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PEOPLE HELLO BALCONYTV FANS AND FRIENDS It's hard to believe that BalconyTV is now produced in over 45 locations around the world produced on the ground in each of these locations by dedicated and passionate production teams who do it out of a love of music, as well as showcasing local talent to a global audience. So we thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to people that produce BalconyTV through this directory. Our producers are multi talented and could be useful contacts for touring artists to get in touch with. It's a networking event in a guide! Hope you enjoy getting to know our people. Stephen O' Regan Founder - BalconyTV


LOCATIONS AFRICA

EUROPE

NTH. AMERICA

STH. AMERICA

Aarhus

Austin

San Juan

Athens

Barbados

Belo Horizonte

Berlin

Brooklyn

Brisbane

Barcelona

Charleston

UK & IRELAND

Melbourne

Crimea

Edmonton

Brighton

Sunshine Coast

Hamburg

LA

Cork

Sydney

Kaunas

Miami

Dublin

Lisboa

Nashville

London

Mallorca

New Orleans

Tralee

Messina

St. John's

Johannesburg

AUSTRALIA

ASIA Delhi Seoul Tokyo

Porto Poznan

RUSSIA

Prague

Kostroma

Schio

Saratov

Tel Aviv

St. Petersburg

Vienna Walchsee Warsaw Zagreb


AFRICA


JOHANNESBURG

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IVAN NEMORIN

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

BIO I have always had a love for music from the moment I had my own sony walkman, old school like that, always rocks! I knew early on that I wanted to get into the music industry, I had a love for music and always had headphones on. I was fortunate enough to get my ďŹ rst taste of live engineering, at the age of 12, at a primary school concert, and from then on I was hooked. I knew then that I wanted to be an engineer. I started off as a DJ during my high school career and once I matriculated from high school in 2009, I went to study sound engineering and after two years, graduated in 2012 receiving my Diploma in Sound Engineer with the specialization in Live Sound, Post Production and became a Protools 210P Operator. Since graduating I have been hitting the industry hard and enjoying every second of it. I was fortunate enough in mid 2012, literally right after my graduation, to have an opportunity to work in the industry, which I am eternally grateful for, as it allowed me to gain a lot of experience, learn so much and meet phenomenal, great and truly awesome people whom I have learned so much from. In the short time that I have been in this industry I have had many opportunities come my way, I consider myself lucky and feel that I have taken on any challenge I have

It is a truly awesome and unique show, get to see some of the best up and coming local artists and makes you realize that local talent and music is always the best!!!!!

been faced with and came out on top, reassuring me that I am doing what I want to do, what I love to do and what I feel I am meant to be doing. I look forward to what awaits me and my future in this industry because I ready to face it all head on!

FAVORITE BANDS Way too many to mention but I enjoy old school rock 'n roll and some new bands. Here are a few of the artists I enjoy: Daft Punk, ACDC, Led Zepplin, Guns & Roses, Queen, Linkin Park, Bon Jovi, The Offspring, Sum 41, Blink 182, Tweak aka Crash Car Burn, Desmond & the Tutus, iScream & the Chocolate Stix, Reason, Khuli Chana, Jeremy Loops, Albert Frost . . . The list is endless and always changing because there are so many good artists out there.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Balcony TV Johannesburg - All the shows

SKILLS Live Sound Engineer Post Production Sound Engineer & Final Mix Engineer (Protools 210P Operator) Video Editor Amateur Cameraman

THINGS TO DO IN JOHANNESBURG Always enjoyed going out and having a good night out either going to a good bar, watching a band perform, hitting a festival or just exploring the city and ďŹ nding those hidden gems

EMAIL

ivan@sstreamm.com

TELEPHONE

27781473659


JOHANNESBURG

JULIAN VON PLATO

• Livestreaming and video on demand creation for the 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012 MTN SA Music Awards\u2028 to mobile and online • VenueTV - First livestreaming of bands from music venues to mobile in South Africa \u2028• Creation of mobile video content offering for MTN Play TV at the 2011 MTN SAMA's • Livestreaming and video on demand content offering on mobile and app for Nedbank Golf Challenge 2012 • Livestreaming of the Samsung Galaxy Note II launch in CT to mobile and Facebook • Launch of BalconyTV Johannesburg in 2012 - Host and Producer of show • Head of EntertainmentAfrica.com – Over 100 000 subscribers\u2028 (2003-2007) • Office Idols 2006 – Was head judge on Office Idols which was flighted on DSTV channel 36 over a 10 week period. \u2028

FAVORITE BANDS

Depeche Mode, NIN, Samuel Miller, Arctic Monkeys, Jeremy Loops Queens of the Stone, Age, U2

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BIO Having spent the last 20 years in the South African music and IT industry, Julian has been able to place himself in a unique position of being a specialist in the ever growing digital entertainment industry. Julian specialises in developing digital video strategies for corporates. Creation of content for multiple platforms such as online, mobile and TV.

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Jeremy Loops

SKILLS Producer, Sound Engineer, Host, Final Cut 7 Social Media Marketing • SA Music Awards – Development of first digital voting system for judges as well as the digital strategy initially for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008\u2028 • Develop digital strategy and implementation of strategy for Airtel ONE8 project with R Kelly (voted one of the top music campaigns at Midem 2012 in the world) • Telkom sponsorship of the EntertainmentAfrica.com portal. Julian helped to secure a 3 year sponsorship of the portal worth over R2million \u2028 • Invited by Sony Ericsson to be the only SA journalist at 2006 MTV EMA’s in Copenhagen. Secured the first interview with FreshlyGround when they won their award.\u2028 • Julian MC’d various events including – Launch of the PVR to journalists at Mount Grace, Danny K album launch etc

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It's all about the music and the sharing of music across the world, I create BTV shows for love and passion. There is nothing better than showcasing the music of South Africa to the rest of the world through BTV.

THINGS TO DO IN JOHANNESBURG Exploring and watching football at the local pub!

EMAIL jules@sstreamm.com

WEBSITE http://www.sstreamm.mobi

LINKEDIN Julian-Von-Plato

TWITTER justjulesza

TELEPHONE 27825206067


AUSTRALIA


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BRISBANE

RACHEL JONES WILLIAMS

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BIO 'I see things and hear things, and sometimes I even think about them.' A singer/songwriter that dabbles in many things from interviewing bands to producing music, event coordination, and bookings.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love Balcony Tv because it's a great way to discover new music and there's something really special about being able to discover and hear new music in its rawest and most stripped back versions

FAVORITE BANDS

Josh Pyke, The Drones, Laura Marling, Paul Kelly, Villagers and tons of local stuff!

Villagers - Earthly Pleasures

SKILLS Singer/songwriter, performer, music producer with basic sound engineering skills (live and studio), host and events coordination.

THINGS TO DO IN BRISBANE Heading down to West End to meet with friends for coffee and great food. I also spend a lot of time seeing live and local music. Some great venues in and around Brisbane that put on the best shows are Black Bear Lodge, Alhambra Lounge, The Zoo, Rics Bar, The Bowery, The Loft (Gold Coast) and many more!

EMAIL

RachelLeeMusic@hotmail.com

WEBSITE

http://pragyatiwari.com

TWITTER

rachelleemusic

TELEPHONE 0433779509


MELBOURNE

CRAIG JOHNSON

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BANDS

BIO

Tom Waits, RHCP and White Zombie

Craig Johnston (Delsinki Records) is a Melbourne based singer songwriter. He has been involved in several musical projects over the years. Most notably, he was the founding member of Gretchen Lewis, who released ‘Issue 1 in 2010 through Green Media. His latest and most intimate project, falls under the name Delsinki Records. Craig has begun to capture his uniquely deep, raw and earthy sound. His strong lyrics and melodies arrive from a place of truth and sincerity that in turn give the listener permission to relate and interpret the style and musical genre for themselves.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Other note worthy credits – Craig performed at the Sydney Opera House, The Perth Concert Hall and the Wool Shed (Gnaraloo) in June/July 2012 as a part of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s The Reef a creative collaboration between Richard Tognetti, Mick Sowry & Jon Frank.

Balcony TV Melbourne

SKILLS This trip was the inspiration for some of Craig’s material which you can read more about on the ‘The Reef’ page. 2013 saw Craig singing along side Brian Ritchie from The Violent Femmes as a part of the 2013 ‘The Reef‘ Australian/Hong Kong tour, which started February 22nd in Brisbane and finished up in Sydney at the Opera House on March 4th with dates between in Canberra, Melbourne, New Castle and Woolingong then onto Hong Kong for March 15 & 16.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It's a great way to see whats going on in the music community around the world!

I am a full time musician, but I also worked in television for 10 years from 2001-2011 at ch10, the ABC & SBS as a cameraman, sound assistant and studio operator.

THINGS TO DO IN MELBOURNE Drink!

EMAIL delsinkijohnston@gmail.com

TWITTER https://twitter.com/DelsinkiRecords

WEBSITE http://www.delsinkirecords.com

TELEPHONE +61438 559 375


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MELBOURNE

MELL HALL BIO Mell Hall is a Melbourne based music writer. Owner and operator of Copywriting/PR Agency ‘The Library Bag’, her words have graced Acclaim Magazine, Lifelounge Magazine, inthemix, Street Press Australia, Faster/Louder and many more. Her branding contributing to Love That Music, City Of Melbourne, Mynt Lounge and Future Music Entertainment; as well as being the current host of Balcony TV Melbourne. As co-founder of boutique record label, ‘Fall Street Records’ (with business partner James Fava) her reach spans across all facets of the Australian-music-scene. Add to that, a New Balance Ambassador and one-half of DJ/Producer duo ‘Kolors’ signed to 360 Agency, this 25-year-old believes sleep is overrated.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... The opportunities, the people, the acts + the music!

FAVORITE BANDS

Anyone + anything with percussion. And cowbell!

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Melbourne, of course.

SKILLS Writer, Presenter, PR, Publicity, DJ.

WEBSITE http://www.thelibrarybag.com

THINGS TO DO IN MELBOURNE Gig, wine + late night coffee.

EMAIL

melinda@thelibrarybag.com

TWITTER MellHall

TELEPHONE 0413349740


MELBOURNE

NATALIE TAYLOR

PEOPLE

BIO After taking a gap year in 2011 to travel the world, Natalie returned home to study Music Industry Business in 2012 at NMIT. During her studies, she spend most of her spare time interning, playing in a band and running events. She worked under Alastair Burns, an artist manager who ran BalconyTV Melbourne. Over time Natalie was given the opportunity to produce and edit videos for BalconyTV Melbourne's Youtube Channel. Now in 2013 Natalie works as a Bar/Events manager at Kooinda Boutique Brewery, still taking time to work at Australian Music Festivals and co-produce BalconyTV Melbourne.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

To me, BalconyTV isn't just a group of people making videos, BalconyTV is a family of people sharing their love and passion for the music industry with the world.

SKILLS

FAVORITE BANDS

Saskwatch, Steve Smyth, Yeo, Aluka, Goodbyemotel, Miss Eileen & King Lear

Saskwatch - Don't Wanna Try

- Event Management - Artist Management - Music Video Producer - Final Cut Pro - Photoshop - Responsible Service of Alcohol - First Aid CertiďŹ cate

THINGS TO DO IN MELBOURNE Head to Brunswick street to see some live local music!

EMAIL

nat.taylor@live.com


SUNSHINE COAST

BRENTON WELSH BIO My name is Brenton Welsh and I am 18 and currently studding a Diploma of Screen and Media as well as ďŹ nishing grade 12 at Chancellor State College. My past study has been in Cert IV in sound Production, and a Cert IV in Music. On top of all of that I am working as a sound/Lighting engineer with DW Sound, Park Productions Balcony TV and Stix n Sound (own business). I have been into music for a few years now i started on guitar but now I have spread to bass, piano, a little bit of the uke and double bass.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Balcony TV is a great experience and I love being apart of this amazing team. I love hearing all this new sort of music and all the new up coming musicians. And it's great to sit down and have a chat with everyone, but the best thing about Balcony TV is seeing the local artists that have been on the Balcony

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BANDS

Bands wow where do I start? Well lets start local, Floating Bridges, Kimbal Imaz Hirst, Chris Flasks, Jesse Taylor, Drake the Fake, Any Given sunday, After Glow. and now the bigger bands it has to start with Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse, The Living End, ACDC, Dave Graney, Skunkhour and so many others!

THINGS TO DO IN SUNSHINE COAST I love the sunshine coast and I would have to say the best thing to do is to go to the beach with a group of mates and play music.

EMAIL stixnsound@hotmail.com

WEBSITE FAVORITE BTV facebook.com/BrentonWelsh SHOW

Kimbal Imaz Hiirst Warm Heart

SKILLS Sound Engineer/Composer


SUNSHINE COAST

CARLA SEYMOUR BIO Born and bred on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, traveled Australia working, surfing and roughing it along the way. Then traveled internationally on working holiday visas for 3 years before returning to Oz. Spent 5 years living/studying in Mackay and recently returned home to Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. Now find myself married with a 15 month old boy. Life is good!!!!!

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BANDS

There are loads... Ash Grumwald, Collective Soul, Kings of Leon, Grinspoon, Sublime, Xavier Rudd the list is endless!!!

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... The whole setup, helping budding artists get their talent out there. The experience/confidence they get from just being on BalconyTV is huge! I've always had an interest in media, so enjoy seeing and assisting behind the scenes. Personally, I get to do my photography, work with great like minded people. Be a stay at home mum and work when it fits in with my baby.

The Floating Bridges & Emily Marguerite

SKILLS

Photographer/Media Rep, Cert III in Photography, Diploma in Business Admin, Cert III in Tourism

THINGS TO DO IN SUNSHINE COAST Day out at the beach with friends, family, guitar, bongos, food & beer!!!!

EMAIL carlamooloolah@yahoo.com.au

TELEPHONE

0424648465


SUNSHINE COAST

CODY McWATERS BIO After being introduced to such musical acts as AC/DC and Kiss at age 10, I began to learn the electric guitar. After playing guitar for some years and slowly developing a passion for music technology, I decided to study a Diploma of Sound Production and a Certificate IV of Music Business at the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE after leaving school. Upon completion of this course, I enrolled in (and am currently in my first year of) a Bachelor of Music Technology at the Queensland Conservatorium to further enhance my knowledge and expertise.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Sunshine Coast

SKILLS Sound Engineer, Producer, Guitarist Composer

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love BalconyTV because it gives artists an opportunity to be showcased on a unique format.

FAVORITE BANDS

Too many to name, but here are a few: Airbourne, Alter Bridge, David Bowie, Jeff Buckley, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Dokken, Brian Eno, Father John Misty, Guns N Roses, JET, The Killers, Motley Crue, OutKast, Pink Floyd, Prince, Slash, Steel Panther

THINGS TO DO IN SUNSHINE COAST Shop for records.

EMAIL

cody.mcwaters@gmail.com


SUNSHINE COAST

PEOPLE

RACHEL FORSYTH BIO Zipping in, out and all about, Rachel Forsyth has loads of energy and make sure the job gets done. Presenting & acting are some of the great loves of my life, second only to hanging out with my family. I studied drama at university and have since worked as an actor & as crew in feature ďŹ lms, TV shows and documentaries. I can help you to organise the crew, show you around our beautiful Sunshine Coast and generally help out.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Balcony TV provides an opportunity to showcase new musical talent, our local area and learn about places around the world. It brings people together through music.

FAVORITE BANDS

Mitch Davis and the Dawn Chorus, Counting Crows

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Matt Stillert

SKILLS Producer/presenter

THINGS TO DO IN SUNSHINE COAST Go to the beach, camping, BBQ with friends and family.

EMAIL

rachel@balconytv.com


SUNSHINE COAST

RUSSELL SMITH BIO I love all things film, theatre and media production. I studied Theatre at USQ in Toowoomba, QLD and have since gone on to produce short and feature films, music videos, TV shows and theatre productions. I have a high level of passion and enthusiasm for all the work I do and am always looking for new challenges and inspiration.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Sunshine Coast

SKILLS I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Great concept and exposure for local bands. Great to look and see all the balconies around the world.

