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be on the Rodney Bingenheimer’s 2nd anniversary show on Sirius and I have played major events like the Download Festival. mBut there’s never been a better time, for right Meow! :) I’m trying to center in, rebuild, restructure & focus. One goal I had for myself was when I was modeling full time I was between 100-105 as my “fighting weight.” 3 years ago, I went up to 129 pounds. No one maybe really notices (or says they do ) but u, ish, but I went from a size 0 to a 5. Yesterday I hit 104, just checked, still am. Ok. Goal reached. Next. Tone & Hone in. Put out record. Get back out on tour. ReSee America. I miss my friends in far away places.
Who is the singer name Nikita. I am Nikita “kitty” La Tijera Meow Lead vocalist & rhythm Jackson guitarist of the band, Hear Kitty Kitty-Which is about having a voice. Speaking out for the people, being true to oneself & your beliefs. Making a difference in the world- starting with yourself. Nikita, as in la femme La tijera as in -from the street.Originally “princess of the street” slash punk rock street urchin The people’s people-was my concept -ish. Looking thru the window while u eat your fancy feast. Staying hungry & driven. But it’s also -not -about never finding fulfillment. Reaching. Aiming. Achieving. Striving. To eventually -claim your golden ring. Whatever the goal. Your goal. Our goal. As a people. As a unified voice We got the chance to catch up with this amazing woman, how have you been Ok, I get a little misty eyed when my long time, partner in crime, Cordell Crockett, is out doing hugely epic festival events, with his other band, Ugly Kid Joe.. I am not sure sometimes if I will ever reach that level of success, like direct support for Guns N’ Roses, chilling in high thread count bath robes in Tel Aviv. I used to be somewhat brazen now I’m somewhat humble. Hollywood can b a hard hustle. We have a great new record with awesome songs. I was honored to recently have HKK
What made you decide to be apart of a Alternative rock band? All I wanted to b growing up was Vince Neil. I would line up all my stuffed animals & sing the whole record of “Shout at the Devil” to them on an ice cream shaped comb which was my impromptu mic with lines on my face with my moms eyeliner like Niki or Tommy (depending on the day) with a red light bulb on (cus I was a Rebel )and Sting said I did not have to put on the red light, but I did. In my pajamas. In Philadelphia. Wanting to try my proverbial hand in the wild Wild West. What keeps you so motivated and driven when it comes to music? To make a difference in the world starting with yourself. To unite people To be like Lenny kravitz “u gotta let love rule”. We all bleed red. Hands across America. One nation. One love. Together we can change the world. What are some of the greatest achievement you have received as a singer? Endorsements by - Jackson guitars, jet city amps, pickworld picks, tres Sietes tequila, playing The Download Festival and the city of Carlisle, and touring the US many times. Hearing myself on the radio and being told I write songs that make a difference. Were can our readers find your music? Http://www.reverbnation.com/hearkittykitty http://www.facebook.com/hearkittykitty http://twitter.com/hearkittykitty https://www.jetcityamplification.com/artists
Who inspires you to be you? I do actually, and the life I want to have before it gets to the point where I can’t enjoy it. I’ve lived my life for Soo many people that I made it a habit to disregard myself therefore making costly mistakes. And bad judgement. But Life is so much better now that I’m living for me. And that means singing and sharing my music and leaving a message in the lyrics. Is Southern Soul an untapped industry? No Southern Soul is not an untapped industry it maybe unorganized but definitely not untapped. It’s seems it’s trying to develop a sound when it should perfect a hemisphere........... The SOUTH. Southern Soul has so much flavor and different styles.
