Oct 27, 2011

Clipper - Folk/Indie/Rock, Italy (E94)

About: Clipper, cool folk rock band from Ancona

"Clipper was born in December 2006 and is an evolution of Arroyo, folk-rock band formed in 1996. Arroyo has recorded three albums: "Freddy Malins'(2001)," In The Nick Of Time "(2002) and" Old Fishmarket Close "(2005). The debut album of Clipper is "Make My Day", recorded in 2007 and the author of most of the songs, both in Clipper and in Arroyo, is Lorenzo Romagnoli. The only difference between the two bands is the "cure" of sound recordings of Clipper, more faithful to the vision of what is extemporaneous, the story of a dream while you are living it.The trend in rock and roll, then it is essential, but captured at its source, as it comes out from the songs of Hank Williams."

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
Early afternoon, especially on a cloudy day.

Junction23 - Alternative/Rock, UK (E94)

About: Junction23 , cool trio from Wigan

"We're a 3 piece Alternative/Rock band from Wigan. We've played around Wigan, Bolton, Liverpool and Lymm at places from the Indiependence Club to the Cavern Club.
We're always looking for gigs and we always get a massive buzz after playing on stage. We aren't just motivated by money, but by making music that we enjoy playing and hopefully putting on a great show and meeting class people. We've already met plenty of bands from gigs we've played, and we've even played with the band Pegasus Bridge. It's all good.
We're always practising and writing new stuff, and hopefully we'll progress to be more well known. Who knows? We'll take it as it comes and just enjoy what we do."

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
I don't think there's a particular time, it's more when I'm in the right mood, have the right inspiration and I'm not in school. Sometimes when I'm lying in bed I can write riffs in my head randomly and then I work them out on the guitar, though they don't always sound as good as they did in my head.

Oct 26, 2011

ArenaCast Weekly Poll

Every week 3 R&R World artists are given a good chance to be featured in the weekly ArenaCast podcast.
For one week these artists will compete in a poll on our facebook page where all their fans, friends and music lovers can vote for them. The artist with the biggest number of votes will appear in the next podcast!

This week we have 3 very interesting artists from Finland and UK. They are playing in such genres as alternative, indie, metal and folk rock.

Listen, enjoy and vote in our facebook poll!

Our first candidate is Storm Corporation, alternative / metal / rock band from Preston, UK


Check out their  song "Dreamless" and vote for it!








The second contestant is an indie folk rock band from, UK called Good DevilSkin

Listen to their track "We All Got The Good Devil Skin" and help them to win!







And the third candidate is a finnish indie acoustic folk band The Lumi Experiment

Check out their song "Blackout In A Hallway" and vote for it!








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ArenaCast Episode 94 Playlist

Week October 26 - November 2
This week: Episode 94 highlights three songs in this weeks Facebook poll and also features 10 songs by artists from England, the Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, and America in various different genres.




# Artist Track
1 Ugochill Friends
2 Junction23 Groove Tune
3 Gavin Kaufman
10 10 10
4 Crowddog Real Soldiers
5 Soldiers Can't Dance Lego
6 Take A Bow Feel The Taste
7 N21 Slipping
8 Clipper Start Breathing
9 The Misty Blue Trio A Shot Of Your Love
10 Greg Banks Selfish

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Regiment - Indie/Rock, UK (E93)

About: Regiment, cool band from Glasgow

"A rock/indie whirlwind marrying solid riffs, inspiring lyrics and furious energy.Don't miss out on their fast paced high energy sets...a real live treat!"

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
I would say at night is the best time to compose music. As a band we put our songs together mainly at that time and night is by far and away the most interesting time of the day. That's when the most eccentric characters come out to play.

2). If you could choose, in what country and in what century would you like to live? 
Britain during the Second World War. It's so ingrained in our collective psyche that it would be fascinating to actually experience that era.

