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  • 01:28

    Holly Stephey & Ben Usen ;KeepCup to create a more sustainable environment!

    in Pop Culture


    Join Holly Stephey as she talks to Ben Usen of the USA KeepCup Division . You think you know about Coffee? Think again .. After talking with Ben , I learned so much more and have a better understanding about Coffee and how important it is to our environment and the way we process Coffee. The KeepCup is a Brilliant creation to help further a way for us to really GO GREEN and help the planet while being able to enjoy the yummy Coffee creations in a Reusable cup that you create yourself on the KeepCup website
    Motivated by the amount of disposable cups thrown away in their cafes everyday, brother and sister, Abigail Forsyth and Jamie Forsyth created the KeepCup to create a more sustainable environment.
    The KeepCup is designed, tooled and made in Melbourne - Australia's coffee capital - and is the world's first barista standard reusable take away coffee cup.
    Since launch in 2009 the KeepCup has been purchased by business and government to help deliver their policies, and individuals wanting to make their own personal difference (and enjoy a great coffee or tea while they're at it).
    So if you love a coffee, you'll love the KeepCup. And you'll be helping out the environment at the same time.Through our own actions we inspire others to be the change they wish to see in the world. Find better ways to enjoy the things you love.http://www.keepcup.com

  • 00:40

    Holly Stephey& Luke Potter live from the uk ..New release ,Should I stay

    in Music

    The new single, ‘Should I Stay’ by Luke Potter will be released at the end of January 2016 (date TBC)

    “Should I Stay’ was written by Luke and his good friend, Casey Abrams (American Idol), during Casey’s visit to the UK in the spring of 2016.

    It was then recorded in LA and produced by Bleu (Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Adam Lambert…). Casey provides backing vocals and ‘chanting’ on the song, which also features Joe Seiders (New ographers, Beat Club) playing keyboards and drums

    It’s a classic song and has already been selected to be the Record of the Day by the prestigious taste-making ROTD team

    The single will be preceded by a new video that is being filmed in London shortly.

    Luke will be releasing further new music and will be playing shows through much of next year including a major US tour…



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    Holly Stephey talks to Luke Potter; New single ‘Ready Or Not’ Drops Oct 30 2015

    in Music

    I like to tell a story that sends a message often this is about being the person you want to be. I hope people will listen to my songs and be able to relate to them.Luke is a young artist / songwriter from the UK who’s starting to make a buzz with his songs.He cites “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls as the song that, the moment he heard it playing, made him realize he wanted to be a songwriter.Shortly after, at the age of 17, Luke picked up an acoustic guitar for the first time and started writing songs not only about love but also about growing up.  Other artists that have influenced Luke include the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Jason Mraz, Fountains of Wayne, Goo Goo Dolls and the music of his father who played in bands way back when. “exciting hearing such a fresh new and exciting talent like Luke.I was thrilled with the reaction to my last single, ‘Do You Love Me (Yet)’. Aside from being Record of the Day here in the UK it got quite a bit of radio play out there and feedback to the video was amazing! Over 40k views and still getting plays! And it’s time for the follow-up so I’m releasing my new single, ‘Ready or Not’ on October 30th, 2015 through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc. It’s a song that I co-wrote and recorded in my home studio with my good friends from Stockholm, Marcus and Hjalmar, just a few months ago. The video was all shot in my home too! Anyway, it’s a bit different in that it’s pop rock with a bit of funk too. The video for the single will be out on October 26th. It’s a fun homage to my film adventure heroes. We had a lot of fun shooting it and thanks to all my friends that helped out and to Ross Dixon who directed it.I’m keeping pretty busy with lots of writing sessions in London for a new project, which I hope to tell you more about soon. And there’ll be another single out early in the New Year when I’ll be doing shows too! 

  • Holly Stephey & Ron Aprea ! New CD "Ron Aprea pays tribute to John Lennon!

    in Music

    Ron Aprea is extremely accomplished in his field for a guy who didn’t know what a saxophone was when he first started out. That’s right – one of the most talented (yet somehow under the radar) saxophone players around thought he was going to be playing clarinet. Ron grew up in Astoria, NY and clearly remembers seeing Pete Fountain playing the clarinet on television. Inspired to play, Ron went to his elementary school band director, Mr. Cahill, and asked to play  what he thought was Pete’s instrument, a saxophone.So that’s what the school gave him. That little mistake has given the world of Jazz an artist that contributes to the genre with exceptional skill to this day. John Lennon's life and artistry were taken from us in 1980, he left behind a treasure trove of musical masterpieces.Ron worked on Lennon's  Walls and Bridges album.  In 2014, Ron searched the former Beatle's library, and now pays a long-overdue tribute to the musical genius of  John Lennon. On Lennon's  Walls and Bridges album, John used 5 horns, dubbing them "Little Big Horns."  Ron's tribute also includes a horn section, along with a string ensemble, and added guest soloists.  The guest artists include trumpeter extraordinaire Brian Lynch, virtuoso violinist Matt Aprea,  jazz guitar veteran Dom Minasi, and a cameo performance by jazz vocalist Angela DeNiro.  Another special guest is trumpeter Steve Madaio, a fitting addition to this album, as Steve was also a member of the Walls and Bridges' Little Big Horns.  This collaboration is a mystical moment on this tribute, as Steve and Ron reunite in  a heart-felt tribute to their former bandleader,  with a stunning rendition of  Lennon's "Imagine".

