The Asbury Park Vibes Podcast is a conversational dive into the creative process and imagination that drives every artist to perfect their craft. Hosts Diane DiMemmo and Doug Dresher draw out stories from their guests that illustrate inspiration, perseverance, and methodology. Additionally, a focus on current and upcoming projects gives podcast listeners exposure to artists’ most recent creative endeavors. WWW.ASBURYPARKVIBES.COM


February 26, 2024 56 mins

Emerson Woolf, with her band The Wishbones, is a new and wonderfully engaging voice here in Asbury Park.  Here, we had a chance to talk with Emerson about their music, their band, and just about everything you might need to know before you go out to see this fine performer.

Emerson Woolf and The Wishbones feature Woolf's vocal and writing talents.  Their voice is both silky-smooth and imbued with the grit of the life experiences of ...

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The “funkalishous” Philadelphia band – SNACKTIME – took time from their busy tour schedule supporting Portugal. The Man to talk with us recently and the hour we spent chatting felt like only 10 minutes. During this very enjoyable conversation, Yesseh Furaha-Ali (vocals, alto sax, percussion) and Sam Gellerstein (sousaphone) shared backstories aplenty about the band’s history, their deep reservoir of musical influences, how they bui...

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February 14, 2024 51 mins

Jamie and Lisa spent some time with us to talk about The Velvet Stardust Rockshow.  A rock and roll review and modern burlesque are brought together for one spectacular musical and dance event.  We also talk about playing the board game Risk and being dorks... but exceptionally cool dorks.




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WAWY - What a Wonderful Year Music Festival

Asbury Park's Annual Afterparty
2 nights-20 acts
Presented by Telegraph Hill Records & Jim Lenskold

What a Wonderful Year is an annual event staged by our friends at Telegraph Hill Records.  Each year, two days of shows feature some of the best talent Telegraph Hill Records have in their stable of artists.

December 29 / December 30
Wonder Bar

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What a treat it was to recently sit down and chat with Roy Palijaro from Fulfill Food Bank and Colton Braun of the band - The Break Plans! Both of them are gearing up for the Annual Fulfill Food Bank Benefit Concert at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park this Friday, December 1st! Roy took the time to talk about all of the existing programs at Fulfill and how they were developed to assist families get back on their feet in many different...

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Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe Samba just might be one of the nicest guys we’ve ever had the pleasure of “podcasting” with! Smack dab in the middle of his first headlining tour across the U.S., Joe carved some time out of his busy schedule to talk about his music which is an addicting combination of reggae, rock, pop, and soulful punk! So many things are taking off for this blossoming artist. In addition to headlining, he ha...

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I recently had the opportunity to have a great conversation with David Cacciatore and Tom Losito of The DT’s. The power-pop/rock & bluesy duo has played together for some time but established themselves officially as The DT’s in early 2022.

Fresh off the release of their latest single “All In My Head,” it’s apparent that there’s a synergy and kismet to the fact that these two musicians were destined to make music together. Take away...

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November 2, 2023 151 mins

If you lived in North Jersey in the late 1980s, you would have come across the band The Selves.  The band, started by Mike Reilly on vocals and guitar,  eventually grew with Paul Fisher - on guitar, Steve Raimo - on drums, and Mike Santoro - on bass, with John Raso as their manager.

Hoboken, New Brunswick, Haledon, New York, and a few trips across the country - they played hundreds of shows over almost ten years.  

Here, The Selves a...

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What a treat it was to talk it up with fellow podcaster– Matt Cullen – of the Jersey Shore Musician’s Podcast!! Matt started his podcast during the pandemic with his friend Jeff Kalemba as a way to help shed more light on the local music scene. Both musicians in their own right, Matt & Jeff’s goal is to use their platform and provide local talent with more exposure since there aren’t many opportunities in Ocean County. The guys con...

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October 15, 2023 53 mins

We recently had the opportunity to chat with NJ singer/songwriter/band leader Mike Montrey of the Mike Montrey Band.  Although he was remote from his studio, his wall art made us feel right at home. We talked about the futile attempts to define the “Americana" genre and what that style and association with it means to him.  We took a deep dive into his 2022 album - Searching For My Soul - and explored how his raw, honest lyrics con...

