Megan Blunk is a 2016 Rio Paralympic Gold Medalist in wheelchair basketball as well as a woman who has battled mental illness her entire life but has refused to let it stop her. Originally from Gig Harbor, Washington, Megan is passionate about using her platform to educate, encourage and inspire others to never give up despite any physical or mental health challenges they may be facing.

Megan was recently named to her second U.S. Women’s Paralympic Team set to compete in Tokyo 2020. She is a Nike sponsored athlete and was seen in the “Dream Crazy” video ad featuring Colin Kaepernick and Serena Williams. She is a proud Challenged Athletes Foundation ambassador and was featured in the organization’s “25th Year Anniversary” campaign, alongside Kobe Bryant. She is also proudly sponsored by PER4MAX Wheelchairs and The Hartford, a national life insurance company and a U.S. Paralympic partner.

Megan currently plays as the first and only female on the Wolf Pack- a DI military veteran wheelchair basketball team in San Diego, California.

Megan enjoys helping others find motivation and purpose in their life by sharing her story and journey with depression.

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Erica is an awesome, dynamic, unsigned and original three-piece band hailing from sleepy Winchcombe, a small town in Gloucestershire.

Having now enjoyed success twice in national battle of the band’s competitions, Erica has been streamed live to over 2 million viewers on Italian television station RAI in April 2017 and opened V Fest in Chelmsford in 2015.

Their debut album ‘Sons of the High Land’ was released in 2014 and was credited with 4/5 stars by Kerrang. Their second album Hollow Moon was released in August 2016 to critical acclaim on iTunes.

Erica is regularly played on radio stations in the United Kingdom and worldwide plus been interviewed and had tracks broadcast on BBC Introducing and can now boast close to 1 million downloads on Spotify.

The band has played many festivals including Underdogs Live for Union Jack Radio, Conrad’s Ride, Dubs of Anarchy, Phoenix Festival, Off The Tracks, Bath Festival and Livestock. They will be playing the main stage again this year at Lakefest where they have become firm favourites. The band performs regularly at The Fleece in Bristol, where, opening for A Flock of Seagulls, I was floored by the band’s performance. The trio is TIGHT, the songs infectious, and man, can they put on a SHOW. You’ll see what I mean when we chat with them live!

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Incredible conversation with one of the most inspiring humans I’ve met. Tony’s overcome so much adversity in his life, and humbly opens up about areas that he’s working on his own accountability for his shortcomings. We talk alcohol and substance abuse recovery, his NFL career and incredible photography. Check out Tony’s official Website here.

Tony Mandarich was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1989 as “The Incredible Bulk, the best offensive line NFL draft Prospect ever”. Four years later in 1992, he was again featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated as “The NFL’s Incredible Bust.” Released by the Green Bay Packers that year, he immersed himself in a world of painkillers and alcohol. On March 23rd, 1995 he entered rehab and turned his life around. He returned to the NFL 11 months later and played 3 years for the Indianapolis Colts before retiring due to a shoulder injury.

Tony’s passion is to carry the message of recovery, as an Advocate for Sobriety and Mental Illness. He expresses much of his life through his professional photography.

In 2009, Tony released his book, My Dirty Little Secrets – Steroids, Alcohol & God: The Tony Mandarich Story. The book will be re-released in 2020 in an audio format with the addition of an update of the last 10 years.

On the eve of 2019 NFL Draft, ESPN aired a 44-minute E60 documentary about the life of Tony Mandarich and what the real story was.
You will hear the raw real-life experience of the 1989 2nd overall draft pick, a message carried from a man who knows football, alcoholism, drug addiction, and how to take the adversities of life and turn them into virtues.

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This is one you DON’T want to miss! Todd’s stories of inspiration from his emergence as one of metal’s all-time greatest vocalists in Crimson Glory to his arrival as singer for Queensrÿche, now to his first solo release. Brian Alan has so many funny stories of the two of them on the road together – you’ll be in tears (as was I) as we talk metal, new wave and more.

In mid 2012, Todd La Torre officially became the new lead vocalist of Queensrÿche. The band immediately began touring full-time, and started writing new material for the self titled 2013 album “Queensrÿche”.

