The Career Musician Podcast Episode 7 - Changing The World with Tommy Sims

21Feb

Talking points: 

Production

Songwriting

Arranging

Musical influences

Gospel

Funk

RnB

Soul

Secular & Christian music 

Analog vs. Digital technology 

Programming with MIDI

Marketing / Social Media 

Promotional Ideas

Facebook Instagram as marketing tools

Shifting Musical lanes

 

Booking Gigs 

7 City Fan Cultivation

Live band tracking

Recording techniques

Studios 

Musical icons

Eric Clapton

Michael McDonald

Tommy Emmanuel 

Groove / Pocket

Analog punch points

Analog Tape

Grammys

Sports

10,000 Hour

Self Belief

Israel Houghton 

Adrienne Bailon

Oskar Cartaya 

William Garcia 

Javier Solis

Danny Duncan 

Euro Zambrano

 

Resource Links: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Sims

http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Tommy%20Sims.html

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/tommy-sims-mn0000616017/credits

https://www.discogs.com/artist/174046-Tommy-Sims

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0801386/

https://www.discogs.com/Tommy-Sims-Peace-And-Love/release/3437470

http://newbreedmusic.com/

https://www.instagram.com/oskarcartaya/

https://www.instagram.com/therealdannyduncan/

https://www.instagram.com/javsmusic/

https://www.instagram.com/adriennebailon/

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The Career Musician Podcast Episode 6 - Grammy Award Winning Pianist/Composer Ruslan Sirota

6Feb

Talking Points: 

 

Soviet Union - Ukraine (Owning a keyboard was illegal)

Cassette overdubs

Music improvisation 

Writing songs

Music anarchists 

Classical training

Practicing

Israel

Yamaha School of Music

Jazz studies

Harmonic freedom and density

Scholarship to Berklee 

Gary Burton helped subsidize college

Versatile career 

Move to LA 2005

Brian McKnight

Josh Groban

Seal

Eric Benet

Chick Corea

Stanley Clarke

Neyo

Marcus Miller 

Diane Warren

George Duke

X-Factor

Preparation meets opprtuniy

Gospel music

Business acumen 

Keith Jarett

Discipline 

Identify with music 

Principles and methods

Pragmatic

Choose career path

Being an artist

Collaboration

Grammy Awards

Youtube series 

The frontman

 

 

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The Career Musician Podcast Episode 5 - Virtuoso Film Composer John Powell

9Jan

THE CAREER MUSICIAN PODCAST BY NOMAD

 

JOHN POWELL EPISODE - MAKING OF “FERDINAND  GUITAR OVERDUB SESSION

 

 

GOLDEN GLOBE NOM

ORCHESTRAL TRACKING SESSION ARTICLE

JOHN POWELL IMDB

FERDINAND SCORE ON YOUTUBE

 

GUITAR TRIO FOR SESSION:

ADAM DEL MONTE

 

RAMON STAGNARO

MICHAEL NOMAD RIPOLL

 

TALKING POINTS:

PROCESS IN THE IDIOM WITH AUTHENTICITY

GUITAR TRIO

SOFTWARE AS A WRITING TOOL

EXPERIMENTATION

GEORGE DOERING - #1 LA SESSION GUITAR ACE

CASTING

UNIQUE VOICE AND STYLE OF PLAYING

TOO PURE IS NOT GOOD

HYBRID

LATIN FEEL

GUMBO

RIO - BRAZILIAN

IMMIGRANTS EXPERIMENTING WITH OTHERS CULTURES MUSIC

BRIDGING THE GAP

REIGN IN THE MUSICIANS

VISION

COLLOBORATIVE

IGNORANCE IS GOOD

NON-TRADITIONAL

SONGWRITERS APPROACH UNIFORMED

“DEMOITIS”

JP’S 1ST SESSION IN LA WAS A JINGLE

THRASH OR METAL VS. PUNK

GUITAR DIRECT INTO YAMAHA O2R MIC INPUT

LA SESSION ACE CARTAGE 100 GUITARS

NUANCES

QUIRKINESS

 

JOHN POWELL HISTORY: VIOLA, VIOLIN, JINGLES, TV SHOWS

ECONOMIC MIGRANT

HANS ZIMMER

PREPARATION BEFORE MOVING TO LA

TRINITY COLLEG OF MUSIC - LONDON UNIVERSITY

INTERNATIONAL FILM SCHOOL

CHOREOGRAPHY - CENTRAL SCHOOL OF DANCE

RESOURCES AND ENERGIES OF OTHERS TO COLLABORATE

LOVE OF MUSIC

ORIGINALITY - MUSICAL FETISHES

 

COMPOSER REFERENCES:

GUSTAV MAHLER

JUAN GARCIA ESQUIVEL

BERNSTEIN

RIMSKY KORSAKOV

MAURICE RAVEL

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

 

OVERTURE “ON THE TOWN”

