Episode 050–Aaron Hart of Love Stallion with Bruce Hilliard

Love Stallion storms the music scene with original glamorous hard rock, sure to get your heart racing and ears pounding. Power riffs, memorable hooks, and electric flash capture the nostalgia of years gone by, bringing a fresh punch of rock & roll back to the universe in proper style.

Love Stallion began as an experiment; a spur of the moment co-write of the song “Big Rock Radio” by guest Aaron Hart and friend Crayton Huntly (aka Rob McLemore) outside a concert hall in the fall of 2013.  Inspired by the “big rock” sound of the 70s & 80s, rockstars David Lee Roth & Freddie Mercury and bands like Van Halen, Kiss, and Def Leppard, the duo enlisted the help of industry pros Dr. Scott Martin & Kate Emerich. “Aaron Hart w/ Crayton Huntly” played their first show May 1st, 2015 at The Walnut Room Denver to a small crowd of friends.

As the crowd grew, so did the flash & flare of the live show. With the addition of Aero X (aka Aero Marquez) joining on bass, the band became recognized for their high energy live performance, flamboyant wardrobes of sequins, spandex and leather, and their signature Sexy Disco Legs.

The first video single “Slow Release” was released in March of 2018.  Love Stallion’s ‘Unforgettable Ride’ was produced by Steve Avedis (Tony Bennett,*NSYNC) at Colorado Sound Studios and was released on June 2nd 2018.

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Episode 049–Cory M. Coons “The Long Road Home” with Bruce Hilliard

Cory M. Coons is from Eastern Ontario and speaks fluent Canadian. Okay, not that funny but his words are wise. His songs are touching. Cory released a new rock album The Long Road Home early this year (2018). It was produced by veteran platinum producer Ron Nevison. Ron is largely responsible for the success and sound…

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Episode 048–Tessa Lena “Tessa Fights Robots” with Bruce Hilliard

Tessa Lena is a strongly opinionated musician living in New York. She is a classically trained pianist and singer, born and raised in Moscow. Her bio reads like a movie script.

As a teenager, Tessa had the honor of performing her own composition (entitled ‘In Defense of the Environment) at the Moscow Conservatory, and wanted to be a geneticist.

As her interests expanded to Tibetan music and language, she headed to Lhasa with a backpack to do enthomusicology research.

After being attacked by a sex trafficker in Tibet and successfully fighting him off, Tessa settled in Chicago.

In Chicago, she started a band working with her hero Ian McDonald of King Crimson and Foreigner, and drummer Alan Lake, who has played and recorded with Madonna, Brian Ferry, Julian Lennon, Ministry, Brian Wilson and Sam Moore from Sam And Dave.

After a few years in Chicago, Tessa moved to New York and started a new band, Tessa Makes Love, along with occasional collaborations by Ian McDonald.

In 2013, her music video “Spente Le Stelle” received over a million very useful views on YouTube although the jury is still out on how many people realized that the video was a satire making fun of sexual objectification. Alas, the world keeps spinning, and it is still imperfect!

In 2016, Tessa started Coalition for Artistic Dignity and organized a conference in Brooklyn dedicated to artistic dignity, social power and corporate responsibility.

In early 2017, she released an album titled ‘Tessa Fights Robots,’ you can listen and buy it here.

Since the English language only has so many words, her blog is also called ‘Tessa Fights Robots.’

Both the album and the blog are about being human in the world of technology, big data, and machine-like people.

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Episode 047–Chris Sullivan “By The Light Of The Radio” with Bruce Hilliard

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Chris Sullivan grew up in Charleston, South Carolina where he fell in love with and began playing music. Sullivan’s vast musical influences solidify his no nonsense approach to delivering music unadulterated by trend and loyal to heart while expressing the introspective aspects of his life that would otherwise remain untold. Referring to Chris’s recordings, artistviewblog.com recently stated, “This is music. True, unapologetic music. Chris has a timeless style in his music. It sounds effortless. Exactly how music should be”. 
In 2016, Chris Sullivan released a live EP, recorded in New York City.  In June of 2018, he released his latest EP “Dog Days”, recorded at Hybrid Audio Solutions in Charleston, South Carolina.  This EP includes the acclaimed singles “The City that Never Sleeps” and “By the Light of the Radio” (second place winner in the Americana category of the International Songwriting Competition).  Currently Chris keeps a busy schedule writing new songs and playing live shows. 

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Episode 046–Trevor McShane, Beverly Hills Power Lawyer with Bruce Hilliard

Trevor McShane is the stage name of brilliant Beverly Hills lawyer Neville Johnson, who has been listed every year since 2008 as one of Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 Power Lawyers.

Back in 2000 with a very successful law practice as an entertainment, media and business attorney, he decided to perform as Trevor McShane, picking the name in honor of his Irish roots. His forefathers were named McShane and he wanted to celebrate them, as well as his passion for words and music.

Trevor first picked up a guitar when he was a teenager and has never looked back. He’s joyfully spent the last 30 years putting words to music and music to words. He is an artist, a poet, a songwriter and a lover of life. He says: “My mission is to make beautiful music and share it with as many people as possible. I want my lyrics to make you think, to make you wonder, to make you happy or sad. If I can somehow move you with my music, my job is done.”

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