FAVORITE BANDS

Too many to name here.

Director, Producer, Editor, DOP, Camera Operator, Sound mixer, film production

THINGS TO DO IN SUNSHINE COAST Go to the beach.

EMAIL russell@onicaplaproductions.com.au

WEBSITE facebook.com/OnicaplaProductions

TELEPHONE +61 449986909


SUNSHINE COAST

TOM JERMYN

PEOPLE

BIO I'm 19 years old and currently studying film and television. I have experience working as a presenter and runner for Balcony TV. I have also worked as talent for "LOL" and as a clapper loader for Gold Coast based short film "The Bust."

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Balcony TV is a great opportunity for local talent to gain valuable onscreen experience and exposure, in a chilled out setting.

FAVORITE BANDS

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Smiths, The Doors and Franz Ferdinand

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Sunshine Coast

SKILLS Presenter, Producer Writer

THINGS TO DO IN SUNSHINE COAST My favorite thing to do on the coast is going to the beach.

TELEPHONE 0432123117


SYDNEY

CASSIE WALKER BIO Cassie Walker (her surname should really be Runner!) has had nine years experience as a tour manager, music writer, TV & radio host, publicist and rock & roll DJ. Phew! Just writing that sentence was exhausting! She’s kind of like a walking, talking, adorable encyclopedia of music. A career born out of curiosity, she was a finalist in the Channel V presenter search 2009, voted #1 on the online polls and then went on to host Melbourne based, weekly, live to air music TV show 1700 for 2 seasons, then to host and produce various radio shows on SYN fm and joined the Balcony TV family in 2011 as the host of Balcony TV Melbourne. Cassie has since appeared on Balcony TV Brisbane and LA and now hosts Balcony TV Sydney, Heavy TV and Southern fm.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Sydney, Melbourne and LA.

SKILLS Host

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I get to experience such intimate and one of a kind performances by a wide variety of musicians.

FAVORITE BANDS Crowded House. Alexisonfire. Brand New. The Living End.

THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY Drink at Soda Factory, dance at Frankies, eat at Basil and see bands at The Annandale

EMAIL

cassiewalker.au@gmail.com

LINKEDIN

cassiewalkerau

TWITTER

cassiewalkerau

WEBSITE

http://cassettie.tumblr.com/

TELEPHONE 0437778488


SYDNEY

JOSE DE ANDRADE

PEOPLE

BIO Brazilian living in Sydney for the past 10 years. Passionate about music. Love cinematography.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Live music!

FAVORITE BANDS

From BB King to Peal Jam through to John Zorn and Medeski, Martin and Wood with some TOOL and Faith No More getting down to Frank Zappa and Wynton Marsalis.

FAVORITE BTV EMAIL jose@globalmedia.com.au SHOW Ben Lee in Sydney WEBSITE www.globalmedia.com.au SKILLS Director Of Photography, Cinematographer, Editor

THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY Go to the beach! Specially Cronulla.

TELEPHONE 0420442707


SYDNEY

JUSTINE MOYLE BIO Justine Moyle set up Madison Entertainment in 2009. After 10 years in TV, Radio and Film working at the BBC UK, 2UE, Network Seven and Fremantle Media she felt it was time to take what she had learnt and start her own business. 3 years down the track and Justine is looking forward to the ever changing world of the arts. Justine & Madison Entertainment have already been to LA, Nashville, Afghanistan, Melbourne and Brisbane and 2012 is looking to be even bigger for ME. Madison Entertainment launched in December 2011 as the exclusive producer of Balcony TV Sydney. To date BTV Sydney has hosted Martha Wainwright, Louis London, The Falls, Melody Pool, Katie Brianna, John Vella, Hayes Carll & Little Green Cars. Before the end of 2013 Eskimo Joe will be added to that bill and we are currently in negotiations with the Australian tour management for DMB for a show in 2014. As a freelance producer Justine has worked on various forms of content including a 12 part series for Nat Geo, a Cannes Award winning campaign for Air NZ, MTV, Samsung Galaxy and is currently in production for Australia's first feature length skateboarding film.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love that it's the last post in unfiltered decisions about great music. Real people making real decisions about what music is in their city. No advertising dollars, no people above you telling you what you should play- other than it be great quality. Once upon a time it meant something to be a DJ and have musical knowledge and musical taste. Due to all radio stations and TV stations being bought up by conglomerates it means that the lowest common denominator of music and opinion gets through. BTV allows for true, honest and unfiltered opinions on great music in local areas to get heard on an international platform.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BANDS

U2, Dave Matthews Band, Sting, Avicii Cold Play, Rolling Stones, Adele, Aretha The Falls, Melody Pool Baylou, the artist from the intouchables, The Frames

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

too many to chose from but an all time fave sydney show is Lissa dreams of you and I

SKILLS Producer , Creative Development, Line production, Production Manager, Director Music Supervisor, Artist Management, PR Copywriting

THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY Find great new restaurants and bars, walk on the beach and see a great band.

EMAIL madisonentertainment@me.com

WEBSITE http://www.madent.com.au

TWITTER

madentjustine

TELEPHONE 0414566070


ASIA


DELHI

KAVI BHANSALI BIO Kavi Bhansali is the Producer and Creative Director of The Big Indian Picture, and Chief Producer of BalconyTV Delhi. He is also a photographer, producer and new media consultant. He was a WebEditor at Tehelka (http://tehelka.com) where he headed Ops/Production at TehelkaTV (http://tehelka.com/tehelkatv) and Tehelka Kashmir (http://youtube.com/TehelkaTV), both of which he co-founded along with Pragya Tiwari. He read law at Cardiff University, and has over ten years of experience in a range of media ranging from stage lighting design, documentary and editorial photography, video technologies to journalism and design.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Hari and Sukhmani

SKILLS I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... The best no nonsense way to discover music. Created by music lovers for music lovers

FAVORITE BANDS Trick question ;)

Cinematographer, Photographer, Producer, Sound Engineer, Editor, Lighting Design (Stage), Editorial Design

THINGS TO DO IN DELHI Discover the history and culture, eat and drink, walk about.

EMAIL

kb@oijo.in

WEBSITE

http://oijo.in

LINKEDIN kavibhansali

TELEPHONE 919833149557


DELHI

PRAGYA TIWARI BIO Pragya Tiwari is the Founder-Editor of a cinema e-magazine, The Big Indian Picture (http://thebigindianpicture.com) She is an editor, writer, journalist, columnist and a film, culture and travel writer and critic who writes for a range of national and international publications. She previously headed dotcom operations at tehelka.com (http://www.tehelka.com) as Web Editor, where she conceptualized and created TehelkaTV, (India's first web TV channel). She also consults and writes on corporate and Intellectual Property Law

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Rizwan Muazzam

SKILLS Writer, Editor, Critic, Media Advisory

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Because it is as pure and happy a space as you can build around music. Because it resonates with the energy of undiscovered music; the joy of creating something new; the joy of discovering yourself, the joy of being discovered.

FAVORITE BANDS

Elvis Presley, Rat Pack, Beatles, Doors, Oasis, Mumford and Sons, Iron and Wine, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Lykke Li, Coldplay, Nina Simone, Regina Specktor, Edith Piaf.

THINGS TO DO IN DELHI Eating, discovering historical monuments, taking long walks in historical parks. Then eating again.

EMAIL

pt@oijo.in

WEBSITE

http://pragyatiwari.com


DELHI

RISHI MAJUMDER BIO Rishi Majumder has worked with the Times Of India group and with Tehelka magazine as a features writer and investigative journalist and is a freelance writer now. His work has appeared in a range of national and international media. He is also Senior Editor, The Big Indian Picture and is working on his first book.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Sydney, Melbourne and LA.

SKILLS Reporter, writer, editor, producer, manager.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Because it gives me fabulous original music to listen to, enables me to discover new sounds— for myself and others, and pushes me to find great new views that I didn't know existed in my city.

FAVORITE BANDS

Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Sonic Youth among so many others...

THINGS TO DO IN DELHI While away, time at Khan Market and Hauz Khas Village

EMAIL

rishi.majumder@gmail.com

TWITTER

@RishiMajumder

WEBSITE http://oijo.in/

TELEPHONE +91 9899907076


SEOUL

JIKYUNG KIM

PEOPLE

BIO Studied Environmental Engineering and Acoustics. Running Acoustic consultancy in Korea.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I can see various musicians from many countries!

FAVORITE BANDS

Rock N Roll Radio

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BTV LA

SKILLS Acoustician and Bass player

THINGS TO DO IN SEOUL Going to 24-hrs shopping malls!

EMAIL

tuneworx@gmail.com

WEBSITE

http://www.tuneworx.com

TELEPHONE 821099168729


SEOUL

JUHYE YU

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BTV Dublin

SKILLS BIO Studied Korean Food

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It's fun and I can meet many musicians

FAVORITE BANDS The Script

Chef

THINGS TO DO IN SEOUL Walking around.

EMAIL

judy.yu@gmail.com

TELEPHONE

821099545348


TOYKO

TOSHIMITSU IIZUKA

PEOPLE

BIO Toshimitsu Iizuka is a film director. He got a job with an IT company straight out of college. While working full-time as an IT engineer, he put himself through film school. After graduation, he accomplished the prodigious amount of quality works on filming, and producing videos such as promotional company video and music video.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Because I can enjoy live music around the world!

FAVORITE BANDS

Jun Shibata, Natalie Jane Imbruglia, Alanis Morissette

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Taka Taka - Rude to hope

SKILLS Director, Scenario Writer, Editor

THINGS TO DO IN DELHI Hanging around Koenji junjo shotengai, an area filled with good old days atmosphere.

EMAIL

info@dantera.net

WEBSITE

http://www.dantera.net/


EUROPE


AARHUS

TINO CHRIS HANSEN BIO

During my education and training I have achieved theoretic insight in project management, corporate communication and marketing – always with a strategic starting point. I have also worked with social media and I got some experience with photoshop. I am committed in everything I do, and I learn very fast. Likewise I am not afraid of challenges, and put an honor in becoming an expert my area of work. Not only I am always positive and happy, but I am too a very social person. I easily adapt to my surroundings and any kind of persons. In my spear time I am very active, playing soccer, handball or going to the gym.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Ane Trolle - River of Chimes

SKILLS Project Management, Communication, Marketing, Producer, Graphic Design,

My name is Tino Chris Hansen, and I am 27 years old. I am from the vest of Jutland in Denmark, but now I live in the wonderful Copenhagen. I just finished my Bachelor’s degree in E-concept development – online marketing and communication. At the moment I am seeking to find a Job, where I can put both my marketing and communication skills to use. This is something, which I hope to achieve in a professional and ambitious environment. It could be as Project Manager or in communication and marketing.

PEOPLE

THINGS TO DO IN AARHUS I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love the fact that BalconyTV helps upcoming bands and artists. In my time as Project Manager on Balcony TV Aarhus I have seen and heard many talented musicians, who isn't at all known to the extend, which I feel they deserve to be. BalconyTV has the power to change this. Also I see the global reach in the concept as one of the biggest strengths to BalconyTV. Talented, but more or less unknown bands from little Denmark can be seen in the U.S. - which can lead to great opportunities.

EMAIL Tinohansen@gmail.com

LINKEDIN tinohansen

TELEPHONE +45 299 299 42

Aarhus is a big city, but with the mentality of a smaller village. Known as "The City of Smiley". Here everyone will feel at home, and the possibilities are many. If you want music - you got it. If you want good food - you got it. If you want culture - you got it. I have had many good years in this beautiful city, and I can't wait to come back to this place. Happiness is inevitable. Do visit - it will not disappoint

FAVORITE BANDS

Mumford and sons, The National, City and colour, Bon Iver, Justin Timberlake, James Blake, The Cardigans, Aloe Blacc, Florence and The Machine, Ginger Ninja, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Oh Land, The XX, NovemberDecember, Boho Dancer, Esben Svane, In Lonely Majesty, Fair Enough Martian, Ben Howard, When Saints Go Machine, The Eclectic Moniker, The Tallest Man On Earth


PEOPLE

ATHENS

ALEXANDROS MINTZIAS

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BIO He is an experienced lawyer and talent agent with extensive industry expertise, based in Athens, Greece. In 2009 he Founded "InART" The Innovative Agency for Real Talent (the first established talent agency in Greece) which represents the most talented and creative artists of the Greek scene. Currently led by its founder "InART" is a rapidly developing talent and literary agency that specializes in most areas of the entertainment industry including film, television, theatre, music, hosting and broadcasting, as well as all forms of narration.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Because I totally agree with Stephen O' Regan who believes that "Balcony TV is at the forefront of hosting the latest indie artist performances, giving the world a chance to discover the next big thing" and

Tsunamis Wrong

SKILLS Producer

THINGS TO DO IN ATHENS Greece, besides it's undisputed great history, has still a lot to offer in terms of arts.

FAVORITE BANDS

Radiohead, Snow Patrol, Sheryl Crow, Pink, No doubt, Tori Amos, Depeche Mode, Nina Simone, David Bowie, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Edith Piaf, Enrico Caruso, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Goo Goo Dolls, Jimmy Eat World, Sunny Side Of The Razor, Buena Vista Social Club, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Guano Apes, Metallica, Sergei Rachmaninov, Giuseppe Verdi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Pearl Jam, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Johny Cash, Frank Sinatra and many more.

Meet with friends for coffee, drinks, launch under the Greek sunlight...

EMAIL

amintzias@in-art.gr

WEBSITE

http://www.in-art.gr

LINKEDIN

Alexandros Mintzias

TELEPHONE 302130053443


PEOPLE

ATHENS

ELIAS PAPAHARLAMPOUS BIO The past 15 years i m working as a presenter in Greek Television. At the same time i work as a DJ in many clubs and also at Greek Television shows. I'm studying music for the past 20 years (Classical guitar,Electric guitar,popular music theory.) Also I studied audio engineering and music technology. At this time I'm the manager of the music department at InArt ,the most well known talent agency of Greece.

EMAIL

elias@in-art.gr

WEBSITE

http://www.in-art.gr

TELEPHONE 36944861825

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I think the simplicity of the concept is what it makes it unique. One nice view and one nice band is more than enough to create a very interesting result. Also sometimes if you want to hear something different BTV is the place to search

FAVORITE BANDS

Pink Floyd, Jamiroquai, Soad, Pantera, Manu Katche, Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, Queen.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Tsumani Wrong conception(Btv Athens)DEROBERT & THE HALF TRUTHS(btv Brooklyn)

SKILLS

Guitar playing, music technology, Presenting, Producing

THINGS TO DO IN ATHENS One of my favorite things to do in Athens is walking at the center of the city at night. There i can find many places to have a drink and many friends to talk to. Also if you know were to go you can find great spots with nice live music. I prefer jazz music and Athens is a city with big jazz scene.


BERLIN

ARIANE POCHAN

PEOPLE

BIO Ariane Pochon is a German Actress of Swiss decent. Before graduating from the European Film Actor School Zurich, she studied fine arts and worked both as Photography assistant for Martin Rütschi (Keystone) and assistant Director for Niklaus Helbling and Jana Polasek at Theater Zurich. Currently she is working at Grand Hotel Pictures Berlin, where she oversees the development of several feature films.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It is simple, creative and rife with gripping artists.

FAVORITE BANDS

Mighty Oaks, Angus & Julia Stone, Seeed Ben Howard, Black Keys, Bon Iver, Cat Power, The Clash, Clueso, Daft Punk Danzig, Donavon Frankenreiter, Editors, Erykah Badu, Feeder, Feist, Fink, Foo Fighters, Freundeskreis, Gaslight, Anthem, Girls in Hawaii, Green Day, Heidi Happy John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Josh Kumra, Kings of Leon, Kooks, Led Zeppelin, Mumford and Sons, Portishead, Radiohead, Temper Trap, xx, Zaz, Bryan Ferry

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Berlin, Melbourne, London

SKILLS Writer, Editor, Critic, Media Advisory

THINGS TO DO IN BERLIN Have you ever been to Berlin? It would take ages to write everything down.....

EMAIL

pt@oijo.in

WEBSITE

http://arianepochon.com/


BERLIN

NATHALIA HÄHLE

PEOPLE

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love Balcony TV because you meet so many different charcters.

