Sound Matters with Tom Leu

Sound Matters with Tom Leu

SOUND MATTERS is a 2 hour live talk radio show (airing weekly on 1440 WROK out of Rockford, IL) and podcast entertaining 'sound matters' in music, marketing, and motivation. Hosted by Tom Leu, a music and media veteran, professional speaker, actor, photographer and filmmaker, the show curates cutting edge interviews, commentary, current events, and music into a potent concoction of success psychology and intelligent talk radio that rocks! SOUND MATTERS delivers in-depth conversations with movers and shiFters in the music, business, and entertainment industries (including musicians, artists, journalists, comedians, authors, speakers, coaches, filmmakers, photographers, and broadcasters, etc.). Guests share insights and backstories about their work, their world-views, and how they see its affect on business, entertainment, communications, and the culture at large. Website: www.SoundMatters.tv Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu) Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters... Show More

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Sound Matters "Highlights & Hits" show #092 combo show featuring excerpts from the live radio show AND from the first ever live-streamed Sound Matters episode 01 out to social media. On this episode we discuss/debate "how you found/find new music" and "what are your guilty pleasure bands or artists"... "Expert" panelists include Joe Dredge, Mark Jake Jacobson, and Spencer Jacobsen weighing-in and...
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Sound Matters episode 091 features a behind-the-scenes look at the acclaimed Detroit-area jam band, Stonefront and their (as yet unreleased) "Stones Throw" documentary recounting the band's days at the famed Garwood Mansion in the early 1970's. Stonefront founder and chief songwriter, Larry Merryman, and longtime friend, Jeff Swanberg, who was a resident of the mansion, and who's brother played bass in the band,...
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Sound Matters "Highlights & Hits" show #090 live-streamed on the show's Facebook Group and features Renee Scrivano from That Gurl, Kevin McCarthy from Rockford's Local Music Scene, Mark Jake Jacobson, and Mike McQuerter weighing in on how they're surviving the Corona Virus pandemic and getting creative with technology to continue connecting with others and getting their music and art out there.

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March 17, 2020 16 min
Sound Matters Xtra… bonus episodes featuring additional interviews, “sound matters”-related commentary, and other assorted short segments and audio ear candy. This one features Tom's conversation with Ringo Nelson and Chuck Stout from Rockford's RIPT talking the new acoustic project "RIPT Off" and upcoming new music...

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Sound Matters episode 089 features Tom's conversation with guitarist Reb Beach best known for his work with Winger, Whitesnake, and now the supergroup Black Swan. Reb's three decade plus career is as storied as anyone's and includes run-in's with some of music's royalty including the Bee Gee's, Roger Daltry of The Who, and Bob Dylan among others. In this fun and informative conversation, Tom gets Reb to shar...
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January 21, 2020 53 min
Sound Matters episode #088 features Tom's compelling conversation with communications expert and speaker coach, Neil Gordon. Neil's message is valuable far beyond those who work as professional speakers. Neil knows how to simply, yet effectively hit at the heart of the communication process that truly lands with audiences, regardless of messaging. Neil’s core message stresses Why Content Is About Empowerment, Not Informatio...
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Sound Matters 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY episode."Highlights & Hits" show #087 features: Joe Dredge & Riley O'Neil from 1440 WROK, the guys from Master Plan, Double T and Mitch from Suite Oblivion, Kevin McCarthy from 96.7 The Eagle, Rob Pace from Drama Queen, , Chuck Stout from RIPT, and Mr. Jeffrey Swanberg.

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01:52-12:30 – Joe Dredge & Riley O'Nei...
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December 31, 2019 83 min
Sound Matters episode 086 features Tom's long form conversation with the outspoken Donnie Vie, former lead singer and chief songwriter of Enuff Z'nuff. Donnie's storied career spans thirty years, with over 25 albums recorded including 4 solo albums, culminating in his latest release, Beautiful Things. Donnie pulls no punches talking about his former band, career, his latest solo music, addiction, sobriety, and his songw...
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Sound Matters episode 085 features Tom's conversation with Bruno Ravel, founding bassist, guitarist, and chief songwriter of Danger Danger and The Defiants. The Defiants have released two albums to date, and Bruno discusses the latest album, Zokusho, as well as the future of Danger Danger, recording past and present, today's music business, his take on the term "hair metal", and much more...

