Q&A: Reverbnation Competition Winner ESSIE

For those readers who haven’t heard of you before could you tell us a bit about yourself, your story? My name is Essie Laugharne and I perform, write and record music under the name ESSIE. I’m 23 years old and although I was born in Sheffield, I grew up from age 8 in Perth, Western Australia. After high school, I went on to study Popular Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music on the...[Read More]

Q&A: Introducing Songdew Competition Winners Fame The Band

For those readers that have not heard of you before could you tell us a little bit about yourselves; your story? All of us grew up on common grounds in a small town in Meghalaya, India. Music has always been a strong background in the family and a bond between ourselves. Four years ago, Fame The Band started playing together but only concluded that that’s the only part of our lives that we w...[Read More]

Q&A: ReverbNation Competition Winners Altinak – It’s about to Kick Off

For our readers that have not heard of Altinak before could you tell us a bit about the band your story? The name comes from the eastern most star in Orions belt called Alnitak but we swapped the middle letters round to give Altinak. We formed in 2011 when we were all in 1st year of Linlithgow Academy. All four of us found ourselves in the music room of a local youth club and just hit it off. From...[Read More]

An interview with “Serial Songwriter” Shelly Peiken on her second Grammy Nomination

(Los Angeles) Shelly Meg Peiken had just received her second Grammy nomination when we talked last week. This nomination was not for a song, but for the audio version of her book, Confessions of a Serial Songwriter, which she voiced.  Most people know her for co-writing the number one hits, “What A Girl Wants” and “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)” by Christina Aguiler...[Read More]

Q&A : Blake Morgan – The Music Maker

For those of our readers that haven’t heard of you before could you tell us a little bit about yourself your story? Sure. I was born, grew up, and still live in Manhattan––Greenwich Village in fact. I’m a singer, a songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a record producer, and a label owner. That’s a mouthful, so I usually just say “I’m a music maker,” and that seems to cover it. I’m proud that...[Read More]

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