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  • 00:38

    Holly Stephey and Rose Hartman ; INCOMPARABLE COUPLES!

    in Photography

    Rose Hartman, whose work has been published in Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Vanity Fair, has been granted the kind of celebrity access in her 35+year career that most photographers can only dream to have. The "social historian" shot Jerry Hall and Diana Vreeland in the seventies, Jackie Onassis in the eighties, and Anna Wintour (smiling!) at Christie's in the nineties, to name a few of her widely circulated images. In 2012, a solo exhibit of photos from her book, INCOMPARABLE WOMEN of STYLE, opened at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

    Her latest book, INCOMPARABLE COUPLES,(ACC Editions) features more than 150 photographs, including the famous shot of Bianca Jagger kissing Mick Jagger at Studio 54 for her birthday party in 1977. 

    Her photos have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of the City of NY, Experience Music Project, Staley-Wise Gallery, the Library of Performing Arts, the Dia Foundation, Serge Sorokko Gallery, the Dean Project, Pucci Gallery, the Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam (selected list). 

    Website: http://rosehartman.com 

  • Global Peace Day September 21 2015 Holly Stephey Red Velvet Media Blogtalk Radio

    in Pop Culture

    The International Day of Peace Vigil is a global undertaking that requires the efforts of many people of all faiths and beliefs to be successful. Red Velvet Media encourages you to support the United Nations' call for a full day of global ceasefire on 21 September by observing the day in spiritual contemplation for peace, global ceasefire and nonviolence with other members of your community and/or the broader interfaith community.

    Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

    The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace. The work of the United Nations would not be possible without the initial partnerships that were active in its creation and the thousands of partnerships each year between governments, civil society, the private sector, faith-based groups and other non-governmental organizations that are needed to support the Organization in achieving its future goals.

    The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.

    The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.In the words of John Lennon, Give Peace a chance.


  • 02:01

    Holly Stephey talks to True Groove , Global Soul!

    in Entertainment

    True groove was founded in 2011 by internationally renowned guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer, Tomás Doncker. True Groove is a young, hungry record company with a roster of killer artists spanning genres from R&B to World to Rock to Blues to Experimental. We are also honored to have an inspired (and inspiring) group of in-house instrumental and vocal talent that are the backbone of our creative output.
    It is our vision to nurture, record and produce artists that transcend genre in search of authenticity of artistic expression. We strive for music that drives social consciousness forward and tells true tales from deep, genuine emotional terrain. We are about change. We are also known as the 'Home of Global Soul'. So, just what is Global Soul? Tomás Doncker, James Dellatacoma, Marla Mase ,Samuel Claiborne,Kevin Jenkins, Bill Laswell.


  • Holly Stephey talks to Rebel Heiress, Consuelo Costin Music and so much more !

    in Music


    Dubbed the “Rebel Heiress” Born in New York, Consuelo Costin is an extraordinary musical talent. Her philosophy is to write and sing without abandon, believing that: “You have to write and sing as if nobody you know will ever hear your songs. That is the only way to find the truth and ultimately tell it.”Starting at a young age, Consuelo began to sing as a child in her school choir in London, England. Consuelo has travelled the world honing her singing and songwriting abilities - Studying music in Italy at the famed La Studio Di Britannica, playing in clubs and cafes in Florence and then touring the hottest venues in Munich, Germany. Later, Consuelo found herself in Los Angeles where one of her songs landed in the hands of David Foster and the producers of a show called “Pop Stars” on The WB network. The song was recorded by Eden's Crush, which featured future cat Doll, Nicole Scherzinger.Performing with Joe Cocker at the legendary Royal Albert Hall, a star-studded stage in New York’s Central Park, where she sang along side with Vanessa Carlton, Mya and Tweet for a Pantene Pro Voice Competition and working with vocal coaches Ron Andersen (Alicia Keys) and Seth Riggs (Whitney Houston), famed producer, Peter Amato (LeAnn Rhymes) and Grammy award winning mixer, Jess Sutcliffe, Consuelo's talent has been recognized by numerous music luminaries.
    Now based in Los Angeles, Consuelo is ready to start her next journey as a rising star. Her emotional singing and song-writing abilities are coupled with her stunning good looks, emotive performance style and the backing of Continuous Cool's stable of producers, song-writers and remixers including Jerome Farley, who has worked with every major pop diva over the past 10 years including Madonna, Whitney Houston, Deborah Cox and Mariah Carey. It's Consuelo's time to shine!