Stories in Harmony, hosted by marketing strategist, journalist and founder of Story Harmony Laura Ferreiro, features the unique stories of people from all walks of life. We learn what made them who they are, obstacles they’ve encountered and overcome and lessons learned along the way. The hope is that these stories will inspire you and expand your sense of what’s possible in your own life. We'll also share marketing tips, branding and brand storytelling strategies to help you powerfully connect with your ideal audience.
TRISHES on social activism & how the encouragement of just one person can change the trajectory of your life.
Musician, visual artist and social activist Trish Hosein, also known as TRISHES, was raised in Trinidad until she moved to Southern California when she was in elementary school and her life changed forever. Her upbringing and the strong sense of self that was instilled in her by her parents helped give her the confidence to pursue a career in art and music, even though she didn't see many people who looked like her as a woman of color doing what she aspired to do when she was growing up.
Now a confident and prolific artist in many mediums, Trish discusses her journey to becoming the incredible artist she is today, the good causes she supports, how she got involved with them and how easy it can be for anyone to get involved in causes they're passionate about. We also talk about how the encouragement of just one person can change the trajectory of your entire life.
TRISHES’ music has been featured on NPR, MTV India, and VH1 India and she’s performed at festivals including SXSW, Tune In Tel Aviv, Linda Perry’s Rock N Relief, Pyramid Yoga Festival and more. She was nominated for Best Music Video at the South Asian Film Festival two years in a row, including a nomination for her directorial debut for “Gaslight.”
TRISHES website: https://www.trishes.com/
TRISHES on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trishesmusic/
TRISHES Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/trish_hosein_how_colonialism_and_capitalism_taught_us_we_can_only_do_one_thing?language=en
Work with host Laura Ferreiro to amplify your story, build community & grow your business through the Share Your Magic Mentorship Program: https://www.lauraferreiro.co/share-your-magic-mentorship-program/
Annika Rose on finding strength in hard times.
Annika Rose is a gifted singer/song writer from Los Angeles. Annika started singing in YouTube videos when she was just eight years old, and ended up signing to Simon Cowell’s record label with a girl group in her pre-teens. After being dropped from the label and navigating some of the perils and pitfalls of the music industry at a very young age, she’s building a thriving career as an independent artist.
Annika’s story is unlike anyone else’s. Her mother identified as a lesbian when Annika was a teenager, divorced her father and ended up marrying Annika’s much-younger manager. Meanwhile, during pandemic lockdown, Annika was taking a mental health walk one morning on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles and got hit by a truck and ended up in the hospital. Also, her father was diagnosed with a serious illness and ended up moving in with Annika’s mother and her new wife who cared for him along with Annika.
Through all of the ups and downs of these rollercoaster experiences, Annika maintained tremendous optimism, learned valuable life lessons and became more determined than ever to make music on her own terms.
She’s releasing singles including “Bruises” and “In My Head” as limited collection audio NFTs and creating accompanying videos and virtual experiences.
Hear all about it in our conversation!
Annika Rose’s website: https://www.annikarosemusic.com/
Annika Rose on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annikarosemusic/?hl=en
Annika Rose on Tik/Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/music/bruises-by-annika-rose-7147048073783626542
ROGER JOSEPH MANNING, JR.: FINDING BALANCE, LETTING GO OF THE EGO & SURRENDERING TO LOVE
How do we stay balanced and grounded in a world where there are so many challenges and distractions?
In this episode I talk to Roger Joseph Manning, Jr, an incredible musician who was one of the founding members of ‘90s alternative rock band Jellyfish and is an integral part of Beck's band as well as The Lickerish Quartet. He's performed on records for the likes of Morrissey and Johnny Cash, and has even written songs for Ringo Starr. Roger also happens to be the husband of one of my good friends. While we could talk about music for days, our conversation delves into different realms where we discuss how we approach life, spirituality, health challenges we've encountered and overcome, the lessons we’ve learned from them, the invitations they've presented for self-reflection and a whole lot more.
Roger is one of those rare souls who proves the old adage, “Still waters run deep.” Soft-spoken and humble, he gets deep on spiritual teachings, the human experience and how listening to and performing music can be a transcendent and cathartic experience. I hope you enjoy our conversation!
The topics we discuss:
- The role music plays in our culture and how it has evolved over the years
- How life’s challenges (health challenges and otherwise) are an invitation to for self-reflection and to explore a deeper part of yourself
- The role of spirituality and how Roger falls out of balance if he doesn’t nourish the spiritual side of himself
- How being a successful musician is not only about being talented but also having a good business sense and marketing yourself
- Working with Beck, Morrissey and other renowned musicians
- Roger’s role in The Lickerish Quartet and his solo project
- The role of the ego, the teachings of Eckhart Tolle and how the unchecked ego can tell us stories that are untrue, preventing us from being present and genuinely connecting with others.
