I have been in the music industry for 30 years. This is a talk show featuring some of the greatest musicians, actors, vocalists, producers, and performers from all over the world. We have a fun and interesting chat, they talk about their lives and career path, and then they perform on the show. It is truly an inside look into the life of a musician. Connect with me on social media on Instagram @themusicloungepodcast Twitter @themusicloungepod Contact me email@example.com with feedback and ideas
My guest this week is the multi-talented Rachel Solomon.
Rachel is a pianist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, studio musician, touring artist, and international piano bar entertainer.
Penned “The female Billy Joel” by her Berklee College of Music songwriting teacher, she released her debut solo record in January of 2013 entitled “Love Ourselves”, and a 2nd EP entitled “Right On Time” in the spring of 2017, which was re-released digitally as “Right On Time DELUXE” with bonus tracks in 2018.
The song “Baltimore” from “Right On Time” was recognized as a Top 5 Winner in the Folk/Americana category of the 17th Annual Great American Song Contest.
Rachel has also performed with notable names such as Laura Bell Bundy, Ruby Amanfu, Love and Theft, Krystal Keith, Heidi Newfield (of the country group Trick Pony), and Texas country/Americana artist Adam Hood.
She has performed on The Today Show, Toby Keith’s “Shut Up and Hold On” tour, and has had a song placed on MTV’s “16 & Pregnant”.
Rachel's website is https://rachelsolo.com/
Her Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/RachelSoloMusic/
Her You Tube is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf8hHnWpOuLGSZ1H2zegnFg
Her Spotify is HERE
Her Apple Music is HERE
I am really excited for this interview. My guest this week is Peter Eldridge.
Peter has remained at the forefront of both the singer-songwriter and jazz realms as a vocalist, pianist, composer, and arranger. His new album MY MUSEUM was released on March 15 and is available on his website petereldridge.com
Peter is a founding member of internationally acclaimed vocal group, NEW YORK VOICES. The current line up of New York Voices is Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Darmon Meader, and Lauren Kinhan. The group continues to tour internationally and has performed in some of the world's most preeminent venues and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The North Sea Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center. They have also been involved in two Grammy-award winning projects with Paquito D'Rivera and the Count Basie Orchestra.
Some of Peter's notable collaborations include Bobby McFerrin, Fred Hersch, George Benson, Michael Brecker, and David Byrne.
Peter was head of the Manhattan School of Music's jazz voice department for eighteen years and is now part of the voice faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is regularly in demand for workshops and masterclasses both domestically and internationally, in topics ranging from vocal technique and song interpretation to songwriting and arranging.
Peter is also involved in a vocal super group called MOSS. The members are Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan and Kate McGarry
Follow Peter on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/petereldridge/
Follow New York Voices at https://www.instagram.com/newyorkvoices/
It's Episode 15. WOW! My Guest this week is Broadway and Television Actor/singer songwriter Jordan Siwek
Jordan started acting and singing as a child and appeared on such television shows as Saturday Night Live and Conan O'Brien. He worked along such starts as Will Ferrell, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Jordan played the role of Gavroche in Les Miserables on Broadway in 1997 in the 10th anniversary company
Jordan then became a singer songwriter and release his critically acclaimed album Sun Inside You to rave reviews. Download his music here on Spotify.
Jordan also has a great Tik Tok page where people from all over the world can sing duets with him. Click HERE to sing with him
So let’s raise a glass and welcome him into the music lounge
His website is https://jordansiwekmusic.com/
His Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/pianojordan/
His You Tube Page is HERE
My guest this week is the one and only AUBREY LOGAN. Aubrey is singer songwriter, trombone player and an amazing performer.
It would have been a lot easier if Aubrey Logan would have just picked one. But she’s never been one to be pigeon-holed. She lives her life outside the box and that makes her difficult to define. And that’s OK with her because she purposely defies definition.
Her Top 5 debut album in 2017 helped establish her as one of the premier young singer-instrumentalists in the country.
Her participation in Dave Koz’s #1 album, DAVE KOZ and the Summer Horns: From A to Z in 2018 helped cement her position.
But it was her own #1 album in 2019 that really helped Aubrey Logan become a household name with music aficionados around the world. Because it was that album, Where the Sunshine is Expensive, that showed the depth of songwriting that she’s capable of.
Her new Album STANDARD will be released on May 21. The 1st 2 singles ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET and DREAMS are available on all music platforms. To download her music on Spotify, cllick HERE
Her appearance on American Idol helped her meet some of the people she’s worked with throughout her career.
She is beloved by not just the dedicated fans of Postmodern Jukebox, but she considers the creator, Scott Bradlee, and her colleagues within the collective her true friends. She absolutely loves performing. But it’s in her writing that we find out who Aubrey Logan really is.
