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Exclusive Interview: Demi Michelle (Episode 665-B) New Release
Exclusive Interview: Demi Michelle (Episode 665-B) New Release
 Please join us in welcoming Demi Michelle to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio International Radio Host - Captain Eddie Demi Michelle Schwartz is an author from Pittsburgh, PA. She’s loved reading Young Adult Mysteries and Thrillers from a young age, and she’s inspired by the work of Sara Shepard and Karen M. McManus. Being drawn to these thrilling and twisty novels for the YA audience eventually led her to step into the shoes of an author herself. There’s something so enchanting about these stories that pulls her in, beyond the clues, red herrings, and dangerous twists and turns. She’s drawn in by the realism and truth that these stories are ones that could happen. There’s so much to be gleaned from the way protagonists act and react in the face of danger and how a complex puzzle can lead to justice being served or the lingering feeling of the world still being slightly off-balance. So much can be learned about the human condition from these stories, and Demi continues to explore this concept both as a reader and author of crime fiction. Demi earned both a BA in Creative Writing and BA in Music at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. With encouragement from her undergraduate English professors, she went on to pursue her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill and graduated with her degree in June of 2022. She has finished writing her debut YA Mystery novel and is currently seeking representation. When Demi isn’t revising her second novel, a YA Psychological Thriller, she’s busy chasing her other dream as a songwriter. Her creativity knows no bounds because along with being a creative writer and songwriter, she’s the host of her own podcast, Write on Track: A Songwriting Podcast. Whether Demi is writing a full-length novel or crafting her next song, she always aims to inspire and encourage others to shoot for the stars. Twitter: @demimschwartz Website: https://demimschwartz.com/
13:36
November 19, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Jamie Alimorad (Episode 660)
Exclusive Interview: Jamie Alimorad (Episode 660)
Please join us in welcoming Jamie Alimorad to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Intrenational Radio Host- Captain Eddie Web: https://www.jamiealimorad.com  Bio: Light first dawned on Jamie Alimorad's prodigal artistry in Boston's underground music circuit, while attending Northeastern University. From those humble beginnings, Alimorad dedicated himself to honing his craft as a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His time at Northeastern proved invaluable, culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Music Technology, and a blossoming career. Upon graduating, his music began trickling out from Boston's indie scene and out into the world at large. He independently released two albums (Cornerstone and Words Left Unsaid) that garnered enough success to warrant his first nationwide tour, taking him through cities, including, New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The tour's success led to the 2014 music video for Words Left Unsaid single "Beautiful" hitting over 2 million views on YouTube. Alimorad’s breakthrough album, This Is Tomorrow Calling, saw the singer team up with GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter and producer Gino Vannelli, and GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer Ross Vannelli. The trio have crafted a collection of vocal-centric pop music, that has more than its fair share of innovative twists, and turns, fueled by Alimorad's effusive passion towards fusing genres, including two New Music Weekly Top 10 singles, “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” and “Brighter Days,” while also receiving GRAMMY consideration.
22:42
November 08, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Brooklyn Summer (Episode 648)
Exclusive Interview: Brooklyn Summer (Episode 648)
Please join us in welcoming Brooklyn Summer to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Intrenational Radio Host- Captain Eddie  BIO: California native Brooklyn Summer is a 12-year-old country music artist turning Nashville on its ears! Since the age of five, Brooklyn was gracing stages, performing live showcases and volunteering her voice singing for hospice, local county fairs, art and wine festivals, and her hometown 4th of July events. Ever graceful under pressure, she was declared Grand Champion winner of both the California State Talent Competition and the Greater Bay Area Talent Competition in her age group. She is labeled a tiny powerhouse by both Los Angeles and Nashville music producers. She was a member of Youth Focus, a non-profit dedicated to providing well-structured youth programs and talent competitions till it closed its doors. At age 9, Brooklyn showcased her vocals live in Tennessee during the CMA awards week with The Nashville Spotlight. Brooklyn was scouted and referred to the multi-award-winning SweetSong Nashville, an Indie Label with offices and a recording studio in the heart of country music on the world-famous Music Row in Nashville. ​ She had already recorded and started releasing her first EP on all digital platforms by ten. At age 11, Brooklyn was interviewing and playing on FM country radio stations worldwide, singing in world-famous honky-tonks on Broadway, an entertainment district renowned for honky-tonks and live country music. Her favorite places to sing are Kid Rocks Honky-tonk, the world-famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge, and The Stage on Broadway This spring, Brooklyn had already booked and performed her first solo Nashville shows! Music Producer Dennis Money jokes that "booking for Brooklyn feels like booking for the Rolling Stones. She's a little heavyweight, and everybody says yes!!" ​ Last year Brooklyn received her first hat endorsement with American Hat Makers. She attends the ICL Academy preparatory program, a leadership character-building online school where she can pursue her passion for music on the road without compromising her academics and college readiness. She is on target to graduate high school at the young age of fifteen. Miss Summer is also an actor, voice-over artist, and print model. ​ This summer Brooklyn signed on to two feature films. One of which she will play herself and sing her own original music. Brooklyn wants nothing more than to use her gift of music to give back to her community and help others. Brooklyn resides in Nashville and Los Angeles, where you'll find her singing around town, songwriting, and brushing up on her guitar and piano skills. Keep an eye out for this diminutive superstar! Web: https://www.brooklynsummercountry.com/ 
10:30
November 08, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Jackiem Joyner (Episode 642)
Exclusive Interview: Jackiem Joyner (Episode 642)
 Please join us in welcoming Jackiem Joyner to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino Bio: Contemporary saxophonist, author, and music producer Jackiem Joyner has set the bar high in his close to 20 years as a performer.  With a number one jazz album, several Billboard chart-topping hits, and a series of critically acclaimed books to his name, he has shown himself to be the rare artist capable of transcending his instrument and reaching a mainstream audience. Now, as he begins the 18th year of his career during a time of unprecedented change in the entertainment industry, he remains as focused on his art as ever. “I don’t care how hard things get, it’ll never stop me from doing what I love.  Playing the sax, writing music and stories, and performing live.” Jackiem was born in Norfolk, VA.  At an early age, he began to show signs of the restless creativity that would later define his career.  Despite his humble upbringing, he was able to get his hands on a saxophone as a child.  The instrument quickly became his constant companion.  After years of practice, he emerged in style with 2007’s ‘Babysoul.’ A masterclass in seductive smooth jazz, the album marked the arrival of a brilliant instrumentalist, and set the stage for a prolific recording career that would include Grammy runner ups, hit singles, and no shortage of critical adoration, right up through 2019’s ‘Touch’, and on to 2020’s EP “Journey of Passion” As a performer, he has toured over 30 countries and performed with the likes of the late George Duke, Marcus Miller, Keiko Matsui, Donnie McClurkin, Angela Bofill, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, and many others. Social media handles @jackiemjoyner jackiemjoyner.com joynerbookclub.com
10:30
November 08, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Jason Carter (Episode 629)
Exclusive Interview: Jason Carter (Episode 629)
 Please join us in welcoming Jason Carter to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino British musician and film maker Jason Carter has worked in over 100 countries and recorded 18 albums, with a passion for intercultural dialogue and unity. Often working alongside the British Council, British Embassies and UNESCO, Jason has given concerts and workshops in places such as North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and China. Jason has lived in the UK, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Finland, Singapore, Bahrain  and settled in the South of France. In 2015 Jason switched focus from music to film, embarking on a documentary entitled ‘Grain of Sand’, a film questioning cultural identity in the Middle East, a region that has experienced growth at an unprecedented rate. Jason is currently working on 2 documentary projects and various music projects. Watch this space! Social Media Links facebook.com/jasoncarterarts linkedin.com/in/jasoncarterarts instagram.com/jasoncarterarts twitter.com/jasoncarterarts youtube.com/c/carterslive
07:50
November 08, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Grace Allis (Episode 628)
Exclusive Interview: Grace Allis (Episode 628)
Please join us in welcoming Grace Allis to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino Social Media Link>> https://instagram.com/thisisgraceallis?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
05:41
November 08, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Prins (Episode 623)
Exclusive Interview: Prins (Episode 623)
Please join us in welcoming Prins to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino Kiwi singer-songwriter Alannah Prins had all the makings of a great performer. With a background in acting, dancing, and modeling, it was only natural the triple-threat added yet another weapon to her arsenal - evolving a lifelong passion for music into her own unique brand of quirky electro-pop. PRINS was born. With a number of achievements now under her belt, the pop powerhouse is taking the New Zealand music scene by storm. Having spent the past few years racking up performance experience, PRINS is now a firm fixture on the festival circuit, having secured coveted slots at the likes of Bay Dreams South, The Edge NYE Festival, Highlife's Sunsetters Festival, Electric Ave, RNV, Peachy Keen and Go Live Festival. Reminiscent of industry heavyweights Dua Lipa and Halsey, PRINS' polished synth-pop sound layers infectious electronica with a dose of sultry rhythm-and-blues, a touch of theatrical flair, and a hint of '80s disco nostalgia - producing radio-ready dancefloor anthems sure to shake the crowd. Despite the ongoing difficulties posed by the pandemic in 2021, PRINS had a widely successful year, expanding on her unique brand of electro-pop with a string of catchy club hits and carving out her corner in Aotearoa's flourishing music landscape. With millions of streams to her name, the Auckland-born artist has cultivated a legion of loyal listeners with her potent pop bangers and reputation for powerful, high-octane performances. Following the success of 'Follow Me', which rose to #8 on the Hot New Zealand Singles Chart, PRINS hit the ground running with the release of 'Basic Bitch' and 'Midnight Calling', a grooving, bass-laden track that has since amassed the artist a strong fan-base overseas. The Midnight Calling (Remix) was featured on the CD Pool, the largest DJ promo pool in Europe, and charted in the UK Club Top 30 for 5 weeks - peaking at #11. The Christchurch-based talent was also interviewed by Rio Fredrika, the host of the widely popular UK music station Capital FM, on the CBBC program 'The Ultimate Playlist' - and subsequently landed a feature in the international pop culture magazine, Wonderland. After hitting the summer festival circuit and performing a string of headline gigs throughout 2021, PRINS faced a series of cancellations later in the year due to the re-emergence of COVID-19 in New Zealand, with the virus, unfortunately, putting paid to a nationwide tour. But the setbacks haven't stopped PRINS from persevering with her music, with the pop powerhouse set to return in 2022 with the release of her latest single, 'That's the thing x' - a heady, slower-tempo track that demonstrates a new side to PRINS' artistry, showcasing her growth as a songwriter. Now partnering with award-winning engineers such as Grammy recipient Chris Gehringer - who has worked with the likes of Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, and Lil Nas X - and expanding into the international market, PRINS has not only cemented her status as Christchurch's resident pop princess but established herself as a force to be reckoned with.
