Saturday, March 31, 2018

An interview with Iconic Eye

Hello there everyone DJ Dizzy here I've been busy as of late interviewing different bands & singers both indie & pro just recently I had the pleasure of interviewing the group Iconic Eye who was kind enough to answer a few questions

How did you get into music? 

Jane: My mother was a music teacher, so I was encouraged to sing in choirs and take up musical instruments.  I was useless at anything with strings but good at drums and flute. I discovered rock music via an older set of kids that my mother taught. I was primary school age. 

Jon: I first started playing like lots of people probably do at school with my mates. It was early 80’s and we were all into rock music and just wanted to be like the bands we were listening to and going to see.
Robin: When I first watched "Bon Jovi - Live in London" on VHS when I was about 3, I knew I wanted to be a guitarist. I got my first guitar for my 8th birthday and my grandad said, "If you learn Apache by the Shadows, all the way through with no mistakes, I'll give you £50". Two weeks later, I played it for him and bought a Squire Strat with the money from my first "paid gig"!
Mike: I always sang in choirs at school but was given a bass guitar for Christmas when I was 13. From then on it was music and I was playing in my first working band at 15.
Greg: I started playing an acoustic when I was 14. I learned Zeppelin, Stones and blues scales to start with and then joined a covers band when I was about 18.
What are your influences and inspirations? 

Jane: My favourite vocalists strike a light in me. Always been a huge fan of Danny Vaughn. Very much love the vocals of Marcie Free, Eric Martin and Steve Overland (FM). All great vocalists.  
Jon: Drummers such as Ian Paice, Pete Jupp (FM), Greg Bissonette, Mark Brzezicki (Big Country)
Robin: My first Guitar inspiration was Richie Sambora, being raised loving Bon Jovi. When I was about 9, I discovered Randy Rhoads and fell in love with Les Paul's. My other biggest inspirations are Gary Moore, Luke Morley (Thunder), Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde and Steve Vai
Mike: Paul McCartney was my first but then John Deacon, Michael Anthony and Neil Murray (Whitesnake). I listen to all kinds of music and play along to develop techniques that influence my playing and practising.
Greg: Journey’s Steve Perry on vocals and Neil Schon. Huge influences on my musical path. Gary Moore (when he’s in rock mode rather than blues) on guitars can’t be beat. No one else comes close!
What advice would you give?

Jane: Firstly have a steel like belief in what you do. Be prepared to grow and take on new ideas but never lose what makes you, you! Don’t take negativity or criticism personally and use it to positively move forward. You will need to work well in a team and have self believe but don't get arrogant.
Jon: Work hard but always enjoy it but be the best you can be. Play to the one person watching exactly the same as if you’re playing to 1000.
Robin: It won't come straight away and you’ve got to work hard at it. Practice your instrument instead of playing your PlayStation. Find people who have that same drive as you, and who you can get on with, because if you don't, it will affect the music and yourself. But most of all, keep playing what you love and be the best musician you can be.
Mike: Have a professional approach to everything you do in music, from your appearance to looking after your gear. You won’t go very far with a bad attitude and broken kit. Thank the sound guy!!
Greg: Go for it, it’s better than any other hobby. But treat it exactly as that, as it’s really hard to make a living in music. Getting a job is not going to kill the dream. It helps pay for it!
Any new gigs or albums in the future?
We are currently in a touring cycle at the moment promoting the new album ‘Into the Light’. We have a UK tour coming up and some shows with Hardline and Kee Marcello (Europe) to follow. We are also looking at some more dates later in the year. Once we have completed these shows, we will look into the writing and recording of the next album.

So here's to you Iconic Eye wishing you nothing but luck in everything. Well that's going to do it for me so until then be radically righteous & I'll catch you on the flipside!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Freeze Flame Mysique-Lyrics

Freeze flame Mystique-Lyrics

(Hard rock instrumental)

(Verse 1)

The ice burns as hot as fire

I feel the heat & its making me perspire.

Yet it make me shiver like a bitter chill

Full of mystery

It gives me such a thrill.

Give me something frosty as ice

And I’ll add in my own spice


Like the fires of crimson & gold

You can be daring & bold

A silver soul of ice can

leave you feeling blue

I wonder if you’ll always be true.

There’s something that I seek

I feel it in the air

& its everywhere

Behold the Freeze flame Mystique!