Mz Pat Mz Pat The Lady Of Soul Tell us a little about yourself... I’m from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, born and raised. I went to school in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. I received my Certificate of from UOP Multi Media Development also receiving my Collegiate Scholarship for outstanding grades for the first year in College. And I Love MUSIC What age were you when you started singing? I think I was humming as a Baby, but I started as a little girl with my Mom and Grandma in Church, so I joined the choir in elementary and kept going from there. What is Southern Soul to you and why? Southern Soul is a mixture of Blues, Soul, Zydeco and Blues, seasoned with some R&B and Stax and Motown then some. Southern Soul has so many mixtures of Flavor of the South which has traveled through the world that it’s finally getting it’s Proper Identity. I am a Soul Singer from the South. I was raised on the same music Everybody else was raised on. B.B. King, ZZ Hill, Joe Simon, George Duke, The Commodores, Ohio Players, Etta James, Gladys Knight and the Pups, Smokey, Eddie, Kashiff, Melissa Morgan, The Roots, Bob Marley, TP, Lauren Hill, Biggie and Topac and on and on, but I Chose Soul Music. I’m from the South so to me I’m Southern Soul because of my Region. But I’m Soul Music because of my heritage.
What has been your greatest achievement as a Southern Soul Artist? My biggest achievement is knowing where I’m from and learning to just Deliver Good Music. Meeting GREAT people and working with Great people. I always wanted to perform in the Spring Fling in Mobile, Alabama I finally had the opportunity this year. So I’m feeling blessed. I’ve been chosen video of the week in the Jackson Music Awards “I Came to Get It In” I was number 1 Soul Song in Louisiana N1M radio several times “WHY” Where can readers hear your music? Readers can hear my music on WLMR, KQXL, WNDK, KIEE, WMPR, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Sound Cloud, YouTube, Podcasts, intune, and Facebook with the wonderful DJ’s who play my music. U.K., France, Wales, South Africa, Indonesia, Japan, China and more. What will your next project be? My next Project will be a Stepper Song called “It’s Time” Produced at Whitehouse Music an affiliate of Sony. And another called “Lil Mama”. My current song “I Hold The Key” produced by Transphatt Records is a song Empowerment with a 70’s get down beat. Do you have a website or Social Media? Mzpat2/Facebook.com, @mzpattheladyofsoul
We caught up with the Lovely Founder and guitarist Cheryl Cooley from the legendary group Klymaxx.. How you doing today? I am doing well. What age was you when you started the group? (not gonna answer that – a lady never tells her age) What made you get into the music industry? I started playing guitar when I was 11 and the spark of performing as a musician started from there. What was your first single as a solo/band ? “Never Underestimate The Power Of A Woman” – by Klymaxx (1981) How did you come up with a girls band and the name of the band? 1. All the girls in the band have a different life journey story as to how we all met up in the same rehearsal room and started playing together…fate, the Universe, Most High, Divine Order (whatever your belief system)…brought us all together. 2. We wanted a name with excitement, so we kinda played on words and spelling and arrived at: Klymaxx What was your first music video name? “The Men All Pause” How did you get notice by the major labels? We had sent our promo package to a few record labels at the time and were rejected because we were an all-girl band and no label thought it would work. I worked at a bank at the time and was telling my supervisor, Linda Pate, about this all-girl band I was in. She said, “Well, if you give me a demo tape, I’ll give it to my uncle, Johnny Pate, he is the producer for Minnie Riperton, Peabo Bryson… I gave her our demo tape and he asked to have a meeting with the band. At the meeting he expressed that he did not really think it was very good and may be we should try again and do a better recording. Now let me say for your readers, when one door closes that does not mean another door won’t open
to the same idea. Johnny happen to have lunch with an executive at Solar Records, Margret Nash. He gave her the tape and told her that he didn’t think that it was very good but maybe she could do something. When she listened she loved the idea of an all-female band and thought we had good musical potential. She immediately called me to come and see and listen to the band at our next rehearsal. Then she brought in the president of Solar Records, Dick Griffey and we were signed to Solar Records within months. How did you come up with the single “ Meeting in the ladies Room “ “Meeting In The Ladies Room” was written by Midnight Star who was one of our label-mates at Solar Records. Rumor has it that one of the guys from Midnight Start, Reggie Calloway, and his then-girlfriend were at a club and one of the girls in Klymaxx saw him and ran over to him and hugged and kissed him and the girlfriend got upset and jumped up from their table and went to the Ladies Room. He got an idea for a song with that title, “Meeting In The Ladies Room”. What was your first song being played on the radio? “Never Underestimate The Power Of A Woman” How has the music been changed sense then and now ? Back then there were many record companies that kinda acted like the gatekeepers to what music was played and distributed to the masses. Now that the entertainment industry has been de-regulated by President Clinton in 1996: “Telecommunications Act of 1996 deregulation” There are no gatekeepers as before and everyone can create whatever music they want without any higher standard for the masses to be buffered by.
