HOLLYWIRE MUSIC INTERVIEWS

Riker Lynch

R5’s Riker Lynch is in the Hollywire studio!! He’s talking new music, his family and telling us ALL the details about his recent engagement. His new song “Sex On The Beach” is out now and it is a banger! Check out our interview to see how his brothers, Ross and Rocky are still heavily involved making music with Riker even though R5 has gone their separate ways. We love the Lynch family and it’s always a pleasure when Riker is in the studio!! Have you heard “Sex On The Beach” yet?!

Riker Lynch is an American singer and actor from Littleton, Colorado and is the eldest of 5 siblings. In 2007, Riker and his family moved in Los Angeles to purse his acting and music career. While Ricker is the double threat, being an actor and singer, starring in shows such as the television series Glee, he even came in second place in season 20 of Dancing with the Stars!! On the other hand, Riker is the lead singer and bassist for the band R5 with brothers, Ross, Rocky, sister Rydel and family friend Elington. His love for music began while he and his sister, Rydel, started piano lessons and competed in dance competitions together. Riker and his siblings formed their band as a way to entertain their family at just about the ages of four to five years old, which clearly turned into a reality for the musically talented family and R5 was formed and signed to Hollywood Records.

Dermot Kennedy

Dermot Kennedy is in the studio with Jana Rosenberg!! We are OBSESSED with Dermot and his music. Very soon, his debut album will be releasing. Jana got the scoop on the vibe of the music and what the songs mean to Dermmot, PLUS how far he’s come to get to this point in his career. In honor of his hit song “Outnumbered”, we played “Chaos or Art” and a game of “Finish That Phrase”. Check out our exclusive interview with Dermot now!!

Dermot Kennedy is a 27 year old Irish singer-songwriter and musician signed with Interscope Records. His single “Power Over Me” is his most popular song with over 105,670,998 streams on Spotify, with “Outnumbered” following very close behind. He also recently released an EP titled ‘Doves & Ravens’ that encompasses all of the brightness and darkness of the world. His music is inspired by the sounds of James Blake, Bon Iver, and James Vincent McMorrow.
His goal in music career is to increase his production while also staying true to himself. He first began playing the guitar and singing on the streets of Ireland while saving the money he made to create music in the studio. This year he played both Coachella weekends, BBCs most recent Live Lounge and is currently on tour. He takes pride in his performances and gives everything he has with every line he sings. Dermot is a TRUE talent in the music industry and if you don’t already know him, you absolutely should.

K.Flay

K.Flay is in the Hollywire studio with Jana Rosenberg! She’s talking to us about her album “Solutions”, music collaborations and life on the road. This album too K.Flay is very positive and upbeat, just as she wanted it to be. She talks to us specifically about the song “Sister” – one of the most upbeat and fun songs on the album – what it means to her and what she hopes the fans take away from it. We also play “One For The Rest Of Your Life”, plus “The Solution” game in honor of her album. Kristine Meredith Flaherty is a singer, rapper and songwriter. A Wilmette, Illinois native, Flaherty dedicates her music to her late father, who was a lover of all genres of music. In 2014, she released her debut album Life As a Dog. The album charted on the Billboard Heatseekers and Rap Albums charts at numbers 2 and 14, respectively. In 2016, K.Flay signed with Night Street Records, a subdivision of Interscope Records, and released her EP Crush Me the same year. 2017 was a big year for K.Flay: she released her album Every Where Is Some Where, opened for Imagine Dragons on the US leg of tour, and released a book of compilation notes from fans titled Crush Me. Her single Blood in the Cut got a Best Rock Song nomination and Every Where Is Some Where nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Stephanie Poetri

Stephanie Poetri is in the Hollywire studio with Tony Moras!! We’re talking all about her smash hit “I Love You 3000” – what is means and what she’s looking for in her future man. We also talk to Stephanie about life in Indonesia, being part of the 88Rising fam and her mom being a judge on Indonesia’s “The Voice”! Stephanie is SO awesome and we can’t wait to hear more music from her soon.

Stephanie Poetri is an Indonesian singer and songwriter. She plays the guitar and makes Youtube videos in her spare time. Her mother, Titi DJ, is a famous Indonesian personality and singer. Though singing runs in the family, Poetri gained over 1 million Instagram followers on her own with her song “I Love You 3000”. The music video has over 35 million views and her channel has over 630K subscribers.

Murda Beatz

Murda Beatz in the studio with Tony Moras! Murda is a legend in the rap industry. He’s produced for everyone from Migos, Nicki Minaj to Drake. Most recently, he just released “Shopping Spree” ft. Lil Pump and Sheck Wes. The song is a massive success and the video is already viral. We chat with him about the new jam, but coming up in the industry with Migos and making “wedding music” HITS with Drake.

Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Shane Lee Lindstrom found a love for music at a young age. The drums were the first instrument he learned to play and his love grew from there. Growing up, he knew he was different, but he never let that discourage him from pursuing his dreams.He began producing when he was 17 years old using a program his friend showed him. Lindstrom had spent the summer after graduating high school learning and creating beats. He prides himself on making and working with people he creates personal relationships in the entertainment industry. Beatz started his career producing a track for Migos in 2015–this was a stepping-stone to his long list of production credits for dozens of acclaimed artists, such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, PartyNextDoor, French Montana, and Meek Mill.

