Keep the Scene Alive PARS509

First Angel MediaJana, from First Angel Media, joins Bill to talk about ways that musicians can keep the music alive during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Some ways that First Angel Media can help you..

How Build the Scene can help

Some things to look into for your Facebook live setups? Video? Audio?

Frank Vieira 3QS20

Frank VieiraThe 3 Questions for Frank Vieira

  • How has the recent life shutdown affected you as an artist, and what adjustments have you made to keep yourself in the minds of your fans?
  • What is something about playing country music in Pittsburgh that you would want artists who have not been here to know?
  • Where is your last name from, and what are some of your influences as a country artist? asked by Nocion in episode 029.
  • Bonus Question: What would I hear if I played one off your songs backwards?

About the song, Heart Broke

Heart Broke is the act of going broke following your heart. “If these feelings were dollars, I’d spend em all on you”. It is the 2nd radio single from Frank Vieira following the success of Fill It Up, which peaked at #89 on the music row chart. Heart Broke is 2:43 of ear candy and hooks.

About Frank Vieira

Band Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Band Genre: Country

Hard work and craftsmanship defines Frank’s music career. A direct reflection of the way it started. It’s been a decade since first making his own acoustic guitar piece by piece in Kevin
LaDue’s luthier class at Vestal High School. A class, and a guitar that sparked a journey across the country performing at some of the best Honky Tonks and festivals east of the Mississippi. Over the past 7 years Frank has built a resume and a buzz opening for some of the nation’s best while honing his own craft. With creative takes on lyrics, big radio hooks, and a live show that ooze with polish and confidence Frank is poised for a future as big as his heart.

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Abandon All Hope PARS508

Abandon All HopeSkarlett Sky‘s Ash and Greg stop in to talk a little about their new EP, Abandon All Hope, and the world as it is today. We also end up talking about cars and other things.

Segment 1 – Abandon All Hope

  • How has the virus affected your band schedule?
  • The timing of the dropping of Abandon All Hope is kind of fitting?
  • If there was an apocalyptic event and only one song off of Abandon All Hope can survive it, which song should it be?
  • If you could sit on a bench with any musician, who would you sit with and what would you ask about?
  • If you could go back in time and follow any band around for a year, who would you follow and why?
  • What can you tell us about the song “Pain Inside”?

Segment 2

  • What is the cd release date on the EP?
  • We discuss small business and how it has been affected lately.
  • We talk about about their rescheduled Whisky a Go Go show that is now scheduled for 9/11/2020.
  • We talk about cars, favorite cars, car trips, and what car they would put on an album cover like ZZ Top’s Eliminator album.
  • They talk about writing and rehearsing during this time off from gigs.
  • We talk a little bit about how to treat fans.
  • The topic off everyone starting as a garage band and I pointed out that September from September Mourning (click for the interview) was signed before she ever performed in a band.

Filthy Music PARS507

Jesse from Filthy Music Entertainment joins Bill. FME’s services include a wide variety of press and promotional services such as single reviews, album reviews, music promotion and more. The bigger you buy the more you’re guaranteed! We have something for just about any band’s budget.

Segment 1 with FILTHY MUSIC Entertainment

  • I haven’t heard from you in a while, what have you been up to?
  • You were talking about film, what is going on with that part of the company?
  • You were recently banned on Facebook, without getting into detail, do you think you deserved it?
  • I know you’ve been in bands yourself, are you currently in a band?

Segment 2

  • Where do you see FME in the next 5 years?
  • What kind of bands do you listen to when you’re relaxing?
  • We talk a little bit about Greywalker and Start the Beat with Sikes…
  • If you were able to sit on that bench and talk to anyone from music history, who would you sit with and what would you ask them?
  • Who bought your first guitar?
  • Are you still going to do some booking?
  • How can everyone find you online?
  • Is there anything else you want to talk about?
  • Please give out your social media links.

nocion 3QS029

nocionNocion‘s MJ and David conquer 3 Questions and a Song Episode 29!

  • Let’s say I tag along with Nocion on your next tour, what bands would the soundtrack between shows contain.
  • You have a new album in the works, how far off is that release, what can we expect to hear on that album compared to your first 2, and where will it be available for our listeners to purchase?
  • Bonus Question: What is something people would be surprised to learn about each of you?
  • Do you find being in PR kind of on an island unto its own makes it challenging to reach the rest of the world? asked by Reality Suite in Episode 028

About the Song: The Grave

The Grave and/or Bridges Collide. The Grave deals with the horrors of child trafficking and sexploitation/sale of organs, while Bridges Collide is basically a love story gone awry.

