Saturday

Superstar, a man of music, honesty and integrity! #FlyahExclusive Interview


 




Being from Greenville South Carolina, what are some of the major artists and sounds that influence you during your upbringing? 

Even though I’m from the south I’ve been more influenced by up north rappers, such as Jay-Z, Biggie, & Kanye. But I am a big fan of T.I., Jeezy, & LeCrae. 



I'm not familiar with Greenville, can you tell me about your town/city and some of the things you remember during your childhood? 

We are a fast growing city. Honestly growing up this was one of the most boring places to be, lol. Now with all the talent the city is cultivating it’s literally one of the most exciting places to be. I can’t wait to see us in the next 5 years.


My father is also a drummer and I am a producer, can you explain who taught you to play the drums/make music and does it run in the family? 

I grew up watching my father play the drums, he never taught be but I watched him enough until I just picked up the sticks & started playing. Yes music runs all through my family on my mom & dad side. A have a lot a family that can literally do everything from singing, rapping, & playing instruments.


I understand you went to college, can you tell me the school you went to and what was the experience like? 

I went to Spartanburg Methodist College, in Spartanburg, SC. Man I was young & wild, probably why I flunked out. We’ll just leave it at that for now. Lol, but overall it was a good experience I learned a lot about myself there.


Why do you think you lost interest in basketball while in school and what made you transition to rap? 

Honestly, I’ve always loved music more than basketball. I played basketball growing up because I thought I would be accepted by my family because I followed in their footsteps & plus hip-hop wasn’t accepted in our house growing up. 


Where did you receive the inspiration for your music label, P. O. E. M.? 

I actually the idea of P.O.E.M., A2O came to me after I flunked out of college. I was tired of trying to live up to who everybody else thought I should be & I started something for myself. I got tired of letting my circumstances determine who I was or what I did, so I came up with Product Of Evironment Mine, Adapt 2 Overcome. I don’t have to succumb to what’s going on around me. My only job is to stay down, til I come up. 


Can you give me some insight on your album Unleashed and the creative process behind it? 

Man that was my first album, & honestly now I’m ashamed of it, lol. I was so inexperienced as an artist & person then. I just wanted to hit the ground running. Just make an album, put it out, & blow up. But as we all know that’s not how it happens. But again, like college I learned a lot from that album about myself & the music process. So while I don’t like the music I made from that album I do love the wisdom I gained from it.


Being a senior pastor for your church, what are some of the obstacles that cross your path by having such responsibility? 

 I wouldn’t call it an obstacle but more of a challenge is making sure that I’m always doing things in the interest of the people & not myself. I think people get the role of a pastor misunderstood. My job is to serve the people I shepherd not manipulate them to do my biding. I have two goals as a pastor, 1. Lead people to a closer relationship with Christ, 2. Inspire people to be the best version of themselves. 


If you retired from rap music, would pastoring be a full time thing for you? 

To be honest I’m trying to find a way to creatively connect the 2. People always assume since I’m a pastor that I’m a gospel rapper, but that’s not what I consider myself. I’m human just like everybody else & I have issues that I’m dealing with & I use rap to express those feelings & those feelings are not always in a gospel way. Now understand I don’t use profanity in my music but i do talk about real issues in a real way & I do it in a free way. 


How has COVID 19 effected you and your career?
 I won’t lie it has slow us down a bit. Before COVID we were doing live shows on a regular getting our name & brand out there but then the shut down happened. Again although that was tough I learned more about the music industry & myself so now I’ve started doing a lot more online promo with radios, blogs, & magazines in hopes that by the time everything opens back up we have enough of a fan base to hit the ground running.


