Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Singer Stacy Robin and Director Judy Chaikin of Girls in the Band featured on OC Talk Radio!

Incredible show this week on OC Talk Radio, from music to Mother's Day pampering to a fabulous movie screening at the Newport Beach Film Festival! First up, Stacy Robin talking about her latest CD and backstory into music and more, plus Greta Boris of Vanity Network spreading the word about her amazing Mother's Day event May 5 (lots of pampering ladies!) benefiting the Guard A Heart foundation, and an interview with Director Judy Chaikin, who will be at the Newport Beach Film Festival promoting her film (can't wait!) The Girls in the Band! You can listen to the entire show by clicking on the player below:

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Just interviewed Director Judy Chaikin of "The Girls in the Band" showing at the Newport Beach Film Festival! film

When the world told them they couldn’t play, they did it anyway! Just interviewed Director Judy Chaikin who directed THE GIRLS in the BAND, a Feature Documentary showing at the Newport Beach Film Festival! Can't wait to see this film! If you missed the interview on my Thursday show on OC Talk Radio, you can listen to the interview by clicking on the player below:

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An Artist Tribe/One Step Production Producer/Director - Judy Chaikin Executive Producer - Michael Greene Co-Producer - Hugh Hefner SYNOPSIS They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kow-towed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 20's to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continue today to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Going to see the world premiere of Magic Camp at the Newport Beach Film Festival!

Had a chance to interview Director Judd Ehrlich of Magic Camp and Camp Instructor Hiawatha Johnson on my other show on KUCI 88.9fm "Get the Funk Out!" If you missed it, you can catch it on my show blog: For more info, visit:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My event recap of the Ms. America Gala Dinner at the prestigious Anaheim White House Restaurant with charity of choice, Guard A Heart Foundation

Great show today on OC Talk Radio today at noon! I featured my red carpet coverage of the Ms. America Gala Dinner at the prestigious Anaheim White House Dinner in Anaheim, California with the Guard A Heart Foundation, charity of choice. Plus keynote speeches by Dr. Douglas Harrington CEO of Aviir Heart Laboratories and Dr Bahar Sedarti, plus interviews with Lora Thomas of Kyani, Gina Waggener of Guard A Heart, and Executive Director of Guard A Heart Estrella Harrington. All today at 12noon pst on OC TALK RADIO - streaming live on

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

My band Honey performing at the 4th Annual Walk to End Genocide Sunday April 15th here in Orange County, CA!

My band Honey will be performing 10:30am Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Jewish World Watch’s 4th Annual Walk to End Genocide

Great event! All ages, great music, food trucks and a family, friendly vibe for anyone!

Location: Fountain Valley Sports Park 16400 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA 90036


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When speaking about our music I like to quote J. Edgar Hoover who boldly said, “I
have to only look to one thing when placing blame for my habit of dressing in
women’s clothing and dancing the night away…it’s the music.” And really, who can
blame him? I’m not sure what year he said that but I think it was after he
proclaimed gruyere to be on the FBI’s most wanted list. HONEY would most
definitely be Hoover’s kind of band, somewhere between infectiously danceable and
downright hummable; I can see him now, front row, shouting the lyrics as I sing

Here’s a little something you don’t know: I am a fabulous rink skater and I will
challenge you to a duel once I know who is reading this. Now, please let me tell you
a little about everyone else…

Lee Norton, who pretends to play bass in our group, has tons of experience playing in
hard core punk bands all over Orange County, California but they wouldn’t let him
play anywhere else. I met him a few years back and we grabbed Janeane Bernstein,
a fabulous radio host and voice over actress, to play guitar with us. I played drums
and it was fantastically horrible. Finally one day Lee dropped one of his grind-core smelly-bar bands and decided to start something new, bringing with him a
completely deadly guitarist, Pete Fielis. He can play the guitar while reciting the
Declaration of Independence in his head and I think that’s pretty cool. Then there’s
me, Ren. I sing the loudest out of everyone in the band and I stand in front so that I can see better. I come from a pretty musical background, having been an apprentice
composer for Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo and occasionally a songwriter for
television and film. Finally there’s Gary Brown, who actually has a long past of
hitting drums in reggae bands and big venues; he wandered into our studio and the
indie pop band HONEY began.
facebook: OCHoneyBand

Janeane Bernstein

Janeane Bernstein
Photo by Ralph Palumbo