Jan 12, 2022
"Making It" with Mercedes Nicoll ( 4 time Olympian)
Mercedes Nicoll is a 4 time Olympian. But, has she "Made It?" Her answer may surprise you. Mercedes completed one of the greatest comebacks in sports history (after suffering a traumatic injury on the course) to qualify for her fourth Olympics. You'd think her story would be complete? You'd think! However, in some eyes here story has just begun. This week, Mercedes drops by to give HERE definition of "Making It' and may just inspire you while doing it! For all episodes check out http://www.brentonontour.com
Jan 05, 2022
"Making It" with Craig Gass (Comedian/Howard Stern Show)
Comedian Craig Gass (The Howard Stern Show/King of Queen's/Sex and the City) stops by to give his definition of "Making It". From guest appearances on Sex and the City and King of Queen's to his past and current gig with the Howard Stern Show, has Craig made it? His answer may surprise you!
Dec 22, 2021
That's a Wrap on 2021!
2021 is about to be in the rear view mirror! How was YOUR 2021? It felt a lot like 2020 to me but I did have a few highlights and touring in there as well as a bit of travel. Pressing ahead seems to be the theme of the land these days and today I wrap-up 2021 with a quick once over of how it went, what might be next for the podcast and more! Thanks for listening and please visit me over at http://www.brentonontour.com for all episodes and highlights from the show!
Dec 08, 2021
"Making It" w/ Chad Guy (PM/TA for KISS) + Dave Fortune (PM/Tour Director)
Chad Guy and Dave Fortune have worked with, ran and continue to run the biggest concerts on the planet. Chad is PM/Tour Accountant for KISS and Dave spends his time as a freelance Production Manager and Tour Director having worked with Taylor Swift, Ed Sheehan, ACDC and more! You would think they have "Made it" in the music business but both stop by today to offer their take on the subject; their answers may surprise you. Collectively the three of us have known and worked with each other for 20+ years and today's chat reflects our own individual journey's and our journey's together as we work towards OUR own versions of "Making It!".
Dec 01, 2021
Everyone has their definition of "Making It". Do you have yours? Have you "Made it" or still striving for it? I get asked all the time about how to "Make It" In the Music Business and the path I took to get there. Have I actually "Made It" though? In this new series I will attempt to get those answers for you. I will have guests talk about their personal Journey's and also try to offer their thoughts on what "Making It" really means!
Nov 17, 2021
Dr. Sam Gutman MD (Rockdoc Consulting Inc)
Dr. Sam Gutman MD stops by this week to talk Rockdoc Consulting Inc; his Event Medical Consulting Company, shares some stories from treating artists backstage, talks about his favourite shows, what started it all for him and more! Plus, we discuss COVID19 travel testing, the difference between PCR & Rapid Antigen testing, vaccine hesitancy and offers his thoughts on how to get through the pandemic.
Nov 14, 2021
The Doctor is almost in!
This coming week I have a very important episode with Dr Samual Gutman MD (Rockdoc Inc) on the way. We are going to cover a lot of things but we will touch on COVID, Vaccination Hesitancy and more. I feel it's important to have these discussions and as I continue to recover from my COVID19 experience I thought it would be best to have an actual doctor on to downplay some myths and offer his take. I hope you will join me....this is just a little jab at what's to come!
Nov 03, 2021
Katie Rox (Nice Horse) + Dunner (The Washboard Union)
Katie Rox (Nice Horse) and Dunner (The Washboard Union) are old friends, tour together, have very successful bands that have won countless awards and were two of the first Canadian bands to play live In the summer of 2021! This week we discuss how their bands came together, how long they have known each other and played shows together, touring during a pandemic, how to succeed in the music business and more! Plus we play the "Espresso Shot" and Brent challenges them both to a "Banjo off".
Oct 28, 2021
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Matt Heafy (Trivium) stops by today to talk about his touring experience this summer on the "Metal Tour of the Year" across America with Megadeth, Lamb of God and Hatebreed. Artists are experiencing all sorts of changes due to the pandemic and Matt discusses it all. Plus, we talk about Matt's new album with Trivium and of course we chat coffee and play the "Espresso Shot".
Oct 21, 2021
Touring Roundtable - The Crew - w/ Hoogie on the Road (Shinedown), Scott Davis (Daughtry/Disturbed), Andy Robicheau (Barenaked Ladies), Jimi Storey (Halsey)
Live music is back! Today I start a series of episodes featuring the people that make these shows happen. The Crew are everything to a tour and I've gathered some of the best in their field. Hoogie (Shinedown), Scott Davis (Daughtry/Disturbed), Jimi Storey (Halsey/Grouplove) and Andy Robicheau (Barenaked Ladies) all stop by to talk about the touring they have done this year after being some of the first people back on tour since the pandemic began!