What are your future plans for music and life? 
Right now my plan is to keep releasing singles then shoot music videos to the singles one by one. I have an idea for my music videos I’m keeping to myself at the moment. But trust me there will be music videos to my singles soon enough. 


any last remarks
I just want to say to all the artist & entrepreneurs out there grinding keep going don’t quit for nothing or no one. Also quick plug right quick make sure to check out my website www.poema2o.com, it has all of my music on there, my YouTube channel with my show entitled The Sit Down where I break down the vision behind each one of my singles, & my site has tons of merch on it. Thank you all for the love & support. God bless

Thursday

Rice is back with the Hot Single “Juice” #Flyah Review



 Rice hits the ground running once again with his new single "Juice". His clever wordplay glides across the bounce driven beat with pizzazz and precision . The Massachusetts rap phenom displays his originality and artistic delivery with plans to win over all fans. Prior to the single Juice, Flyah featured the future mogul when he showcased the two classic tracks, "Big Dreams" and "Stuntin For Da Money". 


The production on Juice is greatly mixed featuring horns dynamic bass and balanced instrument levels. It has a blend of the old school with enough rhythmic bounce to make the youth move. On this track, Rice shows his talent can reach levels to put him in the conversation amongst big artists like J. Cole Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean. The topic behind Juice highlights hustle and grind motivation and a hunger to be the best. Songs like this can easily become an instant classic and theme music for success and prosperity.

If i have to rate this song on the scale of 1 to 10, i will give it a 8 for its message awesome recording quality and great composition. Looking forward to hearing more of Rice in the future; check his single out in the link below.

Wednesday

Critical Mass: A band with a message!



How did the group Critical Mass come about?


We've been around for over 20 years.  We started out playing in churches but quickly went into the studio.  Our first demo, Faith Looks Up, was hugely successful.  Our first two studio albums, "Completely" and "Grasping for Hope in the Darkness" both won Best Rock Album honors at the Canadian Gospel Music Association Covenant Awards.  In 2002, we played for a million people at World Youth Day in Toronto, when Pope John Paul II came to visit.  I often say we are a very well kept secret as we probably have played in front of one of the largest audiences ever in history for a rock band.  However, because of the nature of the event, most people didn't know it was us playing at the event.  We have since released another 3 studio albums, with another on the way.  Because we all had day jobs (I am a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering) and family obligations (I have 9 children), we weren't able to hit the road like most bands.  This is another reason many people haven't heard about us.


How many members are in the group and can you describe their positions and contributions to Critical Mass?

Since the second album, I have been the lyricist and lead singer for the band .  We have numerous talented musicians and songwriters over the years in the band, but especially since the second studio album, I have been the one constant in Critical Mass.  In fact, I think there have been close to two dozen touring and studio musicians over the years.  Incredible talent and wonderful people.  When I reflect back on the years, I count myself incredibly blessed to have worked and written with these wonderfully talented folks.


How did Waterloo, Canada influence your group and what are some of the notable moments you experienced back home?


 We are in a university town.  I actually work at the University of Waterloo.  I have been here since my Masters degree.  As such, I have deep connections here, whether it is with respect to my day job or my extracurricular activities (church, soccer, coaching).  Most importantly, my producer, Andrew Horrocks, whom I consider both a mentor and a friend, has worked on every studio project with me.  If I were anywhere else, he and I may not have connected.  Andrew has won Best Producer Honors several times from the Canadian Gospel Music Association, and we have a great synergy in the studio.  Critical Mass would never have been as successful without his help.


I understand you have influences like the Beatles and Green Day, name some of the things that are parallel to these iconic groups?


The Beatles, in my opinion, are still the most influential music group ever, and I have to admit to being a huge fan.  All of our albums have a concept wrapped around the songs and that is due to my love of the Beatles' album, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, which is considered to be the first concept album ever released.  However, many fans and crowd reviews of our music has pointed to a similarity in my singing style and musical delivery to Green Day.  It wasn't a purposeful direction  but it just happened.  


Give us some insight on the journey of Critical Mass and shed light on the creative process?


Our music is born out of a need to tell a story or to get a message out there.  Many of our fans have commented on our lyrics as having substance, and that is probably due to my day job as a professor.  Thus, when we start a project, it is always the message and lyrics that are written first.  The music is then written to the music.  Because I have many collaborators on the music, we often have quite an eclectic mix of styles and sounds on every album.  Most of our songs change up significantly from song to song.  


