Hosted by singer/songwriter Marcio Novelli (Toronto, Canada) and web designer Ross Barber-Smith (Glasgow, Scotland), Bridge the Atlantic is a humorous and insightful exploration of the creative industries, directly from those who are working within it. With a varied range of guests including musicians, filmmakers, actors, artists and other creative professionals, Bridge the Atlantic is an entertaining mix of funny “WTF” moments, career defining experiences and industry advice. The show will premiere in October 2014 with three episodes and will continue to release a new episode every week.
Co-Founder & Co-Host
Marcio Novelli is an award-winning independent musician and filmmaker from Toronto, Canada. He recently recorded his debut full length solo album It’s Not An Excuse, It’s A Reason with producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Jack’s Mannequin) and engineer Nick Blagona (Deep Purple, The Police) playing every instrument himself, save drums. He chronicled the process in a documentary titled Walking Proof which went on to win Best Long Form Video at the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards. With accomplishments including seeing previous EP Break Me winning Best Pop/Rock Recording of the Year at the 2009 Hamilton Music Awards, frequent spins on Internet powerhouse idobi Radio, Top 10 placement on campus radio, and over one million plays on YouTube, Novelli’s word is spreading fast. His latest endeavor is Bridge the Atlantic, a video podcast he co-founded with Scottish web designer Ross Barber-Smith in Summer 2014. Novelli is currently writing for his next album and plans to return to the studio in 2015.
Co-Founder & Co-Host
Ross Barber is a long-time artist, web/graphic designer, performer and music enthusiast from Glasgow, Scotland. He owns and operates Electric Kiwi, a design service for bands and musicians that focuses on artist development and helping musicians reach as wide an audience as possible. His commitment to design incredible websites for musicians is grounded in a deep appreciation for the challenges that artists face in marketing themselves. In addition to web design, Ross has appeared on various music marketing podcast shows, including Off The Record, MusicBizCast and The WeSpin Recipes Podcast, and his work has been featured on Hypebot, Cyber PR Music and Perth College’s UHI Alumni Magazine. He recently co-founded a video podcast entitled Bridge the Atlantic with singer/songwriter Marcio Novelli in the Summer of 2014.