Category Archives: Studio

Giambi: Working Up the Ranks



He was given the moniker, Giambi, in the studio.  Now, after working his way up this is how he’s known in the industry.  Giambi has worked with acts like Dead Prez, Nappy Roots, Big Pun and Sean Price and his story is the quintessential networking and hard work story.

Follow him on social media, and reach out to him if you’re in NYC.

Instagram:
@giambi_aka_el_duro

Facebook:
Giambi


Jaymee Granell – part 2: Developing a Product



Jaymee Granell is a bassist, band-leader, and songwriter here in Tampa. He started out playing bass to simply join his friends in a band. Now he’s an in-demand sideman as well as a leader of several musical projects in the Tampa Bay area. This is the 2nd part of my conversation with him.  To catch Jaymee’s backstory check out episode 6.

From Me To You
frommetoyouband.com

Rocketman
rocketmanband.com

Instagram
instagram.com/jaymeegranell
instagram.com/reflection_of_surrender


Erica DiCeglie: Erica with a C!



Erica DiCeglie is a singer/songwriter.  Coming from a musical theater background, Erica is now writing her own songs and performing music her own way.  Sometimes part of being a working musician is having multiple jobs at the same time.  Erica is also an assistant music director at a local church, and this job lets her work on other aspects of her musical career.

Her album “My Blue” will be released in the first week of November and will be available on CD and all digital platforms. Look for news and show updates on her website and Instagram.

EricaDiCeglieMusic.com
@ericadicegliemusic


Mike Pinder: Don’t Be a Dick



Today’s guest is Mike Pinder.  He’s a drummer, and music director based in Orlando and Tampa.  In this episode, we talk about how Mike got started in music and his approach to his music career.  He sums it up quite succinctly.  “Don’t Be a Dick!”   Listen to Mike explain this point of view.

You can find Mike online:

Facebook: Mike Pinder
Instagram: @pinderrobsbanks
Web: MikePinderDrums.com

or working with his original band:

Actual Bank Robbers

or in any of these groups, and more:

The Rocket Man Show
Erica DiCeglie
Kate Judge


Jaymee Granell – part 1: Making the Band



Jaymee Granell is a bassist, music director, and composer here in Tampa. He started out playing bass to simply join his friends in a band. While that first band didn’t quite get off the ground, he quickly found himself writing and recording songs with a high profile celebrity.  In this conversation, we talk about the successes and struggles he encountered while dealing with the music industry, all on his way to “making it.”

This is the first of two parts.  In the second part, we’ll cover what Jaymee has been working on recently.  In the meantime, you can catch up with him in real time with the links below.

From Me To You
frommetoyouband.com

Instagram
instagram.com/reflection_of_surrender


Joe Cosas: Purpose, Relevance, & Spirtuality



Joe Cosas is a pianist, composer, music director, educator, and studio owner/producer/engineer. Hailing from St Louis, Missouri, he’s now in Tampa working the wedding and corporate gig scene as well as building his studio clientele.

In this episode, we talk about what brought him to Tampa, how he built his network, how he handles the business side of music, and how he balances family life with work life. He seems to have his financial “ducks in a row” and has been able to navigate the crazy schedule that we musicians tend to have.

You can find Joe Cosas at these online places:

Joe Cosas @joecosas
JoeCosas.com
youtube.com/joecosas
twitter.com/joecosas
instagram.com/joecosas

Blue Couch Studio @bluecouchstudio
twitter.com/bluecouchstudio
instagram.com/bluecouchstudio