Friday, October 6, 2017

Book New Release: the much awaited sequel to Olympian Passion is now available!

Olympian Heartbreak, the long awaited sequel to Olympian Passion, the first book in the Olympian Love trilogy by Andrya Bailey, is now available and already gathering raving reviews.

Sabrina found out that Nikos returned to Greece with Maggie and is heartbroken until a surprising invitation to go to Athens gives her hope. Once she reconnects with him, their passion grows stronger. Nikos takes her to the most romantic places around Athens and even invites her to travel to a newly-discovered archaeological site. Her insecurities increase when she learns he's hiding a secret from his past, but his friends advise her to be patient if she really loves him. Their passionate week is suddenly interrupted when Nikos is faced with a tragic situation. Will she make the ultimate sacrifice to help him?

What readers are saying:

"I adored this sequel. I have been patiently waiting for Ms. Bailey to write the sequel to one of my favorite books and was thrilled to know it was available. We have a wonderful story just layered with depth. The twists and turns really kept me on my toes. We still have most of the players from the first book and boy did the women kept me hopping. Our guy is still "swoon worthy". The love triangle turned into something well beyond what we had in the first book. I also loved the backdrop of intrigue that was woven into each page of this amazing story. I normally do not like books with cliffhangers but with this book I will tolerate it because it really added to the tension. Am I going to being nagging and bugging the author for book three? That would be yes Ms. Bailey. I hope she is seriously writing her fingers away as patience is not a strong suit of mine and I want answers. I also want to give a nod to the author because Greece actually seemed as if it was also its own character in this story. The pages were rich with all things Greece. I LOVE when an author does this because I felt transported to lands I can only dream of and here it made me want to visit these places. Great job Andrya! You should be very proud of this work. Thank you for publishing this book in paperback format as well! I had "the" best time reading this story. Now get to writing my book number three...quickly please!!! You set yourself a high bar and I can't wait to read what happens next!"

"I was so excited to be able to read this one, I looked forward to it. It did not let me down. I loved the whole book and was kept on the edge the whole time. I loved the intrigue that was involved, it really kept things interesting. I can not wait for the next one."

"I have been waiting for this sequel and I am SO happy it is finally here! Fall in love with Nikos and Sabrina again as Bailey heats up the pages in Greece! I highly recommend this author!"

"I couldn't stop reading this book and I cannot wait for the book number 3 to come out. Highly recommended for anyone who loves a good romance!"


Editorial reviews:

Bailey heats up the pages in her second installment of Olympian Love. Just as in the first story, the passion between Nikos and Sabrina is intense and will leave you wanting more. Olympian Heartbreak is a thrilling read and I can't wait for the next! - K.R. Thompson, Amazon best-selling author of The Untold Stories of Neverland

Olympian Heartbreak is a sexy, thrilling romp through the exotic art and archaeological world of Greece, sure to thrill fans and leave them eagerly awaiting the next book in this series. - Pamela Fagan Hutchins, Amazon best-selling author of USA Best Book Award Winner Heaven to Betsy
 
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Olympian Heartbreak is the second book in the Olympian Love Trilogy by award-winning romance author Andrya Bailey. Olympian Passion is the 2016 New Apple Literary Medalist Winner in Contemporary Romance.
 
  
 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Music New Release: World5 has a new pop-rock single and it is a hit!

Back in February, we featured world famous pop-rock band World5. And it's our pleasure to announce their newly released single, released on Spectra Records (Spectra Music Group), Sept 15th.

"I won't let you down" can be downloaded by clicking one of the links below:


Watch the video on youtube - enjoy this great hit!


WORLD5 - “POP ROCK WITH A GLOBAL INFLUENCE”

2017 - WORLD5, in its 3rd incarnation, has a new line up. Joining Rai, Steffen, and Joe are 2 accomplished journeymen. British singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Sam Stevens and Swedish bass player, Jimmy Olsson. Sam has been a successful songwriter, performer, and session guitarist in the European music scene, working with a number of artists and studios across Europe. Among those clients is pop impresario, Simon Napier Bell. Jimmy has performed with some of the most popular groups in Sweden, such as Nynningen, Nationalteatern and Björn Afzelius Band. The band is currently working on Album Number 3.

