Interviews with Jon and Dani Wrobell, Stars of HGTV’s Flip To A Million, Performer Ray Castronovo of the band Streetwise and Memphis roots rock artist Chris Nurthen

August 8th, 2022

Join us as we speak with fellow Long Islanders, Jon and Dani Wrobel, stars of HGTV's new HIT show 'Flip To A Million'. 

***Airs Mondays at 9 PM EST on HGTV.

Jon is a real estate expert and businessman who grew up in Suffolk County, NY. Growing up around historic homes, Jon often helped his dad fix up and flip old homes as investments. After meeting his wife Danielle, a.k.a. Dani, an occupational therapist turned interior designer, the pair decided to make flipping and home renovation their career along with founding, True Place Company, a real estate investment firm. As if they're not busy enough, they are also opening a True Place Company home+living store in Sayville, NY. Fellow Long Islanders, come out and support.

Jon teams up with Dani in HGTV's new series, 'Flip To A Million', where they attempt to reach the ultimate $1 million house sale.

In 'Flip To A Million', HGTV conducts an edge-of-your-seat house flipping experiment as never seen before. The six one-hour episodes will follow two couples, Jason and EJ Williams of Chicago and Jon and Dani of Long Island, who are both successful house flippers in their respective markets. During the series, narrated by HGTC star Alison Victoria, the pairs will be dropped in an unfamiliar city-Dallas, Texas-where they will set out to prove that, in the world of real estate, it's possible to start out with almost nothing and turn it into a fortune. With an initial budget of only $1,000.00, each couple will work with the real estate and flipping market to buy, renovate, and sell properties. Their goal: build to a $1 million house sale in just six months. To try to make it happen, the duos must take real risks and go to any length to Flip to a Million.

***Tune in Mondays at 9 PM EST on HGTV to watch 'Flip To A Million'.

To Keep up with all that Jon, Dani and HGTV are doing, follow them on IG at: 

@jonathan_wrobell

@daniellewrobell

@trueplacecompany

@hgtvhome

and on the web at:

www.Trueplaceco.com

 

Next up we have friend of The Big Fat Joey Show, Ray Castronovo of Streetwise.

Ray is heading up the 5th Annual Riverhead Reflections Art Installation in Grangebel Park at 7 PM EST on August 12th. 

He'll be headlining the festivities and today we'll be listening to his HIT song, 440.

Come one, come all!!!

To keep up with all that he's doing, follow him on IG at:

@Streetwisenyc

 

Wrapping up today's show we have Chris Nurthen, a.k.a. SweetNUR.

Chris, a formal naval officer known as SweetNUR, has been traveling throughout the east Tennessee area, both for his mobile catering company, as well as SweetNUR, the artist.

Chris writes songs based on his own personal experiences that are allowing him to release a series of singles and EPs over the next several months. 

Today, we'll be listening to his latest HIT song, 'John Denver'. A tribute to the late great singer of the same name.

To keep up with all that he's doing, follow him on the web and IG at: 

@Sweetnurmusic.

 

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Interviews with Hamptons Interactive Brunch founder Vanessa Gordon, Marketing Ambassador for the Strongbox Theater Joanne J-Bird Phillips and Indie Artist Jaeden Zoe

August 5th, 2022

On today's show, we speak with Hamptons Interactive Brunch founder and co-creator Vanessa Gordon. Vanessa chats all things Hamptons Interactive Brunch and how it benefits the Children's Museum of the East End.

She's also the publisher of East End Taste magazine, a foodie, along with being a world traveler and culinary expert.

Saturday's event is being orchestrated by event planners to the stars and co-creators of Hamptons Interactive Brunch, Brian Kelly & Sean Kofski of Ticket2Events.

To keep up with all things Hamptons Interactive Brunch, follow them on IG at:

@hamptonsinteractivebrunch

Follow Vanessa's East End Taste on IG at:

@eastendtaste

For event planning, follow Brian and Sean on IG at:

@ticket2events

Follow the Children's Museum of the East End on IG at: 

@cmeegram

Next up on today's show is friend of The Big Fat Joey Show, Joanne, J-Brid, Phillips.

