Friday, November 9, 2018

ANNIE HASLAM THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF PROG ROCK'S RENAISSANCE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

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H   A   S   L   A   M
'PROG ROCK QUEEN'
LEGENDARY VOICE 
with
R  E  N  A  I  S  S  A  N  C  E
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Renaissance has had a long history spanning close to 50 years since its formation in 1969. With several personnel changes in the beginning years, the sound of the group eventually matured into a unique blending of folk, rock, and classical music including the integration of a full symphonic orchestra. Crowning all of this was the sound of the equally unique five-octave voice of Annie Haslam. During their great success in the 70’s the band toured extensively throughout the world in support of their numerous album releases. Highlights of this era included three sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall with The New York Philharmonic Orchestra and a sold-out concert at The Royal Albert Hall with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Chorale Society, all of which were recorded and released as ‘Live’ albums.

The woman whose crystal clear, high-flying soprano vocals earned her worldwide attention as the lead singer of the English classical rock band ‘Renaissance’ has recently achieved an entirely new level of appreciation as an ‘Intuitive’ painter. Annie is able to ‘tune’ into people, animals, situations, feelings and places, and portray them in her own unique style.
On canvas, Annie Haslam’s unmistakable world of sound is taken into unique vistas of color and vibration, not unlike the flow of her five-octave voice. Transporting the viewer to other worlds and through inner boundaries is her goal, bringing healing, serenity and peace through her work. 

With their musical virtuosity, five strong lead voices, newest technological instrumentation and love for the music, they have created a new sound taking them into a new age and performing the repertoire with powerful precision across the world. This incarnation of Renaissance is new and different and is nothing short of amazing!

Annie Haslam & Renaissance recently released their new DVD entitled ‘A Symphonic Journey’ and are currently embarked on their Day of the Dreamer Tour –in support of their new DVD/2CD set while performing selected US dates this Fall. 


Purchase the brand-new DVD/CD set from Renaissance entitled ‘A Symphonic Journey’ at amazon.com

The DVD was filmed in October of 2017 and included for the first time the addition of The Renaissance Chamber Orchestra, a hand-picked group of 10 musicians, including strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. 
For this new DVD the band returned to the Keswick Theatre, this time employing the use of track and boom mounted cameras to create more up close and personal shots of the band and orchestra. The concert also featured large screen projections of original paintings by Annie Haslam, with corresponding titles to each song performed throughout the concert.
The DVD/2CD set will be available from Amazon USA, Europe, and Japan. 


Also, ‘Annie Haslam’ signed copies will be available through the band’s website: http://www.renaissancetouring.com



A  N  N  I  E
H  A  S  L  A  M
THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF
R E N A I S S A N C E 
SPECIAL GUEST ON
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS 
W/RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

SONJA KRISTINA PROGRESSIVE ROCK PRINCESS W/ THE LEGENDARY CURVED AIR-EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS-BBS RADIO

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K   R   I   S   T   I   N   A
THE SEDUCTIVE PROGRESSIVE ROCK VOICE
OF THE LEGENDARY
C  U  R  V  E  D   A  I  R
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
BBS RADIO

At 15 Sonja Kristina was studying drama whilst sharing billing with such luminaries as Sandy Denny, Al Stewart and Buffy Saint Marie.
Sonja, a barefoot hippie wild-child whose friends in the late ‘60s were radical revolutionaries, Hells Angels, writers and poets, and celebrated musicians, played Chrissie in the Original London Cast of Hair in 1968. In 1970 Sonja Kristina became the voice of Curved Air.

Curved Air soon became renowned for their virtuosity and thrilling shows. Their albums were top 20 best sellers, as was the hit single Back Street Luv. The influential original members were electric violinist Darryl Way, electronica pioneer and guitarist/ keyboard player, Francis Monkman and drummer Florian Pilkington- Miksa. From 1970 to the present-day Sonja Kristina has been the one constant member of Curved Air.
In 1973, 17-year-old Eddie Jobson (Roxy Music / UK/ Frank Zappa) replaced both Monkman and Way during the ‘Air Cut’ era. In 1974 -76 Stewart Copeland came straight from college to critical acclaim as Curved Air’s drummer. At the end of ’76 Curved Air broke up and Sonja had a ringside seat at the birth of Punk and the astronomic rise of Stewart’s band ‘The Police’, during Sonja and Stewart’s 16-year relationship.