00:31
August 05, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Blake Dantier (Episode 622)
Exclusive Interview: Blake Dantier (Episode 622)
Please join us in welcoming Blake Dantier to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino  Blake Dantier’s debut album Dry Season sounds like something that should be coming out of a jukebox in a smokey honky-tonk. It bears all the hallmarks of a Nashville throwback. Yet it was created on the other side of the world. Dantier grew up in the suburbs, sandwiched between Sydney’s west and the Blue Mountains. Not exactly a melting pot for country music. He formed his first band with his older brother when he was 13, playing the drums. Their setlists were populated mostly by 80s glam rock and British heavy metal. “I’m a fan of all types of music,” he confesses. It wasn’t until he was old enough to legally drink a beer in a pub that he even heard of country music. “I get country music and it gets me – hearing it was like a lightbulb moment”. The songwriter finds it easy to draw parallels between his own life and the ones sung about by his heroes. Each song on his 11-track debut album is a testament to that. It’s opener and title track snarls through the speakers like an old Waylon tune, with enough chickin’ pickin’ guitar to make Brad Paisley jealous. The entire collection was penned by Dantier himself, bar one co-write. “Some songs are autobiographical; some are almost totally made up. My only goal for this album was country songs that actually sound like country songs – something I don’t feel there’s enough of nowadays”. Tales of lonesome drinking are cleverly delivered with a tounge-in-cheek outlook on ‘Wish You Were My Beer’ and ‘You Don’t Mix Whiskey’; while Dantier hits a more sombre note on ‘Ash & Dust’ and ‘Don’t Say When’, as he ponders mortality and death. Of course, no country record is complete without a story of love gone wrong – of which there’s no shortage. Yet tracks like ‘I’d Do It Again’ and ‘When She Gets Home’ deliver a fresh and bittersweet perspective on the tired trope. “You can tell I’ve tried to drown a broken heart, right?” chuckles Dantier. The album succeeds as a throwback to a by-gone era, yet it doesn’t feel as though it’s stuck back in time. In part due to the work of producer, Simon Johnson from Hillbilly Hut studios. Together, he and Dantier recorded the album over the course of a year, with help from some of this country’s slickest players. “I wanted to combine that 70s Outlaw vibe and attitude with the musicality of 90s Alan Jackson and Brooks and Dunn records.” Dantier has certainly captured the outlaw spirit of his predecessors and created a work that pays homage to his heroes, whilst still being completely his own. His dedication to “authentic” country music is clear in this honest collection of songs that are both familiar and original. Without a doubt, Dry Season is firmly planted in fertile ground.
08:02
August 05, 2022
Exclusive Intreview With - Raspin Stuwart (Episode 621)
Exclusive Intreview With - Raspin Stuwart (Episode 621)
 Please join us in welcoming Raspin Stuwart to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Avery Raquel  Singer/songwriter/song stylist Raspin Stuwart’s life and career can best be described as a Tale of Two Cities – Chicago and Los Angeles, that is! However, these two cities are just starting points for a performer with truly universal appeal.. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Raspin was surrounded by the influences of the blues and jazz music greats of the era, as well as the popularity of the singer-songwriter music genre of the 1970s that begat one-of-a-kind talents such as Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen and Cat Stevens. His music is equally informed by the entirety of his adult life in Los Angeles, measured by his professional successes over the decades since arriving in the City of Angels to seek his fame and fortune at the tender age of 17. Like the music heroes who today remain relevant, serious music lovers of all ages relate to Raspin’s performances, his complex and intriguing lyrics, and inspired covers of classics. Raspin’s emotional vocals, striking lyrics impact brightly on the listener, a stark contrast to his hypnotic melodic background. As evidenced on his new CD, NY2LA , his eclectic mix of theatrical, captivating and soulful music provides the perfect follow-up to his critically acclaimed, Starbucks-endorsed CD, We Do What We Do. Tracks on his NY2LA include a reggae version of “Smoke the Hookah,” the jazzish “New York 2 L.A.,” “Love Along the Way” (a unique pop hybrid rooted in the 1960s), the soulful, down-home warmth blues of “Mama’s Got the Blues,”. Keeping Raspin in demand after long ago establishing himself in the music world is the fact that he remains the newest and freshest “veteran” musician, singer, songwriter and song stylist working today. His appearances at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in recent years, as well as his inclusion in the stellar lineup for Southern California’s Make Music Pasadena concert at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, underscore his continued relevance in these unpredictable times, are the latest high points Raspin’s unique style allows him to be right at home anywhere, from the smallest intimate theater to an energetic blues club. Raspin was the opening musical performance for author Marianne Williamson, and has been described as “a music guru... who makes us think,” by the Life Changes Network BBS. His fans are mesmerized when they attend his live shows and absorb his soulful music into their hearts and minds.
12:46
August 05, 2022
Exclusive Interview With- Tim Soucy (Episode 617)
Exclusive Interview With- Tim Soucy (Episode 617)
Please join us in welcoming Tim Soucy to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host: Emme Lentino  Tim Soucy has been playing music since the age of 12. Going solo in 2012 and having released several singles and currently working on his ninth album. Tim plays multi genre styles of music and has been influenced by everything. Tim plays guitar, bass, drums, sings and does keyboards on the vast majority of all his music. Tim also does his own engineering. Give him a listen, I’m sure you’ll find a song to call your own to listen to over and over again.
10:50
August 05, 2022
Exclusive "Unplugged" Interview With: Allison Leah (Episode 615)
Exclusive "Unplugged" Interview With: Allison Leah (Episode 615)
Please join us in welcoming Allison Leah to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host: Captain Eddie New York-born and Nashville based, Allison Leah has an innate gift for songwriting, coupling honest stories with ethereal melodies and accumulating over a million streams worldwide. 2022 is expected to be a big year for Leah. Her folk-pop fusion EP is due summer 2022 and it has already won over the hearts of press outlets around the globe. PopMatters states, “[Leah] introduces a swirling, melodious wall of pop sound to her usual inspiriting lyricism and lilting vocal performance on ‘what i’m missing’.”  And on her newest single, Tongue Tied Magazine writes, “‘sorry for myself’ is the ultimate power move of a song.” For booking and other inquiries, please contact allisonleahmusic@gmail.com. Keep up with Allison on social media @allisonleahmusic. Allison Leah’s music is available on all streaming platforms. Website: https://www.allisonleahmusic.com/
27:16
August 05, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Arielle Eden (Episode 613)
Exclusive Interview: Arielle Eden (Episode 613)
Please join us in welcoming Arielle Eden to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host: Captain Eddie  NYC-based singer-songwriter Arielle Eden is a sensitive and sassy pop-country artist whose songs have the ability to feel uplifting even when they’re revealing hard truths. Her singular musicality bursts with bold vulnerability, well-crafted stories, clever hooks, and instantly-memorable songcraft. Arielle’s songs live in that infectious intersection of pop, country, Americana, and folk, and she has garnered favorable comparisons to Leann Rimes and early Taylor Swift. Today, Arielle is embracing a fresh era of musical self-discovery working between New York and Nashville, writing and co-writing with a bevy of producers, songwriters, and musicians. The first taste of her epiphanic new sound is the harmony-lavished pop-country single, “Signs and Signals,” out March 25th. The track was co-written and produced by hit songwriter and Grammy-nominated producer Forest Glen Whitehead (Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton, Brandy Clark). “Signs and Signals” will be the title track of Arielle’s upcoming EP to be released later this summer. This upcoming milestone release, the Signs and Signals EP, explores an ill-fated romance from a variety of careless and carefree emotional perspectives. “ Arielle has previously released four singles and two music videos for which she’s garnered widespread press. Carl Cafarelli of “This is Rock N’ Roll Radio” gushes that Arielle’s music is “modern pop with classic sass.” Amelia Vandergast has described her catchy tunes as “empowering high-vibe synth-pop” and singled out her choruses by saying they “stick to your synapses like superglue.” In addition, Arielle’s songs have also been featured nationally and internationally on prime indie radio.