How has Covid-19 affected your music career currently?


Not only Covid-19 but also a recent high conflict divorce has greatly influenced the music that I am writing now.   Our first two singles that we have released are "Misery, My Friend", which talks about depression and mental wellness and "Serenity", which uses the serenity prayer as a way to help people through their personal crises.  So, as you can see, the music is greatly influenced by the pandemic and the resulting issues that come from the social isolation.   The next album will have a lot of personal songs that I wrote as a form of personal therapy.  You will definitely see the circumstances of my life in these lyrics.


If there's anything else you could be doing, what would it be?


I have lived a rich life with many highs.  I am a professor, musician, soccer coach, entrepreneur and played music with the pope.  However, I have also hit many lows including a bankruptcy, divorce and parental alienation.  Through it all, my friends, my counsellors and my faith have kept me going.  Now, I want to start sharing this with others.  On our website, www.criticalmassmusic.org, we have a section with our patrons called Life Hacks with Critical Mass, where I share my life stories, alongside with my music, in the hopes of being able to help others live their life abundantly.  This is what I want to focus on moving forward.

Tuesday

Alan Goldberg Music (A Jazzy Sensation we all can Love)





We had the chance to interview the talented jazz composer Alan Goldberg.  Read below to learn more about his vision, upbringing and More!

Alan, how was it growing up in Waterloo, Iowa, and ending up in Austin, TX? 
Well, Waterloo, Iowa isn’t a major music scene. I started out playing violin in the school orchestra, and I played piano and drums. During high school, I was fortunate to work as a “local roadie” - unloading and loading equipment trucks whenever the ‘big name bands’ came to town on their midwest tours - Rush, Styx, Heart, Aerosmith, REO Speedwagon. Before the Rush concert, I was ‘hanging out’ with the late great drummer Neil Peart and asked him what the secret of good drumming was. He didn’t hesitate when he said “rudiments, man, rudiments”. That was a highlight for me, right there in Waterloo, Iowa. We moved to Austin from Minneapolis during the internet boom in the late 90’s. Now Austin does have a music scene, obviously. I’ve played keyboards in a band here pretty much since we arrived. Austin has grown and changed a lot since we moved here. It’s important to keep the live music vibe vibrant and strong. 2020 was a tough year and Austin needs the live music scene. 


 What inspired you to enter the genre of Jazz? 
Jazz is freedom. My earliest exposure to jazz was through the music of Vince Guaraldi as soundtrack to the “Peanuts” cartoon specials. I wanted to play that. As a teenager, I listened to a lot of progressive rock - Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull - then gravitated to progressive jazz - Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock - then all jazz, while keeping the progressive vibe alive . I listen to Reggae - anything that makes me feel free when I listen to it and when I play. There is a big musical palette to work with in jazz. I like strong melody and melodic solos. I like walking bass lines and weaving horn lines together with the piano, like I did with the songs in “The Show”.


 Do you think there is room for growth in today's industry? 
I think there is tremendous growth on the creative side as people get better at making their own music. The music business is “simple” 1) Make great music 2) Find the people who will like your music 3) Let them hear your music The challenge to growth, and satisfaction, in the music ‘business’ is in marrying the music to the listener. If you don’t play live shows it becomes a data management problem. The new information about music grows tremendously every day, and so musicians end up working Spotify playlists and focusing on creating metadata. There’s just so much. The role of the music curator keeps growing in importance, to sift through the blizzard of new music and give you a chance to hear music you like, and to be heard. 

