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Join us for exciting in-studio interviews with the top indie artists and music professionals in the industry. Head over to Heartofindieradio.com for some of the best indie music by the best indie artists on the planet. All indie artists are encouraged to submit their music along with their original artwork to : Heartofindieradio@gmail.com
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.
October 19, 2021
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.
October 19, 2021
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.
October 19, 2021
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.
October 19, 2021
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.”
October 4, 2021
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”.
October 4, 2021
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
September 29, 2021
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
September 29, 2021
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…
September 29, 2021
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).
September 29, 2021
Excluive Interview - Oriane Pick / Kieran Bourne
Please join us in welcoming Oriane Pick & Kieran Bourne to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Oriane Pick bio: Oriane Pick is an award-winning French actor and producer, who has appeared in numerous short films, web series and commercials. Kieran Bourne bio: Kieran Bourne is an independent Screenwriter and Director of Film, TV and Theatre. He has written and/or directed numerous award-winning short films including the Oscar and BAFTA Qualifying ‘I Am Pilate’ starring Shaun Scott, ‘Call It a Day’ which won the Best Dramedy Award at the BNM Web Fest 2020, ‘Say Your Name’ which received Best Director and Best Actress nominations at the Unrestricted View Film Festival 2019, LGBTQ drama ‘Soft Hands’ which won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the Fusion International Film Festival 2020 and the Oniros Best Silent Film Award winner ‘She’s Just a Girl and So Am I’.
September 29, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Presley Tennant
Please join us in welcoming Presley Tennant to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Presley Tennant is a 19-year old singer-songwriter from Norco, California. Presley was on season 16 of The Voice where she competed on #TeamKelly and performed in the finale. She has also opened up and shared the stage with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Tim Mcgraw, John Michael Montgomery, Cody Johnson, and Jake Owens to name a few. She recently released her song "Half That Strong" which is dedicated to her dad. It is currently out on all streaming platforms.
September 29, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Melanie Safka - The Memphis / Nashville Show - Blues At The Cross Roads
Please join us in welcoming Melanie Safka to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host: Captain Eddie & Co-Host Emme Lentino Melanie landed in the New York City music and radio scene in the late 1960’s. Her first single Beautiful People immediately became a turntable hit. Her first tour began with an impressive 40-day run of shows at Paris’ world-famous L’Olympia Theater at the personal invitation of Bruno Coquatrix. In the years to come she would entertain millions: at An Aquarian Exposition (the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival), at Carnegie Hall, and the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury music festivals, The Sydney Opera House, the South Korean DMZ, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Royal Albert Hall, and many, many more theaters, halls and beloved music clubs around the globe. Melanie launched Neighborhood Records, making her the first American woman to open a mainstream record label. She recorded over 20 chart hits and many have been re-recorded. Melanie received an Emmy after composing lyrics for the theme song of the hit television series Beauty and the Beast. “What Have They Done to My Song Ma” was re-recorded by Ray Charles with the Count Basie Band. Nina Simone delivered a remarkable rendition, as well. “(Lay Down) Candles in the Rain” was re-recorded by Mott the Hoople on their 1971 album Wildlife. Meredith Brooks and Queen Latifah later re-recorded the anthem. “Some Say (I Got Devil)" was re-recorded by Smith’s frontman Morrissey. These are only a few of the many performers who have re-recorded Melanie’s works. Melanie has always known her calling in life was to entertain. Audiences have welcomed her to the stage for more than fifty years, and she continues to perform today.
September 29, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Cam Carter
Please join us in welcoming Cam Carter to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Cam Carter is a songwriter and recording artist from Memphis, Tennessee, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. His debut album is titled 'Halo into Hell' and is set to drop sometime in 2022. With such singles as "Knee High", "Haha (feat. Van Leeuwen)", "First Date", "Lost in the in Crowd", "Pink Panther"," Self Destruct", "Anything for That Body", "Shadows", "Just Listen" and "Reaching Out For You", Carter has established himself as an artist who is willing to blend and defy genres—combining southern hip-hop, pop, and rock elements. His style garnered the attention of One West Magazine in March 2019 , Hip Hop Since 1987, and Hip Hop Weekly Magazine in February 2020. Since then, other major publications have taken notice such as: The Source Magazine, Respect Magazine, The Hype Magazine, This is 50, Vents Magazine, California Herald, A Million Magazine, London Daily Post, The Garnette Report, KalishaPerera.com, Wake Hustle Grind, Trap LA, Hip Hop Basement, LA in the Streetz, Vintaj Tunes, Underground Music Collective, and The Music Culture Academy.
September 29, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Emma Moore
Please join us in welcoming Emma Moore to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Short Bio: Emma Moore brings ALL the fire you’d expect from a Redhead. On first listen you could say Moore’s powerful vocals are her standout feature, but her real superpower is how she makes an audience feel during a show - In fact, I dare you not to feel every word this Artist sings. Since her debut album ‘Pilot’ was released in 2016 Moore's trademark honesty and alternative views on life have only grown stronger, from Whiskey confessions in ‘The Bottom of the Bottle’ to finding love in the wrong places with 'Trouble'. In her first EP, 'the table' (2021) Moore offers a delightful escape from the need to be perfect - you won't find neat little fairytales tied up with a bow here. The conversations in these songs are honest, flawed, and in true Emma Moore style, unafraid to be difficult. The messages of self-worth and strength are underscored by the traditional sounds of Mandolin, Banjo and Pedal Steel alongside shredding Slide Guitars and thumping Drums, creating a soundtrack as dynamic as the stories themselves. On her record Moore says "This record is full of life - full of stories, opinions, realizations, decisions, reactions, emotions, confessions and so much more. In the end, or in short, I put all my cards on the table"
September 29, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Melotika
Please join us in welcoming Melotika to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino “Music is meant to be fun. When I write a song, it is like my personal story and evolution is being reincarnated into something new.” Known for having a distinctive lower register, Melotika is redefining what it is to be an Electropop artist. Blending eclectic and stimulating sounds with carefully crafted, infectious, dance-able tunes, she stands for self-confidence and embraces individuality. Also referred to as New-Retro Pop, her lyrics are always laced with a deeper meaning, and her music offers a form of escapism for anyone who feels confused or alone. In her latest single 'Dancing Without You,' Melotika told a euphoric and empowering story about moving on from the past with a new love and never looking back. Influenced by the 90's and early 2000’s music, her follow up single ‘Tangled Hearts' continues to tell stories from the upcoming album Dancing Without You. The new yet reminiscent Bubble Gum Pop sound on this track reminds us of youth, turbulent love and femininity. Melotika unabashedly takes on a new school approach with her iconic New Retro sound. ‘Tangled Hearts’ is that end of Summer happy song that makes you want to press loop. Melotika continues to produce powerful, genre-defying Pop music and is currently focused on releasing singles leading up to her debut album Dancing Without You. She unabashedly draws upon her personal life and experiences to craft her songs. Fearlessly, she embraces her individuality and calling on others to discover the beauty and confidence within themselves. Always ready to throw a dance party, this tour-de-force is looking to reach fans with her message worldwide. “I really try not to overthink things. It’s hard not to when you got so many tools and sounds to pick from and endless melodies… that is why I always start with my heart and my voice. I think inspiration, experiences and personality is something you cannot replicate and it’s so powerful.”
August 17, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Demi Michelle
Please join us as we welcome Demi Michelle to chat with Heart of Indie Host Eddie Davis (Captain Eddie) 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, which is coming in the fall. 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. Demi is giving the world 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 this piece of the story ahead of the release of Dear Diary in October.
August 17, 2021
Exclusive Interview - India Dupriez
Please join us as we welcome India Dupriez to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Bio: At just 18 years old, India Dupriez is riding a steep trajectory to become a major name in pop music. India's unique voice allows her to blend and transcend genres, establishing a style that's uniquely her own. Generally a pop artist, India has the versatility to create a sound that's sometimes melodic and catchy and other times cool and vibe. Courted by her current representation, Symba Music Group, India traveled to California for the first time to write and record original music with big name producers like, Chizzy Stephens, who has produced records for names likes Justin Bieber, and producer, Kyle Moorman who recently produced “Walk Me Home” by the legendary artist, P!nk. Song ‘Ghost’ Link to song - https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ah3mbnk0ppqoyd/Ghost%20MASTER%20%2816bit%2044.1kHz%20eq%20LZ%204-16-21%29.mp3?dl=0 Social media - https://www.instagram.com › indiad...Web result India (@indiadupriez) • Instagram photos and videos Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/32sZPVoYKzWY0Y5zuieJ1a?si=6GbCC8YoQBamo2MyyYECEg&dl_branch=1 YouTube - India Dupriez - YouTube
August 9, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Anita Spring
Please join us as we welcome Anita Spring to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Spring was destined to become an entertainer, born into the world by two talented parents that toured nationally and internationally with many artists including Johnny O’Keefe and Bob Hope. Anita has been performing nationally and internationally as a singer, actor and dancer since the age of 9. By the age of 15, Spring was performing eight shows a week in Elvis - The Musical at The Footbridge Theatre produced by The Gordon Frost Organisation in Sydney. Many other roles in musicals followed including a lead in the Revolution Will Not Be Televised at the Seymour Theatre, Grease – The Musical in Chang Mai Thailand also produced by The Frost Organisation and Bad Boy Johnny and The Profits of Doom at the Enmore Theatre. It was this show where she worked alongside Doc Neeson, Chris Bailey and Christine Anu. Later, Spring joined Anu again as her backing singer and this lead to other opportunities with other Australian and International Artists (featured below). A performance with Powderfinger at the ARIA Awards led to Spring being signed as a recording artist to Universal Music. In 2003 Spring's first single, Blink - Stay A Little Longer, reached No:7 on the ARIA Australian Singles Chart. Anita has composed and released her own songs over the past three years, gaining her attention as a promising Songwriter and Artist in her own right. Her original songs recently charted at No:2 on AMRAP and No:2 on Australian Country Radio. Her original compositions also have featured on KIX Country Australia, ABC Country, Grant Broadcasters, Australian Country Radio Syndication, FLOW FM Network, 3AW and dozens of community radio station across the country. Her music videos for her original songs have also been featured on CMT (Country Music Television Australia) and TCN (The Country Network) airing across every State in the Untied States of America which is a great achievement for an independent Australian Country Music Artist. Anita is currently paying tribute to Olivia Newton-John in a stage show ICONS in Concert which is currently touring nationally and has been praised over her portray and vocal performance of Olivia in this role.
August 9, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Ann@lise
Please join us as we welcome Ann@lise to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Avery Raquel. Short Bio: A girl who is as unique as the way her name is spelled, ANN@LISE is taking the world by storm. In just a few short months since her debut single “GOODBYES” in March 2021 and her 2nd single “ICE QUEEN” in May, she has reached over 200k combined streams and is quickly building her monthly listeners to an impressive 25k.
August 9, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Lucy Gowen
Please join us as we welcome Lucy Gowen to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Short Bio: My name is Lucy Gowen and I'm a guitarist from south London. I'm 17 years old and I've been playing guitar since I was seven. I play mainly classic and hard rock-influenced guitar but I love to explore other genres like slide guitar, 50s rockabilly, and playing other instruments like bass, banjo and renaissance lute! During the first COVID lockdown in London, my father and I launched our own guitar building business, Gowen Guitars. Social Media links: Facebook: @lucygowenplaysguitar www.facebook.com/lucygowenplaysguitar Twitter: @lucygowen www.twitter.com/lucygowen Instagram: @lucygowen https://www.instagram.com/lucygowen/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/lucygowenplaysguitar
August 2, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Kaitlyn Dorff
Please join us as we welcome Kaitlyn Dorff to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino Bio: Kaitlyn Dorff is a 21-year-old, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. As a child born into the industry, Kaitlyn spent her childhood immersed in music, and had her first professional gig at the age of 9 in the Warner Bros. Feature Film “Pure Country 2”. Through the years, Kaitlyn has been cast in commercials, musicals, and has spent a vast amount of time recording music professionally. Her love for the entertainment industry started at a young age due to being born into a family of entertainers. Her father, Steve Dorff, was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame, her brother, Andrew Dorff, a hit songwriter, her brother, Stephen Dorff, a successful actor, and her mother, Lori Hart, being a touring dancer all attributed to her immersion in the industry. Kaitlyn just released her debut single “Parties” which you can find on all streaming platforms. With the recent release of her debut single, “Parties,” Kaitlyn has officially carved out her own place as a talented pop artist and writer.
