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A.V.A Live Radio Interview with Eddie Heller from Toxic Box

Toxic_boxJacqueline JaxJAX: How did you get your start in music?
Eddie: To be honest, I’ve been involved with music as long as I can remember. We had a baby grand piano in our home growing up and my parents have pictures of me as an infant sitting on my dad’s lap playing. My dad is an accomplished piano player and the 1st recollection I have of playing is around 4 or 5 years old. I played clarinet in elementary school and in 7th grade drums became my main instrument. By high school and college I was playing guitar and bass as well. I was a terrible candidate for music lessons – I had ADHD and had trouble concentrating. Luckily, playing by ear came easy to me. I’m not a virtuoso on any instrument (nobody is paying money to watch me perform on a specific instrument – lol) ……. my strengths are creativity/songwriting, a metronome sense of timing, and hopefully a well rounded appreciation of everything that goes into a song.
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New Artist Spotlight: Bleachers Debut Album “Strange Desire”

At last – the wait is over for our new Spotlight artist, Bleachers! Listen to Strange Desire, the band’s debut album featuring “I Wanna Get Better.”

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Behind The Music with Irish Singer Songwriter Justin J Grant

Behind the music Justin J Grant - Jacqueline JaxJustin J Grant is a singer/multi-instrumentalist from Newry, N.Ireland. He has been performing in public from the age of fifteen, formerly as the front man of a locally acclaimed six piece band and currently as a solo artist playing all over Ireland and the U.K. Justin is a prolific writer and has an extensive Catalogue of wonderful melody driven contemporary songs of which fourteen are presented on his debut album, “  Break The Wing  “

INTERVIEW

JAX: Where were you born and where have you been living for the past 10 years.
JUSTIN: I was born in Newry Co Down N. Ireland,  I got interested in music from an early age.  And then people told me I could sing I just thought I was making a funny noise,  So I ended up playing guitar and singing in bands.  In 2001 I had ideas about songs of my own so I bought a cheap ticket & headed for the bright lights of Belfast City.  And I am very grateful I have had the chance to enlighten a few peoples ear holes along the way with my music.


JAX: Why do you create music and what do you most love about it?
JUSTIN: Well I had nothing else to do,  I started out as a guitar player back then I had to sing well because nobody else wanted to sing my songs, And I had a natural talent for the guitar because my father was a musician he tought me how to play and I really liked the idea about that. My passion for song blossomed on the back of a love for an eclectic range of stars like The Mamas and Papas,  The Beatles, David Bowie, Tim Hardin, Glen Campbell, Hendrix, Cream, And I used to watch people playing on stage and thought wow hey one day that could be me and now it appears to be that way,  Weather people like it or not is neither here nor there.  So I just started writing more songs working with my then producer/ manager Andy Cowan Martin where we shuffled songs about,  From some scratchy beginnings we have ended up with what I think is a really great album of which I am very proud.


JAX: Do you play gigs, tour or primarily share your music online? And are there any challenges to what your doing?
JUSTIN: Last year I played live across Ireland and England and we have picked up radio play in Japan, Nashville, Spain, Holland, UK Ireland and number 10 in the UK Country charts. At the moment I am working on new material writing recording demos that sort of thing,   All I can do is put my music out there and hope people like it,  And if they don’t well I can always do a runner Hee Hee. Well the internet is taking over in a big so I am afraid to say I will have to let peter the carrier pigeon go,…But for the time being if any one wants to get a hold of my music then go to I tunes/ Amazon & just squirt Justin J Grant “Break the Wing”  into the web & I shall pop up.


JAX: Name 3 words that best describe you and tell me why.
JUSTIN: Happy Hoppy Floppy   Well because I am a happy kinda guy,  Hoppy because I cant sit down always on the go go me & floppy because I have long-lasting floppy disk hair.


JAX:  What’s the music scene like where you are? Best places to go to hear music?
JUSTIN: Ireland has always had a great music scene,  My best venues for original music would have to be the Spirit Store in Dundalk, Amplified Bar in Newry & The Black Box Belfast.

JAX: Tell me about your best music moment.
JUSTIN: My best music moment would have to be back in 2008 watching Glen Campbell perform  Wichita Lineman Live at the waterfront hall in Belfast,  tugs at my heart and soul every time.

Hey I have had a few great moments in my life and this is one of them,  Thanks for having me. I am humbled XO

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{Artist Spotlight} Take a Ride on a Musical Journey

“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” – Jimi Hendrix

“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.” – Ray Charles
Monday_stephanie_lewis_johnny_juarez_ava_live_radioNew Music Monday Features Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez ::
Join host Jacqueline Jax for New Music Monday featuring a mix of indie artists from around the world with special music guests, Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez. You will fall in love with this pair of indie artists reaching for their dreams as they release their first single together, “Slip Away”.

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New Music Monday Hip Hop with Cassius K ::
Join host Jacqueline Jax with special musical guest Cassius K discussing Hip hop and his journey through music. You’ll enjoy meeting this genuine indie artist and all that he has to share. He’s building his music brand the right way… with emphasis on the fans!

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New Music Monday Rocks America with Ed Concepcion::
Join host Jacqueline Jax as she rocks America with singer songwriter metal rocker Ed Concepcion. Listen to his amazing journey through music working with different artists to signing his new deal to make his solo album.

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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

A.V.A Live Radio Intro Song Is getting Ready to Be Announced

We are so excited to announce the top 3 songs in the running for the  A.V.A Live Radio Intro song for 2014..

The songs being considered are:

Orange Avenue – One Shot

Robb Hill – Watching Waiting

Iridesense – Gasoline

Thank you to all of the incredible artists who have contributed their music to our radio show. We are looking forward to an awesome new year and can’t wait to hear your new music for 2014.

Shout Out Music News from A.V.A Live Radio

Our music community is buzzing with excitement as artists are making things happen and creating awesome music every day. Here’s the latest “Shout Outs” we thought you may enjoy.

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Tara Eberle and Iridesense have a great gig opening for the Gin Blossoms Sunday November 17th. If you haven’t gotten tickets yet and are interested in going here is the link. You can also buy them at the door.
Where?
Emporium
9 Railroad Ave.
Patchogue NY
We perform at 8.

They are also part of a contest where they could possibly be on VH1. Please vote for their song “Got it Good” and you get free download. Vote here.

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A.V.A Live Radio will be featuring a Holiday playlist of Christmas songs from our music community members on December 1st, 2013. If you want to submit a song check out the details here before November 23rd.

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Steven Jude Is currently in the process of final mix and mastering an album produced by Grammy Award Winning “Doc Wiley”. Shine-On Jacqueline! Here is a link to preview his music.

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Bobi Serafimovski presents a new single named ” MISSING YOU” with special guest amazing sax artist from New York, Mr. Keyan Williams. “I really enjoyed this collaboration and also I hope that you, my dear my friends will enjoyed in this sound on guitars, sax and piano. ” – Bobi