FAVORITE BANDS

Friends, N.E.R.D, Seeed, Mumfords and Sons, Ed Ghost Tucker, Bon Iver, Marteria, Metronomy,

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Mumford & Sons Bandolin Song

SKILLS BIO After the successful ending of her management traineeship in 2012 she is now executive assistant at GrandHôtelPictures and supports all departments.

Production Assistent

THINGS TO DO IN BERLIN Go for a breakfast on Sunday in Mitte.

EMAIL nathalia@grandhotelpictures.com

WEBSITE http://www.grandhotelpictures.com


PEOPLE

BERLIN

NORBERT KNEISSL BIO

Born in Ingolstadt and raised in Beckum, NRW, Norbert Kneissl started his career in the film industry as an intern at Die Nefzers Special Effects in Studio Babelsberg. Subsequently, he worked at Motionworks in postproduction. This was followed by receiving a B.A. in Communication and Marketing in Hamburg. After graduating, he returned to Studio Babelsberg and worked again in the Production Department on AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS and THE BOURNE SUPREMACY. After MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III he left the studio, and after being the German Unit Production Manager on MERRY CHRISTMAS (2005), he teamed up with Ken Duken as a part of GrandHôtelPictures in 2006. He produced the features EICHMANN (2008), DISTANCE (2009), ONE LAST GAME (2010) and TRUE LOVE WAYS for the company and worked as

a line producer for international production companies shooting in Berlin and Germany. Beyond that he has produced more than 80 commercials and music videos for clients such as Bork, Suzuki, Bahlsen, Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola, Blaupunkt, ZDF, Sony Music, airberlin, Universal Music and many more.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... BTV is one of the most democratic TV channels in the world. It provides everything, from trash to outstanding in an equal way that everybody can create an own opinion about the music and the bands. It also provides a great network of idealistic and creative people who try to give a huge variety of creativity and spirit. Berlin with its vibrating scene is a big burden for us, to display its variety for all the others in the network....

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Poznan

FAVORITE BANDS Mighty Oaks, Ruen Brothers, Jessie J, Casper, Curse, Foo Fighters.....

SKILLS Producing, Line Producing, Consulting, Financing, Advertising, Joking....

THINGS TO DO IN BERLIN Clubbing, museums, hanging out in the streets, drifting through the city... exploring the present and the past in every corner.....

EMAIL norbert@grandhotelpictures.com

WEBSITE http://www.grandhotelpictures.com

TELEPHONE +49 30 7808 7188


BERLIN

STEPHANIE JOHNE

PEOPLE

BIO Since July 2013, I've been a host for BalconyTV Berlin. Since June 2013, I've also been a freelance PR Consultant for Imageagency.com and Villainberlin I am also a Freelance Editor at Ligastudios.com, District MTV, etc. March 2013 – June 2013 Junior PR Consultant at Agency V Berlin, see position PR Assistant at Agency V May 2012 – March 2013 PR Assistant at Agency V Berlin April 2011 – May 2012 Store Manager at Kaviar Gauche in Berlin April 2011 – August 2011 Fashion PR & Brand Management at Zeitgeist.pr Aug. 2010 – Dec. 2011 Editorial Freelancer at Unclesallys (Music Magazine) and Strandgutmedia GmbH (TV-Production for MTV & VIVA) in Berlin Jan. 2010 – April 2010 Editorial Journalist at MTV/ VIVA in Berlin, producing the following live shows: MTV News,

MTV TRL, Viva Live!, Viva Vasta and the 30 minute feature stories Viva Featuring; including conducting interviews, writing articles, supervising the post production and attending national and international artists events. April 2009 – Dec. 2009 Editorial Internship at MTV/ VIVA in Berlin, department “Shows/ Entertainment“; including organisation and scheduling, attending national and international artists and studio guests.

FAVORITE BANDS

Patti Smith, Lou Doillon, Friska Viljor

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Because it is what it is!

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Berlin/ Australia

SKILLS

Editor, PR and Social Media Consulting

THINGS TO DO IN BERLIN Berghain, Brunch, being with friends!

EMAIL stephie.johne@googlemail.com

WEBSITE

http://www.womanmade.de

TELEPHONE 00491703187927


COLBACCHINI

ANDREA

PEOPLE

BIO Born in 1981, I graduated in Contemporary History at Padua University. I spend my time all around my province taking pictures and making videos. My last exertion is a documentary about life on mountain: Economy, agricuture, food and animals.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Because it's a very smart format that links dynamic standards of music with a dynamic way to make videos. It's minimal but stratiďŹ ed: a winning format.

FAVORITE BANDS

The Clash, Morphine.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Elle de Mon - Leave this town

SKILLS Bass player, photographer, video maker, video and photo reporter, Graphic design, Historian

THINGS TO DO IN COLBACCHINI Leave to go for a walk in the near mountains!

EMAIL andrea.colbacchini@gmail.com

WEBSITE facebook.com/adenoide.cobalschi

TELEPHONE 3478669522


HAMBURG

JOHANNA LEUSCHEN BIO I was born in 1983 in Bonn. After school, I went to Hamburg and studied sciences of media, history and politics, within that time I spent an Erasmus-year in Dublin at Trinity College. After I returned from Ireland in 2006, I founded BalconyTV Hamburg in September 2007 together with Lars Kaufmann, who I met at university. Now, I am working as a TV and online journalist at the NDR (Public Broadcaster) and I am still working on my PhD thesis on Web TV. Besides that I work as a presenter, for example for music events like the Hamburg Music Award HANS.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love the simplicity of the idea: one balcony, one song, one shot. The artists playing at BalconyTV like that too and it is great to see how they arranged over the years

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Dub FX & the Flower Fairy

SKILLS Producer, Booker, Presenter, Camera

with a tiny balcony, rain, noise and even snow. That makes the shows so special. Plus: it is great to see the variety of the music scene in Hamburg and how many international bands come to play in Hamburg and at BalconyTV Hamburg. I got to know so many great artists and bands while working for BalconyTV, I don't want to miss that.

FAVORITE BANDS

So many, I can hardly say. It's a wild mix of bands that played on BTV and some that didn't. Muse, The XX, David Lemaitre, The Great Bertholinis, Kings of Convenience, Ley Fly, Deichkind, Sophie Hunger, Dillon, Lukas Graham and many, many, more...

THINGS TO DO IN HAMBURG Water! We have the Elbe and the Alster, we have a city-beach, some cool places and bars at the Schanze which is like the going out district in Hamburg and well, yes of course, we have the Reeperbahn, the red light district. This is quite touristy though but maybe a must see while being in Hamburg. We do have a great music scene with lots of places with live music - for example an old construction trailer which has a tiny stage in it.

EMAIL

johanna@balconytv.com

WEBSITE http://www.johanna-leuschen.de/


PEOPLE

KAUNAS

AUDRIUS ŽILINSKAS

BIO Don't remember the birth but some say that it's in 1990, but don't know if I can trust them. 2013 ďŹ nished bachelors degree in Kaunas University of Technology - IT (computer networking and internet). In June 2013 started working in production company as video editor.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Can meet with awesome bands, talk with them, record them, maybe drink something after :)

THINGS TO DO IN KAUNAS You can do anything as in any other city. Well except climbing mountains. Here we have some problems, because we don't have any mountains, so we can't climb mountains. But if you like we can climb in the walls of houses. That might be fun as well. The best to do is go in to the wild places, or villages were is our nations most valuable places. And I want to sleep pardon, my reader.

SKILLS Producer, director, cinematographer, sound engineer, video editor, graphic designer, and I am just awesome. Yeah, I can do a lot of stuff, sometimes just with one hand, sometimes without hands. I can cook also! Can draw paintings, play guitar, played football in 3rd Lithuanian league... tons of things I'm handy at!

FAVORITE BANDS

Coldplay, Hammock, Helios, Snow Patrol, Olafur Arnalds

FAVORITE BTV SHOW oracle - what we are doing to each other

EMAIL audrius.zilinskas.90@gmail.com

TELEPHONE 37064594900


PEOPLE

KAUNAS

SUNNY AGGARWAL BIO

28 years old from India & living in Europe from last 8 years. I have finished my education in Czech, Germany, Ukraine. I am freelancer Graphic, Animation, Video Designer. Presently I am learning professional music video production under Norwegian film company & in future I have plans to direct some official music videos & short movies.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Lenka

SKILLS Video Producer, Animator, Graphic designer, App Development, Website Designing, Social Media Expert, Branding.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I just love BalconyTv because the idea is very fresh & simple. You can connect with the world in a very unique way. If you are good in your work BTV provide you international platform.

FAVORITE BANDS Lenka

THINGS TO DO IN KAUNAS Kaunas is very beautiful place with very friendly people. Live music & drinking amazing Lithuanian beers in city center just take you to another world :)

EMAIL sunnyaggarval@gmail.com

WEBSITE

behance.net/sunnyaggarval

TWITTER

sunnyaggarval


LISBON

IVO BELLO

BIO Been working as a host at BTV Lisbon and as journalist at DeezMag online magazine.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Porto

SKILLS

I love BalconyTV because it is an amazing way to promote music, to record bands in a relaxed environment where you can get the best out of them.

Presenter, Journalist, Translator, Administrative

FAVORITE BANDS

Bars and exhibitions

NIN, Pixies, Radiohead

THINGS TO DO IN LISBON EMAIL

doriangray.ivo@gmail.com

TWITTER

@IvoBello

LINKEDIN Ivo Bello

TELEPHONE 00351 969117283


LISBON

MIGUEL TEIXEIRA

PEOPLE

BIO I have developed an extensive managerial experience in sales and business development in small start-up structures. I have acquired a solid analytical expertise to provide an outstanding performance. Team leader with excellent interpersonal skills and a very good people management. 15 years of experience in TV and Radio production content, ad sales and overall management of ongoing projects and their objectives. Good communicator, fully committed, approachable, exible and adaptable.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... The opportunity to discover music from all over the world.

FAVORITE BANDS

Fink, dEUS, Archive, Radiohead...

THINGS TO DO IN LISBON Walking in the beach, visit the Sintra mountain, drinking beer and socialize with friends in Cascais Bay.

EMAIL miguelteixeira76@gmail.com

WEBSITE

FAVORITE BTV www.deezmag.com SHOW LINKEDIN

more than 100 favorite shows :))

miguelteixxeira

SKILLS

TWITTER

Producer, Booking, Branding, Social Media, Public Relations, Negotiation, Management, Marketing, Video Editing.

TELEPHONE

@Miguel_Teixeira

+351 961 385 256


MALLORCA

CARLOS PADILLA BIO Demasiado joven para tener de eso...

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Amo a Balcony por encima de cualquier cosa, por que me parece una experiencia vital!

FAVORITE BANDS

Metallica, Biffy Clyro, The Doors, Tanner V

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Biffy Clyro

SKILLS Producer and Sound

THINGS TO DO IN PALMA DE MALLORCA El logotipo de Palma en Rojo!!!

WEBSITE http://www.rockandmerch.com


MALLORCA

ROBERTO MARTIN BIO

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Nuria-graham - On the bus

All of my life can be found on my Linkedin page. Of course my hobbys are: Music, sports, technology and social relationships

SKILLS Producer, Photographer, presenter, journalist,

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love Balcony Tv because I love the format. And I think that the best artists or bands would be able to play everywhere and with any instrument. So BalconyTV is the best test for the artist.

THINGS TO DO IN PALMA DE MALLORCA I live next to the sea, so the perfect time is at the beach or practicing kitesurfing

EMAIL robertomartinmod@gmail.com

WEBSITE http://www.laazoteamusic.com

FAVORITE BANDS

I live next to the sea, so the perfect time is at the beach or practicing kitesurfing

LINKEDIN roberto-martín

TWITTER @robertomarteen

TELEPHONE 34658909668


PEOPLE

MALLORCA

TONI VERD

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Any of BalconyTV Mallorca. Just wait and see!

THINGS TO DO IN PALMA DE MALLORCA I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

Good meal with friends, and a nap after it (without them).

Because it's a fresh and a well done project that contributes into launching good artists who work so hard to find a place in the music industry.

toniverd@gmail.com

FAVORITE BANDS

Clem Snide, Radiohead, Matt Corby, Wilco... and a thousand more!

SKILLS I am a photographer and cameraman who loves music. I love to play my guitar and that's why I have an idea about sound recording. But I'm definitely not a sound engineer! I love driving, hiking, motorcycling, camping, airplane piloting, or any other way of traveling.

EMAIL

WEBSITE http://www.toniverd.com

TELEPHONE

(+34) 645 94 10 47


MESSINA

PEOPLE

BIO

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

ALESSANDRA MAMMOLITI I'm studying journalism at the University and at the same time I'm working in one of the most popular radio stations in Messina (www.radiostreet.it). I've been working here for five years as an editor and speaker. I also work as an editor for a free press magazine about the night life in Messina (www.ufficiospettacoli.it). I was a press agent for several music festivals in Messina, too.

C+C=Maxigross -Lesha!Keyoo!See

SKILLS News writer, speaker, editor, event planner.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love discovering new bands and Balconytv gives me this chance. I love working with a group (and actually I love my group).

FAVORITE BANDS

Samuele Bersani, Mumford & Sons, The Tallest Man on Earth, Colapesce and Foo Fighters

THINGS TO DO IN MESSINA Going to the beach, doing Balconytv, and going to concerts!

EMAIL alessandra.mammoliti@gmail.com

TWITTER

mamu_pills


MESSINA

FABIO BRUNO

PEOPLE

BIO I lived in Messina until I was 25. I played in a band with some school mates and I ran some Christian groups and I had a lot of fun. Here I studied Communication at the University too. After that I moved to Rome for one year (where I studied Philosophy) and then I went to Turin, in Piedmont. After another two years studying Communication I started to work in the college radio as a speaker and producer for several kind of shows. I left Turin after ďŹ ve years to go to Melbourne: here I improved my English doing several manual work jobs. During my last six mounts in Australia I worked as Italian assistant in a school. Last year I came back home to Messina and I started to collaborate with Messinaora as an editor, journalist and showman. I had the idea to found Balcony Tv Messina

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love BTV for two reason: First of all I can talk about music with musicians, and I love this. Maybe because I'm a curious person, I have the chance to ask what I want to the artists. Then I love the world dimension of BTV. It's fun thinking I'm a part of big network. It makes me responsible. .

I think I grew up a little bit from when I started to run BTV Messina. And then I love to be a part of a team: the big one, with all the world and my team in Messina. I consider every member of my team as owner of BTV Messina

FAVORITE BANDS

I love Perturbazione an Italian band (very cool), Tom Waits, U2 at the beginning, Vampire weekend, Radiohead, the Beatles, soul music, blues...

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Tae Chi Chun - |My Love On Lotte Castle

TWITTER fabbiobbruno

SKILLS Writing, production and hosting radio formats (presenting audio content on air, including carrying out interviews). Searching for content for shows including people to interview. Coordination trainees. Editing audio. Radio direction and audio-engineer. I'm a good social media manager.

THINGS TO DO IN MESSINA I love to walk close to the beach listening to music or radio shows on my iPod. Ride my bicycle trough the crazy trafďŹ c of my city. Eat granita and brioches. During the night, I like listening to the seagulls and waves from my room at home.

TELEPHONE 393484964656

EMAIL fabio.manuele.bruno@gmail.com


MESSINA

PATRICK ROSETTI

PEOPLE

BIO Born on the Pyrenees, half Spanish, Half french. Graduate in Underwater Archaelogy come tu sicily tu finish my doctorate degree. Fascinated about this land, I decided to stay and found a new information and news network MessinaOra. It produces BalconyTV Messina. Works on music videos, reports, documentaries and short films.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Networking, Music, Travel, Meeting People, Discovering Musicians from all around the world

FAVORITE BANDS

Vetusta Morla, Led Zeppelin, Blur

THINGS TO DO IN MESSINA Dive, sail, eat, party!