Oct 25, 2011

Chris Timms - progressive rock, Australia (E93)

About: Chris Timms , extremly talented, God inspired guitarist from Brisbane

"For over 20 years, Chris has been studying the guitar earnestly and contributing to the live music scene in Brisbane. Taking lessons from various guitar teachers at an early age and then moving into band projects, he has performed in many bands with varying styles.
These include, Fourth Axe (Heavy Metal), Mansfield State High School Stage Band (Jazz), ZFX (Progressive Instrumental Fusion Band), Spinning Silver (Progressive Metal), MindsAlike (Hard Rock), Neverworld (Metal) and City Church Creative Team (Christian worship).
He’s performed the covers of over 300 well known artists with bands such as Crywolf, Liquidate, Mantra, The Beam and many more in various venues across Queensland, N.S.W and Northern Territory. Gaining a reputation as being a musician who can “fill in at the last minute,” he’s filled in for bands like Chester, Just been Tasered, and up and coming local artists like Stephen Carmichael. Other highlights of his career include supporting Australian bands like The Screaming Jets and The Angels and playing at well known venues in Brisbane like The Zoo and The Hi Fi Bar.
Chris’ first progressive rock/metal solo album “The Journey Home” (out May 27), features some of Chris’ finest music to date. He wrote, performed and produced all 8 tracks within his home studio."

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
I normally find I'm at my most creative night time, early hours of the morning however creativity has known to come along at other times as well

Oct 24, 2011

Amy Wooden - singer-songwriter, USA (E93)

About: Amy Wooden , very talented artist from Cherry Hill

Amy has a strong background in choir and was selected to sing for the All-State Choir in her senior year of high school. That experience taught her many things about singing and she embraced the passion that comes along with it.
Although Amy loves performing, she has also developed an enthusiasm for recording. Often times, you will find her performing a show with her “back-up band”, recorded solely by her, loaded onto an iPod for accompaniment. “It just brings the whole show up a notch,” she says.
Amy is currently living in Berlin, NJ and is presently working on her new album. Renaissance woman that she is, she also has an AAS in Nuclear Medicine!


1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
after the sun goes down and before it comes up

Like Rain - Indie/Acoustic/Folk, USA (E93)

About: Like Rain, talented christian duo from Nashville

Hey we are Like Rain! In October of 2011 we decided that with both of our own musical styles and our chemistry together, some great music could be made.
So we started writing and playing together and eventually formed the name Like Rain. With our influences and voices being different from each other, we try to develop a unique sound.


1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
Late at night under a tree on our campus that we tend to do most of our writing at.

Oct 21, 2011

Sixth Avenue Traffic - alternative rock/soul, UK (E93)

About: Sixth Avenue Traffic , talented band from Glasgow

"Sixth Avenue Traffic is a collective of 4 musicians from the central belt of Scotland. With Jordon's rocking drum beats, Chris's creative guitar playing, Kirsten's funky bass lines and Chrissy's soulful voice you can guarantee to be bought over by sheer talent by this original and creative band.
Being heavily influenced by not only Rock and Roll but also funk and soul, it is pretty much on the cards that you will be captivated by the unique sounds of Sixth Avenue Traffic and if not.... we can not guarantee your time back."


1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
Chris(vocals):The early hours of the morning - 3am Piano Kareoke is very theraputic! I'm not sure my parents agree though..
Jordon(drums): Late at night ;)

Oct 20, 2011

Stonestreet - Disco Metal ,UK (E93)

About: Stonestreet , very cool band from Manchester

Here it comes... a fresh breeze from Eestern Europe full of energy, passion and love towards music – Stonestreet – a rock / dicometal pop ultra kicking, mind blowing band you have been waiting for so long. They rock so hard and loud, that they’ve been banned from Latvia and exiled to Manchester. Why? Because Latvia, although a wonderfull place to live in, is too small pond for the potential of the...se guys.
They packed their stuff, made a huge farewell party (which footage eventually was used in the making of „One Dead Game” video, and started a journey towards United Kingdom – a highpoint of music industry. The path led them to Manchester where they are based at the moment and are about to shake these grounds with heavy sounds. So prepare yourseleves to be blown away...
Stonestreet have found something invaluable, something world perhaps isn’t ready for yet. „The beast inside is breaking out – we don’t know how much longer we’ll be able to hold it!”


