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Lenny Fontana is one of the greatest House Music Producers to come out of the original New York City Club scene. A True Legend who has worked with many other incredible artists such as Chris Willis, Byron Stingily, Carole Sylvan, D Train, Crystal Waters, Alison Limerick, Shirley Lites, Meli’sa Morgan and Lee John (Imagination) to name just a few.
Lenny Fontana has DJed all over the world throughout his career. He was the First American DJ to play at the world famous ‘Pacha’ - (Ibiza). Lenny has played at iconic venues such as Ministry Of Sound - (London), ‘Studio 54’ - (New York City), ‘Hacienda’ - (Manchester), ‘La Queen’ - (Paris) and he also DJ'ed for the closing party at ‘The Chevron’ - (Melbourne).
Each Wednesday Lenny Fontana will be joined by a very special DJ / Producer / Vocalist for a Facebook Live that will blow your mind!
Lenny will be chatting with his guests about their music careers to discover the true stories of working in this industry. He will be unveiling the true 'behind the scenes' stories on how his guests succeeded and continue to survive in this business.
Listen to Lenny’s amazing guests as they share their journeys and achievements that have kept them top of the game and reveal some of the many incredible memories and experiences witnessed during their music careers.
Expect to hear their untold stories about the joys of their work but also the many pitfalls that are hidden beneath which make this industry a very fun and exciting, yet highly competitive and challenging environment to be part of.
Imagine being the fly on the wall as you listen to 2 truly iconic faces in the music industry as they go deep into their experiences over their time working in the music industry.

True House Stories™ Podcast with special guests by Lenny Fontana Lenny Fontana

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Lenny Fontana is one of the greatest House Music Producers to come out of the original New York City Club scene. A True Legend who has worked with many other incredible artists such as Chris Willis, Byron Stingily, Carole Sylvan, D Train, Crystal Waters, Alison Limerick, Shirley Lites, Meli’sa Morgan and Lee John (Imagination) to name just a few.
Lenny Fontana has DJed all over the world throughout his career. He was the First American DJ to play at the world famous ‘Pacha’ - (Ibiza). Lenny has played at iconic venues such as Ministry Of Sound - (London), ‘Studio 54’ - (New York City), ‘Hacienda’ - (Manchester), ‘La Queen’ - (Paris) and he also DJ'ed for the closing party at ‘The Chevron’ - (Melbourne).
Each Wednesday Lenny Fontana will be joined by a very special DJ / Producer / Vocalist for a Facebook Live that will blow your mind!
Lenny will be chatting with his guests about their music careers to discover the true stories of working in this industry. He will be unveiling the true 'behind the scenes' stories on how his guests succeeded and continue to survive in this business.
Listen to Lenny’s amazing guests as they share their journeys and achievements that have kept them top of the game and reveal some of the many incredible memories and experiences witnessed during their music careers.
Expect to hear their untold stories about the joys of their work but also the many pitfalls that are hidden beneath which make this industry a very fun and exciting, yet highly competitive and challenging environment to be part of.
Imagine being the fly on the wall as you listen to 2 truly iconic faces in the music industry as they go deep into their experiences over their time working in the music industry.

    Tim Lawrence interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ # 061 (Part 1)

    Tim Lawrence interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ # 061 (Part 1)

    TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ TIM LAWRENCE # 061 - PART 1
    Tim Lawrence the writer, DJ, professor and journalist sits with True House Stories and explains when his path crossed with house music and how he found the soundtrack that would change his life forever during The Summer of Love in 1988. The Hacienda was the first club he ventured too and loved the pulsating sounds coming from the speakers and from that point he was hooked. His journey takes him to University in London and finds out about this party at The Gardening Club with DJ Chris Rhythm Doctor playing New York Style House Music all night. As he is working towards his degree in journalism, he loses his mother and father within months apart but dancing to house would be the pseudo healer. As he is finding his way through House Music and learning more and more about the players behind it.

    • 32 min
    Tim Lawrence interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ # 061 (Part 2)

    Tim Lawrence interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ # 061 (Part 2)

    TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ TIM LAWRENCE # 061 - PART 2
    Tim Lawrence lays out in this part how he begins to work towards writing his first official book “Love Saves The Day”. Listen to Tim explain how he has no real interest in writing a Disco Book, and since he wanted to write about electronic music, he had to find out what came before. In time he becomes good friends with the men who owned the record shop Dance Tracks NYC. They in turn get Tim to meet Owner of the famous The Loft - David Mancuso and the story begins from there. Tim then meets DJ Steve D’ Aquisto and many other industry moguls from the Pre-Disco Era and is handed the blue print to figure out. It takes a few years and many interviews and a lot of painstaking research to arrive to this masterpiece. He also shares the other books he has written in this episode.