Joanne has been involved in music and the arts for over 30 years and now, as the marketing ambassador & consultant for the Strongbox Theater, she is taking her love of the arts and music to new heights by helping to bring, to Long Island, a state-of-the-art live performance theater.

Strongbox Theater will be making its official debut in the Winter of 2023 featuring a state-of-the-art Off-Off Broadway theater as well as a lounge with live music that focuses on supporting the indie musician/original music industry, an art gallery, film screenings and live comedy performances. 

In the interim, Strongbox Theater will be hosting Strongbox in the Park. This is a short works festival of original plays and live music taking place in the outdoor amphitheater at Memorial Park in East Rockaway, NY. The festival runs Fri-Sun,

July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 and August 5, 6, and 7.  

For tickets and info, follow them at:

www.strongboxtheater.com

On IG at:

@strongboxtheater

And follow Joanne, J-Bird, Phillips on IG at:

@jbirdphillips

To wrap up today's show we have multi-talented singer, songwriter, and actress Jaeden Zoe.

We'll also be listening to her latest HIT song 'What Is Love' dropping 8.05.22.

Jaeden is a Brooklyn native who moved to LA to pursue her dreams and to find her Hip-Hop/Pop Music sound. Jaeden has been on TV shows such as Chasing Destiny on BET, Not Safe Show with Nikki Glaser, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Apart from music, Jaeden is also known as a fashion muse, being featured in NY and LA Fashion Week for designers Sara Angelucci, ARMATURE, Kristin Silvestri, Armour & Arrows, and Marco Hall.

To keep up with all that she's doing, follow her on IG at:

@jaedenzoe

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@Thebigfatjoeyshow

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Interviews with Hampton Water Founder Jesse Bongiovi and Strongbox Theater Founder and Owner Tony Leone

July 24th, 2022

Let's raise a glass of rosé to our next guest, Jesse Bongiovi, the founder of Hampton Water, the world's #1 rosé. 

Jesse talks all things Hampton Water, its conceptualization and founding, along with how a Jersey native came to love everything Hamptons and rosé wine. 

Jesse also plays everyone's favorite radio game, 'This or That' with Cyn.

To keep up with all things Hampton Water and Jesse Bongiovi, follow them on

IG at:

@hamptonwater

@jesse_bongiovi

And on their website at:

Hamptonwaterwine.com

Take the plunge and get yourself some Hampton Water, the world's best rosé.

 

Also on today's show, we have the owner and producer of the Strongbox Theater, Tony Leone.

Tony, being an actor for over 20 years, has now begun the arduous task of converting the long forgotten East Rockaway National Bank into a premier entertainment venue.

The theater will have flexible space, a modular stage, and a seating area, all the while adhering to state-of-the-art production values.

Along with providing entertainment to the masses, the space will house a bar, lounge, and art gallery.

While under renovation, Tony wants to give back to the community he loves so much. Tony has brought together entertainers from far and wide to perform at East Rockaway's Memorial Park in "Strongbox in the Park: A Festival of Stage and Song".

Performances start Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 PM, and run for the next three weekends through August 7th-there's performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

To get tickets to, 'Strongbox in the Park' go to:

Strongboxtheater.com

And follow them on IG at: 

@strongboxtheater

Don't miss this spectacular event!!!

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@Thebigfatjoeyshow

 

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Interviews with Captain Sandy Yawn from BRAVO TV’s Below Deck Mediterranean, Dr. Rajeev Fernando-Humanitarian and RHONY Event Planners Brian Kelly and Sean Kofski of Ticket 2 Events

July 10th, 2022

All aboard who's coming aboard!

On today's show, we have the Captain of the 7 seas, Captain Sandy Yawn, STAR of the HIT BRAVO series, Below Deck Mediterranean.

Captain Sandy talks all things Below Deck Mediterranean-new season premiers Monday, July 11th on BRAVO TV.

She also talks about her new upcoming book, "Be The Calm Or Be The Storm", dropping 10.04.2022, her journey to yachting, and all about the love of her life, Leah Shafer. 

