Musicians And Beyond
By Musicians And Beyond
Musicians And Beyond Jul 20, 2023
Epoisode 74 "Johnny L" LaVasseur
How does one navigate life to end up owning their own radio station? "Well, there was never a master plan". If you mention Johnny L's name anywhere in New England, everybody knows him. We had a fun filled face to face afternoon listening to Johnny"s chronological timeline of how things went down. We hear the never ending stories of his 15 years at WFNX, his time in South Boston selling alcohol , spearheading Boston music / booze cruises , his Radio BBC days and his current venture Indie617 streaming radio. Such an influential man partially responsible for the BOOM of music in New England starting in the early 80's. Just too much to say in this description , so grab a Coors Light and a taste of Bourbon and get ready for a great ride !!
Episode 73 Tim McGeary "The Rescue" Part 1
Tim McGeary joined Musicians And Beyond for a story extravaganza. Tim, best known for his years with "The Rescue" shares incredible stories from his years in the business. Some funny, some happy, some sad and some tragic. Tims downs in his life have shaped him into the kind hearted and inspirational sole he is. He is a forever grateful man with amazing talents and even better humanitarian traits. He has been around the world numerous times opening up for names like Billy Idol, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, Stray Cats, and Missing Persons to name a few. This episode didnt have enough time to hear it all , so we are doing a part 2 also. Great guy, great talent and a great episode. Enjoy his stories and music.
Episode 72 - Paul Bielatowicz - Emerson Lake & Palmer Legacy
Paul Bielatowicz, born in Lancashire England was a young avid gymnast finding the love for music at the age of 7 when "Santa" brought him his first guitar. Paul's love and passion for music grew over the years to eventually land him a spot in Carl Palmers band "Emerson Lake & Palmer Legacy". He has shared the stage and collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry. When he is not out on tour with ELP, he is busy with his many other side projects, including the magical "Nosferatu" production. His contagious laugh and energy makes this a fun episode to listen to. Oh, did we mention that Paul dug deep in his years of experience and wisdom to pull out words to live by for upcoming musicians, "Dont Be A Dick!" Please follow @musiciansandbeyond and also @paulbielatowicz , and find out more about him at www.paulbielatowicz.com
#paulbielatowicz #guitar #producer #greatenergy #emersonlakeandpalmer #elp #followus @everyone #carlpalmer #production #bumblefoot #jordanrudess #podcast #music
Episode 71 - Liberty DeVitto (formerly of Billy Joel)
Our Episode 71 guest is credited as the drummer on 150 million + album units. Liberty DeVitto, best known for his 30 years with the legendary Billy Joel, joins us and tells the world some never before told stories. Liberty, a quick witted and energetic musician gives us his back story on how this whole thing happened. We laughed a lot hearing the shenanigans from the road that led to Billy pointing responding officers to Liberty's hotel room. Liberty is the author of "Liberty: Life, Billy and The Pursuit Of Happiness." You also may know him from the iconic documentary "Hired Gun." You can check out his current bands by following "The Lords Of 52nd Street" & "The Slim Kings." Great guy, great musician and even a better story teller. Please follow us and share this exciting episode. T #libertydevitto #billyjoel #lordsof52ndst #drummer #songwriter #storyteller #paulmccartney #beatles #russelljavors #richiecannata #davidclarke #dennisdelgaudio #dougkistner #malcomgold #backstagepass #lol #stevienicks #slimkings
Episode 70 - Ava Connell
What is it like to be a young musician from Georgia that is finding their way through the music industry ? Well... in this episode we find out. Ava Connell, an 18 year old up and coming musician joins us to chat about her past, present and future in the industry. This young lady oozes positivity! Find out how her grandmother's poetry could have sparked Ava's music and songwriting interest. Such a wonderful young lady with an extraordinary voice and songwriting talents. She shares one of her new songs "Koe." This girl is surely one to watch. Buckle Up and let's watch her journey. Please remember to follow us at @musiciansandbeyond and subscribe to our YouTube channel
#ava #singer #songwriter #upandcoming #nashville #music #onetowatch #journey #georgia
Episode 69 - Luciano Russo - Performer of the year
#luciano #music #franksinatra #instudio #bookhim #mudsiciansandbeyond
Episode 68 - Sandra North "Best Breakthrough Artist"