August 2, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Emmeline Gracie
Please join us as we welcome Emmeline Gracie to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Host Captain Eddie Brought up in a small town in western Germany, Dublin-based singer-songwriter Emmeline Gracie creates music of a delicate balance between Indie-Folk and Pop. Influenced by artists such as Leonard Cohen, Florence + the Machine and Lou Reed, she combines a broad range of musical inspirations. Her vocal style and songwriting are often compared to the minimalistic acoustic EP’s of Daughter or the melancholy of Lana Del Rey. Born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Germany with Italian roots – Emmeline remembers the music she was first exposed to “At age seven I could probably mumble along to every ABBA song,” she laughs, “but my first conscious interaction with music was listening to Tracy Chapman’s ‘Baby Can I Hold You’ in my mother’s car…” Those childhood summers, watching golden fields pass by to gentle, yet vivid storytelling, a collection of 80’s CDs blaring through trebly car speakers, influenced her dreamy, nostalgic sound. This coming-of-age songwriting captures stories of teenage years, the balancing act between head and heart and the intensity of love and loss experienced through the lens of early adulthood. Gracie draws her inspiration from nature such as the moss-covered forests of her German home-town or the tropical ocean-views her birthplace has to offer. In the past year, she has gained attention through her Springsteen cover of ‘I’m on Fire’ on Dublin’s busking channel ‘Dublin City Today’. The duet reached over 1 million views within weeks, allowing her to build a loyal fanbase on YouTube. Combining subtle pop electronica with warm acoustic details, her music in the making evokes such softness and sensitivity. At age 20, 2021 will be the year of her debut release.
August 2, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Danielle Morgan
Please join us as we welcome Danielle Morgan to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino London-based singer/songwriter Danielle Morgan is making a big impact in the UK and internationally, sharing her music, performed with passion and attitude. Those who have seen her "live" write and talk about how they are uplifted by Danielle’s universal themes and original melodies, delivered with real power and honest emotion, supported by her amazing band. Danielle’s compositions are diverse in topic & eclectic in mood, drawing on her strong Irish roots and London upbringing. She writes about her life experiences that everyone can relate to and interpret for themselves. Danielle began her musical journey at a young age, and it was her path to enter the world- famous BRIT School in London. She has composed over 70 original songs mainly with co- writer John Merrigan, and has worked with highly credited producers TheRealJonSmith, David Courtney and Nick Hook, among others. Recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios, Danielle released her debut EP, ‘The Session’ in June 2016 to critical acclaim. 2019 saw Danielle inking a global distribution deal with Universal Music to build on her strong fanbase and social media profile. In January 2020, Danielle took her talents to the new musical drama “The Story of Love in the Harbour” in which she performs her new compositions with a live orchestra in a stirring historical romance set in Ireland and front-line France during WW1. The show received widespread critical acclaim and despite the enforced cancellation of a UK tour, it is planned to go back on tour in 2021. The show has been adapted to an audio / radio format, receiving international airplay. July 2020 saw the release of a new EP “The Faces of Danielle Morgan” further showing her versatility as an artist. Danielle and the band have been busy during a challenging year despite many cancellations of gigs and festivals over the summer. It’s been incredibly creative time with 7 videos of original material being released and viewed almost 700,000 times on-line, further cementing an intimate relationship with fans all over the world. The band members are: John Merrigan (drums) / David Barbour (guitar) / Peter Rutherford (bass) / Andrew Dascalopoulos (keys & guitar) / Lucy Dee (backing vocals) / Rob McCann (harmonica). December 2020 ended on a high with the release of 4 more new tracks, penned by Danielle with co-writers John Merrigan and Dave Barbour in her new EP: “Locked Down”. Featuring diverse genres of rock/soul/reggae proving it’s difficult to limit description of her music. In addition, an emotional Christmas song “Christmas Like The Old Days” was also released. 2021 begins with more new music under production and a new musical theatre project begun. For further information: web: https://www.daniellemorganmusic.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/realdannimorgan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realdannimorgan/ Contact Management: John Merrigan: email@example.com / +447944 852864
July 26, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Allison Leah
Please join us as we welcome Allison Leah to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Eddie Davis (Captain Eddie). With just a guitar in hand, "Allison’s style makes any performance feel as intimate and honest as the words in her songs (Lightning 100).” Allison Leah is a folk-pop singer-songwriter originally from NY, now based in Nashville, TN. While her ethereal melodies and crystal clear voice will hook you in, it is the message of her music that will keep you coming back for more. Plenty of artists have an early start, but few can compare to Allison Leah, who began working as a jingle-singer at 8 years old, recording familiar jingles like the "Hess Truck" Commercial among others. Her exposure to the industry from a young age created her love of music, and her determination to forge her own path in the field. On her single, "We Can Still Sing" (a song written about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic), Jonathan Frahm of For Folks Sake writes, "A choral call to arms for love, kindness, and respect, the singer-songwriter has effectively woven a beautiful anthem for this precise moment in history.” For booking and other inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up with Allison on social media @allisonleahmusic. “We Can Still Sing” is available on all streaming platforms.
July 26, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Andrew Healey
Please join us as we welcome Andrew Healey to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino. Andrew Healey is a singer/songwriter living in New Zealand. So far, he’s released two EPs of original material: ‘Urban Songs’ (2007) and ‘Today is a beautiful day (2009). Andrew plans to release his third EP in November this year. Before COVID-19 stuck, Andrew hadn’t written any original material for several years — he focused instead on playing cover gigs. However, when he was no longer able to perform because of lockdown, he returned to his first love: songwriting. A feel-good song, ‘The Sun is Up’ is the first release from Andrew’s upcoming EP. It describes one of the walks Andrew took with his partner during lockdown last year. Musically, ‘The Sun is Up’ consists of main vocals, acoustic guitars, ukulele, and percussion. Andrew recorded the song in his home studio and played all the instruments himself. To ensure a professional standard, ‘The Sun is Up’ was mixed and mastered by a professional audio engineer.
July 26, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Timmy Dunn
Please join us as we welcome Timmy Dunn to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino. Growing up in Kentucky, Timmy has experienced all of beautiful rural America has to offer. Timmy combines authentic country storytelling with a modern musicality to bring to life not just amazing country songs, but a glimpse into the future of where music is going. When bringing the band together, Timmy Dunn had a very specific formula in mind. The music not only had to be innovative but needed to transcend music altogether. Combining country, and blues melodies with an edgy rock flavor on top of a solid and heart-thumping rhythm section, Timmy has been able to bring his words to life. creating images of backcountry roads, midnights at the lake, and late-night bonfires with all of your best friends. Timmy Dunn is telling a story of a country boy’s unbridled spirit to everyone, so grab a beer pull up a chair, and prepare to live or relive all of the best the country life has to offer. Social media links: IG: @timmydunnmusichttps://instagram.com/timmydunnmusic?igshid=3hhosl0fdx78
July 26, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Fall Or Flight
Join us as we welcome that incredibly talented music duo, Fall Or Flight to our studio to chat with our Co-Hot Emme Lentino. Bringing a flair similar to the likes of Marshmello and Skrillex, FALL or FLIGHT have triumphantly returned with their brand new EP ‘Best Part of Me (tHE rEMIXES)’ which offers up a collection of reimagined versions for Madison Olds’ glistening pop track. With the original record reaching the Top 40 in Canada, FALL or FLIGHT have added some extra zest to the single with their 4 new remixes. The focus track off the EP ‘Best Part of Me (gALAXYWAVE vARIANT)’ incorporates 80’s style synth with an underlying rock-style bassline that will have you foot tapping from the very first beat. FALL or FLIGHT are an anonymous pop/electronic outfit based in Orlando, Florida. Bursting onto the scene back in 2020, the group have since been delivering chart-worthy, infectious tracks that have already caught the attention of many. Racking up some strong Spotify credentials, their music has been added to many editorial playlists including Teen Beats and soda.
July 7, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Australian Contemporary - Country Artsit: Natalie Pearson
Please join us as we welcome Natalie Pearson to chat with Heart of Indie Radio Co-Host Emme Lentino After a winning performance on the main stage at the Gympie Music Muster, Australian Contemporary-Country songstress and vocal powerhouse Natalie Pearson is creating a buzz in her community, earning recognition amongst well-respected Australian Country Music legends. “Natalie is an engaging performer and sings incredibly well live. She was nothing short of spectacular at WolfeFest and opening for us on our Queensland tour.” – Tom Wolfe, The Wolfe Brothers “Her range is incredible.” – Nick Wolfe, The Wolfe Brothers “She’s a little pocket rocket. Little, with a big voice!” – Adam Brand “Nat’s vocal and stage presence demand respect, and she gets it. I’ve NOT seen her win over a crowd” – Travis Collins “The show she put on at Gympie was amazing, she sang the sh*t out of every song. Blew the roof off the stage, gave me goosebumps.” – Mark DiRuggiero, Director of VDM Fest No stranger to the stage, Natalie has been an entertainer all her life and more recently won over crowds at Gympie Music Muster Talent Search 2018. The overall prize included a trip to Nashville during CMA Fest and then saw her perform on the main Muster stage last year. The Wolfe Brothers invited her to Tasmania for their inaugural hometown festival, WolfeFest, opened their Queensland shows and was invited to support Lee Kernaghan at his New Year's Eve show 2020, and open for Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont in August. Natalie has opened for several other big hitters in the music scene, such as Adam Brand, Travis Collins, Casey Barnes, Jessica Mauboy and Karise Eden, and has performed at Deni Ute Muster, Gympie Muster, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Wonderland Spiegeltent, SugarFree Country, Brisbane RiverFest, Country at the Beach Festival, VDM Fest, WolfeFest and Groundwater Country Music Festival. Social links are all @natpearsonmusic
July 7, 2021
Exclusive Interview - THEAJSOUND
Please join us as we welcome THE AJSOUND into our studios to have a one on one chat with our Co-Host Emme Lentino THEAJSOUND is a pop singer-songwriter who took to music passionately in 2012, when he dated a pianist with a strong musical family. He immediately got back to basics, by performing acoustic covers of his dad’s favorite artists such as Neil Diamond, Guns N’ Roses, and Metallica. One of THEAJSOUND first and most favorite of his early covers is ‘Golden Love’ by famed Kiwi band Midnight Youth. He went on to cover multiple songs on YouTube, often collaborating with other artists. The Auckland-based artist doesn’t limit himself to a genre, but often leans towards “hip-pop” (as he labels it) such as Post Malone and Ali Gatie. BE MY LOVER joins a string of winning originals already released by THEAJSOUND in 2020, including PLEASE., Be With You, SORROW and MINEFIELD.
