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Join co host Emme Lentino as she interviews Rob Saunders of DEUCE music. DEUCE music has been establishing itself as being one of the leading companies in the music industry to offer services to independent bands and artists worldwide. With a growing reputation of being at the forefront of the best new music on the scene, and with its idyllically placed office in London, we aim to ensure bands and artists are offered ways and means to get their music heard by a wider audience.
Back by popular demand! Join co-host Emme Lentino as she chats with the charming and talented Lori Triplett!
Lori Triplett is a singer/songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. A small town Ohio native, Lori has written, co-produced, & released 2 full-length albums, Dawn (2004) & Safe Place to Land (2009), co-produced by Lee J. Turner, long-time band mate of Darius Rucker, along with 2 singles, Crooked Heart (2017) & Tennessee (2018). Her latest work, an EP entitled, Slow Poison, released on October 16, 2020. Written & recorded in Nashville, TN & produced by Chad Carouthers, Triplett wrote or co-wrote all the songs on the project. Her forthcoming EP, Coming Home Alone, is Triplett's first holiday project inspired by her love of sad holiday music.
Join Co-host Emme Lentino as she interviews MELODY GUY right here in our Heart of Indie studio!
MELODY GUY is a uniquely gifted songwriter and performer, Melody Guy continues to reach fans and inspire them to follow her through a life’s journey of love, loss and independent triumph of the spirit. Artists of varying genres have recorded her songs from Sherrie Austin to Jesse James.
Melody currently tours the country as a troubadour, visiting fans and weaving tales that resonate with music lovers across a wide range of styles. Her live performances with her band have garnered even more attention, sharing the stage with Keith Urban, The Avett Brothers, Leon Russell and Tanya Tucker, where Melody earned a standing ovation at the famed Ryman Auditorium.
After achieving success with her last release “Diamond On The Street,” Melody has now completed the long awaited “Dry The Rivers” album, Produced by famed musician and producer Michael Webb and recorded in Nashville, TN. The “Dry The Rivers” Tour currently takes Melody from Tennessee to Portland, OR with stops throughout the Southwest and California.
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with the inspiring indie singer/songwriter, Steffany Beck, right here at Heart of Indie Radio!
Steffany Beck is a Christchurch based singer- songwriter who recently released her self driven debut EP Blue eyed Girl. Her latest release, I have a dream won a national songwriting competition providing funding for the final production, music video and mentoring with NZ Artists. Her Indie country-pop heartfelt songs will get you singing along with a voice comparable to country Taylor Swift meets Alanis Morissette in a Country Rock fusion.
Join us in the studio for a chat with indie artist, Meghan Pulles.
Floridian raised, Meghan Pulles is a classically trained opera singer and theater actress who transitioned into a singer-songwriter 7 years ago, after moving to NYC from Orlando. Not planning to pursue music as a career, her path shifted when she became awakened to the musical healing, and spirituality of songwriting. Learning to love the tribulations of life through processing by creating music, She believes that songwriting is cathartic; an emotional band-aid to help heal, and to overcome past obstacles…. Working towards the “small miracles” of joy to help change the world, she hopes to share her instrumental music to help heal, soothe, motivate, and inspire others enduring pain, by giving fans a musical hug and making them feel uplifted and connected to their inner-selves, whilst listening and through introspection.
Join us for a heart-warming interview as co-host Emme Lentino chats with indie artist Lisa Mitts.
Lisa Mitts is an ASCAP registered recording artist, singer/songwriter, pianist, and performer. She received Album Of The Year (Gold) at the 2020 ISSA Music Awards as well as Female Songwriter of the Year at the 2019 Awards. Together with her producer, Brandon Bee, they received the WSA (World Songwriting Awards) 2020 Best Song Production for the title cut of her EP, ‘The Breakthrough’. She has recorded with well known R&B artist Allen Stone, as well as in Franklin, TN at the renown Castle Studios. Her music ranges in genres from pop to country, classic rock, singer/songwriter and contemporary Christian to jazz and piano instrumental.
Lisa has released 7 original albums (including 2 piano instrumentals), her recent award winning EP, The Breakthrough, and several new singles co-written with Brandon Bee. Her music is available on most digital outlets including iTunes and Spotify. In addition, Lisa advocates for helping survivors of sex-trafficking through her music and a foundation she and her husband established, Destiny House Restoration Center.
Join Heart of Indie Radio Co host, Emme Lentino as she interviews the lovely Luna Keller!
Luna Keller is a singer-songwriter who grew up in a very musical family (both her parents play at least one instrument). When she was 14 after trying out many instruments she fell in love with the guitar and discovered songwriting as a way to express her feelings and to tell stories. Soon she started to busk in her Spanish hometown and (with the support of her dad) recording her own songs.
She has played on several local and international stages and worked with amazing musicians like Uli Pfannmüller who has mixed all her songs so far and Bruce White who has played viola on two of her songs. Luna has released two EPs titled „First Steps“(2017) and „Alice is in Love with the Mad Hatter“ (2019) and several singles. She’s been a nominee and finalist in several songwriting awards like the “City of Music Songstar Awards” and the “Hollywood Songwriting Contest”.
Luna is full of passion for her music and is already working on her next exciting projects.
Emme Lentino chats with indie producer/songwriter, John James Renfrow in an exclusive Heart of Indie Radio interview:
John James Renfrow (born April 27, 1987), is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter from Bloomington, Indiana. An artist with credits in the Pop/Electronic music genre, he is noted primarily for his behind the scenes work as a songwriter and producer.
