Episode 67: Adam Chester

7Aug

Adam Chester is a songwriter, singer, pianist, author, and most notably, Elton John's surrogate. Which mean, Adam rehearses the band for Elton and sometimes, even teaches Elton his own songs that he may have forgotten.

Through his Fave5 songs, Adam talks about growing up and only child with his "SMother," what it was like being teased for looking like a member of the Bee Gees and how the led him to his wife, how working in a record store led to him eventually working for Elton John, and how he, as a parent, struggles with trying to encourage his kid to play music (and not use cuss words in his rap).

Get fun nuggets on all the songs you heard on our blog.

Our Game Show Band Or Bar takes us to Salem, OR. Try to guess along with Adam and Maggi before you click the links. Then Adam describes a horrific First Concert Story before we wrap up with his Last Concert.

Find more of Adam's work on his website and stay up to date with him on Instagram.

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Episode 66: Brian Scolaro

24Jul

Brian Scolaro is a nationally touring comedian and television actor, recognizable from shows like Madmen, I'm Dying Up here, Girl Meets Word, Superior DOnuts, Conan, Bones, Grey's Anatomy, and Dexter, to name a few. He takes us through his #Fave5 songs and tell stories about growing up in New York, family vacations, being an intern at a major studio, going through the fake audition process, asshole ex girlfriends, and just how crazy college was for him...like so crazy, how to clear a room full of girls with one song.

Get a peek into the YTunes Nuggets on the artists he chose by clicking here.

He talks about living with MS, and his spin on social media before we get into our favorite game show, Band Or Bar! See if you can guess along with Brian and Maggi before clicking the links.

We wrap up with the most "embarrassing" First Concert and Last Concert stories. See Brian live near you and stay in touch on Twitter, or Instagram.

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Episode 65: Kudisan Kai

17Jul

Kudisan Kai is a busy singer/songwriter who toured as a back up singer with Elton John and Chaka Khan. She stops by the show to share all original music or songs that she has performed. Each of these peices are important milestones not only in her life, but in her career. She discusses everything from her first love who introduced her to rock music, what it was like growing up in a music-less home in Memphis, how she became a the youngest singer in a professional opera company, and the first song she wrote that Sir Elton John heard that gave her the confidence she needed to continue to pursue writing music.

Her Songs are titled: "Fade Into Oblivion," "If You Loved Me," "Beautiful," "Everlasting Love," and "Lovin' You at Howard University Jazz Ensemble."
 
This week we find ourselves in Chicago for Band Or Bar (try to see if you guess it correctly!) before we learn about Kudisan's First and Last Concert. Plus, she shares a secret about performing music for a living.
 
She has a new book out called Memoirs of A Backup Diva and an album that just came out called The Healing. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see her on a stage near you!
 
If you enjoyed this episode, we'd love to know your thoughts! Email the show ytunesshuffle@gmail.com or connect on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
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Episode 64: Monique Wyatt

10Jul

Monique Wyatt is a creative writer and stand up comedian. She weaves us through her upbringing in Chicago and Los Angeles, what it was that got her kicked out of school, and what it felt like when she met her husband. Monique is sharp and hilarious and takes a few hard left turns in her stories, so just when you think you know where the story is going, it ends totally different! Which is what we like about her!

Check out all the nuggets about her #Fave5 songs on the blog. Then, play along with Band Or Bar as David takes us to Michigan, but see if you can guess along with Monique and Maggi!

Then, the show wraps up with the stories of Moniques First and Last Concert. Keep up with her on Facebook! Then make sure to stay connected to the show and reach out with questions or comments on your favorite social media platform, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 63: Matt Brauning

26Jun

Matt Brauning is an old, dear friend of host Maggi Mayfield's. Matt has an inspiring story of growing up with not much in Orange County, CA, turning his life into a multi-million dollar real estate business and then leaving it all to pursue his true passions...helping people. Matt is now an established, nationally touring speaker and author and the soundtrack to follow suit will not disappoint.

You can get delicious YTunes Nuggets about Matt's Fave5 songs before we head to San Bernadino for a round of Band Name or Bar Name before he drops a news bomb on Maggi.

Then Matt takes us on an adventure with the story of his First and Last Concerts before he talks more about his latest book "The Firebox Principle" out now.