June 21, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Miranda Easten
Please join us as host Captain Eddie & Co-Host Emme Lentino welcome newly signed featured artist Miranda Easten into our studios for a chat. Miranda Easten is a country singer and songwriter from Christchurch, New Zealand. She discovered her singing ability through performing at the Christchurch School of Music and went on to study Contemporary Music & Performance at the Ara Institute of Canterbury Music Arts where she received the national certificate of contemporary music and performance. She gained musical experience while working with Greg Johnson and was the executive producer for his album ‘Swing the Lantern’ and collaborated with him on Stars & Dreams & Stay, both released in 2017. She was also one half of the duo The Manuka Set with Deep Obsession’s Vanessa Kelly. In 2020 she was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition ‘Unsigned Only’ (ISC). Miranda’s debut single ‘Cowboy Lullaby’ reached 16 on the Official Top 40 Country Music Chart in Australia in April 2020. She also featured on the ‘Voices of Country’ compilation album released by Compass FM. After becoming a solo artist in 2019, Miranda has been recorded her debut album ‘Behind Unbroken Strings’ at Roundhead Studios in Auckland with world-renowned producer Greg Haver (Melanie C, Opshop, Kimbra) along with Auckland based musicians Tom Healy, Cass Basil, Stephen Small, and Mark Hughes. In early 2021 she released ‘Country Boy’ which rose to number 25 on the Australian Chart. The music video has achieved success in America airing on the popular Country Music Network which reaches 40 million people. Nashville Country Television and networks CMC, CMT, MTV, Heartland, as well as closed circuit television on cruise liners, casinos and hotels. Miranda is currently working on her second album.
June 21, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Niki Kennedy
Please join us as host Captain Eddie has a one on one chat with newly signed featured artist Niki Kennedy. Niki Kennedy is a Rarotongan-New Zealander who moved from Auckland, NZ to Toronto, Canada at the age of 16 to attend the Randolph College for the Performing Arts. She is a singer, songwriter, and musician whose multi-cultural upbringing, solo immigration, and commentary associated with her towering presence have actively shaped her story as an artist. She released her debut EP “The Weather Up Here” in 2018. She has been featured in BroadwayWorld, No Depression, VENTS Magazine, Dancing About Architecture, Independent Artist Buzz, and more; on BellTV, ShawTV, and eTalk/CTV; and on online and community radio in Canada, the US, UK, and AU, as well as on commercial radio in Australia. In 2020, she pivoted to adapt to the changing industry and has since performed over 200 virtual concerts, performed and licensed three original songs for a national Desjardins campaign, originated a starring role in an audio adaptation of a new musical work, wrote her first podcast theme. Her new single The Last Night (Dancing With You) is available now. Join her multiple times a week for virtual shows on Volume. She is now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, living and working on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
June 21, 2021
Exclusive Interview - Melanie
Join co-host Emme Lentino in her exclusive chat with singer-songwriter Melanie, right here in our Heart of Indie studio! Melanie landed in the New York City music and radio scene in the late 1960s. Her first single, Beautiful People immediately became a turntable hit. Her first tour began with an impressive 40-day run of shows at Paris’world-famous L’Olympia Theater at the invitation of Bruno Coquatrix. In the years to come, she would entertain millions: at an Aquarian Exposition (the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival), at Carnegie Hall, the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury music festivals, the Sydney Opera House, the South Korean DMZ, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Royal Albert Hall, and many many more theatres, halls, and beloved music clubs around the globe. Melanie launched Neighborhood Records, making her the first American woman to open a mainstream record label, she has recorded over 20 chart hits and many have been re-recorded. “What Have They Done To My Song Ma” was re-recorded by Ray Charles with the Count Basie Band. Nina Simone delivered a remarkable rendition as well. “(Lay Down) Candles in the Rain” was re-recorded by Mott the Hoople on their 1971 album Wildlife. Meredith Brooks and Queen Latifah later recorded the anthem. “Some Say (I Got Devil)” was rerecorded by Smith’s frontman Morrissey. These are only a few of the many performers who have re-recorded Melanie’s works. She has always known her calling in life was to entertain. Audiences have welcomed her to the stage for more than fifty years, and she continues to perform today. More information about Melanie can be found at the following: • Website: http://www.melaniesafka.com/
June 15, 2021
Exclusive Interview - The Singing Chef: Andy LoRusso
Join co-host Emme Lentino in her exclusive chat with The Singing Chef- Andy LoRusso, right here in our Heart of Indie studio! Bio: ANDY LORUSSO THE SINGING CHEF : Author and cooking icon, thanks to the success and ongoing popularity of his timeless book, Sing and Cook Italian, and his unique cooking-cabaret shows. Since his childhood days in Newark, NJ, Andy has had a intrinsic gift for creating both music and food. He was extremely close with his large Sicilian family and recalls being in the kitchen as a child and watching his grandmother Grace cook. As soon as he was tall enough to reach the table, Andy was cooking meals for himself. At the age of 22, Andy signed with Epic Records and recorded several popular jazz standards. Listen to The Singing Chef's first record: Side A - The Great Magic of Love and Side B - Dancing Master. He later moved to California where he studied with world-renowned vocal coach, Giovanna d'Onofrio. Under Giovanna's tutelage, Andy studied all of the arias and love songs of the great Italian composers. In 1991, Andy invented a way to combine his passion for music and food by cooking his family's best recipes to classic, beautiful love songs, and thus "The Singing Chef" was officially born! Andy now has his own brand of Pasta Sauces and is rolling them out all over the USA. To order them go to www.singingcherf.com and see the order page. He is also giving Zoom Sing & Cook classes for a number of foundations and business teams to offer them a fun event that the whole family can participate in. His recent 25th anniversary cookbook, Sing & Cook with The Singing Chef is also on Amazon.com
June 15, 2021
Exclusive Interview- Halle Kerns - The Memphis Show
Join Captain Eddie in his exclusive chat with Nashville recording artist Halle Kerns, right here in our Heart of Indie studio! Halle Kearns is an artist quickly making a name for herself in country music! Halle differentiates herself as an artist through her conversational, storytelling, melodic sensibilities and authenticity shown in her feminine eye-catching branding. As a performer, Halle has the ability to captivate her audience and instantly connect them to her passion for music. While only being in Nashville for two years, Halle has already had the opportunity to open up for legendary country artists such as Trace Atkins, David Nail, Eli Young Band, William Michael Morgan, Tracey Lawrence, Casey Donahue, The Oak Ridge Boys and many more. Halle has also made her way into the writing rooms of some of Nashville's top writers and producers. While working with these creators, Halle has discovered her voice, her style, and what she wants to say as an artist. At 24, Halle has proven that she is on par with any independent artist in her class to make a run for the top. Her artistry, performance ability & songwriting have solidified her as a must-watch artist.
June 15, 2021
Chenél No.1 - Exclusive Intervew
Join Heart of Indie Radio co-host Emme Lentino as we welcome singer-songwriter and mental health advocate Chenél No.1 into our studios. Chenél No.1 is a South African songwriter that grew up on the sounds of Credence Clearwater Revival and The Shadows. Listening to music and being artistic has always been an integral part of her life. She loves everything about the creative process and has two published romances and several published poems in my native language, Afrikaans. A few years ago she started playing guitar, which sparked the urge to write her own songs. She released her first single in October 2019 and has been consistent in releasing songs throughout 2020. The music genres she prefers are country, folk, and rock. Recently she has discovered that she also enjoys remixing songs as a bedroom producer and does so under a pseudonym in the EDM scene. Chenél No.1 works as a full-time operations manager, she is married with 3 wonderful girls and pursues her dreams as an independent artist when all family responsibilities are done and everyone goes to sleep. Her latest release, Master of Disguise, is a song that highlights the effects of depression and mental health challenges.
May 26, 2021
Charlie PS - Exclusive Interview
Join Heart of Indie Radio co-host Emme Lentino as we welcome singer-songwriter Charlie PS in our studios. Vancouver-based Charlie PS has a sound that could be described as a sonic mel7ng pot. Although she grew up surrounded by ‘90s Bri7sh pop culture, her sonic inspira7ons stem from a mix of the R&B divas of the ‘70s and ‘80s and the rock and blues legends of the 20th century ranging from Kiki Dee to Stevie Nicks, borrowing elements of strong vocals and energe7c riffs and using them to create her own modern sound. Her new single “Ghost of You” (May 2021) combines flavors of alterna7ve and southern rock, crea7ng a backdrop for ‘’western-esque’ storytelling. “‘Ghost of You” is a step in a new direc7on for me,” explains Charlie. “My sound has been rooted in mainstream ‘pop/rock’ but has naturally evolved to become more “alterna7ve/rock”, seasoned with a southern twist of rus7c toned guitars.” Charlie’s debut EP, Li,le Miss Dysfunc5onal (2018) speaks an undisclosed story of disingenuous rela7onships that are interpreted differently by each listener and her effervescent style resurrects the dying niche that is females in rock music. The EP’s single, “Li\le Miss Dysfunc7onal” went on to be nominated and win ‘Best Pop Song’ and was also nominated for ‘Best Music Video’, while Charlie herself was nominated as ‘Ar7st of the Year’ at the Kootenay Music Awards (2019). She also placed in the Top-100 in CBC’s Searchlight compe77on and won a spot at the local Surrey Fusion Fes5val (2019). Upon winning the 7tle of 'Kootenays Best Singer' (2013), Charlie made her way through the venues and fes7vals that her small hometown of Nelson, BC had to offer and aber gradua7ng from Selkirk College's 'Contemporary Music Program' (2014) she relocated to Vancouver, BC.
May 26, 2021
Demi Michelle- Return Visit- New Music Release Dropping
Please join the host of Heart of Indie Radio, Captain Eddie as we welcome back none other than new Indie Artist Demi Michelle to chat about her brand new release "Will I Ever" which is already lighting up our station DM's & emails. 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.
May 26, 2021
Jimena Arroyo - Exclusive Interview
Join co-host Emme Lentino in her exclusive chat with singer-songwriter Jimena Arroyo right here in our Heart of Indie studio! Jimena Arroyo is a singer-songwriter from La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of 19, she won a car in a singing competition on a TV show in her country. From that moment on, she started performing live and worked as a touring singer in a cover band for over ten years. After that, she decided to focus on her original songs, so she started working with very talented musicians, composers, and producers from all over the world. She's been nominated for several international music awards and in August 2020 she won the International Singer-Songwriters Association Award for Best International Female Vocalist (Silver). About "One More Lullaby": This is a very melancholic and nostalgic piano ballad about arguing with the one you love and then they tragically die. It's about the immeasurable void inside, especially when you couldn't say a proper goodbye. The need for closure is something that burns inside your chest and you need to get it all out before it consumes you. Once they're gone, regret takes hold of you and you start missing even the things you thought you hated. Sometimes, couples have songs that represent them, a song that brings back memories of happy days long gone. This is the "lullaby" we're referring to in this song. The song is a collaboration between CJ Teffner (music, guitar, production) and Jimena Arroyo (lyrics, melody and vocals). It also features the amazing pianist Nick Milo, former pianist of Joe Cocker. Instagram: www.instagram.com/iamjimenaarroyo Twitter: www.twitter.com/iamjimenaarroyo Facebook: www.facebook.com/iamjimenaarroyo Website: www.jimenaarroyo.com.ar
May 17, 2021
Demi Michelle- Exclusive Interview
Join station host Eddie Davis (Captain Eddie) in his exclusive chat with singer-songwriter, podcaster, author Demi Michelle, right here in our Heart of Indie studio! 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. In the fall of 2019, Demi began recording at the Vault Recording Studio in Pittsburgh, where she works closely with her producer to bring her songs to life in the way she envisions them. She started her songwriting journey with two pop ballads, “Into Focus,” and her original Christmas song, “All I Want This Christmas.” “All I Want This Christmas” was played during part two of Voice of A Woman’s Christmas Special on Claremorris Community Radio in Ireland. Demi is ready to show the world her ability to write in more than one genre. Her third single and first country-pop song, “LA Will Wait for Me,” released on March 12. The song has received airplay during radio shows, including Country Belles on Belter Radio, Voice of A Woman on Claremorris Community Radio, the Collective Music Showcase flagship show for independent artists on ARC Radio, Unsigned on the Beach Radio, New Country Sunday Night on MJM Strategies Radio, Simply Country on Ridge Radio, SW20 Country Music Show on SW20 Radio, Country Chat with Dom on UK Country Radio, and Steve Garnett’s New Music Radio Show and Indie Afternoon on Revival Radio. “LA Will Wait for Me” entered Revival Radio’s New Music Top 40 chart at number 5 and peaked at number 4. During the week of April 17, Demi was made an artist of the week on Radio New Wheels, a radio station based in the Netherlands. Also, on March 28, Demi performed during the SW20 Country Birthday Bash. This virtual country music festival benefitted Help Musicians, a UK charity supporting professional musicians of all genres and career levels. During Demi’s forty-minute set, she performed “LA Will Wait for Me,” along with more country originals and covers.
