GURLZ TALK RAWK is “Where Musician’s Creativity, Finds It’s Voice” and when Gurlz Talk Rawk, people LISTEN!
We provide musicians a venue to let loose, talk about their passions, their creativity and the drive behind their original or cover band music & shows. We dive deep into the music biz, spotlighting success tips and information shared by our guest professionals, all for our listening musicians to better navigate the music industry. We also provide fans a peek behind the scenes to hear from the artists, in their own words, what is truly on their minds and how they feel about the climate of the current music industry.
We air live at 6pm every Wednesday, so make sure you tune in.
Born in San Diego, California, multi-lingual jazz vocalist Allison Adams Tucker began singing before she could speak. Allison was raised by classically trained musical parents, and began performing in front of audiences at age 5. She studied piano, flute, violin, dance and voice from elementary school and holds a BA in Linguistics / Music Vocal Performance and an AA in Italian. Allison's vocal palette has been colored by her experience in a variety of musical genres throughout her life, from a cappella Elizabethan madrigals to punk rock to country to commercial jingles. Since 2005 Tucker has found the most natural fit to be jazz. The genre's freedom of expression and intellectual tilt were both appealing, as was its openness to absorb styles and accents from throughout the vocalist's travels.
Growing up on the border with Mexico, Allison was exposed to intermingling cultures and her love for languages and world cultures also began at an early age. She has studied and sings in 6 languages besides her own, lived in Japan and Spain, and has traveled to over 15 countries. This "wanderlust" is present in the music she chooses today— with rhythms, melodies, and lyrics of Brazil, Italy, France, Latin America, Japan, and the US. "Why?", you might ask… For Allison, it's all about the human connection, and music is the universal language.
Allison's debut album "Come With Me" (Allegato Music, July 2008), co-produced by jazz guitarist Peter Sprague (Dianne Reeves, David Benoit, Chick Corea, Sergio Mendes) and arranged by Kamau Kenyatta (Gregory Porter, Hubert Laws, Earl Klugh, Patti Austin), received international acclaim, was nominated for Best Jazz Album 2009 by the San Diego Music Awards, and continues to receive airplay on radio stations in 18 countries.
Allison's sophomore album "April in Paris" (Allegato Music, June 2014) celebrating songs of springtime from around the world, was recorded in Paris on UNESCO's 1st Annual International Jazz Day at the end of a 9-concert tour through Italy & France with international musicians and arrangers from five countries. Arrangers include Kamau Kenyatta, Danny Green, Emmanuel Massarotti, and Jovino Santos Neto.
Allison returned to the studio for her third album "WANDERlust" (Origin Records, August 2016), this time in New York City under the direction of award-winning producer Matt Pierson (Brad Mehldau, Milton Nascimento, Joshua Redman, Jane Monheit). WANDERlust features a stunning all-star ensemble that not only bridges west and east coasts but adds flavors from around the world. Allison and Los Angeles pianist Josh Nelson are joined by New York jazz heavy-hitters Chris Potter, Matt Moreno, Scott Colley and Antonio Sánchez, along with percussionist Rogério Boccato and guitarist Romero Lubambo (both from Brazil) and French guitarist Stéphane Wrembel. The songs on WANDERlust are musical postcards from distant points of interest, from Rome to Paris to Takeda, Japan--and even destinations that exist purely in the mind's eye.
As a session artist, Allison's voice can be heard on national commercials and on the video game "The Saboteur" soundtrack singing French jazz in the company of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Madeleine Peyroux, & others. This has resulted in a cult following by the typically "non-jazz listening" gamer audience, causing her interpretation of "La Vie En Rose" to become one of the top downloads on iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify worldwide.
As an international artist, Allison has entertained audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the US, including performances in the Blue Note New York, Ronnie Scott's London, Herb Alpert's Vibrato Los Angeles, San Jose Jazz, The Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis, Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Festival, Hawaii Public Radio, Takatsuki Jazz Street Festival Osaka, Body & Soul Tokyo, Le Baiser Sale' Paris, Music Inn Rome, Lucca Jazz Donna Festival Tuscany,
The Pictographs is a Punk/Alternative Rock trio with musical roots from various bands from San Diego, Orange County, and Santa Cruz. Their sound is eclectic,original, and sometimes campy. If Helen Keller were alive today, they'd be in her top 5 favorite bands.
