Friday, January 11, 2019

ROBERT BERRY AND KEITH EMERSON:A FINAL COLLABORATION AND TRIBUTE TO A KEYBOARD LEGEND AND FRIEND ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS-BBS RADIO

R   O   B   E   R   T
B   E   R   R   Y
MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST- SINGER-SONGWRITER-PRODUCER
COLLABORATION AND TRIBUTE 
TO KEYBOARD LEGEND
K E I T H   E M E R S O N
MEMBER OF THE GREG KIHN BAND
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Robert Berry has managed to survive in the treacherous minefield that is the music business and flourished as a performer, songwriter and producer. It seems he's done it all. While he may be best known as the vocalist/bass player in the ELP spinoff, 3, with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer, Berry impressive list of credits include a stint fronting Ambrosia, and long running affiliations with Alliance, December People, and the Greg Kihn Band.  Berry has released 5 solo albums, contributed to a number of high-profile tribute albums and has an impressive track record in the studio.


2017 was noteworthy for some major efforts. Early in the years, Berry, on bass and lead vocals joined with Terry Brock (GIANT, STRANGEWAYS) on lead vocals, Gary Pihl (BOSTON, SAMMY HAGAR, ALLIANCE) on guitar, and Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG) on drums, to form ALL 41.  They released the band's debut album, "World's Best Hope".  Simultaneously, he mounted a dedicated effort to complete his collaboration with Keith Emerson on the long awaited 3 follow up.
 That album, which took shape in 2016, was nearly shattered with the news of Keith Emerson tragic death.  Ultimately and as a tribute to the friendship of Emerson and Berry, it somewhat painfully got back on track and The Rules Have Changed on Frontiers Music SRL was released earlier this year. 




THE RULES
HAVE 
CHANGED

3.2


ROBERT BERRY

AND 

KEITH EMERSON



Available NOW at amazon.com

Purchase the latest album from Robert Berry and Keith Emerson

  entitled 3.2 The Rules Have Changed at amazon.com
Also the incredible Classic Rock Christmas CD collection by
December People
Sounds like Christmas (2000)
Rattle and Humbug (2001)
DP3 (2005)
Classic Rock Christmas (2009)
St. Nicks Picks (2017)
Also available at amazon.com
For more information about Robert Berry visit www.robertberry.com



R O B E R T   B E R R Y
SPECIAL GUEST ON
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

PAUL NELSON CHATS ABOUT JOHNNY WINTER AND BADASS GENERATION ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS' W/RAY SHASHO -BBS RADIO

P   A   U   L
N   E   L   S   O   N
GUITARIST-SONGWRITER-PRODUCER
with The Paul Nelson Band
JOHNNY WINTER'S PRODUCER/
& RIGHT-HAND MAN TALKS ABOUT PRESERVING JOHNNY'S LEGACY

Paul Nelson - is recognized as one of today's top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand-picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded alongside an endless who's who list of top artists from Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Warren Haynes, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Dr. John, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more...

Nelson received a Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter's "Step Back" release on Mega force/Sony winning "Best Blues Album of the Year" highlighting his already long list of Grammy Nominations. As well as the BMA "Blues Music Award" for "Best Blues/Rock Album" reaching #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and staying at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation's KBA "Keeping the Blues Alive Award".
His music has reached millions with appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and on award winning documentaries: "Down and Dirty" The Johnny Winter Story and "Sideman: Long Road to Glory" (feat: Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Hubert Sumlin), as well as music written/performed and broadcast nationally on NBC and on multiple major album releases, books, instructional guitar columns, live Concert DVD's, and guest performances on countless recordings.

Staying at #1 on the "Hot New Releases" charts for months Nelson's latest project "Badass Generation" on Sony Records still maintains his unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing his many other musical dimensions fans have come expect considering him one of music's most respected and influential contemporary artists...




