Tuesday, 13 February 2018

MEET THE STARS OF RISEUP TV!


Starting early March, 2018, you will be able to meet up close and personal with the stars of the upcoming TV show, RiseUp TV! In depth interviews will be posted for all RiseUp TV subscribers at this link

Subscribers will get to hear and see what the stars think about the upcoming cross Canada tour, but also get a very personal look into their lives and what makes them tick as people, heading into what could be a life and career changing tour and TV show. 

RiseUp TV will be following the lives of 50 artists as they travel together, performing in shows all across Canada, over a two week period in May of 2018.

You can be there too! The Cities, Dates and Venues are listed on the RiseUp TV channel and tickets to the live shows will be going on sale in April!

The interviews will that are coming to the RiseUp TV will be available only to subscribers. Subscriptions to the channel are $1 per month, with the proceeds going directly to the artists involved. Get on early and don't miss any of the exciting journey that is soon to begin!

The RiseUp TV online store will also be launching in March, 2018, where you will find the artists music, merchandise, compilation cd's and special non-music related deals from sponsors and venders around the world!

If haven't seen the RiseUp TV trailer, check it out at this link:


Saturday, 20 January 2018

RISEUP TV BUILDING SPONSORSHIPS!





RiseUp TV is building great sponsors for the artists involved in the Canadian tour and worldwide television show!! These companies are committed, not only to promoting their own great products, but also  to supporting the arts, live music and musicians reaching they're ultimate goal of international television! It is with great pride that the music Sponsor Network releases the brands that have committed so far! The fact is that business owners everywhere are stepping up to the plate to pledge they're support for this great movement and independent music explosion around the world. Going fast are the big controlling labels, relegated to mere distribution networks and taking their place, is a new wave of artists taking back control of the music! These companies are on the forefront of literally putting their money or services where their mouth is. The Music Sponsor Network is in turn, committed to showing the world these great companies. They will be featured in the episodes and press throughout the process and beyond. More support is needed and appreciated, as we want to take this to the highest levels. If you are a company located almost anywhere in the world, contact us to get involved and promoted through our vast advertising network! All the while, you will be supporting the work of so many talented artists everywhere. Together, we can build strength! Email all inquiries to mark@rosnermanagement.com

Sizzle Reel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckp-oxzCOZ8


Thursday, 11 January 2018

THANK YOU TO NIAGARA NUMBER CRUNCHERS FOR YOUR SPONSORSHIP!

Thank you to "Niagara Number Crunchers" It is always good to see businesses supporting artists and culture here in Canada. We at RiseUp TV want to say a huge thanks for doing this and also encourage all of you out there who need your taxes done, to visit their site and know that you are supporting a business that cares and puts their money where their mouth is! Here is the link to their web site for you!


http://www.niagaranumbercrunchers.com/

Monday, 25 December 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM RISEUP TV!







Coming in January 2018, see all the Riseup TV artist interviews! Only available on RiseUp TV channel. Learn the stories behind the artists and track their journey as they prepare for the ground-breaking music tour coming to Canada in May 2018!

http://mailchi.mp/aa0b72b10d8f/happy-holidays-from-rms-family

Saturday, 9 December 2017

SIMON HENLEY OPENS UP!








Hi everybody,



I’ve had a few interviews lately and every time I wish I had done things differently. Communication is a big skill to have for someone like me. I guess I’m learning as I go. Here are examples.



I had an interview with Monica Brinkman and Kerry Hall from It Matters Radio. Monica gave me the best compliment saying that I make my guitar speak. WOW! THANK YOU! But then I did not answer back, did not stop to thank her and moved on to the next question. I had trouble hearing them because I was using my phone to skype. I hope you know now.

Also, I’ve been talking about my path as a musician. My influences, my schools and mentors. Well, they are many, yes. But the clear untold story is that I learned to play the basics of guitar on my own and having fun with friends starting around the age of 12-13. Before this I had my father and uncles as models. My father used to play for us when I was very young and family gatherings were always filled with a bit of live music too. In my life I’ve had 2 major guitar teachers. One was classical around the age of 16-17 the other was jazz around the age of 30. While studying Classical, I had an affaire with the blues and the Rock. I was introduced to Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith very young, but It all started when a record seller strongly recommended Stevie Ray Vaughn. I had a blast imitating his solos, riffs and even the singing parts.



Folk is very natural for me and I’m not sure why. Acoustic guitar players were everywhere back in the 90’s and some of them passed by my mom’s house from time to time. Apart from the guitar playing, these guys had something to say. They had a lasting impact on me. Remember when the young Forrest Gump had a private “meeting” with Elvis Presley in the movie? When I saw this scene, I could relate so much!!



Growing up in Quebec City, listening to the radio and watching Musique Plus, we had the choice of 80’s one hit wonders, American and Canadian rock stars like Bryan Adams and the like. But the 90’s were more exciting for me. Our original music band was a quartet called “Perceptions of Reality” and in around 1995 we played the legendary bar called Le D’Auteuil in Quebec City. I was 17 years old. It was a mix of Metal and Rock. Yes, metal music was also a big thing for a while. Today I still listen to Deftones, Tool, COC and even old Metallica. At the same time, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Bush etc... were brought into the limelight. Rage Against the Machine was a main player for me. I was lead guitar of a tribute band called “Rage It” in 1997. We also played Le D’Auteuil. Mix all this with regular live rock shows at the Dagobert, my education was well on its way.



The mix of Jazz and blues combined was part of my adult schooling. I was part of a duo called Jazz Fiasco for some time and Susie Arioli and Jordan Officer were our main gurus. Even if my first jazz introduction was made by the music of Sting. In 2008, while playing in Jazz Fiasco, I decided that I too could create and develop my own thing. Well, almost 10 years later I’m looking back, and I feel like I won my bet.



There is one last thing I’d like to correct or improve. This happened more than 10 years ago. I was jamming and exercising on my guitar as I usually do, and I specifically asked to be guided. I had my acoustic guitar and started playing the foundations of what became many years later “Calling Upon You”.  This song’s intention was to attract my future Soul mate. Well long story short, I found her, or I thought I did. But life made it impossible for us to stay together.



And that’s about it. It’s great to be able to express myself correctly. Thanks for reading everything!



Here's a live cool instrumental tune on my album.