Does it open for more artists, yes; but at what cost to the listeners quality of the arts? Some say back-theday music was better. Some say now-a-day’s music is open to opinion. What your feed back on hiphop and politics? I’m not real savvy on Hip Hop, but if it is a reflection of our now-politics, I fear for the future of young people and their interpretations of normalcy. So who are some of the artist that you listen to today? Me. (Laughing) Bruno Mars, Common, Roots…; I’m sorry I’m still Old School with the music content and lyrical meaning. After all, I have a college degree in music and my standard of music is much different than what’s on the current music radio stations. Being an all female band did you feel it was hard competing will all boy bands? Hum---- no because Klymaxx was/is good at what we do: music. Getting respect is another story. What was the first label that signed you? The only label Klymaxx was signed to was Solar Records for almost 10 years. However, they/Solar changed distributors and created Constellation Records with MCA and we recorded on that label but it was the same personnel. Ms. Cooley how did it feel to know you can play with some of the best guitar players around the world? Honored. And thank you for saying that. I love playing guitar and I hope that that shines through in my playing. Have you done any solo project yet? Well, we’ll have to wait and see what the future holds. Are you ready? (Laughing) I see you’re a minister? Do you feel that being a person of the cloth is a mix of good and bad? Yes I am and Nope! It’s all an
energy from the Creator, Creating, Creation. So being who you are do you feel the music industry has changed for the good or for the bad? Well, as I said before, the gatekeepers (the then-record executives) are not there to protect the higher quality of the music we are subject to and I feel that the buying public is being scammed by what better they could be absorbing from music and lyrics. And in my world, I would say, bad, but in this current world… what is good or bad? What advice can you give up girl band that are trying to come up in the industry as well? Don’t be influenced by people that have ulterior motives or are self-reflecting their own fears onto you desiring a music career; or even wanting to keep you at a controlled position in your/their life. Educate yourself on any and everything you can. Watch your finances. Maintain your health. Mind your mind. There is a big world out there, not just in your hood. The accepted mentality in Alabama is not the same mentality in Colorado or London. Travel, save money, learn, get educated, trust your intuition; and yes your dream is possible. Don’t be discouraged! Do you have any social media site were fans can no more about you? http://www.klymaxx.com/ http://www.myppk.com/get/Klymaxx http://www.facebook.com/klymaxxmusic https://twitter.com/klymaxx http://instagram.com/klymaxxmusic
BAILEY ELORA What’s the name of your band? Bailey Elora
Issac and Freddy for 3 years, Geoff has known Freddy and Issac for a year.
What’s the origin of that name? Bailey Elora is our lead singer’s first and middle name. Have you changed the bands name before? In previous band versions of the Bailey Elora band, yes, but this band has always been known as Bailey Elora.
How did you meet? We all met through Youth on Record (a Denver nonprofit that empowerscColorado’s underserved youth to achieve their academic, artistic, and personalcbest by employing local, professional artists as their educators). We performed acfew of the same shows for them and ran into each other a lot while there.
Please list the name, age, and respective instrument of each band member? Bailey Elora: 19, Vocals Freddy Zamora: 22, Guitar Geoff Orwiler: 43, Bass Issac Zamora: 18, Drums
When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together? We formed our band in January of this year. Geoff and Bailey had been performing acoustic sets together for 3 years, when they decided to have Freddy join for a fuller sound. Issac was added a few weeks later. We all just started working together and we happened to have really good chemistry as a band and as people. We decided to further our music and start writing collectively instead of individually.
