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Olivia May

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I’ve known Olivia a while now and think she is a fantastic actor, an amazing singer songwriter. She is a jack of all trades to me.  If had a top 10 list of the most beautiful woman I have interviewed on this site she would be on the list. She has an amazing new tune out called Tonight and it’s a fantastic tune. It’s the perfect pop tune and the clip is amazing.So she is my beauty of the week again just because I think she is a fantastic talent.

http://www.oliviamay.com/

Destiny Love

OK so I need to be doing more updates on the site which I am, doing an interview next week with an awesome band who music I am totally loving. But I wanted to talk about and give more love to on my site is the amazingly inspirational Destiny Love. I’ve known Destiny for quite some time now and she is a person who I wish more people would be like.

For starters she has this amazingly beautiful energy about her, she is always happy enjoying life and to me that is amazing and you can’t help but be inspired by that. She is a singer songwriter with an amazing catalogue of inspiration music. Home In The Light is a must have album. It is such an inspiring release.

You can now get all her material now and future releases for only $44 dollars a year from her bandcamp page https://destinylovemusic.bandcamp.com/. To me it’s a great deal but I have most of her material and will continue to keep getting what ever she puts out next.

She has a udemy course, but online called Embody Your Voice: The Yoga of Sound which is about this Clear Energetic Stagnation and Open Your Creative Channel of Expression Through Self Sound Healing and Ancient Nada Yoga. https://www.udemy.com/embodiedvoice/

Ultimately, this is a Life Mastery Course, where you will be gaining the practical skills of utilizing the powers within your body and VOICE to open your channel of creative expression. This course is also a Vocal Embodiment course for Speakers, Singers, Writers, and especially, for those who wish to fully activate Your Voice in the World.

She teaches yoga and does lots’ of other inspirational things which you can find out about on her site. http://www.destinymarielove.com/ Sound Healer and Voice Teacher at My Embodied Voice.

She also is an actor and does voice over work which she kindly did some stuff for me because I think she has a great voice. She is a beautiful inspirational energy inside and out and I suggest you check out what she does as she is going places.

My gorgeous friend Gemma Kaye send me this link which is a quiz about struggling with food addiction. As some one who has struggled with food addiction and has turned his life around with lifestyle changes. Like no late night eating, walking everyday and mainly drinking water and watching what I eat. Plus no soft drinks. This helped me loose a lot of weight and I am happy with how I weigh now. So I understand completely with this quiz.

Once you complete it, their is free video series to watch “The Psychology and Neuroscience of Sustainable Weight Loss” by a Ph.D Psych Professor in the US.

Please do it it will be worth it.

Quiz Opt-In – Jan 2017 – APT

Ok so two of my favorite people I have interviewed on this website Olivia May and Alexa Borden have released new tunes today on the same day. Let me tell you they are both excellent tunes and I urge you to get both of them.

Let’s start with Olivia May, the gorgeous Olivia May has released her new tune Tonight. To me it is the perfect pop tune, it’s perfectly written, Olivia sings her heart out and the production is just spot on. It’s a great tune and you can get it at most major digital retailers and if you get it at CDBaby you can get in Flac. She looks incredible in the video clip but that isn’t hard she is a gorgeous woman.

Alexa Borden new tune Monterey is a fantastic tune, a lot different to what she had been doing. It is a haunting anthmatic rock tune that shows off her voice. The excellent production and the masterful musicianship. Get it from Bandcamp now.

 

Melissa Johnston

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Photos by Chris Haggerty
Ok so it’s 2017 and a start of a new year, so I wanted to give some more love to my amazing friend Melissa Johnston who I’ve known for a while now and will continue to support this amazing lady.

To me Melissa Johnston is the real deal, she kind, a total sweetheart, a genuine soul and a incredible acting talent. She is incredibly hard working, doing what it takes for the role at hand. She has always been a pleasure to interview. I believe and genuinely believe she is going to be an acting talent that everybody will wanna work with. She is everything an actor should be. This is why I have decided to make this gorgeous beautiful lady my beauty of the week again on the site. If your a producer and a director you should have Melissa Johnston in your movie. You can contact her via the site below. She also runs a pet sitting service called Cuddle Bear Pet Care which you can read about down below.

http://melissajohnston.mixform.com

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Cuddle Bear Pet Care

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Ok my good friend Melissa Johnston has started up a business called Cuddle Bear Pet Care which is pet sitting business. I will always support what Melissa does and I think she going to do a great job with this business, she cares so much about animals that she will put her 100% into looking after animals.

Cuddle Bear Pet Care is a quality provider of in-your-home pet services. Caring for pets in the SFV and Southeast Ventura County.

Here at Cuddle Bear Pet Care we are about providing the services you need to keep your pets living the good life.

Whether you’re going out of town, working late at the office, or need a helping hand to make that vet appointment, our pet experts will take care of it all.

