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Between Awesome and Disaster with Will Carey

Comedian and musician Will Carey sees life as a balance between two kinds of moments, awesome and disaster. He sits down with a guest to talk about their life, creative interests, and taking a disastrous moment and turning it into an awesome one. www.awesomedisaster.com
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Sep 14, 2020

Cartel Singer and Vocalist Will Pugh has amassed an extensive list of writing and production credits through his career.

He talks to Will about how Cartel learned to be headliners from early tours with The Starting Line, and New Found Glory, The punk and hardcore scene around Atlanta, Cartel's breakthrough with the album Chroma and touring in Japan, The Band in a Bubble show on MTV, Songwriting, his approach to producing bands, his electronica side project Taurids, and where he sees himself going musically in the future.

Listen to Cartel:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6wQMF27xWhSyJFnO9L5mQk

Will's Side Project: https://taurids.bandcamp.com/album/ep

https://www.willpughmusic.com/

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Sep 7, 2020

Comedian Jesse Jones and Will knew each other from their time in the Trenches of the New York Comedy Scene.  Jesse tells Will about first moving to New York City, his time in improv at the beginnings of UCB, transitioning to Stand Up, how the common troupe of common open mic jokes has evolved over there time in comedy, how his career evolved after leaving New York City and plans to expand road gigs in the after pandemic times.

Jesse on Twitter:

https://jessejonesonline.com/

https://twitter.com/jessejones

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Aug 31, 2020

Comedian Jay Szech was one of the first comics Will met in Baltimore back in 2007

He talks to Will about growing up in Maryland, the Baltimore Comedy Scene, his time in Los Angeles, working as an educator before and during the Covid-19 Pandemic, working as an announcer for minor league baseball, and what he feels his role as a comedian is when he performs.

Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayszech

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Aug 24, 2020

The mission statement of Guitarist Marc Juliano's band Goalkeeper is good times, and catchy songs

 

He talks to Will about the band's ability to write sad songs that are fun and optimistic, incorporating his work as a Mental Health Counselor into the bands songwriting, approaching his music career in incremental steps, guitars, writing pop punk lead melodies and the band's upcoming EP Life in Slow Motion.

Listen to Goalkeeper:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1foCMRbxVRo99EWPglSD3n?si=ko-2mNDNTOK5bsD9ctt6og

Marc on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarcAJuliano

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Aug 17, 2020

Storyteller and Moth Grandslam Winner Marc Abbott begins this episode with the story of the time we worked security at a Tupac Concert in Atlanta.  Then he tells Will about meeting a surprisingly down to earth Michael Jackson, growing up in Brooklyn, how big an impression Star Wars made on him as a child, studying film, the moment he realized he had to make his own path in show business, self publishing, and how a storytelling show at his local bar led to him Winning the Moth Grandslam, developing solo shows, and how he and Will may be doing socially distanced shows in Tents until the pandemic ends.

https://whoismarclabbott.com/

Marc's apperance on RISK

http://risk-show.com/tag/marc-abbott/

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Aug 10, 2020

Steve "Lips Kudlow" is the Guitarist and Vocalist for the massively influential Metal band Anvil.  He talks to Will about the uncertain future of live music during and eventually after the Covid-19 Pandemic, having to abandon the European tour for their newest album Legal at Last, his custom V shaped guitars, guitar solos, songwriting, dedication to one's craft,music critics, Anvil's impact on Metal, the documentary Anvil: Story of Anvil, and his experiences meeting former peers, music legends and the bands his band inspired after the success of the movie.

Listen to Anvil:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0maNhqGx60ucjS4UaAH6cP?si=EhJGnf_KSd-OJuq_kXlMtA

http://my.tbaytel.net/tgallo/anvil/

Lips on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/LIPSANVIL

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Aug 3, 2020

Chris Amato is the Bassist for Drive-Thru Records Post-Hardcore band Hidden in Plain View. He talks to Will about the New Jersey Punk and Hardcore Scene, forming the band that would become Hidden in Plain View, Signing to Drive-Thru Records, and the business of being a touring band playing clubs.  Recording at the Legendary Salad Days studios, the dissolution of the band, how there friends lead to the band reuniting for a new EP on Rise Records, and the Jersey Interchange project he contributed to.

Listen to Hidden in Plain View:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5rXLC3lGmx2JjclFJYZud4?si=svq9oP-ZTS6dv8-pFAH7Mw

Jersey Interchange on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/njpparchives/sets/jersey-interchange

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jul 30, 2020

Mike Ruocco toured the world with his band Cinder Road and transitioned away from the music business to be there for his family.

He tells Will about starting the band that would become Cinder Road as a teenager in Baltimore, playing up and down the east coast alternating between original and cover gigs. Joining SR-71 as a bass player for the album Here We Go again, touring with Daughtry, Kiss, and Alice Cooper, and his experiences with record labels and the business side of the music industry. 