EMAIL

patrossetti@gmail.com

WEBSITE

http://www.messinaora.it

LINKEDIN

patrick-rossetti-nivela

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

TWITTER

SKILLS

TELEPHONE

Messina

Producer, editing, graphic design, sound, research, underwater exploration and movie maker

@RossettiPatrick

0039 3929494490


POZNAN

PEOPLE

BIO

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

MARCIN GRZESZCZAK 30 year old person who is passionate of musical performances and acoustic shows. Loves city of Poznan, Poland because of its diversity and evolution. Dreaming of a journey around the world.

Rizwan Muazzam

SKILLS Producer, graphic design.

THINGS TO DO IN POZNAN I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love BalconyTV because this is a platform of musical diversity and passion.

FAVORITE BANDS

Cinematic Orchestra, The Kills, Muchy, Muse.

Tasting the best ice-cream in Poland, searching hidden roots of Polish nation, visiting Taczaka Street and drinking the best coffee in the city!

EMAIL

marcin@balconytv.com

WEBSITE www.fb.com/balconytvpoznan


POZNAN

PEOPLE

BIO

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Hi I'm Piotr. I deal with the production of balconies in Poznan from 3 and a half years. On a daily basis I am a manager and take care of band Lilly Hates Roses. In the meantime, organizing concerts and festivals in Poznan.

FAVORITE BANDS

The Smiths, Radiohead, Interpol, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, The National, Joy Divsion, Sigur Ros, Band Of Horses, Death Cab For Cutiie, Destroyer, Dustin O'Halloran, Olafur Arnalds, Efterklang, Father John Misty, Metz, Fleet Foxes, Foals, Franz Ferdniand, Grizzly Bear, Iron & Wine, Japandroids, Kings of Convenience, Laura Marling, Lenny Valentino, Low, Nick Cave, Other Lives, Sparklehorse, Spiritualized, The Antlers, The Arcade Fire, Flaming Lips, The XX, Wilco, Wolf Parde, Wild Beasts...and more more more

The Darjeelings from BalconyTV Melbourne

SKILLS I ďŹ nished studying of Cultural Studies - management of cultural institutions

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Balconies are an amazing platform and we've had so many amazing ideas. I am so happy that I am part of the family BALCONYTV I love to invite my favorite bands to the balcony and help young artists. I also love meeting great people :)

THINGS TO DO IN DELHI I love to just walk! In Poznan there are beautiful old houses and monuments, great people and a lot of greenery.

EMAIL

piechuindie@gmail.com


PRAGUE

CYRIL KOTECHĂ?

PEOPLE

BIO I am a freelance digital swiss army knife based in Prague, Czech Republic.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

I like BalconyTV from the perspective of working on it, because I get to meet random musicians and see new local bands I can get excited about.

SKILLS

FAVORITE BANDS

Starf**ker, MGMT, Anamanaguchi, Ratatat, Metronomy, Matt & Kim, Guards, Dan Deacon, Gorillaz, Black Marble, Battles.

BalconyTV Prague

Graphic Design, Animation, Visual Effects, Photography, Videography, Editing, Compositing, Web Design

THINGS TO DO IN PRAGUE Go to shows, get drunk, get sushi.

EMAIL

cyrilkotecky@me.com


PRAGUE

EWELINA CHIU

PEOPLE

BIO Pragya Tiwari is the Founder-Editor of a cinema e-magazine, The Big Indian Picture (http://thebigindianpicture.com) She is an editor, writer, journalist, columnist and a film, culture and travel writer and critic who writes for a range of national and international publications. She previously headed dotcom operations at tehelka.com (http://www.tehelka.com) as Web Editor, where she conceptualized and created TehelkaTV, (India's first web TV channel). She also consults and writes on corporate and Intellectual Property Law

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Prague!

SKILLS

I love BTV because it's refreshing. There's tons of fun to watch and do and it gives us opportunities to communicate with local musicians, and is creatively invigorating!

Writing, teachings kids English with puppets, doodling.

FAVORITE BANDS

Enjoy the fairy tale atmosphere!

Mum, Boards of Canada, Album Leaf, Dillon, Soley, Sigur Ros, Oh Land

THINGS TO DO IN PRAGUE


PRAGUE

MICHAL BELUSKY

PEOPLE

BIO Lawyer by day, BalconyTV presenter by night.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It manages to squeeze in some unusual performances in sometimes!

FAVORITE BANDS Lots.

FAVORITE BTV THINGS TO DO SHOW IN PRAGUE Prague of course

SKILLS -legal protection of intellectual property -data protection -competition law -company law -regulation of labor -Czech, Slovak, German, English -Win, Mac, Linux, technology enthusiast -mediation, negotiation, risk management

I kinda like just living here. In Prague, even shopping for lettuce can be wonderful :)

EMAIL

bbelo@me.com

WEBSITE

www.avors.me/mbelusky

LINKEDIN michalbelusky

TELEPHONE

420608777521495


PEOPLE

PRAGUE

BIO Graduated in journalism from Charles University. Extensive experience with media production (BalconyTV Prague producer/presenter, Correspondent of E15 newspaper, Nový prostor magazine and VICE magazine). Proficient in English

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

THINGS TO DO IN PRAGUE

I love music, meeting people, and fresh air on rooftops!

EMAIL

FAVORITE BANDS

WEBSITE

A lot of favorite bands :)

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

MoniKino Kino - Ponorka

SKILLS Journalist, presenter, English teacher

Shooting BTV shows :)

bigdedowski@gmail.com

www.vice.com/cs/author/michal-ded

LINKEDIN Michal-D


PEOPLE

SCHIO

GIAN PIETRO CAZZOLA

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BIO Graduated from the Technical Institute of Schio (Vicenza). I work as a technical employee. I have a great deal of passion for music and photography. I play acoustic and electric bass. I started out as a self-taught musician. I attended courses to improve at the Dizzy Gillespie of Bassano del Grappa and studied with the bass player Tony Moretti . I play any type of music from reggae to jazz . I also deal with audio recording and editing. I have lovedphotography since childhood and helped by the technical basis from my father.

BaconyTv Schio

SKILLS Sound Engineer, Photographer, Cameramen

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love BalconyTv for music and freedom.

FAVORITE BANDS

Weather Report, Rush, Joni Mitchell...

THINGS TO DO IN SCHIO I like listening to music and going to concerts.

EMAIL

geppoc@alice.it

WEBSITE

http://pragyatiwari.com


SCHIO

PEOPLE

BIO

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

LUIGI DE FRENZA I'm a self-taught person. I'm curious about everything that is visual and I had a photo camera since i was a boy, and then I had a video camera... I had a band, a rock and blues band, many years ago (I played drums). I have made some video clips for local musicians, video for contemporary dance performances, documentaries, short movies. I've never directly won awards but are often arrived at the final selections of various competitions. My best work I've made is with a team.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Because it is part of the future of the music market. It is a big opportunity to see all around the world "little" productions. Is finally a good way to have a well known platform to help musicians to be known.

Elli de Mon - Leave This Town

SKILLS I finished studying of Cultural Studies - management of cultural institutions

FAVORITE BANDS

Pink Floyd, Tame Impala, Radiohead, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Tori Amos, Jenny Hval, Genesis (only the Peter Gabriel time), Peter Gabriel, Lhasa de Sela, Mayra Andrade, Patrizia Laquidara, Sleepy Sun, Gogol Bordello, Low Anthem... and many more... I'm an omnivorous ;-)

THINGS TO DO IN SCHIO There is a good choice of itineraries of Industrial Archeology and Nature places. There are bars and other places to hear music, watch shows and performances (classic and modern dance), art exhibitions too. Is a little but very active city!

EMAIL

fasterboy@libero.it

LINKEDIN luigidefrenza

WEBSITE

flickr.com/photos/fasterdix/


TEL AVIV

BARAK TYMIANKER

PEOPLE

BIO I started taking interest in music at the age of 14, have played piano and guitar for different bands. I have studied at BPM college of sound production and have graduated with a Bachelor of Sound Production. Started a successful band called "Atara and the Retros". Meanwhile have produced many projects and have been working as a sound engineer all over the country. I have been employed at BPM college for the last few years as a student advisor, production teacher and project manager, which is how I came across the wonder of Balcony TV.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love the energy of working with new and exciting bands and of course to record live-on the go-music on random rooftops and having the immense challenge of making it sound like it was recorded in a studio.

FAVORITE BANDS

Radiohead, Incubus, Connan Mockasin, Flying Lotus, Flume, Red Hot C.P, Pink Floyd, Everything of Nile Rodgers, Miles Davis, Ray Charles.... and pretty much everything 60',70',80',90'... LOL

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Lola marsh

SKILLS Music producer, sound engineer, mix and master engineer, composer, musician.

THINGS TO DO IN TEL AVIV Traveling in the streets and go to the beach!

EMAIL

barak315@gmail.com

WEBSITE

soundcloud.com/forceofnature


TEL AVIV & BUDAPEST

RENATO HORVATH

PEOPLE

BIO Currently: CEO @ Eastaste Music (music synch & licensing). Producer @ BalconyTV, artist manager @ Zagar. Film & music biz guy. First project: Brought the world's largest touring sneaker exhibition and hip-hop show to Budapest at the age of 25 backed by substantial sponsorship. 1st band he managed: Album got released by German label Kitty Yo, booked the band to the Glastonbury and had 1 page article in the Guardian about them. Produced and co-hosted US celebrity TV shows in Hungary (e.g. Bizarre Foods w Andrew Zimmern) Moved to Tel Aviv and started producing a weekly online music show covered by all major local media.

SKILLS Movie Coproductions & Financing, Film / TV / Video Production Music licensing Event Management International tour management, A&R / Band management, Sales and Marketing, Social Media Media law

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It's the network. I was a new kid in town where I started it in Tel Aviv, and it brought so many great friends and people to my life that I could have never had in any other way. It's like the magic glue that connects.

FAVORITE BANDS 3421

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Jack in the Box - Gav Zariz - Tel Aviv

THINGS TO DO IN TEL AVIV & BUDAPEST

Start the day with a run on the beach, eat some hummus after. Have an early drink with friends on Friday when Shabbat kicks in and everyone hangs out in the cafes outside.

EMAIL

ren@eastaste.net

WEBSITE

http://www.eastaste.net

LINKEDIN renatohorvath

TWITTER renhorvath


VIENNA

ENA HELENA EVER

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BIO

Me The Band - Rock and Roll Dandy

Started as event manager (organised youth culture events, presenting bands, poets, film maker and all kind of performers), continued with band management (incl. booking, promotion, tour management) and ended up as a happy BTV producer and presenter!

SKILLS

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It supports great music it brings music to the people!

FAVORITE BANDS

Mando Diao, Naked Lunch, Yann Tiersen

Producer, Professional Speaker and Presenter (in German language). Networker (you need: a support act for your show, a place to stay, a harp player for tomorrow night or professional live sound engineer - feel free to ask me!)

THINGS TO DO IN VIENNA Take a ride on the Big-Wheel at the Wurschtel-Prater :-) Have great Austrian wine at a Heurigen at Döbling. Check out the local music scene at the Gürtelbögen.

EMAIL ena-helena@balconytv.com

WEBSITE facebook.com/enahelena.ever


WALCHSEE

BERNHARD GESILER BIO Born 02.08.1982 in Kufstein, Austria as a son of Hans and Lisi who are running a small hotel in Walchsee. I grew up with lots of lovely guests and was always in touch with lovely guests, music and events. One of my favourite sports is football/soccer. Since 2009 I'm president of the local football club in Walchsee. Since 2009 I'm studying sports, culture and event management at the university of applied sciences in Kufstein. I made my bachelor degree in September 2012 and should make my masters degree by September 2014. I love music especially "handmade" music. I'm doing a lot of smaller events in Walchsee. Parties, open air cinema, concerts, sledge race in winter and so on. I used to work for the tourist board of Kufstein where I was responsible for events organisation. Now I'm working in the hotel of my parents and I founded Seevent, my own small events agency, which is supposed to support culture and creativity in Walchsee and the surrounding areas.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Too difďŹ cult to mention only one show but I like the ones in Aarhus and Poznan.

SKILLS I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It's just the way I like it. Easy, uncomplicated, friendly but still professional. I love the idea of the platform for local artists and bands.

FAVORITE BANDS

holstuonarmusigbigbandclub, Christoph Schellhorn, Django3000

Good at organizing, lots of contacts in the Walchsee area, knowledge about graphic design, very well knowledge in food and beverage.

THINGS TO DO IN WALCHSEE Every kind of outdoor sport: hiking, running, swimming, mountainbiking, climbing or skiing, sledging, cross country skiing in winter. Sunsets and rises in Walchsee nearby the lake are great!

EMAIL

bernhard@seevent.at

WEBSITE

http://www.seevent.at

TELEPHONE 436642539735


ZAGREB

HRVOJE HLAD

PEOPLE

BIO Born in 1986 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Since childhood living and studying in Zagreb, Croatia. Currently ďŹ nishing MA programme of journalism at the Faculty of Political Science. Also, music is my passion, since I was not talented in playing any instrument, started DJing at a local radio station, after 4 years at Radio Student, started working in clubs as an indie DJ.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love BalconyTV because of it's concept. Because you get to know brilliant people and artists.

FAVORITE BANDS

Toro y Moi, Washed Out, City and Colour, God is an Astronaut

FAVORITE BTV SHOW BalconyTV - Luka Tomas

SKILLS Producer

THINGS TO DO IN ZAGREB Wandering on the streets, and discovering it all over again.

EMAIL

hrvoje.hlad@yahoo.com

TWITTER

hrvhlad

TELEPHONE +3851 5974 270


ZAGREB

JAKOV NOVAK

PEOPLE

BIO I was born, have grown, and still exist in Zagreb, where I do stuff. Some stuff I do for money, some for love, and some for the challenge. I have worked as an radio editor, club DJ, television, video and print journalist, freelance video producer, once I shot a wedding for a friend and decided I don't have any friends I like so much as to do it again. I organize the largest comic book festival in the region, and am currently trying to pave the way for multimedia journalism in Croatia, with mixed reviews. Also I do this cause I really like having private concerts on those lazy Sunday mornings.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... If the idea of people gathering around the world to share local music to said world just for the love of it is not enough, then also for the pleasure of meeting and hearing people who have something to say and the talents to say those things well.

FAVORITE BANDS

That is a silly thing to ask someone I think :)

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Čudnoređe- Opsada stubišta

SKILLS Producer, cameraman, video and sound editor, writer, event organizer, cartoonist, winemaker.

THINGS TO DO IN ZAGREB Live, love and eat there.

EMAIL

jakovnovak@gmail.com


NORTH AMERICA


AUSTIN

BABARA RAPPAPORT

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Del Castillo

SKILLS Producer, Booking, Festival Logistics, Artist relations, Event Organization, Hosting, Signing, Modeling, Acting....and creating chaos:)

BIO Background in music/TV and film. Worked with radio stations in San Antonio, TX. Booking agent/Co-producer for BalconyTV, Event/Artist Liaison at The Outlaw Roadshow, works with the Unofficial SXSW Guide.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love BalconyTV because it gives artists free exposure and broadens my musical horizons.

FAVORITE BANDS

TOADIES, LCD Soundsystem, Beastie Boys, Pantera, Patsy Cline.

THINGS TO DO IN AUSTIN See live music!

EMAIL barbara@balconytvaustin.com

WEBSITE

www.balconytv.com/austin

TWITTER trojanbabs

TELEPHONE 210-410-0106


AUSTIN

JOE LYNCH BIO Grew up in Ireland and moved to the USA in 2000. I have settled in Austin, TX for the music and the weather. Along with some partners I now run Capital Media Corp which specializes in multi-track live audio and video recording and post production.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Jarret Killen

SKILLS I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love the diversity of music from all parts of the world.

FAVORITE BANDS U2, Paul Weller, Steely Dan, Tom Waits, Tony Joe White, Robert Cray, Ani DiFranco

Producer, Sound Engineer, Video Editing, CD Mastering. IT Infrastructure Program Manager, Procurement Management. IT Operations Management. Data Storage Strategy consulting.

THINGS TO DO IN AUSTIN With over 200 live music venues and tons of original music gigs, live music is everywhere!