THE 
PAUL NELSON 
BAND

BADASS GENERATION
available 
at amazon.com









For more information about Paul Nelson visit 







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…for more information

PAUL NELSON  exclusive interview
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
 W/RAY SHASHO
 BBS RADIO
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

LORETTA SWIT M*A*S*H ICON RELEASES BOOK OF ART DEDICATED TO HELP END ANIMAL SUFFERING AND CRUELTY

L  O  R  E  T  T  A
S  W  I  T
M*A*S*H  ICON
 (MAJOR MARGARET 
"HOT LIPS" HOULIHAN)
CHAMPION OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
SWITHEART ANIMAL ALLIANCE
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Hello once again everyone I’m your host Ray Shasho and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends on BBS Radio. This a very special episode today. It’s our very first show since Doug and Don Newsom, the owners of BBS radio endured the horrific event that destroyed their radio station, their home, and all their belongings. The entire town of Paradise California was basically wiped off the map by deadly wildfires.  At least 88 people were killed 15,573 structures destroyed (11,713 residences, 472 commercial and 3,388 other buildings).
Doug and Don have maxed out credit cards to order the necessary equipment to get BBS radio running again. Miraculously the station is up and running again at a remote location. Unfortunately, I lost 5 interviews because they were not yet aired. The last interview I did was with M*A*S*H icon Loretta Swit. Loretta was so very gracious to redo the interview that was lost because of the fire.
And so today I would like to welcome again to Interviewing the Legends on BBS Radio … A true champion of the animal kingdom, and award-winning actress, known for her iconic starring role on TV's most honored series, M*A*S*H, and her portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan for which she won two EMMY’s and worldwide acclaim.  The beautiful, talented and compassionate … LORETTA SWIT
Welcome back Loretta! Thank you again for agreeing to redo our interview.


PURCHASE SWITHEART:

The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit
By Loretta Swit
Published by Ultimate Symbol / Publication Date: June, 2018
Hardcover Price: $49.95 / Pages: 128 / 65 Color images
available at amazon.com
SwitHeart chronicles the artwork of TV icon Loretta Swit, a true champion of the animal kingdom. Watercolorist, award-winning animal activist and actress, Ms. Swit is renowned for her starring role on TV s most honored series, M*A*S*H, for which she won two EMMYs and worldwide acclaim.
What many fans may not know about the multi-talented thespian is that Ms. Swit has been an artist from age six. SwitHeart documents her animal portraits along with descriptive anecdotes about each and her extensive philanthropic work. Ms. Swit said, "I am thrilled to see my passion for animals and my passion for art merge in a book that will help benefit and protect the animals on our planet."

SwitHeart includes 65 full-color paintings and drawings, as well as 22 photographs. Proceeds from the book will be donated to charities and programs that are as dedicated, as Ms. Swit is, to ending animal suffering and cruelty.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LORETTA SWIT VISIT

L O R E T T A   S W I T 
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

ANNIE HASLAM THE LEGENDARY VOICE FOR PROG ROCK'S RENAISSANCE SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

A   N   N   I   E
H   A   S   L   A   M
'PROG ROCK QUEEN'
LEGENDARY VOICE 
with
R  E  N  A  I  S  S  A  N  C  E
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Renaissance has had a long history spanning close to 50 years since its formation in 1969. With several personnel changes in the beginning years, the sound of the group eventually matured into a unique blending of folk, rock, and classical music including the integration of a full symphonic orchestra. Crowning all of this was the sound of the equally unique five-octave voice of Annie Haslam. During their great success in the 70’s the band toured extensively throughout the world in support of their numerous album releases. Highlights of this era included three sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall with The New York Philharmonic Orchestra and a sold-out concert at The Royal Albert Hall with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Chorale Society, all of which were recorded and released as ‘Live’ albums.

The woman whose crystal clear, high-flying soprano vocals earned her worldwide attention as the lead singer of the English classical rock band ‘Renaissance’ has recently achieved an entirely new level of appreciation as an ‘Intuitive’ painter. Annie is able to ‘tune’ into people, animals, situations, feelings and places, and portray them in her own unique style.
On canvas, Annie Haslam’s unmistakable world of sound is taken into unique vistas of color and vibration, not unlike the flow of her five-octave voice. Transporting the viewer to other worlds and through inner boundaries is her goal, bringing healing, serenity and peace through her work. 