 Tell us about your project, "The Show" 
The concept for “The Show EP” came from a forty second piece of music I made as an intro for a film that wasn’t used. The film maker wanted something ‘darker’. I turned that snippet of music into “The Show Redux” and it all blossomed from there. Once I had an intro song, I imagined a small jazz ensemble playing the incidental music of a live stage performance. I needed intermission music for the ‘lights up’ bio break, and another for relaxing before the next act. I also needed a finale for the people who leave the show right away and for those who stay to the very end. I used classic ensemble horns, drums, bass, piano and imagined music to fit the moment, regardless of what the stage performance was. I recorded a demo version of the song and sent it and the sheet music to musicians, who recorded the part and sent it back to me during the pandemic. I played the piano and bass parts. Because of Covid, the whole thing was put together virtually.That four song EP was released in October, 2020. A ‘deluxe’ version with two more songs - “Afterparty”, and “Curtain Call” will be released in 2021. 

 Do you have family members who are into playing instruments? 
 I have four brothers. Three of them are horn players - sax, trumpet, and trombone. They all marched in the Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band.. The sax and trumpet playing brothers still play in local jazz bands, as do their sons. When I made, “The Show”, I imagined them playing the horn parts. Maybe someday that will happen. My mom said that I 'bit the piano' when I was three or four. She always used to point out my teeth marks in the wood of the piano to people. My older brother took piano lessons but pretty much gave it up when I would hop on the piano bench and play by ear what he had been working on hard to play from the sheet music. He got mad at me. My mom did a lot of acting in community theater musical productions of Broadway shows. I was in some musicals as well. Maybe that’s where some of “The Show” comes from. 
 

So tell us the typical day of creation for Alan Goldberg 
I’m fortunate to be able to work on music full time, and it still seems like there’s never enough time for everything. I always have a song that I’m working on, I “press record” and capture new piano ideas. I record and post piano covers of favorite songs on my YouTube channel. I learn a new virtual instrument. I practice songs, chord progressions, scales. I do the social media and PR things. I always find time to exercise and either listen to music or hum ideas into a phone memo if I’m on my bike. I’m focused on getting licensing deals to get my music into film and TV, so that takes a chunk of time. 

 How has Covid-19 affected your career currently? 
I’m a two-time cancer survivor, so I’m pretty careful to stay in my ‘pod’. Our band has stopped playing. I also miss going to Jazzfest in New Orleans and Austin City Limits Festival here, other concerts and just live music overall. On the ‘plus side’, as I mentioned, “The Show” EP was put together entirely virtually. I developed a decent process to do that by necessity. Also, the potential distractions are reduced since I don’t go out much, so I stay focused on music, exercise, and staying healthy. 

Could you tell us some of your accolades; what are you most proud of in your musical career? 
I don’t know if I would call them accolades, but I can think of a few moments. Many years after I released my first album, “Fuel For The Fire”, I got an email from a woman who said my album helped her through her grief after her husband died. She said she listened to that album a lot and found some peace in it. I know how that can be, when one particular set of music gets fused with an intense moment in life. I’m glad it helped her a bit. I play the 30-string lyre, to a degree. It was featured on my album “Chasing Stray Flames”. I put several of the spiritual, meditative musical experiments I did on the lyre up on SoundClick back in the day. I wrote a lyre song to honor the victims of the Istanbul Neve Shalom Synagogue bombing in 2003. The son of one of the victims of the bombing contacted me to say that the song touched him and his family and to thank me. That meant a lot to me. Those times of connection when my music can help to shape a moment emotionally in a positive way are what it’s all about.

 any last remarks
 I’m looking forward to getting past this virus and back to ‘normal’, and to getting some of my new music into TV and film. The key is that it’s all fun and I can’t imagine doing anything else but continuing to make more music every day.

Monday

GG Maximum shares insight on her Music and More!


 




GG, give us some details about your hometown of Bedford, TX? what was it like growing up in such a town?

My hometown was very plain. There were a lot of kids my age running around back thenspent a lot of time outdoors, but when I became a teenager, I locked myself in my room learning classical music for competitions that I won and advanced in.That included my high school talent show my senior year singing a song from Victor Victoria. As an only child, I had freedom to think a lot. When I was invited to play with the others, we had a lot of overgrown land to play in. That rapidlybecame a neighboring brick city. All the horse trails and creeks were gone or made into fancy canalsMy hometown is landlocked. I live here again in the same house I grew up in. I do care about my city. Years ago, I ran for city council, losing butbeing appointed as a public city official for about three years.



