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Behind The Music Jacqueline Jax Helena Micy

A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Artist Helena Micy

Behind The Music Jacqueline Jax Helena MicyListen in: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/12/08/ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-artist-helena-micy

Listen in live as host Jacqueline Jax speaks with UK artist Helena Micy.
Getting up close and personal with UK music artist Helena Micy..
What gets her hot, A leap of faith from Greece to the UK, and What it’s like to be flawed. Listen in now…

Music: Don’t Change, Leave Me Alone, and Listen.

GETTING TO KNOW HELENA MICY
1) What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Good question this one!
1) I’ve always been singing in English even when I didn’t speak any since I was born and raised in Greece.
2) I quit my two universities to study music and
3) I left my country after 25 years of living there, to come to the UK and chase my dreams. It’s Never too late and so far it’s going really good! :)
2) Name three words that best describe you and why?
1. Stubborn because I always do what I want without listening to what others advise me to do (it’s not a good thing by the way),
2. Very spontaneous. Most of the times I say and do what I feel which is not a good thing to have again and 3. Passionate! If I do something I really love, I give my heart, soul and life to it without thinking that the outcome might be a negative one.
 As you can see, I’m full of flaws. hehe
3) Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil.

4) Any backstage, pre-show rituals? How do you get “in the zone”?
H: I don’t really have any specific rituals but I’m giving a general pep talk to myself most of the times. Before a show I am always nervous because I want it to be perfect but nothing is perfect in life so I am saying to myself that I did the best I could to be prepared for this moment, that I am here to enjoy the show, give my all on stage and do my best, and most importantly to entertain the crowd in order for everybody to encounter a wonderful experience. :) I guess now that I have my full band, we’ll maybe start doing pre show rituals all together. hehe

5) Have you collaborated with any other artists? Who have been your favorites to work with. OR who is on your wishlist? If you could collaborate with anyone in the industry right now, who would that be and why?
H: I collaborated with many wonderful artists from Greece so far such as Stereo Mike (MTV awarded rapper – producer) , Maxi Nil (VOA) and Johnny Zero (Elysion) but the collaboration with Stereo Mike was a big lesson for me because he has a very good knowledge on how things work in the music business so I learnt a lot from him. Our collaboration is an on going process for 3 years now. He did a feature on my EP 3 years ago, then I recorded vocals for his album, currently he is producing my debut album and recently became the bass player in my newly formed band too which is amazing.
I would love to collaborate with so many artists I respect but if I had to pick one, it would be Lacuna Coil because they are the first who inspired me in order to follow the music path and chase my dreams.
 
6) Indie or mainstream? As in would you like to remain an indie artist or is the goal to eventually break out into the mainstream music biz? why or why not?
H: hmmm this is a really good question but I really don’t know which way I will go in the future. I believe you can have a great career both ways but every situation has its pros and cons. I mean.. I am unsigned and indie for now and it’s great because I have 100% control over my career moves. Everyday I am learning something new about the music business and it’s really helpful for an artist to acquire the business know-how but the bad thing is I do not have the time I need to focus on writing music. On the other hand when you’re signed to a label, you don’t have the absolute freedom to do what you want with your music career but I am not against contracts with labels at all. If a good deal comes my way, I will grab the opportunity for sure. :)
 
7) If  you do have plans to release your music mainstream, why do you think its so hard for indie artists to break into the mainstream market?
H: Even when you’re signed to a label it’s still hard to break into the mainstream market as things are very competitive and you have to have the right team around you as well, plus you need a bit of luck too. As an Indie artist, most probably you do everything yourself or with the help of few people who most of the times will be friends or die hard fans. It’s very hard for an emerging artist to be creative and to have a business mind too and I think this is why most indie artists won’t do a mainstream breakthrough. Let’s face it. Music becomes a business when you do it professionally and with the help of the right businessmen/women around you, you can have great fame.
8) What is the single biggest compliment or piece of advice you have received from a fellow artist?
H: “Always work for the song. Let it take you where it wants to go.” – Stereo Mike on how to compose music.
 