Born and raised in Seattle, WA, John discovered his love for music at an early age. His fascination with sound started with a keyboard his Dad gave to the family on Christmas. He immediately started trying to learn the programmed songs by ear. John’s Dad introduced him to the guitar, encouraging him to master the instrument on his own. Guitarists like Joe Walsh, David Gilmour, and Carlos Santana were among his biggest influences, inspiring him to create his own unique style. In his teen years, he learned bass, drums, and the basics of production.
When he was 23, John had his first hit single with a song he wrote with a friend, Ilana called "Save You." It was the Song of the Week 2 weeks in a row on Armin van Buuren's radio show, A State of Trance. She found the original lyrics in one of his songbooks. It was later remixed by numerous DJs, and ended up on a number of compilations.
John’s songwriting ability eventually garnered the interest of international artists and producers, and his collaborations gained the support of renowned DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, and Andy Moor. Releases on Tiesto’s Black Hole Recordings raised his profile, and his productions with artist/producer Brian Laruso earned the support of Roger Shah, who prominently featured them on his Magic Island compilations.
John has worked with the Special Needs population in various capacities over the last 15 years. He's held positions in public education, private organizations, and have volunteered my services on many occasions to children and adults with cognitive and physical limitations.
Join co host Emme Lentino in her exclusive interview with indie artist, Lauren Waller in our Heart of Indie Radio studio!
Lauren Waller- The Los Angeles-based artist bridges the divide between 1980s dark wave and modern electro-textured indie pop. Her aesthetic also encompasses the confessional and poetic intimacy of the singer-songwriter idiom and the thrilling satisfaction of modern pop. Her soulful pop has earned her favorable comparisons to Lorde, Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, and Ingrid Michaelson. To date, Lauren has released two EPs, and garnered press accolades from New Music Express, Young Hollywood, A&R Worldwide, Music Existence, Coming Up Magazine, The Spotlight, All Access Music, and EliteMuzik, In- dependent Artist Buzz, Kurrent Music, Vents Magazine, among other outlets. Select performance highlights from Lauren’s resume include performing on RTE, Ireland’s Nation- al Television, at the International Rose of Tralee Festival, and appearances at the Viper Room and the Hotel Café. Waller has opened for many iconic bands such as Wilson Philips, Anna Nalick, A Flock of Seagulls.
Join us for an exclusive interview with Mira Goto, right here in our Heart of Indie Radio studios!
Mira Goto follows in the footsteps of today’s country songwriting superstars, driving powerful lyrics and catchy choruses throughout her catalogue. The international award-winning songwriter has turned performer since inking a production deal with Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac, Colbie Caillat). 2020 is set to be Mira’s biggest year yet with the release of her debut EP, but not before the release of her most anticipated single to date, “Nobody Warned Me” this February.
Join co-host Emme Lentino and Kevin Gullickson (Radio Drive) in our Heart of Indie Radio studio!
Radio Drive is an Alternative Pop Rock band featuring Kevin Gullickson. As the engine behind Radio Drive, Kevin has won international awards and nominations for his songs and music videos. The music of Radio Drive is being aired on radio around the world alongside major artists and is receiving rave reviews by music critics. He has been featured on web zines and radio shows in Europe, Canada and the USA. Kevin’s music has landed on charts on indie stations around the world, including Canada, Germany, the UK and the South Pacific. His music has been used on shows airing on Animal Planet, National Geographic, Comedy Central, Fox Channels, History Channel, Spike TV and Discovery Channel in the USA and TV programs in England, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.
Join co -host Emme Lentino and award-winning artist, Emily Barker for this exclusive interview, right here on Heart of Indie Radio!
Emily Barker is an award-winning singer-songwriter, best known as the writer and performer of the theme to the BBC's hugely successful crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. She has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands including The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and Applewood Road (with whom she released a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, dubbed “flawless” by The Sunday Times) and has written for film, including composing the soundtrack for Jake Gavin’s lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen.
As a performer, Barker is captivating and accomplished, with an adept understanding of audiences that finds her equally at home touring with punk troubadour Frank Turner as she is with American multi-Grammy-winning musician Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Emily Barker’s 2017 album Sweet Kind of Blue was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winning producer Matt Ross-Spang(Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an all-star cast of Memphis session players. The success of the album, with its seamless mix of soul, blues, country and folk influences, and the globe-trotting tours to support it helped land Emily the accolade of UK Artist of the Yearat the recent UK Americana Awardsheld at Hackney Empire in London.
Most recently, Barker has released an album of collaborations with English folk legend Marry Waterson. A Window to Other Ways is out now on One Little Indian Records.
Join co host Emme Lentino has she chats with indie artist Jack Perrett in our Heart of Indie Radio studio!
Jack Perrett is an indie singer/songwriter from Newport, South Wales. Jack released his first EP ‘What You Saying?’ under the guidance of Estrons producer Steffan Pringle in 2015 to critical acclaim, receiving airplay and playlist status on BBC Radio Wales. Jack went viral in August 2018 when he released ‘Portlife’ (a parody of Blur’s ‘Parklife’) with a video achieving over 130k views. Jack followed his previous success by releasing a single called ‘Like A Fever’ which attracted the likes of Fred Perry subculture and national promoters ‘This Feeling’ to brand the song as a ‘high class out and out indie banger’. The track has achieved national airplay on BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens), BBC 6 Music (Chris Hawkins), and on Radio X (John Kennedy and Gordon Smart) - where it achieved track of the day status. Jack’s latest release ‘Going Nowhere’ has also received support from industry professionals with plays on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Wales. After touring on the This Feeling ‘Big in 2019’ tour, Jack performed at major UK festivals including Isle of Wight, The Great Escape and Off The Record Festival in 2019. Jack was also selected to be on the Horizons 2019 roster.
