Podcast for Musicians and Actors2020-08-04T03:06:20+00:00

Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Podcast

Creativity & Marketing Coach Diane Foy has conversations with thriving musicians, actors, dancers, and industry influencers on what it takes to succeed in the arts.  Solo shows offer coaching drawn from her 25 years’ experience as a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur.

Guests have included musicians Akon, Bif Naked, Sass Jordan, Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy, Marc Jordan, live music producer Tom Jackson, music producers Timbaland and Joe Solo, actor/musician Michael Des Barres, actor Glenn Scarpelli, Meisner acting coach Adrian Griffin,  Tap Dancer Travis Knights, Dancer/Choreographer Kevin Ormsby, Broadway & Symphony star Capathia Jenkins, and Broadway Life Coach Bret Shuford.

Lorraine Lawson, Top Vocal Coach, Singer, Songwriter, Producer

By |August 13th, 2020|Industry, Musicians, Podcast|

Today’s guest is one of the most successful vocal coaches in North America, Lorraine Lawson is privileged to be the Vocal Coach for CTV’s ‘The Launch' and Season 5 of the hit show ‘Schitt’s Creek’. Other clients include Grammy nominee Kai, dance sensation; Blake McGrath, Canadian superstars Roy Woods (OVO), [...]

Actor & Broadway Life Coach Bret Shuford

By |July 30th, 2020|Actors, Podcast|

Bret Shuford is a veteran singer, dancer, and actor of eight Broadway shows including Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Little Mermaid, and is currently in the Broadway cast of Wicked. He has appeared in several feature films including The Wolf of Wall Street, network television such [...]

Michael Des Barres: Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Poet, DJ & Marquis

By |July 16th, 2020|Actors, Musicians, Podcast|

Michael Des Barres has appeared in over 150 hours of American television, including roles on MacGyver, Seinfeld, and Roseanne, as well as more than 40 feature films and has sold over 7 million albums as both a recording artist and songwriter, beginning with his days as the frontman for such [...]

Pandemic Pie Project w Multi-passionate Artist Bradley Harder

By |June 26th, 2020|Musicians, Podcast|

My favourite story to come out of this pandemic is the Pandemic Pie Project by Bradley Harder. Bradley is a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur who has had careers in animation, fine art, film production, music, restaurants, bars, construction, and many more. During this pandemic, he started to bake pies for his [...]

Diane Foy on PR, Coaching & Podcasting Interviewed by #1 LGBT Podcast Rainbow Country’s Mark Tara

By |June 11th, 2020|Industry, Podcast|

Diane Foy on PR, Coaching & Podcasting Interviewed by #1 LGBT Podcast Rainbow Country's Mark Tara Today’s show is a bit of a twist. I was recently interviewed on Rainbow Country by the fabulous Mark Tara and I thought you might like to hear it and learn more about me. [...]

Comedy & Musical Improv Actor, Singer & Coach Jennifer Pielak

By |May 21st, 2020|Actors, Coaching, Podcast|

Jennifer Pielak is a performing artist and coach from Vancouver, Canada. She’s a multi-disciplinary performer with over 15 years of professional experience in comedy improv, musical theatre, musical improv, experimental/physical theatre, singing, voice acting, and TV/film/commercials. She has trained and performed at improv theatres and festivals across North America, founded [...]

The Road Hammers Jason McCoy on We Are 1 World Song for Covid-19

By |April 30th, 2020|Musicians, Podcast|

Today’s guest is Jason McCoy who with The Road Hammers has won 5 Canadian Country Music Awards, a JUNO award, and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year.  They are the best selling Canadian country band of all time. Before The Road Hammers, Jason was already a very successful solo artist winning [...]

Dora Award Winner Anisa Tejpar on DCD Dance Hall of Fame, Hit & Run Productions & the Rolling Stones

By |March 12th, 2020|Dancers, Podcast|

Dora Award Winner Anisa Tejpar on DCD Dance Hall of Fame, Hit & Run Productions & the Rolling Stones Dora Award-winner Anisa Tejpar is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School and is the Co-Artistic Director of Hit & Run Dance Productions. We had a fabulous conversation about the upcoming [...]

Wellness Coach for Women in Music Katie Zaccardi

By |February 27th, 2020|Industry, Podcast|

Katie Zaccardi is a songwriter, artist, music industry professional, and certified yoga instructor. She is a wellness coach for women in music and the host of The Out To Be podcast. Through her work in both music and wellness, along with her own experience with a generalized anxiety disorder, Katie [...]

Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director of KasheDance, Kevin A. Ormsby

By |February 20th, 2020|Dancers, Podcast|

With a career that spans over 30 years, dancer, choreographer Kevin A. Ormsby has performed with various companies and projects in Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States. He is the Artistic Director of KasheDance, and works as an Arts Strategies Consultant. He is the Program Manager for Cultural Pluralism [...]

