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Learn about unsigned bands throughout the world through a very simple method, 3 questions & a song. Tune in as Bill Domiano of the Pennsylvania Rock Show introduces you to unsigned bands from anywhere on the 3rd rock from the sun!

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Learn about unsigned bands throughout the world through a very simple method, 3 questions & a song. Tune in as Bill Domiano of the Pennsylvania Rock Show introduces you to unsigned bands from anywhere on the 3rd rock from the sun!

    Drown the Deep 3QS94

    Drown the Deep 3QS94

    Drown the Deep join Bill for their first visit to 3 Questions and a Song.

    About Drown the Deep

    Genre: Hard Rock

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

    Drown the Deep is a female-fronted hard rock band from Pittsburgh,

    Pennsylvania. Taking inspiration from such world-class acts as The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm, Van Halen, and Godsmack they combine hard hitting beats, virtuoso riffs, and meaningful lyrics with their unique and commanding presence to produce a captivating, unforgettable show. Black Sun Drive, Drown the Deep's debut studio album, will release April 7th 2023.

    * Where to find them:







    The Questions

    * Who is your Dave Grohl?

    * If you were sitting on a bench and your musical idol sits down next to you and says you can ask only one question, who are you sitting next to and what are you asking?

    * If you're standing at the crossroads like Robert Johnston stood, what are you there to trade your soul for?

    * Tell us about the 2 songs we are featuring tonight.

    * How does having a female singer influence the songwriting and sound of the band? - Asked by Brian Shaffer on Episode 93.

    * There is a DeLorean after one of your gigs, where are you going in time and what band are you going to hang out with?

    * What's up next?

    * Where can you be found online?

    * Question for Mark Dignam on Episode 95 - How do you find yourself pulling new inspiration for new lyrical patterns?

    About the Songs, Highway and Black Sun Drive

    Leading up to their first full-length studio album release, Drown the Deep will release 2 singles off their upcoming album. The first release will be the album's title track: Black Sun Drive, to be released on March 3rd; followed by Highway, the 9th track on their album, on March 17th. These songs show the diversity that the band embraces: letting the creative inspiration drive a song along the journey it's meant to undergo.


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    Brian K. Shaffer 3QS093

    Brian K. Shaffer 3QS093

    Brian Shaffer joins Bill on Episode 93 of 3 Questions and a Song to introduce the listeners to his newest song, "Supposed to be Family" and to tackle 3 Questions!

    * This song wasn't originally a country song, how did it get there?

    * If you could write a song with any song writer in the history of the world, who is it and why?

    * How does your work as a voice actor influence your work as a musician, and how does your musicianship influence your voice acting? - question asked by Joshua of Doors In The Labyrinth on episode 92.

    ** Note, Brian couldn't find the rock version of Supposed to be Family, so we played (kaj) - Focus Factor so that you can hear him singing some rock.

    About Brian Shaffer

    Genre: Multiple

    Location: Kittanning, PA, USA

    I have been writing and recording music for roughly 25 years. I got my start as a young child listening to my mother sing and play guitar and sitting by the large console stereo listening to records with her. I then began to teach myself how to sing and became a vocalist in many a cappella groups such as the “Distinguished Gentlemen” and “Common Ground,” in which we performed across the Mid-Atlantic Region in such cities as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland and placed 4th at the National Harmony Sweepstakes at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. We had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such legendary groups as “The Monkeys,” “The Marcells,” “The Tymes,” “The Vogues” and “The Contours.”

    As my career began to grow, i began to front a number of rock bands including (kaj) – pronounced “Cage,” in which I was a founding member. As the frontman for (kaj), we were featured in a National Rock Showcase in Louisville, KY and were a feature band at the “Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Music Festival” – AKA “The Texas Rockfest” in Austin, TX. Our music has been played on numerous radio stations, including the legendary WDVE 102.5 Pittsburgh, and podcasts across the US as well as overseas, including XM and Sirus Satellite Radio and the Pennsylvania Rock Show, The Nationally Syndicated “Lex and Terry Morning Show,” The “Adam Curry (of MTV Fame) Podcast Rewind” and the “Armed Forces Network,” broadcasted to our brave men and women fighting for our freedom across the globe!

    Some of the songs that i wrote for the band (kaj) “Redeemer” and “Disposition”were selected by MTV Networks for use in such shows as “MTV Made,” “a href="https://en.wikipedia.

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    Doors in the Labyrinth 3QS92

    Doors in the Labyrinth 3QS92

    About Doors In The Labyrinth

    Genre: postgoth

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

    Doors In The Labyrinth is a Pittsburgh based postgoth/darkwave project from multi-instrumentalist Josh Loughrey. Blending post-rock and goth/darkwave, as well as eclectic influences such as traditional folk, experimental music and orchestral music, Doors In The Labyrinth creates dark narrative focused songs. Since 2015, Doors In The Labyrinth has been performing live in the Pittsburgh area. In 2021, the full length album "In The Shadow Of The Monolith" was released, and the song "Dead Stars" was featured on Cleopatra Records' Unquiet Grave compilation, as the final track of the final volume.

