Artist: Frankie Urzetta
Rare is the man who is truly talented and truly humble. But Frankie Urzetta is the definition of both. A man of faith, ‘Frankie’ is a drummer and singer who has been a longtime client at Eclipse Recording Co.
His song styles run the gammit-from deep and moving anthemic ballads to plain old in your face rock and roll. By watching Frankie, it is obvious he is a rare talent. By speaking to him, it is obvious he is rare and kind person.
So what would Frankie be doing if it wasn’t music which lead his life? Charter boat fishing. Frankie says that growing up he and his buddies were involved in charter boating, and that his next love would be to fish for a living. He then confessed to me he also suffers from seasickness on occasion, an issue which we sure hope he’d resolve prior to doing anything on a boat!
Be sure to check out Frankie Urzetta’s new music coming out. Call Eclipse for more details!
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Artist: Billy Bowers
Interview by: Katy Rosenburg
band name:billy bowers
hometown: Jacksonville beach
phone number: (904)-241-2199
How long have you been playing music?
Oh man, 40 plus years.
Who or what inspired you to become a musician?
That’s a good question, i’ve had an affinity for playing music since i was a kid, my favorite musicians are duane allman, jimi hendrix, bb king, the byrds, and ricky nelson.
Name and describe your favorite past performance:
Let’s see, when i first moved to jacksonville, we played in the old colliseum, opening for molly hatchet. it was sold out with 10,000 plus people. when i was 19, greg allman and the drummer for johnny winter, bobby coldwell came into a club where we were playing and sat in for a couple nights. that was cool.
Name a struggle you had to overcome in your music career:
Having to work for a living! i dont have to do that anymore now.
What is your favorite part of being a performer?
The people! I love to get the energy you get back when you put it out there.
Where will you be playing next?
Next tuesday September 27, 2011 in jax beach at North Beach Bistro between 7-9 pm.
How was your experience recording at eclipse?
It was wonderful, i love jim, everyone’s great down there.
What made you get into music?
I was always in tune to it and the listened to the Beatles a lot. I knew it was what I wanted to do, there was never a question.
What advice do you have young musicians?
Stay away from the drugs, be persistant and have a wonderful woman in your life!
Have you ever played any other instruments?
Yeah, I’ve played drums and bass in the past. I’ve also done a few gigs doing playing both them.
What’s a funny thing that happened at your most memorable gig?
That’s such a vast time expanse, i’ve played for so long and i’ve played so many gigs.
What aspect of making music excites you the most right now?
Definitely recording. I like writing the songs and seeing the whole thing kind of happen from the idea of the song to the total outcome when it’s done.
As you create more music, do you find yourself getting more or less interested in seeking out and listening to new music made by other people?
Not necessarily, I listen to other people but I dont really have an interest
What are your dreams and goals?
You know when you get to this point in life, it’s just to be happy. play music and enjoy life, that’s pretty much my only goal.
What inspires you to do what you do?
Music! I enjoy it and it gets to the point in your life where it’s just who you are. It’s something I’ve always done and will continue to do.
How do you promote your band and shows?
Through emails and on facebook. i use a modern forms of communication to promote myself.
Have you ever played clubs before?
Thousands of them. I’ve played since the late 60′s. When you start around here it’s all you do. nowadays you play in bars and restaurants, but back in the day that’s all you played was at nightclubs 6 or 7 days a week.
What’s the best and worst thing about playing clubs?
You get plenty of practice, that’s probably the best thing. The worst thing is the obnoxious drunks.
What are you up to now music wise?
Just finishing up my CD “Avacado Sunburst”. It’s a guitar that I have. It’s green that goes out to black around the edges. it’s kind of what it looks like so i wrote a song about it.
Gabriel “The Storm” Jarrett-
A Force to be Reckoned With
Some call it ‘a gift’. My dad calls it the ‘it’ factor. But what separates the good from the best is a mindset; some sort of inherent way of thinking. Putting the ‘extra’ in ‘extraordinary’ is Gabriel “The Storm” Jarrett, a seven year old boy hailing from Jacksonville, Florida. The Storm has stirred up crowds all over Florida, Nashville, Georgia, and more with his live vocal performances, his great show antics, and his incredible stage presence. He has appeared on national television on the Wendy William’s Show, and has more appearances lined up in the future. This storm has been putting himself on the map for years now despite his young age, learning guitar, piano, and singing for the better part of his life.
Eclipse Recording Company is pleased to be working with The Storm on songwriting and production endeavors. Make sure to check out Gabriel atwww.thestormjarrett.com, and look forward to some original music brought about by the The Storm and Eclipse Recording Company. Altogether, this team of talent and experience will cultivate a force to be reckoned with.
By Mark Dobies
An Army of One
By: Mark Dobies
Few of us can effectively pulling off wearing many different hats. Comedic impressionist Ken Block is not only good at it, he does it for a living. Block was recently at Eclipse Recording Company working on a video skit which he will unveil in Las Vegas. He does over 100 impressions in a single show, spanning over 50 years of history in his skits. He tours worldwide, entertaining crowds with his side-splitting impersonations of well-known famous faces.
In a world of fleeting fame and fortune, Paris Hilton, Jersey Shore, and so much more, Ken Block keeps it real. The comedic impressionist was recently at Eclipse Recording Company working on a video skit which he will unveil in Las Vegas. The video brings to light many of the ironies and idiocracies of the widely connected world we live in today. Flashing lights, flashy cars, flashy lifestyles. ‘But where’s the substance?,’ Ken makes us ask ourselves.
How can I watch Ken Block’s video skit made at Eclipse?
Simply click the vodpod video at the top left of our blog homepage!