Sunday, September 30, 2012

Our new series for getting a "behind the scenes" perspective. 
The first episode deals with Larissa Ness and her song "Dream it".
Larissa tells us about the making of-story. 

Larissa Ness - Dream it

"Dream It" was actually a super fun, laid back experience. ...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Heidi Little - the interview
by Chris Koppers/Image courtesy of Heidi Little

Heidi is an exceptional and down-to-earth musician with classy tunes such as "Butterfly", "Shine", "The way" and many more. 

Heidi has some time for an interview. Learn more about her skills,  her message, and encounter her infinite cheerfulness:

You wrote your first song in 1995 and since then you have been providing your message of love.
How would you describe your process from 1995 until now?

I write everyday, and live in absolute service to the delivery of the message.
What is your current mission? My current mission is to sing as beautiful as I can, while promoting the best in people, love, harmony, peace and beauty through music, lyric and stage performance.

You have performed for Prince Charles and Prince Edward? Can you tell us the story behind it?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Allison Scola
Interview by Chris Koppers
Images courtesy of Allison Scola

Allison creates joyful music and it is a true pleasure to see her performing this kind of delightful music. 

Please welcome Allison to crankbox-music. Allison shares some thoughts with us:

What is moving your heart right now? It is something/one you would like to use as an inspiration for your songs?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lisa Bianco - Momentum
Interview by Chris Koppers/images courtesy of Lisa Bianco

Just coming back from a tour on Italian soil, the exceptional Lisa had some moments for an interview on crankbox-music:

How was your recent tour in Italy?

I was great! Fantastico! European fans are extra special. They appreciate new music so much. I assume it its because not a lot of independent and new music from the states comes through Europe as much. So when you come around they treat you so well. I love Italy. Some of my family is here and I try to come every year. I meet many fans and make friends in my travels. A lot of good times over wine and food.

Your "Momentum" release offers brilliant songs. Let us take "Erase you", for instance - How was the first stage for composing this song? Where did you get the inspiration from?

Karyn Ellis

Interview by Chris Koppers/images courtesy of Karyn Ellis

I noted Karyn's musical skills with her video "Bitter Grasses "
and many folks of my readership know Karyn and my humble person got something in common: using a Rolleiflex camera. 

Karyn tells us somewaht about "Hey little bird" - the early days of her career, her sources of inspiration, her current and future plans, and why "somebody that I used to know" can be found right here in our lovely interview.

You participated in a song contest when you were nine – and you left
the spot with the first prize in hands. Did the song (and its success)
“Hey little bird” also pave your way into “I want to step into the
music business” phase?

Shannon Labrie 
Interview by Chris Koppers
Images courtesy of 
Shannon LaBrie

Shannon's soulful voice comes along with a wide range of melodies with a sky high entertainment factor. 

I am thrilled to share Shannon's interview with you:

What has been the inspiration behind your songs and songwriting?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Andi Silvas - Poor man's daughter
Story and interview by Chris Koppers
Images courtesy by Andi Silvas.

Andi is a gorgeous looking lady with a very, very sultry voice and she has some time to tell more about her business, the mission behind "Poor man's daughter", her music in general, and why cereals play a vital role in her life.

Please tell us somewhat about your upcoming release "Poor Man's Daughter". What can be expected?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Erika Morgengrau - the interview by Chris Koppers. Images courtesy of Erika Morgengrau.

Hailing from Austin, TX, the band named Morgengrau serves you the finest tunes of classic Death Metal. 

Erika had some moments to share.

--- The interview ---

Who had the idea for the band's name? Morgengrau sounds German. Would you be pleased to perform your music in Germany someday?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Becky Baldwin - Control the storm

Story and interview by Chris Koppers/image courtesy of Becky Baldwin

Becky is a graduate from Bristol Institute of Modern Music and is a passionate full time musician. She is a heavy metal bassist who stands for animal rights and feminism.

Becky had some moments to share with crankbox-music:

What was your moment to opt for being a musician?

I can't remember there being a 'moment' as such, I remember there being a slow development from music being something I just did, to being 'who I am.' I started jamming with friends as soon as I got my first bass for my 13th birthday and I just had so much fun, I didn't want to stop!
As for music as my career, about two years ago I did some summer work in a factory operating machinery and mostly just sticking bits of rubber and plastic together all day... I hated it so much and couldn't take any more after about a month! That was when I decided to become fully committed to making music my career - that may mean having no money most of the time, but for me it's definitely worth it!

What are your current plans?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Heidi Anne - When the sun comes up

Story and interview by Chris Koppers/images courtesy of Heidi Anne

Heidi is a charming and an outspoken musician who got so much energy she could provide enough electricity for a small state, let us take Delaware, and that will last for several months without interruption.
Heidi presents her latest song "When the sun comes up" and she tells us something about the making of.

--- Interview ---
Scanning your name via youtube will immediately display your song "When the sun comes up" with a current hits of over 613.000. How was the making of? How much fun was involved?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Christine got the dosage for well composed music. Her songs are soaked in childlike undistilled happiness. 
She started her music career by whistling as a 10-month-old baby. Nowadays she is focused on full-length albums with a certain character. Nothing can stop her and the rapture, you can find within her songs, is beguiling you to get more of her dreamy, with pop elements, sensational songs.

Christine spent some time for the following interview: 

What is your current project?

Sylvia mesmerized her audience by her voice that is beyond belief.
Far, far way of being standard, she brings it to the table – glamorous and classy music for your ears.  One of her numerous feats is “cry me a river” where you can experience on youtube

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jessica Ashley - Prelude

Story and interview by Chris Koppers/images courtesy of Jessic Ashely                                       
Jessica is a young and energic singer/songwriter from Long Island and her youtube channel gathers an enormous feedback. Her phone is glowing because of numerous producers dial her number for some serious business.

That does not surprise me and the reasons are pretty obvious - Jessica got what is takes to be a top notch music artist.

Jessica took some minutes for the following interview:
How did it all get started with your music?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ashley Spencer - a breath of fresh air

Story and interview by Chris Koppers-images courtesy of Ashley Spencer

Ashley comes up with a personality that makes a difference in her genre.

First noted with her version of "fever" - her voice conveys a variety from sultry to tranquil timbre - a skill I do not see that often.  

No matter what song I listen to, Ashley's music is a true pleasure. Solid-to-the-ground tracks with her lovely voice.
Ashley had some time for an interview.

--- Interview ---

It seems you give at least 100% for every song you compose. Does that also mean we always get 100% of you? - I can listen to your music and I can meet you somewhere in a mall and I would figure "Wow, she is like in her music".

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cassandra Kubinski - On my way home

Story and interview by Chris Koppers/images courtesy of Cassandra Kubinski

Inescapable sounds with a thrilling voice. A voice that could melt refrigerated butter.
I share Billy Joel's conclusion about her skills: She is a rarity.

Cassandra is a working progress. Unlike other artists, she refines her talents and that gains another wow-effect.

A magnificient lady with tons of potential.
Crankbox-music is honored to publish the interview with Cassandra.

--- Interview ---  
"On my way home" is your new single. How much fun was involved for completion?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Heidi Mak - the magic galore

Story and interview by Chris Koppers/images courtesy of Heidi Mak

It should not surprise you, but the space for Heidi's coverage about her multi-talents and her incredible music is insufficient on crankbox-music. It would take days to portrait her full spectrum. Heidi is a lady with visions and her fuel is named energy. This energy is omnipresent. 

Heidi got her heart on the right spot and it is always a pleasure to experience her art of music.

--- Interview ---

Your music is impeccable. How did it all start?