Entries by Kevin

MARK POWERS: The ALL ACCESS LIVE EPISODE

Mark Powers is one of the Pacific Northwest’s secret weapons. A skilled tradesman possessing a vast wealth of capabilities, not only in the percussion realm, but as a stalwart music industry journeyman. On top of that, the guy climbs a mean rock wall! Hang out and chat with Mark to discover why so many artists seek him out to perfect their live and studio presentations.

ALL ACCESS LIVE with STEVIE SALAS

A guitar player, writer, producer, and composer, Stevie Salas has recorded on over 70 different albums with artists as diverse as George Clinton, Justin Timberlake, Buddy Miles, T.I., Mick Jagger, and Rod Stewart. Having sold over two million solo albums around the world, Stevie has been cited as one of the top 50 guitarists of all time.

2024 shows the fruits of immense labor, with Stevie receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award in his hometown of San Diego, California. Catching up with this legend is a rarity, and his stories are those worthy of a dozen episodes. We will pack what we can into this one!

FLIRTING WITH THE FLIRTS!

THE FLIRTS are a female trio spawning several Dance hits and music videos in MTV in the early 80’s. The group was created by American producer Bobby Orlando, known around the world for their smash dance club hits “DANGER” & “JUKEBOX”, receiving heavy airplay on MTV and appearing on several 80’s New Wave compilations including the VALLEY GIRL film soundtrack. The current lineup features founding member Christina Criscione and her vibrant and talented partners Kim Rowe and Danielle McKee. I was fortunate enough to play with them for a couple of shows in recent years, and have gotten to know them as incredibly lovely and sweet humans. Come Flirt live with us!

ALL ACCESS LIVE with DAN REED

Although there were many incarnations of bands Dan performed with in South Dakota and in Portland it was in December of 1985 where he truly first began his musical journey as the lead singer of a band called “The Dan Reed Network”. Garnering huge local support Dan Reed Network was signed to Polygram in 1987 by Derek Shulman, famed A+R man who signed ‘Bon Jovi’.

Reed took a long hiatus from the music business in early 2003 and spent 4 years in Northern India and Jerusalem, living in a Tibetan Monastery and studying religions while in the Middle East. Coming back to music in 2009 he now performs extensively throughout Europe and the United States, both with his solo band and DRN and has in recent years performed at the ‘Sweden Rock Festival’ and England’s ‘Download Festival’.

We’ll talk new material, Dan Reed Network, his bourgeoning career as an artist and how parenting changed his perspective on life.

ALL ACCESS LIVE WITH JIMMIE DEAN

For the past 30 years Jimmie Dean has been involved in the music industry as a musical instrument distributor, retail sales authority, e-Commerce manager, customer service expert, and a professional drummer.

Currently, his company Dean Music Group focuses on finding stage monitoring solutions for musicians and audio professionals through sales of products like Ultimate Ears. He also manages all e-Commerce data for Denver’s Rupp’s Drums.

As the former US representative for Porter & Davies, Jimmie managed US service center operations, product distribution, sales, artist relations, and marketing strategies for the company. He helped Porter & Davies US secure agreements with top retailers, including Sweetwater Music, Sam Ash, AMS, Bananas At Large, Bentleys Drum Shop, Skip’s Music, and Vic’s Drum Shop. 

DEEJAY TONY STEWART ROCKS ALL ACCESS LIVE

Tony Stewart started DJING in 85’ where he had his start in teen night clubs is Southern California. In the 90’s he moved to LA and worked at a Dj specialty store called Beat Non Stop for 9yrs as a dance music buyer. Tony worked at most of all the major Hollywood clubs like The Roxbury, Bar One and Sunset Room just to name a few. In the early 2000’s he was asked to be the Dj on a 32 show tour headlining with BT and Hooverphonic. Currently he is active DJING clubs in SoCal and staying active in the Dj scene.

STRANGE ADVANCE’S DREW ARNOTT JOINS ALL ACCESS LIVE

Canadian new wave stars Strange Advance saw their first album produced by Bruce Fairbairn, known for his work with Loverboy and Prism, but featured a very different sound from those groups. Rather than commercial hard rock, Strange Advance’s music was a fusion of progressive rock and new wave, with a heavy reliance on synthesizers and keyboards.

ALL ACCESS LIVE with WALTER PEREZ

Scooter pro Walter Perez has been all over the world influencing the masses with his love and dedication to the sport. We’ll talk about the importance of brand representation in the realm of sport marketing, the good and bad of what’s out there influencing the youth of today, and the differences he sees in the culture between the U.S. and other countries he’s traveled to as an ambassador to the sport.

ALL ACCESS LIVE with MARC FERRARI

Marc Ferrari is a former major label recording artist, music publishing executive, film and TV actor, and published author. He has sold over 2 million albums, toured the world alongside some of music’s most popular bands, appeared in the hit movies Wayne’s World and Wayne’s World 2, and has written music that has been used in over 500 network TV shows and major motion pictures. But screaming fans, fawning minions, and all the trappings of fame could not prepare Ferrari for his biggest challenge: settling down to a life of domesticity and becoming father to a precocious, oblivious-to-time daughter who tests him in ways he never imagined! Ferrari lives in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter, and a slew of family pets.

ENVY OF NONE’S MAIAH WYNNE RETURNS TO ALL ACCESS LIVE

Maiah is back! Having just completed recording the new Envy of None album, Maiah has plenty of other new updates in the works, and is returning to All Access Live to share the news.

Wynne is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist with a downright fearless curiosity about trying new things. “I own over 50 instruments and love playing all of them. The collection continues with some of my latest additions being the harp guitar and cigar box guitar.” Her live performances offer a taste of this, with her playing various drums with her feet while her hands circulate among guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, or other stringed instruments, all while singing.