The rebirth of the band has led to countless world tours, performing at many of rock and metal’s most prestigious festivals, and appearing on various television shows including the VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show.

To date, Queensrÿche has released three studio albums with Todd La Torre: Queensrÿche (2013), Condition Hüman (2015), and The Verdict (2019). Currently the band is writing new material for a fourth release under Century Media Records.

In 2021, Todd released his solo album “Rejoice In The Suffering” on RatPack Records.

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Julienne Davis was born in Los Angeles. She left home at seventeen and moved to New York to pursue a career in classical ballet, but when she grew too tall to audition for the corps de ballet, she made the tough decision to quit dance and began a modeling career.

As a successful international model, Julienne’s career led to her living and working in many cities, including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Athens, Munich, Barcelona, Madrid, Tokyo, and Bangkok. Because London’s vibrant cosmopolitan culture held a special allure for her, she made that her main home base for many years and during that time also became a British citizen.

While in London, she became involved in other ventures, including fashion stylist, club promoter, singer/songwriter, and producer. In 1998, she auditioned as an extra in Stanley Kubrick’s controversial drama “Eyes Wide Shut,” but instead landed the pivotal role of Mandy Curran in the film. From that point on, her life changed drastically, and she consequently became an “It” girl in London, leading the celebrity lifestyle, with parties, press, and paparazzi.

Her acting, voiceover, and music careers continued to flourish. Highlights include major roles in the films “House of 9,” starring Dennis Hopper and “Come Together,” starring James D’Arcy. As for TV, she was a series regular for the BBC comedy “Too Much Sun,” starring Mark Addy and Lee Majors, as well as various guest star roles, the most notable being “The Bill” – which was practically a UK institution. During this time, her band Sophisticated Savage was busy recording and performing live. She sang, wrote and co-produced the band’s album “Strange Paradise,” now on iTunes. Based mainly in Los Angeles, she is with her new band, The Midnight Candy, and she continues to work as an actor, voiceover artist, writer and producer.

Julienne joins All Access Live to discuss her new science-fiction thriller “Fear Frequency”.

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John Moyer is the bassist for heavy metal band Disturbed. Prior to joining Disturbed, Moyer played in rock bands The Union Underground and Soak, both major label acts hailing from Texas.

Having joined Disturbed in 2004, John’s playing can be heard on the band’s third (Ten Thousand Fists), fourth (Indestructible) and fifth (Asylum) studio albums. All three albums debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and between them they produced eight No. 1 singles on rock radio.

John also played on the last Disturbed release, The Lost Children, a collection of B-sides and rarities. Disturbed was also nominated for a Grammy Award for their song “Inside The Fire” off the album, Indestructible.

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Maiah Wynne captivates audiences worldwide with the alluring and enigmatic duality present in her music. An award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Maiah delivers powerful and universally resonant lyrics with a hauntingly beautiful voice layered in sophisticated and emotive folk/pop soundscapes. Her vocal quality conveys a rare combination of opposing elements that contribute to a timeless and genuinely unique signature sound with wide appeal – simultaneously delicate and strong, light and dark, “pretty-but-raw.” (The Missoula Independent)

Oregon Public Broadcasting described her song Sleep as “a gorgeous piece of orchestral folk pop that hides a sinister lyrical theme,” and KEXP wrote of Maiah’s “dusky, delicate voice brimming with emotion.” Varied timbres of dulcimer, keyboards, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, guitar and percussion reveal her multi-talented musical facility, and amplify her ethereal vocal lines.
In addition to finalizing her first full length album, Maiah recently released a remarkably powerful new record with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Alex Lifeson of Rush and Juno Award winner Andy Curran under the title “Envy of None”.

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Ian and I met onstage in London during the recent UK Tour with A Flock of Seagulls, and instantly hit it off. His focus on rhythm, compassion and musicality brought forth conversation about his work for decades with Pink Floyd, Paul and Linda McCartney, Duran Duran, Ridley Scott and so many more. Ian shares some fun peeks into what conversations with David Gilmour and Roger Waters consist of.

We were joined by my pal Ken Glynn, who was inspired by early works by Mr. Emes, and brought inspired conversation about the concepts behind his work. Discussions of what we can do as citizens of the planet to voice our support for causes like global injustices, why creativity is so important to bring us together in life, and how technology can help shape that connection.