    * Where to find them:








    The Questions

    * Can you pinpoint for us, when you realized that you were going to be a musician?

    * If a Delorean with a flux capacitor was outside of your next show, what year are you visiting, and what band will you be hanging out with?

    * What was the first record or recording you purchased? asked by Bobby C of Royal Honey

    * Bonus Question: Who is your Dave Grohl?

    About the Song, The Rabbit Hole

    "The Rabbit Hole (Inlé Radio Edit)" was created as part of an international collaboration to honor the spirit of the band Coil. The founder of the project created a basic electronic track, and participants then wrote original songs, incorporating the base track. For my track, I used it as the base sample for the synth lead tone, and wrote a song about obsession. Lyrically it describes discovering hidden knowledge, and being unable to focus on anything else, until you learn everything.

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    Aristotle Jones 3QS091

    Aristotle Jones 3QS091

    Aristotle Jones joined Bill for episode #91 of the 3 Questions and a Song.

    * We start off talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    * If I'm driving your tour bus, what are we listening to between sets?

    * You're sitting on a bench and your musical idol sits down next to you, what 1 question are you going to ask?

    * If you could sit down to dinner with any 4 people in the world, who would you invite to your table?

    * You're leaving a show and come across a DeLorean with its door open, what time are you going to and what band are you hanging with?

    * If you were standing at the crossroads, what are you going to trade your soul to the devil for?

    * Which Aristotle Jones song should remain behind after an apocalyptic event and help re-populate the Earth?

    * What non-tradional location would you like to put on a concert at?

    * Tell us about an embarrassing moment you had on stage.

    * What can you tell me about your track, Straight to You?

    * Who is your Dave Grohl?

    * What is a song that you didn't write, that you wish you had written?

    * When did you realize that you wanted to be a musician? Can you pinpoint it?

    * Best pizza you've ever had because you're a musician?

    * If you could play anwhere in the world with anybody, who and where?

    About Aristotle Jones

    Current City: Morgantown, WV, USA

    Hometown: Huntington, WV, USA

    Genre: Soul, R&B, Doo-Wop, Gospel, Funk, Folk

    Known as the Appalachian Soul Man, West Virginia native, Aristotle Jones has become a fan favorite in West Virginia, Central Appalachia and beyond. With engagement, connection, and passion, Aristotle Jones leaves it all on the stage with uplifting music influenced by artists like Bill Withers, Leon Bridges, Ray Charles, Darius Rucker, and other Genre blending musical pioneers.

    About the song, Straight to You

    Straight to You by Aristotle Jones is the latest single from the Appalachian Soul Man. It is a fun soul song inspired by Artists like Sam and Dave and Otis Redding. It features bopping horn licks, a snappy groove and fun lyrics that make it a great sing along ear worm.

    * Where to find him:







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    Chip & the Charge Ups 3QS090

    Chip & the Charge Ups 3QS090

    Chip, of Chip & the Charge Ups, joins Bill for episode 90 of 3 Questions and a song! The featured song is their new single, Paying Back the Devil.

    * Bill references Chip DiMonick and how this featured track might be a throwback to that time in Chip's writing.

    * What took you down the "heavy" path with this track?

    * What is it like to play with Maleena and Nolan who are "slightly" younger than you are?

    * What has been the best pizza that you've had because you're a musician?

    * What would you offer the Devil and what would you want back in return?

    * Please tell us about your patreon.com/thechargeups

    * What did you think of the new Metallica track?

    * Are you going to keep going down the heavy path, or maybe take a turn down the road with a new genre?

    * When you are playing, do you think about your facial expressions, or do they just happen?

    * Tell us about, Paying back the Devil.

    * We talk a little bit about our longevity in the music scene...

    * Who is your Dave Grohl?

    * What non-standard venue would you like to play at?

    * If you could sit down to dinner with any 4 people from any point in history, who would you invite to that table with you?

    * Where can people find you online?

    * What is coming up next for Chip & the Charge Ups?

    About Chip & the Charge Ups

    Genre: Hard Rock/Pop-Punk

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    Formed in 2018 by the unique family team of Chip Dominick & then 16-year old Maleena Dominick, Pittsburgh’s Chip & The Charge Ups quickly created an electrifying buzz.   The band has performed at prominent music festivals and opened for national acts including Dirty Honey, Dee Snider, Nita Strauss, and Liliac.