Captain Sandy was super fun to speak with, and she played everyone's favorite radio game, 'This or That' with Cyn.

So grab your floaties and rubber ducks and listen in.

To keep up with all things Below Deck Mediterranean and Captain Sandy, follow her on IG at:

@captainsandrayawn

And on the web at:

Captainsandyyawn.com

Up next is Infectious Disease doctor and Humanitarian, Dr. Rajeev Fernando.

Dr. Fernando is hosting an amazing event for an important cause on July 17, 2022 at Blu Mar restaurant @blumarhamptons in Southampton.

The initiative is to address childhood distress, gender-based violence, and conflict-related trauma in Ukraine.

Come out and support this important cause. 

For event info, call: 1-959-ILUVEUA

To keep up with Dr. Fernando and his humanitarian work, follow him and his charity on IG at: 

@rajeevfernandomd

@chirajcharity

To wrap up today's show we have event planners to the stars, Brian Kelly and Sean Kofski of Ticket2Events.

They talk all things event planning along with how they put together one of the hottest events of the Summer, RHONY alum and Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, Ex-Wives STAR Jill Zarin's Luxury Luncheon.

The event honors Jill's late husband Bobby Zarin and his fight against thyroid cancer as well as it helps to support his memory by benefitting the Bobby Zarin Memorial Trust.

To keep up with all that they are doing, follow them on IG at:

@ticket2events

And for you adventure seekers and luxury destination travel junkies, follow their travel mag, Eternal Traveler on IG at:

@eternaltravelermag

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Interviews with POP Artist Ed Heck, BRAVO TV’s Long Island Princess Amanda Cipriano and Author Donna Sonkin Shaw

July 6th, 2022

On today's show, we speak with world-renowned POP Artist, Ed Heck.

Ed talks all about what he's been up to as well as his new art exhibit.

He's holding his 'What The Duck' art exhibit in his new studio in the Morgan Fine Arts Building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on July 9th from 7-11 PM. It's FREE and open to all. 

Ed is a prolific artist whose talents reach far and wide. Besides getting ready for his art exhibit, he's been actively continuing on with two previous projects:

take heART and disruptED-x.

take heART is Ed's gift to the world. He paints various heARTS and pictures on canvas and gives them to people, with his only request being that they pay his generosity forward by doing good for someone else.

His disruptED-x is his way to promote the continuation of art in public schools. 

To keep up with all that he's up to, follow him on IG at: @ed_heck

Also today we have Amanda Cipriano, She starred in one of the first reality TV shows on Bravo TV, Princesses: Long Island.

The show followed a group of girls living their BEST lives, here on Long Island, and enjoying all the spoils that came with it. 

Today, Amanda is married to the man of her dreams, Steven, and is living life to the fullest.

Amanda is a celebrity correspondent on 77 WABC radio on the Sid and Bernie Show and, she's launching her own line of glam wear: Long Island Royalty.

She also played everyone's favorite radio game, 'This or That' with Cyn. 

To keep up with all that she's doing, follow her on IG at: @therealamandab_

And check out her clothing line on IG at: @longislanfroyalty

To wrap up today's show we have Holistic Health Coach and author Donna Sonkin Shaw. Donna shares with us her journey in having a child over the age of forty. 

She's so passionate about what she went through, that she decided to write a book aptly titled, "Poppin' Past Forty". Here she describes, in detail, what she and her husband went through in their journey to conceive a child after the age of forty.

She backs up all of her claims with scientific experts and medical doctors who specialize in fertility, as well as nutritional facts. 

As Donna says in her book, "It's miracles, not statistics".

Donna is a certified health coach accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She graduated with honors from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York as well as she completed an advanced accreditation in Integrative Nutrition and Health Counseling at Teachers College-Columbia University and she attended the esteemed Culinary Institute of America's Professional Chef Program. 

To keep up with all that she's doing, follow her on IG at: @donnasonkinshaw

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TV sitcom Happy Days Marion Ross A.K.A. Mrs. Cunningham/Mrs. C, Discover Plus ’Serving The Hamptons’ star Zach Erdem and Indie Artist Oliver Houser

June 17th, 2022

On today's show, we have iconic and legendary TV actress Marion Ross, AKA Mrs. C-Mrs. Cunningham from the TV show Happy Days.