Oct 13, 2021
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Brenton is NOT on Tour anymore having wrapped up a week ago. I found myself in a funny situation where I needed to get home by "Thanksgiving" and faced with a lot of the same circumstances our friends Neal Page and Del Griffith faced in the Thanksgiving movie that shares the title of this episode! Season 3 launches with my adventures through America to get home, the challenges we face travelling now and what happens when there is a death in the family and you gotta call an audible? All this and more on the weeks show!
Sep 15, 2021
Back on Tour, New York on Sept 11 and more!
I'm back on tour! I've been getting a lot of questions about what it's like out here so I dive into that. Also, I had a day off Sept 11 in NYC on the 20th Anniversary of the attacks and I give you a break down of my day and more!
Jul 23, 2021
It's that time! The lake is calling, the campfire raging and kids needing things to do! In this quick wrap up I ask you what you are doing this summer, thank some sponsors and have a little chat. The podcast returns in Sept when I Brenton will actually be "On Tour" again!
Jul 09, 2021
Concerts are back! What does it all mean?
Live music is back! This means I'll actually be "On Tour" as per the title of this podcast. What does this mean for you the ticket holder? What does this mean for the artist? Are you excited to see live music again? What was your favourite show? All this and more in this week's episode!
Jun 30, 2021
B.C.'s Restart Plan (Phase 3), Soprano's Prequel Trailer, Back on Tour!
Jun 09, 2021
World Aeropress Champion and coffee roaster Tim Wendelboe returns to the show for an update on the coffee business, life in Oslo, Norway and what's next for his company?
Jun 02, 2021
Corinne Lea (Rio Theatre Vancouver)
Corinne Lea is Owner/Operator of Vancouver's storied Rio Theatre. After raising over Eight Million dollars during their "Save the Rio" campaign through the help of local fundraising and names like Kevin Smith and Ryan Reynolds, Corinne was able to plant her foot firmly into the Vancouver movie, music, and performance scene. Then, the Pandemic hit and threatened to destroy all the amazing work that was done and potentially close the theatre. How did Corinne and her team adjust? How competitive is the Movie Theatre business with Cineplex controlling the market? What's next or small theatres like the Rio and others? Plus, Corinne talks about her alter-ego "Shameless Lee" her Burlesque performer and what's next for that scene?
May 26, 2021
B.C.'s restart plan
Today the Province of British Columbia, Canada announced their restart plan for the rest of 2021. In this quick 10 min "Espresso Shot" I cover off the basics of the plan as well as give you my quick favourite's for coffee, region and brand!
May 13, 2021
Frank Sidoris (Guitarist w/ Slash ft Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators & Mammoth WVH)
Frank Sidoris (Slash/Mammoth WVH) returns to the podcast to chat coffee, balancing playing In two major rock bands, life since we last chatted and he plays the "Espresso Shot" game featuring his favourite coffee bean, places, and myths!
May 05, 2021
Karen Bliss (Canadian Correspondent - Billboard, Founder - Samaritan Mag)
Karen Bliss (Canadian Correspondent for Billboard/Founder of Samaritan Mag) makes her return to the show to talk coffee, music, life and more! How has life changed for one of music's busiest journalists? How has her coffee intake changed? Is BillC10 going to help or hinder how Canadians get their online content and what might be next for the concert world? All this plus Karen plays the "Espresso Shot" and challenges Brent to drink only instant coffee for a week? Is he in?
Apr 28, 2021
Jessica Castillo ( Coffee Dates with Jess Podcast)
Jessica Castillo (Coffee Dates with Jess Podcast) joins the show today to discuss her podcast that also explores coffee culture and the people within it. Also, Jess talks about her personal "Journey For Java" that started at just 10 years old, her training as a Barista and what she learned in the process, life in Las Vegas including her favourite spots for coffee and what's next for her and the podcast Including some breaking news!
Apr 21, 2021
John Guarnieri (Coffee and the Secret Service)
John Guarnieri (Spear Talk Podcast, Silver Spear Security, Former Secret Service Agent) joins me this week to discuss it all. John now spends his days protecting bands like Nickelback and Shinedown on tour while tasting coffee from around the world In the process. What are some of his favourites? What kind of coffee does Barack Obama drink? What's next for the world of rock? We break it all down this week on the Journey for Java Podcast.
