For Blake Nix, music and family have always been tightly intertwined. He comes from a family with deep southern roots; three generations attended Mississippi State, and his grandfather was the principal of the local Starkville, MS high school. Both his parents were musicians and teachers: his father a folksinger and his mother a classically trained pianist. Music was part of their lives from the moment they met: she sang with him perform as part of a Kingston Trio styled vocal group —Blake admits it was “a big part of their courtship”—and remained a big part of their lives. He remembers discovering the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, and other 60s hits in his parent’s record collection, and hearing his mother teach local kids piano. “I grew up around family, music, and teaching,” Blake explains.” “My mother also played at the church and ended up as the choir director.” So when he was “casting about for something to do with my life, I naturally drifted towards music and music instruction.” www.blakenix.com
Disciples Of Babylon™
Is an International rock band based in Hollywood, California. The lineup consists of vocalist & rhythm guitarist Eric Knight, lead guitarist Ramon Blanco bassist Gui Bodi and drummer Chris Toeller. Individually they have released several national releases amongst them. Some opening for some of the biggest bands in the world such as: Aerosmith, KISS, The Dave Matthews Band and Kid Rock. They each have toured extensively throughout the US and overseas performing at such festivals as the Warped Tour. The band just released its debut EP 'Welcome to Babylon' to rave reviews. www.disciplesofbabylon.com
Eric Knight has taken the contemporary appropriate “do-it-yourself” attitude to a whole new level. Opening for acts including KISS, Dave Matthews Band, Aerosmith and Kid Rock, Knight has worked tirelessly to introduce his original music to the masses. He recently walked away with Outstanding Male Solo Artist bragging rights at the Rockies Awards in Hollywood. Dressed to kill in a sharp suit and tie, he offers a decidedly unbridled take on rock that remains tastefully aware of rock and roll’s pioneers but determined to redefine it even as he picks up the torch. Knight is currently working on his third album, Delusions of Grandeur, slated for release later this year. www.ericknightonline.com
Keith L. Shaw (Director/Producer)
With a total of 19 years of experience as a Director, Producer and Assistant Director in both the television and the feature world, Keith has worked on projects for HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Comedy Central and Teen Nick to name a few.
In charge of 140 people on the sets of "The Apprentice 2, 3, 4 and 6" as Field Producer; Produced by Mark Burnett and having worked as Production Supervisor on ABC’s Oprah Winfrey presents “The Big Give” Produced by Berthram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri (“Amazing Race”) Keith is uniquely qualified to prep and execute the highest level of television and Features.
Keith recently served as Director on Season 3 of the Docu-Sport “3Gun Nation” which aires on The Sportsman Channel. Keith has recently completed work on the highly regarded Indie feature, “Suicide Dolls” where he served as Director and Producer on the project. In 2006 Keith and Philippe Denham produced the feature film “Privileged” for Glass House Productions.
After a season on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Keith was accepted to the DGA's Director's Single Camera Program, and shortly after, directed on the PBS series “Madison Heights”. Keith has extensively filmed on location across the United States and he has also worked Overseas. Some other credits includes “Jersey Shore” (MTV), “School Pride” (ABC), “Gigantic” (TeenNic), “Tool Academy” (VH1), “Design Star” (HGTV), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO), “Power Rangers” & “VR Troopers” (Saban), “Son of the Beach” (F/X), “Orgazmo” (Rogue) and “Blowing Smoke” ( Indie Feature 2005 release). www.keithlshaw.com
MUBUTV™ which stands for Music Business Television is intended to be the first subscription based online 24 hour Music Industry centric WEB channel. Our focus is to provide news and original programming designed to inform, educate and empower music artists, bands, musicians, in addition to music industry professionals and music fans about all areas of modern music, tech and the business that surrounds them. www.mubutv.com
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