1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
Usually weekend evenings after 1OPM, when we get together and create something new. Or hangovered Saturday afternoons.

Oct 19, 2011

ArenaCast Weekly Poll

Every week 3 R&R World artists are given a good chance to be featured in the weekly ArenaCast podcast.
For one week these artists will compete in a poll on our facebook page where all their fans, friends and music lovers can vote for them. The artist with the biggest number of votes will appear in the next podcast!

This week we have 3 very interesting artists from UK, USA and Netherlands. They are playing in such genres as alternative, indie, hip hop and rock.

Listen, enjoy and vote in our facebook poll!
Our first candidate is Ugochill, independent alternative artist from Amsterdam


Check out his cool song "Friends" and vote for it!








The second contestant is talented hip hop artist Crow from Sacramento, USA

Listen to his track "Bullets of Hatred" and help him to win!








And the third candidate is a classic rock band called Humblehorse , from UK

Check out their song "Apocalyptic Trash" and vote for it!








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ArenaCast Episode 93 Playlist

Week October 19 - October 26
This week: Episode 93 features 10 songs by artists from Scotland, America, England, Sweden, Norway and Australia in various different genres.




# Artist Track
1 Sixth Avenue Traffic Demons
2 Forgetting Fame Her Absense Filled The World
3 Stonestreet
Party Time
4 Black Oak How Does It Feel To Live Like It´s To
5 Elephantine Godscent
6 Chris Timms Save Me
7 So This Is Great Britain? Young Eyes
8 Amy Wooden If
9 Like Rain The Unexpected Fall
10 Jeffrey Matthews A Place In Time

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The Limelight - Alternative / Indie / Rock, UK (E92)

About:The Limelight , young and talented band from Wolverhampton

"Danny has been singing and playing guitar since the age of 5, and has won competitions UK wide for his talent. Danny and Alex were best friends throughout primary school, so they got together to form a duo. They played as a duo for a number of years – mainly at school events. 
Danny and Alex met up with Aiden at Wednesfield High School, and Alex switched to playing Bass, while Aiden began playing guitar. Ben is considerably younger than the other 3 lads and has only been playing drums for a few months. He has improved enormously, to the point where many established drummers are commenting on the superb natural ability of this very gifted young man. 
Since forming the band, the lads have gone from strength to strength and are also the best of friends.
The Band has already played at many well known venues such as The Slade Rooms, The Varsity & The Wulfrun Hall."

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
Dan: In the morning and on the night after a confusing day.
Aiden: Either in the morning when I wake up, or after a long bath :')
Alex: In the evening because I can reflect on things that have happened in the day and write about them
Ben: The best time to compose my music would be at mid day because, i can think better and, i wouldn't be tired :)

Oct 17, 2011

Collision Process - Metal / Progressive Rock , UK (E92)

About: Collision Process , extremly cool and talented metal band from Birmingham. 

"In the short time that Collision Process have been together, they've already been making waves around their West Midlands home and beyond. The band's self-produced debut EP showcases their ability to craft challenging yet accessible music within the metal genre. Ferocious, odd-metre rhythms are seamlessly combined with infectious melodies and solid grooves throughout each of the disc's 4 songs.
Early in the band's career, the EP tracks led them to victory in Total Biker FM's "TBFM Factor" competition against over 130 other unsigned rock and metal bands, getting voted to the top by listeners tuning in to the show. They have also received airplay from several other radio shows, including Top Rock Radio and The Metal Gods Rock Show on Radio Teesdale.
Having hit the live scene for the first time in June 2010, fan attendance has grown steadily with each show. In their first year on the circuit, the band have already supported Romeo Must Die and The Defiled (Best New Band nominees at Metal Hammer's Golden God awards) during their 2011 tour. They have also appeared at this year's Glastonbudget open-air festival in Leicestershire, attended by around 10,000 people.
In the immediate future, Collision Process aim to extend their reach to a wider audience, further advancing their reputation around the live circuit beyond their home territory, and continuing to promote the EP as well as their new digitally released single 'Emperors'."


