Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 
Audio Mozaik is made up of four Californians:

Rande Vick, MJ Johnson, J.B. Streit and Josh Regalado. 

Fun Fact: J.B. and Rande grew up in the same neighborhood, and in their early teens, J.B. actually gave Rande his very first guitar lesson!

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills. 
We’ve all had a variety of musical experiences. MJ is a member of D’Santi – a very talented group of musicians (featuring the D’Santi brothers) who still play live and create fantastic blues tinged music. Rande has toured and created as a member of Peanut Gallery, Dharma Clowns and on his own solo journey. JB and Josh have played quite extensively and in a few cover bands. 

 

We all have a variety of influences and experiences, but the intersection hits right at the acoustic rock / Americana marker. We have a love for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Wallflowers and Ryan Adams.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

This is a funny story. As we were working on music for the next full-length Audio Mozaik release, JB – on a whim – sent out a group text asking what we thought about releasing a Christmas song. Within minutes, Rande responded with a half written song that he had shelved a while back. The guys loved it. We emailed it to Jamie Wollam from Tears for Fears, who also loved it and agreed to produce it, and we went to work – cramming a few months worth of work into a couple of weeks… The tracking, mixing, mastering, the video, the photography – all crammed into about 3 weeks – and it only took that long because Jamie had to be in London for about a week with TFF! 

 

The Song itself is about acknowledging the heartache many people deal with during the holidays – due to loss, divorce, death, whatever.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 
Individually, we’ve been in this business for a long time. Been through it all – record deals, tours, heartache. You name it… When we formed this band, we did it without expectation of anything other than making good music with people we like. That’s it. Then we added a philanthropic component – if we have some success, we want to support some of the causes closest to our hearts. So, for example, with this release, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Sonoma Country Resilience Fund to help with relief efforts (and rebuilding) for those who lost everything in the Santa Rosa fires. We plan to continue this as we release new music, every time.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 

Jamie Wollam (producer, drummer) was key to the way this song came together. Jamie, Rande and JB were all old friends, and the timing just worked. Jamie was just back from a massive Tears for Fears tour – literally back for two days before Rande hit him up for his help on the song. Jamie didn’t miss a beat – recognizing that this is a holiday song, and the window of opportunity was tight! The song was tracked at Jamie’s studio and mixed by Scott Peets. 

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 
We write about life. I’m inspired by ideas, by the state of the word, by love, by mystery, by faith. You name it – it’s the stuff that makes us human… The stuff we’re all trying to figure out.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 
The difference between a good song and a hit song is how people relate to it. You have to be able to be vulnerable. To tap into a place that people feel – whether they talk about it or not. People relate to hard times, and they resonate with hope. Life is hard, man. But we all want something to live for.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 
The lesson I keep reminding myself about: 

You know how every once in a while you do something and the little voice inside says, ‘There. That’s it. That’s why you’re here.’ …and you get a warm glow in your heart because you know it’s true? Do more of that.” – Jacob Nordlby.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 
Be true to you. Nobody else will be. Create the stuff that you’ll listen back to in ten years, MAN THAT WAS GOOD! and don’t stop until you’re proud of it.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform. 
This song will be aired on SomerValley FM in England, Mid Tennessee Music’s holiday playlist, and several Spotify channels stateside. It’ll be featured on TopMegaNews New Music blog and No Depression Journal.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

Tom Petty

Ryan Adams

The Wallflowers

The Lumineers

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 


http://audiomozaik.com

 

http://facebook.com/audiomozaik

 

http://instagram.com/audio_mozaik

 

https://www.reverbnation.com/audiomozaik

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

 

http://audiomozaik.com/shop

 

https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/AudioMozaik

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/audio-mozaik/id854778908

 

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Audio_Mozaik_They_Say_It_s_Christmastime?id=Bwrvyn4l5x2yhz3npokvldmzwjq 

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 
After throwing a great big jam-session-party, I’d probably invest it in some worthy people. You know, people like you!


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