17:17
August 05, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Ari Zizzo to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Ari Zizzo to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino
Zizzo, a Manhattan native, wields many labels: Musician. New Yorker. Guitarist. Bassist. Pianist. Transgender. But above all, he’s a self-taught singer-songwriter with a penchant for pop, and has so much to offer to this world. It’s this dynamic combination, these unique puzzle pieces, this gumbo of life experience, heartbreak, and identity, that makes up Ari Zizzo. Ari hails from the Upper East Side of New York City, where his musical parents—his father, a record producer, and his mother an accomplished songwriter—incubated his early enchantment with music. He started piano at age 4, and by 13, he knew he wanted to be an artist. Ari studied music at SUNY Purchase, where he had an objectively normal college experience—playing sports and joining a fraternity—and moved to LA to set up shop as a songwriter. Ari’s music is inspired by fierce love, gutting heartbreak, and his own struggle with identity. His greatest strength may be his admirable ability, as an artist, to empathize with and relate to others, no matter how different their experiences might be. “Transitioning for me, when you get down to the nitty gritty stuff, it’s obviously very different than someone just growing up,” Ari says. “But in some ways, it was just me trying to find myself and my identity, and so many young people struggle to deal with that in their own ways.” The 24-year old is also heavily inspired by his parents, who he cites as his greatest musical influences, alongside Joni Mitchell, Third Eye Blind, CSNY, John Mayer, and The 1975. Right now, he’s gearing up to release brand-new music, which he co-produced in LA with Steve Wilmot (OneRepublic, U2, Ava Max). “I put my heart and soul into this,” Zizzo says. “I just want to share my story.”
10:49
July 12, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Andie (Episode 601)
Exclusive Interview: Andie (Episode 601)
Please join us in welcoming Crystal Gayle to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio host Captain Eddie & Co-Host- Emme Lentino Andie is a newly signed, featured artist with Heart of Indie Radio. She has had every release chart in the top 10, and two tracks remain in the Top 10 for more than 6 weeks at a time.  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5aihJirlyCuecIxRxw7435
14:27
June 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Crystal Gayle (Episode 600)
Exclusive Interview: Crystal Gayle (Episode 600)
Please join us in welcoming Crystal Gayle to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host Captain Eddie &  Co-Host- Emme Lentino  Grammy Awards: Best Country Vocal Performance Female: 1978 “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” Recorded a song on 3 Grammy winning children’s albums: Best Children’s Recording: 1981 – “Sesame Country” with various Artists Best Children’s Recording: 1982 – “In Harmony 2” with various Artists Best Children’s Recording: 2006 – “Songs from the Neighborhood - the Music of Mr. Rogers" with various Artists Grammy Nominations: Best Country Vocal Performance Female: 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1987 Best Country Gospel Album: 1996 “Someday” Country Music Association Awards: CMA Awards: Female Vocalist of the Year:  1977 Female Vocalist of the Year:  1978 CMA Nominations: Female Vocalist of the Year: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 Entertainer of the Year: 1978 and 1979 Vocal Duo of the Year: 1983 with Eddie Rabbit, 1986 & 1987 with Gary Morris Academy of Country Music Awards: ACM Awards: Most Promising Female Vocalist: 1975 Female Vocalist of the Year: 1976 Female Vocalist of the Year: 1977 Female Vocalist of the Year: 1979 Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award - 2015 American Music Awards: AMA Awards: Favorite Country Female Artist: 1979 Favorite Country Female Artist: 1980 Favorite Country Female Artist: 1986 Favorite Country Female Video Artist: 1986 AMA Nominations: Favorite Country Female Artist: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986 Favorite Country Single: 1981 “If You Ever Change Your Mind” Favorite Country Album: 1980 “Miss the Mississippi” American Eagle Awards AEA Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award (2017) Music City News Most Promising Female Artist of the Year (1975) - Crystal's first award! People Magazine The 50 Most Beautiful People In The World - Ranked #2 (1983) Radio & Records Most Performed Country Female Artist of the Decade on Radio (1975-1985) Nashville Symphony Received the Harmony Award for exemplifying the harmonious spirit of Nashville's musical community (1987) Celebration of Light Award Awarded by Waterford Crystal in recognition of Crystal's efforts on behalf of the American Lung Association (1988) Cherokee Medal Of Honor Awarded in Tahlequah, Oklahoma (2000) Native American Music Association Hall of Fame Inducted in 2001 Indiana Historical Society Indiana Living Legend Award (2005) American Entertainment Magazine Best Female Entertainer (2007) Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Inducted in 2008 Hollywood Walk of Fame 2,390th Star awarded on October 2, 2009 - located on the west side of the 1500 block of Vine Street Grand Ole Opry Induction Crystal was inducted at the Ryman by her sister Loretta Lynn on January 21, 2017 Lefthanders International Awarded Lefthander of the Year - Music (1985, 1988)
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June 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Dan Antunovich (Episode 595)
Exclusive Interview: Dan Antunovich (Episode 595)
Please join us in welcoming Dan Antunovich to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino With a 20 year session and touring career, Dan has played and recorded with a wide variety of artists from around the globe. Dan recently moved back to NZ after living in Los Angeles for 6 years, in which time he established himself as a go-to musician and producer. In his time in the U.S, Dan recorded in iconic recording studios (Capitol, East West, Sphere, Sunset Sound, Plyrz, Nightbird, Paramount etc), toured nationally, and performed regularly with celebrated artists and musicians. During his career in New Zealand, Dan performed in the house band for TV shows such as “New Zealand’s Got Talent” and “The Singing Bee”, regularly played and toured with artists including: John Rowles, The Ladykillers, Rikki Morris, Autozamm (and many more), and appeared on countless recording sessions, theater stages, and festivals. In 2014 Dan was on the grammy nominated album “Kitaro - Live in Istanbul”, which was recorded during an extensive world tour with the celebrated Grammy winner.
10:36
June 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Matt Derda (Episode 594)
Exclusive Interview: Matt Derda (Episode 594)
Please join us in welcoming Matt Derda to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino Matt Derda & The High Watts, a Folk Rock group from the Chicago area, combines storytelling with resonant melodies. Blending Rock N Roll riffs with Eastern Kentucky roots, they've created a unique sound that captures the essence of Johnny Cash's Nashville and the grit of rock acts like The Replacements.
09:01
June 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Carley Lusk (Episode 589)
Exclusive Interview: Carley Lusk (Episode 589)
Please join us in welcoming Carley Lusk  to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino Carley Lusk wrote and recorded this R&B single in Los Angeles California. "When writing, I got to the section of the hook and I didn't know to say. The verse was completed but I still wasn't sure what the song was about. As I sat in front of my keyboard, I looked down at my phone and the time struck 2:22pm. I immediately sang the hook in one breathe and thats just what it was." Heartbreak but not heartache, sometimes you fall in love and it is only meant to be a beautiful memory.
07:42
June 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Demi Michelle (Episode 588)
Exclusive Interview: Demi Michelle (Episode 588)
Please join us in welcoming Demi Michelle to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host Captain Eddie  Heartfelt, charismatic, and authentic are three words used to describe Demi Michelle’s music. The Pittsburgh-based pop and country songwriter turns her life experiences into songs that touch the hearts of her listeners through captivating storytelling in her lyrics and memorable melodies. She greatly looks up to Julia Michaels, Kelsea Ballerini, and Taylor Swift, three incredible songwriters who share their stories in raw and truthful ways. Demi strives to remain honest and authentic as a songwriter in her own music and during her collaborations with others. Demi pieced together her songwriting passion over the years. Her musicianship shines through, being a classically-trained pianist and knowledgeable about music theory. Also being a creative writer and in graduate school for her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction, Demi is always finding ways to blend her musical talent and storytelling in powerful ways. Demi kicked off her songwriting journey in 2019. After releasing several singles, she delivered her debut album, Dear Diary, on October 15, 2021. This eleven-track album, which includes Demi’s popular single, “Will I Ever,” truly gives listeners a glimpse into Demi’s heart and story. The songs capture honesty and vulnerability, much like diary entries do. Demi wrote this album for herself to explore her thoughts, feelings, and insecurities. Through writing Dear Diary, she has gone on a journey of self-discovery. On January 28, 2022, Demi was invited onto her hometown station, 100.7 STAR Pittsburgh, to be the first artist on the morning show’s new segment, Bubba Show Live and Local Music Spotlight. Along with an interview, “Will I Ever” aired during the show, making it Demi’s first play on top 40 radio. Demi’s debut chapter earned her two nominations at the 8th Annual Josie Music Awards, which will be held in October at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. She received nominations for Pop Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year for Dear Diary. The sun has set on Dear Diary, and Demi is ready for her next chapter. On May 20, she released her fiery pop-country single, “You Get What You Give,” which is the lead single off of her upcoming five-track EP, It Is What It Is.
10:60
June 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Sophie Maude (Episode 580)
Exclusive Interview: Sophie Maude (Episode 580)
Please join us in welcoming Sophie Maude to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino Sophie-Maude is an artist who is at the fulcrum of New Zealand’s ever evolving R&B & Pop scene. Born and raised in Tauranga, NZ, she makes music that is driven by a desire to motivate, inspire, and tell her story her way. She uses music as a coping mechanism for Autism, ADHD, OCS and Tourette’s syndrome. By drawing from her own life experience she articulates stories and shared perspectives that connect with audiences across the spectrum. An incredible live performer that leaves listeners with goosebumps, her overarching ambition is to empower people through her music and to step out of her box in order to reach her full potential. She is driven by the desire to share emotion through music and to impact lives positively. 2022 sees Sophie-Maude dropping several singles that will take listeners on a journey through various emotions and bring them to a place where they can escape the world and be lost in the music.
