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Los Angeles based bass player, singer, songwriter, and producer, Eric Baines, interviews music professionals from a variety of fields and genre’s sharing stories from the road as well as tips and trade secrets for people who dream of making their living making music. Eric is currently touring with country icon, Dwight Yoakam, but has toured, performed and recorded with many artists as a bass player and singer such as: Keiko Matsui Air Supply Lucas Grabeel Lee Ritenour Corbin Bleu Gregg Karuk ...
 
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Multi-instrumentalist and Musical Director, Drew Taubenfeld, talks about the nuances of networking as a new musician in town. He reflects on his years at Berklee College Of Music with an injury that prevented him from playing his instrument. He reveals what he looks for when hiring musicians and what you should have on your social media account. Dr…
 
Drummer, Producer, Jeffrey Mince, walks through his emotional journey from touring drummer to full time Buddhist monk and back to drumming. He tells his story of moving from Denver to Los Angeles and how he landed the gig with German punk rocker, Nina Hagen. He talks about his experience being signed with a band to a major label only to be dropped …
 
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Brandon Rogers, talks about his soon to be released EP and shares an early listen of two of the songs. He reflects on his experience on Season 6 of American Idol and explains his mixed emotions about being voted off. He discusses his time in quarantine and the songs that came out of it. Brandon also explains how he got…
 
From his home in Venice, Italy, bass player, singer, songwriter, Stan Sargeant, talks about recording his new album, “String Theory” during the pandemic and in two different countries. He recalls what it was like working on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the not so grueling, TV show schedule. He reveals how he got from studying biology at Howar…
 
Talent manager and wife of the host, Autumn Grabeel, reveals a big secret announcement. She tells the story of meeting Eric Baines on the High School Musical Concert Tour. She reveals some of the ups and downs of dating a working musician. She reflects on hearing her singing voice on a recording for the first time while making Christmas music with …
 
Songwriter, Guitarist, Vocalist, Greg Camp recalls his days in the world famous pop/punk band, Smash Mouth. He talks about his experience as the main songwriter and what it’s like writing for someone else’s voice. He reveals his songwriting process and the difference between writing pop songs and writing for film. Greg tells some of the stories beh…
 
Multi-instrumentalist, Walter Ino, reflects on his time growing up and playing music in Pittsburgh, PA and how he got from there to his current home of Los Angeles, CA. He talks about his time playing with the iconic 80s rock band, Survivor, and what it was like working with all of the band's lead singers. He tells some audition stories and discuss…
 
Drummer, Joe Travers, reflects on his years as the “Vaultmeister” for the Zappa Family Trust and explains his duties there. He talks about his first gig in Los Angeles with Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa which was attended by Frank Zappa himself. He gives an inside look into his time touring with Duran Duran and how he got the gig. Joe remembers his journ…
 
This episode reveals parts of past conversations that were cut from previous episodes. Eugene Edwards discusses Eddie Van Halen, Billie Eilish and Bing Crosby. Bernie Dresel talks about what it’s like to play with Keiko Matsui and the power of singers in an instrumental world. Bill Cinque speaks to the current state of pop music and musicianship. “…
 
One of the most recorded bass players ever, Leland Sklar, reminisces about his experience growing up in Los Angeles in the 60s and 70s. He tells the story of meeting James Taylor which changed the direction of his life and career. He talks about the first time playing with drummer and pop icon, Phil Collins. He reveals his preference between studio…
 
Keyboard player, producer, composer, Peter Fish, takes us through the process of scoring a film. He tells the story of his first film project and how he knew he was meant to write music. He explains why he recently decided to move to Los Angeles and what previously brought him to New York City as a young musician. Peter reveals where he gets his in…
 
Guitarist and Los Angeles native, Jay Gore, shares his stories of growing up playing on the Sunset Strip and starting out with his original band at 13 years old. He talks about his transition from the pop world to the smooth jazz world and give us some insight into the making of his solo records. Jay also talks about the current state of the L.A. m…
 
Guitar player and vocalist, Eugene Edwards, talks about growing up in a small town and his road to Berklee College of Music. He tells the story of getting his current gig with Dwight Yoakam and his approach to the playing. He discusses his second record which he just released yet recorded years ago and he takes us through the writing of some of the…
 
Guitarist and vocalist, August Zadra, shares his story of YouTube discovery which lead to him playing guitar and singing with founding member of the band Styx, Dennis DeYoung. He explains how he got from his small town in Alaska to the big city of Los Angeles. He talks about the formation of his current project, Waiting For Monday, and how he start…
 
Keyboardist, Noriko Olling, explains how she came to the U.S. from Japan and became a top call keyboard player in Los Angeles. She talks about the joys of living in a recording studio and reveals where the inspiration came from for her newest album, “My Path”. She shares some of her experiences as a woman in an industry dominated by men and what it…
 
George Shelby plays saxophone, clarinets, flutes, penny whistle, vocoder and many other random wind instruments. He explains that this is the plight of the modern day saxophonist. He also shares his insight into the Los Angeles session player world and talks about the modern horn section studio experience. He talks about being on the road with pop …
 
