Category: RFP Music & Interview Specials


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Sam and Benjamin Hope of the Glider Pilots Photo Courtesy of Sam and Benjamin Hope of the Glider Pilots
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We spoke with The Glider Pilots who together are bringing a vibrant series of lyrically melodic music comprised of alternative and blues inspired sounds. We spoke with the Queensland, Australian, based-band about their inspirations, creative process and their latest full album release “Talk Free” available where all music is streamed and available for digital and hard copy through band camp and iTunes. Glider Pilot’s music has been making positive waves in the field of the independent spectrum of music earning features on numerous indie playlists such as March and May 2017’s edition of BIRP!  Listen to the full interview here!:

Follow the Glider Pilots on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and stream on Spotify and Soundcloud today! Make sure to pick up your copy of “Talk Free” from Glider Pilots now on iTunesMusic Glue and BandCamp.



Miss Mathilda is a rising Singer and Songwriter, Miss Mathilda is a rising star with a unique way of showcasing her musical prowess through her latest EP Release.


We spoke with the Swedish and Berklee School of music graduate about her late singles from her Self-Titled: EP,

on going music projects and delving more inside about the musicians roots and inspiration as a singer and songwriter. Full Interview:



Miss Mathilda Official Bio


Miss Mathilda Skonare Karlsson is a Swedish singer and songwriter based in Stockholm. She has worked and studied with well-known names in the music industry and received a degree in fine arts at Berklee College of Music in 2013. In the fall of 2015 she debuted with her first single Color to Color, which was followed by Creep and Best Friends Heart.

Playing the classical piano and violin since an early age has influenced her songwriting, where storytelling is at the heart of the music. Portrayed as dreamy and edgy, her sound may be described as reverie pop, fused with a hint of orchestral elements.


Miss Mathilda has been working on various projects composing music to video games, TV and theatre productions.

In 2013 the Stockholm based video game company Poppermost Productions launched their game SNOW, which she wrote music to. Later the same year she did the sound production to the production of the play “Elva Edsvurna”

performed at theatre Giljotin in Stockholm.

In the fall of 2016 she completed writing the music score to the TV series “Hemma Hos Björnen” produced by Chimichurri Produktion, which will air later in 2017.

Be sure to follow all of Miss Mathida’s musical whereabouts on Spotify , iTunes Facebook and Instagram



16299180_10102083582710357_3735039886767413489_n Ayla Brown’s latest release, Take Your Name is creating a lot of inspiration for the Nashville-based, singer songwriter. Photo Courtesy of AylaBrownMusic.Com


Listen to the full interview here with RFP and KTAR’s own, Michael Thomas, Jr!:


We spoke national recording artist and former American Idol, country singer and songwriter, Ayla Brown about her latest single, “Take Your Name” charitable works, upcoming releases, tours, and much more!


A brief bio of Ayla Courtesy of her Webiste


Having multiple talents and interests hasn’t deterred Ayla from achieving many significant hallmarks in her young career.

Most recently on Valentine’s Day in 2017, Ayla Brown released “Take Your Name” on digital platforms as well as radio. The song is an upbeat, catchy country tune about being in love with someone so much that you want to take their last name. It can be downloaded now!

In May of 2015, Ayla released a full length 13 song album titled Let Love In. The album was sponsored by popular restaurant chain, Texas Roadhouse, and currently two of Ayla’s songs, “Let Love In,” and “Matches and Gasoline,” are in rotation in every Texas Roadhouse jukebox throughout the country. Also, Ayla’s first single, “Let Love In,” is being played on numerous radio stations in the Northeast part of the United States.

In November of 2012, Ayla released her second album Heroes & Hometowns and achieved a life-long dream of performing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Since the album’s release, Heroes & Hometowns has peaked at #1 on Amazon MP3 and #51 on iTunes.

Ayla has performed to a national TV audience on Fox & Friends and The Huckabee Show, performed the National Anthem with the Boston Pops on July 4th to an audience of more than 1 million people, sang the National Anthem and God Bless America live on ESPN at the 2013 Orange Bowl, was the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers National Anthem singer for two years and has performed overseas five times to American troops in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Egypt, Kosovo, Germany, England, The Netherlands, and Belgium.

Recognized as a pioneer and entrepreneur, Ayla founded and owns her own record company, Ambient Entertainment. Having a keen eye for business and building mutually successful partnerships, Ayla enjoys outstanding corporate relationships with the likes of Hilton Hotels, MAC Cosmetics, Texas Roadhouse and New Balance.

Prior to Ayla’s latest milestones, she was a national news correspondent for The Early Show on CBS, was a Finalist on Fox Network’s, American Idol in 2006 as well as a full scholarship Division 1 basketball player at Boston College.

Ayla is supported by her parents, former United States Senator of Massachusetts, Scott Brown and TV reporter, Gail Huff as well as her sister, Arianna.


Make sure to follow Ayla on Twitter, Facebook and her musicitunes, Spotify and wherever digital is sold!

Beth Rowley is back on the scene after a recent hiatus prerparing for an upcoming studio release called, New Album 'Gota Fria' coming Sept 2017! ( © Beth Rowley/ Beth Rowley is back on the scene after a recent hiatus prerparing for an upcoming studio release called, New Album ‘Gota Fria’ coming Sept 2017! ( © Beth Rowley/

We spoke with the ever multi-talented, singer, songwriter, Beth Rowley.

Listen to the full interview with Beth Rowley:

The Bristol based musician has been deeply ingrained in the music scene expressing sultry styles off blues, jazz, and gospel inspired songs that have garnered Rowley great acclaim attention

Rowley began her career upon teaming up with Jazz saxophonist Ben well known for his work with another fellow UK based musician, Jamie Cullum.

