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Ride The Vibe is a pre-recorded live podcast produced, out of the beautiful “living room” style setting of the DRS Atlanta, located in Roswell, GA. The show is hosted by Michael Litten, “The Last DJ” and Wahid Gomes, Executive Producer/owner of the studio. Theme music provided by Peter Perkins. Disclaimer - We have permission to use all the music played in this show from the copyright holder.

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Special Thank You to Lucy Piller/ARN Entertainment for providing the talent

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Ethan Senger Bio

Ethan Senger is a passionate 21-year-old metro Atlanta-based singer/songwriter and 3rd generation guitarist who is fully immersed in his music career, having played public venues, festivals, and private events throughout the north Georgia music scene as well as playing shows in Florida and Tennessee. He performs as a solo artist and with a full band. In an effort to engage with as many audience members as possible, Ethan covers various artists, from the 1970s to today, in several genres including pop, blues, rock, country, R&B, and singer/songwriter, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. His originals can best be described as a blend of pop/rock and contemporary singer/songwriter infused with interesting flourishes of jazz and blues guitar. He recently released his self-titled debut EP, which is now available on iTunes and anywhere else you purchase/stream music. 

Since his parents are both musicians, Ethan was exposed to music at a very early age and began learning to play guitar and honing his vocal skills at 7 years old. His first guitar influences were Eddie Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and his initial vocal influence was Steve Perry of Journey. Ethan is currently inspired by artists such as John Mayer, Marcus King, Noah Gunderson, the Goo Goo Dolls, Rob Thomas, U2, and The Police. 

Some of Ethan's recent music accomplishments include winning The Voice's Boston Knock Out Round in 2018 and earning a spot to compete in Eddie's Attic's 51st Bi-Annual Singer/Songwriter Finals as well as Madlife Stage and Studio's Undiscovered Artist Finals and its Battle of the Bands Finals

https://ethansenger-musician.com

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August 24, 2021

Conversation with Zed Head

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ZED HEAD Bio

ZED HEAD is the soulful, rockin'  funkin' gitar and vocals of Neil (Big E) Chapman  and John "FOGMAN" Burkitt on his ripping EB3 bass and vocals.                                                                                                      

The backbeat  of Zed Head is powered by the inventive, powerful chops of highly regarded veteran drummer and vocalist Bruce "GROOVE" Morrison.

"Virginian" Mike Matney aids  on gitar, whether it be harmony or rocksteady rhythm helping give the band it's full,  dynamic sound.

The icing on the cake that is ZED HEAD is supplied by the one and only "SMILIN' BOB ADAMS" on the Mississippi Saxophone!

 People from all over the planet are buzzing about ZED HEAD's incredible live performances.

 ZED HEAD has headlined festivals and concerts in California, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, North & South Carolina, Sweden, Finland and all across Canada.

Nominated by France's Bands of Dixie for "Band of the Year," they are in excellent company with co-nominated bands such as The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchett and Point Blank.

NEIL "BIG E" CHAPMAN

Neil Chapman is one of North Americas most inspiring gitarist's and  along with THE FOGMAN co writes and sings  ZED HEAD tunage. In The BIG E's words...."Rock hard or don't rock at all"

JOHN "FOGMAN" BURKITT

The foundation of ZED HEAD is centered around THE FOGMAN'S Gibson EB3 bass, vocals and songwriting.  In The FOGMAN'S words... "Harleys, Humbuckers and Hot Roots Rock"

SMILIN' BOB ADAMS Smilin' Bob sucks and blows that  Mississippi Saxophone  like no one else!

BRUCE "GROOVE" MORRISON Talk about GROOVE!!!!

MIKE "The Virginian" MATNEY What can be said? FAB gitguy and all-American through and through.

 

https://zedhead.ca

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Yes Trespassing Bio

Hailing from the legendary Muscle Shoals, AL, this four-piece rock outfit is adding new flavors to the Muscle Shoals sound and blowing minds across the Southeast. Trey Nichols (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Jonathan Mackey (Bass, Vocals), Dylan Johnson (Drums), and Emmett Redding (Guitar, Vocals), make up Yes Trespassing. The band formed in the midst of a pandemic and began arming themselves with material to share and tour with once things opened back up. Now that that is happening, Yes Trespassing is ready. 

Their single, Angelica, premiered on June 10th, 2021, the precursor to their debut EP, “When The Light Is Gone,” which released on July 3rd, 2021. Though they are just beginning to release content, the band has already begun playing shows in various states, where crowds experience what one fan called a “wall of sound.”