Multi-instrumentalist and musical director, Cory James, reveals his favorite instrument to play. He talks about his experience as musical director for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winner, comedian and singer/songwriter, Trixie Mattel. He provides some insight to the life of a young musician just coming up during, arguably, the worst time to be a mu…
 
Creative director, artist representative, manager, guitar player, singer, Gary “Gig” Grantham, dives deep into the world of tribute bands. He talks about the origins of his band TLR- Experience The Eagles Music and his concept of what makes a good tribute band. He describes the show “Dark Desert Highway" that he’s created which takes the tribute sh…
 
Bass Player, vocalist, producer and author, Bill Cinque remembers his time on the road with Neil Diamond and explains how he got the gig. He describes how he came to his unique way of playing the bass (upside down and left handed). Bill and host, Eric Baines, reminisce about they’re first meeting. Bill tells stories from his book entitled, “The Ama…
 
Keyboardist/vocalist/musical director, Steve Ferlazzo, gets real about his experience during the lockdown, missing out on a whole summer tour. He talks about his time at Berklee College of Music and the unique lessons he learned from the experience. He takes you behind the scenes of the Soundcheck Live jam in Hollywood, CA, the jam that he’s run fo…
 
Keyboardist, songwriter, musical director, Loren Gold, talks about his time as musical director for Hillary Duff, Demi Levato, Selena Gomez and more. He recalls his audition for Roger Daltrey and how that eventually lead to his current job, keyboardist for The Who. He explains how he recorded his second record on a laptop and how he wrote two instr…
 
Bass player, Mike Hill, recalls his experience working in a hit show at a Disney Park. He talks about how he was able to turn that fan support into a kick starter campaign that earned over $40,000 to make his “Love and War” album and documentary. He explains in-depth how he put together a team of players, singers, writers and a producer to create a…
 
Keyboardist, producer, singer/songwriter, Michael Bluestein, gets deep about the path of the artist and sideman. He tells the story of his audition for the legendary rock band, Foreigner and what it’s like playing with rock stars. He reminisces about his days at Berklee College of Music and how that helped him step up his playing. Michael announces…
 
Rudy Cardenas talks about what it’s like to make a living as a singer in Los Angeles. He covers session work, wedding bands, and tribute acts as well as his new band project “Waiting for Monday” which is signed to Frontiers Records. Rudy gets candid about his time on Season 6 of American Idol and the ups and downs of that experience. He discusses w…
 
Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner talks about his career as a sideman playing with Keiko Matsui and others while building his brand and eventually becoming a #1 charting artist. He talks about the challenges of producing his own records and reveals how he gets his signature sax sound. Jackiem talks about his favorite plugins and mixing styles. He also dis…
 
Bass Player Derek Frank talks about his experience playing dual Las Vegas residencies with Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain. He talks about preparing for gigs, writing charts and sending good subs. He tells some road stories of his time with Air Supply and his first time playing in Vegas. Derek remembers his time at the University of Miami and why he …
 
Actor/singer/songwriter/musician, Lucas Grabeel, talks about his musical journey to stardom. From his early days in local musical theater to writing music for tv and film. He reminisces about making the High School Musical movies as well as the tour and how that changed his life. Lucas opens up about some of the hard lessons he’s learned in both hi…
 
Guitarist, Errol Cooney, talks about what it’s like to work with Janet Jackson. He talks about writing songs with Stevie Wonder and his crazy experience getting the gig. He tells the story of his audition for Christina Aguilera and others. Errol talks about his relationship with musical director Rickey Minor and how he has influenced his career. He…
 
Bass player/Singer/Orchestrator/Arranger/Songwriter Jennifer Jo Oberle talks about the many hats she wears in her career. She talks about her first show with the band “Vertical Horizon”. She discusses her experience in the house salsa band on the Mexican TV show, “Noches Con Platanito”. Jen reflects on her experiences as a side musician versus bein…
 
Bernie Dresel reflects on his diverse career as a session player and touring drummer. He tells the story of becoming the drummer for the Brian Setzer Orchestra and creating a style of drumming. He talks about his years with Gordon Goodwin’s Phat Band and besoming one of the most sought after big band drummers. He explains the unique way that his al…
 
Drummer Chad Wright talks about his experiences playing with Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, The Jacksons, Tina Marie, Rick James, The High School Musical Tour and many other artists. He reminisces about growing up in Atlanta with his twin brother, Chay, and their journey to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Chad opens up about pivotal mom…
 
Welcome to the Episode #7 of The VA Podcast. This is an interview with host Victor Afable, Founder and CEO of VA Shafts as he discusses with Clay Long the putter he designed for Jack Nicklaus that won the 1986 Masters.
 
Welcome to the Episode #6 of The VA Podcast. This is an interview with host Victor Afable, Founder and CEO of VA Shafts as he talks golf and music with lead guitarist of Kiss, Tommy Thayer. SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKP8R_Y31ebVU3-cb2PfPhw?sub_confirmation=1 http://www.tommythayer.com – Video shot at the Greensboro …
 
Welcome to the Episode #5 of The VA Podcast. This is an interview with host Victor Afable, Founder and CEO of VA Shafts as he talks with Club Champion top club fitters Rob Gallagher and Jordan Stelmach. They discuss getting custom fitted in depth and what to expect when you get fit.
 