By1989 Sonja Kristina re-invented folk rock with a fiery brand of music she dubbed Acid Folk. Curved Air’s violinist Paul Sax and Keyboard player Robert Norton toured with Sonja Kristina’s Acid Folk Band until 1996, playing Glastonbury and other festivals year after year.
Since 2000 Sonja has been working with Composer/Producer/ Cellist/Violinist Marvin Ayres, known for his unique manipulation of sound textures and audio-visual installations. They have two releases as MASK. “Heavy Petal, the Tene-brous Odyssey of Jack and Virginia’ and ‘Technopia’.
Marvin Ayres produced the 2012 Curved Air ‘Live Atmosphere’ CD.
The constant flame leading Curved Air through the decades, Sonja Kristina's hypnotic attraction endures today, "vibrant and edgy as ever, Sonja, the original prog diva gives a charismatic and highly visual performance. Looking like a glamorous gipsy queen with her flowing red hair and dressed in sparkly black, that signature voice is still smoky and seductive as she spins around the stage around the excellent musicians who are Curved Air". (Music Street Journal)

For more information about Curved Air visit www.curvedair.com or


Purchase
Second Album
available at amazon.com


2 DISC EXPANDED EDITION
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS
NEW EXPANDED 2 DISC (CD / DVD) EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1971 ALBUM BY CURVED AIR
WITH FIVE BONUS TRACKS (FOUR PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) & A DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE) OF
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED PROMOTIONAL FILMS AND TELEVISION PERFORMANCES FROM THE
UK, FRANCE & GERMANY IN 1971

RESTORES THE ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK & BOOK, ALONG WITH A LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED
BOOKLET WITH ESSAY & EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS


SONJA KRISTINA
LEGENDARY SINGER 
CURVED AIR
EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
W/RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

BRUCE SOORD FRONTMAN FOR PROG ROCK'S THE PINEAPPLE THIEF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW-BBS RADIO

B    R    U    C    E
S    O    O    R    D
SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST
 PROGRESSIVE ROCK SENSATION'S
THE PINEAPPLE THIEF
SPECIAL GUEST ON
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
  BBS RADIO

The Pineapple Thief have launched their brand new video for “Try As I Might”, the new single from their forthcoming new studio album Dissolution. The highly anticipated follow up to 2015’s Your Wilderness, is the band’s second album to feature King Crimson and Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison.

Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Bruce Soord explains his dystopian view “The video follows the theme of the song and the album – if you sign up to this hyper connected world we live in, then you have to live with the consequences. Try as you might to get out of it.”

The futuristic clip was created by Blacktide Phonic/Visual (www.black-tide.co.uk) director George Laycock, who expands on how he created the film “When The Pineapple Thief came to me with their track ‘Try as I might’, they had a broad basis for an idea for a music video that dealt with a social media obsessed ‘connected’ world.
This had nods to previous films and television like ‘The Truman Show’, ‘Black Mirror’, the ‘Big Brother’ landscape and its preceding shows, so it was about creating a storyline using these broad influences and encapsulating into an obscure 3-minute film on a budget.
I was interested in the concept of ‘in eye cameras’, scary technology and I am sure isn’t too far away from us. We decided to go down the optical medical route and follow our character on a journey from first pre-operation, to surgery, recovery and then trying to battle the decision he has made, whilst battling with the corporation he has signed up too. The film hopefully leaves the viewer to create their own conceptions on his outcome.

