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A Closer Look @ TOY: Episode 3

TOYHere’s the 3rd episode in the continuing interview series about pop/rock band, TOY, entitled “A Closer Look @ TOY”.  Featuring live performance clips along with the video interview.

Find out more about TOY at: www.toymusicbox.com.

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10 Questions With Yellowire

YellowireI had the pleasure of hearing for the first time, Yellowire, at BMI’s “Jingle Ball” showcase on Monday, December 5th. Yellowire is an incredibly talented indy rock band that came all the way from England. All that I know is there was just something magical when they took the stage that made me want to learn more about them! I think if I had to describe their music, I would say a cross between U2, Beck, and Robbie Williams.  Definitely worth a listen!

Yellowire is comprised of Ol Beach (vocals, piano, guitar), Jim Board (guitar), Billy Brimblecom/Adrian Meehan (drums), Greg Lafollette/Simone Butler (bass).

Want to learn more about Yellowire??? Sure you do! Be sure to check out their video and interview below.  Also, find them at their website: www.yellowire.co.uk

Interview With Lead Singer, Ol Beach:

1) Where is your band based out of?

“The band is based mainly out of London.
We all come from different parts of the UK and London is the meeting point now.”

2) How did you come up with the name of your band?

“I was on tour in South Africa supporting Robbie Williams. I met a masseuse with spiritual connections. She told me that was my bands name. I didn’t want to argue.”


Ol Beach of Yellowire

3) When was your band formed and how did you get together?

We’ve been playing together for a few years now. It’s a very organic process and such a small world of musicians here the line up has been constantly evolving. Everything keeps growing and moving forward. The last dates we had in the US were with a drummer and bass player from Nashville who we met through people. We had one rehearsal and it felt like we’d been playing together for years. I’d be very excited to work with those guys again.”

4) How would you describe your music?

“Indy rock.”

5) Musical influences?

“Influences that go all the way back. The great early players had so much going on. They are very inspiring. We’re just listening and learning all the time. I saw Rachael Yamagata play the other day, she taught me some beautiful lessons.”

6) Do you write your own music?


7) Any plans for touring?

“Hopefully we’re going to be touring again in the US around March 2012. But we’re looking at some recording in Nashville before then so we might try and have one or two gigs during that time as well. In a perfect world.”

8) New music in the works? When being released and where can people buy?

“We are releasing our album in the US next year. You can pre download it from our website and also i-tunes in the US.”

9) Anything exciting in the works for you coming up in the near future?

“We had a great time doing these dates [Jingle Ball] and hopefully after talking with everybody there will be more to come.”

10) Message to your fans?

“Spread the word and have a great Christmas!”


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A Closer Look @ TOY: Episode 2

TOYWell, I’m on a roll lately and pumping out these articles. Let’s continue with the video series “A Closer Look @ TOY”! I think you’ll like this pop/rock band.  You’ll have to forgive my camerawork during the interview part.  I couldn’t seem to keep it steady! lol

Anyway, check out TOY in the video below.  Also, find their website  at: www.toymusicbox.com and interact with them on their Facebook page, too: www.facebook.com/officialtoymusic

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A Closer Look @ TOY: Episode 1 And Welcome Matt Williams To The Site

TOYTOY–This newly-formed pop/rock band kicks butt and if I described them any other way, I wouldn’t be doing them justice!

I would describe their music as dark, edgy, rock, dance, and electronic all rolled into one. They’ve got a sound all their own led by the pure, soaring, ethereal vocals of Alana Grace (reminiscent of Amy Lee of Evanescence) and backed by 3/4 of the members of After Midnight Project, who are high energy, charismatic and skilled musicians. The blending of the 4 members that form TOY creates a sound that is truly unique, high energy, and one that is best experienced live for the full effect!

Focus on the 615 recently caught up with TOY, who are based out of Los Angeles, for a show at Mercy Lounge for the BMI “Jingle Ball”.  See what they have to say and hear some clips from the show in the video below.  Come back next week to hear more!

Also, I can’t think of a better time to introduce Matt Williams to our Focus on the 615 readers/viewers! Matt has just joined Focus on the 615 as marketing director, but will also be an on-air interviewer, as well as, a contributing writer here.  I’m excited to have Matt on-board with us! He brings enthusiasm, professionalism, and a fresh perspective to the site.  I only see great things coming as a result of the addition of Matt to Focus on the 615!  You’ll see him interviewing TOY in the video below!

Find out all about them right here in this exclusive interview with Focus on the 615!

Related article: http://focusonthe615.com/2011/12/12/album-review-toys-self-titled-debut-release-toy/

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“A Closer Look @ SHeDAISY”: Episode 4

SHeDAISYI hope you’ve enjoyed this video series with SHeDAISY and giving you a little closer look at this talented trio! This is the last episode in a 4 part video series.  We had a lot of fun making this!

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Getting To Know The Farm

The FarmI recently caught up with newly-signed Elektra artists, The Farm, just prior to their performance at Warner Music’sPickin’ on the Patio”.  Let me tell you, THIS is a band to watch!

The Farm is comprised of members: Nick Hoffman, Damien Horne, and Krista Marie.  They are truly a blend of various musical styles and influences, but at the very heart of it all is a love for country music and together they are creating a sound you are sure to love!

Please check out the video interview in this article to learn more about The Farm right here on Focus on the 615 and check out the video below for an acoustic performance of their single “Home Sweet Home“!

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For more information about The Farm, check out their website at:  www.thefarmmusic.com.

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