Episode 68 has been "A Long Time Coming" which happens to be the title of Sandra North's Debut album. Sandra joined us in Boston via Facetime all the way from Sweden. This energetic and spunky Swedish singer and songwriter brings us behind her music and success. We get in depth behind the story of "Gone" and "Shore Thing." Two of her newest releases. She tells us her future plans and aspirations as well as telling us some of her musical idols and inspirations. As the winner of "The Best Breakthrough Artist" this "Shore Thing" wont be "Gone" anytime soon. Be sure to follow @musiciansandbeyond and @Sandranorth_official and join us on her musical journey to success. #sandranorth #singer #songwriter #sweden #swedish #musicpodcast #podcast #musiciansandbeyond
Episode 67 - Nicholas Walz
Great conversation with the incredibly well rounded and musically inclined Nicholas Walz. Nicholas , a Berklee graduate talks with Mark and John about all things music. We find out his areas of expertise , past projects, future projects and we even hear lots of live music all the way from The Netherlands to Boston via ZOOM. Nicholas tell us about his future album, "One Last Letter". We hear live versions of "Hold On To You" and "Heres My Heart" that are available on all major platforms. We hear stories about his current position at a World Renowned recording studio in the Netherlands that has housed artists such as The Police, Foo Fighters and Elton John. Oh boy,... If those walls could talk..... Elton John even left his personal piano at the studio after one of his recording sessions. Thats pretty cool. Be sure to follow Musicians And Beyond and Nicholas Walz Music. Enjoy this great episode with a great guy. You will feel like you are sitting next to us!
#nicholaswalz #music #singer #songwriter #director #composer #thepolice #sting #foofighters #Eltonjohn #conductor #composer #itsanothersundaypodcast #musicpodcast
Episode 66 - Pat Badger of EXTREME
M&B was cordially invited into the personal studio of Pat Badger of the legendary rock band EXTREME and The Dark Desert Eagles (Pat's Eagles Tribute band.) Pat takes us back to his childhood, tells us about his musical heroes, touches on career highlights and even gives some amazing advice to up and coming artists. Please follow @musiciansandbeyond and share this episode. Listen in to hear the "backstage" info on the life of this humble rock star, who is a great human being.
#patbadger #extreme #darkdeserteagles #bass #musician #music #guitar #garycherone #nunobettencourt #joepessia #kfigg #singer #songwriter #banshee #newrelease #podcast #charliemoore #fishing #erniebochjr
Episode 65 - Stephanie Ryann
Singer, songwriter and great human being Stephanie Ryann joined M&B for an afternoon of fun and inspiration. Not only do we hear a couple of songs, we learn about the heartfelt lyrics behind them! Stephanie, currently touring gives us some teasers about some up and coming adventures. We tried, but couldnt get her to spill the beans. Stay tuned for lots of announcements from Stephanie and be sure to support her journey. She is available on all major platforms and see her live at a Venue near you ! This episode is one to share with friends. Please be sure to follow us @musiciansandbeyond
#stephanieryann #music #singer #songwriter #cardinal #heartfelt #risingstar #checkherout #paigedavis #nashville #Redbirds #newrelease #inspiration #thankyouforbeingourfriend
Episode 64 - Jordan Quinn - "Queens"
What an energy packed episode! The versatile Jordan Quinn joins us in studio to share her stories of her life, long journeys and lyrics. Jordan pays tribute to female music artists through the years. She is directing, producing and starring in "Queens." Her production highlights so many of the inspirational female performers from the last few decades. Listen in to hear great stories and hear her perform in studio some of the songs from her show. #Jordanquinn #queens #carlysimon #jonimitchell #pattilabelle #Heart #janisjoplin #Donnasummer #ellafitzgerald #patbenatar #dollyparton #whitneyhouston #arethafranklin #carolecole #ladygaga #dianaross #lawhorneandsurabian #musiciansandbeyond #singer #songwriter
Episode 63 Emanuele Pistucchia
Born and raised in the North East region of Italy, Emanuele Pistucchia followed his heart and musical dreams and relocated to The USA in 2001. A self taught guitarist, Emanuele found success at an early age and even released a 4 song EP at the age of 13. Through the many years of climbing the ladder of success, he has made a big name in the music industry as an incredible artist and a humble and kind man. He has worked with so many big names in the business including members of 3 DOORS DOWN, SPICE GIRLS, .38 SPECIAL, CREED FISHER and BlAKE WHARTON just to name a few.
As an instructor and also the Concert Director at THE SCHOOL OF ROCK, Emanuele explains his gratitude for his talents to be able to help and inspire the musical youth.
Listen in and be one of the first to hear about his future plans.......
