Backstage Los Angeles

Sandy Jacobson


Sandy created, produced and hosted her own music-interview television show for two years with guests such as Peter Tork, Brian Ray (Paul McCartney's Band), David Philp (The Automatics), We Five (You Were On My Mind), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney & Wings), The Quarrymen, and many others before moving to L.A. TalkRadio.  She also appeared as a "Wench" in Pirates of The Caribbean II & III, and
has worked in other films and T.V. shows.
Sandy assisted Peter Tork at the 2010 NAMM Festival, where he publicly thanked her in front of industry peers for her work at the NAMM Festival AND The Monkees Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Petition.

Sandy Jacobson has been a Guest Speaker on panels for
● The TV/Film department at Loyola Marymount University,
    alongside representatives from  DreamWorks and Warner Brothers.
● The FAR-West Conference for The International Folk Alliance.
● The “Women In Business” Internet Radio show by Dr. Gayle Carson.

Sandy Jacobson’s life story has appeared in:
● (THE actor’s publication)
● XL-Magazine – An international publication for people living Extraordinary Lives
● Member Grammy Association – Work on her show earned her membership into the organization.

Show Time: 
Wednesday 11:00AM - 11:59AM
Show Description: 

Sandy Jacobson,  Creator & Producer of BackStage:Los Angeles, is passionate about music and is part of the Independent Music movement. Sandy has become part of a community of real musicians, some who have inspired her since childhood. These are the main ingredients that she brings to her show, which is designed to be a celebration of REAL music talent, an educational experience for up and coming artists, and an opportunity for fans and would-be fans to get to know the artist on a deeper level. "Talented" is the key word to describe her guests, whether they are famous or "almost" famous.  

Show Archives

July 2018


In-Studio Guest George Bunnell from The Strawberry Alarm Clock - best known for their 1968 iconic #1hit "Incense and Peppermints". The band is currently celebrating their 50th Anniversary, and is working on a new album. "Incense and Peppermints" reached an entirely new generation with it's placement in "Austin Powers: Man of Mystery".


June 2018


Tamer Ciray was born in Cologne, Germany where he began to take private piano and harmony lessons at the age of ten. In 1983, he moved to Turkey with his family and attended Mimar Sinan University Conservatory in Istanbul; from which he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree as a Performing Artist on his chosen instrument the double bass. He also holds a Diploma for Conducting Techniques. He worked with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, and the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet Orchestra before choosing to work as a freelance film and television composer. He has earned awards for some of his music scores. He currently lives in Southern California, and is seeking to replicate the accomplishments that he earned in Turkey, in the Hollywood film industry.

March 2018


February 2018


January 2018


From the best of "Backstage: Los Angeles"

December 2017


Denny Tedesco orchestrated production of the award-winning documentary "The Wrecking Crew" which tells the story of 1960’s greatest musicians and artists. He oversaw all aspects of production including developing effective marketing strategies. The film has been recognized as number 45 in Top Grossing Theatrical Music Documentaries of all time; a top documentary on Netflix; winner of UK Music Award for Best Music Documentary (2015); winner of a dozen awards at 2008 film festivals, and winner of more than a dozen audience awards; listed as number 20 in top 50 of all time music Documentaries.
Key Contributions:
Overcame funding issues by raising necessary funds through creative fundraising initiatives including partnering with the International Documentary Association for $480,000 in sponsorship funds; cultivated sponsorship relationships with local charities and organizations that fit the film’s demographic; and coordinated the third most successful Kickstarter campaign
for documentaries raising $312,000.


Sandy Jacobson, the host of BackStage:Los Angeles will cover “best practices” for getting your indie music heard, getting booked for shows, and venues based on her ten plus years working with various artists and live venues.

November 2017


Nathan McEuen began his solo music career in 2005 with the release of his first full-length album Grand Design Since then, Nathan has continued performing, songwriting, as well as independently producing six full-length albums, selling over 60,000 copies. He plays live shows across the United States, Canada, and Europe, in places such as on American Idol (with Steve Martin), The Tonight Show, Music City RootsXM/Sirius Radio, The Stagecoach Festival, and The Grand Ole Opry (three times!) In 2016 Nathan composed and performed the score for USC's production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and in 2017 is currently in production on his newest double album due in 2018.
He is currently out touring his most recent CD “Side by Side” which is endorsed by both Steve Martin and Jim Messina. Some of his upcoming Southern California tour dates include The Coffee Gallery Backstage near Pasadena on Saturday, December 2nd, Topa Mountain Winery in Ojai on Sunday, December 3rd, Boulevard Music in Culver City on December 9th, and Grapes and Hops in Ventura on Friday, December 15th. Nathan always produces a great, fun-filled show.


Thank you to our November 22nd guest Contemporary folk singer/songwriter Bob Cheevers was born and raised in Memphis; relocating to California after graduating college, he landed a solo deal with Dot Records, soon after resurfacing as the front man of the bubblegum group Peppermint Trolley Company. Though scoring a minor hit with "Baby You Come Rollin' Across My Mind" and issuing a self-titled LP on Acta in 1968, the band was perhaps best known for performing the theme songs for the hit television comedies Love, American Style and (during its first season) The Brady Bunch; after the Peppermint Trolley Company went bust, Cheevers worked as a staff songwriter with publishers including MCA Music and Cobra Music, continuing to perform at area showcases as well. In 1991 he moved to Nashville, three years later winning the Kerrville New Folk Competiton; in 1997 he issued his comeback LP Gettysburg to Graceland, followed in 1999 by The Stories I Write.
Bob is the 2011 Texas Music Awards "Singer/Songwriter of The Year", an Emmy winning songwriter, Kerrrville and Napa Valley Festival winner with eight commercial CD's, two of which were Euro top 10 and the most recent, 2010 release "Tall Texas Tales", was US Americana #28. Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings have recorded his songs. When he died, Elvis had a song of Bob's on his "to do" list. Having written over 3,000 songs with some of them on TV and in movies.
He is currently touring his new CD titled “Fifty Years.” Bob Cheevers can be found at