I have some great news to share. This Saturday night, 2/26/11, I was able to attend an album release party for local indie band Hollis Brown They are a blues band based out of NYC and already have a huge following. I met the band a little over 2 years ago (I know the drummer through a hs friend of mine) and ever since then have been crazy for them. Before I became a trainer I actually wanted to follow in my dad's footsteps. My dad worked for all the major labels (EMI, SONY, Universal) and worked with mostly the Latin American countries and their artists. Basically my dad always had amazing stories to share with me about the business so naturally it appealed to me. Unfortunately, I graduated college at a time where the economy was at its worst and the large companies were going through a job cut. However, I was fortunate enough to help do some promotions and work with some great NYC artists (Todd Alsup, Alec Gross and Hollis Brown). I had so much fun working for them, but I guess the business was to cut throat for the likes of me and my passion slowly fizzled. Anyway, music is still a large part of me and I do what I can, when I can to spread the word about these amazing musicians.
Anywho, I'm getting to the story now! Just a little background info on myself and where I came from. I decided to become a PT because I like staying in shape and no one has any excuses but to be the best they can be. Plus, its fun to boss people around sometimes (JK!!). So I was working at Gold's gym and along came Mr. Darryl McDaniels (of RUN DMC). He popped his head in one day and every so nicely asked what I was doing the next morning and if I'd be able to train him. I, of course, was super nervous but excited! I thought of new exercises and hoped that he'd never done them before! Anyway, our sessions were always so great and D would tell me amazing stories about his experiences as a musician and the influence he had on his listeners. After several months of training, I told him that I too was involved with music and that my father was well known in the business. I told him who I knew in the biz and that I used to do promotions for bands in NYC. So, one day I asked him if he'd be interested in checking out some of the bands. He really liked Todd Alsup but he fell in love with Hollis Brown. I immediately let HB's manager know of the news and the rest is history. I invited D to one of their shows in Hoboken, he came with me and ever since then he's been hooked. So, I'm proud to share this story with everyone as well as the photos and videos of this Saturday's album release party. What an amazing show and it was SO cool to hear D give me a shout out up on stage. Please please check out Hollis Brown and buy their latest album through their website, or find their first album on iTunes.