What genre of music do you consider your work to be? We are an Alternative/Pop band. Who are your major influences? Bailey: Billie Eilish, Nina Simone, Halsey, The Cranberries Freddy: Jason Mraz, FINNEAS, Juanes Geoff: Sting (solo career), Led Zeppelin, Stephen Hawking Issac: Buddy Rich, Maña, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles How long have you all known each other? Geoff and Bailey have known each other since she was 7 (13 years), Freddy andcIssac have known each other since birth (they are brothers), Bailey has known
How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? FB: https://www.facebook.com/BaileyEloraMusic/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/baileyelora/ TW: https://twitter.com/BaileyElora?lang=en Spotify: bailey elora Amazon Music: bailey elora YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBzknsFuh33d1mc2LlX_2-g Soundcloud: bailey-elora Youth on Record: https://www.youthonrecord.org/ team-member/bailey-elora
Los Mocochetes What’s the name of your band? Los Mocochetes
Juan Gabriel, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Dizzy Gillespie and the list goes on and on and on!
Whats the origin of that name? Los Mocochetes, is a made up word that our bassist, Diego Florez created during a trip to New Mexico. It is simply the words, Mocoso (which means “booger kid” or a “little rascal” type kid) and Machete (is a sharp steel object used as a tool or weapon). In our case, our songs and instruments are our machetes and we use them to help build up our community, instead of utilizing them to harm or destroy. Please list the name, age, and respective instrument of each band member? Jose “Jozer” Guerrero: Lead vocals, Guira, and Bongos - age 27 Joshua Randy Abeyta: Guitar, Vocals, and Trumpet - age 35 Diego Florez: Bass and Vocals - age 23 Elias García: Guitar and Vocals - age 25 Eli Montoya: Congas - age 25 Jon Rubio: Drums - age 22
Could you briefly describe the music-making process? Often times one of us will just come in with a song written and will ask the rest of the band to figure out and create parts. Then other times maybe two members will get tougher share an idea and create a song together.
What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Our music is hard to categorize, we wanted to create a sound that really represent all of the voices that make up our band and country. So we mix Latin and African rhythms, with hip hop, rock, poetry, and so much more! If we had to choose a term we would say Xican@ Funk. Who are your major influences? All of us are musical nerds! We listen to everything we can! Chicano Batman, WAR, Kendrick Lamar, Los Angeles Azules, La Sonora Dinamita, Santana, Daniel Valdez, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chuck Berry,
What are your rehearsals generally like? We run a general set list for whatever show we play that weekend. If we aren’t playing, we work on new music. We discuss logistical details about gigs and potential opportunities near the end, and most importantly we have fun! lol! Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous? We rehearse once a week. How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? We are on every major social Media platform, as well as musical platform, including Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, etc. Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD? losmocochetes.com
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Sitting in a restaurant and waiting for your food for 30 minutes or more. Nude or Simi- Nude? I love doing nude shoots but simi is just as good. Single / Taken: Single Favorite artist: Keith Sweat Hobbies: I love going shopping an spending time with my family. So being a model do you feel it’s a very competitive field? Yes its very competitive When your not modeling what do you do on your off days? Go thur my photos an select my best shots to do my next calender. Finish my book about my life almost done with it. What is a normal day for you? I have alot of photo shoots that i do an i also Relax an watch tv.
trish What age was you when you got into modeling? I was 21
What kind of work have you done so far when it comes to modeling? Calendar an Magazine. Model by cars in car shows. Do you have tattoos, how many and we’re are they? Yes i do. I have 15 tattoos. My neck my arms my lower back an my legs.
What made you decide too go that direction? Well it was more being at the strip club i enjoy doing What’s your opinion about the modeling business, that but i wanted to make a change an start modeling. good or bad? Its takes time an effort an patience to get what you Measurement: want out of it. If you want something bad enough Bust 34 an Waiste 27 an Hips 32 you will get to where you want to be. You have to be a go getter an want it that bad. Favorite Colors: Purple, Black, Zebra Print Do you have any advice for other models? Favorite Food: Have patience an work hard for what you want out Chicken of modeling. Have a strong mind an never stop trying you will get what you want if you keep trying. Pet peeve:
Cheryl Cooley of Klymaxx