Listen to Cinder Road: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1tjVVjTJTxvby2u8bBYTdY?si=vldg4AsFRF6vwrt4OmaQSw

 

Listen to Mike's Solo album:

https://music.apple.com/ca/album/the-rise-the-ride-the-risk/535709268

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jul 27, 2020

Comedian Violet Gray was one of the first friends Will made in Stand Up Comedy.  She tell's Will about starting comedy in Baltimore, the tone and style of Baltimore comedians, performing on Wyatt Cenac's Night Train on Starz, Nerdcore, countries they want to travel to after the pandemic is over, and plans to create Hip-Hop during quarantine.

 

Violet Gray on Twitter: https://twitter.com/violetsilver

Violet Gray on Youtube: https://youtu.be/cDeDnoQIzkw

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jul 23, 2020

Comedian and Podcaster Mike Moran and Will share a lot of interests but just missed each other in the Baltimore Comedy Scene.  Mike and Will Discuss the Baltimore Comedy Scene, DIY comedy albums, punk rock, Mike's Podcast Confessional and plans for future comedy releases.

Mike's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/confessional-podcast/id1390856222

Mike's album

https://mikemorancomedy.bandcamp.com/releases

Jul 20, 2020

Bassist for Punchline and host of the One Hit Thunder Podcast Chris Fafalios and Will have a lot in common with one hilarious exception.  Chris tells Will about growing up in Pittsburgh, how R&B attracted him to playing Bass, his introduction to Punk Rock, Punchline's beginnings in Pennsylvania, touring in Japan, and common threads he has discovered among one hit wonders from creating his podcast One Hit Thunder.  Plus Will and Chris nerd out on favorite Japanese bands, favorite comedians, and Will shamelessly pitches song ideas for One Hit Thunder.

Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisfafalios

One Hit Thunder: https://one-hit-thunder.pinecast.co/

Listen to Punchline: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1CK7niAEBeKXci8KtBvxbG?si=pQhCNxFWRdqo64BMSxfJFw

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jul 13, 2020

Comedian Glenn Wool's comedy career really began when we moved to England after winning money on a scratch ticket.

He talks to Will about starting comedy in Vancouver, the comedy business in the UK, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing stand up comedy around the world the book he wants to write, and balancing his career with fatherhood.  Plus some great tour stories and an awesome story involving his Dad and a bear.

Glenn on Twitter: @GlennWool

http://www.glennwool.com/

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

 

Jul 9, 2020

The Stand Up Show that T Brad Hudson ran in Baltimore County called Drink Till We're Funny is the reason that Will became a stand up comedian.  He talks to Will about what goes into running a weekly stand up show for 10 years and how his career in comedy took him from Maryland to Los Angeles and back.  Including along the way being a pro wrestling ring announcer appearing on the Jerry Springer show and not recognizing a very well known comedian who came who asked to do a set on his show.

http://www.tbradhudson.com/

https://twitter.com/tbradhudson

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jul 6, 2020

Charlie Bowen (vocals/guitar for Sleave) and Will definitely would have been friends in High School. Charlie tells Will about his time as a theater kid, The Richmond, Virginia music scene.   The formation of his Band Sleave,  and how he feels the band really began with their new record Don't Expect Anything.  Plus Will and Charlie Get super nerdy about Guitars, recording techniques and the music of one of their favorite shared bands The Menzingers.

Listen to Sleave

https://sleaverva.bandcamp.com/

https://open.spotify.com/album/39IHDSKpufFsPmRXLub1FF?si=gT7YFIBsQwqamfhlSyYRfQ

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 29, 2020

Comedian Sean Donnelly knows what the job of comedian calls entails.  He talks to Will about Comedy over Zoom, socially distanced outdoor shows, when you have to abandon your act and do crowd work for 30 minutes while headlining, starting stand up comedy in New York City, doing the road, his radio show, and plans for album number two when he is able to record it.

https://seandonnellycomedy.com/

https://twitter.com/seanytime

Sean's Album: https://open.spotify.com/album/0lZg8ZWnsNxg6SRrdsO12U?si=5wy1x1qkQMCFq7Ej9WZpoA

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 22, 2020

Chris DeMakes is the Guitarist/Co-Vocalist for one of Will's Favorite bands Less Than Jake

He talks to Will about Less Thank Jake's Price is Right themed Tour, his early life with musician parents, Songwriting, his podcast Chris Demakes a podcast about songwriting, Less Thank Jake's beginnings in Gainesville, Florida, His introduction to Ska, guitars, Being on a Major Label vs being on Indie labels vs being on your own label, working with producer Rob Cavello on Less Than Jake's album Anthem, and the many excellent works that he has planned for release in the fall of 2020.

 

Listen to Less Than Jake: https://open.spotify.com/artist/20oQv3LStCKCjI9oQ0JNha?si=M7DS_dx-RxqWMFISua7-_g

 

Chris' podcast and social media https://linktr.ee/ChrisDeMakes

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 18, 2020

Comedian Mike Mercadal is an essential worker during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Mike returns to the podcast to discuss working in the health care industry during a global health crisis, his reaction to some of the responses from people during this pandemic, his plans for comedy when this is over and how he knows from experience What facing Covid-19 direct entails.