So tell us about your latest song "Mayans"

I am coming out with new material but wanted to get the ball rolling and distributed, as a solo song, “Mayans”. It has a B52’S feel. I think the follow up songs will be even better. Specific to “Mayans”, I chose to write a song that was about something completely random and that no one in a million would think to write a song to. I am the type that strange, yet benign, ideas pop into my head and I act on them. I was thinking about when COVID-19 hit and as a healthcare worker myself, believed that this was mother nature’s way of cleansing the planet. Now there is vaccination hope but the hot masks that are too tight and face shields you can barely see through have been a transformation that is horrible for us.


What is it like to have Lady Gaga as your influence?

As far a real influence, I give credit to Queen, Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Darkness, Tool, Electric Light Orchestra, and anything heavy that has an orchestrated sound because I am classically trained, I suppose. Lady Ga Ga is not an influence. She is a kindred spirit of my performances of younger days. I was ahead of the times. She caught the wave. I do not follow her or buy her music. Everything I know about her has been brought to my attention by others. When I did finally hear her music, I was impressed that so many people were correct in comparing the two of us. My friends and family joke that I am Lady Ga Gabefore she even existed. The musical chances we both take resemble each other. I am fond of eccentricity, having no boundaries in my own head and the courage as a performer turned studio musician am elated for being called unusual.

 


So what's a typical day of creation for GG Maximum?


I play by ear. Vocally, I am classically trained. A typical day for my creative writing starts with finished song that magically pops into my head unannounced. If I think it is entertaining, within this madness I identify a bass line for a real foundation. I cannot catch all these tunes because my brain makes things up when it wants to. I often loose the data.  Sometimes the chord progressions and scales go haywire, so I filter simplicity by banging out the bass root. Unfortunately, a lot gets lost, but the intervals and rhythms are still there lingering. If need be, I can write at will. It is about half and half on my inspirations. I will sometimes record it humming on my phone and then forgetabout it. I have a large library of potential songs that could be killer if I went back. In fact, I should do that. If at home, when I hear a tune, I grab my bass frantically. Once I hit the bass, I tweak it and compliment it with the chorus and bridge. I practice it and record the bass as a solo so beats will not interfere with what I want it to sound like. Then I scat a vocal line. I have a jazz background and love to scat. I choose, for my vocals, apurposeful change to the entire feel of the song by finding a counterpart with no genre limitations. After thatat the computer, I write the stanzas going into freestyle mode with no melodycreating a rhythm. The lyrics are written mindlessly, not even looking to see if they make sense. When I read it, it makes sense. Once the vocal line is done it turns in to an actual song. I use the original key I thought of and program the best beat in that matching key. So, I program the beat and count out the changes, record bass first, vocals, my heavily stacked harmonies and thethrow in some keys. I have learned not to put anything out for opinion unless it is finished. I have done that because I have no patience.

 


What would be the feeling if you won the Grammy?


If I won a Grammy,  I think it is about getting the right exposure one bite a timeI would network and never be a one hit wonder. I am here to stay. I would move on to write for other artists behind the scenes.

 


How has Covid-19 affected your music career currently?


COVID-19 has put so many musicians out of work and with the pro’s, a backup plan just is not there. Do not forget the DJ’s too. For me, I am a recluse with my own means of recording and then, I have a tight nucleus of people on final recordings, mixing, mastering and video. We socially distance and wear masks unless shooting or singing where I am far away or in a sound booth anyway.

 


If its anything else you can do in life, what would it be?


Other must do’s in my life include working out and healthcare. I gave up on trying to make it as a live band when I was offered a legit gig. I made a lot of money as a professional party/wedding singer in a top Texas band, but I needed to get out of that lifestyle. As far as other work I engage in, I am a grateful respiratory therapist. It is a meaningful occupation and I cherish meaningWith my original music, I do not generate revenue. It is not because it is not worthy. It is because I am a needle in a haystack. Getting money from sales is hopeful with interviews and publicity such as this. Even if I could support myself with music, I would want to continue to practice healthcare and hit the gym because time away from music is really what makes music.