Check out everything Aubrey at www.aubreylogan.com
You Tube Click HERE
My guest today is the international sensation Dana Schiemann. Her website is https://dana-schiemann.squarespace.com/
Dana is an amazing actor, comedian, writer, and National Canadian Air Guitar Champion from Toronto, Ontario.
Graduating from University of Guelph in Theater and Music, Schiemann continued her training at The Second City Toronto, where she completed the Conservatory and Longform Conservatory Programs.
In 2016 Dana was cast in the first ever Second City House Company. She performed on the Second City Mainstage in various other shows.
Dana stars in Season 5 of Letterkenny ( Crave TV) as Cheryl, Darryl's doppelganger from their rival town. Other credits include Miss Elizabeth Ann Hulette in Dark Side of the Ring (VICE), the Mayor of Mega City in Massive Monster Mayhem (Nickelodeon) and Denise Bozarth in Fatal Vows (Discovery ID).
Dana performed in the Caribbean aboard the beautiful MSC Seaside in Beer Prov at Sea, a brilliant improv comedy troupe that has the guesting laughing in the isles.
If you're a fan of rocking out with an air guitar, Schiemann recently returned from Finland after representing Canada and winning bronze in the World Air Guitar Competition! rock star alias: Danasaurus Rex.
You can follow Dana on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/danaschiemann/
My guest this week is the multi talented Yanatha Desouvre.
Yanatha is what you call a modern-day renaissance man. He is a writer, poet, film maker, musician, tech wizard, and activist. He is also a #1 best-selling Amazon.com author, educator and public speaker.
He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, raised in Brooklyn and Philadelphia and now lives in Miami, Florida.
His latest novella Revelations: Roads to Redemption, pays homage to Hip Hop Legend Wycleff Jean and his amazing discography. Revelations was one of the top downloaded e-books in April 2020 in the African American, mystery thriller and suspense fiction categories on Amazon.com.
Yanatha has co-written the screenplay and produced the 2020 short film, The Sweetest Girl which is a partial adaptation of Revelations: inspired by true events. It’s a compelling a provocative love story, set in Haiti, haunted by human trafficking and gun violence.
Yanatha has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, Miami Herald, The Miami New Times, Haitian Times, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, South Florida PBS, NBC and ABC.
Go to his website https://www.yanatha.com/ to see the film trailer and to get all of his information.
Follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/goodmanchronicles/
My guest this week is Ashely Pezzotti. Ashley is a brilliant jazz vocalist and composer who has taken the internet by storm with her amazing videos of her singing some of the classic jazz solos of all time. Catch them on her You Tube Channel by clicking here
She started classical voice lessons at 4 years old and turned her talents into a full scholarship at the University of Miami.
She attended the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program where she was mentored by Dee Dee Bridgewater
She has performed and worked along side such great artists as Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Dave Holland, Jon Secada, Joey Alexander, and country star Keith Urban.
In 2019, she released her first solo record titled We’ve only just begun which is a collection of Great American song book inspired original compositions and classic jazz standards.
Follow her on Instagram here
Her website is https://www.ashleypezzotti.com/
Episode 10 is live and on the air. My guest today is Sarah Hester Ross
Sarah is a singer, pianist, comedian, writer, director, producer, composer, and content creator.
She has performed all over the world entertaining audiences with her astounding vocals her quick-witted sense of humor.
Sarah has been a featured vocalist in the hit Las Vegas show Raiding the Rock Vault singing some of the greatest rock hits in music history.
Sarah created a one woman music and comedy show entitled Piano Babe and has recently written, directed, and starred in Pianos to the Death in Orlando, Florida and Las Vegas
Sarah has a very popular Tik Tok page. She created the video comedy series Florida Woman Wednesday and Florida Man Friday.
Her good-natured, comedic exuberance, both on and off stage, has earned her the moniker of “The Hilarious Redhead!“ As as her song goes…You Don’t Mess with a Redhead
For more information about Sarah go her web site at https://www.sarahhesterross.com/
You can follow Sarah on TikTok by clicking here.
You can follow Sarah on Instagram by clicking here.
You can subscribe to Sarah on You Tube by clicking here.
WOW!! Episode 9 is going to be a good one. My guest is the brilliant pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer PETE LENTS. He is a fellow dueling piano player and a wonderful songwriter. He has one of the most successful streaming music shows on Twitch and has taken streaming to a whole new level. We also will hear his small town America story, and how he broke out and got to the big city and followed his dreams. The original song segment is amazing. You do not want to miss this show.
Follow Pete on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/brookstonebards/
Follow Pete on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/brookstonebards
Subscribe to his You Tube channel here
My guest this week is Singer Songwriter Eva Gertz. Eva grew up in Boston and now lives in the heart of the music scene in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother is a visual artist and her father is a professional jazz bass player. So music and art was always around her growing up. Eva graduated from Berklee School of Music and started to write heartwarming and inspirational songs. With musical influences like Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon Eva's music will raise your spirituality and make you think about life and everything that surrounds us. You can download her music on Spotify and Apple Music.