About the Band: Nocion

Location: San Juan, PR
Band Genre: Hard Rock/Metal

Nocion is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The band was formed in 2001. Nocion’s music is a blend of many different musical influences, these can be heard throughout their music. The band has had a long run throughout the years playing with various renowned international artists from the US and Latin America, such as Mushroomhead, Juanes, La Ley, Bersuit Vergarabat and others. They have released two albums so far: 2006’s “Existencia” and 2017’s EP “Into the Darkness,” with a new album currently in-the-works.

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Obselence – 9sm PARS506

Patrick McElravy of 9 Stitch Method joined Bill for the Pennsylvania Rock Show for Episode 506! They talked about the upcoming single drop, Obselence (TODAY).

Segment 1 with 9 Stitch Method and Obselence

  • What can you tell me about the recording of the upcoming EPs? I’m sure it is different than most recording processes because there’s the 2 of you.
  • How can you make it through a set with all that moving you do on stage?
  • We talk about the future of wireless mics in 9SM’s history.
  • Tell me about the new track, Obselence, that is being dropped today.
  • How did you hook up with Gus, in Brazil?

Segment 2 with Patrick

  • We talked about Loudini’s Rock n’ Roll Circus and the Pennsylvania Rock Show making a top 20 rock podcasts to check out in 2020 on
  • We talk a bit about the Yeti, moving… and if he is listening to the show… guitar string adventures…
  • What shows do you have coming up?
  • Do your kids like your music?

The Rust Project PARS505

Episode 505 features The Rust Project. The Rust Project is a Pittsburgh-based cover band. We play anything from classic rock to country, from alternative rock to 80’s and 90’s rock, and we keep our playlists fun and upbeat. We can crank it up and play as a four-piece electric band, or we can unplug and play as an acoustic duo or trio.

  • Tell me a little bit about The Rust Project.
  • What is your favorite song to cover?
  • What about embarrassing moments that you’ve had on stage?
  • What is your favorite venue to play?
  • Upcoming shows?
  • We talk concert photography, websites, and social media.
  • If you were to build a super band from the scene to manage, who would you put in the band?
  • What is something that your fans would be surprised to learn about each of you?

Reality Suite 3QS028

The 3 Questions for Reality Suite

  1. If you could erase an album from your mind so that you can hear it again for the very first time?
  2. Tell me about an embarrassing moment you’ve had on stage.
  3. If you could open for any internationally touring band, who would you pick and where would you start the tour at?
  4. What is something that your fans would be surprised to learn about you?

The Song: Kiss the Ring

This song addresses the struggle of interacting with fake friends and denying the pressure of bowing down to their expectations. Kiss the Ring was collaboratively written by the band in one session after the record label, Lions Pride Music requested that we include new material to gesh out the Awaken EP.

About Reality Suite

Band Location: North Haledon, NJ USA
Band Genre: Rock

“Reality Suite is a bit of a New Jersey super-group. Their fusion of modern and classic rock is a fairly compelling mix since they really don’t sound like any other indie band I can think of,” – Jim Testa, contributing writer to Rolling Stone magazine and founder of Jersey Beat fanzine.
Rock is dead. But hard work isn’t. After 10 years of evolving as melodic rock savants and releasing dozens of independent singles and EPs, Reality Suite has been determined to awaken the masses and demonstrate that rock is NOT dead. “Reality Suite has become one of my favorite bands for numerous reasons. They are a kick-ass in your face rock band with a dynamic front woman,” declares East Coast renowned photographer, Jec Crespi. WRAT 95.9FM radio DJ, Tom Hanley stated in his blog, “The female-fronted Hard Rock act puts out a modern Arena Rock sound comprised of killer vocals, complex instrumentals and meaningful lyrics.”

