Known in some circles as “The Queen of the 80s”, Ginger Lynn Allen has been known as one of the most recognizable adult performers of the 1980s. After leaving the industry for mainstream work, Ginger has appeared in prominent video games, TV series and movies. We’re gonna talk overcoming adversity, beating stigma and stereotypes and the development of her forthcoming projects.
One of my favorite guests is sweet Amanda Wyss. Me met years ago at an 80s-themed event and I was able to see that the magic that she possessed on-camera was matched (if not shadowed!) by her off-camera persona. Recently, I watched Amanda picket with her peers for equity in the film industry and admired her tenacity and commitment to fair compensation for all persons in film and TV. We’ll talk writer’s strike, Better Off Dead, Silverado, Nightmare on Elm Street, and life’s re-entry after COVID shut us all down.
Efren’s memorable portrayal of “PEDRO” in the feature film “NAPOLEON DYNAMITE” dramatically launched what has become a hugely prolific acting career with an unusually diverse series of performances in Film, Television, Drama, Comedy… every imaginable medium and genre. He’s also an accomplished DJ, and currently returned from a successful performance in Cancun at Planet Hollywood for The Sands 2023 Festival.
After a spirited (!) UK tour with A Flock of Seagulls, I was inspired to get to know these characters a little more. Jim AKA “Sasquatch” DeBarker handled Tour Manager, Front of House engineer and bus driver duties. Doug Nissley was the jack-of-all-trades backline tech, hauling gear, tuning and prep’ing equipment for the shows, and providing comedic relief and Sasquatch language translation.
1990 Oregon Hall of Fame Inductee UVK sings & plays all the instruments on his studio outings. The brainchild & alter ego of Producer multi-instrumentalists Stevie Ray Mays, aka “Ultra Van Krome LLC“. UVK has a new album produced by Dan Reed, fronted by slammin’ new single “Chocolate Rocket“ features a killer video produced by Dan Pred / Video Media. Check it out, and then check us out when we go live on All Access Live with Kevin Rankin!
LEE AARON: one of Canada’s most iconic vocalists, a songwriter, producer, and fearless re-inventor. She was one of the very first women writing and performing hard rock, releasing her first album (The Lee Aaron Project) at the age of only nineteen. Her sophomore release, 1984’s Metal Queen solidified Aaron as a trailblazer for women in rock in the 80’s with the title track – an anthem of feminine empowerment and shout-out against the sexism toward women in that genre – garnering her respect and legions of rock fans around the globe. Over the years it has become an enduring anthem of empowerment for men and women alike.
Join our spirited live chat as we discuss her forthcoming Induction into Canada’s Rock Fame!
As an accomplished sound engineer, producer and musician, Tig aspires to serve the song rather than the ego. If asked to sum it up he’ll say “it’s all about conveying emotion through sound”. We met SO many years ago, him playing drums for The Motels, me with Animotion, and became fast friends. Now Tig balances his dedicated family world by being an audio engineer on the Jimmy Kimmel show and tackling the occasional tour manager, mixer, drummer role when the opportunity presents itself. You’ll love his infectious energy, and will visibly understand how and why Tig becomes a “first call” when someone in the entertainment industry needs a professional.
23 Outstanding bands on 3 stages, delicious foods, onsite camping, and a giant party of rock n’ roll revelers at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds & Events Center. We’ll hang with pros from the nation’s greatest tributes to discuss what Harefest is all about. Co-Hosted by Dan Bozyk, we’ll peer behind the scenes of this epic festival of bands honoring rock n’ roll’s biggest bands.