Join co host Emme Lentino in her exclusive interview with Ave Paige in our Heart of Indie Radio studio! It should come as no surprise that singer and guitar whiz Ava Paige cites artists like Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley and Vince Gill as inspirations; the 15-year-old’s skills have been on full display at some of Nashville’s most popular venues such as the legendary Bluebird Café, Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge and twice a week at The George Jones. And how many artists can say their love for performing was launched by a karaoke duet with pop star and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson?
In addition to being a vocalist and guitar player, Ava Paige is also an avid songwriter. She has collaborated with some of Nashville’s most prominent songwriters, including Steve O’Brien (“Rock My World (Little Country Girl)” by Brooks & Dunn) and Kent Maxson (“From Where I’m Sitting” by Gary Allen.) She can also be found performing throughout Nashville as one of The Three Storytellers, a trio of popular young singer-songwriters that includes social media sensations, Landon Wall and Taylor Gayle.
Away from music, she is an advocate of Notes for Notes, a non-profit organization that designs, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the United States, giving youth an opportunity to record music at no charge. She can also be found spending her free time fishing with her family and riding jet skis. Ava Paige is an avid hot tea drinker and enjoys learning about outer space, sometimes wondering if it is possible to be both a singer-songwriter and an astronaut!
Join co- host Emme Lentino in her exclusive interview with Prashant Shah, right here in our Heart of Indie Radio studios!
Prashant Shah, brings 30 years of experience in several industries. Produced more than 30 blockbuster Bollywood, Hollywood movies and television shows in USA, Canada, UK and India with budgets ranging from U$3M upto $75M.
Highly skilled in aggressive execution and speed to market resource and budget management. Experienced in leading large teams & top talent from various background like research/technology/films/music/events/celebrities & an expert in content formats in Bollywood, Hollywood, China and Latin markets.
Steve Leeds joins co host Emme Lentino in an exclusive interview right here on Heart of Indie Radio! Steve Leeds is a British Actor and screen writer with over fifteen years experience in TV, Film and live Theatre. From a number one Bollywood series to playing opposite Priyanka Chopra. Steve, at the beginning of lockdown, created the smash hit web series 'Isolation The Series' creating a brand new way for Actors all around the world to film.
Ready to go into production for his new short film 'Becoming Everything' Steve takes on the lead role of Chris, a struggling widowed father who has suddenly needed to become a mother as well as a father. Steve is extremely excited about what the future holds.
It was an awesome time in the studio with co- host, Emme Lentino and Rob Amoruso, right here at Heart of Indie Radio!
Rob Amoruso is a writer / producer / mix engineer based in Melbourne, Australia. From a family of musicians, he picked up his first instrument at two years old, and by the age of five had graduated to full musical performances with his family.
Cutting his teeth playing in church gospel bands, Rob’s love for music flourished. Not bound by any specific style or genre, he played various instruments in several bands with his friends from age twelve.
In 2013, Rob and his four best mates formed a band called Jakubi. Over the next 5 years playing sold out tours, parties and festivals across North America with Jakubi, Rob discovered his true passion lay in writing and producing with people of all backgrounds, styles and genres. He spent a year being mentored by writer/producer duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Boys II Men, Mariah Carey).
Rob has worked across an expansive range of genres - writing and collaborating with producers such as Scott Storch (Dr Dre), Eric Hudson (Chris Brown), and Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie) and artists ranging from Kelly Rowland and Macy Gray, to established Australian acts such as The Rubens, Kyle Lionhart, Isabella Manfredi and Hannah Joy (Middle Kids).
Rob has amassed over 50 million streams across online music platforms.
Join Heart of Indie co host, Emme Lentino in this exclusive interview with Gina Brooklyn! Gina is a unique singer/songwriter whose style combines a multitude of influences that transcend through genres. By creating a captivating ambiance for her distinctive vocals, soul-gripping melodies and engaging lyrics, she can lure even the most demanding listeners into her world. The Ohio born singer started her music career at the tender age of 15 when she co-wrote & recorded a song that led her to becoming a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2017, whilst a year after, she was nominated for “Best Pop Song” in the Roundglass Music Awards. She signed a publishing and distribution deal with industry leading INgrooves Music Group (who has since been acquired by Universal Music Group), under which her single “Butterfly”was released in 2019 and attracted an overwhelming response from music press and websites. As NYgal.com puts it, Gina Brooklyn is “a star on the rise...”, gathering five-digit figures on social/streaming, while her music has been streamed over 100k times. Fans will love her brand new single, 'No More HIding' as we share this new song and artist with our listeners for the very first time! Join us at Heart of Indie Radio and get to know this very talented and delightful young artist.
Join Heart of Indie Radio co host Emme Lentino in an exclusive interview with Steve Dorff! Honored as a 2018 Inductee to the prestigious Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in NYC,3 time Grammy and 6 time Emmy nominated Steve Dorff has written songs sung by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Anne Murray, George Strait, Garth Brooks and countless others, while also establishing himself as a gifted film and television composer. He’s tallied over 40 BMI awards with hits like Rogers’ “Through the Years,” Murray’s “I Just Fall in Love Again” (Billboard’s top country hit of 1979), Strait’s “I Cross My Heart,” Lee Greenwood’s “Don’t Underestimate My Love for You,” and Eddie Rabbitt’s “Every Which Way But Loose”—the title track from Clint Eastwood’s 1978 film. His songs have charted in 5 successive decades, with #1 records across 4 decades.
Dorff has also composed TV music for Spenser: For Hire, Murphy Brown, The Singing Bee, Just the 10 of Us, Growing Pains, Murder She Wrote, Columbo and Reba; his other film contributions include songs and scores for Bronco Billy, Rocky IV, Pure Country, Tin Cup and Honky Tonk Man.
