Life Changes Show, July 19, 2021
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue
“Doing It for the Love of the Game,” with Basketball Coach, Retired NBA Basketball Player, Motivational Speaker, Tyrone Nesby; and Musical Guest, Artist and Songwriter Ilana Lorraine on The LIFE CHANGES Show S13:E29
Guest: TYRONE NESBY; and Musical Guest: ILANA LORRAINE
Guest, Tyrone Nesby
Tyrone Nesby was born and grew up in Cairo Illinois in which His basketball career began while playing basketball as a high school freshman at Cairo High School. During Tyrone’s High School Junior Year, He made the All-State First Team and was named Player of the year for Southern Illinoisan. Other high School accomplishments include; I.B.C.A.-All Southern Illinoisan, 3rd in Balloting-Mr. Basketball in Illinois, Illinois Slam Dunk Champion–Class A, All-State Tourney-First Team.
Tyrone played two seasons at Vincennes University between (1994-1996), over the next two years Tyrone was recruited by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) REBELS in which he played at UNLV between (1996-1998). During his two year tenure at UNLV, Tyrone made an imminent impact by leading UNLV in scoring at each of his two seasons with averages of 16.5 and 15.8 points per game. The 6-foot-6 inch forward scored 1,050 points to rank 33rd on the all-time UNLV scoring list.
After graduating from UNLV with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice in 1998, Tyrone played in Europe for the Sioux Falls Skyforce (1998-1999). After playing a year in Europe, Tyrone came to the United States in 1999 and played with the Los Angeles Clippers (1999-2000), He moved on to play with the Washington Wizards (2000-2002) in which he had the opportunity of playing alongside one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan during those two years.
After 2002, Tyrone returned back to playing with the Continental basketball league, in which below are a brief summary of his professional basketball career history from 2002-2007;
2002-2003 Olympia Larissa
2003-2004 Metis Varese
2004 Reflex, Belgrade
2004-2005 Lietuvos rytas Vilnuis
2006-2007 Las Vegas Venom
Tyrone Nesby was brought to the Wizards by Jordan, Jordan himself pushed for the trade that sent center Cherokee Parks to the Clippers for small forward Tyrone Nesby. Nesby was perfectly cut from the Wizards’ mold. Michael Jordan said I loved watching Richard Hamilton slither off screens, and I was fast becoming a fan of Courtney Alexander and Tyrone Nesby. “Washington Post” Tyrone has been coaching AAU basketball for over 10 years and is currently coaching as the Men’s Head Basketball Coach for Muhlenberg High school in PA.
In Tyrone’s two year tenure with the “Muhls” Tyrone has been able to lead his boys high school athletic team to breaking multiple historical basketball records, such as the breaking the schools 3-point shooting scoring record in over 29 years, leading the team in districts to the finals and advancing to state, making it through to the second round. Tyrone is actively seeking to pursue his basketball goal of becoming a collegiate basketball coach. Tyrone’s reputation as a creative and experienced basketball player and mentor can be an attribute to any collegiate organization to attract top talent.
Guest, Ilana Lorraine
ILana was the youngest child, born into a very traditional Jewish home where music played a major part in her home life. She has been songwriting & singing since early childhood & was already on TV with her first original composition at Age 11 where she became a finalist on a televised Arts Programme on LWT.
She released her debut album My Little Tree by raising £15k funds on the pioneering crowdfunding site, Slice The Pie, where she was voted the Most Popular Unsigned UK Act. She devotes her time to her music & helping artists develop to become self sufficient, inspired by her own journey.
Whilst always an artist at heart, Ilana stepped away from the spotlight to take on a position at Sony Music as the Artist Relations Exec where she worked with Established International Recording Artist & Bands on the Sony roster. This paved the way to nearly 2 decades of work in the Entertainment Industry where she continued to work with Talent in various roles responsible for Artists Promotion, Live Performances & Events and Brand Endorsements & Partnerships.
Inspired by her own journey as an artist and the challenges she experienced, Ilana turned her focus to coaching emerging talent & providing platforms for artists to showcase. The personal connections Ilana made & multifaceted skills she learnt gave her the back bone to help create an artist hub & build an artist community that has now become one of the leading London based underground communities for New Talent.
A popular fixture on the London scene, Ilana was behind the launches & production to signification prestigious live music events & boutique members clubs & speakeasies across London. She also got termed “the FlashMob Queen” as she led several successful Flash events for brands & charities.
After years within the industry and experience working with some of the biggest Tycoons in the Music Industry in the UK including Vince Power en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Power Rob Hallet www.linkedin.com/in/rob-hallett-76116225/, Ilana decided to take a leap of faith and follow her artistic vision to focus on her own musical endeavours whilst also developing her independent projects that really inspired her: Sessions58 & The Coach House.
Her debut album, “My Little Tree”, is fuelled by her zest for life and inspired by encounters and connections. The signature centrepiece “I Choose Life” co-written with Kevin Mark Trail from The Streets, says it all “i take the make believe and i make real life…”
Ilana’s life is really like that in a fairytale. After separation Ilana moved in to secret coach house which you would enter via a Garage door and into a secret garden which she decorated to look like somethings from Alice In Wonderland. She now lives as a Guardian protecting a Victorian Mansion in North London where she has her own recording facilities & has decorated to look like something of a mix of Narnia & Cinderella.
The much anticipated forthcoming album maintains the same themes of innocent wonder, empowerment & it feels nostalgic taking you back in time. She has written and collaborated with may artists & producers around the world & aims to release her forthcoming project early Spring 2018.
Her captivating & distinctive sultry vocal tone has been used by Waves Audio to demonstrate their Abbey Road Reverb Plugins, Andrew Scheps Parallel Plug Ins and at NAMM.
She became an Artist Ambassador for Harman International – JBL and AKG where she is currently producing her own series of Pop Up Gigs in Enchanting Spaces.
Life Changes Show
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.