florida. It started out as a fun gig to help promote his book but something very extraordinary transformed. Shasho began covering concerts and music events around the Tampa Bay area and decided to take a crack at interviewing some of the rock music legends that he idolized all of his life. 

Ray’s very first “rock star” interview was Joe Lala who lived in Tampa, Florida. He contacted Joe by way of the internet and scheduled an interview at Joe’s home. Ray was surprised how cordial and amendable Joe was to tell the story about his rock and roll past. Ray and Joe spent hours together reliving his days of playing percussion with Blues Image, Stephen Stills and Manassas, The Bee Gees and Firefall. Joe disclosed stories about jamming with Jimi Hendrix and throwing Mick Jagger out of his hotel room in New York City. After the interview, Joe asked Ray to be his personal assistant and later to help write his own personal memoir.  Shasho was so overwhelmed with the ease of the interview that he immediately began his search for the next one.

Ray quickly became one of the top music journalists in the country. His column is read by thousands of music enthusiasts daily and Shasho’s in-depth interviews, album and concert reviews are featured on artist websites around the globe.

Shasho began asking each legendary musician, singer and songwriter this question … If you had a “Field of Dreams” wish, like the movie, to play or collaborate with anyone from the past or present, who would that be? The question became eminent to the interviewer and interviewee and the responses will surely surprise the most discerning music enthusiast.

Ray is currently the director of ‘The Publicity Works Agency’ promoting authors and musicians across the globe. His new book is entitled The Rock Star Chronicles  featuring over 50 Intimate Conversations with the Music Legends That Set Us Free. (A release date has not been announced as of yet) Music Journalist Ray Shasho has been on a rock and roll pilgrimage to help promote and save the greatest music the world has ever known.

Here’s a list of the music artists Ray has interviewed for the book and recently on BBS radio to help promote.