Yes Trespassing's sound is heavily influenced by the 90's and 2000's rock movements, from alternative to grunge to even some heavier metal bands. Their songs emphasize the intertwining of instantly memorable melodies with thought-provoking lyrics that listeners easily relate to, while also providing a driving rhythm that demands head banging.

The band encourages listeners to follow them on Instagram @yes_trespassing_music to get weekly updates on shows and new music.

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An old soul hailing from Macon Georgia USA, Hughes Taylor was immediately drawn to the blues when he first picked up the guitar. Today an accomplished guitar player with a voice that’s bigger than he is, Hughes has developed his signature style: a fiery brand of blues-rock whose lineage stretches back to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Cream. With three studio albums and a live album from his 2020 UK tour under his belt, Hughes is releasing his fourth studio album, Modern Nostalgia, showcasing his growth as a musician, songwriter, and producer. Written during the pandemic and recorded at the legendary Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, GA, the music on the new record is a sweet mix of blues, blues-rock, and southern rock; a modern successor to the great music that put Capricorn on the map many years ago. Modern Nostalgia is set to release July 9th, 2021.

https://hughestaylormusic.com

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Born and raised in London, the Beatles perked a teenage Simon's interest in rock music, and he picked up the drums - leading to a gig with a local band called the Maniacs, on which Simon supplied drums and lead vocals (something quite uncommon at the time).

Simon worked out a deal with his parents after graduating high school, that if he couldn't "make it" as a drummer in a band within a two-year period, that he would begin a college career. Just a few months before the deadline, Simon landed a gig with a group called the Black Cat Bones. The drummer befriended the group's talented guitarist, Paul Kossoff, who in turn convinced Simon to leave the group with him and begin a new outfit with singer Paul Rodgers. Soon ex-John Mayall's Bluesbreakers bassist Andy Fraser signed on and Free was officially formed in 1968. Mixing blues with hard rock, the group would prove to be quite influential, especially on the strength of their classic 1970 release, Fire and Water, and its strutting, anthemic hit single, "All Right Now."     

When the band broke up, it didn't take Simon long to find another gig, joining Paul Rodgers in a new band, Bad Company, which was quite similar stylistically to Free. Joined by ex-King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell and ex-Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, Bad Company was the first group signed to Led Zeppelin's record label, Swan Song. Their debut album, 1974's Bad Company, would go on to become one of hard rock's all-time classics, as it birthed such long-standing rock radio standards as "Can't Get Enough," "Ready for Love," and the title track, written by Paul and Simon himself. The group hails as one of the all-time top rock outfits. Simon Kirke is the only member of Bad Company who’s been in every lineup of the band.     

In addition to his work with Free and Bad Company, Simon has guested on a long list of recordings by other artists over the years, including albums by Wilson Pickett, Faces, Gov’t Mule, Jim Capaldi and Ron Wood, among countless others and he is often found drumming live on tour with acts like Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band. Simon recently toured with Bad Company and The Eagles' Joe Walsh, and recorded a soul-baring solo record, "All Because of You," with Chicago band, The Empty Pockets, released by The End Records/BMG (2017).

 

https://officialsimonkirke.com

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Batu Akdeniz (born 29 June 1993) is a Turkish rock musician. He is known for both his solo works and his collaborations with the Heavy Sky band.

His interest in music started at a young age and he later joined the Ankara Polyphonic Music Association Choir. In 2012, he founded the rock band Heavy Sky with Çağlar Töngür and Hakan Kılıç. With new members joining, the band took its final shape a year later. The band, which performs English rock music, released their album Dreamer in 2016. Akdeniz has also published videos on YouTube. After 2017, he started to write Turkish songs. Hayat Böyle was his first solo album, which featured rock and electronic music elements. In 2020, he was one of the guest artists on the Murathan Mungan tribute album 2020 Model.

Batu Akdeniz was introduced to music at a very young age starting singing in the Children's Choir at 6. His life changed when he started taking guitar lessons with his  friend when he was 16. In 2016, he founded the hard rock band Heavy Sky, and released his first album "Dreamer", which was added to the playlists of UK radio stations. He also collaborated with Karl Golden, a famous youtuber guitarist in many projects, gaining millions of views on the site. Thanks to an ever growing fan base, they finally gave a soldout concert in Paris. 

October 2018 was the first time he released music in Turkish. His Hayat Böyle EP, consisting of 5 tracks which also included a hit "Yanlış Biriyle Doğru Hikaye", helped him reach a wider audience. Akdeniz defines his music as "electrified rock and roll", with lyrics which talk about the happenings of every day life. His following EP, "Yarın Yokmuş Gibi" solidified his fan base, and also helped him reach 17 million streams on Spotify. He is considered to be one of the most important emerging artists of the Turkish rock scene.