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Tom's 2nd in-depth conversation with guitar-master George Lynch from Dokken, Lynch Mob, KXM, The End Machine and several other varied projects. As with last time, George and Tom cover a lot of ground from KXM's new 3rd album "Circle of Dolls," The End Machine, Dokken, a possible George Lynch memoir, and get off the beaten path with a bit of philosophy and politics that is classic George Lynch...

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Sound Matters Xtra… bonus episodes featuring additional interviews, “sound matters”-related commentary, and other assorted short segments and audio ear candy. This one features Tom's conversation with Townsquare Media radio personality Double T from 96.7 the Eagle discussing "What Ever Happened to Your Favorite Band?"

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August 8, 2019 26 min
Rob De Luca is a rock bassist, vocalist, songwriter and producer who’s best known as a founding member of Spread Eagle. He’s also toured with UFO and former Skid Row vocalist, Sebastian Bach, among others, for many years.

Hailing from NYC, Spread Eagle released two albums: 1990’s self-titled "Spread Eagle" and 1993’s "Open To The Public." They disbanded in 1995, and in 2006 the band reformed with new personnel on gui...
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talk shiFt™ with Tom Leu series: ( to Change. to Challenge. to Learn. to Grow. to Improve) via principles of Leadership and Communichology™... which is the Intersection where Communication & Psychology collide. I help kick your business or personal brand to the next level by sharing choice words on change to chuck the vices, devices, or distractions to get unstuck and out of ruts. Through my writings and stories from the world&...
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June 13, 2019 39 min
Sound Matters episode #082 features my conversation with legendary Cheap Trick drummer, Bun E. Carlos. Tom's had the good fortune to connect with drummer, Bun E. Carlos from the rock and roll hall of fame band, Cheap Trick multiple times through the years, beginning when I was in high school back in the mid 1980’s. Bun E. has played on several the greatest songs and albums in rock and roll history, and has successfully carved o...
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June 5, 2019 1 min
talk shiFt™ with Tom Leu series: ( to Change. to Challenge. to Learn. to Grow. to Improve) via principles of Leadership and Communichology™... which is the Intersection where Communication & Psychology collide. I help kick your business or personal brand to the next level by sharing choice words on change to chuck the vices, devices, or distractions to get unstuck and out of ruts. Through my writings and stories from the world&...
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May 22, 2019 49 min
Sound Matters episode 081 features Tom's conversation with King's X drummer, singer, and songwriter, Jerry Gaskill. As one of my favorite bands of all time, the criminally underrated, King’s X, getting the opportunity to speak with drummer Jerry Gaskill, was a big thrill for me. I have every album the band has released, and have seen them in concert and photographed them multiple times. I was able to delve into several subj...
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May 8, 2019 49 min
Sound Matters episode #080 features Tom's conversation with Los Angeles based music photographer, Dustin Jack. Dustin’s worked with a who’s who in music including Motley Crue, Black Label Society, Sixx:AM, KISS, 5 Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Rob Zombie, Alter Bridge, Guns N Roses, No Doubt, The Beastie Boys, TESLA and many others. Dustin’s work has been published in numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Modern Drum...
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May 1, 2019 4 min
talk shiFt™ with Tom Leu series: ( to Change. to Challenge. to Learn. to Grow. to Improve) via principles of Leadership and Communichology™... which is the Intersection where Communication & Psychology collide. I help kick your business or personal brand to the next level by sharing choice words on change to chuck the vices, devices, or distractions to get unstuck and out of ruts. Through my writings and stories from the world&...
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April 6, 2019 28 min
Sound Matters episode #079 features Tom's conversation with Phil Lewis from L.A. Guns, an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. Lewis along with founding guitarist Tracii Guns, who were previously estranged and performed in separate versions of the band for several years, have reformed L.A. Guns, and are once again writing, recording and releasing new music together. I caught up with Phil Lewis t...
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April 3, 2019 1 min
talk shiFt™ with Tom Leu series: ( to Change. to Challenge. to Learn. to Grow. to Improve) via principles of Leadership and Communichology™... which is the Intersection where Communication & Psychology collide. I help kick your business or personal brand to the next level by sharing choice words on change to chuck the vices, devices, or distractions to get unstuck and out of ruts. Through my writings and stories from the world&...
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