PRINT INTERVIEWS

  • Joe Lala (Blues Image,Stephen Stills and Manassas)
  • Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds,Renaissance)
  • Eric Burdon (The Animals,War)
  • Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
  • Mark Volman (The Turtles,Frank Zappa and the Mothers of In vention)
  • Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow,Deep Purple)
  • Gregg Rolie (Santana,Journey)
  • Mark Farner(Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Dave Mason (Traffic)
  • Jon Anderson (YES)
  • Ronnie Montrose (Montrose)
  • Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, Levin Torn White)
  • Billy Sherwood (YES,Circa)
  • Tommy James (Shondells)
  • Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton)
  • Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • Todd Rundgren (Utopia)
  • Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers)
  • Janet Robbins (Daughter of Marty Robbins)
  • Barry Winslow (The Royal Guardsmen)
  • Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky)
  • Demetri Joannou (Blue Moon Harem)
  • Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
  • Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)
  • Al Atkins (Judas Priest)
  • Paul May (Atkins/May Project)
  • Roger Fisher (Heart)
  • Greg Lake (King Crimson, Emerson,Lake and Palmer)
  • Nils Lofgren (Grin, Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band)
  • Tommy Roe (Sheila,Sweet Pea,Dizzy)
  • Chris Stein (Blondie)
  • Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)-2012
  • Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Paul McCartney & Wings)
  • Merrell Fankhauser (The Impacts, MU, Merrell And The Exiles, Fapardokly)
  • Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
  • Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
  • Chris Squire (YES)
  • Gary Puckett (The Union Gap)
  • Micky Dolenz(The Monkees)
  • Michael Des Barres (Silverhead,Detective)
  • Eric Johnson ("Cliffs of Dover")
  • Colin Blunstone(The Zombies)
  • Suzi Quatro(Queen of Rock)
  • Steve Hillage(Gong)
  • Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
  • Annie Haslam(Renaissance)
  • Johnny Winter
  • Paul Kantner(Jefferson Airplane,Jefferson Starship)
  • Peter Rivera (Original lead singer and drummer of Rare Earth)
  • Jason Sawford (Australian Pink Floyd)
  • Maria Muldaur
  • Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
  • Tom Rush
  • Gino Vannelli
  • Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Phil Ehart (Kansas)
  • Pete Best (The Beatles)
  • Dr. John
  • Billy J. Kramer (The Dakotas)
  • John Kay (Steppenwolf) 
  • Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers)
  • Lita Ford (The Runaways)
  • Robin Trower
  • Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
  • Joey Molland (Badfinger)
  • Marky Ramone (Dust,Ramones)
  • Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
  • Jeff Berlin (Virtuoso bassist)
  • Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
  • Gary Lewis (The Playboys)
  • Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
  • Dave Davies (The Kinks)
  • Mike Love (The Beach Boys)
  • Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
  • Burton Cummings (The Guess Who)
  • Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth,"Dream Weaver")
  • Melanie (The Voice of the Woodstock generation)
  • Roy Rogers (Virtuoso slide guitarist)
  • Ted Nugent 
  • Corky Laing (Mountain)
  • Cherie Currie (The Runaways)
  • Roger Earl (Foghat)
  • John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers)
  • Julian Lennon 
  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
  • Steve Hackett (Genesis)
  • Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge,Cactus,Beck,Bogert & Appice)
  • Tony Joe White ("Polk Salad Annie", "Rainy Night in Georgia")
  • Geoff Downes (The Buggles, Asia,YES)
  • Petula Clark ("Downtown," "A Sign of the Times," "Don't Sleep in the Subway")
  • Michael Pinder (The Moody Blues)
  • Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys)
  • Wayne Swinny (Saliva)
  • Judy Collins
  • Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) -2014
  • Jack Bruce (Cream,West Bruce & Laing,Robin Trower, Big Blues Band)
  • Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded by the Light")
  • Jann Klose 
  • Andy Summers (The Police,Circa Zero)
  • Dan McCafferty (Nazareth)
  • Arthur Brown (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
  • Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
  • Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods)
  • Darryl Way (Curved Air) 
  • Don Wilson (The Ventures)
  • Patrick Moraz (YES/The Moody Blues
  • Jonathan Edwards ("Sunshine")
  • Al Kooper (The Blues Project, Blood,Sweat & Tears,Bob Dylan,Mike Bloomfield)
  • Mary Sarah (Country music's newest shining star)
  • Edgar Winter ("Frankenstein," "Free Ride")
  • Keith Emerson (The Nice,Emerson,Lake & Palmer)
  • Jean-Luc Ponty (Frank Zappa,Mahavishnu Orchestra,Jon Anderson)
  • Randy Bachman (The Guess Who,Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • Robin Trower -2014 
  • Trini Lopez ("If I had a Hammer," "Lemon Tree")
  • Barry Hay (Golden Earring) 
  • Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) 
  • Nikki Lunden & Lora G. (Lunden Rein) 
  • Engelbert Humperdinck ("Release Me,"After The Lovin,'" "The Last Waltz")
  • David Clayton-Thomas (Blood,Sweat and Tears)
  • Dave Edmunds ("I Hear You Knocking")Rockpile
  • Bruce Kulick (KISS,Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Rex Pickett (Author of the ‘Sideways’ trilogy)
  • Stanley Livingston (Chip from My Three Sons)
  • Barry Livingston (Ernie from My Three Sons)
  • Marty Ingels (I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, Dick Van Dyke Show