Apr 14, 2021
Juan Bagnell (somegadgetguy.com)
Juan Bagnell (somegagdetguy.com) stops by this week to talk tech and coffee! How do these two things go together? Juan breaks down his personal Journey for Java with us, his favourite coffee to drink and gives us some great tech advise along the way. Also, we talk the demise of LG and their phone division, what kind of gear does Juan recommend in both coffee and electronics, he plays the "Espresso Shot" game and so much more!
Mar 31, 2021
Brent Fitz (Slash, Toque, Gene Simmons Band)
Brent Fitz (Slash, Toque, Gene Simmons) returns to the podcast to talk all things coffee! Touring around the world feeds Brent's coffee addiction and we discuss about some of his favourite coffee places and stories from around the world. Growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada how did Brent start his "Journey for Java" and who were the people that helped him find this universally loved drink? Plus, what's new in his world and how is he keeping sane during the current state of the world?
Mar 24, 2021
Ray Zahab ( Explorer, Ultra Distance Runner, Kapik1 Coffee)
Ray Zahab is a Canadian Explorer, Ultra Marathon distance runner, founder of the non-profit Impossible2Possible and Kapik1 Coffee! What does a World Explorer drink for coffee in the Arctic or Sahara desert? Ray Zahab made his own brand called Kapik1, takes it with him to share with his fellow adventurers and is here this week to talk all about how it all came to be. Also, we discuss the the regions he decided on for the brand, the best coffee to drink on top of the world in sub zero temperatures and more. Ray also breaks down his amazing charity Impossible2Possible and taking people on adventures all over the world.
Mar 17, 2021
Brian Wheat (Tesla)
Brian Wheat is the bassist and Co-Songwriter of the multiplatinum selling band TESLA. Brian stops by this week to talk about his brand new book, "Son of a Milkman" that details his life in the band, his upbringing, mental and physical health struggles, the sex drugs and rock and roll lifestyle and so much more! We discuss it all as well as: His current favourite artists? What are his true thoughts on the 90's grunge movement? How did his friendship with Jimmy Page and Joe Elliott start? How does the band write songs?
Mar 10, 2021
Sarah and David Ayres - One Year Later
What happens when you go to work thinking it's a regular day and then your life get's turned upside down? Well for Sarah Ayres and her husband David that's exactly what happened February 23, 2020. After getting an emergency call to play goal for the Caroline Hurricanes in Toronto against his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs and then beating them, David and Sarah's life changed forever! International travel, talk shows, podcasts and countless appearances would be their life moving forward and then the pandemic hit changing the worlds plans including theirs. In this episode we discuss: The last year of the their life and the madness that was created? The Movie about their life being produced and by who? Their connection to the Kidney Foundation and how they are trying to raise awarnes through the #sixdegreechallenge What's next for them both?
Mar 03, 2021
Coffee Snobs & A**holes Part 2
In Part 2 of "Coffee Snobs and A**holes", I'm joined again by the Vancouver Coffee Snob, The Coffee Snobs Podcast from North Carolina and Darren "Danger" Grieve from News 1130 and the soon to be heard "That's Vancouver Podcast" to try and define what the difference is? We cover coffee myths, the amazing Siply coffee app, our favourite regions and the difference between Canadian and America coffee culture!
Feb 24, 2021
Coffee Snobs & A**holes Part 1
In Part 1 of "Coffee Snobs and A**holes", I'm joined by the Vancouver Coffee Snob, The Coffee Snobs Podcast from North Carolina and Darren "Danger" Grieve from News 1130 and the soon to be heard "That's Vancouver Podcast" to try and define what the difference is? You may ask yourself which category you fall into after listening or at the very least question why you are drinking bad coffee to begin with?
Feb 17, 2021
Will Wells - The Artery Community Roasters - Ottawa, Canada
The Artery Community Roasters are located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Today their founder Will Wells joins me to tell their amazing tale and hopefully inspire you along the way. Who are they? - The Artery Community Roasters, help people living with disabilities find worthwhile employment, and freshly roasted speciality coffee. - All the employees who are roasting and packaging their coffee, are people living with disabilities. - They produce some of the best specialty coffee around. Freshly roasted on innovative fluid bed roasters, and sell direct trade coffee that is sourced through their friends at Semilla Coffee, who are coffee advocates and small-scale importers who care. This allows them to operate with only 1 to 2 degrees of separation between us and the farmers who grow our delicious coffee. We talk about it all including how it all came together, their amazing employees and how to help their cause?