08:00
June 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Brooklyn Summer (Episode 579)
Exclusive Interview: Brooklyn Summer (Episode 579)
Please join us in welcoming Brooklyn Summer to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino California native Brooklyn Summer is an 11-year-old country music artist turning Nashville on its ears! Since the age of five, Brooklyn was gracing stages, performing live showcases and volunteering her voice singing for hospice, local county fairs, art and wine festivals, and her hometown 4th of July events. Ever graceful under pressure, she was declared Grand Champion winner of both the California State Talent Competition and the Greater Bay Area Talent Competition in her age group. She is labeled a tiny powerhouse by both Los Angeles and Nashville music producers. She was a member of Youth Focus, a non-profit dedicated to providing well-structured youth programs and talent competitions till it closed its doors. At age 9, Brooklyn showcased her vocals live in Tennessee during the CMA awards week with The Nashville Spotlight. Brooklyn was scouted and referred to the multi-award-winning SweetSong Nashville, an Indie Label with offices and a recording studio in the heart of country music on the world-famous Music Row in Nashville. She had already recorded and started releasing her first EP on all digital platforms with well-known music producer Dennis Money by ten. At age 11, Brooklyn was interviewing and playing on FM country radio stations worldwide. She spent last summer singing in world-famous honky-tonks on Broadway, an entertainment district renowned for honky-tonks and live country music. Her favorite places to sing are Kid Rocks Honky-tonk, the world-famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge, and The Stage on Broadway. This spring, Brooklyn will turn 12 years old in Nashville and is currently booking her first solo Nashville shows. Her Music producer jokes that "booking for Brooklyn feels like booking for the Rolling Stones. She's a little heavyweight, and everybody says yes!!" She has some exciting sponsors in the works and a hat endorsement with American Hat Makers. Brooklyn attends the ICL Academy preparatory program, a leadership character-building online school where she can pursue her passion for music on the road without compromising her academics and college readiness. Miss Summer is also an actor, voice-over artist, and print model. This summer, she is signed on to a star-studded feature film where she will play herself and sing her original music. Brooklyn wants nothing more than to use her gift of music to give back to her community and help others. Brooklyn resides in Los Angeles, where you'll find her songwriting and brushing up on her guitar skills. Keep an eye out for this diminutive superstar.
06:03
June 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Neeka
Exclusive Interview: Neeka
Please join us in welcoming Neeka to our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host- Emme Lentino NEEKA (Negin Djafari & Katy Tizzard) are the singers and co-writers of ‘Following The Sun’ giving it that raw, honest vocal, reminiscent of Empire of The Sun, Milky Chance and in many ways Fleetwood Mac. “We wrote ‘Following The Sun’ with one ambition: to make people happy. If we can bring some light and positivity to the world right now, then we have succeeded.” said SUPER-Hi Social Media links: IG> @weareneeka https://www.instagram.com/weareneeka/?hl=en Twitter:> @WeAreNeeka https://twitter.com/WeAreNeeka
06:59
April 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Lilli Lewis
Exclusive Interview: Lilli Lewis
Please join us in welcoming Lilli Lewis into our studio to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino.  As the story goes, Lilli Lewis should never have been. Before she was born, Lewis’ mother was told her baby probably wouldn’t survive due to lung trouble, so the fact that Lewis now makes a living singing with those same lungs is a gift she never takes for granted. Lewis uses her voice to bring what she calls sacred songs into profane spaces, and though she’s abandoned trying to define her sound, she hopes her audiences leave shows knowing two things: that they are brilliant as they are, and that they have the ability to use that brilliance to make a better world. Trained as an opera singer and classical pianist, Georgia native Lewis has been a composer, producer and performer for over two decades. After carving out space as an African American queer woman of size, Lewis’ career has culminated in her album Americana being a top pick everywhere from NPR’s All Songs Considered to Rolling Stone. The FolkRockDiva is a musical polyglot who glides easily between folk, roots, country soul, gospel, and jazz, and has integrated New Orleans traditions by singing lead for Dirty Dozen Brass Band founding member Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove. Lewis’ Louisiana Red Hot Records releases include The Henderson Sessions, We Belong, and Americana. Powerhouse singer-songwriter Lilli Lewis has announced her 2022 tour, including dates at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Folk Alliance International Conference, and The Kennedy Center which has called her: “A powerhouse performer adding her unique voice and talent to the national discussion of the state of social justice in America.” Spotify> https://open.spotify.com/artist/2dh2iaRf6yHgqVmEJok53L
09:42
April 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Charissa
Exclusive Interview: Charissa
Please join us as we welcome Charissa into our studios to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host- Eddie Davis (Captain Eddie)  Two decades ago guitarist Colin Cripps helped a promising young Ottawa-area singer release her debut album. The album was Failer. The artist was Kathleen Edwards. Now while newcomer Charissa might not be asking for flowers anytime soon her debut EP, produced by Cripps, has a lot of the strengths and qualities Edwards had in spades starting out: an earnest-soaked earthy voice that should make for a long and successful road ahead. A perfect example is "People Like You" which, if you don't enjoy dear reader and listener, I've lost all respect for you already! The five-song effort opens with the blissfully delivered "Scars and All" that builds into a mid-tempo roots-pop nugget in the vein of Sarah Harmer's "Basement Apartment." Meanwhile the gentle heartfelt execution of "Starlit Sky" shines over its simple, barren framework, letting Charissa work her never-forced magic. Fans of Aimee Mann and Sheryl Crow would be wise to see out this EP as "The Last Time" is a confident piece of work minus any production gloss or theatrics. The only drawback might be it's just five songs with the title track wrapping up this stellar effort. I guess I'll have to hit repeat. Again and again! Love and Be Loved was released on March 25, 2022.
28:00
April 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Emmy Law
Exclusive Interview: Emmy Law
Please join us in welcoming Emmy Law to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host Eddie Davis (Captain Eddie) Emmy Law is an indie-pop singer-songwriter currently based in Nashville, TN. Before moving to the city in February 2021, she spent four years in Atlanta, heavily involved in the local music scene. She’s performed in some of Atlanta’s top venues, including Eddie’s Attic, Red Clay Music Foundry, and the Music Room at Smith’s Olde Bar. She’s played in a variety of notable venues in the southeast, including Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC, the Crimson Moon in Dahlonega, GA, and the Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC, where she opened for the national touring band The Arcadian Wild. She’s also made a name for herself in Atlanta’s open mic scene, winning the night and advancing to the final round in a few of the best the city has to offer: Eddie’s Attic, EOP at Red Clay Theater, and the 99x Original Series. In 2014, Emmy won the John Jarrard Foundation songwriting contest, which was judged in part by members of the Zac Brown Band. As part of the contest winnings, Emmy opened onstage for some renowned Nashville songwriters and says it’s been one of the best moments in her performing career. Emmy’s song ‘Simple’ from her ‘Find Ourselves Again’ EP was chosen as one of Immersive Atlanta’s best local songs of 2019. The blog states, “Emmy Law’s ‘Simple’ is a barebones folk song about navigating adult love and struggling to locate your identity in the present. All the while, the song’s delicate balance between piano and Law’s gossamer voice makes you wonder about the last time you let anything be simple.” Emmy’s new EP ‘Bitter Heart’, is the first music she’s tracked in this vocal style, and it’s a step in a new direction for her. It’s the first music she’s recorded in Nashville, and also the first music she’s recorded in this vocal style. The EP, out May 21, 2021, is a step in a new direction for her. Send all booking inquiries to booking@emmylawmusic.com.
10:06
April 14, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Luciana Balbi
Exclusive Interview: Luciana Balbi
Please join us in welcoming Luciana Balbi to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino. Luciana Balbi is the founder and creator of content and experiences at Waanamusic and represents Femnoise in LATAM. With a diverse, positive and futuristic vision, she seeks to amplify messages, connect and empower the entertainment industry community. Luciana has participated in the production of shows of Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, Doctor Pheabes for Rock in Rio, and the opening show for Rolling Stones. On the other hand, she has worked in the production of mega-events such as the Olympic Games, World Cup, WSL, Rio Open, AHH Festival de Common, among others. Social Media www.waanamusic.com IG @luciana.balbi and @waanamusic Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucianabalbi/  
07:51
March 22, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Andrew Swift
Exclusive Interview: Andrew Swift
Please join us in welcoming Andrew Swift to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino. A loveable bard of the road, a soulful troubadour, a heavily tattooed mountain of a man with a penchant for touring in tiny caravans – Andrew Swift is many things. Something he can never be accused of is complacency. His prolific and well-deserved accolades - accumulated in healthy succession since his 2017 turn as Finalist in the prestigious Toyota Star Maker competition - are testament to his extraordinary work ethic and prodigious talent. With 2018's Call out for the Cavalry scoring Swift two CMAA Golden Guitars, his latest album The Art of Letting Go attracted another two Golden Guitar Nominations to his resume and racked up four top 10 singles, 2 CMT #1s as well as reaching #1 on the ARIA Australian Country chart, #25 overall genres and was the 5th highest-selling Australian country music album of 2021. Social media links: www.facebook.com/andrewswiftmusic www.instagram.com/andrewswiftmusic www.youtube.com/andrewswiftau www.twitter.com/theandrewswift
10:46
March 22, 2022
Exclsuive Interview: Australian Music Artist- Castle
Exclsuive Interview: Australian Music Artist- Castle
Please join us in welcoming Castle to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino. Bio: Castle is the newest independent pop artist, coming out of the world’s most isolated city, Perth Western Australia. A young vibrant musician, Castle has a fresh, mature, almost vintage sound that crosses genres and generations. Castle has been generating music, from voice, violin, flute, bodhran, drums and piano, since she was a toddler.  Her sun-kissed melodies will warm your soul and sweep you away. Links: https://www.instagram.com/the_castle_music/ https://www.facebook.com/CastleMusicPerth/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6BMUegxw-
07:07
March 22, 2022
Exclusive Interview - The Gwynn Sisters
Exclusive Interview - The Gwynn Sisters
Please join us in welcoming the Gwynn Sisters to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino. Socials: IG @gwynnsisters Twitter: @gwynnsisters Bio: GWYNN is a band made up of Mia, Kylie, and Lila, three sisters with a passion for music and performing. They have been singing, songwriting , and playing various instruments including guitar and piano for years, performing throughout their community on different stages and gaining recognition from many different platforms. Their individual voices and styles combined with their blended harmonies make for a  folk-country sound that is unique in today's industry; nothing short of enchanting, angelic and powerful. They regularly gig throughout their town, performing their own original songs as well as their take on covers, both of which their trademark sound can be heard throughout. They also have opened up for and shared the stage with various artists including Runaway June, Justin Moore, Coffey Anderson, Craig Wayne Boyd, Big Mountain and more. They recently went to Nashville where they recorded a few of their original songs that can be downloaded on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. as well as gigged at the famous Tequila Cowboy on Broadway in Nashville.