So get ready for some good vibes and welcome into the music lounge Eva Gertz.
Go to Eva's website at https://www.evagertz.com/ Follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/evagertzmusic/ and on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/user/egkeys31/videos
The Blues Brothers...Saturday Night Live...Late Show with David Letterman..Frank Zappa..James Brown..just a few of the incredible artist that my guest TOM "BONES" MALONE has performed with. With a resume too long to list, Tom has appeared with a who's who of the music business. He shares with us some incredible stories about the making of The Blues Brothers movie and how it almost never happened. Plus stories from Saturday Night Live, Letterman, and the road. His journey is incredible. This is an episode full of rock and roll and movie history. You can find Tom at http://www.tombonesmalone.net/
My guest this week is rockstar vocalist and singer songwriter Beth Cohen.
Beth is a world renown vocalist, composer, performer, and one of the most sought-after vocal coaches in the world.
Beth has performed with such artist as Barry Gibb, Jon Secada, Julio Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, and Latin super star, Chayanne. She had recorded with Barbara Streisand, Pink, and Alejandro Sanz.
She is currently a member of the classic rock band Boston.
Beth is the owner of South Florida Voice Studios, which is one the premier vocal studios in the world. She has personally coached many A list vocalist from around the globe. And I have to say…she is my vocal coach as well. You can find out more at https://southfloridavoicestudios.com/
Beth's website is https://beth-cohen.com/
You can follow Beth on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thebethcohen/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/theBethCohen
My guest this week is New Jersey native Hallie Brevetti. Hallie is a wonderful actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. She has been dazzling audiences since she was a teenager and is climbing the ladder of success.
She has appeared in such musicals as A Bronx Tale, State Fair, Oklahoma, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Annie Get your Gun, and has many more theater credits to her name.
With a dazzling vocal range, Hallie can perform opera and rock and roll all in the same breath.
Follow her on Instagram at @hbinsane and on You Tube. Her website is http://www.halliebrevetti.com/
My guest in Episode 4 is singer/songwriter Sarah Angel. Sarah is a brilliant vocalist, pianist, composer, arranger, and performer.
Her new album SURRENDER was released in January to rave reviews. Sarah has performed all over the world both in the classical and the rock and roll idiom.
Sarah comes from a large family and has 5 brothers and sisters, 3 of them being triplets.
She has many amazing stories from the road and the sea to share with us today. And she was actually on board a cruise ship when the Corona virus hit.
Sarah has her own podcast The Sarah Angel Podcast which you can catch on You Tube
You can hear all of Sarah’s music and order the album at www.sarahangelmusic.com
Follow her on Instagram @sarahangelmusic
Follow her on You Tube at Sarah Angel
In this episode I talk to the brilliantly talented Christina Bianco.
Christina is a world-renowned Actor, Singer, and Impressionist. She has captured the world on YouTube with her ‘diva’ impressions. She currently has over 25 million views. Check her channel out at https://www.youtube.com/c/ChristinaBianco1/videos
Christina has appeared on such television shows as The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Today Show in the United States, and The Paul O’Grady Show and This Morning, in the United Kingdom. She is a Two-Time Drama Desk Award nominee. She has starred on the West End in England and in New York City in the brilliant comedy Forbidden Broadway.
Most recently, Christina played the iconic role of Fanny Brice in the timeless Musical Funny Girl at the historic Theatre Marigny in Paris. With a tremendous vocal range and comic timing like no other Christina has taken the world by storm.
Follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/xtinabianco1/
Her website is https://www.christinabianco.com/
My special guest is this episode of THE MUSIC LOUNGE is T. Scott Ross.
T. Scott is an incredible vocalist, actor, dancer, composer, and even rocks the stage on the guitar.
T. Scott has performed all over the world and has starred on Broadway as Lonnie, who is the heart and soul of the musical Rock of Ages.
T. Scott shares his story of his path to the great white way.
T. Scott and his NYC based Indie Pop/Rock band Bourbon and Bliss have a fantastic EP out called The Trouble We Crave.
Click here to check out his music
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tscottross/
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This is the premier episode of the Music Lounge Podcast. It is a talk show where I, Yoel Hyman, chat with some of today’s music innovators and legends. My special guest in this 1st episode is Martyn Lucas.
Martyn Lucas is a brilliant vocalist, pianist, composer, arranger, producer, and an amazing showman. He has performed all over the globe and has even starred on the West End as the role of The Phantom of the Opera. You can follow Martyn on his website, YouTube, and Session Live.
He has some amazing life stories and even has a Star Wars connection.
Raise a glass and welcome into the Music Lounge, my mate from across the pond..Martyn Lucas.