1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
It tends to be either myself or Jonny (guitarist/vocalist) who gets the ball rolling on a new song, and personally I think my best ideas come out either at 3 AM, or in the shower. One day I might try showering at 3 AM just to see what happens. I rarely start composing while actually playing my bass though - it tends to begin as a rhythmic or melodic idea in my head, and I usually don't worry about how to physically play it until afterwards. It's been the source of a few headaches in the rehearsal room, but if it sounds good we just man up and learn it.

The Rickashays - Folk / Indie / Reggae, UK (E92)

About:The Rickashays ,very interesting band from Scunthorpe.

"The uniqueness of The Rickashays style seems to be their major appeal to fans, taking inspiration from the far corners of the music industry The Rickashays have resulted with a distinctive blend of Indie, Reggae and Folk that seems to intrigue and captivate listeners wherever they go.
The Rickashays formed in summer 2010, and after a long stint of bedroom rehearsal time they hit the ground running with their first gig in September 2010 followed by a second place in Scunthorpe’s battle of the bands and a gig in Manchester within a matter of months.
The Rickashays can be found on iTunes from November 2010.
They will also be bringing out their album "Songs your mum would enjoy" on the 17th of December 2011, and will be hosting an album launch at the Lincoln imp.
The Rickashays are also planning to tour in 2012, so keep your ears peeled. "


1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
Anytime, we don't really have a set time it just comes to us.

Oct 14, 2011

The Stupar Project - Hardcore / Groove Metal, Croatia (E92)

About: The Stupar Project , extremly cool metal band from Beli Manastir

The Stupar Project was born in March 2010 as a one man band, formed by frontman of a former brilliant croatian metal band Bloodhunt. Influenced by music of HATEBREED, MACHINE HEAD, PANTERA, DARKEST HOUR, SIX FEET UNDER, SLAYER and many more tSP can be easily described as a raging hardcore/metalcore band with punk ethics and strongly expressed feeling for social justice! Under those influences the band recorded a demo called "Through My Eyes" which was recorded and produced at „Crna Zemlja“ studios by a former Bloodhunt member Mario Markovic. At the time two demo videos were also recorded for songs „Fuck you!“ & „End of our time“.
For almost a year tSP remained a solo project of Slobodan Stupar when it joined four musicians to complete the line-up for more serious business like live performances and recording of a new material.


1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
Best time for me is late night or early in the morning. From midnight to four am :)

Sua Natura - pop rock, Norway (E92)

About: Sua Natura , very cool 5 piece band from Trondheim

Sua Natura is a pop/rock-band from Trondheim, Norway. The band consists of five members, Ask on guitar, Martin on piano, Beate on vocals, Joachim on bass and Baard on the drums. They started out as an instrumental progrock band in early fall, 2010, but with the addition of a vocalist, they soon moved on to a more pop-inspired sound. The guitarist, Ask Borgen, who is also the songwriter, started to write more pop-ish tunes and catchier melodies, and they now have enough material for an entire album. The album will be recorded next year, but a release date is yet to be set. After a couple of lineup changes in the past few months, with some heated discussions and sudden break-ups, the band is now better than ever.

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
As the composer/songwriter in the band, this concerns me. The best time for me to get new ideas, is in the middle of the night, when I should be sleeping. Sometimes I can wake up at 2-3 AM and get up to write down some lyrics or hum a melody, or even play my guitar. I think over half of all my material have been created while the rest of the world is sleeping. Sometimes, though, ideas just pop in to my head at random times and places. I could go on, but I think this is enough for now.

