Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, “Q-Unique” was a staple in the early 90’s NYC Hip Hop scene with “The Rock Steady Crew”. Touring the world with the likes of Public Enemy and others we chat the scene, all things Brooklyn and what’s next for him. Oh and we had lot’s of coffee!!
Longtime Rod Stewart Drummer Dave Palmer and his Tour Manager Ben Melman join me this week from Liverpool, UK! We discuss life on the road, making albums, their music, professional influences and their collective take on what’s next for the ever-changing music business?
15 years ago “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was tragically taken away from us on December 4, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. In episode #6, I discuss his tragic loss, the impact he had on the music business and musicians around the world.
Franks Sidoris (Slash ft Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators) returns this week to continue his story. In this episode we chat staying fit on tour, dealing with adversity and family emergencies on the road, what’s next for him as the tour cycle winds down, his favourite coffee from around the world and so much more!
Franks Sidoris (Slash ft Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators) joins me this week to discuss his beginnings in Las Vegas, the music scene there and his influences. We also discuss how he landed the audition with Slash and his band and nailing it to become the new guitar player. What’s is like touring with Slash, recording with Slash and being surrounded with one of the best rock bands in the world? , Frank joins discusses it all and so much more! We chatted so much that we broke it down to two episodes. Pour a cup, crank your tunes and settle in friends. Enjoy Part 1!
Vancouver Author, Musician and Historian, Aaron Chapman joins me this week to talk about his new book, “Vancouver After Dark”, the past, present and future of the Canadian/Vancouver Music Scene, Nikki Sixx and so much more!
Karen Bliss (Music Journalist, Canadian Correspondent for Billboard Magazine, founder of samaritanmag.com)
Karen Bliss is one of the most respected Music Journalists in the land and joins me this week on the “Music Cast”. Karen has won Music Journalist of the Year, Is the Canadian Correspondent for Billboard Magazine, has written countless articles for Rolling Stone, Pollstar and Variety to name a few, has interviewed the likes of: Eddie Vedder, Kurt Cobain, Robert Plant, Beyonce and Britney Spears and created an online magazine about giving back called samaritanmag.com.
In this episode we discuss her start, the current state of music In 2019, her favourite shows she has attended, her love of coffee and much, much more!
In the first episode of the “Music Cast”, Barry Kerch and myself discuss the new Shinedown album “Attention, Attention”, touring the world in 2019 and how it has changed from when they first started, keeping healthy on tour, Mental Health and how it has affected the band over the years, how it continues to play a role in their day to day life on tour, what’s next for the band and of course we visit Barry’s coffee brand “Spartan Brews” for a little throw back to the “Coffee Cast”. We were live in Abbotsford, British Columbia Canada and Barry made some time just before he took the stage while on tour with their friends Papa Roach. As always, pour yourself a cup and settle in for a great chat about life, coffee and all things rock!
The goal of Tim Wendelboe is to “be among the best coffee roasteries and espresso bars in the world and to be a preferred supplier of quality coffee and a preferred resource for coffee innovation and coffee knowledge.” Well, I would agree with this statement as it was my number one coffee discovery in 2018! I had the chance to visit again in 2019 and Tim was gracious enough to join me to discuss: Coffee Culture, Where the coffee industry is headed, the controversies of the business and how he combats it, how he got his start, his amazing cafe in Oslo, Norway and so much more! Settle in with a giant cup, subscribe to get his coffee sent to you while drinking it and enjoy my hour long chat with one of the best coffee minds in the world!