Sam Stevens: lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
Joe Gavito: guitars, keyboards, vocals
Steffen Goeres: guitars, trumpet
Jimmy Olsson: bass
Raimund Breitfeld: drums, percussion
Contact: music@world5music.com info@spectramusicgroup.com


For more information on World5:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World5
https://www.facebook.com/World5band
http://twitter.com/world5music
http://www.myspace.com/world5music
http://soundcloud.com/world5music
http://www.reverbnation.com/world5
http://www.youtube.com/user/World5music
http://www.linkedin.com/in/world5
http://world5band.blogspot.se/
http://www.last.fm/music/World5
https://plus.google.com/113147801323480406711
http://musicbrainz.org/artist/6f3489d9-4b2a-44fb-8585-fe01fb4989d8
https://play.spotify.com/artist/5Hz0rLiTcULzVzyBu3ExLK
http://www.mtv.com/artists/world5-1/
http://www.amazon.com/World5/e/B0067LTAZ2
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/world5/id478881688
https://world5.bandcamp.com



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Books: Meet the author behind the intriguing Paradox: Fascinating Anomalies of Science

PARADOX - Fascinating Anomalies of Science brings a fresh perspective to many of today’s hottest topics in science. The paradox is frequently ignored by scientists and writers alike. Here the reader will find a fearless exploration of science, providing a unique view and a deeper understanding of life’s puzzles. PARADOX will engage you from the start, helping you explore ideas in new, thought provoking ways. Did you know that the more fuel a star has, the faster it will burn out and die? Or that even though a child’s brain is smaller, it has 25% more neurons, and 200% more synaptic connections than an adult’s? Did you know that our brains have substantially decreased in size since the Ice Age? Are they becoming more efficient like our technology, or are we less intelligent than we used to be? During the exploration of these paradoxes and many more, you will discover a world of interesting anomalies along the way. Add to this the inclusion of entertaining stories throughout, and you’ll find PARADOX to be a science book you won’t want to put down.

We talked to Ted Weimann, the author, to find out more about his background and how he came about writing such an intriguing book. Read on to satisfy your curiosity!

Where are you from and what's your background?

I grew up in the Northeast U.S., studied Wildlife Biology at the University of Vermont (UVM), and I now live in the mountainous Pacific Northwest. I’ve always thought of myself as a scientist, and my passion for science has steadily grown over the years. I was planning to ultimately research predator ecology, preferably cougars. While at UVM, former U.S. President Gerald Ford came to speak to an invitation-only audience. I had an environmental question I wanted to ask him. But, I wasn’t invited. After I kept beating the Secret Service in their security protocols, the supervisor changed from being angry with me, to trying to talk me into a career with the them, as one of their Special Agents.  If you’d like to read more about that and one of my cases as a Special Agent for Homeland Security Investigations, you can read about it at the link below to an article by an Associated Press reporter.


I obviously choose to become a federal agent over a predator ecologist, but if I was going to do that, I wanted to live near the wilderness with beautiful mountains to climb.  I’m kind of an adrenaline junkie.  I enjoy mountaineering, rock climbing, mixed martial arts, motocross, cliff diving, etc.

You have an impressive background! When did you realize you wanted to write and when did you start writing?

My wife is a published author. After I awoke a couple of times with the entire outline in my head for a book on athletic speed, I took her advice to write it. That book, Warrior Speed, was published in 2000. It detailed the science of developing athletic speed, specifically geared towards martial artists. It’s not easy finding the time to do all the research and write a book while working full time as a federal agent.  So, for Paradox, once I came up with the idea for the book, I started collecting idea topics and research over the years.  I subscribe to science magazines and read a lot of non-fiction in my futile attempt to keep up with the latest in my areas of interest. Once I retired from law enforcement, I was able to work full time on research and writing.

