dis COMPANY’s David Salidor who served as celebrity booking producer for XM’s Brett Winterble eponymous talk show, has exited the post, as a format-change next month is in the works for the satcaster.
Said Salidor, “I know for a fact that in the 18 months I was there, we built a very strong base for Brett. His interviews with the likes of Steve Van Zandt; Micky Dolenz; Rudy Giuliani; Robert Funaro; Peter Max; and, Malcolm McDowell were very well received. I want to thank Brandon D’Amore for the opportunity. It’s a real shame this is not continuing as Brett had a real gift for the interview. He listened.
Radio is a volatile medium for sure and in a way, it’s amazing it lasted for as long as it did. ”
Salidor continues to operate his PR/Management firm the dis COMPANY.
Last night we were guests at the 2012 HAPPY TOGETHER tour; featuring The Buckinghams; The Grass Roots; Gary Puckett; Micky Dolenz; and, Flo &B Eddie aka The Turtles. The Buckinghams (“Kind Of A Drag”)and The Grass Roots didn’t disappoint at all as they blazed through their hits, sounding like we just heard them on the radio yesterday. The Roots in particular were spectacular; their canon of hits “Let’s Live for Today,” “Temptation Eyes” and “I’d Wait A Million years” huge crowd favorites. Last year, we lost Rob Grill, the main-Root, but you’d never know it listening to them. Gary Puckett, sans his group The Union Gap, looked great and sounded terrific. One of our group said his act these days, owed more to Tom Jones, than anything, but he delighted and the crowd. After a short break, where we hung with Dolenz’s pr-man David Salidor and Q104.3’s Jim Kerr trading show biz stories, we were back inside the cavernous Westbury-stage and Dolenz and band amped up the festivities, witnessed by the opening lines of the song “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone.” We have seen Micky numerous times, but never felt the energy like it was last night. Dressed in black, topped off with a black trilby, Dolenz put 200% into his performance. His guitarist (and, musical director) Wayne Avers, stood nearby and amped up the performance delightfully well. The loss a few months back of Dolenz’s Monkee-ally Davy Jones hung heavy in the air and Dolenz addressed it emotionally and terrifically. Saying Jones was the brother he never had, he launched into “Last Train To Clarksville” and “I’m A Believer,” which the sold-out crowd went crazy for. Throughout the whole show, there were three girls, dressed to the nines, sitting in the first row, and Dolenz addressed them directly, which was a nice touch. (I actually ran into them after the show and although all were in their early-twenties, they said this was the best show they’d ever seen … take that Justin Bieber). Dolenz’s forays into the theater-world were evidence onstage as he was so strong and compelling, you couldn’t take your eyes off him. I know he wants to do more theater and after last night’s stellar performance, I bet he’ll have his share of offers come this week. Flo & Eddie were just sensational; performing their array of hits including “Happy Together” and a riveting “Elenore,” and “She’d Rather be With Me.” Though they started off described as a surf band, (Crossfires) Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman have developed into terrific performers. With the rendition of “Together,” they were joined by the performers … one by one. A terrific finale for sure. All in all, a most Happy Together evening.
Upper-Ohio Valley’s Adrian Niles, who fronts his successful aggregation, The Adrian Niles Band, will have two of his songs on the March 13 episode of F/X’s Justified, starring Timothy Olyphant – which today was renewed by the cable net for a fourth season.
The episode, titled “Loose Ends,” will feature Niles’ “Harden to Heal” and “Same Road.”
Niles and band, whose latest album Roll & Move (featuring the single “Skylark) has been a consistent presence on the radio since its release last year, is about to embark on a mini-East Coast tour, with several days to be spent in New York City. According to a band spokesperson David Salidor, “The band will have several live dates in the city as well as a number of media interviews.”Niles is also considering several label offers while in NYC.
For more info visit www.adriannilesband.com