   RAY'S  RADIO INTERVIEWS ON BBS RADIO

  • Claudette King (B.B. King’s youngest daughter)
  • Kevin Godley (10 cc,Godley and Creme)
  • Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
  • Geoff Tate (Queensryche/Operation Mindcrime)
  • Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper,UFO)
  • Beth Hart (World-renowned singer & songwriter)
  • Magic Dick(The J.Geils Band) & Shun Ng (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist)
  • Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart) & Jann Klose
  • Kenny Aaronson (Dust,Stories,Bob Dylan,Joan Jett,New York Dolls,Yardbirds)
  • Ewan Currie (Lead Singer & Guitarist for The Sheepdogs)
  • Ginger Gilmour (Author,Sculptor,Poet,and Ex wife of Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour
  • Jamie Glaser (Guitarist for the AndersonPonty Band)
  • Miles Copeland III (Legendary music mogul)
  • Albert Castiglia (Blues Guitarist)
  • Fee Waybill (The Tubes)
  • Janet Robbins (Singer,Songwriter,Multi-instrumentalist,Daughter of Country Music Icon Marty Robbins)
  • Lucie Arnaz (Actress, Singer, Dancer, Broadway star, Producer, and Daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) 
  • Dennis Locorriere (The voice of Dr Hook)
  • Wally Palmar (Guitarist & songwriter for The Romantics)
  • Wally Stocker (Guitarist for The Babys)
  • Tony Palmer (Legendary British filmmaker & director)
  • Doug Aldrich (Guitarist & songwriter for The Dead Daisies)
  • Laura & Nikki Lunden (Lunden Reign)
  • Ed King (The Strawberry Alarm Clock/Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Rick Roberts (Former lead singer/songwriter/guitarist for Firefall)
  • Rich Little (Master celebrity impressionist & Comedian)
  • John Hall (Guitarist,songwriter for 'Orleans')
  • Carl Palmer (Legendary drummer for Asia,Emerson Lake and Palmer)
  • Bobby Kimball (The legendary voice of Toto)
  • Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
  • Henry Paul (The Outlaws)
  • Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (The Fifth Dimension)
  • Binky Womack (Nephew of R&B legend Bobby Womack)
  • Alan White (Legendary drummer for 'Y E S')
  • John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful,Welcome Back Kotter theme)
  • Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield,Poco,Loggins & Messina)
  • Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
  • Billy Cobham (Legendary Drummer & Jazz-Fusion Pioneer)
  • Suzi Quatro (Rock and Roll Heroine)
  • Bobby Caldwell (Legendary Drummer-Johnny Winter- Derringer- Allman Brothers-Captain Beyond)
  • Ray Walker (The Jordanaires -Elvis Presley's backup singers)
  • Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon/Legendary Producer/ Head of A&R dept. for The Beatles Apple Records
  • Todd Rundgren (Nazz,Utopia)
  • Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
  • Roger and Mike Fisher (HEART)
  • Ian McDonald (King Crimson,Foreigner,Honey West)
  • Malik Shakur (Radio Host & Cousin of Tupac Shakur)
  • Cindy Blackman Santana (Virtuoso drummer/Wife of Carlos Santana)
  • Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
  • Nona Hendryx (Labelle) 
  • Derek Shulman (Simon Dupree and The Big Sound, Gentle Giant)
  • Steve Hunter (Lou Reed,Alice Cooper)
  • Steve Fossen & Michael Derosier (HEART)
  • Keith Thibodeaux ('Little Ricky' from I Love Lucy, drummer for David and The Giants)
  • Mason Williams ("Classical Gas" songwriter/ TV comedy writer)
  • Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
  • Alannah Myles ("Black Velvet" mega-hit)
  • Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)
  • Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
  • Kevin Martin (Candlebox)
  • Lee Kerslake (Legendary drummer with Uriah Heep & Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius)
  • Melanie (Safka) (Songwriter/musician & the voice of a generation)
  • Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals)
  • Michael Des Barres (Silverhead/Detective lead singer/Murdoc villain on McGyver)
  • Ivan Browne (Lead singer with The Lemon Pipers "Green Tambourine")
  • Corey Glover (Living Colour)
  • Tommy Bolin Tribute Show with Joe Vitale & Kenny Passarelli of Joe Walsh/Barnstorm (also music journalist Trace Keane)
  • Mark Andes (Spirit,Jo Jo Gunne,Heart,Firefall)
  • Jock Bartley (Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels, Firefall)
  • Rupert Holmes ("Escape, The Pina Colada Song")
  • Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner (Blues Guitarist)
  • Prairie Prince (The Tubes,Todd Rundgren)
  • John McNally (The Searchers)
  • Stephen Bishop ("On and On", "It Might Be You" and "Save It for a Rainy Day")
  • Bobby Goldsboro ("Honey", "See the Funny Little Clown", "Little Things", "Summer the first time", "Watching Scotty Grow")
  • Elias Soriano (Frontman for 'Nonpoint')
  • Greg Huff (David and The Giants)
  • Greg X.Volz (Petra and Classic Petra)
  • John Lodge (The Moody Blues)
  • Bruce Soord (The Pineapple King)
  • Sonja Kristina (Curved Air)
  • Ilana Marks (Filmmaker-Director-Writer-Producer)
  • Annie Haslam (Renaissance)
  • Richard Lloyd (Television)
  • Bob Kulick (Kiss guitarist/Grammy award-winning producer)
  • Neal Smith (Alice Cooper)