I guess that already answers the next questions, but how much research did you do before publishing the book?

A lot. But I love to learn, so it was fun.  

The subject is definitely interesting. What compelled you to write a science book?


I was compelled to write Warrior Speed because I wasn’t aware of any book that talked about the
physics, exercise physiology, nutrition, psychology etc., of athletic speed. Especially for martial artists.  I wrote Paradox simply because I love the topics discussed. It sounds corny, but every time I edited it, I’d think “man this stuff is cool”, as I read it.  I loved doing the research. I especially loved figuring out the implications of some of the laws of physics, and thus new areas to study, on my own. It was a fun process.

It's great that you liked what you were writing! What was the most interesting fact that you found out while researching for the book?
 
The light cylinder of rapidly rotating neutron stars is fascinating.  I didn’t even know they existed until I did the math on the rotational rate of a collapsing neutron star.  That’s one example of where I ran into a violation of physics, special relativity. So is the evidence that France will suffer more flooding than Iceland if Greenland’s Icecap melts.  That’s due to a decrease in gravitational attraction upon the ocean by the missing Icecap, and to glacial rebound.

Indeed, these are fascinating! Do you think your book can motivate people to learn more about science?

I hope so. I believe in the importance of understanding how and why the world around us behaves as it does. I tried to write it in a manner that made it understandable to non-scientists, and interesting to scientists. I hope I accomplished that goal.

That's very important and I'm sure you've accomplished your goal! What do you perceive as the most important scientific breakthrough of our times?

That’s easy, our understanding of climate change.  Imagine where we would be in 200 years if we were to never develop an understanding of climate change, and therefore continued burning fossil fuels at increasing rates.

A scary thought! What are you working on now?

Healing.  I sustained a serious groin injury trying to turn a bouldering move into a gymnastics move.  I need to respect the science of aging more.

Hope you heal fast and write another book! Where can we find out more about you and your writing?



Is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers?

Thank you for giving my book a try.  I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for sharing your work with us and much success with your books!

To purchase Paradox, please click on one of the links below:






Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Music: Interview with Hip Hop Musician Cxnshus



We have another talented musician to introduce today. Check out this interview to learn more about this artist's life and work!

Please tell us a little about your background and where you are from.

My name is Tyrone Pritchett but I go by the stage name Cxnshus (Conshus). I'm from Baltimore, Maryland. I'm the oldest of 1 sister and 4 brothers. My mom raised me as a single parent when my dad passed away in 2005 of natural causes. 

Thanks for sharing. When did you realize you had a calling for music?

I realized I had a calling for music when I was in elementary school or maybe before that. I can't remember, because I started writing poetry at a young age. It just came to me and I remember when I got my first CD by Mario, I played it on my 6 disk CD changer everyday, and the first Rap song I remembered was “I know I can” by Nas. I used music to help me through my bullying through middle and high school, because I felt like I could be myself without anyone judging me.

That’s good that you focused on writing and on music to go through hard times. Who was your greatest influence to follow in the music career? Why?

I think my greatest influences are Nas, Kanye West, and anything Pop, Edm, or House. Nas and Kanye West inspired my lyricism and honesty in all of my songs, but the genre of Pop and House music influences my vibes, and the energy I bring to all of my music. I find it funny how I love Hip Hop so much, but I mostly listen to Pop or House music like The Night Crawlers, Calvin Harris and so on. Pop music just makes me feel alive and free.

You have an eclectic taste! Do you also write the lyrics and compose your songs?

I write all my songs and I composed a good number of them.

When was the first time you attended a live musical performance, and how did you feel?


The first performance I seen was Mobb Deep in concert, and all I could think was I wanna be on that stage one day.

I hope you will be on that stage. And talking about your own live performances, is there a specific performance you feel was your best so far? If so, where and why?