#emanuelepistucchia #creedfisher #3doorsdown #spicegirls #38special #blakewharton #chuckjones #Andytimmons #ericjohnson
Episode 62 Dean Ford
Dean Ford, best known for his Nationally recognized PRINCE tribute band "Dean Ford And The Beautiful Ones" joined Musicians And Beyond for an action packed afternoon consisting of music, laughs, inspiration and gratitude. Dean even tells us that one of PRINCE's original band members Matt "Doctor " Fink has joined him to play at multiple shows.
Dean Ford is also a very successful singer, songwriter and is very proficient at numerous instruments. He takes his talents on the road with his own band that plays Deans originals and also DFATBO. His time is tight with his busy calendar and promoting a newly released album that is packed with hits including "CRZMKR" & "VHS". Listen in and follow us to hear the back stories of Deans pre and post show rituals as well as is inspirations and collaborations .
#musicpodcast #music #deanford #prince #tribute #bleu #Mattdoctorfink #derekrandall #avengesevenfold #vhs
Episode 61 - Ernie Cefalu "The Lost Rolling Stones Tongue"
Episode 59 - James A Norkawich , Pianist / Arranger /Producer
The accomplishments keep on coming. Listen in to our exclusive interview with the master himself, James A Norkawich. James wears lots of hats and is well known in the music industry. James is a composer, arranger, producer and one hell of a story teller. Come with us on this wild ride with James as he enlightens us to some breaking information and projects in the works. We highlight his beautiful hit "You Amaze Me", and talk shop for your listening pleasure. Check out his freshly updated website at WWW.Jamesanorkawich.com and download his masterpieces. This episode is not only entertaining , but very informational. Enjoy!
Episode 60 - Part 10 - "Under The Covers" with Ernie Cefalu
Our final "Under The Covers" episode part, but surely not the last time M&B will be working with the legendary Ernie Cefalu. In this episode, we chat with the Godfather of Album covers about future news in the making! Ernie has the largest Original album art collection and numerous art pieces. We walk through the recent past as he paints a picture of recent Art museum shows including Forest Lawn, The Smithsonian Rock and Soul, Gallery 13 and The Disciple. Part 10n tells a great story! This history explored here should and will last for ever. Although Ernie constantly showed his appreciation to Musicians And Beyond (and others) for keeping his story alive and getting it out to the world, MnB will forever be grateful to been entrusted to do this. We are fortunate to be able to call Ernie a friend. "Thank you for being our Friend".
#erniecefalu #graphicdesigner #albumcover #rollingstones #alicecooper #cheechandchong #Beegees #friendsforever #newfriends #grateful
Episode 58 - Derek Randall
All it took was singing along to Garth Brooks in his mothers station wagon for Derek Randall to find his direction in life. MnB really enjoyed chatting with Derek who currently splits his time between Nashville and Grand Rapids. Derek credits the different make up of each individual band member for the success and sound of his band. They are currently experiencing the transition towards the big time. 500,000 downloads of a recently released album is testament to the stories, music and talents of this well oiled group. Listen in and hear some stories, songs, inspirations and even some of the many desirable places to play. Derek and his "TEAM" are truly professionals and a great bunch of people. Support this artist by buying some swag, downloading music and supporting their social media. www.DerekRandallMusic.com
#derekrandall #Rock #country #music #singer #songwriter #garthbrooks #nashville #grandrapids #risingstars #LawhorneandSurabian #musiciansandBeyond
Episode 57 - Harmoni Kelley, Bassist for Kenny Chesney
M&B got to chat with the humble, grateful and talented Harmoni Kelley. Harmoni, a self taught musician has fought her way up the musical ladder and is now in her 8th year playing bass and touring with Kenny Chesney. Listen in to hear in her own words about the not so graceful day auditioning for her current position. Harmoni is inspired by many and is an inspiration herself to the future of music especially woman in music. Her move to Nashville allowed her to network and prove her talents. Hank Williams Jr, Bonnie Bishop and Louise Mandrell are only a couple names that she has shared the stage with. Please follow her on all her social media and at www.harmonikelley.com This episode is sure to have your attention. Buckle up!! Thank You Harmoni for your inspirations and stories
Episode 56 - Part 9 - Under The Covers with Ernie Cefalu
Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll! We hit them all in our enlightening conversations with the renowned graphic artist, Ernie Cefalu. Ernie is the founder of Pacific Eye And Ear, an advertising agency in California. As his career as taken a change in course, he takes us down the road of his his new career in the marijuana and CBD industry. Ernie is part owner of a very successful facility that grows and sells a variety of products. If its's "Grand Daddy Purp", "Luv" and even the "Medusa" strain. Ernie's creativity has brought him to master the packaging and branding for his and other companies. Ernie also proclaims that he often "samples" these products prior to design sessions to increase his creativity. He tells us about the recreational and medicinal properties of these products and how easy it is to help brand products that you believe in.