May 17, 2021
Ada Mogilevsky - Exclusive Interview
Join co-host Emme Lentino in her exclusive chat with actress and model Ada Mogilevsky, right here in our Heart of Indie studio! American actress/model from Charlotte North Carolina who started acting for fun at 8 years old. I’ve acted in all genres of film and have a passion for the art that acting holds. I grew up in a very supportive home with a dad that put my dreams of acting before anything else. More info : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8058446/
May 10, 2021
Kira Josephson- Exclusive Interview
Join co-host Emme Lentino in her exclusive chat with actress and tap dancer Kira Josephson, right here in our Heart of Indie studio! Kira is originally from the USA, where she attended the Orange County High School of the Arts and went on to receive her B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Stephens College. Since graduating, she worked and toured regionally around the United States before moving to New Zealand in 2015. Kira's biggest passion is tap dancing, and she has taught at various studios around the world and choreographed for shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Follies, and The Boyfriend. Her previous performing credits include Legally Blonde, Chicago (The Court Theatre); Catch Me If You Can (Blackboard Theatre Collective); Les Misérables, Wicked (Showbiz CHC); White Christmas, 9 to 5 (Prather Entertainment Group); Legally Blonde (The Rev Theatre Co); Singin’ in the Rain, High School Musical (Little Theatre on the Square); and Weird Romance (USA West Coast premiere, European premiere in France and Scotland). Kira is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild and is represented by Kathryn Rawlings & Associates. She currently plays "Jane" in Power Rangers Dino Fury on Nickelodeon.
May 10, 2021
Niki Kennedy - Exclusive Interview
Please join the host of Heart of Indie Radio, Eddie Davis (Captain Eddie) as we welcome to our studios' none other than Niki Kennedy for an exclusive behind-the-scenes chat about her music, life, future goals and so much more. Niki Kennedy is a Rarotongan-New Zealander who moved from Auckland, NZ to Toronto, Canada at the age of 16 to attend the Randolph College for the Performing Arts. She is a singer, songwriter, and musician whose multi-cultural upbringing, solo immigration, and commentary associated with her towering presence have actively shaped her story as an artist. She released her debut EP “The Weather Up Here” in 2018. She has been featured in BroadwayWorld, No Depression, VENTS Magazine, Dancing About Architecture, Independent Artist Buzz, and more; on CJIM Montreal, Seattle Wave Radio, Alt Rock Radio, BellTV, ShawTV, and eTalk/CTV. In 2020, she pivoted to adapt to the changing industry and has since performed over 200 virtual concerts, performed and licensed three original songs for a national Desjardins campaign, originated a starring role in an audio adaptation of new musical work, wrote her first podcast theme. Her new single The Last Night (Dancing With You) is available now. She is now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, living and working on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
May 10, 2021
Kate Davies-Speak- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino in her exclusive chat with British actress Kate Davies-Speak, right here in our Heart of Indie studio! Kate Davies-Speak is a British actress, born and raised in Bristol, England. Kate is often drawn to roles that offer interesting character arcs, gritty and emotional roles and parts that encourage her to keep her physically active, she is inspired by iconic action heroines such as Sarah Connor and Ellen Ripley and enjoys working out and practicing combat to use on screen. Kate is a huge supporter of her industry peers and often sets up ways that she can utilize social media to find ways for actors, agents, filmmakers and casting professionals to work together. Listeners will truly be inspired by this beautiful and kind soul, be sure to tune in!
May 9, 2021
Emma Marie- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme as she chats with Emma Marie in our Heart of Indie studio! Emma Marie is a 16-year old singer songwriter from Northern Colorado, with almost 40 original songs in her music portfolio. She is petite in stature, but the power of her voice conveys her passion for music. Emma Marie has won several vocal competitions, been featured on numerous Radio programs as well as TV. She had the honor to perform in London on the hit show, Little Big Shots UK with her London bandmate, Lucy Gowen. She also enjoys collaborating with many young musicians from around the world. She has performed at numerous festivals and venues over the years and specifically has had the extreme pleasure of playing at many Colorado festivals such as New West Fest, FoCO MX, Strawberry Days and so many more. Emma Marie also enjoys performing in musicals both professionally and in community theater productions. Emma Marie lends her musical talents and support to the Non-Profit groups of Blue Star Connection, Adoption Dreams Come True, Chase the Music and Realities for Children. She is also proudly endorsed by Sam Ash music and Daisy Rock Guitars. You can discover more of Emma Marie, follow and become a fan through her Social Media pages.
May 9, 2021
Hollis- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino in her exclusive interview with Hollis! Hollis is an American recording Artist, Pianist, Singer and Songwriter. She is the Singer and Founder of UK punk Rock band Love Zombies.
April 28, 2021
Wilson Page- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with the genius behind Songwhip, Wilson Page! Wilson Page is a designer/engineer. Since 2017 he's been working solo on Songwhip, a free smart link tool to help indie artists share their music. is a designer/engineer.
April 28, 2021
Heavy Kollider - Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino and Italian band, Heavy Kollider in the Heart of Indie Radio studio! Heavy Kollider is an Italian Pop-Rock Band, formed by Sergio Bigotta and Paolo Tentarelli in 2015. The band’s name is inspired from the Heavy ion collider project, as metaphor of a collision between Appearance and the Reality. The logo shows a neural network and Braille coding together as symbols of Technology that help people to overcome barriers. The sound: Heavy Kollider’s music is composed by many ingredients, such as Rock Pop, Dance, Electro and Cinematic, and by beautiful blend melodies, captivating lyrics, powerful rhythms and crushing guitar riffs.
April 20, 2021
Caroline Dare- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with the gorgeous and talented, Caroline Dare. Caroline Dare is a Songwriter, Musical Artist, Mental Health Advocate, & Certified Cat Mom based in Nashville, TN USA. Mangagment: Shelter Music Group, the team behind such industry powerhouses as Fleetwood Mac & ZZ Top. Her current project is produced with hitmaker Nick Wheeler of All-American Rejects (“Gives You Hell”, “Dirty Little Secret”) at the helm; find the most current track, "Bad Again" out now.
April 20, 2021
Tae Lewis- Exclusive Interview
Don't miss our Captain interviewing newly signed featured artist for Heart of Indie Radio, Tae Lewis! Tae Lewis, A native of Goldsboro NC, is the son of Reverend Tracy & Teresa Lewis. Tae Lewis has been singing since the age of 5 singing with various amount of choirs as well as being a background singer. Even though he loved singing in choirs, his sole passion was to pursue something that involved music but wasn’t sure. As he reached teenage years, he began to define his artistry as a Country Artist. However, his parents were not subject to the idea at first. Graduating from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a sociology degree and a Political Science minor, his desire was to attend Law School while still pursing his music career. As he attended Graduate School, he realized that his sole passion was to pursue music full time. Without hesitation, he through about moving to Nashville but at the time would be a big leap. Instead he moved to New York and began to pursue his music career full time as well as working full time. His musical influences include Hunter Hayes, Dixie Chicks, Brad Paisley, & Keith Urban. His new EP called “The Introduction” was just released on November 27th while His new single “When I Grew Up” was released September 25th.
April 19, 2021
Laila Biali- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Avery Raquel as she interviews the lovely and talented, Laila Biali right here on Heart of Indie Radio! Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBC Music national radio host Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, and supported international icon Sting. This year, Laila was honoured by SOCAN Music with the Hagood Hardy Award for Excellence in Songwriting. In 2019, Laila’s eponymous release won her a JUNO (Canada’s GRAMMY) for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.” The year prior, she was awarded top prize at the Canadian Songwriting Competition in the Jazz category. Laila was also the youngest-ever double winner at Canada’s National Jazz Awards when she was named “SOCAN Composer of the Year” and “Keyboardist of the Year.” She received her first JUNO nomination for Tracing Light (2011), and a spot on DownBeat Magazine’s “Best Albums of the Year” for Live in Concert (2013). In September of 2017, Laila was brought on as the host for CBC Music’s national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz, a weekly show broadcast to listeners across Canada. While Laila continues to earn high honours in the Jazz world, her signature sound transcends genre as she “masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy” (Washington Post). Laila’s highly anticipated album, Out of Dust, which features multiple GRAMMY nominees and winners including Lisa Fischer, Alan Ferber, John Ellis, and Larnell Lewis, released March 27, 2020.
April 14, 2021
Hurricane Fall- Exclusive Interview
Heart of Indie's co host, Emme had a blast chatting with Pepper of Australia's own country rock band 'Hurricane Fall' don't miss out on the fun! Hurricane Fall - the fittest band in Australian Country Music (call them on it and you’ll be challenged to a “lift off”) - are back with a new single, on a new label with the modern country sound that is set to turn heads with a neck-snapping velocity in 2021. The success of their previous single ‘Aftertaste’ has seen them gaining national airplay across the country on stations including Triple M Country, Kix Country and Today’s Country 94.1. The single was also added to Spotify’s “Fresh Country” playlist, racking up over 120,000 streams. They have gathered their first Golden Guitar nomination and a new record deal, ensuring that this year is shaping up as a big one for the boys. Released today on Compass Bros via Universal Music, ‘Lost in Us’ was written by master hook writers Mitch Thompson and Tom Jordan (Seaforth) as well as Lachlan Mitchell and Phil Barton. The band says of the song: “Lost in us is about falling deeply in love with that special someone. Being so caught up in the moment – so in love - that all the other times you thought you were in love, were nothing, compared to the love you have now.” The genesis of ‘Lost in Us’ proved to be very challenging for the band. The song was produced in Melbourne by Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis at MSquared Studios, while the band were recording at home in Newcastle, NSW. The band says: “Having a Melbourne based producer presented a huge challenge as the song was completed during the COVID pandemic - right when Melbourne was forced into the harshest lockdown anywhere in the world. We recorded parts and sent them to the guys to keep things moving. The vocals were recorded in [Pepper] Deroy’s son’s bedroom – over Zoom. It truly was a monumental technological feat to bring the song to life!” Hurricane Fall have had a very colourful history for such a young band. They were given an exclusive televised gig to play a private show for Sophie Monk during her star turn on The Bachelorette. They have supported Billy Ray Cyrus on his 2018 Australian Tour, as well as playing alongside The Wolfe Brothers, Kasey Chambers, O’Shea and many more. They are regulars at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, New Zealand’s Top Paddock Music Festival, Deni Ute Muster, and they have plenty more gigs lined up for 2021. Oh, and singer Pepper Deroy has fully recovered from his injuries in that 2019 Air Canada turbulence episode! Hurricane Fall were nominated for their very first Golden Guitar this year in the category of “Group/Duo of the Year.” Fronted by two extraordinary lead singers - Jesse Vee and Pepper Deroy - Hurricane Fall are one of Australian country’s hardest working live bands.
