This week we are thrilled to be joined by Mandi Perkins from the band Of Verona. Mandi and Jake sit down at the Extreme Music offices and discuss a wide variety of topics such as her upbringing in Toronto, navigating the Entertainment industry as a Woman, and of course, writing music for Film & TV! Sit back and have a listen!


We are beyond thrilled to welcome James S. Levine to the podcast this
week! He has composed some of our favorite shows , from American
Horror Story and Nip Tuck, to Glee and Bloodline to name a few. James
and Jake discuss his creative process, his humble beginnings, and a
wide variety of other topics. So sit back, and have a listen!


Jake sits down with Jesse Nolan of the band, Caught A Ghost. They discuss his music being used as the Bosch main title theme, what they’re loving on TV these days, and a wide array of other good stuff. Jesse also performs his brand new single, “Right & Wrong” live in studio! So sit back and have a listen!




Jake sits down with Film/TV Composer, Halli Cauthery. They discuss Halli’s work on the current hit series from Hulu, Future Man. As well as his work on the indie film, Frankenstein, his Emmy Nomination for Turbo, and a whole lot more. Sit back, and have a listen!



This week we have Producer, Songwriter, and all-around Film/TV musician, Justin Gray. We discuss everything from his tryout with the Detroit Red Wings, to his record-breaking international hit song. Sit back and have a listen!










Jake has a chat with legendary guitarist, Blues Saraceno. Blues began making guitar albums in his teens, and continued on to play with Cream, as well as Poison. Currently, you can hear his music on just about every TV show and Commercial in existence. Blues and his guitar are mic’d up and ready to go, so have a listen!



This week Jake sits down with renowned music Publisher and Producer, Steve Lindsey. Lindsey has produced artists such as Leonard Cohen, and published albums like The Marshall Mathers LP, and Chronic 2001 (and so many more). Let’s not forget the man also signed and discovered Bruno Mars. They discuss all of this, the state of the music industry, and of course, what we’re loving in Film/TV. Have a listen!



We are back and better than ever with a brand new sponsor! This episode is brought to you by Extreme Music, and features composer Jason Miller talking about his wide variety of projects, from working with Keyshia Cole & Kanye, to scoring The Odd Couple and many others. Have a listen and enjoy!


This week we are incredibly stoked to have The Rigs in studio! We discuss their latest album, their plethora of film/tv placements over the years, and of course, they play us a little ditty right here in the Do Me A Solid studios. See the video of their performance below!


This week we are joined by musician T.J. Stafford. He is a very accomplished musician with several very impressive TV and Film placements. He also plays an acoustic version of his song “Crazy” off his latest album, and he does so live in studio! We talk about a wide variety of things and as always I begin with my favorite recent TV/Film placements. Have a listen!