About Ray’s company The PUBLICITY WORKS AGENCY

 https://www.publicityworksagency.com website

The Publicity Works Agency is your business confidant. We’re engaged round-the- clock to build your brand and heighten your celebrity status, by utilizing every media promotional tool and source required to insure a successful publicity campaign. Our savvy team of public relation managers and publicists have dedicated over 25 prolific years in publicity, marketing, journalism, sales, finance and entrepreneurial matureness, and are partnered with vital and influential media professionals and experts to empower maximum exposure.

In today’s fast-paced and state-of-the-art world, an ongoing publicity campaign is essential to rise above the competition and become extraordinary and prosperous. The Publicity Works Agency will thrive to take you to that level of success and beyond.  A personal publicist will be at your beck and call to persistently brainstorm and tweak ideas and to reassure that we’ve orchestrated the very best possible publicity campaign tailored to fit your every need.

THE PUBLICITY WORKS AGENCY … We Shine Only When We Make You Shine

Contact us today at 941-877-1552  or email us at  ray@publicityworksagency.com

Ray’s published novels …

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Check the Gs’

The True Story of an Eclectic American Family

and Their Wacky Family Business

AND

Wacky Shenanigans on F Street (2nd Edition)

Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington, D.C.

 

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Check the Gs’ At an age when most kids are just getting rid of the training wheels on their bicycle, Ray Shasho entered into a crazy world of secret lingo and bullying sales tactics at the Chin Lung Art Gallery, his father's retail store on the corner of Thirteenth and F Street in Washington, DC. Check the Gs is the true story of how this bizarre family business changed his world forever. Raised by a Cuban Catholic mother and Syrian Jewish father, Shasho made his first sale at the age of six and never looked back. Life in the family business (and in the Shasho family) was never boring. From FBI interrogations to angry mobs, each new day at the Chin Lung Art Gallery brought with it new adventures. Check the Gs tells a story for everyone who is proud their family and heritage but not afraid to laugh at its many eccentricities, and for anyone who has ever worked in retail and experienced its humorous situations and misadventures.

Review …

…“This book takes you away to a time that will never be repeated in America. Where families worked together, ate together, and passed down the family business. Ray tells us his story and you are locked in from the first page. You live inside his family's retail store; when retail meant something before the Best Buys & Walmart's took away the shopping "experience." You're next to Ray when he attends rock concerts by real artists in the Baltimore & Washington DC area. This is a guy that lives & breathes two things: family & music. It’s a beautifully written book that I couldn't put down …

Highly recommended!”

… By Mr. Fitzroy Format: Hardcover

BOTH BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT AMAZON.COM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnYydT0GH1s​    -Book trailer for Check the Gs

Featured Guests on BBS Radio Talk Show Programs

Featured, Guest, Sonja Kristina October 23, 2018

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 07:00 pm

Guest, Sonja Kristina

Guest Name: 
Sonja Kristina
Curved Air's enchanting songstress Sonja Kristina special guest on Interviewing the Legends
Guest Occupation: 
Singer-Songwriter-Musician-Actress
Guest Biography: 

S   O   N   J   A

K   R   I   S   T   I   N   A

LEGENDARY SONGSTRESS

WITH

PROGRESSIVE ROCK'S

CURVED AIR

At 15 Sonja was studying drama whilst sharing billing with such luminaries as Sandy Denny, Al Stewart and Buffy Saint Marie.

Sonja, a barefoot hippie wild-child whose friends in the late ‘60s were radical revolutionaries, Hells Angels, writers and poets, and celebrated musicians, played Chrissie in the Original London Cast of Hair in 1968. In 1970 Sonja Kristina became the voice of Curved Air.

Curved Air soon became renowned for their virtuosity and thrilling shows. Their albums were top 20 best sellers, as was the hit single Back Street Luv. The influential original members were electric violinist Darryl Way, electronica pioneer and guitarist/ keyboard player, Francis Monkman and drummer Florian Pilkington- Miksa. From 1970 to the present-day Sonja Kristina has been the one constant member of Curved Air.