Keep up with Matt Brauning on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. And if you like more from the show, or details about future episodes, sponsorship opportunities and music puns, then give YTunes Shuffle a like, share or follow on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Episode 62: Alex D’Lerma

5Jun

Alex D'Lerma is a former radio personality turned actor turned filmmaker. He runs the Cinema Gym in Burbank, CA (a studio for actors and directors to continue to work out and hone their skills). Plus, he just released his latest film "Fear, Love and Agoraphobia." Through Alex's #Fave5 we learn that he is obsessed with your host, David Earl Waterman's 3-names, what it was like growing up the youngest of 6 kids in a small agricultural town, how he got started in the performing arts and his journey since then. We learn lots of life lessons about staying positive and doing-the-work. Plus, there was so much content it couldn't all fit into this information packed-episode. Check out This B-Side track where Alex explains how to know when your movie is "done."

Your host, Maggi Mayfield, had a lot of fun learning about Alex's #Fave5 songs and came up with some really interesting YTunes Nuggets. If you want to learn more about any of the music you hear, check out some facts here.

 

Band Name Or Bar Name takes us to Paris, France. See if you can guess along with Alex and Maggi as David butchers the French pronunciations.

We wrap up the show with a sneak peak into Alex's First and Last Concert. Keep up with Alex on his website and check out his latest film, "Fear, Love, And Agoraphobia."

 

If you'd like sponsorship information, please email Maggi and David at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com. Keep up with everything music related on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Thank you!

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Episode 61: Maureen Davis

29May

Maureen Davis is a foundational cornerstone of the Rockabilly scene in Los Angeles. She is the front woman of her band Maureen and The Mercury 5. She is a fashion icon, lindy hop dancer and teacher at two locations of The School of Rock. Through her incredible music we learn about growing up in the Midwest, how her estranged dad got her to Los Angeles, and how working hard and dumb luck took this incredibley dramatic actress into some amazing roles on Broadway.

Her ability to say YES also landed her some fascinating roles in Hollywood as a singer/songwriter. Her story doesn't come without heartbreak and intense passion.

 

Check out the YTunes Nuggets here.

Follow Band Name or Bar Name as we plunge into Winter Park, Colorado.

Then check out her band online or on Instagram.

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Episode 60: Mothers Day Edition

8May

This week hosts Maggi Mayfield and David Earl Waterman call on their moms to share an important song before they share a song about their moms. Not only do we learn that both mothers are incredibly similar, but both moms surprise the heck out of our hosts with stories Maggi and Dave have never heard before!

 

First we call David's mom, Barbara where she shares stories of protesting in Ithica, NY. Then we talk to Maggi's mom, Libby, where we learn about a very memorable Fourth of July weekend in Washington, DC.

 

If you'd like to be a part of the show and be featured in our Listener Song Of The Week, please reach out with your song and story to ytunesshuffle@gmail.com

 

Keep the conversation going and find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Thanks for listening and don't forget to subscribe!

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Episode 59: Maddison Bullock

1May

Have you ever met a real life ice skater? Well get ready for Maddison Bullock; a professionally trained athlete who also happens to be a very talented movie actress and producer. Coming off the recent release of her film "ICE: The Movie," Maddison had a few minutes to share with us her #Fave5 songs. She shared the stories of growing up as an athlete in Colorado, what she THOUGHT dating was, dishing on her new boo (only a little), the music that makes her think of the incredible relationship with her mom, the first time she really discovered music on her own, and how she came to write, produce and score her film "ICE: The Movie."

If you like the music she picked you can learn more about her #Fave5 with these juicy YTunes Nuggets!

Then we play Band Or Bar which is in Berkley California, before we learn about her First and Last Concert stories.

Keep up with Maddison on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

And if you haven't already...please subscribe to YTunes Shuffle on iTunes and the iHeart Radio App and give us a rating! Thanks for joining us.

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Episode 58: Eban Schletter

24Apr

Eban Schletter is a parody and commercial song writer, most notably for Spongebob and Mr. Show. He brought an incredible #Fave5 songs talking mostly about his upbringing in Northern California, his bizarre relationship with his sister, where he started to learn to play music, and the story of the first woman he really obsessed over.

Did you love Eban's #Fave5? Here are the YTunes Shuffle Nuggets to his songs.

Band name or Bar name takes us to Beachcomber, Fiji before wrapping up with his First and Last Concert Experience.

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