Mike on Twittter and Instagram:

https://twitter.com/MikeMercadal

https://www.instagram.com/mikemercadal/?hl=en

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 15, 2020

Matt Storm and Will met outside of an MC Lars shows and discovered that they run in similar circles in the NYC comedy/music scene.  Matt talks to Will about growing up on Staten Island, his work as a DJ and Twitch Streamer, Nerdcore, and creating 4 Different podcasts covering Video Games (Reignite Pod, Fun & Games Pod) Movies (Screen Snark) and Interviews (Crash Chords: Autographs)

Matt's Podcasts and Social Media: 

https://streamerlinks.com/dj_stormagedddon

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 11, 2020

Visual artist, actor and stagehand Sketkh Williams' career in the arts started the same place Will's did.  The Patuxent High Harlequins.  He talks to Will about growing up in Calvert County, how important High School Theater was to him personally and professionally, moving to Long Island for College and later to Queens, working as a stagehand in NYC and how Covid-19 has affected his work, and his Drink and Draw show at QED in Astoria.

Sketkh on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Sketkh

Sketkh's show: http://astoriadrinkndraw.com/about

on Instagram: @AstoriaDrinkNDraw

https://www.bellereveproductions.com/about

 

Donate to QED Astoria to help them during the Pandemic.

https://qedastoria.com/products/donate-to-q-e-d?mc_cid=09463554f3&mc_eid=f7986a2bd4

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 8, 2020

Logan Romanowicz is a former Marine, the bass player for the bands The Royal Ghosts, Palaceburn, and Stealing Fame.  He was also the bassist for Will's High School Rock Band Strictly Tech.  He talks to Will about growing up in Calvert County in Southern Maryland, joining the Marines right out of High School, favorite Nu Metal, moving from 4 string bass to 5 String, the Philadelphia music scene, and his three music projects.

Listen to Logan's bands:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5zZyfxkYfTgQ8BsAy8jfJI

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6jHzMsvechjI6FQhJwhohi

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0SKa4rsOtAno53fGH3P1cf

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 1, 2020

Comedian/Filmmaker Mike Finazzo is one of Will's closest friends in comedy and they started stand up around the same time. 

 

Mike tells Will about growing in Baltimore, discovering stand up comedy, featuring for Rich Vos around the country, The moment he realized he didn't want to be a road comic, and decided to return to his first passion movie making.  The process of writing and directing two feature films, and being an expectant Father in the middle of a global Pandemic.

Watch Mike's Movies: Wit's End on Youtube and Bored in the USA on Amazon Prime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVUAmcmSFJk

https://www.amazon.com/Bored-USA-Chris-Milner/dp/B07S25GXF5

http://www.thatmikefinazzo.com/

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 25, 2020

Mitch Allan is a Grammy nominated Songwriter and was the lead singer of one of Will's favorite bands of all time: SR-71.  Mitch talks to Will about the Baltimore music scene of the mid 90s, the creation of SR-71's debut album Now You See Inside and touring the world in support of that record, his favorite guitars for recording, and how Bowling For Soup's version of 1985 from the band's third album led to writing songs for artists like Demi Lovato, Scott Stapp, Kelly Clarkson, and Jason Derulo and what he's learned about songwriting from working with many different artists.

Listen to SR-71:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7fTcs8dn9y6XuB2IqZMzBq

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 22, 2020

Comedian Carmen Lagala's path through comedy has included managing a comedy club to performing on Late Night TV and touring the country.  She talks to Will about growing up in Vermont, the NYC Comedy Scene, preparing her Late Night debut set and performing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and plans to resume road work and record an album after the Covid-19 Pandemic.

https://www.carmenlagala.com/

Carmen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarmenLagala

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 20, 2020

Comedian/Musician and Action Figure Maker Nick Lavallee is grateful for where he is at this moment in time.  He talks to Will about the custom action figures he makes on his Instagram account @wickedjoyful, his history in the New England Ska/Punk Scene, Sobrity, producing the Comedy Night at Shaskeen Pub in Manchester New Hampshire, and the formation of his band Donaher.

Action Figures: https://www.instagram.com/wickedjoyful/

Comedy Night at The Shaskeen Pub

Nick's Band: http://smarturl.it/donaher

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 18, 2020

Actor/Comedian and Podcaster Tristan Miller moved to New York City moved from Minnesota to New York City as a Teenager to pursue a career in the arts.  He talks to Will about Growing up in the Midwest, his training as an actor at the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts, his solo show Manic Impressive detailing living with Bi-Polar Disorder, and his three podcasts covering  Agatha Christie's works, Mental Health and Anime.

Tristan's website and Patreon: https://www.tristanjmiller.com/

https://www.patreon.com/TristanJMiller

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

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