Ernie, best known for his album cover designs and corporate advertising work, is the single largest owner of original album art in the word! Listen in to hear his plan and find out how you can own one of these original pieces. #ErnieCefalu #lawhorneandsurabian #UndertheCovers #musicpodcast #graphicarts #graphicartist #albumcovers #CBD #Marijuana #GrandDadyPurp #KingKloneBrand #Californiacollective #MangoTango
Episode 55 - WHENZDAZE
It doesn't matter what day of the week it is for this group of talented musicians. Everyday is WHENZDAZE! This Green Day inspired music is sure to get you up on your feet and dancing around and maybe even crowd surf! Members came in studio and shared great inspirational words for musicians to be. They peel back the layers of a couple songs and tell us about their songwriting process. These guys are not only rising stars, but more importantly great guys and wonderful storytellers. Listen in to find out about where some of these songs came from... it is a big twist with great meaning and emotion. Buckle up everyday, but especially if it is WHENZDAZE! Keep your eye out for a new album dropping soon at https://www.facebook.com/whenzdaze/ #whenzdaze #rock #greenday #inspirational #followyourdreams #fbomb #songwriter #newalbumcomingsoon
EPISODE 54 SOLDIER SONGS & VOICES
THANK YOU TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL PAST AND PRESENT. SOLDIER SONGS AND VOICES IS A NATIONALLY ACCESSIBLE ORGANIZATION THAT WILL PROVIDE ANY VETERAN WITH AN INSTRUMENT, LESSONS AS WELL AS SONGWRITING CLASSES. THE ABILITIES ARE VAST, BUT THE CAMARADERIE , FRIENDSHIPS AND BONDING ARE TOP HITS. IF THERE IS NOT A CHAPTER TO JOIN IN YOUR AREA, YOU CAN START YOUR OWN. GO TO WWW.SOLDIERSONGANDVOICES.COM FOR MOR INFORMATION. PERSONAL TIME, MONETARY AND INSTRUMENT DONATIONS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED. LISTEN IN AS 2 US VETERANS EXPLAIN THE POGRAM, THE GOAL AND THE EXPLANATION OF THE POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR THE SCARRED SERVICE MEMBERS. WHAT A WONDERFUL & HEARTFELT EPISODE WITH THESE INTERESTING AND TALENTED GENTLEMAN.
#MUSIC #SOLDIER #ARMY #NAVY #AIRFORCE #MARINES #THERAPY #SINGERS #SONGWRITERS #DONATIONS @SOLDIERSONGSANDVOICES
Episode 53 Kirstie Kraus
Part 8 - Episode 52 Under the Covers with Ernie Cefalu
Believe it or not, Ernie gets deep "Under The Covers" in this part of our multipart series. Ernie Cefalu, a renowned graphic designer has had success in both the corporate advertising world and in the crazy world of rock n' roll music. He tell us about wrestling control of the album cover industry from the hands of the record labels. He talks about the artist vision vs. the client's vision and restraints the labels put on the artists creativity. The "godfather of album covers" has over 50 years experience and gives fantastic advise to existing and up and coming artists regarding legal issues. You just never know what Ernie or the M&B hosts will say. Buckle Up and enjoy! #Erniecefalu #artist #historymaker #albumart #musiciansandbeyond #coveryourears #buckleup #lawhorneandsurabian #underthecovers
Episode 50 Brendan Ahern
Part 7 - Ernie Cefalu "Under The Covers" with Ernie Cefalu
Not only are there 1000's of corporate pieces and 250 Album artwork that were used, there were quite a few great iconic art and lettering that were not used for various reasons.
Episode 49 Colm Gavin
Zoomin in from Ireland, Colm Gavin was a "Brilliant" guest to have on and hear his stories. Gavin brings us into his life as a child and reveals that he remembers listening to his moms favorite artist, Elton John as a child. These memories have created inspiration to hopefully share the stage with Sir Elton at some point in Colms lifetime. Colms knowledge of the actual workings of music is truly eyeopening and he lets us listen in on some of his hit songs. Colm has appeared on many music charts, not only in Ireland but the US Billboard charts and numerous other countries. May it be alone, with a full band or an outside collaborator , the music reaches audiences of all ages as well as genre preferences. Listen in to this great journey with our new Irish friend.