09:49
March 22, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Walter Neilands to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Walter Neilands to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
A short bio: Walter Neilands is a New Zealander who dreamed big to become a Youth Television host and owner of his own media company Screen Grab! Most well known for Starring on National TV Shows such as Sticky TV and Dancing with the Stars as a TV Host and Entertainer. Walters goal is to inspire others to reach their potential. On Sticky TV he empowered youth by showing them how to master life skills such as cooking, social skills, handling adversity, DIY projects all done through his energetic and entertaining style. These days Walter is busy helping others grow their businesses through video marketing and empowering business owners to become confident and effective presenters through his training program. Social media links: - Instagram @walterneilands and @screengrabnz - Facebook: Walter Neilands
11:47
February 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Sassy Vezay to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Sassy Vezay to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
SassyVeZay Living in Nashville is my dream come true I love writing with the locals and learning all about the Nashvillians' cultures. I'm working on a few songs with hit writers currently in Nashville as well as re-recording the Nashville album. The Nashville project is coming together nicely and I will be officially releasing a new single called Doncaster and the kingdom, from this project, its a story about the Victoria Cross in England, its a charity that reward our brave soldiers of the world, I have a few surprises up my sleeve, & and in talks with Rusty Firmin ( SAS Legend) and also Hollywood film director of his own Legend story, film, ( 6 days ), Rusty Firmin is played by Jamie Bell, and there are many more great actors in the film. Rusty Firmin is also part of my management for performance bookings for me in England. More news soon. Socials: INSTAGRAM - @sassycountrymusic facebook - sasvezay twitter- @sassy_nashville
12:12
February 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Tess Woolcock to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Tess Woolcock to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Tess Woolcock is the founder and director of Pop Publicity a full-service PR agency that specializes in lifestyle, beauty, and fashion across Australia and New Zealand. Tess also runs a fashion blog on Instagram which showcases colorful statement looks to inspire, empower and promote positivity. Tess is a former journalist with over 15 years of media experience. She worked as a television reporter and producer across Australasia and also headed up the E! channel in the region, serving as executive producer and developing an entertainment and fashion news show, The Hype. She's worked as a publicist on countless red carpets and was even part of Hugh Jackman's Australian PR team. Tess now lives in Auckland New Zealand with her daughter and dog. She's an advocate for women, kindness, and positivity. Social Media: Instagram @whattesswore No twitter
11:35
February 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Lee Martin to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Lee Martin to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Lee Martin is a New Zealand-based singer/songwriter who has been impacting the music scene with her thought-provoking lyrics and storytelling writing style.  She is South African born and has recorded two original albums that received ample radio play and enjoyed great success with her fans from all the corners of the world.  A childhood spent listening to greats such as Van Morrison, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, etc. has greatly influenced her music.   Lee started her training in classical guitar at the age of 9 and has been singing and performing ever since. Martin is an old soul with a versatile writing style that allows her to cross genres as she glides easily between Soul, folk, rock, blues, and country, all the while maintaining her unique sound. Lee's storytelling writing style is what intrigues her fans and keeps them captivated. social media links Insta: @leemartinmusician https://www.facebook.com/leemartinmusician    Website: leemartinmusician.com
07:15
February 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Shelley Segal to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Shelley Segal to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Segal's work is rooted in organic sounds and instrumentation. Her nylon acoustic helms both the fingerpicking of her gentle, folkier offerings and the force of her rockier surges. Raised in her father's Klezmer (traditional Jewish folk) band she incorporates many of those early influential melodies, progressions, and even some Hebrew liturgy with contemporary forms. Lyric centered and often challenging societal norms Segal "reminds of Tori Amos, Kate Miller Heidke and Ani Difranco, she's not afraid to say something." (Jeff Jenkins ABC) As a young adult questioning her tradition, themes of free-thinking and empowerment inspired her debut album. The folk-pop protest record garnered fans in the US and kicked off 8 years of non-stop touring with a performance to 30,000 on the National Mall in Washington DC. Over a hundred thousand tour miles of country radio listening has transfused its Americana tinge and the result is Segal’s latest release, the heartfelt yet assured 'HOLY.' In between country crossing Shelley regularly creates music which supports grass-roots activists and performs for community activist groups and human rights organisations. Notable releases include the folksy/bluesy 'Little March' with legendary guitarist/songwriter Adam Levy (Norah Jones/Tracy Chapman), the aesthetics lamenting 'Sidelined,' confronting travel vignette 'Morocco' and finally a move to Los Angeles where Shelley is an in-demand songwriter. Her works have been placed in award winning films and with international artists garnering millions of views online. In 2022 Segal is releasing singles regularly from her upcoming self produced album, ‘Prove you Wrong’ Website: http://www.shelleysegal.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelley.segal.music/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShelleySegal @shelleysegal Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/shelleysegal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shelleysegal/ @shelleysegal Bandcamp:  https://shelleysegal.bandcamp.com/ BandsinTown: http://www.bandsintown.com/ShelleySegal Patreon: www.patreon.com/shelleysegal Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Is6CJbBt3YB6gDxnoNfiE? si=gMFhuPiCQy-DMFP0eR0E3w
08:24
February 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Tiffany Rhodes to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Tiffany Rhodes to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Multi-talented American filmmaker Tiffany Rhodes, who is also a painter, cinematographer, actor, singer, and photographer, is revered for her brilliant concepts in her short films like Collision, 2019 (available on Amazon Prime). Her work is critically acclaimed, with Rhodes being labeled as the next auteur of this generation by Film Daily Magazine in 2020. Her films have garnered 33 (IMDB verified) awards and 18 nominations since she first appeared on the independent filmmaking scene in 2016. In her feature debut Match Struck, set to hit the international festivals in 2021, Rhodes uses elements of surrealism that are digestible for all audiences. Rhodes stars in Match Struck alongside David Koechner; her performance in the film is haunting, approachable, and sad. In her own scripted words about this character, “Is a woman like her even redeemable?” Social media : Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itstiffanyrhodes/   @itstiffanyrhodes
10:31
February 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Lindsay Waddington to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Lindsay Waddington to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Lindsay Waddington (Australia) Musician / Entertainer / Producer Australian musician Lindsay Waddington has been in the Country Music industry for over 30 years. He started his first professional tour at the age of 15, and is and has been one of the hardest working musicians and producers in Australia. His goal has always been to play music and produce it the best that it can be. He is always the first to put his hand up to help and will do anything for the benefit of the music. Lindsay is a successful recording artist, musician, songwriter, producer, and is the owner of Australia’s Kross Kut Records recording studio on the Gold Coast Australia. Lindsay started his career as a drummer before transitioning to become a multi-instrumentalist and entertainer with his trademark yellow electric guitar, known for his unique style of playing “upside-down”. Known affectionately as “Waddo” he has played with, and backed some of our leading artists, and can be heard on hundreds of albums as a session musician playing many instruments including Guitar, Drums, Bass, Mandolin, Dobro, Banjo, and Lap Steel. In 2003 he released his debut Instrumental album and to date, Lindsay has released 12 solo albums and won or received finalist nominations as an instrumentalist or producer in most of Australia’s leading industry awards. In 2019 Lindsay was inducted into the prestige “Hands of Fame” in Tamworth NSW during Australia’s largest Country Music Festival and also won “Traditional Country Album of the Year” in Nebraska USA. Lindsay has also won many awards as a producer, internationally including producer of “International Country Album of the Year”, in the USA four times. In 2019 “Lindsay Waddington Music” was launched on YouTube and has now had over 3 million views! Already in 2021, Lindsay has had 9x #1 songs on the official Australian Country Tracks Charts. Social media links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/krosskutrecords?s=21 @krosskutrecords IG @lindsaywaddingtonhttps://instagram.com/lindsaywaddington?utm_medium=copy_link Youtube: www.youtube.com/lindsaywaddingtonmusic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindsay.waddington.5/
12:30
February 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Mark Roach to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Mark Roach to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Mark Roach Mark has over 25 years of experience in the music industry across a number of roles such as recording artist, indie record label owner, artist manager, licensing & copyright manager, music reviewer, broadcaster, and creative director. He co-founded Independent Music NZ and founded and chaired the Music Managers’ Forum NZ. He is also a former chair of the Music & Audio Institute’s Performance Advisory Committee. Mark is the Special Projects Manager of Recorded Music New Zealand, a non-profit company that protects and advocates for the rights of recording artists and their labels. He oversees the creative direction and online media management for the company and its brands such as The NZ Music Awards and The Official NZ Top 40 Charts. Alongside APRA (the composer rights organization), Mark jointly manages the NZ Music Hall of Fame; and serves as the in-house graphic designer for all of these brands. Mark was the driving force behind the landmark exhibition, Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa at Auckland Museum, with a view to establishing a permanent place for NZ music heritage to be celebrated, and also initiated a local branch of the Girls Rock! Camp movement in New Zealand. More recently he was the catalyst for Auckland Council’s application to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a City of Music and is the Project Director for the ongoing development of Auckland’s Music Strategy. Mark also owns and runs Muse Creative, an agency that specializes in graphic design, photography, and writing for music industry clients, as well as artist management. His graphic design clients have included such local luminaries as Neil Finn and Lorde, and international stars such as Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, and Coldplay.
