Retro Songs Collection, Vol 1 – Retro Band (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Retro Band does pretty much what the name might imply. They revisit, re-imagine and re-work songs from the past so that they get another day in the sun. Although they have covered many eras of the 20th century, this volume gathers together songs from the '30s to the '60s and gives them a new lease... Continue Reading →

A Short Conversation with Forest Sun

Firstly, I love the story of how Painted Sun Records got its name. It says a lot about creativity being about a state of mind rather than having lots of equipment and technology at your disposal. How do you find that songs come to you? Forest Sun: Songs come when they will and on their own schedule.... Continue Reading →

A Short Conversation with ARIELLA

As musicians you seem to be a perfect match, what brought you together and can you tell me a bit about the individual journeys which got you to this point? Nicolaas- I originally came to Sarasota to attend Ringling School of Art and Design as an illustration major. Ari was 8 years old at the time. While there I... Continue Reading →

Where Do The Children Play – Sovereign Sounds

The world turning around us is becoming an ever more opinionated, polarized and divided place. Amidst the cacophony of 24/7 news coverage designed more to entertain than to inform, political correctness has taken center stage. In this maelstrom stirred up by unscrupulous politicians more concerned with maintaining the status quo than the welfare of their... Continue Reading →

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