Marion talks about her early days in Hollywood, Happy Days, working with and being friends with Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Anson Williams, Donny Most, Erin Moran and Mr. C himself-Tom Bosely, along with what brought her to write her HIT memoir, My Days: Happy & Otherwise.

In her warm and candid memoir, My Days: Happy & Otherwise, Marion shares loving recollections from the award-winning Happy Days team from break-out star Henry Winkler to Cunningham 'wild child' Erin Moran. Marion shares what it was like to be a starry-eyed young girl with dreams in poor, rural Minnesota, and the resilience, sacrifices, and determination it took to make them come true. She recalls her early years in the business, being in the company of such luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Noel Coward, yet always feeling the Hollywood outsider-a painful invisibility that mirrored her own childhood. She reveals the absolute joys of playing a wife and mother on TV, and the struggles of maintaining those roles in real life. Among Ross's most heart-rending recollections are those of finally finding a soul mate-another secret hope of hers made true well beyond her expectations. 

Funny, poignant, revealing and featuring Gary Marshall's final illuminating interview, as well as a touching forward from her 'TV son' Ron Howard, and her conversation with her real-life son Jim Meskimen (IG: @jimpressions), Marion Ross's story is one of inspiration, persistence, and gratitude. It's also a glowing tribute to all those who fulfilled her dreams and in turn, gave us some of the happiest days of our own lives. 

Get her book, My Days: Happy & Otherwise at www.amazon.com

ISBN-10: 1496715152

ISBN-13: 978-14967145159

 

Next is our friend and the King of the Hamptons Zach Erdem (IG: @zacherdem), owner of 75 MAIN restaurant in Southampton and the STAR of the HIT reality TV show 'Serving The Hamptons', now playing on (IG: Discoveryplus).

Zach talks all things 'Serving The Hamptons', his restaurant 75 Main (IG: @75main) and the sun-filled fun he and his staff have serving the Hamptons locals and celebs. 

Zach also talks about his humble start in the restaurant biz. He came here from Turkey in his early twenties, slept on a park bench in NYC, and couched surfed until he put enough money together to get himself a place to live. 

He not only has a place to live and eat, he also owns: Blu Mar Restaurant (IG: @blumarhamptons) where they serve the freshest fish on the east end, Harpoon House (IG: harpoonhouse) the ultimate in luxury hotel accommodations and Buddha Lounge (IG: @buddha_lounge_) where you can dance the night away. 

If you want to eat, sleep, party, and play, the KING of the Hamptons, Zach Erdem (IG: @zacherdem) has you covered. 

You can Peep Cyn and me on the first episode of 'Serving The Hamptons'.

Thank you Zach for having us on.  

To keep up with all things Zack Erdem/King of the Hamptons, follow him on the web at:

www.75main.com

 

Wrapping up the show is singer/songwriter and musical theatre artist Oliver Houser. (IG: @oliverhouser).

***Oliver Houser will be holding an EP release concert at www.rockwoodmusichall.com in NYC on June 23, 2022 @ 7 PM EST.

Oliver Houser is a New York-based singer/songwriter and musical theatre artist. Being the winner of the inaugural Stephen Schwartz Award, the ASCAP Foundation-Sammy Cahn Award, and a Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship, has afforded Oliver the opportunity to present his work at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Village Theatre, the Kennedy Center, the annual National Alliance for Musical Theatre Conference (NAMT), the SoHo Playhouse, the New York Musical Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, the Other Palace Theatre in the UK, London's Royal Academy of Music and other venues across the United States and the world.

Oliver has headlined at the Kennedy Center and performs his music throughout New York City. He has developed work at the Ucross Foundation, the KHN Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, the Johnny Mercer Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, and the Warren Miller Center for the Arts. Oliver is a Jonathan Larson Grant finalist, and his work was a finalist for the O'Neill Musical Theatre Conference. He was selected for Jeanine Tesori's Front & Center Master Class and is an alum of the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project. Oliver is a proud member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild. 

