July 27th, 2014
The Songwriter Series with host Steven McClintock is a new series of live shows featuring interviews and music from known and unknown songwriters. Get into the minds of the songwriters and explore their process and inspirations and see them perform live. The first show which debut on November 14, 2013 met with rave reviews and was seen around the world on the live stream. The event is streamed live on irocke.com so you can watch from anywhere in the world. See map & other info on the events page.
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Scheduled Artist for this event are:
[su_spoiler title=”Kieran Strange”]
All the way from Vancouver Canada! THE SONGWRITER is excited to have Kieran Strange. Look at what THEY are saying about her…
“Kieran Strange is an unearthly, strangely exotic, and wildly powerful singer / songwriter. After seeing her only once in my studio, we could all see that she is a star – truly an original. Her generosity as a performer goes beyond the stage and into her charity work. She truly ‘gets’ the [audience] she is writing about and her fans are wild about her. I’d work again with her in a minute.”
Elaine Overholt – Big Voice Studio
Vocal Coach to the Stars
“We have had the pleasure of hosting Kieran as a guest at several of our events over the last 2 years. Throughout the 5 years I have been directly involved with organizing conventions, I have never worked with a more eager, energetic, fun, or professional performer. Kieran will perform at her best whether the crowd is 10 people or 10,000, and she will always go the extra mile to make the audience happy. I can not recommend her enough!”
“U.K. Electro-Rocker, Kieran Strange… rocked the house with her Suzie Quatro style stage antics, and powerhouse vocal chops. The energy coming off this bright red-haired beauty took the room by storm. This little dynamo is a hit star waiting to happen.”
“British pop-punk singer Kieran Strange is filled with amazing talent and she loves to interact with her followers. Through her Twitter page, she is constantly talking to her fans, friends and anyone who talks to her! It is so wonderful to see an artist who just loves connecting with her fans so much.”
“As [Kieran Strange] began her performance… energy akin to Joan Jet [sic] took over. Strange stays true to a girly punk sound but her lyrics are sombre and clever. The only punk rock act of the night and likely the youngest as well, she projected confidence and ease in front of a packed audience.”
“She commands the stage and catches peoples attention with interesting lyrics, a dynamic voice and she is blowing up all over North America.”
“She’s only about a year into her musical career, but Kieran Strange is already ranked among pop heavyweights such as Lady Gaga and Britney Spears.”
Laura Baziuk, 24 Hours News
“Kieran Strange is pretty freakin’ rad. There is no denying that. She is totally loyal and personable to her fans and an all around friendly person. All of these things make a good person, but do they make a good artist? Allow me to prove that it is possible to have — and be — it all.”
Taking Over The Universe
[su_spoiler title=”Brad Parker”]
Brad Parker is a recording artist, songwriter, producer and musician. Parker’s music has earned him numerous awards in countries around the world with sales in the millions. In America his hit Country song “Nobody’s Gonna Rain On Our Parade,” recorded by Kathy Mattea, earned him BMI awards as a songwriter and a publisher as well as a BMI “Million-airs” citation for over 1 million broadcast performances in 1996. Parker’s recordings as an artist with “the NOBS,” produced by David Kahne, earned two hits on college radio in the 1980’s. Cher has recorded his songs as well as Richard Page, Edgar Winter, Karla Bonoff, K.T. Oslin, Ronny Cox, Kieran Goss, Andrew Gold, Hurricane, Rick Vincent, Wendy Waldman, Bill Miller and many others. Parker has produced and written hits for artists around the world including Andy Lau and Ekin Cheng in Hong Kong, M. Nasir in Malaysia, Jaya in the Philippines, Eleanor McEvoy and Kieran Goss in Ireland.
Parker was Vice-President of the National Academy of Songwriters as well as a co-founder of the “Western Beat” and “Songfarmers” songwriter showcases in Los Angeles in the 1990’s. Brad has shared the stage with Bo Diddley, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bolton, Brenda Russell, Billy Burnette, Canned Heat, John Densmore, Greg Allman, Johnny Rivers, Eddie Money, Dan Fogelberg and Robert Cray. Parker has co-written songs with many songwriters for over three decades including Barry Mann, Paul Williams, Franne Golde, Wendy Waldman, Eric Kaz, Phil Galdston, Will Rambeaux and Allan Rich.