(Verse 2)

Either skating on thin ice

Or playing around with fire

This is the sort of thrill

That I seek & desire

Hot & cold, daring & bold,

This is a feeling that I can’t hold.

Your mystique is a big surprise

True feelings I can’t disguise

You’re the kind that gives me a rush

I’m digging your style & it makes me gush.

(Chorus repeats)

(Guitar duet, Instrumental)

(Chorus repeats)

Behold the Freeze flame Mystique!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Thoughts of a DJ: Why music matters to me & what really makes a band

Hey everyone DJ Dizzy here with another thought that's way overdue to be heard I'm going to talk about what music means to me. Its not just what you hear on the radio or see on TV by way of a video Its a lot more than that its something you feel both inside & out.

Its a feeling of euphoria that you feel & whenever you feel it within the song you hear or sing then others will soon sense that as well. That's just apart of what makes a true musician or a singer. Not just living some lifestyle or to have a lot of money. You have to really hear & feel the music within to really get an understanding. But also you have to remember this when your in a band.

Musicianship & talent on your instrument are important but there's more to being in a band than that. You have to remember Cs which are compassion, cooperation, courage, confidence, & Comradery with your bandmates. I say this a lot because I tend to notice with some bands there's a lot of fighting
because someone wants to be the front person , always in the spotlight because they feel they made the band or group what it is & without them they'd be nothing.

In fact I can't tell you how many times I've seen bands break up over something like image or ego that's not what being in a band should mean but rather just taking the time to be more considerate of others. You have to remember everyone deserves their fair share of spotlight & their chance to shine so any lead singers check the ego at the door. Also know this its not always going to be about how good you sound but how well you can play & let your confidence  shine through your performance & through your playing.

You also have to have the courage to be about the music & of course to have fun with the song set really change it up. Don't also forget to cooperate with your bandmates when it comes to some of their ideas & suggestions because sometimes they might have something to offer if you just take the time to listen to what they're really saying.  & remember always that compassion for your fans & your friends & bandmates will keep you level headed.

Bottom line is don't let the fame go to your head because it can do a lot to you if you're not careful.
Being in a band can be hard work but its all worth it & as long as you can have fun & get in just a bit of practice then you should be okay.

Music means a lot to me because its a real rush when I hear my favorite song on the radio or on TV because once it starts I can't help but crank up the volume & rock out loud.  As I mentioned already its just a feeling of euphoria that you feel when you get into it. Its not so much about the fame or fortune but just to have fun & bringing people together because they sense your passion for music.
As it should be.

Well I just thought I'd share that thought so keep it in mind for those who might want to become a musician or join a band. & remember to have fun with it because fame & fortune isn't worth having.
Until then be radically righteous & I'll catch you on the flipside.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Rock n roar- Lyrics

Rock N Roar -  Lyrics

(Hard rock instrumental)
(Verse 1) 

Got an instrument & my voice

And I’m going to use them both by choice.

The music’s in my blood

I can feel it bleeding out.

When the beat hits me it makes me

Want to shout. (Wow!)

Not holding back anything

That’s right the time is now!



Tonight we’re going to rock n roar!

 (Leave them begging for more.)

We’re going to rock & roar

(Really rock the dance floor.)

Get rid of it hard as you try

Rock n roll will never die

We’re going to rock & roar!

(Get loud & make some noise!)

 (Verse 2)

No use in holding anything back

That’s when I attack I’ve got the urge to

 Rock n roll!

When then beat hits the crowd

No doubt we’re going to shout it loud

Feel the rhythm enter your soul!

(Lose control)

(Chorus repeats)

(Guitar solo, Instrumental.)

(Chorus repeats twice.)



Thursday, March 1, 2018



(Hard rock instrumental)

(Verse 1)

I’ve a feeling deep inside

A spark within my soul

Giving me the courage to rock n roll

In it together we’re standing tall

Nothing to take us down no way we’ll fall.


Together we are invincible.

Unstoppable & incredible

 (Verse 2)

There’s nothing in this world that we can’t take

Try to step to us? Well big mistake.

We’ve got the power of teamwork on our side

We wear our courage like a badge of pride.

Here we stand sibling together

freedom fighters & heroes forever!

(Chorus repeats)

(Guitar solo.)

Whoa-oh we are invincible!


Jules: Here we are siblings together

Freedom fighters heroes forever

(Repeats twice.)

(Chorus repeats)

Whoa-oh we are invincible!