To keep up with all that he's doing, follow him on the web at:

www.oliverhouser.com

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Interviews with 2x Heart Transplant Recipient and Author Steven Taibbi, Singer-Songwriter INIKO and Artist-Musician Sidney Riley

June 17th, 2022

On today's show, we have 2X heart transplant recipient Steven Taibbi.

He discusses his latest book. 'Grateful Guilt: Living in the Shadow of My Heart'.

In his book, Steven documents his life's journey dealing with his heart issues along with all the up's and downs life has thrown his way.

In a rare moment of extended family bonding, Steven Taibbi a 2X heart donor recipient just met with the family of the recent donor. The family, that did not originally respond to the thank you from Mr. Taibbi, would later contact him when they were ready. The donor's mother expressed their desire to meet him. Steven arrived with a stethoscope in hand, should they wish to listen to the heart of their son and father beating in Steve's chest. All of the women in the family (mother, sister, daughter, ex-wife, and aunt) took turns listening, while the male members (father and sons) opted not to listen. They informed Steve, that night, that they considered him family now. Statistically, only 3% of donor families answer any correspondence, let alone meet the recipient, and it sometimes does not go well. However, in this case, the donor's mother expressed her joy that her son's life helped not only save Steven's life but several others as a multiple organ donor.

For 25 years, Steven owned his own production company and was a Director/Producer/Director of Photography for both corporate and commercial video and film. He has also been a contributing writer for Videography magazine and other productions. He has written television scripts, TV and Radio commercials and was the lyricist for a song-writing team. Mr. Taibbi was the Vice President of Transplant Speakers International and is currently a public speaker and organ donation advocate, as well as a professional photographer. 

Pick up his book on www.amazon.com

Paperback, ISBN: 9780578473390

Also today we speak with singer/songwriter INIKO and listen to their latest HIT song, 'The King's Affirmation'.

To wrap up today's show we speak with singer/songwriter Sidney Riley and listen to his latest HIT song,

'It's Always Been You'.

Originally hailing from Washington, D.C., Sidney has been involved with the arts since he learned to play the piano at age 9. After discovering his deep passion for singing, as a cast member of 'Children's Choice', a popular children's British television show filmed in the Middle East, Riley decided to take his musical career more seriously. While in high school, he formed an acapella group and began writing original music. During that time, he alongside his high school choir had the fortune to perform at The Kennedy Center honoring Quincy Jones. 

Soon after celebrating this momentous occasion, Riley fell critically ill with meningoencephalitis, a rare disease that had him fighting for his life and in a coma for several months. Upon waking from his coma, he embarked on the long road to recovery. 

He credits his recovery, in part, to the role music played in his life and the motivation it gave him to get better.

Since then, he has made music his priority. Currently involved in several projects for himself and other artists from various genres, Sidney is ready to put his best foot forward while letting music guide his journey. 

To keep up with all that he's doing, follow him on the web at:

www.iamsidneyriley.com

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Interviews with Dan-O’s Seasoning Founder, Dan Oliver, Actress and Singer Zoe Van Tieghem and Singer/Songwriter Jasmine Jordan

June 17th, 2022

On today's show we have, 'Yum Yum, Get Yourself Some', founder of Dan-O's seasoning, Dan Oliver. 

Dan-O's Seasoning is changing the world one table at a time by offering the best all-natural, low-sodium seasoning products on the market. 

Good things are born out of necessity, and the origins of Dan-O's seasoning are no different. Back when Dan Oliver, founder of Dan-O's, was in college, his mom gifted him a few cuts of bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. Being a young and inexperienced cook, he was not sure what to do with them. The next day he and his buddy started throwing some spices on them and the next thing Dan knew, Dan-O's was born. 

To keep up with all things Dan-O's Seasoning and to 'Yum Yum, Get Yourself Some', go to:

www.danosseasing.com

Up next is actress and singer Zoe Van Tieghem.

Zoe is starring in the cabaret show: City Sounds on Monday, June 6, 2022, at BIRDLAND NYC at 8:30 PM.