April 13, 2021
Stephanie Hatzinikolis- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with American singer/songwriter and composer, Stephanie Hatzinikolis! Stephanie Hatzinikolis is an American singer/songwriter, pianist, and composer currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Her fresh twist of introspective, mostly piano driven, indie rock guides her audience through her unique experiences; a painting of a deep hunger to inspire those who suffer from depression, low self esteem, and substance abuse. Coming from a challenging upbringing, Hatzinikolis has moved around the United States all her life, with music being there along the way as her best friend and comfort. Stephanie's sound reflects a wide variety of influences ranging from orchestral textures and Celtic melodies to American and British old school rock. Her songs embody the lessons learned from the past and her latest release, Love of Mine, contemplates themes of loss, personal growth, and taking ownership of one's journey. Produced by Greg Cortez and recorded at the late Elliott Smith's New Monkey Studio ~
April 13, 2021
Meghan Williams- Exclusive Interview
It was a wonderful chat between co host Emme Lentino and the talented songwriter, Meghan Williams. She is a California Bay Area Singer-Songwriter with broad roots spanning the Midwest, East and West Coasts. An old soul, Meghan sees the world through writers eyes and hears it to her own soundtrack. Her unique sound and lyrical style stem from vast musical influences ranging from Pop, Hip Hop, and R&B to Funk, Folk, and Country. Major influences include Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Crow, Aretha Franklin, Leon Bridges and Chris Stapleton to name a few. Meghan is a multi song award winner and semi-finalist for the West Coast Songwriters Music Association, a prior attendee of The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, and an active member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. She floats naturally across genres in her co-writing with Indie Artists such as rising standout Lisa Heller and her independent songwriting as an ASCAP member, pitching her one of a kind songs to Publishers for commercial release. Growing up in a musical and faith driven family, Meghan began singing with siblings at home and in church from an early age. She continued singing in competitive choral and a cappella groups in high school and college and later learned to play guitar while honing her craft of songwriting. With a background in English Literature, a License in Clinical Social Work, a passion for people, lyrics, stories and an inherent sense of melody, Meghan is the girl you want in the room when bringing a song to life.
April 7, 2021
Sienna Sii- Exclusive Interview
Join Heart of Indie's co host, Emme Lentino as she chats with Australian singer/songwriter, Sienna Sii! Sienna Sii started performing (very poorly) when she was around 3. "I remember prancing around the house in tutus and singing into a TV Remote Controller for my fam. There’s this super cute (or embarrassing) photo of me from the 90’s wearing green pants and a flared white top while playing (or smashing) the piano with my mum by my side". These days she's been making soft pop music with a fun drop to keep things exciting. She recently released her debut single ‘See the Sunrise’, "I hope it inspires people to see the light at the end of the tunnel when going through a tough time. With everything going on at the moment it's a great time to take a second to try to and ‘see the sunrise’. I really hope you love it". "This song is incredibly close to my heart. I was going through a rough time (as many of us have in the past year) and I wasn’t quite at the point of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (or the sunrise) yet, but I really wanted to be.. So I wrote the song as a way to help me get there and realise things were going to get better. I hope that you can relate to what I was going through when I wrote it. It adds a spin of happiness, positivity and light to a sad time, and helps us look forward to a brighter time when things inevitably work themselves out".
March 30, 2021
Timmy Dunn- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she interviews the talented Timmy Dunn! Growing up in Kentucky, Timmy has experienced all of the beauty rural America has to offer. Timmy combines authentic country storytelling with a modern musicality to bring to life not just amazing country songs, but a glimpse into the future of where music is going.When bringing the band together, Timmy Dunn had a very specific formula in mind. The music not only had to be innovative, but needed to transcend music all together. Combining country, and blues melodies with an edgy rock flavor on top of a solid and heart thumping rhythm section, Timmy has been able to bring his words to life. creating images of back country roads, midnights at the lake, and late night bonfires with all of your best friends. Timmy Dunn is telling a story of a country boy’s unbridled spirit to everyone, so grab a beer pull up a chair and prepare to live or relive all of the best the country life has to offer.
March 30, 2021
Sophie Dorsten- Brand New Exclusive Interview!
Join Captain Eddie as he chats with our newly signed featured artist for Heart of Indie Radio, Sophie Dorsten! National Recording Artist Sophie Dorsten is an Indie/Pop Singer-Songwriter born and raised in the Phoenix, Arizona area. She has been singing her strong, dynamic sound around the Valley and beyond since she was 9 years old. #littleblondegirlbigvoice In the beginning, she and her brothers were in a band called Sophie and The Boyz, as she sang and played bass guitar. After several years, the band broke up and she picked up the acoustic guitar and taught herself as she wrote songs and learned fun covers. Some of her musical influences are From Indian Lakes – an indie band from California with a chill sound that she loves; as well as Eleni Drake and Adele who was her childhood idol and who she modeled her powerful vocals after. Sophie dreams of following in the footsteps of these amazing artists. Sophie has been releasing EP’s and singles since she was 13. Her single "Tomorrow" which was recorded in Nashville and released May 2020 was received with great reviews. “I wrote this about the unknown of what tomorrow brings.” She and her brother have recently released a couple of songs together; “Baby Doll” a fun, sassy song and "Sea Salt" more of an Indie vibe. Sophie and her brother, Alex, are currently working on a couple songs and plan to release many more in 2021.
March 30, 2021
Angelique- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with Angelique, a talented artist who chose Heart of Indie to have her first ever exclusive interview, wow!!! Angelique is a 17 year old singer songwriter from the small city of Steinbach, Manitoba, in the centre of Canada. Described by some as having a soulful teardrop in her voice, she boasts an undeniable power while showing vulnerability all within one line of a song. Her childhood, filled with parents and siblings singing, and writing, saw her naturally expressing herself through music. "Her ability to interweave melodies and lyrics together, is astonishing, which makes the writing process flow nicely", says her manager and father, Roland Cote. The breakout single, "Your drug", produced by Allen Penner (Timberline Studios), and written by Allen Penner/Roland Cote/Angelique Cote, was released everywhere on February 1st, 2021.
March 25, 2021
Charu Suri- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with the amazing, multi award-winning Charu Suri! Charu Suri is a multi award-winning jazz pianist and composer who has forged a new sound in jazz by combining a trio with Sufi sounds and Indian ragas. Her raga improvisations have been heralded as "singular" by multi Grammy winning composer, Arturo O'Farrill. She is a voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammys) and became the first Indian born jazz composer to premier work at Carnegie Hall. She has three albums to date: Lollipops for Breakfast,New American Songbook EP, and The Book of Ragas. Critics have praised her work : All About Jazz hailed her first album as, "An exceptionally fine debut" and her piano technique as "supple and lush"; and Skope Magazine called "The Book of Ragas" as a jazz sound they have never heard before, and a "truly ear-opening" experience.
March 25, 2021
Leigh Thomas- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with singer/songwriter, Leigh Thomas! Leigh Thomas is a Melbourne based singer, songwriter, guitarist, creating soulful, melodic, indie pop/rock. A wide range of influences and experiences from Brit Pop, Heavy Rock and Blues to Alternative Rock and Classical, are forged into Leigh's own personal and unique style. Word imagery, poetry, social commentary, are important factors lyrically in Leigh's music. A lifelong professional singer and guitarist, Leigh first made inroads into the music scene as lead guitarist for Melbourne guitar pop band Jericho, who released several EPs, toured Australia, and performed a "Live at the Wireless" session aired by JJJ radio. Leigh has since been continually performing live, but only recently has decided to hit the indie scene again with several releases. He is now working on writing, recording and releasing more new material, and performing around Melbourne as a solo act, whilst putting a band together to give his music the full impact it deserves.
March 16, 2021
Allison Leah- Exclusive Interview
Captain Eddie chats with folk-pop singer-songwriter Allison Leah right here on Heart of Indie Radio! With just a guitar in hand, "Allison’s style makes any performance feel as intimate and honest as the words in her songs (Lightning 100).” Allison Leah is a folk-pop singer-songwriter originally from NY, now based in Nashville, TN. Her ethereal melodies and crystal clear voice will hook you in, but it is the message of her music that will keep you coming back for more. Plenty of artists have an early start, but few can compare to Allison Leah, who began working as a jingle-singer at 8 years old, recording familiar jingles like the "Hess Truck" Commercial among others. Her exposure to the industry from a young age created her love of music, and her determination to forge her own path in the field. On her single, "We Can Still Sing" (a song written about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic), Jonathan Frahm of For Folks Sake writes, "A choral call to arms for love, kindness, and respect, the singer-songwriter has effectively woven a beautiful anthem for this precise moment in history.” For booking and other inquiries, please contact email@example.com. Keep up with Allison on social media @allisonleahmusic. “We Can Still Sing” is available on all streaming platforms.
March 16, 2021
Riley Whittaker- Exclusive Interview
Join Captain Eddie in the Heart of Indie studio as he chats with pop- folk artist, Riley Whittaker! Riley Whittaker is a 16 year old pop-folk singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Sedona AZ and now living in Nashville, TN. She has been writing songs since she was 12 years old. Riley has performed throughout Arizona, California, Canada and Nashville and was selected to perform this year at the 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim. Riley has 8 original singles released and is in the process of recording an EP, which is set to come out in 2021. Her incredible vocals along with her prolific songwriting are beyond her years, and instantly recognizable, lending a unique style to her music. In addition to playing guitar, Riley also plays the keyboard, ukulele and violin. Riley was scheduled to play as First Chair Violinist at Carnegie Hall in March 2020 with her Arizona Youth Orchestra, but events were canceled due to COVID-19. Riley is also a co-founder and on the board of directors with Next Generation Nashville (NGN). NGN is a group of Nashville based teens working together during the difficult and uncertain times of COVID-19 to provide the safest possible opportunities for teens pursuing music to keep the music alive in 2021.
March 12, 2021
Caity Gyorgy- Exclusive Interview
Join Captain Eddie as he chats with talented, Caity Gyorgy! Caity Gyorgy (pronounced like George) is a Toronto and Montreal based vocalist who is known for singing bebop and swing music. Being called one of JazzFM91’s 8 Canadian Women in Jazz You Need to Know, Caity performs regularly at events across Canada. She has performed at popular clubs and jazz festivals across Canada including the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Calgary Jazz Festival, The TU Jazz Festival, the Brampton Jazz Festival and the Jazz Bistro. Caity has also worked and recorded with many luminaries in the Canadian jazz scene including Allison Au, Pat LaBarbera, Jocelyn Gould, and Pat Collins. In addition to performing, Caity runs an instagram account entitled "@Liftaday" where she has gained global recognition from her transcription videos that are viewed daily by thousands of people. She has posted over 170 videos since 2018. Caity plays most frequently with her group the “Caity Gyorgy Quartet”. With this group, she plays hip arrangements of standards and original music. Caity composes music that sounds like the jazz repertoire of the 50s and 60s. Her arrangements and compositions often feature her own vocal improvisation which sets her apart from other singers. She has released one EP, several singles and released her debut album “No Bounds”, that features guitarist Jocelyn Gould , on January 22nd 2021. She is releasing an EP of original music arranged for large ensemble under Brooklyn based label la reserve on July 9th 2021 with singles starting in March! She is a thrill to watch and listen to.
March 12, 2021
Helen Ibe- Exclusive Interview
Join Captain Eddie as he chats with global sensation, indie artist Helen Ibe! Helen Ibe is a young Nigerian singer-songwriter, guitarist and Youtube Personality. She is known for posting guitar tutorials for learners on her YouTube channel. She was interviewed by Mary Spender, Channels TV3, Streetwise Guitar and Radio.com. She is the first of three siblings born to middle-class Christian parents, and brought up by a single parent, raised in sprawling city of Lagos, Helen didn’t share the usual ambitions of kids her age, She has always dreamt of being a singer and a great entertainment mogul who would use her works to touch people’s lives. She is known for posting guitar tutorials for learners on her YouTube channel which as at December, 2020 has over 143,000 Subscribers and a total of 11,800,673 views and over 41,200 followers on her Instagram page.
