I love music, all types of music. I prefer to listen to my music loud while I strut through the streets of NYC. Rain, sleet, snow, hail; you will not find me without my iPod and my headphones. But hey, it’s part of my job — I coordinate the bands on Hear it Now. Which is why today, as part of my job, I get to hang out behind the scenes with new and upcoming artists The Aviation Orange during their Hear It Now shoot.
Blondie, New Order, The Beatles, Billie Holiday, Elvis, Metal, Pop, Jazz, 80′s, 90′s hip hop, Kate, Josh, Mike, Cherie, and Alex; what do they all have in common? Well, they make up the essence of what is The Aviation Orange. Kate, Josh, Mike, Cherie, and Alex, members of The Aviation Orange, have been together for over a year now and jest with each other the way siblings and childhood friends do. They came to our studio at the CBS Broadcast Center to do a mini acoustic set and answer questions about who they are, what they stand for, their musical influences, and even what karaoke song they love to sing. For the scoop on all that, you’ll have to wait for their official debut on the show and on the site in a few weeks.
For now, you should know that they are fun, quirky, and can make you laugh along with them. What blew me away about them is how extremely talented they all are, each and every one. Hearing them perform live in studio was better than any other version I’ve heard of them. If only I could carry live versions of them in my pocket and have them sing to me when I wanted to hear them, life would be grand! Alas, the mp3 version of them on my iPod will do?