This week we have Composer & A Capella Singer Adam Gorgoni. We discuss singing the National Anthem at MSG & Staples, and we talk about what it’s like writing score for a variety of projects, and how his dad worked on Brown Eyed Girl! As always we get side-tracked but managed to talk about many an interesting topic!
This week we are honored to have Shelly Peiken in Studio! She wrote smash #1’s and 2’s such as “Bitch” and “What a Girl Wants.” We talk about what it was like writing those jams, as well as her work with S.O.N.A (songwriters of north america), helping to make sure songwriters get their fair share. Make sure to go get her amazing book, Confessions of a Serial Songwriter!
This week we are very excited to welcome Jackie Tohn to the studio. We talk about her role in David Wain’s new film coming out next year, her work as a musical comedienne, and her time as a finalist on American Idol! She even plays us one of her comedy jams live in studio! so have a listen!
This week we travel to Aaron Kaplan’s studio in Redondo Beach to discuss his wide variety of works in the TV world. He has provided score for shows like Duck Dynasty, as well as added his guitar skills to The Closer, Rizzoli and Isles, and many more. He has also supported artists like Rod Stewart and Beck in the studio. Have a listen and Enjoy!
Brian Jett joins the show this week to discuss his new film, FALLING STARS, as well as his last indie project which I music supervised, LET GO starring Ed Asner, Gillian Jacobs, David Denman, and Kevin Hart. We discuss the indie film industry as a whole in terms of the biz, and music of course. We also talk Pitbulls. Have a listen!
This week we have Crucial Music founder Tanvi Patel! Crucial Music is one of the best catalogues out there for affordable, yet fantastic music. You hear her tunes on literally every show you watch….trust me. I do some complaining about Quest For The Cup as always, and we play a lot of music throughout this ep! have a listen!
We have another one here for you aspiring composers. We talk to Haim Mazar about his career, how he got started, the process, dealing with clients, and a slew of other topics that will interest the casual listener and especially those trying to get into the biz! We also play his work throughout the interview. As always we begin with my favorite recent placements. See below for the video of Blue Saraceno I mention at the top of the episode. Have fun & Have A Listen!
On Episode 3 of the Do Me A Solid Show we talk to Sean Thibault about a wide variety of absurd things. We get way off topic as usual, but you certainly cannot deny it’s entertaining. As always we begin with my favorite recent music placements, and we talk sports and dubstep!
Today we have special guest Joe Alley, the composer of our theme, and Composer of many a show such as So You Think You Can Dance, The Sing Off, and American Idol (plus many more). We discuss all of the above shows, all of which we worked on together, and he gives a ton of advice for aspiring Film/TV composers. Make sure to listen to my favorite recent placements, we are now able to play the songs I mention!! Have a listen and Enjoy!!
This week we talk to Social Media mogul Natalie Hills about what she’s loving and hating in the Music placement world. She talks Scandal, Girls, and a few others. We stray off track as per usual but manage to tie it all together. Have a listen to hear my favorite recent music placements!