City Sounds is a combination of Rock classics, jazz standards, and iconic musical theater ballads that capture the essence of growing up in NYC. 

Accompanying Zoe is Matt Baker on piano, Paul Goldfinger on bass, and Adam Ray on drums.

For Tickets: www.birdlandjazz.com

Zoe is a graduate of the LaGuardia High School Dram Department, The New School and has studied at the Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Her Film and TV credits include: Delinquent, Juvie, The Broken Ones, Whisper Me a Lullaby, Pulp, Miss Miserable, and Magic Hour. Off-Broadway and Regional theater: Near Vicksburg, (Incubator Arts, Phoenix Theater Ensemble, SoHo Rep.) The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois (Dorset Theater Festival), Eleemosynary (DeSotelle Theater), The Uncovering (The Collective), A Small Fire (Ensemble Studio Theater/Youngblood) Moses (HERE Arts).

Zoe has performed at 54 Below, Birdland, Le Poisson Rouge, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, and she opened for Blondie at the Bearsville Theater in Hudson Valley, NY. She is co-owner of Primal Productions, a multimedia production company based in New York City.

To keep up with all that Zoe's doing, follow her on the web at:

www.zoevantieghem.com

 

Wrapping up today's show is Jasmine Jordan.

With a style that's reminiscent of the emotions we felt from the early 90's R&B, Jasmine Jordan spreads messages of self-love, love of others, and women empowerment. With incredible range, storytelling, and passion, Jordan captivates audiences with relatable narratives that convey love's enthralling and heartbreaking dynamics. Jordan grew up in Lacy Washington, where her love of music was influenced by R&B and POP sensations Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Tamia, and Alicia Keys.

She released her first EP in January 2015 and has since then gone on three west coast tours, opened up for Grammy-nominated R&B singer Joe and released another EP called 'Things Change', followed by consistent releases of new singles. Her first single of 2018 was a female empowerment anthem for every woman's Summer playlist titled 'Beloved'. This R&B track embodies and emotes the superhero strength every woman has: the power of discernment. Followed by: 'Forbidden Fruit' and the latest single 'Choose Wisely', both R&B tracks that embody and emote the human in all of us.

Jordan is now gearing up to release this new project 'Innermission'. Influenced by POP, HipHop, Soul, R&B, and Groove. These elements can all be heard in her newest project which walks us through the self-love journey she has been on. A journey that has helped her embrace imperfection, heartbreak, hope, passion, sensitivity, love, and the complexities that come with being on a journey with the goal of becoming her most whole version. 'Innermission' is her most honest project to date. 

To keep up with all that she's doing, follow her on the web at:

www.jasminejordanmusic.com

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Interviews with Royal Expert Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, and Founder of Rivermont Records Bryan Wright

May 30th, 2022

On today's show, we have Royal Expert, Commentator, and founder of The Monarchists (Themonarchists.com) Thomas J. Mace-Archer-Mills.

He's the visionary creator of EIIR: The Platinum Record, a Jubilee Anthem, that was released on the Queen's 96th Birthday (4/21/22), honoring Her Majesty for her unprecedented 70-year reign. Thomas will be speaking about this and all things The Royal Family.     

Thomas is the Founder, Visionary, and Director of the British Monarchists Society, President of the Centre for British Royal Studies, Editor-in-Chief of Crown & Country Magazine, creator of Crown & Country Radio, a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Order of St. Thomas of Acon. In addition to the aforementioned, Thomas runs his own consultancy group. As a Royal Consultant for Protocol to the Princely House of Their Highnesses, Prince Waldermar, Princess Antonia, and Prince Mario-Max of Schaumburg-Lippe (a branch of Europe's oldest Royal family going back to the Viking Kings and the Royal Household of Denmark since 936. His Highness Prince Waldermar of Schaumburg-Lippe is in the line of succession to the British throne), Thomas further works with other international companies, businesses and Royal households. Mace-Archer-Mills has further carried out consultancy duties for, and not limited to, the Serbian Royal family on a series of occasions, most notably the 2017 Royal wedding of Prince Philip of Serbia.  Professionally, Thomas is a Consultant, Royal historian, award-winning author, media personality, and educational speaker.

