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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.

Sonic X Band

Sonic X comes on board. Sonic X is a Hard Rock band from Toronto, Canada. Band members Joey Greco and Joseph Cumbo join us. Band Line-Up – Joey Greco, drums, vocals; Lawrence Falconer, guitars; Joseph Cumbo, bass Bio – Source  Sonic X is a Hard Rock band from Toronto, Canada. The band consists of members,…

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buzzPLAY featuring Lisa Froment

Hey, y’all. Shay here. thebuzzr after hours. Ep 8. Are you ready for an awesome night of music? It is buzzPLAY. The buzzPLAY list tonight includes artists from the Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and Ireland. Global indie coverage. Lisa Froment is our featured artist. Lisa is a songwriter and indie artist out of Timmons,…

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Terry K &3TL

We speak to Terry Kozachenko today of Terry K &3TL. The Niagara On The Lake, Ontario area artist is up for 7 nominations at The Red Carpet Award Show in Holland, the spring of 2021. Terry has written music for as long as he can remember. He writes musical stories about personal experiences and shared stories. Each…

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Kolby Knickerbocker

Today we have Kolby Knickerbocker on the show. Shay & Kolby discuss his new EP Over and Over.  Kolby hails from Bend, Oregon in the United States where he creates incredibly soulful folk music filled with tributes to community, his family & his experiences. FOR RELEASE February 10, 2021 BEND, OREGON (January 25, 2021) –…

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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…

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Coor Brow-Obles

Coor Brow-Obles & Shay talk about his new releases “History of Violence”, “I Can’t Sleep”, and “He Doesn’t Deserve You”. Coor is a gifted Composer / Writer / Singer / Guitarist based in London, England, UK. Artist Bio Coor Brow-Obles is a South-Eastern UK based alternative musician and secret fantasy you can’t tell your partner…

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The Dead Freights

THE DEAD FREIGHTS out of Southhampton, UK are on the show to introduce the band and discuss their releases “Fever and The Thunder” and “Suffering Safari”. This is a fun episode. The band reminds me of The Beatles in sound, attitude & character. You will enjoy the banter between the band & me. ~ Shay…

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buzzPLAY

Hey, Shay here. thebuzzr after hours. Episode 6 What are you up to? Tonight we have buzzPLAY, the on air indie global playlist Paraphrasing Michael Franti, it is unknown if music can change the world overnight, but I know that music can help someone make it through a hard night. I hope the music shared…

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Mongrel Dogs

Shay chats with the Mongrel Dogs this episode. Tracks featured are “Le Chat” and “Pursuits”. Mongrel Dogs are an original rock band from London, U.K. formed in 2015 and comprising members from all around the globe. The band explores several rock sub-genres (blues, hard rock, punk, psychedelic, classic rock) without being defined by one in particular. Their songwriting…

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Mike and Mandy

Mike Faulkner and Amanda Pajer join us from Los Angeles, California. The talented pair write and produce from their home studio, and have released splendid music created during lockdown. They rose above the pandemic blues to refocus and pursue long-buried dreams: releasing originals from home. When the world needs hope, these songs provide solace and…

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