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KickActs interviews “Molly Roth”, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


LaFamos_MollyRoth_1Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and were you can be found online.

Hello! My name is Molly and you can find me on all the major dating sites including Tinder and


Who are your musical heroes and influences? Why?

Rachmaninoff, Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury, Jeff Buckley, Fiona Apple, Sia, Billy Joel, MJ…. because the majority of these artists are not just amazing vocalists and musicians, but also songwriters. As a songwriter, I understand how difficult the process can be and these artists not only were outstanding performers but their original music shaped and changed the entire music industry. They’re my musical gods. There’s more but these flew off my tongue.


Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in the music business?

Obviously you’re extremely smart (probably attractive) for being a music lover. That’s nice. Now, go to school to become an accountant. Lol.


What piece of advice did you ignore that you wish you hadn’t?

Stick to what you’re great at. Of course, I spent a lot of time finding what it was that I was great at and that takes time too. But, once you know what it is—don’t get distracted or try to be something you’re not. For instance, I was so enveloped in my love for music I spend a lot of time (and money) trying to learn how to engineer, record, and produce, interning all over the place including the Sunset Marquis’s recording studio and at publishing companies. I was scattered when I should have been focused (Could be my ADD). I know now what I do best; I am a vocalist, a pianist, a songwriter.  So now I spend my time developing just those talents. It only takes one but I have three sucker!!! Muhahaha!


Do you have a greatest gig story or worst gig horror story you’d like to share?

I am so weird. I have performed in front of a thousand people without a single flinch. But when a ‘Significant Other’ walks into one of my shows, I’m as nervous as a nun in a sperm bank. When I was 17 this happened and I nearly passed out on stage. I had to stop in the middle of the song and I just walked off. Peaced out. Imagine seeing someone performing an emotional ballad at the piano and right in the climax of the bridge stands up and walk off stage. After lots of personal in-my-own-head therapy and self-examination I believe it stems from classical piano recitals as a child. I know this sounds strange but anyone who plays classical knows what I am talking about. Teachers hold seasonal or biannual recitals with their students in front of all the rich parents and while the parents couldn’t give a crap about how you hold your elbows or which finger you use to play a particular note, your teacher is there noticing every little slip up and taking notes for your next lesson…pretty overwhelming for an 8-year-old. That significant other is the one person’s opinion I care about pleasing. Something I have gotten better at (thankfully) but I still find amusing.


Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of peckers or boobs?  Make sock puppets? Sit in the dark and eat Cheetos?

Funny you should ask. I like to draw picturesque poopies. Palaces with shading, flies, and steam rising. It’s kind of like my personal tag. Don’t believe me? Please see below:


Tell me that’s not a perfect poop?


What do you think about the current music scene or lack of? Care to address that?

Like maybe three years ago I was like all emo saying, “The music scene sucks. There’s nothing good anymore.” Blah, Bleh, Bleh. I realized I was listening to the same old stuff as ever. I wasn’t making a big enough effort to find new and interesting artists. Twitter Music, Pitchfork, live small venues in LA, and just online YouTube hunting totally opened my world to so many emerging acts it’s stupid. It’s not the same kind of music as the “classics”. The music today is almost entirely short-lived and meant to be that way for a lot of reasons, I feel, to do with our economy and short-attention spans. But, I still enjoy it and it still inspires me every day. I guess as a Millennial, I’m hopeful… *looks up towards the distant clouds*


What is your opinion of unauthorized music downloads?

It’s bulls***. I know people are going to download anyway and it is out of my control. But if you like an artist, buy their stuff. You buying it is your vote for them- the labels read your “votes” and it encourages them to invest more in your favorite artists.


Tell us something about you/each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear.

Band is….”evolving”. Ask me later. :-/


Hypothetical situation. You’re on Gilligan’s Island and you get to hook up with only one of the survivors… Which one and why?

I don’t know Gilligan’s Island but I asked my close friend just now and he said The Professor for me and I should be ashamed to say this so I am going to put it in the interview and dedicate it to him. Here’s to you, Greg.


Do you know what a vinyl album is and have your ever purchased one? If so, what was it?

Why would I purchase a venereal disease? Does it get you high?


You’re marooned on an island with Justin Bieber. Do you choke him out the first night in his sleep or what?

There’s a lot of funny answers that initially popped into my mind just now. All of them cruel and heartless but we should never joke about death or killing anyone. I’m going to be the bigger person here and say that I would dress him up in my classic vintage polka-dotted onesie, heels, and just him give him the full makeover. This is his chance to shine. No paparazzi. No Selena. No mom. Just his truly beautiful features and my blush brush. I am genuinely curious to see how sexy he could be. I’m a Belieber!