Key songs in the Dorff catalog include: * Through The Years * I Just Fall In Love Again * Heartland * Every Which Way But Loose * Hypnotize The Moon * I Cross My Heart, and countless others recorded by over 250 Artists from all genres of music.
His many TV and cable movie credits include the Emmy nominated CBS mini-series "Elvis", the Hallmark Hall of Fame "Rose Hill", the animated Christmas classic "Annabelle's Wish", "Babe Ruth", "The Quick and The Dead", "Moonshine Highway" and "The Defiant Ones". Dorff’s many movie songs and scores have been featured in "Bronco Billy", "Blast From The Past", "Rocky IV", "Pure Country", "Tin Cup", "Michael", "Dudley Do-Right", "Dancer, Texas", "The Last Boy Scout", "Curly Sue" and "Honky Tonk Man".
Perhaps Dorff’s most ambitious move to date has been a giant leap into his first love, musical theater. He currently has two projects making their way to the stage: "Josephine" (The Josephine Baker Story) and "Pure Country" (The Musical).
Listeners will be truly amazed to listen to Steve's fantastic stories as he shares his musical journey with us. Tune in now!
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with up and coming indie artist, Landon Nelson right here on Heart of Indie Radio! Folks will love hearing from Landon in his first ever interview. Landon Nelson is a 19 year old guitarist from Oregon that is strongly influenced by psychedelic blues from the late 60’s. Listeners will enjoy hearing Landon talk about his dream of becoming a guitar player and how he feels about recording his first ever EP, featuring covers like ' 'The Wind Cries Mary' and other popular songs from the 60's.
Judith Clumpas has had a long and varied career in the music industry, from early beginnings as a graduate intern with U2’s promoter MCP in the 1980’s England, to starting music venue King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and T in the Park Festival in Scotland in the 90’s, to venue management of New Zealand’s largest indoor venue, the 12,000 seat Spark Arena over the past decade. She returned to university in 2016 to pursue a Masters Degree in Customer Experience Design, and has implemented her findings in innovations at Spark Arena, including the introduction of a world-leading Zero Waste Strategy that sees all the venue’s event "waste" going to a local composting facility. So passionate is she about zero waste events, that in 2018 she set up greenerarena.com with her UK based daughter, Lucy Clumpas, as a global events consultancy with a mission to disrupt assumptions about event waste management. Lucy was recently employed by Mumford and Sons as their tour greening rep, and has advised on sustainability to UK music venues. Judith is hoping that the post-COVID changes to our live music industry will see a shift in attitudes towards a positive, sustainable, future. Join co host Emme Lentino in this very interesting interview with music industry powerhouse, Judith Clumpas, right here on Heart of Indie Radio!
Lori Triplett is an independent singer/songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. A small town Ohio native, Lori has written, co-produced, and released two full-length albums. Her debut album, Dawn, (2004) comprised of songs Lori wrote in high school and her freshman year of college, was one of her first experiences in the recording studio. This eventually led her to relocate to Nashville, TN, in 2005 where she completed her college degree and eventually recorded her sophomore album, Safe Place to Land (2009), co-produced by Lee J. Turner, long-time band mate for Darius Rucker. More recently, she has written and released 2 singles, Crooked Heart (2017), co-produced by Jim Stewart and Tennessee (2018), co-produced by Foster Ferrell. Her forthcoming EP, Slow Poison, (produced by Chad Carouthers) which Triplett wrote or co-wrote all the songs for, will release in October 2020, with the project’s first two singles, Same Pain and Out the Back Door, out now on all major platforms. Lori credits her interest and growth in music to her parents, who took notice of her interest in the piano at an early age and surprised her with weekly piano lessons starting at age 7. Until recently, Lori spent most years of her music career writing and performing in the Christian music scene, but she also always kept a backlog of secular music going as well. And although her music still has undertones of her deeply-rooted faith, her sound has evolved away from a heavier piano sound into more of a Singer/Songwriter, Alternative, Americana style, as she has been learning to play acoustic guitar and is doing much of her songwriting on the acoustic. Influenced and inspired over the years by an immeasurable amount of various artists and songwriters like Patty Griffin, Kate Walsh, Nichole Nordeman, Tori Amos, Dan Fogelberg, Joni Mitchell, Paul Williams, Mariah Carey, Bethany Dillon, Sarah McLachlan, and Jewel, her songs are honest, intimate, vulnerable, and aim right for the heart. Join co host Emme Lentino in this exclusive interview with Lori Triplett!
With a soul man’s voice and a poet’s soul, Ed Waaka is one of the most compelling singer / songwriters to emerge from New Zealand. His music pays homage to the power of the human condition, creating songs that are consciously direct and spiritually uplifting. He has worked and played alongside some of New Zealand’s most prolific NZ artists including Troy Kingi, Trinity Roots, Annie Crummer, Lydia Cole, Melodownz and Louis Baker to name a few. Since the release of his debut single “No Enemy of Mine” in 2015, he continues to produce work that is universal in nature, seeking out truth and connection, using stirring vocals and intimate conveyance to create atmospheres of warmth and love. Last year he released singles “War on the Street” and “Revolution”, at a time when the world was witnessing unprecedented social and political unrest. A pre-warning and timely reminder that love and compassion is the only way forward. 2020 would signal work on his debut E.P but due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, this project was put on hold. In response, Ed decided to create and host a live streaming show called E NOHO (In Māori, means to sit, stay or remain). A passion project born out of his love for NZ music and a platform for fellow NZ artists to help promote connection and mental wellbeing through music and storytelling. To date, the show has been streaming for 4 months, featured over 30 NZ artists and still continues to be the only live streaming show dedicated to emerging NZ artists. E NOHO streams every Wednesday at 8PM (NZST) live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/enoholive). Don't miss co host Emme Lentino's exclusive interview with ED WAAKA right here on Heart of Indie Radio!