#colmgavin #singer #songwriter #billboard #awardwining #podcast #musiciansandbeyond #ireland #brilliant #irish #friend
Episode 48 19th Nervous Breakdown-Rolling Stones Tribute
Mark and John dont get starstruck often. Imagine Mick Jagger coming into the studios of Musicians And Beyond? Well, he didnt but the next best thing did. The guys of the ultimate Rolling Stones tribute band, 19th Nervous Breakdown came in studio and played some songs and told stories and jokes. It was great having these energetic and talented guys in. Be sure to check out their social media and in person appearances. #rollingstones #19thnervousbreakdown #tribute #livemusic #musicians #musiciansandbeyond
Episode 47 Lauren Mahoney
Dont let her age fool you. 18 year old Lauren Mahoney came into the studio and just totally floored us with her talents and knowledge of music. She is a singer, performer, musician and now can call herself a songwriter. Lauren was bubbly and grateful for the opportunity to use Musicians And Beyond Podcast to debut he hot off the press song. Her genres are vast and future is extremely bright. We promise that you will know and love this young lady and her talents. Listen in and hear an original and 2 cover songs as she hits some glass breaking notes while she sings and plays the keys. Please share this episode and follow her on social media so you dont miss any news.
#laurenmahoney #prodigy #young #singer #songwriter #musician #futureisbright
Part 6 - Episode 46 Under The Covers with Ernie Cefalu
And the journey continues with the legendary & iconic Ernie Cefalu when we go "Under The Covers". In this part of our multipart series, Ernie reveals how his creative process is only a small part to his success. Ernie credits many around him for their contributions to his pieces and how together, they have created some of the most recognizable album cover art in the World. His album covers are many,.... 249 to be exact ! Some of the most notable ones include Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, The Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Jesus Christ Super Star, Cheech and Chong, Grand Funk Railroad, Burton Cummings, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly and The Doors and so many more. Listen in to hear the crazy but true antics and stories Ernie tells us about what went into some of the covers he created at his Pacific Eye And Ear facility. His stories are endless and are truly iconic. You will be on the edge of your seat wanting more. Not to worry,... follow our Under The Covers series and hear it right from the creator himself.
Episode 45 Natalja Sticco
Episode 44 Gina Teschke
Thank you for joining M&B as we follow the journey of the Multi Talented Gina Teschke. Gina is a 21 year old Musical Theatre singer & actress from New Jersey. She has landed major roles in numerous productions such as Annie, Wizard Of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, and Beauty And The Beast to name a few. Her social media platforms have blown up with her "Watch Me Attempt This" series. Gina will find a challenging song performed by well known artists and recreate it ! Included in the 1000's of viewers, it is not uncommon for the original artist to interact with her rendition. Gina was joined in the studio with friend Zachary Newbould that had quite a bit of success on NBCs THE VOICE. Zach & Gina have plans on collaborating to create their own project in the near future. Gina digs deep and tells us all about her inspirations, role models as well as future plans. Listen in and get prepared to be blown away by Ginas voice when she surprises us with a live version of one of her favorite songs to sing. The future is bright for this bubbly young lady . She is pursuing her dreams to be a major Broadway Actress and a role model for the younger generation of future stars.
#ginateschke #Singer #actress #musical #theatre #tictok #youtube #star #viral #zacharynewbould #nbc #thevoice #musiciansandbeyond #broadway
Episode 43 - Kevin Alexander Herrera
Kevin Alexander "Guitarzan" Herrera joined us and became a new friend. Kevin enthusiastically told us about his past, present and future musical plans. Kevin is currently touring internationally with "Foreigners Journey" and playing with "The Long Run." At the young age of 15, Kevin found himself playing as a professional musician in iconic LA clubs like "The Whiskey" and "The Roxy". Nicknamed “Guitarzan” by his classmates at The Musician’s Institute, his dynamic stage presence and amazing versatility shines through in projects of different styles and genres. His musical curiosity helped him master many: metal, rock, alternative, country, until settling on a distinctive jazz/blues/rock feel that came naturally to him. He has since built a catalog of original material and penned dozens of songs.