 

ANY LAST REMARKS

Thank you if you made it through all of this!


https://www.instagram.com/ggmaximum/


Lifestyle and Art of Purcell Jr aka PJ PRODUCTIONZ


 


WE HAD BLESSING TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH THE HIP HOP PRODUCER PURCELL JR AKA PJ PRODUCTIONZ!

Read our interview with him below!


How was your upbringing in Tracy, Ca?

   overall I had some good childhood and bad childhood life growing up in the Valley I have 3 brothers 2 sisters grown and got they own place now I don’t have to share lol.I’ve been bullied from some students & teachers from time to time when I was in school i didn’t have a lot of friends and still don’t I keep my circle small I mean I know people I just I don’t be buddy buddy with everyone I’m still like that to this day. Back in school like in elementary and middle school I used to be social but now I’m an introvert a little bit cuz Of the bullying not only in school but on social media as well. But when I was in middle school, and high school music was my outlet so that helped my social life a little bit. My parents wanted me to go to the boys & girls club during the summer when I was in middle school to help me socialize more with people and make some new friends to hangout with. For half of 2019 me & my parents have been homeless for a year and a half, our first night we slept in Cars that night, then we found a hotel the next day to stay in for a little while cuz I was working at the 99 cents store in Tracy to help my family so I couldn’t do any music and as well as going to school at San Joaquin delta college the mountain house campus. Like in school as a kid if I do good in school my mom would take me to McDonald’s or where ever I want to eat then she’ll take me to the arcade in the mall on Friday’s or she’ll let me hangout with my friends.The neighborhoods I grew up in were Hepburn, weeping willow, pearless way, Acacia Street, and Lincoln blvd they are great neighborhoods to live in. I also earned honor rolls in middle school as well.

What is like to have blended hip hop and gospel genres together?  

So tell us about the "Let it Rock" single and what is the inspiration of this track? So the inspiration of let it rock is a pop off sample which is inspired by a rapper name Sada Baby which I found off of looperman.com they got free loops to choose from.I know kevin rudolf made a rock version to let it rock so what I did was I found that pop off sample on looperman and I flipped it and made a gospel hip hop version of it but I made my own beat and my friend John Mason his rap name is Jm3 who rapped over it,he the one who named it let it rock cuz I couldn’t think of a name for it so I asked him. 



Give us some detail about the creative process of PurcellJR? 

So I’m using PurcellJr because someone is already using PJ as a artist who is a singer, Which happens to be my nickname and when I was a Kid my Parents call me Jr because me and my dad have the same name his is Purcell Sr so my mom calls him Purcell Sr. when I got to about 18 I told my parents to call me PJ cuz I felt like Jr was childish lol and I was like hmmm I should use that for my beat tag which is PJ on the beat. 


 Who are some of your favorite artist and why?


   I don’t really have a specific artist, I listen to      a lot of mainstream music like on the radio I don’t have like a artist on who I just listen to all the time.

How has Covid-19 affected your music career lately?

So Since COVID-19 hit I was surprised I was in shocked like I never thought I would have to face something like this in my life but I’m great full that I’m still here as well as my family even though I lost some family members in the past but not due to COVID it was other health issues and a lot of people are dying from it but it is what it is I can’t control it Since it started I’ve just been making, selling beats, going to college, getting my life together staying out of trouble and just follow COVID 19 protocols and that’s all I can do.


If you could do anything else in live what would it be?

If I could do anything else in life It would be traveling. I love to travel and seeing different things.



Any last remarks?

My last remark would be is to follow your dreams get that education cuz nobody can take that away from you. Also have confidence, have faith in god, and believe in yourself and be yourself don’t be like no one else cuz you won’t go far in life let the haters hate ignore them keep it movin. 