Tune in to co- host Emme Lentino's exclusive interview with Madison Olds on Heart of Indie radio! Madison Olds is on her way to becoming Canada’s next big breakthrough recording artist. Madison’s kind and loving spirit is exemplified beautifully in her upcoming music releases, starting July, 2020. Madison recently won 1st place at the International Songwriting Competition(Screenshot Category), along with garnering an impressive three Honourable Mentions in various categories. The merits in her writing abilities speak for themselves and the promise in her upcoming songs have started to turn heads around the industry. Madison is poised for an exciting year with several music releases, a music video, and an EP in the books. In 2018, Madison released her debut album “Blue”, to the world and it opened many doors, including supporting the likes of: Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Neon Dreams, Scott Hellman & more. Her feature single “Moments in the Mountains” (written for Kamloops’ 2018 BC Winter Games) was selected as the soundtrack for the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, BC. Her followup single “Thank You” launched Madison up the Hot AC Radio charts in Canada, placed her within the Top 10 of CBC Searchlight 2019, and helped garner several international showcases with Music Matters in Singapore, Fall 2019. “Blue” now has over 2 Million audio streams collectively. Follow @MaddieOldsMusic on social media and be the first to hear about her upcoming releases!
Victory Vizhanska, was born and raised in Klev Ukraine to a working-class family (mother a seamstress and father a builder). Victory is a 15 year- old talented and gifted singer, song-writer, actress and fashion model (Victory has displayed her modelling talent in over 30 photo shoots to date).
She began her music career at the age of 7 where she studied music for 3 years and graduated, at the age of 11, she worked with a vocal teacher for only a year and has been self-taught ever since.
Victory’s career in Theatre & in the Arts began at the age of 9 – where she was cast in her first musical theater "Comme il Faut", where she played Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean) in her childhood for the musical "Marilyn Monroe. The Image Eclipsed Life" thus the theater successfully went on tour for 2 years. Her dream is to study at The Juilliard School in New York!
Don't miss this exclusive interview as our co host, Emme chats with a truly talented young performer, right here on Heart of Indie Radio!
It was a real treat having Rose Finn in our Heart of Indie Radio studio! She chatted with co-host Emme Lentino about her career and staying positive and focused in difficult times. Rose Finn is a Singer Songwriter who is influenced by Smooth Jazz but is versatile and doesn’t really like to be packaged, she does what she feels. She has a wide appreciation of music of all genres. She only discovered her talent in the last couple of years whilst recovering from a debilitating illness. She received a gift of recording time from friends which led her to her current status. She is ever grateful to them for helping her find her new passion for creating music. She has had a grounding in amateur Musical Theatre and Stage Plays as both an actor, producer and director. She now spends most of her time in music and has collaborated with artists across the world. Spain, New York and South Africa. You can find her music is available on all platforms!
Don' t miss this exclusive interview with Parker Graye, right here on Heart of Indie Radio with co-host Emme Lentino. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Country singer-songwriter, Parker Graye is on the rise. Selected as the one of the Top 12 artists in the BC Country Music Breakthrough Project in 2020, Parker Graye is making a name for herself in Canada and the US. Previously focused on pop and EDM music, Parker Graye went back to her roots and redirected her career from pop to country in late 2018. Influenced by artists such as Caitlyn Smith, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile to Morgan Wallen, Sam Hunt, Halsey, Julia Michaels and Dermot Kennedy, Parker carries both country and pop elements in her music through conversational lyrics and heartbreak diary notes. With new music to launch later this year, Parker has been putting her focus into co-writing with other Country, Americana, Folk and Pop artists from Toronto, NYC, St. Louis to Nashville and the UK. Follow her on Instagram @parkergraye !
As a DJ, Vasili Gavre has performed with the likes of Diplo, M.I.A., and The Glitch Mob including remixes for Justin Timberlake, Sia, and Kaskade.
As a producer, Gavre has composed for electronic, country, and singer-songwriter artists, including Emme Lentino as well as several original film compositions. As a music supervisor, Gavre is responsible for helping break several artists in commercials including Lykke Li, M83, Jet and Emme Lentino.
Now as creative director in advertising, Gavre continues to be inspired by music and connecting culture to brands.
Tonight on Heart of Indie Radio, Vasili and Emme chat about their own collaborations together back in New York City and debut their single, 'Shake it Off' exclusively on Heart of Indie Radio.
Don't miss this exciting interview with as he shares his vast musical journey with our listeners. You will be inspired!
Prolific New Zealand born, now LA based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Lisa Crawley grew up teaching the other kids in her class how to play the recorder. Three EP’s, two albums and numerous singles later, she’s charming audiences across national and international stages performing her extensive repertoire of original music. Together with her natural ear for music and a refreshingly honest onstage presence, she produces heartfelt, authentic pop songs.
The push and pull of her musical vision has taken her the world over, seeing her grace stages in the UK, Asia, USA, Europe, SXSW, Canadian Music Week, and was selected twice for the songwriters residency at the prestigious Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Three times nominated for the Silver Scroll award, the talented writer has been heard across the world on various movies, commercials and television shows – most recently on US TV shows ‘Stumptown’, ‘Proven Innocent’ and award winning film ‘WARU’. Don't miss this amazing interview with Lisa Crawley, right here on Heart of Indie Radio!