Oct 13, 2011

ArenaCast Weekly Poll

Every week 3 R&R World artists are given a good chance to be featured in the weekly ArenaCast podcast.
For one week these artists will compete in a poll on our facebook page
where all their fans, friends and music lovers can vote for them. The artist with the biggest number of votes will appear in the next podcast!

This week we have 3 very interesting artists from UK and Canada. They are playing in such genres as alternative, punk and rock.

Listen, enjoy and vote in our facebook poll!

Our first candidate is Sixth Avenue Traffic - 4 piece alternative band from Glasgow

Check out their "Demons" and vote for it!








Our second contestant is band CodeJak - experimental alternative rock band from Barrow ,UK

Listen to their song "Hell Yeah" and help them to win!








And the third candidate, Promised Maybes ,is from Halifax, Canada and playing in alternative punk genre.

Check out his song "Indifferent" and vote for it!








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ArenaCast Episode 92 Playlist

Week October 12 - October 19
This week: Episode 92 highlights new releases from Radiohead, Ryan Adams, Bjork, Mayer Hawthorne and Joe Jonas, while featuring 10 songs by artists from England, Norway, Germany, America, Croatia and Scotland.




# Artist Track
1 Ben Gunn 14 Roses
2 Sua Natura Don't Forget
3 The Limelight
Paradise No More
4 Paintful I Want To Dance With You
5 Brad Parker Drowning
6 The Stupar Project I Won't Follow
7 Collision Process Revelations
8 Calling California Waking The World
9 The Rickashays By The Moonlight
10 Regiment Chemical Night

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Oct 12, 2011

Amarina - Rock/Pop Singer/Songwriter, USA (E91)

About: Amarina ,beautiful and talented singer from Los Angeles.

"AMARINA is a Greek/Australian Rock/Pop Singer & Songwriter with a distinct, powerful voice and presence. She shot to fame in Greece under her original name Marina Solonos but changed her name to Amarina when she decided to expand her musical career and move to the U.S.
Amarina obtained a bachelors degree in LAW in the U.K. although she never followed the lawyer's profession.
She was signed with EMI and subsequently with VIRUS Records in Greece releasing a total of 4 Albums/EPs having great success. In one of these albums, Antony Costa, member of distinguished Boy Band 'BLUE' is featured performing in one of the tracks with Amarina.
Amarina permanently resides in Los Angeles since May 2009.
Breaking into the L.A. scene, she is already performing Live in venues with her newest rock band. Her stage presence is definitely breath taking and her music very unique and commercial."


1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
There isn't really a time frame or time schedule I follow to compose music. It's just a matter of inspiration. It could come when I'm in bed, when I'm driving, when I'm out with my friends and so on. That is why I always have my voice recorder with me wherever I go, any time of the day or night.

Oct 11, 2011

Aleka Javadi - singer songwriter, UK (E91)

About: Aleka Javadi ,amazing singer from London

"I sing, compose music on the piano, write the lyrics and coproduce my songs. Each song is based on my experiences or my feeling for somebody or something. I don’t want to make stories up and be someone fake, I like to be me without having to pretend. Since the real me has various colours and backgrounds, this can also be heard in my voice and music. When I sing about dealing with the death of my Father in “You are everywhere”, I guess I sound sad, fragile at times and emotional. In contrast to this, the song “No” shows the strong-minded rebellious side of me, standing up for what I believe and being passionate about it. People say that they get goose bumps when they listen to my voice. They say that they can relate to my experiences, that they feel with me."

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
It's 24/7 because any time you have available, is the best time to compose music. When I compose music it comes from within and listening to how I feel. That's why it doesn't matter what time it is to me. Exterior factors like daylight or noises can however disturb this mood which is why I like to have it dark and pretend its night time.

Adrienne Iversen - singer-songwriter, Canada (E91)

About: Adrienne Iversen , talented singer and piano player from Windsor, Ontario

"Adrienne Iversen, born March 22 1979, in Windsor, Ontario. At a very early age she would sing, accompanied by piano, composing her own songs.
She has done many talent shows, contests, charity events, vocal lead in bands, and is continuing to work towards her first album."