Breaking news: We were honored to be the first to share with the world Kevin's soon to be released single "Heartache." Kevin is wildly successful in the music world and he has an incredible resume from his days as a young actor. He has be seen on Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Nickelodeon, The Steve Harvey Show, Ricky Lake, TLC and so many more. Enjoy the episode, follow Musicians And Beyond and follow Kevin Alexander Herrera. #kevinalexanderherrera #foreignersjourney #foreigner #journey #singer #songwriter #newfriend #kind #humble #music #lawhorne #surabian #musiciansandbeyond. #guitar #actor #theroxy #Thewhiskey #la #sunsetstrip
Part 5 - Under The Covers with Ernie Cefalu - Episode 46
In our special multi part series "Under The Covers" with Ernie Cefalu, Ernie chats with Mark and John all about how the idea of his business, Pacific Eye And Ear was born. This small business quickly became the "go to" designer for corporate work as well as iconic music album covers. Ernie reveals some "never been told stories" as he recalls his 50 years in the industry. Ernie and the crew of Pacific Eye And Ear had the reputation of being extremely disruptive, which brought them attention across the globe. Alice Cooper has even made it public knowledge that he loved working with Pacific Ee And Ear because "they are crazier than we were" and "you never know what they are going to come up with". You just never know what controversial stunt would be cleverly executed by these fearless and creative business people. Ernie's wild ideas resulted in unprecedented attention for the client and business for the client. Whether it was a gorilla costume, a giant eyeball and ear at the Grammy awards or shameless brief nudity, Pacific Eye And Ear was always the topic of conversation. After 50 years, Ernie is still going strong and has no plan to slow down the passion and creativity. #grammys #awards #erniecefalu #pacificeyeandear #surabian #lawhorne #underthecovers #musiciansandbeyond #rollingstones #alicecooper #naked #lawhorneandsurabian
Episode 41 - Chloe Caroline
Musicians And Beyond chatted with the multi-talented and bubbly Chloe Caroline. Chloe takes us on an adventure and tells us how her being born into a musically talented family was just the launch pad for her successful career. With hundreds of original songs written, Chloe finds herself as a favorite act to watch when she is out playing. Chloes talents go way beyond singing and songwriting. She can be seen and heard on numerous major TV spots as well as some big name commercials. If you are a podcast lover, you don't want to miss her as co-host of "Unwritten". Chloe is positive and inspirational on so many levels of life. It was at age 11 when Chloe was blindsided by an unexpected serious medical condition which somewhat isolated her from the world. At this time, she turned the negative into positive and learned how to play the guitar. Listen in as she shares "Twin Flame" with us and takes us deep to the meaning and inspirations.
#chloecaroline #singer #songwriter #inspirational #positive #music #musician #musiciansandbeyond #actress #podcast #california
Episode 40 - Seabrook Idol Final Night
Congratulations to ALL the contestants and thank you for sharing your talents.
#Idol #thevoice #billboard #michellebrooksthompson #zachnewbould #77 #raybourque #redskitchen #johndrevis #francoixsimard #patbadger #extreme #podcast #youhearditfirst
Part 4 - "Under The Covers" with Ernie Cefalu Episode 39
Part 3 - Under The Covers with Ernie Cefalu, The New York & Corporate Years - Episode 38
Lets go "Under The Covers" with Ernie Cefalu. As expected, this is an action packed behind the scenes look to some of the many iconic corporate pieces in Ernies portfolio. His freelance & corporate work is only a piece to the whole puzzle of Ernies life. Scholastic books, The Garden Of Eden, Jazz On Grass, New York Life, Waring Mixers, Omega watches and Ralston Purina are just a handful of his works. Find out never been heard stories from the man himself as John and Mark join him in his story telling adventures. Buckle up,.......... This is one wild ride he is taking us on. We dont even need a ticket!!!!
#erniecefalu #rollingstones #tongue #designer #graphics #corporate #gentleman #freelance #scholasticbooks #jazzongrass #gardenofeden #newyorklife #waring #omegawatches #Ralston #purina #podcast #lawhorne #surabian
Episode 37 - Seabrook Idol Semi-Finals
Starting with over 50 applicants, this episode highlights the incredible 8 last standing artists. We listen in and chat with each contestant. There are some celebrity guest appearances through out this podcast. You can find out who moves on to the finals that only consists of 3 of these incredible artists. Listen in and support the great local and greater artists. Chrystal Marie, Lee Biddle (The Best Name In Music), Kerrin Mullen. Rich Amorim, Gabriel Moreanga (With a tongue roll), Lauren Mahoney, Nicole Burns and Kaitlyn Silva (The Singing Server).