Services include: pet sitting, dog walking, training, puppy and kitten care, medicine administration, and pet taxi.

Looking for a pet sitter give Melissa go, if your living in Los Angeles and in the SFV and Southeast Ventura County. She won’t disappoint you.

https://www.facebook.com/cuddlebearpetcare/

 

 

My amazing friend Destiny Love has  released a Udemy course and I wanted to give it some exposure for her. This is what it will be about and a little bit 0f info on the course.

She is offer you $65 off the course price until Jan. 2… (you’ll pay only $20) So if it interests you please click this link

 

Embody Your Voice: The Yoga of Sound
Clear Energetic Stagnation and Open Your Creative Channel of Expression Through Self Sound Healing and Ancient Nada Yoga

 

Ultimately, this is a Life Mastery Course, where you will be gaining the practical skills of utilizing the powers within your body and VOICE to open your channel of creative expression. This course is also a Vocal Embodiment course for Speakers, Singers, Writers, and especially, for those who wish to fully activate Your Voice in the World.

I am frequently told by my new and potential clients, “I have no voice.” And to that statement, I agree otherwise. Our human systems are designed to express, to emote, to sing, to wail. In the way of healthy energetics, your voice serves as a tool for purifying the rest of your system; your physical body, emotional body, energetic body, mental body, and spiritual body will benefit from this course. In this course, I will share with you how to utilize your voice as an awesome and powerful tool of purification, as well as for life activation– to awaken your authentic voice within your life and within the world.

Learn the energetics and power within your voice, and access your fully embodied state, your full potential, through simple practices. In this course, you will learn to embody the deep, profound wisdom that is ready to move through you, and in this, purification will happen naturally, as your own Truth becomes crystal clear, you will rise to meet that Truth.

This course is based off of the teachings of My Embodied Voice, and is rooted in the ancient teachings of Nada Yoga (the yoga of sound), Shamanic wisdom, and energetic internal awareness. You need not have any prior yogic experience for this course– as you will be learning about your chakra system, your energy body, and how to clear stagnation from your creative channel, so that life and creativity can more easily flow through your words.

In this course, you will work with your physical voice, but what makes the work of My Embodied Voice different than any other vocal techniques (that I am aware of), is that you will also work on the energetic layers of your voice, and together, we will get to the root of why your voice hasn’t been working the way you might wish it to function. By getting to that root, which may be nervousness, self-judgement, lack of organization or energy, anxiety, “what are they gonna think of me”, “what if I’m not perfect”, “what if its not authentic”, “what if I mess up”, “what about my first impression”, “what if someone steals my brilliant idea”—this list, really, could go on and on— but by getting to the root of your inner critic, you can unwind a great deal of stagnant, potential creative energy, thus creating a massive opening for your fully embodied creative expression to shine, all the while, your channel of creativity is now flowing steadily. From this state, you can receive yourself. We can only give (to others) authentically if we are first receiving of our own precious gifts. You will learn to do this here. From this work, you will begin to live a balanced life.

HPKNS are one of my fav new Melbourne bands and they a new rocking new song called Amy Spencer Blues which is gonna be out real soon.

It’s a well produced punchy tune that shows off the Blues influences they have quite nicely and it deserve to played loud.

Riss

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Graphic Design by Ian Hyde//Photography by Terral Altom

Ok so this talented electro pop artist found me on Instagram, I had a listen, dug what I heard. This is what she had to say.

https://www.facebook.com/Rissmusic/

1. What inspired to get into music?

A: I was inspired by a love for words and poetry at a very young age and loved writing songs. In fourth grade, after my first stage performance (I sang an Avril Lavigne cover) a teacher at my school pulled me aside to told me not to ever stop because he believed I had something really special and from then on I stuck with music. Things went from just loving singing for the release to feeling like maybe my voice had something to offer for others as well.

2. What has inspired your sound?

A: Definitely the era of sad music. There’s a lot of 80s pop influence as well. We wanted to create something that matched my personality when writing them at age 17/18. I grew up with N.W.A artists blasting right after Jewel so it’s hard to pin point who influenced the most because I feel like a collection of a fairly wide range of differing artists.

3. Are you happy how it all gone so far?

A: I’m very happy, beyond grateful for all the opportunities I’ve been given. Everything feels like perfect timing. Sometimes I’m sad that I wasn’t more open about my music any sooner but I realize that having a certain level of stability emotionally really helps the longevity of my career so I try to remind myself of that.

4. Do you have moments where you just can’t write?

A: Yes. There’s just times I’m not ready to.

5. Do you have any releases in the pipeline?

A: I do! Hoping to get another single out early next year

6. How does social media help you?

A: It helps in so many ways. It’s been an outlet on its own as well as a primary source of connection for me to other artists and inspirations. Also a connection to some of the most pivotal people in my life.