In 2000, Parker launched Indie label Riozen records with a release of his record “moonology” as well as a Christmas single, “Christmas Card,” performed with acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy and recorded in Dublin, Ireland. In 2012 he released his latest album, “Days Of Poetry.” Brad has published two books, “Left Turn Only: Dispatches From The Progressive Underground,” and “One Hundred Days Of Poetry” in paperback and as eBooks. You can find them on Scribd, Amazon, iBooks, Kindle etc. Brad is a 28-year member of NARAS and co-founder of online music marketing and promotion service “www.muzlink.com.” Brad is a prolific political, social and cultural writer and speaker. Parker has worked extensively on copyright and Net Neutrality issues. Brad’s website is: www.riozen.com. Brad grew up in Iowa, New Mexico and Texas, where he attended the University of Texas in Austin.
Riozen Media P.O. Box 261931, Encino, CA, 91426 phone: 818.501.7127 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Alan Roy Scott”] Alan Roy Scott, a top Hollywood songwriter and music producer, began his career with Screen Gems-EMI Music, a division of Motown, where he was involved with Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder.
Among the many artists who have recorded his songs are Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Roberta Flack, The Allman Brothers, Sheena Easton, The Neville Brothers, Pat Benatar, Patti LaBelle, The Pointer Sisters, Rick Springfield and Johnny Mathis.
His TV/Film credits include songs used in First Wives Club, Top Gun, Coming To America, Karate Kid II, Fame (TV show), Rags To Riches, Santa Barbara, As The World Turns and Beverly Hills 90210, among others.
But Alan is more than a commercially-successful musician and songwriter. He has a powerful vision: to unite a world community bonded by the creation of music.
With his “Music Bridges A.T.W.” events, he has created original events around the world. In the late 80s he initiated “Music Speaks Louder Than Words,” the historic summit of US and Soviet songwriters which included artists Diane Warren, Brenda Russell, Cyndi Lauper and Michael Bolton. Then, “Country and Eastern” featured a collaboration of American, Romanian, Czech and Slovakian songwriters. “Pacific Harmony” was a musical excursion to south Asia, with artists from Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia, where Alan was joined by The Scorpions, jazzman Dave Koz, The Nelsons, Victoria Shaw, Steven McClintock, hit smith Allan Rich and more.
Then came “Celtic Harmony” in 1997, which took place in Dublin, Ireland — bringing together US and Irish songwriters. Recently, Alan produced “Music Bridges…Over Troubled Waters,” in Havana in March 1999. This event brought together Cuba’s Instituto Cubano de la Musica and Ministerio de Cultura, and the U.S. Treasury Department, in the first large-scale cultural exchange between the two countries in over 35 years. Artists included Burt Bacharach, Peter Buck (REM), Bonnie Raitt, actor Woody Harrelson, Jimmy Buffett, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, Mick Fleetwood, Lisa Loeb and Don Was. On the Cuban side were such luminaries as Chuco Valdez, Alberto Tosca, Carlos Varels and members of the bands Los Van Van, Sintesis and Columna B. Alan brings a unique and interesting look at the creative side of the music business to the table and continues to push the limits of the songwriting world.
