No Shortcuts with Edgel Groves Jr.

No Shortcuts with Edgel Groves Jr.

No Shortcuts with Edgel Groves Jr. is a show featuring exclusive interviews with artists, music industry heavyweights, entrepreneurs and tastemakers, telling their stories to inspire others and dispel the myth of overnight success.


August 9, 2022 54 min

In this episode of the podcast Edgel speaks with Marc Roberge, guitarist / frontman and songwriter for the band OAR!

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O.A.R. (short for Of A Revolution) is an American rock band, founded in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland.[1] The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman, saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo, and touring members, trumpet player Jo...

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In this episode of the podcast, Edgel sits down with recording artist Stacey Ryan. After years of writing music and teasing songs, her song "Don't Text Me When You're Drunk" went absolutely mental on TikTok, becoming one of the most viral songs in TikTok history. Eventually leading to a recording contract with Island Records in 2022. Stacey is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter whose influences draw fr...

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In this episode of the podcast, Edgel sits down with Pat Monahan, the lead singer of TRAIN.

Train has sold over 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide

In late 2009, Train released the album Save Me, San Francisco, from which the album's three singles—the RIAAplatinum-certified international hit "Hey, Soul Sister", "If It's Love" and "Marry Me"—reached numbers three and 34 respectively, o...

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March 29, 2022 46 min

In this episode of the podcast, Edgel sits down with legendary producer David Bottrill.

David is the architect of some of the most influential rock, prog and pop albums of all time. TOOL, SILVERCHAIR, PETER GABRIEL, RUSH, KING CRIMSON, GODSMACK, DREAM THEATER and tons more. 

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March 23, 2022 37 min

Colin James Hay is a Scottish-born Australian-American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He came to prominence as the lead vocalist of the band Men at Work and later as a solo artist. Hay's music has been used frequently by actor and director Zach Braff in his work, which helped a career rebirth in the mid-2000s. Hay has also been a member of Ringo Starr's Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

Hay has made appearances...

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In this episode of the podcast, Edgel speaks with Ben Bruce, the founding member of the band Asking Alexandria.  He is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of rock band Asking Alexandria and has also performed as a solo artist. Bruce founded the band while he was living in Dubai.  Ben currently resides in Charleston SC.

Asking Alexandria are a British rock band from York, North Yorkshire, consisting of guitarists Ben Bruce and C...

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January 13, 2022 68 min

In this episode of the podcast, Edgel sits down with Steven Le Vine.

Steven is an award-winning PR strategist, and founder of grapevine pr + consulting, based in Los Angeles, Austin, and Nashville, since 2006. The firm's clients include major tech companies and consumer brands, as well as high-profile experts and celebrities, including  William Shatner, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, and actor/activist Da...

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December 16, 2021 31 min

In this episode of the podcast Edgel speaks with frontman and lyrical architect of the successful rock band INCUBUS.  Brandon has also been releasing his own music which will continue through 2022 in tandem with continued efforts from Incubus. 

Brandon recounts his earliest memories of music, sitting under the piano while his mom played and sang. They discuss Brandon's religious 'holy roller' type family and how that sha...

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November 17, 2021 47 min

In this episode of the podcast Edgel interviews Brian Vander Ark of the band 'The Verve Pipe' who is most recognized for their platinum song 'The Freshman' that dominated the charts and airwaves in the late 90's.  Brian's story is inspiring and impressive. Enjoy!

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In this episode of the podcast, Edgel speaks with Joe Trohman, founding member and guitarist of the multi-platinum band, Fall Out Boy.

Joe got his start as a teenager in the east coast hardcore / punk scene and organically built Fall Out Boy from the ground up.  You'll hear him talk about his humble beginnings and what it took to be a touring musician with no money, no label and just a few packs of ramen noodles.

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August 6, 2021 43 min

In this episode of the podcast Edgel catches up with legendary singer-songwriter Neil Finn.
Neil is most notably the frontman for the band Crowded House who's song "Don't Dream It's Over" has become one of the most recognized anthems in recorded music history.

Neil talks about his humble beginnings growing up in New Zealand and eventually moving to London to join his brothers band Split Enz which served as the c...

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June 27, 2021 38 min

In this episode of the podcast, Edgel sits down with Andy Kabamba. He is a music manager / executive who has worked with everyone from Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Sprngbrk, Dre Moon and many more. In this interview, Edgel and Andy unpack his career trajectory and the people who inspired him along the way. 

Recorded on location at: AMERICAN STUDIOS / HOM Podcast Network in Burbank, California

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In this episode of the podcast, Edgel sits down with Tommy Stalknecht, co-founder and CEO of Nashville based SINGLE MUSIC.

SINGLE MUSIC is making huge strides in building tools for artists to go direct-to-consumer (D2C). Using their tools can greatly assist in building a meaningful business from your audience online. 

Some of the tools include; Digital Delivery, Livestream Events, Chart Reporting, Fan Analytics and much more

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April 27, 2021 46 min

in this episode of the podcast, Edgel sits down with artist Will Jay to discuss his adventures in the music industry. Starting off in a successful boy-band and eventually navigating his way through the murky waters of music executives to end up with a one-way ticket to self sustaining exploration. Do yourself a favor and take the time to familiarize yourself with his music and videos. 

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In this episode of the podcast, Edgel brings on Mike Pelczynski of SoundCloud to explain FAN POWERED ROYALTIES. This is a PSA for anyone in the music business!

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March 11, 2021 35 min

In this episode of the podcast, Edgel sits down with legendary producer Steve Dorff to discuss his winding road to success and all the incredible artists he's worked with over a 50+ year career. Steve has had 20 Top Ten hits across pop and country and scored dozens works for film and television.

Some of the artists include; Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston, Christopher Cross, Garth Brooks, Barbara Streisand, Clay ...

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February 27, 2021 65 min

In this episode of the podcast, Edgel speaks with successful producer & guitarist, Dru Decaro (aka. Falconry).  He is best known as the lead guitarist for Grammy-winning R&B artist Miguel and has also performed with Snoop Dogg, Will.I.Am, John Legend, Ice Cube, Faith Hill, Lil Jon, Jojo, and Andy Grammer.

Dru is also an incredibly talented producer, working with the likes of; Machine Gun Kelly, Vic Mensa, Christian French,  ...

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February 13, 2021 46 min

In this episode of the podcast, Edgel speaks with the musical director of Saturday Night Live, Eli Brueggemann.

Have you ever wondered what it's like to write a medley with Bruno Mars or create a custom jingle with Andy Samberg with only a few days or sometimes just a few hours before it airs to millions of viewers? Well, Eli is the man to tell you.  This kind of musical prowess and ability to deliver is an incredibly unique sk...

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February 3, 2021 47 min

In this episode, Edgel speaks with legendary songwriter / producer Linda Perry. We discuss her journey to stardom and the rollercoaster ride that comes along with it. After leaving her band 4 Non Blondes, Linda reinvented herself and became one of the most successful songwriters and producers in history.

She was the lead singer and primary songwriter of 4 Non Blondes, and has since founded two record labels and composed and produce...

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January 21, 2021 61 min

In this episode, Edgel speaks  with Kira Kosarin. 

She sings, she dances, she acts and she kicks ass in her The Bachelor fantasy league. Yeah, Kira Kosarin is good at everything, and she talks to Edgel about the winding path she’s been on ever since she bailed on childhood to prepare for living her dreams.Some people are born with stunning talent, and some others are born with the drive and determination to reach for the stars. Kira...

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