Rowley has released three successful EPs, Beth Rowley (2004), Sweet Hours (2006) and Violets (2007).[ From the Violets EP she released a single entitled, ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’ which was the iTunes ‘Single of the Week’ for December 2007.

In addition to her solo outputs Rowley has collaborated with other artists and bands, including Crowded House on their Time on Earth album providing backing vocals for the song “Transit Lounge” and Duke Special, who joined her for a duet on her début album, Little Dreamer released in 2008.

The release went straight into the UK album charts at number 6. On 4 February 2008, the lead single, “Oh My Life”(released on 3 March 2008) from the forthcoming album was featured as ‘BBC Radio 2 Record of the Week.

In January 2009, Rowley was nominated for a Brit Award in the category for Best British Female Solo Artist.

Among numerous highlight, Ms. Rowley gained even further attention

Rowley featured in the nightclub scene in the Academy Award Nominated 2009 film An Education, directed by Lone Scherfig.

Her track, “You Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger”, is featured prominently in the official movie soundtrack and the Sony Classics promotional website. She also recorded a cover of the standard, Sunday Kind of Love, which was also featured in the film’s soundtrack.

Her most recently release from Beth came with new music material, she released EP “Wretched Body”. This first part of planned 3-piece EP series includes 4 songs.

Since then, Beth has just capped off a UK based tour as she plans to finish off a new studio album set to be released by September of this year to which we spoke about her upcoming collaboration and current projects set to be released!

Beth’s Discography as followed:


2007: Violets (EP)

2008: Little Dreamer

2013: Wretched Body (EP)

Be sure to follow Beth in all of her whereabouts at

New Album ‘Gota Fria’ coming Sept 2017!

This feature was produced, voice, edited by Michael Thomas, Jr.

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19 Year old Singer, Songwriter, & Actor, Alyssa Baker is a rising star! Photo Credit: Singer/Songwriter, & Actor, Alyssa Baker is a rising star! Photo Credit:

We had a chance to speak with the ever talented actor, singer /song writer, Alyssa Baker.

Ms. Baker is making her mark in the music scene with her latest release of her EP, ‘Undone’ Baker, 19 from Vancouver, BC, Canada, describes her latest release, musical process and current working set to be released in the new future.

Radio Free Phoenix and KTAR’s Michael Thomas, Jr. chatted with the rising musician:

Stay updated with Alyssa through her journey on all major platforms including, Twitter,  Facebook, Isntagram,  and YouTube where you can see Alyssa’s latest releases and amazing musical covers!

Check out Ayssa Baker’s music including her latest EP release, ‘Undone’ available  now at  and iTunes.  

This feature was produced, written, recorded, and edited by, Michael Thomas, Jr. 


Listen to Join Radio Free Phoenix for  Mark O’Connor (vocals & lead guitarist) of the The Fast Camels in a music & interview special with Andy Olson. The Fast Camels are from Glasgow, Scotland, and have been a favorite of RFP for years. Mark came all the way from Glascow to talk with RFP and to play songs from their forthcoming CD, Dead Rooms & Butterfly Dreams plus plenty of tunes from their first one, The Magic Optician. Join us his Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 3pm AZ/Pacific time on RFP!

Listen to an archived version of this great Special below:

Fast Camels Music & Interview Special

Also read about the release of the new Fast Camels CD HERE

Join Radio Free Phoenix  at 11am today for a Music & Interview Special with Elton Duck’s Mike McFadden and Andy Robinson. Andy Olson taking with both live on air at Radio Free Phoenix and playing plenty of songs from the just released Elton Duck CD
(Dueling Andys! Andy Olson from RFP and Andy Robinson of Elton Duck!)

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for the ELTON DUCK listening party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13 at Stinkweeds Record Exchange on Camelback and Central in Phoenix. Radio Free Phoenix will be there for the offical release of the long awaited Elton Duck album along with Andy Olson & Liz Boyle! Please join use for this unique event!

Listen to an archived version of the Elton Duck Music & Interview Special Here

On Wednesday, January 13th at 11am Andy Olson will have in the studio, legendary San Francisco, singer-songwriter, Dan Hicks (best know as Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks). We will be playing tracks from his new CD, “Tangled Tales” and also be talking with him about his musical career from 60’s San Francisco band “The Charlatans” through Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks.

Dan will be in town this Thursday night, January 19th, 8pm at the Compound Grill in Phoenix.  An encore airing of this interview will play at 6pm AZ time in Dave Cooper’s show on Radio Free Phoenix

Listen to an archived recording of this Music & Interview Special with Dan Hicks here!

Join Radio Free Phoenix on Monday January 9th  at 11am (Arizona Time) as we will have in the studio, Scottsdale based singer-songwriter, Jeordie (she is the daughter of singer Melanie). We will be playing tracks from her new CD and she will also be performing live in the RFP Studios. An encore airing of this interview will play at 6pm AZ time in Dave Cooper’s show.  Jeordie will be opening for her mom, Melanie, Tuesday, January 10th at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix at 7pm.

Listen to an archived recording of this Music & Interview Special with Jeordie here!

Join Andy Olson on Radio Free Phoenix for an interview with Tim Cook of The Subdudes (from New Orleans) this Wednesday at 11pm on RFP. Andy will be talking with Tim and playing tunes from their new CD, “Flower Petals.” Also listen for your chance to win tickets to their show at Rhythm Room in Phoenix  this Thursday, October, 8th at 7:30 pm. Ticket winners will have their tickets at will-call the night of the show at the venue!


Listen to an archived recording of this Music & Interview Special with Tim Cook of The Subdudes here!