Episode 368, February 4, 2020. Steve Unger from Metal Church sits down with us this week and Mark goes total fanboy! Steve shares his lifetime love for KISS and an absolutely amazing KISS/Paul Stanley story that every fan is sure to love! Visit https://metalchurchofficial.com and http://www.sincircusofficial.com Forget the haters, we won! Press req…
 
Welcome to the Episode #4 of The VA Podcast. Join VA SHAFTS CEO, Victor Afable, as he talks golf with 5 time NHL Stanley Cup winner Grant Fuhr. SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKP8R_Y31ebVU3-cb2PfPhw?sub_confirmation=1 – Video shot in Orlando, Florida Host: Victor Afable, Founder and CEO of VA Composites, Inc. Guest: Gran…
 
Welcome to Episode #3 of The VA Podcast. This is an interview with host Victor Afable, Founder and CEO of VA Shafts as he talks with golf club designer and engineer Peter Gilbert. Peter was formerly with Titleist Golf and Golf Pride Grips. He now has a sports engineering consulting firm located in Pinehurst, NC. Peter talks about past golf club dev…
 
Listen to the interview with host Victor Afable, Founder and CEO of VA Shafts as he talks with Ian Fraser, CEO of TXG from Toronto, Canada. TXG is a premiere custom fitting company that uses VA Shafts. In this podcast, we talk about Ian's life in Scotland and how he entered the golf business. We discuss more about TXG and custom fitting and VA Shaf…
 
Episode 154, November 25, 2015. Bonus episode! While on the KISS KRUISE Mark Cicchini sat down with Fozzy lead vocalist, WWE wrestler and KISS fan… Chris Jericho! Three Sides of the Coin MonthlyOption 1 : $1.99 USD – monthlyOption 2 : $5.00 USD – monthlyOption 3 : $9.99 USD – monthly If you would rather make a one time donation of any amount, pleas…
 
Episode 153, November 24, 2015. Tommy goes off this episode so sit back and enjoy! In between Tommy’s rants we talk about KISS and 2016, what are they doing? They have announced some shows, but no real tour. Is there a reason for the dates? What will it take for you to get excited about KISS in 2016? And just when we thought the show was over, Tomm…
 
Episode 152, November 17, 2015. This week Curt Gooch surprises us with details and the tape for the long lost KISS video for “I” from the album Music from The Elder. How he found this video. Why he has the only known copy. What are his plans for the video. How you can own the video. Mark then gives us all the amazing details on KISS Kruise V. So mu…
 
Episode 151, November 10, 2015. Lisa Martini becomes a official member of Three Sides of the Coin and shares the Marvel Comics contract with KISS. How much did KISS make from each comic book? How much did Marvel advance KISS? Mark joins us from Miami with a very special surprise guest before he heads back down to the pool. Full KISS Kruise V report…
 
Episode 150, November 3, 2015. We almost said no show for this week, Mark was slammed getting ready for The KISS Kruise, Tommy was sick all week and Michael was beat with all of his clients. But we said screw it let’s see what we can chat about and somehow we got a commercial for Mark’s band Left For Dead and a discussion on KISS tribute bands. If …
 
Episode 149, October 27, 2015. Chris Jericho is back! Before heading off with his band Fozzy to perform on the KISS Kruise, Chris joins us (or is he auditioning?) to talk about amazing things like CRAZY NIGHTS! The Three Sides crew also debates as to what made Ace Frehley a influential guitarist… his playing or that he was in a hugely popular band?…
 
Episode 148, October 20, 2015. Legendary KISS Photographer Bob Gruen sits down with us to talk about working with KISS in the 70s. The story behind the Dressed To Kill album cover. The story behind the Cream Magazine “super hero” comic photo session. Where are the suits from the Dressed to Kill cover? What was it like touring with KISS in Japan in …
 
Episode 147, October 13, 2015. Lots of interesting discussion this week. In his heart does Gene Simmons want to end with the original band? Who owns Ace Frehley and Peter Criss’ makeup, we end this debate with facts. Peter Criss made a appearance at Guitar Center and sat down and played some drums… what does this mean? (Hint… NOTHING!) The sixth an…
 
Episode 146, October 6, 2015. This week it is twofer… two great discussions. Up first, can Gene Simmons be a fan of KISS? Followed by Tommy and Mike sharing one of their very personal KISS collectibles. Three Sides of the Coin MonthlyOption 1 : $1.99 USD – monthlyOption 2 : $5.00 USD – monthlyOption 3 : $9.99 USD – monthly If you would rather make …
 
Episode 145, September 29, 2015. Awhile back the KISS KRUISE asked YOU, KISS Navy, what deep cuts you’d like to hear at the first ever, KISS Electric Unmasked Sail Away Show on The KISS Kruise! Below is a list of your top requested songs. On October 30th, you’ll be standing on the pool deck, rockin’ out with your heroes as they perform a handful of…
 
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