Celebrity Judges: Drew Mollholand, Karen Nascembeni & Justin Guage
Special appearances by Francoix Simard, Yamica & Sierra Peterson, Mike Caputo and a rising star, Carly Underwood.
Episode 36 - Yamica Peterson
Born in Portsmouth, NH to a musically inclined family, Yamica found herself giving her first performance at the young age of 3. This was just the start to the success of this witty, knowledgeable and talented singer/songwriter. Mica credits her family for her love for music and her band mates for the smooth and dynamic sounds. Mica often shares the stage with one of her inspirations, her father. She also shares these special family bonds when her daughter shares the stage with her or when her whole family sits around the house and belts out songs. Mica has numerous projects from the past, the present and more to come in the future. Mica and her bandmates are sure to blow you away with their talents and touching songs derived from real life happenings. #mica #yamica #singer #songwriter #humble #kind #talented #womeninmusic #pianist #podcast #musiciansandbeyond #lawhorne #surabian
Episode 35 - Jennifer Alverado
Jennifer Alverado is a vibrant and multi-talented singer/songwriter. She calls home North Carolina but, hangs her hat up and down the establishments on Broadway in Nashville. Her songs are written from the heart about real life events and experiences. “Filthy Water” has hit over 1/2 million streams! Jennifer gives us insight on projects past, current and future. Her story telling comes with passion, gratitude and enthusiasm. Check out her episode and catch her playing live at one of her scheduled appearances.
Episode 34 - "Breaking News" with Goldmine Magazine's Ivor Levene & Ernie Cefalu
We interrupt this program... M&B sat in on an unscripted conversation with the super talented writer for GOLDMINE MAGAZINE, Ivor Levene and the iconic history maker Ernie Cefalu. We chat about the newly released Goldmine Magazine issue that consists of an unprecedented 20 page feature article, written by, Ivor Levene. The article consists of an annotated story on the history of California based ad agency Pacific Eye And Ear's Ernie Cefalu. Ernie is credited with thousands of corporate pieces as well as 250 music album covers including those of Alice Cooper, Cheech and Chong, The Bee Gees, Aerosmith and also credited with designing the original Rolling Stones Tongue. The article paints an incredible picture and gives the reader backed up facts that makes the article super interesting and easy to follow. This history and story must be preserved and told so future generations know the real backstories behind all of these works. This limited edition is a must have for your collection. The conversation even foreshadows big things to come. Listen to Musicians And Beyond Podcast's special multi-part series "Under The Covers" and hear the chronological documentary on Ernie's life, his works and the history he has made. These stories are told right from the man himself. Buckle up and enjoy this ride with the colorful Ernie Cefalu. #erniecefalu #erniescorner #goldmine #magazine #rollingstones #aerosmith #cheechchong #pacificeyeandear #ivorlevene #musiciansandbeyond #lawhornesurabian #art #cover #story
Episode 33 - Matthew Aucoin, from Springsteen stage to Brilliant Disguise!
Have you ever wondered what it is like to get called up on stage with the biggest in the business? Well, our guest Matthew Aucoin tells us how his day going to a concert with his father turned him into an instant sensation. You have seen him on Good Morning America, The Today Show and so many other platforms. Buckle up for a wild ride and get the info on his original music and inspirations. This talented gentleman was such a pleasure to chat with and we are excited to see what the future brings for him.
#mattheraucoin #brucespringsteen #singer #songwriter #rightplacerighttime #instantsuccess #youtube #viral #greatguy
Episode 32 - "Under The Covers" Part 2 with Ernie Cefalu
Part 2 "Under The Covers" with the iconic history maker Ernie Cefalu. The excitement builds in this episode when Ernie brings us back to his college years and his big move to New York and how "Dolls Alive" came to life. A time when his fuse was lit and his album cover design work was about to blow up. You will never believe the story behind how the successful Pacific Eye And Ear came about; it's possible that mind altering substances played a part. Listen into another action packed, storytelling extravaganza you won't want to miss.