Caroline B. is a songwriter and producer from England, UK. Learning Piano from the age of 5, followed later by Viola, Flute and Drums, she has always had a passion for music. Caroline wrote her first song aged 13 but it wasn’t until aged 19, whilst working in a supermarket, she had unbeknown, regularly talked to the parents of a music producer. Mentioning she would love to make an album one day, she found herself auditioning at their son’s studio a few days later. Caroline went on to record a number of songs over 3 years where she really felt her talent as a songwriter. Caroline has co-written on the track ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’, a recently released single by UK artist REDD. She is now working on new music with REDD as well as other artists. Don't miss this delightful interview with the sweet soul that is Caroline, right here on Heart of Indie Radio.
Producer, Songwriter and Musician - Greg Cortez has produced and co-written tracks with artists such as Desi Valentine, Kylie Spence and Westpark. Cortez has also released solo music under the artist moniker Killah Cortez. Born in Los Angeles, California, Cortez studied music at MI in Hollywood. Nearly three months into music school he started interning at Mad Dog Studio in Burbank and in 2010 moved to New Monkey Studio in Van Nuys where he’s engineered for artists such as The Kooks, The Glorious Sons, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kim Deal, Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, George Clinton and L.A. Guns. His production style is a blend of Pop, Alternative and Indie Rock. Tune into our exclusive interview with Greg Cortez , right here on Heart of Indie Radio!
Avery Raquel, teen sensation, Contemporary Soul/Pop artist and Co-host for The Memphis show on Heart of Indie Radio. Avery is certainly one artist you need to get to know! She released her 3rd solo album, ‘My Heart Away’, which was comprised of all original music, written by the accomplished and maturing singer-songwriter. The music achieved critical acclaim and airplay across the country and into the US and even Europe. The first single from that album, ‘Come Right Back To You’ debuted on the iTunes Canada Top 200 RnB/Soul song chart at #23, while the album itself debuted at #11 on the Canadian iTunes Top 200 RnB/Soul chart. The success of ‘My Heart Away’ led to the interest and attention of one of House music’s hardest working artists from Sweden, StoneBridge. The Grammy award-nominated artist, Producer, and DJ has shared his talent on Billboard #1 hits for major artists like Ariana Grande, P!nk, Haley Joelle, Nelly Furtado & many others. One particular song from Avery’s album, ‘Pieces’, captured the dynamic producer’s imagination and ‘Pieces – The Remixes’, released in January 2020, with its already infectious melody and catchy hook, is being played in dance clubs and on dance radio all around the world. In fact, the song debuted on the Billboard Dance Club Song Chart at 50* and has quickly moved within the top 40, widening the appeal of this independent Canadian artist. Don't miss our exclusive interview with this young artist who shares her heart and soul so beautifully with the world.
Matteson Gregory is a pop artist from Missouri. Since the age of twelve she has always showed a love for music whether that be karaoke parties with her family or writing her own songs. From then on she continued to write and play around Missouri and makes trips to Nashville to write and record. Over the past two years she has released two singles, 'Comfortable' and 'Stayed'. She has just released her next single "War With Myself" which is an inspirational song about mental health. Our listeners at Heart of Indie Radio have been blowing up our request lines about this brand new song! We are truly excited to share this incredible & exclusive interview with you now, right here in our Heart of Indie studio. Don't miss this young and inspiring artists journey. Tune into our interview with Matteson Gregory today!
RICHARD WOLF- Emmy Award winning composer, multi-platinum music producer, USC mindfulness teacher and author Richard "Wolfie" Richard has had quite the journey in the music world. From founding 'The Producer's Lab', a boutique music production and publishing company which is known for delivering cutting-edge custom composed music for multiple productions including 20 seasons of America’s Next Top Model, 11 seasons of the No.1 Drama NCIS, as well as multiple themes and underscore for Primetime 20/20 ABC News and Fox Sports. Richard also has merged the world of music and mindfulness to help the mental health of musicians and music fans with his popular podcast "Wolf in Tune" . Wolf invites us to take a deep look at the special relationship between the worlds of music, meditation and mindfulness.“ Richard shows how these connections can help musicians and music fans alike fend off the “Four Horseman of the Musical Apocalypse”: anxiety, depression, addiction and suicide. Wolf interviews artists, musicians, music executives, and mindfulness experts to discuss helpful coping mechanisms for high-stress lifestyles and how music can be a bridge to a more expansive awareness and a more harmonious way of life. Heart of Indie Radio listeners will be inspired by both his music journey and his incredible empathy and helpful tips for music lovers. Don't MISS this exclusive interview with Richard!
Emily Crain is an alternative pop artist based in OKC. The singer released her first five-track EP in June 2017 called Sub Rosa under the pseudonym Kinslea. The songs feature an alternative dream-pop vibe with heavy influences from the 1980s. Music from Sub Rosa was featured in MusicalHeARTBeat, Unsigned Music Blog, Wonky Sensitive, and Cheatbook Magazine. The EP was also reviewed in Whurk, a print magazine devoted to supporting Virginia's flourishing arts scenes. Crain writes and collaborates on projects with other producers every year. Recent collaborators include The Keplër, Lucian Piane, SYNS Music, and JayRick. Crain has been producing music and professionally singing for the past five years. More recently, she's strengthened her technical knowledge of music production, sound engineering, and mixing by completing Professional Certificate in Music Production with Berklee Online. Listeners will feel very inspired by about Emily's musical journey and her incredible work ethic and heart for helping others. Don't miss this exclusive interview, right here on Heart of Indie Radio!