Sledd is a five piece, hard hitting, Heavy-Alternative, Album Orientated Rock Musical Group from San Diego, CA. The Band writes all of their own material and was founded in March 1995 by Lead Vocalist/Frontman Cary Rothman, Keyboardist/Vocalist Peter DeLuke Jr and Brother/Drummer Dino DeLuke. Sledd also features Lead Guitarist/Vocalist Keith Greenwood and Bassist/Vocalist Ronnie Hough. In October 2002, Sledd embarked on a U.S. West Coast Regional Tour with Co-national Headliners "The Bullet Boys and former Guns & Roses Guitarist "Gilby Clarke". Appearing as a Support Act, The fifteen night tour saw Sledd play and blow the lid off of ten different Cities. In April 2009 Sledd traveled up to Sacramento, CA. To " J " Street Studios .This plush Sacramento based Recording Studio is owned and operated by Tesla Bass Player Brian Wheat. The week long recording session resulted in an unreleased four song EP, October/November United States Tour with Tesla and an October 2009 release of Sledd's Third Album "Insane Laughter". Four of Producer Brian Wheat's Song Arrangements later appeared on the "Insane Laughter" CD. This Album also received National Airplay in several United States Cities. While touring the album, the Band had major success and performed in twenty different U.S.Cities. Sledd and Tesla drove a combined total of 14,500 Miles on the thirty five night National Tour. Sledd has also played or toured with such legendary HardRock Musical Groups as: Blue Oyster Cult, The Bullet Boys, Dokken, Filter, Great White, Jackyl, Kings X , LA Guns, Queensryche, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Skid Row, UFO, Vince Neil and Y&T. Sledd's Second Album "Crooked Smiles"(Unreleased) was produced by Great White Guitarist Mark Kendall.
Shele Sondheim of CSM Words and Music is a Producer, Musician, Artist Development, working with numerous organizations, as well as Herbie Hancock and Phil Collins.
CSM words and music is a los angeles based music production and publishing company focused on the development of competitive materials and artists in pop, r&b, rock and dance.
I've been singing since I was a little girl. We are all born with a purpose, and to have been blessed with knowing what my purpose is has been a gift, even if I haven't always known it. I have pursued a career as a performing singer/songwriter for 8 years on and off. During the off time, I knew I needed it back. Whether I knew it as a fact, or as a lingering feeling, music has always called to me.
In the springtime last year, I decided that I had the songs needed to make a collection worthy enough, and cohesive enough to create my first full length album. It meant so much to me to have cultivated over time a truly meant to be body of art. I knew in order to create an album of songs so important to me that I had to do it the right way, had to have all the right people, places, and products. From there we went on to create one of my most favorite bodies of work. I feel that my debut album SIRENS will be a perfect definition of what I was born into this planet to do.
Rolly DeVore is A Master of Disguise, Brilliant Musician, and Tribute Genius, Drummer at The Who Generation, Drummer at Kenny Metcalf as Elton, Singer and guitarist at Cheap Tricked, and Drummer at KO-ED KISS and an Actor at SAG-AFTRA... That's what we are talking about!
You wanted the best, you GOT the best.. The hottest tribute show in the world.... KISSED ALIVE!!!!!!
With the Kiss Army banners flying high & their lighted Kiss sign flashing, KISSED ALIVE takes you on a ride through KISSTORY!!
The makeup..the costumes....& 40 years of ROCK & ROLL!!!!
Stephen Bradley plays the trumpet, keyboard, and sings in the band No Doubt. When Phil Jordan left No Doubt in 1995 to go back to school, Bradley was brought on as a sub for one show at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.Eventually, Bradley became a fixture of the horn section alongside Gabrial McNair.
Bradley has also working on various projects in television (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Superstars of Dance, Bernie Mac) as well as working with a variety of recording artists (Flipsyde, Akon, No Doubt)
In 2007, Bradley toured with fellow band member Gwen Stefani on her solo Sweet Escape Tour
He also toured playing trumpet and percussion for The Smashing Pumpkins on their 20th anniversary tour in 2008.
In 2014 Bradley started a musical project called Mr.Etienne,and began performing at various venues around the Los Angeles area.
In 2014 Bradley premiered his first music video entitled "Over and Out". In the summer of 2015 he released his first solo EP called Runaways which has an accompanying video titled "Feel the Music".
Bradley has also teamed up with David Elecciri from Steel Pulse.They have a reggae album which should be released in late 2015.
Greg Douglass, being the highest profile member of the band after selling 13 million units and playing with everyone from Steve Miller to Van Morrison to John Lee Hooker to Greg Kihn to....well, you get the picture....is the the titular leader of the band. However, Greg hand-picked the members of the this band because of both their immense talent and the fact that they are wonderful people to work with. No divas in this band! It is a joy to work with these people.
