Category: #SKOPELIFE

THE WORKERS: DOING WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE JOB DONE

Dan Greenwald is, “The Workers”. Music has always been a part of him for most of his life. He started out in his school band in the 4th grade playing the clarinet. Then eventually picked up the cello and played in the school orchestra. He grew up in a strict environment and never even attempted…

FEBRUARY & MARCH 2012 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have chose a select group of amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.

THE LOVE LOAD: COMING @ YOU FULLY LOADED

Ted Watts is the front man for the band, The Love Load. He is currently promoting their latest release, “The Human Resourceful”. It is a concept album about human adaptation for survival and rebirth. Sounds pretty intense does it? Well it is a rocker and worthy of a listen.

MUSIC UP CLOSE – JANUARY 2012

Well, hello, Music Up Close clubbers. Sorry for all of the packing boxes. We’ve been moving the club across the country and have been in transit and out of touch with all of our wonderful Music Up Close regulars. We are temporarily set up in an old warehouse in SOCAL as they say there, southern…

JANUARY 2012 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have chose a select group of amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.

NORTH OF THE BORDER – MUGZ

muGz is one of those acts you just know is destined for success. His official debut video Lonely Girl was premiered on cult BET show 106 and Park and his mixtape I Cosign Myself scored him a Montreal Hip-Hop award, not bad for this multi-faceted performer.

DARRELL CHAISSON’S JOURNEY TO SUCCESS

Darrell Chaisson is a musician from Halifax, Canada. His music has no limitations. He has been playing since he was a young child. He recalls an old piano his grandparents had as he would prop himself up and doodle on the keys. His aunt taught him how to play “Chopsticks”, and he would bang the…

JUSTINE DORSEY: TAKING ON THE WORLD

Talent comes in all ages, Justine Dorsey is living proof. This sixteen year old young lady out of California is planting seeds and watching her career grow. She started singing at the very young age of seven and also did musical theater and eventually picked up songwriting. Writing became the catalyst that made her creativity…

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 5PM

“Sunday Afternoon 5pm” has a dreamy sound and an alluring story behind it. This particular tune is the creation of 3 worlds colliding. Three minds and 3 very different styles of music, all meshed into the end result of pure listening enjoyment.

BABAROSSI: ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Babarossi is a UK based musician living and working in London, England. He was soft spoken, humble and shy. I’m not quite convinced he is aware of his musical talents? You can literally feel every ounce of devotion that goes into each note and the fun is contagious. His fans see him as a musical…

BLESS: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

He is no newbie to the music business so upon hearing his latest track, April Showers, an ode to family and friends gone forever, we just had to grab a few minutes with Montreal MC Bless. Close affiliate of Gangstarr’s late MC Guru, Bless considers the iconic Hip-Hop star as a huge influence over his…

SAMANTHA TESTA: THE FORCE BEHIND THE VOICE

When I met Samantha her voice had a warmth that filled the room and that was only when she was speaking. She was born in Montreal and is now living in Ottawa, but has been actively making her rounds from LA all the way to Nashville TN. She has done work with producer Steve Dady…

DECEMBER 2011 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have chose a select group of amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.

EVERYBODY LIKES SILEX

Dutch rapper Silex is no stranger to the spotlight. He has scored chart success in his native Holland and has found himself on various media platforms over his career. Now as he gears up to release his new project, he is eager to make an entrance into the global marketplace.

SKOPE TV PHONER FEAT DIRTY AKA DI

It was a very special Veterans Day here at Skope TV as we not only got to talk with a very talked about upcoming emcee but he is an Air Force Vet as well. Dirty aka DI is making big noise with his new single/video “Neva Say.” He is reppin for Soco Entertainment and they…

SKOPE IS ADDICTED TO GINA SICILIA

Gina Sicilia is a blues singer out of Philadelphia, PA. She hit the scene in 2007 with her debut release, Allow Me to Confess. Not very long after her first release she was nominated as best new artist at the Memphis Blues Awards. She claimed that was the catalyst that put her on the musical…

NOVEMBER 2011 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have chose a select group of amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.

Preview: Moogfest 2011

Moogfest is an annual music festival that takes place in Asheville, NC. This year the festival runs from October 28-30. Bring your Halloween costume!

TEE MUNNY INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE ON SKOPE TV

It was a rainy Friday night in New England but nothing could stop Tee Munny from coming through the Skope HQ. Tee Munny is an R&B artist who recently released his hit single “Love You No More.” We got Tee to sit down with us for an interview and then he was gracious to perform…

OCTOBER 2011 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have chose a select group of amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.