11:22
February 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Sammi Butler to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Sammi Butler to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Apple Music :   https://music.apple.com/us/artist/sammi-butler/1447880092
07:42
February 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Matteson Gregory to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host & Station Owner Eddie Davis
Please join us in welcoming Matteson Gregory to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host & Station Owner Eddie Davis
Meet Matteson Gregory Matteson Gregory is a pop singer-songwriter based in the Midwest. Since the age of twelve, she has been writing songs and playing gigs and local spots in her hometown. For the past three years, she has been making her way through the music scene. From playing across the midwest to releasing three singles (Comfortable, Stayed!, and War With Myself), she is definitely making her mark. She recently signed with Heart of Indie Radio as a featured artist and released her fourth single, Only Love. Her fifth single, Marry Me Someday, is the first song she has produced and it has been called to embrace an iconic musical style.  
12:47
February 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Evan Price to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Evan Price to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino
Bio: Evan is the founder and creator of 'Artist Collective' a music development company based out of Chicago, IL. Their main goal is to assist independent artists with strategies, tools, and the means to create a sustainable business out of their passions and get them back to the music. Social Media Links: IG https://www.instagram.com/ac_evan/ Twitter @Evan_AC
09:15
February 21, 2022
Please join us in welcoming James Bell to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino 12/11/2021
Please join us in welcoming James Bell to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino 12/11/2021
Bio: James W Bell is a writer musician, a producer from Ohio, USA. He enjoys creating music for commercial sync licensing.  2022 and beyond will offer new and exciting opportunities for this talented creative artist.
09:19
February 21, 2022
Exclusive Interview: Ty Higgins
Exclusive Interview: Ty Higgins
Please join us in welcoming Ty Higgins to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Bio: Ty Higgins is a multi-talented Los Angeles-based filmmaker and music producer.  He got his start as a sculpture, graphic artist and musician and has used his lifetime of artistic experimentation to create visceral images, write compelling stories and develop innovative sounds. In addition to shooting and directing his own short films and projects, Ty has worked with clients on film and TV projects, music videos, commercials and digital content. He has released numerous singles and his music has been featured in film, TV and commercials. He's currently writing and producing music under the moniker SH3RO. TY HIGGINS WWW.TYHIGGINSCREATIVE.COM WWW.VIMEO.COM/TYHIGGINSCREATIVE YOUTUBE.COM/USER/SH3ROMUSIC
09:48
November 29, 2021
Exclusive Interview: Rī Wolf
Exclusive Interview: Rī Wolf
Please join us in welcoming Rī Wolf to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Rī Wolf Bio 2020 provided a chance for a resurgence in Rī Wolf’s music career. His soulful bluesy-ness has generated over 100,000+ streams collectively on multiple platforms over the last 6 months alone and has quickly garnered international support online with the accumulation of over 10,000 followers on social media. With his debut EP Strawberry Fields coming out on October 8th, 2021, this year could prove to be a springboard for Rī’s music career. After an almost 8 year hiatus from music, Rī is returning with what some call a “genre-agnostic” sound that’s rooted in great songwriting, unforgettable melodies and rugged authenticity. With a mix of soul, blues, country and pop, Rī brings these elements together for a unique, but familiar sound laced with intriguing, heartfelt lyrical content. Links: Website https://www.riwolfmusic.com Pandora https://pandora.app.link/JyZMvzKP8jb Instagram http://www.instagram.com/riwolfmusic Twitter https://twitter.com/riwolfmusic?lang=en YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYoEgM2UPYM19qC_wsQvCQ Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/1XDa8n7FHrWuRxvzZvmi7n?si=1en9ItbkSbaf5EKvtDCgmw iTunes https://music.apple.com/us/artist/r%C4%AB-wolf/1533571442 Amazon https://music.amazon.com/artists/B08KD2GD7R?ref=dm_sh_Co7vpjWKOFiH6BK5bI5ycm6aN
09:12
November 29, 2021
Exclusive Interview: Sara De Sanctis
Exclusive Interview: Sara De Sanctis
Please join us in welcoming Sara De Sanctis to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Bio: Sara De Sanctis was born in Teramo, Italy, in 1995. After studying with Toni Fidanza and Alessandro Cappella, she graduated in piano at the Luisa D'Annunzio Conservatoire in Pescara in 2014. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in translation in 2017, she continued her musical studies at the University of Bristol, UK, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, USA, and acquired a Music Bachelor’s Degree in 2020. She became interested in singing, composition and songwriting from an early age, but she only started releasing her songs this year. Her first single ‘Serendipity’ was featured by BBC radio and as a national finalist in the Italian competition Sanremo Rock & Trend. Her second single ’15 again’, which will be soon released, won the press prize at the Italian Competition ‘Il Cantagiro’. At the moment she is working on her next singles with the producer Jacob Bright. Inspired by artists such as Aurora, Diana Krall, and Thom Yorke, her style can be defined as a mix of pop and jazz and is characterised by soft vocals, evocative piano melodies and airy synths. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saradesanctismusic/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saradesanctismusic/ Website: http://saradesanctis.com/
06:01
November 22, 2021
Exclusive Interview : Matthew James
Exclusive Interview : Matthew James
Please join us in welcoming Matthew James to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Matthew James - Bio Matthew James is a singer-songwriter based out of Chapleau, Ontario. His first single “Good Talk” is available on all streaming platforms on November 19th. He most recently appeared as a contestant on the last season of The Shot: Canada. Matthew’s sound is his own and his music awakens the soul and engages the mind. He invites you to check out his Grassroots musical journey and join the revolution. He is also available for any weddings, celebrations, campfires, awkward in-law gatherings, or stadium tours you may have.
08:43
November 22, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Natalie Jean
Exclusive Interview - Natalie Jean
Please join us in welcoming Natalie Jean  to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Natalie Jean is a Haitian singer/songwriter that specializes in Americana music. She can sing in English, French, Spanish and Creole. Natalie Jean has been nominated for and won many awards for her music including 6 nominations at the 2021 Josie Music Awards, in which she won “World Artist of The Year” and “Versatile Artist of The Year”. She has also won two gold medals at the Global Music Awards. Natalie is now a voting member in the Recording Academy, the organization that hosts the Grammys each year. Natalie does not follow any guidelines or rules when she writes her music. She utilizes a vast array of genres when writing, trying to break down the barriers that usually constrict Americana musicians. She stays true to herself writing and singing from her heart and soul, trying to create music that makes a difference, music that people can take to heart and feel connected to.  Some of Natalie Jean’s biggest musical influences are Elvis Presley, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.  Natalie released her first of six albums in 2013, a jazz/pop album titled Obsession, and her latest album was released in February 2020 titled, Where Do We Go From Here? Which features the emotional track “I Am.” Natalie Jean’s voice is paired beautifully with a wonderful guitar melody. She delivers a very passionate ballad that provides listeners with a vulnerable look into her life. It is a perfect example of Jean’s songwriting abilities and shows why she has been nominated for so many awards in her career and why she has won so many of those awards. Her social media sites: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatalieJeanObsession/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nataliej0819/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/natnat7
09:25
November 09, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Andrew Slater
Exclusive Interview - Andrew Slater
Please join us in welcoming Andrew Slater  to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Bio: Andrew Slater is an alternative and folk singer-songwriter from New Castle, Pennsylvania. Andrew started writing songs as a teenager and sang and played guitar and keyboard in alternative rock bands, and would also sing and play in religious settings. Over the years, Andrew’s writing and creating new songs continued and that resulted in him releasing 16 songs over the last year and a half. From his debut album Sunny Morning - featuring “Home” and “Scotland Park” to his latest singles “Through” (April 16, 2021) and “Forward” (October 1, 2021) Much of Andrew’s writing centers on a past of trauma, anxiety, and depression as well as peace and hope. Andrew’s songs tell stories of scars, truth, and love. He writes songs for remembrance, songs of gratefulness and songs for justice. He writes for those feeling downcast and outcast to let them know that they are not alone. His influences include Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Jason Upton. Currently Andrew is writing and recording new material for release in 2022. Social Media Links: www.instagram.com/andrewslatermusic www.twitter.com/aslatermusic https://andrewslatermusic.bandcamp.com Website: www.andrewslatermusic.com
08:58
November 09, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Chanese Elifé
Exclusive Interview - Chanese Elifé
 Please join us in welcoming Chanese Elifé to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Bio: Vocal powerhouse and Harlem, NYC native, Chanese Elifé, is a songwriter and producer who plays more than 40 musical instruments.  As an avid meditator she has developed her own unique brand of music fusing healing frequency tuning and various pop genres. Chanese has performed at The Sydney Opera House, AFROPUNK Festival Bk , and has been featured by Sofar Sounds. Her self-produced EPs Love Hertz Vol 1 & 2 are streaming now worldwide. Social media links: Instagram.com/chanese Facebook.com/4chanese Twitter.com/chaneseelife
14:40
November 09, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Halle Kearns
Exclusive Interview - Halle Kearns
Please join us in welcoming Halle Kearns to chat with International Radio host and host of Heart of Indie Radio: Eddie Davis (Captain Eddie)  Halle Kearns comes into this next release with outstanding momentum following her latest single “Nothing Left." After receiving over 1.4 million views on TikTok, “Nothing Left” became a much anticipated single, racking up 400K streams since its release on July 30th. Halle has also had songs appear on Spotify’s major editorial playlists including ‘Hot Country’ and ‘New Boots’ and been featured on SiriusXM’s “On the Horizon” for her single “Whatever You Do” which has been streamed over 3 million times. This next single is the second of three leading into her sophomore EP. Kearns is taking country music by storm one song at a time, with some of the biggest names in country music watching her closely to see what she does next.