In 1973, 17-year-old Eddie Jobson (Roxy Music / UK/ Frank Zappa) replaced both Monkman and Way during the ‘Air Cut’ era. In 1974 -76 Stewart Copeland came straight from college to critical acclaim as Curved Air’s drummer. At the end of ’76 Curved Air broke up and Sonja had a ringside seat at the birth of Punk and the astronomic rise of Stewart’s band ‘The Police’, during Sonja and Stewart’s 16-year relationship.

By1989 Sonja Kristina re-invented folk rock with a fiery brand of music she dubbed Acid Folk. Curved Air’s violinist Paul Sax and Keyboard player Robert Norton toured with Sonja Kristina’s Acid Folk Band until 1996, playing Glastonbury and other festivals year after year.

Since 2000 Sonja has been working with Composer/Producer/ Cellist/Violinist Marvin Ayres, known for his unique manipulation of sound textures and audio-visual installations. They have two releases as MASK. “Heavy Petal, the Tenebrous Odyssey of Jack and Virginia’ and ‘Technopia’.

Marvin Ayres produced the 2012 Curved Air ‘Live Atmosphere’ CD.

The constant flame leading Curved Air through the decades, Sonja Kristina's hypnotic attraction endures today, "vibrant and edgy as ever, Sonja, the original prog diva gives a charismatic and highly visual performance. Looking like a glamorous gipsy queen with her flowing red hair and dressed in sparkly black, that signature voice is still smoky and seductive as she spins around the stage around the excellent musicians who are Curved Air". (Music Street Journal)

Curved Air is: Vocalist Sonja Kristina, Drummer Florian Pilkington Miksa, Guitarist Kirby Gregory, Violinist Paul Sax, Bass Chris Harris and Keyboard Player Robert Norton. 

For more information about Curved Air visit www.curvedair.com or

www.facebook.com/CurvedAir  or visit www.sonjakristina.com

Purchase the Second Album
2 DISC EXPANDED EDITION
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS

Released August 24th, 2018

NEW EXPANDED 2 DISC (CD / DVD) EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1971 ALBUM BY CURVED AIR

WITH FIVE BONUS TRACKS (FOUR PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) & A DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE) OF
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BOOKLET WITH ESSAY & EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

Phantasmagoria album Remastered & expanded edition
2 DISC EXPANDED EDITION
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Available at amazon.com

NEW EXPANDED 2 DISC (CD / DVD) EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1971 ALBUM BY CURVED AIR

Featured, Guest, Ilana Marks October 30, 2018

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 07:00 pm

Guest, Ilana Marks

Guest Name: 
Ilana Marks
Ilana Marks filmmaker,director,producer,writer chats about her upcoming new film 'Mind The Gap'
Guest Occupation: 
Filmmaker,director,producer,writer,author,talk show host
Guest Biography: 

What happens when you mix psychology, quantum physics, and spirituality with fun entertainment, intrigue, and a meaningful story? 

A: You get Mind The Gap - the film.

A CHAT WITH FILMMAKER

ILANA MARKS

llana Marks is a writer, international lecturer, and TV / radio host, working in Boston and Sarasota for over twenty years. She trained as a stage actress in London and acted professionally in addition to writing, producing, and directing theatrical productions. 

Ilana wrote The G-String Theory, a book about her hilarious trip through the paradoxical sensuality of India, and she recently wrote Mind The Gap, a story and concept which first came to her in a dream.  

Mind The Gap is a psychological comedic film which explores the nature of reality & perception. A spiritually profound independent film.  

What happens when you mix psychology, quantum physics, and spirituality with fun entertainment, intrigue, and a meaningful story?

A:  You get Mind The Gap - the film.

The synopsis of the film goes like this …

Adi, a 38-year-old off-Broadway actress, is on the verge of success when her playboy husband walks out on her. As a single mother with little income or support, her relationship with her young daughter becomes strained & her life begins to unravel.

While working in London, Adi has mind-bending experiences which spark off her journey into the gap. She begins to peel away the façade of personal dramas, finding answers & reclaiming her life. As she moves into a new reality, the audience follows her deeper down the rabbit hole, encountering hilarious twists & turns along the way.