Ian Ronald Emes is a British artist and film director. He is known for using innovative and experimental film techniques, and for being Pink Floyd’s original animator. Emes’ animations have featured in major exhibitions, including Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains at the V&A and the National Film Theatre Retrospective.

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Recorded live from David Coverdale’s studio in Nevada, Tom Gordon and I chat about iconic recording projects, common threads, and his love for causes. Check out his rendition (song and video!) of the classic track “Battle Scar”, a collaborative effort originally written by Canadian legends Rush and Max Webster.

A Reno native, Tom is a Record Producer, Engineer and Educator. His client list includes: Ozzy Osbourne, Dr. Dre, The Beach Boys, Boyz II Men, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Collective Soul, Whitesnake, Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden), Buddy Miles (Hendrix), Laurie Anderson, Leonard Nimoy, Cliff Robertson, Peter Graves, Nelson, G Love and Special Sauce, Dillinger Escape Plan, E40, Doug E Fresh, Shock G, and even Milli Vanilli’s come-back album where they actually sang! Classical clients include Eric Whitacre, Edgar Meyer & the Russian National Orchestra. TV and film work include Role Models (WB) Wife Swap and Inside Edition (ABC) Behind the Music (VH1) Celebrity Death Match and “2gether” (MTV) & The Secret Live of Walter Mitty and The Naked Gun (Fox).
Tom has been making records for 25 years with 5 Platinum and 1 Gold selling albums, 1 Emmy, 1 3M Visionary Award and over 200 independent CD’s of local and regional artists to his credit. He has also done audio post for several independent films. He currently runs Imirage Sound Lab and was the former head engineer at Granny’s House/ Sierra Sonics Recording Mansion. Additionally he’s the private engineer for Mike Love of the Beach Boys.

Tom also stage manages the “Black Potatoe Music Festival;” the longest running independent music festival in the US. There he’s worked with Honeyboy Edwards (Robert Johnson), Andy Summers (The Police), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel), Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Grace Potter, Lakeshore Drive, John Hammond, Edwin McCain, Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris) Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) and members of both Conan O’brien and David Letterman’s bands.

Tom is a session drummer and percussionist who has played in several area bands and independent theater productions for decades. He had a percussion scholarship to University of Southern California where he played in Trojan Marching band for 3 Rose Bowls, 2 Super Bowls,1 World Series and 1 World Expo.

Tom has a degree in Recording Sciences from USC and has been teaching Recording Arts for over 10 years at Imirage Sound Lab & the University of Nevada Reno. In 2013 he won the Affect 100’s “Beautiful Minds” award for outstanding educator of Northern Nevada.
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The conversation I had with Martin will undoubtedly leave you feeling as I did… this man’s love for life and creativity is not only refreshing, but inspiring. Performing the debut of his recent single “The Storyteller” was just icing on the cake. Dig into this broadcast and learn more about a master of love song crafters.

“My life is a story of many languages and cultures, of searching for common ground, of learning new things. I found this through music. My family moved to the UK when I was two years old. That’s when I discovered music as my calling. I was inspired and encouraged by the musicians of the South African community there, including Eugene Skeef and members of the group District Six. I enjoy playing several instruments, and my interest in literature has been a driving force in my pursuit as a songwriter. As a child, I studied piano on and off for a few years and then I fell in love with the guitar and percussion. I spent much of my childhood between Europe and Lima, Peru, where I was born, and I believe all that traveling deeply influenced my outlook on life and music. As a teenager in the USA I toured with the band Al Andalus, an ensemble of musicians from many parts of the world which celebrated the music of Andalusian Spain. After attending Berklee College of music on a scholarship and graduating with honors I moved to Portland, Oregon to join the band Pink Martini.”

2013-Independent Music Award for Best Song – Story Song
2013-Independent Music Award for Best Song – Children’s Music
2013-Independent Music Award for Best Song – Vox Pop Award
2014- Independent Music Award for Best Song – World Beat
2014-Independent Music Award for Best Song – Love Song
2019-Independent Music Award for Best Song – Acoustic Song
2019-Independent Music Award for Best Song – Reggae/Ska/Dancehall
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