05:54
November 09, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Carrie Cleveland
Exclusive Interview - Carrie Cleveland
Please join us in welcoming Carrie Cleveland to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host Eddie Davis (Captain Eddie) & Co-Host Emme Lentino    Carrie Cleveland was an Oakland resident and regular performer at hotels and clubs around the San Francisco Bay area in the 1970's. Her first recording is also considered her best. It was a self-produced promotional 45rpm record featuring "Make Love To Me" on Side A and "I Need Love" on Side B. Both songs were written by her husband, Bill Cleveland. These recordings were later commercially released as a 45 but were remastered with an electronic keyboard that is generally considered too loud and less soulful than the original, making the promo much more desirable. Carrie Cleveland released an LP titled "Looking Up" which also contained her single, "Make Love To Me" this time with a disconnected and produced reggae sound. The original promo version of "Make Love To Me" is also featured on the compilation "Gilles Peterson Digs America Vol. 2" Social media links: Her sons page to promote her https://instagram.com/hestoncleveland?utm_medium=copy_link https://twitter.com/cclevelandmusic?s=21 Her sons page to promote her https://twitter.com/clevelandheston?s=21
21:00
November 09, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Seanloui
Exclusive Interview - Seanloui
Please join us in welcoming Seanloui to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Bio : Seanloui is an international sensation and plays in festivals around the world. His highly sought-after R&B/ Alternative sound mixes 1980’s synths with 2000's hooks and1990's R&B feelings. His songwriting has become a highly sought-after commodity writing for artists in LA and NY. He is already gaining traction within the music community as an “artist to watch” heading into 2022. Social media: Tiktok: Seanloui Instagram: @seanloui Twitter: @seanloui https://twitter.com/seanloui?s=21
10:03
November 09, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Grace Kelly
Exclusive Interview - Grace Kelly
Please join us in welcoming Grace Kelly to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino BIO: Grace Kelly started a buzz about herself with the song she wrote promoting San Jose in California. The tourism board had her film a music video as a promo for the city, but that was just the beginning. Since then KRTY radio station (San Jose’s country station) has played on her air and had Grace open for country superstar Blake Shelton, all in 2019. Since then Grace has released an EP, before. , and has singles ready to be pumped out. She’s been diving into her love of country while also exploring new sounds to bring into the genre. Socials: Instagram: @gracekellymusic Facebook: @gracekellynz Mail list sign up: bit.ly/gracekellylist
10:44
November 09, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Chloe Collins
Exclusive Interview - Chloe Collins
Please join us in welcoming Chloe Collins to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Bio: Chloe Collins is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter. Her song “Forget Your Name” was featured on the 100th episode of the TV show Nashville, and many of her other songs have been featured on TV shows such as Heartland, The Vineyard, Bellevue, and Hudson & Rex. Chloe has gained a significant following on TikTok after her song “Partner in Crime” went viral. The music video for her single “Didn’t Want You” was featured on CMT and appeared in American Songwriter Magazine. Her music has been on Spotify editor-curated playlists such as Wild Country and New Music Nashville. Nashville Songwriters Association International named Chloe “One To Watch” and her music has charted as high as #1 on New Music Weekly and on the MusicRow Magazine “Country Breakout Chart.” TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@chloecollinsmusic? Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chloecollinsmusic/?hl=en Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/chloecollinsmus/with_replies Volume - volume.tv/chloecollinsmusic FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/chloecollinsmusic/ Website - chloecollinsmusic.com
07:41
October 31, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Kevin Sim (Route 505)
Exclusive Interview - Kevin Sim (Route 505)
Please join us in welcoming Kevin Sim of Route 505 to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino About Kevin Sim - Route 505 Born and raised in Nashville, Kevin Sim of Route 505 started playing guitar at a young age. A tremendous fan of rock and the blues, Kevin meddled with any instruments and equipment he could get his hands on as a teenager. Being surrounded by an early Music City gave him front-row seats to the massive changes the area has undergone over the last several years. Playing guitar in country and blues bands around East Tennessee while in college exposed him to the hardened roots of country music that has recently flowered in Nashville. Kevin adopted the stage name Route 505 and immediately set to rewriting and recording music he had written over the past decade. Combining his love of the blues with a newfound appreciation for the likes of Johnny Cash and Elvis, Kevin released "Hollow" in August of 2021.
07:57
October 19, 2021
Exclusive Interview - VÏKÆ
Exclusive Interview - VÏKÆ
Please join us in welcoming VÏKÆ to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Born in Ukraine, Veronika Bell [who goes by the pseudonym VÏKÆ ] and her family moved to New Zealand to seek refuge after The Chernobyl Disaster. Veronika was introduced to the beauty of classical music from an early age; studying the piano (Royal Schools ABRSM) and going to ballet school as well as finishing a drama program all before the age of 12. Finding a niche within the performing arts gave Veronika a sense of purpose. Under the tutelage of Gina Sanders, Veronika studied the Trinity College Guildhall vocal syllabuses and at age 16 she was awarded a choral scholarship towards tertiary tuition. Originally enrolled in a Classical Performance program at University she switched to a Contemporary  Performance program in her 3rd year. Veronika obtained a Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Performance Voice) and a Diploma for Graduates in Music (Jazz) in 2016 from The University of Otago. She became a resident vocalist of The Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra and began releasing her own music. Veronika formed and managed a band 'VTMNK'. When this venture dissipated, Veronika moved to Auckland to pursue a solo career as an artist. As a freelancing singer-songwriter, Veronika now works as a recording artist and teaches privately in her home studio. Amassing over 350k streams (collectively amongst all platforms) she celebrates the release of her debut EP FINE LINES. Veronika is a self-managed independent artist who creates all her own content, music videos, and photoshoots. VÏKÆ is actively gigging and has completed two tours in just under six months apart... and plans to do it all again in due course. Veronika's vocals have been compared to the likes of Imogen Heap and Halsey. VÏKÆ recently finished her second tour playing at major festivals Basecamp, The Mix Festival and Baydreams Nelson 2021. VÏKÆ has music to be released in 2021 with shows yet to be announced.
13:26
October 19, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Demi Michelle
Exclusive Interview - Demi Michelle
 Please join us in welcoming Demi Michelle to chat with Heart of Indie Radio station owner and international radio host, Captain Eddie.  About Demi Heartfelt, charismatic, and unique are three words used by reviewers to describe Demi Michelle’s music. She turns her life experiences into songs that touch the hearts of her listeners through captivating storytelling in her lyrics. Her creativity and love for both pop and country music drive her passion for writing meaningful songs with melodies that wrap each song’s message in the warmest hug. She greatly looks up to Julia Michaels, Kelsea Ballerini, and Taylor Swift, three incredible songwriters who share their stories in raw and truthful ways. Demi strives to remain honest and authentic as a songwriter in her own music and during her collaborations with other songwriters and artists. Demi pieced together her songwriting passion over the years. She began piano lessons in fifth grade, took voice lessons in high school, and learned guitar while in college. Also being a creative writer and in graduate school for her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction, Demi is always finding ways to blend her musical talent and storytelling in powerful ways. Demi kicked off her journey in 2019 with her debut single, “Into Focus,” and followed after with “All I Want This Christmas” and “LA Will Wait for Me.” On May 21, 2021, Demi released “Will I Ever.” This is the lead single off her debut album, Dear Diary, which is coming on October 15. Demi thinks of the song as entry one from the musical pages of Dear Diary. In “Will I Ever,” Demi shows that she’s not afraid to be vulnerable in her music. The song found a home on many radio stations and shows and has been embraced worldwide. The song charted on radio stations as well, including climbing to number two on the New Music Radio Top 40 on Revival Radio and number eight on the Heart of Indie Radio Top 10. Demi released another entry from her musical diary on August 20. “Find Love,” the second single off the album, is an acoustic-pop song with a country flavor. This song highlights Demi’s passion for writing authentic music with meaningful storytelling. Like “Will I Ever,” “Find Love” captures Demi’s feelings about falling in love, but this song brings a hopeful quality to the lyrics. Demi is looking forward to sharing the rest of the story when Dear Diary releases in October.