ZØYA (also known as Zoya Naumchik) was born in Pinsk, Belarus and is an independent recording artist, singer-songwriter, musician and storyteller. She is now based in Los Angeles, CA. Her raspy, pure, emotional vocals along with unique and spunky presence on stage will wake you up if you're asleep and surely will grab your attention right away. The largest part of her music is about struggles that she was going through in her life, especially during her teenage years. Her songs are for those who need encouragement or a positive vibe throughout their day. Though mistreated by others in the past, ZØYA now uses her music with the kind of soul somebody only gets by aligning an inner fire with a greater power. ZØYA believes that music heals and she wants to reach out to those folks who struggle with the same issues as she did, so that way they could open up and acknowledge their struggle, understand that they're not alone in this world, and that there is always a hope, a new beginning, and that way their wounds will quickly heal. Listeners will be inspired. Don't miss this exclusive interview with ZØYA, right here on Heart of Indie Radio!
Miranda Easten is a Country songwriter, singer and performer originating from New Zealand. Miranda thoughtfully transports emotions from abstract parts of ourselves to a tangible part of our being. Using honest storytelling her music draws from experience using authentic lyrics to invoke connection to all who have known suffering and love, unifying each and every one who is in possession of a heart. Miranda’s first single ‘Cowboy Lullaby’ was met with acclaim from critics and showed immediate success quickly rising to #16 on the Official Top 40 Country Music Chart in Australia (April 2020). Cowboy Lullaby is an honest take on how a deep love can bring the simplest of every day moments into a conscious part of ourselves. You will love the beautiful spirit of Miranda and it was a wonderful experience having her in our studio. Don't miss this uplifting interview right here on Heart of Radio!
VÏKÆ was Born in Ukraine and seeking refuge in New Zealand post Chernobyl, Veronika Bell [who goes by the pseudonym VÏKÆ ] was introduced to the beauty of classical music from an early age. Veronika began studying the piano (Royal Schools ABRSM) when she was the tender age of 5 and growing up Veronika attended ballet school and had already finished a drama program before the age of 12. Finding a niche within the performing arts gave Veronika a sense of purpose. Veronika's vocals have been compared to the likes of Taylor Swift, Astrud Gilberto and Sabrina Claudio. Immersing herself in creativity, Veronika uses art as therapy; she creates all her own content as well as directing, filming and editing all her own music videos. It is no denying that Veronika is a multifaceted vocalist with a bright future ahead of her; with a passion for songwriting and teaching. She is a huge advocate for mental health and is open about her struggles with mental illness. Don't miss this powerful interview!
Andrew Curtis is a New Zealand talk- radio public figure who has a background in broadcasting and marketing. In addition to these, Andrew has overseen a successful start-up digital marketing company, and now is in the world of training facilitation and coaching. Andrew asks his listeners one simple question: "How do you REALLY help someone grow?" The drive to answer this question has fueled Andrew’s journey of continuous learning and development for over 15 years. He believes the most important message he can communicate is this, "There is nothing more powerful in life than a transformed mind!” His mission is to help each individual understand the creative power of their own thinking so they can become more productive, fulfilled, healthy, purposeful lives. Listeners will really enjoy this interview! Be sure to tune in and we know you will feel better for it!
Greg Haver is an award-winning producer with a background in engineering, programming and drumming. He built his impressive reputation with artists including the Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C, INME, Opshop, John Cale, Catatonia, Super Furry Animals and Bullet for my Valentine. He’s renowned for his diverse production skills and innovative arrangements. Greg, originally from Wales now resides in New Zealand. He continues to inspire up and coming artists with his brilliant APRA AMCOS Songhubs. He has successfully brought together renowned songwriter's from all over the globe to New Zealand to share their how to's and industry insight and helps facilitate the co-writing projects for these artists as well. Don't miss this amazing interview!
Emily Markham is an Australian Singer/Songwriter and school teacher who is bringing positive vibes to the world! Tune in to hear how this young and upcoming indie performer is bringing smiles and wonderful encouragement to her students and fellow folks in Australia. Performing since she was a child, Emily composes all her own music. It was a treat to have Emily in our studio, right here on Heart of Indie Radio!
Mark Tierney is an award-winning songwriter, musician, photographer, and filmmaker. The music he has written/produced has sold 20x Platinum and been used in films and television worldwide. Listen as Mark shares his expertise with our Co-Host Emme Lentino, what an information-packed visit.
Oh, you don't want to miss this heart-warming exclusive interview with our Co-Host Emme Lentino & 18-year-old New Zealand artist Hannah Reddy .
Hannah, Reddy- An incredibly talented young artist with a huge heart from Auckland, a city in New Zealand. Ever since I was little, I’ve loved all kinds of music, and especially singing. I would jump at the chance of being in any and all school choirs, and as I got a bit older I also began bass guitar lessons. But it was not until I was about 13 when my school music teacher signed me up to perform in our school assembly and didn’t tell me until a couple of days before, that I discovered my passion for songwriting and performance. Ever since then, I have been writing my own songs and performing, and I aim to continue to share these passions of mine with more and more people around the world. I hope to make a positive difference to people’s lives with my music.
Join us for this incredible exclusive interview with Co-Host Emme Lentino with none other than Emmi King.
Emmi King isn’t just another average young artist—she’s a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who plays the drums, guitar, bass, and piano. She not only composes all of her songs and lyrics on her own but also performs all the instrumental parts on her recordings in the studio by herself. In 2015, she released her first EP gaining thousands of established fans in the USA, UK, and Germany.
Lara Scott can be heard on the radio in Southern California every weekday from 10a—3p on K-EARTH 101 and Radio.com.
Born in Southwest Florida, Lara headed to Oregon after high school. She got into radio in Bend, Oregon, after calling a local station on a dare from a friend, and then continued her broadcasting career in Portland. After graduating with a B.S. in Philosophy, she moved to San Francisco to become the music director and nighttime air personality at KZQZ. She then spent almost seven years as the midday host at KYSR in Los Angeles, followed by almost a decade in mornings and middays at KFSH.
