Mike Tedesco Interview

Mike Tedesco is a musician hailing from Connecticut. He is the lead singer/pianist of the New York based band, Tedesco. Mike was kind enough to sit down with Required Radio producer, Colette, to discuss his music, band and future plans. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to the live interview, check it out on soundclound!



Mike has been constantly playing live shows over the past year as a solo act and alongside his band. If you get the chance, go check him out at a show. We promise you will not be disappointed! Mike Tedesco


5/21 Spike Hill – Brooklyn, NY

5/22 Bowery Electric – New York, NY

7/31 Webster Hall – New York, NY

9/30 Mohegan Sun (Wolf’s Den) – Uncasville, CT


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Hofstra’s Own Hookz Hits the MainStage at Music Fest 2014

Lyricist Hookz (Matt Murdock) is a PR major here at Hofstra University. He grew up in Brooklyn and strives to make his mark in the Hip Hop community through positive music. With idols like Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, you are guaranteed to have some kind of message when listening to Hookz’s music. Don’t be surprised if you feel like you have just entered a comic-related movie, when you tune in. Hookz is a big fan of comics!

After 6 years of being in Rap Group Sha’ir (pronounce Sha-ear), Hookz decided to take the solo route and explore more as an artist. Ladies & gentlemen, buckle your seat belt because it’s time for the “The Adventures of Matt Murdock!”

Check out what Hookz has to say about opening for one of Hofstra’s largest music events:

#RequiredMusic: London Based Hip-Hop Group, The Bakery Boys

Coming all the way from London, The Bakery Boys (Ace Boogie, Dirty Dre, & Shack) are now bumping through speakers all around the United States!

Through their music, they encourage fans “To be the best in life you can be!”

The most recent video by the group is entitled ‘Light Work.”

Check out the video below!

Prologue is a video installation series of all things Bakery Boys. Follow the Bakers on their journey as we capture the highs, the lows, and all that lays between. Delve into the mindset of a Baker and gain a unique perspective into their lifestyle, all the while being treated to some visual spectacles and exclusive unreleased content along the way – #HAAB (Holla At A Baker)

The Bakery Boys will be in NY very soon, so be sure to check out their website for updates! Reach out to the group via Facebook & Twitter, and let them know what you think about their music!

#RequiredSpotlight: Afro-Punk Singer/Songwriter Adrian Daniel

Singer/Songwriter Adrian Daniel is the future of soul! His Afro-Punk style is that refreshing surprise that many have been waiting for.

Required Radio’s Mel had the opportunity to sit down with Adrian and find out more about the man behind the unique style.

The interview is coming soon, so be on the lookout!

For now, check out Adrian’s EP-titled single “Fkkking High.”

Download Adrian’s Fkkking High EP for free!

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Exclusive Interview with James Ryder

James Ryder Listen to our exclusive, half-hour interview with James Ryder, lead singer/guitarist of Exercitum! Colette talks with James about various projects, his new band and making it in today’s music industry.

If you missed the on-air debut, listen to the full interview anytime on our soundcloud! https://soundcloud.com/required-radio/james-ryder-exclusive

Be sure to check out James’ band, Exercitum! They have a few shows coming up:

–  Exercitum Debut Show at Queens College

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 5:00pm (Queens, NY)

–  Metal and Lace 2014 at The Shillelagh Tavern

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 6:30pm (Astoria, NY)

–  Exercitum Live at Gussy’s Bar

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:00pm (Astoria, NY)