Interview with Giant Banana

Episode 19 features Marky Monday talking with Giant Banana. The two answer questions from listeners about Giant Banana's favourite things. They play Louis Prima's song "Yes we have no bananas" and introduce Giant Banana to a new character "Margarita The Banana" from Marky Monday's Adventures In Space, a new rock musical to be launched on September 21, 2019 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

The Unpredictability of Live Performances

Episode 18 talks about an experience at a recent live performance at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts where a person in the audience fainted and an ambulance was called to the scene. Marky explains how to be dynamic and flexible in unpredictable situations. The episode features two songs from that night performed by Marky and Isabella Tomaso, Me To We and Be The Change.

How to create a Song

In episode 17 Marky Monday takes you from beginning to end in the songwriting/recording process in two of his songs: "Wicked Old Witch" and "Yes, No, Maybe." Marky talks about the importance of being able to save your ideas for times when you are ready to write a song. He also talks about how to record a song by yourself playing multiple instruments on a recording. 

How To Have A Career In Something You Love

In episode 16 Marky Monday talks about the importance of doing something you love for a living. This world would be a better place if we all did something we loved as a career. Unfortunately most people do not love what they do for a living, so it translates into unhappiness and stress. Marky Monday invites you to be happy and take up a hobby you love to eventually turn it into a career.

Youth Create Change

Episode 14 features Heather Skoll and Sarah Neezon of Lifenotes Wisdom. Heather is also the founder of We Can Change the World Day and has put on many events raising money for youths in foreign countries. We talk about the importance of following your heart to create change, and about her new app called RESET ZONE. We play the song BE THE CHANGE by Marky Monday, Sonshine, and Broccoli, and OIAM's ME TO WE.

A Career In The Arts means being a Jack of All Trades

EPISODE 012 - Chandra Pepper is the Theatre Director of Gibson School of the Arts in Alliston Ontario. www.gibsoncentre.com and is also an apprentice for Shadowpath Theatre. In this episode we discuss how having a career in the arts means being a jack of all trades, meaning you must be able to do many things to make a career work. We talk about her passions for working with youth and how she empowers people to be their very best. We play the song "I've Got The Power" by SNAP! and Marky Monday's "Superheroes."

Reaching for the stars with Electric Moon

011 - Carrie Libling is the founder of Electric Moon Theatre Company specializing in bringing musicals and workshops to theatres and schools in Ontario. In this interview Carrie talks with Marky about her move from the big city of New York to Richmond Hill Ontario where she went from being a professional actress and voice over specialis,t to being the founder of this already successful theatre company. We play a song from the hit musical Big Nate which just had a streak of sold out performances, and play Marky Monday's song "The Largest Number In The World." You can find out more about Electric Moon by visiting www.ElectricMoonTheatre.com

The magic of childrens entertainment

010 – Peter Dilisi otherwise known as Magic Pete is an established children’s author and magician. In this episode Peter shares his love for performing and why he got into magic and writing. He has penned three books, all of which can be found at www.peterdilisi.com. We play the song “Do You Believe In Magic” by The Lovin’ Spoonful as well as Marky Monday’s new song UFO Aliens. Magic Pete can be found opening for Marky Monday at the Cosmo Music Hall in Richmond Hill on Saturday April 14th. Tickets available at www.markymonday.com.

Celebrating 10 years of children's theatre

009 – Chris Madsen and Bon Craig owners of Ovation! Performing Arts Academy, talk about their amazing school for kids. Celebrating their 10-year anniversary the co-owners are very excited about upcoming performances and the level of professionalism from both teachers and students. We play a song from a musical performed live by some of their students and also play Marky Monday’s song “In The 90’s.” For more information about Ovation! Visit www.ovationarts.ca

Dynamic Children's Entertainment Duo

008 – Sonshine and Broccoli are a dynamic children’s entertainment duo who talk about their experiences being in the children’s performing industry. They share how and why they started over a decade ago, and how fulfilling it is to work with kids. We play their song “Wave Hello” and also feature a new song written by Marky Monday with Sonshine and Broccoli called “Be The Change.” The episode ends with exciting talks of a possible new Sonshine and Broccoli Television show. www.SonshineandBroccoli.com

The Importance of Happiness

007 – Lydia Zheng (Pineapple – 10 Years Old). Pineapple is a voice over student at Ovation Performing Arts School. In this episode we discuss James Bond, who Pineapple has never heard of, but the studio audience enlightens her. Pineapple loves to make people happy and talks about the importance of making people smile and laugh. We play the James Bond Theme Song and Marky Monday’s ‘Yes No Maybe’ which is a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.

Character Impressionist In The Making

006 – Aaron Maman (16 Years Old). Aaron is taking a voice over class because he loves doing impressions of characters and celebrities. Marky and Aaron do impressions and then get into discussions with the live studio audience about speech crutches and what to watch out for if one is to be a professional speaker. They play the song “Fool In The Rain” by Led Zepplin and Marky Monday’s “Dairy Is Magic.”

Future Broadway Star

OO5 – Kyla Shelly-Randall (16 Years Old). Kyla is a talented theatrical singer who loves animals. In this episode Marky discusses Kyla’s passion for singing and how she is able to sing in different languages. They play the first song she can ever remember hearing as a child, Daniel Powter’s Bad Day. Stories are shared about animals and Marky plays the song Celebrity Turtle. The show ends with a segment of Ask Marky and a brief discussion about a really bad movie called The Room.

12 Year Old Beatboxer

OO4 – Natan Perlman (12 Years Old). The episode begins with Natan exploring his beat boxing skills. Marky and Natan make up a song live on the spot. Natan talks about how he beat boxes and the different sounds he can make with his mouth. They play one of Natan’s favourite songs Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and Marky Monday’s song Big Words. The episode ends with Natan talking about his experiences at camp learning how to survive outdoors.

A Birthday To Remember
 Michael and Marky Monday

Michael and Marky Monday

003 – Michael Whitaker (16 Years Old). Its Michael’s 16th birthday and he is very excited. Marky plays him Birthday by the Beatles. The two share stories about getting a license to drive a car and play the game Ask Marky. This episode features Marky Monday’s song SUPERHEROES after a conversation about super powers. Michael would like the ability to stop time. This show is on location at OVATION performing arts school in Richmond Hill in front of a live studio audience.

Elementary to High School
 Rachel and Mckenna with Marky Monday at Pezmosis Music Productions.

Rachel and Mckenna with Marky Monday at Pezmosis Music Productions.

002 – Rachel and Mckenna Carrington (13 and 8 years old). This episode is about the anticipation of changing from elementary school to high school. We play a game called “Make That Sound” and the song UGLY FISHIES by Marky Monday. The girls talk about some of their favourite things and the kinds of super powers they wish they had.

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11 Year Old Opera Singer
 Isabella Tomaso with Marky Monday

Isabella Tomaso with Marky Monday

Isabella Tomaso is an 11-year-old opera singer. During this episode of the Marky Monday Show Isabella talks about how she gains inspiration to sing from her Grand Father who passed away. We also get into the topic of bullies and how to deal with others who may not respect your talents when going to school. Isabella sings the song “Mio Bambino Caro” and the story behind the song. The featured Marky Monday song of the episode is SUPERHEROES.

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