Mind the Gap

Directed by Ilana Marks

Written by Ilana Marks

Produced by The Umbrella Project & 
Valencia Motion Pictures                               

On TV and radio, Ilana Marks has interviewed hundreds of authors, musicians, celebrities, politicians, and has moderated debates at a state and national level. 

Ilana founded The Umbrella Project LLC which is producing:  

 ~ Mind The Gap, a feature film

 ~ In The Gap, a documentary film explaining the science and philosophy behind MTG with some of the top thinkers in the field of physics and metaphysics

 ~ Yogini, Ilana's animated children’s books and digital games 

The Umbrella Project in association with Valencia Motion Pictures

Ilana speaks four languages and from living, working, and traveling in five continents, she brings an authenticity to her work drawing on her many wonderful and mystical adventures all around the world.

Here are what the industry experts are saying about

Ilana Marks new film …

MIND THE GAP

“The world is readying itself more and more for your kind of consciousness. Your film should be trending well. You’re an inspiration.” 

-Senior VP, Universal Studios International

“There is a great movie in this. I like the reveal, and the specifics of the characters will be key when the ‘twist’ is revealed. This is exciting!

-Warner Brothers Executive

“Ilana Marks is a vibrant and thought-provoking woman who brings valuable and penetrating Insights.

-The Dailey Telegraph, London UK.

“I love it. It’s so grounded, emotional and real. Very beautiful and meaningful. Such lovely writing and real living characters. I am very excited about your movie.”

-Editor, “Parenthood” & “Manhattan”

“This is a beautiful film, you’re truly inspiring.”  -Emmy Award Winning Editor”

For more information about Ilana Marks and her new film Mind The Gap visit www.mindthegapfilm.com or www.facebook.com/Mind-The-Gap-The-Film-1552641244951852/

COMING SOON 'MIND THE GAP' A NEW FILM

Featured, Guest, Annie Haslam November 6, 2018

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 07:00 pm

Guest, Annie Haslam

Guest Name: 
Annie Haslam
Annie Haslam legendary songstress with prog rock's Renaissance
Guest Category: 
Guest Occupation: 
Singer,Songwriter,Musician,Artist
Guest Biography: 

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PROGRESSIVE ROCK QUEEN

ENCHANTING SONGSTRESS 

with RENAISSANCE

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Renaissance has had a long history spanning close to 50 years since its formation in 1969. With several personnel changes in the beginning years, the sound of the group eventually matured into a unique blending of folk, rock, and classical music including the integration of a full symphonic orchestra. Crowning all of this was the sound of the equally unique five-octave voice of Annie Haslam. During their great success in the 70’s the band toured extensively throughout the world in support of their numerous album releases. Highlights of this era included three sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall with The New York Philharmonic Orchestra and a sold-out concert at The Royal Albert Hall with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Chorale Society, all of which were recorded and released as ‘Live’ albums.

The woman whose crystal clear, high-flying soprano vocals earned her worldwide attention as the lead singer of the English classical rock band ‘Renaissance’ has recently achieved an entirely new level of appreciation as an ‘Intuitive’ painter. Annie is able to ‘tune’ into people, animals, situations, feelings and places, and portray them in her own unique style.

On canvas, Annie Haslam’s unmistakable world of sound is taken into unique vistas of color and vibration, not unlike the flow of her five-octave voice. Transporting the viewer to other worlds and through inner boundaries is her ultimate goal, bringing healing, serenity and peace through her work. 

…….Nicholas J. Sands, director of Sands & Company Fine Art in New York City, heralded Annie’s paintings as “magical, enigmatic and wondrous for their ability to take us to a far-away place… of fluid forms that are at once alien and familiar, primordial yet recognizable, which dance in an endless array of colors that are as rich and intense as molten lava.”

In 2009 Annie and bandmate Michael Dunford reformed ‘Renaissance’.

Sadly Michael passed away in November 2012, and is greatly missed.

Annie decided to keep the music alive and kept touring with Renaissance in support of their album 'Symphony of Light'.

With their musical virtuosity, five strong lead voices, newest technological instrumentation and love for the music, they have created a new sound taking them into a new age and performing the repertoire with powerful precision across the world. This incarnation of Renaissance is new and different and is nothing short of amazing!