March 11, 2021
Jasmine Dean- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino of Heart of Indie Radio in her exclusive interview with New Zealand indie artist, Jasmine Dean. Jasmine Dean is a singer/songwriter from Tauranga, New Zealand. She’s been around music her whole life with both her parents composing music and playing instruments. She sang her first full length song in the bath tub. Her dad write down the notation down. She was just four! It was called Tass The Deer and thats were it started off. At 10-11 she started song writing and teaching her friends how to sing. Looking back she thinks that’s is very funny! At age 19 Jasmine joined a Music Production And Performance course and learnt the fundamentals of Music and how to be a true performer and artist. From then till 2019 She has been actively in the music scene, busking, live performances and dropping monthly singles. Last year she decided to take a break from doing everything herself and gave back to the producer community. 2020 started off strong with my release of 'Tough Guy' which reached 5k streams. She collaborated with many talented artists around the world with more coming out this year including a Trance track. She have recently dropped a home made music video on Youtube for my newest single 'When I was A Loser", up everywhere. “
March 11, 2021
Raquel Aurilia- Exclusive Interview
Join Captain Eddie as she chats with the delightful, Raquel Aurilia! 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 andRiders 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....
March 11, 2021
Emerald B- Exclusive Interview
Join Heart of Indie's Emme Lentino as she chats with the talented indie artist, Emerald B! Emerald B is an up and coming 15 year old singer/songwriter, dancer, musician, and positive influencer from Canada who strives to inspire others. She has performed at many venues across Southern Ontario, and toured in 4 cities in the U.S. both as a solo artist and as part of a six member Juno Nominated all girl pop group (Girl Pow-R). Emma's music is inspired by the emotional pain and depression she went through in the past year. Her goal is to help and guide others who deal with any kind of struggle or mental illness. She is currently working with Cydney London (Vocal Coach), Jan Jansen (Record Label, Producer) , Cleveland Sound Lab (Producer, Recording Studio), Brian Melo (Mentor, writer and winner of Canadian Idol!), and Ian Smith (Recording Studio and producer). Stay positive, inspired, confident and strong!
March 11, 2021
Autumn Dawn Leader- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme as she chats with indie artist Autumn Dawn Leader in this exclusive interview, right here on Heart of Indie Radio! Autumn Dawn Leader (her real name and not a stage one!) is a classically trained contralto vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who writes emotively intense, often dark and brutal, trans-genre - sorta folkyish - music. She is a seasoned performer of over four decades (she started early, beginning her life in music at the tender age of four). Autumn resides in Loughborough, UK, with her husband Jamie, her two youngest children and a barmy cat named Rincewind.
March 11, 2021
DHEM- Exclusive Interview
Join Co host Emme as she chats with DHEM on the Eddie & Emme Show! DHEM is a kiwi born music producer now based in Brisbane, Australia. Currently in the process of putting together a debut album that is self produced & features singles from a wide range of artist from NZ, Australia, UK & the USA. DHEM’s influences include HipHop, Rap, R&B & Soul and the diversity of the artists and styles contribute to an eclectic sound.
February 23, 2021
Lucy Mason-Exclusive Interview
Join Emme Lentino as she chats with the gorgeous and talented, Lucy Mason! Originally from Sydney, Australia but relocating to London in 2012 for music, Lucy has been described as ‘a voice that could melt the heart of the stoniest disposition’ and her sound as ‘chilling, mournful and unbearable beautiful’ by Clash Magazine. Lucy is an established songwriter, singer and performer residing in the UK and has been writing and releasing music since she arrived. Lucy has toured with major artists including Jamie Cullum & Matt Corby and has been asked to perform at many high profile events around London which includes invitations from The Mayor of London, The Australian Embassy, Qantas, and many events for the Royal Family including an invite from Her Majesty The Queen, where Lucy performed an original song at Buckingham Palace for the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay. Lucy’s latest work has been featured and recognised over many of the UK’s most prestigious websites, blogs and brands such as Q Magazine, The Independent, The Metro, The Line of Best Fit, The 405, Wonderland, Barbour International and STA Travel, as well as being asked to perform Live on TV. Lucy’s music has been featured on some of Spotify’s largest playlists such as New Music Friday Worldwide, New Music Friday UK and Sweden and many more which is a huge achievement for an independent artist. Shooting her last music video in New York, Lucy signed a distribution deal with a New York based label. Working with many writers recently and over the years both in the US and the UK such as Larzz Principato (Dua Lipa ‘IDGAF’) and Amy Wadge (Co-writer of ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran which won Grammy for Song of the year) Lucy’s sound continues to establish itself. Her recent album ‘Flashback Romance’ was created completely by Lucy and Jess Ellen Henderson, in their home studios over the course of a year, with one song produced by Australian producer Jordi White.
February 18, 2021
Brenda Burch- Exclusive Interview
Join Captain Eddie as he interviews the lovely and talented Brenda Burch! Brenda Burch has captivated audiences throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with her award-winning music, entertaining performances and ability to connect with a crowd. A storyteller at heart, Brenda’s rich country vocals have conveyed tales of love, loss and strength to thousands of concert-goers. She has shared the stage with Darius Rucker, Neal McCoy, Diamond Rio and Collin Raye, among many others, and has received multiple awards and nominations including Best New Single, Best New Artist, Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Her newest EP, Sparks Will Fly, not only sparked attention in the USA, it caught fire in Europe, with her first single hitting #1 on the Hotdisc Country Chart for 6 weeks straight. Her second single landed at #1 on an Independent Country Chart in the USA, and 6 of her other songs hit the Hotdisc Top 7. Brenda’s chart-topping success resulted in a big win for her at the Hotdisc Country Music Awards. The only artist to take home 2 awards, she was the winning recipient of the New Horizon Award for Most Successful International Newcomer and Best International Single for her title track, Sparks Will Fly. Brenda’s award-winning EP is compiled of six compelling songs that range from a tongue-in-cheek spin on dating life (“Sparks Will Fly”) to following your heart (“No Better Time”) and having the courage to love what matters most (“Take Me Back”). Fusing traditional elements with a modern vibe, this petite powerhouse lets her western roots shine through. Her catchy tunes are filled with straight-shooting, cleverly crafted, self-empowering lyrics and melodies that resonate with listeners far and wide.
February 18, 2021
Darryl Baser- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with Darryl Baser! Darryl Baser began writing a music column for the Otago Daily Times in 1997 as a contributor, then in 2000 a full time position came up in the paper's newsroom, as an editorial assistant. He applied and was successful. In late 2003 he asked if he could have a trial as a journalist, like a cadet in the old days! They agreed and Darryl worked as a reporter for three months. Nearing the end of the trial they said "your news sense is good, but your writing isn't up to par." Darryl agreed to go and train, but as he had a young family & couldn't train in print journalism out of town, the only course in Dunedin was in broadcast journalism. At the end of 2005, Darryl graduated with a diploma in Broadcast Journalism. He got his first role with Channel 9 in Dunedin, and coordinated their Newsroom from late 2007 to May 2012. He did this all the while working at a job as Member of Parliament for Dunedin North. Darryl returned to broadcast journalism in May 2016 for Channel 39, and now the Otago Daily Times. For the last two years he has also presented the station's news bulletin to an estimated nightly audience of up-to 30,000 viewers.
February 8, 2021
Sophie Dorsten- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she interviews the young and talented National Recording Artist Sophie Dorsten! Sophie Dorsten is an Indie/Pop Singer-Songwriter born and raised in the Phoenix, Arizona area. She has been singing her strong, dynamic sound around the Valley and beyond since she was 9 years old. #littleblondegirlbigvoice In the beginning, she and her brothers were in a band called Sophie and The Boyz, as she sang and played bass guitar. After several years, the band broke up and she picked up the acoustic guitar and taught herself as she wrote songs and learned fun covers. Some of her musical influences are From Indian Lakes – an indie band from California with a chill sound that she loves; as well as Eleni Drake and Adele who was her childhood idol and who she modeled her powerful vocals after. Sophie dreams of following in the footsteps of these amazing artists. Sophie has been releasing EP’s and singles since she was 13. Her single "Tomorrow" which was recorded in Nashville and released May 2020 was received with great reviews. “I wrote this about the unknown of what tomorrow brings.” She and her brother have recently released a couple of songs together; “Baby Doll” a fun, sassy song and "Sea Salt" more of an Indie vibe. Sophieand her brother, Alex, are currently working on a couple songs and plan to release many more in 2021.
February 8, 2021
Rye Myers- Exclusive Interview
Co host Emme Lentino had a blast chatting with the amazing Rye Myers in our Heart of Indie studios! Rye Myers is the Founder of RyeTheNewsGuy.com, a multi-media entertainment company founded in 2015. Knowing that the news industry needed to be overhauled in its current format, Rye set out on a mission to create a platform that was focused ONLY on light-hearted, positive, fun, and entertaining content. Since its founding, Rye has had the distinct honor to interview and rub elbows with some of the biggest names in Broadway, Hollywood, and Pop-culture, including Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award Winners. Some of the prominent names include luminaries such as Nathan Lane, Billy Porter, Sam Champion, George Takei, Matthew Broderick, and David Hyde Pierce. In the fall of 2020, Rye created “Live with Rye!” a new digital talk show series with guests from the Broadway and Entertainment world. Rye is also a producer and launched Rye Entertainment, which produces “Live with Rye!” and focuses on innovative, groundbreaking, and out-of-the-norm content across TV, Film, Theater, and Digital. Visit www.RyeTheNewsGuy.com to learn more.
February 1, 2021
Alexis Taylor- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino in as she interviews the lovely and talented, Alexis Taylor! Country singer and songwriter Alexis Taylor was raised in the small town of Huntsville, Ontario. From a young age she showed a great love and passion for music through her songwriting and acoustic guitar playing. “Both my parents are songwriters, and have always been very musical. Music is a part of me - it has always been in my blood.” After making her very first trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Alexis decided to make the move to Music City. Shortly after, Alexis saw the launch of her international career in Summer 2016 with a tour throughout Scandinavia, opening for renowned singer/songwriter Doug Seegers. “Being able to open for someone as talented and genuine as Doug Seegers along with his incredibly gifted band was an experience of a lifetime,” she says. “The opportunity truly allowed me to grow as a performer, and I am so grateful that Doug took me under his wing.” After releasing her first single in 2018, Alexis has had the opportunity to play at events such as Canadian Music Week in Toronto, CMA Fest in Nashville, and open for artists such as Marshall Tucker Band, Love and Theft, and Meghan Patrick. Alexis has also received numerous nominations and awards such as “Female Vocalist of The Year” at the 2018 Tennessee Music Awards and “Modern Country Vocalist of The Year” at the 2020 Josie Music Awards. Her newest single “Getaway” which was produced by multi-award winning musician, John Willis, is bound to be Alexis' most successful single yet. Alexis wrote the song wanting to give her fans some hope. "After the year we've had, I think it's safe to say everyone needs a 'Getaway!' Alexis says. With her numbers climbing on all streaming platforms, and on radio charts internationally, Alexis is hopeful that her new music will help her achieve even more in the upcoming year. In the months ahead, Alexis plans on releasing her very first EP album. Each track on the EP will be written by Alexis herself, and will showcase even more of her talent like never before!