    Chip & The Charge Ups captivates audiences with infectious songs, a swaggy wardrobe, fun choreography, and ingenious mashups.  The band and its three albums - Flow of the Current, Part I (2018), Flow of the Current, Part II (2019), and Lightning in Our Veins (2020) - have received impressive critical acclaim:

    * “Pittsburgh icons” – Pittsburgh City Paper

    * One of “the city’s marquee acts” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    * “It’s hard not to be swept up in the raw excitement that radiates from this record” – Pittsburgh Current

    * “Tasty for metal and punk fans” – Metal Temple

    * “One of the best records…this year” – EMSU Media

    In 2019, Chip & The Charge Ups’ Pittsburgh-themed holiday song, “Black and Gold Christmas”  was featured on two network television stations, put into rotation on three radio stations, reviewed by countless print and online publications, and received over 100,000 views of its music video.  In February 2020, the band was voted “Best Alternative Band” and “Best Punk Band” in the Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh Music Awards.

    Following the release of Lightning in Our Veins, Chip & The Charge Ups released two additional singles, both of which received radio airplay and TV coverage.  This raised the total of Chip Dominick – one of Pennsylvania’s most prolific songwriters – to 26 songs having received FM radio airplay.

    Chip & The Charge Ups are:

    * Chip Dominick:  Vocals/Guitar

    * Maleena Dominick:  Vocals/Bass

    * Nolan Allen:  Drums

    About the song, Paying Back the Devil

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    Craig Allen Hecht 3QS089

    Craig Allen Hecht 3QS089

    Craig Allen Hecht joins Bill to take on episode 89 of 3 Questions and a Song!

    * Who is your favorite NHL team?

    * My understanding of you is someone can say, hey why don't you write this... and then you write it.

    * Screwdrivers to Ears?!? "Hello Jana"

    * Can you pinpoint the moment that you realized that you wanted to be a musician?

    * If you're music idol sat down beside you and allowed you one question, who is sitting next to you and what do you ask?

    * What is 1 song that you didn't write, that you wish you had written?

    * What is the best pizza you've had because you're a musician?

    * There's a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor, what time are you going to and what band are you going to hang out with?

    * Tell us about "Sunshine Fury"

    * Potholes and beautiful fall turnpikes...

    * Which of your songs could help re-populate the Earth?

    * Who is your Dave Grohl?

    * Have you ever met a famous musician and was it an unexpected conversation topic?

    * Where can the listeners find you online?

    * What's coming up next?

    About Craig Allen Hect

    Genre: Rock/Funk/Prog/Polka

    Band Location: Saint Paul, MN, USA

    Born March 19th, 1957. My Dad started me on ukulele at age 5, cause my

    hands were too little to play guitar. Both of my parents were musical and

    played several different instruments, we used to have jam sessions on the

    weekends where I played drums on coffee cans with pencils. My first

    electric guitar was a Montgomery Wards Airline my Dad picked up for 14

    bucks played thru his 1940's Supro tube amp. As I got older I had a bunch

    of high school basement bands that never went anywhere but were great

    for sharpening my skills. I joined my first cover band, The Companions, at

    age 19 and started playing various bowling alleys and clubs in a career that

    lasted some 37 years playing other people's music in different bands, some

    great, some not so. The best band I was in and the one I'm proudest of was

    The Express Band, I enjoyed a 20+ year run with them and they're still going

    strong today playing amazing shows. Through all these bands I was always

    writing original music, starting out with a small 4 track studio, tape deck,

    drum machine, guitar and synth. Then in the early 80's I met Scott

    Halverson, the husband of one of my Wife's friends at work. He had a deep

    love of music also and we developed a fast friendship. He was an

    accomplished classical guitarist with a great sense of melody and soon we

    were writing together on various recording projects like Breanhammer,

    Private Universe and finally, The 3rd Bridge, which we started around 2014.

    We were able to share our music worldwide using the web and online radio

    stations, most notably XRP Radio out of Birmingham, England. Then around

    2015 Scott became sick with cancer and passed in January of 2016, leaving

    me to carry on. I still have lyrics of his to put music to and am writing new

    songs as well that carry the 3rd Bridge message of Peace, Love and Light.

    Eventually, I branched out into writing other music that I didn't feel had the

    3rd Bridge vibe so I started recording it under several different aliases

    including, Breanhammer, Texan Betty, C-Rage and the Icebox Studios All-

    Stars, Screwdrivers to Ears and of course, Craig Allen Hecht. At the

    present, my little 4 track studio has evolved into Icebox Studios, a fully

    loaded audio and video production lab. So now I wear two hats, I carry the

    legacy of The 3rd Bridge and explore the future as Icebox Studios, I hope

    you enjoy both.

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JudyRodman ,

Unique, hilarious chats that quickly get to the point

Not sure who has more fun... the host, the guest or the audience, but I sure had a blast!

scottymayknow ,

A great interview show

I’m always looking for new bands and this definitely is a great show for that! What a fun easy going interview. The people being interviewed seem so comfortable and that shows a great interviewer! The idea of intro bands to people and giving you a song is great! I can’t wait to deep dive into more of these bands

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