7. What do you hope 2017 has in store for you?

A: I believe there will be much more growth, and I hope to give myself abundance of grace throughout that growth. Things have been escalating at a higher pace lately (or so it feels) and I have a feeling that will continue. I hope 2017 has a lion heart in store for me. I’m so tired of feeling silenced by my own contradicting thoughts. I also hope for more music, minimal creative block.. and continued happiness so that I will be able to share my best self with those who I cross paths with.

Parx-e hits Sydney and chats to Canadian musician Youngblood. I chat to Alexis and boy she was a lot of fun to chat to. Plus seeing them live wow even better. Alexa Borden and Tasha from Smoking Martha have a few words to say about Parx-e turning 15 years old.

Songs Used

Move
by Georgia Mae

The Next Step
by Jo Kathleen Marie

Soda Man
by HPKNS

Connecting With You
by Destiny Love

All used with permission

Parx-e Intro Music

Intro Silk I
Licensed from
Free-Intro-Music.com
Lino Rise Media

Stock footage of Sydney

Sydney CBD
by MusicOcean

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Colorful Lights 1
by RenC_films

Licensed from Videohive

Thank you to Destiny Love & Michelle Ellen Jones for doing voice overs for me
Thanks to
Gareth Long
Youngblood
Alexa Borden
Smoking Martha

Everything music and video wise that isn’t shot by me is either been given permission or I have licensed to use it here.

Beth Brown

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Beth Brown is an incredible singer songwriter.Dug what I heard and this is what she had to say.

http://www.bethbrownmusic.com/

1. What was the inspiration behind the song easy?

“Easy” is actually my only happy love song funnily enough. I am usually quiet the brooder but this song really surprised me! I was inspired by the first stage’s of getting to know someone, the innocence and delight of the honey moon phase of love. I’m a hopeless romantic at heart so this is a very true reflection of me…love the cheese factor!

2. Was it hard to write the song or was it an easy process?

Every song has its own little personality and way of bringing it into life. “Easy” came from experimenting on the guitar in an open tuning and then this light little melody came into my head as I was driving through the Tennessee mountains to meet with Butterfly for a writing session. She is an incredible bass player, touring with Sarah McLachlan for over 10 years, she has an incredible pop sensibility and worked out the harmonic bed. Then it was a matter of writing lyrics together. That is another one of her many giftings, to capture a poetic concept tastefully and with depth of meaning. I learnt so much from working with her. I was nervous heading to the writes but as soon as i arrived I found she was not only exceptionally talented but one of the most humble humans on the planet.

3. Was the recording process different to earlier material?

Absolutely my first experience working with Brad Jones (Missy Higgins/Bob Evans/Busby Marou) at Alex the Great Studios Nashville was fantastic and very much on the fly. He had organised some of the best session musicians in the world, Chris Carmichael played strings and is the principal arranger for Alison Krauss, Taylor Swift and Faith Hill.

With the new EP Dream Coat we spent more time in the Pre-Production phase. We entered the studio with track bed’s produced by the amazing Mike McDonald and worked in instrumental tracks from the ground up. I was extremely lucky to have Chris Carmichael travel from Kentucky to do the sessions again. I feel like his string sections work so beautifully in “Easy” alongside some pretty beautifully played ukulele by yours truly.

4. Are you happy how it all gone so far?

My time in the US has been incredible. After being awarded the a Nashville Songwriting Residency by the Australian Arts Council in June this year I was able to really hon my skills as a songwriter on Music Row. Invited to write with Jerry Sally (Chris Stapleton), Shannon Sanders (John Legend) and Robert White Johnson (Celine Dion) I feel like a have a solid footing in the writing and publishing circles of Music Row and i’m excited to continue to take Australian Arts into these influential forums.

5. How did it feel to become part of the Gretch Guitar family?

It’s such an honour to be welcomed into the Gretsch family personally by owner Fred Gretsch and I’m so humbled to be their current International Feature Artist.

6. How do you think that will help you with career?

They have been incredible supporters, from providing a beautiful Vintage Select Edition ’55 White Falcon to promoting my artistry and providing tour support in the US for 2017.

7. Do you have moments where you just can’t write?

Haha absolutely, that’s when you know its time to gig and play out.

8. Do you have any releases in the pipeline?

“Easy” is our first single release of a body of work Debut EP Dream Coat which is being released in March 2017.

9. What do you hope people get out of your shows?

I hope its a really joyful time for the audience. To connect, share the Nashville stories and get an intimate insight into my songwriting catalogue as well as tracks from the EP Dream Coat. I really wanted to tour in my home territories first before heading over to the US in 2017 and hand it back to the people and audiences who have been there from the very beginning.

10. What do you hope 2017 has in store for you?

I wish I could say right now! We have just received some pretty big news this week in regards to playing at Festivals in the US, so please stay tuned and follow me on the socials. People can find me at www.bethbrownmusic.com and subscribe to hear all the announcements and have access to new music first.