Bo Sommer started her music industry career at Polygram Records in the early 1990s. Her 15+ years included working at Polygram and Elektra Records as well as some smaller labels under Time Warner - EastWest and Atco Records. Her experience includes publicity, production, legal and radio promotion.
She worked extensively in radio promotion working with world-renowned artists like Metallica, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Missy Eliott, Motley Crue, AC/DC and so many more.
Bo is eager to share her experiences and knowledge to help you navigate the business side of music.
Mark MADCAT Capone is a native of Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. He's had a long life of artistic expression in some form or another. After many years of being a theater rat, he made the jump to film and TV in small and extra roles in shows like OZ on HBO, and the CBS show Now and Again. After a long break from acting he took on the role of Herb West in a local indy Zombie flick called “Holiday of the Dead “, which resulted in a newfound love of photography. Having briefly given singing in a band a shot back in the ass end of the 80s his vocal cords took a turn thusly ending his desire to sing in a band! Lol
Even though unable to sing, his love of music never died and only blossomed along with his love of photography! Today he swims in music once again. You can usually find him being sought out to photograph the local music scene. And is now happy to be a part of the Balcony show team!
Emily Noel is a singer/songwriter from the Lehigh Valley who has lent her talents to The Balcony Show as our Spotlight host. After putting out only three singles she has been nominated for a total of ten awards. The Josie Music Awards and the Lehigh Valley Music Awards. Known for her fiery, red hair, and sultry vocals, Emily's musical style is said to be alt/rock with a twist of pop.
Ann Thatcher has a keen sense of humor and a way of finding the best music in the independent world. After years of working as a Senior Correctional Officer in a prison, Ann returned to the one thing that made her happy, music. Studying some radio, TV, & Film in college, and a short stint in a Doo Wop shop Ann knew she was drawn to the arts. Nowadays Ann spends her time listening to music and creating a platform for independent musicians to be heard. She has won the Lehigh Valley Music Award for "Best Music Supporter" (Industry) two years in a row and continues to support independent artists every day. When asked about The Balcony Show? Her answer is always the same "I love what we do!"
'The Balcony Show' premieres every Wednesday at 9pm ET.