Her passion for preservation and history led her to Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo, a historic theatre that shows classic films on the big screen every weekend, and she now serves on their advisory board. Lara was a 2008 President’s Volunteer Service Award winner, which was presented by recording artist Michael W. Smith on behalf of President George W. Bush for her charity work. In her free time, she can be found hanging out with her son and daughter, snowboarding, horseback riding, shopping at vintage and thrift stores, at yoga class, and attending lots of concerts and films.
Join the one and only Dana Rexx in our studio with Co-Host Emme Lentino for an informative, fun-filled exclusive interview.
"Dana’s story is one of extremes. Born in Belgium and raised in Greece, she has an extensive
linguistic and cultural background that gives her an eclectic view on life. In her early youth
Dana found herself rarely fitting in and she turned to music as a way to create her own
world around her as she grew up. Being the outcast did not deter her and after moving back
to Belgium, she made her debut as a performer on national television by the age of 10.
Dana became the lead singer of a local cover band at age 14 and at only 17 she landed a
residency as a Hardcore DJ in a popular nightclub in Antwerp, singing live during her sets and
going on to organize large raves while finishing her studies. Now going back to her vocalist
roots, Dana continues to give back to the people what saved her: the uplifting power of
Dana is on a mission to bring out your inner Warrior, transporting you to a world where
people are free to explore their unlimited potential and follow their dreams.
Heavily influenced by cutting-edge power pop artists like Eurythmics, Cher and Lady Gaga,
together with cult movements like Rocky Horror and Mad Max, Dana infuses her songs with
uplifting messages of empowerment and overcoming darkness, while exploring the
boundaries between tribal rhythms and cinematic pop with an epic edge. "
Daisy Spratt is an American artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her music is toe-tapping, inspiring and uplifting, with a positive message.
Her self-titled debut EP was released on November 5, 2018, with her brand new single, 'Think Again Boy', released on November 8, 2019.
In 2016 she released her debut single, Love Like That, which got to the top 10 of the country iTunes charts. In 2017, she released her second studio single, Soda Pop, which got into the top 40.
She hopes that her new songs will take her to the next level in her music career, with the goal of eventually writing a full album, touring the globe and giving back in the community.
Currently, her songs, Love like That and Soda Pop are being featured on Australian Tiger Airway flights across Australia, and rotation was extended into 2019 due to positive passenger feedback.
Her newest music video is set to release in February 2020.
You don't want to miss this exclusive interview with Andie, an up and coming indie artist from the UK that was slated for our European Show, Sunday night segment but instead was played across our 24-hour global broadcast and was loved instantly by our listeners. She debuted at #8 on our Top 10 Chart and quickly snagged the #1 spot. She is a very talented artist, prolific songwriter and quite insightful. This is an interview you don't want to miss. Enjoy~
Rob Fiddaman is a published author, runs and operates his own management company and is currently building his own record label. He’s worked with and endorsed by the likes of industry legends Alan McGee, Jesse McClureRob and Andy Bell. Rob is simply a fascinating individual. Although highly regarded as one of the foremost Britpop experts, he found the time to chat with Emme about life in the music industry! Heart of Indie Radio listeners will be on the edge of their seats with Rob’s stories and life experiences. Don’t miss this interview as Rob sits down with our Co-Host Emme Lentino.
Jay Henry is a vocal coach who has performed on the biggest stage on Earth, The London 2012 Olympic Games! He has toured with many international artists, playing in front of packed arenas and 70, 000 packed stadiums around the world. Jay has served as a Vocal Coach to the BBC ‘The Voice’. Jay believes artists must have a good work ethic in addition to talent. He’s worked with Jessie J, Hozier, George Micheal , Mariah Carey Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, and Luther Vandross, just to name a few. Co-Host Emme Lentino had the privilege of interviewing Jay about life in the music industry and what indie artists need to know when starting out in the business. Don’t miss this interview!
Still Eighteen is not your average alt-rock band, this dynamic trio is made up of a mother, father and daughter”. What an awesome family and band! Traveling the world together, all the while sharing beautiful family values, music and a great outlook on life. Emme had the chance to catch up with them in an exclusive interview.
Join Captain Eddie as we welcome our own featured artist and very first ambassador Kirsten Stefanek. Kirsten hails from Toronto, Canada and has touched the hearts of millions around the world with her songs that inspire love, kindness, tolerance, and self-love. Find out what had been her inspiration to write such moving lyrics.
Join Captain Eddie as he shares a few precious moments with Hands of Grace-Rae of Light / Heart of Indie Radio featured artist Miklayn Hay. What n incredibly talented singer, songwriter, vocalist, musician. Mikalyn hails from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. You don't want to miss the interview with this cutting edge artist. 12-15-2018
Don't miss this exclusive interview with New Zealand Indie Artist, Missy. What an incredibly talented artist, vocalist, musician, producer. Missy (Abigail Knudson) is a fascinating artist, from New Zealand with an experimental approach to music. Missy’s unique ability to self-produce her music is truly something remarkable! Originally from Dunedin, Missy moved to Auckland and is signed to indie label Black Lotus.
Join us as we invite our brand new signed, featured Netherlands indie artist Mayte Levenbach into our studio. What an exciting time. What an incredibly talented and dedicated vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and now about to dip her feet into acting as well. This is a very passionate young lady with a dream and a plan. She knows what she wants and is not afraid of very hard work. Anyone who listens to her music will not only become an instant fan but will also be in for an incredible, passionate & exciting musical journey. You will want to stay tuned and watch very closely as we have some very exciting things planned for this uniquely talented artist. Buckle Up!