Interviews

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]

Q&A: J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls – Old School Rock’n’Roll Blues

For those that haven’t heard of J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls could you tell us a bit about the band, your story? Well, it all started early 2016 when I was getting some ideas together for an old school rock’n’roll, blues album I wanted to do. It’s something I have always thought about doing so I had some ideas that I took to Harun Kotch, who I’ve worked with on a numbe...[Read More]

Lysa Flores: musician, actress, artist, producer, warrior against abuse.

(Los Angeles) Lysa Flores was a pioneer in LA’s East Los alternative scene. Raised in East LA with an older brother with a guitar, she played a box as a child, then filled journals in grammar school with lyrics and by the time she was in high school she was in a band.  A first generation Mexican-American who was  named by Newsweek as one of “20 young Latinos to watch in the new millennium”, Flores...[Read More]

Q&A: Lucie Barât – Take Me Away – It’s always about the lyrics

For those that haven’t heard of you before could you tell us a bit about yourself, your story? Well, I was raised by hippies and artists between a commune and a council estate just outside of Basingstoke! I went from school to drama school and then onto a world of existential angst and painful soul searching – needless to say, that kind of self-sabotage and drug-fuelled despair wasn’t really...[Read More]

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