9) If ever you decide to hang up the microphone/instruments what is the single most important thing you want people to remember about your artistry? what legacy do you want to leave?
H: I really want to inspire people with my story actually. I’m from a small town in Greece called Elassona where there was no music school around. English is not my native language, yet I write lyrics and sing in English. Greece doesn’t have an R’N’B/Soul music legacy at all so having said all that I would like to be remembered as an artist who defied all odds and did the best she could to achieve her dreams. I want to inspire people to achieve their dreams because I really believe you can achieve anything, if you believe in your own power and work hard enough.
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Enter the giveaway now:
To celebrate our 3rd season of A.V.A Live Radio, we teamed up with IK Multimedia to giveaway gifts every week in December. All you have to do is join A.V.A Live Radio and IK Multimedia on facebook and twitter and leave A.V.A Live Radio a “I Love @AVALIVERADIO & @IKMULTIMEDIA”. Every week on the show we will be giving away prizes to our lucky winners selected at random.

Join these pages now:
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Leave us a tweet : “I Love #AVALIVERADIO & #IKMULTIMEDIA”

Prizes:
irigmic_main_image_450_2iRig Mic: is the first handheld, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed for all of your mobile sound needs. Now you can make professional audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iOS device. iRig Mic is ideal for the singer, vocalist and songwriter on the move, but also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances or other sound sources in the studio, on stage or in the field. The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector design. A three-level gain switch makes it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition — from soft speaking to loud playing. Its familiar form is perfect for handheld performance, plus it allows you to mount it on any mic stand leaving your device free for operating your favorite app. Its rugged metal body is road-ready for the mobile musician. iRig Mic also comes* with VocaLive FREE, IK’s new real time effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist, and AmpliTube FREE for guitar players and songwriters and iRig Recorder FREE, an IK app for quick audio recording and processing. iRig Mic also works with a wide variety of other vocal and audio processing apps for the iOS platform.
iklipstand+mini_main_image_450IKlip Stand: iKlip Stand is a new tabletop holder that raises your iPad above the desktop, positioning it for perfect access while using keyboards, mixers, controllers and other equipment. Tower over your gear with a tabletop holder that puts your iPad right where you need it. It elevates your iPad or iPad mini, making room for keyboards and other equipment below, and provides a more comfortable and ergonomic workspace when using your iPad at a desk. Originally developed for musicians to place their iPad above music keyboards, mixers, or other studio hardware, iKlip Stand also offers a wide range of applications for office, home and school. Designed for ideal weight balance, and constructed from rugged thermoplastic material, iKlip Stand provides a secure and flexible perch for the iPad. Two independent articulation points allow you to adjust both height and viewing angle, in either portrait or landscape mode, with a simple turn of the hand. The iKlip Stand naturally promotes good posture while composing, playing or working, by allowing you to dial in the perfect alignment and positioning for your task. This helps eliminate fatigue and strain, making you more productive for longer periods of time. Good posture = more production = fame and fortune. It’s that simple. Use your iPad with SampleTank for iPad and iRig MIDI to create the perfect mobile music creation workstation. For an even more sturdy stand, the iKlip Stand is available with a convenient “desk clamp” system for securing the stand to your desktop, providing a more stable, permanent solution. Whether reading, studying, checking email, surfing the web or composing your next big hit, iKlip Stand for iPad will help make the task easier and more enjoyable.

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A.V.A Live Radio Holiday Special

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Listen in live: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/12/01/ava-live-radio-holiday-special-1
Host Jacqueline Jax announces this years new 2014 theme song, Orange Avenue calls in with a Holiday greeting for the fans and the A.V.A live Radio community members share their favorite holiday songs with the listeners. Ik Multimedia starts their holiday giveaway.
Orange Avenue
orangeavenuemusic.com / www.facebook.com/orangeavenue

“Music can fill in the blanks more than words alone can”- Josh – Orange Avenue

Enter the giveaway now:
To celebrate our 3rd season of A.V.A Live Radio, we teamed up with IK Multimedia to giveaway gifts every week in December. All you have to do is join A.V.A Live Radio and IK Multimedia on facebook and twitter and leave A.V.A Live Radio a “I Love @AVALIVERADIO & @IKMULTIMEDIA”. Every week on the show we will be giving away prizes to our lucky winners selected at random.

