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A.V.A Live Radio Features Singer Songwriter Bill Hartmann

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Join host Jacqueline Jax and Co-host Steve Minotti as they interview singer songwriter Bill Hartmann. Bill has been delighting audiences with his rich vocals and instrumental talent for over 30 years. He started playing a fender electric guitar at the tender age of nine in his home town of Mountaintop, Pennsylvania. For several years, he jammed with friends and performed in several local talent shows. In 1968, he wrote his first song and in 1973 he bought his first 12-string guitar, the perfect instrument for his talent. 

 In 1978, he established his first duo, Bill Hartmann and Dee. When Dee went off to college, he asked his wife Gloria to fill in with background vocals. Gloria remains his partner in life and on stage. Prior to relocating in 1991, Hartmann entertained audiences with his soft rock musicin Pennsylvania and upstate New York.
 
In October of 2011, Bill released his first CD, “Now and Then”. Like his musical inspiration, the late Harry Chapin, Hartmann writes songs to tell astory or evoke emotions. Often they are about life lessons as revealed in “You” and “Sorry”. Today, he enjoys the thriving musician’s community of South Florida where he plays at selected venues.
 
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Bill Hartmann: billhartmannmusic.com
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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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