CHECK OUT HIS LATEST PROJECTS BELOW

https://m.soundcloud.com/pj-productionz/sets/pjonthebeatvol-1

https://www.pjproductionz.com/



 

Thursday

Check Out Singer/Songwriter BASMA


 



BASMA is a singer/songwriter based in Las Vegas NV.  She has primarily been known for her vocal covers of contemporary hits to her followers, but recently has put out her debut single entitled "Love Me Hate Me".  LMHM  is written about her experiences as young single 20 something and is extremely relatable to females of all ages all over the world.  The song was first started in production when she met producer USTULO while hanging out at his studio facility in January 2020.  After the pandemic hit in March 2020 and various other delays, the track was finished in late November with an companion music video edited completely by BASMA herself. 

BASMA considers herself to be progressive and idea-oriented woman, and holds 2 Bachelors and 1 Masters degree from UNLV.  One of her primary goals is to start a foundation to help young adults in need of a support system within their community.  She was raised in a strict religious family and strives to maintain her roots in that respect while also working on her vision as singer and an artist.  She is currently working with USTULO on her next single, which will be released in early 2021.


Tuesday

Exclusive Interview With Glenn Shayne


 



Glenn Shayne, how long have you been working on music and what inspired you to start?
I've been almost all of my life. I started writing poems in gradeschool free verse. In high school I would play around with words for lyrics.


where you from and How was it like coming up as a kid?
I Grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Just a normal childhood. Played sports, my best sport was bowling. Liked going to sporting events. Saw epic battles in NBA games with the Milwaukee Bucks. When they had Kareem Adul-Jabbar. Memorable baseball games with the Milwaukee Brewers. Packer and Wisconsin Badger games.



So Glenn, tell us about the Glenn's Quarterdeck Lounge; Where did this idea come from?
Its was a landmark called Skip's Quarterdeck Lounge. In Treasure Island, Florida. The Club became availabe, from the owner who bought it from Skip.

By bringing in road bands from around the Country. Glenn's Quarterdeck Lounge, became the premier Nite Club in the Tampa Bay Area for three years. From 1983-1986 we rocked 7 nights a week. Everyone knew where to go for live entertainment. We had TV commericals, print ads, radio commericals and special events.

We had famous people stop by. Hulk Hogan who was the WWF champion at the time, now the WWE. Jerry Goldsmith who was on vacation, who made most of the movie sound tracks stopped in. Members of YES, came in after there concert.

It was cool, you never knew who would stop in at any time. We also had bands that were touring stop in after their shows. 


Name some notable people you have collaborated with and what was the experience like?
Briana Tyson, we collaborated on Catch My Tears. Awesome experience working with someone in the music business.
I'm currently Working with Tunedly, I get to work with amazing professional musicians. too many to name.

I've also hired some vocalists from Fiverr. Christina who sings Your Love Bleeds In Me. Along with AJ Lewis who sings in To Be Your Man. I've been adding contant to my spotify and Pandora. Where I have Glenn Shayne Radio.



What has been your favorite moment of being in the music industry so far?
Seeing how a song comes to life. Starting with the lyric to the composing. Using real instruments, we don't cut corners in my songs.


So tell us about your music, what projects are you currently working on?
I'm writing lyrics all the time. Just finished Fallin', getting ready to finish I'm Nobody's Eye Candy. A country rock song for a female vocalist. I'm hoping to do songs on a regular basis. Where we can release about 4 songs a yeas as singles. I would love to get my songs into movies, tv and commericals. Just don't have a good avenue or connections for that.

I'm Going to put all of my new songs together and release an album also. To support the singles. Sometime in 2021 to release the album.  I hope it showcases all of the collaborators that I'm working with.

Tell us about the track, "Why are You Forbidden"
Well  its about a forbidden love. You know you want something, but the other person has other ideas. The lyrics really tell the story.  The track is featuring Dusty Hughes.



Are there any last remarks? 
Can't wait. to make more songs. I am creating a market for the songs. I'd love to have a major artist pick up any of my songs. My fan base is growing all of the time.