Annie Haslam & Renaissance recently released their new DVD entitled ‘A Symphonic Journey’ and are currently embarked on their Day of the Dreamer Tour –in support of their new DVD while performing selected US dates this Fall.

Purchase the brand-new DVD from Renaissance entitled

‘A Symphonic Journey’ at amazon.com

The DVD was filmed in October of 2017 and included for the first time the addition of The Renaissance Chamber Orchestra, a hand-picked group of 10 musicians, including strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. For this new DVD the band returned to the Keswick Theatre, this time employing the use of track and boom mounted cameras to create more up close and personal shots of the band and orchestra. The concert also featured large screen projections of original paintings by Annie Haslam, with corresponding titles to each song performed throughout the concert.

The DVD/2CD set will be available from Amazon USA, Europe, and Japan. Also, ‘Annie Haslam’ signed copies will be available through the band’s website: http://www.renaissancetouring.com

You can learn more about the band by visiting:
www.renaissancetouring.com
facebook.com/renaissancetouring
www.anniehaslam.com
facebook.com/anniehaslamart

Purchase the brand-new DVD from Renaissance entitled ‘A Symphonic Journey’

Featured, Guest, Richard Lloyd November 13, 2018

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 07:00 pm

Guest, Richard Lloyd

Guest Name: 
Richard Lloyd
Legendary Guitarist Richard Lloyd of Television Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends
Guest Category: 
Guest Occupation: 
Guitarist,singer,songwriter
Guest Biography: 

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– founding member of the seminal rock band Television – presents his new album 

The Countdown on CD 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

On November 2, Richard Lloyd – founding member of the seminal rock band Television – presents his new album The Countdown on CD and digital via Plowboy Records, with vinyl available in 2019.

A pivotal fixture of the 1970s New York rock scene, Television’s improvisational, intelligent brand of avant-garde punk earned their reputation as a landmark act of the historic CBGB’s landscape, as well as an influence for generations of punk and alternative bands. Lloyd’s technical guitar proficiency was a key component to the band’s unique sound, which established their debut Marquee Moon (1977) as one of the defining albums of the era. After the band disbanded, Lloyd would go on to lend his signature guitar licks to Matthew Sweet and John Doe, as well as releasing several critically-acclaimed solo albums. Additionally, his recent memoir Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB’s and Five Decades of Rock and Roll was published in November 2017 with a second edition being released in paperback on November 2.

On The Countdown, Richard Lloyd creates an honest, natural expression with his stylized guitar sound and swagger. “I can only be me,” he says. “I can't turn into somebody else. So, every record I make is just a progression. I never felt the angst necessary to be a punk. I was too young to be a beatnik and too old to be a hippy. I like to say I’m an anthropologist from another planet who is observing human nature and expressing my observations through rock’n’roll.”

Taking a specific approach on the record, Lloyd’s process was to blend and balance the raw, live energy of in-studio performance with the benefit of technical refinements and additions behind-the-board. “You don't want to overcook the pasta,” he adds. “I never want a Chef Boyardee record. I like mistakes and rough edges. It's all very organic.”

Renowned Nashville session players Dave Roe (bass) and Steve Ebe (drums) served as a solid rhythmic backbone in the studio, cutting the basic 11 tracks in two days, while keys by Joe Bidewell (who played with Lloyd in his band in 1980) were eventually added to the mix. The result is a real rocker’s record, with Lloyd allowing his trademark fusion of garage rock, thoughtful soul, and power pop hooks to marinate from opening cut “Wind In The Rain” to the soaring heights of the closing title track “The Countdown,” in which he posits blasting off into space as he’s “had enough of planet Earth,” while his guitar and keys propel the listener with him into the stratosphere.

Adorned with his own personal paintings as the foundation for the front and back covers of the CD and vinyl, The Countdown continues the legacy of one of rock’s enduring pioneers.

For more information about Richard Lloyd visit ...

www.everythingiscombustible.com

Purchase 'Countdown' the latest CD by Richard Lloyd at amazon.com

And Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB's and Five Decades of Rock and Roll: The Memoirs of an Alchemical Guitarist at amazon.com

'Countdown' the latest release by Richard Lloyd

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