EMAIL

joe@balconytv.com

WEBSITE

www.capitalmediacorp.com

TELEPHONE 1-512-692-7613


AUSTIN

NICK SMITH BIO Hello, My name is Nick. I have lived in Texas all of my life and I like to travel as much as I can. When I'm not sitting behind a mixing board, I'm usually working at the bakery that I help operate. I'm very passionate about music and movies and would like to be a sound designer one day. If any of you are ever visiting Austin, shoot me an email and I would be happy to show you around.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Mike Calaway

SKILLS Sound engineer extraordinaire

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... To me, It's amazing that so many people from all around the world have united to make this thing happen. I love that everybody involved is so passionate and hard working...and of course, I love the music!

FAVORITE BANDS

Everything from Wilco to The Clash

THINGS TO DO IN AUSTIN If the weather is right, my favorite thing to do is sit on my couch and eat potato chips.

EMAIL

nick.ray.smith86@gmail.com

WEBSITE

www.capitalmediacorp.com

TELEPHONE 512-317-1775


BARBADOS

PEOPLE

BIO

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

KISHMAR SHEPARD Kishmar Shepherd was born to capture the world around him. From a very young age he has been involved with the media, starting as a writer and branching into Photography and Cinematography. This driven young man started his photo journey with just a cell phone camera. While studying in Cuba, Kishmar would capture the world around him with his Nokia N94 cellular phone camera. This eye for images would be nurtured when he made a bold move to drop out of school in Cuba to join The University of West Indies Mona Campus in Jamaica, as a student of the Caribbean Institute of Media & Communication. There, Kishmar specialised in Television Production but did not only apply his talents to academics, he also participated in several extra-curricular activities to developed his photography talents. He took photos for almost every event on campus and soon became renowned for his photography. His reputation quickly spread outside of the University, affording him opportunities to work with several corporate entities in Jamaica including Red Bull Jamaica, SWAT Productions, and the Jamaica Cultural Development Corporation. Kishmar got his break in film as assistant director on the Jamaican Television show Island Rockers. He has also

I love Balcony TV because of the simplicity of the product. I have always loved live music and I enjoy the creative yet simple way Balcony TV brings live music to thousands of viewers across the internet. written, directed and shot several of his own short films which have been featured in the Kingston on the Edge Film Festival in 2012 and 2013. In his final year of University Kishmar was approached to be resident photographer and videographer at marketing firm Its Pixel Perfect using his talents to market their client’s brands. Kishmar would eventually leave the company after finishing University and return to his native Barbados to start his own company, Nu Visual Media.

FAVORITE BANDS Maroon 5, Kite, Augustana,

THINGS TO DO IN BARBADOS Go to the beach. You are never too far away from the beach in Barbados.

EMAIL

FAVORITE BTV shepherd.kishmar@gmail.com SHOW WEBSITE Balcony TV London http://nuvisualmedia.com

SKILLS Cinematographer, Editor, Director.

TWITTER

dadirectorscut

TELEPHONE 1 (246) 231-1024


NEW YORK CITY BROOKLYN

PEOPLE

CHRIS O’KONSKI BIO Born & raised in Wheeling, WV. Penn State University Film School '10. Manhattan-based since May 2010.

SKILLS - Director/Cinematographer/Editor @ BalconyTV Brooklyn. - Co-Director/Cinematographer @ Billboard.com - Freelance videographer/editor in NYC - Final Cut & Adobe Premiere Pro

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I've been shooting BalconyTV since 2010; first in New York City, now in Brooklyn. I love filming kick ass bands and hanging out on balconies/rooftops. Don't get no betta.

FAVORITE BANDS

CHVRCHES, Tourist, Dan Croll, T.E.E.D., Dillon Francis, Tycho

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BalconyTV Brooklyn

SKILLS Writer, Editor, Critic, Media Advisory

THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK CITY Concerts/Drink/Party

EMAIL chris.okonski@gmail.com

WEBSITE http://www.chrisokonski.com/

TWITTER

@chrisokonski

TELEPHONE 304-281-8320


CHARLESTON SC

AMANDA MUIRHEAD

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

The Mowgli's

BIO Amanda became involved in music when she came to Charleston for college by joining street teams for local venues. This lead her to meet Becca Finley and The Music Initiative where she began to write for an online music magazine called Found. Quickly after joining The Music Initiative, Amanda recognized she had a passion for promoting emerging artists and helping them reach their goals of sharing their love for music throughout the world. This love for music promotion is what steered her to helping with BalconyTV Charleston, eventually becoming assistant producer and host.

PEOPLE

SKILLS Producer, Host, Social Media Promotion, Booking, Scheduling

THINGS TO DO IN CHARLESTON I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love working with all different genres of artists and being able to give them an opportunity to reach an audience all over the world with their music. Who wouldn't love spending a day out on a balcony listening to music and spending time with others who love music?

FAVORITE BANDS

Ellie Goulding, Rebelution, Mumford and Sons, Portugal The Man, and The Mowgli's

I love spending an afternoon at a local coffee shop, sitting in the courtyard listening to the live music they have that day, or taking the coffee to go and walking down to the waterfront to enjoy it while watching dolphins play in the water.

EMAIL balconytv@themusicinitiative.com

WEBSITE http://www.themusicinitiative.com

TWITTER btvcharleston

LINKEDIN Amanda Muirhead

TELEPHONE 865-771-1324


CHARLESTON SC

PEOPLE

BECCA FINLEY

Rizwan Muazzam

BIO

SKILLS

Becca Finley is the Editor-In Chief of FOUND Music Uncovered Magazine, Executive producer of the weekly Comcast music television series Eclectic Evenings, and music curator for The Cooper River Bridge Run. She is also the Executive Director of the non-profit This Is Noteworthy (www.thisisnoteworthy.com) which assists creatives in media and performing arts to sustain a lasting career. She is also the Chief Creative of 730 Entertainment, a video, documentary, and event production firm. Finley also travels, writes and photographs foods around the world.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Producer, Director, Writer, Copy-editor, Event Planner, Location Scout, Photographer

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love the spirit of BalconyTV. Spreading music is such a gift and BTV helps connect the dots. What an amazing opportunity to connect with creatives around the world!!

FAVORITE BANDS

Irma Thomas, Government Mule, Jacob Jeffries Band, The Mowgli's, The Revivalists, Dangermuffin, Astronautalis, Cowboys and Indians, Givers, Tedeschi Truck Band, Heyrocco, Brendan James, The Avett Brothers, Buddy Guy, Rufus Wainwright, James Taylor, Brett Dennen, Ruthie Foster, Skrillex, JJ Grey and Moor

THINGS TO DO IN CHARLESTON Drinks and live music at The Royal American, kayaking in Shem Creek, duck fries at the Tattooed Moose, Spring Jam Music Festival, produce from Rosebank Farms, beach and Bocce Ball on Sullivan's Island, burgers at Poe's Tavern, Cooper River Bridge Run, theatre at Pure, Yoga Pop, pizza from Woody's, Highway 21 Drive-In movies!

EMAIL editor@themusicinitiative.com

WEBSITE http://www.themusicinitiative.com

LINKEDIN Becca Finley

TELEPHONE 843-819-8911


CHARLESTON SC

JOE DAVIES

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

The Grand Folks

SKILLS Cameraman, Editor, Director of Photography

THINGS TO DO IN CHARLESTON Play music.

EMAIL balconytv@themusicinitiative.com

WEBSITE http://www.themusicinitiative.com

TWITTER btvcharleston

LINKEDIN BIO Joe joined The Music Initiative in early 2011 where he took the role as Media Director to start the video series Eclectic Evenings. Since then, he has taken part in many video projects as Director of Photography, cameraman, and editor.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It brings back the original ideas of music videography: one shot, one take.

FAVORITE BANDS

HAIM, Twin Shadow, STRFKR.

Joe Davies


CHARLESTON SC

PEOPLE

TAYLOR MARCHBANKS BIO Three years ago, Taylor attended MTSU to earn his degree in Audio Production and Technology. He has since then moved to Charleston to further his knowledge in running sound--both live and in the studio. Taylor became a part of The Music Initiative in early 2013, and quickly became an instrumental part of running sound for BalconyTV and Eclectic Evenings.

SKILLS Audio Engineer, Editor

THINGS TO DO IN CHARLESTON I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

I love going to the beach and going to a lot of local shows.

EMAIL

It gives me a lot of experience working sound with a wide variety of bands and it's really cool for giving small bands a lot of exposure

balconytv@themusicinitiative.com

FAVORITE BANDS

btvcharleston

Umphrey's McGee, Radiohead, Local Natives

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Don’t mess with the tiger.

WEBSITE http://www.themusicinitiative.com

TWITTER TELEPHONE 864-508-2355


EDMONTON

CHERYL WIWAT BIO Cheryl Wiwat is the producer and host of the online music show BalconyTV Edmonton, and has been making her imprint on the local music scene since 2010. She has produced countless music videos featuring bands on balconies, and has interviewed over 100 artists and bands. Her passion lies in connecting artists with a wider audience through the creative world of media and ďŹ lm. Cheryl is currently working for the Alberta Music Industry Association, and works closely with artists and music industry professionals from around the world.

SKILLS Producer, Host , Marketing, Promotion, Social Media, Management

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Wake Owl on BalconyTV Edmonton

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Ever since I became aware of the BalconyTV concept, I couldn't imagine a more suitable platform for sharing two important aspects of cities around the world incredible views, and the bands who call these cities home. It marries sights and sounds in a such a way that leaves you feeling like you're there. What we see and what we hear is so unique to each city, but it leaves you with the underlying feeling that we're all somehow connected. Music is a universal language BalconyTV is making that connection.

PEOPLE

THINGS TO DO IN EDMONTON - Enjoying the seasons. You can ski and snowboard in the winter, and sunbathe during the summer months. - Edmonton is also known as "Festival City", and we enjoy all kinds of outdoor music festivals. Our music scene is as diverse as our many seasons. - Besides shooting BalconyTV, my favourite thing to do in Edmonton is marvel at our spectacular river valley, which is even more amazing combined with live music!

EMAIL

cheryl@balconytv.com

WEBSITE www.balconytv.com/edmonton

LINKEDIN cheryl-wiwat

TWITTER

balconytvcheryl

TELEPHONE 1-780-965-8315


PEOPLE

LOS ANGELES

ATARA GOTTSCHALK BIO Music enthusiast, live and breathe rock n' roll in the City of Angels. Have been a singer since I can remember, and in bands since I was old enough to join one. Current project is called Plastic Rhino, check it out: http://www.facebook.com/plasticrhino. Got started with BalconyTV helping out the Los Angeles Balcony as a Co-Producer for a year, before moving on to joining the Global team. Aside from working for BalconyTV.com on the admin side of things, I am also a freelance wardrobe assistant for commercials, TV, and ďŹ lms. LA is an amazing city for music, and I can't see myself living anywhere else right now! When music isn't taking over my life, I spend the rest of my time with my dog Indio, and acting as an advocate for animal rights.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Plastic Rhino

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Watching the different kinds of music coming out of all the cities across the globe is amazing! There is no other website where you can ďŹ nd 6-7 different cities posted daily, all across the world all on one web page, and catch the up and coming band from that region, while also seeing an amazing view behind them. Show me another website where that happens... I bet you can't!

FAVORITE BANDS

Right now: Queens Of The Stone Age, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Puscifer, Tool, Franz Ferdinand, Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave, Plastic Rhino, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Heart

SKILLS Producer, Social Media director, coordinator, singer, songwriter, wardrobe designer

THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES Go see a local show by a great band on the Sunset Strip.

EMAIL crowntar@aol.com

WEBSITE www.facebook.com/plasticrhino

LINKEDIN

Atara Gottschalk

TWITTER plastic_rhino

TELEPHONE 949-637-5097


LOS ANGELES

CINDI AVNET BIO Cindi Avnet’s passion is discovering new musical talent. “My passion is finding that diamond in the rough in their early stages of development, and helping them launch their music career.” She is a personal manager, music supervisor and film/tv music placement professional. Cindi also produces Balcony TV Los Angeles. BalconyTV.com is a leading daily online viral music show that features bands, musicians, and other variety acts on balconies all over the world. Recently Balconytv.com Los Angeles acts have included the legendary Daniel Lanois, Rocco DeLuca, Alberta Cross and Youngblood Hawke.

As Director of Music Placement for MusicSupervisor.com, Cindi seeks out new talent for pitching to film/tv placement. Cindi liaisons with the top music executives at all the major studios including Disney/Touchstone/ABC, Sony, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks and others. She also works closely with some of the best-known independent and staff music supervisors working on major films/TV to determine specific song needs and to promote music from the MusicSupervisor.com catalog.

FAVORITE BANDS

The Beatles, The Killers, Radio Head, The Beach Boys, Peter Gabriel, Muse, Keane, Crowded House, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foy Vance, Half Moon Run, James Taylor, Earth Wind and Fire. Joni Mitchell, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Carrie Underwood and many many more! I also listen to classical and Jazz music.

PEOPLE

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love Balcony TV because it lets me see a view of music from around the world and connect with other producers as well. Finding new up and coming talent has always been a passion of mine so it's exciting to explore new music. I also love networking and meeting other industry professionals and the team I have put together with the help of my co producer Leah Hobbs is a team of people that have become dear friends since I started balcony about 1 and 1/2 years ago.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Foy Vance

SKILLS

Producer and talent Booker and talent coordinator.

THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES Go to concerts and go out for sushi. I also love to go to the beach. These are just a few things.

EMAIL cindi@balconytv.com

WEBSITE www.balconytv.com/los-angeles

TWITTER BalconyTVLA

TELEPHONE 818-766-0877


LOS ANGELES

COLTON DEARING BIO Colton was raised in the small town of Joshua, Texas. He acted in Dallas from the time he was ten years old until he graduated high school and went on to study film at Baylor University. After graduating in December 2012, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking.

PEOPLE

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love getting to hear new music, nearly every time we shoot at a balcony. The crew I work with is just delightful, so that doesn't make it half bad either!

FAVORITE BANDS The Chariot, Delta Spirit, Led Zeppelin, Alt-J, Typhoon, Father John Misty, Bird Dog, Manchester Orchestra, Alberta Cross, Lord Huron, Modest Mouse, Every Time I Die, Norma Jean, Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, The Lonely Wild, The White Stripes.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Kiven

SKILLS Cinematographer, Director,

THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES Get out of it!

EMAIL Coltoncurtdearing@gmail.com

LINKEDIN

colton-dearing

TWITTER

coltondearing

TELEPHONE (817) 517-1250


PEOPLE

LOS ANGELES

JAMES SCHUMACHER

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BIO From Texas. I have a degree in Audio Production from The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Arizona. Moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and began working at Cherokee Recording Studios on Fairfax... Left there in 2007 and began working at another studio, The New King Sound, in the Hollywood Hills. From there I began doing more freelance and live sound work. I do work at various studios, i run sound at varies clubs, and I operate my own equipment rental company...

Los Angeles

SKILLS Live sound, Recording engineer, Photography, Event planning.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I like how interactive all the content is. It's a unique way to run a music page. Getting people involved with the music keeps them coming back and check out new bands. Also the shoots are always fun. I like working on them.

FAVORITE BANDS

Run River North, Smoke Season, Everybody is Dirty

THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES Finding good music and good people. Go hiking. Exploring the city.