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
The best time for me to get idea's for songs, is actually in the shower. I know this might sound funny, but it's a time when all the thoughts throughout the day can just fade and I can be at one with myself. it's a time when I can just quiet my mind and let the music flow.

Oct 10, 2011

Beth Angharad - singer-songwriter, UK (E91)

About: Beth Angharad young and very talnted singer from Bangor, Wales

"Hi everyone :-) my name is Beth Angharad and I'm an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Wales, UK. I'm currently studying English literature at university, but live in Bangor, North Wales when I'm not busy with my head stuck in a book!
I've been playing guitar for around three years now and really love to accompany myself singing- it gives me such a huge sense of freedom. I write songs based on real experiences SO, if you're planning on getting close to me, be warned- you'll probably end up in a song at some point! ;-)
I'm influenced by all kinds of music, but a few favourites include Bon Iver, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Belle and Sebastian and Taylor Swift. If you like my music, please do get in touch and let me know- I'm always so pleasantly surprised when people actually enjoy something I've created and it means the world to me."


1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
I don't really have a specific time of day in which I write my music. Sometimes I'll wake up having had a dream that's really affected me, and so I'll write a song about it; or I might write a song right at the end of the day, by which time a lot may have happened and I've got loads to say!

Oct 7, 2011

VICE - pop,UK (E91)

About: VICE - extremly talented pop trio , UK

These guys decided to make an exclusive premiere of their new song called "Killer" in our podcast.This song was available only in a short version, but now our listeners can enjoy this lovely song in a complete version. You can be the first,who check this great song!
Check out the full version of "Killer" in our podcast episode.

"VICE are Scott Ritchie, Luke White and Staz Nair.
3 young guys who live in the UK who share a passion for music...
We write about our lives and each song has a part of us and our journey in it.
We make music that we love and try to make every song as "EPIC" as possible.
Life is too short.... Love your VICE!"


1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
This is a difficult question... Inspiration can come in any form or at any time so it hard to put a limitation on when is best. However we do enjoy our late night sessions. There is a strange comfort in knowing that everyone else is asleep and there wont be any interruptions.

Oct 6, 2011

ArenaCast Weekly Poll

Every week 3 R&R World artists are given a good chance to be featured in the weekly ArenaCast podcast.
For one week these artists will compete in a poll on our facebook page where all their fans, friends and music lovers can vote for them. The artist with the biggest number of votes will appear in the next podcast!


This week we have 3 very interesting artists from UK. They are playing in such genres as blues.punk and even gipsy surf!

Listen, enjoy and vote in our facebook poll!

Our first candidate is blues artist Ben Gunn from UK

Check out his song  "14 roses" and vote for it!








Our second contestant is a band Denny The Lie - pop punk from Nottingham

Listen to their song "Don't Say No" and help them to win!








And the third candidate is a very cool Gypsy Surf band Tabloid Queens from London.

Check out their song "Gypsy Rose Lee" and vote for it!








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John T.Woodall - singer/songwriter, USA (E91)

About: John T.Woodall - talented artist from Charlotte.

John Woodall is a former AppalachianStateUniversity student who has performed in across the United States. He currently lives in Charlotte NC, where he performs regularly with his band. He also gives solo performances throughout his area. Woodall is a songwriter and guitarist known for his original music and his ability to put a fresh spin on familiar songs old and new. He is currently looking for other artists/producers to collaborate with in the studio.

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
First thing in the morning when I am still in an almost dream state but my mind is rested and fresh.

Oct 5, 2011

ArenaCast Episode 91 Playlist

Week October 5 - October 12
This week: Episode 91 features the world premiere of the song "Killer" by the UK band Vice, along with 9 other songs by artists from England, America, the Netherlands and Greece.