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    Danny Tenaglia interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ Special Show 2021 # 006 (Part 1)

    Danny Tenaglia interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ Special Show 2021 # 006 (Part 1)

    TRUE HOUSE STORIES™ W/ DANNY TENAGLIA SPECIAL SHOW 006 - PART 1
    Danny Tenaglia starts his beginnings in Williamsburg Brooklyn listening to Motown, Rock and Philly International sounds that was being played on the radio during that era. Born in the 1960’s and one of the younger of his siblings he lived through the musical changes of the1970s and music to him was everything. With his aunt inspiring him with her piano playing he tries to learn different instruments but he finds it is not for him. So, he starts to work out on how to be a DJ. Through his older brother he is able to start playing at a neighborhood bar with a dance floor and this is around 1975-1976. His older cousin brings an 8-Track tape mixed by Queens DJ Paul Casella, this is where Danny decides to call the number on there to reach out to him and asks to meet him. Paul becomes an important mentor by showing Danny the ropes of what it is to be a DJ from mixing and hunting for the right music at certain record shops in Brooklyn. Listen to Danny share how his first jobs experience as a teen.

    © 2021 True House Stories™ by Lenny Fontana [LCS Productions INC.]

    • 32 min
    Danny Tenaglia interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ Special Show 2021 # 006 (Part 2)

    Danny Tenaglia interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ Special Show 2021 # 006 (Part 2)

    TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ DANNY TENAGLIA SPECIAL SHOW 006 - PART 2
    Danny Tenaglia starts to talk about his first club DJ job at the Miami Lounge 1976. He talks about important certain songs are impacting him during this time such as Fantastic Johnny C “Waiting For The Rain” He went to Butterfields in Queens and he meets DJ Jenny Costa and she shows him what a real club felt like. He went to Elphas Disco and he heard DJ Jimmy Yu and experienced hearing the song from The Emotion “I Don’t Want To Lose Your Love” A young Danny is visioning the can be a professional DJ because of all the people he was meeting. His first super club that Danny experiences is Starship Discovery I in Midtown and he hears Joey Palminteri, Ernie Dundee, and Tom Savarese. 1980 was the year of change in Danny's Career and he now gets a job at the Roller Disco in his neighborhood which lasted around three years. During this time, he visits the Paradise Garage and is finding his way in the music business. His next big break comes as he is offered a residency in Miami at Cheers which had the only afterhours license club in the area. There he becomes a Billboard Reporter and starts to really make his mark with the music industry working the long sets and his reputation proceeds him. He returns to New York to begin his house music career. There is so much in this... and a joy to listen to Danny explain it all in detail.

    © 2021 True House Stories™ by Lenny Fontana [LCS Productions INC.]

    • 2 hr 40 min
    Nick Halkes interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ # 059 (Part 1)

    Nick Halkes interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ # 059 (Part 1)

    TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ NICK HALKES # 059 - PART 1
    Nick Halkes, if anyone has the luck of the Irish or just making the right decisions, this man made his way from listening to disco music as a teen to becoming such an important part of the music industry. Listen to him explain how his phone call to WBLS changes it all.

    © 2021 True House Stories™ by Lenny Fontana [LCS Productions INC.]

    • 32 min
    Nick Halkes interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ # 059 (Part 2)

    Nick Halkes interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ # 059 (Part 2)

    TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ NICK HALKES # 059 - PART 2
    Nick Halkes in this part explains his beginnings from visiting the Paradise Garage in 1987 to his internship at WBLS in New York under the program director BJ Kirkland. He learns the radio business as an intern and moves his way to his first job at Easy Street Records and all the way to Founding XL Recordings. His journey leads him to EMI’s Positiva Records and then to management and publishing. Listen carefully he shares inside secrets that we can all use as a DJ, Manager, A&R and Producer. He is one of the best in the dance music.

    © 2021 True House Stories™ by Lenny Fontana [LCS Productions INC.]

    • 57 min

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