EMAIL

schumjb@yahoo.com

WEBSITE www.Vertigo-Entertainment.org

TELEPHONE 972-989-1960


LOS ANGELES

JEFF BATES

PEOPLE

BIO Jeff Bates co-owns "Bates & Belle Studio" with his wife, Anabel. His love for audio engineering was discovered at the age of 17 when he received his first multi-track recorder and began recording music with his friends. This sparked the challenge of trying to achieve the same audio quality he was hearing on professional commercial releases. He attended classes at a local community college, but became frustrated at the slower pace at which the classes were being taught. Taking matters into his own hands, he absorbed everything he read in every book and magazine he could find about sound and the recording process. By the age of 20, Jeff began interning at a local studio. This led him to his first engineering gig. After about a year, the studio had closed down and he was on his own again. A few years later, a friend asked him, "why don't we start our own studio?" With that, he began scouring eBay and Craigslist for re cording equipment and, piece by piece, began building his very own studio. When his friend decided to carry on with other business ventures, Jeff's wife (girlfriend at that time) offered

to help carry on with the studio. With that, Bates & Belle Studio was born. Then, on one evening, Jeff received a call from a friend asking if he would like to help cover recording duties on a project for someone who couldn't make it. That project was BalconyTV. After his first filming session with the Balcony team, they excitedly offered him a position as a new engineer. He accepted. Jeff continues to work with bands as an engineer, a producer, and a musician.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... BalconyTV has given me an opportunity to not only discover new musical acts, but also to make new friendships with people of like interest. The challenges of recording many of the bands in a live setting has only further sharpened my skills as an engineer. I feel like I'm always learning, and that I like.

FAVORITE BANDS

Radiohead, Atoms for Peace, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Sonny Rollins, Rachmaninoff, John Lee Hooker.... that's just to name a few.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Daniel Lanois and Rocco DeLuca

SKILLS Audio Engineer, Producer, Musician.

THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES Listen to live music!

EMAIL

Riff1269@yahoo.com

TELEPHONE 5626086134


LOS ANGELES

PEOPLE

ROBERT DiGIOIA BIO I'm 28 years old, born in New York- grew up in Atlanta Georgia. I moved to Los Angeles in 2010. Spent 2 years in Florida for Automotive technologies school. Currently work for Audi as a technician. I also play drums in a band and work on Balcony TV!

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Can't beat live music outdoors with a beautiful view!

FAVORITE BANDS Radiohead, Rx Bandits, Good Old War, Minus the Bear, The Mars Volta, Kiev, Explosions in the Sky..... honestly there is too many to name them all!

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Mother Falcon

SKILLS Audi Master Technician, Photographer, Cinematographer, Drummer, Director, Facilitator

THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES I love to hike, ride bikes, go to the beach, skate, ďŹ lm bands on Balcony TV, cook/grill, watch movies, play music.

EMAIL

robsteindg@gmail.com


LOS ANGELES

TAYLOR NELSON

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

YLUV "Driftin"

SKILLS Sound Engineer with experience in live sound production and recording, production audio for film, Foley, sound design, dialog editing, mixing for music, musical composition, and makes the best pizza you've ever had.

BIO Taylor sharpened his recording and mixing skills in metro-Atlanta Georgia before relocating to Los Angeles in mid 2012. Since then he has worked on numerous projects from sizzle reels and short films, to full length features as a production sound operator and post audio engineer. Taylor played bass for the band Roar The Up Pack and is currently working on new material with musicians here in L.A.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Balcony Tv is a great way to connect with emerging artists and is constantly showcasing new talent.

FAVORITE BANDS

Horse The Band, Tool, 311, Coheed And Cambria, Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage, Clutchy Hopkins, DJ K-SLY, Roar The Up Pack, Ghostphone.

THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES My favorite thing to do here in L.A. is a toss up between getting together with my band and letting the jams flow and going to a live show at one of the many awesome venues in town.

EMAIL

LakeCitySounds@yahoo.com

TELEPHONE 770-688-7787


LOS ANGELES SHERMAN OAKS

JACK GLAZER

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BANDS Metallica, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Guns 'n' Roses, Velvet Revolver.

SKILLS Guitar, Hosting, Voice Over and Acting.

THINGS TO DO IN SHERMAN OAKS BIO Born and raised in Los Angeles. Grew up loving music of all forms.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Balcony TV shows no matter where in the world or what dialect any of us speak, we all share the common language that is music.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Los Angeles

Check out bands (new and/or familiar ones), play shows with my band Plastic Rhino.

EMAIL jackrobert0220@gmail.com

TWITTER @jackglazer


PEOPLE

LOS ANGELES STUDIO CITY

CHLOE ROBINSON BIO Chloe Robinson is a scriptwriter and songwriter. Her short film Elevator was accepted in the Los Angeles Short Film Festival and screened at the Arclight Hollywood. She also has written a musical book and lyrics for a musical Runaway Island which is currently in development. She works in music admin for a personal manager, and she also works in an office in Encino dealing with sales as she continues to pursue her career as a writer.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Landon PIgg

SKILLS Balcony TV photography and I'm also a PA on set.

THINGS TO DO IN STUDIO CITY I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love BalconyTV because it gives upcoming bands a chance to be heard and show off their musical style in a unique and fun way.

FAVORITE BANDS

My favorite bands are Grouplove, Bastille, The Killers and Muse.

My favorite thing to do is go to music venues such as bars and concert venues to see cool artists and bands play live.

EMAIL

chloelizrob@yahoo.com

TELEPHONE

818-216-3727


MIAMI

BYRON LUTZ

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Miami, of course.

SKILLS Producer, Cameraman, Video Editing, News Reporting

BIO Currently the producer of Balcony TV Miami. I do freelance ďŹ lm and video work with a background in news reporting, magazine journalism and publishing.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... BalconyTV takes over where MTV left off -- but better! Where else can you browse through archives of 10,000 videos showcasing talent from locations scattered across the globe? And every video shot on a balcony! I love the excitement these local bands bring the world from their own cities. Fresh viewpoints, fresh faces. It's an international music festival every week.

FAVORITE BANDS I have a new favorite band every few days or so. Really. Continually moving on to new music or a new genre is my way to keep the energy rolling. Sometimes it brings me full circle to bands I forgot about, but who I can now appreciate with a new ear and hear things I missed before.

EMAIL byronlutz@hotmail.com

WEBSITE http://www.byronlutz.net

TELEPHONE (561) 582-7801

THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI Miami is a place to watch and listen. It's a ďŹ lmmaker's dream, with visual and musical sets that swirl around you. A rich mix of language, art and culture with a sub-tropical backdrop, no city in America is truly as international as Miami. It can be a delicate balancing act. Occasionally those languages and cultures clash, the mega-wealthy and poverty-struck are sometimes separated by only a block or two, and yet it's those contrasts that make the city such a fascinating study. Anyone bored in Miami simply isn't paying attention!


MIAMI

IAN LUTZ

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Balcony TV Johannesburg

BIO

SKILLS

Born in West Palm Beach, FL with Argentine and German-American descent. I've been a musician for over half of my life and I live for anything that is funky and weird ;) Tenor Saxophone is my main instrument and I have added many more to my repertoire. For 1 1/2 years I attending Florida International University before venturing off into the world of business. A couple years of being a stockbroker convinced me that money is not the end goal in life and it is all about your passion and your message. Currently, I spend my time recording and mixing artists, working on my own Funk/Jazz/EasternSpiritual/Holyhellhowdotheyplaythat group, managing projects like Balcony TV Miami, and sitting in with many bands. For me it is not about the skill you have, but about the message you share! Peace and love.

Music Performance Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet, Ukulele, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Didgeridoo, Kalimba, Piano, Audio Recording and Mixing: ProTools Business: Mortgage Loan Officer, Managing and Directing

FAVORITE BANDS Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Cribs, Reptar, Milky Chance, ..... there's wayyyyy too many to put down!

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love Balcony TV because of how eager it is to showcase local musicians in a beautiful light. The message you have and all the cities you represent really have me believe in what Balcony TV is trying to accomplish. Not only do I get to hear new bands from all over the world, but the bands I help support down here also have the opportunity for international exposure!

THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI Go to the beach (just a mile away) and see live music!

EMAIL

ianlutz561@gmail.com

LINKEDIN

www.linkedin.com/ profile/view?id=221684670 &trk=nav_responsive_ tab_profile

TELEPHONE (561) 267-2642


MIAMI

PEOPLE

BIO

FAVORITE BANDS

JAYME SELMAN Growing up in South Florida I have had the privilege of working and performing along side artists in our community at a young age. I've been in the music scene since my dad suggested I stop banging on pots and pans and go meet some other kids at school that also wanted to make a ruckus with 'instruments'...so long as I did it in someone else's garage. I started playing in local venues in middle school and started booking shows and events starting in high-school. Gradually I transitioned over to promotions and bookings, without even realizing it. A band would be looking for a venue and I would just so happen to know where they should go. Eventually I formed what is now called HomeGrown South Florida and Iamhomegrown.com. I promote local artists and musicians, book shows for them, connect and sometimes manage them. Iamhomegrown.com is an online persona where local talents can be showcased and artist and musicians can interact , post their works, sign up for events, post classiďŹ eds and raise support. I also book open mics and art showcases regularly in the area and work with many local venues and art groups. Sometimes I also sleep, but not for very long. As of now I am just trying to take all these ideas and projects and make them ow. I am for anything that will get the enormous amount of talent in South Florida to A. work together and B. Grace the ears of a larger audience. I look forward to working with anybody who digs these things!

Raggy Monster, Ella Herrera, Rude Hecklers, Streetlight Manifesto, Leonard Cohen, Tame Impala, Surfer Blood, The Dewars, Killbillies

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Balcony TV is exciting because it's on the cusp of something big. I see this as the future of how artists are going to get out and connect, locally and globally. There is a lot of freedom with it and the energy on all the different shows is so unique but so fun at the same time. I love being able to go on one website and hear bands from all over the globe at one click. It's also a very simple formula, no confusing or complicated equations. It's a great idea that is about to take off. We're having a lot of fun working on it and I can't wait to see what happens next.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Seoul

SKILLS Artist Promotions, Bookings, Web Design, Graphic Design, Social Networking, Event organizing, Talent Agent, Management.

THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI Catch a show downtown and get a couple of drinks with friends or go to the beach!

EMAIL jselman@iamhomegrown.com

WEBSITE

http://iamhomegrown.com

TELEPHONE 5615410171


MIAMI

MARK YOCUM BIO Born in Omaha, NE, Mark moved to South Florida 16 years ago to enjoy South Florida's diverse lifestyle. Mark bartends at a well known Irish / Australian pub where live acts play just about every night of the week, and he often performs onstage himself. With a passion for music, he takes part in supporting bands that come to play, and has a thirst for great music both locally and internationally. Mark has a charismatic, fun, and spontaneous personality which you will come to know as the weeks pass. He is extremely excited about being a part of Balcony TV Miami and looks forward to working with many established as well as developing artists.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Matisyahu in London

SKILLS Host, Media Personality, Mixologist, Performer

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI Dance, beaches, celebrate the nightlife

The idea of using a viral online TV show to help independent bands around the world gain exposure is genius.

EMAIL

FAVORITE BANDS

561-644-7252

Anything Unplugged, speciďŹ cally: JJ Grey, Nic Cowan, Zach Brown, Ben Harper

myocum78@yahoo.com

TELEPHONE


NASHVILLE

CROW LEE BELCHER

PEOPLE

BIO The host & co-producer of Nashville BalconyTV & a member of the band IIIRD CLASS.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love Balcony TV because it gives me an opportunity to meet new and exciting upcoming artists and bands it is a great network and system. We're connected all around the world, which is awesome!

FAVORITE BANDS

IIIRD CLASS, The Kopecky Family Band and Delta Rae

THINGS TO DO IN NASHVILLE Drink!

EMAIL

FAVORITE BTV poppacrowproject@gamil.com SHOW WEBSITE

Nashville

www3rdclassmusic.com

SKILLS

TWITTER

Crow is a music producer singer-songwriter and a member of the band IIIRD CLASS

@poppacrowsnest


NASHVILLE

GIOVANNI

PEOPLE

BIO Giovanni is the owner of The Record Shop Recording Studio and Production Company in Nashville, TN. The Record Shop is a full service, Nashville recording studio and production company. We offer a comfortable and professional atmosphere to help our clients achieve their artistic vision. The Record Shop was founded with the concept of a studio that embraces the creative direction of their clients and offers them more than just a recording. The Record Shop team provides production, tracking, editing, mixing, mastering, and various promotional services for independent and major label artists, in a variety of genres. Giovanni has been privileged to work as a Producer and/or Engineer on projects with John Rich, Big & Rich, John Legend, Zakk Wylde, Lil John, Brett Michaels, Tracey Lawrence, Larry Gatlin, Meatloaf, Cowboy Troy, Universal Records, Sony, Warner, VP Records, CTK Management, Format Entertainment, and countless independent artists in a wide variety of genres.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Balcony TV is one of the most rewarding opportunities I have had in my career. The program provides an amazing outlet for both major and developing artists to showcase their art in a unique and personal setting to fans around the world. We have the privilage to meet and support acts from around the world, while showcasing the diverse musical talent of the Nashville community. My team and I are honored to be a part of the Balcony TV family.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Delta Rae

SKILLS Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, Videographer

THINGS TO DO IN NASHVILLE Make Records!

EMAIL therecordshop1@gmail.com

WEBSITE therecordshopnashville.com

TELEPHONE 248-207-4975

FAVORITE BANDS

LINKEDIN

Anyone who writes from the heart and performs with their soul.

TWITTER

SeanGiovanni

therecordshop


NEW ORLEANS

ASHLEIGH BRANCH

PEOPLE

BIO I am a North Carolina A&T State University graduate. I have been employed at ESPN and Fox 8 New Orleans. I have been working along side Balcony TV New Orleans as a video editor. I am also a mother of a daughter with another on the way.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

I love Balcony TV because it's so diverse. No matter what city you click on you are going to ďŹ nd something totally different, fun and unique. I love it for the platform it gives to new artist and to more established ones. I love Balcony TV because it's just plain fun!

SKILLS

FAVORITE BANDS

Tank and the Bangers, Kings of Leon, Little Green Cars, The Roots, War

Balcony TV New Orleans

Video editor, voice over actor, comedian, blogger and children's book writer.

THINGS TO DO IN NEW ORLEANS My most favorite thing to do in my city is eat, enjoy a snowball on the river and listen to random street bands.

EMAIL aemediahd@gmail.com

WEBSITE renaissancewifemom.blogspot.com/


NEW ORLEANS

BRONDAE BRANCH

PEOPLE

BIO MetroDog Media (MDM) was founded for the unique and up and coming artist, writer, painter,etc. MetroDog Media was founded in 2010 as an incubator for raw talent by Brondae Branch. MDM really focuses on the growth of the artist from all aspects. Since 2010 MetroDog Media has had its hand in the development of Ian A. Louis with projects such as The Loneliest Band and The Roundtable compilation. As of now MetroDog Media is also involved with bringing Balcony TV to New Orleans, which has reach the number 7 spot in the world. So, stay tuned as there is more to come from MDM and its afďŹ liates.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Balcony TV enables me to provide a great platform for artist that will allow them exposure to musical cultures. While doing this doors are opening for me as well.

FAVORITE BANDS

Level 42, LTD, Cameo, Parliament Funkadelic, Maze, Chicago, Rush, Dave Matthews Band, Snowmine, Phoenix, Coldplay

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Steve Smyth-In a Place-BTV Melbourne

SKILLS Music Management, Music Producer, Sound Engineer, Videographer, Video Editor.

THINGS TO DO IN NEW ORLEANS Eat, drink and be merry.

EMAIL brondaeb@metrodogmedia.com

WEBSITE http://www.metrodogmedia.com

TWITTER

@mdmbranch

TELEPHONE 504-255-4775


NEW ORLEANS

TRAVIS HENRY BIO Everyone wants to be an artist, musician, rock-star, or at the very least, have the work they put into the world be recognized as valuable and important. I'm an arts, entertainment and marketing consultant based in New Orleans that helps small businesses and artists develop their branding and message to give them the opportunity to compete against businesses that own larger shares of the marketplace. With the advent of internet, social media, and with it, the increasing speed at which information is demanded, it's sometimes hard to get noticed, particularly if your wallet isn't as deep and wide as other businesses. That's why it's important to have the tools in place for your to been seen immediately and be viable option for the consumer's attention and patronage. From HD Videography and editing, to web and brand consulting, I can help you be competitive without breaking the bank. I have cloud network of business partners that can assist with almost any need as far as your brand and image are concerned. Also, I generate awesome content (BalconyTV New Orleans)...and speak Japanese.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love BalconyTV because it truly provides a way for musical acts, from the smallest indie artist, to the largest rock stars to represent their city in the greater international artistic community. Here, it's not just about being known in your city, it's being known in the world and for both the well-traveled and not so well-traveled alike, they have the opportunity to be apart of something much larger than themselves through their craft. That exposure and level of multicultural camaraderie is unlike anything I've experienced in music, or even more so, "global" social media platforms. BalconyTV is one of a kind and I'm ecstatic to be here for the ride.