I feel like my best performance was when I performed in front of 100 people in the middle of my local mall. The crowd and cheers drove me to do outstanding on stage. 

Seems like you really had fun! What do you enjoy the most between your interactions with the fans?

The thing I enjoy the most about my fans would be how honest they are with me. I've had people tell me my songs have helped them through depression and issues they've dealt with for long periods of time. I feel like I could never be too famous to send the tweet or respond to that message to show them not only are the listening to me, but there's someone listening to them also.

That’s very thoughtful of you as an artist. How do you draw inspiration to write your music? 

The way I draw inspiration is through emotions and reading.

What are you working on now and what are your plans for the future? 

My plans for the future is to hit the bigger festival and venues to connect with more people. 

Where can we find and buy your music?

You can buy my music on Apple.

I have an album out called The Vault:  https://itun.es/us/jRVOib

Awesome! Is there anything else you'd like to add?

The last think I'd like to add is dreams are as real as you make them. Never let someone tell you unimaginable things are just fairytales, because there's a Cinderella born every day. Keep on believing. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

Thank you! That is a wonderful advice. Much success to you in your musical future!


Follow Cxnshus on twitter: https://twitter.com/Cxnshus

Friday, September 1, 2017

Books: Interview with YA Author GuS Kenney



We have a new writer to introduce on the blog and we’re pleased to feature him and his books. Read on to find out more about his life and work!

Please tell us where you are from and a little bit about you.

I'm from Western New York and have lived here my whole life. I don't have much in the way of a background. Dropped out of college when I realized I didn't want to be a weatherperson (the orientation speech from the local weather authority did nothing to help that feeling) and started working blue collar. I guess my time as a janitor at an old folks home gives me some experience in the horrors of how people can treat each other and the disgusting things the human body is capable of, but I will spare you the details that are unfortunately carved into my mind, not to mention there is no way to accurately describe the smells. And there were so many.

Oh, wow, that could be a book in itself. When did you realize you wanted to write and when did you start writing?

I realized at a young age that I wanted to be a writer or I should say that I just started writing
stories when I was a kid. I don't think it was until I learned that the people that wrote all the books that I loved had that as their job that I considered writing as something more. Many people were quick to inform me that you couldn't make a living writing so I looked at other options for income (hence the ill advised decision for college and meteorology). It wasn't until I got married and moved in our Money Pit that I started to take the time to really work on my stories; to finish one all the way through (an extremely difficult task at the time) and start to share them with others (scariest moment of my life!).

I bet! What genre do you write and what's your target audience?

I typically stick to fantasy as that is what I have always enjoyed reading, but have aspirations to self help book? I don't write with a target audience in mind. I write the story I would enjoy first, so I guess the audience there is 36 year old married males who watch a lot of cartoons and work on locomotives 40 hours a week. But when it is done and I pass it along to my family/editing team, I get their feedback and tweek the story a little to make it more palatable to others. Given the demographic of my editors/family, it explains why the book is very appealing and enjoyed by intelligent, talented, successful women of varying ages, but always youthful in appearance and spirit (yes, I'm sucking up to them, but it is true). I've found that the Complications of Being Lucy though labeled as YA has found fans in all age groups and genders. From 11 year old boys to 86 year old women.
venture into other realms. Not non-fiction though, as I'm not very good at fact checking and I can't help myself, so how would I ever write a

It's wonderful that you can reach such a wide audience. How many books have you published so far? Have you been published in any other publications or journals?

I have succeeded in publishing 3 books thus far; all part of the Complications of Being Lucy series. The Changeling and the Cupboard is the first in the series, followed by The Changeling and the Borrowed family. Most recently, the third book has come out to the world and that is titled Traitor's Niece. I have never, as far as my steel sieve of memory can recall, been published in anything other than these three books that I have done independently.

Do you have a favorite quote and if so, who wrote it?