With their musical virtuosity, five strong lead voices, newest technological instrumentation and love for the music, they have created a new sound taking them into a new age and performing the repertoire with powerful precision across the world. This incarnation of Renaissance is new and different and is nothing short of amazing!

Annie Haslam & Renaissance recently released their new DVD entitled ‘A Symphonic Journey’ and are currently embarked on their Day of the Dreamer Tour –in support of their new DVD/2CD set while performing selected US dates this Fall. 

Purchase the brand-new DVD/CD set from Renaissance entitled ‘A Symphonic Journey’ at amazon.com

The DVD was filmed in October of 2017 and included for the first time the addition of The Renaissance Chamber Orchestra, a hand-picked group of 10 musicians, including strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. 
For this new DVD the band returned to the Keswick Theatre, this time employing the use of track and boom mounted cameras to create more up close and personal shots of the band and orchestra. The concert also featured large screen projections of original paintings by Annie Haslam, with corresponding titles to each song performed throughout the concert.
The DVD/2CD set will be available from Amazon USA, Europe, and Japan. 

Also, ‘Annie Haslam’ signed copies will be available through the band’s website: http://www.renaissancetouring.com



A  N  N  I  E
H  A  S  L  A  M
THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF
R E N A I S S A N C E 
SPECIAL GUEST ON
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS 
W/RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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COMING SOON


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

SONJA KRISTINA THE PRINCESS OF PROG ROCK AND SEDUCTIVE VOICE WITH THE LEGENDARY CURVED AIR-EXCLUSIVE!

S   O   N   J   A
K   R   I   S   T   I   N   A
THE SEDUCTIVE PROGRESSIVE ROCK VOICE
OF THE LEGENDARY
C  U  R  V  E  D   A  I  R
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
BBS RADIO

At 15 Sonja Kristina was studying drama whilst sharing billing with such luminaries as Sandy Denny, Al Stewart and Buffy Saint Marie.
Sonja, a barefoot hippie wild-child whose friends in the late ‘60s were radical revolutionaries, Hells Angels, writers and poets, and celebrated musicians, played Chrissie in the Original London Cast of Hair in 1968. In 1970 Sonja Kristina became the voice of Curved Air.

Curved Air soon became renowned for their virtuosity and thrilling shows. Their albums were top 20 best sellers, as was the hit single Back Street Luv. The influential original members were electric violinist Darryl Way, electronica pioneer and guitarist/ keyboard player, Francis Monkman and drummer Florian Pilkington- Miksa. From 1970 to the present-day Sonja Kristina has been the one constant member of Curved Air.
In 1973, 17-year-old Eddie Jobson (Roxy Music / UK/ Frank Zappa) replaced both Monkman and Way during the ‘Air Cut’ era. In 1974 -76 Stewart Copeland came straight from college to critical acclaim as Curved Air’s drummer. At the end of ’76 Curved Air broke up and Sonja had a ringside seat at the birth of Punk and the astronomic rise of Stewart’s band ‘The Police’, during Sonja and Stewart’s 16-year relationship.

By1989 Sonja Kristina re-invented folk rock with a fiery brand of music she dubbed Acid Folk. Curved Air’s violinist Paul Sax and Keyboard player Robert Norton toured with Sonja Kristina’s Acid Folk Band until 1996, playing Glastonbury and other festivals year after year.
Since 2000 Sonja has been working with Composer/Producer/ Cellist/Violinist Marvin Ayres, known for his unique manipulation of sound textures and audio-visual installations. They have two releases as MASK. “Heavy Petal, the Tene-brous Odyssey of Jack and Virginia’ and ‘Technopia’.
Marvin Ayres produced the 2012 Curved Air ‘Live Atmosphere’ CD.
The constant flame leading Curved Air through the decades, Sonja Kristina's hypnotic attraction endures today, "vibrant and edgy as ever, Sonja, the original prog diva gives a charismatic and highly visual performance. Looking like a glamorous gipsy queen with her flowing red hair and dressed in sparkly black, that signature voice is still smoky and seductive as she spins around the stage around the excellent musicians who are Curved Air". (Music Street Journal)