Batu Akdeniz has been interviewed by many national and international platforms, also appearing on many TV shows and radio programs. Batu Akdeniz also starred in one of the most watched TV series in Turkey, Hekimoğlu, as himself. Last year, he was a keynote speaker at a TedX event. He was also included in the modern music history books printed in Turkey, having achieved this at 27. 

Discography

EPs

Hayat Böyle (2018)

Yarın Yokmuş Gibi (2020)

Singles

"Yanlış Biriyle Doğru Hikaye" (2019)

"Hareket Vakti" (2019)

"Vuruldum" (2019)

"Eksik" (2020)

 

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Birmingham born Trev’s musical gestation began in the crucial ten years from 1968, being exposed to a heady cocktail of anything from blues to Prog Rock, playing these styles in many local bands. Now a native of London, the last two decades have drawn and expanded on this experience, which he now brings to the Mojo Preachers. Along the way Trev has been instrumental in the creation of ‘3am’, the ‘Bare Bones Boogie Band’, the Joe Anderton Band and more recently, played a key role in the original incarnation of the ‘Malaya Blue Band’. All of this has been supplemented by his occasional appearances with his own band, TT&F and frequent, in demand, guest slots with other bands.

https://mojopreachers.com/bio

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Jim Stapley has the kind of voice that comes along once in a generation; a powerful brew of blues and soul, laced with sublime falsetto. Described as “gritty, pretty, and profound” by Classic Rock Magazine, his songs of love, hope, and political disenfranchisement are stories for the everyman. Having worked with music industry legends including Kenney Jones (Faces/Small Faces/The Who), Ronnie Wood (Faces/Rolling Stones), Danny O’Donoghue (The Script), Tony Visconti (producer: David Bowie, T.Rex, Morrissey) and Eddie Kramer (producer: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones), Jim Stapley is a lauded performer who delivers equal parts raw energy and mature vulnerability. Jim cuts through the noise, leaving his listeners feeling empowered, restored, and ready for the tribulations of another day. 

The Great British Rock Band

The brainchild of singer Jim Stapley and guitarist Johnson Jay, the GBR Band is an exciting, authentic tribute to the timeless songs, unique, creative innovation, and revolutionary fashion of British rock music through the ages. Both Stapley and Jay are active members of The Kenney Jones Band (Drummer for the Small Faces, Faces, and The Who) and have worked with some of the great names in Rock 'n' Roll including Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Mike Rutherford, Bob Geldof, Paul Young, Steve Harley, Dave 'Bucket' Colwell, Rick Wills, Tony Visconti, and Eddie Kramer.

Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, they are joined by Mike Vargo (Bass & Vocals), Seth Timbs (Keys & Vocals), and Eric Stroud (Drums). The GBR band brings the quintessential, British Rock 'n' Roll show to the heart of your next event


https://www.jimstapley.com

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Atlanta-based The Bitteroots set to release

new album ‘Try Me Again’ April 8

 

As they embark on a limited run of shows this spring in the
Southeast U.S., groove-rock band The Bitteroots are set to release their sixth album of original
music.

“Try Me Again” collects some of the band’s favorite songs from its first 10 years — audience-
tested at hundreds of shows — recorded as they’re performed today.

The album, set for digital release April 8, follows last summer’s single “Time to Spare.”
The 13 tracks appearing on “Try Me Again” include updates of songs stretching back to the
founding days of The Bitteroots in 2008. Through live performances and countless rehearsals,
the songs have evolved — in some cases considerably — from the first recorded versions.

 

https://www.thebitteroots.com

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Lucy Piller Bio

 

Born in London May 28th 1953, Moved to Israel in 1970 for three years. Returned to London to work in the largest two department stores in the world, Selfridges and Harrods,

Married Robert Piller 1990 who suggested I start a website and he thought up the name ALLRIGHTNOW.COM.

Lucy Piller, an Allrightnow.com website mastermind, and well-known FREE fan, whose dedication has led her to giving the former band members all the support they need over the 50 years.

Worked with various artists over the years with either Bookings, Management, Photography, Fan Clubs, CD Artwork, Film Footage, Books, Private shows, Tours, Meet and Greet with Bad Company, Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, Muddy Manninen of Wishbone Ash, Derek St Holmes, Batu Akdenez and many local artists like Grahams Number O.D.D, Ryan Boss, Andrew Black, Madam Company, and most recently booking for Jim Staples.

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