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November 2016

Episode 7 – Demian Arriaga – Extreme, Richie Kotzen, Extreme, The Jonas Brothers Band, JK Simmons, Auditions, Ethan Brosch and the The Berklee College of Music

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Extreme and the Jonas Brothers Band? How could they have anything in common? Well, they do! Listen to Brian’s talk with drummer Demian Arriaga. Learn about Demian’s upbringing in Caracas, Venezuela, the support he received from his parents and his experience at the Berklee School of Music. Demian also shares a great story about Whiplash star JK Simmons, the process of auditioning and what it’s truly like to get play with your rock and roll heroes. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Ethan Brosch.

Episode 6 – Mick Adams: The Rolling Stones, The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands, The Monkeys, Rick Springfield, Papadosio, and Mark Kendall of Great White

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Another fun episode today friends as we dip back into the Tribute Band Scene. I had a tangible thought-provoking conversation with Mick Adams. Mick is based here in Southern California and fronts the band “Mick Adams and the Stones”. And yes we’re talking the Rolling Stones and Mick kicks ass portraying one the greatest front man ever – Mick Jagger. We dug deep as I learned about his roots in singing – which includes singing at Woolworths – who remembers that store? Having the opportunity to sing the national anthem, tips for singers and his interactions with everyone from Mark Kendall of Great White, members of the Monkeys and even Rick Springfield.

Episode 5 John Bisaha: The Babys, Karen Carpenter, Toto, Chicago, and Get Smart

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The Baby’s lead vocalist John Bisaha. In this episode, Brian talks with John about all things singing. From auditioning for the bands Toto and Chicago to the gig he ultimately landed with the Baby’s. Also, hear his incredible experience of taking a vocal lesson from non other than the late Karen Carpenter. This week’s Artist Spotlight: The Babys.

Episode 4 – Jeremy Colson: Steve Vai, Billy Idol, Neil Zlozower, Billy Sheehan and RUSH

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Steve Vai drummer Jeremy Colson! In this episode Brian digs deep with Jeremy as the two discuss his relationship with Vai as well as his stint with Billy Idol. Also, Jeremy talks about his love of RUSH, the amazing photographer Neil Zlozower and the ups and downs in the life of a musician. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Steve Vai.

Episode 3 – Jesika Miller: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours Tribute Band, Robert Goulet, Rams cheerleaders and Dora the Explorer

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Fleetwood Mac, or is it Jesika Miller and her band, Rumours? In this episode, the Rumours’ lead singer talks about her approach to “becoming” Stevie Nicks and the band’s unique similarities to the band they pay tribute to. Jesika also shares some stories of growing up, her operatic grandparents, and the Ram’s Cheerleader she is related to. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Ceasefire.