Unfortunately, no. Mostly because as much as I read and write, I don't retain specific words. The thought and the idea, yes, but not the very letter of it.

And do you have a favorite author? Has this author or his book(s) influenced your writing in any way?

Terry Pratchett and Maggie Shayne will probably share the top spot for some time. I love both their styles and stories and both have influenced my work in different ways. Growing up reading fantasy, it was all very stiff and formulaicero, quest, sword, bad guy, girl, victory. Terry Pratchett showed me how different the main characters could be. New kinds of heroes and all of it, with a touch of humor. Maggie Shayne taught me how to add emotional content and to never judge a book by its genre.

If you could be a character from any book, who would you like to be? Why?

Pete Lattimer from Warehouse 13: A Touch of Fever by Greg Cox, because at the end of the day it would mean I could work at Warehouse 13, and that seems like the greatest job in the world!

I bet that would be pretty cool indeed. What are you working on now?

A butt-load of marketing for the Traitor's Niece, but other than that, I've started writing the 4th book of the Complications of Being Lucy. I think I'm sticking with the title as Daughter of Ash and it will continue to expand on Lucy Bison's story and her place in the world.

Sounds interesting! Where can we find out more about you and your writing?

My website has some info: www.guskenney.com
But I usually post updates more frequently on my Facebook page dedicated to Lucy's story : www.facebook.com/Lucybison/
           
Is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers?

Nah. I think that covers most of it without incriminating myself or inciting violence. I should come up with some kind of send off like 'Spay and neuter your pets' or something like that. Not bad advice really. Pet shelters are getting overcrowded. So yeah, get your pet fixed and if you don't have one yet, adopt!

Yep, that's a great advice. Thank you for your time telling us about you and your books. We wish you great success in your writing career!



For more on Gus Kenney, click on the links below and make sure to follow him on social media to get updates on his upcoming releases!


http://linkedin.com/in/gus-kenney-3599a2138 

Email: guskenney@yahoo.com 


Monday, August 21, 2017

Music: Meet talented Musician and Composer Ninichi





Hi, readers, we're on the roll with talented musicians lately and we'd love to introduce you to yet another fantastic artist. For the writers out there - her music would be awesome on book trailers! Check her out below.

Tell us a little about your background and where you are from.

Hello! I'm Ninichi and I'm a composer. I make music for games, films and media. This means that I write game music soundtracks, scores for films and also music for YouTube channels, web series, podcasts and more! 

I'm based in the UK and my parents are from Thailand and so I feel very lucky to have an understanding of both western and eastern cultures. 

You have a great background for art and culture. When did you realize you had a calling for music?

I started the violin when I was 3 and the piano when I was 4 years old. I was inspired originally by my older sister who played these instruments and my parents who have always loved and greatly valued music and all it can offer.

Music has always been a huge part of my life therefore, and I think that I've always known that it was what I was put here to do! I started composing some pieces and songs for fun when I was young but only took this more seriously when I entered my first composition competition (when I was 18) at the Royal College of Music and won it. 

I enjoy playing music very much but have always felt in my heart that making music is my true purpose.

Congratulations, what great accomplishments! Who was your greatest influence to follow in the music career? Why?

My first inspiration and experience of music came from my older sister. Then there are many composers and music artists out there who I admire for their various talents. However one person I'm very grateful to is my piano teacher, Richard Greenwood, (who sadly left this world some years ago). I studied with him at the Royal College of Music, London and he was someone who I felt always believed in me. He encouraged me to keep creating music and just enjoying it however I could - whether it was playing it, learning about it or making music.

It’s fantastic that you had such a wonderful opportunity to study at the Royal College of Music in London. What drove you to start composing scores?

I'm not really sure if I'm honest! In some ways it was my own laziness. I would have to practise the violin and piano for hours in order to learn other people's pieces and to perform them well, but soon I realised that for me, making up music of my own to play was much easier! I didn't need to practise for hours - I could just play what I heard in my head and it made sense to me!

