TOM GRANT, master instrumentalist, talented singer and natural entertainer nimbly walks the line between jazz tradition and modern pop. This soft-spoken Oregon native’s inspired songwriting produces propulsive R&B grooves, infectious melodic hooks, and stylish ballads with equal ease. He plays jazz piano with the harmonic sophistication and deep sense of swing that only comes from […]
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Having been the heartbeat for artists such as Prince and Stevie Wonder, Portland's very own Tyrone Hendrix embodies the quintessential trifecta: drummer, composer and producer. The genre-crossing multi instrumentalist will draw you in with his eclectic and innovative style of energetic beats and pulse-pounding percussion, seamlessly blended with elements of funk, jazz and hip hop.
When Acclaimed pop singer and hip hop artist Alicia G was growing up she often found herself listening to Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw nearly as often as she listened to 50 cent and Eminem. But today, the energetic artist is channeling her country roots with her new single “Daisy Duke Two Step,” available on […]
Veteran Guitarist, Bassist, Songwriter and Vocalist Mike Skill has made his mark as a co-founding member of The Romantics for the past four decades. Skill recently released his debut solo album, entitled Skill on Friday, October 8, 2021. Skill’s new album consists of 11 original songs penned by Skill as well as the rocker’s recent […]
Portland's most supportive friend, Mike has been the backing behind Portland's most talented artists. A consumer of all good music, Mike has turned me onto more great new talent in the area than most anyone, and has supported everyone I can think of in the region. Join us as we reminisce about some of the […]
From his early days as one of Hip-Hop’s earliest architects in the Original Sugarhill Records Rhythm Section, to his long-time membership in Living Colour, TackHead, Little Axe, Jungle Funk, HeadFake, and then on to more recent collaborations including DMD the Vibes with Daru Jones & Marcus Machado, Doug continues to prove himself as one of the […]
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.
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. […]
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, […]
In mid 2012, Todd La Torre officially became the new lead vocalist of Queensryche. The band immediately began touring full-time, and started writing new material for the self titled 2013 album "Queensryche". The rebirth of the band has led to countless world tours, performing at many of rock and metal's most prestigious festivals, and appearing […]
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 […]
https://youtu.be/oQ3tUbd9ptE 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 […]
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 […]
Portland resident recently retired from a very long, productive, and fascinating career in music and recording. John started playing guitar at the age of 10 while growing up in Pontiac, Michigan. He formed The Ascots at 14, writing and recording the garage-rock classic "So Good", hanging out with future Detroit-based rock stars Bob Seger, Alice […]
https://youtu.be/AEiz4b1hpH8 In 2017, Jordan joined the ranks of Century Media Records/Sony Music Entertainment artists, Adrenaline Mob (a position formerly held by both Mike Portnoy and AJ Pero). Jordan was introduced as the new drummer for Adrenaline Mob with a drum solo video that received over 2.5 million views and is still climbing. Jordan’s debut album […]
Singer/songwriter John Thayer is a seasoned artist in the Indie Pop scene. The Portland, Oregon, native has worked with some of the best in the business including mixing engineer Greg Collins in Los Angeles (U2, Matchbox Twenty, No Doubt); emerging producer/engineer Micah Tawlks, owner of Peptalk Studio in Nashville, TN; and Rob Daiker, an established […]
“I’m not just a Bass Player, I’m a Sound System” As bassist for the legendary rap label Sugarhill Records backing Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five to the pioneering Living Colour, Doug Wimbish has lent his innovative and creative bass grooves and sounds to a roster of world-renowned musicians. Considered a pioneer in Hip-Hop bass […]
“Music is bigger than you are. You get to be part of it.” Danny Schauffler, 2-time Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee (having been a part of 2 bands inducted: Nu Shooz and Crazy 8s) is one of the most infectious humans I've ever been blessed to encounter. Danny's passion for music education stretches beyond […]
"Being a performing artist all my life, I recognize how my state of mind affects my artistic expression, performance, and creativity. I specialize in working with creative artists and performers who also recognize this, and desire to maximize their potential. My personal, professional, and spiritual journey makes me uniquely qualified to guide you to a […]
Cheryl Bland (aka "The Cheryliff") is retiring after THIRTY TWO YEARS of teaching! In the last dozen or so years that I've known Cheryl, I've discovered a spirit that's been dedicated to service. A beacon of light for those in the regional music community of Portland, Oregon, she's also carried the torch (well, flag!) for […]
One of the Portland, Oregon region's unsung heroes, Cramer has quietly been the magic behind musical greats like Linda Hornbuckle, Swingline Cubs, Curtis Salgado, Mark Hummel harmonica blowout, Scott Pemberton, Lucero, Polyrhythmics and more. This guy has salacious stories from the road that will put most documentaries to shame. Can't wait to reminisce and talk […]