We filmed it all on the Dorset/Devon coastline around where I live and were fortunate to be able to secure great locations to shoot in with a few favours, including a remote seaside post-modern house, a private beach and a real working hospital and opticians.
To keep the cast down to a minimum we decided that the camera that is watching Bruce would become the main supporting actor and his nemesis, appearing in scenes without anyone operating it. This allowed us to see the cameras point of view and tell the story to the fictional viewer. This old broadcast camera weighed an absolute ton, and carrying through remote woods, down a mile-long steep cliff path to a beach was a challenge on some of the hottest days of the year. Filming in the water at the end was a welcome refreshment. 
The Pineapple Thief have grown to become one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, Your Wilderness produced 4m+ album streams, a #7 in the UK Independent Charts and two extensive headline European tours culminating at London’s Islington Assembly Hall where the concert was recorded for the live release Where We Stood, and their new album Dissolution promises to propel the band to even greater heights.
The Pineapple Thief is a progressive rock band, started by Bruce Soord in 1999 in Somerset, England. The band has released eleven studio albums.

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF IS
Bruce Soord – vocals, guitars (1999–present)
Jon Sykes – bass (2002–present)
Steve Kitch – keyboards (2005–present)

Gavin Harrison - drums (2016–present)  played with British progressive rock bands Porcupine Tree and King Crimson.

dissolution
by
THE PINEAPPLE THIEF
available at amazon.com


B    R    U    C    E
S    O    O    R    D
THE PINEAPPLE THIEF
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
W/RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO 1
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

JOHN LODGE MOODY BLUES LEGEND SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO -BBS RADIO

J    O    H    N
L    O    D    G    E
THE MOODY BLUES
LEGENDARY BASSIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER
CHATS ABOUT LATEST ALBUM AND TOUR
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
EXCLUSIVE 

John Lodge is the bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the iconic rock band, The Moody Blues. Songwriter of such mega Moody Blues hits “Ride My See-Saw”, “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band)”, “Isn’t Life Strange?” and many more.  Lodge has been performing and recording with The Moody Blues for more than five decades, selling more than 70 million albums. 
Lodge has been voted one of the “10 most influential bass players on the planet,” and has been the recipient of many awards, including ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), and Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, to name just a few. The Moody Blues have released 15 studio albums and countless compilations, and John has also released three solo albums; NATURAL AVENUE in 1977, 10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO in 2015and his current LIVE FROM BIRMINGHAM, THE 10,000 LIGHT YEARS TOUR.  He also released the duo album BLUE JAYS in 1975 with Justin Hayward, and they were voted the Top Duo for that year.

2017 saw the 50th Anniversary of the Moody Blues album DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, and to celebrate, John and the Moody Blues embarked on a very special tour that included a complete performance of this iconic and groundbreaking album, the tour continued in January 2018 with the fourth Moody Blues Cruise, dates in the USA and finishing with a residence at the Wynn, Las Vegas.  This celebratory concert ‘Days of Future Passed, Live’ was filmed in Toronto and is also currently being shown on PBS as part of their GREAT PERFORMANCES programme, and has now been released as a DVD, reaching the top of the US DVD charts.
On April 14th, 2019 the Moody Blues were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the ‘Class of 2018’.

Purchase 10,000 Light Years Ago

By JOHN LODGE

at amazon.com

For more information go to johnlodge.com
For more information about The Moody Blues visit …
www.moodybluestoday.com



J O H N   L O D G E


LIVE
 FROM BIRMINGHAM

THE 10,000 LIGHT YEARS TOUR



AVAILABLE AT
AMAZON.COM







TOUR DATES!

John Lodge @ City Winery
Friday, October 12 @ 7:00PMFri, Oct 12 @ 7:00PM

Oct14
John Lodge @ City Winery
Sunday, October 14 @ 7:00PMSun, Oct 14 @ 7:00PM

Oct15
John Lodge @ Sellersville Theater
Monday, October 15 @ 7:00PMMon, Oct 15 @ 7:00PM

Oct17
John Lodge @ City Winery
Wednesday, October 17 @ 8:00PMWed, Oct 17 @ 8:00PM

Oct19
John Lodge @ The Flying Monkey
Friday, October 19 @ 7:00PMFri, Oct 19 @ 7:00PM