I’ve always felt like a music maker rather than a performer and so composing and creating music in different ways has always been my true calling! 


Just love your honest answer! What's your favorite movie score? Why? Has it helped shape your work in any way?

This is a tough question. There is no one movie score which I love but instead lots of different tunes, melodies and particular moments in movies. For me - it is all about how music makes you feel, that sticks with me.

The Wonder Woman theme tune is awesome as was the Pacific Rim theme tune. Schlinder's list touches the soul and the Godfather - what a classic! Hans Zimmer is where he is for a reason and Ramin Djawadi deserves the recognition he's getting. Such talents.

Oh yes, the Wonder Woman theme is simply epic! How do you draw inspiration to compose?

I draw inspiration from many sources and love the music from people like Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yiruma, William Joseph and Lindsay Stirling, as well as having grown up learning and loving music from classical composers such as Brahms, Debussy, Chopin, Stravinsky, Schumann - there are so many to choose from. 

Music can be heard in films, in games, in TV shows, on the radio and all around us. I'm constantly discovering and appreciating new music each day and that's the joy of it!

Indeed, music is such an intrinsic part of our lives. What kind of score do you prefer to compose?

I mostly compose soundtracks for games and I think that my style of composing and music generally fits this very well. My mind works in melodies and emotions, and for games it's all about creating the right mood and feeling for what's going in the game. Music serves a clear purpose which is to immerse the player in the game world, to enhance their enjoyment of it and their experience and to basically bring the game to life.

You can have a listen to some of my game music here: http://ninichimusic.com/game-music

What's the best music you've composed? Why?

This is a hard question! I don’t really have one favourite. I go through phases where I like certain pieces that I’ve composed and/or I like different tracks for different reasons. 



I’m also very lucky in that I get to compose music in a wide range of styles and so I usually tend to like what I’m working on as I work on it, since each project and piece gives me the chance to be creative and to explore the possibilities in music, in a different way.

A few of my pieces to highlight perhaps are:
This was great to work on and was for a TV series.

This piece along with some of my older piano works are more raw and are works with a deeper meaning for me.

This track was never actually used in the end, which I feel is a shame, but I had great fun blending the Japanese/oriental with a retro gaming feel and think it’s a fairly unique piece.

You’re very talented! What are you working on now and what are your plans for the future?

I’ve just finished working on 2 games. The first had a track called Le Fairy Noir in it, which was amazing to work on. I was asked to create something ‘Modern Noir’. This is what came out! They loved it and so do I:

The other was the first part to the soundtrack for a game called Arty Swirly Colourful, by Owl Sanctuary Studios: https://soundcloud.com/ninichi/sets/art-swirly-colourful-ost. It’s an exploratory game and the music is meant to be relaxing and soothing yet hopefully not put you to sleep!

Right now, I’ve started on a new soundtrack for a game called Underworld for Ravensbard Studios. This is all chiptune / 8-bit music, which is the old traditional style of music that you get in old retro games. 

My plans are to continue with my composing career and to hopefully keep working with talented game developers and film producers. I would like to work on more films and TV productions as my portfolio and network in these areas is still relatively small. Having said that, I do love creating game music soundtracks and would like to work with more established games studios as well as independent game developers.

As well as creating music for commercial use (games and films), I’m also in the process of launching a music publishing company. This will offer sheet music for violinists and pianists initially, and will focus on the fantasy genre.  I’m hoping to be able announce a kickstarter for the first release, towards the end of the year! (In the meantime, keep your eye on www.ninichiandxelafish.com)

Great plans! Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I’m a big supporter of indie projects generally and have a fairly well read blog on my site: http://ninichimusic.com/ninichi-blog/.  I try to publish interesting articles each week which aim to share insights into music making, marketing, upcoming indie games / films / podcasts and more!
If you’d like to learn more about me or to get help with the music for your game, film or project, please check out http://ninichimusic.com/

Follow me on Twitter @ninichimusic -
https://twitter.com/ninichimusic
See my soundcloud: soundcloud.com/ninichi
https://m.soundcloud.com/ninichi 


You’re amazingly creative and talented! Maybe you can even work on scores for book trailers some time. Thank you so much for your time, and we wish you much success in your future endeavours.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Music: Interview with German Musician and Songwriter Mister Tetzentheil



To find out more about this musician who's constantly creating new music, read below. And don't forget to subscribe to his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDCzd6blNRcZVRHb0xZcidw

Please tell us a little about your background and where you are from.