Thomas has been a radio presenter for London’s W!zard Radio, which is broadcast internationally to over 15 countries, where he had several different shows and themes over five years. Thomas’ last show was dedicated to helping the youth of the world overcome issues, challenges and negativity which face the daily lives of his listeners on “Therapy with Thomas Mills”. Thomas addressed the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Monarchist League in Sydney during the Summer of 2015 to thousands of members and has just recently lectured for Model Westminster and the Young Adults Forum in Parliament in February of 2017. In April of 2017, Thomas undertook a tour of America where he opened the Royal Society of St George – California Branch, completed several meet and greets and further attended events and book signings for his new release: “Their Majesties’ Mixers – when they reign, they pour”, which has since won the Gourmand Award. In 2019 Thomas created the internet-based radio station, Crown & Country Radio" and continues to broadcast on his own specially themed shows.

Thomas is well versed in the International Business Auditorium as well as Royal history, with degrees and certificates from American and European universities in History, International Political Economy, International Business Administration, International Relations, Humanities and Political Science. In honor of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Thomas penned his first book with permission of the Palace, to which he was granted the use of the official Diamond Jubilee Logo. “To The Queen: A Royal Drinkology” sold 5,000 copies in the months following the central Jubilee weekend. Over the past decade, Thomas has worked (and still works) tirelessly on behalf of Crown and Country, building the British Monarchist Society and Foundation, which has become the leading organization for not only British, but international Monarchists which he funded himself. He has worked hard to incorporate like-minded people to be a part of this much-revered society within the United Kingdom, in which cumulatively, under Thomas’ direction, brings British traditions to the next level.

Thomas has been busy perfecting and readying his team to organize and carry out international celebrations for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Thomas and the BMS hosted several events for The Diamond Jubilee in 2012, The Diamond Anniversary of the Coronation, the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte and the celebration of the longest reign: when The Queen’s reign exceeded that of Queen Victoria on September 9, 2015. This is an exciting and challenging time for Thomas and his team, and it is with great commitment, energy and foresight that he is looking forward to producing an educational celebration within his latest project, “Crown and Country Magazine” that will leave a lasting legacy for future generations of Britons. In his spare time (which is very limited), Thomas enjoys traveling, horseback riding, the arts, theatre, music, fine dining, reading and writing.

In addition to all this, we'll hear a piece from his Jubilee Anthem on today's show. 

To keep up with all that Thomas is up to, follow him on the web at: Themonarchists.com

Also on today's show, we have the founder of Rivermont Records, musicologist Bryan Wright, Ph.D.

Rivermont Records was founded in 2003 to preserve and promote ragtime, jazz and 'hot dance' music. Wright's vision, with the label, is to respect the pioneers who created the music a century ago while supporting today's musicians. 

With this, Rivermont Records is proud to announce the upcoming premiere release of 'One Step to Chicago', a 14-track album that features an all-star lineup of jazz music legends. Recorded in 1992 and then laid aside until now, the album is the product of legendary producer George Avakian. 

The album features a who's who of notable jazz instrumentalists, including pianist/arranger Dick Hyman, clarinetists Kenny Davern and Dan Levinson, guitarists Marty Grosz and grammy-winning bass saxophonists Vince Giordano and nearly a dozen more. 'One Step to Chicago' is set to be released on July 15, 2022 in deluxe CD and vinyl packages.

Additionally, we'll also hear 'Nobody's Sweetheart' from the album which dropped on 5.27.2022.

To keep up with all that Bryan is up to, follow him on the web at: Rivermontrecords.com 

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Interviews with Actor and Impressionist Jim Meskimen, Beauty & Style Expert Andy Paige and Musician Ray Castronovo of Streetwise

May 4th, 2022

On today's show we have:

*Actor and impressionist Jim Meskimen.

*Beauty and Style Expert Andy Paige.

*Musician Ray Castronovo.

