Monday, June 29, 2020

DJ Interviews: Love Batalion

Hey there everyone DJ Dizzy here & I'm proud to present a band who have so much to share on their success so I proudly present to you Love Batalion!

How'd you get started in music?
Each of us has a different story in how we started in Music.  Parents influence, Rebellion, Creativity, just all over the place, the key is what speaks to your soul and fills that void that nothing will and brings you happiness.  Music is the Ultimate Release that connects with everyone.

Who are your inspirations or influences?
Our Influences are all over the map with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Iron Maiden, Mother Love Bone, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Nirvana, AC/DC, Iggy Pop, to Johnny Cash the list goes on and on. We have a wide range of influences for sure. We just take them all and blend it together and see what comes out, and the Demo's just touch the surface of what is to come. 
What advice would offer aspiring performers?
Our Advice is to never give up, continue to practice and perform as much as possible.  Play with confidence and stand out.  Mistakes happen, and sometimes the best things come from experimenting and making mistakes.  Be adventurous and give it your all, no matter what people say.  You are the one that knows you and you can do anything if you put your mind to it, don't let people drag you down, stay positive and play like no one is listening and always give 110% when performing.  You never know who may be in the crowd, so always give it your all.

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
We do what we enjoy and play music for us.  Of course, you want people to like what you are doing, but when it is all said and done we do it for us and hope everyone enjoys it.  We want to make people get up and move.  We want the songs to be that emotional roller coaster that takes you on a journey and brings you full circle.  No they all can't be that way, so some are just out and back, and to the point, but we definitely want the songs to affect you in some way, the way it affects us writing them and letting our emotions play through our instruments.  As far as trying  to set ourselves apart from others, we give it our all.  When we record, it is in a live setting and capturing the moment.  The Demo's CD was recorded in 6 practices, that is showing up, jamming an idea at that moment, working on it, laying it out and hopefully capturing a good take live.  The CD was done in less that 12 hours and we just threw it out there to see what people thought.  If you can't play it live, then it shouldn't be recorded.  A Lot of bands rely on a lot of processing and things that take away what music was all about, capturing the human spirit through music.  I hate seeing bands live and I hear keyboards, but there is no keyboard player on stage.  Some bands you go see live, and think well the signer was probably sick, or having an off night, but in all actuality, they can't pull it off live, they rely on too many studio tricks to make that sound for the recording.  We just want to be honest with our fans and audience because that is what we want from bands, because we are all fans of music first and foremost.  We just try to give back to the audience what we would want to see and hear.  Which would be a high energy show with a lot of interaction with our fans without the attitudes, because we are grateful to play music and the fans are the ones that make it all possible.  

Any new gigs or albums in the future?
Gigs with this Pandemic are pretty much null and void at the moment, but we are hoping things are starting to be lifted and shows will be coming up soon.  We want everyone to be safe, so of course we can wait until that moment happens for sure.  We are always working on new music and already have another CD's worth of music to be recorded and released to our fans.  

The night that all of this mess with Covid started to happen and they were cancelling everything is the night that we finished shooting our First Official Video.  It was released about three weeks after that evening.  Check it out, it is on Youtube under the LOVE BATTALION Channel.

We have also released various T-shirts, and merchandise available for our fans to purchase at our shows, or reach out to us on Twitter, or Email at  We will get with you directly and figure out the shipping and purchasing costs if you would be interested and cannot make it to a show soon enough or live across the pond.   We have Limited Edition CD's that are numbered and autographed by the band and we will personalize them specific to you if you would like to purchase one of those as well.  We will be getting our Website up soon, where all of this will be available for purchase as well.  We would love to have everyone wearing our shirts, bandanas, toboggans and spreading the LOVE!

Please Follow us, like us, and reach out and talk to us, we are very accessible on all platforms and would love to hear from our fans.   We are not to the point that we have people doing stuff for us, so if you do get a response, and you will.  Just know that it is from us and legit.  Thank you So much and it is because of our Fans and people like Dizzy Storms that keep Indie Music Alive and Well and make this all possible.  

Thank you for the Interview and we hope to do this again sometime soon!  Stay safe and Healthy and don't lick any door knobs.

Keep the LOVE Alive!


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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Bingo Bango Bongo- Lyrics

This is a song that I wrote that I hope you enjoy

Bingo, Bango, Bongo-Lyrics


(Alt rock instrumental)


Bingo, bango, bongo

(Repeat twice)


(Verse 1)

I know a guy who down for having fun

Music is his job & he gets it done

He’s a guy that has his own style

When the music plays

that’s when he gets wild




Bingo Bango Bong

Marching to his own beat

(Get wild)

Bing bango bongo

So hot he brings the heat

(Blazing style)

Bing bango bongo

Everyone c’mon shout it loud

Bingo Bango Bongo

Get on up & rock the crowd


(Verse 2)


An awesome deejay like no other

He’s nothing like your little brother

He spins a beat like no one else can

Making your body move is his master plan.


(Chorus repeats)


Bingo, bango, bongo


(Repeat 4x)


Bingo, bango, bongo!