From playing small, smokey bars in southern Indiana, to touring world wide with national music acts, Los Angeles based heavy hitting drummer, Tosha Jones, quickly made a name for herself throughout the world’s music scene. At just the ripe age of three, Tosha began expressing herself through music, song, and dance. In 1991 as a […]
New York-based renaissance man Leo Luganskiy and I first met when I caught his impeccable depiction of Dave Gahan in the remarkable Depeche Mode Tribute "Strangelove". His talents reach far beyond that role, and we'll chat about them all as we discuss the forthcoming block of dates that Strangelove is doing with A Flock of […]
In the mid-1990s, a Portland, Oregon trio took the alternative rock scene by force. Fronted by the eternally powerful voice and bass prowess of Lea Krueger, On a Llama played nearly every venue in the Pacific Northwest. Supported by guitarist/songwriter Greg Kirkelie and Kevin Rankin on drums, On a Llama amassed a fiercely loyal fan […]
California native Jack Russell is a rock vocalist and songwriter, and a founding member of early-'80s hard rock radio staples Great White. Citing influences like Robert Plant and Steven Tyler, Russell spent his formative years fronting high-school bands. In 1977 he co-founded the band Danté Fox alongside guitarist Mark Kendall. In 1981 the band changed […]
https://youtu.be/tYth23l8twE We've all had them: Bucket Lists. VERY FEW humans actively pursue checking off that list one by one, determined to have that list exhausted by the time their last days are counted. But that's just one small difference that separates Scött English from the rest of humanity. This man balances pursuits of his passion […]
Edward Candelaria & Marq Smith, co-owners of The Breaking Bad Store ABQ are historians and merchants of unquestionably the greatest television series programming in history. I was fortunate enough to have stumbled into this fascinating landmark and had the opportunity to feel the enthusiasm for Vince Gilligan's remarkable masterpieces. The Breaking Bad Store is not […]
Deep in the roots of Portland, Oregon's rock scene, veteran rockstar Lamar Stilwell scorched the stages throughout the 90s and 2000s. Having toured extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest, Lamar fronted Portland favorite's "Grindstone" well over a decade before forming Seattle-area's Point Defiance. That band continued to shine due to Stilwell's hook-laden grit-rock, catching the eye […]
https://youtu.be/fhoKVP_MG1I Neferteri Plessy is a trailblazer for mom entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders. A sought-after coach and motivational speaker, Neferteri has trained over 5,000 women globally helping them launch online businesses, gain financial freedom and establish wealth building strategies. Plessy is the Founder of Elevated Strategist, an agency with expertise in digital audience development and […]
Veteran hard -ocker Paul Shortino, best known for his high-profile work fronting Rough Cutt and Quiet Riot, is a vocal master in the tradition of Paul Rodgers and Robert Plant, two of his all-time heroes. Rich, expressive and bluesy, his intense lead vocals are delivered with the inspired fervor of a true rock ‘n’ roll believer. We'll talk Paul's current endeavors, including his recent tour with Icons of Rock, which toured internationally with a variety of legendary music veteran vocalists from AC/DC, Boston, Santana, The Romantics and Survivor.
After having been heard drumming with Toni Basil's band by composer Danny Elfman, Hernandez was hired as a session drummer on Elfman's first film score, "The Forbidden Zone". Hernandez joined the original lineup of the iconic Oingo Boingo, a position he held for seventeen years, until their breakup in 1995.
"Vatos" and I have shared the stage many a time, celebrating the sounds and vibe of the 80s. We'll discuss the crazy ride that goes along with being a drummer in an iconic band!
All Access Live with Kevin Rankin is excited to discuss the upcoming release of a new solo album by legendary Irish rock vocalist Robin McAuley. ‘Alive’ is out on 17th February 2023, with its title track available as a single and video today. McAuley’s new album sees his voice continuing to defy time and sounding […]
Robert Anthony Robinson (RAR) is an American metal band hailing from the Pacific Northwest cities of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. The band delivers a dynamic range of heavy melodic groove with a ton of soulful vocals and shred guitars. All those elements together produce a new genre they call “Soul Metal” The band had […]
https://youtu.be/DOKFyq7bxr0 "Never forget what made you - YOU" "Bassist, Pop Culture Nerd and proud Fanboy, Rob Lane, talks to musicians, actors and all round interesting people who are willing to wax lyrical about their childhood, pop culture, growing up and what shaped them into who they are today. Get ready for stories of hometowns, trips […]
For those of you that missed them on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands", Appetite for Deception is the world's most authentic Guns n' Roses Tribute. These guys have been touring the Pacific Northwest and beyond, amassing a trove of ridiculous and awesome experiences, and they plan to share them with you all on All Access Live! Some of the funniest guys I know, which we ALL need right now! Come join us live on Thursday February 9 at 7pm Pacific!