Austin Mahone

Austin Mahone is the Hollywire studio with Jana Rosenberg talking all things NEW music and his performance at Arthur Ashe Kids Day in NYC! Austin talks about the love interest in his music video for his new song “Dancing With Nobody” as well as the music he has in the pipeline. We also discuss how his modeling career has had quite the takeoff since his rise to fame. Plus, Austin plays a special version of “Noggins’ Up”. Don’t miss it only on Hollywire! Austin Mahone was born and bred in San Antonio, Texas. However now, you can find him in the 305 or Venice Beach. The 23-year-old began his career in 2010 by posting videos on YouTube. He performed covers and made music videos that earned him a significant following. Two years later, Mahone released his first single, “11:11”. He then joined Taylor Swift’s Red Tour back in 2013 and his crazed “Mahomies” have been crazier than ever for Austin ever since. In 2013, Mahone released “What About Love”, a song that helped him win MTV’s Artists to Watch at the MTV Video Music Awards. This award, amongst being a total heartthrob launched him to super fame. He now not only makes music, but he has modeled for various high end fashion brands, such as Moschino. Today, Austin is currently touring his extremely successful catalog with dates in America, Japan, Spain, and more. Check out his most recent single “Dancing with Nobody”, which has more than a million views on Youtube.

Luh Kel

Luh Kel stopped by the Hollywire studio to chat with Tony Moras and Jana Rosenberg on this weeks episode of our BEHIND THE FAME podcast. The rising star/rapper has A LOT to spill about the journey he is on. Plus, his take on romantic relationships in the limelight, the fans, his style and even the millennial pop king, Justin Bieber. Yup, you heard it here first… Luh Kel is a BIG JB fan. When it comes to relationships, Luh Kel is currently single. His relationship status makes sense since he recently dropped his hit single “Wrong” about how his last romance went just that. Luh Kel spills on what and who that song is inspired by. Also how it became the massive success it is today. He also reveals what he looks for in a relationship and more. We can’t wait to hear more music from Luh Kel soon! Luh Kel, also known as Turran Coleman, is a seventeen year old musician. Coleman born and bred in St. Louis, MO and is the middle child of three. His whole life he’s been pursuing music. At age fourteen, Kel joined R&B boy band ProjecX. As lead vocalist of the group, he and the other three members did performances all over Missouri and quickly began picking up steam. Turran made rap videos on Instagram that garnered enough attention to earn him more than one million followers. Now a solo act, Luh Kel has risen to fame with his hit song “Wrong”. The song already holds 48 million views already on Youtube and 50 million plays on Spotify.

Hayden Summerall ASMR

Hayden Summerall does the ASMR Challenge with Jana Rosenberg in the Hollywire studio!! He talks about the qualities he looks for in girl, why his squad is squad goals and more… all while whispering!

Hayden Summerall is one of our favorites here at Hollywire! At just 14, this young teen heartthrob has a huge fan base! He comes from a big family, born in Dallas, Texas being one of 4 boys! As far as tv/film goes he has done it all. He famously played TK in ‘Chicken Girls’ on Brat Network as well as appearing in the pilot episode of ‘Sneaky Pete’. Hayden has also become a big name in music since going on tour with Jacob Sartorius in 2018. Together, he and Johnny Orlando are taking the world by storm. We can’t wait to see what Hayden will do next.

Gallant

Gallant is with Jana Rosenberg at Hollywire x Holonis Comic Con party in San Diego! He gave us an amazing live performance of “Weight In Gold” and his new song “Crimes”. We chat with the Grammy nominated artist about the what his songs mean to him, artists that inspire him. Plus, who he’d want to collaborate and tour with. Gallant is an American singer-songwriter from Colombia, Maryland. Influenced by alternative rock and R&B artists while growing up, he began writing, creating, and recording music in middle school. Gallant went on to study music at New York University, moving to Los Angeles after he graduated from college in 2013. In 2014, he self-released his debut EP, Zebra, which focused on life after college. In 2015, Gallant’s rose to fame. His single “Weight in Gold” played on Beats1 radio and he opened for a number of artists on multiple tours. Gallant went on to perform on both weekends of Coachella in 2016. In April 2016, he released his debut studio album, Ology, which received praise and acclaim for his songwriting and vocal power. You can see Gallant live on tour this fall.

Bryce Vine

Bryce Vine is on a La La Land Bus Tour with Jana Rosenberg! In celebration of the release of “Carnival”, Hollywire took a bus tour with Bryce to all his favorite LA spots. But first, we chat with Bryce about the new album and collaborating with YG on his hit song “La La Land”. Plus, of course… what he looks for in his “Drew Barrymore. Bryce Vine is an American singer and rapper from Los Angeles. Bryce has showed an interest in music at an early age. He made his first step into the career in 2011. He auditioned for The Glee Project, where he finished as one of the twelve finalists. From here, Vine studied at the Berklee College of Music, where he met his producer, Nolan Lambroza. With Lambroza, Bryce released two EP’s – Lazy Fair and Night Circus – which have a combined total of over 16 million plays on streaming services and have received numerous acclaim from critics. Vine is currently signed with Sire Records and released his debut full length album Carnival this past July, which features the hit songs La La Land and Drew Barrymore.

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