Roger Joseph Manning Jr.’s website: https://rogerjosephmanningjrofficial.com/
The Lickerish Quartet website: https://thelickerishquartet.com/home
Roger on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rogerjosephmanning/?hl=en
JAGUAR JONZE, A.K.A .DEENA LYNCH, ON THE POWER OF STORYTELLING AND HEALING TRAUMA THROUGH MUSIC & ART
It’s not every day you come across an artist as bold and self-aware as Jaguar Jonze. The rising Australian singer/songwriter and visual artist born Deena Lynch grew up in a traditional Asian household where expressing herself through music and art were discouraged.
To live up to her family’s expectations, she pursued a career as a financial analyst. But she quickly discovered that she wasn’t happy on this path that left a vital part of herself unexpressed and unfulfilled. So Deena took the courageous step of being true to herself and pursuing her art.
In our chat, Deena tells us how she found the courage to choose to the path of an artist after being raised in a family that frowned upon this, the importance of community and connection, and how storytelling and art are the most powerful ways we can create genuine connection.
We also discuss how Deena uses somatic therapy to release trauma stored in her body and to help dismantle complex PTSD she experienced, and how it helped inspire her gorgeous album “Bunny Mode.” We also hear how Deena bravely came forward to publicly share her experience of sexual harassment in the music industry, and how opening up about it has helped unlock conversations about changing the conditions in the industry that made this possible.
Deena also offers tips for finding courage and self-confidence and using creativity to express your truth in a productive and cathartic way.
The topics we discuss:
- How Deena found the courage to pursue a career as a musician and artist after working as a financial analyst and growing up in a conservative Asian household
- Tips for breaking out of your comfort zone
- How somatic therapy can help release stored trauma and grief from the body
- Jaguar Jonze’s new album “Bunny Mode”
- Why sharing your story is valuable and can help build community around you that makes it easier to take risks.
- How Deena found her voice on her advocacy journey speaking out against sexual harassment in the music industry.
- The importance of storytelling for building and connecting with your audience.
- Jaguar Jonze's website: https://jaguarjonze.com/
- Jaguar Jonze on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaguarjonze/?hl=en
Stories in Harmony - Introduction to Season 2
Welcome to Season 2 of Stories in Harmony, hosted by journalist, marketing strategist and founder of Story Harmony, Laura Ferreiro. With a new name and a new focus, Stories in Hamony features stories and life lessons from people from all walks of life.
I believe that all of us want to connect with one another on an emotional level and to be seen and heard, and sharing stories is one of the most powerful ways to do this. My hope is that Stories in Harmony will offer you comfort, inspiration and insights that will help you on your own journey.
We’ll also have episodes with marketing and brand storytelling tips for artists, creatives & entrepreneurs. It’s going to be fun, so sit back and enjoy the new season, and remember to like, subscribe & tell a friend!
KT TUNSTALL: LIMITATION BREEDS CREATIVITY
Scottish-born singer/songwriter KT Tunstall burst onto the music scene in 2005 with her breakthrough hits “Suddenly I See” and “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.” While her career has since blossomed and she has become a multi-award-winning artist, with an Ivor Novello and BRIT awards under her belt as well as Grammy and Mercury Prize nominations, her confessional, down-to-earth charm has remained the same. As she approaches her seventh studio album, she talks about the ever-shifting face of the music industry, how to support artists while touring is off the table, her environmental activism, and how journaling and exploring her own spirituality has opened her mind and helped her stay grounded.
· How lockdown has changed touring life and how crucial it is to support grassroots venues
· Advice for anyone worried about their favorite artists
· How streaming has radically changed the music industry and the harsh reality of trying to survive as a musician
· The causes she’s supporting through her new single, “Wash Ya Hands”
· How moving to LA helped her heal
· How exploring nature has helped her stay grounded during lockdown
· KT’s “soul, body and mind” album trilogy, and her latest musical endeavors
· How journaling and exploring spirituality has influenced her creativity
· Why it’s important to “zoom out”
· Her environmental activism
· What it’s like touring with Hall & Oates
· Finding the silver linings of lockdown life
KT Tunstall’s Patreon
Listen to “Wash Ya Hands”
Engaging interviews with a soothing touch. Laura has such a calming voice, I love to listen when I need to relax.
I really enjoy listening to In Harmony.
Laura is a thoughtful host who has the ability to naturally connect with all her guests. It’s interesting to learn about the ways artists are using their music as a platform to support the causes they care about.
Excited to have this conversation!
Looking forward to embarking on this journey with Laura. These are the conversations within and around the music industry I've been waiting for :)