I grew up in Munich, Bavaria, Germany without father and without siblings. School was horror to me. They either picked on me or wanted to make use of my achievements copying my homework and stuff. I finished High School and then studied medicine. But due to my health, I had to break up with that dream.

When did you realize you had a calling for music?

About two years ago, I had everything at home that a studio needed and was unemployed. My brain shot out new lyrics every day, and I would play with the chords on my guitar until they’d fit them. I started to breed the impossible-seeming dream I could break through with my music.

Seems like a big change in career paths. Who was your greatest influence to follow in the music career? Why?

Discovering my mentor Captain Schwilly. He’d promise nothing, but seemed to be everywhere at the same time. He gave me tons of encouragement and had the parole: "The music industry is full of sharks! Take ownership of your own career!” And he showed me a functioning concept on how to gain fans without any record deal. Which I partially yet have put into practice.

That’s interesting! Do you also write the lyrics and compose the songs?


I have an allergy against covering. This only happened once, but it was a friend of mine who sang and played guitar in that piece. Otherwise, my lyrics and my riffs are 100% my own ideas. Ideas that sometimes frighten me because they are so perverted (not in the sexual sense).

It’s great to be creative and full of ideas. When was the first time you performed live and how did you feel?

It was back in 1998 when I had to sing a Greek song by Mikis Theodorakis on a school concert. I was so nervous I’d visit the next church and pray 30 min ahead of the gig. But as I saw, from the corner of my eye, my old Latin teacher swing along as I was playing, I lost concentration for a second and that second was too much. We messed the end of the song up. (“We” was my first band!).

I’m sure you were a nervous wreck! Is there a specific performance you feel was your best so far? If so, where and why?

My best performance was in a hospital ward. My co-patients gathered around me and listened and even suggested for me to participate in the "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" (similar to “America’s next top singer” in Germany). They said I was so shy and an introvert, but as they watched me perform, this perception was eradicated…

Sounds like a great experience. What do you enjoy the most between your interactions with the fans?

The sudden cordiality and leaving people behind in a good mood and somehow united.



Indeed, music can bring people together. How do you draw inspiration to write your music? 

I’ve lived such intense life and often swayed in my 39 years, but all detours in my life enrichened me. You could lock me up in prison and I’d still write, I have a big treasure box inside.

What are you working on now and what are your plans for the future? Where can we find and buy your music?

I’m working on Mailerlite to get a reasonable squeeze page and thus get to collect E-Mail addresses of people who I’m engaged with. “Fans” is a dumb word. Either best friends or super fans ;-) You can find over 70 partially embarrassing pieces on youtube by “Mister Tetzentheil” or by mister_tetzentheil on Sound cloud. Or visit my URL mistertetzentheil.com. I’m planning to upload at least one good rated song onto Spotify in order to get noticed by more than just music industry representatives who are out mostly to scam you and charge money in advance, later telling you what you’ve got to wear and what to sing...

Good luck with your music! Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I’d just like to add that you please not mistake me for arrogant. Yesterday, I was so moved by an unsigned young rap singer that I offered him the top position on my URL´s front page. Not to patronize him, but for the win-win situation. And I don’t want to patronize and despise anyone. I love networking with colleagues, but soon will have to ride a more sober trail since philanthropy doesn’t get my fridge filled...

Thank you for your time telling us a little about you and your music!