ASHPARK LIVE INTERVIEW & PERFORMANCE AT SKOPE TV HQ

It was an amazing Friday night at the Skope HQ. We received the new three song EP from Ashpark a few weeks ago. We were so excited to hear their new sound that we had to have them over. The guys were gracious enough to come by being that they live in the Boston area.…

BEEN AROUND THE WORLD

South Africa was under the spotlight last year for its hosting duties when it came to the 2010 World Cup. Now it is preparing to be center-stage again, this time for the music put forward by one of its aspiring stars. Bonani Phaweni AKA Zin, started out rapping,   then converted to film and having…

RUDIES: HAYSEED REGGAE?

It seems safe to say amongst most people, the unmistakable sounds and lyrics of Reggae tend to conjure the same mental images/emotions. There are the Caribbean settings, island grooves and socially conscious messages, all piped through the lyrical delivery of a dreadlocked singer backed by the ubiquitous Tropicalia instrumentation that comes along with the genre.…

SEPTEMBER 2011 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have chose a select group of amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.

CAROLINE JONES: CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY

For emerging artist Caroline Jones, gone are the days of opera arias, cabaret standards and show tunes. But hers is a musical timeline that began with classical training she started receiving at age nine, tutelage under vast industry movers and shakers (including music demigod, Tommy Mottola) and a continuing education dedicated to honing her natural…

MKM ISSUE 2 – AUGUST 2011

Welcome back and big shout outs go out to our first “commentator,” Miss Lori Johnson, who chimed in with “Hey MKM I have got to say I REALLY like this blog site. I am anxious to see the evolution! “Music is the healing force of the world.” Got to give it up for Full Force……

AUGUST 2011 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have chose a select group of amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.

JOHN OATES: FLYING SOLO

I’d interviewed John years ago, and had a chance to catch up with him and his new solo venture and tour supporting the release of Mississippi Mile.   Half of the most potent rock/soul duo to hit the airwaves, John has always piled his passion into his solo projects.  

SKOPE TV INTERVIEW FEAT JOHNNY CROME

On Friday July 29 Skope was visited by an emerging artist by the name of Johnny Crome. Johnny did not want to settle for just a phone interview so he drove over 4 hours to come see us, and we are glad that he did. With his two hits “Amnesia” and “Porn Star” making waves…

RICK SHAFFER HAS THE BLUES…(“DOWN TO A T!”)

Johnny Lee Hooker once said: “The Blues had a child and that child was Rock N’ Roll.” And it is no secret that the success that British Invasion era bands enjoyed stateside was due in large part to their obsession with the Blues. The Yardbirds did it. The Rolling Stones did it. Zeppelin even did…

SKOPE TV PHONER FEAT ROB CARLTON

Anyone who follows Skope knows Rob Carlton is no stranger here. Rob is doing better than ever these days with a new album, ‘Seven Thunders’ that is proving to be his best work yet. We had to have Rob on to talk about everything he is doing today both with and without his guitar in…

JEALOUS BONE: ORIGINAL SOUND FROM CLASSIC ROOTS

The melding of blues and rock is almost as storied as either of the genres on their own merit. The Yardbirds did it. The Rolling Stones did it. And even more contemporarily, The White Stripes did it deconstruction style. It seems the two almost walk hand-in-hand. For the Chicago-based trio, Jealous Bone, the genre mash-up…

JULY 2011 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have chose a select group of amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.

SKOPE TV PHONER FEAT FYB (FOR YOU BROTHER)

It was a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in New England when the phone rang and it was  John Davis, a.k.a. Dash from the duo FYB. The multifaceted duo, John Davis and Melvin Blakely, are garnering fans by ushering in a new era of music, tinged with the style of Jimmy Hendrix and flavored with rock and…

WEEK 1: MKM NOTES FROM THE SOUND TABLE

Hello folks! We want to make the MKM Notes from the Sound Table, an interactive experience–so we encourage readers to tell us what they like to read by responding to our planned postings, because we truly want to know what YOU like to read!!

SKOPE TV PHONER FEAT MR ENVI’

Skope TV got to kick off the July 4th weekend with a rising star in the hip hop game. Coming out of Shreveport, LA is Mr Envi’. Mr Envi’ wears many hats as an emcee, producer, and CEO of his own   Southern Stisles Records. We were able to catch up with Envi as his…

SKOPE TV PHONER FEAT BLOW FLYY

It is safe to say that real emcees are not only coming from the USA anymore. Skope TV got the chance to talk with an emcee from Ontario, Canada by the name of Blow Flyy. Blow Flyy has been making music for over 10 years now and he has created some hot singles such as…

THE JOHN OATES BAND, BEACHLAND, CLEVELAND 5-24-2011

Half of the legendary Hall & Oates brain trust has hit the road promoting his new blues and early rock laden disc, Mississippi Mile.   The band is extremely tight and provides great vocal harmonies.   John mentioned that they’ve been working together for a while, and had experience playing on the CD.   The…