Jess Bowen and Bowie Jane - established musicians, crossfitters, and best friends who love to chat about EVERYTHING!
That’s exactly what Babes Behind the Beats podcast is all about. Jess and Bowie chat about life and all things music, with a particular focus on females working in the music industry, both behind the scenes and on stage.
This week we chat to country singer/songwriter, Cassadee Pope! We chat about her Warped Tour days with Jess, working with Blake Shelton on the NBC’s The Voice, being signed to a major label to releasing independently, being nominated for a Grammy, and her pop punk roots with her band Hey Monday.
Tana Douglas, The First Female Roadie
This week we chat with Tana Douglas, known as the first female roadie. She has worked with artists such as AC/DC, The Police, Elton John, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Iggy Pop, and many more. Tana has released her first book entitled “Loud”, which gives an inside look into her life on the road from the 70’s until now.
Tay Jardine, Singer/Songwriter (Sainte & We Are The In Crowd)
This week we chat with singer/songwriter Tay Jardine of We Are The In Crowd and Sainte. Tay tells us about growing up in the music scene in Poughkeepsie, how her band WATIC was first discovered and signed to Hopeless Records, reminiscing about her time touring in the Philippines, starting her new project Sainte, upcoming plans for both of her projects, and so much more. Not to mention Jess and Tay have known each other for over 10 years, so there’s some great stories in this episode!
Kristina London (Founder of Amplify Her Voice)
This week we chinwag about a funny story Jess encountered with her pup, Pepe. Afterward we chat with Kristina London, founder of Amplify Her Voice. From a young age, founder Kristina London knew that she wanted a career in the music industry. However, while working her first few internships and jobs in the music industry, the gender divide became abundantly clear. In May 2019, London used her background in marketing and social media to create an active online space for women in the music industry to learn and find a sense of community. Within just a couple of months, London was collaborating with major music festivals, businesses, and artists to further promote equality in music. In less than a year, the account organically reached over 10,000 followers and is continuing to grow as they expand their online community. Amplify Her Voice is an online platform that boldly confronts gender inequality in the music industry. They are dedicated to helping advance the careers of women in music through educational, networking, and creative opportunities. With these initiatives, they aim to provide our community the tools and support to confidently pursue a career in the music industry.
Zoe Badwi (Club Music Singer/Songwriter)
This week we chinwag about as Jess and Bowie’s experience using Masterclass. Afterward, we chat with Australian singer/songwriter Zoe Badwi.
Zoë Badwi began her music career as one third of girl band Sirens before embarking on a solo career that has so far spawned several club chart-topping anthems. She joined girl group trio Sirens, who scored two hits, "Like Fire, Like Rain" and a cover version of the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited" before disbanding in 2001. Badwi continued to write and perform, and was later spotted fronting band, Black Dogs. Performing at a Melbourne club, electronic duo TV Rock's Grant Smillie, was so impressed by her vocals that he invited her to work with him. After signing to Neon Records, her debut solo single, "Release Me," was nominated for Best Dance Release at the 2009 ARIA Award and APRA awards. It was followed by Top Ten single "Freefallin'." She secured a U.S. deal with Atlantic Records and began work on her debut album and tours the world performing, including touring with Little Mix.
Jules Wortman (PR & Marketing Strategist)
Jules Wortman serves as president and CEO of Wortman Works Media & Marketing based in Nashville, Tennessee. Wortman is a veteran public relations and marketing strategist who has developed a number of national and international campaigns for record labels, brands, commercial developments, authors, music, sports entertainment, special events and many others. Her clients include or have included Country Music Television (CMT), Warner Bros. Records, Universal Music, Sony Music, The GMA Dove Awards, The ACA Awards on Fox TV, Time Life Music, TNA Entertainment, Red Light Management, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton, Deana Carter, Big & Rich, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kid Rock, The Charlie Daniels Band and many others. She currently manages The SteelDrivers, a GRAMMY® winning super group on Rounder Records.
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These ladies are on it! Very informative and fun. No boring bits and their guests are all very experienced in their respective fields.
Well done Jess & Bowie.
Must listen for any music fan or musician!
Interviews are fast-paced and interesting with a wide range of guests and the hosts are charming with great chemistry and energy. The insights into what it takes to be a working musician are fascinating and inspiring, the female perspective is there but not the exclusive focus. Relevant for any musician or music fan. I look forward to the next episode every week!
You gals are killing it!
Such a great easy flowing podcast. I love the two of you and your interviews. Super entertaining and fun to listen to.