13:43
October 19, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Meghan Pulles
Exclusive Interview - Meghan Pulles
Please join us in welcoming Meghan Pulles to chat with Heart of Indie Radio station owner and international radio host, Captain Eddie. “Meghan Pulles writes and performs because it’s simply a part of who she is. You can hear this, and you can feel it, throughout “Keep The Light On” and throughout all of her music to date. Always an artist worthy of a listener’s trust.” -Buzz Music Meghan Pulles has been writing songs since the age of 17. She is a classically trained opera singer turned singer-songwriter. She believes that music is medicine, and that by sharing her pain and struggles through song that she can empower others to do the same.  Her songs have been picked up on 50+ radio stations, and garnered over 100,000 streams on Spotify. She released her first EP in October of 2019 titled "Keep the Light On" that included themes of grief, mental health, and hope. Meghan Pulles has also been featured on many different podcasts, and loves sharing her voice with other people and speaking about things that matter. ​ Following her EP, Meghan has released the singles "Three Christmases", "How Much Longer", and "ghost of sound" with a new single coming out on March 26th called "New Horizon", a collaboration with a cowriter in Australia, Craig Sayer. ​
16:40
October 19, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Kiri-Rose Kendall
Exclusive Interview - Kiri-Rose Kendall
Please join us in welcoming Kiri-Rose Kendall to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Kiri-Rose Kendall was born and adopted in Houston, Texas by an incredible woman who was a Kiwi scientist. She was raised between Houston, Kenya and New Zealand. Kiri-Rose’s global upbringing has led her along many life paths both in youth advocacy and in creativity. During her early years, Kiri-Rose was Steiner educated, giving her the creative stability and grounded-ness that would later manifest itself in exciting ways. From Steiner, she chose Auckland Girls Grammar which gave her the freedom to find her passion and drive which included sports - that landed her full track and field and academic scholarship to the university, her passion for youth advocacy both nationally and internationally, and of course, her drive towards an international modelling and acting career. Kiri-Rose started her modelling career during high school walking the runway at Fashion Week for designers such as Karen Walker, Zambesi, NomD, Anna Stretton and Augustine. Her national campaign shoots have included the throwback magazines - Cleo, Lifestyle, Pavement, Girlfriend magazines and most recently a spread in the re-launch of Fashion Quarterly. Her international campaigns include the adventurous Ice Breaker shoot, the empowering Reebok x Les Mills shoot and the beautifully powerful bridal shoot for Hera Couture that featured in UK Vogue. Her creative journey doesn’t end there, you may have seen Kiri-Rose in the  captivating Netflix series - Sweet Tooth, and as her castmates and crew call her she is known as Twyla - the “ always well-dressed member of the neighbourhood.”
11:46
October 04, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Jody Direen
Exclusive Interview - Jody Direen
Please join us in welcoming Jody Direen to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino For the past 4 years - since releasing her first album “Breaks Out” as part of her signing with Australian record label ABC Music, Jody Direen has been in a whirlwind, clocking up miles on the ground and across the skies touring both New Zealand and Australia. In recent times, one of Australasia’s most vibrant country stars has taken some time to embrace some breathing space to work on her new album and now that it’s out, she’s ready to tour. The Vodafone NZMA Tui winner for “Best Country Album – Shake Up” states that creating this album took her on a journey she wasn’t expecting. “Whilst preparing this album I went through a period of personally ‘letting go’ of anything in life that no longer serves me (people, beliefs, thoughts, things etc). This inspired the album title ‘Smokin’ Ashes’ resembling dying to the past, emerging into a new-me, new love but also encapsulates the double meaning of – the end of things. All of which connect to the resulting ten songs on the album (in one way or another)”. Performing some of Australasia’s biggest festivals continue to hold as career highlights for the songstress including supporting Kenny Rogers on his last New Zealand tour. Touring Australia’s first ever C2C Festival last year alongside international greats; Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, The Midland and more was a ‘dreamy experience’. With multiple hits, stages, nominations and awards under her belt, Direen is set to venture into an explosive new phase of her career with new-found energy and love. ”I’m looking forward to bringing it all to the stage in 2020/2021. I’ll be touring as much as I can and I’m more excited than ever to hit the road”.
13:24
October 04, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Nathalie Miranda
Exclusive Interview - Nathalie Miranda
Please join us in welcoming Nathalie Miranda to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Link to social media: https://www.instagram.com/nathaliemirandamusic/ https://twitter.com/vocalfreaknat More info: https://linktr.ee/nathaliemirandamusic
09:08
September 29, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Thomas Kavanagh
Exclusive Interview - Thomas Kavanagh
Please join us in welcoming Thomas Kavanagh  to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino After performing as the lead singer for the TOP 40 album rock group I Divide for 8 years, He’s now doing things alone.  'Best Of Me' made the cut for ‘Track Of The Week’ on BBC Introducing in Devon, back in 2016. Following this, he was offered a support slot for Youtube artist  Rich Cottell on his UK headline tour. Thomas takes influences from a variety of modern pop-country/rock artists, such as The Goo Goo Dolls, The Script, and Dan + Shay.  Thomas is often praised for the diversity in his voice, showing that he can easily flip between gritty high vocal hooks and melodic lows. With the release of his debut EP Pathfinder in 2017 it had been picked up by National food retailer 'The Cooperative' which they added his lead single 'I Can Be Your Superman'  to their playlist alongside Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, and many more across 2,000 stores.   His single releases of 'I'm Here Now' & 'l'll Wait' taken from his 2nd EP (Motion) in 2020 caused major interest. His single was an exclusive play with BBC Introducing and being picked up by KERRANG! radio.  With his new single 'All For You' which Thomas has taken into his own hands, producing, writing, mixing, and mastering from his home studio. He's now focusing on another record and he's now hoping that 2021, is going to pave the way for bigger and better things for him
11:30
September 29, 2021
 Exclusive Interview - Raquel Aurilia
Exclusive Interview - Raquel Aurilia
Please join us in welcoming Raquel Aurilia  to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host- Captain Eddie  Journeys are frequent for this adventure-seeking travel enthusiast whose most heartfelt one has been her music.  Raquel has followed her passion of songwriting and performing with incredible highlights including touring opening 25 cities for John Waite. When she is not on the road performing, Aurilia spends her time between Scottsdale and Music City writing and recording. Nashville, being the home base to crossover country and pop artists Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift is the perfect creative place for Aurilia’s style of songwriting. Music City has not only afforded her opportunities to write and record in world-class studios but also to perform at the legendary Bluebird Café. “I love to write music and perform because it truly fills my heart when I’m singing and sharing my songs with others,” admits Raquel Aurilia. “The quote ‘music is my therapy’ definitely sums it up for me. It’s my outlet, my escape, and my passion.” Aurilia’s songwriting journey has taken her to some incredible experiences and noteworthy accolades. From the beginning with her debut record, FINDING MY WAY, Aurilia scored a hit single, “Feels Like” that cracked the ultra-competitive R&R Top 30 AC and Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary charts landing at #28.  The song continues to receive national airplay.  More recently in 2017, Aurilia was honored as a Hollywood Music in Media Award nominee for singer-songwriter. Raquel has had a strong connection with her music and the television media. Her music has been featured on MTV’s hit TV shows “The Hills,” “The City” and “Taking the Stage.” Aurilia has not traveled this songwriting journey alone.  Raquel has been privileged to work with music icons including Grammy-winning producer Tony Papa (James Brown, Willie Nelson, John Denver), Gardner Cole (Madonna, Jodi Whatley), Wade Martin (R. Kelly, 50 Cent) and Grammy nominee Billy Smiley (Johnny Cash, Bebe and Cece Winans, Vince Gill). The musical journey has steered her out onto the road touring with some legendary musicians. In addition to touring with John Waite, Aurilia has performed opening for blues icon B.B. King, The Gin Blossoms, Eddie Money, Pat Benatar, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Lisa Loeb and Riders in the Sky. With a new creative direction, Aurilia has released two singles in 2018 – including a live TV debut performance and music video for “Pretty Roses” co-written with songwriter Jennifer Adan, known for co-writing Blake Shelton’s #1 hit “She Wouldn’t Be Gone”, Jonathan Hamby, keyboard player for country superstar, Carrie Underwood, and critically acclaimed producer, Michael Lattanzi, whose clientele ranges from rock legends Aerosmith to public figures like Paris Hilton.  Aurilia is excited about continuing to grow as a singer-songwriter – looking forward to writing, recording and releasing more new music.  Her passionate journey as an artist continues…
20:34
September 29, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Emme Lentino
Exclusive Interview - Emme Lentino
Please join us in welcoming Emme Lentino to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host- Captain Eddie Emme’s remarkable capabilities have garnered an impressive number of achievements. These include noteworthy syncs: Emme’s tracks have been featured in several daytime television shows including ABC’s One Life to Live and All My Children and for a Victoria’s Secret National ad. She has appeared on TVNZ Good morning show, The AMC channel, Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles) Piano’s & The Bitter End (NYC), Musexpo with A&R Worldwide and performed for over 4 million V8 Supercars fans. She was also a featured artist on Skysport and performed at The Tamworth Country Music Festival in Australia. Her music videos for ‘Some Other Girl’ and 'Last Christmas' were added to CMT and MTV Australia programming with 80,000 views on youtube.  Her music has over one million streams collectively. 'Some Other Girl' received the coveted #1 spot on itunes for New Zealand Singer/Songwriter in the first week of it's release. Her latest release, 'Oceanside' was recorded utilising Zoom and an assortment of other technological tools, enabling my team to work virtually during the pandemic. The new track was co-written with Greg Cortez (The Kooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kim Deal, George Clinton, and L.A. Guns), produced by Greg Cortez and Dan Antunovich (Jersey Boys, Kitaro), and mastered by Joe Bozzi (U2, Outkast, Fleetwood Mac’s, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and Ellie Goulding).
17:24
September 29, 2021
Excluive Interview - Oriane Pick / Kieran Bourne