February 1, 2021
Halle Kearns- Exclusive Interview
Join Captain Eddie as he chats with the immensely talented Halle Kearns, right here on Heart of Indie Radio! Halle Kearns is an artist quickly making a name for herself in country music! Halle differentiates herself as an artist through her conversational, storytelling, melodic sensibilities and authenticity shown in her feminine eye-catching branding. As a performer, Halle has the ability to captivate her audience and instantly connect them to her passion for music. While only being in Nashville for two years, Halle has already had the opportunity to open up for legendary country artists such as Trace Atkins, David Nail, Eli Young Band, William Michael Morgan, Tracey Lawrence, Casey Donahue, The Oak Ridge Boys and many more. Halle has also made her way into the writing rooms of some of Nashville's top writers and producers. While working with these creators, Halle has discovered her voice, her style, and what she wants to say as an artist. At 24, Halle has proven that she is on par with any independent artist in her class to make a run for the top. Her artistry, performance ability & songwriting have solidified her as a must-watch artist.
January 25, 2021
WILDFIRE- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme as she chats with teen sensation sister duo, Wildfire! The best singers draw from experience. And that’s true for young as well as well-seasoned artists. Though still in their mid teens, sisters Kelli and Kayla Iutzwig, a.k.a. WildFire, prove this point at show after show, in song after song. Their self titled, debut EP Wild Fire confirms that their future is bright. Their sophomore EP Been There., confirms that this future is now, with a soundtrack that’s infectious, fun and impossible to resist. More than that, they are already conveying their stories through music in ways that inspire with audiences their age and beyond. Singly and in harmony, they channel the optimism of youth, sprinkle in the spice of early insight into life’s lessons, super-charge it with jolt of pop and the sass of country. No wonder Linda Wilson, President of the Texas Country Music Association, describes them as “one of the best up-and-coming young artist duos out there.” And following their live appearance on “Great Day Houston” in March 2019, KHOU-TV proclaimed, “Wild Fire are setting the music world ablaze.” In fact, KHOU-TV “Great Day Houston” invited Wild Fire back on the show in 2020. This fire was kindled in Houston, where their parents spotted Kelli’s and Kayla’s talent when they were barely old enough to sing along to Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt, FGL and other radio favorites. When each girl was 6 years old she began studying with celebrated vocal coach Pamela Moore. Both also learned to play guitar, with Kelli doubling on drums. They took to songwriting quickly and naturally and learned how to transfer their energy and creativity to numerous live theater and dance productions. After launching Wild Fire in 2016, they’ve wowed audiences at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, NRG Stadium, NRG Arena, Kemah Boardwalk, Firehouse Saloon, Dosey Doe, Liberty Opry, Sugarland Opry and the University of Houston Stadium, among many other venues. They reached the semifinals of Houston Rodeo’s Rodeo Rockstar competition in 2016 — and soared to the finals in ’17. That same year they made the final round of the Huntsville Superstar competition in Huntsville, Texas. Then, in 2018, they took first prize as Female Vocalist of the Year in the Young Adult category at the Josie Music Awards, held at the Celebrity Theater inside Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park. In 2019, Wild Fire had several of their originalsongs placed in NBC's "Very Cavallari" reality TV show. With over 130,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram, plus many more on other social media, Wild Fire will widen their impact beyond music in 2020 as official ambassadors for the Global Country Music Association (GCMA) and advocates for equality and fairness for the genre’s female artists.
January 24, 2021
Bambi- Exclusive Interview
Co-host Emme chats with Canadian artist, Bambi in our Heart of Indie Studio! Bambi a.k.a. Samantha Ciotti, is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Canada. She has been playing music since she was eight years old. It all started with the movie School of Rock. "My dad has been a professional musician all his life, so I grew up with him playing guitar and singing to me as a baby, but I didn't realize that I'd caught the music bug as well until I saw School of Rock. Seeing a bunch of kids only a bit older than I was playing in a band made me want my own more than I'd ever wanted anything". That week, Samantha elected five girls from her third-grade class to join her new band. "None of us had ever played an instrument before. The task of teaching us fell to my very patient father."
January 18, 2021
Tae Lewis- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with indie artist Tae Lewis. What an inspiring person! Listeners will feel very upbeat and happy to listen to his musical journey. Tae Lewis, A native of Goldsboro NC, is the son of Reverend Tracy & Teresa Lewis. Tae Lewis has been singing since the age of 5 singing with various amount of choirs as well as being a background singer. Even though he loved singing in choirs, his sole passion was to pursue something that involved music but wasn’t sure. As he reached teenage years, he began to define his artistry as a Country Artist. However, his parents were not subject to the idea at first. Graduating from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a sociology degree and a Political Science minor, his desire was to attend Law School while still pursing his music career. As he attended Graduate School, he realized that his sole passion was to pursue music full time. Without hesitation, he through about moving to Nashville but at the time would be a big leap. Instead he moved to New York and began to pursue his music career full time as well as working full time. His musical influences include Hunter Hayes, Dixie Chicks, Brad Paisley, & Keith Urban. His new EP called “The Introduction” was just released on November 27th while His new single “When I Grew Up” was released September 25th.
January 18, 2021
Charley Young- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she catches up with the charming, Charley Young, right here in our studio! Charley Young was born in San Diego, California and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Charley was exposed to music from a young age via both her maternal grandfather, who she would often vocally accompany as he played guitar, and her mother who possessed a vast cassette and CD collection. Charley grew up listening to Depeche Mode, INXS, The Pretenders, Madonna, and similar artists, all who have directly influenced Charley and her sound. Expanding upon these influences, Charley’s connection and deep reverence for nature often figures in her music as is evident in the lyrics to songs such as “Fiery Storm” and “Summer is Mine” to name just a few examples. In addition to music, Charley has always been involved in competitive sports. She participated in soccer and gymnastics before having to switch to swimming due to her life-threatening battle with anorexia nervosa. Charley is very open about her eating disorder journey brought on by the unexpected death of her maternal grandfather who was a mentor and inspiration to Charley. Charley does her best to honor her family and often dedicates and schedules music and video releases to coincide with a loved one’s birthday or day of passing. For Charley, being authentic, genuine, and unadulterated in her emotions and every day life is of the utmost importance. Having survived anorexia nervosa and depression and coping with anxiety, Charley aspires to connect with others suffering from similar trials through her music. Hearing how her songs and lyrics have helped or impacted a fan is what drives Charley to create. For her, her purpose in music is to be a lighthouse in the storm of life.
January 11, 2021
Crystal McGrath- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with Canada's own lovely and talented, Crystal McGrath! Crystal McGrath is a Country Pop recording artist and songwriter from Calgary, Alberta. Her latest release “Game On” produced by Spencer Cheyne, was released to radio in September 2020. The first week of the release “Game On” hit the Sirius XM CBC Country Top 40, has been added to rotation on Australia Commercial Country radio networks, and the video is aired on the Australian MTV/CMT network. “Game On” is a sassy song to empower women to go after what they want, whether it be a dance at a club or going after the CEO position of a company, anything is possible if you go after it. No stranger to the stage, Crystal has performed all around the world including gigs in Canada, USA, Mexico, UK, and Australia. She has shared the stage with Canadian Country heavyweights George Canyon and Aaron Pritchett to name a few. Crystal has a passion for developing community and support within the music industry and shines the light on Canadian and International artists with her online video series, The Artists Behind The Music. Follow Crystal on all social platforms to stay up to date with the latest events.
January 11, 2021
Jamie Alimorad- Exclusive Inteview!
Join captain Eddie Davis as he chats with Jamie Alimorad( signed featured artist for Heart of Indie Radio) ! This is one very special to interview! As Jamie stated recently, "2020 has been a lot of things, but as someone who looks at the glass half full, I look at it as a lesson. A lesson in love, appreciation, understanding, compassion, and empathy. “Brighter Days” has grown to have deeper meaning to me as time goes on. When we were planning to film the music video, I had a concept that was about community. What it became was bigger than I ever thought possible. I’m over the moon to receive the Independent Music Video nomination in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards!" 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 has spent the past three years writing and recording new material for another hotly anticipated release in 2019. Teaming up with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer Gino Vannelli, and Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Ross Vannelli, the trio has 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. The album tells Alimorad’s coming-of-age story of the years of an artist growing in an ever-changing world, and emerging from his cocoon, fully stretching his wings as a songwriter, musician, and vocalist.
January 11, 2021
Madison Olds- Special Exclusive NEW YEARS interview!
Join host Eddie Davis as she chats with our very own newly signed featured artist to Heart of Indie, Madison Olds! A New Year's special you do not want to miss! Kamloops, BC singer/songwriter 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. In 2019, Madison released her debut album “Blue”, to the world and has supported the likes of: Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Neon Dreams, Scott Hellman & Tyler Shaw. Her single “Moments in the Mountains” (written for Kamloops’ 2018 BC Winter Games) was also selected as the soundtrack for the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, BC. (2019). 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 garnered several international showcases with Music Matters in Singapore, Fall 2019. “Blue” and her other singles now have over 2 Million audio streams collectively. BEST PART of ME and 3'S A CROWD are now out! Kindness is her favourite human quality and she adores all things animal rescue, evident in her rescue pitties, Luna, Dante, Pepper and Ruby.
January 4, 2021
Gwynn Sisters- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with the adorable and talented GWYNN Sisters! 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. They continue writing and are getting ready to record more of their original songs.
January 4, 2021
Jamie Lindsay- Exclusive Interview
It was an awesome chat with co host Emme Lentino and the talented singer/songwriter Jamie Lindsay right here on Heart of Indie Radio! Born on the Apple Isle (Tasmania) in 1977, Jamie Lindsay is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, performer and music producer who has been living and working in Sydney since 2001. Jamie picked up the guitar at age 9 and began writing songs through his early teens. By the end of high school, he had become quite accomplished at the guitar and so the natural progression was for him to begin singing in order to get his songs heard. He released his first music E.P when he was 18 and went on to become a top 10 finalist at the prestigious StarMaker talent quest at the Tamworth County Music festival in 1997/98. Also in 1998, Jamie attended the Country Music College now knows as the “Academy”. Jamie’s fundamental style is country music, however, throughout his 20+ year career, he has been involved in various other projects in genres such as Pop, Blues and Hard Rock. As a performer, Jamie has been a big part of the Australian music scene with an average of 150 shows a year at various clubs, pubs and festivals with highlights such as a yearly spot on the NRL state of origin line-up and internationally through a Telstra hosted event on the USS Missouri in Hawaii. Jamie has been fortunate enough to work alongside and learn from many industry personalities such as Harry Vanda (Easybeats/AC/DC), Tim Farriss (INXS) and Mark J Feist (Destinys Child/John Legend/Celine Dion). In 2020, He’s back to his country music roots with his latest self produced release title “Eleven”.
December 21, 2020
Chloe Caroline- Exclusive interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she chats with the talented and lovely indie artist, Chloe Caroline. Born and raised off of Pacific Coast Highway on the shores of Manhattan Beach, California, Chloé Caroline was immersed in sound from birth. Her father, a musician and film maker, filled their house with the eclectic sounds of Fleetwood Mac and The Stones, mashed up with Frank Sinatra, Rickie Lee Jones and Dolly Parton. A gypsy in spirit and a student of human behavior Chloé has been writing songs in journals for as long as she can remember. “My lyrics are intimately personal to me but also based on universal experiences that people can relate to”, says Chloé. Chloe’s unique, melancholic vocal style and reflective lyrics helped her define a "New SoCal Sound” combining old school influences with fresh, organic, Indie-pop twist which has caught the attention of industry heavy hitters including this review from President of Entertainment at Caesars Entertainment, Jason Gastwirth, at The Emerge+Music festival in Las Vegas. “Chloé has a beautiful voice, strong stage presence, and tremendous upside." said Jason, "Her audience engagement introducing her songs also came across as really sincere.” Her personal, daily connection with over 200k fans has built a devoted, global “Chloé Caroline Crew” of followers. Since 2015 Chloé has written and performed several songs for film including the title track “Ready To Come Home” for Oscar winner Steve Herek’s “The Great Gilly Hopkins”. In 2018 she made her acting debut in the feature film "Love of Course" and wrote/performed the film's entire soundtrack. Chloé indie releases have shown her “hands on” growth as a writer, artist, and now producer.