*"Love You Crazy" courtesy of Batson Haines Music Nashville TN
Episode 31- Seabrook Idol at Red’s Kitchen + Tavern
Who is going to be the next Seabrook Idol winner? Mn’B sits down with the 15 contestants and chats post performance. As the weeks go by and contestants are eliminated, Mn’B will be chronicling the performances, the judges decision and the musician‘s journeys. Francoix Simard, along with Bruins legend Ray Bourque and the Drivas family, hosted Season 1 at Reds Kitchen + Tavern In Seabrook, NH. What is on the line… the winner receives $1000, a professional music video, their own dedicated podcast with Musicians And Beyond. Congratulations to all contestants who were chosen from nearly 50 entries. We cant wait to watch the journey of each and everyone of you! @jordynnorbrega @luafernandesmusic @samm_p @nicoleb207 @leebiddlemusic @crystalmariesings @rich.amorim @uhdridri @laurenmahoney_13 @singerbabek #seabrookidol #lawhorneandsurabian
Episode 30 - "Under The Covers" Part 1 with the legendary Ernie Cefalu
Buckle up for for this journey! M&B takes you through a multipart series “Under The Covers” with Ernie Cefalu. We document all of Ernie’s life, artwork and career. Ernie is a true history maker and is responsible for over 250 album cover deigns, including Alice Cooper, Cheech and Chong, Aerosmith and is even the original designer of the iconic Rolling Stones Tongue Logo. His portfolio also includes 1000s of pieces of art for corporate work. This is a fascinating story of a legendary career. Join Mark, John and the storyteller himself.
Episode 29 -Soulitude Duo (Andi Hall & Dave Lieb)
Episode 28 - Ernie Cefalu - The man behind The Rolling Stones Tongue Logo and over 250 more Album covers
Ernie Cefalu began his career as an advertising executive in the late 1960s and quickly drew himself into music history. They say timing is everything and for Ernie he swears by it, a lucky break put him in the right place at the right time. This encounter led him to influencing the design of one of the most iconic album covers ever. His higher ups recognized his talent and so did those who were their clients.
Within a short period of time, Ernie became well known for his artistic design sense and ability to manage projects. After attaining his life long dream of working on Madison Avenue in New York, Ernie returned home and started "Pacific Eye & Ear" as his own shop. He and his team quickly became the pre-eminent album cover design firms in the country.
Cefalu has received three Grammy nominations and ten Music Hall of Fame Awards for his album cover work. The accolades are many and yet, Cefalu consistently points to lucky timing and his teams for his achieving so many successes. His could talk a dog of a meat wagon and fills this episode with so many stories and lessons learned from his years of moving and shaking in the ad world.
Stay tuned and be ready for an an amazing series of conversations where, along with Ernie, we explore his career, influence and impact on society.
Trailer - Episode 27 with Jordan Quinn
Check out Jordan's debut single to be released 1/1/2023. You can pre-order now at Apple Music, https://music.apple.com/us/album/dream-world-single/1654365214. You can also listen to the the entire Episode 27 at www.musiciansandbeyond.com or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast.
Episode 27 - Jordan Quinn
What an episode! The quick witted and extremely talented Jordan Quinn spent the afternoon in person at our studio. She spills the beans about some up and coming projects and collaborations. We were honored to be the first to debut her 1st single "DreamWorld" that will be available on all major platforms January 1st. Be sure to follow her @itsjordanquinn and download her incredible music. Jordan entertained us with originals as well as cover songs as well as some fun stories. Her inspirations range from her dad, Queen, the Jackson 5 and others. She has performed over 300 shows in the past year and is working her tail off entertaining the masses. She finished 3rd place in last year’s Seabrook Idol in NH at Red’s Kitchen + Tavern. There is so much to look forward to with this artist as she has a very bright future. We are so excited to follow her journey. "Thank you for being our friend "
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Episode 26 - James Norkawich
James Norkawich joined Mark and John and took them his journey through life and music. James is a pianist, composer, arranger as well as a producer. He has performs his own genre of music that he refers to "Classical Crossover." He blends songs of the past with a twist of modernity to create and craft a beautifully, unique arrangement. James is enthusiastic, energetic and grateful for his talents and absolutely loves sharing his creations with the world. A recent project with vocalist Ellen Williams helped the people of the Ukraine efforts when they released a campaign featuring a heart felt version of "Hallelujah." James released of the "Artist Compilation Series" featuring the music of Queen, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow and Johnny Mathis that was composed in his Classical Crossover style. And what is it with Spirogyra? You will have to listen in and find out. You can find out more at WWW.JAMESANORKAWICH.COM and download his variety of music including a great Holiday selection including a newly released collaboration with the talented Michelle Brooks Thompson.
#jamesanorkawich #piano #Pianist #arranger #composer #producer #adamlambert #Queen #spirogyra #barrymanilow #Billyjoel #johnnymathis #michellebrooksthompson #podcast #music #lawhorne #surabian #musiciansandbeyond