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Offbeat Stuff. All Music. Nothing taboo! I bore this podcast from the need to have a space to drop recent releases at will. It has grown into a show with unique and talented industry guests & topics which may or may not fit into the indie podcast programming. This is a free promotional podcast for all artists & industry guests.

Mercuretto

MERCURETTO: The Album. This 1st of a 3-part interview with Shay Drinkwalter.
Alexander ‘Sascha’ Tukatsch and Kevin Connelly reflect on their days with New Regime, Platinum Blonde, Kevin’s Son Of The Sun album, Iron Age Mystics, Mercuretto, and casually, why they do the crazy things they do. (original post by Kevin Connelly)
 
Part 1: The Mercuretto album
Part 2: Iron Age Mystics album
Part 3: Life On Mars (The Sound & Vision Of David Bowie)
 
Part 1: The Mercuretto album 
 
Hey, ya’ll – thebuzzr after-hours.
 
We have Mercuretto on the show this week.
 
Mercuretto is … A musical collective presenting reinterpretations of glam era hits and b-sides.
 
From Toronto, band members Kevin Connelly & Alexander “Sascha” Tukatsch are joining us.
 
Singer, composer and actor Kevin Connelly is the band’s Male Lead Vocal. He is acclaimed for his versatility, range, and impeccable voice.
 
Kevin co-founded New Regime, the 80s new waver band. He was the frontman & lead vocalist for Canadian-based Life on Mars project, celebrating the music of David Bowie.
 
He is the founder of the band Iron Age Mystics which produced a 2019 album hailed as “The best political rock album since the Rage Against The Machine’s debut”.
 
Sascha is the band’s drummer, engineer and co-producer. His personal production space in Toronto, BAHM quickly became the hub for the collection of musicians that would eventually be named Mercuretto. It was during this time in 2017 that the body of work for Mercuretto’s debut was conceived, captured, mangled and mixed.
 
Sascha was drum programmer then later joining Platinum Blonde as drummer when Chris Steffler left the band in 1985.
 
It is a great episode! Enjoy!
 
Cheers!

Mercuretto continue to dig into the glam – era vault of the 70’s and present you T-Rex’s 20th Century Boy. Originally released in 1973 as a single, it reached Number 3 on the UK singles chart. The original production included Tony Visconti. Since its release, it has been covered by artists such as Ty Segall, Adam Lambert, Bang Tango, Naked Raygun, Kiyoharu, Adam Ant, Drain STH, Chalk Circle, The Replacements, Girlschool, Pink Cream 69, R.E.M., The Three Johns, Scott Weiland, Placebo and Siouxsie and the Banshees. It has also been covered live by X Japan, and now by Mercuretto. Mercuretto is: Vocals – Kevin Connelly & Tanya Godinho Keyboards – Robert Cooper Guitars – Chuck Brown Bass – Jon James Drums & Percussion – Alexander Tukatsch Interpreted and Arranged by Mercuretto Mixed & engineered by Alexander Tukatsch at BAHM Studios, Toronto Mastered by Phil Demetro at The Lacquer Channel, Toronto Photography by Michael Rochford

A soulful, imaginative adaptation of an original song written by The New York Dolls Mercuretto is: Vocals – Kevin Connelly & Tanya Godinho Keyboards – Robert Cooper Guitars – Chuck Brown Bass – Jon James Drums & Percussion – Alexander Tukatsch Interpreted and Arranged by Mercuretto Mixed & engineered by Alexander Tukatsch at BAHM Studios, Toronto Mastered by Phil Demetro at The Lacquer Channel, Toronto Photography by Michael Rochford

Mercuretto pays an homage to Patti Smith’s brilliant, classic song with a respectful, rock and orchestral re-interpretation of “Dancing Barefoot”. Mercuretto is: Vocals – Kevin Connelly & Tanya Godinho Keyboards – Robert Cooper Guitars – Chuck Brown Bass – Jon James Drums & Percussion – Alexander Tukatsch Interpreted and Arranged by Mercuretto Mixed & engineered by Alexander Tukatsch at BAHM Studios, Toronto Mastered by Phil Demetro at The Lacquer Channel, Toronto Photography by Michael Rochford & Chris Minz

About the Author
With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. Shay started at a local outlet now part of Metroland Media Group, covering regional sports, after a political correspondent at the local and national level. For a two-decade span, she was a stockbroker and then executive of a national securities firm, meanwhile providing content for periodicals, newsletters, national corporations, and not-for-profits. She is a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Guild/CWA, a former radio show host, and co-founder/editor of a local digital news platform. Shay is a publicist and curator for a UK indie platform. She covers artists of all genres, from around the globe. She provides popular music content for an NYC content firm. Additionally, she writes for music, literary, and foodie blogs. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes independent artists. Feedspot recognized the blog in its 2020 Top 20 Music Marketing blogs. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media™ she engages in publicity (PR), content creation, and creative media for indie artists, bands & venues. Another project, Buzzr Stagewear, creates stage wear for bands & artists. (a bit busy, yet loves it) For most of her story, she was a big city lady. In contrast, she now writes, podcasts & creates from her home studio situated in rural Ontario.

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