Join these pages now:
- www.facebook.com/ikmultimedia
- www.facebook.com/avaliveradio
- twitter.com/ikmultimedia
- twitter.com/avaliveradio

Leave us a tweet : “I Love #AVALIVERADIO & #IKMULTIMEDIA”

Prizes:
irigmic_main_image_450_2iRig Mic: is the first handheld, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed for all of your mobile sound needs. Now you can make professional audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iOS device. iRig Mic is ideal for the singer, vocalist and songwriter on the move, but also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances or other sound sources in the studio, on stage or in the field. The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector design. A three-level gain switch makes it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition — from soft speaking to loud playing. Its familiar form is perfect for handheld performance, plus it allows you to mount it on any mic stand leaving your device free for operating your favorite app. Its rugged metal body is road-ready for the mobile musician. iRig Mic also comes* with VocaLive FREE, IK’s new real time effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist, and AmpliTube FREE for guitar players and songwriters and iRig Recorder FREE, an IK app for quick audio recording and processing. iRig Mic also works with a wide variety of other vocal and audio processing apps for the iOS platform.
iklipstand+mini_main_image_450IKlip Stand: iKlip Stand is a new tabletop holder that raises your iPad above the desktop, positioning it for perfect access while using keyboards, mixers, controllers and other equipment. Tower over your gear with a tabletop holder that puts your iPad right where you need it. It elevates your iPad or iPad mini, making room for keyboards and other equipment below, and provides a more comfortable and ergonomic workspace when using your iPad at a desk. Originally developed for musicians to place their iPad above music keyboards, mixers, or other studio hardware, iKlip Stand also offers a wide range of applications for office, home and school. Designed for ideal weight balance, and constructed from rugged thermoplastic material, iKlip Stand provides a secure and flexible perch for the iPad. Two independent articulation points allow you to adjust both height and viewing angle, in either portrait or landscape mode, with a simple turn of the hand. The iKlip Stand naturally promotes good posture while composing, playing or working, by allowing you to dial in the perfect alignment and positioning for your task. This helps eliminate fatigue and strain, making you more productive for longer periods of time. Good posture = more production = fame and fortune. It’s that simple. Use your iPad with SampleTank for iPad and iRig MIDI to create the perfect mobile music creation workstation. For an even more sturdy stand, the iKlip Stand is available with a convenient “desk clamp” system for securing the stand to your desktop, providing a more stable, permanent solution. Whether reading, studying, checking email, surfing the web or composing your next big hit, iKlip Stand for iPad will help make the task easier and more enjoyable.

A.V.A Live Radio Announces Our 2014 Theme Song: Congratulations to Orange Avenue

Orange AvenueORANGE AVENUE : “ONE SHOT”
The New A.V.A Live Radio theme song for 2014::
Congratulations to Orange Avenue for their song “one Shot” being selected as our pick for this years 2014 A.V.A Live Radio Theme song.
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Special thanks to all the Artists for supporting our station and sending in your songs. We love you!! – A.V.A TEAM

** A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music Crowd Funding
Thank you for being a part of our artistic community. Please share our campaign with your fans and friends. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The A.V.A has been there for you, now your help is needed. Spread the word to your social pages and email lists because this is going to help all of us get connected and rise to the next level. This is a non-profit station and all funds will be used to increase the amount of shows on our programming schedule so more artists will have this opportunity for exposure. Your help will also allow us to triple our artist mentoring program, hire some talented help, give opportunities to reporters to bring in stories and music coverage from your home towns, expand our reach to a wider audience, and bring in some new updated technology to bring you the best quality programming possible. Our foundation has been poured and we are 3 years strong, now this is your turn to help us move into the future of Internet radio.  http://www.gofundme.com/5ex310

New Music Monday Live Music Spin with 2nd Chance Kid

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she speaks with Greg Fox from 2nd Chance Kid in Hawaii. Hear what inspires his music, the surf in Hawaii and his experience in today’s music business. Playing his latest #1 hit and other tracks from his latest album.  Followed by a live music spin from other artists all over the world.

Connect with the artist: 2ndchancekid.com

Also Featuring Music From: Shamiah Trenae and Orange Avenue.

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A.V.A Live Radio Music Spin

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Join host Jacqueline Jax for a Live Music Spin featuring songs from new artists all over the world.