What is your opinion of Miley Cyrus?

Homegirl shouts me out in practically every song she has.

Love you too, Miley! – Molly


Which would you rather hear in concert?  Lip-synching or real vocals?

There’s just something about lip-syncing that is so authentic to the original. I love paying $60 to hear the record I bought played live. Please, whatever you do, don’t sing.


One artist you can’t get enough of and can’t live without is… Why?

Bob Ross. Because it’s happy clouds or no clouds.


Confession time. Share a secret about yourself.



Favorite movie of all time and why?

50 Shades of Grey. It’s not out yet but I already know it’s hilarious.


Our last question is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s where you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!



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KickActs interviews Nikol!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Recently James Lowe from Kickacts Magazine sat down with one of the very exciting

artists on the scene. The following is a written interview we conducted with the

artist while they were working on their next CD and Tour!


bsWelcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and your band and were you

can be found at on the web.


I have been on the stage since  forever. When I was old enough to walk, I would follow my older sister up onto stage while she performed a solo in church and when I felt like it I would sing a note, when I didn’t, I’d just stand there with my thumb in my mouth…I just wanted to be ON the stage. I’ve attended Berklee College of Music for Stage Performance and been to AMTC three times. When I was in school I was in every singing group they had (girls ensemble, chorale, chorus) and I played violin for 4 years (when my parents moved us from MA to NC the

school we attended didn’t have an orchestra, so I stopped playing). I bought my first guitar (a black thin-body Martin acoustic/electric) right after I turned 18 and started taking private lessons at Raleigh Music Academy. Since then, I have

opened up for a few fashion shows and have been playing shows at live music venues in Virginia and various cities in North Carolina. My first album just released on

July 30, 2013  it’s available on iTunes, Amazon, etc\’94bittersweet.\’94,

check it out!!\


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 Who are your musical heroes, influences & why?

Paramore – Hayley WIlliams has an amazing voice and their lyrics are incredible.\

Lacey Sturm – she was the lead singer for Flyleaf (she has since stepped down). i

wish i knew how to scream and sing like that, you know, and still have it sound

good..Christina Aguilera – her voice is unreal. that power, the unending range, and just

overall amazing talent, whoa!!!


Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in playing music? Any

pitfalls they should avoid?

stay positive – pitfalls to avoid: all negativity. the more work you put in,

the better your results.


Do you have a greatest gig story you’d like to share?

i played a show in Chapel Hill, NC that was flawless performance-wise. the

energy was really there that night and the crowd was a lot of fun. also, i got

scheduled for a show at a big venue in Raleigh through a booking agency a couple

years back, and was given the wrong time for my set – they changed it when i got to

the venue, so i went from being 3rd or 4th on the lineup to 1st. i went on and only

had a handful of people there to watch because nobody planned on getting there until

much later. when the set time i was originally given came around, i did a little

show for people in the parking lot. that’s one of my favorite nights. the fans

really loved it and i felt good about turning the night around into something



On the same token as the above question. How about a worse gig story.

i actually just played an acoustic show and completely blew the beginning – i

forgot the words to the verse i was singing, so i moved on to a different one that

made people laugh just by the title – it was a cover by The Downtown Fiction called

“I Just Wanna Run” because that’s what I really wanted to do at that time, haha –

the rest of the show was successful from then on – sometimes all it takes is a

little loosening up

bittersweet album cover

 Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect

hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of boobs?

every time i go to a show, i get a tshirt. so i have a collection of band

tshirts. my aunt makes beautiful quilts and she helped me cut and design a concert

tee blanket and i love it. it might be time for tshirt blanket part 2


 What do you think about the present music scene or lack of? Care to address that?

i just kind of hate that schools are cutting music education.


Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear… Like their hobbies or something like that.

Chris, drums, teaches at the Living Arts School in NC and is a black belt in

Tae Kwon Do. Damien started playing guitar when he was 14 years old and has spent a

lot of time doing volunteer environmental work. Justin has played guitar for over 15

years and likes to kayak. Anthony started playing bass when he 14 and is an avid

mountain biker.


9. Hypothetical situation. You’re stranded on Gilligan’s island and you getto hook up with only one of the girls… Is it Ginger, Mary Ann or Mrs. Howell, and why?

i would love a vacation on the island!!


Our last question is called  “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and ’93SHOUT IT OUT LOUD’!


keep up with what’s new on and check out my CD on iTunes:\

Nikol is ready to be entered for Ernie Ball’s Battle of the Bands at the beginning

on next year and i would really appreciate the support:\


i hope to see you at a show!!!!

Posted by Chuck Gee - December 20, 2013 at 10:16 AM

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