[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Lisa Linehan”]Lisa Linehan began singing in church at the age of 3 and performed in school choirs until she graduated from The University of Virginia. 13 years ago, she began composing original songs. Lisa’s debut CD, Attachment Theory, was inspired by her work at a domestic violence shelter while she obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from UCLA. She has performed at venues including House of Blues in West Hollywood, Dallas, and Houston and The Knitting Factory in West Hollywood. Performance highlights include singing The National Anthem for the L.A. Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, and GALAXY, Texas Rangers, and Atlanta Silverbacks. Lisa currently serves as Director of Chick Singer Night, which is the world’s longest-running talent showcase. Visit www.lisalinehan.com to discover her music. [/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Mark Goldberg”]
Bluesier than his previous releases, Mark “Pocket” Goldberg’s new cd “Off The Alleyway” showcases his Americana songwriting at its natural best. Featuring twelve all-original tunes artfully co-produced with band mates Debra Dobkin (Bonnie Raitt & Richard Thompson) and Nick Kirgo (Les McCann & Nels Cline) [the band is rounded out by the multi-talented Dave Fraser on keys, harmonica, accordion & vocals] and including guest appearances by respected old friends James Gadson (drums), Jay Dee Maness (pedal steel), Terry Evans (vocals), Barry Goldberg (Wurlitzer piano), Darrell Leonard & Joe Sublett (Texacali Horns), Mike Thompson (trombone), Teresa James (vocals), Billy Watts (vocals), Greg Prestopino (vocals) & Lauren Adams (vocals). “Off The Alleyway” moves along smoothly through influences that echo the roots of Blues, Folk, Soul and Good Ole Rock ‘n’ Roll featuring Pocket’s unique vocals (which have been described as Howlin’ Wolf & Johnny Cash meet Randy Newman & Leonard Cohen at the Annual Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Bar-B-Que Picnic), but you’ll have to listen for yourself because his voice is truly his own. The lyrics (world-weary & honest) flow perfectly with the rootsy grooves & eclectic yet soulful accompaniment. Career History For decades now, Mark “Pocket” Goldberg has been a respected “Roots” Bass player (upright & electric) who has had the honor of making music with some of the most talented artists of his day including: Live Performance & Tours (partial) Mick Fleetwood’s Blue Whale (with Joe Walsh & John Mayall) Floyd Dixon (with Roscoe Gordon & Charles Brown) Willie Dixon (with Luther Tucker & Cash McCall) Finis Tasby (with John Lee Hooker & Lowell Fulsom) Barry Goldberg (with Mick Taylor & Terry Reid) Buddy Guy & Junior Wells (with Al Duncan) Canned Heat (with Harvey Mandell & Junior Watson) Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (with Mike Keneally & Bo Diddley, Jr.) Joey Bonamassa (with Stephen Stills & Earl King) Nelson Brothers (with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter & Cary Park) James Intveld (with Jay Dee Maness & Eddie Perez) Rosie Flores (with Greg Leisz & Skip Edwards) [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Gary Stockdale”]GARY STOCKDALE is a 2-time EMMY-nominated composer, who has composed music for television shows such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch; To Tell the Truth; Comedy Central’s Last Laugh; Cowboy U; The Independent Spirit Awards; A Home for the Holidays (CBS), and 8 seasons of Showtime’s award-winning Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT! Gary’s well-known theme for that show garnered him an EMMY nomination. He also wrote music for THE ARISTOCRATS, by Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza.
Fresh out of college, Gary met Oscar-winning composer Henry Mancini, under whose mentorship Gary learned the craft of film music composition, as well as singing on many of Henry’s movies.
He began his film-music composing career working for the legendary director/producer Roger Corman, scoring Corman’s first “art” film (entered in the 1989 Los Angeles Film Festival), Dance of the Damned. Around this time, he started working side-by-side with famed film and television composer Lalo Schifrin, arranging and composing cues for his various projects, including Sudden Impact, FX2, and Sam Peckinpah’s last film, The Osterman Weekend.
Since 1990, he’s been the main composer for the “Bad Boys of Magic,” Penn & Teller. Leading the band on their critically-acclaimed variety series Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular, he received his first EMMY nomination for his work on that show.
With Spencer Green, Gary co-wrote the irreverent adult musical BUKOWSICAL!, which opened at the New York Fringe Festival in 2007. After Variety wrote that getting tickets to the sold-out show caused “…a frenzy,” BUKOWSICAL! went on to win the Outstanding Musical Award. A CD of the musical has just been released by Kritzerland Records.
Along with the Film and Television composition, Gary has also been a busy singer and performer. His latest CD Sure Of Mice Elf has become an indy favorite, and he’s been playing various comedy and music venues all over California, and will soon be performing in venues around the country.
As a performer and singer, Gary has appeared in NBC’s Studio 60: Live on the Sunset Strip, was an original member of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and was a soloist in the cult classic musical TV series Cop/Rock. He has also lent his voice to such films as Avatar, The Simpsons Movie, The Watchmen, and TV’s The Family Guy.
In 2010-2011, Gary wrote original incidental music for the very scary Off-Broadway hit Play Dead written and directed by Teller, and co-written and starring Todd Robbins. Gary is the recent recipient of a BMI Award for Music Composition for his work on Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT! [/su_spoiler]
Just added!!!! special guest Zacc West