By Dizzy Storms

Friday, June 5, 2020

DJ Interviews: Swilly

Hello everyone, DJ Dizzy here & I had the pleasure of interviewing a band who answers to the name of Swilly who had so much to share on their humble beginnings

Swilly is a half Canadian, half American rock band, with members from Nanaimo and Kitimat British Columbia, Toronto, Ontario, and Centennial, Colorado. Fronted by singer/songwriter Steven Williams, a rocker with a bawdy sense of humour, the band takes its name from his nickname and channel down and dirty, classic roots rock. Rounded out by the no-nonsense lead and rhythm guitar of Kevin Campbell, bassist Doug Adair, drummer Carl Holz, keyboard player Jason Long, and supported by lyricist Tammy Throneberry, Swilly has a swaggering appetite for a good time and an in-your-face attitude that is sorely lacking in modern music. 

Heavily influenced by ZZ Top, The Cult, Nickelback and Theory of a Deadman, Swilly first burst onto the scene with the release of their 2017 album, Play It Loud. With song titles like “Canadian Beer,” “Breaking Some Glass,” and “You’re A Dick,” their unapologetic sound won them praise from fans and critics alike. Eclectic Music Lover described the album as “a little slice of rock’n’roll heaven, accompanied by tasty riffs and shredding guitars.” 

How'd you get started in music?  


Steve Williams (a.k.a. Swilly): I started in Jazz band in grade 5. It was a mandatory class for all students. I fell in love with playing the blues side of jazz and quickly moved into rock. 


Carl Holz: I played in a band in high school over in Holland, and that was it. I was hooked.


Doug Adair: I was learning the ukulele in high school and took it home to play my parents a song or two and then my dad said, “Let’s get him a real guitar.” Hahaha, true story!


Jason Long: I always had a piano or organ at home as a kid and would figure out and play my favourite songs. I carried on through school with some sort of music including jazz band on keys, but am mostly self-taught. 


Kevin Armstrong: I started in elementary school in Jazz band and met Steve there. We used to jam AC/DC when we were supposed to be in Math class. LOL Around 1983, I think, I played in my first band as a bass player in grade 7 and fell in love with playing in band from there. Later on, I ended up in a band with Steve when my cousin invited me to play in his band.  We’ve been playing music together ever since. 



Who are your inspirations or influences?


Steve: I was heavily influenced by a lot of 70’s and 80’s music. Artists like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, ZZ Top, BTO, Bryan Adams, Fleetwood Mac, Motley Crew, Slaughter, etc. 

Carl: My first major drum influences were Ginger Baker, Mitch Mitchell, and John Bonham but my music influences are all over the place.


Doug: Chuck Berry, Neil Young, Randy Bachman, and Jethro Tull.


Jason: I tend to lean towards keyboard-heavy music, but my influences are quite varied. I would include the usual classics like Pink Floyd and The Beatles, lots of prog rock including Keith Emerson, Yes, Triumvirate, Deep Purple, Dream Theatre, early Alice Cooper, and heavier stuff like King Diamond, Nine Inch Nails, and even some more eclectic stuff. I could go on for quite some time on this!


Kevin: My music influences are first, BB King, who made me want to bend my strings to make my guitar sing as his did, followed by Eddie Van Halen, who for me changed soloing and used high gain guitars. AC/DC also had a large influence on me with their high energy blues-based rock. Then, hearing Stevie Ray Vaughan really got me excited about exploring everything a guitar could do. He truly inspired me to do better. 



What advice would offer aspiring performers?

No matter what level you are at, play like a rock star and find the love in it. Then practicing will feel like a concert. The other component would be to find people who you love being around to play with; it’s way more important to gel as a band than to possess pure talent. 


Carl: I would tell young players to first, learn and understand all the basic fundamentals and mechanics of their own instrument, then listen to everyone and everything they can. And, to me, above all, respect your craft.


Doug: Play your heart out on whatever instruments you play and don’t let anyone tell you differently but get a trade or some profession that will keep the roof over your head and feed you.


Jason: Protect your ears with a good set of plugs. You only get two ears if you’re lucky and that’s all you get. Rockin’ out with everything at 11 or watching others do the same is a blast for sure, but you’ll thank me years down the road when you can still hear. Besides, with the right plugs it’s *perfectly* enjoyable - and more importantly - clearer. 

They say, “dance like no one is watching.” Well, when you’re young or getting started, you should, “play like no one is watching.” Life’s too short to be nervous, we all only get “80 years with luck or even less.” Once you’re more comfortable you can start to enjoy the rush that comes with a great crowd. Still, it’s better to be booed off stage than get no response - at least you connected with them somehow!


Kevin: My advice to young guitar players is not to get hung up on learning every scale but learn to play from the heart.  



How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?

Steve: Being ourselves. We don’t feel better than anyone. We’re happy to be who we are, and we don’t apologize for it. We love playing rock and if you like it awesome, if not all good, see ya in hell.  


Kevin: We don’t follow trends. We have always done our own thing. We do it because we love it, nothing else.

Any new gigs or albums in the future?

Steve: Covid destroyed any plans for touring this year, although we are looking forward to playing throughout Europe and the US in 2021. Our first single from our new album will be released on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.


Where can we find the band on social media?


Steve: The best place to find us is on our website at as all of our social media links are there.

I wish them lots of luck on their success & their music & special thanks to them for this interview so until then I'll catch you on the flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!



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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

DJ Interviews: Count Your Dead

Hey there guys DJ Dizzy here & I had the esteemed pleasure of interview a band who call themselves Count Your Dead as they shared their success & humble musical beginnings. (This interview was done thru Twitter)