FAVORITE BANDS

Sei, Scheme (RSP), Mayne Evnt, ian a. Louis, Luna Sea, X-Japan, Gackt, Vamps, Bic Runga, Damien Rice, Portishead, Radiohead, Atoms For Peace, Muse, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Robert Miles, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Theresa Andersson, Hans Zimmer, Daft Punk

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

New Orleans Launch Show

SKILLS Music Production, Video Production, Producer, Graphic Design, Content design, Photography, Marketing, Booking, Event Planning, Songwriter, Engineer, Vocalist

THINGS TO DO IN NEW ORLEANS Eat our excellent food and drink unparalleled cocktails from our superior bartenders.

EMAIL

sei@seidist.com

WEBSITE

www.seidist.com

TWITTER @seidist

LINKEDIN traviskhenry


RUSSIA


PEOPLE

KOSTROMA

BORIS EGOROV BIO Born in 1977. Decided to be a drummer at the age of 13 (first "drum kit" consisted of 2 drum sticks and a soccer ball beating the air and soccer ball to the sound of the record player). Actually joined the band as a drummer in 1993 (tssss! It was a worship band in the local protestant church... so most of the drumming was actually learnt there... and most of my English too)) and since then was a part of 3 projects (as a drummer and as rhyth guitarist/vocalist) and did sessions/gigs with just about every local rock band. Started producing BalconyTV shows (booking bands, filming, recording sound, editing) in Kostroma in May of 2011. Day job - sales at a small privately owned electric/electronic store. Been there for more than 10 years.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It is a great project. And "the beauty of it is simplicity" (Walter Sobchak). As long you have a great view and a few dedicated teammates (AND if you know what you're getting into) - it is a fun ride! It is always wonderful to meet awesome and creative musicians, to discover music you never thought existed. But for the most part - it is the feeling of being involved with this global musical act and being an active part of something bigger than your own small hometown.

FAVORITE BANDS Oh, god, there so many! But to name a few Barenaked Ladies, City And Colour, Crash Test Dummies, CCR (!), Dave Matthews Band, Death Cab For Cutie, Eels, Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters, I Am Kloot, Jack Johnson, Lisa Hannigan, Michael Knott, Sting, The Wallflowers, William Fitzsimmons, and many many more!!

SKILLS Producer, Sound Engineer, Translator (English-Russian)

THINGS TO DO IN KOSTROMA Bars and beers and music... There's much more, of course, because Kostroma is one of the oldest cities in Russia (1152... only 5 years younger than Moscow), but it's almost 2 am and i can't think of anything else right now))

FAVORITE BTV EMAIL SHOW boris@balconytv.com Stefany June WEBSITE

facebook.com/boris.borski

TELEPHONE 79092535500


KOSTROMA

EUGENE FEDOROV

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

ДАНУЧЕ - Kostroma

BIO Born in 1991, recent graduate of Kostroma State Technological University. Before joining BalconyTV Kostroma team, was a member of one of the local bands and a manager of another local band. Worked as an event manager with Kostroma's famous Yellow Submarine bar. Active member of Kostroma's Night Quest games community.

PEOPLE

SKILLS Event host, presenter, photographer.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love BalconyTV because it is creativity in its pureness. Absolutely love to hear bands performing their songs raw and unpolished.

FAVORITE BANDS

ДаНуЧё, Гражданская Оборона, Motorhead, This Will Destroy You, Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space, The Ramones

THINGS TO DO IN KOSTROMA Walks downtown in the historical center, sightseeing, playing night quest games!

WEBSITE

http://vk.com/klaudgrave


KOSTROMA

MARIA SEROVA

PEOPLE

BIO At the moment - a young designer working in publishing in Moscow. She is the art director of children's magazine. The artist, graphic designer, illustrator and layout designer. During her university years she worked as a DJ and news host on one of the local radio stations, but after graduation decided to explore Arts and Design.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It is a great honor to be a part of such a grand project! I joined BalconyTV when it already had over 20 locations worldwide, but to host the ďŹ rst ever Russian Balcony that was surely something special.

FAVORITE BANDS

Friska Viljor, Ed Sheeran, The Rasmus, The Presets, MKRV, Billy's Band, Walk Of The Earth, Dune, Keane, Imagine Dragons, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Green Day.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Shut up and Dance Seoul

SKILLS Presenter, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Singer

THINGS TO DO IN KOSTROMA Cycling, riding a boat on Volga river, driving around in a car - all of it with favorite music booming! And of course, partying with friends all night long.


ST. PETERSBURG

MARK TITOV

PEOPLE

BIO I come from a musical family, so it's hard trying to keep away from it. I did psychology in the State University, but worked with computers all the time, making music and websites. I played percussion in several bands, then I went into recording music. After which I recorded a couple of albums with friendly bands. At the present I make a living making websites, but looking forward to producing again.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Because it ďŹ nally gave me a chance to see the best of local and world musicians without the risk of going to a lot of bad gigs :)

FAVORITE BANDS

Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, Amon Tobin, Squarepusher, The English Beat, The Specials, Easy Star All-Stars, Bent, Noisia, Tracy Chapman, Matmos, Fat Freddy's Drop, Like Anyone Would Read This

SKILLS

Sound engineer, electronic musician, web-developer, some motion graphics, some video editing.

THINGS TO DO IN ST PETERSBURG Used to be drinking in bars, but since I'm off alcohol it is watching movies at home, meeting friends and tasting teas.

EMAIL

titov.mark@gmail.com

TWITTER @titovm

FAVORITE BTV LINKEDIN marktitov SHOW Alexandr Vasiliev TELEPHONE Weirdo (SPb) +7 921 9514147


SAINT PETERSBURG

ALEXANDRE SENIN

PEOPLE

BIO Kofe, a legendary Russian new wave band originally formed in 1984 in Leningrad, USSR. Balance was their 2nd and unfortunately the last album recorded in 1986 and was considered by many as band's highest point. Originally issued as extra limited self-released tape this great album remained ofďŹ cially unrealized until today. Now we offer you carefully remastered album on limited LP and CD formats. http://tinyurl.com/lduxqnj

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BTV is a new type of community.

SKILLS

FAVORITE BANDS

Echo and the Bunnymen, TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend...etc.

Electra Monterz

Engineer, drummer, journalist, radio DJ, TV presenter, producer assistant.

THINGS TO DO IN ST.PETERSBURG Walks when it's not raining!

EMAIL

alexandresenin@yahoo.com

WEBSITE facebook.com/alexandre.senin

TELEPHONE +7 921 979 21 12


SAINT PETERSBURG

PEOPLE

ANNA SLOBODENYUK BIO Born 10.09.1987 in Leningrad. Graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, Work in Contemporary Art Museum & Galleries Erarta as a PR-specialist. Big fan of photography and snowboarding!

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I like music very much! BalconyTV gives a good opportunity to discover new artists, bands and even new kinds of music from different countries. Also we have a good team and it is great pleasure to work with my colleagues!

FAVORITE BANDS

Radiohead, Polusa, Torba-na-Kruche

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Torba-na-Kruche, Davaj Molchat

SKILLS Public Relations, Photography

THINGS TO DO IN ST. PETERSBURG Drink hot coffee in cosy coffee shop while it's raining outside and good music is playing in my ipod (when the sun is shining - it is also great)!

EMAIL slobodenyuk.anna@gmail.com

TWITTER anna_slo

TELEPHONE +7(931)2444320


SAINT PETERSBURG

OLGA OGNEVA BIO I am interested in different things such as playing cello, dancing, traveling. The main thing for me is to get pleasure from the things I do.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

MHOO

SKILLS moderator, administrator

THINGS TO DO IN ST. PETERSBURG Walking, visiting museums.

EMAIL

olyaame@mail.ru

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I like music very much! BalconyTV gives a good opportunity to discover new artists, bands and even new kinds of music from different countries. Also we have a good team and it is great pleasure to work with my colleagues!

FAVORITE BANDS

Muse, Deus and different kinds of world music

WEBSITE

http://vk.com/id7840445

TELEPHONE 79818819169


SAINT PETERSBURG

SEVA GAKKEL BIO 1975-1988 - Aquarium, founder member (cello) 1991-1996 - TaMtAm Muisc Club, first independent music club in Russia, producer Since then involved in the production of various music events (concerts, festivals) among them Creation of Peace in Kazan and in 2013 first WOMAD festival in Russia. 2012 joned Balcony TV community as a producer of the Balcony TV in St.Petersburg Currently working as a production manager at the A2 Club in St.Petersburg.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

JJAMZ on a New Year's eve in LA

SKILLS musician (cello), producer

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It still leaves a chance to see Daniel Johnston performing Live In Vai

FAVORITE BANDS

JJAMZ on a New Year's eve (LA) Stephany of the Big Harp playing bass (LA) Mother Falcon (LA) Badda Boo (Crimea) Ben Lee (Sydney) Karrie (Tralee) Mhoo (St.Petersburg) Kassie Willson (St.Petersburg)

THINGS TO DO IN ST. PETERSBURG Cycling and playing tennis with my daughter, drinking tea with balconeros on a terrace of the Botanika vegetarian cafe after BalconyTV sessions. Playing music with the right band!

EMAIL

seva@gakkel.net

LINKEDIN

Seva Gakkel

TELEPHONE 79052652286


SOUTH AMERICA


BELO HORIZONTE

PEOPLE

KARL MALACHY MOONEY BIO

Born in Dublin Karl has been actively involved in visual communications for the last 20 years. Founder member of Laserworks Limited, the first design studio in Ireland to adopt Macintosh computers, he has worked for many of Ireland's largest companies, including KPMG, Siemens, Central Bank of Ireland etc etc. In 1990 Karl completed a Media Production Studies course in the Oscar winning Ballyfermot Senior College. The course which looked at all aspects of Radio and Television production further broaden Karl's already ample understanding of the communication industry. In 1997 he set up DNA a graphic design studio with colleague and long time collaborator Pat Quinn. Together the pair were responsible for many cutting edge launches, advertising, and marketing campaigns for companies such As Mimo, RiRa, The Village, Planet Murphys, and Nemo to name but a few. In 2001 Karl moved to Belo Horizonte where he currently lives and works.

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Carter - Nega, Belo Horizonte, and Pez Rodriguez y su Orquesta - Big Black Mamba, Balcony TV Delhi. Tongue firmly in cheek and totally irreverant ‘brilliant’.

SKILLS Video Production, Graphic Design and Marketing. Getting things done.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

FAVORITE BANDS

The music industry is not always fair, being great is not enough, more and more its who you know and where your from. BTV puts democracy back into the music.

Die Antwoord, The Pogues, Bob Dylan, Massive Attack, Luke Kelly, Burt Bacharac, Johnny Rotten, The Waterboys, David Bowie, The Kinks, Raul Seixas, Jorge Mautner, Jorge Bem Jorge, Gonzaginho, Plantxy, Alabama 3, Pat Quinn, Titans, The Carpenters, Leadbelly, Joni Mitchel, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Nina Simone, Nando Reis, Elomar, Aslan, Damien Dempsey, Mary Coughlan, Renato Russo, Levellers, Elvis, AC DC, Glen Hansard, Sepultura, The Celtas Ride Again, Kila, Renato Teixera, Zeca Pagodinha, Alcione, Wando, Fagner, Ze Ramalho, Casiia Eller, etc etc

THINGS TO DO IN BELO HORIZONTE Meeting up with my kids, playing with the band, shooting pool and drinking beer and having the craic.

EMAIL karl@balconytv.com

WEBSITES dnadublin.com

TELEPHONE 00553192377649


BELO HORIZONTE

CONOR MONAGHAN

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BIO I am Irish from Dublin but I have been living in various countries (Canada, Australia, Spain and now Brazil). I have been living in Brazil for 9 months.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love Balcony TV because it gives a chance to new bands that can be difficult to find otherwise. I also love the variety of cultures and music on offer

FAVORITE BANDS

Wilco, Tom Waits, Van Morisson, Bob Dylan, Villagers, Leonard Cohen, Beach House, ReaL Estate, Chico Buarque, Cartola, Falamansa, Oscar de Leon, Boubacar Traore, Townes Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen, ComeOnLiveLong, Lcd Soundsystem,Phoenix, The Pogues, The Dubliners, and more.

SKILLS Sound Engineer, Degree in French, Also speak Spanish and Portuguese, Play Guitar and Piano, Teacher

THINGS TO DO IN BELO HORIZONTE I like to go hang out with Brazilians at the weekend, go to waterfalls (serra do cipo) and go to gigs.

EMAIL

FAVORITE BTV conormonaghan44@gmail.com SHOW WEBSITE Sergio Perere - Boco do lixo da tela. BTV Belo Horizonte.

http://pragyatiwari.com


SAN JUAN

RAY FIGUEROA

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BIO I was born in the island of Puerto Rico. After finishing school, I started traveling through Europe. Went to Cuba to study cinema; some of the best years of my life. After that, I´ve been working on films and documentaries, mostly in Guatemala and Central America, as well as South America and the Caribbean. Love music, love bands, love recording them, so it´s a perfect fit with Balcony TV.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It's an awesome project and a great way for local bands to shine in an international stage. Puerto Rico is usually linked to more urban rhythms, and through Balcony TV we have a chance to show the world we´re all about all sorts of different music.

FAVORITE BANDS

Radiohead, Davila 666, Joy Division, Black Flag, Señor Loop, Nujabes, Iggy Pop, Soda Stereo, Velvet Underground, Bowie, The Kills...

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Rizwan Muazzam

SKILLS Producer, screenwriter and audiovisual director. Film Festival programmer. Afraid of video games because they suck up all of my time, every time.

THINGS TO DO IN SAN JUAN There is something to do, somewhere to go. Every night.

EMAIL

xucuru@hotmail.com

TELEPHONE

787 374 2492


UK & IRELAND


BRIGHTON

KEVIN MURPHY

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BIO A team of four professionals host the show, from 4 different countries, Ireland, USA , Wales and the UK, set in the eclectic backdrop of Bohemian Brighton, featuring the latest,hottest and crucially most inuential artists in the city at the moment, the show has been running strong for 4 years now....

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ...

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

The Bobby McGees

What's not to love?

SKILLS

FAVORITE BANDS

Producers, sound engineers, website design, directors, musicians, songwriters, poets, jokers and piss takers, artists, videographers, radio djs

The Bobby McGees Time for T Elly O'Keffe Diarmuid O'Leary The Script

THINGS TO DO IN BRIGHTON Go to gigs.

EMAIL kevin@balconytvbrighton.com

WEBSITE

http://balconytv.com


CORK

JOANNE COLLINS

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BIO My name's JO. I'm from West Cork but live in the city. I grew up in a music store and music played a major part in my family. Being the youngest, I was brought up on an eclectic mix of musics from the early 40s right through to the 90s. I played the piano from a young age and later, the guitar and percussion. I have always loved to sing. In 2003, I started my bachelor of Music at University in College Cork, where performance was a part of my degree and I also focused a lot on World Music, Music Technology, Editing Film, and much more. I started applying to start Balcony TV Cork in April 2011 and my first show went up in September 2011 and I've had two shows a week ever since, on a Tuesday and on a Friday. I sometimes run events in Cork in pubs and other music venues. I produce Balcony TV Cork, I do everything behind the scenes. I act as A&R, I do everything from admin to promoting and I have to arrange all the shoots, hire the equipment, upload and do everything necessary for the show to run other than record the visuals and audio. I have run two music festivals, the first I co-ran with three friends and the latter, alone, on 17.08.2013 this year on Sherkin Island in West Cork in Ireland. It was a complete success! Please watch our official video on YouTube 'Sherkin Responsibilities'. I hope to run another Sherkin Responsibilities music festival next year, between 15- 17 August 2014. Apart from Music, I love languages, I speak English, Irish, German and Italian fluently and I am constantly learning more languages. At the moment, I am learning Portuguese and Spanish. I have been teaching English as a foreign language for the past 14 years. Time flies!