After the 2018 self-released “Awaken” EP exceeded fan expectations and garnered the attention of several European record labels, Danish based Lions Pride Music won the partnership with Reality Suite resulting in 2019’s expanded album “Awaken (Deluxe.)” This frst full-length album not being entirely band-produced incorporates the production skills of hard rock producer/engineer Mike Ferretti (Sevendust, Saliva, Brand of Julez) and pop/R&B producer Earl Cohen (Lady Gaga, Jessica Simpson, Pink.) “Awaken (Deluxe)” was released worldwide on June 28th digitally and on CD.
Formed in 2009 in North Haledon, New Jersey by childhood friends Brian King (drums,) Antonio Valenti (bass,) and Joe Padula (guitars) – their ambitions have been to produce heavy, melodic rock. After several male and female vocalists, Kimmii Heart had joined in 2013 establishing the defnitive line-up known today worldwide. In September of 2015, the self-produced debut full length ”Skinn” was released. A unique sound to global rock fans, it was secretly a greatest hits album capitalizing on Reality Suite’s most popular songs from previous EPs. “Skinn boasts a number of standout tracks, including hook-laden frst single, Die Dreaming with the equally infectious Save
My Life and Playing with Fire,” printed the Record/Herald News reporter, Brian Aberback. The song Save My Life was featured as the Song of the Week in Steppin’ Out, a NJ music publication while MPire Magazine declared, “Skinn is a damned near perfect piece of rock, one that incorporates the old and new in the right balance.” After an aggressive band managed social media campaign, Reality Suite has developed over 27,000 followers worldwide. There are pleas from male and female fans of all ages requesting the New Jersey based band to perform in their cities and countries. Several continents are represented by fans posting photos with their “Skinn” CD, wearing Reality Suite t-shirts, posting screenshots while streaming tracks and videos of themselves singing their
songs. “When recording “Skinn,” we didn’t know if anyone was going to care about it,” Brian told WDHA 105.5FM DJ, Lidsay Klein in an interview. “We knew about 12 friends that would be interested, that was it. Months after its release, we are constantly receiving praise from fans around the world. It is so fulflling. It is truly driving us to take our new album to the next level,”
In October 2016, Reality Suite released the single “Bury Me Alive.” Leading music review website, Stereo Stickman stated: “It feels like an instant classic. It’s like the band have taken this incredible leap forwards into alternate territory, without sacrifcing any of what we loved about them in the frst place. They’ve brought back the things we loved the most about early 2000’s rock and pop-rock, and fused it ecectively with this fresh and always addictive Reality Suite sound.”

In May of 2018, Reality Suite released the Awaken EP. Brian King revealed in an interview with “The songs “Grave” and “Cut, Burn, Bruise” may be closest to defning what “Awaken” is all about. During the writing for what became “Awaken,” Kimmii and I realized most of what we were writing lyrics about were losing loved ones. Each of us in the band had lost someone in the last two years. I lost my mother in 2016 to lung cancer – which spawned the song “Cut, Burn Bruise.” Kimmii lost a close family friend which inspired “Grave.” Antonio lost his mother and Joe had lost an Aunt in 2017 – so, as much as “Grave” and “Cut” are about missing a loved one, in the
context with the other songs – “Awaken” becomes an album about recovery and rebirth……leaving the pain behind and moving on. The songs “Live Now Forever,” “Dead to Me,” and “Lust” drive that point home.” As Kimmii sings on the “Awaken (Deluxe)” lead-oc single “Kiss the Ring,” “I don’t need you telling me what’s right, I’ve got my own two eyes – I WILL NOT KISS THE RING,” Reality Suite have never compromised their visions yet earned the loyalty of many fans worldwide. Get a grip on Reality – or get out of the way.

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Identity X PARS504

Identity X sits down with Bill to discuss their band, music, and more in episode 504. An original hard rock band known for soaring theatrical vocals, heavy rock instrumentation, & lyrical prowess

Interview Segment 1 with Identity X

  • Where did the band name come from?
  • If years from now, we were watching a docu-series about each member of Identity X, what behind the music type stories might we hear? What might we be surprised to find out?
  • If you could sit on that magical bench that everyone talks about for an hour and speak to any musician from history, who would you talk to and what would you ask them?
  • Tell us about your song Goodbye Sunshine.

Interview Segment 2 with Identity X

  • Where can we get a copy of Wounds of our History?
  • If I was to follow you on tour, what would the soundtrack between show stops sound like?
  • Can you share your social media links with us?
  • What’s next for Identity X? (shows, studio, time, etc)

Black Ridge PARS503

Members of Black Ridge join us again to talk about their upcoming gigs, upcoming EP, and their KickStarter campaign among other things.

Interview Segment 1 with Black Ridge

  • I hear that you’re working on new music and headed into the studio in March to start recording a new EP. What can you tell us about your progress?
  • What can you tell me about the KickStarter campaign that you have set up?
  • Walk us through the birth of a Black Ridge song.
  • Tell me about the song “New Day” and then we’ll give it a listen.

Interview Segment 2 with Black Ridge

  • Paul, how to you decide what attire you will wear at the Rock for Life shows?
  • If a movie was being made about Black Ridge, who do you think would play each band member?
  • Can you give us a run down on your social media accounts and what upcoming shows you have in the works?