Featuring:
S.J
I Like You
I think So
Your Mind

Orange Avenue
Wondergirl
As You Fall
Just Refrain

Ryan Stone
Go Higher
Beautiful
Breakaway

Chris Louvieris & Mike Cherry
Silver Moonlight
Can’t Deny My Love
Sarah

Glenn Goss
Double G and the Cool Beans
Tell Me What You Will
Vetruvian Penny
Potassium

Carla Jo Carr
Pinch Me
More Sunshine Than Rain
Will You Survive

Eric Muniz
Hurricane I Say Jump
The Game
She Was Beautiful

Sabrina Carpenter
Fall Apart

Connect with Jacqueline: www.JacquelineJax.com

New Music Monday 10.8

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New Music Monday’s Live featuring new music from artists all around the world. If you would like to get your music played on our New Music Monday show, submit your song now: (avaliveradio.wordpress.com/submit-my-music/)

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A.V.A Live Radio Features Orange Avenue

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Direct Link for show: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2012/02/20/ava-live-radio-features-orange-avenue-1

Join Jacqueline Jax as she interviews Orange Avenue about their newest album. Listen to their music and share some time with the band and management team.

New Music Monday

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Join host Jacqueline Jax for New Music Monday featuring new artists from around the world. If you would like to get your music played on our New Music Monday show, submit your song now: (avaliveradio.wordpress.com/submit-my-music/)

Today’s Artist Playlist:
Bill Hartmann, Eric Muniz, Orange Avenue, Naomi Psalm, Underground Junction, Sherrie Austin, Bobi Serafimovski

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Live Music Countdown

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Top 5

#1 Sabrina Carpenter

#2: Insignia “Here With You”


#3: Steve Minotti “Lighting Struck”

#4: Ryan Stone “Go Higher”


#5: Orange Avenue “Just Refrain”

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A.V.A Live Radio’s Top 5 Count Down: May 27

 

A.V.A Live Radio’s Top 20 Music Countdown lets you control who’s on to! Congratulations to our Top 5 New Artist Songs of the Week!

Official Top 5

#1: Sabrina Carpenter “Fall Apart”

#2: Insignia “Here With You”

#3: Steve Minotti “Lighting Struck”

#4: Ryan Stone “Go Higher”


#5: Orange Avenue “Just Refrain”

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A.V.A Live Radio Features Orange Avenue

Meet the band
Derek Anderson – Vocals
Chris Yetter – Guitar
Jamie Pohl – Bass
Glenn Sedita – Keys/Percussion
Sean Sedita – Drums

Orange Avenue is a five-piece Pop/Rock band from the shores of Daytona Beach, FL. Starting like many previous acts, a diverse group of local musicians, they have since formed into one of Florida’s largest concert draws and have been making their presence known worldwide. Borrowing from the formula of vocals, guitar, bass and drums, Orange Avenue added their own twist to the equation with the inclusion of keyboard and percussion, and the band continues to invent new devices to create the sound they seek.
The five-some released their self-titled debut CD (known by fans as the “Orange Album”) mid-2007 and returned with the critically acclaimed EP “Reset” in 2009 which featured the single “Just Refrain”– a song that has since been used for shows on the MLB Network, SpikeTV, TeenNick and MTV as well as the Winter Olympics, the NCAA Final Four Championships and Buckle Clothing Stores.
Building on their hard work and “do-it-yourself” attitude, the group has currently sold over 20,000 CDs with no major marketing/tour support. Their latest EP “Reset” garnered airplay from every major radio station in Central Florida and received press from numerous Central Florida publications as well as nationally syndicated television. In the few short years since the first album’s release they have shared the stage with The All American Rejects, Rihanna, Lifehouse, Hello Goodbye, Matisyahu, The Supervillains, Seven Mary Three, We The Kings, Anberlin and many more talented artists.
The band’s third release, “Small Victories”, is a full album that has already been described as their best work to date. Honing in on their unique blend of electronic and analog sounds and utilizing the wide-ranged vocal capabilities of Derek Anderson, Orange Avenue is creating songs to which anyone can listen and relate– all the while, using their past and present influences to make music that is fresh and exciting.
Hear what people are saying!
“Orange Avenue is definitely one of 2011’s up-and-coming bands…this band has huge breakthrough potential. Keep your ears open, because you definitely don’t want to miss this sound.” – Hits Magazine
“While their music has the energy of punk, it has the sheen of the best radio pop, calling to mind the likes of Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty.” – MTV Buzzworthy
“Top 10 rock artists/bands of 2010” – OurStage
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