FAVORITE BTV FAVORITE BANDS SHOW John Spillane - A rock to cling to

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It's great to be a part of a great team, all of us sharing similar passions, a love for music and promoting excellent local talent as well as international artists passing through and a love for our individual cities/countries. It is a great network and I have made great friends in the past two and a half years working here. I think it's an amazing way to get to know new music and it's easily accessible and due to all the cities working together to create something larger, it's fun, it's like traveling virtually geographically through music with people you've never met in person but all with the same drive and love for music and our countries. It's also great to be promoting original music rather than all the music shows these days making stars out of people who do covers rather than encouraging original sounds.

SKILLS A&R. All Rounder. Producer, Promoter, Administrator, Organizer, PR, Sales & Marketing, Event Manager, Social Networking, IT, Qualified Language teacher: English, German, Italian,

I love practically all musics from A-Z. I love poetry, melodies, rhythms and so, both the music and the lyrics are important. I am a major Leonard Cohen fan, love Neil Young, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday. I love David Bowie, Radiohead, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grapelli, Astor Piazzola, Kíla, The Pale, The David Nelligan Thing, The Altered Hours, O Emperor and the list goes on and on and on and on and on.....

THINGS TO DO IN CORK Go to the top of Shandon bells and look at the city I live in and perhaps make a wish. I love to go there on New Year's Day. The English market is a MUST and being a West Cork woman, I love the marina and Blackrock pier. If you have a bike, the cycle to Cobh from Cork is incredibly beautiful along the old Blackrock railway line.

EMAIL

joanne@balconytv.com

WEBSITE http://www.balconytv.com/cork

TWITTER Balconytvcork

TELEPHONE 00353 86 1574946


CORK

JOHN HOUGH

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BIO I'm currently undertaking a MA is sound design for film and tv at the University of York. Previously employed as a technician at the department of music, University College Cork from 2005. Have also experience working as a programmer in the IT industry. Started working with Joanne at Balcony TV Cork in September 2011.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... Get to meet and record lots of great artists from your region and beyond. Technical challenge and adrenaline of recording under tight time frames and difficult conditions.

FAVORITE BANDS

SKILLS Production and postproduction sound engineering Cinemtatography. Logic Pro, pro tools, Final Cut Pro, adobe premiere, Web design, CSS, PHP, MYSQL

THINGS TO DO IN CORK Shopping in the English market followed by a pint in the Mutton Lane.

Neil Young, Bowie, Smiths, Low, The National .......

EMAIL

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

WEBSITE

David Carroll - ambition

john.hough@gmail.com

cargocollective.com/johnhough

LINKEDIN john-hough


CORK

MIGUEL AHUMADA

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BIO Over a decade of experience in music production. Worked along side greats like; Ronan Browne from Afro Celt Sound System, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Maverick Sabre, The Rubber Bandits, Pato Ranking, Sindicato Latino, Hopus Production, RiRa & Many More over the Past decade. Looking for something more I decided to jump from sound to visual and got TV & Film training, Now I run a small Film & TV production team "Vida Vision" creating Music Video clips Business Promo's to Live Events.

FAVORITE BANDS

Portishead, Bob Marley & the Wailesrs, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, etc.. WU-TANG !!

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... As a Music Producer I love Balcony TV for its effort into giving musicians a plataform to perform for free and then let the world watch it. As a Regular Joe, I love Balcony TV because its the best way to keep up to date with all the new bands and talented people around the world, who are mainly 90% of the time better than what is on the Main Stream. As a Camara Operator for Balcony TV Cork, I love Balcony TV for its genuine aims, work methods and outcome.

THINGS TO DO IN CORK Find events and places or people to ďŹ lm and photograph, go to the park, eco cafee (web workhouse), gym, Crane Lane, the Pavilion, the Triskal, etc.. etc...

EMAIL

vidavisions.tv@gmail.com

WEBSITE

www.miguelahumada.com

LINKEDIN

FAVORITE BTV miguel-ahumada SHOW TWITTER Noisy Coincidence Mad Planet

SKILLS Camara Operator, Director of Photography, Film Editor, Photographer, Music Production.

Vida_Ahumada

TELEPHONE 0831555782


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CORK

PABLO GÓMEZ HERNÁNEZ

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BIO My name is Pablo Gómez Hernández. I was born in Madid in 1986. I grew up in Alcobendas, a small city outside Madrid. At the moment I'm living in Cork (Ireland) working in a Sound Company call Outline Ireland. In Spain I worked in many places (car mechanic, sports shop, bike garage and more small jobs) while finishing my basic studies but I've always loved music so I studied sound (a two years degree). I came to Ireland in March 2012 to do my sound studies practice. I did it in Outline Ireland, the same company which I'm working at the moment.

BalconyTV Cork

SKILLS Live Sound engineer. I have also knowledge of music software (Ableton,Pro Tools...)

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I think it is a nice way to play live, meet new people and a great way for the bands to promote themselves. There is always very good atmosphere.

FAVORITE BANDS

I have many favourite bands. I love music.

THINGS TO DO IN CORK Go out to see concerts. Walk around the city. Play soccer. Visit abandoned sites.

EMAIL gomezhernandezpablo2@gmail.com

TELEPHONE

005531857284173


DUBLIN

CONOR FLEMING BIO I started off with background in Computer Science as I always loved computers, but left college to pursue a career in the media industry. So I went to film school for a few years to learn the basics then took off out into the big bad world to hone my skills. With a computer background I had a natural aptitude for the post production side of the film world, but I am equally as comfortable behind the lens of a camera as I am editing video or pictures. I always had a huge interest in music, but never though I could make a career out of it. By sheer luck I fell into Balcony TV which combines my two biggest loves, Music and Film. Now I get to send every day scheduling the shows and making music videos for one of the best music video sites online and I love every second of it

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BANDS

Queens of the Stone Age, In Flames, Gojira, Bloc Party, Bonobo, Com Truise, Tycho, Pixies, Thin Lizzy

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Little Green Cars Harper Lee

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love Balcony TV because it combines my two greatest loves and inspirations, music and film. The only time I am happier behind a camera is when their is music being played on the other side. Finding new bands and hotly tipped artist to play on the Balcony is a joy at its worst and heaven at best. I love coming to work and eagerly await each and every shoot, and want to do my part to make the Dublin Balcony the best balcony of them all!

THINGS TO DO IN DUBLIN Rock out at all the awesome gigs in the city and walk around with my camera taking pictures and video.

EMAIL

conorfleming@yahoo.com

TELEPHONE

0858260347

SKILLS Producer - Music Videos, Short Film, Documentary. Camera Operator/Videographer/Photography Video Editor/SFX Artist Advanced Computer Knowledge with some programming and webdesign knowledge 6 Years+ Customer Service experience Social/Digital Media Guru. Creative writing Film Scripts. Film Direction


DUBLIN

TOM MILLET BIO Tom is a sometimes/often presenter on BalconyTV.Com. He also lines up acts, and constantly makes suggestions about ideas that are not Balcony based. Tom is a guerilla marketing genius and never stops coming up with different ways to hand out the OFFICIAL BALCONY TV BUSINESS CARD SIZE FLYERS. Tom is a gifted double bass player, whose life long claim to fame is that he once played with Woody Allen. Do you know Tom once played with Woody Allen? Tom has a habit of turning up five minutes before showtime and forgetting the various performers names.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

The Wood Brothers - Atlas

SKILLS Producer, musician, marketing genius, presenter, business management, production management, branding, entrepreneur.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love Balcony TV so much I helped start it and brought it to the worldwide success it is today. I have always had a passion for music on all levels, so naturally I wanted to find a way to help promote bands big and small in the coolest way possible, which happens to be on a Balcony!

FAVORITE BANDS

Dave Holland Quintet

THINGS TO DO IN DUBLIN Motorcycles, classic cars, playing bass, making music.

EMAIL

tom@balconytv.com

TELEPHONE

0872670773


DUBLIN

SASHA HAMROGUE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

Balcony TV Brooklyn

BIO Sasha Hamrogue has over ten years extensive experience working in the media and entertainment industry as a writer, producer and director. Working at MTV Networks in New York City for close to a decade, Sasha rose up the ranks from writer to director in less than eight years, ďŹ nishing her role as Director managing a news team of over ten staff, overseeing all elements of production from daily content editor to event coverage of the likes of the Grammy Awards, Academy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and more. Throughout her career she has interviewed hundreds of A-list artists: everyone from Neil Young to Martin Scorsese, Rihanna to Stevie Nicks. With over ten years of writing experience, Sasha has written reviews and news stories for the likes of Rolling Stone and CBS as well as having the pleasure of writing scripts for famed MTV talent Kurt Loder and Sway. Sasha has a passionate love for music and keen interest in up and coming artists and h as cultivated strong relationships with both the media and artists during her career to date.

PEOPLE

SKILLS Producer, writer, presenter, voice over, content editor, manager.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love BalconyTV because although the concept is simple, it presents music as it should be; in a live, interesting forum. I love that artists from around the world have a platform through BalconyTV to present their art in a simple and effective format and that fans can explore and discover hundreds of new bands via one site.

FAVORITE BANDS Magnetic Fields, Talking Heads, The Clash, Stevie Nicks, Prince, Crystal Stilts, Pavement, Neutral Milk Hotel, Robyn, The Kinks, Destroyer, Salem, The National, Cat Power, Robyn

THINGS TO DO IN DUBLIN Dublin is such a social city so I love nothing more than going to gigs, going for pints, going for dinner, going dancing, the list goes on! I also love bike rides in the Phoenix Park, summer days sitting beside the canal, picnics from Listons in the Iveagh Gardens, and much, much more!

EMAIL

sasha@balconyTV.com

WEBSITE http://whistlelikeaboy.tumblr.com/

TWITTER www.twitter.com/sashahearts

TELEPHONE 01135358688255


LONDON

TINA EDWARDS BIO Tina is a versatile presenter and development producer who is never short of enthusiasm. She was scouted by ITN producers Jamie Scott and Jonathan Pascoe to be the voice of Heat’s Huge News, validating her popularity within the industry. Despite being a night role, she managed to deliver perky and humorous scripts at 3AM each day. Confident with ad-libbing, autocue and scripts, Tina is a flexible presenter. Not only is she experienced within the field of broadcast, but she’s able to engage live audiences. Having hosted over 20 events at venues from Whisky Mist to Movida, she excites crowds to create an electrifying atmosphere. Tina is currently presenting a music based-sketch show alongside CBBC’s Ben Shires - a format she wrote herself. Now writing formats for other presenters as well as herself at Red24 Management, she is also known in the music industry with her social media PR business Effusive. Tina is also a trained singing teacher. With a great knowledge of music, particularly rock and jazz, she’s able to give fascinating commentary on the music industry and rising talents.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It's great to meet incredible bands and have a banter with them over the chiming bells of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.

FAVORITE BANDS

Bjork, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Brand New, Jamie Cullum.

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW Hanson - Get the girl back

SKILLS Presenter - Heat TV, Balcony TV London, London Fashion Week, Community Channel and more. Development Producer - Red24 Management and freelance. Currently (Sep 2013) following strong leads with BBC and MTV. Singing Teacher - Rock and pop. Music and Fashion PR Events Management

THINGS TO DO IN LONDON Have a pint at Ain't Nothin' But The Blues in Soho on their monthly burlesque night, before winding down to some incredible live jazz in Ronnie Scott's.

EMAIL Tina@BalconyTV.com

WEBSITE

http://EffusivePR.co.uk

LINKEDIN tinaedwardstv

TWITTER

pickupmyhiccup

TELEPHONE 07860 766 915


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LONDON & LOS ANGELES

LYDIA REED BIO I am currently interning with various different businesses in the music industry, trying to get as much experience as I can. I spend a lot of my time in Los Angeles, which allows me to work on both London and LA balconies. It's a great way of seeing all the upcoming talent in both countries!

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I love the concept of having great bands performing in front of beautiful landscapes across the world. I think its great how we are helping out bands and giving back to the music industry. It's also an excellent way of discovering new music - most of the music I listen to now, are all bands that have performed on BTV.

FAVORITE BANDS The Beatles The Killers King Washington

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

BalconyTV LA - King Washington

SKILLS PA , Talent Booker

THINGS TO DO IN LONDON & L.A. I love to go and check out local bands in both London and LA. I like to try new things, meet new people and discover cool restaurants and bars. I also love being a tourist and making sure I've been and done everything there is to do!

EMAIL lydia@balconytv.com

TWITTER

lydreed


TRALEE

AMY JACKMAN

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BIO Born and bred in Waterford by a very musical family, Amy was meant to work in the music industry. With a passion for showcasing local irish talent, Amy moved to Tralee to go to college and studied BA of TV, radio and new media broadcasting. From there she noticed that the once active music scene in Tralee had run dry. She tried to get more music in Tralee but the results were slow. She had always loved Balcony TV and from here, she created Balcony TV Tralee and hasn't looked back since.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It gives local acts the opportunity to perform on a worldwide platform where they may not otherwise get the opportunity.

FAVORITE BANDS

The Beatles, The Shins, Arctic Monkeys, The Avalanches, rjd2, Bad Religion, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana and anything Irish!

SKILLS Editor; Final Cut Pro, adobe after effects, pro tools, ableton, photoshop. Presenter, producer, director, scriptwriter.

THINGS TO DO IN TRALEE Visit the rose of tralee festival!

EMAIL

tralee@balconytv.com

WEBSITE

http://balconytv.com/tralee

FAVORITE BTV TWITTER amy_music SHOW Fred - cork we are the TELEPHONE city now 353873118958


TRALEE

NIALL KEHER

PEOPLE

BIO TV radio student with lots of experience on both live and scripted productions.

I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... It's the perfect mix of balcony and music!

FAVORITE BANDS Chinese man

SKILLS Camera and video editing

THINGS TO DO IN TRALEE Drink!

EMAIL

niallkeher@yahoo.co.uk

FAVORITE BTV WEBSITE SHOW

www.knobblyproductions.wordpress.com

Fred - If not now when


TRALEE

STEVE CLIFFORD BIO My name is Steve and I co-produce Balcony TV Tralee. Originally from Cork, I am now living Tralee and studying a BA (Hons) in Music Technology. My course concentrates on various industries practices from Live Location Recording, Music Production and Enterprising, Media and The Arts. I then use these skills and practices and put them to use on the Balcony :) I am also a musician and gig on most weekends doing cover songs. I like rugby, pool and am fond of a pint of Guinness.

FAVORITE BANDS

Foy Vance, Glen Hansard, James Vincent McMorrow, Coldplay, Avenged Sevenfold, Walking on Cars, Snow Patrol, Rory Gallagher, Paramore, Oasis, Nirvana, Linkin Park, Kings of Leon, Heathers, Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters, Biffy Clyro and lots more :)

PEOPLE

FAVORITE BTV SHOW

John Spillane - Life in an Irish Town

SKILLS I LOVE BALCONYTV BECAUSE ... I would say that I had an infatuation with Balcony TV in my teens and as a singer songwriter at the time I tried to get on Balcony TV Dublin. In later years, Amy Jackman (BTV Tralee Presenter) approached me about setting up BTV Tralee. I jumped at the proposal and since then our balcony has gone from strength to strength. The best part of my role is the artist liaising and general interaction. You think that having such artists as The Stunning, Duke Special, Heathers and John Spillane on our Balcony that you would very quickly become star struck but in the fast paced BTV world there's little time for autographs and photos. That fascination never came to fruition and the acts we have on the Balcony are extremely down to earth and really friendly. Its a normal enough job with normal people :)

Producer, Sound Engineer, Live Location Recording, Post Production Mixing and Editing.

THINGS TO DO IN TRALEE Aquadome, Tralee Bay Wetlands, Gym, Cycling and of course Balcony TV.

EMAIL steven.clifford@students.ittralee.ie

WEBSITE

www.balconytv.com/tralee

LINKEDIN steve-clifford

TWITTER stevecmusic

TELEPHONE 086 391 3082



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