For more information about Curved Air visit www.curvedair.com or


Purchase
Second Album
available at amazon.com

2 DISC EXPANDED EDITION
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS
NEW EXPANDED 2 DISC (CD / DVD) EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1971 ALBUM BY CURVED AIR
WITH FIVE BONUS TRACKS (FOUR PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) & A DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE) OF
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED PROMOTIONAL FILMS AND TELEVISION PERFORMANCES FROM THE
UK, FRANCE & GERMANY IN 1971

RESTORES THE ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK & BOOK, ALONG WITH A LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED
BOOKLET WITH ESSAY & EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS


SONJA KRISTINA
LEGENDARY SINGER 
CURVED AIR
EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
W/RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

BRUCE SOORD SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST FOR PROG ROCK'S THE PINEAPPLE THIEF ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS-BBS RADIO

B    R    U    C    E
S    O    O    R    D
SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST
 PROGRESSIVE ROCK SENSATION'S
THE PINEAPPLE THIEF
SPECIAL GUEST ON
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
  BBS RADIO

The Pineapple Thief have launched their brand new video for “Try As I Might”, the new single from their forthcoming new studio album Dissolution. The highly anticipated follow up to 2015’s Your Wilderness, is the band’s second album to feature King Crimson and Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison.

Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Bruce Soord explains his dystopian view “The video follows the theme of the song and the album – if you sign up to this hyper connected world we live in, then you have to live with the consequences. Try as you might to get out of it.”

The futuristic clip was created by Blacktide Phonic/Visual (www.black-tide.co.uk) director George Laycock, who expands on how he created the film “When The Pineapple Thief came to me with their track ‘Try as I might’, they had a broad basis for an idea for a music video that dealt with a social media obsessed ‘connected’ world.
This had nods to previous films and television like ‘The Truman Show’, ‘Black Mirror’, the ‘Big Brother’ landscape and its preceding shows, so it was about creating a storyline using these broad influences and encapsulating into an obscure 3-minute film on a budget.
I was interested in the concept of ‘in eye cameras’, scary technology and I am sure isn’t too far away from us. We decided to go down the optical medical route and follow our character on a journey from first pre-operation, to surgery, recovery and then trying to battle the decision he has made, whilst battling with the corporation he has signed up too. The film hopefully leaves the viewer to create their own conceptions on his outcome.

We filmed it all on the Dorset/Devon coastline around where I live and were fortunate to be able to secure great locations to shoot in with a few favours, including a remote seaside post-modern house, a private beach and a real working hospital and opticians.
To keep the cast down to a minimum we decided that the camera that is watching Bruce would become the main supporting actor and his nemesis, appearing in scenes without anyone operating it. This allowed us to see the cameras point of view and tell the story to the fictional viewer. This old broadcast camera weighed an absolute ton, and carrying through remote woods, down a mile-long steep cliff path to a beach was a challenge on some of the hottest days of the year. Filming in the water at the end was a welcome refreshment. 
The Pineapple Thief have grown to become one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, Your Wilderness produced 4m+ album streams, a #7 in the UK Independent Charts and two extensive headline European tours culminating at London’s Islington Assembly Hall where the concert was recorded for the live release Where We Stood, and their new album Dissolution promises to propel the band to even greater heights.
The Pineapple Thief is a progressive rock band, started by Bruce Soord in 1999 in Somerset, England. The band has released eleven studio albums.

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF IS
Bruce Soord – vocals, guitars (1999–present)
Jon Sykes – bass (2002–present)
Steve Kitch – keyboards (2005–present)

Gavin Harrison - drums (2016–present)  played with British progressive rock bands Porcupine Tree and King Crimson.

dissolution
by
THE PINEAPPLE THIEF
available at amazon.com


B    R    U    C    E
S    O    O    R    D
THE PINEAPPLE THIEF
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
W/RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO 1
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