Jim Meskimen is an actor, impressionist, voice-artist and
improvisational comedian best known for his work on WHOSE LINE
IS IT ANYWAY and IMPRESS ME. Currently playing Colonel Sanders
in the popular KFC commercials, as well as President George
Washington crossing the Delaware Turnpike for GEICO Insurance.

Jim has appeared in films such as FROST/NIXON, APOLLO 13 and THE PAPER, recently adding series such as Amazon's HUNTERS (With Al Pacino, Carol Kane &
Saul Rubinek), the Starz network's GASLIT (opposite Sean Penn
and Julia Roberts and Apple TV's THE BIG DOOR PRIZE, by the creators of Schitts
Creek.

Jim Meskimen, whose work is already well-known to TV and film
audiences, has appeared on the British series Whose Line Is It
Anyway? (1988) several times, and was a recurring character
on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) for two seasons. He has
worked with director Ron Howard on five of his films,
including The Paper (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Edtv (1999), How
the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Frost/Nixon (2008). He
has also worked in two films by director Paul Thomas Anderson.

A professional artist, Jim exhibits and sells his realist oil
paintings. As a designer/cartoonist, he created dozens of
characters, weapons and vehicles for the original "Thundercats"
animated series. Jim continues to dazzle audiences with his
improvisational skills and appears regularly on L.A. stages.

Last year, Jim helped create laughter during lockdown, when he
joined a stellar cast including Barry Bostwick, Renee Taylor,
John Schneider, Lynda Purl, Don Most, Susan Ruttan, Fred
Melamed, Jane Kaczmarek, Robert Wuhl and Audrey Landers, to
name a few, in the virtual hit series VIRAL VIGNETTES.

***Oh, by the way, his mom-Marion Ross, is the iconic actress & everyone's favorite TV mom-Mrs. Cunningham (Mrs. C) from the iconic TV show, Happy Days.

So put on your bib and get ready for a finger lickin' good time!!!

*Follow Jim on IG at: @jimpressions

Also today, we have Beauty and Style Expert, Andy Paige.

Andy is the charming and sassy go-to-gal for “thrifty-chic” fashion fixes and budget beauty help. Andy understands that most women live on a budget and yet still want to turn heads and drop jaws. That’s why she carved out a niche focusing on the “average” American woman. She developed her own line of affordable, all-natural-hair cosmetic brushes (ANDY PAIGE COSMETIC BRUSHES™) and launched STYLE IN A BOX™ – a thrifty-chic bundle of accessories that offers an immediate style boost to any outfit. She makes looking spectacular fun and easy.

In June 2013, Andy launched her newest product, the GirlyGoGarter®, a hands-free purse worn neatly and discretely as a sexy garter, that was nearly five years in the making and includes three patents. Andy knows how challenging it is to figure out where to put your girlie must-haves (like lipstick, your mobile phone, I.D., powder brush and even small baby items) when you don’t want to lug a handbag. The garter fits snugly around the thigh and allows a woman to conceal these items and more without showing a bulge through her dress. This is fast becoming the must-have item for 2013. Every woman at one time or another will need a GirlyGoGarter®.

Andy is the author of the internationally best-selling book, Style On A Shoestring and has experience doing over 100 “fabulously frugal” makeovers on over 200 episodes of television, airing in over 14 countries. She earned her title, “Budget Bombshell,” honestly through her extensive work. She was featured on NBC’s Starting Over, TLC’s Ten Years Younger, Style Network’s How Do I Look, and SOAP NET’S Soap Talk. Andy has also appeared on hundreds of local networks doing various style segments.

So grab your reins and hold on for a fun, fun interview.

*Follow Andy on IG at: @theandypaige

Wrapping up our show we have musician Ray Castronovo.

Ray is doing a double album release party (The Other Side and Crossing Bridges) and a benefit concert for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on May 6, 2022 at 8 PM. 

*Tickets can be had at their IG addresses: @streetwisenyc and @suffolk_theater_riverhead

All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society LLS.

Follow Ray on IG at: @streetwisenyc

***Thank you for listening and follow our show on IG at: @Thebigfatjoeyshow

 

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