BASS CLARINETS IN HARMONY

JIMI HENDRIX AND GEORGE BENSON

RASQUERDO FLAMENCO STRUMMING TECHNIQUE

VICENTE AMIGO - FLAMENCO GUITARIST

TOMATITO - FLAMENCO GUITARIST

PERSONALIZED AND CHANNELING OTHER INFLUENCES

MARILYN MONROE & ERNEST HEMINGWAY FRANKENSTEIN AS A REFERENCE

CREATIVE PROCESS - PLAYLISTS, PIANO IDEAS SOMETIME 3 FILMS BEFOREHAND

BEST MATERIAL COMES AT THE LAST MINUTE - PRESSURE

NOT TOO AUTHENTIC FOR THE MASSES

SPANISH FOLKLORE RICH AND PASSIONATE

DEPRESSED ECONOMY 1492

FOLK MUSIC INCUBATES IN POVERTY

FLAMENCO AMALGAM:

ARABIC

JEWISH

GYPSY

ANDALUSIAN

GREEK

BYZANTINE

GALITIAN

MELISMATIC QUALITY OF FLAMENCO

FIRE DANCE - SPANISH EQUIVALENT

SHUFFLE  VS. 12 BAR BLUES

PURIST VS. JACK OF ALL TRADES MASTER OF NONE

MASTERING THE ART OF VERSATILITY

PEACE WITHIN YOURSELF FOR WHO YOU ARE

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The Career Musician Podcast Episode 4 - Legendary Tour Manager Bernie Boyle

7Sep

What do The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Paul McCartney have in common? They all called upon legendary tour manager Bernie Boyle to get their tours on the road! Check out the Career Musician Podcast featuring Bernie and his illustriously entertaining anecdotes! 

Discussion points include:

The very beginning

Hearing The Beatles for the first time and working as their “gopher"

Lifting organs for John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers to becoming a tour manager

How the '60s and '70s compare to today

When the music industry started to go sour

Tour Essentials

Airline problems  

Doing things yourself to make sure they’re done correctly 

Health and keeping it up on the road

Words of Wisdom for aspiring CAREER MUSICIANS 

 

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The Career Musician Podcast Episode 3 - Joel Stevenett Drummer to the STARS!!!

24Feb

With credits that read like a short novel, Joel is not only a drummer to the stars, but the consumate professional that truly embodies the very meaning of the term - CAREER MUSICIAN! 

Discussion points include: 

Playing in unison with other band members 

Locking drums and bass

Backing up the artist your playing for

Not over emphasizing chops when inappropriate  

Multitasking as it relates to session drumming

Programming drum beats

The Nashville music scene: Chris Blizzard, Butch Dillon, Karlton Taylor, Nioshi Jackson, Dan Needham, JD Blair 

Playing to the click/metronome with 1/4 notes only versus 1/8 notes at a slow tempo to feel the groove

Drum legend JR Robinson

Erik and Kelly Paiste 

Air Supply & Graham Russell 

3 foot rule: talk to anyone within your 3 foot radius as a rule of networking

New Media Marketing 

Enough work to go around

Engage with others by talking about them and not yourself 

Taking initiative and following up 

Seize the opportunity and ask questions

Allen Holdsworth

The Wackerman family of drummers 

Modern Drummer magazine

Maintaining an attitude of positivity and happiness goes a long way 

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NOMADSPLACE podcast ep.2 - Healthy Road Life

8Jan

While on tour with Toni Braxton and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds in South Africa, NOMAD spoke with event security and close protection bodyguards Tyronne Mattner and Gareth Katzew about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle on the go. They're collective insight reveals that although one might face many obstacles on the road it is important to maintain constancy in diet, training and sleep. With a clientele list ranging from U2, Chris Brown, Linkin Park and just about every other major music act imaginable these guys are extremely humble which makes them that much more inspiring. Whether you are a touring musician, traveling business executive, competitive athlete, or just a fan of life, you can almost bet you’ll find this information useful in some way. 

Some discussion topics include: 

- Diet

- Cheat day

- Training with limited equipment

- Injuries 

- Inspiration and staying motivated

- Music and training

As mentioned in the interview, pics of Tyronne’s meal bag and shake container can be found here.

*Disclaimer: A substantial amount of ambient noise can be heard as due to the hectic tour schedule this interview was conducted in the hotel lobby restaurant over a quick breakfast.





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NOMADSPLACE Podcast episode 1 - Rules of the Road

4Jun

In this debut episode of the NOMADSPLACE Podcast series, NOMAD talks with members of the Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds (KBE) band and crew about the various unspoken "rules of the road" in addition to the many obstacles one might have to endure while touring. Overall, the common reoccurring theme hovers around finding ways to be respectful of everyones boundaries and personal space while setting your own in the most diplomatic and natural way. 

Topics/Terms covered:

- Lobby Call 

- Oil Spotted

- Personal / Travel Profiles 

- Fly dates vs. Bus Tours 

- Per Diem 

- After Show Food / Catering Buyouts 

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