Ezekiel Jay is a San Diego singer/songwriter taking contemporary indie rock and infusing it with echoes of classic soul. Originally from Northern California, Ezekiel is a dynamic performer whose live performance has been described as having "great energy and passion.
Maggie runs an Awesome Girls Rock Camp in Madison Wisconsin by day, https://girlsrockmadison.org/ and at night she's part of an Awesome Punk Band called Super Villain Fire Drill which you can find at this link...https://www.facebook.com/SupervillainFireDrill/?fref=ts so be sure and tune in for this cool and fun guest, and let's hear in her own words all about her wicked fun band and Rock camp and life!
For music fans who love positive, conscious music that inspires, we've found the artist for you. Often described as a cross between Jason Mraz and John Mayer, acoustic-pop singer/songwriter, Tiamo De Vettori, was recently named L.A. Music Award's "Singer/Songwriter of the Year" San Diego's "Best Songwriter". Tiamo has been featured on FOX, CBS, NBC and MSNBC, has performed live for audiences of up to 15,000 people, and recently performed on stage at the Jimmy Kimmel Show. With a powerful voice, captivating stage presence, compelling lyrics, and melodies impossible not to sing along to, fans around the world have gravitated to Tiamo's positive vibe and love for life.
Jessica Blaisus is the Director of Development and Megan Wong is Director of Semper Sound at Resounding Joy.Resounding Joy uses therapeutic and recreational music programs to improve the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of individuals and communities.
Debora’s passion for music and her ability to sing was realized at a young age. Debora learned her first Mexican “Rancheras” singing to herself in front of the mirror as she waited for her parents to come home from work. In High School is when Debora had the chance to really show her ability when her 9th grade music teacher gave her a solo singing role in her first stage performance. It was then…a star was born! Her deep love for music has been since evident in every aspect of her life.
A native of Spain, Debora inherited her love of music and singing from her grandfather and mother who both sang and performed flamenco. At age 17, Debora’s professional performing career actually started in Latin Jazz & Salsa clubs with top ranking bands and also opening for major Latin performances in Washington, D.C. Debora’s move to San Diego began her career singing gospel and contemporary Christian music. Another true-to-her-heart tribute to who she is and the love her spirit radiates.
Her break into the local music scene was as a lead singer with OSM, a HOT variety band based in Carlsbad, CA. As Debora’s popularity grew, she performed with the very talented Stellar Award winning artist/producer, Kenny Smith out of Los Angeles, touring throughout CA with Kenny was an experience that only drew her passion deeper for music.
Debora has taken part in multiple recording projects in a variety of genres including jazz, rap, gospel, and R&B records, and was featured on the The Hungering’s CD. She has also performed for large audiences at special events, such as the Hispanic-American festival in Adams Morgan (Washington DC), DC/LA 94 Youth for Christ Super Concert, Love Will Wait Conference w/ Miles McPherson, as well as other multiple benefit concerts. Most recently she opened for Grammy Award winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, at the Coach House in Orange County. She has also headlined at Art Affaire in the City of Rancho Mirage, and has performed as one of the featured artists at PGA West’s Humana Challenge.
Debora currently performs with her band Silk, in the San Diego area and continues to stir the hearts of her audience’s to feel the love vibrated through her music. Stay tuned for more of her journey through music as we eagerly watch her rise to the next level of expression!
Mick Adams' (as Mick Jagger) incredible voice, range and power speak for themselves. Mick Adams has been featured on AXS TV's, The World's Greatest Tribute Bands, TWICE and truly is the world's greatest Mick Jagger impersonator! As former lead vocalist for Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods, Mick has toured with the likes of Tommy James, The Turtles, The Monkees, The Association, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Buckinghams, Herman's Hermits, Ron Dante the Rascals. Mick has also performed with Spencer Davis, Rick Springfield, Johnny Rivers, Neil Sedaka and rock and roll hall-of-famer Sam Moore. He has recorded with Mark Kendall of Great White as well as Ronnie James Dio's guitarist, Tracy G, and has also done voice over work for MAD TV. In addition, Mick's band, Mick Adams and the Stones have recorded for AXS TV's, The Worlds Greatest Tribute Bands, as the worlds greatest Rolling Stones Tribute Band. Rising above all others in the most demanding role the tribute world has to offer, Mick must be seen to be believed.