Multidisciplinary Artist Fly Lady Di aka Diana Reyes on Dance, DJing & Visual Art

By |February 13th, 2020|Dancers, Podcast|

Multidisciplinary Artist Fly Lady Di aka Diana Reyes on Dance, DJing & Visual Art Toronto born and raised of Filipino descent, multidisciplinary artist Diana Reyes also known as Fly Lady Di has been rocking stages for over a decade through Dance, DJing and Visual Art. TRANSCRIPT: Today’s guest [...]

Hip Hop Pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes & Actor Tonya Williams at Black History Month Launch

By |January 30th, 2020|Actors, Musicians, Podcast|

February is Black History Month and there are many events happening across Canada to celebrate.  TD bank held a launch event at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto this week featuring Hip Hop Pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes and Actor Tonya Williams with performances by Canada's R&B Soul Queen Jully Black and Juno [...]

How To Create A 10-Year Vision For Your Life with Creativity Coach Diane Foy

By |January 16th, 2020|Coaching, Podcast|

As we are at the beginning of a new year and a new decade I thought that it was a good time to talk about future visioning. By taking a moment to really visualize what you want your life to be like in the future you can better determine the [...]

Hip Hop MC & Producer Solitair on his 20-Year Career & The Forgiveness Project

By |January 9th, 2020|Musicians, Podcast|

Widely considered one of Toronto’s Hip Hop legends, Solitair’s many contributions have made an indelible impact on the Canadian urban music landscape, and the music industry as a whole. As Solitair came into prominence as a highly sought after producer, he worked on albums by a number of Canadian heavyweights, [...]

Dance Education Coach & Dance Boss Podcast Host Erin Pride

By |December 12th, 2019|Dancers, Industry, Podcast|

Erin Pride is a personal dance education coach and she's also the host of the Dance Boss podcast. We had a good conversation about her career as a dancer and dance instructor, but also we share some resources of different books and podcasts that you may be interested in as [...]

Creativity, Visioning & Oracle with Life Coach, Mindfulness Practioner, & Reiki Master Andrea Hendron

By |December 5th, 2019|Coaching, Podcast|

Andrea Hendron is a Life Coach, Mindfulness Practioner, Reiki Master, and the Creator of Andrea's Soul Chats.  My plan was to do a solo episode talking about future visioning and creating vision boards and as I was preparing I began thinking about my friend Andrea. She took the idea of [...]

Rob Carli on Composing Music for Film & TV & the Power of Music Therapy

By |November 21st, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

Today’s guest is Robert Carli, who is one of Canada’s busiest and most in-demand composers for Film & Television. His music has received numerous industry awards and nominations, including 20 Gemini and Canadian Screen Award nominations, 5 Gemini Awards and 3 Canadian Screen Awards. He is the recipient of several [...]

Why I love Janet Jackson & why some performing artists thrive while others spend years struggling to breakthrough

By |November 15th, 2019|Coaching, Podcast|

Why I love Janet Jackson & why some performing artists thrive while others spend years struggling to breakthrough Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Podcast Episode 031 Today's episode is about why do some performing artists thrive while others spend years struggling to breakthrough. I've worked with hundreds of performing artists and [...]

Global Superstar Akon on Releasing 4 Albums & Why Women Should Run the World

By |October 31st, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

Today we have global superstar Akon. The American born Senegalese artist has sold over 35 Million albums worldwide, received 5 Grammy Nominations and collaborated with an array of A-list artists from many genres including Lady GaGa, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Daddy Yankee, Lil’ Wayne, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and many more. [...]

Bif Naked Canada’s Punk Rock Queen

By |October 24th, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

I am so excited for today’s guest, Canada’s Punk Rock Queen Bif Naked! I have been a fan of hers since her 1996 self-titled debut album and the follow up I Bificus with the hits “Daddy’s Getting Married,” “Spaceman” and “Moment of Weakness.” In 2001 her album Purge produced by [...]

Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire on Music & Technology

By |October 17th, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

Today we have Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire who staying true to his Trinidadian roots, fuses original Caribbean rhythms of soca with dancehall beats. Along with Diplo and Walshy Fire, he was a member of the electronic music group Major Lazer until this past June when he left the group to [...]

Broadway & Symphony Star Capathia Jenkins

By |October 9th, 2019|Actors, Musicians, Podcast|

Broadway and Symphony Star Capathia Jenkins. I love this line from her bio that says “This woman who grappling with two dueling passions each with a strong grip: acting and music, yet she refuses to pick one because they both represent her soul. Capathia approaches a song the same way [...]

Actor/Director/Producer/Financier Matthew Willson

By |October 4th, 2019|Actors, Industry, Podcast|

Matthew Willson is an award-winning Canadian actor, director, producer and financier of the arts with more than 500 stage performances to his credit. A versatile and talented character actor, he also boasts numerous TV and film credits.  He also finances several projects including as the sole individual financer of the [...]