"Sarah Moon brings a blast of pure rock to our ears as she packs commanding vocals and flying guitars into every second of her new release ‘Cut & Run’. Both the melody and vocals carry the essence of great rock songs in their core and inject this directly into your veins. Her performance is passionate, […]
Late 1980's Sunset Strip was a time like no other. While a few of the fortunate bands that played that scene made their way to millions of dollars and life-changing record deals, most bands slugged it out in clubs, traversed America and abroad in vans, and lived off of tuna sandwiches and fan-supported couches. Such […]
A grinning gem of a human, Brian and I recorded and performed together twenty five years ago. As I transitioned out of a difficult band departure, Brian swept me up and brought me into the recording studio to work on one of the most unique projects I had the privilege to track. His infection smile […]
David Wakeling is an English singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his work with the band the Beat and General Public. Wakeling began his professional career when he formed the band, the Beat. The debut studio album by the Beat included the singles "I Just Can't Stop It", "Mirror in the Bathroom", "Hands Off...She's […]
One of my ALL TIME favorite singers, Johnny Gioeli's voice grabbed me the first time I heard Hardline's Double Eclipse record. Already a fan of Neal Schon, pals Deen Castronovo and Todd Jensen, the gritty rasp and soaring melodies Johnny pulled out on that record cemented the album in my all-time top 10 collection. Start […]
From the first Lost 80s Live concert that we shared performances to last year's 80s Cruise and The Sands experiences in Cancun, Jade has shown resilience, poise and stunning professionalism. While some might consider her to represent the 80s in her music, I see her crossing over into widespread dance markets worldwide. Pretty Poison's “Catch […]
Having known Mike for over half my life, I've watched this phenom generate great grooves and positive music, and we'll discuss his newest endeavor "Rooftop Screamers". Mike has written a vast amount of material, assembling his favorite singers on his crafts. Can't wait to share some of these bits with you!
For nearly three decades, world-renowned guitarist Randy Hansen has acquired quite a reputation as being one of the best Hendrix impersonators on the Third Stone from the Sun. Releasing countless discs through the years featuring both stellar Hendrix jams and his own authentic Hendrix-inspired riffage, the Man is a true Guitar Legend in every sense […]
Jeff Pilson is an amazing multi-instrumentalist, producer, recording & touring artist, and vocalist! Jeff is currently the bassist for FOREIGNER. He joined the band in 2004. He produced Foreigner’s 2006 Live CD, “Extended Versions,” recorded November 26, 2005 at Texas Station, as well as tracks off of their “No End in Sight” CD in 2008. […]
Lillian Axe is a million-selling dramatic hard rock band orchestrating a comeback with their latest album “From Womb To Tomb” and extensive tour dates which included their return to Europe for the first time in years. The album reached number 28 on the Billboard on the Hard Rock Album chart and has been touted as […]
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 […]
ALL ACCESS LIVE is excited to have founding members Robert Sarzo and Tony Cavazo on the show to share a remarkable journey, currently bringing us to the premiere of their new album due in August 2023. Hurricane is an American heavy metal band formed in 1983, originally featuring current Foreigner lead vocalist Kelly Hansen (vocals/rhythm […]
Tig often says, “I think I came out of the womb banging on things.” As a child Tig couldn’t be kept away from pounding on anything that made an interesting noise, buckets, coffee cans, magazines. At the ripe old age of 5 he saw the rock band KISS on the Midnight Special Concert TV Show […]
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 […]
Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer, Sound Engineer, Master Engineer, The Cyber Phounkist Ultra Van Krome! “UVK “ hails from Portland Oregon and proudly flaunts a PHD in Phounkology, having played with the best in the music industry from global stars Miles Davis. Prince, George Clinton, Chaka Kahn, Tower of Power, Thara Memory, Curtis Salgado, The Esquires, […]
A gentle bear, this Clowater guy... we bonded over his incredible photography, love of music and appreciate for culinary delights. Andrew is one of the most remarkable photographers I've ever met, and has an eye for capturing images that people rarely see. From nature's beauty to dynamic expression onstage, Mr. Clowater brings his gifts to […]
Efren Ramirez has been working as a professional actor for many years. Initially, his career consisted of guest star appearances on television, as he appeared in diverse roles on "E.R.", "AMERICAN DAD", "JUDGING AMY", "THE DISTRICT", "MAD TV", and "SCRUBS." However, it was his memorable portrayal of "PEDRO" in the feature film "NAPOLEON DYNAMITE" that […]
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.
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