Snacky Tunes: Food, Music & Internet Radio
For one hour each week, Brooklyn based twin brothers, Darin and Greg Bresnitz (aka Finger On The Pulse) host Heritage Radio Network’s premiere food and music show, Snacky Tunes. The brothers invite the country’s most relevant chefs, foodies, farmers, bands, DJs and label owners for a discussion on relevant culinary and musical topics. Join them in this live representation of their critically acclaimed radio show. Get advice on how to start your own show and breakthrough in the crowded spectrum of Internet radio.
DARIN BRESNITZ is the President of Diabolik Productions and has been producing critically acclaimed programming for Television, Web and Radio since 2005. Known for his distinctive approach towards food, events and music, he has created notable shows like Dinner With The Band, Kitchen Conspirators and Snacky Tunes with his brother, Greg.
Perhaps most recognizable as the recent winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars,” Richard Blais has played an influential role in hospitality for the last 15 years. He began his career, as so many young aspiring chefs do, as the “poissonier” at McDonald’s. It was here where he first dabbled in deconstruction in cuisine, - serving the “filet-o-fish” sandwiches sans top bun.
His developing passion for food and the service industry led Blais to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. As an ambitious student, he spent time between semesters studying at the French Laundry in Yountville, CA under renowned chef Thomas Keller and alongside then rising-stars Grant Achatz and Eric Ziebold. Upon graduating from the CIA in 1998, Blais ventured to New York for the opportunity to work with Chef Daniel Boulud at his famous flagship, Restaurant Daniel. He followed his professional compass to Roses, Spain and completed a brief stage at El Bulli with culinary wizard Ferran Adria.
In 2000, Blais relocated to Atlanta to oversee a local seafood concept and ultimately opened the eponymous BLAIS Restaurant to both local and national critical acclaim. His wildly creative approach to cooking and cuisine led to the establishment of Trail Blais, a forward-thinking culinary company that has consulted on, designed, and operated some of Atlanta’s most popular eateries including multiple outposts of Flip Burger Boutique and the recently announced Haute Doggery. He will be opening The Spence, a new restaurant concept in Midtown Atlanta, in winter 2012. Blais’ debut cookbook is scheduled to be published in November 2012. Blais has appeared on Food Network, Discovery Science and CNN and in numerous publications including The New York Times, InStyle and Food & Wine magazine.
Greg Bresnitz got his start as Co- Music Director at KWVA at the University of Oregon. After moving to NYC in 2005, he held the positions of Event Coordinator for the PLUG Awards and as Head of Events for VICE Magazine. He currently handles events and partnerships for the Ace Hotel group. He and his twin brother are the Co-Creators of the show IFC's Dinner With The Band, where Greg served as Series Producer and booking agent. He hosts the weekly food and music online radio show called Snacky Tunes on the Heritage Radio Network. On the side he runs a travel blog called whenimcominghome.tumblr.com.
Amrit Singh has served as Executive Editor of Stereogum.com for six years, helping shape the website into a leading voice in independent music. He has appeared on MTV and Fuse numerous times as panelist and "expert". This year, Amrit will release DOSA HUNT, the first independent short film he produced and hosted, featuring members of Vampire Weekend, Das Racist, Neon Indian, and Yeasayer on "The Greatest Hunt For South Indian Food In NYC Ever Committed To Film!" It premieres this spring. Amrit is also a NY State Bar certified attorney, but please don't remind his father of this.