BTLS Unsigned Band Review

I got a text from a friend of a friend this morning telling me to turn on my radio and tune in to 98.7 FM in Tampa to listen to The Bubba the Love Sponge® Show. Bubba does this "unsigned band review" segment each week where he listens to 5 unsigned bands, and he and his crew vote on whether or not they like the music. If they don't like it, Bubba plays a Hulk Hogan pocket fart and they scratch the record (weird, right?). If they like the song/band, well he plays a celebratory approval with applause and cymbals. And apparently he invites you to come in to play live in his studio. We'll see . . . . 

Okay, so back to my friend and the text . . . he had heard my name mentioned on Bubba's show and texted me that morning.  I turn it on and they were playing my song!! "Devil in Red Shoes" was playing on the radio!! They liked it too!!  Eeeeeeeee!!


My mind was racing, I couldn't believe it. How did he know about me? How did he get my song? Then I heard the replay of the segment where he reads an email that was sent in by someone I met last month, Patrice McCabe. She and her husband have a television production company in Tampa, and had come out to one of my gigs at the Blue Martini with this friend of a friend of mine. They've dabbled in music videos and had a pilot project back in 2009 with James Otto. I guess they liked my music, so we traded business cards, said we'd keep in touch and that was that. Next thing I know Patrice had sent my music into Bubba's show saying that she knew he'd like it, and he should give it a play during his Unsigned Band segment. Watch my reaction to all of this below:


The Bubba the Love Sponge® Show played my Song #Devilinredshoes for their "Unsigned artist" segment! 
Posted by Samantha Leigh on Friday, March 20, 2015

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