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September 28, 2023 33 mins

On Saturday, September 30th, dozens of porches throughout the City of Asbury Park will become concert stages for 125+ solo artists and bands! The Asbury Park Porchfest is in its seventh year of bringing together community residents and musicians to celebrate the universal language of music!  And it's all free!

During this podcast we spoke with Jordan Modell (Founder & Organizer of the event), Tim Cabrey (a supporter of live music an...

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Lisa Bouchelle knew she was destined to be a rock star from the day she was four years old and singing for family and friends atop a picnic table! Since that moment, she has worked laboriously, methodically, and relentlessly on achieving her goals. Basically, Lisa’s mantra is “Failure is NOT an option!”

With gorgeous vocals, meticulous guitar techniques, and catchy, memorable songwriting … Lisa Bouchelle (and her band The Bleu) have...

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September 21, 2023 73 mins

On December 9, 2023 … the New Jersey punk rock band Free The Witness will unveil their latest studio release, Youth of Tomorrow produced and mixed by Pete Steinkopf of punk rock veterans The Bouncing Souls, and mastered by Doug Gallo. Already streaming on all platforms is the EP’s white-hot lead single, also titled “Youth of Tomorrow.” Potent, high-level energy explodes from the outset and continues through with powerful vocals, he...

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September 6, 2023 57 mins

One of our absolute favorite artists - Sean Tobin - stopped by our studio recently to talk about his newly released single “Song for the End of the World” as well as his album, Hands Like Mine, set to be released on November 10th. Hands Like Mine was written and produced by Tobin, and made alongside longtime band members David Patiño, Jack Breslin, and Jake Garbe, as well as guitarist Evan Dibbs.

During our podcast Sean spoke all ab...

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September 2, 2023 64 mins

When not fronting the rock ensemble “The Foes of Fern,” you would think that Matt Fernicola (a massively talented fellow) would relax a little.  But you’d be wrong.  Instead, he and his cohort (merry band of tricksters if you ask us) have been planning what they call SurviFern

This well may be the first live-action reality show associated with Asbury Park – A sort-of Survivor meets Jackass?  Hard to explain.

But… 16 players will fa...

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August 3, 2023 61 mins

I had the pleasure of speaking with the NJ alt-rock band – Above The Moon – recently! It happened to be on the night Asbury Park had a torrential rainstorm that closed roads and wreaked havoc on all drivers at that time! Despite that challenge, vocalist Kate and bassist Kyle (who happen to be brother and sister) made it to the studio; and we were able to remotely connect with guitarist Shawn and drummer John to chat about their new...

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July 21, 2023 68 mins

The Bobby Syvarth Band (Bobby Syvarth, Geoff Doubleday, Paul Kuzik) stopped by to remind us exactly what three talented musicians can do.  I first saw them opening for another band, but these three were the very reason you need to get to shows early to see the opener!

The acoustic harmonies will give you chills and their humble good nature will want you to have these three over for a backyard jam.

This is a group not to miss! (Would ...

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We had an opportunity to talk the Michelle at the Asbury Park Technical Academy of Dance.  We talked about the importance of dance and arts education, not just in Asbury Park but nationwide.  Asbury Park Technical Academy of Dance was recognized by the North2Shore Festival 2023 Award Winner.  They are an important part of the Asbury Park Community, and we love them for what they do every day!


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July 19, 2023 58 mins

The NJ post-grunge band Baron Praxis recently sent me some wave files of their 2023 EP Ecocidal; and I was hooked after listening to the first twenty seconds of lead single “Nice To Meat You” … thanks in part to that heavy, dirty bass line! So, I invited the guys in for a podcast and had the pleasure of talking with Brian and Justin from the band. Our conversation touched upon the EP’s theme which promotes taking care of our planet...

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Meagan Greenberg (also known as Meagg E. Moon Art) knew deep down that she was an artist but navigated the working world for a while as an educator, before the pandemic forced her to reevaluate her occupation. Relocating to Asbury Park, NJ … Meagan decided to embrace who she was meant to be and opened up Over The Moon Art Studios, an artist’s collective that welcomes all types of creatives into its fold.

Resident artists share the s...

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