Mondo Cozmo – Shine

New band – new tour bus – new music.

Things are shining bright for Josh Ostrander and his new project ‘Mondo Cozmo’ – named after his dog Cozmo. Ostrander says he wanted something that would look cool on a t shirt. Fast on the rise with a rave review from Rod Stewart and he’s been praised with an ‘in tune’ Bob Dylanish quality.

‘Shine’ a big single that hooks right into the heart sounds as good or better live than the recording which is true testament to the sincerity of Josh’s voice. Asked if he wanted to share the meaning behind the song he simply replied ‘Absolutely not. I’ll just play it for you.’ It’s perfect in a way, because the song takes on a meaning all it’s own for whoever listens.

“I am East Los Angeles but originally from Philly. I am not sure if I graduated high school. I can be soulful one moment and screaming Sixes and Sevens the next. I am the guy who orders 2 beers whenever I go into a bar and I pick up the phone whenever my mom calls. I want to do whatever I want. I want to connect with everyone. There is no demographic.”

Be sure to call into their telephone line and leave some love and encouragement.


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Leon Bridges Makes the Orpheum Bounce

Last night a sold out crowd at the Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, was bumping to the sweet sounds of Leon Bridges. This old soul born from humble beginnings brings his real deal to the stage. Blending best of the old with the new he keeps the crowd grooving with ‘Smooth Sailin’ – ‘Better Man and then he restores your soul with the ‘River.’

‘Shine he says ‘I wrote a couple of years ago, and when my Mama heard it she said ‘son you sound like a man.’

Leon just makes you feel happy and he told the crowd ‘not to be shy, to get up and enjoy the music and dance.’

When the stars align things happen quickly and a man who honours his Mother has one foot set in the right direction from the very start.

It seems he was meant to shine in the very place he is walking and what makes him so special is that he ‘gets’ that with privilege comes responsibility and Leon wears that suit well.

I am riding this musical journey and I am so happy that you are experiencing it with me.

My greatest wish for him is that he will always hold close the sense of gratitude and respect that he carries within him now.

It’s just the beginning and the world is thirsty for what Leon has to offer.

Take me to your ‘River’ Leon – I wanna go.

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