December 21, 2020
ANDIE- Exclusive Interview
Back by popular demand! Co host Emme Lentino chats with pop star UK teen sensation, ANDIE ANDIE entered the world on June 19th 2002 in Dartford Kent – accompanied by her mother and father. BEFORE long the voice sprang into action, and at 14 she was already a veteran of stage and studio in her native county. AS she inhaled the sounds of Jesse J and James Arthur — so the flames were fanned. IN the autumn of 2018 led to a liaison with legendary 80’s producer Ian Curnow – and the results have been the talk of the town. SHE now sits along side the likes of Adele, Dua Lipa and Rita Ora at the globally renowned SSB Solicitors under the golden wing of Mr Paul Spraggon. ‘‘LET YOU GO” is available worldwide by Right Track Records through the Universal Music Group. THE word is out ! THE seeds are sown.
December 17, 2020
Carrie Cunningham- Exclusive Interview
Join co host Emme Lentino as she interviews the lovely Carrie Cunningham! Carrie is being called an authentic, sultry, and captivating voice on the New Country and Americana scene. With the sass of Miranda Lambert and the sweet rich tones of Pam Tillis, not only does she engage and enlighten the audience within minutes with her voice, but also her stage presence. She has sung for ESPN2, Showtime Boxing, MLS, PRCA, The Spokane Symphony, Good Morning Northwest/ KXLY, Major Music Festivals, and the only Independent artist to be signed back to back at the NW’s Largest Country Music Festival, Watershed. She has also been featured in newspapers and magazines, such a Northwest Woman's Magazine. She has opened the stage for many numerous acts, such as Kelsea Ballerini, James Otto, Diamond Rio, Restless Heart, Crystal Gayle, Kacey Musgraves, Collective Soul, Bryan White, Sugarland, Jake Owen, Chick Corea and many, many others.
December 17, 2020
Eren Cannata -Exclusive Interview
What a delight! Join us for an exclusive interview with Emmy award-winning songwriter, producer, Eren Cannata as he chats with co host Emme Lentino! Eren Cannata is an Emmy award-winning songwriter, producer, musician and co-owner of Cove City Sound Studios. Signed to Warner Chappell / Facet House under world-renowned songwriter Justin Tranter, and industry powerhouse Katie Vinten, he is working with today’s biggest artists, writers and producers. Eren recently co-produced Demi Lovato’s most recent hit “Commander In Chief” with Finneas (Billie Eilish) and co-wrote the song with Demi, Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels. You can also hear his work as writer and producer of the soundtrack for the upcoming Kristen Stewart holiday movie “Happiest Season.” Having a famous saxophonist as his father, Eren grew up in New York fully immersed in the music scene touring with Billy Joel and The Beach Boys, distinctly remembering Carl Wilson teaching him how to sing harmonies backstage at 7 years old. In his early twenties, Eren stepped out and successfully released his first solo album in which one of the tracks landed a placement on the hit TV show Dawson’s Creek. Since then, he’s collaborated as a writer, producer and/or musician with some of the most talented and influential artists of our time, including Demi Lovato, Ryan Lewis, Justin Tranter, Paul Simon, Idina Menzel, Bebe Rexha, Absofacto, Jon Bellion, Watt, Timbaland, Fifth Harmony, CID, and Shea Diamond. He has also written songs for Academy Award-winner Brie Larson, Platinum-selling Atlantic Records artist Chef’Special, and has collaborated to produce and write audio art installations in multiple contemporary museums across the United States, including his upcoming installation with the Smithsonian in 2020. Eren’s passion for philanthropy has driven him to become involved with the Boys and Girls Club of America, where he and his wife Kristen developed a songwriting program called S.O.N.G. (Sounds of a New Generation), which teaches the art of writing and creating a hit song to inner city kids.
December 7, 2020
Courtney Keil - Exclusive Interview
Join Co host, Emme Lentino as she chats with the sweet and talented, Singer-songwriter Courtney Keil right here in our Heart of Indie studios! Courtney Keil debuts with ‘I Just Wanna Hold You’ produced by Gold & Platinum award winner Rod McCormack, reaching #1 on the Australian iTunes Country Chart. Graduating from Country Music Association Australia Senior Academy of Country Music in 2016, the last few years she has been mentored/trained by the best in the business including 1991 Star Maker Winner/5x Golden Guitar Winner Gina Jeffreys & Renee Grant-Williams (Keith Urban/Garth Brooks). Courtney has co-written with Templeton Thompson (Reba McEntire/Jo Dee Messina), Sam Gay (Little Texas/Bryan White), Rod McCormack and received awards at the 2016 Australian Songwriters Conference for Song of the Year, Pop & Country Categories. Courtney Keil is about lyrical depth, emotional connection & music that speaks the truth, trademarks of a genuine artist.
December 7, 2020
Katrina of Katrina and the Waves- Exclusive Interview
It was an epic dream for Heart of Indie Radio co host Emme Lentino to interview the amazing Katrina of Katrina and the Waves! Join us for this exclusive interview from an iconic performer and world famous artist! Katrina of the Grammy nominated band Katrina & The Waves, has a new album out this summer 2020 - Hearts, Loves & Babys. Katrina & The Waves had the 80s hit Walking on Sunshine which has been used in many films including, Look Who’s Talking, High Fidelity and American Psycho and is still one of the most played summertime tracks on radio. Katrina & The Waves have had their songs covered by Dolly Parton (who used to open her live shows with Walking on Sunshine), The Bangles and Celine Dion. Katrina and the band went on to win Eurovision in 1997 with Love Shine A Light with the largest ever margin, followed by an unprecedented four consecutive appearances on Top of The Pops and a No. 3 in the UK Charts and 23 years later are still the last UK band to win Eurovision. Katrina still packs a powerful vocal performance and performs a lively and entertaining show.
November 30, 2020
Maycie- Exclusive Interview
Join Heart of Indie Co host, Emme Lentino as she chats with the delightful, Maycie! Maycie, a sixteen-year-old singer/songwriter born in New Zealand, moved to America at the age of seven. She has performed on stage from a young age in Chicago and California, in venues such as the Sweetwater Music Hall. Maycie has been playing piano, guitar, and writing music from a young age. She attended a summer singer-songwriter intensive at the world-renowned Interlochen School Of The Arts. Maycie released her first single, Hide & Seek, in October 2019. Her second single, Cuffing Szn, was released six months later accompanied by a music video, where she collaborated with director Will Noyce. Maycie is continuing to write and produce new music. She is moving to Southern California to start her junior year of high school and is releasing her debut album later this year. She pulls inspiration from artists like Olivia O'Brien, Clairo, and SZA.
November 30, 2020
Rob Saunders- Exclusive Interview
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.
November 22, 2020
Lori Triplett- Exclusive Interview
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.
November 22, 2020
MELODY GUY -Exclusive Interview
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.
November 22, 2020
Steffany Beck- Exclusive Interview
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.
November 22, 2020
Meghan Pulles- Exclusive Interview
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.
November 8, 2020
Lisa Mitts- Exclusive Interview
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.
November 8, 2020
Luna Keller- Exclusive Interview
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.
October 26, 2020
John James Renfrow- Exclusive Interview
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.
October 26, 2020
Lauren Waller- Exclusive Interview
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.
October 26, 2020
Mira Goto- Exclusive Interview
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.
October 17, 2020
Kevin Gullickson- Exclusive Interview
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.
October 11, 2020
Emily Barker- Exclusive Interview
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.
October 11, 2020
Jack Perrett- Exclusive Interview
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.
September 27, 2020
Ava Paige - Exclusive Interview
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!
September 27, 2020
Prashant Shah- Exclusive Interview
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.
September 26, 2020
Steve Leeds- Exclusive Interview
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.
September 26, 2020
Rob Amoruso- Exclusive Interview
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.
September 23, 2020
Gina Brooklyn- Exclusive Intervew
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.
August 17, 2020
Steve Dorff- Exclusive Interview
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!
August 17, 2020
Landon Nelson- Exclusive Interview
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.
August 10, 2020
Judith Clumpas- Exclusive Interview
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!
August 3, 2020
Lori Triplett- Exclusive Interview
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!
August 3, 2020
Ed Waaka- Exclusive Interview
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!
July 30, 2020
Madison Olds- Exclusive Interview
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!
July 26, 2020
Victory Vizhanska- Exclusive Interview
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!
July 20, 2020
Rose Finn- Exclusive Interview
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!
July 12, 2020
Parker Graye- Exclusive Interview
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 !
July 12, 2020
Vasili Gavre- Exclusive Interview
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!
July 6, 2020
Lisa Crawley- Exclusive Interview
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!
July 6, 2020
Caroline B. - Exclusive Interview
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.
June 22, 2020
Greg Cortez- Exclusive Interview
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!
June 21, 2020
Avery Raquel- Exclusive Interview
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.
June 15, 2020
Matteson Gregory- Exclusive Interview
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!
June 15, 2020
Richard Wolf- Exclusive Interview
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!
May 31, 2020
Emily Crain- Exclusive Interview
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!
May 31, 2020
ZØYA- Exclusive Interview
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!
May 25, 2020
Miranda Easten- Exclusive Interview
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!
May 25, 2020
VÏKÆ- Exclusive Interview
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!
May 18, 2020
Andrew Curtis- Exclusive 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!
May 18, 2020
Greg Haver- Exclusive Interview
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!
May 18, 2020
Emily Markham- Exclusive 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!
May 17, 2020
Mark Tierney- Exclusive Interview
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.
April 6, 2020
Hannah Reddy- Exclusive Interview
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.
April 5, 2020
Emmi King- Exclusive Interview
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.
April 5, 2020
Exclusive Interview- Laura Scott with Co-Host Emme Lentino
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.
March 7, 2020
Dana Rexx - Exclusive Interview with Co-Host Emme Lentino
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 music. 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. "
February 23, 2020
Daisy Spratt- Exclusive Interview with Co-Host Emme Lentino
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.
February 23, 2020
Andie- Exclusive Interview With UK Artist That Is Really Shaking Things Up
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~
January 21, 2020
Rob Fiddaman - Exclusive Interview & Insights Into The Recording Industry
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.
December 8, 2019
Jay Henry- Exclusive Interview With This Very Talented Celebrity Vocal Coach
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!
November 25, 2019
Still Eighteen - Listen to our exclusive interview with Co-Host : Emme Lentino
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. Emme Lentino~
November 18, 2019
Liokness- Exclsuive Interview with Los Angeles Based Indie Artsit (Liokness)
Please join co-host Emme Lentino as we welcome the very talented, Los Angeles, based indie artist Liokness. What drives this talented artist to create such cool, relatable, edgy music.
November 12, 2019
Kirsten Stefanek - Exclusive Interview With Featured Artist - First Ambassador
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.
November 12, 2019
Mikalyn Hay -Exclusive Interview With Cutting Edge Canadian Indie Artist (Mikalyn Hay)
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
November 12, 2019
Jessie Lynn - In The Studio- Alabama's Singing Cowgirl
Join us for this exciting interview with none other than Alabama's Singing Cowgirl - Jessie Lynn.
November 12, 2019
Missy - Exclusive Interview With New Zealand Indie Artist (Missy)
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.
November 12, 2019
Mayte Levenbach- Exclusive Interview With Netherlands Indie Artist & Golden Girl (Mayte)
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!
November 12, 2019