Today we have a special feature from UK band VICE ,who decided to make an exclusive premiere of their new song called "Killer" in our podcast.
This song was available only in a short version, but now our listeners can enjoy this lovely song in a complete version. You can be the first,who check this great song!





# Artist Track
1 Adrienne Iversen Free To Be Me
2 John T. Woodall Be My Summertime
3 Tori
Play My Game
4 Aleka Javadi No
5 VICE Killer
6 Eva Auad I Tag Along
7 Beth Angharad Small Bird
8 Tara Ortiz Obsession
9 Daisy Deakin Waiting For Your Call
10 Amarina Not Insane

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Oct 4, 2011

ArenaCast Ultimate Monthly Poll (September)

Today we start a very exciting poll on our facebook page! We want to find out who out of the featured artists in September episodes of ArenaCast podcast has given the most interesting and informative interview for our blog.
"The best ArenaCast interview poll" consists of 3 parts and will last for 2 weeks.
On 17th of October we will announce the winner who will get a featured interview which will appear in R&R World news sections, social networks and in our weekly newsletter.
So read the interviews and vote hard for your favourite artists in our poll!

Oct 3, 2011

ROTZ - winners of August from Guatemala

Last week we have announced our August winners - cool band "ROTZ" from Guatemala.

And the main prize in this poll was a featured interview with the winner!
So, here it is!
Check out the very interesting and extended answers to our questions by the band "ROTZ"! Enjoy!

1). Please tell us the story of your band. When and how did you meet? How did everything start for the band?
Rotz: Before I met Bowy, I used to play solo, and my project was called “Dialogues”. I used to play some of the actual songs at local bars and parties.
Due to my last name, Rodas, my schoolmates gave me several nicknames until one, ROTZ, finally came to be.
Bowy:
I had been trying to set up a band for a little while, with little success. One day I met Diego at our University while we were in the common room doing our homework. And turns out that Diego had been living just a couple blocks form my house for like… 10 years, and we never met before.
Right away our musical taste just synced, so we talked about Indie and Folk music for a while. A couple days later he came to my house and we jammed for a little while, until he asked me to come to the studio to check out some of the recording going on.
So basically, this is how ROTZ became a duo band. Fate had us moving around.

Hiram Reyes and Run To Life - alternative singer\songwriter, Mexico (E90)

About: winner of our monthly poll, very talented artist Hiram Reyes and his band Run To Life

...This time becoming "Runtolife" Hiram and his band were finalist, and won profesional production for upcoming tracks.
Hiram started to write his first official album "Can't Write Love Songs" of his Project "Runtolife" in september 2009 with Osvaldo Flores, David Arillo & Rafael Rosas at Bemba Records & Zonnart Studios...

Runtolife is the only way we can give more of what we can expect of ourselves and realize our dreams, even if our place is against us"

1). If you had a chance to show one famous band this podcast episode, what band could it be?
I'd like show SWITCHFOOT or MATTHEW GOOD, these artists are so special to me, as a fan and as a musician, because they're a big influence in my life, I have experiences like their meanings, I really love to sing along their songs in the middle of a rainy day :)

Phil Sinclair - singer songwriter, UK (E90)

About: Phil Sinclair. Phil Sinclair is a folk singer songwriter from UK, and one of his songs like “ I’m pushing you away “ is really deep, between nostalgic and romance, just a guitar and a single voice, makes a very passionate song. - Hiram Reyes

"Phil Sinclair is a Singer/Songwriter from South Yorkshire (Sheffield) UK who's got the looks, the style and the talent to make his mark in today's folk scene. Armed with Acoustic Guitar and Harmonica, his performances are reminiscent of Dylan's early years, however Phil adds his own unique style to his songs, making them his own."

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
I tend to compose my music at night when its quite and I'm alone. That's when my creativity flows

2). If you could choose, in what country and in what century would you like to live?
If I had a choice me and my guitar would head back to the 1960's America and I would go around all the folk clubs, maybe try and meet Bob Dylan