Oct20
John Lodge @ Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Saturday, October 20 @ 8:00PMSat, Oct 20 @ 8:00PM

Oct21
John Lodge @ Greenwich Odeum, Greenwich, RI
Sunday, October 21 @ 7:00PMSun, Oct 21 @ 7:00PM

Oct23
John Lodge @ Regent Theatre
Tuesday, October 23 @ 7:00PMTue, Oct 23 @ 7:00PM

THE MOODY BLUES 
Upcoming Dates

CRUISE TO THE EDGE Feb 4-9, 2019   www.cruisetotheedge.com Tampa-Key west-Cozumel  
Starring YES/STEVE HACKETT/The 10,000 Light Years Band w/John Lodge

J   O   H   N
L   O   D   G   E
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
BBS RADIO
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

STEPHEN BISHOP CHATS ABOUT HIS REMARKABLE CAREER ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS' BBS RADIO

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B   I   S   H   O   P
AN INCREDIBLE  MUSICAL JOURNEY 
THAT GOES "ON AND ON"
SINGER-SONGWRITER-MUSICIAN-ACTOR
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Stephen Bishop is a world-class guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with a celebrated career of over four decades of live performance, song craftsmanship, recording, and entertainment.  A San Diego native, Stephen Bishop’s introduction to the music industry was after seeing the Beatles perform on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” at 13 years old. Shortly after seeing their performance, his brother Denny bought him an electric guitar. He began creating his own unique chords, melodies and writing original songs. The first song he ever wrote was called, “Surf’s Turf,” an instrumental. Less than a year after picking up the guitar, Stephen formed a band called, “The Weeds.” Soon after, they began performing at local venues, playing a mixture of original songs and popular hits on the radio at the time. As a band, the Weeds placed second at the Claremont Battle of the Bands in 1966. 

After the Weeds disbanded, Stephen ventured to Los Angeles in the hopes of landing a songwriting contract. Stephen walked the streets of LA in the early 1970’s with nothing more than a $12 guitar. He began playing songs for different publishers in the area and landed a deal with Edwin H. Morris Publishing in Hollywood. Stephen was paid $50 per week. During his first few years at the publishing company, only one of his songs was recorded. At one point, Stephen considered leaving Los Angeles to work for his father's insurance company in San Diego. However, his friend Leah Kunkel connected him with Art Garfunkel. Art recorded two of Stephen's songs on his album, “Breakaway.”
 Shortly thereafter, Stephen was signed to ABC Records. He released his first album, “Careless,” which had two popular hits, “On and On,” and “Save It For a Rainy Day.” It became gold certified, as well as his second album, “Bish.” Stephen Bishop has released 17 albums and has played his songs personally for Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Bette Midler, Melissa Manchester, and Katy Perry. His newest album, "Blueprint" was released in 2016. In Eric Clapton's autobiography, he mentions Stephen Bishop as one of his favorite songwriters.
Accomplishments
Stephen Bishop’s hit song, “It Might Be You,” was the theme to the film “Tootsie.” Stephen has written the themes to several films, including “Animal House,” "The Money Pit," and “White Nights.” His songs have been performed by Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand, Art Garfunkel, Steve Perry, Stephanie Mills, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Mathis, Phoebe Snow, David Crosby, The Four Tops, Aswad, Beyonce, and Pavarotti. Stephen was nominated for two Grammy's and awarded an Oscar nomination for his song, “Separate Lives.”
Fun Fact
Stephen appeared as the “Charming Guitar Player,” in Animal House. In the toga party scene, John Belushi slams Stephen's guitar to smithereens. 
Recent News
On March 16th, 2018, Netflix released the film, "Benji." The main theme song for this movie, "Almost Home," was written by Stephen Bishop and Curt Sobel.

For more information about Stephen Bishop and concert dates visit … www.stephenbishop.com and www.facebook.com/stephenbishopofficial




STEPHEN 

BISHOP 




blueprint



available at
amazon.com






STEPHEN BISHOP

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

W/RAY SHASHO

BBS RADIO

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